Sending A Smile

Hey All, How are you doing this Friday?

I have a smile for you today 🙂 A good luck card for someone changing their life and starting in a new direction! So a bright, bold and cheery card to help them on their way I thought!

Right, I’m off to eat some pickles then make some cards 🙂

Have a Bright, Bold and Cheery Friday

Papers -GCD Studios
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double sided tape; Silicone glue
Other – Martha Stewart punch; Cuttlebug; blossom die; Raffia; Vellum; Crop-a-dile; eyelet; Sewing machine; Fabric brad; Alpha; Shaped Scissors


My Next Project Is…

I’ve been wanting to make a scribble board for my projects for a while and I recently felt inspired enough to get on with it. The idea is that I scribble down those projects that are in my head and have them hanging in one place somewhere near my craft space.

I don’t know about you but sometimes I have lots of things I want to do but they don’t always get done or something comes up and the idea gets pushed somewhere else. I have lots of notepads, books, random pieces of paper where I jot everything down but I just needed one place to keep tabs on.

The beauty of this little board is that I’ve laminated the paper so that I can write and rub off as needed 🙂 Let’s see if it works!

Details: The flowers were made with my scalloped and circle nesties and distressed with a file and ink. See the little cherub button? I’ve been storing him for ages waiting for a project to use him on. Isn’t he a darling?

I made a ‘curly-wurly’ template and cut it out of designer paper and distressed. The background corrugated card was painted with acrylic paints and the cuttlebug die-cut leaves were embossed with veins with an embossing tool. The title is printed with my computer 🙂

Papers – GCD Studios
Inks – Tim Holtz Distress inks
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer silicone glue; double-sided tape
Other – Cherub button; Cuttlebug; Nestibilities; Leaf dies; pearl brads; Acrylic paints; Corrigated card; Lamintor; String; Wood beads; Computer; Printer; Paper files; Woodware large embossing leaf punch; Embossing tool.



Okay, so you guys will start to think that I’m just obssessed with butterflies – Mmm, perhaps I am! This ickle butterfly has been made from GCD Studios papers and overlayed with embossed acetate painted with yummy Shimmerz Paint Angel Wings.

The front of the card has been cut with scallop nesties and I’ve covered the inside of the card with coordinating red paper and scalloped white paper (to write on!) and rounded the edges.

Papers – GCD STudios
Colouring – Shimmerz Angel Wings
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; corner rounder; silicone glue; double-sided tape
Other – BasicGrey microchipboard letters; Cuttlebug; Nestibilites; Embossing folder; QuickKuts swirl


Is It Too Early For Some Candy?

Of course it isn’t! Especially as it is our favourite non-calorific Blog Candy 🙂

GCD Studios had a recent DT call and received a phenomenal 471 submissions (oh heck – mine won’t have a chance then! LOL). They are celebrating the decision day with candy, candy, candy so pop over and join in with the GCD Studios Call Day (good luck, guys).

But there is another chance to win some GCD Studios candy (I’m not obsessing honest) over at Moxie Fab World.

Right off to finish a card, will be back to show it later 🙂


Paper Butterfly Collector

A little collection of paper butterflies for you. If your paper collection is anything like mine, then you have a wide range of paper butterflies too 🙂

Details: These paper butterflies are from the Whoop-De-Doo collection from GCD Studios. Cut out by hand and detailed with a fine marker then shaped on a knitting needle. I’ve made a frame from cardboard and embossed the cover by hand using a Cuttlebug folder as the stencil (well, it was just a bit too wide for the machine!). The positive ribs are painted with Shimmerz – Mmm Choc-o-lat.

Papers – GCD Studios; K&Co
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape; Scissors
Other – Fine marker; Shimmerz paint Choc-o-lot; Embossing folder; embossing tool; Knitting needle; cardboard; cardstock


A Paper Bunch Of Flowers

Wahoo, a NEW card for you today! A bunch of stamped flowers highlighted with Shimmerz Sunflower, Angel Wings and Celery and made from the GCD Studios Whoop De Doo paper range.

I love the way the Shimmerz paints catch the light.

I now have a corner rounder punch! No more drawing around a template and cutting out corners by hand 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend.

Stamps – Stamps Away
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black
Papers – GCD Studios Whoop Dee Doo
Paints – Shimmerz Celery; Angel Wings; Sunflower
Usual Suspects – Silicone Glue; Paper Trimmer; Corner rounder punch
Other – Rafia; Hemp string; Kraft Card


Have You Seen….

The new GCD Studios blog? I recently bought some GCD Studios paper and I can safely say that they are GORGEOUS, beautiful designs and wonderful textures.

As soon as I saw them I knew that I was a fan and wanted more, more, more 🙂 Well imagine my joy when I found their new blog and saw that they have some blog candy running with a chance to win a whole paper pack.

But you better get over there quickly as the deadline is today.