Craft is something that belongs to you in a way that nothing else does. You may share your passion with someone else, and provide inspiration for each other, but at it's very core it is a private joy that feeds your soul. It is there for you on the sunny days, the rainy afternoons and in the middle of the night when your worries are keeping you awake. At the same time it can be restful, meditative and exciting.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


There are some new ones coming but I’m not up-loading them yet because the people I designed them for will ‘know them’ straight away and there goes the surprise.  Some metallic papers, some pets, some elegance, some fun.  Guess you’ll just have to wait and see.........=^..^=

Three – again

I love using this layout of 3 panels across a horizontal card (have posted about it before too).  And who can go past this happy, happy Santa twirling through the clouds.  The red paper has a textured leather look which is great.  It’s fairly thin though and difficult to cut up on the paper slicer.  It tends to tear and I think next time I will mark it and cut it with scissors =^..^=

Buttons - 2

Another use for buttons - now only 1/2 million left in the tin =^..^=

Glitter baubles

Surprisingly this glittery decorative paper range is from the same pack as the country feel (below).  To me the baubles have a slightly kitschy feel and I really wish that I had more because the paper was fun to play with =^..^=

Country Feel

This is a country feel range of decorative paper.  It took me a while to work out how to use it because the paper is really designed for scrap-booking rather than card making.  The images are offset around the border of the 12” paper and the middle was just a pale pink.  I wasn’t really sure about the end result but the cards feel complete =^..^=

Embossing and gold baubles

This is one of my favourites of this batch of Christmas cards.  The Cuttlebug embossing folder is snowflakes and the card is a lovely cream.  I am happy with it, but I would love to work out a way to get gold ink to pop more.  I don’t want to go the glitter route because on a card like this that would be overkill.  I did add a few small dots of gold glitter glue around the edges of the baubles which help make it pop.  I guess what I’m looking for is a way to make gold and silver ink shimmer without being overwhelming....any ideas.....? =^..^=