Sunday, 20 September 2015


I love my Scan n Cut!  I used it to make this Christmas card for my grandson, who will be 4 on 15th January 2016.  This was so easy to make!  I do hope he likes it.

Bow cards, my latest passion!

Look at these, aren't they gorgeous?!

I bought the bow card template from Sandra's Scrap Shop and you can see the bow card template here.

So easy to make, I use my Scan n Cut to print them out (I scanned the PDF file first).  I intend to make some Christmas ones too.

Monday, 6 April 2015

I'm loving this Crafters Companion die!

Another card made with the Crafters Companion Create-a-Card Lacy Butterfly die.  I just love this although it's so hard to get all the little bits out of the die.  Once the parts have been cut, I can put it together in half an hour.  I glittered the butterfly part with hologram glitter, attached it to the card base and it was done.

The sentiment was done using my new Minc machine!  The sentiment is foiled in silver but it looks pink in the photograph.  I love the Minc and didn't think it was that expensive when you look at other hot foil machines.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

New home card

You probably didn't know, but I;m a conveyancing lawyer and every time I act for someone who moves into a new home, I send them a "Welcome to your new home" card.  I send so many (about 25 a month) that although I like to make them, it can be very time consuming.

This new Tonic die was the answer to my prayers.  I can make 3 of these in an hour!

Till next time

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Two more cards made

Two more cards today, I don't know why it takes me so long just to make one card.

This card was made using the Lacy Butterfly die from the Crafters Companion Die'sire collection.  I just loved this butterfly when I saw the die and it makes quite a large sized card.  I intend to make this again using different colours and maybe I'll glitter the white card.

This second card was made using a Wee Stamps image.  You can find this at Whimsy Stamps. I love the soft colours of the image, which I coloured in Spectrum Noir markers.  The cardstock is Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride, both from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Some more makes

I had some free time this weekend and so these are what I made.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Easter baskets

I made this Easter basket and thought it was so versatile, I've made 5 more.  I love boxes and bags and prefer making them to making cards.  I downloaded the free cutting file from here.

This is called the berry basket. Ashley is so generous to share her files for free.  Anyway, here it is

I bought some mini eggs and here is the basket filled.

The other five which I have made are predominantly pink.  It's a bit early for Easter baskets, I hope I don't break into the filled bag full of mini eggs ;)

Anne ~

Sunday, 25 January 2015

My very first tag!

I've never made a tag before but a friend's husband offered to cut me some wooden tags so I had a go this afternoon.

I used Arianna Blooms die from Heartfelt Creations, with Arianna Lace being placed under the flower.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up one.  Quite simple really, I thought I'd start with something not too difficult.

Thank you for reading.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Back in the groove after Christmas

Hope everybody had a good Christmas (if there is anyone reading this, that is!).  I decided to get my craft stuff out this afternoon and made two cards.  Both simple cards but it took me all afternoon.  I guess the more I do, the quicker I will get.  This is made from the Elegant Labels 4 die from Spellbinders.

This first one took the longest as I had to do some die cutting.

Although I have nobody in mind to give this card to, I'm sure that sooner of later, I will think of someone.  I love Stampin' Up sentiment stamps, they have such a huge selection.

The next card was done much quicker, although I had to die cut the flower (Arianna Blooms from Heartfelt Creations) but I love making flowers and have loads scattered around my craft room.  I just didn't have any red ones pre-made!  The Arianna Blooms die has a matching rubber stamp set and is so easy to cut.

I think this one will make a great card for a man - and men's cards are so difficult to make.  I'm sure the men in my life will overlook one little flower.

Happy weekend!
Anne x