Saturday, June 15, 2019


Grandson No1 also has his Birthday in December and this is the card that I made for him and haven't shown yet.
The digi is a very old one from Polly Craft which I bought in a discontinued bundle called Hamilton.
Coloured with my promakers and a silver gel pen. The paper was in my stash from way back when along with the number topper.

The boys are growing up so fast and I will have to put my thinking cap on for finding images for their next cards.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Off Centre Gate Fold.

We are into week 3 of the Butterfly challenge and I have a different version of a Gatefold card to show this time.

#123 Butterfly Wheel with G for Gate Fold 

Card uses  Gate Fold/Granny Smith/ Butterfly from the wheel. I have added a tutorial for this card over on the butterfly blog under the  Card Shapes tag. This one is Version III  'Off Centre Gate fold'.
 The design paper is a  freebie from  Making Cards magazine March 2015  Called ' Potted Petals.'
Topper images are also a freebie magazine set which included the sentiment.  The butterfly is a puffer dimensional one.  I adhered one of the flowers to hang over the edge and then adhered a leaf on the opposite flap (using a 3D pad) for the flower to tuck behind thus forming the closure.
 Above the card partially open and below fully opened.

Challenge has another 2 weeks to run. I will be posting one more design idea here next week.  Hope you will play along.

Sunday, June 09, 2019


Christmas card show time again with the girls in the Christmas Card Club.  Rachel's turn for the theme which is Reindeer.  Whilst turning over my stash looking for a  Christmas Lights  theme for the last challenge I had come across this Reindeer paper from'The works' and thinking ahead had thought it ideal for this challenge. I still had a bit of the red check paper left so I just layered up onto red card stock for the base.  The sentiment by Creative Expressions  has been die cut twice from the red cardstock to give dimension to the front of the card.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Yellow and Grey.

It's week 2 of the month long Butterfly challenge and here is another style of closure for making the Gatefold card.

#123 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with G for Gatefold.

Card uses Gatefold/Gingham/Gems/Gun Metal/ Gold/Butterfly from the wheel.
 Card base is made from yellow card stock  and the flower design paper is a digi  by Pink Petticoat from the Isabelline  range called Dandelion Clocks.  Gingham check paper is from Making Cards June 2015. The grey card is by Glitz It Now called 'Love you Madly'.

The butterfly is a punch by SU and the gem and sentiment (which is a black patent sticker) are from my stash.  The closure is made from a small square die cut by Spellbinders Basic set A which I have adhered to the top right panel to catch the edge of the centre piece. I Used a 3D pad to given room for the flap to tuck behind.
Showing the card open below.

Challenge is running for another 3 weeks. I hope you will join in. I will be posting another card next week showing a different style Gatefold.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Game On.

Just getting round to showing the card I made for Grandson no2's  Birthday last December. If I wait much longer it will be time to send the next one!!
He is computer game mad so this digi by Beccy's Place called 'Little Phil with game controller was perfect. I coloured with my promarkers and a gold gel pen. The design paper had been in my stash for years and the numbers too.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gate Folds.

It is the start of a brand new challenge over on the Butterfly blog. The challenge is again running for 4 Weeks. 

#123 Spin The Butterfly wheel with G for Gatefold.

Gate fold cards are one of the easiest folds to do on a card as they are made from 2 folds on your card stock or you can also use a ready made card blank. You will find the instructions and tutorials over on the Butterfly blog under the tab called card shapes. Click on the card name to be taken straight to the tutorial.
I have two cards to share with you today showing you different ways of  holding the card shut and over the next 4 weeks will be sharing more ideas with you.

First card using Gatefold/Gems/Gingham/Granny Smith/Gold/Butterfly from the wheel.

I have chosen a belly band as the closure for this card which has been made from white cardstock measuring 8.5" x 5.5".  The floral design paper is by Raspberry Road and the Green Gingham came as a freebie from Making Cards June 2015. 

I made the band closure 1" wide and used a die cut by  ' John Next Door '  from his Mini Tags Set for the centre piece. The sentiment is a gold sticker from my stash along with the gems. The double butterfly is a punch by SU.

Photo below shows the card opened up.

Second  card using Gatefold/Gems//Granny Smith/Gun Metal/ Butterfly from the wheel.
This Style closure is called an Interlocking though I still found it needed the addition of the ties.
This time I have used a grey cardstock to create the gatefold.  The design paper is by Pink Petticoat.

I used a die cut from the same John Next Door Set as above. Gems and bakers twine from my stash.
The sentiment was a freebie from a craft magazine. You can see in the next photo how the interlocking design works. You need at least to attachments  which are  only partially adhered to opposite sides of the card.  I have used 3 here.

Here is the card opened up . The butterflies are two different sized punches  from SU. I punched a hole in the sentiment for the bakers twine and  again on the left hand panel to make the bow.

Hope  I have inspired you  and that I  will  see you over on the butterfly blog.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Christmas Lights.

Time once more for the girls in the Chritmas Card Club to show our next cards. Margaret set the theme this time and chose Christmas Lights. I have gone a bit tongue in cheek here as though I do have images I am still finding it painful(with my iffy shoulder)l to colour at the moment . Trawling through my box of used Christmas cards only turned up this one but hey it has a snowman on it with presents(Christmas right!) and the lights are on in the house. Lol.

I teamed it up with red card stock for the base and this red check paper from  'The Works'.  Layered the whole lot up a couple of times with the last layer on 3D sticker pads.  The sentiment was already on the card front as was the ribbon bow. Perfect.

Entering this card into the following challenge:
Scrappy Mo's Scraps of Life #. May Rudolph challenge.