Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Flap Mini Book - how to

Hello everyone, I am here to try and give some directions as to how to make a flap mini book like the Magnolia one I shared the other day, you can see the book here

First off you need 4 sheets of 12" by 12" card, preferably the same colour although not vital.

The first piece needs to be scored on one side at 3" and 9" and on the other side at 2 3/4", 3", 9" and 9 1/4"

Cut out the strips between the two score lines as below and put to one side.

Cut the 2nd piece of cardstock in half so you have two 6" by 12" pieces
Score these at 3", 9" and 9 1/8"

Cut four 6" by 6 3/4" pieces and score at 6" and 6 1/4"

Cut two pieces 5 1/4" by 5 3/4"

Now comes the fun bit!

Take the first piece of card and trim as shown in the picture below.  Fold all the score lines.

Take one of the long pieces of cardstock and glue together as shown to leave a pocket.

Attach the other strip to the other side

At this point I always seem to manage to fold the flaps wrong but you want to end up with the flaps facing out like this.  Take to of the 6" by 6 3/4" pieces and attach to make the front cover.

You should end up with it like this.  You then need to repeat this for the back cover.

The two remaining pieces of card are to slide into the pockets as below.

No all you need to do is decorate and you have a flap mini album :)

I can not take credit for the idea for this album I saw one on youtube but I am not sure mine is quite the same as the instructions were a little hard to follow.

I hope you found this useful, I would love to see your albums if you make one.

Emily x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Happy Halloweenies!

Hi there.  It’s Ruby.  I have a couple of Halloween cards to share with you today.  Do you celebrate Halloween?

Both cards use the Paper Smooches ‘Halloweenies’ set.  The little speech bubble was taken from the new Christmas set, Paper Smooches All Yule Need.  See the little bauble top left, I used that. (I can’t take the credit, it was my bestie’s idea!)

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All Yule Need
Sorry the picture quality isn’t that great, I took the pic at night. That hour time change makes such a difference!

Happy Halloween! Hope you have fun if you’re celebrating. Personally this isn’t my favourite celebration because I have a phobia of people in masks so I look as white as my ghost if someone turns up on my doorstep with a mask on! I stay indoors and just make/eat pumpkin soup and send my hubby Ian to the door instead!

Copics Used... 

Card One..
 BG72, BG70
YG03, YG01, YG00
YR30 (eyes)
YR18, YR16, YR15
C9, C7, C5, C3

Card Two...
BG72, BG70
YR18, YR16, YR15
YG25, YG23, YG21

Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas Cooking Mini Book

Hi Everyone

I have been working on this project for a while, it went from a little project into something far far bigger as you will see.

First off I will show some pictures and then I have a little video so that you can see how the book works.

Before I show you the video of the book in action I will let you know what I have used:

Lawn Fawn - Sally's ABC
Magnolia - Tilda with mittens, Edwin with winding ferns, Tilda with long hair, Joyful Tilda, Tilda with Saffron buns and Holy swirl.

Papers and Blooms:
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage

Lawn Fawn

Brads and Keys:
Creative Expressions

Christmas Recipe Printable:
Printable Heaven

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, E21, E11
Hair - E31, E57, E35, E13
Clothes etc - R46, R27, Y02, Y06, C1, C2, YG03, YG11

Now for the video:

Thank you for visiting today


Saturday, 27 October 2012

O' Christmas Tree

Morning.. Jenny here :0)

Have you seen the latest Christmas Stamps that Emily has in store?
Today I've used the Paper Smooches sets called All Yule Need and Christmas Sampler to make a simple but colourful Christmas card...

I used a couple of smaller elements from the set with versamark ink to decorate the red panel and the tree is paper pieced using Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper.

Thanks for looking and hope you have time to craft this weekend :0)

Jenny x

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Are Proof of Everyday Miracles.....

Hello again.

Today I have a little card to share that I made a while ago, using one of my very favourite stamp sets by Donna Downey.....'Insightful Meadows'  All of Donna's designs for Unity are fantastic and this is the first one I bought and still a favourite....

I coloured the base card with Distress Inks and used another favourite Donna set for the stamped background...'Imagine It'.....The main image is just stamped and clear embossed and then red spots dotted about with one of my glitter pens. I've coloured it with different Distress Inks and doodled round the edge. A bit of ribbon and a couple of gems finish it off.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon.....

She xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Friendly Flowers

Hi there, it’s Ruby.  I have a simple little birthday card to share with you today.  I  coloured in the little Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers flower with my Copics and then used the sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler (A while ago I cut the sentiment in two so that I could stack it, eeek, scary stuff!)

This card is just a little 3” x 3” card.


To finish off I just added some faux hand stitching.

Copics used…
  • Y15, Y13, Y11
  • YR06, YR04
  • G24, G21, G20
Ciao for now!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Feminine Charm...

Hello there......

I have a little card to show you today using a set from my favourite stamp companies...Flourishes.....

The stamp set used is 'Feminine Charm'
I used a small cream square blank  and stamped on a Nestie cut out of the same card.....coloured in with my glittery gel pens...I cut the next matt myself and then just added the next size nestie in silver....All that was needed then were a couple of  Candis, a ribbon and the sentiment...A really quick, clean Birthday card...

Thank you for looking and I'll see you again soon.....

She xx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Let it snow

We are getting very christmasy here at make the day special.
I have used Let it snow from Lawn fawn....
And Lawn trimmings for my card.

The card was very simple to make.
I made the background by lightly sponging some blue ink for a moon effect.
Then i used the snowy background stamp with stickles.
You don't get the star shapes though.
Here is a closer picture, its very difficult picking up the sparkle.
Emily has got lots of new Christmas stamps and matching dies from Wplus9 here.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Sweet Christmas

Hello Stampers...Jenny here :0)

I'm popping in today with a Christmas card using the Lawn Fawn stamp set called 'Sweet Christmas'.... contains lots of images but I wanted to use the sweet gingerbread family so I turned them into a cute garland using some wire and beads I found in my stash. 
They are just right for heat embossing in white on biscuit coloured card and cutting out, although I left my plain I think they would look fab decorated with liquid pearls or glitter glue as well :0)

Thanks for stopping by
Jenny x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Christmas is Coming.............

Hi there....sorry this is so late.......Christmas is more ways than one!!!

My little card today is made with one of the Christmas Tildas....'Tilda With Long Hair'

I've used Nesties for the image and coloured with ProMarkers.... The little flowers are made with punches that I've had for so long that I'd forgotten I had them!!!

Thanks for looking and I'll try to be a little earlier next time!!!

She xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bits and Bobs

Hello, It's Emily here and I have a few quick makes to share with you today.

First up I have the very cute Winter Owl by Lawn Fawn.  I made some 3" by 3" card blanks and knocked up a few of these at my crop on Saturday.  They are very simple but I think this owl is so cute he can pull it off.  Winter Owl can be found here and the Fa La La paper pack can be found here

Next up is another quick Christmas card, this time using Magnolia and Unity.  I love this stamp and it is great to colour but I thought it would be quite nice left uncoloured too for a quicker card.

The Jingle Jangle Tangle stamp can be found here and Unity Ticket to Christmas is here. The paper is by Lawn fawn again.

Last up is a little calender I made using a fab new Unity stamp available here love that shoe!!

Thanks for visiting

Emily x

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Heartfelt mix

Another card from me this week.
I have used the heartfelt mix stamps and dies from Wplus9.
These are both out of stock just now but you can see the other  items available from Wplus9 here.
I wanted the hearts to stand out from the background so kept it black and white.
I made the background using my own stamp and  washi tape.
But Emily has some fab stamps from Unity and Christy Tomlinson that would be perfect for backgrounds.
I decided to not use a sentiment so its kind of general purpose.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Nutty for you

Our Clair has been ill so I'm back again.
Get well soon Clair.
I have used paper smooches set Falling for you.
I paper pieced the nut/acorn and coloured with copics.
Ive used the sketch from Paper smooches sparks challenge.
Papers used are Prima.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Snowy Tilda.....


Emily has some lovely Tilda stamps in...She has the new Christmas stamps too.....Check them out here

For my card today I have used 'Snowy Tilda'  from the A Christmas Story range....Love her...

She's coloured in with ProMarkers....The Snowflakes are table confetti and I've used Stickles in the centre (which hasn't quite dried yet!!)

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon.

She xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Caught a bug?

As I'm feeling more than just a bit under the weather this card seems perfect for today.
I have used the paper smooches set Healthy vibes.
I coloured the "bug" images with copics.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Christmas Poinsettia

Hi it's Jenny here, I'm filling in for Ruby today and I have another one layer card to share with you :0)

After using the Wplus9 'Fresh Picked' stamp set on Saturday I couldn't stop thinking about using the leaves from the set to make a Christmas Poinsettia...

I stamped the paired leaves three times with a bit of masking and added a bit of depth with Coloursoft pencils again and then used the single leaf in green.

The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set called Bows and Holly which isn't in stock at the moment, I really like how large and handwritten it looks :0) ...and I finished off the flower with some lemon Liquid Pearls for the centre, I'm quite pleased how it turned out and happy that I used the leaves to make something different :0)

Thanks for looking

Jenny x

Monday, 8 October 2012

Another Tilda and a Special Offer

Hello Everyone

It's Emily again and another card using a Tilda

This little lady is Autumn Tilda with Pencils I have teamed her up with Lawn Fawn papers and twine using one of the great speech bubble stamps from the Lawn Fawn set 'A Birdie Told Me' and sentiment by Paper Smooches

Now for the offer:

25% off all Stamps and Dies by The Cat's Pajamas using code CATSPJ while stocks last.

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Pig is for life not just for Christmas...

Hello Everyone, its Emily here again.

Now I am not sure why Magnolia have included a pig in their Christmas stamp collection but he is so cute i'm not sure I care!

Our delivery of the Magnolia Christmas stamps arrived on friday and they are available here

There are some lovely images and many like the pig above would be suitable for lots of occasions not just Christmas.  We only have a small stock of each stamp so don't miss out.

Have a great Sunday


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Berry Best Wishes

Hi, it's Jenny here....

Sorry I'm a bit later than usual but I do have a card to share with you today using another of the new Wplus9 stamp sets in store....

I've made a CAS one layer card using the 'Fresh Picked' stamp set.
I've used chalk inks and a bit of masking to make the berry cluster, the solid stamps allow you to add different shades of ink to them so you get a three dimensional effect and then I touch up the images with Colour soft pencils afterwards to add extra definition.

I just love this set, it has some lovely sentiments and a matching dies as well, perfect for clean and simple cards :0)

Thanks for stopping by
Jenny x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Thank You......

Hello there..........

I've got a really quick and simple card to share today.........I turned to my Flourishes stamps again..

I used the 'Thank You' the swirly sentiment... I used one of my embossing folders and just stamped in the centre...coloured in with my Promarkers..

Thanks for looking.....Don't forget to check out all the new things Emily has in and also some bargains to be had

I'll see you soon...

She xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Today i have been playing with some of the new Wplus9 stamps and dies.
I have used Heartfelt mix stamps,
And Hearts and clouds die.
Ive gone very simple and stamped the die cut hearts with the heart patterned stamps in two shades of pink.
I die cut the hearts before stamping as the stamps are clear its very easy to line them up.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tilda Book Mark

Hello Everyone

Just a quick post from me to make sure you all know about our Copic sale.

Pop over and grab a bargain as they are now 40% off.

I had a play with my Copics the other day and coloured the very cute Editor Tilda.  She looks perfect teamed up with the Lawn Fawn Papers and Stamps from the new Dewey Decimal range.

Thanks or visiting
Emily x