Saturday, 30 April 2011

Très Chic - Crystal Chandeliers

Another simple card - I covered a square Back to Basics blank with Très Chic paper, tied grosgrain ribbon round the spine and added self-adhesive crystals to the chandelier.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Très Chic - Birthday Wishes

This is a very simple card made from a 148mm square Back to Basics blank.

I cut four strips of Très Chic paper, attached them to the card vertically at random angles using double sided tape, added a fifth strip across the centre of the card and finished off with an In Circle Message mounted on foam pads. Simples!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Très Chic Mirror

The base is actually a 148mm square Back to Basics blank which I cut down to form an A6 blank. The backing paper is a rectangular panel with both ends cut off at an angle. Apart from that I think the rest of card is fairly self-explanatory.

I'm still loving the Très Chic range!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Fruit Scoop

Fruit Scoop is a new paper and die cut collection from Craftwork Cards.  The base card is a cream 148mm square Back to Basics.

The Notched Flowers and the scallop circle are all attached with foam pads to add dimension.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


I chose 'Umbrella Man' as the theme for these. The stamp is by Tim Holtz and is actually called The Optimist but there is a recently brought out die of the man and it is called 'The Umbrella Man'.

I used some turquoise background paper to cover the ATC and overstamped with the Tim Holtz Scratches stamp before inking the edges. Then I stamped the image onto the same background paper, cut a 4cm by 8cm panel with the man in the centre and also cut out two other sections which I stuck directly onto the ATC as shown.

I did actually think this was going to be a first in that there would be nothing from Craftwork Cards in this post but ... I then mounted the panel onto black card (from Craftwork Cards) before attaching to the ATC with foam pads.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Très Chic - Chandeliers

This was made using Back to Basics DL card from Craftwork Cards.  The chandeliers were inked with Black Stazon.  It's a very simple card - both the strip of paper and the chandeliers are attached with double sided tape. 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Très Chic - Nestabilities

This was made with a Top Notch Back to Basics blank although the bottom notch doesn't show on the scan.

I used a Spellbinder Nestabilities die (Labels One) to cut the hot pink and paper panels.  Once stuck together I attached to the card with foam pads.

Friday, 22 April 2011


I made this card for a swap on my card group - the theme was 'Diamonds'.  I used the Patchwork Template from Craftwork Cards for my diamond shapes.  These are cut from Tim Holtz paper, overstamped with a Hero Arts Old French Writing stamp and inked with Stone Grey Stazon.  The card blank is a Softies 8" by 8" from Craftwork Cards and I used a Spellbinders die to cut the flowers.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Swap Card - Très Chic

I've made this for a swap on my card group. It's a little more detailed than my usual style and there's some rubber stamping using my favourite Fancy Pants background stamp.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Très Chic - Paper Rose

I cut the circle of Très Chic paper using a Spellbinders die and inked the edges. The Tour Eiffel die cut was embossed with a Cuttlebug text folder which worked really well. If you buy the Très Chic project kit from you will receive instructions on how to make these paper roses. I used the lid from a tub of Pringles as a template for mine!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Très Chic - Top Notch

I added strips of Très Chic papers to a Très Chic Adornment die cut frame which is the focal point of the card.  The edges of the Tiny Sentiment were inked with a black Stazon pad, although I don't think this shows too well on the image.

I tend to go for square or DL blanks rather than the A6 that I used here but I am pleased with the way this one turned out.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Très Chic - Gap Card

This gap card was made using two Elegant Rectangles from Craftwork Cards. 

Notched Flowers bridge the gap and I attached these using a glue pen.  As a change from Candi centres I punched circles from one of the Très Chic papers.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Warren - Easter Card

I made this easel Easter card for a friend using a Craftwork Cards Back to Basics 148mm by 148mm blank.  Both of the scalloped circles are attached with foam pads as is the strip on the front of the card.

It's a simple card but very cute!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Black and Lime Mirror

This card was made using Très Chic paper and an adornment but instead of using hot pink I used lime as the contrasting colour.

I pinched the idea of using mirri card in the centre of the frame from Emma Williams whose Très Chic cards were featured on the Craftwork Cards blog earlier in the week.  It's well worth taking a look as there have been some gorgeous cards on there recently.

Friday, 15 April 2011

On the Edge - Elegant

This was made using a small On the Edge Elegant card blank in hot pink.  The papers I used are Glitz and Glamour from Craftwork Cards and work very well with the hot pink.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Très Chic - Happy Birthday

This card has scanned badly - the daisy is actually hot pink but it looks red!

I used the Labels One dies by Spellbinders to cut the word panel and the black panel which it is mounted on.  The card blank is an On the Edge Top Notch card but this hasn't shown up very well either.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Très Chic - Squares

The most difficult part of this was cutting the squares evenly!

Another simple card - I still really like these papers and the pink and black colour scheme.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tour Eiffel

Another card using the Très Chic Collection.  The base for this is a Back to Basics DL card which I had to trim down slightly as the card was longer than the paper! 

The black Tour Eiffel is a die cut and the Premier Jour at the top of the card is from the Très Chic adornments pack - I attached it to a punched scallop circle and stuck both it and the die cut to the card with foam pads.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Embossed Notch Tag - Stylized Flowers

Another really simple card.  This time I used a marshmallow Notch Tag and embossed it with the Stylized Flowers embossing folder.  Both the tag and the message are attached with foam pads to give dimension.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Embossed Notch Tag - Number Collage

I pinched the idea of embossing these tags from a card that Julie Hickey had made - thanks Julie!  I thought that this embossing folder with numbers on it would be suitable for birthday cards.

The flower is one of the new foiled Retro Daisies from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Trѐs Chic - Elegant On the Edge

This little card was made using a Craftwork Cards On the Edge Elegant blank in a lovely purple colour.  It is very simple and was quick to make but is very striking.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Trѐs Chic - Eiffel Tower

This is made using a Petal Point On the Edge blank.  I cut the Petal Point edge off and used it as a border on the left hand side of the card.  The pink panel with black across the centre at the right is actually on the inside of the card.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Trѐs Chic - Happy Birthday

Another simple card using a Back to Basics DL card blank - I think it is fairly self explanatory.  I really like these Trѐs Chic papers and love the black/pink colour combination.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Trѐs Chic - Spots

This is similar to yesterday's card but (although you can't see it) the spine is at the top of the card.  I used a circle punch on the tips of the Retro Daisy petals - flowers shaped like this are available from Craftwork Cards and they are called Notched Flowers. 

The tiny sentiment is mounted on card matching the daisies and is attached to the card with foam pads.

Saturday, 2 April 2011


This card is made with one of the Botanical papers and some of the new foiled Retro Daisies from Craftwork Cards.  Rather than using Candi in the centres of the flowers I added small punched circles.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Trѐs Chic - Chandeliers

I used a Back to Basics DL blank for this and covered it in stripey Trѐs Chic paper.  I then added three strips of black text paper, inked the edges of the die cut chandeliers and attached them using foam pads.