June 30, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Victorian Arch

Hi Everybody,

Todays tutorial use the Victorian Arch from Spellbinders and this is quite a large die and can be used in lots of different ways.

For my card I have created the design in turquoise and white and added in some really pretty flowers.


Spellbinders Supplies:

Instructions:



 Cut two pieces of white card to create the base  with #8 die from  6x6 Matting Basics A and two layers in the color of your choice from #8 from 6x6 Matting Basics B  One of these will be to line the inside      (Please remember that #1 is always the smallest die)

 Cut another layer of white card from the #7 die from Matting Basics A and this is the layer we are using first


With the centre part of the Victorian Arch add it to this white layer and keep it close to the edge ... tape it in place so it won't move and run it through the Grand Calibur 


Flip the die over and tape in place again to line it up with the first cut circle and then add foam pads to the back where they cannot be seen from the front


Attach this piece to the colored layer leaving a small border around the edges and then cover the join with some ribbon


From the Royal Circle #2 cut one shape and add foam pads to the back of this (You can use any circle die that you have )


With the chipboard word I have colored it with a deep turquoise ink pad and then covered it with clear embossing powder and heated it ... then repeated the process to deepen the color

Add in the flowers and a bow into the position you want them and add a sparkler to cover the bows knot.  Line the inside of the card with the second piece of colored card for a really pretty finish. 

 More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



June 29, 2015

We are all Special ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card uses a mixture of striped card from  AnnaMarie Designs  and some silver foiled card from  Hunkydory  and although completely different they play nicely together.

I have created the card from 5x7 Matting Basics A&B from Spellbinders  and the foiled card is Labels Twenty

I have used the matching Diamant√© from Want2Scrap  to surround both layers of the label

The satin ribbon around all the layers is from  Mei Flower and the lovely sentiment is from  Lili Of The Valley  which has been stamped in black and clear embossed

The bows centrepiece and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and are a mixture of Roses, Gypsophillia, Lilies, Apple Blossom and Magnolias.

Just a couple of things I would like to say ... First is that I am going to be stuck with three blue card if the ladies whose names were added as an extra on Saturday to win them don't come forward.  Here are the names again ... and then I give up ....
 Donna Sherman ... Jayne Buckley ... Sandra Smith ...
I know we humans like to skim a page but you will miss out if you don't read the blog post completely

Secondly the link to the
Inspiration Page is at the top left of the page and it is a video card collection. Click the photo at the top and it will take you to another page.

It is NOT the  "My Designs"  which I have now moved to the bottom of the column.  That is simply a slideshow from Photobucket and there is nothing to click there and you may get an error message if you try to open that. 

And to the ladies who have already found it Thank You for the lovely comments you have left for us. We will be adding more as often as we can

And don't forget that the card photo under the heading Tuesday Tutorial is also clickable and will take you to another new page with lots of tutorials from this blog ... a new one every week ...and Spellbinders with a new one every month. 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx







June 28, 2015

Batch Card Making

Hi Everybody,

Sometimes when you have a lot of cards to make it can be a good idea to make them in a batch

Here I have four card that are created in this way and it is a quick and easy way to work.

By that I mean do all the stamping ... all the die cutting ... all the embossing ... adding all the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  last and arranging them as you please

The first thing I did was stamp the sentiments on each of the cards.

They are part of a collection from  Make The Day Special 

MTDS is a UK based company but they have a lot the US stamps. This is where I have bought the stamps that I have been water coloring

Here is one of the new Avery Elle stamps called  Simply Said    and there all of these and more are on one sheet.  It matches the die that says  You   which I cut from Craft Foam and again in card.  I used double sided tape between the foam and card to glue them together.

I have created my base card and layers with  Pierced Rectangles from Spellbinders  and the smallest layer has been embossed with  Framed Canvas  and both are part of the  Celebrations Collection

Making cards in this way is excellent if you are making a batch of Thank You cards or invitations. Please click the links to view the products.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx








June 27, 2015

Another Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Before I tell you the name of this weeks winner I would like to point you in the direction of the new addition to the top of the left hand side bar.  It is called  Inspiration and if you click the photo it will take you to a new page.

On that page I have added a short video to show you ... grouped all together... just some of the cards that have been made over the last few weeks. This is Griffs' idea and we thought that it may offer some ideas if you get stuck for ways to make your cards.

I will be adding a new video every few weeks and some of the cards have actually been tutorials ... here  or on Spellbinders Blog or on Card Making Magic ...  I hope you enjoy !!


So on to the winner of the Friday Freebie  Pink card from yesterday.  
The name drawn this week is you ...     


Ann Lauzon ...
would you email me please
christina@card-making-magic.com
with your full postal address and the card will be on its way to you.

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Please Read On

Before I go I have to tell you that three of the blue cards from the "Ten Cards For Ten Winners" have not been claimed and so I have re drawn three more winners to each get a Blue card from those offered on the 19th June. Those names are ...

Donna Sherman
Jayne Buckley
Sandra Smith 
please contact me at the email address above
You have 48 hours to claim the cards

I know I have said this before  and I don't want it to send like a rant .... but please if you are not going to come back and check for your name then please don't add it to the list.  I make the cards and I am happy to send them anywhere ... but I can't chase you for your address ... that is up to you. 

But if you don't check then you have taken away the chance for somebody else to win the offered prize. 

And last but not least ... the names are drawn at random and the winners notified in the Blog post. Some one, who has not been named as a winner, has left me her name, telephone number and address in the comments to have a card 

Please do not add personal information into the comment box contact me privately at the email address above if your name is shown as the winner.  I have deleted the comment with the personal info on it.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 26, 2015

Friday Freebie 065

Hi Everybody,

After the ten blue cards I offered in last weeks freebie I thought I would go back to pink with flowers, ribbon and pearls for this Friday Freebie

So this one is layered up and used  Tranquil Moments from Spellbinders and  Napa Valley   from Creative Expressions dies and I have used lots of foam tape to give the card dimension.

The background is Pink Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion  that has been embossed and the inside is lined in the same card

The flowers are as always from Wild Orchid Crafts and are a selection of Roses, Tulips, Cherry Blossom and Cosmos Daisies

If you would like to own this card then please join the group of followers and leave me a comment to let me know that you have visited.

You will need to come back in the morning to see if your name is listed and then you will have 48 hours  in which to claim the card.

I need your full postal address please,  complete with Country and Zip/Postcode,  to be able to send you the card



More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 25, 2015

Holiday Samples ...

Hi Everybody,

Here are a couple of my card samples that where shown on Create and Craft last week when Kim Hupke  was over from the US showing you the Holiday 2015 dies

These new dies are so pretty and can be used at any time of the year ... not just for Christmas.

This one is the Gingerbread Card front but these dies are exclusive to   C&C   for a few weeks ... and many of them sold out in the shows.

But they will be back again so keep a look out for them.

This was the Gingerbread House and I cut it twice and layered it on to Kraft card

The white card at the bottom is Glitter card and is sparkly white.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 24, 2015

Craft Stash ...


Hi Everybody,

A little while ago I was asked to join the on line design team for Craft Stash. 

This is a new company that are bringing crafting supplies and goodies to the UK market.

They have brought out their own brand of dies called  Apple Blossom Dies  and I added a link to them in the right hand side bar for you to see

More dies will be added as they become available.

This card features the Ornate Heart  and it is very ornate.

I made the card in white with a deep blue and added in some matching ribbon and a diamante centre for the bow.

The base to the card is created with the  6x6  Matting Basics A&B  and the A4 embossing folder from Spellbinders

The sentiment is one that was free with Simply Cards and papercrafts magazine a few months ago

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



June 23, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Lace & Frills Birthday Card

Hi Everybody,

Do you have those moments when you need to make a card and you can't think what to do?  This pretty card is so easy to put together and takes no time at all.  I have used the large texture plate from Spellbinders and coupled it with an embossing folder. Very quick, very easy and very pretty too.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Wild Orchid Crafts -  Flowers, Lace
Mei Flower -  Ribbon,
Want2Scrap -  Pearls, 
Embossing powder

Instructions:

From the outer square #2 cut two panels in white for your base card and create a hinged card

Hand cut a slightly smaller panel in silver and another slightly smaller still in pink and emboss the top pink layer

Cut another piece of white card slightly smaller than the pink layer and this is the piece we are going to use.

Load a brayer  with the Cotton Candy Ink and roll it over the texture plate ensuring that it is all covered.

Lay the card flat on top of the plate and pass it though the Grand Calibur as an embossing sandwich 

Then quickly remove the card from the plate and while the ink is still wet sprinkle it with embossing powder and heat

The powder will stick to the wet ink  and give you a lovely effect. I used a sparkly powder.

With some sharp scissors,  or your craft knife, carefully trim around the pattern on one side and then trim again to fit the pink embossed panel from the previous step

Leave as much depth as you prefer to allow the embossed panel to show

Wrap these layers with ribbon and lace and place foam tape on the back to give dimension

Add to the silver card and the base card

Create your bow and add to the front in the position you like and add in flowers to the knot.  Add the sentiment of your choice and there you have a very pretty card for you to send with love.

Designers Tip:

Change the color and leave the panel complete for another look to this card.

Or if you are really pushed for time simply use the texture plate to emboss the silver card and miss out the other steps.

Your card will be just as lovely whichever you decide to do.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial 


More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


June 22, 2015

Having fun ...

Hi Everybody,

You will have to forgive the abundance of water colored cards but I am having so much fun with these new Aqua Tints from Spectrum Noir that I can't stop

The stamps are all new too and I bought all of them from  Make The Day Special  and they are mostly stamps from Altenew

This one is called Sketchy Rose and it is lovely.  The sentiment is from Sentiments and Quotes  and there are lots on one stamp sheet

Along the bottom I have added some ribbon and lace and tied a little bow with satin ribbon from Mei Flower

The little pink pearls from Want2Scrap are dotted around the card ... but just a few.

The bows centrepiece is from Wild Orchid Crafts and matches in with the color scheme perfectly

I think it does me good every so often to step away from the style I am  used to and try something different.

 Brings a new freshness back to my crafting and then I am ready to come up with some new ideas to share

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 21, 2015

One for the Men ...

Hi Everybody,

I am often asked for ideas to make cards for the men in our lives and being a frilly flowery kind of card maker I sometimes find it hard .... sorry guys !!  But pink and flowers maybe wouldn't suit many of you

This card uses the Sheena Douglass stamp set called  Destination   and is excellent for many occasions.

I colored it with the Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints   and you need very little to get a good result.

The sentiment stamp  is one of the Altenew  Sentiments and Quotes   and I have stamped it onto some Kraft card and layered it on to blue

The background to this piece uses the Caught In Crystal Technique   which has been around for a long time.

This is so effective and very easy to do that I had my Wednesday Class ladies try  it.

I will show you my ladies cards once they are made up as you need to leave it to dry for a good few hours.  I think a tutorial would be in order for this technique

I have layered the image on to blue card and then onto some Kraft card for a really lovely effect that should make any of the men in your life happy to receive.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 20, 2015

Ten Blue Winners ...

Hi Everybody,

Thank you for such a great response to the Friday Freebie yesterday. I am very flattered that you would want one of my cards.

The names for the ten blue cards have been drawn and I hope you won't be blue when you get them delivered. They are all pretty cards and each is in cellophane to keep it clean.

So here is the list of names ... look carefully to see if your name is on it and you have 48 hours in which to claim your card.

Marilyn Virella
Betty McAllister
Debbie Busst
Dani
Christi
Mary O'Leary
Pharmacy Michelle
Lucy Spence
Patricia
Lisa ...

Please email me 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the cards will be on their way to you.
I hope you like them when they arrive

More tomorrow ... 

Hugs xx

June 19, 2015

Ten Blue Cards - Ten Winners

Hi Everybody,

Last month in the Friday Freebie I gave away ten cards all in one go to ten individual winners.  They were all pink cards and this month I am giving away ten cards in BLUE  to ten more winners.  If you would like to win one of them then join the group of followers and leave me a comment


From those comments ten names will be picked at random and notified in tomorrows blog post.  The cards will be given at random so please don't select one ... it will be pot luck as to which one you will get. 

They are all different sizes and techniques and they are not finished on the insides. But they are all in cellophane bags to keep them clean and that it the reason that the picture is not clear ... soreee!!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 18, 2015

Magazine Freebie ...

Hi Everybody,

Yesterday my monthly subscription of 
fell through the letterbox and the free gift this month was a beautiful Roses embossing folder.

And so out came the Spectrum Noir Pencils  to see what I could do.

I embossed a piece of parchment ... layering the parchment between copy paper to stop it splitting. I use the quite thick parchment from   AnnaMarie Designs

I colored it in on the raised side and I used the pinks and yellows from the Floral set and the greens from Nature and blended them as I went along

The parchment was attached to the base with little dots of Cosmic Shimmer Dress Clear and then I covered over the spots with the pearls.

But to be honest the Cosmic Shimmer dries so very clear that they didn't show up anyway under the parchment.

The base card was created with white  255gsm Hammered card from the Papermill Direct and using the  A2 Matting Basics A&B from Spellbinders

The addition of a little sentiment and the card is finished.

I enjoyed the coloring as I haven't used the pencils for quite some time and I ended up with a soft and pretty card that I am quite happy with ...  and the folder was F.R.E.E.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 17, 2015

Another Watercolor Card ...

Hi Everybody,

So here I am again with another attempt at water coloring with  Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints

For this particular one I have used the Bright and Beautiful set and   Neena Classic Crest  and both products are from Crafters Companion

The stamps and sentiment are from Altenew and this is the Peony Scrolls.

It also has a matching   Peony Scrolls Die set  so cutting out the flowers is easy.

The sentiment is from many on one sheet of Sentiments and Quotes 

And while you are on their webpage have a look at some of the beautiful samples in the Gallery and you are sure to be inspired.

The card is created with  A2 Matting Basics A&B from Spellbinders as they gave me the size I wanted to use for my card and layers

I will be playing a lot more with these Aqua Tints and I really like the results.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 16, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Labels Forty Six

Hi Everybody,

When it comes to collecting Spellbinders I have always said that if you are buying Labels dies then also look for one of the fancy ones that will work with them.  That way you know that they will work together and you will have lots of choices in how you make the card. 

For this card I have used Labels Forty Six to create the base of my card and the Decorative Elements to give me the layers I need to build it up.  I always use foam tape or pads in between the layers as this will  create shadows and depth and add more interest to any of your designs. 


Spellbinders Supplies:

Bakers Twine
Flower Charm
Pink Pearls 

Instructions:


With the #3 die from Decorative Elements cut two pieces in white for the base card. Score and fold one of them over by about 1" and glue the two together.  Place to one side as you work on the layers first.    (Please remember that #1 is always the smallest die)  


From Labels Forty Six and your chosen color cut one piece from die #6 and another from die #3 giving you two layers of different sizes

 
Cut a decorative layer from #2 and carefully open up the petals in the flowers around the edge and into the centre of each flower add a small pearl. 

Alternate these three layers together with foam pads in between to give height and wrap all of them with Bakers twine.  I added in a small charm to my card


I chose the "You're Invited"  from Sentiments Eight as this could be used for a really pretty Wedding Invitation.  So I inked up the die with Distress Inks and cleaned of the edges of the die with a cotton bud. Once it was cut and embossed I added foam tape,  cut to fit the back. 

When you have all the layers in place you can add them to the base card .... I kept the hinge to the top of the card. Add the sentiment and there you are a neat little card for any occasion.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 15, 2015

International Ambassadors Informal Blog Hop

Hi Everybody,

Welcome to the sixth Informal Blog Hop from the International Ambassadors.

We have really been enjoying these Hops and it's lovely to see new people joining all the time.

For this one we decided to use the Victorian Garden Collection  and this is my card for this Hop

I chose to work with the Decorative Fancy Diamonds  and the matching plain set  Fancy Diamonds from Spellbinders as they are so pretty

I also dressed my card with flowers from the same collection and they are Flower Bundle which makes lots of pretty blooms for you to use.

Each of the other Ambassadors has made a card for you to see in our own individual styles ...  so why don't you pop along and visit each one of them.

Here are the links to the wonderful team for you to visit

Christine Emberson
Christina Griffiths  (You are here)
Linda Lucas 
Yvonne van der Grijp 

We are so happy if you  leave us a comment so that we know you have been and please join us again the next time we go hopping  around the world !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




June 14, 2015

Here's the Video ...

Hi Everybody,

The other day I showed you a pretty pink pearl card and I  promised you the video on the making of this card with   Oval Regalia.

We have bought a new lighting system and so hopefully the picture quality of the film will be better ...but I tell you it takes up so much room there won't be any space left for me

I am also including links in the description box under the video on my YouTube  channel for people to see the supplies I have used.

There are some slight differences in the card ... not in the way it is made but with the things I have added to it.

The blue one has lace on it and the flowers are a different arrangement on them but both are created the same way

But I think they are just as pretty as each other.

The video will take you through the steps I took to get the look and I hope you will enjoy it.

Make a cuppa, sit back, click the link, which will take you to a new page on my website Card Making Magic,and relax  Aaaahhhh !!


I am using the new Sapphire die cutting machine but unless you got yours from Create and Craft then you won't be able to get it any where else just yet as C&C have exclusivity  

It will be back on C&C as they sold out last time it was on.

If you managed to buy  one I am sure you will agree what a fantastic little machine it is and takes up next to no space on your work top.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


June 13, 2015

And the winner is ...

Hi Everybody,

It's a lovely day here in the North West and I will be going out into the sunshine later today ... after the housework has been done .. of course.

But the ironing, well that's another story and will probably be put off for another day, I hate ironing !!

The draw for the card was the first thing done today and a winner has been chosen from the comments.  And so the winner of the peach oval card is you ...

Pattyb ...
please email me 
christina@card-making-magic.com
with your postal address and the card will be on it's way to you

I don't mind where you live I am happy to send the card to you and you have 48hours in which to claim it.

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In tomorrows post there will be the link that I promised earlier this week to the tutorial with the
  Oval Regalia  from Spellbinders

And have I got a treat for you in next weeks Friday Freebie ... TEN BLUE cards for TEN winners so please come back and check that out next week. 

 You will need to be a follower and leave me a comment to be in with a chance to win one of the cards

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 12, 2015

Friday Freebie 063

Hi Everybody,

I love this shade of peach and the card is very pretty with all the flowers on it.

It is created with  Heirloom Oval from Spellbinders Victorian Collection and that is one of my favorite collections.

It is so feminine and frilly and I use it a lot in my designs.  The card it creates is not very big and so will fit into a standard sized envelope and so save on postage

The flowers are a collection of Camelias, Roses, Rosebuds and Apple Blossom and they are all from Wild Orchid Crafts

If you think that the packs are too large for your personal needs than please don't forget that there are  Flower Starter Packs  that contain mixed sizes of flowers and some centrepieces for your bows and they are a really good price.

Now if this is a card that you would like to have then join the group of followers and leave me a comment at the bottom of the page.  A name will be drawn at random and the winner announced in tomorrows Blog post.

Please come back and check if you are the winner as you only have 48 hours in which to claim the card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




June 11, 2015

Water Colored Card

Hi Everybody,

Here is my latest purchase and it is Aqua Tints from Spectrum Noir and I have to say that I love them.

I have dabbled with oils and been a card maker for a good few years now but this is my latest foray into something new.

So the colors I have used on this card are from the Bright and Beautiful  Aqua Tints  and I bought them from Crafters Companion

I stamped and embossed my sentiment and then water colored over the top to give me the background.

I stamped and embossed the flowers in gold embossing powder and then used the same background colors to paint them.

The stamp and matching die set are from Heartfelt Creations and this is the Sunkissed Fleur  and I am very happy with the finished card.

It is bright and beautiful ... just as the paints I have used to create it ... and I will be playing with some of the other shades in the Aqua Tints again.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



June 10, 2015

Pink Pearl Birthday Card

Hi Everybody,

Once again I am back to pink and I have edged the whole card in a pearl string from Wild Orchid Crafts

I added it to the card with a hot glue gun to make sure it stayed put and I think it looks really pretty.

The card is created by simply cutting an A4 card in half and   Creating A Hinged Card

I have made a pink and then another white layer and cut the aperture with Oval Regalia and this part was  embossed and then added with foam tape

I glued the detailed panel flat to the card so that it looks sunken and then embellished around it with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Notice the Gypsophila  framing the Oval  ... I just love this flower addition to WOC

The centre panel is raised with foam pads and Sentiments Three  cut several times and glued together than added to the card

The satin ribbon is from MeiFlower  and is added to the flowers with a pretty acrylic flower over the knot.

I am preparing to video the making of this card so watch this space ...

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




June 09, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities

Hi Everybody,

Today I am using an older Spellbinders die set and this one is the Classic Scallop.  It creates a lovely fancy edge to your cards but today I am going to show you how to it to use it in a different way.

The card is a 5x7 card and I have used lovely teal card in two different patterns - spots and stripes


Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls from Want2Scrap

Instructions:


From Matting Basics A #7 cut two white panels for the base card and Hinge together
From Matting basics B #7 cut a colored panel 
From Matting Basics A #6 cut a patterned price of card and emboss 
 (Please remember that the smallest die is always #1)


These are the dies in the Classic Scallop set and it shows clearly the cutting edge to the die at the bottom. The other two are inserts that will give you the pattern that you want in your scallop. 
I am using the middle one for my card

To a piece of the colored card that is about 3 1/2 " (9cms) wide I have taped the cutting edge and the scalloped detail die and run it through the Grand Calibur


Then once this has been cut and embossed I have taken a piece of patterned card and trimmed it to the width I want. Mine is about 5cms (2")

Lay it onto the colored card and place the two dies at the other side and when you have it as you want it to look remove the patterned card and tape the dies in place and run them again through the Grand Calibur


Glue the embossed patterned and colored layers together but don't add them to the base card yet .
Add the patterned strip to the Classic Scalloped panel with foam pads in between them and  trim to fit the front of the card 

Plait some white ribbon through the scallops and then glue the ends in place neatly on the back


 Add this to the larger mats with foam tape to give dimension and then add all of these layers to the base card


Cut the With Love Sentiment several times and glue them together one on top of the other to create a nice thick wording. I have trimmed mine down a little and added it to the card in a central position.
 
Add a little Rose to the bow at the top of the card and three small pearls to the bottom right hand corner and there you have another pretty card to add to your repertoire 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 08, 2015

The Wednesday Card Class

Hi Everybody,

These are some cards that I wanted to show you and they have been done by the ladies in my Wednesday Card Class

One week we prepared the modelling paste background for the cards and we then had to leave it to dry until the next weeks class.  So when they came back the following week we got busy and made these cards.

As usual there interpretations are completely different and each has made a card in her own style. From the masks that they chose to use to the colors of the cards is all their individual taste.

The cards on the right are the ones that Brenda has created and she used pretty shades of lilac for one and a vibrant turquoise for the other.




The ones on the left are from Mary and she opted for a very lively orange and yellow for one and a lovely muted gold for the other

Haven't they done well making some very lovely cards

I really like the look of all these cards and the ladies went away happy after that weeks class.  I take photos each week of the cards we do as a record of the progress they have made

We have been working together now for over a year and we looked back at some of the cards we had down in that time and they are really pretty.

It has been a real pleasure to work with them and we have some fun along the way too ... Long may it continue

The flowers are as always from Wild Orchid Crafts and the glitter I use is from Glitter Magic.  The ribbons are from Mei Flower 

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

June 07, 2015

Sweet Pink Flowers

Hi Everybody,

This card is created in the Hinged Card Style   and I have used 5x7 Matting Basics A&B to give me the layers

The top layer has been embossed with the 8x8 Folder from Crafters Companion  called Elegance

I have stamped and embossed the sentiment into the channel on the folder before I emboss and then I am sure that it is in the correct space

The flowers are a mixture of Roses, Chrysanthemums, Tulips and Cherry Blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts   and I have sparkled them with Glitter Magic 

But the flower I have really fallen in love with from WOC and I am using it a lot is Gypsophila   This is such a pretty flower and so versatile.

I curve it around some of my sentiments or,  as here in this photo,  just draping it from the corsage,  but I love it ...look out for it in other floral displays I do you are sure to see it !!

I have added the flowers to Labels Thirty Three  using the #4 die and then cutting a Faux Nestie  around it ... and if you click the link the video will show you how to get this result for yourself

The card is lined and the butterflies are from my "Stash" with butterfly trails with Diamanté from Want2Scrap

(Any of the colored words are links to other pages ... all you need to do is click them and  a new window will open for you)

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



June 06, 2015

FF winner ...

Hi Everybody,

It's blowing a gale here in the North West ... sunny but very windy and later I have to go shopping and then it will be playtime with Isabella.  At least the rain will hold off  and we can play in the Playhouse.

But for now the draw has been done this morning by my "Film Crew" and the name picked to win the pretty pink card is ...


Vicki ...
Can you email me please 
christina@card-making-magic.com
with your postal address and I will get the card in the post to you straight away
You have 48 hours in which to claim it and please let me know when it arrives with you and I hope you will like it.

More tomorrow ...  

Hugs xx

June 05, 2015

Friday Freebie 062

Hi Everybody,

These Fridays are coming round very fast and I can't believe we are in June already.

So todays pretty little number is once again dressed in pink but there are no flowers on this one.

Just a really large bow that I have double tied with a large centrepiece as the focal point.  The satin ribbon is from Mei Flower

The sentiment is from Crafters Companion and is part of their  Sentimentals  Collection   and there are lots on one sheet

The smaller pink pearls are from Want2Scrap  and I have added them at all the cross sections to the card and around the sentiment

Now if this is a card that you would like to own then you know what to do .... Join the followers (If you aren't already)  and leave me a comment at the bottom of the page to let me know you have visited.

Then from those comments one name will be chosen at random and the winner announced in the morning.

It doesn't matter where you live and you don't need a blog of your own either ... so what are you waiting for ??? Add your name .... BUT please come back and check in the morning to see if your name is the winner.

You will have 48 hours to claim the card ... Good Luck !

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx




June 04, 2015

Framed FF Card

Hi Everybody,

I wanted to share this photo,  that was sent to me,  with you as this is what last weeks Friday Freebie winner has done with her card.  Joan Simpson was so pleased with her card that she has box framed it and says she will keep it forever ... and gave me her permission to show you what she did

I think it looks lovely ... and not just because I made the card... but because of the way Joan has made it look really special.  I am honoured that you would think my designs are worth the effort and makes me even happier to be giving them away each week


Thank you Joan ... you made my day and I hope you will treasure the card for years to come 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx