Step up and celebrate!.....

This was my 2nd attempt at a pop-up stepper card and I have to say that I LOVE this card. The colours are very elegant-black, gold, champagne. In fact, the paper is from the Elegance A4 pack by Papermania. It's beautiful paper, shimmery and silky!
I used 2 patterns for this card along with champagne-coloured pearlescent card and gold cardstock. I cut the shaped panel from champagne card, embossed it, then adhered it with foam pads to a gold mat. The champers bottle was cut from black mirri with gold label and neck-cuff.' Moet' was created with rub-ons and I think that it looks pretty good! The bottle was adhered to the shaped panel with foam pads. A velvety black bloom with a gold rose and a trio of punched gold leaves was adhered with silicone to the corner of the panel. I sprayed the rose with adhesive then dunked it in some gold Glamour Dust.Two champagne flutes with gold gem bubbles and glittery bows were adhered to the side panels, and 'Celebrate', cut from champagne card with a gold shadow was adhered to the narrow horizontal panel, over more gold ribbon. A couple more shimmery gold ribbons & some gems complete the card.
Carts used:
Shaped panels- Winter Woodland
Champagne bottle, flutes & 'Celebrate'-Simply Charmed
Thanks for visiting!
Heather xxx
p.s My new 'Nifty Fifties' cart came this morning! Oh Boy! Will I have fun with THAT!


'Joy' Pop-Up Stepper......

I was watching Create & Craft (as you do) the other day, when I saw this style of card made. I thought it looked great so I got out a pad & pen and started drawing the design as the demonstrator was making it. After a few (!!!!!) aborted attempts I finally cracked it! Who needs polypropolene templates anyway?! The card format is like a double side-stepper, but the front section pops up due to an extra fold ( you can see the extra fold in the next photo). Now guess what people.... I can't stop making the blessed things!
They are really quick to put together (once you've done the measurin'/scorin'/foldin'!) and the panels give you lots of room to play with.
I used DCWV 8 x 8 paper/cardstock for this card, using gold card for the mats and 3 different papers for the panels. I cut a shaped panel for centre of the card from champagne coloured pearlescent card with a gold mat. I embossed the smaller panel with an embossing folder. 'Joy' was cut from dark red glittercard with a gold shadow, layered up, then adhered to the embossed mat with foam pads. A large poinsetta with some punched leaves were adhered above the word with silicone glue.
Beautiful red ribbon with a green centre stripe was adhered to the long, thin panel and a bow added. Two smaller embossed panels were adhered with foam tape to the side step panels and additional leaves and some gems were added to finish the card.
Carts used:
'Joy' & shaped panels- Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!
Heather xxx


Happy Birthday David.....

It was my nephew David's birthday yesterday and I made him this tri-fold card. David plays guitar like his dad, my brother Andrew, and they often gig together at one of their local pubs, so I thought that this record and guitar theme would be appropriate. I used some fab paper that I got from CraftsULove on special offer a while ago. It's by Imaginisce and called Live Loud. I used a Fiskars punch on the diagonal edge and 3 different papers. The LP was made from black mirri with an 'oil-on-water' finish, with a patterned paper 'label'. I added an embossed guitar and some punched stars.
'David' was cut from orange mirri card, embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder the adhered with foam pads. 'Happy Birthday' was cut from more orange mirri shadowed with black mirri, again adhered with foam pads. I added a plain sentiment panel to the inside of the card.
Carts used:
Guitar-Wall Decor & More
David-Opposites Attract
Happy Birthday-Stamping Solutions
LP,label & spindle hole- George
Thanks for visiting today!
Heather xxx


An owl for Millie.....

Another of the Girliez next door had a birthday and I made her this little owly card...the picture's not too good I'm afraid.
There are some lovely owls on several carts but I really like this one which was on one of the papers in the Honey & Hugs Papermania pack. I used 2 images for this card, decoupaging with one of them. I decoupaged the feet, wings and eyes to which I added some googlies.
I added a layered rose to the head to cover the original one on the print. The completed owl was mounted with foam tape onto a scalloped circle with green floral plain circle. 'Millie' was cut from pale green glittercard as was 'Happy Birthday' this time with a white shadow. They were both adhered with foam pads. I punched out 2 sizes of daisies from white glittercard,layered them up, added a large pearl to the centre of each then adhered them either side of 'Millie' on the stop.All the papers are Honey & Hugs and the punch is Martha Stewart.
Carts used:
Scalloped/plain circle & 'Millie'- Winter Woodland
'Happy Birthday'-ZooBalloo


Brrrrrr! wrap up warm........

Aren't these hat and mittens cute? I'd made the main body of this card but couldn't figure out what to put in the striped circle (I do that a lot!- I've got a drawer full of not quite finished cards because I can't decide what to put on them!) and flicking through the WW handbook came across these cute hat & mittens. I cut them from pink & white glittercard, added the snowflakes , then adhered them with foam pads to the circle. 'Brrrr' was cut from more glittercard and shadowed in white then adhered to the centre section with foam pads. Pink snowflake printed ribbon, some punched snowflakes & gems complete the card. The edger punch is EK Success & the papers are Honey & Hugs by Papermania.
Carts used:
All cuts- Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Happy Birthday Dan...2nd post today.....

It was my nephew Dan's birthday yesterday-hope it was a good 'un Dan!-and because he's Karate black belt I made him this card. I used a tri fold C5 card and edged the diagonal with a greek key Fiskars punch. The papers are from DCWV Natural Stack in lovely chocolate brown and copper. The karate figure was cut from black & white cardstock, 'Happy Birthday' & 'Dan' was cut from copper mirri card and shadowed with brown spotted paper, and I added a piece of black ribbon knotted to represent a black belt.
For the inside of the card I cut a Ying & Yang symbol from black & white cardstock, a karate figure frame backed with copper mirri, and added a sentiment square with rounded corners.
Carts used:
Karate figure,frame & Ying/Yang-Sports Mania
Dan-Opposites Attract
Happy Birthday-Stamping Solutions
Thanks again for visiting today!
Heather xxx
p.s Our boys are VERY happy bunnies this afternoon- they are the proud owners of a Hyundai i10!

Christmas Countdown Calendar.....

It was our first Swarm in the new shop yesterday...and as usual we had a great time! This was the project that I prepared for the ladies. There are a few of these floating around in Blogland and various publications, but this is my take on the idea.
My ladies oohed and aahed when they saw it....and boy did they work like trojans to finish theirs. They ALL did a fabulous job, and made something that they should all be proud of- the finished articles looked EXACTLY like mine!
The base for this calendar was a piece of card used as packing for 12 x 12 papers, but cereal packet card would be just as good. I cut out the shape by hand and covered it with patterned paper. The blue sky was just a smaller version of the main shape. The santa & sleigh was cut at 4" from black cardstock and adhered with foam pads over a glittercard moon. I cut 7 card tags and 14 paper tags which were adhered to the card tags, alternating patterns back & front. The numbers were cut from pink & green cardstock and adhered to 6 of the tags, one being left blank-although I did put a '0' on one of the left-hand tags it isn't necessary. There are 2 tags on the left hook and 5 on the right hook. The left hooks are number 1-2 (plus the blank/0 tag) and the 5 tags on the right hook are numbered 1-0. The tags are simply turned over each day to reveal the date eg. 21. 'December' was cut from pink cardstock with a green shadow and adhered with foam pads beside the tags. The hooks for the tags were made with jewellery wires (I think that they are called eye pins) bent over a marker pen to form a hook then fixed in place with white brads. A scattering of punched snowflakes complete the calendar.
Carts used:
Santa & Sleigh- Christmas Noel
Moon & tags-George
December-Designer's Calendar
Numbers-Winter Woodland (font shadow)
Thanks for looking today!
Heather xxx


From our house......

I just don't seem to be able to make a bog-standard card these days! When I see a C5 card blank it doesn't inspire creativity but if there's a fancy fold or a shape in there somewhere, well that's a different kettle of fish!....
I made a shaped card with this door cut. I cut 2 doors with blackout enabled @ 8 3/4" (this will fit a C5 envelope) from white card and joined them together down the left hand side. I then took off blackout and cut another door frame from cream card. The door itself was cut from 2 shades of red card. A gold key plate and doorknob was cut from gold mirri then adhered to the door. I painted a piece of aceteate with peel-off markers and adhered it behind the fanlight at the top of the door.The wreath was from a pack of Papermania embellishments from last year's stash. This was adhered with foam pads to the door. I cut 2 topiary trees from green, brown and terracotta card and added some tiny punched glittercard flowers, then adhered them with foam pads either side of the door frame.
I computer generated the sentiment 'From our house to yours..... with love at Christmas' onto Safmat, then applied it to a piece of white card edged with red cardstock. This was adhered with foam pads to the 'doorstep'. The rest of the sentiment is inside the card.
This card can be made on the Create too. Just put the machine into Portrait mode. A card this size cannot be made on the original Bug- sorry!
Carts used:
Door & frame-Christmas Solutions
Topiary Trees-Joys Of The Season
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing my ladies tomorrow for The Swarm!
Heather xxx


Meeting Santa.....

Here's another tri-fold card for you. I love making these cards, they are so easy and give you lots of space to be creative in! I took some of these cards to my Workshop yesterday, and some of my ladies made one or two..they did a sterling job and made some lovely cards.
I kept this one simple because the imagery on the red paper is sooooo pretty and I didn't want to hide it too much so on this card the sentiment is inside (you can just see a peep of 'Season's Greetings on the inside). I used Dovecraft paper (12 x 12 stack), an EK Success punch (LOVE THESE PUNCHES!) a scalloped frame and the image cut from red glittercard. Punched holly, gold ribbon bow and a poinsetta complete the card.
Carts used:
Santa & Child- A Child's Year
Scalloped frame- Just Because Cards
Season's Greeting (inside card)-Wild Card
Thanks for visiting!
Heather xxx


Skate-shaped cards.....

I thought I'd have a go at a couple of shaped cards again and came up with these. The blue skate is made from papers from the DCWV Winter Wonder stack and the red skate from stash papers.
I cut 2 skates from cardstock with shadow enabled and joined them together at the top to make the card base. Another skate the same size was cut from paper and adhered to the skate base. A smaller skate (shadow OFF) was cut from silver mirri and patterned papers, decorated with pearls coloured with permanent markers and a silver cord bow.
The sentiments were adhered to scalloped circles cut from paper. The white circles were embossed, then adhered to the scalloped circles. The sentiments were cut from glittercard then the completed circles were adhered to the skate tops with foam pads. A ready-made snowflake and a poinsetta were used as extra embellishment. The skates are quite big- cut at 6 1/4" -and will fit into an 8" square envelope. I tried to make a decent sized one to fit the original bug/Create but the largest cut is 5 1/2" and is quite weeny- not big enough for a stand-alone card. Sorry folks!
Carts used:
Skate-Christmas Solutions
Scalloped/plain circles & Warm Winter Wishes-Winter Woodland
Christmas Wishes-Winter Frolics
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


P-P-P-Pick up a penguin......

I picked up a GORGEOUS stack at the shop last week-Winter Wonder by DCWV-all icy blue, white and silver. I have to say that I hadn't planned to use the penguin, but after I'd made the card base I didn't want to put a skate on it. Looking through the stack there was a page with a lovely little penguin on it and this little chap is quite a good copy! I used blue & white glittercard with orange scraps for the feeet and beak, and a couple of googly eyes. A piece of sparkly white ribbon became a scarf and a layered snowflake was adhered to his tummy. The sentiment was mounted onto a scalloped circle. also decorated with punched flakes.
A layered fabric poinsetta was enhanced with a punched glittercard flower, jewelled brad and glittery bow, then adhered to the punched border. Three punched flowers with gem centres were adhered on the back section of the card.
Carts used:
Penguin-Joys Of The Season
Scalloped/plain circles & sentiment-Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Precious Cargo......

Here are a couple more tri-fold concertina cards made in exactly the same way as yesterday's card. I used baby script and polka dot and gingham papers and I think that the finished cards are very soft and pretty. I used an MS punch on the pink card and an EK Success punch on the blue card. I never thought I'd say this 'cos I love MS punches, but I think that EK Success are the better punches. I've broken 3 MS punches and I feel that the punch mechanism in MS punches is really flimsy, whereas the punching handle (for want of a better word) on EK punches is much more substantial. I think that I'll be getting more of them in future.

The stork on both cards was cut from white glittercard and I drew around the baby portion onto coloured glittercard to create coloured blankets. I added a scalloped circle with an embossed plain circle holding the sentiment, which were cut from glittercard. The sentiments were cut apart to fit the circles. Ribbon, punched daisies, layered blooms
and a scattering of pearls complete the cards.
Carts used:
Storks & sentiments-Nursery Rhymes
Scalloped/Plain circles-Winter Woodland
Thanks for visiting!
Heather xxx


Winter Fun.....

This is the A5 version of yesterday's card. I'm not a huge fan of DL cards (which yesterday's card was) so I adapted the fold to fit a C5 envelope and this card fits the bill! I used a piece of A2 card - I buy mine from The Range for £2.99 for 25 sheets-and scored it @ 5", 10" & 15" using a Hougie Board. The A2 card fits the board perfectly, then I just trimmed down the resultant concertina card to the same height as an A5 card (A4 folded in half). I then trimmed 2 panels to a diagonal leaving 1/2cm to allow for punching. I then decorated the card using Dovecraft papers, a pink glittercard skater frame with embossed mirri background, spotty ribbon, plenty of punched snowflakes (life's way too short to cut small snowflakes using the Bug!) and a sentiment cut from more glittercard/mirri with a white base shadow. A smattering of pink & blue gems complete the card.
Carts used:
Skater frame-Winter Woodland
Sentiment-Winter Frolics
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


You're worth it!....

I tried a newish fold the other day (for me anyhow!) This fold is as old as the hills, but I've never made a card with it that I liked. It's easy to do, just tri-fold a piece of A4 using a score board. Then (if you want to use a punch on the edge) measure about 1/4" from the top corner of the middle panel to about 3 1/2" UP from the bottom edge on the 3rd panel and cut a diagonal line with a craft knife. Then punch the edge away- the 1/2" that you left at the top prevents the punched design going onto the back of the card. Then fold concertina-wise and decorate. This was the first one I made, and I nearly didn't finish it, but I persevered and I have to say I really like this one! I've also adapted the fold to make a standard C6 card from a piece of A2 card and I'll be showing you those over the next few days.
Back to today's card though.
I used an MS punch along the edge, then cut Papermania Summer Bloom papers to fit the panels and to create a border across the front of the card. and also on the back panel (not visible in the photo) I cut 3 flutterbies from pink glittercard in differing sizes, decorated the largest one with pearls then adhered them to the card.' You're worth it' was cut from glittercard, cut apart because it wouldn't fit the space, then re-assembled onto white cardstock and cut out by hand. Sparkly ribbon, pearls and a layered bloom complete the card.
Carts used:
Flutterbies-Indie Art Solutions
You're Worth It!-Calligraphy Collection
Thanks for visiting today and a special Hi to my Aunty Prim and all her crafty friends! The template for the shuttercard is on it's way!
Heather xxx


Dummy shutter....

I love this little dummy! The complete cut has a little smiley face on it, but I omitted the face layer and replaced it with one cut from patterned paper. I used flesh coloured Bazzill for the teat, silver mirri for the base cut and paper for the body of the dummy. I added a little gingham bow to the ring of the dummy and some tiny pearls to the patterned body. I used a shutter as a base card and baby papers, and some lovely washed papers from The Works. I also added white punched borders top & bottom. The dummy was mounted onto a scalloped rectangle which was enhanced with a mini punched border and some punched glittercard hearts. A layered bloom was adhered to the top right corner. 'Welcome Baby' was cut from glittercard and adhered to the right hand panel. More gingham ribbon and a smattering of punched hearts complete the cards.
Carts used:
Dummy & 'Welcome Little One'- Simply Charmed
Scalloped rectangle- Just Because Cards
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


A Castle for Amy....

One of the Girliez next door had a birthday on Monday and this is the card that I made her. It's what I call an 'extended easel'. What is that you might ask? It's simply a standard easel card, but it has a 'step' on the front which was just a piece of card scored twice @ 1 1/2" intervals with 1/2" extra for fixing, giving a mountain fold extension to the front of the card. The card was then decorated as normal. I used Honey & Hugs papers and some Dovecraft Back To Basics papers. I cut a shaped panel topped with a smaller panel cut from sky print paper by DCWV and flower print paper (Honey & Hugs) to create hills. A fairytale castle was cut from white glittercard with pink turrets, then adhered with foam pads to the panel. The little princess was cut from a piece of very old Dovecraft paper then adhered, again. with foam pads.
'Amy' was cut from pink glittercard and adhered to the extension over some very pretty glittery white ribbon. 'Happy Birthday' cut from glittercard was adhered to a scalloped embossed oval and adhered to the card base with foam pads to create the 'stop'. A sprinkling of mini Prima flowers, some pink pearls and a corner flower arrangement complete the card
Carts used:
Shaped panel & 'Amy'- Winter Woodland
Fairytale castle- Paper Doll Dress Up
Scalloped oval & 'Happy Birthday'-A Child's Year
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


A Car For Kabir....

The delightful son of some friends of ours was five on Friday. We attended his party at a fab Indian restaurant in Harrow and had a great time. Both No1 & No2 sons came too, much to Kabir's delight...he adores both of them.
Searching for papers for this card I realised that I have next to no papers suitable for little boy cards..I'm going to have to raid the shops new season papers tomorrow! I'm sure we've got some somewhere!
Anyway back to the card. It's an Easy Easel, but can't help you with the papers I'm afraid..I've had them for yonks and don't know who they are by. I cut a large '5' and shadowed it with red crdstock. The car was cut from mirri card with brads for handles and wheel hubs. I added red velvet ric-rac for a bumpy road effect and adhered the car at a jaunty angle with foam pads. 'Kabir' & 'Happy Birthday' were cut from blue glittercard and shadowed in red. These were adhered to the card with foam pads. Some shiny red Candy Dots complete the card.
Carts used:
'5' & 'Kabir'- Robotz
Happy Birthday- ZooBalloo
Car- Paper Doll Dress Up
Thanks for looking today!
Heather xxx


Deer shutter.....

This is the first shutter card that I made and it took me ages to make it, but it was worth it as I'm really pleased with it. I used Dovecraft Papers that are foiled with gold, and gold mirri for matting & layering. I cut the deer from more gold mirri and added a red gem for it's nose. The deer was mounted onto a scalloped oval and embellished with a poinsetta and gold punched holly. Warm Winter Wishes was adhered to the red panel (this time without it's shadow) and a couple more punched holly bunched were added to the corners along with more red gems for berries.
Carts used:
Deer & Warm Winter Wishes- Winter Woodland
Scalloped Oval-A Child's Year
Plain Oval-George
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


Warm winter wishes on ice......

I've another shutter card for you today. This one came together quickly because it was the second I'd made..it's always the first one that seems to take forever to make! I used Dovecraft papers and plenty of silver mirri for matting & layering. The skate was cut from silver mirri, pearlised blue card which I embossed, and white card which I flocked to give it the apperance & feel of velvet. I added some pink pearls to the skate where the laces would be. I flipped the skate because I wanted it to face into the card not out of it. I cut a scalloped rectangle for the skate to sit on and embellished it with a large layered white poinsetta. I added pink snowflake print ribbon to the bottom long rectangle and scattered some white glittercard snowflakes about. The flakes have pink & blue gem centres. 'Warm Winter Wishes' was cut from aqua glittercard and shadowed with silver mirri.
Carts used:
Skate & snowflakes- Christmas/Noel Solutions
Warm Winter Wishes- Winter Woodland
Scalloped rectangle-Just Because Cards
Thanks for dropping in!
Heather xxx


Happy Birthday Rhea.....

I made this card for our friends' daughter Rhea's birthday which was was on Thursday. As a child Rhea used to love clomping around the house in her Mum's shoes (and mine when we went to visit!) so I thought she'd appreciate a pair of killer heels on her card.
I made a shaped easel for the base and decorated it with Paris Nights papers from g.c.d I added velvet ribbon and bows and a pair of fab shoes cut from black mirri and red glittercard. I punched mini flowers from black glittercard and adhered them to the shoes and added a red gem to the middle of each flower. I cut a shaped plaque to hold the name and trimmed it with small red bows and black pearls. A large layered flower was added to border along with some more pearls. 'Rhea' was cut from red glittercard and adhered with foam pads to the plaque which acts as the stop. 'Happy Birthday' was cut from red glittercard and shadowed with black mirri. This was adhered with foam pads. On reflection I think that Happy Birthday should have been 1/2" bigger, but heyho!
Carts used:
Shaped card & plaque- Winter Woodland ( snowflake key) cut 3 times and adhere 2 together at a convenient point. Fold top piece in half then attach 3rd piece to create card base
Shoes-Forever Young
Happy Birthday-Stamping Solutions
Rhea-Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!
Heather xxx


Jingle and a handy hint.....

First off, I don't much like this card- don't know why, it's jolly enough- I think it's the fold. I made one last month for one of The Boyz Next Door, that was ok, but this one? Well, I'll let you be the judge. The main reason I'm showing it you is because it has a little addition to it that I think you may find useful..or at least the recipient of your cards will.
One of the ladies who comes to my workshops & Swarms told me that her daughter had called her and said 'Mum, how do you make this card stand up? I've tried it everywhichway and I can't figure it out.' Sue told her, and it got me thinking (my hubby will tell you that's a rarity!) that maybe more people just won't 'get' these easel cards. So I created a document on Word and then printed it onto Safmat. You get tons on an A4 sheet and you just cut one off, peel off the backing and adhere it above the 'stop' on your easel card. If you double click on the card picture you'll see how I did it. If any of you want one of these, e-mail me and I'll send you a copy as an attachment. Just print it onto Safmat and they are ready to go!
Carts used:
Bells-Christmas/Noel Solutions
Scalloped/plain circle-Winter Woodland
Sentiment-Lyrical Letters
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Anniversary shutter......

It was my youngest brother and SIL's wedding anniversary yesterday (Congrats Nick & Lisa!) and I made them a shutter card to celebrate the occasion. I made it in exactly the same way as Tara's card using BoBunny (I think!) paper. I added a scalloped oval topped with a plain embossed oval decorated with glittercard flourishes and a layered bloom. The couple and the sentiment were cut from brown glittercard-the couple were adhered with foam pads and the sentiment adhered flat.
To finish I added some punched hearts and brown pearls.
Since photoing (??) the card I removed the 3 hearts from the top panel and added their names instead in brown glittercard
Carts used:
Scalloped oval-A Child's Year
Plain oval-George
Couple & flourishes-Sweethearts
Sentiment-Designer's Calendar
Thanks for dropping by today. Later, I'll let you in on a handy hint for your easel cards.
Heather xxx


Cut bunny baby....

I promised to show you these cards yesterday, but I forgot and showed you Tara's instead. So I'm giving you a cheery start to your day with these little bundles of uber-cuteness! I decided to cut the bunny bodies from gingham/polka dot papers so that they look like little dress-up outfits and added the details with pink Bazill. I punched some tiny circles with the largest hole punch on my Cropodile and added teeny holes to them to look like buttons then adhered them to the front of the bunny bodies (double click on the pictures to see them in more detail)
The completed bunnies were adhered with foam pads to a punched border on an Easy Easel. 'Cute' was cut from glittercard and adhered to another punched border creating the 'stop' A layered bloom and a smattering of pearls complete the card.
Cart used:
Bunny Baby & 'Cute'- Simply Charmed
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


A Shutter card for Tara......

Our niece Tara has a birthday today. I was caught on the hop with this one..she lives in Melbourne, Australia where she is at medical school, and I only posted this yesterday! Hopefully she'll get it by the weekend.
I used a shutter base for this card..these are so easy to make but are time intensive but they are worth the effort. There are 3 large panels to decorate but I leave the centre one blank to write the greeting on. I used a piece of A4 cardstock and using a Hougie board, scored 5 & 10 cms on each short edge then 4cms in on each long edge-this gives you 3 large panels, 2 long narrow panels and 8 small square panels. Then you cut along the 2 long score lines between the two 5 cm score lines on the short sides (phew I hope that makes sense!) If you want 3 large square panels score the 2 long lines at 5cms instead of 4.
All you do then is decorate the panels. You can apply paper directly to the panels or mat them. It is easier to decorate the card before you fold it. You must make sure that the matted panels are slightly smaller than the actual panels or folding will be difficult.
I added a scalloped rectangle topped with a birthday word embossed panel to the front of the card. I cut a model, dressed it , then adhered it to the panel. I added a large Prima rose and some pink pearls. 'Tara' was cut from pink glitter card and adhered to the top centre long panel, whilst ribbon and a bow was adhered to the other long panel. A simple mat with 'Happy Birthday' and a couple of flourishes complete the card.
Have a go at one of these cards, you'll not regret it!
Carts used:
Scalloped panel- Just Because Cards
Model- Forever Young
Happy Birthday- Stamping Solutions
Flourishes- Winter Frolic
Tara- Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Happy Baby....

AAWWW! Isn't this THE cutest cut?! Just look at the smile on that little one's face! Melts your heart don't it?! This cut is from my most recent aquisition..Simply Charmed. This cart is CRAMMED with cute cuts, all with little smiley faces on them. However because each cut has up to 4 layers you can omit the faces just by reducing the amount of layers to 3..so this cart is VERY versatile! As you can see I made 2 versions..a boy & a girl. An Easy Easel forms the base card along with pretty paper, a punched X-Cut border and ribbon (What!..NO FLOWERS?!)

I added detail to the prams with a dressmaker's wheel, along with Candy Dots for the wheel hubs and a punched glittery heart and some white pearls. 'Happy Baby' was cut from glittercard with a white shadow and adhered to the base card with foam pads to form the 'stop'. A couple of punched hearts and a smattering of pearls complete the cards.
Carts used:
Pram & 'Happy Baby'- Simply Charmed
If you think this cute wait until you see tomorrow's cards!
Heather xxx


Au Revoir....

When I started making this card I wasn't at all sure that a. I liked it or b.where I was going with it..but I persevered with it and I really like how it turned out. I used Paris Nights papers from g.c.d and teamed them with cafe au lait colours for matting & layering & embellishments. I used an X-Cut punch on the border and a shaped panel to hold the lovely fillagree Eiffel tower which was cut from brown glittercard and backed with a coffee coloured solid as was the 'Au Revoir' sentiment. I added dark brown ribbon and pinky-beige roses. A smattering of pearls complete the card.
Carts used:
Eiffel Tower-Summer In Paris Special Edition 2010
Au Revoir-Sentimentals
Shaped panel- Forever Young
Thanks for dropping by & have a great weekend!
Heather xxx


Night Flight.....

Sorry I've been MIA, but Virgin have been playing silly beggars with my Broadband connection..God, you don't realise how much you depend (really???!!) on t'internet when you haven't got it!
Anyway, on to the card. I can only say that this photy doesn't do this card justice. It is actually dark blue and I think that the colour combo is MAGICAL! The white on blue is really stunning and with the addition of glitter it puts you in mind of snowy winter nights, the snow sparkling on the ground under the moonlight........
The papers are by Dovecraft from the Cuddly Christmas pack. Unusually I added gold cardstock to this (I know, it should have been silver, I don't know why I used gold!) but it works so hey ho!
I added a shaped panel to a square easel, and added a santa & sleigh cut from gold mirri. The moon was cut from white glittercard. A layered poinsetta and swirls cut from more glittercard adorn the bottom corner. ' Seasons Greetings' and a punched snowflake were adhered flat to the border which was edged with an MS Lattice Arch punch.
Carts used:
Santa & sleigh- Christmas Solutions
Moon- George
Seasons Greetings- Winter Woodland
Large snowflake on poinsetta-Christmas Solutions
Flourishes (underneath poinsetta)- Winter frolic
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