Welcome

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.

Although I do take commissions, this site is not set up for selling and I don’t take commissions from overseas. I don’t keep a stock of pre-made cards, every one is hand-made to order. If you did want to commission a card please contact me via email.

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Happy 90th Birthday Dad

A 90th Birthday is certainly reason to celebrate and what better way to mark the occasion by sending a specially designed hand made card. Men’s cards can sometimes be tricky but in this case the recipient is a fan of Sudoku puzzles which is reflected in the design. I used my new ‘Cardmaking Magic’ alphabet and numbers dies and Tattered Lace sentiment dies to create triple embossed embellishments to add that extra wow factor. For details of all dies used, just click on one of the mages as usual.

Large 8" x 8" 90th birthday card made for a Sudoku fan using a variety of dies including; Cheery Lynn Designs - Lattice 1 Die - FRM114 for Sudoku grid, Marianne Design Collectables Men's Wardrobe Die, Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid Alphabet and Numbers dies, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday (ETL128) die, and Tattered Lace Bunting 2018 (& Alphabet / Numbers) Craft Cutting Die Set 442670 for Sudoku numbers. Background stamped with various maps, cogs etc stamps and inked and coloured with distress inks. Large letters, numbers and sentiments triple embossed and mica powders added between layers. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • Large 8" x 8" 90th birthday card made for a Sudoku fan using a variety of dies including; Cheery Lynn Designs - Lattice 1 Die - FRM114 for Sudoku grid, Marianne Design Collectables Men's Wardrobe Die, Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid Alphabet and Numbers dies, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday (ETL128) die, and Tattered Lace Bunting 2018 (& Alphabet / Numbers) Craft Cutting Die Set 442670 for Sudoku numbers. Background stamped with various maps, cogs etc stamps and inked and coloured with distress inks. Large letters, numbers and sentiments triple embossed and mica powders added between layers. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" 90th birthday card made for a Sudoku fan using a variety of dies including; Cheery Lynn Designs - Lattice 1 Die - FRM114 for Sudoku grid, Marianne Design Collectables Men's Wardrobe Die, Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid Alphabet and Numbers dies, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday (ETL128) die, and Tattered Lace Bunting 2018 (& Alphabet / Numbers) Craft Cutting Die Set 442670 for Sudoku numbers. Background stamped with various maps, cogs etc stamps and inked and coloured with distress inks. Large letters, numbers and sentiments triple embossed and mica powders added between layers. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" 90th birthday card made for a Sudoku fan using a variety of dies including; Cheery Lynn Designs - Lattice 1 Die - FRM114 for Sudoku grid, Marianne Design Collectables Men's Wardrobe Die, Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid Alphabet and Numbers dies, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday (ETL128) die, and Tattered Lace Bunting 2018 (& Alphabet / Numbers) Craft Cutting Die Set 442670 for Sudoku numbers. Background stamped with various maps, cogs etc stamps and inked and coloured with distress inks. Large letters, numbers and sentiments triple embossed and mica powders added between layers. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large 8" x 8" 90th birthday card made for a Sudoku fan using a variety of dies including; Cheery Lynn Designs - Lattice 1 Die - FRM114 for Sudoku grid, Marianne Design Collectables Men's Wardrobe Die, Card Making Magic Die Sets Solid Alphabet and Numbers dies, Tattered Lace Happy Birthday (ETL128) die, and Tattered Lace Bunting 2018 (& Alphabet / Numbers) Craft Cutting Die Set 442670 for Sudoku numbers. Background stamped with various maps, cogs etc stamps and inked and coloured with distress inks. Large letters, numbers and sentiments triple embossed and mica powders added between layers. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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Congratulations & Thank You

Here are two special cards made for a Special Congratulations and a Special Thank You. The recipient of the congratulations card has run a local community pensioner’s group for 25 years, organising trips to Blackpool, bingo and games and the usual tea and biscuits, hence the die cuts chosen to decorate the card. The Thank You card was made for the same lady, who, after receiving her card asked if I could make use of an unwanted Die cutting machine. Said machine, a Tonic Tangerine, is now sitting proudly in my craft room, although I have a variety of machines, I didn’t have this one. I was delighted as I can now use my Tonic and Crafter’s Companion 3D folders which I’ve struggled getting through by Big Shot Pro. For more pictures click the link above, for larger picture and details of dies used just click on the individual pictures.

 

Pop up Box Congratulations card made using various dies including; Nellie's Multi Frames Dies Doily Flower MFD020, Crafters Companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet and number Sets, scenic dies free gift from issue 39 of Die Cutting Essentials magazine, SIZZIX SIZZLITS TEATIME Set 654787, HELZ CUPPLEDITCH DIE - FUN FAIR - TICKET dies, cloud dies from various Xcut build a scene All Aboard die set. Mats and layers on base card embossed with Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, then pearl fininsh addes using Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish accented with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss. Bingo cards and numbers stamped and embossed using La Pashe flippin bingo stamp set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Double Shutter Thank You card made using various dies and stamps including; Tim Holtz - Wildflowers #1 661190, Cheery Lynn Designs Die - Build a Flower Embellishment #2, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards& Papercraft, Spellbinders romantic vines dies, Tattered Lace Venetian floral dies, Memory Box tulip petals die, Sue Wilson Die Set - Exquisite Poppy for flower centres, Tonic Studios 786 Simplicity Punch, Classic Flower Head and various small daisy punches plus some unbranded nesting rectangles and heart dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Pop up Box Congratulations card made using various dies including; Nellie's Multi Frames Dies Doily Flower MFD020, Crafters Companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet and number Sets, scenic dies free gift from issue 39 of Die Cutting Essentials magazine, SIZZIX SIZZLITS TEATIME Set 654787, HELZ CUPPLEDITCH DIE - FUN FAIR - TICKET dies, cloud dies from various Xcut build a scene All Aboard die set. Mats and layers on base card embossed with Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, then pearl fininsh addes using Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish accented with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss. Bingo cards and numbers stamped and embossed using La Pashe flippin bingo stamp set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Double Shutter Thank You card made using various dies and stamps including; Tim Holtz - Wildflowers #1 661190, Cheery Lynn Designs Die - Build a Flower Embellishment #2, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards& Papercraft, Spellbinders romantic vines dies, Tattered Lace Venetian floral dies, Memory Box tulip petals die, Sue Wilson Die Set - Exquisite Poppy for flower centres, Tonic Studios 786 Simplicity Punch, Classic Flower Head and various small daisy punches plus some unbranded nesting rectangles and heart dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Pop up Box Congratulations card made using various dies including; Nellie's Multi Frames Dies Doily Flower MFD020, Crafters Companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet and number Sets, scenic dies free gift from issue 39 of Die Cutting Essentials magazine, SIZZIX SIZZLITS TEATIME Set 654787, HELZ CUPPLEDITCH DIE - FUN FAIR - TICKET dies, cloud dies from various Xcut build a scene All Aboard die set. Mats and layers on base card embossed with Embossalicious A4 embossing folder, then pearl fininsh addes using Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish accented with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss. Bingo cards and numbers stamped and embossed using La Pashe flippin bingo stamp set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Double Shutter Thank You card made using various dies and stamps including; Tim Holtz - Wildflowers #1 661190, Cheery Lynn Designs Die - Build a Flower Embellishment #2, Altenew Layered Daffodil Die Collection free with issue 188 of Simply Cards& Papercraft, Spellbinders romantic vines dies, Tattered Lace Venetian floral dies, Memory Box tulip petals die, Sue Wilson Die Set - Exquisite Poppy for flower centres, Tonic Studios 786 Simplicity Punch, Classic Flower Head and various small daisy punches plus some unbranded nesting rectangles and heart dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

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Mothers Day Memories

We’ve just had our second Mothers Day without our much loved and sadly missed Mum, Mum-in-law and Grandma so I thought I’d share some pictures of the memory bears I made for my two daughters and us using her favourite dressing gown. I scented the stuffing with her favourite perfume so they smell like she did. I used a pattern I found on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/555983516493103844/ . I used buttons for the eyes and noses and also to joint the arms and legs.

Mum

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What’s In The Box? – A Present For A Friend Who Has Everything

As you may have gathered by my recent posts, I have a lot of friends who have Special Birthdays this year namely, their 60th’s. Apart from deciding how to make their cards, there is also the question of what to give as a present. One particular friend has everything she needs and I couldn’t think what to get her. So, I came up with the idea of giving her a gift box of handmade cards which she could use for all occaisions. I made 20 cards in total, half female orientated and half male/none gender orientated, I put specific greetings on 5 of each set and them made up lots of extra greetings (with double sided tape on the back)) so that the plain cards could be used for a variety of occasions. I also made lots of inserts (with double sided tape on the back) for various occasions that could be attached into the cards if/when desired. Instead of making a box, I bought a pretty gift box from my local card shop as it was much sturdier than any box I would have made. I made dividers for the box so that the cards, inserts and greetings were easily accessible. And Hey Presto! my present was complete. My friend was delighted with her gift, she said she often gets caught out needing a card at the last minute and will probably end up sending one of them to me for my birthday. I did lots of stamping, inking and spraying for these cards which was a nice change for me as most of my cards involve lots of die cutting. It also gave me a chance to use my new Concord and 9th turnabout stamp which I love (note to self, must get more turnabout stamps soon). For details of dies etc used on individual cards, click on the images in the gallery below.

Presentation box of hand made cards with a selection of greetings and insert verses. Backgrounds made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks, masculine ones inked and sprayed with mica sprays. I used a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Thank You & Happy Birthday Circle Die Sets, an unbranded small bow making die set and various sentiment dies from i Craft, Spellbinders, Cardmaking Magic, Tattered lace and Crafti Potential, embellishments cut with various brands of dies including Marianne, Sue Wilson, Fuzzy Lemon, Yvonne creations, Memory box, Sizzix and others. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPresentation box of hand made cards with a selection of greetings and insert verses. Backgrounds made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks, masculine ones inked and sprayed with mica sprays. I used a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Thank You & Happy Birthday Circle Die Sets, an unbranded small bow making die set and various sentiment dies from i Craft, Spellbinders, Cardmaking Magic, Tattered lace and Crafti Potential, embellishments cut with various brands of dies including Marianne, Sue Wilson, Fuzzy Lemon, Yvonne creations, Memory box, Sizzix and others. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Thank You, Birthday and blank Cards made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Thank You & Happy Birthday Circle Die Sets and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukSelection of male orientated cards for various occasions made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, and various other embellishments dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • Thank You Card made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Thank You Circle Die Set and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Simple Congratulations card made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz script sentiment die and Marianne Design Creatables Champagne Glass Die, - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Birthday Card made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die Set and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Simple Happy Birthday card made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, Craft Die CED23011 Sue Wilson Necessities Collection - In The Tool Box, Die-namics Tool Charms Set of 4 by MFT and Sue Wilson Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die Set . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Thank You Card made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Thank You Circle Die Set and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Simple Happy Birthday Card made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, Memory Box Gearworks Border Die and Cardmaking Magic Happy Birthday sentiment die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Birthday Card made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die Set and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Any occasion card made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, Fuzzy Lemon Metal Die Smile Sentiment, Fuzzy Lemon Die Film Camera, Fuzzy Lemon Die Clapper Board and Stampendous FITTED FRAMES B DIE SET DCP1006. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Birthday Card made using Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp with distress oxide inks and a number of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Sue Wilson Perspectives Happy Birthday Circle Die Set and an unbranded small bow making die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Golf themed any occasion card made with inked and mica sprayed background using various dies including Crealies Nest-Lies Double Stitch Circles Nesting Die Set Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 33, Crealies DOUBLE STITCH Die Set No.34 SQUARES dies, Lea'bilities Golf Bag & Clubs cut & emboss die set, Memory Box Die Cart de Golf & accessoires and Cardmaking Magic On Your Special Day sentiment die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

 

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Seeing Double – His And Hers Double Z Fold Birthday Cards

One of my favourite card folds is the double Z fold card. Here are 2 examples of these I made recently, one for my sister and one for my future son in law, same card base but very different results. I also used the opportunity to use dies and embossing folders from my stash that had, till now been unused. The nice thing about making cards I am sending myself is that I get choose what to do. I have tons of dies and other items in my stash that I’ve not used yet and have made a mental note to use my quieter periods to play with them. For details of dies etc used, just click on the pictures below.

Double 'Z' fold Beer themed birthday card made with a variety of tools including; Apple Blossom Embossing folder free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Bottle label stamp free with issue 166 of Simply cards & Papercraft, iCraft Happy Birthday and cheers sentiment dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass | Drink Trolley die set, Apple Blossom Die Set Soda Bottle & Cola Glass Drink Trolley and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Double 'Z' fold Hydrangea Birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies, Tattered Lace sentiments from 2014 set and Tattered Lace 'THE WORLD'S BEST' Die Set - ETL244, and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites-Hydrangea die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • Double 'Z' fold Beer themed birthday card made with a variety of tools including; Apple Blossom Embossing folder free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Bottle label stamp free with issue 166 of Simply cards & Papercraft, iCraft Happy Birthday and cheers sentiment dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass | Drink Trolley die set, Apple Blossom Die Set Soda Bottle & Cola Glass Drink Trolley and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double 'Z' fold Hydrangea Birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies, Tattered Lace sentiments from 2014 set and Tattered Lace 'THE WORLD'S BEST' Die Set - ETL244, and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites-Hydrangea die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double 'Z' fold Beer themed birthday card made with a variety of tools including; Apple Blossom Embossing folder free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Bottle label stamp free with issue 166 of Simply cards & Papercraft, iCraft Happy Birthday and cheers sentiment dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass | Drink Trolley die set, Apple Blossom Die Set Soda Bottle & Cola Glass Drink Trolley and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double 'Z' fold Hydrangea Birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies, Tattered Lace sentiments from 2014 set and Tattered Lace 'THE WORLD'S BEST' Die Set - ETL244, and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites-Hydrangea die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double 'Z' fold Beer themed birthday card made with a variety of tools including; Apple Blossom Embossing folder free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Bottle label stamp free with issue 166 of Simply cards & Papercraft, iCraft Happy Birthday and cheers sentiment dies, Apple Blossom Die Set Beer Bottle & Glass | Drink Trolley die set, Apple Blossom Die Set Soda Bottle & Cola Glass Drink Trolley and Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Double 'Z' fold Hydrangea Birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Crealies Nest-Lies XXL Die Set No 34 Double Stitch Squares dies, Tattered Lace sentiments from 2014 set and Tattered Lace 'THE WORLD'S BEST' Die Set - ETL244, and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites-Hydrangea die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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Celebrating By Degrees

Gaining a PHD is definitely reason to celebrate. My friend’s son achieved this accolade recently and she was unable to find a suitable card anywhere in the shops. Craftybabs to the rescue. Another Pop Up Box Card which fit the bill perfectly. I chose the colour scheme to match the colours of his ceremonial robes and added appropriate embellishments to fininsh off, keeping the main focus on the PHD. For details of dies used, just click on the first image, there are further images in the gallery below.

Pop Up Box PHD Graduation card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Shadowbox Alphabet dies, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafti Potential 'Amazing' sentiment dies, and various Quickutz 2" dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • Pop Up Box PHD Graduation card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Shadowbox Alphabet dies, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafti Potential 'Amazing' sentiment dies, and various Quickutz 2" dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box PHD Graduation card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Shadowbox Alphabet dies, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafti Potential 'Amazing' sentiment dies, and various Quickutz 2" dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box PHD Graduation card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Shadowbox Alphabet dies, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafti Potential 'Amazing' sentiment dies, and various Quickutz 2" dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box PHD Graduation card made using a variety of dies including; Sizzix Shadowbox Alphabet dies, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafti Potential 'Amazing' sentiment dies, and various Quickutz 2" dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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Dance Like It’s Your Birthday

Family birthdays always demand an extra special card. In this case it was my daughter’s birthday. I’ve made lots of cards for both of my daughters over the years and was searching for inspiration on Pinterest. I found a beautiful card by Laura Kimber of Kimber Kreations. As you will see if you follow the link, I basically copied most of the design but used some different stamps to achieve more or less the effect. In this instance I can’t take credit for the design. Laura gives some great step by step instructions as to how to create the main image on her blog http://kimberkreations-laura.blogspot.com/2017/01/beautiful-you-2.html . I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the highlights and created and all over stamped background for the card base heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card. The final card is a variation of a double Z fold card which is one of my favourites of the moment. There are more pictures in the gallery below but if you want details of materials used, click on the first image.

8" x 8" Double 'Z' fold Birthday card made using a variety of stamps including; Anna Marie 'Special Her' and 'Special Him' stamp sets (stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder), Viva Decor 'Grasses and embellishments' stamp set and other foliage stamps from my collection stamped in versafine black ink, Dancing girl and sentiment stamps (unknown brand bought on ebay). Tim Holtz distress inks & Masking used for background and highlights added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • 8" x 8" Double 'Z' fold Birthday card made using a variety of stamps including; Anna Marie 'Special Her' and 'Special Him' stamp sets (stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder), Viva Decor 'Grasses and embellishments' stamp set and other foliage stamps from my collection stamped in versafine black ink, Dancing girl and sentiment stamps (unknown brand bought on ebay). Tim Holtz distress inks & Masking used for background and highlights added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" Double 'Z' fold Birthday card made using a variety of stamps including; Anna Marie 'Special Her' and 'Special Him' stamp sets (stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder), Viva Decor 'Grasses and embellishments' stamp set and other foliage stamps from my collection stamped in versafine black ink, Dancing girl and sentiment stamps (unknown brand bought on ebay). Tim Holtz distress inks & Masking used for background and highlights added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • 8" x 8" Double 'Z' fold Birthday card made using a variety of stamps including; Anna Marie 'Special Her' and 'Special Him' stamp sets (stamped in versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder), Viva Decor 'Grasses and embellishments' stamp set and other foliage stamps from my collection stamped in versafine black ink, Dancing girl and sentiment stamps (unknown brand bought on ebay). Tim Holtz distress inks & Masking used for background and highlights added using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

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A Perfect Match – Wedding & Thank You Cards To Match Invitation

At the beginning of this year my Nephew got married in America, an occasion calling for a special card. We received a beautiful invitation which I used as my theme to make matching cards, one for the Bride and Groom and one for the bride’s parents to thank then for their hospitality. If you click on any of the photographs you’ll find details of all the dies I used to make them.  The first picture shows the Wedding card and if you look at the gallery pictures below this one you’ll see the thank you card and invitation and other shots of both cards. I used the best quality double sided 300gsm pearlescent and mirror card to make the card bases and most of the elements on the cards and included decorative elements on the inside echoing the front design which gave the cards a luxurious finish.

Wedding card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

  • Matching Wedding and Thank You card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Wedding card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Wedding card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Thank You card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Thank You card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Wedding card Double 'Z' fold, made to match wedding invitation using a variety of dies including; Card making Magic Die Set Christmas Rose by Christina Griffiths, Alt-e-new Layered Rose die set, free with issue 174 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine, Berry Foliage die (no name but bought from The Works), Pair of Ferns by Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies and Ampersand from Spellbinders Julius Alphabet die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

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‘Popping Up’ To Say Happy 60th Birthday – His & Hers

Special birthdays demand a special card to mark the occasion. Here are 2 cards I made recently for friends who’s partners were celebrating their landmark birthdays. Both are themed to interests/likes of the recipients, one of whom was going on a carribean cruise and holiday in Barbados to celebrate and the other just loves animal print, hence the designs chosen. For more examples of cards for landmark birthdays, just click on these his & hers links. For details of dies and materials used, just click on the actual photos.

  • Large Pop Up Box 60th Birthday card, animal print themed, made using Kanban Safari Boutique patterned card & toppers and various dies including; i-Craft sentiment dies Happy Birthday, Card Making Magic Die Set Solid Number & Suffix by Christina Griffiths, Card Making Magic Dies Overlay Number & Suffix Everyday Edition Filigree Pattern Christina Griffiths, Tonic studios die Partner Sentiments text, Tattered-Lace-FASHION-SENTIMENTS-Die-Set-D722, Spellbinders Classic Ovals nesting dies and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box 60th Birthday Card, Cruise themed, made using various dies including; Sizzix Originals Shadowbox numbers dies, 661229 - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Nautical by My Life Handmade, Xcut Build-A-Scene Dies, Nautical, Xcut Build a Scene Dies All Aboard, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 15pk-Rainy Days and Sunshine by My Life Handmade, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Box 60th Birthday card, animal print themed, made using Kanban Safari Boutique patterned card & toppers and various dies including; i-Craft sentiment dies Happy Birthday, Card Making Magic Die Set Solid Number & Suffix by Christina Griffiths, Card Making Magic Dies Overlay Number & Suffix Everyday Edition Filigree Pattern Christina Griffiths, Tonic studios die Partner Sentiments text, Tattered-Lace-FASHION-SENTIMENTS-Die-Set-D722, Spellbinders Classic Ovals nesting dies and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box 60th Birthday Card, Cruise themed, made using various dies including; Sizzix Originals Shadowbox numbers dies, 661229 - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Nautical by My Life Handmade, Xcut Build-A-Scene Dies, Nautical, Xcut Build a Scene Dies All Aboard, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 15pk-Rainy Days and Sunshine by My Life Handmade, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Large Pop Up Box 60th Birthday card, animal print themed, made using Kanban Safari Boutique patterned card & toppers and various dies including; i-Craft sentiment dies Happy Birthday, Card Making Magic Die Set Solid Number & Suffix by Christina Griffiths, Card Making Magic Dies Overlay Number & Suffix Everyday Edition Filigree Pattern Christina Griffiths, Tonic studios die Partner Sentiments text, Tattered-Lace-FASHION-SENTIMENTS-Die-Set-D722, Spellbinders Classic Ovals nesting dies and Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop Up Box 60th Birthday Card, Cruise themed, made using various dies including; Sizzix Originals Shadowbox numbers dies, 661229 - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Nautical by My Life Handmade, Xcut Build-A-Scene Dies, Nautical, Xcut Build a Scene Dies All Aboard, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 15pk-Rainy Days and Sunshine by My Life Handmade, Sentiment dies free with issue 109 of Papercrafter magazine, Crafters companion Gemini Expressions Metal Die - Uppercase and lower case Alphabet Sets. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
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Similar But Different – Thank You & Goodbye

Thought I’d share a couple of cards I made that at first glance might appear to be the same, but there are subtle differences. I needed to make 2 special cards for couples, one for a Retirement and one Thank You card. Both of the recipients worked in bars so I kept the basic design the same but added different wording and embellishments to suit the recipients. I’ve used a combination of die cutting and stamping on these. For full sized pictures and details of the dies & stamps I’ve used just click on the pictures

8" x 8" Couples' Thank You card made using a variety of stamps and dies including; lager glasses, wine glasses & bottles & coke can dies and stamps free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Dominoes from Go Kreate Night at the pub die, Darts and snooker stamps from Creative Stamping issue 56, Frames cut using Creative Expression Stitched Square Peg Board Shadow Box Collection by Sue Wilson , grid and lettering cut using Creative Expressions alphabet grid by Sue Wilson. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk   8" x 8" Couples' Thank You card made using a variety of stamps and dies including; lager glasses, wine glasses & bottles & coke can dies and stamps free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Dominoes from Go Kreate Night at the pub die, Darts and snooker stamps from Creative Stamping issue 56, Frames cut using Creative Expression Stitched Square Peg Board Shadow Box Collection by Sue Wilson , grid and lettering cut using Creative Expressions alphabet grid by Sue Wilson. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk   8" x 8" Couples' Retirement card made using a variety of stamps and dies including; lager glasses & coke can dies and stamps free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Dominoes from Go Kreate Night at the pub die, Darts and snooker stamps from Creative Stamping issue 56, Apron using Ellison thin cuts apron die, food items die cut using Quickutz/Lifestyle crafts cookie cutter recipe set, Frames cut using Creative Expression Stitched Square Peg Board Shadow Box Collection by Sue Wilson , grid and lettering cut using Creative Expressions alphabet grid by Sue Wilson. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk   8" x 8" Couples' Retirement card made using a variety of stamps and dies including; lager glasses & coke can dies and stamps free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, Dominoes from Go Kreate Night at the pub die, Darts and snooker stamps from Creative Stamping issue 56, Apron using Ellison thin cuts apron die, food items die cut using Quickutz/Lifestyle crafts cookie cutter recipe set, Frames cut using Creative Expression Stitched Square Peg Board Shadow Box Collection by Sue Wilson , grid and lettering cut using Creative Expressions alphabet grid by Sue Wilson. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk