Friday, 21 September 2018

Mini notebook and gift tags - Tonic Studios

 Good morning. I have a couple of little gift tags and a mini notebook to share this morning. The note book was made with the Flutter Swirl Gift Tag die and I cut the word details into the pages with dies form the Keepsake Book Maker Photos and Filmstrips die set. The others were made with the Swirl Flurry set.I just added some die cut flowers, twine and crystal drops - everything from Tonic Studios

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Trimcraft's 6x6 "Post Box " Craft a Card die

 Good morning  I've made quite a few cards with the Trimcraft Christmas Craft a Card dies and they are perfect for the times when you want an impressive card but don't have lots of time. This is a 6x6 die which cuts out all the detail in one die. I've used it on an 8x8 card here but it can be used simply on a 6x6 card or selected pieces used on other cards. Just my thing 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Merry Christmas, Little Red Robin - Trimcraft

 Good afternoon :)
It's been very stormy here all day so far and I'm glad it's starting to die down now. I seem to have spent too long running around moving things inside the garage etc during the calmer moments.'s another Christmas card I made with the Dovecraft "Little Red Robin" collection from  Trimcraft. I used the lovely Pearl glue in the range to colour the robin's breast which I had die cut from white foam.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Forever My Friend Waterfall card - Tonic Studios

 Good morning :) I have a waterfall card to share today. I used the Tonic Studios Cascading Heart Waterfall die set with the sentiment from the Forever My Friend Flip Flop die set and some butterflies from the Wings and Things set. The paper is "Tell the Bees" from Craft Consortium. I've used the aptly named Tonic Studios "Honey Gold" Satin card with lots of Honey Gold Glitter Drops.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Wanderlust papers and Butterfly Craft a Card die - Trimcraft

 I really love this Butterfly Craft a Card die from Trimcraft. It's so easy to make a quick but beautiful card and can look so different depending on the papers you use it with :)

Wanderlust papers and Mandala Craft a Card die - Trimcraft

This is another card with the Trimcraft Wanderlust papers and a Mandala Craft a Card die. It was a perfect excuse to use lots of my favourite Simply Creative gems!

Wanderlust papers and Floral Craft a Card die - Trimcraft

I was looking through some photos earlier and I don't think I ever posted these. I used the gorgeous Wanderlust papers from Trimcraft with a floral Craft a Card die. 

Layered aperture card tutorial - Trimcraft

I've used 2 Dovecraft aperture cards as the base for this layered card with Trimcraft First Edition "Perfect Christmas" papers and Build a Scene dies.
You can see how to make it below. Enjoy :)

You will need:
 2 Dovecraft 5 x 7 square aperture cards
Dovecraft A4 luxury heavyweight card  - white
Trimcraft First Edition Perfect Christmas 8x8 paper pad
Dovecraft brown foam
Trimcraft First Edition Build a Scene Log Cabin dies FEDIE249x18
Trimcraft First Edition Sentiments Traditional FEDIE254x18
Dot & Dab white glue
Dot & Dab double sided tape
Dot & Dab foam tape
Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue
Dovecraft Christmas washi tape

How to make it:
 1. Take 2 5x7 square aperture cards. Fold one back to front as shown. Cut a piece of white card measuring 12cm x 18.5cm. Score and fold at 1cm on the long side. 

 2. Attach the 1cm flap to the outside back of the left card with double sided tape. 

 3. Glue the back of the right card over the back of the left card to create the new card shape in the photo.

 4. Attach a 11.5cm x 17cm piece of green patterned paper to the centre flap. Cut a piece of snowman paper measuring 12cm x 17cm, hold in place on the right card front with masking tape and mark the aperture. Cut out the aperture with a craft knife and attach the paper to the car front with double sided tape. Repeat with the green patterned paper on the opposite card front.

 5. Die cut the low snow mound, snowman and tree and glue around the front aperture as shown.

 6. Die cut two sets of mountains and a snow mound and glue to the left front as shown.

 7. Die cut the cabin from white card, glue to brown foam and cut around the outside. Reattach the snowy roof.Glue to the front of the card. Add glitter glue to the snow, tree, snowman and cabin roof.

 8. Die cut the mountains and cabin again and glue to the inside flap.

 9. Add Christmas Tree washi across the card panels and glitter glue to the die cuts.

 10. Add Christmas Tree washi tape across the inside panel as well.

 11. Add a strip of Best Wishes washi tape across the top of the centre panel.

12. Add some Simply Creative 3mm gems to the snow and "sky". Die cut the Merry Christmas and glue below the cabin on the card front.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Little Red Robin 2 tiered gate fold card tutorial

I've used the Dovecraft "Little Red Robin" collection from Trimcraft to make  this 2 tiered gate fold card with a belly band. There is a topper inside the top gate fold and room to write underneath the flap on the lower gate fold part.

You will need:
Dovecraft A4 luxury heavyweight white card
Little Red Robin 8x8 paper pad
Little Red Robin topper
Little Red Robin felt topper (Robin)
Little Red Robin wooden frame
Little Red Robin cutting dies
Little Red Robin red pearl marker
Little Red Robin gems
Dot & Dab double sided tape
Dot & Dab white glue  
Christmas Twine
Dovecraft brown foam
 die cutting machine

How to make it:

1. Score as piece of A4 white card at 7.5cm from both sides on  the longer length. to create a gatefold card. Measure down 7cm from the top and make a slit in to the fold line on both sides.

 2. Cut a piece of white card measuring 14.5 cm x 15cm and score at 1cm from the top on the 15cm length.. Fold and attach across the centre of the card with double sided tape, level with the slits in the sides.

 3. Open the sides out at the top and attach a piece of red spotty paper measuring 14 cm x  6.5cm with double sided tape. Attach 2 pieces of the same paper measuring 7cm x  13.5cm to both of the gatefold fronts.

 4. Attach 2 pieces of music paper measuring  7cm x  6.5 cm to the fronts of the top folds and a   14cm x 13.5 cm piece of the same paper to the centre lift up flap.

5. Attach 2 pieces of robin paper measuring  6cm x 5.5 cm to the top flaps. Make a hole in each 1.5cm from the edge and thread a length of twine through each. Secure at the back with a circle of robin paper .  Attach 2 pieces of robin and tree paper measuring  6 cm x 12.5 cm to the lower front flaps with double sided tape.

6. Glue a Merry Christmas topper to the inside at the top.

 7. Die cut the robin and leaves from brown foam. Die cut the robin's chest from white foam and replace the brown in the original bird, Colour the top of the breast with the red pearl marker. Glue onto the centre panel.

8. Cut a strip of white card measuring 29cm x 3cm. Score and fold at 7.25cm from each side. Cut 2 pieces of red spotty paper measuring 2.5cm x  6.75cm and another measuring  2.5cm x 14.5cm and attach to the strip. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of music paper measuring 4.5 cm x 6 cm and glue behind the wooden frame.

9. Die cut the leaves again from brown foam and glue to each side of the frame on the front of the belly band. Attach the felt robin to the frame and add red gems to the leaves.

Happy Birthday - Trimcraft's new V&A collection

 Another card to share before I disappear under a mountain of pretty paper  This is another one I made with the gorgeous new V&A collection form Trimcraft. It's been a while since I had a new embossing folder and I love this one. It kind of reminds me of a cable knit jumper. I liked it so much I framed it  and, of course, there's a washi tape flower again.