Making space...


I'm back with something different this time... My eBay is filled up with crafty goodies! I decided to part from some of my stash as we're running out of space. Might have to do with all the presents we receive for our little girl Ellie!

If you like Wild Rose Studio, LOTV, Docrafts & Dovecraft, then visit my shop here. Most items are with free shipping and there will be a few auctions including a full set of Spectrum Aqua that comes with pen storage and CD-Rom. There are also lots of LOTV products which are now discontinued. I'll be putting up some more items for sale over the next couple of hours.


Thanks for visiting my shop!

I'll soon be back with some designs for Papercraft Essentials.

Inlaid scene


When I discovered the inlay die cutting technique last year, this was my first attempt at mastering it. It worked beautifully with the Classic Poinsettia from Sue Wilson's Festive Collection.

Then I thought why not create a one-layer inlaid scene for a shaker? Got out three basic cutting dies and through the Sizzix it went...

On second thought, I could have added more clouds and I forgot to make the fox all one layer, too. It's a simple shaker but another great use for the teeny tiny fox cutting die so the poor animal doesn't get lost on the 6"x6" card.

Only recently did I discover the sequin mixes in Lucy's Shop. If you're as mad about shakers as I am, you will find summer shakers in this month's Cardmaking & Papercraft.

Happy crafting!

Papercraft Essentials 132 - Flower Feature


I'm not the flower & butterfly kind of crafter, so when I was asked to make cards with a flower theme, I was first lost. Thank God there's Pinterest. Tried a couple of ideas but nothing looked quite right and what I had produced didn't look like a collection. Back to Pinterest. This time, I thought why not use different techniques and use acetate in all of my card designs...

This card is my version of what I found on Pinterest:

You can find the original here. The diagonal flower strip didn't work out for me so I made an acetate strip with Lil'Inkers Perky Posies (and discovered this fun cutting die set).

Onto the next card with an embossed acetate window. I played around with my alcohol markers and discovered that it gives a nice stained glass effect:

The next card was made with inlay die-cuts, a technique that I first discovered in Cardmaking & Papercraft.

Next, a simple card with acetate window

Then two different projects. One pom pom gift box which is easy to make.

Finally, a mad idea of folding more than 100 die-cut hearts to make this flower heart. Two words: Never again.

Hope you found some inspiration for your flower makes!

My kind of stamping


Last month at AllyPally, I picked up a beautiful build-a-flower stamp set from Altenew. I'm not into stamping but thought I might give it a try. Then Simply Cards & Papercraft went on sale with similar Altenew stamps, leaving me with two sets to make some amazing cards.

In my craft stash was still a pack of vellum, too much of it so I didn't know what to make with it. I stamped two backgrounds with the masking technique. The magazine's free gift came with matching dies which were perfect for masking. I placed the vellum on top to soften the colours a little. Here is the first card for friends who are expecting a baby this autumn:

 ... and another card for someone special using one of my favourite MFT stitched dies:

Hope you like them.

It was a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine so I sat outside reading. Now I'm back at my craft table for the rest of the evening (and night).

Happy crafting!

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