My Blog

latest news
Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.
Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

Super Speedy Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? It’s a lovely sunny day here on the Isle of Wight and I’ve got a very busy few days coming up.

Before the madness begins I’d like to share some quick makes from my docrafts demonstrations over the  weekend….


This simple inlaid card features the new XCut Winter Robin Die which I’ve mixed with an Anita’s Christmas Foiled Decoupage.


I’ve mixed the XCut Mini Baubles Small Die with Modern Lustre and glitter papers from the Love Santa range for this speedy make.


This super quck design is an Anita’s Christmas Foiled Decoupage mixed with Modern Lustre paper and a Die-cut Sentiment.

All these products are now available at your local docrafts stockist.

Have a great day,

S xxx

A Peaceful Christmas 

Good morning crafty friends, I hope your week is going well. I’ve got another busy day ahead but thought I would grab a cuppa first and share my favourite make from last weekend’s docrafts demonstrations…..


 This was made using the brand new XCut Winter Forest Die. It’s a beautiful square die and I really wanted to show it off so I die-cut it in white textured card three times then cut it up to create the layers in this snowy scene.


I attached the layers to ovals made with the XCut Nesting Ovals then layered up with foam pads. I used Paper from the Modern Lustre 12 x 12″ Paper Pack on the front.


I tucked a layer of acetate across the top of one of the layers and added sparkly falling snow then added a snowflake, sentiment and small sentiment tag. The teal cardstock in the background adds a pop of colour.

Enjoy your day!

S x

  Kitsch Christmas 

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? Sorry  it’s been a while, things have been pretty manic here.

I had two docrafts demonstrations over the weekend which gave me the chance to play with the new, absolutely gorgeous Love Santa Range. This fifties inspired range is proving very popular….


What better way to capture Santa’s cheeky face then in his own set of photos?


The Range also comes with glitter papers and these super-cute pom poms. The snowflake is a new XCut Mini Die.


How cute is this reindeer? I love the bright colours in this range. 


The range includes some amazing embellishments including fairy light charms, adhesive stones and this mini tinsel, love it!

Step back in time and thoroughly enjoy this new docrafts range.

Have a great day,

S xxx

More Gorjuss Girls

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a productive week. I’ve managed to get loads done this week so am looking forward to a long weekend off.

I wanted to share some more recent demo makes today featuring my favourite girl Gorjuss….


This beach inspired card was made with the Santoro Gorjuss A4 Ultimate Die Cut and Paper Pack.


I used the XCut Oceanic Large Die for the cute waves and starfish and the sentiment is from the Capsule Elements Pigment range.


This is another mix of ranges. The sentiment, paper and craft tape is all Capsule Elements Pigment. Cute Gorjuss is from the Santoro A4 Colour Me In book.


I’ve simply coloured her with Artiste Watercolour Pens mixed with water and applied with a brush then nestled her in flowers made using the XCut Meadow Flowers Die.

Work is calling!

Have a great day,

S xxx

A New Take On Willow

Good morning crafty friends how are we all? Am having to do lots of hospital visits this week so it has not been as productive as I would’ve liked but hey, I’m plodding on!

I wanted to share a card I made at one of my demos at the weekend which I particularly enjoyed making…….


I wanted to have another play with the Santoro Marie Antoinette Willow Stamp again which I mixed with papers from the Capsule Elements Pigment range.


I started by rubbing a purple Gelato across the top of a Pigment paper, spritzing with water then letting the drips run down. While that was drying I stamped the main image on white card and various Pigment papers with a dye ink pad.


I watered down my purple Gelato on an acrylic block and applied to areas of the image with a brush for a watercolour effect. I then paper pieced the flowers, birds etc on top.


Finally I added a sentiment, stamped butterflies, tiny gems and a lick of iridescent glitter to finish. 

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and hope to have more of a play with the Santoro Willow range very soon. It’s now available at your local docrafts stockist.

Have a great day!

S xxx

More Metallic Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how’s your week been? It’s been pretty busy here and I’ve had two docrafts demos over the weekend so no rest for me! I have some more magazine makes to share today that feature in the October issue of Papercraft Inspirations…

These makes feature the Capsule Elements Metallics range from docrafts, perfect for every occasion and recipient.

I used the XCut Star Aperture Cut & Emboss Folder for these makes and mixed them with star dies.

I used the XCut Filigree Heart Mini Die for these Makes to add a romantic touch.

You can find the Capsule Elements Metallics range at your local docrafts stockist.

Papercraft Inspirations issue 169 is available now.

Enjoy your week!

S xxx

Welcome Willow!

Good morning crafty friends, how’s your week been? It’s been a busy one here this week and it’s not over yet, one more commission to finish, plus a docrafts demonstration, then I can relax.

So….being a massive Santoro fan I have been eagerly awaiting the new Santoro Willow range from docrafts. Finally I managed to get my mitts on one of the fabulous new stamps and created this…..


This card was made for the July Issue of Creativity magazine and I used the Santoro Willow Marie-Antoinette Colour Me In Rubber Stamp.


As you can see, the fine detail on this stamp is amazing, I used Artiste Dual Tip Watercolour Pens mixed with water and applied with a small brush to achieve this look.


The main image was cut out and mounted on an acetate card blank. I then stamped lots of flowers on a sheet from the Santoro Willow 12 x 12″ Paper Pack and tucked them around the image.


As a final flourish I added several stamped butterflies which were mounted on strips of acetate and added a touch of sparkle with a little iridescent glitter glue.

The Santoro Willow range should be hitting your local docrafts stockist now. The July Issue of  Creativity and lots of other fabulous goodies can be found at the docrafts shop.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx

Fun At The Lido

Good morning crafty friends, how are you all? I had a docrafts demonstration yesterday so I’m having a nice lie-in this morning, bliss! 

I have some more summery makes to share today that were featured in the July Issue (166) of Papercraft Inspirations magazine….


These cards were made using the really fun Lido Printables that are available through the Papercraft Inspirations website.


There are lots of swimmers and bathers to play about with and create lots of summery scenes.


I’ve added clear beads to these shaker elements to create bubbles.


There’s even a glamorous mermaid swimming around! You can find these printables over at the Papercraft Inspirations website.

Have fun with them!

S xxx

Cute As A Button

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re having a productive week. I wanted to say a big thank you to those of you who watched my docrafts live chat last week. I really enjoyed it and it’s now had over 5k views, yay! Hopefully I’ll be back for another crafty chat very soon.

I wanted to share a cute card today that I made for PaperCrafter issue 110….


This quick shaker card was made with Dovecraft Blooming Lovely Papers and First Edition Dies by Trimcraft.


I simply die-cut a square aperture through the front, added a layer of acetate behind it and created a shaker element with these cute flower buttons, also by Trimcraft.

Papercraft Inspirations 110 is available now.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Where There’s a Quill

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re having a good week. I’m a little nervous this morning as I’m taking part in a live video chat on the docrafts Facebook page…eek! Hopefully it’ll go well and I wont get too overwhelmed, sometimes it’s good to push yourself isn’t it?!

Before I go and mentally prepare myself I would like to share another card I made at my docrafts demonstration at the weekend…


As you’re all probably aware quilling is becoming very fashionable again and I wanted to use it in a more modern way.


I started with a background paper from the Capsule Elements Pigment collection then I used the XCut Oceanic Large Die Set to create the scene.


I then made several quilled circles in various sizes then pinched one end and bent them slightly to create waves. A few adhesive pearls amongst the cute starfish finish the nautical scene.

Should you wish to ask me a crafty question, say hello or heckle me then I will be live on the docrafts Facebook page between 11-12pm today.

Wish me luck!

S xxx

Page 2 of 3012345...102030...Last »