Ber’s Belief Box

I was absolutely devasted when I learned my aunt in Australia had been diagnosed with bone cancer.  Living in the UK, I felt totally helpless… I needed to give her lots of hugs but there were too many miles between us.  My way of sending love and hugs was to make an exploding box full of inspiration to help her believe that miracles can happen and to think positively whilst fighting this awful disease.  This collage of photographs is the end result.  It’s made of snippets of inspirational quotes and messages from images on the internet… and “embellished” by my creativity….Image

I made the box and pages from craft card and designer papers “Wild Saffron” from K&Company in my stash.  The butterflies dangling inside the lid are acrylic.  The rainbow which springs into position when the box opens is printed on 200gsm paper…. (I tried printing it onto vellum without success) and I brushed fine glitter glue over this to add some magic sparkle.  (The background digital paper in the collage is Easter 2010 by


My nephew turned 13!

It was my nephew Ben’s 13th birthday earlier this month and I made him this card digitally:

Digital version

Digital version

I used the following products:

  • digital papers from Teen Life by Jennifer of Word Art World
  • Inverted News Alpha by Robin Gough
  • Stamped Alphas by ScrapALatte Designs
  • Guitar element from Bass’ic Black Notes kit by Digital Ink By Melissa
  • mp3 player and tablet images from internet

I added a shadow to the papers and elements in Photoshop Elements then printed it off on 300 gsm card.  Using a black Gelly Roll Stardust pen, I added dimension to the digital stamped image No 13 (I’m sorry but I can’t remember who designed this).

This is the finished card – apologies for the quality of the photograph, but you can just about see the sparkle on the no 13.

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I look forward to any comments!

First steps!…

OK… now I’ve taken the first step in creating my blog.  I’ll be sharing cards and albums I’ve created, mostly using digital products which I print, cut and embellish – I think it’s what other crafters call “hybrid”.  I hope my blog inspires others to have a go!