Sunday, 27 April 2014

Next Crafting Workshop Sunday 11th May 2014

Hello all,

Our next crafting workshop is Sunday 11th May at Lench's Trust, Quinton, B32 10am start.
We will be doing the following projects.

Wedding/engagement/anniversary card using mica powders and stamps.
twisted easel black and white card
flower ladies card - using quilling tool for flowers.

Hope to see you then.


Debs x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

father's day card

Hello all,

I was asked to make a father's day card for someone at work with nice cars....  so I thought what better than a waterfall card with very nice cards on it.

I started with an 8 x 8 card blank and matted and layered on to it with silver miri board and a pretty black and white background paper.

I then created the waterfall element of the card using the sliver miri and same backing paper and adding the pictures of the lovely cars.

I finished with gems and a sentiment and a ribbon for the pull element of the waterfall card.

TTFN, happy crafting.

Debs xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Aly's Inky Fingers Competition......

Hello all,

I though I would have a go at Aly's Inky Fingers competition from this months project club stamps.

I took a piece of A4 card to make an A5 card blank and matted with black card, I took a white piece of card and stamped the various flowers and leaves from the stamp range from this months project club in different distress ink colours (rusty hinge, shaded lilac, forest moss, walnut stain) and inked round the edges of the card in lemonade and scattered straw and shabby shutters.  This created my backing paper.

I took a doily and again inked the doily with the same inks and stamped with the same flowers in the same colours.

I created a ribbon strip from white card matted on to black card and inked and stamped again to match the doily and backing paper.

I die cut a pretty shape and again inked and stamped this, and stamped the Thank You" stamp from the project stamps in the centre of the die cut card stamp and layered on to silver.

Again from the stamps I stamped the watering can with stayz on ink on to silver miri card and cut out to make a pretty accessory for the card.

I layered all together and punched some leaves to decorate and some glitter and liquid pearls and volia - this is my card for the competition.

I must admin I had a lot of fun making this card and am very pleased with the results.


Debs x

Card Making Workshops Sunday 27th April 2014

Hello all,

The next card making workshop is Sunday 27th April 2014 at Lench's Trust, Ridgeacre Rd, Quinton, B32.

Its going to be a  good one.......

Class starts at 10am, please come along for some crafty fun and friendly atmosphere.

Hope to see you next Sunday.

Happy Easter


Love Debs x

how to make quilled flowers......

Hello all,

This is an instructional blog about how I make quilled flowers, I use the crafters companion quilled flower dies and stamen and spectrum noirs to colour them in with.  I die cut the petals and stamen from 140 gsm white card as I find this weight more suitable for manipulating the flowers.


1.     Using your quilling dies, cut two petal strips and two stamens.
2.     Colour them in the colour of your choice with spectrum noir pens (or pro-markers)
3.     Put double sided tape on each petal strip and each stamen strip.
4.     Stick the two petal strips together ensuring you have staggered the petals
5.     Do the same with the stamen, but leave the very end of the stamen unstuck (no tape)
6.     Take your quilling tool and roll the stamen around this, then add your petals, rolling them round the stamen
7.     Press down hard to ensure stuck together, shape petals and pull them out
8.     Spray with glue spray and dip in glitter
9.     Punch or die cut leaves, colour in and spray with glue and dip in glitter

10.  Add to your card

The final picture is the finished card to which I have added leaves, swirls and branches..

TTFN, happy crafting

Debs xx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

quilled flowers

Hello all,

I needed to make a "thinking  of you" card for someone at work who has had some very bad news this week.

So I though what better than some beautiful quilled flowers and loads of glitter to cheer someone up a little.

Using the Crafter's Companion quilling dies, I  cut, coloured with spectrum noir pens (PP1, PP3, PP5, CT1, CT3, CT4, GB5, GB3, CR1, CR2, HB1, HB2, HB3, and LG2, LG4, CG4, for the leaves) and quilled 7 flowers and sprayed with Crafter's Companion Stick and Stay and dipped in glitter..... you need a bit of sparkle.

I punched and die cut various leaves and again coloured and sprayed with glue and dipped in glitter (only some of them).  I punched out a vase and coloured with spectrum noir (EB7)

For the base card, I used A3 centura pearl snow white card, I folded in half to make an A4 card, matted with silver miri card and layered with centura pearl snow white card, I then die cut a trellis panel and matted with silver miri card and stuck to the base card.  I added the vase, leaves and flowers, then added punched, coloured, glittered butterflies, a pretty ribbon, gems, and liquid pearls butterfly trials and finished with a sentiment.

Hopefully it will make the person smile and remember she has a lot of people who care for her and who are wishing her well and thinking of her.


Debs x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Next Crafting Workshop Sunday 27th April 2014


Our next workshop is Sunday 27th April 2014 at Lench's Trust, Ridgeacre Road, Quinton. Bham. B32.

I cater for all levels of crafters and it is a fun and friendly group of like minded people.

We will be focusing on men's cards at this workshop - as men's cards always seem the hardest to do!

We have three projects to made, the first two pictures are the same card, it is a hide and slide card, the picture turns and appears, if you turn the other way, it disappears.

The 3rd picture is of a double pocket card, this is where you can tuck messages, toppers, pictures, book marks etc into the pockets on the front of the card.

The 4th picture is a DIY card - wall papering, I decided to make this fun and show when wall papering goes wrong..... it was fun to make.

I hope you can join me on 27th April for this work shop.

TTFN, happy crafting.

Love Debs xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

fairy card

Hello all,

continuing on from the fairy card, still using the fairy dies, this time I cut the fairy silhouette out of the card to make a topper, and created a double matt and layer from black card and white card, and put the silhouette on the top matt and layer, using a Martha Stewart leaf border punch, I punched a full strip (A4 length) of border leaves and cut up to make corner pieces and added a pearl to each corner.

I do love this die, next step is to cut the fairy out completely....... watch this space.

TTFN, Happy crafting

Debs x

Friday, 4 April 2014

fairy silhouette card

hello again,

More dies from the NEC (I did buy quite a few) - I think I am addicted to crafting, it is a problem - NOT!

I fell in love with the new tonic dies - fairies, and loved this one in specific.  I though I would make a silhouette card cutting out the centre panel and leaving it in the card.

I chose black and white and added a few pearls and a couple of butterflies.

Such an easy card to make.

TTFN, Happy crafting.

Debs x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

weeping willow tree card.....


Following on from all the new dies that I brought from the NEC last week, (with my co-conspirator - Ann) there is another card below that I made.

I brought a weeping willow tree die, and a beautiful ornate fence dies and a grass/flowers die for the bottom of the page.  I came up with the idea of a step card and put the fence on to acetate and cut it out and stuck on the small first step, then die cut the grass/flowers and inked through the die with distress inks and stuck this over the fence die on the first step.

I die cut two weeping willow trees and stencilled through the die with brown and green distress ink, I stuck one on the back step of the card and the other to the back of the acetate fence overhanging the fence.

TTFN, happy crafting.

Debs x