Sunday, 19 June 2022

"Best Dad in the World" Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day if that's today where you are.

I made another cut-file card for this occasion. I had a clear plan for a globe with the phrase 'Best Dad in the World' across it and found the image I needed in Peartree's 'A World to Discover' cutfile. I cropped the second globe away from the wording and cut it from white cardstock at 4.25" before backing the land and sea with scraps of green and blue paper. I then covered my base card in stripy paper and adhered the globe popped up on a layer of craft foam.

I used my Silhouette again to cut the word DAD from patterned paper along with an offset version from red cardstock. I then completed my sentiment phrase with red tile letters.

Card - The Works
Cardstock - Papermania
Paper - Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Echo Park
Letters - American Crafts/Shimelle

Silhouette Portrait

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Roller Skate Birthday Card

June is birthday season here, so I've been card-making again for my Twilight Crafts DT project. This time I used the Roller Skate from Jenny Wren Cut-Files, which I sized to about 4" and cut from dark grey cardstock.

I backed the main part of the skate with a floral paper and picked matching coloured cardstock for the other areas. I particularly like the wheels where I die-cut a spokes pattern layer in red before backing that.

I used distress oxide ink for my card background, swiping stripes onto the card direct from the ink-pad.

Card - The Works
Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - Pebbles Seen & Noted
Ink - Ranger, Hobbycraft

Silhouette Portrait
Big Shot & The Works Patterned Circle Die

Disclosure - I received the digital cut-file free of charge from Twilight Crafts. All other supplies are my own.

Friday, 10 June 2022

Tents Birthday Card

I seem to be using cut-files on cards a lot recently, but perhaps that's because they are so versatile. I used another Jenny Wren Cut-File (Lockdown Holidays Tent Pic) here but I removed the tents from the title and built a simple scene around them.

I cut the tents at about 4" square and backed them with plain cardstock in appropriate colours.

I coloured my base card with chalks with three bands for sky, a sort-of-hedge and some foreground grass. I then stamped a row of trees over the hedge area and added the tents.

Card - The Works
Cardstock - DCWV, Bo Bunny, Payper Box
Chalks - Readicut Crafts
Ink - Memento

Silhouette Portrait
For the Love of Stamps Tree Stamp

Disclosure - I received the digital cut-file free of charge from Twilight Crafts. All other supplies are my own.

Monday, 6 June 2022


National Scrapbooking Day was a month ago, but most of the challenges had long deadlines so it's taken a while to share all the pages I made. This one was for a Stash Bust Six at Twilight Crafts where Sarah asked us to use six items from her list.

I also attempted another challenge, but missed one of the elements. However that challenge set the colour scheme for my page, the muted primary colours of Pink Paislee's Atlas collection.

I chose a trio of photos from Cyclopark parkrun, where my sister ran with my husband and me, and my stash items are enamel dots, paper scraps, alpha stickers, die-cuts, washi tape and a journalling card.

Paper - Pink Paislee Atlas
Letters - Studio Calico
Washi Tape - Unknown
Enamel Shapes - Maggie Holmes, Ebay
Ink - Ranger

Big Shot & Dovecraft Label Die
X-Cut Circle Punches

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Another Starburst Birthday Card

I recently shared a card that I made using the Square Starburst cut-file from Twilight Crafts and Jenny Wren Cut-Files, I'm revisiting that idea today, but with the Photoframe Starburst instead. 

I added a frame to the bottom part of the cut-file in Silhouette Studio and cut the whole thing from white cardstock at just smaller than 5" x 7" to fit the front of my card with a tiny border.

I backed the large open area with a silver paper from Docrafts and the rays with eight patterns from a Basic Grey 6x6 pad. The photoframe was the perfect spot for my sentiment, stamped and popped up on foam adhesive.

Disclosure - I received the digital cut-file free of charge from Twilight Crafts. All other supplies are my own.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

100 Runs

I'm combining challenges again today, three of them in fact, which is the only way to get through them when scrapping time is limited.

First up, Twilight Crafts asked us to scraplift the 7th layout we'd pinned on Pinterest. I don't go there, but I do save pages to an 'Ideas' folder on my PC and this page from Creative Scrappers was the 7th thing in it. By happy coincidence,  the layout also fitted the requirement to use Triangles or Texture for a challenge at Under the Influence of Scrappy Adam

My page is simpler, another 8x8 for my parkrun album, and I used an old 6x6 pad for my triangles. My photo was perhaps a little large (or I made the triangles too small) but I made it work.

The third challenge was from Hey Little Magpie who asked us to scrap a photo we love and use cameras. One of my pink papers is a camera print, and I love this photo for the achievement that it represents, turning up to run (or walk) 5k on a Saturday almost every week for two years. This was back in January 2020 and (after an extended pause for Covid) I'm still doing it. Tomorrow will be my 150th run.
Cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill
Paper - DCWV Romantic Life, My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio, My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2
Vellum - Unknown
Letters - Heidi Swapp
Numbers - Studio Calico
Word Sticker - Maggie Holmes
Enamel Shapes - Shimelle. Marianne Designs
Ink - Ranger

Big Shot & X-Cut Ticket Stubs Die

Wednesday, 25 May 2022


I'm sticking with my new parkrun album for this page, documenting our first Christmas Day run. This was for another NSD challenge, a scraplift of a page by DT member Vik at Lottie Loves Paper.

I went with the obvious Christmas colour scheme of red and gold, cutting down an A4 paper for the background with scraps from a 6x6 pad at the two sides. My papers are much busier than Vik's so I used fewer embellishments, just a couple of ephemera pieces on the right and a smattering of gems.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Paper - Serif, Dovecraft
Letters - Tim Holtz
Ephemera - Fancy Pants
Gems - Doodlebug
Ink - Ranger

Woodware Tag Punch