Category Archives: 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue

Friday Fun Fold – Vertical Centre Step Card

By | August 20, 2021

Hi there Back in March I shared a Horizontal Centre Step card and today I have a Vertical Centre Step card. The method to make this card is the same other than the cardstock is scored in a different orientation. Most templates for this orientation were in inches but I finally found a metric version.… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Clear Block and Ink Background – Take One

By | August 17, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique uses products that you will all have in your crafting stash – a clear block and an ink pad. Together these products will create a cool background for your stamped images. To create the background, ink up your clear block – I used a ‘D‘ sized block for this card –… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Tower Pinwheel Card

By | August 13, 2021

Hi there There have been a number of Tower Pinwheel cards on social media lately and I finally jumped on the band wagon and made one. As is often the case, card designs are made to fit US cardstock which is wider and shorter than metric cardstock. So after a few trials I managed to… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Black Magic Technique

By | August 10, 2021

Hi there The Black Magic technique is where you can create a dramatic look by stamping on dark cardstock with light ink and then colour on top of it. The first time I tried this technique (back in 2017) I used White Craft ink as my base then applied Watercolour pencils and outlined the image… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Z Fold Hinge Card

By | August 6, 2021

Hi there For the last few weeks I’ve been sharing a variety of different takes on the ‘Z fold’ card. I’ve called todays Z fold a ‘hinge card’ as the Z is hinged between the front and back panels. There are 10 pieces of cardstock to this card – I had to really concentrate with… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Double Z Fold version two

By | July 30, 2021

Hi there Last week I shared a Double Z Fold card and today I have another variation to share with you. The base is folded in the same way but this version has a narrow ‘double Z’ banner compared with last weeks shorter banner. As we come to the end of the Designer Series Paper… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Pinwheel technique

By | July 27, 2021

HI there We are in the last week of the July Designer Series Paper (DSP) promotion. This week my featured DSP is the Pansy Petals. This paper is part of the Pansy Petals Suite – you can see all the products included in this suite on page 28 and 29 of the Annual Catalogue. To… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Double Z Fold

By | July 23, 2021

Hi there There are lots of ‘Z Fold’ variations and today I have a Double Z Fold. One of the guys at worked turned 21 last weekend and I wanted to make him a fun card. I’ve paired a fun fold (always good for a masculine card) with a fun stamp set – Turtle Friends.… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Angled Z Fold

By | July 16, 2021

Hi there I hope you’ve all had a good week. It’s hard to believe we are already half way through July. Today’s card is a variation on a Z fold card. It ticks all the boxes for a good fun fold for me – I can get two cards from a sheet of cardstock, easy… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Double Triangle Fold

By | July 9, 2021

Hi there I have two cards for you today using the same fold – one in a portrait orientation and the other in a landscape orientation. This fold is called a Double Triangle fold and it uses half a sheet of cardstock – cut on the diagonal. I had some pansies and leaves (from the… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – ‘Cloud’ Template

By | June 29, 2021

Hi there Today’s card is the second card we made at my recent workshop – you can see the Pansy Card we made here. This card uses a number of new products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. The base product is the Beauty of Friendship Bundle from pages 10 and 11. I really love the… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Partial Dry Embossing

By | June 22, 2021

Hi there Last Saturday I held a workshop for a lovely group of ladies – we had a great afternoon crafting and here is one of the cards we made. It uses the partial dry embossing technique. This is where you dry emboss your cardstock front but leave an area free of the embossing to… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Spotlight Technique

By | June 8, 2021

Hi there The Spotlight Technique is a great technique to use with large line art stamps. I now have the perfect stamp for this – Daisy Garden – and a new way of creating this technique thanks to a fellow demonstrator Tee-Jay. Normally you would stamp your image, die cut part of the image out… Read More »

Friday Fun Fold – Turtle Friends

By | June 4, 2021

Hi there Today’s fun fold card is another one we made at last month’s team training. It’s a 5″ square card and features the cute Turtle Friends Bundle on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue. The front of the card has been scored in half and has two panels that have been dry embossed with… Read More »

Expressions in Ink – Quick and Simple Card

By | June 2, 2021

Hi there Today’s post is a quick and simple card we made at our recent training event. Even though this layout is a simple one it still has lots of texture and layers to please the eye. The Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is so gorgeous and has a lovely range of… Read More »