Wednesday, 29 February 2012


This week at My Mums Craft Shop, we've been mixing it up with shaped cards. If you'd like to share in the fun, there's a £10 gift voucher up for grabs from MMCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Cards For Men

We have a sketch for you this time at CFM  from Starry Nights Divas. Our sponsor for this challenge is Digital Delights, who are offering a great prize from their shop.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Happy Anniversary

White on White is the new challenge theme at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge; our regular sponsor Heather's Hobby Heaven, is offering a $15 voucher to our lucky winner.

I've been wanting to try a book card for some time now, but never got round to it until now. Keeping to one colour is really quite a challenge, so this was not an easy card for me!

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Ribbons and buttons

This is the card I made for this weeks 'Buttons and Ribbons' challenge at My Mums Craft Shop. Our sponsor for this challenge is Sew Sweet - so much scrummy stuff to look at!

Once again I've used some  old but good stash, this time its MME; it's really pretty paper and a lovely soft palette.  I'm sad to see the end of it, but it needs to be used.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Guest Designer at Anything Goes

This is my second project as GD at Anything Goes. For the challenge we were asked to alter something like a box, bag, tag etc.. I made a mini book of photos of our daughters various hair colours and styles; the pages are made from letter sized manilla envelopes which fold and stick together to form the spine.

Here's a quick tutorial on how I put the pages together.
Seal the envelopes - I used 11 but you can use as many or as few as you choose. Trim a sliver of both short ends  - essentially making a tube.

Score and fold all the envelopes at 3"

Apply DST to the short side, ensuring that you leave a gap of about 1/4" from the fold - this is essential as it allows your book to expand.

 Remove the tape and stick the pages one on top of the next - a long page sticks to a short page for each leaf.

Decorate your pages, adding folded papers to form flaps coming out of the long pockets.

Add paper covered chipboard covers.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Eyes down

We're playing crafty bingo this week at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge and our lucky winner will get to choose 3 digi images from our fab sponsor The Stamping Boutique

I've been really busy lately making mini books, after finding a youtube by the fantastic Kathy Orta. I've made many mini books in the past, but have always used my BIA to bind them. The BIA is great, but where it falls down for me is with thicker / embellished books. The beauty of most of Kathy's albums is that they are bound differently and allow you to make really fat books without them looking like crocodile mouths!
For the challenge, I've taken the top right to bottom left diagonal on the bingo board and used glittered papers, a vintage floral image, and ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Pearls and Swirls

This weeks challenge at My Mums Craft Shop is sponsored by Emerald Fairy and we want to see your pearls and swirls.

For my card, I made my own wax resist paper, cut a birdcage  from the metal of a tomato puree tube, I stamped  my image and used perfect pearls to colour it, finally, my birds swirly wings are glossy accents.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 13 February 2012

She Loves You

 Love is in the air this week at Cards For Men, so we want to see your creations for the man in your life. Our sponsor for this challenge is Freshly Brewed Designs, who are offering a lovely prize to our winner.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Once again, it's new challenge time at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - for this week, we want you to use red, black, white and texture. Our regular sponsor, Digi Doodle is giving one lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend in the store.

For my card, I used a mask to emboss my background card, sticky backed flock, which I embossed with a folder and stuck to chipboard heart die cuts. I added gold ink to highlight the texture on the hearts.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Must Be Love

We're getting loved up this week at My Mums Craft Shop. Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps - I love their stamp and die combinations; I want them all. For my card, I used  their bunting die to mirror the heart bunting held by Tilda. I'm also using old stash again, this is by GCD; I bought it to make a mini book, but never got around to it, so expect to see it on a few cards!
Challenges Entered
It's a Magnolia Challenge - Valentine card
Magnolia Down Under - Love is in the air
Just Magnolia - Valentine card
Magnolia Mania - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Vintage /Shabby chic
Simply Magnolia - Hearts & Love
Magnolia-licious Challenge - picture inspiration
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Ribbons and Lace

A great new challenge starts today at Lets Ink It Up - Ribbons and Lace. Our sponsor this month is the fantastic Lili of the Valley, and our lucky winner will win a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

 For my creation, I started with a mint tin (I make no apology for buying it for the tin rather than the mints!) I embossed the foil from a tomato purée tube, then embellished with a lace rose, ribbon, trim, a bit of chain and a charm. I had in mind a bit of an Alice in Wonderland feel, and I think its achieved without being overtly themed.

Thanks for looking

Hugs and Kisses

Hi all,
It's new challenge day at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge and for this challenge, we are sponsored by Crafter's Companion . This weeks winner will get a £10 voucher to spend with them.

The theme of the challenge is Hugs and Kisses. I cut my shaped easel using a Grand Nestie, in such a way as you only cut half of the die; so easy and obvious that I never thought of it until I saw it demonstrated on Create and Craft!

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hey Punk

We want to see your Fab 'n' Funky creations this week at My Mums Craft Shop and, as if you'd need any further incentive, our sponsor for this challenge, Forgotten Scraps, is offering our lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend in their store.

Thanks for looking