Cardmaking Classes in Devon

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  I have been asked by a few ladies if I can advertise my card making classes. Please let me know if you would like me to come to you and some of your friends for a couple of hours of … Continue reading


Good Afternoon Each!  Oooh what a funny day, sunshine one minute and sleet the next!  Just as well I am indoor crafting, hope you are keeping warm and dry!  I have another Crafty Devils (Barnstaple) DT card to share with you today, let me know what you think.

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This little number measures 20cm x 20cm.  The blue layer is 19cm x 19cm, white layer 18.5cm x 18.5cm and the pretty paper layer is 18cm x 18cm.  The central square measures – blue layer 13cm x 13cm, white layer 12.5cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper layer is 12cm x 12cm.  I was asked to use Creative Expressions, dies by Sue Wilson so I have used New York Collection Madison Square as the first layer for the topper.  I have then laid one of the Decorative Frames (Set B) from the Californian Collection on next, cut in white.  I then cut 2 x blue ovals from Austrian Collection and a further white one for the sentiment.  The flowers are Delicate Daisies, Complete Petals from the Finishing Touches collection as are the leaves, which are Laurel Leaves.  The paper I used is Graphic 45, Gilded Lily.  The ribbon and silverware are from my own crafty collection.  Items are available in Crafty Devils of Barnstaple.  The website is if you would like to pop along to have a look at the items and all the other lovely products held in stock.  Hope you like the card!  Hugs for now, Annie xx

Big Day!

Oooh, a very wet afternoon here in Devon, I hope you are doing a bit better wherever you may be!  The card I have for you today is a DT Card for Crafty Devils, Barnstaple, I have been asked to make a cards using Creative Expressions dies, designed by Sue Wilson, this is the first of many.  Please let me know what you think!

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The base card is 20cm x 20cm, I have used card from my own supply which is a “pistachio green” colour.  The white layer is 18.5 x 18.5cm and is cut using the Noble Dies, Double Pierced Squares.  The next “pistachio green” layer is 18cm x 18cm, the following white layer is again cut from Noble Dies, Double Pieced Squares and measures 17cm x 17cm.  The pretty paper is taken from a First Edition 12 x 12 pad called The Promise and measures 16.5cm x 16.5cm.  I have cut 2 of the largest (plain) dies from the Californian Collection, Beverly Hills, in white card.  The next layer is then cut from the same die set in “pistachio green”.  The pretty circle is from the Italian Collection, Decorative Frames, I have then used the “pistachio green” card again and cut one of Spellbinders Circle Dies.  On top of this is the sentiment and for this one, I have used another die from the Italian Collection, Decorative Frames set.  The flowers are Finishing Touches, Perfect Peony Complete Petals and matching Stamp Set and the leaves are cut from the Finishing Touches range, Maidenhair Fern.  The dies and paper are available through The ribbon and pearls are from my own stash.  Be back soon all – hugs Annie xx


That Blue Feeling!

Good Morning to you all!  Hope your day is going well so far.  I have a card to share with you, it is not a DT card though.  I hope that it appeals to you!

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For this card, I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 23, the approximate measurement is 21cm x 17cm.  The papers are from Magnolia.  The corners are Tattered Lace Haddon Corner.  For the next layer, I cut blue card for the base layer, this measures 17cm x 13cm, the white layer is 16.5cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper is 16cm x 12cm.  The flowers are Heartfelt Tattered Blossoms, the leafy swirls are Die-namics Leafy Swirls and the butterflies are punched from a Martha Stewart punch.  For the “wallet”, the blue base layer is 6.5cm x 13cm, the white layer 6cm x 12.5cm and the pretty paper is 5.5cm x 12cm, on this you will see that I have used Tattered Lace Haddon Border.  For the “tag” I cut a piece of blue card 8cm x 10cm, white 7.5cm x 9.5cm and the pretty paper is 7cm x 9cm.  The sentiment die is cut from Spellbinders Gold Labels Four.  The sprigs on this are cut from Spellbinders.  The ribbon and pearls are from my own crafty cupboard.  See you again soon! Hugs, Annie xx

Dotty Valentine

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Good Morning Folks! I hope you are having a good week so far.  I wanted to share with you, a DT card I made for Crafty Devils, Barnstaple, this week.  I hope you like it! The card measures 21cm x … Continue reading

Eleven Roses

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Good Morning Everyone!  Well, yes, it is sometime since I have posted a card here on my blog.  There have been a few major changes in my life, the most significant one, being that I have moved to Devon.  Hence, … Continue reading

Blinging Good Christmas!

Good Morning Everyone, today is a little grey and drizzly, I hope you are finding something nice to do to keep you in the warm.  Today’s card is for this weeks ladies, hope it appeals!

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Grey, white and black is the theme for this card.  The base card is an A4 sheet, folded back on itself at 10cms.  The card was then trimmed to measure 19.5cmx19.5cm. On the left side, the black card is cut to 19cm x 9.5cm, the grey 18.5cm x 9cm and the striped pretty paper is 18cm x 8.5cm.  On the righthand side of the card, the black layer is 19cm x 19cm, the grey 18.5cm x 18.5cm and the pretty paper is 17.5 x 17.5cm.   The poinsettias are Creative Expressions, Festive Collection, Classic Poinsettia matching dies and stamps by Sue Wilson.  The Corner die is from Tattered Lace, called Sparkle Corner.  The silver sprigs are again Tattered Lace, Foxgloves and the grey sprigs are Tattered Lace Fiddlehead Fern.  I have mounted the large Poinsettia on a die cut from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Lace, the medium and small poinsettias are mounted on Tattered Lace Lacy Daisy die cuts.  I have decorated the card using string bling and dried Baby’s Breath flowers from a local store.  I hope you like the card, let me know!  Take care and have a good day, hugs Annie xx

A Bird in the Cage is worth Two in the Bush!!

Good Evening Everyone, I am going through another hectic period in my life, so I will be very pleased when things are a little quieter again and hopefully, I don’t have to wait too long!!  Tonight, I share a couple of bird cages which I have made, so you don’t have cards, you have a craft project to look at!  I hope that’s alright with you all.

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I have taken a photograph of the bird houses both outside and inside so that you can see the pretty lights.  I bought the cages from a local store, together with the silk flowers and LED roses.  Hope you like them!  Hugs for now, Annie xx

Checking out Christmas!

Hi Everyone, oooh what a wet day we are having, I hope it is much better wherever you are!  The card presented to you today is for this week’s ladies, I am hoping that they will have a good time making it.  As it is so wet, I had to take the photograph indoors, I prefer natural light really but maybe next time it will be back to the garden!

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The card measures 20cmx20cm. The papers are from Magnolia. The matting and layering is made up as follows – the red layer is 19.5cmx19.5cm, white layer 1cmx19cm and the red pretty layer is 18.5cmx18.5cm.  I then cut three squares, a white one measuring 19cmx19cm, a red one measuring 18cmx18cm and finally a checked square measuring 17cmx17cm and cut them all in half diagonally and matted and layered them to form the front panels.  I added Joy Crafts Snowflake Ice Crystal Border along the edges of the triangles and also along the top of the tag insert.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower matching die and stamp set which I stamped using Memento’s Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The leaves I have used on this card are from Tonic’s Royal Fern die set.  The white layer of the tag measures 9cmx11cm and the red later is 8.5cmx10.5cm and the pretty paper is 8cmx10cm.  I cut a Joy Crafts Ice Crystal Circle which I merely stuck onto the tag.  On top of this, I cut a “frilly” circle from Spellbinders Whirl About, Cut Fold and Tuck die set which I placed on top of the Crystal Circle.  I then stamped Merry Christmas from Justrite’s Grand Christmas Sentiments and cut it out using one of Spellbinder’s Circle dies.  I added a little ribbon loop at the top of the tag so that I could be gently eased out from the crossover flaps.  I have added a red ribbon bows, pearl bows and some red Christmas beads to the card and tag, all from my own crafty stash. Well each, all and everyone, let me know what you think.  In the meantime, sending hugs, Annie xx

Deer Deer – It’s Christmas!

Morning Folks!  How is your world today? I hope all is good for you.  Well the Christmas theme continues and today I have a card and box which were made by yesterday’s ladies.  I hope you will like this one my friends.

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First of all, the card (right) measures 23cm x 19cm.  The brown layer is 21×16.5, white layer 20.5×16, brown layer 19.5×15 and finally the white embossed layer is 19×14.5. The embossing folder is Holiday Holly by Crafters Companion. I tore two strips of white card and one strip of brown card which I have put across the bottom of the card and trickled Brown Stickles along the top edges.  I brushed over the embossed layer with Distress Ink, Walnut Stain and then dabbed in some berries with Gold Sparkles Glitter Glue.  The Christmas trees are Marianne (reference LRO136) and the deer are also from Marianne, Rudolph (reference LRO179).  The holly drizzled along the “snow” at the bottom of the card is cut from Memory Box, Holly Vine die.  The brown leaves are Cheery Lynn Pine Branches.  I have tied some Jute string around the top of the card and then tied a couple of pieces of Cinnamon stick to this, then glued a small bell on top of the Pine Branches.  I then decorated the edges of the Christmas trees and the “berries” on the background with the Gold Sparkles.

The box (left) measures 24cm x 20cm.  The brown layer is 20×16, white layer 19.5×15.5, brown layer 15.5×12.5 and the embossed layer is 15×12.  I have used the same Crafters Companion embossing folder, Marianne Christmas Tree die and Cheery Lynn Pine Branches and Distress Ink.  The Merry Christmas is Cheery Lynn.  I have also used the Jute string and I glued on a couple of gold beads. All for now folks, hugs Annie xx