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Another of those days …………

Well I had to tidy properly from last time and what better way than using up the spare bits ūüôā

IMG_1517¬† Size 8″ * ¬†8″

Having received my new HunkyDory dies just had to try at least one of them out. It is a shaker card using the new die and some HD snowfall acetate. The addition of a green background and wide xmas ribbon. The sentiment die is also HD, and finally you may recognise THAT die again.

IMG_1520¬† Size 7″ * 5″

Base card has been silver embossed (still magic to watch). Unclear in photo but image is decoupaged with a snowfall acetate dome added.

IMG_1522¬† ¬†Size 7″ * 5″

The embossed card was intended to be the base of the previous card but decided I liked it too much to cover so just added a snowflake corner.

IMG_1525¬† ¬†Size 8″ * 8″

Left over HD card from last years makes. Added an embossed image, sanded back and silver gilding wax added, mounted on HD rainbow mirri.

IMG_1527¬† ¬†Size 7″ * 5″

And to finish the tag is the last bit of of the HD used last week, the image is from the little book just simply matted onto a gold mirri mat on a red card base.

Crafting area is nearly tidy(ish) so might need to do some more today.

Foot Note: I have HunkyDory mats in Rainbow and Gold Little Book size and also Rainbow in 8′ * 8″ and find them invaluable. Depending on what I am adding I often take die cuts out of the centre. The last card I didn’t as I was adding a paper weight topper.


Challenge Day Two

Another day at home so created some more.

Card 1


Hunky-dory Little book image, a total of four layers. I have used the diamond shaped torn edge and created an inverted decoupage. Acetate with a sentiment embossed wrap and mounted on an easel card.The base backing paper is a paper from Kanban, flowers created from the waste and one of my favourite swirl dies. on the stopper.

Card 2


Standard decoupage created with the cut-outs from card 1, so in total I have used 5 of the matching little book pages.. Simply mounted on gold layers cut using rectangular torn edge dies.

Card 3


Torn edge Hexagon card (sorry not photographed well due to the amount of shiney ) Hexagon layers with heart torn edge topper made from yet another little book page. Flowers swirls and banner made from various off cut bits on my desk from last two days of crafting.

Will go back and tidy tomorrow as I am hungry and in need of coffee.


The Scrap Box(es)

The plan for the last two days has been to go through my ‘scrap’ boxes and die cut embellishments and actually throw bits away.

img_1362¬†As you can see I did do some die cutting, about 2 hours worth …………….. but the problem with going through the scrap box is you find things to craft with.

Distraction 1


Small part of a Little Book page + purple strip of card + black scrap + silver scrap + cut out butterfly + scrap printed acetate, even the card base was in the scrap box. The only new additions are the silver ribbon strips , purple bow and sparkles. Oh and I die cut the sentiment from scraps.

Distraction 2


Why I have card blanks in the scrap box I don’t know but a simple one as the topper was already decoupaged so added a gold mat, 3 stars and some nuvo drops.

Distraction 3


My first ever pop-up box. White card was an off-cut scored and cut to size. All matts are from the scrap box as are the frogs, flowers and sentiment ( and the acetate strips) The only new addition are the nuvo drops.

Distraction 4


Yet another card off-cut folded. Cream paper cut to size with a peel-off border added. The Hunky-Dory topper backed with a gold mat. The two decorative strips cut from an off-cut.

You would think this would mean my scrap boxes would look a bit empty now but to be honest they do not look as if I have touched them.

Being a Rebel

When I started crafting yesterday there was no August Challenge so I continued with Xmas (which I would point out Phantomsax knew) so here are my final Xmas for July Challenge even though a draw has already been declared.

Card 1


Well technically three all with same base. From some hammered white card I have DIE CUT 3 mini-stepper cards (die by Tattered Lace)

Left to right, 1) a gold layer cut and then stamped and coloured a candle image. Fussy cut then affixed to card 2) gold and white layers finished off with DIE CUT snowflakes. The 2 smaller are cut from gold, the larger one cut from white and gold wink of stella added 3) no layers just a Tonic DIE CUT candle, coloured and paper pieced.

Card 2

(posted in wrong order as matt on this card is what was gutted from card3)


As I have done before I got out a Hunky-dory Xmas set.

6″ * 6″ card base. Bottom gold mirri base layer (gutted to make the most use of ) Main image is part of a HD card to which I have added a HD border strip and HD greeting. Finished off with Red Berry Nuvo drops, red bow ( made on a bow maker) and glitter dots.

Card 3


7″ * 7″ card base. again started with a gold mirri layer with a red second layer.Using a HD topper that has two frames created main image – smaller frame glues flat, central image is on foam pads, outer frame has had snowfall acetate added ad then fixed on double foam pads. Bottom is a strip of gold mirri embossed topped with red and some HD border.

Card 4


7″ * 7″ base card (again) Base layer is gold shimmer card layered with a part of an HD matching insert. Topper image is on foam pads and a domed snowfall acetate has been added to the frame. Greeting has been matted onto DIE CUT gold shimmer and gold mirri card (Tattered Lace tattered circle dies) also added some glitter to snowy areas.

Card 5


DL card base. Base layer is cut from HD base card edged with gold gilding wax. The robins are the top strip from the card used in card 2, matted onto gold mirri. Bottom is a DIE CUT bow ( not forced into a bow) from insert top border (card 4) on the right is a HD sentiment and on left another piece of the insert matted onto gold mirri (Tattered Lace die again)

Card 6


DL Card Base. Gold shimmer card with gold mirri card forming base. Thee small topper mounted on foam pads linked with robin border. Finished off with more of the ribbon border. ( I may have to re-look at this one as the mirri is taking over, probably will add some DIE CUTS)

Card 7


Quick card completed again on the way to bed РA5 base card. HD insert cut in half. One half on front rest actually used as the insert inside. Topper is from the Kanban little book with a piece of HD card added to the bottom. Matted onto black card that has been edged with gold glitter. Fixed using pinflair glue gel to even up the different thickness of Kanban and HD.

And the Final Sprint

July is nearly done so these will probably be my last for the challenge.


Only 6 in this photo ’cause I missed one ūüôā

Card 1


I decided to make use of a Create & Craft Members Gift which was a little book by Kanban. Both large image and small topper are from the book. Both have been matted onto gold mire (the smaller being taken out of centre of larger) Added black and gold layered snowflakes and Berry Red Nuvo drops all on an inherited red card.

Card 2


From same pad, and same red card stock. Base matted onto rainbow mirri, topper onto black sparkle card, these two layers have been cut using Tattered Lace dies.

Card 3


You will be getting the idea by now, these were mostly all made in a quick 2 hour craftathon. In this case the bottom layers are rainbow mirri card.

Card 4


6″*6″ Base white card. Several layers cut either straight or again the Tattered Lace ‘tattered edge’ dies. The layers are Black , rainbow mirri, adorable red card, a sheet from the Kanban pad and finished with a simple greeting ( also from Kanban pad)

Card 5


Back to Hunky-dory for this DL card (created on my way to bed one night…….. only went in to put something away) A left over piece of Xmas HD and topper. Base layered onto black. Topper layered onto some blue adorable scorable. The church ( crafters companion die) and sentiment also cut fro the blue , glitter and Nuvo drops added.

Card 6


7″*7″ white base card. Embossed with a Spellbinder Mbossabilities folder, with silver gilding wax added. Black sparkle card from which layer used in card 2 has been cut. An off cut of rainbow mirri, to which final HD topper from set I was using has been added, domed over top with an off cut of HD snowfall acetate.Some dots of glitter added.

And finally card 7 that tried to escape.


Base card is green, embossed with same folder and this time gold gilding wax added. Bottom image matted onto black, and topper matted onto gold.

So in total I used 7 sheets from Kanban pad, and I have 6 sentiment toppers remaining from them. A couple of HD mirri mats. All the other mats were from my offcuts box. The final bits of the HD Xmas set I previously used and finished off with glitter and Nuvo drops etc.



It’s Getting Closer

Well today I did some more Xmas.


This has been made from previous three cards leftovers. The snowfall acetate cover is making it a bit unclear, sorry.

A5 card base of a gold shimmer card. On the left the last offcuts from a HD card stock. The Gold swirl is a flourish I have had for a long time and has become a bit of a go to but I do not remember who it was made by. The poinsettias are die cuts from the HD topper sheet. A Tonic rococo candle cut from gold, with red card inserted and added gold glitter. Poinsettia stamp down right edge in both holographic and copper embossing powder. HD sentiment added and all poinsettias finished with a nuvo drop in centres.


8″ * 8″ card base. Blue HD adorable scorable with snowflakes stamped and glittered for background card. A HD Xmas scene cut to fit and backed with a black glitter edged card. Not clear in photo but have also added dots and lines of glitter using a quickie glue pen and fine glitter.


A5 Card created again with my gold shimmer cardstock. Remaining part of previously used HD card. The original card had a border along top which I removed for first card. This has then been used top and bottom of this card. Small sentiment topper added with the same image on, I have used pin flair to raise it from card.


8″ * 8″ card base. The bottom matt is a fine glitter black card. Followed with a part of a matching HD insert edged using tape and glitter on edge. Then added various HD toppers that pick out parts of base image. And also a sentiment. Because I gut matts when I can and main layer is only a heavy paper I have put a small offcut¬†piece under the centre to make sure it doesn’t sag.


And finally today a DL card. DL made from some hammered card with gilding wax and embossed snowflakes added. Another HD topper backed on some more of the black card. Seasons Greetings sentiment added and some silver nuvo drops to finish it off.


Finally Can Post

I have now gone and got my own photo of card made for Phantomsax’s anniversary.


I created a stepper card from an 8 * 8 card blank. I selected the topper first from the Little Book of Celebrations and then found card to match.The backing card is another Hunkydory card cut to fit. If your are reasonably accurate with your cutting of the L shape needed for the front, the strip you are left with should be exactly what you need for the steps. The topper I have matted onto a mirri mat, added an acetate ‘dome’ and matted onto a peach coloured piece hunkydory backing paper.. From the same stock I have made 3 rosette flowers. Gold ribbon has been used to edge a step, create tails for rosettes and also a bow (made with a tattered lace bow maker) 3 bought ‘roses’ are on bottom step as they matched my gold ribbon, the swirls are from tattered lace in green. I have used glue dots and gold transfer randomly on edge of acetate. A hunkydory sentiment on front of acetate and to finish off two lines (top & bottom) of Tonic nuvo gold drops on alternate printed pearls.