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Update 24th July 2020

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To all visitors, followers and newsletter subscribers, I hope you are keeping safe and well in these difficult and uncertain times. Crafting is a good means of keeping occupied and distracted whilst we are all staying at home. You may notice that all passwords have now been removed from the tutorials and I’m not envisaging using passwords in the future. Take care, stay safe and keep well xxx Babs

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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Extreme DIY – Celebrating A Birthday Undergoing Major Home Renovations

My Son in law celebrated his birthday recently and has been working hard on home renovations so I used that as the theme for his card. I used quite an assortment of dies to create this. For further details just click on any of the images. The light bulbs were stamped onto shrink plastic. He’s been doing all kinds of things from plumbing, woodwork, painting and demolition so I tried to reflect all of these in his card. Because of the pop up middle I had to put the verse on the back of the card.

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Christmas 2020

I was pretty early getting my batch made Christmas cards this year and posted those a few weeks back. I did make special ones for close family and friends to but in my enthusiasm to send them I forgot to photograph them. I used some Fizzy Moon die cut decoupage pads to make Z fold cards ( my favourite card fold ) and managed to get a snap of the one sent to my sister. The others were the same format with different bear designs so no great loss that I I didn’t have pictures. I made some for my friend to send to her sons too, she found some designs on pinterest which she liked so I used those as my inspiration. And finally, the cutest one of all was made for my friends son’s dog Teddy made using a fab stamp and die set from Clearly Creative with the addition of some Christmas extras from a custom made xmas die. Finding words to write in this years cards was also difficult given the year we’ve just had so I wrote my own. Hope you like them.

We miss you in the mornings and we miss you both at night.

We miss giving you kisses and we miss squeezing you tight.

We miss family get-togethers and our nights out on the town.

We miss sharing celebrations and acting like a clown.

We love our chats on WhatsApp, love a walk in the fresh air.

and love helping with the DIY, still showing that we care.

We love to Zoom, for football, catching up on all your news,

and just seeing both your faces, helps to chase away the blues.

So happy Christmas wishes and much love is sent your way.

Looking forward to the special time together Christmas Day.

For now we’re truly grateful that we’re all still safe and well.

Let’s hope in 2021 that COVID goes to Hell !!!

Contemporary Christmas Card 8" x 8" made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Shadow Box Collection Stitched Square Peg Board for outer mat layer, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate Christmas Sentiments and small banner dies from JustRite - A2 Card Front Basics Dies set, Wreath circles cut using Tattered Lace Starlights circles die, Deer head cut using die from cover gift of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine issue 167. Pine branches cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens Die Set. Embellished with Wooden tree and snowflake embellishments, bakers twine, metal initials brads, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and various flat backed pearls and gem stones. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Contemporary Christmas Card 8" x 8" made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Shadow Box Collection Stitched Square Peg Board for outer mat layer, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate Christmas Sentiments and small banner dies from JustRite - A2 Card Front Basics Dies set, Wreath circles cut using Tattered Lace Starlights circles die, Deer head cut using die from cover gift of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine issue 167. Pine branches cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens Die Set. Embellished with Wooden tree and snowflake embellishments, bakers twine, metal initials brads, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and various flat backed pearls and gem stones. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Z Fold Christmas card made using Fizzy Moon Decoupage pad and Card Making Magic Die Set Merry Christmas Sentiment. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun Christmas card for A Pampered Pet Dog made using Clearly Creative Dexter Stamp Set and Matching Clearly Creative Cuts dies plus custom wood die for hat scarf and antlers, Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and Crealies double stitches square dies for silver mat layer. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

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A Blaze Of Poppies For A Heartfelt November Birthday Greeting

I love Heartfelt creations flowers dies and recently have also acquired a few of their 3D Flower Shaping Molds too. They make the most beautiful realistic looking flowers and the shaping molds take a lot of hard work out of creating them. I recently bought the Blazing Poppies stamps set and matching dies and so they were the obvious choice to make a special card for my youngest sister’s November Birthday. I started by making a whole bunch of poppies using the stamps and dies. I created a topper using the poppies and decided to make a pop out gatefold card so that the topper would be a surprise found on opening the card rather than it being on the front. This style of card also makes for a fabulous display on the mantlepiece. I used a couple of additional spellbinders dies to create the poppy centres and the leaves and for the belly band I used Altenew layered stamps and dies from the  ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1 to create single layer poppies.  I used Bright Rosa dies for the sentiments. I found some perfect patterned papers in my stash but was looking for something else to go inside. I ended up creating my own poppy backing paper using  the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . I used distress ink through the stencil and then added detail with a black fine liner pen. The final finishing touch was the addition of some Nuvo Glitter drops in Midnight Sky and Glossy accents to the centres of the poppies. I loved how it turned out and am glad to say my sister loved it too.

Poppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

All Of A Flutter – Making Cards Is Hunky Dory

Butterflies have to be one of my all time favourite things to craft with. I have a vast collection of different dies and stamps from all kinds of different brands. I was delighted to get the Hunkydory All of a Flutter matching stamps and dies at a bargain price on ebay. They offer a wide scope of design possibilities but,  for this first time out of the packaging, I’ve kept things simple using them as originally intended to create custom shaped apertures which fit around the stamped images. I’ve not finished these cards as they are in my stash awaiting an occasion to use them. I intend to add coloured which will show through the aperture and add appropriate sentiments when needed. I thought I posts pics anyway to see what you think. I had lots of fun getting messy with these. I started by stamping the image in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing with clear powder. I then painted over the images with masking fluid before colouring the whole card with ink blending. I decided to add some pearlescent ink spritzed and splattered to add extra interest. Once dry, I die cut the apertures and removed the masking fluid and then coloured in the stamped images with marker pens. These examples are all very vibrant but am sure they will look beautiful done in pastel shades too. There is lots of scope for snipping into and layering up of these beautiful butterflies so will be adding this to my ‘to do’ list.

Stamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Altenew – Magazine Makes

I don’t know about you, but I just love Altenew layering stamps and dies. I was thrilled when they brought out their first edition of a Magazine boxed kit and bought it straight away. I was busy at the time and so didn’t get around to playing with the contents for a while and it’s taken even longer to post my initial makes on here, but here they are. I actually made one more in shades of blue but sent that one to a crafty friend who’d been poorly and needed a lift so didn’t get chance to photograph it. Normally you need inks in varying shades of the same colour for the layering stamps but not in this case. A while ago I invested in a few sets of Generation Inx ink pads by Stamps By Me Ltd. They are great as you can ink up the stamp just once and stamp multiple times, each time the shade gets lighter. I kind of wasted some ink making these cards as you need to start off with the lightest colour, but I quickly realised I could stamp off the excess ink randomly onto plain white and use that to create backgrounds in future cards (watch this space). The Generation inks meant that my varying shades matched perfectly for each colour I used. For these cards I created a band of colour by masking off with post it notes and using an ink blending tool with my chosen colour. Once stamped, I die cut the flowers with the coordinating die and the added some stickles glitter glue to the centre of the flowers. The resulting cards are post friendly as they can go via standard delivery.  I’ve left them without any greeting as they will be useful to keep in my stash and then add an appropriate sentiment as the need arises. The design of these stamps is so clever as, depending on the colour used, they can be made to look like a variety of different flowers. In my next post you’ll see how I used the same stamps to create some fab poppies for my sister’s November birthday.

Greeting cards made using dies and stamps from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Band masked off and ink blended across the base card. Flowers and leaves stamped using G01, OY04 and P01 Generation Inx ink pads from Stamps By Me and Versafine Onyx Black ink pad then die cut using the dies from the kit. Glittered highlights added using Stickles glitter glue in Patina shade. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukGreeting cards made using dies and stamps from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Band masked off and ink blended across the base card. Flowers and leaves stamped using G01, P102 and BU04 Generation Inx ink pads from Stamps By Me and Versafine Onyx Black ink pad then die cut using the dies from the kit. Glittered highlights added using Stickles glitter glue in Patina shade. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

In The Pink For A Special 40th Birthday

MY friend’s daughter recently celebrated her 40th Birthday. Because of COVD restrictions she was unable to have the big party that had been planned. My friend asked me to make a special card for her which incorporated some favourite pictures from the past. I used Craft Artist 2 Professional software to frame the photographs she sent me so that they would look coordinated when included in the card. This is a big card measuring 20cm tall by over 80 cm wide when opened out fully, definitely takes centre stage on the mantlepiece. I used some beautiful layered Spellbinders Glimmer foiling dies for the flowers on the front of this card. For details of other dies used just click on any of the pictures below.

40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 40th Birthday CRazy shutter card. The base card is a crazy shutter card made using instructions from the Crafters Companion Big Score board dvd. I used Sizzix Tim Holtz celebrate and friends script sentiment dies and Tattered Lace character sentiments dies, Large letters and numbers cut with Card Making Magic Alphabet and numbers plain and overlay dies. Flowers made with Spellbinders Glimmered Botanical hot foil and die set. Photographs taken into Craft Artist professional to add frames. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Up The Blues – Special Card For A 30th Birthday Socially Distanced

My daughter’s partner celebrated his 30th Birthday in late September and unfortunately, because of COVID restrictions was unable to have a party to celebrate as he’d hoped. I Made him a special card to send our Birthday greetings which included all of his favourite things including his favourite football team Manchester City. For details of dies and resource used to make this just click on any of the pictures below.

Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Celebration Tankard made using a template from Amethyst Paper Craft Designs CDROM Gentleman's club Tankard, decorated with die cuts using a variety of dies. including Custom made wooden Beer Bottle Die, Spellbinders Golf die, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, Cuttlebug Sports Balls Tag Team Disney Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut and Emboss Die set for football, Sizzix Sizzlits Fruit Smoothie Alphabet, Sentiment from The Tattered Lace Zig Zag Cascade die set, Aeroplane dies from the Xcut Build a scene All aboard round the world dies set and numbers dies from the Spellbinders Cargo alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Batch Making Done Early

With all the Covid restrictions we’ve been under for months now, I’ve had a bit of time on my hands which I’ve put to good use. We send over 100 Christmas cards each year and I’ve made them all myself for the last few years. It’s a daunting task but much easier if they are batch made. I bought some snowflake tree decorations in the January sales with a view to using them on Christmas cards. All I had to do was come up with a design that would be easy to mass produce. I decided that the pop out gate fold card would be perfect for the snowflakes.  My design was also great for busting my mahoosive stash of patterned papers from paper packs, magazines and craft kits. I bought a great stamp by Woodware which I used to make a batch of paper-pieced cards and now have around 110 cards. Can’t believe they are all done, and it’s not even November. I’m usually panicking like a headless chicken. This year the cards are going to be more important than ever as it seems unlikely that we’ll be able to meet up with many of the people we will be sending these to. For details of materials used just click on the relevant picture.

Pop out gate fold Christmas cards made with adaptables card bases from Limetree Craft and various patterned papers. Front Greeting Stamped using Merry Christmas stamp from Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1 and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. Sentiment die cut with unbranded stitched edge rounded corner rectangle die. Snowflakes are Christmas decorations attached to the card base. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPop out gate fold Christmas cards made with adaptables card bases from Limetree Craft and various patterned papers. Front Greeting Stamped using Merry Christmas stamp from Creative Stamping Special Edition boxed kit issue 1 and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. Sentiment die cut with unbranded stitched edge rounded corner rectangle die. Snowflakes are Christmas decorations attached to the card base. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped 'Jingle Bells' A6 landscape Christmas cards made using the Woodware 'HUge Jingle Bells' stamp. Most have been paper-pieced by stamping again onto patterned papers which were then cut out and glued onto the main image. Some were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and some with Spectrum Noir Glitter ink and glossy accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped 'Jingle Bells' A6 landscape Christmas cards made using the Woodware 'HUge Jingle Bells' stamp. Most have been paper-pieced by stamping again onto patterned papers which were then cut out and glued onto the main image. Some were coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and some with Spectrum Noir Glitter ink and glossy accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

A Special Keepsake For A Special Delivery

Regular visitors will have seen this type of keepsake a number of times before. It’s by far my most popular card for new babies and I never tire of making them. I don’t always have photographs to put inside but when I do get them it makes it all the nicer as I get to see the finished article. I even used one of the pictures on the front cover for this one. The little girl in question is my daughter’s first Niece.

  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Baby Girl Birth keepsake made using a variety of dies including: Tattered Lace Essentials Die - Notched Squares ETL311, Quickutz nesting Tag dies, Lettering created using Memory box Alphabet soup upper case and lower case alphabet dies, Ellison thick cutz envelope die, Cuttlebug baby elements die, Marianne baby feet dies, Spellbinders nesting plain & scalloped oval dies, Parchment pocket made using an envelope template stencil, baby clothes and baby words embossed using brass stencils, outer cover embossed using score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Don’t Worry – Bee Happy – Take Two

I had great fun making these cute boxes as ‘Happy Mail’ to three friends who are having a tough time at the moment. They are filled with lots of little positive notes to cheer, encourage and hopefully raise a smile, one to opened whenever it’s needed. I got the idea from my wonderful daughter who gave me a glass jar full of lovely messages which I am still enjoying opening. I am saving all the notes to replace in the jar when it’s empty so I can start the fun all over again. I chose the boxes as they were easier to post flat packed. They have been really well received. For details of dies and materials used just click on any of the pictures.

Bee Happy boxes made using: the Memory Box Small Takeout Box die, the Bee die from The Indigo Blu mixed media Special magazine kit issue one multicut from yellow, black and white card stock, the small bee die and Bee happy stamp from the free cover gift of Issue 163 of Papercraft Essentials magazine . The tag was made using a die from a set of nesting hexagons dies. The glittered patterned paper was from the Docrafts Premium 12" Bee Happy paper pad. I added stickles glitter and glossy accents to the larger bees. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukBee Happy boxes made using: the Memory Box Small Takeout Box die, the Bee die from The Indigo Blu mixed media Special magazine kit issue one multicut from yellow, black and white card stock, the small bee die and Bee happy stamp from the free cover gift of Issue 163 of Papercraft Essentials magazine . The tag was made using a die from a set of nesting hexagons dies. The glittered patterned paper was from the Docrafts Premium 12" Bee Happy paper pad. I added stickles glitter and glossy accents to the larger bees. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukBee Happy boxes made using: the Memory Box Small Takeout Box die, the Bee die from The Indigo Blu mixed media Special magazine kit issue one multicut from yellow, black and white card stock, the small bee die and Bee happy stamp from the free cover gift of Issue 163 of Papercraft Essentials magazine . The tag was made using a die from a set of nesting hexagons dies. The glittered patterned paper was from the Docrafts Premium 12" Bee Happy paper pad. I added stickles glitter and glossy accents to the larger bees. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukBee Happy boxes made using: the Memory Box Small Takeout Box die, the Bee die from The Indigo Blu mixed media Special magazine kit issue one multicut from yellow, black and white card stock, the small bee die and Bee happy stamp from the free cover gift of Issue 163 of Papercraft Essentials magazine . The tag was made using a die from a set of nesting hexagons dies. The glittered patterned paper was from the Docrafts Premium 12" Bee Happy paper pad. I added stickles glitter and glossy accents to the larger bees. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

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