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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Looking through the Window
Happy Wednesday still on the Christmas in July !!!!!!!!
Well us crafters have so many cards to make,
and it's only 16weeks
Products Used
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection 12x12
HCSTI-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Other Products used
White Card Blue Card White Gel Pen,Brick embossing folder
White Card cut to 4x4 and run through an embossing folder to create a brick effect.
Cut white card 6x6,mount onto Blue card 6 ¼ x 6 ¼,  cut white card 6 ½ x 6 ½ then Blue card 7x7
 and layer up.
Cut Botanic window die out of white card and take a topper from the paper collection and add white dots with gel pen to look like snow.
Then adhere behind the window and place on embossed white card, stamp the merry Christmas stamp on a peace of white card and cut out making a fish tail flag,
Then layer onto blue card and place on the side.
Stamp Small Poinsettia and holly from pink and green paper and use theflower tool to shape your flowers
How to Shape Flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and arrange on top of window add stickles.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to pop in.
Much Love as always
Martine xxxxxx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Christmas in July !!!!!!!!!!
Well we must start early us crafter's ,
Please don't forget to have a look at Heartfelt Creations at all the other great designers there work is superb, its great to be working along side such talent.
And to go straight to there website click on the Heartfelt Creations icon on the side bar.

Merry Christmas
Products used
HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season
HCPC-3748 Gift Wrapped Presents
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season
Other Products used
White card Silver Card, Wow embossing Powder Silver Distressed inks Mowed Lawn Picked raspberry  red ,stickles.
2 x White card 6x6 make an armature out of one of the white card to make a frame
 then place over the other 6x6.
Place on silver card 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ and then on to white card 6 ½ x 6 ½ ,stamp Merry Christmas on a piece of white card with wow embossing powder
 and add to silver card and pierce edges and stick to middle of frame.
Heat emboss Celebrate the Season ,wreath, vine and Poinsettia on white card when cool, use  matching die and run through your cutting machine.
Colour poinsettia with distress ink as well as the holly and shape your flowers .
How to Shape Flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Place vine wreath and Poinsettia’s on card add stickles to look like berry’s
Happy Wednesday
Thank you so much for popping in today
Much love as always
Martine xxxxxx

Saturday, 9 July 2016


Hi Dahlings 
Welcome new followers,well one week today and my daughter Tara will be getting married .
A Very proud mum and dad we are can't believe how quick it has co e round,I will post some pics on here after the big day.

Christmas in July with Honey Doo Crafts 
Perfect Poinsettia 
heat embossed on vellum and coloured in from the back ,do pop over to there website and look at all there new Christmas Stamps they are lush.
It's such a joy to work with Honey Doo Stamps,have a look at on there website at what all the other designers have done.

Thank you for popping in today enjoy the rest of your weekend .
Much love as always 
Martine xxx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Dear Friend

Hi Dahlings, this is the last card from the orchid collection this month.
 Dear Friend

Products used
Botanic Orchid HCPC-3741
Botanic Orchid die HCD1-7101
Cut and Create 2A
Regal Borders and Pockets HCD1-779
Botanic Orchard Paper Pad

Other Products used
White card vellum, Wow embossing Powder Opaque Bright White stickles Ribbon.

White card 6x6 then cut from another piece of white card 2 Regal Borders of your choice and place on white 6x6 card,
 cut flourish from cut and Create and place borders .Heat emboss Botanic Orchid onto vellum
 and place matching die on top and run through your cutting machine, and place over the flourish and add stickles,
Cut a sentiment from the paper pad and add to tag. Add a ribbon to top.
I just think this is a lovely tag for that special friend in your life.
All the above from
Much love as always
Martine xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Dahlings another card from the Orchid Collection.
Thanks a bunch

Products used
Botanic Orchid HCPC-3741
Botanic Orchid die HCD1-7101
Heartfelt Expressions HCPC-3474
Cut and Create 2A HCD-751

Other Products used
White card  Green Card Vellum Classic Circles Spellbinders,
 Piercing Ruler Wow embossing powder Opaque Bright White Regular, Versa Mark  Glamour Dust and gems.

Cut 3 white card one 6x6 one 7x7 one 8x8 use piercing ruler on the edge of all 3 pieces.
Cut 2 circle dies to make a frame and pierce edges to match , then cut a circle to fit in the middle and stamp your image
. Layer onto the 6x6
Cut 2 pieces of green card 6 ¼ x 6 ¼   and  one  7 ¼ x 7 ¼  then layer them all up.
Stamp Botanic Orchid on  to  Vellum  heat emboss with embossing powder and cut out with matching die through your cutting machine.
 On green card cut out 2 flourishes from the Cut and Create, place round circle and then add Orchids, to finish add gems and stickles
Have a good week
Much love as always
Martine xxxxxxxx

Monday, 27 June 2016

Workshop dates

Hi Dahlings 
Welcome new followers, well what is happening to the weather can't wait for the sun to come out to play,and stay for a while.But on a brighter note 2 more dates for your Diary.

Full day workshop at Newark Show ground 6 th August with me and Barbra phone shop for details 

Full day workshop with Hellen and my self on the 7 th August at Rochester 
Check out Hellens blog
This workshop fills are very quick either pm me or Hellen or ring 01634686823 to book.

Some photos of the last workshop
Have a great week,and hoping the sun will come out to play .
Much love as always 
Martine xxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Thinking of you

Hi Dahlings
Hope you are all well, welcome new followers. Staying with the Orchids from Heartfelt Creations.

Products used.

Botanic Orchid Bouquet HCPC-3743
Botanic Orchid Bouquet die HCD1-7103
Ornate Borders and Pockets HCD1-780
Heartfelt Expressions HCPC-3474

Other Products used

White card, Silver card S.B Fancy Lattice Adhesive sheets  Distressed inks Mowed Lawn Picked Raspberry,
 Distress Dry Glitter Stickles and Moss.


White card 8x8 cut 3 then with one make an aperture to make a frame, then pierce edges with a piercing ruler,
with the other 8x8 place the Spellbinders on the edge and run through your die cutting machine. For the backing 8x8 place double sided Adhesive Sheet
 sick down to backing card and then take the top piece of and add your glitter,
place the 8x8 card with the Fancy Lattice over the glittered pierce with 3 D Foam tape then place your frame over the top.
Stamp 3  Botanic Orchid Bouquet on a white card and cut out with matching die and colour in using your distress inks as above
 and layer them up.
Cut a fish tail flag in silver and white card and stamp image onto white card and pierce the edges to match the frame,
 and stick onto the silver card, cut 2 Ornate Borders one in white and one in silver and of set the white border over the silver plave behind
 the fishtail and stick onto card and place the Orchids and add a little bit of moss.
All the above are from
Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for popping in.
Much love as always
Martine xxxxxxx