Monday, 8 December 2014

On Your Special Day Heartfelt Creations Tutorial

A very good morning to you all.  I hope you are all keeping well :)

I am again so very sorry that I haven't been around for a while.  I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a photographic tutorial that I have written for Heartfelt Creations which is over on the blog HERE  You may have seen this card shown on Create and Craft a few weeks ago....one of my favourite types of cards to make:) 



I have made this card with a belly bar which holds the card together when closed.  The papers, stamp and dies are from the Romantique Garden collection and of course I have also incorporated the decorative border die from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A, which has become one of my all time favourites :)
I think this card would be great for a wedding or engagement card as you could incorporate a gift tag within the tag.

I will be back in the next few days with the launch of a Christmas special blog candy:) So until then take care:) x


Thursday, 13 November 2014

It's Your Special Day Heartfelt Creations card

Hello everyone.  Another week almost over and I just can't believe we only have a couple of weeks and most of us will be putting our Christmas decorations up....I love Christmas and always like mine up for the 1st of December :) A little early for some I know, but I really do love to make the most of them:)

I am busy prepping for the CHA which I am very pleased that I will be attending again in January :) I can't wait to meet everyone from Heartfelt Creations and work alongside them on the booth.... exciting times ahead:)  I am not sure if I will be on Create and Craft before Christmas, but I will let you know if I get any dates.

I hope you are all well and would like to thank you all for emailing in the shows.  It is a shame that they only read a few out, but I did recognise some of the names although I don't always get a chance to say hi:)

Today I would like to share a card using the All Geared Up collection.


  • For this card I have used the All Geared Up die set, the Nuts and Bolts precut stamp set and one of the panels from the paper collection.
  • I stamped the image onto some black card using some specialist glue and used some Cosmic Shimmer glitter.  Very effective and no colouring involved.
  • I adhered the panel onto the card which measures approximately 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" .  
  • I have ran some Cosmic shimmer glue down the edges of the card and added some of the glitter.
  • I die cut some of the cogs and sprockets in  a selection of silver, and black card and layered them up to create a flower.
  • I have also used one of the leave flourishes from the Cut Mat Create die set.
  • To finish off the card I have cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhered it to the bottom right of the card with foam pads.
  • To finish off the card I have added some glitter to the sentiment and the flowers.
I will be back soon sharing some more gorgeous Heartfelt Creations collections, but until then take care everyone :) X
 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Romantique Sneak Peek

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well :) 
As promised I have another sneak peek of the new collection, Romantique which I will be launching on Create and Craft on Saturday at 11am.




  • I have used papers from the Romantique paper collection, the very sweet swan stamps which are in the Romantique Swans precut set which also have co-ordinating dies in the die set, the Bleeding Heart flowers from the Hearthrob precut stamp set that again come with co-ordinating dies.  I have also used the beautiful Heart flourish die which comes in two halves and when put together make a heart.
  • The decorative border is from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A.
  • I have used the Tim Holtz distress tool  around the edges of the papers and main card to create a little shabby vintage style to the card. Also adding some Tea Dye Distress ink to the edges.
  • I have used a grey copic pen to add a little shading to the swans and also added some Stickles glitter.
  •  To finish off the card I have added some lace and pearls.

Sorry for the very short post tonight.  I hope to be able to get to share another card with you all tomorrow.
Take care :) x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Romantique Collection Sneak Peek

A very good afternoon everyone.  It has been a while again since  I last blogged....I have been busy crafting from dawn until late prepping for this weekends shows.
 
Create & Craft Update
The dates and times have changed again, so I won't be on until Saturday now.  
The times are: Saturday 11am and Sunday 9am and 5pm.  As always these will also be repeated on the Craft Extra channel.

So I am thinking that you would all like to see a sneak peek of this once again gorgeous collection?
You are going to love it.  It has a very romantic feel about it as the name suggests:) The papers are in shades of beautiful pinks and greens. As always the papers are stunning and all co-ordinate beautifully with the 6 stamp sets. Also in the collection is a die set which includes a decorative heart, which is totally different than you may have seen before and also 2 cute swans which when sat together create a heart.....perfect for those Valentine, wedding, engagement and just because I love you cards and projects:) 
I am really looking forward to these shows....you know how much  I love anything girly and pink :)

The card that I am sharing today has been created using the Love Hangout precut stamp - HCPC 3639




  • This is a pretty quick card to make.
  • I have coloured the image in with chalk inks and distress markers and used some of the paper from the collection.
  • I die cut the image out with Spellbinders Classic Circle die.
  • The pretty daisy flourish is form the Cut Mat Create die set - 2A
  • The Sentiment is from one of the older Heartfelt Creations collections - HCPC Hydranga/Posy Branch prcut set which I die cut out with a Spellbinder die set.
  • To finish off the card I have added some decorative pearls around the image and some tiny pink pearls in the centre of the flowers.
This is just one of the beautiful stamps so I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek:)

Take Care :) x

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrating You

Afternoon everyone:) I hope you are all having a good weekend....we have sunshine here in Peterborough which makes a change from the wind and rain we have had during the week.  

Today I want to show you how I have created a girly card using the All Geared Up collection.  The more I get to use this collection the more I am loving it. Although I am now working on the next collection which will be on Create and Craft in a few weeks:)  I will update you on times when I have had them confirmed.



 I love the way that the artist has created a window scene.


  • To create this card I have used some pink card and matted some of the paler card from the paper collection onto it.
  • I stamped the All Geared Up Background stamp - HCPC 3637onto cream card and have used distress inks and a blender pen to colour it in. 
  • I have then matted the image onto some of pink card and matted this onto the main card.
  • Next I have stamped the Nuts and Bolts precut stamp - HCPC 3633 again onto some cream card and coloured it in.  I have cut it out and adhered it to the right hand corner of the image. To give it some dimension I have curled the ends of the flower and only added some glue in the centre.
  • I have made a triple pale pink bow and added this to the nut and bolt flower.
  • I have used some Hobby House bead spacers for the centre of some of the cogs and also on the window. I have used a larger one and a pearl brad on the bow.
  • Next I cut the sentiment from the paper collection and added it to the top of the image.
  • By adding some decorative pearls on string and some Stickles glitter I have made this card really girly.
I hope I have inspired you today :)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend whatever your plans x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Heartfelt Creations Tag Card

Good morning everyone:)  I hope you are all doing well! 
I can't believe it is Wednesday already and I am only uploading my first post of the week....on the plus side
you will all be amazed that I finally found the time to do a full tutorial and it is over on the Heartfelt Creations blog today:) I chose to share my criss cross tag card that I demo'd on Create and Craft back in September using the Classic Sunflower Collection.






  • To make the card base take 2 6” square card blanks. Cut diagonally from the score line on one of the cards down to the bottom corner. Do the same on the other card, but mirror the diagonal cut.  Adhere them on top of each other to create the criss cross card blank. 
  • Die cut 4 decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A using pale lemon card. Adhere 2 on each of the diagonals on the inside of the card (you will need to overlap them slightly for them to fit).  
  • Choose some decorative paper and adhere to the inside of the card and also to the outside.  Cut a piece of Pale lemon card about 1” x5 1/2” and adhere some of the decorative paper on top measuring 3/4” x 5 1/4”. 
  • Cut out the sentiment ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ from the paper pad and adhere this centrally onto the border.  Adhere the border (gluing only at each edge and along the bottom) about 1/4” from the bottom of the inside of the card.  This has now created a pocket for the tag to sit in. 
  • Stamp and die cut the sunflowers onto cream card (I like to use cream as I think it is a good base to colour in with yellow). Using 2 or 3 medium flowers colour them using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress markers and a dove blender pen.  Use your ball tool on the petals until you get a desired effect. Layer the flower up to create one flower.  Stamp and die cut 2  leaves.  Close the card so that you can see where the card meets and adhere the leaves and flower to the centre of the front of the card.  
  • Make an organza bow and add this just to the bottom left of the card. Using the small tag die from the Luggage and Tag die set cut out a tag from the paper collection. Adhere this so that it sits just under the bow. 
  • To Create the Tag: Cut a piece of olive card measuring about 5” x 6 1/4" using a corner punch on the edges. Mat a piece of decorative paper from the paper collection again using a corner punch on the corners ( you can use the Cut Mat Create die sets to create your tag if you don’t want it quite as big as this one). 
  • Using the 2A die set from the Cut Mat Create collection die cut out the panel with the Sunflowers in each corner as in picture.  
  • Stamp the Bouquet Bucket onto cream or white card with Sepia Versafine ink and colour in with a dove blender pen and distress inks. Die cut out with a Spellbinder Classic Circle die and ink the edges with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Adhere this centrally onto the panel.  
  • Die cut out 4 of the decorative corners from the Cut Mat Create die set 2B.  Adhere them at each corner from the back of the panel so that they sit as in picture. 
  • Next adhere the panel about 3/4” from the bottom of the tag.  
  • Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this at the top of the tag. 
  • Cut out the sentiment ‘ Sending Sunny Thoughts your Way’ from the paper pad and mat onto some olive card.  Adhere this this centrally between the panel and the decorative border.  
  • Turn the tag over.  Make a loop with the organza ribbon and adhere about 1” from the top of the tag as in picture. 
  • Cut out the circle panel and adhere this to the centre of the tag. 
  • Cut out the ‘Heavenly Sunshine’ sentiment from the paper pad and adhere this to the bottom of the tag. 
  • Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this to the top of the tag. 
  • Add some decorative pearls on string to the diagonals on the card, both inside and outside. Also add some to the tag and the pocket.  
  • To finish add some Platinum Stickles glitter.
You can find the full list of the products that I have used over on the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE and of course you will also find lot's of inspiration from the very talented design team.

Blog Candy Winner

It is also time for me to announce the latest blog candy winner:) 
The winner of a Heartfelt Creations stamp of their choice, a paper pad and some crafting goodies is................................GrannyPammy!! CONGRATULATIONS! IF you email me your details and the stamp of your choice I will get them sent off to you:) x

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration on how to create a girly card with the All Geared Up Collection.

Take care x 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It's your Special Day Masculine card

Evening everyone...a late post from me today, but better late than never:)
Firstly thank you all so much for your very kind comments yesterday... Sending crafty hugs to each and everyone of you :) x
Today I have been moving some of my craft bits back into the house.  Although I love it in my log cabin (which still isn't finished yet), now the darker nights are here it is easier for me to help look after the grandchildren if I do a little crafting in the house. So we have made room in the sun lounge for a desk so that I can have the best of both worlds:) So in between the rain showers I have managed to make a nice crafty space in the house again...not sure how long it will be before I begin to take over the kitchen as well though:)

New Blog Candy

So who wants the chance to win another Heartfelt Creations stamp of your choice?  Also as I haven't done a blog candy for a few weeks I am also going to give away a Heartfelt Creations paper pad as well as some gorgeous Hobby House goodies and some crafty stash:)  All you have to do is add your name in the comments below and I will enter you in the random draw and announce the winner next Wednesday:)

Today's card is again using the new Heartfelt Creations All Geared up Collection. 



  • I have given this card a shabby look by using the Tim Holtz distress tool on all the papers.
  • I chose the teal papers from the paper collection and die cut out a selection of the cogs, sprockets and leaves in some gold miri board. I have also sanded them and inked them with Tea Dye distress ink to give them a rusty look.
  • I have stamped the background stamp onto some dark grey textured card.
  • The leave flourish is from the Cut Mat Create die set.
  • I have added the border which is from the paper collection and also the sentiment.
  • To finish off the card I have added some Hobby House pearl brads.
This is a nice masculine card which isn't over fussy I think, but by adding a bow and creating flowers with the cogs and sprockets I think you could easily make this  more feminine. 

I will be back soon with some more inspiration:)
Take Care x