Up, Up and Away Easy Fun Twisted Gatefold Card

This is a super easy card to make. I used the Daisy Mae Design Hot Air Ballon Stamp. This was one of my bargains from last week


I have had this gorgeous cloud paper for a little while now and feel this has given it the justice it deserves. It was a free download paper and Mr Printables Mr Printables Website is well worth a look, there are a lot of lovely prints. 

VE Day Memorial Inspired Sympathy Card

I have known what I wanted to do with this stamp since the moment I ordered it. It is not often that happens for me, but I knew the moment I saw the stamp flash up on my facebook news feed early one morning that I just had to have it. 

It is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and our village had a street party and entertainment planned. The bank holiday had been changed from the Monday to the Friday to commemorate the day. But Coronavirus put an end to our planned celebrations with lockdown been on the cards instead. 

So our VE day bank holiday consisted of decorating the house in home made bunting and an afternoon tea of dairy free scones (child with an allergy) which were an absolute disaster. I actually had to ask the children not to use them as weapons as they would do some serious damage.

Vintage Afternoon Tea - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring Summer 2020

A clean and simple, dainty afternoon tea. It shouts vintage shabby chic and I love its simplicity 

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - Cream, Pink and Black

So I have quietly been sat on the sidelines watching the Cupcake Inspirations Challenges and have decided to bite the bullet and submit an entry. 

The challenges run bi-weekly and the current theme is pink, white and black.


Rocker Card, Tea & Cake - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring/Summer 2020

This is a variation of a rocker card. I bought this gorgeous hessian ribbon online and I thought it was 3cm wide but I had accidentally clicked 5cm. We have all done it, right? I am sure it wont be the last time....
I keep looking at it and wondering what I can do to show off its beauty. Then it came to me. A variation on a rocker card.

A Vibrant Fun Fold Card

I feel like I am getting braver with distress inks and it is starting to show, I love the vibrancy of this card.

It feels really summery to me and reminds me of a red hot sunset and marigolds. Not sure why the marigolds maybe it is the orangey red.

Happiness is Coffee, Tea & Friends


Another coffee themed entry for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring/Summer 2020. The full details are on their website

Day 2 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring/Summer 2020

This is my second card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today I chose to use a fun fold card that is clean and simple.

Heat Embossing

So I spent a long time admiring others heat embossing and amazed at the results but too afraid of failure to allow myself myself to try it. I just avoided it like the plague.

But I finally bit the bullet and purchased a starter kit, this included a number of coloured embossing powders, a heat tool and an embossing ink pad. Armed with my new purchases I trailed you tube looking for an easy to follow to guide and after many false starts I now LOVE heat embossing.

Crafty Bargains

I have had some fantastic bargains this week on craft stamps.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring Summer 2020

Really excited to take part in my first EVER blog hop!! The Coffee Lovers Hop. I had great fun making it.
The theme is a caffeinated element. So both my favourite things, I could not have had a more perfect theme. Coffee and card making a perfect Saturday afternoon in Lockdown.


Torn Rectangle Card



Hello and welcome. This tutorial will take you through a step by step guide on how to make a Torn Rectangle Card.  This is one of my favourite cards for if you are in a rush as it is really easy and quick.


Masking Stamps

Masking stamps is really easy and allows you to layer stamps to give an illusion of one item in front of another and they can also be used to ink a background.

In this tutorial I will show you just how easy it actually is. 

Craftstash Delivery

I have been so excited for this parcel to arrive. It feels like I have waited ages as I had parts of it sat in my basket for a little while before I actually placed the order. 

It actually arrived just 6 days after I placed the order, which for the current climate with the added issues of social distancing and the extreme pressure the postal service is under. I am very impressed with

Fun Fold Card


A super cute and easy fun fold card, This has a teachers theme but can be adapted to whatever you wish


Full video tutorial available here Mrs H's Crafty Corner You Tube Channel

You Will Need
1 piece of card stock 11 3/4 Inch x 5 1/2 Inch
2 panels of patterned paper 1 1/2 inch x 5 Inch
1 piece of plain paper 5 Inch x 3.5 Inch
1 piece of patterned paper 5 Inch x 3.5 Inch
Scoring tool
Glue/ double sided tape
Paper trimmer
Ruler

Embellishments of your choice

I Used

Torn Edge Nesting Dies 
Big Shot
A class Act Stamp and Die set by Clearly Besotted 
Hunkydory Score Board 
Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers
Papermania Embossing powder (In Superfine Silver) 


Instructions 

Begin by cutting your card stock to 11 3/4 Inch by 5 1/2 Inch
Score at 2, 4, 8, and 10 Inch along the length 
Place a tiny mark at 6 Inch on both edges and using your ruler score from the middle point of the middle column to the corner of the first score mark (see picture below)
 
Trim 1/4 off the 1st panel

Fold the original 4 score lines, the vertical ones as valley folds

The diagonal score lines then want to be folded as mountain folds.
Cut 2 panels 1.5 Inch by 5 Inch and stick these to the outer columns with the glue of your choice

In order to cut the 8 triangles, first cut a piece of plain paper stock to 5 Inch by 3 1/2 Inch. Mark this at 1 3/4 Inch on the short side and 2.5 Inch on the long side. Draw a diamond 

Cut the diamond out and keep the 4 triangles from the edges. Next cut the diamond into quarters.

Stick these to the triangle panels on the card 

Cut another piece of patterned paper 5 Inch by 3 1/2 inch and mark in the same way as you did with the plain paper. Cut down the diamond and apply to the front panel

Then embellish however you wish. I used the big shot to die cut 2 different sized torn edge rectangles.
I stuck one vertically
I stamped, coloured and die cu an unbranded teachers set I had and used these on the front panel. I then heat embossed the 2nd torn edge rectangle horizontally with the sentiment 'teacher you are a class act.
 This card can be adapted to what ever you have in your stash and is super quick to make but a real eye catcher. Hope you have as much fun making it as I did creating it

Thanks for reading

Mrs H xx

What Does Your Crafting Space Look Like?

Do you have the perfect crafting space to call your own? Is it a room, with pretty storage, where you can close the door and loose yourself to the outside world? I dream of this. 

Easy Unicorn Greeting Card Tutorial

A quick and super easy card to make. The pastel colours work lovely with the mystical persona of the unicorn.

Robot Pop Up Box Card


This card is so easy to make and yet looks so effective and fun. It can be adapted to suit yours or the recipicants personality or even just to suit what crafty items you have in your current stash.
 

Crafting Through COVID-19

Firstly welcome to be blog and if you have got this far thank you. Crafting for many is not just a hobby, it is a therapy. A blanket of safety when you feel like the world is going mad. A way to express ourselves and have that 30 minutes of 'you time'.