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.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


I saw this card on the tv a few weeks ago when sue wilson did one of her create and craft show's, if  you go on her blog you will see what i have done different.
Sue placed her three die shape's across the middle of her card, where you can see i have twisted mine a bit, i cut the die shape's in cream and coloured the with distress in scattered straw i think, all of the die's are spellbinder's xx

Monday, 26 March 2012


Well i got a cheep gift bag and dress it up to make this easter gift bag , because i could'nt find one in the shop's.
I did it useing my cricut machine cutting then hen's from animal kingdom and the grass and flower boarder was from walk in my garden and the happy easter came from nursey rhymes cartridge,i have put 3d gel under the wing's to lift them and also under the tail feather's..
Hope everyone is enjoying this bit of sunshine we have at the moment xx

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Well what a busy day i have had first thing this morning the washing was out on line then out came my sewing machine's yes machine's i have two (one standed machine and an overlocking machine),zip in trouser's, mended hubby's jean's,shortend sleeve's in a t-shirt and alted a dress skirt phew what a morning..

Afternoon came and up to my shed (cabin,,hut,,hideaway) i went, today i was useing up bit's and bob's of thing left behind from doing other card's.The little fellow on this card was hideing in a box so it was time for him to come out and play,i have put him on a 6x6 card ,i have stamped the card with some little stamp's i got from home bargin's in the pack was a treasure chest,skull,ship and i small black ink pad all for £1,99.The anchor i wrapped some thread around and attatched it to a brad, all done now ready for bed and another full day to come tomorrow xx D

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Hello eveyone well what a lovley day we have had, it was very nice day sat in my shed with the sun shinning in while i sat crafting away listening to my music ahhh so peaceful sheer bliss.
Now to today's card, the shape is a marianne die .I inked the edge but it is hard to see on the photo,the pale blue background i embossed with a small flower embossing folder, the swirls Tilda is sat on is yet another marianne die,around the edge i have laced some ribbon (white/pale blue),the stopper for the easel card is one i got in a pack from ummm dont know where. x

Friday, 16 March 2012


Today i think we need a little bit of sunshine. I saw this card on someone's blog but dont know who's it was,  but i hope you dont mind me copying it if you are a follower of mine.I did it on a 6x6 card a nd the image is cut from CHILD'S YEAR ,first cut with white on shadow then the top layer was cut in black,the back ground was three bit of paper stock,i ran two of then through the big shot (one has dot's on and the other has line's on) you cut the paper to make it look like sunray's 

Thursday, 15 March 2012


 I had a little play day yesterday with a lily of the valley stamp, i stamped it with a very old ink pad infact i think it must have been one i have had year's it was so dry,but i like the result i got from it,the shape is a spellbinder, first i stamped it on white them cut it then i drew around it to give me a small gold edge,then i used a distress ink in broken china to dust over it,The main card i stampes around the edge's with a putty colour ink on it i placed a very pale blue card and on that i used my mind's eye paper pack,now to finish off with a few gold swirl's and flower's made from my marianna die. x 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


The other week i went to lincoln to cricut craft group,which is run by a friend Fiona (she told and shown me everything i know about cricut and the design studio) we meet up once a month in washingborough, so if you are local or dont mind traveling come join us we are a very friendly bunch and you would be made very welcome,we pay a small fee for the rent of the room.
  Now for the card it's an 8x8 and thr robot is cut from the robotz cartridge,first cut in black on shadow,the in green for the main bot body then you have to cut it twice each time in a different colour to give him his own image.Behind him i have put a frame this was cut from ummm ? i think that was elegant edges cart ,the textured card with the circles on was a bit of gold that i ran through the cuttlebug and finaly the background paper is my minds eye paper pack the i really love ,well thats it for now back soon hope you like him xx

Thursday, 8 March 2012


Well just a quick card to post today,,I have made it for a friend who will be 83 on the 17th march,i have used a topper and placed it on a spellbinder leaving her feet outside the circle then cut a larger fancy edged to finished it off,,the backing paper is from a papermainer pack which you can buy pack's/book's which are all shade's of one colour but have different patten's in, in the corners i have used clear glass bead's x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Just playing with kanban

Yes i'm back again you are not seeing thing's,,this is a kanban stamp and coloured in with promarkers, the frill on the top and bottom was punched with a martha punch and butterfly and leaf are both marianna die's

Monday, 5 March 2012

Guilding Day

Another crafting day at Jo Channon's, this time we used mainly stamp's by Indgo Moon and applied flitter glue (funny word is'nt it) , you put the glue on the stamp just like spreading butter on bread , stamp but dont press hard onto your card as you will end up with your work stuck to the stamp,then it is time to use the guilding flake's,and oh what fun that is (rembember dont sneeze/cough or laugh to much when u you use them as they will fly everywhere belive me) . I had not used them before so it was fun to try them.