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Update 24th July 2020

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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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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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Three Times One Equals – A Triple Celebration for Triplets

It’s not often you get asked to make three cards the same. In this case, my friend had some very special triplets that she wanted to send First Birthday Wishes to. You’ll see that fundamentally, the cards are all the same apart from one or two subtle differences the most obvious being the one for Arthur. I used unbranded dies for most of the elements on these cards. The Balloon alphabet dies were from The Works wit embroidery thread used for the balloon strings. The large numbers were cut using the Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Number dies.

Ist birthday Triplets Z Folds card made using various unbranded bear, bear outfit, giraffe and parcel dies, Alphabet balloons dies from The Works and Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies and Die Monde custom made wooden bear and bunny die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukIst birthday Girl Z Fold card made using various unbranded bear, bear outfit and parcel dies, Alphabet balloons dies from The Works and Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies and Die Monde custom made wooden bear and bunny die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukIst birthday Boy Z Fold card made using various unbranded bear, bear outfit, giraffe and parcel dies, Alphabet balloons dies from The Works and Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukIst birthday Girl Z Fold card made using various unbranded bear, bear outfit and parcel dies, Alphabet balloons dies from The Works and Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies and Die Monde custom made wooden bear and bunny die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukIst birthday Triplets Z Folds card made using various unbranded bear, bear outfit, giraffe and parcel dies, Alphabet balloons dies from The Works and Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies and Die Monde custom made wooden bear and bunny die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Play Time with Free Stamps From Simply Cards & Papercraft – Issue 208

Are any of you crafters out there like me? I buy craft magazines all the time, especially when I like the free gift. I have many of these free gifts that I’ve never used. They are all filed neatly in my stash. I bought the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 208 a couple of weeks ago, I was drawn by the fab set of Autumn Days stamps that came free with it. This time I decided to have a play and see what I could do with them. I just love the tree stamps best of all but there are so many other lovely stamps in the set. If you look closely at the 4 leafy cards, you’ll see I used them in the background as well as for the focal arrangements. I stamped in clear versamark ink then heat embossed ising gold embossing powder. I got inky fingers blending in the autumnal colours for the backgrounds. I stamped lots of leaves and used watercolour markers to colour them in. Some of them were crying out for accenting with Glossy accents, it brought them to life and made the colours pop. I fussy cut the images then made various arrangements with them, finishing off with some die cut leaves, berries and sentiments. For the other cards I used the tree stamps to recreate a card I’ve made before with a similar stamp but this time the stamps were bigger and much better. I used post it notes and a home made acetate stencil to ink in the sky and ground before stamping the trees in black. I made them in pairs using alternative colours then die cut the Sun/moon from both at the same time and then swapped them over. I was originally intending just to make the sympathy cards but then thought of changing up the colours and adding some glitter and sparkle to make Christmas cards. I had very inky fingers but really enjoyed experimenting and have resolved to work my way through my other sets to see what I come up with. For full sized images and more details, just click on the pictures.

Birthday card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, gold embossing powder, spectrum aqua pens, Hunkydory Prism watercolour brush markers, Tim Holtz distress inks, Ranger Glossy accents, altenew leaf die and unbranded sentiment and berries dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Best Wishes card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, gold embossing powder, spectrum aqua pens, Hunkydory Prism watercolour brush markers, Tim Holtz distress inks, Ranger Glossy accents, altenew leaf die and unbranded sentiment and berries dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Hello card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, gold embossing powder, spectrum aqua pens, Hunkydory Prism watercolour brush markers, Tim Holtz distress inks, Ranger Glossy accents, altenew leaf die and unbranded sentiment and berries dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk With Love card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, gold embossing powder, spectrum aqua pens, Hunkydory Prism watercolour brush markers, Tim Holtz distress inks, Ranger Glossy accents, altenew leaf die and unbranded sentiment and berries dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk AD8 Sympathy card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tim Holtz distress inks, Nesting circle dies to cut acetate stencil and sun and unbranded sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Christmas card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tim Holtz distress inks, Stickles glitter glue, Spectrum Sparkle clear pen and Nesting circle dies to cut acetate stencil and moon. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Christmas card made using the free Autumn Days stamp set from issue 208 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Tim Holtz distress inks, Stickles glitter glue, Spectrum Sparkle clear pen and Nesting circle dies to cut acetate stencil and moon. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

A Special Birthday Card? – It’s In The Basket

My friend’s Grandson was celebrating his 16th birthday and I had a request to make 2 Basketball themed cards, one from my friend and one from her daughter (his mum). I used the colours of his favourite team as the basis for both cards and although they are very similar, I used different dies for each of the cards and different style too. Foe details of the dies used for each card just click on any of the pictures and you’ll get the full sized view with all the information.

 

Large Basketball themed Pop Up Box Card made using various dies including; MFT All Star High Tops die set, Vintage Basketball Net (TLD0358), Sports Pack Metal Die set Cheery Lynn Dies B553, Championship die set (457861) – Tattered Lace, Sentiment from the Tattered Lace Zig Zag cascade card die set, Paper Boutique male relatives die and Sizzix originals Shadow Box Number dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 16th Birthday Basketball themed card made using various dies including; sentiment dies from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions die sets, Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths Upper and lower case alphabet dies and number dies, Cuttlebug® Disney 3x3 Combo Set - Tag Team Sports Balls and Tonic Rococo Kids Canvas Sneaker 1471E die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large Basketball themed Pop Up Box Card made using various dies including; MFT All Star High Tops die set, Vintage Basketball Net (TLD0358), Sports Pack Metal Die set Cheery Lynn Dies B553, Championship die set (457861) – Tattered Lace, Sentiment from the Tattered Lace Zig Zag cascade card die set, Paper Boutique male relatives die and Sizzix originals Shadow Box Number dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large Basketball themed Pop Up Box Card made using various dies including; MFT All Star High Tops die set, Vintage Basketball Net (TLD0358), Sports Pack Metal Die set Cheery Lynn Dies B553, Championship die set (457861) – Tattered Lace, Sentiment from the Tattered Lace Zig Zag cascade card die set, Paper Boutique male relatives die and Sizzix originals Shadow Box Number dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 16th Birthday Basketball themed card made using various dies including; sentiment dies from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions die sets, Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths Upper and lower case alphabet dies and number dies, Cuttlebug® Disney 3x3 Combo Set - Tag Team Sports Balls and Tonic Rococo Kids Canvas Sneaker 1471E die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk 16th Birthday Basketball themed card made using various dies including; sentiment dies from various Tattered Lace 3 Die-mensions die sets, Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths Upper and lower case alphabet dies and number dies, Cuttlebug® Disney 3x3 Combo Set - Tag Team Sports Balls and Tonic Rococo Kids Canvas Sneaker 1471E die. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Open The Box – Papercraft Society Box – June 2020 issue

I have tended not to go for subscriptions to craft magazines and products. I did have a subscription to Simply Cards & Papercraft for a few years and enjoyed them arriving every month. I found, however, that the gifts/contents were not always to my taste and often got put away safely never to see the light of day. When Craftstash launched their new Papercraft Society Subscription Box I hesitated. The value of the contents is exceptional but I wasn’t sure I would like the themes/designs each month and so didn’t subscribe. Last month Craftstash offered 2 of their Papercraft Society Box back issues on a special trial offer. One the boxes was right up my street so I dived in and bought it. It was the June issue by Designer Olga Direktorenko and was music themed. Opening the box was like having Christmas come early it was packed with lots of amazing stamps, dies card stock and specialist papers (2 of each). In addition there were 3 mini hybrid ink pads in gorgeous colours, a pot of fine gold embossing powder, a pack of treble clef table confetti and an amazing double design embossing folder.

Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko kit unboxed. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

The pack came with a comprehensive guide full of amazing designs to get you off to a great start and tons of ‘how to’ tips and hints. I have had the best time ever playing with this kit. I started by copying some of the designs in the guide adding some little touches of my own here and there.  Everything is so brilliantly co-ordinated to work seamlessly together and help you get the most professional look to the finished cards. I went off at a tangent after the first few cards and came up with a few designs of my own. Below you’ll find pictures of all the cards I managed to create during my play session with the kit. To view details of extras I used that weren’t included in the kit just click on the individual images.

Music themed cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - card blanks, black card stock, white card stock, glossy accents, versafine ink, versamark ink, clear embossing powder, metallic watercolour paint and Creative Expressions alphabet from my stash. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Open cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - Prism watercolour markers, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, Cosmic shimmer gilding polish, glossy accents, black fine liner pen, Pumice stone distress ink and card blanks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Open cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - Cosmic shimmer gilding polish, glossy accents, white card stock, black card stock, acetate, distress ink and card blanks. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Easel cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - Card blank, black card stock, gold card stock, glossy accents, nesting circles dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebrate die, unbranded jazz band die and pebeo gilding wax. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Just a note cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - card blanks, glossy accents, nesting stitched square dies and kraft, pink, cream & green card stock. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Guitar music themed card made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus - distress inks, black card stock, white card stock and nylon thread. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Christmas card made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus card blank, black round sequins , glossy accents and Woodware Jungle Bells stamp. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Twelve cards made using the contents of the Papercraft Society Box June 2020 Olga Direktorenko - plus some dies, card blanks, card stock and things from my stash - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk