Pretty Butterflies

Hello, today I am sharing a birthday card I made for one of my crafty besties who absolutely loves greens.

I thought I would have a play with the gorgeous new Painted Butterflies Stamps from Altenew that I got when the team at had a great special offer on.

1 Measure out a piece of white card 5″x3″ and stamp your butterflies in the lightest shade you are using.
2  Using the darker shade stamp the outline of the butterflies over the lighter shade.
3 Apply DST to the back of your piece of card and place it onto some green card, using a perfect layers ruler trim the paper down to create a border.
4  Put lots of 3d foam on the back of your green card and place it on the card.
5 Stamp your sentiment et voila!

Altenew Butterflies 1Altenew Butterflies 2

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamps
5×7″ Card Blanks1mm 3d Foam PadsDST all from Stix2
Green card and sentiment stamp from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I have lots more makes to blog.


Art Deco Rose Card.

Hello, hope everyones new year is going well, hard to believe the first week has almost whizzed by!

I received a package of the gorgeous new Apple Blossom Deco Rose Collection dies from  CraftStash.Co.Uk and I couldn’t wait to get my craft on. I have already shared one card and today I will share a completely different card.

1 Decide which colours you would like to use and cut a piece of card for your base layer. I opted for silver and black for a complete change, and it is a great way to use up scraps of paper too.

2 Using the Deco Rose Border Die cut 4 strips out and stick them down to your base layer.

3 Cut out the Deco Rose Die and place it on a piece of white card, layer it up with some matching paper then pop it onto your card using lots of 3d foam squares.

4 Using the Best Wishes Die cut out your sentiment, I chose to use the same colour of paper as the roses but you really could use anything you fancied. Stick the sentiment down and that’s your card made.

Deco Rose Border 1Deco Rose Border 2

Apple Blossom Dies Deco Rose

Deco Rose Border

Apple Blossom Dies Best Wishes

I will be blogging some more cards over the next few days, I would love it if you could pop by and say hello.

Carol x

Playing with Apple Blossom dies.

Hello, today I have some fabulous crafty news to share with you. I am delighted to announce I am on the Design Team for the fabulous Craft Stash website! How exciting is that? I know, I still can’t believe it! Anyway, enough rambling lol, I was sent some gorgeous Apple Blossom Dies to play, I mean work with and I will share one of the cards just now.

I wanted to try something different for me, and those of you who follow my creations will know this is a whole new style for me.  I decided to use the Floral Nested Frame Dies and keep the focus on the dies and what they can create.  I went for a monochrome colour scheme too as I wanted the card to look classy and elegant, I hope I achieved that.

Stix2 Foam Pads, Pick Up Pencil, PVA Glue, Card Blank
Stampin Up Paper & Sentiment
Archival Ink
Pearlised Paper from The Papeterie

I know I will play a lot more with these Floral Nested Dies, they are £14.99 to buy and you can get 20% off your first order when you register for the Craft Stash Newsletter

Thanks for popping by today, I will be sharing a few more cards this week so remember and say hello!
Carol x