Friday, 30 April 2010

My 1st Tutorial!!

This is an Acceptance card that I have made, using a 135mm square card, trimmed to make a pocket and a tag to slip inside..

1st take your square card and trim off 3 cm from the open end, glue sides to make a pocket. (I put an offcut alond to mask it so as not to glue too much).
Then decorate the front with embossed card (I used Swiss dots and then a 'Love' stamp from Cuttlebug).

Cut a tag from white card 11cm wide by 12cm long, trim off the corners and punch a hole on the centre (I found I needed to reinforce the hole on the back).

Then cut 3 more pieces of white card, each 11 cm wide and then 1x 3,5cm long; 1x 4.5 cm; and 1x 5.5 cm- these are then trimmed with a lace doily punch from Martha Stewart as shown.

Layer the 3 pieces :- Glue middle one flat onto longest one, then attach short one with 3d pads, keeping the top of all 3 level to give a layered effect. Then attach to card after gluing a decorative panel of your choice.

1st Tutorial part 2

I printed off a whole page of sentiments onto white card ( its more economical that wat, and I have a choice too). Select one that you like and matt it onto the same paper used on the front.

I also printed my personal message at the same time and matted that in the same way. I inked the edges with pink ink too bring it out.

Attach 'lacey' piece as shown and then the sentiment over, using 3d pads at the top to keep level.

Glue the matted message on the back.

Attach 16 cm of organza ribbon to top.
Then it's finished!!
Oh and I forgot to mention, I used Kate Knight paper stack that came free with this months Cardmaking and Papercraft mag. And I used less than 1 sheet!!
I hope you like it..:)

Friday, 16 April 2010


Here is my entry into the Crafty Alley Design team competition. The theme is 'sewing', and this is my interpretation.

I have used an assortment of DCWV papers, ribbons and buttons from stash and my trusty sewing machine, which I have had for 32 years!!.

You can see this and other entries at ;
Please go and have a look, and why not enter yourself !! :)

Hope you like it, thanx for looking...Jo xx

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Giant Candy


Check out this link to the Crafty Alley page for a chance to win some excellant candy- although I want it for myself !!:) Jo xx