Friday, August 11

Karen Burniston - Kb Riley - Twist Panel

Today I am back with another card from demo.  The boys have stolen the mouse off the PC so trying to post this post from my phone.  So I'll keep it short and cross my fingers it actually works.

On the front I made use of the flags that come with the twist panel set and added wording from the words set, keeping the front simple as a leaf into the main display on the inside.

Inside I used the adorable animals and also so of the birthday charms and the cupcake too.

You can purchase these from or

Apologies its short and not linking directly, I'll have to sort a mouse out soon.

Wednesday, August 9

Karen Burniston, KB Riley - Charm Accordion Card

I recently had a lovely day demonstrating the Fabulous designs from Karen Burniston - KB Riley at Crafts U Love.  I will over the next few days show you what I made.

This first card shows off the Charm Accordion Die, and this card has been made with a single base cut to create the main card.  It makes the most adorable small card, which you can add further pages to to create much longer ones.

I have used the Charm Accordion
and decorated with the Woodland Animals 
these new Animal dies from  Karen are ultra cute! and easy to assemble, from the one set you can create 3 animals, this set is Fox, Raccoon and Squirrel.

and finally Natures Edges

as well as Crafts U Love in the UK these can be purchased from 

I will be back tomorrow with another card.

Tuesday, August 8

Paper Pros August Challenge

August already?  Where does time go?  I am here with the Paper Pros challenge and this month the challenge was "Monochrome" cards and this was picked by Frances.

 Paper Pros challenges are a group of crafty friends, (formerly Karen Burniston's Design Team) who decided that even though we disbanded the old Design Team we wanted to challenge each other and to get creating.  They are no pressure, join in if you want to, and whilst I do try and join in, last month with Caiden leaving primary school it was just too hard so I missed out.

Here is my card for this month and I am using the Katherine Label Pop up die for the card and the MFT Sow Much Cuteness stamp set.

Here on the front you can see that I used the Label shape from that
Katherine die set.  Teamed up with the large flowers from the Flower Pot set.

Here is the inside and the animate label pops upwards when you open the card.  This can animate all sorts of stamps and dies.  And I just adored this piggy.

Here are the links to the Paper Pro's
Some will be taking part and some won'y but stop by their blog anyway.

Friday, August 4

Demonstration at Crafts U Love

Tomorrow at Crafts U Love I will be demonstrating the dies from the Karen Burniston.  KB Riley collection.  There are also lots of other demonstrators there tomorrow too.

Over next week I will share on here the cards I have made but for now a little snippet of cards.

Tomorrow I will also have my dates for 2 classes that I will be running
using these fabulous dies, I would love to see you there.

Caz x

Tuesday, June 13

Paper Pros June Challenge - Masculine Birthday Cards

Hello Crafters
I am back with another Paper Pros Challenge and this month Shelly chose "Masculine Birthday Cards ". 

Of course I am still excited to be playing with the KB Riley Dies that I purchased the other month and slowly but surely ticking off all the dies. 

This card was made using the Popular "Twist Panel Pop Up"
which is on PRE ORDER at Crafts U Love HERE
there is currently a Discount on all Pre Orders so get ordering now
as there are some fantastic savings.
Also you can get this one from 
I have decorated the top and bottom of the card with the Nature Edges
This set of 3 border dies will be used time and time again I can feel it.

I have to admit to cutting the background paper first, it was masculine
in theme and colour but I had no clue where I was going with this card
and it nearly ended up in the bin.  True to form LAST
I was only making this last night, the night before the deadline! LOL
And whilst it is a "Relaxed" challenge in that it is just friends 
who are creating to a theme, I really wanted to make a card
last night so it made sense to stick with it.

This card shape is very popular and Karen did devise a way last year to make one using another one of her dies.  Whilst this and also cutting your own works, oh my! it is a faff I really could do without and using this die set is so simple.  Also the fact you get decorator dies to finish it off it really is a no brainer!  Look at the height and dimension on this card and yep it will fit in an envelope.

So having made the card I didn't know what to decorate the panels with, sitting there in front of me on my wooden stamp unit I saw this plane I thought it would be perfect to use.  I did not worry too much that the plane is not stamped perfectly spaced across the panels you can get the general idea and it works really well.

I coloured most of it in with the Nuvo Aqua Flow brushes, I adore these to colour with.  HERE  and stamped onto this paper HERE its a nice weight to colour and die cuts lovely too.

I do hope that you have liked looking at my card today.
Hope to be back soon.
Happy Crafting
Caz x

Wednesday, June 7

Karen Burniston KB Riley - Cupcake Pop Up

I am back again with another one of the NEW Karen Burniston dies. Could not wait to play with another one.

This time I have used the Cupcake Pop Up to create a card for my son Caiden who is 11 next week.  He is 11 (how the heck that happen) on Thursday but he is on School Journey and will be away from home :(   We are celebrating his birthday early this Sunday so I needed to get a card done sooner rather than later.

Caiden loves cakes!  (who doesn't) so I had to think for just a nano second to which die set I would use.  Karen Burniston Cupcake Pop Up from Crafts U Love in the UK or for America.

To make it cute I added some face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and some fun Googly eyes.

For the front I kept it simple with just the sentiment and hearts echoed on the front too.

I do hope that you have enjoyed looking at my card today.

I am off to my shed to make another!  Now which die to choose next.

Until next time.

Sunday, June 4

New Karen Burniston Dies from KB Riley

When I heard that Karen Burniston had start a new company in Cahoots with Riley & Company I knew I had to place an order.  Not only is Karen an amazing die creator, 3d paper engineering genius, she is a good friend and I wish her and her new venture massive luck and I am behind her all the way, waving the Karen Burniston Flag!  

I have loved Karen's dies for many years as she has transitioned from Sizzix to Elizabeth Craft Designs and I think her dies just get better and better.  So much hard work and thought has gone into these designs and its not just that, she is not one to create and die and leave you figuring how on earth to make it, oh no. There are videos for all of her interactive dies so you can see exactly how to make it.  I have lost count of the dies I have purchased elsewhere that contain next to NO instructions and a video that although punchy and fun to look at you have to rewind umpteen times to watch the main instruction again again.   

For this card, and it was a special one for my Mum I used for the "Main Attraction" the new CHARM ACCORDION DIE SET
link takes you to Karen but they are on PRE ORDER

So grab them at the lower prices while you can.

This die set includes 11 Dies including 5 Charms to hang.

Unlike previous Accordions you can make a 2 page card in a single pass
for the main pages as additional pages are added on using the cute little hinge dies.  The two moving pages that we are used to joining together now get joined together with the cute little hanging charm frame in between.

Decorating the pages I had to use the Adorable Fox from the
Woodland Animals set.  It's so adorable!
and finally, no birthday card is complete without a Birthday Cake and I used the smaller of the two from the 

Here is the video to show you how to assemble.

I hope you are as excited as me to see Karen Burniston back.

 I will be back with another card real soon, I have Caiden's Birthday coming up so I need to get a wiggle on making that one.  And I know just the die set I am going to use for my Cake Loving Son!

Sunday, May 21

Don't Forget! Crafty Car Boot today!

Rusper Car Boot sale - 11 to 3.30

Just google RUSPER CAR BOOT for all the info.

Stamps from 50p!

Tuesday, May 16

Crafty Car Boot Sunday 21st May

I am having a Rubber Stamp car boot on Sunday 21st May.  There are hundreds of Rubber Stamps to purchase in many many themes.  Stamps will be priced to go at just a few pounds being the dearest of them.    There are also some dies at greatly reduced prices.

Why the sale you ask?  I am not giving up stamping, oh no, its my blood!  But I do have hundreds and hundreds of stamps that I have collected in over 25 years. That is a heck of a lot of stamps that have not seen the light of day for many moons.  I want to share the love for Rubber Stamping by giving the buyers some awesome bargains and then use the pennies for garden improvements, more craft stash and Needle Felting stash too!

Why are car boot?  Sadly I do not have the time to list all this stuff on Ebay.  It take mega time to make very little money what with paypal & Ebay fees.  Also lost in post items means I lose out twice, I lose my items and I have to refund the money :(   By having a car boot people can come along, choose a stamp, pay and go away with some mega bargains.  I can also have by appointment people come along to look at them here in Redhill, Surrey.

Car Boot is at Rusper near Horsham.  I decided that even though this is quite far away from me it makes it more central to Crawley, Horsham and other places. Just over half hour drive from where I live.  Also it is not a crazy early boot sale, they let the sellers set up without people diving in their boots!!

The details of the sale are HERE   YOU MUST CHECK on the morning that the sale is on that it is actually going ahead.  It is in an open field so it is weather dependent.

I have flowers, animals, words, you name it!   I will probably be doing a few of these as I cant see my little car taking all that I have to sell so I will post further dates.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 9

Paper Pros May Challenge

Hello!! Its been a while again, but I am here with our Paper Pro's Challenge and this month I thought I would be really clever and make the theme "Few of our favourite things" and I thought it would be easy, but when you like so many things it makes choosing tricky!

So here is my card.

And here is a list of my Favourite things.

First up ACCORDION Dies from Karen Burniston.  Amazing dies as accordions but I also love to cut the centres out and these make amazing frames. And on this particular one it has the stitched design around the edges which I love, so I drew through it with a black pen.

Penny Black stamps, namely Margaret Sherry's Designs - these were my first love when I started stamping, probably over 25 years ago!!

Banners I love banners and bunting dies and stamps and I have used here the Lawn Fawn ones.

Lastly on this card I used the Nuvo Aqua Flow brushes from Tonic and I LOVE these.  The colour is so intense but you can use a regular waterbrush and some nice watercolour card to colour in.  These are my new best friends.

The rest of the ladies on the Paper Pros group have been busy making cards.  Remember this is a no stress challenge we do as friends so not everyone will take part every month :)  But it was so much fun not to miss.

Tuesday, April 11

Paper Pros April Challenge

A card!!   Its been a long time, I have been cardmaking but it has been for work rather than fun.  I am here with a challenge card for the Paper Pro's team, who are the same wonderful inspiring ladies that made up the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team.  We had such fun on this team and we could not bare to part ways so we chose to do a "just for fun" challenge, its monthly, but there is no pressure if we cant make the date, life happens!

So this theme was FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES AND/OR SPRING BLOOMS on your project?

And I chose Butterflies, with a smattering of flowers too.

Here in the inside you can see the I have decorated the Pivot Butterflies
with yellow card, hard to tell but this has been embossed and I have 
applied some Tonic Studios Nuvo Mousse in a pale yellow.

The bunting stamp was inked the Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink.

The front is a echo of the inside, the same beautiful  Butterfly, some punched flowers, buttons, silver tape and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green and Caribbean Ocean.

This card could be used for so many occasions and so many different colour ways, but inspired by the yellow of Spring for the colours.

Saturday, March 11

144 Twinkling H20's for sale

Grab a bargain!!


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