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Messy Craft

Well I thought I would have a play…………..


Did this late one day about 3months ago (no rush then) its water and mica powders just randomly put on a A4 piece of card and left to dry.

At some point I have used half but today using the left over half.


Cut to size and then I have used a stencil and distress ink to complete the background. I have several stencils and am trying to make myself use them more as I do (mostly) like the results.


Added a HD topper and a couple of die cuts. Not clear but Gold Wink of Stella used on the butterfly elements of the die cuts. Added a punched flower, all cut elements are from purple layer of card used to mat onto HD mirri layer.

While faffing also found a use for those containers we all think “surely I have a use for you” I use nail polish remover to clean tools but its always a bit of a faff. Was doing that today and noticed this on my desk …


It does have the lid. I have decanted some remover into it and hey presto …………….


While general tidying I can put messy tools into pot and let soak for a few minutes with no extra mess.


50 Years

Needed to make a 50th Birthday card and thought I would share.


Using a Hunkydory base card and matching topper. I have achieved the lettering by first cutting them out of the card base, I have then also cut them out of basic white card. The white card die cuts have been placed back into the base card with the patterned ones then added on top. ( Note it pays to put a piece of copy paper between face of base card and cutting plate to avoid marks from cutting plate spoiling the base card.) For the shaker element I have put the topper flat on card and the created the shaker with circular part of topper, the shaking bit being some ‘wedding crystals’ from Home Bargains and some little pink stars from Printable Heaven. I have also dotted a few of the stars on the front of card. The pink flowers are bought ones (Amazon £1.49 for 144) and added some die cut flourishes. The ivory flowers are from Printable Heaven with d’diamond’ gems from my stash. Pink novo drops at top finish it all off.

Need to also make a box.


For a change I kept it simple. Topper is from the same HD kit, I have double cut the lettering from the waste from making the box, added a different flower but put another of the ivory flowers in its centre to tie it all together.


Weird March

I also have not been a good blogger.

I have the problem that most of my recent makes are for people who may see this before they receive their cards.

These are three sent to a friend who has been off work so I have sent a card every couple of weeks just to say I am thinking of her. The flowers was the first one, hot water bottle during the snow and the middle one was old stuff I found.


She is coming back to work on Monday so have made her an extra special card.


It is a box card using a HunkyDory box kit. The box itself needs no explanation, the frame is part of the HD kit along with the stand on the back.

The image is from HD Little book, fussy cut three layers of decoupage. Sparkle and Nuvo drops added for interest, along with some curled wire and stamen.. The acetate is the heat resistant kind that has been stamped and heat embossed. I like working with acetate but despite the fact I bought the heat resistant about two years ago I have never used it. As the experiment worked I think I may be using it again, it is not really construction weight but I will still find uses. The flower embellishment I created on a scrap of mirri card so only had to stick the card to the front. This again was an experiment as I usually just create these types of embellishments directly on the card. This I found to be reasonably successful as it meant I could see easily if it worked without ruining the card. Bow, die-cuts and pearls added to finish off.

Another Holiday Week

This particular week was supposed to have been at the end of November last year, I had all sorts of Xmas make plans, however couldn’t take it then so here I am. Now I did debate getting a start on Xmas 2018 but then thought better of it. I am though keeping on with my intent to use up crafty stash rather than keeping it for special.

Have paired these as the backing sheet and acetate are from one A4 sheet of each, So 1 A5 and a DL card from an A4 sheet. I do like acetate 🙂

On the first one everything is under the acetate dome apart from the pink frame and the three butterflies at bottom right. On the second only the sentiment is on the outside. Not clear but image on second has several decoupage layers.

The ‘shared’ part on these two is the oval topper. The oval frame on card two came with the image on card one but I didn’t like it on first card so then created a card around it. The first card is a HD base card folded and cut to shape with the topper added and a sentiment. On the second one I used an image from a little book inside oval frame, I thought it went well with the other bits that were lying around on my desk.


Moved on from the two card from one idea LOL. All of the fiddly bits are from two cuts of a HD Moonstone die.


This one I am not convinced is complete but haven’t come up with any thoughts that I like so for now staying as it is.


Another play with an acetate wrap, HD do some lovely foiled acetates. Some of the fun is working out how to ‘hide’ the workings. In this case its the simple adding of acetate to image before mounting onto card base. I have found I have more control if I put the red liner tape on the card rather than the acetate. I also managed to use up a left over topper, the hanging basket is the card stock and table is from a totally different HD set but match well.


You may have noticed the pink with white spots in a previous image, this is the ‘leftover’ part of the card. Fairly simple addition of a matching topper and embellishments.

And finally ……


A stepper card. I was going to do a DL triptic but decided to be a bit more adventurous . The central flowers on bottom are bought but I have coloured them, the remainder are made using flowers punches and scraps of HD.

That’s it from me for now, a couple of days still to do ………………….

Final Holiday Day Craftiness

As the title suggests I have had a week off this week so have done some crafting. These are todays makes.



A5  –  I did the decoupage for this yesterday so it was quick to finish today.


DL  –  Left over pieces with the new HD Confetti adorable scorable as a base. The toppers are from a HD topper pad.


7″ * 5*  –  HD little Book Decoupage with an acetate dome to protect it.


6″ * 6″  –  Making use of the left over decoupage, I find it hard to just throw scraps away.


7″ * 7″  –  A card for the men, all HunkyDory. A backing paper from an older kit found in scraps box. A cut down little book page and a small topper.

As you can tell all made from stuff on my desk without much addition.

Xmas All Gone

Well Xmas has all been put away for another year.

While tidying away Xmas I came across a couple of toppers that I made at least a year ago so thought I had better turn them into cards.


I do remember that they are part of concept cards from HunkyDory that I played about with. The die cut fancy frame is by tonic, other than that it is just layering.

Then I started on a card for a birthday, have made at least two I might send her plus a couple more to continue with my resolution to use up a kit once started.


8 * 8 – All hunkydory, the recipient had recently acquired a cat so was taking that as my starting point.


7 * 7 – Mostly hunkydory with another tonic die and some punched flowers. Not sure how clear the decoupage is.


7 * 5 – simple layering and decoupage.


7 * 7 – As simple as it gets lol


A5ish – A bit more work involved here. A base of a Hunkydory card, the bottom ribbon has been cut from top of card. I have raised bottom image and put its decoupage layer stepped forward to give the 3D effect. The vase of flowers topper is from a different HD set but as always the colours work. The strip across the top is the new confetti adorable scorable.

I still have enough kit left to make 2/3 more cards minimum.


Messing About

Didn’t go into ‘The Room’ with any purpose so just faffed.


While faffing I came across a die I forgot I had. It is not quite A6 size so made use of one of the HD Moonstone dies for the extra borders. Just one cut frame has been used on both cards. Cut one of the found die in silver and one in white and backed with the apposing colour, simples :), mounted onto a back card base.


More faffage from the scraps box. Firstly a Cut Emboss and C folder. This was the one I cut just to test the folder and has popped up when in the scraps box for about a year, thought I would make the effort and use. The backing is an HD little book page, I have cut the butterflies so I could raise them, I should of done the one on the right as well so may still cut one out to put on top. Secondly a Xmas topper also in scraps box for a year, backed with black and kraft card layers. Some Xmas ribbon bought about 2years ago in after Xmas sales at 1/2 price. Again both on black base cards.


And final ‘tidying up’ faffage’. Started with the silver frame (the off cut from HD Moonstone die cut used in first two cards)  A HD Little book image that was again in scrap box turned into a shaker card. Kraft card base layer (also from scrap box) inked on edges. Sequins used for the shaker bits come from The Range at £1 for a large supply and come in various colour combinations.

About to go to the room again with no real plan in mind 🙂