Hi all,

I have a really fun card to share today, made for a very special birthday – a 30th!! You can cut a card like this by hand or use a digital cutting machine. Full details are over on the Papermilldirect blog. You can see what I used and a link to the file I used for it also. It was a super fun card to make, and the birthday boy – well he was entertained, a little bit 😀


T Rex Birthday Card

Hi All,

Just stopping by to share a very fun project that takes a stamp and the simple technique of paper piecing and combines them to give a very cool paper piecing effect. I used a fantastic Woodware stamp stocked by Papermilldirect and of course lots of Papermilldirect card to pull it all together. Head over to the Papermilldirect blog to see a full tutorial on this card and how I made it. While you are there check out their cool crafty competition too with a fabulous Papermilldirect prize!

Stained Glass Effect Card

Hi All,

I have a very fun card to share with you, that allows you to play with watercolours (or inks, or any other mediums you use) and just have fun, all while making a pretty card! I have full details on how to make this over on the Papermilldirect blog. Head on over and check it out and see just how simple it is and try it out!

Thank You Water Colour

Hi All,

I love making cards that are a little bit outside the box, and this one was one of those. The challenge was to use an image designed to be an under the sea image – but I had no other images to go with it. So what was I to do? Well use some cutting files to make a boat and have the scuba diver image swim past the boat windows! All the details on this one and some step by steps are over on the Papermilldirect blog, so head on over to check it out in more detail.

Under the Sea Card

Hi all,

I have a card to share that started out as a white on white card, but I am not very good at them, so I had to incorporate some colour into it. I went with gold and pinks. Not traditional colours for me, but it was a great challenge. You can see the full supply list and some more photos that show off the card texture and colours a bit better over on the Papermilldirect blog.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like this one!


Just For You

Hi all,

I think I had shared before that I am taking part in the Simply B Progressive challenges, and it is a real challenge to my colouring! But I am enjoying the challenge, particularly as there is usually a colour challenge/theme with each image, so it really pushes me. This was my card for May, using the May Blooms image.  You can find more information on the progressive challenge on the Simply B Facebook Fan page. I am a bit behind on sharing these on my blog, but will hopefully catch up soon!

May Blooms Colouring Challenge

Hi All,

Just wanted to share a fun use of scraps on my desk with you all. If you know me, you know that me tidying my desk usually ends up with me making a card from the bits left on the desk. That is where this card came from!

I started out with a scrap of smooth white card that was already water coloured on my desk from a previous project. I took this piece and ran it through my Silhouette machine to cut three feathers out of it. You could just die cut them also. You can see full details on what else I used, and what I did to make the card over on the Papermilldirect blog here. I hope it inspires you to make a clean and simple card using scraps though!

Watercoloured Feathers