Sunday, April 27

"Owl" love you forever

I made this for Darren my hubby instead of a card for our anniversary.  We got married 14 years ago today in St Lucia and this was after 11 years going out.  So a whopping 25 years together is celebrated today!

Darren loves chocolate and I brought too many eggs for the Easter Bunny so I thought I would fill this box up for him.

The box is the Taylored Expression owl and Sack it dies.

Friday, April 25

Happy Birthday Card

I just made this card tonight for one of Harvey's friends.  Once again I found myself reaching for the Katie Label Pivot die from Karen Burniston dies.  I also used this cute owl set from Paper Smooches.

The papers are from the Lawn Fern Collection.

I am entering this into the the everything goes challenge at Paper Smooches

The banner on the front was made using the Taylored Expressions die HERE

Super simple, super fun card to make.  I hope you liked it 


Friday, April 18

Karen Burnistons April Challenge Post

Karen's post is up on the ECD blog.  Check it out


There is a fab video from Karen and lots of inspiration from her Designer Challenge Team

Monday, April 14

Karen Burniston's April Challenge

Hello Friends, it's the Karen Burniston Challenge time again and this months theme is Mamas and Babies - Use Pop it Ups to celebrate Mum for Mother's Day OR make a Baby card. You decide! 

Go to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog this Wednesday to see to collaborative post from Karen where she will show you what all us designers have done for this theme and I am sure Karen will have something WOW for us too.

And here is my card.  I decided on "Baby" for my card, since Mothers Day in the UK has already been and gone and I do love to create baby cards.

I used the Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart Pivot die, after all a HEART is perfect to show the love we have for these sweet little bundles of joy. 

 I used some of the heart decorator dies to create the glittered heart frames to decorate the main piece.  

I made my base card from a soft blue card stock and used one of the KB Embosing folders called TRENDY TILES 1 on the edges.,  I used a white inkpad to highlight the embossing further.

The Congratulations die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Those cute little Hedgehogs are from Penny Black.  I love these guys.  Margaret Sherry is
my favourite Penny Black designer.  I am a little sad to see that Penny Black don't appear to have any of her designs in the newest collection :(  I hope this is a one off.

I love the dimension these cards give using the Pivot dies.  And I love how easy they are, they really are so simple.  I can not wait to see what Karen has up her sleeve for any new designs!

So head on over on Wednesday to see the complete Designer Challenge Team and their cards. I am sure your socks will be knocked off! as mine are each month.

Thursday, April 10

Crafty palace had its 15 minutes of fame

My crafty palace got its 15 minutes of fame last Saturday as I was approached by the Daily Mail for them to come and take a photo.

I'll see if I can find the link to the online article.

Was a fun experience. I even had hair and make up sent round! Lol and some tops sent round on a bike. Madness. But fun.  Lovely make up lady and lovely photographer. A day to remember for sure.

Wednesday, April 9

Like a bus...

No card for days and then two one after the other :)  Here is a card I made for one of my sons friends Connor who's birthday is today.  Armed with my trusty Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot and the ultra cute dinosaurs from Paper Smooches.

Here is the inside and you can see the two dinosaurs playing footie!

And here is the outside.   I also used the number 8 from the Marianne
number set and the name was made using Lil' Inker Stitched Alphabet

Tuesday, April 8

Happy Birthday Kiera

It was my nieces birthday yesterday and here is the card I made for her.  Of course I had to throw in a Karen Burniston die and I used the Katie Pivot as the base for my card and inspired by all the "Card in a box" cards lately I made this one a "Box in a card".  Why make a flat card when you can a pop out card?!


I cut the Katie Pivot from the card and folded them in half, the centre points stuck forward to create
the base I needed for my "box".  I then filled it with flowers and leaves and went to town decorating the
rest of the card with lots of other dies.

Materials Used :


Tuesday, April 1

A little video - flower punch board

I made a little video yesterday showing you how I made the double punched flower.
The volume wasn't working on my web cam so I had to add written instructions to the video
which will not work on some devises unfortunately.


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