Sunday, 22 January 2012


After getting up one morning ready to start a fresh card, I was gutted to find that the handle on my GC would not turn. As I picked it up to have look closer at it I heard a sound of dread.  Something metallic was rattling around inside. Next stop was a phone call to the supplier and they picked it up three days later, so just waiting hear if it is being repaired or replaced.

For some who makes most her cards based around using die cuts, its amazing how frustrating it is not to have it, luckily I kept my Big Shot (which I use with smaller dies and when I just want a one off piece), but it is much slower going and I have added a Cricut Baby Bug to my craft tools (which I am loving).

But I have struggled on without my Calibur and have created a few pieces without the GC.

This card made using 90% of black card and my twinkling H2Os.  They are an incredible medium to have.  The backing sheet, started life as just a cream paper with the black design.  I wanted the black imagery but not the colour.
I have used a mixture of Cricut cut shapes, spellbinders and lea'bility dies for this one.

With a Special Touch of Mica masks and a beautiful lea'bility die. This is a beautiful and slight quirky die that I see me using often.

Cut with my cricut, with an accent heart using  a Marianne die.

Join me in wishing my Grand Calibur a speedy recovery and return to home soon.

Happy crafting everone xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012


It started with finding an unloved green watering can in the loft.

I have absolutely loved making this piece, it has been a real labour of love over the last few days.  All the flowers, foliage and label on the can have been made using spellbinders (the letters are from Tim Holtz Vintage market alphabet).  The flowers are made from white printer paper, coloured with Distress Inks and highlighted with H2Os.  The foliage has been made from some cheap old green card I found in the back of my crafting cupboard and coloured with H2Os.

I had planned to take a few photos, but there was more work involved than I realised and I was concerned the WWW would not have enough space for them all. LOLx

Items Used:
Grand Calibur
Stick It Cool Melt Glue Gun
Spritzer bottle
Paint brushes
Large glue dots
White printer paper
Mid green card
2mm Florist wire
Florist tape
Spellbinder Dies
Blossom Three
Blossom Four
Rose Creations
Labels 21
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Black Soot
Wild Honey
Dusty Concord
Plum Crazy
Mango Mamba
Sweet Alfalfa

I think that has covered everything used.

I do hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed making and all comments would be much appreciated.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I thought I would start the year with a couple of Valentine cards. Different styles on each one, I must admit I much prefer the word one.

I do think this a very cute Tilda and lends herself well for a valentines card.

I love this card with the black and white with metallic accents.  The little poem came to me whilst watching tv one night.

Thank you for looking!!