Friday, 20 December 2013

3D Cardstock Star embelishment for cards in 3 easy steps

  1. Start with a punched or die-cut star and use a bone folder and moulding mat to score lines from each tip of the star to the center of the star.
  2. Now turn the star over and gently pinch along each score line to create definition.
  3. You can make the create the illusion of more depth by using a sponge dauber a emphasise the edges of the star and darken the score lines slightly.
  4. You can also add gems or pearls in the center of the star like I did in the card shown here.
Hope you enjoy trying this, if you use bigger stars you can even create your own decor elements.

Thursday, 12 December 2013


Here is a photo of my serious ill mother,please pray for her and if you can
please send her a card to let her know that there are still people that care.
Her Address:
Mrs M Kotze
P O Box 480
South Africa

Please share on your pages to encourage others to pray for her and lets
see how many cards she can get for Christmas to let her know she is thought of
and remembered and will always be....
It will really be appreciated

Thank you for reading this post and your prayers

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

My Christmas Cards are all made - Hoorray

This year I actually managed to hand make all my Christmas Cards in less then two weeks. It is the first time since I started making cards 10 years ago that I will not be buying a single Christmas Card. This covers all the cards for my son's 30 Class mates, husbands collueges and family local and abroad, super wow and super affordable too. 
 This best about it all is that I managed to make it all with freebies (papers, stamps and Chipboard goodies) from various magazines, some Stephanie Barnard Framelit Flip-Its, a few Dimension Stamps stamp sets and card stock I already had, so super kind on my crafting budget as well. 
Papercraft Inspirations Magazine love this reader challenge entry and and it is going to feature it in their February issue

The 3D stars on this card can be created by die cutting or punching a few star shapes.  Score and fold a line from each point down to the centre point of each star.  Gently pinch each star along the score lines to create a 3d effect so they stand out.  Aply with glue dots or dimensional foam pads.

I will be posting more photo's later, hope you like them all.