About Me

Hello to all fellow bloggers i am Denise and i have been card making for a good few year's now and i have also done a small amount of scrapbooking . I am married to Robin who likes to get involved as well by printing out the verses for my cards, we have one son called shaun and we live in Nottinghamshire, i am a stay at home wife and mum who likes going out meeting other crafting people. The first time i did any crafting i went to a small craft shop called Kim's in blyth which is a village shop near where i live. Then i got into cricut crafting i tried to master it myself, but then found out that Samauel Taylor's at leed's ran a cricut lessons by Sue Hobb so i got the basic step's from her. Then started going to Ali crafts near Lincoln and i found a lady called Fiona who really does know what she is talking about when it comes to cricut and the design studio so it is to her who i owe big thanks to for getting me to the stage i am at with my crafting.

Friday, 8 February 2013


Hello again well i am trying very hard to keep blogging..This is not a full card it is just what you can see, as you can tell it is several ovals stacked up and the stamp used is a holly pond hill and coloured in with promarkers,the stand is a joy die and the ovals are spellbinders.I made it at jo channons class and gave it to fiona sewell a crafting friend of mine xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Well here we go again (as the song goes) just a very quick card as i have not been feeling to good over the last few day's (ahhh i here you saying) i have had a very bad headache and been rather stuffed up..Anyway enough of that no to the card==the mock metal background was cut out on my cricut (paper lace 2) i cut it just under 6x6 so it gave me a small edge around the card...cut in dark blue and put on mirri card...The image is a digi stamp and i have coloured it with promarkers cut the oval out with a spellbinder and then drew around the outer edge to give me one a bit bigger.I  made this card for my cousin's son who will be 13 this month xx

Monday, 28 January 2013

Mojo back ? Well i hope so

Well it's a long time since i posted anything i have made, but i'm going to give blogging another try and maybe i will get into it a bit more than i did before.

Here we go i made this card when i went over to jo channon's shop (let's creat in conningsby) for a class.The class was done around Hollyhill Pond or Hollypond Hill (sorry forgot which way round the name is) stamps,we coloured the image in with promarkers also we used a marianna  die, the back ground paper is from one of joanna sheen's cd's..The die was cut out three time's twice in pearl and once in the same paper as the back ground, if you place the die on the printed paper you can get one of the layers from it and you can hide the hole with the next layer,so infact you end up doing a sandwich of pearl,,patterned,,pearl (hope you understand me) under the stamped image we put a feather and done the side of the card is a bit of lace and to top it of three handmade flowers xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Sorry i'm not posting a card but i just wanted to do a quick message to tell people in blog land the the very dear ROBERT from Once upon a stamp passed away yesterday. any of you the knew him will know how much he will be missed in the land of craft xx sleep well Robert

Friday, 18 May 2012


Well i made this card the other week and have been waiting to post it as made it for Jo and Mark Channon's silver wedding which was on the 16th may..

I took a 8x8 card and stamped around the edge with a brown ink pad (walnut stain) and i also used it to tone down the background paper which was from a papermainer pack , then again i used it to stamp the owl's then out came the water brush to pull the colour out from the stamped image the owl's are stamped onto a spellbinder die,and to finished off i put a few foe gem's in the corner's x d

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Hi ladies sorry not posted for a while but i am full of cold (man flu ha ha if you know what i mean) ,getting a bit sick of it now and the cough anyone would think i smoked 60 a day the only thing is i dont smoke, well better get on and tell you about the card.

I did the card at Jo Channon's the other week,we use a Stampavie stamp's and made 4 card's ,i will post the others at a later date,.

Now for this card we used a 8x8 card cut in half and folded it to make a tent shape, the purple paper on it was done by just traceing around the card but cutting it inside the pencil line ,this then gives you a small boarder, the image is stamped onto yep you got it a good old spellbinder ( what would we do without them) and coloured in with a mixture of promarkers and copic pens,the flourish around the side is a new Marianne die (just love them dont you) and a little punched out flower with a gem in the center,around the bottom right corner are some more little gems (think you can just see them).Well thats it for today girls, oh i have given the card to my neice as it is her birthday today xx

Saturday, 14 April 2012


Hello to fellow blogers this card was made from A CHILD'S YEAR cart. I love this cart because it cover's all age's.

This card is a 6x6 with a white base for the main card, then a silver mirri card which has a bark texture on it.

The two scalloped layer's i cut from BASE CAMP cart, the white one is cut at 5.1/4'' and the lilac one which has a small pattern on was cut at 4.3/4'' as you can see i have just off set them from each other, then the little girl was cut at 4'', to finish off i used a few craftwork card's candie dot's.I must just add the images in this cart look wondreful when they are cut in dark colour's such as a white base and then black on the top or even brown and cream xD