The Big Day.......

 ...No! Not Christmas Day, but a wedding day!  I made this card for my hubby to take to India last month. One of his friends' daughter got married and he asked me to make her a card. I didn't go for an 'indian wedding' look, as you can see, but decided on something pretty and delicate. I used a Z-fold A5 card base and punched the long edges with a MS heart punch. The papers are from the Fairytale 8x8 pack from Dovecraft. Although the mirri I used on this card looks gold it's actually silver. To decorate the panel on the front of the card I cut a fancy heart from pearlised pink card and backed it with a silver mirri blackout which I embossed after cutting. The hearts were adhered together with foam pads. I then cut a heart from white pearlised card, embossed with a heart folder after cutting, and shadowed with silver mirri. This heart was then adhered to the centre of the fancy heart with foam pads. Two pairs of  doves (one cut on 'flip') were cut from pearlised card, the wings removed from two doves, curled and then adhered to the other two doves to add dimension. I added a teeny gold pearl to each of the doves for eyes. The completed birds were adhered to the white heart. A sheer bow, pink WOC rose, pearl strand, gold heart-shaped pearl and the bride and groom's initials completes the front of the card.
 I computer generated a verse onto white cardstock, trimmed it to size, matted it onto silver mirri and adhered it inside the card......
...and to keep the card safe on it's journey to India I made a box from pearlised card, added an embossed, matted panel to the front with 'The Big Day' and a trio of punched hearts adhered to it.
Carts used:
Pink heart and blackout- Love Struck
White heart- George
Doves- Wedding Solutions
The Big Day- Phrases
'N' & 'P'- Calligraphy
I liked this card so much that I made another one for my stash!
I'd just like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous 2012. Thanks to all of you who follow my little blog, and I'd like to extend a thankyou to all the lovely ladies who attend my workshops and Swarms who keep me on my toes!!!
Heather xxx


Here we go again!..........

I'm posting tonight from my Mum's place in Stafford. It looks like we are having a repeat of the chaos we endured last Winter! We've had some snow flurries here, but my brother who lives in Tunstall, Stoke-On-Trent, is snowed in!!! The M6 is in trouble, idiots are driving in dreadful conditions AND USING THEIR MOBILES AT THE SAME TIME! PUT THEM DOWN YOU MORONS!! Give me strength! What does it take to get through to these people? Anyhow I'm keeping an eye on the weather, and I may have to hightail it home early!
Well, onto today's cards. I was commissioned to make these cards by one of hubby's secretaries for her twin daughters' 21st birthdays.
The pink card, for Sophie is A4 in size and I used paper from the DCWV Mango Frost 12x12 stack. I kept the layout simple ( I always do for commission cards) and simply added a punched border bearing the name and a gorgeous frame which holds the '21'. I finished the card with some hot pink ribbon, a Prima bloom and a smattering of pearls.

Jade's card (also A4) was also made with Mango Frost papers, with the addition of a couple of swirls, some butterflies, white satin ribbon, pearls and Prima fabric bloom.
Carts used:
Sophie's card:
Ornate circular frame- Lacy Labels
'Sophie' & '21'- Art Nouveau
Jade's card:
'Jade' & '21'- Quarternote (font1)
Swirl-Home Decor
Butterflies-Stamping Solutions
Thanks for dropping by. Keep safe and keep warm!!!!
Heather xxx



Holli, my little great-niece, was three last Wednesday and this is the card that I made for her. The card base is a Z-fold A5 and the papers are new from Dovecraft called Princess Fairytale. I punched each of the short edges with an EK Success punch. I used a star print paper for the front and inside back and a Princess and the pea print for the panel on the front of the card. I cut a princess from a second piece of paper and decoupaged it onto the original print. 'Holli' and '3' were cut from pale pink glittercard then adhered to the space above the illustration on the panel, Holli flat and 3 with foam pads.
For the inside of the card I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a butterly trail embossing folder and adhered it to the inside back of the card. Happy Birthday was cut from more pale pink glittercard and adhered flat to the panel. To finish I added a WOC floral arrangement and a smattering of pearls.
Carts used:
Holli & 3- Lyrical Letters (Jumbo font)
Happy Birthday- ZooBalloo
Thanks for visiting!
Heather xxx


Butterfly hugs......

I've had a request to show this card today, so Lorraine this is for you! Lorraine comes to my Swarms and she saw it on Saturday and wanted to make it so I said that I'd blog it for her. The papers are Dreamcatcher again, this time in purple and yellow with teeny butterflies. I cut a large tag from white cardstock, then embossed it. I then shadowed it with a purple tag. I added a piece of patterned, punched paper to the bottom of the tag. 'HUGS' was cut from purple glittercard and adhered with foam pads above the punched border. A butterfly cut from Papermania shimmer cardstock in two shades of purple, with pearls added to the body, was adhered above the sentiment. A Prima and WOC floral arrangement was adhered to the bottom left hand corner of the tag, and a satin bow to the top. The completed tag was adhered to the card front with foam tape.
Carts used:
Tag- Lacy Labels (if you don't have this cart there are 2 tags on George)
Hugs-Lacy Labels
Butterfly-Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Good luck with the card Lorraine!
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx



.....No, not a Halloween Boo, but a Monsters Inc. Boo! I love Boo! She's a delightful little lady who refuses to be scared by those nasty old monsters hiding in her bedroom cupboard. I put Boo on a kick-stand card, which is a card with a smaller front than back, then you make up the difference with a panel to allow the card to stand. I used freebie Pink Petticoat 6x6 papers from Papercraft Essentials (I think!) I cut 1 1/2" off the front of the card and then punched the cut edge with a heart MS punch. I cut Boo from textured cardstock, and her dress was cut from more PP paper. The shaped panel was embossed with a butterfly trail folder and Boo was adhered to it with foam pads. I applied ribbon and a bow to the front of the card and then with the card closed I adhered Boo's panel to the card front, applying adhesive tape to the top of the panel only. I nicked a sliver off the bottom of the panel allowing the card to stand straight. Happy Birthday was cut from white glittercard shadowed with pink, then adhered to the card with foam pads. A WOC floral arrangement and a bloom to the bow completes the card.
Carts used:
Boo- Best Of Pixar
Shaped panel- Lacy Labels
Happy Birthday- ZooBalloo
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


With Love, Mum.......

It was my Mum's birthday at the end of November, and this is the card that I made for her. I've made this card (or one similar to it) before, and because, as usual with family cards, I was running out of time, I resorted to a tried and tested formular for this card. I used the beautiful 'Dreamcatcher' papers again and a fold back A5 card base. The weeping wisteria bloom was cut from Papermania shimmer cardstock and the sentiment was cut from silver mirri. Both were adhered to a shaped, embossed panel with foam pads. I added a shimmery white bow and a trio of pearls to complete the card.
Carts used:
Shaped panel:
Lacy Labels
Wisteria- Art Nouveau
With Love- Sentimentals
Mum- Quarternote (font 1)
Thanks for dropping by today!
Heather xxx


You Go Girl!........

I've got another card made with the beautiful 'Dreamcatcher' papers from First Edition for you today. This one went together really easily as there are only two cuts to it.
I did some simple matting and layering with two different papers and added a shaped panel which I embossed. I wrapped a piece of wide spotty ribbon around the bottom of the panel, adding a bow. The sentiment was cut from pink and purple Papermania shimmer cardstock and adhered to the panel with foam pads. I added a WOC floral arrangement, a smattering of pearls and a heart shaped pearl to the panel beneath the bow.
Carts used:
Shaped panel- Lacy Labels
You Go Girl- Phrases
I'm hosting a Swarm tomorrow, so for the ladies who are coming you'll need any Christmas carts that you have. As usual there'll be carts to borrow if you don't have any, and plenty of inspiration!
See you tomorrow, and to everyone else, thanks for visiting today!
Heather xxx