Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cardmaking and Papercraft issue 190 - December 2018

The December issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine was delivered yesterday - that means it will be on the shelves of your local newsagent very soon 
It's full of fab Christmas projects and has a super free gift of 42 (!) Christmas themed stamps!
My commission for this issue was a set of Quick Makes using Trimcraft's Perfect Christmas papers and Christmas die sets. Everyone needs some Quick Make ideas at this time of the year 

Crepe Paper Flowers (Canson crepe paper)

 I had a delivery yesterday of some beautiful Canson crepe paper to try out with a few flower ideas. I was looking for paper which would be bright, pliable and strong -  this definitely fits the bill!
These are just a few flowers which I made late last night when I really should have been in bed! I'd had a busy day but just couldn't resist ripping open the packets and having a quick play. They are very roughly cut with no real plan in mind but I'm happy with how they turned out :) ...now to practise!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thank You

I had another Thank You card to make this morning so I used the main die from the Tonic Studios Bluebell Trellis Handbag set with the sentiment from the Thank You Blossom set and some details with the Fanciful Frond and Mariposa die sets. The gorgeous paper is a couple of cut offs which I had left from the Trimcraft Love Story paper pad.


I have another Christmas card to share today 
 I used a Dovecraft Ribbon Edged card with some Trimcraft Christmas ribbon down the side. The paper is from the Perfect Christmas pad and the die I used is Trimcraft FEDIE268x18 which has interchangeable centres for the snow globe. The NOEL was made with Simply Creative wooden tiles.
Isn't the Poinsettia ribbon gorgeous?!

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Happy Birthday tent card with aperture

 I love the new Mariposa papers from Trimcraft. The lilacs, mauves and purples, various shades of green with butterflies, flowers and bird patterns are perfect for so many different occasions.
I have teamed the papers up with a Dovecraft stamp, which I coloured with coordinating Promarkers. I made a tent card with an aperture and added a fine line of Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue around the edges, then added the stamped image overlapping the aperture with some fussy cut flowers from the patterned pages of the paper pad and a Dovecraft Happy Birthday sentiment and  Watering Can die  at each side. I made the leaves with one of the dies from the Trimcraft First Edition "Build a Unicorn" set.

Saturday, 10 November 2018


 This is the first day in ages that I've been at home all day so I've just been "footering" (that's a Belfast one, lol !) around with my craft stuff.I reckon making a card can take just as long as you have. I seem to have been coming and going all day, adding a bit here and there to this one. The main die is the Tonic Studios "Autumn Dream Frame" and I used the Elaborate Edge Corner at the base of the easel. I also used some Nuvo Ruby Red and Olive Green sequins with some Ruby Red glitter.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Birthday Wishes, Brother

 It's my brother's birthday and I just about got a card made! Isn't that just so typical of crafters??
I have combined elements from different sources for t his one as it's for my own use :)
The main die is the Tonic Studios Celtic Braid Patterned Panel set and I also used a Tonic "Brother" die. All of the embellishments are from the Trimcraft "Lost and Found" collection, including the gems which I've added on the kraft card in behind the panel.
The paper at the bottom is vintage Basic Grey!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Merry Christmas - Trimcraft Christmas Sky dies

 This is another card I made with Trimcraft's Perfect Christmas papers and The First Edition "Build a Scene Christmas Sky" die set on a Dovecraft 5x7 square aperture card. I've used a lot of Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue on the roof and some Simply Creative pearls and gems. The Sentiment is from a First Edition Sentiment die set (FEDIE 253x18) and the Little wooden present and twine are Simply Creative. I added some gold glitter glue to teh present. The washi tape at the top is also Trimcraft's.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Christmas cards - Trimcraft

Hi :). I had a look through some photos which I took a few months ago and thought I'd share these Christmas cards which I made with several of Trimcraft's Christmas ranges. Most of them were made before I received the dies but show you what you can try with just paper and card etc. The papers used are "Perfect Christmas", "All that Glistens", "Festive Wonder" and "Jolly Holidays" 
Perfect Christmas papers on the outside and inside 

 Jolly Holidays

All that Glistens

Festive Wonder

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Best Wishes - Forever Free papers from Trimcraft

  Something bright on a really dull day..
I made this easel card with Trimcraft's new Forever Free papers, First Edition sentiment and Build a Unicorn dies with a Dovecraft Rabbit stamp (coloured with Promarkers) and some Simply Creative gems

Friday, 2 November 2018

Some photos taken in Co. Down back in August

 It seems like ages since I posted any scenery photos. We're not able to get out and about much at the moment because of David's daily hospital appointments. These are some which I took back in August up in the Mournes, Co. Down.


Carrick Cafe, Annalong

Kilkeel Harbour

Silent Valley Reservoir