Verity Rose by Crafters’ Companion

I have been away for a while, had a slipped disc and been out of action for months.  Feeling much better now  and I wanted to share with you the fabulous Verity Rose makes which I have recently completed and which will be on Create and Craft on Saturday 27th Feb.



This is a card I made using papers and toppers from the CD.  I also used the Lace border die and the ribbon border die.  The balloon is from the toppers accessory pack.


I love this one, It’s Sunbeam having a ball.  I stamped the image and coloured it with SN pens, I cut a generic shell shape to make an easel card, I used papers from the paper pad and paper bows and sentiments from the CF.  I then used woolen fibres and pearls to give the impression of the sea.  Hope you like it as much as I do.

Verity Rose 1

This one was made with papers from the paper pad, I used the poppies embossing folder and the image and accessories from the toppers accessory pack.



This one is made using centura pearl red card embossed with the poppies folder, I used the image and the sentiment from the CD.  I used the ribbon border die and added a pretty bow and some gems.


This was made using two cards from the card pack, I decoupaged parts of the second card to make some of the images stand out.

The topper is from the topper accessory pack.


This was such fun to make, I cut a generic balloon shape as a template and cut the base card from A3 Centura Pearl.  I covered the balloon with papers from the paper pad.  The image is stamped and coloured with SN Pens.  The sentiments are stamped and the bow is from the CF.  This is Destiny doing her thing!


It’s Destiny again which I stamped and coloured with SN Pens.  I used a Die’sire frame die and some centura pearl teal card and some matt black card.  I used a whole sheet from the paper pad and used the official logo die and I stamped, coloured and die cut the poppies.


The gorgeous Sunbeam having an ice cream, stamped and coloured with SN pens. Paper is from the paper pad, ribbon and sentiment from the CD, I also used the Sunbeam embossing folder onto some centura pearl dark blue card.  I used the doily die and the lace border die.  The flamingo is stamped, coloured and cut with the corresponding die.


Kanban pets in hats christmas kit

I wanted to share with you a project I recently made with the fabulous pets in hats christmas kit. The instructions are lengthy so forgive me for gabbling.

Christmas Organiser by Debbie James

Take 2 A4 pieces of white card (or any colour you like) and score both pieces of card at 3.5 inches. 4,4,4 and 3.5.

Mountain and valley fold each piece of card and then glue one piece of the card to the back of the other to make a total of 5 panels.

Use the Kanban card to layer on each panel.

On the second panel add a piece of card but leave the top part open and unglued and add a notebook (I took off the front cover of the book and glued on a piece of Kanban card. Add die cut letters to identify what you want in the notebook. Slide the back of the notebook into the pocket you have created.

Do the same as above on the 4th panel but name it something else.

Add die cuts from the kit onto panels 1, 3 and 5 and add a calendar to panel 5 also.

Take a pencil and cover it in red (or any colour that you like) paper. Cut two small slits near the top of the crease between panels 2 and 3 and slide in some Kanban card to make a loop to hold your pencil. Glue the tabs at the back.

Turn the card around and on the right hand 1st panel add some card cut diagonally and add to the bottom of the panel with the top left open. Cut some of the toppers into tags and add ribbon. Use die cut letters to identify the pocket for tags.

Add toppers to panels 2 and 4. On panel 3 I added a smaller topper and at the bottom I have added another pocket which you can use for anything you fancy, maybe receipts for your Christmas presents you have bought?

Take a piece of A4 card from the kit and glue to panel 5.

Close the organiser and wrap around the card so it looks like a purse. Use a Velcro sticker for the closure.

I have added a strip of co-ordinating card from the kit, some gems and a Diesire die cut poinsettia.

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A6 Christmas Create a Card and Accordian Dies.

Hi all, hope you are all well.  I have been busy working on the fabulous Diesire A6 create a card and accordian dies.  You can catch these with the lovely Leanne on Monday on Create and Craft at 8 a.m.  Don’t miss them, they are fab.


Gatefold card using A6 Xmas bell

Create a card die, Blue matt mirri, sentimentals stamp

Ribbon, gems


Snowflake accordion die and

Snowflake overlays.  Centura pearl, hint of gold,

Purple card and purple mirri card.  Pink mirri,

Gems, ribbon.  Sentimental stamps.


Present accordion die and Ivy overlays, bronze

Mirri card, black card. Ribbon.  Stickles.


Snowflake accordion die with Christmas

Bells overlays.  Kraft card.  Green card, glitter

Card, gems, ribbon, sentimentals stamps


Present accordion die and Holly overlays.

Centura pearl hint of gold, green and red.  Black

Card, ribbon.  Sentimentals stamps.

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A6 Xmas bells create a card

Sentimentals stamp. Purple

Pearlescent card.  Centura pearl

Hint of gold card, gems, ribbon


A6 bells create a card die

Silver mirri card. Mistletoe Kisses

Sentimentals stamp. Gilding flakes. Gems and ribbon.

Hi all

Sorry not been around much but I haven’t been very well.  Feeling better now and I have been busy making samples for Crafters’ Companion.  Fiona will be on Create and Craft tomorrow with the fabulous Romany Christmas CD and stamps.  This range is from Abigail Mills who brought us Halcyon Days and you are gonna love it! xx

Card Companions No. 5, Design
Sets No. 9, colour 6. Die’sire Holly
Die, gems, black card, green card,
Ribbon and stickles glitter glue.


Shaped card No. 4, design sets
No. 6, colour 3 for insert.
Sentiment, gems, ribbon, added pom
Poms and glossy accents with glamour
Dust added.


Design sets 4, colour 2, Fabric Companions
No. 5 shrunk to A5, cut the wreath out and
Mounted in decoupage. Added sparkles
Glitter glue for berries. Sentiment, Gems,
Black card, Die’sire Tree dies. Topper
Companions design 8, small images.


Topper Companions No. 11, design sets
No. 5, own colour. Lace daisies, gems, sentiment
Gems, ribbon.

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Large image from Topper Companions
Design 8. Sentiment. Design sets No. 4
Colour 2 for background and inserts.
Black card, ribbin, lace, gems, hat pins,
Cream webbing.

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Shaped cards No. 12, Die’sire
Ivy die, design sets No. 1,
Colour 3 for background and for
Inserts. Sentiment, ribbon, gems, black card,


Topper No. 12, Design sets No. 11,
Colour 3, green card, kraft card, pom pom for nose.
Added gilding wax to distress and gold and white frontage.
Ribbon, hessian tags with stamped sentiment and hessian


Crafter’s Companion Nordic Christmas

Hi all,

I have been designing using the CD rom from the Nordic Christmas range from Crafter’s Companion that is on Ideal World at 9 pm Tuesday 7th July.

Hope you like my creations xx

table decoration No. 8, placemat printed on Neenah and acetate, added bon bon boxes with a shrinked image of the placemat to use as place settings.


Shaped toppers No. 1. Sentiments No. 6, beads and gems


shaped toppers No. 3, co-ordinating papers No. 2, colour 4, insert, design sets No. 4, colour 4, stamped sentiment


snowflake embossing folder, embellishments No. 5, stamped greeting insert design sets No. 8, colour 4, ribbon, stickles, centura pearl hint of gold.#


shaped cards No. 5, hearts cut from embellishments No. 5, verse writer for inserts, gems, sequins and stars


Card Companions No. 4, doily, Die’sire snow flakes, sentiments No, 4, ribbon, buttons, gems and glossy accents on sentiment.


Toppers No. 1, design sets No. 2, colour 6, co0ordinating papers No. 3, colour 3. Embellishments No,. 4, acetate edged with silver flakes, insert design sets No. 3, colour 3.


Shaker card 3D frames No. 3, black card, co-ordinating paper No. 1, colour 5. Insert , design sets No. 3, colour 5, stamped sentiments, acetate.