My parents’ 56th Wedding Anniversary!

Well, it’s something to be celebrated… 56 years of marriage! Some would say “I’d have been released from serving a life sentence in jail before now!” 🙂 .  Of course, I had to make a card.  Happy Wedding Anniversary Mummy and Pop, the most wonderful parents & grandparents xxxxxx!

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Materials used:

  • 300gsm white A4 card folded in half to make C5 size card
  • Patterned paper (rosebuds) from Pink Petticoat‘s “Perfect Papers” printed on 200gsm white card
  • Sage green background paper printed on 200gsm white card from Pink Petticoat
  • Circle & scallop cut using Cuttlebug & Nestabilities cutting dies
  • “Happy Anniversary” = “Cookie” font
  • Rosebuds frame graphic – I’ve had this for some time – before I made a note of designer…. apologies to designer
  • Pink sheer ribbon
  • Card edges inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad – Olive Pastel, using a make-up sponge
  • Insert created using 120gsm white paper, rosebud frame graphic & font “Cookie”


My first attempt at “Scrapbooking” a WordAlbum

I thought I’d share my first attempt at scrapbooking a wordalbum with you.  I made this in 2009 for my Aunt’s 80th birthday and although I was pleased at the time with the outcome – I had all the right elements etc – I would do it differently today.  But like everything, you have to start somewhere!

My Aunt Mary (sister to Auntie Ber – see Ber’s Belief Box below) also lives in Australia, so is a long way from us here in the UK.




I can’t remember how long it took to compile all the information and elements – I know it was a while, but how else can you express your love and affection on paper… the time is immaterial.

I also made the box which was decorated with silver peel-offs.

So, come on, give it a go!

Father’s Day Easel Card

I am blessed to have lovely, supportive parents who have always surrounded me with love, affection and encouragement.    They just love to receive cards I make… you can really see the anticipation in their faces as they open the envelopes.

The card I made for my mummy for Mother’s Day this year can be seen in an earlier post.  I made the following card for my Pop for Father’s Day which was on 16 June this year in the UK.



Using my Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Die Cutter, I cut 2 scallop-edged 19cm squares from 300gsm white card and inked edges with Brilliance Ink Pad “Peacock”. I then attached these to another piece of card which I had folded so that when the card is closed, the scalloped squares match perfectly.

Digital Elements:

  • Diamonds paper from the “SK8R” kit by Amanda Carlson
  • Image of snoozing man from internet (sorry don’t know designer)

Fonts used:

  • Happy – “Algerian”
  • Father’s Day – “Cast Iron”
  • Pop – “”
  • Relax & enjoy your day! “”

I also used some silver glitter card from my stash to matte the paper and images and star shaped brads which I coated with Ice Stickles glitter glue.

Birth Congratulations

We had some lovely news on Saturday; my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law‘s son had arrived.  It was a real surprise to us as we didn’t even know she was pregnant!  The creative juices started flowing and again using Pink Petticoat‘s designs, I made this card…


The insert…


Materials used:

  • 300gsm white card
  • Daisy Bouquet paper (white background “Ocean” flowers) by Pink Petticoat
  • Matching “Ocean” coloured paper
  • Digital stamp “Baby Buggy” by Pink Petticoat
  • Blue vellum
  • Baby boy face digital stamp on front of insert (sorry to designer – I have no record of name)

If you would like to know how I coloured the baby buggy on the digital stamp, please contact me.

Quick Birthday Card

I needed to make a quick card for my Aunt’s birthday, so as I love Pink Petticoat‘s designs (so clean, simple, elegant), I came up with this…












From Pink Petticoat’s “Marshmallow” pattern pack printed on 300gsm white card and trimmed to a square 14.85cm.  I added the “Happy Birthday” greeting using sticky foam squares for dimension (I believe the word art designer was TLC – sorry if it was someone else).  Because of the flash you can’t see that I have put foam squares behind it, although you can see it in the side-on view.

I created the insert by cropping the Marshmallow design to form top and bottom borders and then added a simple wish “…enjoy your day” (again, sorry I don’t know who the designer is).