Bird Crazy Birthday

Bird Crazy Birthday card

I just love these birds by Tim Holtz, they are so quirky. I made this card for my nephews birthday.

Bird Crazy Birthday card

I used masks and colour cloud inks to create the background and distress inks to paint the birds and accessories. I used the dies to cut out the birds but had to cut the other bits by hand.


Christmas with Sue Wilson

Card made with snowflake striplet die by Sue Wilson

I have a couple of cards for you today made with the Sue Wilson christmas dies I have bought recently from Set Craft

Christmas card with Sue Wilson snowflake dies

Card made with snowflake striplet die by Sue Wilson


A4 Festive Embossing Folder – Frosty Swirls

A4 Festive Embossing Folder – Frosty Swirls
Snowflake Mini Striplet

Coconut white card
Rich Red card
Silver Card

Adhesive Pearls

Thanks card with Sue Wilson dies

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies

Well here I am again, ages since my last post but a lot has been happening around here. Both of our boys have started to surf over the summer largely thanks to NAS Moray and Nairn. Number one son has made the huge transition to secondary school. Thankfully the support is SO much better than his primary school and he is doing quite well.

As you can imagine, with all this going on, I haven’t really had much time to craft. I have manage to make a card this weekend for the fab staff in the canteen at the academy as they have been brilliant in helping out with number one son being able to get lunch that he likes to eat.

The finished card size is 7 1/4″ square

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies


Sue Wilson Dies

Noble – Double Pierced Squares ,
Gemini Collection – Carina
Configurations die Elegant Lace Edger
Finishing Touches – String Flowers
Finishing Touches Collection – Splendid Swirls
Canadian Collection – Montreal

Creative Expressions Bold sentiment stamps
Coconut white foundation card
Foundation card in a blue colour (I think it was Duck Egg)
Eternity Embossing folder by Sue Wilson

I created my first snapguide

Check out How to Alter a Jigsaw/puzzle Piece With Masks by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Teacher gift

Desk Tidy Teacher Gift

Today I am sharing with you this cute teacher gift for Phillip’s P6 teacher who he said has been the “best teacher ever”. I cut the file for the box on my silhouette along with the pinwheels and the name for the chocolate bar.

I got the idea for it from Deann’s video class over at Ginas Designs

Desk Tidy Teacher Gift

Every teacher needs chocolate right?

Personalised chocolate bar


Art journal Finnabair style

I decided to follow the video in the Gina’s designs newsletter and make an art journal page. I prep aired the page first by coating it with gesso and once dry, I used Radiant Rain sprays to give some colour to the background. I had some flowers and butterflies in colours that I would never have used so they were great for this project.


Gina’s designs chippies , prima flowers and butterflies, twinkling h2o’s and radiant rain sprays, Julia nutting stamp

Congratulations to my Winner of the Gina’s Designs Birthday blog hop!


Ginger Jarnagin won the Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing that I am giving away here on my blog. Congratulations!!! Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!
The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina’s Designs Blog
1) Please email Gina at Contest @ the spaces – or just click the link and hopefully you can skip step 2 and 3 if I have done this right :) all you have to put in is your name and address)
2) Place “Birthday Blog Hop Winner” in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address

*****If we don’t receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina’s Designs Lasercuts!

Ginas Designs is 3 years old – come and win some prizes

Ginas Designs Blog Hop Prize Photo

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Kim – AngelDream Crafts If you didn’t, don’t worry! Just pop over to Gina’s Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.

The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!

Ginas Designs Blog Hop Prize Photo

The Birthday Prize package includes:

Filigree Frames Shape Set , Dressforms 1 Shape Set, Butterflies & Dragonflies, Grape Vines, Feathers Shape Set, Dressforms & Wings Shape Set, Steampunk 2 Shape Set, Clockwork Penny Farthing, Garden Fairies Medium, Garden Fairies Large, Damask Singles, Button Shape Set, Skylines, Landmarks, Collage Border Splash, Mermaids Shape Set, Stackable Labels Shape Set, Steampunk Shape Set, Vintage Ladies Silhouette, Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set, Candelabra Set, Dressforms 1 Miniature Shape Set, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Square, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Rectangle, Alarm Clock, Layered Border Victoria Small, Flourish Frame Sienna, Flourish Set Amanda, Wishing Well, Butterfly of Gears, Longstem Rose, Grape Vine Frame, Barbed Wire Frame Circle, and a Brush Caddy !!!!!

To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway,

you need to:

  1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
  2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.
  3. Email your answer for a chance to win the Birthday Prize!

This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 

Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is 

Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing


This set  is so versitile, its great for making mens cards or using on tags.
The balloons look great when coloured with paints or alcohol pens or even sakura pens for that glittery look.
Each of the shapes takes embossing powder really well too.

To be entered into my blog’s giveaway,

  1. Subscribe to my blog or follow me.
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post. – you may have to click on the “Read more” button

THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is DESIGNS.

The next blog you will want to visit is Barb – In the Studio With Barb.

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.


Large Birthday Card

Do you ever get started on making a card and it all grows out of control? Thats exactly what happened with my Mum’s borthday card this year. I started out with the new Celtic Dreams collectable die set and cut out 6 of the diamonds, before I realised it the size of the card was 9 inches square!


Mothers Day 2015

As some of you may know, a few years ago I got my Mum into making cards so now when I make her a card I have to try and make one that she hasnt seen before. I am finding this increasingly more dificult as the years go by!

Here is the card I made for this years mothers day


I used tonic dies and the Sue wilson Cornflower die

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