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Beautiful 3D Pop up book card

Hi everyone,

I mentioned on Sunday that I had a stunning card for you today. I have to say that I am totally and utterly in love with this! Its so elegant and expensive looking. Its just right up my street! The copper, white and navy colour scheme just stand out to me. I truly love it.

I made a pop up back card about 4 years ago on my Youtube channel. Its the same concept but I have added a 3D element to it. Normally you would just stamp a design on the ‘book’ part but I have cut circles out and added my Christmas village/scene inside.

I think whoever gets a card like this would be thrilled to bits with it. This one is going to be my Mum’s Christmas card. I know she will love it.

I have another idea for a future video so make sure you are subscribed to my channel. I think you will like the idea I have in my head.

A few people have asked me if I ever sell any of my projects. I don’t but I am going to pop this on my website and I will make to order . My website is http://www.ppcrafts.net

MEASUREMENTS:

OUTSIDE CARD MEASURES 12 X 6″ SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 6″
WHITE INSIDE CARD MEASURES 11 3/4 X 5 5/8″ MEASURE IN 3/4″ ON ALL 4 SIDES AND JOIN MARKS TOGETHER TO FORM A RECTANGLE WITH A PENCIL & RULER
SCORE IT IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 7/8″
MEASURE IN 3 1/4″ FROM EACH END AND SCORE UP TO THE PENCIL LINE, DO THIS TOP AND BOTTOM AS IN THE VIDEO
MEASURE IN 1″ FROM THE PENCIL LINE ON BOTH ENDS AND SCORE IN THE RECTANGLE BOX ONLY
CUT AS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO AND FOLD YOUR CARD
MATS AND LAYERS
3 7/8″ X 7/8″ X 2 + 3 3/4″ X 3/4″ X2
2 3/8″ X 5/8″ X4 + 2 1/4″ X 1/2″ X 4
INSIDE BACKGROUND PAPER MEASURES 5 X 4″ X 2 PIECES
OUTSIDE MAT AND LAYER MEASURES 5 7/8 X 5 7/8″ + 5 3/4″ X 5 3/4″

I hope you like this card as much as I do!!

I will be back on Sunday with another project.

Love Ann xx

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DOUBLE Floating Display Card + Gift Box

Hey everyone!

As you may know, last Sunday I made a Floating display card. I really do love that card and its been lovely to see so many other people making it! When I made it I Knew I was going to attempt a bigger or ‘double’ version. Well here it is!! I hope you like it 🙂

I also made a gift box for the card as its to big for a regular envelope.

This is the pretty gift box I made.

I really hope you will have a try of this card. I think it would look perfect on a fire place etc. Its a display piece and would make a very special Christmas card. Of course you can make it for any occasion, a wedding would be also be perfect.

Below you can find the measurements for the card and box. I will also put a link to my YouTube video at the end of this post. I will show you step by step how to create this beautiful card.

MEASUREMENTS:

CARD

2 X CARDSTOCK MEASURING 4 X 6″ SCORE ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 2″

1 X CARDSTOCK MEASURING 2 1/2″ X 4″

2 X CARDSTOCK MEASURING 4 1/2″ X 2″ SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″ , 1″, 3 1/2″ & 4″ DO THIS TO BOTH PIECES

MATS & LAYERS FOR YOUR CARD:

8 X MATS MEASURING 1 7/8″ X 5 7/8″ / 8 X LAYERS MEASURING 1 3/4″ X 5 3/4″

2 X MATS MEASURING 2 3/8″ X 5 7/8″ / 2 X LAYERS MEASURING 2 1/4″ X 5 3/4″

MEASUREMENTS FOR YOUR BOX:

2 X CARD STOCK MEASURING 12 X 8 1/4″

SCORE 1 PIECE AT 1″ ON ALL 4 SIDES

SCORE THE OTHER PIECE THE SAME BUT SLIGHTLY MOVE IT WAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE SCOREBOARD LIKE I SHOW IN THE VIDEO. (THIS WILL BE YOUR LID)

MAT & LAYER FOR THE BOX LID:

6 1/8″ X 9 7/8″ & THE MAT IS 6″ X 9 3/4″

Please make sure to check my YouTube channel on Wednesday! I have an incredible 3D pop up book fold card coming! Its beautiful.

Love Ann xx

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Amazing Magnetic Surprise Box/card

Hey everyone!

I am so please with this card!! I had it in my head and it turned out so good. It’s fun and quirky and I think it would be awesome for kids! The great thing about this card is it also spins! You can fit treats or goodies in your gift box, that is magnetic so it can be placed on or off the card. You can also stamp a surprise message underneath the box! I love it.

As this is my idea, I do ask that if you want to create it for a tutorial etc, please ask permission and also a link back to my Youtube video and blog 🙂

I hope you like this card and give it a try! Its not hard to make and i will list all the measurements below and you can also follow along with my video.

DIMENSIONS :

BASE CARD MEASURES 6 X 11 3/4″ SCORE IN THE MIDDLE @ 5 7/8″

PATTERNED PAPER X 4 MEASURING 5 3/4″ X 5 7/8″

CARD MEASURING 6 X 2 1/2″ SCORE ON THE SHORT SIDE @ 1 1/4″

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE ABOVE CARD X3 MEASURING 1 1/8″ X 5 7/8″

WHITE STAMPING CARD MEASURING APPROX 4 1/2″ X 3″

BOX

CARD MEASURING 8 X 6 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2 7/8″ , 3 5/8″ , 6 1/2″ & 7 1/4″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 3/4″ , 5″ & 5 7/8″

Please find the link for my video below.

Love Ann xx

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Staggered Angle fold card

Hey everyone!

I promised last week that I had another fancy fold card for you. This one was sent to me by the same Lady (Steff) It’s very simple to make and i think its a little bit quirky too!

I have used my Christmas Elegance Tree die but of course you can use anything you have. This card would be fab for anytime of the year and any occasion to be honest. I hope you like it and will give it a try.

You need a piece of card measuring 11 3/4″ x 6″

score the long side at 5 1/4″ , 5 3/4″ & 6 1/4″

You also need 4 strips of paper for ‘folds’ i cut mine to 3/8″ wide and just used my card as a template to get the length.

Measure down 1″ like i show you in the video . I made the card in scrap paper first and i used that as a template to cut my patterned paper.

You can find a link to the video below.

Bye for now!

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Front floating display card

Front floating display card

Hey everyone!

I am so sorry I didn’t get a chance to upload this post last Sunday! I have had a whirl wind week. I have been inundated with orders for my new Christmas Elegance die. It sold out again from all the back orders but hopefully I will have more in the next 2-3 weeks.

I have already seen so many different variations on this card and its been so lovely to see them all. This is going to be one of my favourite cards to make.

I promised I would give all the measurements and also the measurements for the 3d envelope. You can also find the link to the video at the end of this post.

MEASUREMENTS FOR THE CARD:

CARD MEASURES 6″ X 10 1/2″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ , 6, 6 1/2″ & 8 1/2″

8 X MATS MEASURING 1 7/8″ X 5 7/8″

8 X LAYERS MEASURING 1 3/4″ X 5 3/4″

CARD FOR THE ENVELOPE MEASURES 11″ X 10 1/4″

SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3/4″ , 5 1/4″ , 6″ & 10 1/2″

SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 3/4″ , 6 3/4″ & 7 1/2″

Make sure to join me this Sunday for another awesome card!!

Love Ann x

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Craft room/Stamp storage

Hey everyone

Today I am back with some more awesome craft room storage. Since I did the desk top die folder I keep getting asked to do a stamp storage solution. When I made this folder I didn’t think about it being for stamps but now that I look at it I think you could store stamps in it.

This storage folder is pretty simple to make and its lovely to be able to make it in the colours/paper that you choose. As I explained in the video you could do the closure with Velcro or even ribbon. Its also a perfect chance to use up your card stock and also all that patterned paper we hoard!

I will list all the measurements below and also the link to the video.

MEASUREMENTS:

CHIPBOARD FOR THE COVER

1 PIECE MEASURING 9 X 7 3/4″

1 PIECE MEASURING 9 X 8″

2 PIECES MEASURING 9 X 1 1/2″

1 PIECE MEASURING 9 X 2 7/8″

CHIPBOARD FOR THE INSIDE

2 PIECES MEASURING 2 7/8″ X 7 3/4″

2 PIECES MEASURING 8 3/8″ X 2 7/8″

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE FRONT 7 1/2″ X 8 1/4″

2 X PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE SPINE 8 3/4″ X 1 3/8″

I will see you all on Sunday!

Love Ann xx

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10 ways to use vellum

Hey everyone 🙂

Sorry I have not been around for over a week! My new website has been keeping me very busy with orders and also it was time to ship my September craft box. Busy times. Next week I am hoping to launch my new Die!! Super excited for this, I will keep you all updated on the launch date.

Today I have 10 ways to use vellum. I love vellum but I think sometimes we don’t know what to do with it. I hope maybe you get some ideas from this post/video. I will pop all the things I made below and also the link to the video at the end of this post.

If you check back later I will pop on some more pictures of the alcohol ink and also the white acrylic stamping I did.

Bye for now

Ann xx

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I would love your vote

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to pop up a quick post and say you still have time to vote for me in the Crafts beautiful awards 2021. I am thrilled to be nominated for the most inspiring blog but it would be the icing on the cake to win it.

This is my very first nomination in the whole 5 years I have been doing this. Like I said, I am over the moon to be nominated considering most of the other nominees are large companies or people who have big companies backing them. I have nobody! Just little old me! I am very proud of that but I would love your support to help me win 🙂

You can enter from overseas but you will not be entered in to the giveaways (that is for UK voters)

I really hope you choose to vote for me. I will pop the link below. If you have already voted, thank you so much!

https://www.crafts-beautiful.com/awards/

Love Ann

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Amazing Die storage binder!

Beautiful die storage binder

Hey everyone!

I promised when I made my desktop die folder I would also make some kind of storage binder for either dies or stamps. Well, look what we have today! I am quite pleased with how this has turned out. The only thing I am not happy with is the card stock I picked. Its a bit to thin to be used on a binder. Me also being a bit heavy handed hasn’t helped! I pressed a bit to hard and went through the other side. Never mind.

This binder was super simple to make and I just love the spine! My mind is already working away on what else I will be creating using this binder method. The rings I used in mine were 2″ however, I see know reason why you couldn’t use a smaller size.

I made 5 inserts for mine which are all double sided. I see know reason why it wouldn’t hold another 5, making it 10 altogether. I just love the fact that you can make it in any colour or style you choose! You could also add a closure, maybe a magnetic one or maybe a ribbon closure. The choice is yours.

I must say that I am so sorry that the clip for the hole making/punching has disappeared! I was so angry when I realised it wasn’t there. I have know clue where it has gone or even what I have done. Below I will list all the measurements and also the measurements you need to punch your holes.

YOU WILL NEED:

2 x CHIPBOARD/GREYBOARD MEASURING 8 X 8″

1 X CHIPBOARD/GREYBOARD MEASURING 3 1/2″ X 8

2 X PATTERNED PAPER MEASURING 10 X 10″ SCORE ALL 4 SIDES AT 1″ (DO THIS TO BOTH PIECES)

1 X CARDSTOCK FOR THE SPINE MEASURING 10 X 8 1/4″ SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1″ & 9″

TO COVER THE INSIDE I USED 1 PIECE OF CARDSTOCK MEASURING 7 3/4″ X 11 3/4″ & 1 PIECE MEASURING 7 3/4″ X 7 3/4″

INSERTS

CERAL BOXES/CHIPBOARD OR GREYBOARD MEASURING 8″ X 7 1/4″ ( THIS BINDER MAY HOLD UPTO 10 INSERTS)

PAPER TO COVER YOUR INSERTS, 1 PIECE MEASURING 10 X 9 1/4″ SCORE ALL 4 SIDES @ 1″

PAPER TO COVER THE BACK OF YOUR INSERTS MEASURING 7 3/4″ X 7″

HOLES

MEASURE IN 3/4″ FROM EACH SIDE OF THE SPINE THEN MEASURE UP 1″ THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL PUNCH YOUR HOLES. ( YOU NEED TO DO THIS AT BOTH ENDS OF THE SPINE AS YOU NEED 2 HOLES IN EACH END)

IT SHOULD WORK OUT THAT YOUR HOLES ARE 1″ FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SPINE AND 2″ APART

I hope you will make one of these for yourself!

If this project/video does ok I have something similar for Sunday. Its not a stamp binder but its a great craft room storage project 🙂 Its just so much work and I was finding that my videos were getting poor views. That’s why I don’t do a lot of 3D projects anymore. It really messes with the YouTube algorithms and then YouTube don’t share your videos anymore and your channel just starts to go downhill. It kind of destroys all the work you have put in. I hope you understand.

See you all on Sunday.

Love Ann xx

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10 ways to use basic die shapes + floating shakers!

Floating shaker

Hey everyone!

I hope you managed to catch my latest Youtube video last Sunday. I decided to have a play around with some basic shape/nesting dies . I am really glad that I did as some of these cards are so pretty.

Its just another way to use up what we may have already. I also think some of these cards and ideas would be perfect for Children/Teenagers, we have lots of bright colours. I love bright colours, they lift me up instantly.

The photo at the top of this post is the floating shaker that I came up with. You may remember I did a video last week about 3 new laminating hacks. In that video I laminated a piece of card and then made a stencil from it. This is the exact same technique but you also add your ‘floating’ element at the same time. I explain how to do it in this video so hopefully you get what I mean.

Below I will add the pictures of all the cards I created in this video. At the end of this post I will also put the link to my YouTube video.

I hope you like them and hopefully you will have a try making some of them for yourself.

Make sure to check back here and also my YouTube channel, I have an awesome video coming.

See you on Wednesday

Love Ann xx

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Kitchen Paper Crafts!!!

Hey everyone!

Today I am back with a mind blowing technique for you! Did you know that you can die cut Kitchen paper and water colour/paint it???? Well you can and it looks amazing! I am totally addicted to this, how to cool is it to be able to use what we already have lying around our home?

I will pop some pictures below of the projects i made with my die cut paper towels. I coloured them in with watercolour paints https://amzn.to/3jGBmEU and some of them i heat embossed. They look like fabric or something from a very regal Tapestry .

Please make sure to check out my video on You Tube. I will link it at the end of this post.

Thank you for stopping by. Make sure you pop back on Sunday as i have another awesome tutorial for you .

Love Ann

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Scrap Ideas!

Hey everyone 🙂

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Today I am back with ’10 ways to use card & paper scraps. You also need very basic supplies for these ideas. I think its great fun to just go back to basics in a way. Long before all these masses of dies and stamps were on the market!

I am so sorry about the strip tree card, the battery on my Mic had ran out and i had know idea 😦

Below i will share all the pictures from Today’s video and also a couple of pictures from the bow and quilt pattern.

Card measures 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ Mark all 4 sides at 3/4″ , 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 3″, 3 3/4″ and 4 1/2″
Card measures 4 x 4″ Mark all 4 sides at 1, 2 & 3″

Please make sure to check out my video. I will pop the link below.

Love Ann xx

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More laminator hacks/tips

Hey everyone. I am so sorry This blog post is late. I meant to have it ready for this morning when I posted my video. Its just been such a busy day and I am only finding time now.

I hope you had time to catch the video? The link will be at the end of this post. If you look under the Youtube video in the description box you will see I have time stamped it. You can also find any product links too.

Below you can see some pictures of what I managed to create using the techniques from today.

Laminated card and coloured with alcohol markers.
Laminated to give the look of vellum. Also laminated to create an ‘inlay die’
Christmas card using laminated embossing powder
Laminated card using gilding flakes

I hope you like what I created.

Until Sunday……

Love Ann xx

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Tin foil creations!!

Hey everyone 🙂

I just wanted to catch up on my blog and make a quick post about the tin foil creations video i did on Youtube the other day. I loved this one!! Its amazing what you can do with some tin foil, alcohol markers and some card! I hope you managed to catch the video? I will put the link at the end of this post so you can check it out.

Tin foil & alcohol markers
Tin foil crushed & coloured

Dry embossed tin foil
Dry embossed tin foil with white acrylic paint & alcohol markers

I think you will agree that they look awesome!! Please give this a try, I think I am hooked.

Love

Ann xx

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10 More ways to use heavy/patterned papers!

Hey everyone 🙂 As promised I am back with another 10 ways to use up those heavy/patterned papers. I really hope you enjoy the 10 ideas that i have. It ranges from cards to 3D projects!

Please make sure you check out my You Tube tutorial. I will pop the link at the end of this post. You can find all the photos of what i made in the video below.

PATCHWORK HEARTS
PATCHWORK QUILT EFFECT
HANGING DECORATIONS
PATCHWORK BAG
DUST JACKET NOTEBOOK
3D ENVELOPES FOR 6X6″ PAPERS
TREAT POUCHES
PINWHEELS
PAPER PIECING WITH DIES
FRIDGE MAGNETS

I hope i have inspired you to try some of these for yourself!

I also wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to all my amazing subbies on Youtube as a yesterday i reached 60K!! I am so happy and very grateful.

Here is the YouTube video link:

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20 of the BEST EVER ways to use Embossing Folders!

Today I am back with 20 of the best ways to use your embossing folders! I think sometimes we can forget about them or just don’t know what to do with them.
I hope my video will give you some inspiration. I think i have some pretty cool techniques for you to try.

Layered embossing

Stamped embossing

Decoupage embossing

Distress oxide embossing

Cut up embossing

Embossing napkins

Embossing washi tape

Make your own cut and emboss effect

Stamping with embossing folders

Make your own embossing folder!

Tag samples

Painted embossing

double embossing

I have included some of the techniques above but please check out my video. I have time stamped it all for you. You can find the link below.

Happy crafting

Love Ann xx

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10 AWESOME ways to use up patterned/ugly papers!!

Hey Crafters!!

Today i have 10 AWESOME ways to use up those heavy patterned papers. The title also states ‘ugly’ papers, I don’t mean ugly as such, maybe a case of not your style. Please find the video link below. I know its super long but if you look under the video in the description box, its all time stamped.

10 AWESOME ideas

I think you will love these ideas! I have took my time to explain and show you step by step how to create them.

Don’t forget to vote for me in the Crafts Beautiful awards 🙂 The link is below if you would like to vote

https://www.crafts-beautiful.com/awards

I will be back soon

Love Ann xx

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Best Of Craft Awards 2021!! Vote for me

Hi everyone,

I have been bursting to tell you about some amazing news i received a few weeks ago. I have been nominated in the 2021 best of craft awards for the most inspirational Blog! How amazing is that??

I am super excited and so thankful for people who nominated me. The next stage is to vote for your favourite! It would mean the absolute world to me to win so please, please vote for me!

I will put the link at the end of this post. When you vote you are also entered into some awesome giveaways. You only need to add your contact details and email.

Thank you so much and it really does mean so much to me. I have been doing this for 5 years now and winning an award would just be so amazing.

VOTE HERE: https://www.crafts-beautiful.com/awards

Love

Ann xxx

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Beautiful Ephemera Binder ( No fancy tools/Dies needed)

Hi Everyone 🙂

Thank you for popping by my blog today. I just wanted to share the gorgeous Ephemera binder with you. The tutorial is up on Youtube and here is the link in case you have missed it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8noD4nCU7f4&t=324s

This binder is super simple to make and like the title states, no dies or fancy tools are needed. Even the envelopes are made using a scoring board so no envelope punch board is needed. The covers and spine are made from an old paper pad backing. You could even use a cereal box etc.

I did put a little window in my envelopes and then lined them with vellum. You don’t have to do this but the option is there if you want to. I really do love this binder and its perfect for storing all your cuttle parts/ephemera pieces.

One thing i get asked a lot is ‘do i have any ideas to use up patterned papers’? This project is perfect for that. I will also have some more tutorials next week about using up heavy patterned papers. Make sure you are subscribed to my channel and all notifications are turned on.

Below i have wrote down the dimensions for you.

2 x chipboard measuring 4 1/2″ x 7

1 x chipboard measuring 2 1/2″ x 7

Envelope paper measures 10 x 7 1/4″

score the long side @ 4 1/8″ and 8 1/2″

score the short side @ 1/2″ each end

I hope you will have a try at making this yourself! It really is so simple.

Bye for now

Ann xx

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Mixed Media Card

Hi Everyone, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.

I wanted to share a mixed media card with you. I made this the other day and also recorded a YouTube tutorial for it. In case you have not managed to watch it yet, here is the link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNOuNkZekoc&t=71s

My journey into mixed media is still very, very new. To be honest its not something that i have ever really liked. Since i got the acrylic paints from Sizzix i have become more and more interested in mixed media. I am so excited about delving further into it and trying out new techniques.

If you follow me you will know that i like to try lots of different things. I started my crafting journey making 3D projects like bags and boxes. I still enjoy that but i get bored of doing it all the time. I was never really into cards in the early days but now i really love making them. I just like to try new things and hate getting bored.

Please don’t be scared of mixed media. Think of it like lots of different mediums combined together in one project. Its all about layers so just break it down step by step. Experiment and don’t be afraid to try something new.

I will be bringing more mixed media projects to my channel so i really hope you will stick with me and maybe give it a try yourself.

Happy crafting.

Love Ann xx

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Laminated Desk Top Die Folder

Hi Everyone,

I know that i did the tutorial for this project last week but i really wanted to get a blog post up too. I have meant to post it by now but as usual i have been so busy. A few people have also asked me for written measurements.

Its been lovely to see how many of you have made it! I love seeing other peoples versions. I am so glad that you like it and also find it really useful. Hopefully that will be the end of lost dies 🙂

If you haven’t managed to watch the tutorial yet, you can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4bSaRuBKKI

I really do love this and i am so happy with the finished result. Below i will list the measurements that you will need to make this magnetic folder.

DIMENSIONS:

2 x chipboard measuring 8 1/4″ x 10 3/4″ ( front and back)

1 x chipboard measuring 10 3/4″ x 1″ ( spine)

2 x chipboard measuring 10 1/4″ x 8″ ( Glue together)

card measuring 10 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ (hinge) score the short side @ 5/8″

I hope you will have fun creating your magnetic binder!

Happy crafting

Love Ann xx

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Sizzix Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi everyone 🙂

I said today would be the day that i announce the winner of my big Sizzix giveaway. Thank you to all who entered. However, there is only one winner and that is …………………………….Joanne Gough!!

Congrats!!

Please get in touch and let me have your address so i can post your prize.

Love

Ann xx

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BIG Sizzix GIVEAWAY!!!

This awesome giveaway is worth around £50!!

Hi everyone 🙂

I hope you are all well. Thank you for popping over to my blog today. Its time for another giveaway!! I had some shows on create and craft a few days ago and i thought i would give some of the fab products away to one lucky winner!!

This really is a great prize and worth around £50! The tree die sold out on the show so they aren’t in stock at the moment. If you win this prize however you can get your hands on it 🙂

All you have to do is make sure you are following this blog and also the Sizzix blog https://www.sizzix.co.uk/blog/ Then just leave a comment below saying you would like to be entered. UK only i am afraid peeps, sorry.

Good luck and the winner will be announced on Friday 2nd July on this blog .

Love Ann xx

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Sculpting foam samples for Sizzix/Create and craft

Sculpting foam floral frame.

Hi everyone,

I wanted to pop a post up about these beautiful samples i made for a Sizzix show on create and craft on the 22nd June. I did mean to post it before now! Sorry, i have been so busy. If you know me you will know i love anything floral and flower foam. I really can sit for hours and make all sorts. I will pop all the picture below and hopefully you can gain some inspiration from them.

I hope you like them! I will be doing a tutorial on Youtube on how i made some of the cards. Once the tutorial is up i will post the link here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ann xx

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Sizzix GIVEAWAY Winners announced!! IS IT YOU????

Hi everyone 🙂

So this is just a really quick post to announce the 3 winners for my Sizzix giveaway!! Thank you to everyone who entered. Make sure you keep popping on to my blog as i will be having more crafty giveaways 🙂

Ok!! so the 3 winners are below:

Well done!!!
well done!!
Well done!!

Please get in touch with your address etc and i will post your prizes out asap!

Love Ann xxx

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HUGE Sizzix giveaway x 3!!

Hi everyone! welcome to my blog and and these amazing giveaways !! I have decided to do 3 of them. I have split the stuff into 3 bundles. They consist of die, embossing folders, paints and stamps!! The 3 winners that are picked will receive 1 of these bundles at random!

To enter you MUST be following this blog (i will check 😉 Leave a comment on this post saying you would like a chance to win and where you are from.

I do not mind people from outside the UK entering, however you will have to pay postage costs.

Good luck and i will announce the winners on this blog next week.

Here are the 3 bundles below:

Bundle 1
Bundle 2
Sizzix giveaway, Huge giveaway, Sizzix paints,
Bundle 3

Good luck!!

Ann xx

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Mixed Media Samples For Create & Craft

Created with Sizzix Creamy acrylic paints! The frame was a cheap white picture frame.

Hi everyone,

I know i have not posted on here for way to long!! I do really want to get back into posting on here but i just always seem to have way to much to do.

I wanted to share with you these beautiful samples i have been making for my Mixed media show on Create & craft TV on Tuesday the 25th may. If you follow me you will already know that i am not really into mixed media crafts but wow! Playing with all these Sizzix paints has put a stop to that!! I am totally addicted to them!

These paints are designed for techniques rather than coverage. Perfect for card making, scrapbooking and mixed media. You can do so much with them and if you can catch my show on Tuesday, i will show you. Its 12pm till 1.30 pm. Below i will post more photos of the samples i have made.

I hope you like them and i hope you can tune in 🙂

Bye for now

Love Ann xx

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Re-love Your Stash! Ombre Embossing/Stamps & Border Dies

Hi everyone,

Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you all have a great day whatever you do. We have lots of snow still and its so cold. The snow has been here for almost a week now.

Anyway, back to my newest installment of Re-love your stash! I really like this one as the results look so cool! Its very simple to do and all you need is Embossing powders,Stamps and a couple of border dies.

I love the multi coloured embossing and it gives you a chance too get your embossing powders out and have a play! I had great fun with it and i will definitely be doing this technique again!

I also had another thought after i had recorded the video. You could also use a large background die of some sort, cut it out and then cover it with embossing ink. Then you can go ahead and add your different colour embossing powders! I think ity would look amazing.

Please make sure to go and check out my video if you haven’t already. I will put the link below.

Bye for now

Ann xx

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RELOVE Your Stash!!

Hi everyone, I am so excited about this new series 🙂 I hope you are too. We are going to have great fun using our stash over the next few months. I have to be honest and tell you that this really did bring my mojo back!! I have have spent so much time at my craft desk these last few days.

So for our first video i have focused on basic dies, circles, stars, leaves and dies that i am pretty sure we all have in our stash. I also went for a background stamp. Again i am sure we all have a few of them. If not just make your own background stamp by using smaller stamps. You can even make one by just stamping the whole stamp set onto your card.

Of course we need some Ink, again i am pretty sure we all have ink in our stash! I know i have tons of the stuff. The main ones i used are from Aliexpress, i love them and they stamp so well. Please just use what you have though, you will still get some beautiful results 🙂

As you can see from the pictures above, i am super happy with my cards. I think they are so pretty and i am looking forward to creating more in this style. I would love to see what you create! You can share them on my facebook group or facebook page if you like 🙂

I hope you will join me for the next installment of ‘Re-love your stash’ next Sunday.

Bye for now

Ann

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