Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Thinking of You

A simple card using a strip of Fruit Scoop and an embossed Retro Daisy which matches the Candi that I used.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Embossed Daisy Frame

This is something a little different - I embossed a large square scallop panel using the distressed stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and used this as the background.  Then I gently rubbed a black Stazon pad over the top of an embossed daisy frame before cutting it in half diagonally and attaching it to the square panel.  Finally I finished the card off with three red Retro daisies with Candi centres.

It perhaps doesn't show too well on the image but I used 2mm foam pads to attach the outside two daisies and 1mm pads for the centre daisy.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Stitched Just for You

I used a DL Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards along with Fruit Scoop die cuts. The stitching is done using Doodlebug Designs Sew Easy rub ons. I've had these a long time - nit sure if they are still available.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Good Luck

This was inspired by Kath Stewart whose fabulous Fruit Scoop cards were shown on the Craftwork Cards blog earlier this week http://craftworkcards.blogspot.com/2011/05/kath-works-her-magic.html

It's pretty self-explanatory.  The bunting, flowers, elephant and message are attached with foam pads to give dimension and I used some Doodlebug Design rub ons for the letters on the bunting.

I have actually made this for a very good friend so let's hope it does the trick!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Yummy Scrummy Daisies

Milk and Dark Chocolate Yummy Scrummy papers and daisies on a cream square Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Birthday Wishes

Another hot pink and black card made with a mixture of Très Chic and Fruit Scoop on a notch blank.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Doodling

I don't usually do this as I like elements on my cards to be even and match but I have drawn faux stitches round the edge of this card!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Just for You

This was made from two On the Edge Elegant blanks - with the smaller purple one being used as a wrap round the larger white one.  I scored the front of the larger one and folded it back over a layer of dotted paper - this shows off the lovely edge of the card.  The notch tag was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and I chose the diamond pattern paper to tie in with it.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Très Chic - Just Because

I used Elegant Rectangles as the base for this card.  The chandelier has five self-adhesive crystals on it which add a little sparkle.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Très Chic - Scalloped Circles

This uses the same principle as yesterday's card with the two scalloped circles. I have positioned the flowers and the Tour Eiffel die cut overhanging the edges of the circle which makes the card a little different.

Saturday, 21 May 2011


I used two large scalloped circles as the base for this card - scored across the top of the back one and stuck the two together using strong double side tape.

Friday, 20 May 2011

On the Edge - Elegant

Something a little different this time in that I folded back the edge of the card - I actually pinched this idea from Julie Hickey but I am sure she won't mind!

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Thinking of a special friend, Ann, on her birthday xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Très Chic - Birthday Wishes

I used 148mm square Back to Basics blank for this.  The circle was cut using a Nestabilities Die.  I still really like the Très Chic papers and the black and hot pink colour combination.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Happy Birthday

This is a Craftwork Cards DL Back to Basics blank. I usually use these as portrait but opted for landscape this time. The colours in Fruit Scoop are lovely and vibrant, and there are so many combinations which work well together. I love the combination of lime and turquoise.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Birthday Wishes

I cut three Retro Daisies in half and added half a punched circle to each before attaching them to the turquoise Fruit Scoop panel using a glue pen. I then added a Heartfelt Flower with a Tiny Sentiment and Candi on it.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Thank You

Another DL Back to Basics blank. These papers were the pieces left from the card with buttons on that I posted a couple of days ago. The ribbon is actually two pieces - my original plan to cut a slot in the spine of the card, thread the ribbon through and have it going round the front wouldn't work due to the angle.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Windmill Flower

This card was made with a DL scalloped edge Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards.  The windmill flower is one of the flowers featured in Julie Hickey's Make Your Own Flowers Die Cut Pad which is available from QVC http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.590794/walk.yah.UKCO~U664

Friday, 13 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Buttons

This card was made using a DL Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards.  I used Glossy Accents to stick the buttons on and now know you need to be careful not to use too much or it comes out round the edges!  The large paper rose was made using the lid of a Pringles tube for a template and for the smaller roses I drew round a votive holder!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Thank You

Another quick and easy card using Fruit Scoop and a 148mm square Back to Basics card blank.  The daisies are attached with 2mm foam pads to extra dimension and, although it doesn't show too well, I curled the petals on them.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Fab Friend

Another simple card using Fruit Scoop from Craftwork Cards.  I added three panels of Fruit Scoop paper across the bottom of a 148mm square Back to Basics card blank then attached the die cuts and Candi using foam pads.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Happy Birthday Tim!

I made this for Tim whose birthday is today.  Hope you have a lovely day and don't work too hard xx

Monday, 9 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Easel Card

This easel card was made using a Back to Basics 148mm square card.  I have used some of the new Fruit Scoop die cuts from Craftwork Cards - they are lovely and the colours are superb.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Roses

I love these paper roses and the more of them I make, the easier they seeem to be.  I used a DL Back to Basics blank for this card and attached three panels of turquoise Fruit Scoop paper.  I then added 3 roses all made from Fruit Scoop paper and attached a Fruit Scoop Tiny Sentiment to the centre rose.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

A Small Fruit Scoop

You can't get much simpler than this. I used an Elegant Rectangle as the base and added a panel of Fruit Scoop paper with a paper rose on it. Finally I attached a Fruit Scoop Tiny Sentiment to a punched scalloped oval and used foam pads to stick them to the card.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Take 2

This card was made using the panels left over from Wednesday's card. I used Notched Flowers this time though instead of Retro Daisies.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Paper Roses

This card was made using an 8" by 8" Ice White pearlescent blank so is lovely and sparkly.  It was actually a commission for a birthday - I hope the lady concerned liked it!

The chipboard numbers were embossed using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then I painted them with a silver Tim Holtz Dabber.

The paper I used for the roses is from Craftwork Cards - it is quite old though and I can't remember the name of it, but I thought it went well with the rest of the card.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Retro Daisies

To make this card I cut a square of Fruit Scoop paper which was the same size as the card blank and then trimmed it down.  This design of paper made it relatively easy as the spots helped me to keep it even.  The good thing is that I can use the three remaining panels on another card - watch this space!

Although it perhaps doesn't show too well, the daisies and the scalloped circle are chocolate brown but this would work equally well with black.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Fruit Scoop - Quick and Easy

This card was really easy to make and I think this design is suitable for a man.  I just cut three panels from Fruit Scoop papers, attached them to a cream 148mm square Back to Basics blank, attached a fourth panel across them horizontally and added an In Circle Message on a punched scallop circle.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Très Chic - Paper Rose

Another card made using Très Chic.  The Tour Eiffel and Paris die cuts are attached with foam pads.  I also added a paper rose made from Très Chic papers - these are fairly simple to make and look really effective.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Très Chic and Fruit Scoop

I used a combination of Fruit Scoop and Très Chic papers on this card.  The black scalloped circle, Tour Eiffel die cut, Retro Daisy and the Heartfelt Flower are all attached with foam pads to give dimension.