Saturday, 21 July 2018

Northern Lights...

Happy saturday,

A simple card made using the Media Plate Frames and new christmas stamps today.

I simply used the Square and circle frame and izink pigment inks to make the frame.  I then cut this using the matching media frame die sets.  The central section is cut using the circles that are included in the set.

The Centre panel is made using izink pigment ink onto Black card to give the Northern Lights look ( the pigment inks are so much easier to work with for techniques and give a wonderful chalky look)


Friday, 20 July 2018

Gold Nativity...

Happy Friday,
 I am at Inspirations in Preston today and will be sharing a few sneak peaks of my New Christmas Die range which launches next week on the 26th July on Hochanda.

Today I am sharing a card made using gold izink pigment ink pad ( available on the show) the Festive Silhouettes clear star p set and the Square Circle media plate frame and matching dies.

I stamped a mix of Snowflakes form my snowflakes clear stamp set onto the media plate frame.  These are stamped in Silver, Gold and Copper pigment ink pads using them onto the plate softens the look giving the dimensional look on the frame.

I cut the frame out using the matching die set with just a gold mirror card layers which brings out the gold.

The centre is stamped in gold and blended using more gold ink and a finger dauber to soften the look.

I matted and layers the card in more white and gold using the new Falling Snow embossing folder from Crafts Too ( part of an offer on the Hochanda shows next week) to soften the look,

JND Media Plate Frame square Circle
JND Media Plate Dies - Square
JND Clear Stamps Festive Silhouettes
Izink PIgment ink pads Large size Gold, Silver and Copper.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Final Burgundy...

Happy Thursday,

If you can join me for the launch of Christmas In Julky at Inspirations in Preston today and tomorrow.  I will be demoing my new range of stamps and media plate frames today.  Tomorrow I will be sharing a sneak peak of my New Christmas Die range exclusively in store!

Back to today and the third card in the series using the Bee Balm collection and the Burgundy Linen card.  This uses the same dies sets and colours as the cards on the last 2 days just in a different configuration.

For today's version I cut the background into the burgundy card lengthways (landscape) I then used the larger die in the Bee Balm Ovals die set at the top and bottom.  The die is designed to fit exactly along the side of the panel.

I cut the different sized tags included in each set mounting them on each other in alternate colours and studded the centre of the flowers with pearls.

I added the large spider bows on each side and layers of the white and burgundy.

JND Bee Balm Background
JND Bee Balm Ovals
Crafts Too Linen card in white and burgundy.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Burgundy Anniversary...

Happy Wednesday,

Same colours, same dies as yesterday but a really different looking card.  For todays project I simply added the Bee Balm Background to the mix along with the smallest die from the Ovals set.

I started by cutting the bee balm background form the centre ( lengthways) form the centre of a piece of burgundy card.  I then cut the smallest die on the ovals set, which is designed to fit perfectly, at the top and bottom of the background.

Next I cut the background using the outside die as well form a piece of white card then backed this with more of the burgundy and a thin layer of black.  I mounted this over the panel cut into the card and added pearls and swirl leaves to the mix for interest.

I added the sentiment, onto the tags dies that come in both sets ( Different sizes that mat and layer perfectly) and placed this in the centre.

JND Bee Balm Background
JND Bee Balm Ovals
JND Swirl Leaves


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Circle the Square...

Happy Tuesday,

A simple card today in Burgundy and white made using the Bee Balm ovals die set and a butterfly.

I cut a square of the burgundy card to 5 x 5" and simply cut the smallest die form the Bee Balm ovals set into each of the 4 sides adding this to a slightly larger layer of white.  I matted this onto another pice of the burgundy and added it to the front of a card blank cut with my Teardrop edge square card blank die.

I then simply added the tag die cut form the same set in the centre cut in the burgundy and white with a Vellum butterfly on the centre.

A few pearls and finished!

JND Teardrop Edge Square card blank die set
JND Bee Balm Ovals
JND Large Butterflies.


Monday, 16 July 2018


Happy Monday,

It was lively to catch pop with so many old and new friends and blog family at the Doncaster show over the last 2 days.  Im sorry if I didn't get to say hi to everyone it was so busy and so hot!

I've titled todays card drama as to me thats all i think of when i see this one.  Its made just with the Gerbera panel ( the die was designed to add to the sandwich Box die but makes beautiful projects on its own)  Here Ive tied it with the Regal Flourish and the small butterflies die set.

I started by cutting the panel in white and then in balm backing each with the opposing colour.  I matted these together to  make a square and added this to the background in a diamond orientation.  The background is made by simply scoring using black and white card at every 1/4 inch i cut these in half and matted and layers in app;osing colours to give the black white look as shown.

For the centre I cut a circle and added the sentiment form the Butterfly die set along with the Regal flourish cut again in the black and white.  Finally I added butterflies cut again in opposing colours to finish.


JND Gerbera Panel Die set
JND Small Butterflies
JND Regal Flourish


Sunday, 15 July 2018


Happy Sunday ,

A different card for me today a Nativity seven with a traditional frame and colour way, even tartan ribbon!

I made the frame using the Deck the halls clear stamp set and the square media plate frame with matching die set.

The reminder is simply paper from my stash and the large strips and bow of tartan, sometimes we need a traditional card.