Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Good Tuesday morning everyone.

Thank you all for visiting my blog, and  I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that your week ahead will be a good one.

This will be my last  card with summer flowers, next week will be the start of Creative Expressions Christmas cards. I think it is just for July. Hope you will all stick with me as I know a lot of people don't like to think about Christmas till later in the year.

I have to tell you that I forgot to put the sparkles on the butterflies, so I added another photo at the of this posting.

Here goes June, bring on Christmas!!.

Sorry, this is the last photo, I remembered to add sparkle to the butterfly. Whoops!!

hope you like this one too. Merry Christmas July.

Big Hugs

Tina XX

Products used:-

Foundation- Custard card, Vintage Gold & White card
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- Linen
Grosgrain Ribbon
Spellbinders- Sprigs
Sue Wilson- Portuguese collection- Lisbon
Sue Wilson- Caribbean collection- St Lucia
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic foldover Flower

Hope you like this one too. Next stop Christmas!!

See you all soon.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Good Tuesday morning everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend, I'm not even going to mention the weather as it really isn't worth the waste of oxygen. I do know one lady that is having lovely sunshine, and that's Jane in Spain, Please Please send us some of your lovely sunshine. Don't leave yourself short, but every little over here you send would help.

I have one more card to make with these dies which I have had to  make ahead of time as the lovely Lucinda who puts the cards on CE blog and facebook is on holiday next week, so we have had to make an extra one this week.I Hope you have a lovely break Lucinda, you deserve it.

All made and scheduled for 30th June, then it's Christmas!! YAY!!!

Where are my butterflies going to go in this Christmas month? If I can make a mobile Christmas card with a pear stamp and a butterfly Christmas tree as I did last year, I've got to think where else I can put them.

Hope you all have a good week and look forward to seeing you all again. XX

Products Used:-

 Sue Wilson- Portuguese collection- Lisbon
Sue Wilson- Noble Dies- Classic Adorned Squares
Sue Wilson- Portuguese collection- Porto
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic Foldover Flowers
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Dandelion Clocks
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Maidenhair Fern
JustRite- Hydrangea Vintage Labels Seven ( Sentiment )
Creative Expressions- Graceful Mustard Gilding Wax
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Dusty Concord
Foundations Card- Lilac and Black
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- Climbing Vines

First I did my usual double matt & layering using black, gold & lilac foundations coloured card, and the top layer embossed with Sue's Climbing Vines EF. I cut a frame from  the noble die set embossed it and gilded it with graceful mustard wax. For the focal point I used the middle of the noble die in black and turned it 45deg's  to add a different shape to the centre. I then put the gilded frame on top with sticky pads for dimension. I then cut out the two centre's of the Porto collection and also the centre of the Lisbon collection. I stamped the sentiment onto the circular die and while it was still in the die I coloured it with dusty concord. I then layered each of them all with sticky pads
for even more dimension. I cut several flowers large and small and arranged them on the card and added some leaves made from Sue's maidenhair fern dies and dandelion clock dies, and of course a butterfly.

I hope Sue designs some more butterflies of various sizes, I NEED some more.

Hope you like the card today.

Big Hugs to all

Tina XX

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Have A great Day

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone.

I hope you all had a good weekend and that our British summer didn't stop you doing things. weather here in Wiltshire was touch and go, but managed to get some more flowers planted.

 While people are looking for poor Patricia's Mojo could you please look for our summer too. Someones hidden it for sure.

I think I have another two cards to make, maybe one and then it's Christmas for July. I hope you stick with me. There won't be my flowers and butterflies, EeeeeK. Maybe I'll make 2 more cards for June and it will take me right to the end of the month. I am looking forward to doing Christmas cards, it just feels alien in July.

Also I would like to say a big welcome to some new people visiting my blog and say how lovely it is to have you on board.

Anyway here goes for this weeks card.

Products Used :-

Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic Foldover Flowers
Sue Wilson -Finishing Touches- Maidenhair Fern
Sue Wilson -Caribbean Island Collection - Background
Sue Wilson - Canadian Collection - Montreal
Sue Wilson - Canadian Collection- Toronto
Sue Wilson - Canadian Collection - Border, Corner & Tag
Creative Expressions- Felt - White and Blush
JustRite Stamps- For Sentiment - Hello Daisy
Creative Expressions- White Tuille
Foundations Card- White & Periwinkle

Firstly I made my usual 2 layer matt and layering and the top one embossed with Sue's Wild Rose EF. In the top layer I cut the centre with Caribbean background die, but attaching the top embossed layer with the caribbean cut out I used a piece of double sided  sticky sheet and sprinkled it with iced snow, I took the backing off and placed it on the silver layer underneath. I then put sticky pads on the back of the embossed focal point and attached for dimension. I cut out 3 other white focal die cuts and stamped the sentiment on the smallest one and put sticky pads on each layer for even more dimension. I cut out 4 flowers in pink felt and 3 in white but one of the whites I cut in half to make 2 even smaller flowers. I arranged them around the card and added some maidenhair fern leaves to finish, and of course not forgetting my butterflies from my butterfly stash adorned with bling .

if ever I don't explain how I have made a card I will happily go through it again with you.

Hope you like it.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Good Tuesday Morning All

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and enjoyed some of that lovely sunshine. Sunday was our sunniest day, so I took the opportunity to make up my hanging baskets and the pots.Looking really colourful!.

My 2nd DT card for June is for a friend, when I need to send a special message. Here goes!

Products Used:-

Creative Expressions card- Custard
Black Foundation card
Sentiment- Creative Expressions- Fanciful Phrases
Creative Expressions- Sue Wilson Stamp Floribunda
Sue Wilson's- Finishing touches- Maidenhair Fern
Sue Wilson's- finishing Touches- Dandelion Clocks
Sue Wilson's- Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Sue Wilson's- Configurations- Lattice Arched Adornment
Sue Wilson's-Portuguese Collection- Lisbon
Ranger Perfect Medium
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Graceful Mustard Mica Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Iced Blue Sparkle Mica Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Wild Honey
Creative Expression- Pearls
Butterflies from my butterfly stash

I started by matt & layering Gold and custard card, then made another layer slightly smaller with black gold and custard and both the custard card I embossed with Rambling Rose EF. I stamped the focal point with perfect medium and used black embossing powder and heat set it. I then coloured it with mica powder. I then added two of the Lattice arched adornment and hooked them over the top and the bottom of  the focal point. I stamped the word friend and cut it out and while still in the die I coloured it with wild honey distress ink I also went around the edge with black ink to keep to the colour scheme. I cut several layers of the peony die and tried to mimmick the flowers in the stamp. I cut several dandelion clocks and maidenhair fern and arranged them around the flowers. I added some butterflies from my stash and added pearls to finish.

Hope you like this one too.

Have a good week, hope to see you again soon

Love & Hugs

Tina XX

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Good Tuesday morning everyone.

Hope you all had a good weekend and didn't get too wet and blown away, and stronger winds to come too. " Where's our Summer ".

I can't believe this is my 1st card for June, before you know it, my year will be up for the design team, it's going too fast.

I am having a relaxing Sunday, as Craig and his girlfriend Hannah have come over with a leg of lamb and all the trimmings for a lovely roast. I have to say it smells wonderful and I'm sure it will taste even better because I haven't had to lift a finger. Lets hope they don't clear off before the washing up though!. Knowing my kids they will.

Here goes with the card

Products used:-

Sue Wilson Portuguese collection- Lisbon
Sue Wilson Portuguese collection- Porto
Sue Wilson Finishing touches- Classic Foldover Flowers
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder- Bed of Roses
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches- Maidenhair Fern
Sentiment John Lockwood- Dogwood Flower Frame set
Creative Expressions- Iced Snow
Ranger- Perfect medium
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder- Detail Black
Creative Expression- Blush & White
Creative Expressions Foundation card- Blush & White
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste- Polar White

First I matt & layered, Blush ,Silver & White card and then embossed it with the bed of roses EF, I then made a smaller layer with the same set of cards. Then the two pieces of white card that had been embossed I grouted them with Polar white sparkle paste, and layered them with sticky pads.
I cut out 2 of the large folded flowers in blush felt 2 of the smaller folded flower in white and 1 with the small die in blush and cut in half to make 2 small flowers and arranged them on the card and added the leaves and the dandelion clocks. For the frill at the base of the card I cut 2 of the large folded flower dies and snipped off one edge attached to some bush felt with some thin pink ribbon and diamantes. For the focal I cut out most of the Lisbon die and backed the largest with double sided sticky sheet then put the fancy largest die cut onto the sticky sheet. I would have done this more simply, but it was an after thought as I wanted to add glitter. I cut the fancy centres out of the Porto and Lisbon dies and layered them with sticky pads for dimension. finally added 3 butterflies from butterfly stash and added 3 sparkles to each one.

I hope you like this one too! 

Did anyone else ball there eyes out with the dogs on BGT show on Sunday, weren't they just amazing.

Later edit:- And WOW they won, Fantastic!! I can't wait to see the Royal Variety Performance

Talk soon, have a good week everyone.

Big Hugs to all

Tina XX