Wednesday 12 April 2017

Create & Take Saturday

Hi bloggers, we will be hosting Create & Take on Saturday this week, due to the Bank Holiday Friday. So if you need your weekly fix of creating a fabulous card then make sure you don't miss out on the fun.

Caz has designed a Magic Slider card using the Nellie Snellen die sets which you may have seen Caz demonstrate at our Spring Demo Day.

So pop along between 10.30am and 1pm. Create & Take is £3 per person and we even throw in a cuppa as well! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Spring Demo Day Sneak Peeks

Hi bloggers, we have less than 2 weeks until our Spring Demo event so we think it's time to start the sneak peeks!

First up is stamping Caz who will be demonstrating the Nellie Snellen Magic Card dies. If you need more excitement in your cardmaking then look no further than the Magic Card dies from Nellie Snellen. Caz will be showing you how easy they are to put together so you can achieve that 'wow' factor in your cards.

Alongside these dies, Caz will also be demonstrating the Tonic Studios Aqua Flow pens to show you how to create wonderful watercolour effects on stamped designs.

Add these two demos together and you've got yourself the perfect card.

Stay tuned over the next week for more sneak peeks on what you can expect to see at our Spring Demo Event!

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Create & Take: Bird-day Wishes

Our next Create & Take that we are sharing today features another Marianne die set from the March collection and also a sentiment stamp from Kaisercraft's Wildflower collection.

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock in White, Cream and Light Fawn
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain.


1. Die cut and emboss the large frame from light fawn cardstock.

2. Die cut circle from white card, stamp wording onto circle with black ink and add pen detail around the edge.

3. Die cut the branch and bird from white cardstock and colour with distress inks.

4. Die cut several flowers from cream/light yellow cardstock and then punch smaller flowers from gold glitter card.

5. Cut a piece of paper 5.75 x 5.75 inches and stick to the card base.

6. Assemble the card as shown.

Create & Take: By the Pond

Hi bloggers, we are catching up with a couple of Create & Takes on the blog so we hope you will find some Spring inspiration in these cards! The first card has been designed using the Marianne Design March Collection, featuring some of the new dies and stamps.

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock in white, green, blue and brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Green, Pink, Blue and White


1. Die cut a label from white cardstock and stamp the Hetty's border with black ink. Colour with watercolour pencils.

2. Die cut a small lily pad twice from green card and edge with some green distress ink, whilst also adding a bit of white ink to the centre of each lily pad. Die cut the lily flower from white card, emboss and then colour with pink distress ink.

3. Stamp the frog onto white card and colour with watercolour pencils. Cut out.

4. Cut a square piece of blue bazzill and stamp round the edges with Crealies mesh stamp using a blue distress ink pad.

5. Cut two thin strips of Maholo paper to go along the top and bottom edge.

6. Die cut the dragonfly from white card and colour with ink, cut body from brown cardstock and stick into place. Add shimmer, using the clear wink of stella brush.

7. Assemble the card as shown.

Monday 6 March 2017

Create & Take: Sew Much Fun

Hi bloggers, we have a lovely Create & Take card to share with you today featuring the new Sew Much Fun stamp set from Penny Black, a perfect card for those that love to sew!

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Marianne Cross Stitch Embossing Folder


1. Stamp the main image on white card and colour with watercolour pencils. Add gold detail to the machine using gold Wink of Stella.

2. Emboss stitches onto purple card and cut into triangle shape. Rub over the embossed design with Wilted Violet ink pad.

3. Cut three strips of paper 1-3/4" x 5-3/4" and stick onto the front of the card.

4. Stamp wording onto the card with black ink and stamp the various stitches around the card in the Seedless Preserve ink.

5. Assemble the card as shown above.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Create & Take: Thank You Poppies

Hi bloggers, our Create & Take round up comes a little later than planned this week but we have a fantastic card to inspire you with today using some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs die collection.

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Quietfire Thanks Die


1. Take a piece of white cardstock and stencil some dots on the right side of the card using Wilted Violet ink and a sponge dauber.

2. Die cut the poppies from white cardstock and colour with Wilted Violet and Crushed Olive distress ink.

3. Die cut the leaves from white cardstock and colour with Crushed Olive distress ink.

4. Add some black ink to the centre of the larger poppy.

5. Die cut Thanks from black cardstock

6. Assemble the card as shown and add a bit of black glitter glue to finish.

Monday 20 February 2017

Create & Take: Butterfly Garden

Hi bloggers, it's that time of the week again for another Create & Take round up. This time using the Marianne Hetty's Vegetable Garden and Hetty's Garden Animals stamp sets.

So let's get started...

Products Used:



1. Stamp vegetable garden stamp onto white cardstock and colour with watercolour pencils.

2. Stick green strip onto white card and use a scor-bug to scor either side of the paper to create a line of dots.

3. Stick a piece of patterned paper onto white card blank.

4. Die cut the large XL tag from pink cardstock and place behind stamped image.

5. Stamp butterfly onto circle and colour with pencils, edge with a bit of blue ink.

6. Choose 3 flowers from the punch die and shape around the edge. Add some glitter glue to the inside of the flowers and stick onto the card.

7. Stamp wording onto green paper to finish.