Planner Bookmark

Hello again! It’s been a busy couple of days and I would love to share my latest make with Stix2 products.

I am absolutely loving my planner and always looking for new wee things to help my awful memory! I decided to make a reusable weekly bookmark using the Bookmarks and Bookmark Sleeves. I picked out some stamp sets that I thought would be helpful and got to work.

I am really delighted with the results and hope you like them too.

 

Stix2 bookmark

Ingredients
Bookmarks from Stix2
Bookmark Sleeves from Stix2
Memento Ink

Faber-Castel White Board Markers
Planner Stamps

Thanks for popping by, I hope this inspires you to make something different!

One single die…2 different cards.

Hello, today I thought I would share two cards I recently made using one die and lots of Stix2products.

I wanted to make a nice Clean & Simple congratulations card to show off the lovely Stardust Glitter card from Stix2, and decided to use a flower die from Sunshine Wishes by Stampin Up! I have been a demo for years and always love dies that I can make lots of different cards with.

floral congrats

I, like everyone else, loathe making Sympathy cards, and I really don’t like a lot of colour on them either. I used this simple flower die to show how versatile and elegant it is.

floral sympathy

I hope you like my cards today, and if you would like any more information about Stampin Up, please email me.

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello, it has been a super busy quick week here. Today I am sharing a birthday card I made using card, adhesives and card blank from Stix2.

The punch and stamps are from Stampin Up, and are really versatile. I find them really hand for a wee quick card.

balloon-card

Ingredients
Card, Adhesives, card blank from Stix2.
Punch & Stamps from Stampin Up.

Thanks for popping by, I am still catching up with blogging and will be adding some new cards and planner lay outs in the next few days x

Valentines Day Cards

Hello from a very rainy and dark Glasgow, tonight I am sharing a couple of Valentines Day cards I made using only Stix2 products. People are always amazed when I tell them that they sell more than adhesives, and their paper and card is amazing!

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Ingredients
Stix2 Card BlanksStardust Glitter CardPearlescent CardDie Cut ShapesGlue PenDouble Sided Tape3d Foam Pads.
Alphabet Stamps, Die from stash.

Thank you for popping by today, I will be blogging some more over the next few days and hope you will pop by x

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 CraftStash.co.uk 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

Ingredients
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.

Happy New Year!

Hello! And welcome to a brand new shiny sparkly year! Hope it is a great one for all of us!

I received a Stix2 Design Your Own 2016 Calendar kit and couldn’t wait to get started on it. My hubbys district nurse let slip that she would love a calendar with her own name on each page…no prizes for guessing who I made the calendar for then 😉

I will share a couple of months at a time otherwise it will be the longest blog post ever, if you have any questions please comment underneath and I will reply as soon as I can, or tweet me.

Here are January and February’s Pages.

Stix2 CalendarStix2 Calendar JanStix2 Calendar Feb

I have tried to incorporate events of the month into the page, like love hearts etc. These are also a great way to have fun and try different layouts and use up Project Life cards and odd bits of paper.

I have trimmed my main piece of paper to 8×8″ and it leaves a really nice border around it.

Hope this inspires you to make your own calendar using this great product from Stix2.

 

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.

Ingredients
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

Going Bird Crazy!!

Hello again, and I am delighted to say I have had a fantastic crafty afternoon which included trying something completely out of my comfort zone – water colouring!!  It was great fun and something I will definitely be doing again soon.

I decided to use some of my Distress Inks as a medium to colour, though picking which ones changed as I went as you can see from this picture! I got all my goodies out as I wanted to sit in one place and concentrate on what I was doing, though the scented candle burning in the background is optional 😉

I bought the Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies ages ago but hadn’t had the chance or mojo to play.  I had no inclination to make a card from this wee play session but you will see at the end that I made a card *happy dance*. I changed my Ground Espresso ink pad for a Cracked Pistachio one.


1  Look out the goodies you will need, Stix2 Non Stick Craft Sheet, Distress Inks, Archival Ink, paintbrushes, water, baby wipes, hankies, watercolour paper.

2  Ink up your stamp with Archival Ink as it is waterproof and stamp it onto the watercolour paper.

3 Stamp your DI’s onto your craft mat and use it like a palette 

4  Wet your brush and pick up some of the ink and colour your birdie in.  Leave it to dry for a while, or use a heat gun to dry it if you are impatient like me.

5  Cut a piece of white card down to layer on your card blank, using a distress tool rub the edge of the piece of card with one of the colours you used on the bird.

6  Pick a sentiment, I used one from a Dylusions Set, stamp onto the piece of card, and glue the bird down.

7  Place a scattering of  coordinating sequins on your card to add some sparkle.

8 Apply Glossy Accents to the birds eyes.

Ingredients
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps & Dies
Distress Inks
Archival Ink
Dylusion stamps
Glossy Accents
Sequins

Thanks for popping by today.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Sisters Of Craft – Anything Goes
Less Is More – Jewel Colours

Looooong time no blog!

*Blows off dust” Well hello, it’s been a while *cough*. As some of you will know we have had a lot going on at Domestic Goddess HQ this past few months. My hubby has been rather ill and had an extended(11 week) stay in hospital, I am delighted to say he is now home and is doing well on his long road to recovery. While he relaxes and catches up with all his recorded shows, I am going to try and dabble in crafting and blogging again, wish us luck lol!

I haven’t been crafting the past few months, but didn’t blog cards I made before things got rather chaotic. Here is the first, it was for a special friends granddaughters Christening, and the brief was pink, butterflies and bird cage! 

I used my trusty Cameo to make a large birdcage, I just love the versatility you get with the ability to change the size of the cut and look how amazingly it cut through really thick mirri card! I am totally loving my Stix2 Pick Up Pencil for adding wee gems and pearls to my cards, it was something I avoided as I was never able to get the precision I wanted. The pencil makes it so easy to get them exactly where you want!
Ingredients
Bird Cage from Silhouette Store
Martha Stewart Punch
Marianne Dies
Craftwork Card Papers
Paper and Ribbon from Stash

I will be gradually adding some more cards and creating new ones. Thanks for popping by today!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
A Gem Of A Challenge – One for the girls.
Sister Act – Anything goes.

First Holy Communion Card.

Hello, this month of May is whizzing by! This is traditionally the time for First Holy Communions and I was recently asked by a client to make a card for a lovely wee girl who was making hers.  I had a mini panic as I have never made one of these cards, hard to believe but true!  Thankfully within my ever growing digi stash I had some gorgeous papers that are perfect for such an occasion.

I decided to keep the card fairly plain and simple and let the images do the talking.  I used my trusty Cameo for the Chalice and Cross shapes, and even managed to use the “Nesting” function for the first time ever after watching a fab You Tube video on the British Craft Network, I now know I need to watch a LOT more of these type of videos lol.

How cool is that? All with the click of a button!

I matted and layered the images with pink card, and popped the centre one onto 3D Foam Pads to give the card some dimension. 

Ingredients
Digi Papers
Cross & Chalice from Silhouette Design Store

Thanks for popping by, hope you liked the card, Carol x