My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

A small bouquet in lemon

Hi guys, I'm here today to show you some Roses and a couple of open style flowers I made using some of the fabulous Foamiran in colour 002 and the Multi flower die available at
14 Craftbar,

I made a medium sized rose plus some buds in different stages of opening, as well as some leaves too,

Above you can see the larger rose which I made out of a foil bud then used the 3rd and 4th sized petals from the Multi flower die and the 002 Foamiran (Ecru) this is a off white kind of colour, so to make my lemon coloured Roses I used some pastel extra soft number 3 then on the top edges went over with a Gallery oil pastel in  505 chrome, ( to do this I simply added some of the pastel to a piece of foam then used flicking motions to add colour to the petals before gluing)
The open styled flower is made using the Multi flower die using the 2nd sized petal die and the  same 002 Foamiran but this time I only used the soft pastel extra soft for a more subtle look, to this I also added some green stamens in the centre,

I then made some Rose buds using the 3rd sized Multi flower die, just making the foil bud smaller and the petals tighter together when gluing to get the different sizes, the one shown above I kept the colouring soft like the open flower and was coloured the same way,

For some of the other buds I added both pastels as above to give more of a stronger hint of colour, I then made the calyx's with some 020 Olive green Foamiran which I hand cut, then some leaves as shown too,
I will be using these on a hand made card soon but they would fab on a headband or similar too,

I love making all sorts of flowers out of Foamiran, it is very relaxing and you can use hand cut petals or dies which as you can see you can usually make different styled flowers with too,Do check out all the gorgeous products Agnes has in store, then have a go yourself at making some of the many styles of flowers you can make,

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Easter Egg hunt

Hi guys, I'm here today with a project for My Beasties shabby Chic team,
you can also see this post at the My Beasties colour and create Magazine,
 I've hand made a Easter Basket for a egg hunt,

I then used this adorable My Beastie Img 911 from the My Beasties online store, I coloured it with my distress re-inkers,

I layered her onto a stitched oval die then a scalloped oval die, I finished off my basket with some flowers from my stash and some Magnolia die cuts,

Check out this and all the other gorgeous products too, 
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Easter's on it's way

Hi guys, I'm here today for Swedish house Crafts DT to show you a box book card which I have made for my Grandaughter  to give her at Easter time with some eggs inside, but shush don't tell her!!! lol

I used the fabulous papers by Maja Design from the Vintage Spring Collection, these papers are still one of my favourites and tend to go back to them again and again, some individual papers are on sale at the moment at Swedish house Crafts, so check them out!!
I used one of the papers as a layer using the fantastic pierced scalloped ovals dies by Gummiapan, if you've never heard of Gummiapan dies pop over to SHC to see the fabulous range Suha has in store, they are very reasonably priced and they cut a dream!!!
anyway back to my card, I then used one of the same smaller dies for the focal point, I used the adorable cute mini world  Magnolia stamps / wagon with egg and Chickens which I masked together before colouring them with my copics, I added the stockholm stamp around the edges for a little added interest too,

Around this frame effect I used the adorable Daffodil die again by Magnolia, I then made myself some centers for these out of some coloured cardstock, but you could leave them without or use bought stamens too, peeking behind the flowers and feathers is a Gummiapan Hen net stamp too,

On the base I added another couple of  Doohickey dies by Magnolia from farm to Maket - Sprouts and Market Fence,

On the edge of my book  style card I used one of the awesome  new metal embellishments Suha has in store,

For the inside of my card, I again used the scalloped ovals dies using a couple of the same stamps but using second generation stamping I can write my getting over the top and yet it still gives a little interest,

Around the outside of this this time I used the Doohickey chicken wire die, which is available to pre-order from SHC now too,

This is the side my Granddaughter will love as it's were her egg will sit in the box I created using folded card, I then just added a die cut from my stash which was from an older Magnolia club magazine,
Products used:
Magnolia Mini World - Wagon with Egg
Magnolia mini World -  Chickens
Doohickey /From farm to Market - Sprouts
Doohickey/ From Farm to Market - Market Fence
Doohickey - Chicken wire die
Gummiapan - Hen net large stamp

LHOSM - Anything goes
Simply Magnolia - Easter
Paradise of Magnolia - Easter
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes option Easter

Well, I hope I've maybe given you some idea of the fantastic products you can see over at Swedish house Crafts, go on have a look, you know you want too!!! lol
Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Monochrome Birthday card

Hi guys, I'm here today with a card I've made recently for my daughters birthday,
I love this  872 image so much and have coloured her in similar colours using my copics in colours
 skin, E000, E00, E21, E93 and hair and outfit in E40's and W0's
I used some distress ink on the edges too,

As usual I distressed my paper edges then layered them up for a shabby Chic look, then added some lace again in a similar colour way to tie it all in,

some die cuts and pearl string from my stash finish off the card,

Do check out this and all the gorgeous images, papers and lots more at  My Beasties shop,
Happy Crafting !!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi guys, I am here today to show you some of the gorgeous products which are available over at
My son's Girlfriend had a Birthday recently and I wanted to make her a card using some of my handmade Foamiran flowers but also for it to springlike and a little zingy, is that a word? well it is to me,!!! lol

I used the fabulous Morning Dreams  papers for the layered background, I distressed the edges of each layer again, as it's something I love the look of,
I then cut out the flowers on one of the papers as the base for my display, layering this up with foam pads, underneath this I added one of the gorgeous Scrapiniec chipboard pieces which I coloured with some white Gesso before gluing onto my card,
I then cut out another couple of individual flower heads to add among my Foamiran flowers to give some more dimension, shown below my flowers on the left,

I made my larger flowers out of a Rosy Dot hearts die and white Foamiran which I then added a little colour to the centre of the petals with some oil pastel, I used the adorable heart stamens in the centre's too,
all links below,

I also made some rose buds for my display, I made them all using the multi flower die using the smallest petal die only, on some of the buds I used yellow Foamiran then white for the outer petals, this mimicked the flowers on the papers, then I used the yellow only on the others, I finished these buds off with some hand made Calyx's for the bottom,

Here you can see the chipboard pieces a little better,  here and there I also added a tiny Foamiran flower made using a punch from my stash in white Foamiran which I again coloured with oil pastel,
To finish off my card I used some of the fabulous sequins here and there and a die cut Happy Birthday die from my stash,

Happy Crafting!!!