Search This Blog

A Perfect Time To Craft Debut

I have been dying to tell you all and let you in on my little secret but I have been sworn to secrecy until it was announced on the blog.....

I am the new member of the Design Team for The Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog

This months challenge is kindly sponsored by The Artsy Stamper and Fred She Said

My first project uses images by The Artsy Stamper

These are the pre coloured images but come in black and white also for those of you who enjoy the colouring task.

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

The North Pole Stamp Set by The Artsy Stamper
Torn Rectangle Nesting Dies
A5 Card Base
Distress Ink in Fired Brick
Hessian Ribbon
Nuvo Drops in Vintage Green, Autumn Red and Moonlight Silver
Red, Green and White Buttons
Green Card
Wooden Holly Embellishment
Stitched Rectangle Nesting Die

Card Making Tutorial

The scene was created by using a number of the pre coloured images from the stamp set. This was die cut with a torn rectangle nesting die

The backing paper was created by using the gift digital stamp in black and white and the same image in colour. There were scattered randomly and cut with a stitched rectangle nesting die

A piece of green card was cut using a larger torn rectangle die.
An A5 card base was blended with distress ink in Fired Brick around the edges

The background paper and the green torn rectangle were adhered to the card base.

Hessian ribbon by adhered on top of this 

and the image was then glued on

Tiny buttons were placed on the ribbon either side of the image

The green and red nuvo drops were dotted about the background

A wooden holly embellishment was decorated with the nuvo drops and then glued onto the image 

Nuvo drops were added to the white background in moonlight silver to give the impression of snow

Why not join our Facebook Group for support and inspiration

Thank you for reading

I hope you join us in our challenge 

Happy Crafting
Claire xx

Polkadoodles Sleigh the Season

I love a good campfire, and the snuggly feel it offers. So these gnomes are just perfect 

There is a video on my YouTube channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Polkadoodles Sleigh The Season Clear Stamp Set
Polkadoodles Digital Paper from Christmas Scrap Download
Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies
Stitched Circle Nesting Dies
A5 Card Base
Burgundy Card
Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough
Silver Ribbon
Alcohol Markers 
Nuvo Drops
Door Plate Nesting Die

Card Making Tutorial

The digital paper and burgundy card were cut with the stitched rectangle dies and adhered onto the A5 card base

The same was done with the stamped image and the circle dies

A piece of silver card was secured at the bottom of the panel

The sentiment was cut with the doorplate nesting die and blended with Evergreen Bough. Before being secured onto the ribbon

The smaller images in the set were stamped, coloured and cut with the scan and cut before decorating the ribbon

Nuvo drops were added up the card panel sides

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Time For Tea Designs, Life's Ups & Downs


I have been extremely busy with the new releases from Polkadoodles so have only just got around to playing with my stamps and dies from Time For Tea Designs latest release. I feel very behind, they must be about due a new one.


So without further ado here they are


There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies


Time for Tea Designs Life’s ups & down stamp set

Time for Tea Designs Autumn Scene Cover Plate Die

Spectrum Noir Finesse in Rustic Brown

Spectrumn Noir Alcohol Markers

Versamark Embossing Ink

Bronze Embossing Powder 

Kraft Card

Distress Ink in Ground Expresso

Nuvo Drops in Autumn Red

Cloudy Day Stencil by Clearly Besotted

Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce 

 Card Making Tutorial

 The images were stamped, coloured and cut out


Meanwhile the autumn scene cover plate was used with a variety of colours of card that I found in my scrap box

The tree was cut in Kraft card and blended in distress ink

The grass and frame were cut in green and the grass was also cut in green and blended with distress ink.

A A5 card base was blended with Tumbled glass and the cloudy day stencil was used with the Iced Spruce

The green frame was adhered over the edge

The tree and grass were adhered

Leaves and the stamped images were arranged

The sentiment was heat embossed onto Kraft card and again blended in the distress ink. This was then trimmed and the corners rounded

This was adhered onto the tree

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting 

Claire xx

Mama Elephant Bobo Tea


This adorable stamp and die set from Mama Elephant has been sat for months half finished in a basket as I had so many seasonal ideas that I wanted to get started on. I found it while looking for something else.

There is a video on my YouTube channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner


Card making Supplies

Mama Elephant Boba Tea Stamp and Die Set

Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron

Stitched Rectangle Nesting Die

A5 Card Base


Wow Embossing Powder


Card Making Tutorial

The images were stamped and masked and the area as blended with twisted citron distress oxide


Extra images were stamped and a piece of white card blended with twisted citron to form the sentiment banner.


These were coloured using Alcohol Markers


The extra images were die cut and the sentiment stamped and heat embossed


This as then arranged onto the card panel

 And adhered onto an A5 Card base 

Thank you for reading


Happy Crafting



Magengo Say Cheese

This is a new company I had not heard of before but the fabulous Vicki over at Vics Crafts is on their design team so I popped over to Etsy for a quick look and oh my! My basket was full before I had chance to say digital stamp.

The digital stamps also come with the SVG file and I spent absolutely ages lining this up with the image I had printed and was starting to loose my patience. When it dawned on me I didn't even need the SVG as I have a scan and cut. Scanned my images and was finished within 3 minutes. Talk about trying to complicate things.

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

No more cheese digital stamp and SVG file from Magengo Designs
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Distress Ink in Frayed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed
Circle Nesting Die
Heffy Doodle Stitched Slimline Trio Die
Slim line Kraft Card Base
Glossy Accents
Nuvo drops in Auburn Pearl

Card Making Tutorial

The images were printed, coloured and eventually cut using the scan n cut machine

A piece of white card was cut with a stitched slim line die and blended with the distress inks

The distress ink was blended in Spiced marmalade and then mustard seed with Frayed corduroy around the edges

Using a circle nesting die I cut our 4 holes to give the impression of cheese

This was adhered onto a slim line card base

And the images arranged 

The sentiments were trimmed by hand and the corners rounded before being blended in mustard seed distress ink

These were adhered with foam squares

Nuvo drops were added

And the glass on the lantern and the lens on the camera were finished with glossy accents 

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Christmas Is Coming

Do you go and pick a real tree at Christmas? We have never had a real tree, never ever! Every year I say next year I want a real tree and every year without fail something else needs our cash and so our fake tree comes back out of storage.
These critters look like they have had a great time picking theirs

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies
Christmas  is coming stamp and die set by Hello Bluebird
Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Black Soot and Picket Fence
Spectrum Noir Midas ink in silver
Heffy doodle slim line dies
Heffy doodle scalloped edge slim line die
Embossing powder in white
Time for tea designs landscape dies
Tiny pearl gems
Spectrum Noir finesse in Rustic brown
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
White Pearlescent card

Card Making Tutorial

A piece of white card was cut with the slim line die

This was blended in Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean

The edges were blended in black soot

A small patch was blended in picket fence to give the glow from Foxy's lantern

The snow flakes were stamped in Picket Fence and the stars in the silver Midas

A sentiment was heat embossed in white into the sky

A scrap of pearlescent white was cut with a stitched slim line die 

Before being cut with the landscape die and glued onto the card panel

The images were stamped, coloured and die cut then arranged onto my snowy landscape. The gems were glued on to resemble snowflakes

A scalloped die was used on pearlescent white card and this was glued behind the panel

This was then adhered onto a blue slim line card base

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx