Monday, 15 January 2018


Hi Everyone, it's ages since I did a post for Create with TLC and as Paulette is always so generous with her images and quotes I feel very guilty, so here is a card with not only a quote, but, also an image, both freebies recently. I felt they were meant to be matched? I hope you think you so too. (btw - the sentiment is straight, just the way the photo was taken!)
I haven't played at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge for a while either so two for one LOL.

Image and quote Create with TLC
dps - Sheila Reid at Pixelscrapper
bow - Dovecraft
coloured with Spectrum Noir marker BG4

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Set of Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone, this is a picture heavy post with assorted makes, I hope you can last it out LOL.

I thought I would finish off my gift giving makes with this set of birthday cards, which I made for one of my Sils, who actually buys special cards off a friend. I thought these may help.

Everything here was made with the help of the Cameo, dies, and a paper pad from Craft Sensations. I hope they are different enough so she will like at least one LOL. I made the most beautiful box to house them and the envelopes and forgot to take a photo of it duh! You can see the final package below the cards.

Below in the green metallic paper are the cards all packed up, the little box has a few choccies in it, the penguin pack is for my brother. (He also had one of the beer packs )

these are more gift bags containing choccies 

Here are a few more cards I did, 

a little blurred - sentiment on sparkly ribbon,
 the sentiment is a file by Shirley's Cards & this link 

Crafters Companion Christmas CD

Salztburg scene - Karen Lowe cut file

You'll be glad to hear that's the end of the Christmas cards :)

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Hi Everyone here are a few boxes I did for Christmas, they hold a few chocolates and I gave star ones to my "luncheon" friends and the others to acquaintances  instead of a card, they were thrilled I'm happy to say.

These star treat boxes cut from mirror card are
 from Monicas Creative Room, with
 labels I made into a cut file by Gina Cabrera,
 tied with gold twine from stash

 these star boxes were a freebie file I made into a cut file, 
from Papercraft Inspirations magazine,
 cut from mirror card

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Circle Chevron easel

 Hi Everyone, can you believe we are already into the second week of 2018? I hope the rest of the year doesn't go so fast LOL.

A card today I did recently for our GNephew, I'm glad to say he liked it.
circle chevron cut file - SVG free files
easel design I did myself
sentiment using Silhouette pens
buttons from stash
birthday die - Tonic
paper - Craft Sensations

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A Deer card

Hi Everyone, back to Christmas and a card and box I made for my new GGNiece, when we were looking around a local store's Christmas display, I saw these little baubles and thought they were perfect for a baby of mixed nationalities of Welsh, English and Scottish with a little Irish from her ancestors LOL. It would remind her of her Welsh heritage, I hope with the Welsh National costume, the Welsh National flower the Daffodil and of course the Dragon on our flag, it will.

Anyhow, the card is a cut file by Lori Whitlock, but I added the cut hearts and wrote the sentiment with the Silhouette pens, then added the layer to gold card also cut with the Silhouette. A couple of gems and it was done.

The box is a cupcake cut file from Paper Garden Products

showing the cupcake holder inside the box, 
I had to make the hole slightly bigger for the bauble.

this is showing the bauble which has "Nadolig Llawen" written on it, 
which is Welsh for "Happy Christmas".

Friday, 5 January 2018

Hoot Hoot

Hi Everyone, one of my old workmates and lunch pals is 80 this week and this is the card I did for her, she is a fanatical owl collector of anything and everything, so it HAD to be an owl card.

The pattern was a freebie from Papercrafts Magazine, I added it into the Silhouette Cameo design area and made a cut file from it. The card is a 7x5 size (7inches tall), I LOVE LOVE how the eyelashes cut. I added faux stitching, again with the Cameo. I added "real" paper from a pad by Craft Sensations, then added glitter with my new Sheena Douglas Sparkle Pens.

The sentiment was done on the computer and added to a free owl die, again a freebie from a magazine. A ribbon bow, cut and write the insert with the Silhouette pens, using an owl digital doodle stamp by ECoombs at Pixel & Co, and it was done, I cut a slice from the back layer to help it stand straight. I hope she liked it. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Hi Everyone, the challenge over at

My middle brother has his 78th birthday on the 5th, so I decided to take advantage of the challenge to make him this card. I wanted to shout out that it was his birthday. As 4 years ago, we didn't think he would have another birthday. He survived and is healthier than ever. So definitely NEW for him and I thank God for each of his birthdays.

I coloured the image in PS with some paper piecing too and then cut it out a few times, to layer it, on the Silhouette Cameo, the speech bubble is a PS shape.
image - Dr Digi
balloons -  LouCee Creations
brick dps - Far Far Hills freebies