Flying gracefully into the made box are some pink and pretty butterfly cards

In the July 2014 docrafts goody bag as well as the botanicals range I used previously were also some other items from the docrafts Papermania Capsule collection wild rose and Tilly Daydream range. 
From these I used;
– Capsule Collection 12″x12″ paper pack in wild rose 
– Capsule Collection big bloomers in wild rose
– Capsule Collection polka dot buttons in wild rose
– Tilly Daydream ric rac in natural 
Butterfly punch used;
– Super lever butterfly punch by Woodware (punched butterfly is: 5cm/2″ in size) 
I love the 3D effect of these cards with the butterflies coming out – I only stuck the middle body section of the butterfly to the card so that the wings would flap outwards.  




Staying on a cardmaking track, some more flower themed cards. I need to get making a lot to get my box full again!

After making some cards with quilling detail on them, I decided to crack on and make some more cards using things from my stash as it is starting to get a bit too big to control!. I still had loads of items left from the docrafts July 2014 goody bag I hadn’t got round to using, so I decided to make some cards using those.

The items I used from the docrafts Papermania botanicals range included in the goody bag consisted of;

– Botanicals A5 paper pack
– Botanicals A4 decoupage pack, mixed rose
– Botanicals A4 decoupage pack, blousey flowers
– Adhesive lace trim – botanicals

Also included in the bag are some items from the Tilly Daydream and Capsule Collection wild rose Range, from this I used the buttons (Capsule Collection wild rose), and the
Ric rac ribbon (Tilly Daydream in natural).

The brown ribbon used I had in my stash, bought from Hobbycraft.

I really like this range, the flower patterns are so pretty, and they can be used for lots of different occasions. The large decoupage flowers also work as great focus pieces for a card.

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With all this cold dark weather some nice and summery cards to brighten it up!

I got a docrafts goody bag a few weeks ago (the November 2014 Issue) and have been looking forward to making some cards using the items included. Finally I was able to sit down and have a go at putting some together this morning. I really like the docrafts goody bags as you get a really good range of bits and bobs that you can have a good play with and make some really good cards, and there is so much in them there is plenty to make a lot of cards.

I used the docrafts Anita’s foiled decoupage sheets in lavender and bright flowers to make the decoupage card toppers for each of the cards, and used the coloured card (docrafts Papermania capsule collection – french lavender, 50 sheets) and buttons (docrafts Papermania bare basics wooden buttons) all of which was included in the goody bag, I also used some string I had in my stash (docrafts Papermania capsule collection spots and stripes).

I’ve only made 4 so far, and have used all the decoupage sheets from the goody bag, but have plenty of the card and paper sheets (docrafts Papermania capsule collection – French lavender 6×6″ paper pack) left along with some die-cut notelets (docrafts Papermania, French lavender) to put with other items in my stash to make some more cards.

Wasn’t too sure how well these would turn out, but I am really happy with them.

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Phizzwizzingly marvellumptuous

Whilst looking in my local hobbycraft I came across the docrafts Roald Dahl range of card making accessories, I have a few young relatives who absolutley love the Roald Dahl books and knew they would make perfect birthday cards for them.

I had great fun making these as since they are Roald dahl themed they can be as crazy and abstract as you want – the more the better! I have only made a couple so far but will definitely be making some more, I still have some BFG bits I haven’t had a chance to use, along with more of the enormous crocodile!

Love a card that makes me smile!

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Finally some time to do some other crafts!

I have finally got some time now that all the Christmas makes are finished to get back to doing some other crafts which I enjoy, one of which is card making. This has taken a bit of a backseat over the last few months and as a result, my box of made cards has pretty much run out!

Today I decided I needed to stock it up a bit, and as I got some new card making bits for Christmas I thought it was a good time to try them out.

The first few cards I made were using my die cut machine, I have a sizzix big shot machine which I find really easy to set up and use. I got a new die cut for my machine for Christmas – a bigs die cut, birds number 3. I decided to use different coloured papers for the dies and backgrounds (docrafts papermania capsule collection – spots and stripes festive) and also used some large paper flowers I already had (Docraft papermania capsule collection – spots and stripes festive) and thought I would just see what the outcome would be. I’m quite pleased with how they have come out for a first go at using them, and I am looking forward to having a play around with them and some other different materials and effects.

I also received some materials from the docrafts Tilly daydream range, I think this range is very cute so was really looking forward to putting some cards together with it. For these cards I used a die cut decoupage (docrafts Tilly Daydream – swing) and a mini notelet (docrafts Tilly Daydream). The background papers and ‘just to say’ text were also from the docrafts Tilly daydream range.

The buttons I used on both the bird cards and the Tilly daydream cards were from the docrafts papermania capsule collection – spots and stripes festive range.

I am really glad I have managed to get back to making my cards as I really enjoy it and like all the different varieties you can make from a small range of materials. I look forward to making some more!

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