Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sugar and Spice

Good afternoon my crafty friends and hope you've had a good week and weekend. Just a swift post from me this afternoon, but firstly I'd like to extend a very warm welcome to Shirley-Anne Barber who is my newest follower - glad to have you aboard and hope you enjoy my creations.

As my regular readers may remember, January has been full of birthdays ... in the Admin Team at the school where I work there have been 8 this month alone!!!!! I've been making hand coloured cards for the special people, but for the others I've been making what I'm calling "Mini Cards" like this one:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is Centura Pearl Snow White Silver which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 9.9cm square card. The beauty of this card size is that you can make 3 cards out of one A4 sheet of card, and these cards will go flat in a regular DL sized envelope should you need to post them!
  • Papers, Image, Sentiment and Buttons - are all from a Card Companion set on the gorgeously girlie Sugar and Spice Papercraft CD Rom Collection. I resized the sheet in my word processing programme, before printing it out, and I then cut out the elements. All the papers are ready matted and layered with the band of ribbon across them, so they just needed fixing to the card base. The image and buttons come in 2 different sizes so I had to choose which ones to use, cut them out and fix them to the papers layer. I used 2 sentiment tags, which I've tied together with a bow, offset them and then raised up the top right hand corner with a sticky pad to give a bit of dimension to the card.
  • Twine - is from my "odds 'n' ends" box, so I can't even tell you where it came from! I just about had enough to thread through the holes I punched in the buttons and sentiment tags so that I was able to tie the bows :o)

There is my quick and easy card, but it looks a whole lot more than just a few sheets of card!!!!!!! Here is a pic of another couple of cards I made using the same CD-Rom - these are from the Frame Card section and I superimposed some sentiments from Paulette at Create with TLC onto sentiment tags from the CD-Rom before cutting them out and mounting them. The only additions to these cards were bling/pearls from my stash:

Some beautiful cards for my office buddies!

I would like to enter my Butterfly Card into the following challenges:

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a lovely crafty week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Its a gorgeous card Helen. What a lovely image and love the design. Susan x

  2. Beautiful cards, and no less 'special' than a coloured image.
    Lovely Helen.

  3. Fabulous cards Helen, so pretty and delicate, love them all!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. three great cards Helen - wow thats a lot of birthdays all at once! Thanks for your kind words and big hugs Rachel x

  5. Such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

  6. Waw it looks so so pretty! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  7. Gorgeous card... your January sounds like my December. I have 10 birthdays in December alone. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


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Helen x