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Hi there, welcome to my website which is my way of sharing my crafting journey with the world. I have been a creative person for virtually all of my life, and, like many, have had a go a pretty much every form of creative craft at one time or another. Nowadays I am predominantly a paper crafter making bespoke cards for friends and family and their friends. My passion is die cutting. I am lucky to have a number of different die cutting machines and thousands of dies. I also, when the mood takes me, like to write the odd verse or two. I also share pictures of my makes on Pinterest and on my Facebook page, both of which you will find by clicking on the links.

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Tattered Lace T-Bar Slider Card – Eventually Figured It Out

I managed to get the Tattered Lace T-Bar slider card die set for a very good price on ebay, so thought I’d try it out. Then I realised why it was cheap. The instructions on the packaging are not very helpful so I searched on youtube for a video. The Tattered Lace video was even less help as the demonstrator cuts part of the card the wrong way round and it doesn’t work, interestingly the video stops short of revealing this fact. There are, however, some other more helpful videos on youtube from crafters who had similar difficulties. So I cut all the pieces from scrap card and managed to sort it and here’s my end result. An interesting card which is a bit different, I probably won’t be making loads of these but I made this card for my sister who is also an avid card maker like me and I always try to give her something more unusual. For details of the other dies I used just click on the pictures as usual.

  • 8" x 8" T Bar Slider Birthday Card made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday die, Tattered Lace T Bar Slider (ETL407) die set, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Cutting Die D-Lites Create A Stargazer Lily die set and sentiments from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions sets - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" T Bar Slider Birthday Card made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday die, Tattered Lace T Bar Slider (ETL407) die set, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Cutting Die D-Lites Create A Stargazer Lily die set and sentiments from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions sets - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" T Bar Slider Birthday Card made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday die, Tattered Lace T Bar Slider (ETL407) die set, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Cutting Die D-Lites Create A Stargazer Lily die set and sentiments from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions sets - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Special Birthday – All Wrapped Up In A Neat Parcel

I’ve made lots of these parcel keepsake cards for the arrival of new baby girls, baby boys and twins but they can also be a good way of marking a milestone birthday for someone special. This one was made in the recipients favourite colours and includes details of star sign, lucky charm (made from shrink plastic), birth stone etc plus; then and now photoraphs. For details of dies etc used just click on the individual pictures.

21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 21st Birthday keepsake made using a variety of dies including Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Memory Box LEAVENWORTH BUTTERFLY TRIO and CASCADIA BUTTERFLY TRIO die sets, Memory box Butterfly vine border die, Small flower punch, Original Sizzix Pig Die to cut shrink plastic pig, Tonic studios Cameo creative die, Tattered Lace Sparkle Corner D44, Frantic stamper amour ribbon die, Spellbinders Nesting plain & scalloped ovals dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, Britannia Sentiment and Upper & Lower case alphabet and small number dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, butterfly embossed using brass stencil, outer cover embossed using couture creations intrinsic embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

His And Hers Accordion Cards

Make someone feel extra special on their birthday by giving them a ‘WOW’ factor handmade card. These are 2 examples of accordion cards made using Tattered lace accordion card dies, one for the ladies and one for the men. The great thing about these cards is that you can add as many sections as you want. I did find that I needed to double cut the base sections to give the cards more strength and substance. I cut off the connecting tabs on the sections glued to the back to make assembly easier. Another top tip, would be to assemble in 2 stages. I join the main sections together first and only join the internal sections after I have added the embellishments as it’s a lot easier to do with the card flat on your work surface. Once full assembled these cards will not lie flat so adding details can be tricky. For the ladies’ version I made a simple box for the card. For the men’s version I made a box envelope from a bought envelope using the method shown in Tutorial 8 (you will need to have subscribed to the newsletter to get the passwords to access this).

  • Men's Accordion Birthday Card made using various dies including; Tattered Lace Cutting Dies Essentials Accordion Rectangle ETL241 and Essentials nesting rectangle dies, Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday CED5432 die, Sue Wilson Dies Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die CED8303, Memory Box Alphabet soup Upper case alphabet die, Xcut A5 Die Set Mr Mister Icons, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box and MFT Stamps - Die-namics Tool Charms. Sentiments stamped- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Men's Accordion Birthday Card made using various dies including; Tattered Lace Cutting Dies Essentials Accordion Rectangle ETL241 and Essentials nesting rectangle dies, Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday CED5432 die, Sue Wilson Dies Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die CED8303, Memory Box Alphabet soup Upper case alphabet die, Xcut A5 Die Set Mr Mister Icons, Marianne Design Men's Wardrobe COL1434 dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box and MFT Stamps - Die-namics Tool Charms. Sentiments stamped- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 21st Birthday Boxed Accordion Card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered Lace Oval Accordion (ETL242) dies and tattered Lace Essentials nesting ovals dies, Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday CED5432 die, Quickutz Cookie Cutter 'Mary Jane' Alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and A date to remember dies, Memory Box Alphabet soup upper case dies and Spellbinders etched alphabet die set for numbers. Sentiments stamped and heat embossed.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 21st Birthday Boxed Accordion Card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered Lace Oval Accordion (ETL242) dies and tattered Lace Essentials nesting ovals dies, Sue Wilson Expressions Ransom Note Birthday CED5432 die, Quickutz Cookie Cutter 'Mary Jane' Alphabet dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 dies and A date to remember dies, Memory Box Alphabet soup upper case dies and Spellbinders etched alphabet die set for numbers. Sentiments stamped and heat embossed.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Setting The Scene For A Special Celebration – His & Hers Panoramic Cards

Buying some sets of dies demands a significant investment. When buying expensive die sets I like to play around to make sure I can get the most from them. I have a couple of panorama die sets and have found, by trial and error, that I can change the size to make larger cards. These are 2 examples of just that. The die set as it comes (the Tattered Lace Large Panorama set), makes an A5 card. I have managed to make 8″ x 8″ cards by cutting the inner panels in 2 stages. Stage 1 cutting the left side with tabs but stopping before the tabs on the right side. Then carefully measuring and re-placing the die to cut the right side. All pieces needed to be shortened in height, but it’s important to measure and trim exactly the same amount from the top and bottom of each piece accurately to ensure the tabs and slots line up properly. I used shop bought 8 x 8 card blanks to mount the panorama on so the cards would stand well and be more stable than just having a flat back. I used 300gsm card for all sections of the base cards and I reinforced the top and bottom edges of the front and inner panels with strips of card to stiffen them. These two cards were commissions and the design elements were appropriate for the recipients. The Man’s 50th birthday card was also made to look like the recipient, with specific details of clothing etc made to match his own.┬áThe Lady’s 30th card included the recipients favourite things using all sorts of dies and stamps from my stash chopped, snipped and coloured to replicate them. These cards are labours of love which took hours of experimenting, planning and preparation and are not suitable projects for beginners but were well worth the effort. For details of dies ect used, just click on the pictures.

  • 8" x 8" 3D Panorama Running Themed 50th Birthday Card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered Lace Large Panorama dies using partial cuts to extend the size to create an 8" x 8" card, Tattered Lace Essntials Nesting Square dies, Britannia dies sentiments and Upper & lower case alphabet and small numbers dies, Die-Mensions Banners Celebrate die, CUTTLEBUG TYPEWRITER ALPHABET die set, XCut English Countryside Borders Die Se, verso die from Tonic Studios Verso Kingscross Suitcase Die Set, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Spring Foliage and Runners Cookie Cutter Dies by QuicKutz.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 3D Panorama Running Themed 50th Birthday Card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered Lace Large Panorama dies using partial cuts to extend the size to create an 8" x 8" card, Tattered Lace Essntials Nesting Square dies, Britannia dies sentiments and Upper & lower case alphabet and small numbers dies, Die-Mensions Banners Celebrate die, CUTTLEBUG TYPEWRITER ALPHABET die set, XCut English Countryside Borders Die Se, verso die from Tonic Studios Verso Kingscross Suitcase Die Set, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Spring Foliage and Runners Cookie Cutter Dies by QuicKutz.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 3D Panorama Running Themed 50th Birthday Card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered Lace Large Panorama dies using partial cuts to extend the size to create an 8" x 8" card, Tattered Lace Essntials Nesting Square dies, Britannia dies sentiments and Upper & lower case alphabet and small numbers dies, Die-Mensions Banners Celebrate die, CUTTLEBUG TYPEWRITER ALPHABET die set, XCut English Countryside Borders Die Se, verso die from Tonic Studios Verso Kingscross Suitcase Die Set, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches Collection - Spring Foliage and Runners Cookie Cutter Dies by QuicKutz.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Perfume themed Panorama 30th Birthday Card made using Various dies including; Various Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits 'Script@ words, Sizzix Sizzlits 'Catty Corner' alphabet dies, Numbers from the Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, Script alphabet dies, Wine bottle Die from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 28 and base of glass from same set, top of glass made using Tattered Lace Essentials Teardrop Cutting Dies ETL183 trimmed to shape. Perfume bottles made using various dies including circles, tear drops and trimmed to shape, Base card made using Tattered Lace Large panorama dies partially cut then extended to fit 8"x 8" card, apertures cut using Tattered Lace Essentials notched Squares dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Perfume themed Panorama 30th Birthday Card made using Various dies including; Various Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits 'Script@ words, Sizzix Sizzlits 'Catty Corner' alphabet dies, Numbers from the Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, Script alphabet dies, Wine bottle Die from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 28 and base of glass from same set, top of glass made using Tattered Lace Essentials Teardrop Cutting Dies ETL183 trimmed to shape. Perfume bottles made using various dies including circles, tear drops and trimmed to shape, Base card made using Tattered Lace Large panorama dies partially cut then extended to fit 8"x 8" card, apertures cut using Tattered Lace Essentials notched Squares dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Perfume themed Panorama 30th Birthday Card made using Various dies including; Various Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits 'Script@ words, Sizzix Sizzlits 'Catty Corner' alphabet dies, Numbers from the Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, Script alphabet dies, Wine bottle Die from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 28 and base of glass from same set, top of glass made using Tattered Lace Essentials Teardrop Cutting Dies ETL183 trimmed to shape. Perfume bottles made using various dies including circles, tear drops and trimmed to shape, Base card made using Tattered Lace Large panorama dies partially cut then extended to fit 8"x 8" card, apertures cut using Tattered Lace Essentials notched Squares dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Shadow Box Show Stopper

Special Birthdays for those special ladies in your life demand a special card. I love making shadow box cards. They give you more scope to add dimension to your cards without the risk of the elements getting squashed. This version includes red roses, the favourite flower of the recipient. I used Tonic shadow box dies for the base card and Spellbinders rose creation dies for the internal flowers. I made a box envelope for this card from a standard C5 envelope as shown in tutorial 8 (you will need to be a subsciber to access this).

  • Shadow Box framed Roses 75th Birthday card made using the Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E and co-ordinating Tonic Family Three Shadowbox Insert Die (frame only) Set to make base card from 2 shadow boxes. Roses inside shadow box made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die set and tinted with distress ink. Rose embellishment on front of card made using the Free Gift rose dies from DIE-CUTTING-ESSENTIALS-MAGAZINE-ISSUE-19. Sentiments cut using Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and die'sire numbers dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Shadow Box framed Roses 75th Birthday card made using the Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E and co-ordinating Tonic Family Three Shadowbox Insert Die (frame only) Set to make base card from 2 shadow boxes. Roses inside shadow box made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die set and tinted with distress ink. Rose embellishment on front of card made using the Free Gift rose dies from DIE-CUTTING-ESSENTIALS-MAGAZINE-ISSUE-19. Sentiments cut using Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and die'sire numbers dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Shadow Box framed Roses 75th Birthday card made using the Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E and co-ordinating Tonic Family Three Shadowbox Insert Die (frame only) Set to make base card from 2 shadow boxes. Roses inside shadow box made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die set and tinted with distress ink. Rose embellishment on front of card made using the Free Gift rose dies from DIE-CUTTING-ESSENTIALS-MAGAZINE-ISSUE-19. Sentiments cut using Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and die'sire numbers dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Shadow Box framed Roses 75th Birthday card made using the Tonic shadow Box Creations Die set 1635E and co-ordinating Tonic Family Three Shadowbox Insert Die (frame only) Set to make base card from 2 shadow boxes. Roses inside shadow box made using Spellbinders Rose Creations die set and tinted with distress ink. Rose embellishment on front of card made using the Free Gift rose dies from DIE-CUTTING-ESSENTIALS-MAGAZINE-ISSUE-19. Sentiments cut using Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and die'sire numbers dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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Wedded Bliss – 3 Different Takes On A Wedding Card

More cards added to the galleries for Extra Special Wedding Cards and General Wedding Cards. Three weddings and three very different cards, all made to meet specific requirements for the weddings concerned. One of them was my 2nd only Gay Wedding Card which was an 8″ x 8″ gate fold card mirroring the matching outfits worn by the happy couple. The next is a Pop Up Box Card which included coloured flowers to match the wedding theme and photos of the happy couple. The last one was made to match the wedding invitation in a boho style.

  • Pop up Wedding card made using a number of dies including; Spellbinders nesting plain and scalloped hearts dies, Cheery lynn flowers dies, Anna griffin flourish scroll die, spellbinders lacey circles dies, Crea Nestlies no 33 dies, leabilities frame square curve die set (for small flourishes). Joy cut & emboss wedding die set, Nellies nesting stitched squares dies, Background embossed with Hiclory Smoke distress ink applied to folder using embossaliscious a4 folder. die cuts inked with Hickory smoke distress inks, Flowers coloured with Spectrum noir sparkle pens. Tattered Lace sentiments 2014 dies and Tattered Lace Metal Die-Alpha Bunting dies for 'MEXICO'.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Mr & Mr Gay Wedding Card made using various dies including; Tattered lace sentiments 2014 dies, Spellbinders Sapphire Die Numbers And Letters One, Xcut A5 Suit Card Die Set and Tattered lace Notched Rectangles (ETL310) dies.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Boho style Wedding card made using various dies including; Spellbinders nesting ovals dies, Tattered Lace Sentiiments 2014 dies,Tattered Lace Blossom Over the Edge die set D1371 and Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folder - Ornate Lace inked with disttress ink before embossing.- craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Is There A God In Heaven?

Is there a God in Heaven? and does he ever cry,

because of mankind’s suffering and innocents who die?

If there’s a God in Heaven, I wonder if he aches,

over all our imperfections and continual mistakes.

Is there a God in Heaven? and if so, what faith is he?

a Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, a Roman Catholic, C of E?

If there’s a God in Heaven? is he really a great King?

and does he really have control of every living thing?

Is there a God in Heaven? does he have a master plan,

for his wonderful creation? for the universe? for man?

If there’s a God in Heaven, is he wonderful and good?

Since the dawn of creation, has he done all that he could?

Is there a God in Heaven? and is he a pacifist?

or does watching loved ones suffer, mean that he’s a masochist?

If there’s a God in Heaven, does that mean he’s a dictator?

As people of the world must die to meet their great creator.

Is there a God in Heaven? some say “no” and some say “yes”.

If he put in an appearance then we wouldn’t have to guess.

If there’s a God in Heaven, it’s so hard to comprehend;

why he doesn’t intervene to bring all evil to an end.

Is there a God in Heaven? did he send his only Son?

If God can choose to parent, why did he choose only One?

If there’s a God in Heaven, why not send a whole committee,

to banish evil, put right wrong, in every town and city?

Is there a God in Heaven? is he just? and is he fair?

and does he really listen to the words we say in prayer?

If there’s a God in Heaven, hope I live to see the day;

when evil, illness, death and famine, all are swept away.

Is there a God in Heaven? I’d love to believe it’s true,

but the world in which we’re living makes it difficult to do.

Popping Up And Out – Extra Special Cards For Landmark Birthdays

Some of these pictures have been in the galleries for a while now but haven’t featured in a post so you may not have spotted them and some are new to the galleries. Interctive, Pop Up and Accordion cards are often a popular choice for people wanting something a bit different for a special birthday. These can be qite invloved to make and use lots of different dies. If you want to know which ones have been used for each card, just click on the individual images and all will be revealed. There are more photographs from different angles and close-ups in the Ladies ages and Ladies Extra Special galleries.

  • Large Pop Up Make up themed 16th Bithday Card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - 662228 Script Alphanumeric Alphabet by Tim Holtz, Sizzix Thinlits Celebration Words: Script set 660223, Quickutz Cookie cutters SGS-09-FLIRT set. Quickutz 2X2" metal dies - Make Up - KS-0405, Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set - Glam Girl Set-655314, Ellison thin cut eye make up die,Nesting rectangle dies, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box number dies, Quickutz Dog die [KS-0539]. and Sizzix-Bottles glass and Corks-Die-38-1059 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Make up themed 16th Bithday Card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - 662228 Script Alphanumeric Alphabet by Tim Holtz, Sizzix Thinlits Celebration Words: Script set 660223, Quickutz Cookie cutters SGS-09-FLIRT set. Quickutz 2X2" metal dies - Make Up - KS-0405, Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set - Glam Girl Set-655314, Ellison thin cut eye make up die,Nesting rectangle dies, Sizzix Originals Shadow Box number dies, Quickutz Dog die [KS-0539]. and Sizzix-Bottles glass and Corks-Die-38-1059 - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop up Box Horse themed 50th Birthay card made using various dies including; Quickutz Wildflower die set for large flowers with Cheery Lynn Designs - DIE - Build-a-Flower Embellishments # 3 die for flower stamens, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Dies - Spring Foilage for branches and small flowers, Quickutz exclusive Remi the Horse revolution die for the horse and saddle, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Script dies for name, Sizzix originals Shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 (D211) dies and Britannia dies Daughter sentiment die. Sizzix Sizzlits, Dies Wester Set 38-9847 for horse shoes and Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop up Box Horse themed 50th Birthay card made using various dies including; Quickutz Wildflower die set for large flowers with Cheery Lynn Designs - DIE - Build-a-Flower Embellishments # 3 die for flower stamens, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Dies - Spring Foilage for branches and small flowers, Quickutz exclusive Remi the Horse revolution die for the horse and saddle, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet Script dies for name, Sizzix originals Shadow box numbers dies, Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014 (D211) dies and Britannia dies Daughter sentiment die. Sizzix Sizzlits, Dies Wester Set 38-9847 for horse shoes and Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Dream Catcher Panorama Card made using a variety of dies including; Todo collection feather dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies-Feathers, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet 654546 Girls are weird dies, Nesting Circles dies, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies - Straight Dotted Rectangle dies, Tattered Lace Doily Flourish die, Hardwick Scallop Circle (D358) die, Tattered Lace Panorama Large Inner Plates (PAN02) and Tattered Lace Panorama Large Concertina Side (PAN03) - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Dream Catcher Panorama Card made using a variety of dies including; Todo collection feather dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies-Feathers, Sizzix Sizzlits Alphabet 654546 Girls are weird dies, Nesting Circles dies, Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Dies - Straight Dotted Rectangle dies, Tattered Lace Doily Flourish die, Hardwick Scallop Circle (D358) die, Tattered Lace Panorama Large Inner Plates (PAN02) and Tattered Lace Panorama Large Concertina Side (PAN03) - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Shoes & Bags themed 21st Birthday card made from 8"x8" card blank. Numerous dies used including; Sizzix Framelits Stars/ Primitive Die Set, Sizzix sizzlits 'Girls Are Weird' alphabet dies, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers, Sizzix sizzlits small purses and shoes set and shoes set, Ellison window cuts handbag, Cheery Lynn Baby's breath flower set, MCS sprig dies (from The Works) and Sentiment die cut using 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Shoes & Bags themed 21st Birthday card made from 8"x8" card blank. Numerous dies used including; Sizzix Framelits Stars/ Primitive Die Set, Sizzix sizzlits 'Girls Are Weird' alphabet dies, Sizzix originals Shadow Box numbers, Sizzix sizzlits small purses and shoes set and shoes set, Ellison window cuts handbag, Cheery Lynn Baby's breath flower set, MCS sprig dies (from The Works) and Sentiment die cut using 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Accordion flip 21st Birthday card made using Sizzix Bigz accordion flip 3d die, frames cut with Tattered Lace Chatsworth square die, Lettering cut with Quickutz Mary Jane cookie cutter alphabet dies. Make up items cut using various dies icluding Quickutz cookie cutters from the 'Flirt' set, Ellison thin cut eye make up die, Sizzix sizzlits Glam girl set, Quickuts 2 x 2 Eye Make up and lipstick dies. Sentiments cut using Tattered lace sentiment dies and Britannia sentiment dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Accordion flip 21st Birthday card made using Sizzix Bigz accordion flip 3d die, frames cut with Tattered Lace Chatsworth square die, Lettering cut with Quickutz Mary Jane cookie cutter alphabet dies. Make up items cut using various dies icluding Quickutz cookie cutters from the 'Flirt' set, Ellison thin cut eye make up die, Sizzix sizzlits Glam girl set, Quickuts 2 x 2 Eye Make up and lipstick dies. Sentiments cut using Tattered lace sentiment dies and Britannia sentiment dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Las Vegas Themed Pop Up 40th Birthday card made using numerous dies including; Sizzix originals Shadow Box Alphabet, punctation and number dies, Sizzix sizzlits Marie Cole Design Game Set for poker chips, Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Lucky Bowling, Memory Box Alphabet Soup Capitals die (for Las Vegas), Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197 (for welcome mounted onto circles cut with small circle die) Britannia dies alphabet (for to fabulous), Die-Versions MARKER MICRO Font Die (for Nevada), Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Rock 'n Roll Sundae set for dice and cherries and nesting diamond dies. Playing cards are from a mini set of cards I had in Christmas cracker and finally, the aeroplane was cut using the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Las Vegas Themed Pop Up 40th Birthday card made using numerous dies including; Sizzix originals Shadow Box Alphabet, punctation and number dies, Sizzix sizzlits Marie Cole Design Game Set for poker chips, Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Lucky Bowling, Memory Box Alphabet Soup Capitals die (for Las Vegas), Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197 (for welcome mounted onto circles cut with small circle die) Britannia dies alphabet (for to fabulous), Die-Versions MARKER MICRO Font Die (for Nevada), Sizzix - 1950s Collection - Thinlits Die - Rock 'n Roll Sundae set for dice and cherries and nesting diamond dies. Playing cards are from a mini set of cards I had in Christmas cracker and finally, the aeroplane was cut using the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Large Cards To Put Special People In A Spin On Their Birthday.

Fab fun cards for special ladies and men. The central element of these cards is suspended with nylon thread sandwiched between the mats and layers, allowing it to spin when the card is opened. The backgrounds for both of these cards was created by inking through stencils with distress inks, simple, quick and really effective. The cenrtal feature is stamped on one card and die cut on the other. For details of stamps, dies etc used to make these cards, just click on the individual pictures.

  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" 60th Birthday Spinner card made using various dies including; 660223 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 13PK - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz, 662228 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 69PK - Script, Upper & Lower Case dies by Tim Holtz, 656617 Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Tattered lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.33 CIRCLE Cutting Dies XXL33 , Numbers, words and letters cut from 2 shades of blue card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder Background inked through stencil with various shades of Blue Tim Holtz distress inks, 'Fabulous' Sentiment stamped using FOREVER-FRIENDS-OPULENT-A5-Clear-Stamp-Set-Docrafts. Highlights and accents added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear overlay pen. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8"x 8" Spinning image Birthday card made using La Pashe Flippin Women Fashion stamp set, coloured with distress inks. Background inked through stencil with distress inks. Window for spinner and stamped images cut using Tattered Lace Essentials nesting circles dies and Crealies-Double-Stitch-Die-Set-No-33-CIRCLE - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Setting The Scene For Christmas

Scenic Christmas cards are always a popular choice and here is my version for this year. Because they were for special people, they are large cards made using 8″ x 8″ bracket card blanks. I used a variety of dies to create these, for more details, click on the actual images. I made 2 versions, one is flat so less likely to be damaged in the post and the other has a lovely 3D bow for those being hand delivered.

  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Memory Box Gross grain ribbon dies and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Memory Box Gross grain ribbon dies and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197, Quickutz/Life style cookie cutter banner die and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" Scenic Christmas Card made using a variety of dies including, the free dies from Simply Cards & Papercraft 168, Memory Box country landscape die, Britannia sentiment dies, Nesting circle dies, Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die Set ACD197, Quickutz/Life style cookie cutter banner die and Tonic Studios - Layering Dies - Deco Geometric - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk