Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you had a great weekend. I really enjoyed the craft show in Portsmouth it was very quiet. There weren't many stands and there didn't seem to be many people milling around as before. I did manage to buy quite a bit even though. The best bit was definitely meeting up with my crafty buddy and she got to decorate a coaster on the Oyster crafts stand. There will be another show in June I am hoping to go back again, You even get free tea and coffee.

This is a card I made with the members gift from C & C TV I was cheeky and posted it on their Facebook Page I did get some very nice comments.

I started by cutting the mats. The top mat was a lovely pale blue into this I cut an aperture and then I embossed it with the Art Deco  embossing folder by Sue Wilson. Once done I inked all over the mat with some Distress Ink.

I stamped another one of the stamps  from a set that were the cover gift on Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine 138. I added some butterflies that came from the  Phill Martin set Butterfly Field. I cut the black frame with some of Sue Wilson's dies. The blue mat is raised on foam tape so the image is set back a little.

The sentiment was cut with a Signature die.

I cut the free tonic die in white and then I inked it to be the colours I wanted. I cut an extra four butterflies  they were easy to cut away from the rest of the die and it meant I could use up some smaller pieces of paper not wanting the whole of the die. They also added some dimension to the card.

Altogether I had quite a crafty weekend. One of my cards was shown on one of Sue Wilson's show on Saturday.  I was such a twit I didn't put my address in the email for the chance to win one of Sue's beautiful cards.

I still have the cold hanging around and it has developed into a nasty cough. It is half term next week I hope I am better by then that is when I am hoping to make the Save the Date cards and I will be helping my daughter to make a cosplay costume. I hope that you all have a good week ahead.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. Gorgeous card, I love how you've brought all the colours together. Lainie xx

  2. Beautiful colour and stunning detail Jackie.

  3. A gorgeous card, love the colours and fabulous design x

  4. Gorgeous card. I live the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Jackie,
    what a very beautiful card.
    I really like your super design, and colours used too.
    Wonderful butterflies as well.
    I love that embossing folder,and use it quite often myself.
    Snap my card was shown just before yours on C&C.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Hi Jenny your card was gorgeous. I only knew about mine because someone else spotted it. Hugs Jackie

  6. it's a gorgeous card Jackie with all those butterflies.
    Gr Karin

  7. Hi Jackie stunning card, love the colours and love the embossing and butterflies. Glad you enjoyed the show and hope you will manage to shake off that cough soon. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. Such a pretty card. I love the colours you've used. Claire x

  9. What a fabulous card - so delicate love all the butterflies and the colours are great - super design!

  10. Fabulous card Jackie, not opened my packet yet!!!.
    Glad you enjoyed the show...
    Hope your better soon.
    Hugs Pam x

  11. Gorgeous card Jackie, love the pretty butterflies.
    Hope you feeling better soon x

  12. A beautiful card Jackie. The colours, design and die-cuts are all gorgeous. Feel better soon x

  13. So gorgeous. Love these papers and die cuts

  14. What a gorgeous card and beautiful colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  15. Gorgeous card the dies and the pretty colours...Joolsx

  16. Hello Jackie, Wow what a stunning card, love the sparkle and the butterflies and those gorgeous dies.

    Chrissy xx

  17. Beautiful, there is so much movement with all those butterflies. Lovely! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  18. Hi Jackie Wow gorgeous card. What a pretty stamp you have used as a background, it looks so lovely peeping through. I haven't opened my free die yet, perhaps there will be time for a little play today! Hope you feel better soon. Love Diane xxx

  19. What a gorgeous card Jackie, I'm not surprised you had some lovely comments about it. Love the colours and sparkle and beautiful butterflies, hugs Carole Z X


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