Fun In The Sun

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the gorgeous weather! Hoobs and myself had both finally caught up with work last week so decided to have this week off. It’s been great to finally relax and we’ve been to the beach every day, the joys of living on an island!

Anyway, to fit in with the weather I have some very summery makes to share that feature in the August issue of Papercraft Inspirations……

I was given a wonderful set of tropical printables, designed by Esther Curtis, to create these cards which can be downloaded from the Papercraft Inspirations website. This rocker card is my favourite, the hula girl was perfect for this.


I couldn’t resist making this spinner card with a pineapple. I mixed the printables with double sided papers from the Kaisercraft Island Escape collection.


I just had to add a touch of pink sparkle in this shaker card to match the flamingo.


Finally, this stepper card was ideal for layering foliage and creating a three dimensional scene.

Full instructions on how to make these cards are available in issue 167 of Papercraft Inspirations. The downloadable papers can be found here.

Right, where’s the sun lotion?

S xxx

With Love From Gorjuss 

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend. I’m having a nice lazy one this week as I have double demos next weekend plus a manic week of commissions so I won’t get a day off until next Monday!

Anyway, I wanted to share a card I made at one of last weeks demos which features good old Gorjuss….


I mixed a Creativity cover gift decoupage with papers from the Capsule Elements Metallics range and the Gorjuss Colour Me In Craft Tape.


For the background I spritzed water on white textured cardstock then applied diluted water colour pens on top with a baby wipe. I then splattered Artiste Metallic Silver paint on top.


I added extra shine to the die-cut letters by adding a layer on Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss and added a touch of sparkle with a heart cut from a Jewels & Gems Hearts Gem Border Sticker.

If you would like to attend a free docrafts demonstration then you can find your nearest here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Dress To Impress

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a good week! We’re in for a manic few days here on the Isle of Wight as the festival gets going. Still can’t decide wether to go or not this year, decisions, decisions!

Anyway, I would like to share some shaped cards today that are featured in the latest issue of Quick Cards Made Easy….


These were made for the “Shape Up” feature and there’s a template which I designed also included in the magazine.


These gorgeous papers are from the Bronte Charm collection available at The Range stores.


I used a border punch to add the lacy effect on the skirts and added punched flowers for extra decoration.

Issue 166 of Quick Cards Made Easy is available here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Gorjuss Hits The Beach

Hi crafty friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a fun weekend playing with some of the latest products from docrafts at my demonstrations in Gosport and Portsmouth.

I would like to share my beach inspired project…..


This card was made using the fabulous new Santoro Gorjuss Little Fishes rubber stamp set, I love it!


I started with a piece of paper from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I distressed then added areas of Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint with a dry brush. I then stamped on top and added a little more paint to add to the distressed look.


I think stamped the main image on various papers from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I inked and paper pieced together for a shabby chic look.


Finally, I added brads and some frayed Bare Basics Natural Jute to complete the nautical look. I hope you like her!

Check out the latest docrafts ranges at your local stockist.

Have a great day,

S xxx