Sunday, 2 July 2017

Owl and the Fox

Just a little something to show today made by me (Louise).

I made these cute owl and fox gift boxes using the Sizzix die called "Owl and Fox" by Jen Long.

I pretty much made them the same as on the front of the die set because I was in a hurry.
I have to say they are quick and fun to make and you can use up bits of card oddments.
My daughter gave these to her teachers, ten in total when she left school a couple of weeks ago, after sitting her final exams.
Each box fits three Lindt chocolate balls which was very handy as the gift and also very yummy!
Guess who over estimated how many would fit and ended up with spares?  Honest, wasn't done on purpose!!

They went down very well apparently - well whoo wouldn't love to recieve this as a gift (see what I did there - very cunning eh!)
And I know it will be a die set I will use again and again.

Here's the picture from the front of the die set and click on it to take you to more details:

Owl and Fox by Jen Long

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Bee-cause you're special

Today we have a card by the lovely Chris Scott using a technique called "baby wipe technique".

Chris has used a baby wipe to create a stamp pad by adding drops of distress ink refills in different colours onto the wipe close together. You then take your stamp and press into the baby wipe and then stamp onto your card.
 The effect is a beautiful watercolour effect and you can add lots of different colour to one stamped image.

For this card Chris has used the a clear stamp set called Busy Bee by Hobby Art which has lots of designs in the set, including the sentiment Chris used.
The tiny bee's are really sweet too and Chris used glossy accents on the wings to make them stand out more.
To finish the card a few die cut wild flowers are added using the Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies set and these have been coloured using distress inks to match the card.

You can see other artwork by Chris on her blog : 'Always About Colour'.

Products used by Chris, include:

Spiced Marmalade distress ink
Scattered Straw distress ink
Peeled Paint distress ink
Wildflowers die set
Glossy Accents - Clear dimensional embelishment
Glossy Accents
Busy Bees clear stamp set

Monday, 26 June 2017


I love the colours of this pretty card by Sara using Sue Wilson dies.

Sara has created a aperture in the card using the Eternal Rings die by Sue Wilson.

Coloured card is used behind the aperture and pearls added to the flower centres to create
a truly pretty panel.

Flowers have been die cut and build up using the Sue Wilson Chrysanthemum die and the leaves are die cut from the Spring Foliage set.

Micro Beads are used to make the centre of the flowers and give a lovely effect.

The sentiment is from a Woodware clear stamp set called Jane's Script and is a lovely sentiment set with words perfect for many occasions and a lovely size to stamp onto cards.

Products used for this card include:
Chrysanthemum die set

Eternal Rings

Spring Foliage
Micro Beads
Jane's Script clear stamp set

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sara's Butterfly Magic

Today we have a very pretty card with lacey butterflies and a glittery background.

For this card Sara has removed a panel from the right side of the card and replaced with acetate.  Then on the right hand inside of the card, added a strip of glittery card so that it shows through acetate when the card is revealed out of the envelope.

A pretty border punch and ribbon add a elegant touch to the left side of the card.

The products used for this card include:
Ribbon and small pearls
coloured card stock

Sue Wilson Cutting Die - Finishing Touches Cascading Butterflies
Cascading butterflies
SO: Martha Stewart Craft Punch - Floral Lace
Floral lace punch
Stix 2 - A4 Extra Thick Clear Acetate (4 sheets) 300 micron
Thick acetate

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cascading Butterflies

This card from Sara is a very pretty card and also as a touch of sparkle to it.  We all love a bit of sparkle :)

Sara has used the Meridian corner die to die cut two corners of a piece of lilac card, then used the butterflies outline die in the centre.

On some white card she has then cut a full set of the butterflies dies and replaced the pieces back in the lilac card base.

Using adhesive film and glitter a sparkling background has been created and then placed behind the lilac card.

Ribbon and pearls add a finishing touch to card.

Products used include:

Meridian edger
Creative Expressions Double Sided A4 Adhesive Film Sheets - 5 sheets
Adhesive film
Sue Wilson Cutting Die - Finishing Touches Cascading Butterflies
Cascading butterflies
SO: DecoArt Glamour Dust Sprinkle on Glitter - Crystal 29.5grams
Glamour Dust
SO: Craft UK Ltd 6x6 inch Cards and Envelopes - White (50)
Card and envelopes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

With Love

"Pretty in Pink" is the card for today.

Sara has made this beautiful card using just pink and white cardstock and dies.
The base is a 8x8 card and a pink slightly smaller piece of card is used for the first layer.
Sara has then die cut the heart design (from standard heart nestie) out of a slightly smaller piece of white card.

Using the Tim holtz mixed media die set she has die cut the fancy corner out of white card and used this behind the heart with some pink backing.  Doesn't it look really effective?
Shows how versatile the mixed media dies sets are.  And how you can mix and match outline dies with fancy detailed details.  Loving it :)

Then to finish off the card, Sara has used the Sue Wilson Spring Foliage die set from the Finishing Touches range and also some lace, glitter and cute ribbon.   Notice how there are 3 shades of the pink flowers and each one has a pearl center - looks so elegant.

Some of the products used for this card, include :-

Sue Wilson Cutting Die - Finishing Touches Spring Foliage
Spring Foliage
Sizzix Thinlits Dies - Mixed Media #2 by Tim Holtz (3pk)
Mixed Media #2
Sue Wilson Cutting Die - Finishing Touches Cascading Butterflies
Cascading Butterflies
SO: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Heart Classic
Classic Hearts
Self-Adhesive Lace - White (1 metre)
Self-adhesive Lace

Friday, 9 June 2017

Good Luck

A Good Luck card for today made by Sara Rosamond.
This is a really lovely and quick card to make and a great way to use the Sue Wilson
Easter Basket die set in a very unusal way. Similar to our previous post where Sara has used the basket handle for the Hot Air Balloon, she's been thinking more outside the box basket and come up with this gem - using the basket handle upside down for a horseshoe.

Thin, 3mm, ribbon is then threaded through and a brad used to make it look like it is hanging on the card.
A die cut of a little black cat is featured in corner and comes from the Sue Wilson kinetics 3D window box die set to finish off card.  

Beautifully simplistic for any Good Luck occasion you need to create a card for. 

Thanks for the inspiration Sara :)
See some of Sara's other artwork on her blog : "inky fingers"

Products used on this Good Luck card, are-
Sue Wilson kinetics Easter Basket set 
Sue Wilson kinetics 3D window box accessories set
6x6 white cards and envelopes
Hobby House pearls

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Up Up and Away

The card we have today is a fun card that would be great for men's cards if you were a little uncertain as to what to make, or prehaps someone taking on a new venture.
Created by Sara, she has used the Sue Wilson Easter Basket set to make the basket for the Hot Air Balloon, and just used the patterned basket part of the die cut. 
To create the balloon itself, Sara has used the basket handle from the same die set and edged the die cut shapes with string/twine.
The background clouds are made using the cloud stencil kit and tumbled glass distress ink.
A sentiment has been created by stamping out the letters from the Hampton art alphabet set and using thread to create a kite tail look.

Products used - 
Sue Wilson kinetics: Easter basket set
Hampton art: alphabet set
8"x8" cards and envelopes in white
Distress ink: - tumbled glass

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Easter Wishes

Although Easter as been and gone for this year, I wanted to share with you couple of beautiful projects that Sara had created.  Firstly this lovely Easter card with a Sue Wilson die called Kinetics Easter Basket.
The clouds and grass are die cut from Doo Hickey dies and Sara has used tumbled glass distress ink to edge clouds as well as adding a little glitter too.

This Kinetics Easter Basket die also comes with a rabbit, bow and patterned eggs too.

I love this 3D version of the basket where Sara has turned it into an Easter table favour and added chocolate Easter eggs.  You could easily used this die to make a basket and fill with flowers for a card for anytime of the year or other gifts like a couple of nail polishes as a thank you to a friend, or sugar almonds as the classic wedding table favour. 
Sara has threaded ribbon through the handle, the design will take 3mm ribbon and not alot of it so get chance to sort through your ribbon stash and use up some left overs.

I do like the chocolate idea personally 'Yum Yum'

Products used are over both projects are:

Kinetics Easter basket by Sue Wilson
Sue Wilson kinetics window box and accessories (butterflies) 
8x8 blank cards and envelopes
Distress ink pad in tumbled glass
Magnolia Doohickey grass die
Magnolia doohickey Flag and cloud die

Monday, 29 May 2017


A variation of the same theme from our previous post.  This super card made by Sara features lots of creative detail:
A piece of black card as been embossed and then gilding wax used to highlight embossing for the base layer.
Another piece of black card is used and the large corner die from 'Tim Holtz Gearhead dies' is used on four corners.
The die cut is removed and gilding wax used on them and they are then replaced back in corners.
More single cogs have been die cut and waxed for decoration.
The centre clock is die cut several times and stuck together to give thickness and also gilding wax used on it.
Tim Holtz tissue wrap is used behind the black card.
The clock hands even move so you can put what time you like on the clock.
products used are - 
Tim Holtz - gearhead die set
pebeo - gilding wax
creative expressions - gilding wax
embossing folder - texture linen
Tim Holtz idea-ology - tissue wrap-melange
My creative spirit - black card
Marianne design - clock

Friday, 26 May 2017

Passing of Time

We have another beautiful card made by Sara today using dies cuts and gilding wax.
For the background Sara as used medical gauze that she coloured with distress ink refills and pulled threads of it to give a frayed look.
Tim Holtz gear head dies are used to die cut cogs from a large piece of black card that is cut slightly smaller than card base.
The cogs have had gilding wax put on them and then put back in black card.
Text paper was used behind black card so that it shows through cogs.
Sara has then die cut the large corner group of cogs and some leaves and flowers out of black card.
The flowers are made from the dies cuts and all pieces have had gilding wax used on them.
The following products are used-
Tim Holtz - gearhead dies
sizzix bigz die - tattered florals
sizzix bigz die - tattered pinecone
Sue Wilson - faux quilled leaves
My creative spirit - black card
pebeo gilding wax - empire gold

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Disco Fever

Sara (Inky Fingers) has made this fabulous card by using the Sue Wilson arched window/door die and turning it into a juke box.  Talk about thinking outside the box!
It really shows that we can use dies in others ways if we look carefully, I would never have thought of using it as a juke box but it works brilliantly.
The records have been made using various circle dies and a personalized record sleeve finishes it perfectly.
The wavy triple border gems looks great teamed with the notes die cut from a Marianne Designs die called musical notes.

Products used are:
Sue Wilson dies:
CED22002 window shutter 
CED22001 arched window
Sue Wilson die Eternal rings (used for front of juke box) CED1606

Spellbinders nestabilities circles
Cafe Parisian 12x12 paper pad 
Marianne Designs Musical Notes
Triple wavy gem border
8x8 card blanks

Sunday, 5 March 2017


Today with have another fabulous creation by Sara using the Sue Wilson Kinetics range of dies. 
Sara has created a double window shop scene by making a deep card and adding a recess behind the window.
In the recess there is little borders to look like shelves and then die cut flowers are put on shelves.
On the front of the card Sara used two window dies cuts and also added window boxes.
The flowers are die cut twice to give depth and topiary trees used along the bottom.
A stamp set called 'Meet me at the cafe' is used to create the tops of the windows and stamped onto patterned papers.  The word Florist has been created using a sizzix alphabet set from way back called 'wingo zingo'.

Products used are-

Sue Wilson dies:
CED22002 window shutter and valance
CED22001 Arched window/door
CED22003 3D window box and accessories

Graphic 45 paper pad - Cafe Parisian
MFT 'meet me at the cafe' stamp set

Distress ink pads in-

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Cat in the Window

Have you spotted the cat sitting in the window among the flowers?
This pretty card is made using Sue Wilson dies (listed at bottom).
The flowers in the window box have been die cut twice to give depth and little pearls used for the centres.
The lovely colours on this card make it very summery and fresh looking.
Love the verse stamp by Stampendous (CRD075) - great for inside the card or part of the front design.
A big bow and a charm finish it all off.
Products used are-
Sue Wilson die CED22003 window box accessories
                       CED22001 arched door/window
CED22002 window shutter
12x12 Cafe Parisian pad
May Arts burlap ribbon
Crea-Byoux Metal dragonflies
Dreamweaver hat pins
Marianne design embossed wall and die
Distress ink pad - tea dye

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Window Box

Today we have another beautiful card by Sara using Sue Wilson dies.
Sara has created a lovely window box scene and even used acetate in the windows to give the look of glass.
Striped paper has been used to create a blind in the window and a punched border gives the blind a decorative finish.
The flowers have been decoupaged and pearls used for the centres.
The base of the card is a 8x8 card blank and adhesive pearl border is used around edge.
Another layer is added to card using the Martha Stewart punch around the page eyelet punch, then behind the window a piece of white card as been embossed with a brick wall folder.
The window is attached using foam pads.
Products used-
Sue Wilson die CED22002 Window shutter and valance 
Sue Wilson die CED22001 Arched window/door
Sue Wilson CED22003 3D window and accessories
Martha Stewart punch around the page - Eyelet Lace
Woodware pearl border

Monday, 27 February 2017

New Home

Hello, I am back today with a New Home card made by Sara.
Sara has been playing with the new Sue Wilson dies and come up with some fabulous cards.
The Sue Wilson Arched window/door die is the centre of this card and by using black
brads Sara has added door knobs for extra detail.
The topiary trees have been cut out several times and the green part folded in half and several stuck together to create a 3d look.
The plants, cat and butterflies all come from the Sue Wilson set called 3D window box and accessories, I love the little cat waiting to go inside.
Products used are-
Sue Wilson die sets- CED22003 3D window box and
Card craft card blanks 8x8
Cafe Parisian paper pad
Peeled Paint distress ink pad
Antique Linen distress ink pad
Rusty Hinge distress ink pad