Handmade cards

In this section you will will find lots of Handmade card that i have done over the last few years. I hope there is plenty inspiration for you.

#2 Stamp Set Saturday-Garden In Bloom

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog & installment number 2 of my Stamp Set Saturday series.
Today i have chosen one of my favorite stamp sets, Garden in bloom. It is very easy to forget about 'old' favorites as you sort of concentrate on the new stamp sets. I know this stamp set is loved by so many people.

I hope you like the cards i have made today. The point of this series is to show you different ways & ideas to use stamp sets. Also to show you that you can create different cards by just using one stamp set!

I hope you like them and i hope they have given you some inspiration and ideas!

If you would like to know any info about the cards, please just let me know. Also if you would like to purchase the stamp set or any products, please just click the shop now tab on this blog.

Thank you

Ann xx

Pretty Pines Wreath Card

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share this Christmas card with you. I have used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to create a Christmas wreath. I think it looks really pretty. I cut the pine cones out with Gold foil as i think it makes them stand out more.
I hope you like it.

To make the wreath i also used the Leaf Punch, some were punched out in gold foil and some in Garden Green. My sentiment is from Hearts come home stamp set. That was stamped in garden green and i put some gold foil behind it to make it stand out more. I added a few Real red enamel shapes.

The embossing folder i used is Pinewood planks and under that i used some of the Quilted Christmas DSP.

All the products will be listed below.

Thank you

Ann xx

Pretty Pines Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog.
Today i have a simple but gorgeous Christmas card for you. I have been using the beautiful Pretty Pines Thinlits. These are gorgeous!! Perfect for adding some extra touches to your cards or even your presents.

I hope you like it.

I used the Holly embossing folder on this card and i think it looks so nice with the die cuts. My pine cones were cut from Gold Foil, the detail on them is amazing! I really think you can turn a simple card into something rather special with these Framelits.

Thank you for stopping by and i will be back tomorrow with another project.

Ann xx

Quilted Christmas Fancy Fold Gift Card Holder #2 Festive Friday

Hi my crafty friends,

Welcome to the 2nd installment of my festive Friday series.
Today we are using the amazing Quilted Christmas Bundle. Oh my word!! I am so in love with this bundle. It is absolutely gorgeous!! The possibilities are endless. This has to be one of my favorites so far.

This makes a fantastic gift card holder for Christmas. Not at all hard to make and i think it looks great. I also used the matching DSP but i will be showing you next week that this bundle is not just for Christmas. I will show you in more detail what you can do with it too.

This definitely beats a boring plain envelope to give a gift card. I hope you like it and will make some of these yourself.

As usual, i have listed all the products i used at the end of this blog post. If you wish to order and your order is less than £150, please remember to use my Hostess/rewards code. This can be found at the top right of this blog. The Halloween picture says October hostess code. Everyone who uses my code will recieve some lovely FREE stampin Up products from me.


Garden Green card measures 8 1/4" x 4 1/4"            OR             21 cm x 10.8 cm

Score the long side @ 5 1/2"                                     OR             14 cm

Real Red card (Inside piece) measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/4"                OR           21.5 cm x 8.2 cm

Score the long side @ 4 1/4"                                     OR              10.8 cm

2 pieces of Whisper white measuring 4" x 3"           OR               10 cm x 7.6 cm

DSP card holder measures 3 1/2" x 4"                      OR                9 cm x 10 cm

Score both sides @ 1/4" on the short side                 OR                 0.6 cm 

Inside back piece DSP measures 4" x 5 1/4"            OR                10 cm x 13.3 cm

Outside & Inside bottom DSP measures 2 1/2" x 4"                      OR          6.3 cm x 10 cm 

Thank you

Ann xx

Gorgeous Christmas cards using Year of Cheer DSP

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying my new blog!
Today i have some gorgeous Christmas cards to show you. Year of cheer DSP is one of my favorites. I really does have a very luxurious look and feel to it. I hope you like the cards i have created and i hope it gives you lots of inspiration!

These cards look so pretty and are very simple to make. I am sure whoever receives  one will love it.
I used the Labels to love stamp set for my sentiments. This is a fantastic set and it also has a matching punch.

My card base was cut to 4 1/8" x 11 3/4" and scored @ 5 7/8"
This allowed me to get 2 cards from 1 sheet of A4. I have listed all the products i used at the bottom of this post. If you would like to purchase any, please click the links or you can also click my shop now picture on the right hand side. This will take you direct to my online shop.

Thank you for stopping by and i will be back tomorrow with festive Friday.


Ann xx

Beautiful Marbled card with vellum front

Hi Everyone,

I was so pleased the other day as i got my delivery of more Stampin Up goodies!! OMG! everything is just so beautiful. I could not wait to start playing with all my new goodies.

I hope you like the card that i have for you today.

I am so in love with these 2 stamp sets. They are so gorgeous. I used a new background stamp called Marbled. This was stamped with Berry Burst Ink onto whisper white. How beautiful does it look??? I just love the effect.

On my vellum layer i used another beautiful new set called Hello Friend. This was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with gold stampin emboss powder.
As soon as i saw this in the new catalogue i new i had to have it. I think this stamp set will be getting used a lot.

My whisper white card base measured 4 1/4" x 11"  scored @ 5 1/2"

The layer of whisper white i stamped my background on measured 4" x 5 1/4"

The layer of vellum measured 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

This card would look fab in any colour. I used some new whisper white ribbon to make a little bow for the top left hand corner.

If you would like to purchase any of the beautiful products, please click the picture links below and it will take you direct to my online shop.

Thank you and please come back tomorrow for another project.

 Bye for now

Teeny Tiny Note cards & Matching Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to project number 5 of my New Catalogue Week series.

Where has the week gone?? I Can't believe we only have 2 more projects left!!

Today's project is so cute!! I have made a beautiful heat embossed gift box which holds 6 tiny note cards & envelopes. I love it! The cards measure 2 1/2" x 3" and i made the envelopes on the punch board.
I hope you like it.

For this sweet project i used a new hostess stamp set called Background bits. I did use another new set called Happy Birthday gorgeous. The only stamp i used it for was 'to you' and this was stamped on the inside of the card.

Please check out my youtube tutorial for full instructions.


card measures 6 1/2" x 8 7/8"

Score the long side @ 3",  4 1/4",  7 1/4" & 8 1/2"

Score the short side @ 1/2",  1 3/4" & 5 1/4"


Card measures 5" x 3"   Score @ 2 1/2"

Card front & inside piece both measure 2 3/8" x 2 7/8" 

Envelopes measure 5" x 5"   score and punch @ 2 3/8" on EPB

Thank you for stopping by and please join me tomorrow for project number 6

 Bye for now

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Card

Hi Everyone,

I am soooo excited as today is the day we can all order from the new annual catalogue!! How amazing!! There is so many beautiful new products.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue sending out, please email me and i will pop one in the post asap. You can also browse the catalogue on this blog. Just click the catalogue picture to the left.

Today i have used all new products for my card. I am totally in love with the 2 colours i have used. Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist. How good do they look together????
I hope you like it.

I LOVE this card. The colours are just so bright. I made my own DSP with the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set. I just randomly stamped some of the images onto whisper white card.

Before i glued that onto my Berry Burst card base i tied some beautiful new Lemon Lime Twist ribbon around it.

The Happy Birthday die cut is also new and it's gorgeous. You can buy this and the stamp set as a bundle. I cut the Happy birthday from Silver foil card.

I also made a matching envelope and i stamped the inside of my card.


Berry Burst card measuring 11" x 4 1/8" scored @ 5"

Whisper white card front measuring 4" x 5 3/8"

Inside whisper white piece 4" x 5 3/8"

I would be forever grateful if you choose me as your demonstrator :-)

Thank you

 Bye for now

Background Bits Vellum Embossed Card

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my Blog today. I hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend & also the beautiful Weather!
I am a little sore today as i got sunburnt. Silly me forgot to put sun cream on. You would think i would know by now lol.

Anyway lets get on with today's card. I have been using a very beautiful Hostess stamp set called Background Bits.  It will be available on Thursday 1st June when the catalogue goes live!
You can earn this stamp set FREE when you spend £150 or more in my shop. Also if you shop with me & use my Hostess/Rewards club code, you may get a hostess stamp set as a FREE reward from me!!

I hope you like the card i have created today.

 When i first saw all the new Hostess stamp sets in the new catalogue, this was the one that stood out to me! It has some beautiful images. I love it.


Marina Mist card base measuring 4 1/2" x 11"  Scored in the middle @ 5 1/2"

Water colour card measuring  4 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Vellum card measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/8"

I started off by water colouring my water colour card with Marina mist Ink. I just squeezed some Ink into the lid of my stamp pad & picked up some Ink with my water colour brush. This was then randomly brushed onto the card. I let it dry for 5 minutes.

Taking my vellum i stamped the script image 3 times using versamark and heat embossed with gold powder.
The vellum was then attached to the water colour card with 4 glue dots.

I stamped 2 flowers in Marina mist Ink onto whisper white. I cut the image out with a layering oval & then using the next size up i cut out a scallop oval with Island Indigo card.

The sentiment was stamped onto whisper white card again using Marina Mist. I cut the sentiment out with scissors.

I added some basic pearls to finish!

I hope you like it :-)

Thank you

 Bye for now

Acetate Front Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog! I hope you are all glad the Weekend is finally here!

Today i have used a Thinlit set that i have not used for a while. I thought it was about time i used it again. I am talking about the beautiful Detailed Floral Thinlits. They are so pretty.
Anyway i hope you like the card that i made today.

I think this would make a great Wedding card or even for a Girls Birthday. I really am so pleased with the finished card.

I only used 1 Ink colour which was Blushing Bride. I used the same colour card and also Whisper white for the inside.

I used the matching stamp stamp set which is the beautiful Floral Phrases. The piece of acetate was was glued to the back of the card and then i glued a piece of Blushing Bride over that to hide the seam.

I hope you like it.

Please join me tomorrow for my start of Easter Week on here and my YouTube Channel. 7 Days of back to back tutorials :-)

Thank you

 Bye for now

Gorgeous Fun Fold Card

Hi Crafter's,

Welcome to my Blog & my usual Sunday Tutorial.

Today i have a very pretty card that i came up with when i was just playing around with some card. As i said in my tutorial, i am sure this card has been done lots of times by others. I just came up with this myself. I hope you like it.

I am very happy with this card and it can be used for all sorts of occasions.

The card i made in the tutorial is made with Smoky Slate, Basic Grey & whisper white. I used the same stamp sets & embossing folder for both cards which were, Avant Garden, One big meaning & the petal burst embossing folder. I also used the layering square framelit dies.


Card base measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 2 1/2"    OR     19 cm x 14 cm Scored @ 6.3 cm

Inner card measures 5" x 11" scored @ 5 1/2"              OR     12.7 cm x 28 cm Scored @ 14 cm

Front layer measures 4 3/4" x 5 1/4"                             OR      12 cm x 13.3 cm

Embossed layer measures 4 5/8" x 4 1/8"                      OR      11.7 cm x 10.5 cm

Inside layer measures 4 3/4" x 5 1/4"                             OR      12 cm x 13.3 cm

I hope you like my project for today & please remember to pop by tomorrow as my Sale-A-Bration week starts!! A full 7 days of projects with a Youtube tutorial.

Thank you :-)

 Bye for now

Avant Garden Stamped Card

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Today i have been playing with the beautiful Avant Garden stamp set. I love that set & will be very sad when we lose it at the end of this month :-(

I came up with this lovely card & i love the colours i used, Marina Mist & So Saffron. Such beautiful subtle colours. I hope you like my card.

I also used some Pear Pizzaz which
is what i stamped the leaves with & Early Espresso for the stamens.

I love this card, it reminds me of Spring time. I hope you will give this card try, it really is very simple to make.

My card base is So Saffron cut at 4 1/8" x 11 3/4" & scored @ 5 7/8"

I used a layer of Very Vanilla measuring 4" x 5 3/4"

I stamped all my flowers and then the leaves. I added the stamens last.

I cut a piece of Marina Mist to 4" x 3/4" and i stuck some silver 1/8" ribbon to it. My sentiment was cut from the smallest layering oval and the layering scallop oval was cut from So Saffron. I stamped the sentiment with So Saffron Ink.

Very simple but i think it looks beautiful! I hope you do too

 Bye for now

Serene Scenery & Lift Me Up Bundle

Hi Crafters,

Welcome to my blog today.
I hope you liked my card that i did yesterday. I have had lots of lovely comments about it on my Facebook page.
I decided to use the same bundle again today. It is so beautiful & also great fun to play with!

I also thought that the beautiful Serene Scenery DSP stack would go perfect with this stamp set. The design that i used for this card looks just like the sky & clouds, i think it looks beautiful.
It is a very plain & simple card but i love it. I hope you do to.

My card base was
made with Island Indigo & cut to 4 1/2" x 10" & scored @ 5"

I cut a piece of very vanilla  to 4 3/8" x 4 7/8" & put that as my first layer on the card base. I then added my DSP which was cut to 4 1/4" x 4 3/4"

The balloon was cut with silver foil and filled in with Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper.
I stamped 2 clouds with Soft sky onto very vanilla & cut them out.
The sentiment was heat embossed with silver powder onto very vanilla. I cut this with the triple banner punch.
I added some clear wink of stella to the clouds.

I hope you like today's card. Please call back tomorrow for my usual Wednesday project.

Thank you

 Bye for now

Avant Garden Wreath Card

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my Blog today. I hope you are all well and enjoying my projects so far.
I have a fab tutorial coming up on Wednesday & Sunday of this week. I really am very proud of them so don't miss them!!

Ok, so today i have a lovely card which reminds me of Spring time. I love the colours and one of the great things about this card is that the stamp set was FREE!
For every £45 you spend in either the annual or spring catalogue, you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! How amazing.
Please let me no if you would like a free copy of any of the catalogues.

Anyway, i hope you like my card for today.

I love this card, it really cheers me up. It is also very simple to make and you only need a few supplies.

My card base is made from Crumb Cake and measures 4 1/2" x 11 3/4" scored @ 5 7/8"

I used 2 pieces of very vanilla measuring 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" One was for the inside and the other is to layer onto the front of my crumb cake base.

I then cute another piece of crumb cake to 4" x 5 3/8"  This was stamped with the Hardwood stamp set in crumb cake Ink.

The flowers were stamped onto very vanilla card with Daffodil delight, Mint macaron & Pink pirouette Ink. They were then fussy cut out and the little stamens were stamped in Garden Green Ink.

My sentiment was from Flourishing Phrases stamp set and i used Mint Macaron Ink to stamp it. I cut it out with the Duet Banner punch.

I tied a bow from the FREE ribbon also from Sale-A-Bration.

The inside of the card was stamped with 2 flowers in Daffodil delight Ink.

I hope you like it and please pop over tomorrow as i have a beautiful project for you.

 Bye for now

Fancy version of a screen card

Hi everyone,

Thank you for visiting my Blog today.

You may remember yesterday that i posted a Beautiful You screen card here on my Blog. I have had a few people asking me if i would do a YouTube Tutorial on it.
I have, but i have also done another version of the card. I think it looks great!! I hope you do too.

I LOVE this card! I am so pleased with how it turned out.
This card would look so pretty displayed in the window etc.

I used 2 SAB stamp sets which are Avant Garden and Delicate Details.


Card stock measuring 6 1/2" x 11"

Score the long side @ 2 3/4", 5 1/2" & 8 1/4"

Score the short side @ 1" on both sides

Pop the card in your trimmer on the short side  @ 1" and cut from 3.8 cm to 24 cm. Do this on both sides

Turn card to the long side @ score @ 1 1/2" on both sides but only inside the 2 score lines.


I used whisper white measuring 2x   4 1/4" x 1 3/8"

2x       4 1/4" x 1 1/8"

2x      4 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Please check out my YouTube tutorial for full instructions WATCH NOW

 Bye for now

Beautiful You Screen Card

Hi Everyone,

Happy Tuesday!
Thank you for stopping by my blog Today. As promised i have another card for you today.
I have used one of my favorite stamp sets for this card which is Beautiful You.

I was inspired by one of my lovely team members, Steph Stoker ie, Effi-Ann cards. Steph made a beautiful screen card the other day which you can view on her blog. The link is on the right hand side of this blog under My Team.

I hope you like mine.

I love screen cards and i have never really made one before. They really are beautiful and would look so nice displayed on the mantle piece.

For my card i used Dapper Demin card measuring 6 1/2" x 11" scored on the long side @ 2 3/4", 5 1/2" & 8 1/4"

For the panels i used 4 pieces of whisper white measuring 2 1/2" x 4"

For the bottom of the card i used the decorative label punch and for the top i used an EK punch that i already had in my craft stash.

The stamp sets i used were Beautiful You & Timeless textures

I only used 2 Ink pads which were Dapper Denim & Mint Macaron

I used a stamp from Timeless textures to stamp a border around all 4 panels.

I stamped the 2 sentiments with versa mark and heat embossed with gold powder, i stamped that over the squiggle stamp from beautiful you.

One lady was stamped in Mint macaron and the other in Dapper denim, they were both colored over with clear wink of stella.

To finish off i placed some Dapper denim enamel shapes on the card.

All the products i used for this project are listed below, if you would like to purchase any of them please just click the picture and it will take you to my online shop.

Thank you

 Bye for now

Beautiful box & matching notecards

Hi Everyone,

I bet there are a few sore heads today hehe. I really hope you all have a fantastic new year.

Today i have my first installment of my new Spring & Summer Sunday series. It will be mainly featuring new products from the new Sale-a-bration & Spring/Summer catalogue. I hope you will enjoy it.

My first project is a beautiful note card set with a matching gift box. It holds 6 4x4" note cards and envelopes. I have used one of the new bundles called Oh so succulent. This stamp set is simply beautiful!! I really love it.

I hope you agree that this little Gift set is so pretty. I think the colours go so well together and it reminds me of a country garden.


Base Card measuring 10 1/2" x 5 1/4"          OR           26.6 cm x 13.3 cm

Score the long side @ 4 1/8" , 5 1/8" , 9 1/4" & 10 1/4"    OR     10.5 cm , 13 cm, 23.5 cm & 26 cm

Score the short side @ 4 1/4"          OR            10.3 cm

Card measures 8 1/8" x 5"              OR            20.6 cm x 12.7 cm

Score all 4 sides @ 1" & 2" but move away from the side of score board everytime you score
OR       2.5 cm & 5 cm

DSP panels
2 measuring 4" x 4"            OR            10.1 cm x 10.1 cm

2 measuring 4" x 7/8"         OR            10.1 cm x 2.2 cm

Please check out my YouTube Tutorial for full instructions

Cute 4 x 4" Christmas Cards

Easy 4 x 4" Christmas Cards, Simply made crafts,

Hi Everyone,
Today i have some really simple but adorable Christmas cards for you! They are all 4 x 4" and are very quick & simple to make . I used Simply Made Crafts Ultimate Tag Die Set You can purchase the from Craftstash if you wish.

All i did was just cut the hole off the top of the tags and you can't tell that they are Gift tags. You get loads of different ones including a Gingerbread Man, Christmas tree, Present, Tag & Reindeer!
They are all perfect to make Christmas Cards & of course you can use them for gifts. You can then have a matching Card & Tag.

I used a 12 x 12" paper pad from Paper Addicts to make the Jumpers. I thought it was perfect for them. For the pudding i just used some shimmery Brown Card stock i had in my stash. The sentiments are from a Christmas Die set by First Edition.

I hope you like them and will give them a try!

Bye for now!

Love Ann xx

Another Easel Hat Card With Gorgeous Hat Box!!

Positivelypapercraft easel hat card

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to my Blog & as always, thank you so much for stopping by.  You may remember a few weeks ago i made a beautiful easel Hat/Bonnet card with a presentation gift box. At the time i was trying out different video techniques & that video happened to be sped up & had a voice over. A few people messaged me & asked if i could possibly redo the tutorial in 'real time'. So i have! The other reason i wanted to redo it was because i really wanted to make a mini Hat box to gift the card. I am thrilled with how it turned out & i hope you are to.

Easel Bonnet card & matching hat box

Easel hat card, positivelypapercraft

Handmade cards, positivelypapercraft

This would make a perfect Mothers Day Card. That's what i have decided to use mine for. As you can see in the picture, i die cut the word 'Mam' in silver glitter card. I also added a silver glitter bow on top of the lid. I just love the way this turned out & anyone would be thrilled to receive this. They could also use the hat box as storage afterwards.

It really is a very simple project to make & i have seen so many people re make it. I love seeing people trying my tutorials & ideas. Please feel free to send me any pictures of your creations. You can send them to my email address or via Facebook or Instagram.

Below i will list all the measurements in imperial & metric. You will also find the link to my video at the end of this post.


CIRCLE FOR THE CARD BASE IS 5 1/4"    OR    13.3 CM 

LAYERING CIRCLES MEASURE 4 1/2"  &  4"     OR    11.4 CM & 10.2 CM 

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2" & 1 1/2"
24.1 CM X 5 CM 

CIRCLE FOR THE HAT TOP IS 2 3/4"     OR    6.9 CM 

8.8 CM X 30.5 CM 


3.8 CM X 30.5
SCORE @ 1.2 CM 


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. I will be back on Friday with Colouring Fun Friday.

Bye for now 
Ann xx

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