Friday Live Card – 1st May

Here is the card Phill made during his Friday Live with Phill on 1st May.

It’s made using the new A6 Big Birthday Verses, Beautiful Brushstrokes Terranova Paper Packs, Sweetheart Flower Stamps & Dies, Textural Temptations Stamps, Cobalt Blue Cardstock, Double Debossed Plain and Rounded Corner Square Dies, Leaf Dies.

On the live video he uses a different colourway, with the Olive Grove Cardstock.  He uses Milled Lavender and Bundled Sage to ink the pattern inside.

The Full Card

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts as below:

  • Card Blank – 21 x 21cm (cut as in stage 2)
  • Layer 1 – Card – 20.5 x 10.5cm
  • Layer 2 – Papers – 20 x 10cm
  • Layer 3 – Card – 20.5cm x 20.5cm (inside)
  • Layer 4 – Papers – 20 x 20cm (inside)
  • Die Cut Squares in coloured card, white card and the papers,
  • Flower Dies – some with card and some with vellum
  • Leaf Dies

Stage 2 – Cut the card blank front to the size, by measuring down 10cm from the top and cutting off, leaving an 11cm panel on the bottom.

Stage 3 – Stamp your chosen Big Birthday Verse onto the Square Paper Die Cut layer for the front with the Pure White Embossing Powder.  Choose a smaller sentiment for the inside layer.

(Don’t forget your anti-static bag)

Stage 4 – Stamp your chosen Textural Temptations stamp around the edge of the paper layer for the inside with Distress Oxides for a more subtle finish.  Phill also gently wiped over the ink to smudge it a little.  He then stamped a different texture pattern with the Pure White Embossing Powder.

Use one of the Distress Oxide Inks to shabby up the edges – after you’ve done the stamping.

Stamp the front paper layer with a texture stamp and Pure White Embossing Powder.

Stage 5 – Glue all the flat layers together on the front and inside.  Raise the front verse on foam tape and attach to the white square layer. Phill has then lifted the bottom part on foam tape. Glitter the edges

Stage 6 – Stamp and die cut the flowers you would like to use on either the cardstock or vellum.  Phill used the Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add some sparkle.

Stage 7 – assemble the card and add the flowers, leaves and glitter.

Here’s what we used with links to our www….

Sentimentally Yours


We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature


Pretty In Pink (and purple!) Sneaky Peek!

Hello Crafters

As my first year anniversary Weekend Wow shows draw closer, I’m sharing a sneaky peek every day this week with you of some of the samples that have been made with (some of) the new products launching on Friday.

We have been waiting for these, they have been a labour of love to get ‘perfect’, but they are so worth the wait! I love these stamps and dies and I just know I am going to use them so much!

Flowers on cards, my absolute favourite way of ‘decorating’ a card,.. which means my designs for the stamps and dies HAD to be beautiful, HAD to work with each other and on their own and simply HAD to be everything I want from a matching set..

My shows launch at 10am on Friday 28th over on Hochanda and I’m so excited, I can’t sleep!! See the side bar to the right to see all the show times for myself and Julia (who is launching Trudies brand new Under The Sea Colection and let me tell you this,.. they are amazing stamps!

Anyhoo, enough rattling..

This card features the beautiful Romantique Flower Stamps & Dies,.. such a pretty, succulent, flouncy flower that you will be able to shape and colour any way you want… Romantique seemed to suit it 🙂

These have been coloured in with my Watercolour Blending Brush Pens (Set 2) and the background has been created with the pens too!

Photo 19-02-2020, 11 03 25

Hope you like it 🙂

Until tomorrow…

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

Sneaky Peek – Sweetheart Flower Stamps & Dies

Hello Crafters,

I know, I know – it’s been like, forever since I did a blog post… I will endeavour to do better! 🙂 (although Karen has been doing a fab job!)

I wanted to show you this card that I made, which you may have seen on my last shows on Hochanda, but I discreetly didn’t mention the flower stamps and dies that I used on air as I was saving them for my 1 year Anniversary (can you believe it’s been a whole year already!) Weekend Wow shows coming up on Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March (more details will follow soon)

I love this card,.. it’s no secret that I like to add the odd flower or two (OK, 22) to my cards, which is what made designing the stamps and matching dies such a joy… I’ll be honest, it’s taken a while, I wanted them perfect… beautiful and perfect, I hope, when you see them all, you will agree it was worth the wait 😉

So, here it is, my Sapphire Blue Gatefold Card in all its’ Floral Splendour….



I absolutely loved making this card, love the colours, love the stamped and embossed flower stamps, loved die cutting them (so easy with the dies) love the Classic Sentiment Coins and Medallion and loved the best part, assembling it all!

It’s an 8×8 Gatefold Card, created by joining 2 8×8 card blanks together.

If you want a list of what I used, let me know and I’ll pop it on here.

Set your planner for my weekend wow shows,.. you will have three days of me and two days of Julia between next Friday and Sunday and I have some amazing new products to show you!

Hope you like it 🙂

Happy Crafting

Phill Signature 2


New Stamp Collections – Sneaky Peeks!

Hello Everyone

It’s almost time,… almost!

Not long to wait until my 2 new stamp collections are released and they will be available to pre order on my website later today!

There will also be some of my new Cosmic Shimmer products in a few weeks (and I’m excited about those too!!)

So, here are a couple more sample cards that I’ve made, one with each new stamp collection.

It’s been so much fun creating these cards,.. thinking a little differently, as you can see, they are very different to what I usually design (which is something I really wanted for this year,.. something fresh and new!)

Here you go… (little hint for you – the Henna Ink card was created with something new, not Pixie Powders!)

Henna Ink
Congratulations Cloud

Anyhoo, I hope you like these cards as much as I do!

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

More sneaky peeks of my new stamps!

Hello Everyone

After an amazing, busy weekend at Hochanda (thanks everyone!), I gave myself a ‘sort of’ day off yesterday (which means I still worked, but from home, with lots of cups of tea!)

I’m so excited about my new stamps release and thank you for all your lovely comments on here and on my Facebook Page 🙂 I’m glad you’re as excited as me!

Yep, they are very different for me. (this is what I worked so hard to do, to give us something different)

Yep, they are amazing!

Yep, they will allow us even more scope to create.

I cannot wait to launch these on TV and show you all the ideas I had in my head when I designed these stamps! (it will be March though as I’m too busy in February)

(Retailers – You will get to see these in action with myself at Stitches)

So, there are two new stamp collections being released at the same time.

Both very different from each other and both just as fab as the next 🙂 (I may be, just may be, slightly biased! ha ha)

I’ve decided to give you a couple of sneaky peeks of cards I’ve made with the new collections every couple of days,.. so you can see what I’ve been up to and to give you a taste of what the stamps are.. I won’t reveal the complete collection until they are available for you to order from my website (it’ll keep us excited)

Here are the next two cards…

One from each collection, I’ve done them in a slideshow ooooh (didn’t even know I could do that on this Blog ha ha)

I hope you like them,.. I have loved creating these cards with them!

The tall card is an ‘oversized’ DL card and the square card is a 7×7 card 🙂

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I’ll show you a couple more in a few days,..

Remember to leave your comments for me, I do read them all and value your input 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

Dunking, Stamping, Dipping, Brushing with Distress Paints! (and a giveaway card)

Hi Everyone

You’ve probably heard of (or at least got a few) Distress Ink Pads, maybe Distress Oxide Ink Pads or some Distress Crayons even, but have you ever had a go with the fabulous Distress Paints?! (dabbers)

I have to confess, I’ve had mine for ages and only really ever used them with stencils or mdf, so I had a proper ‘play’ last week and created these cards.

I dry brushed with them, stencilled with them, diluted them with water, flicked them and yes, stamped with them… so many ways to use these and you can even watercolour with them!! (and it’s a very different finish to ink pads)

Now you know I don’t ‘do’ dirty or messy, but, actually, I don’t mind it (as long as the results are pretty!) ha ha

So, as always, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products so you can recreate this card)

This project is a little time consuming, but the results are so worth it!

To begin, I dabbed some of the Distress Paint onto my lovely Sentimentally Yours blending mat (did you know that I have 2 blending mats, one for each stamping mat and they are designed to fit perfectly!) and picked up very little paint onto the tip of my paint brush (any brush will do, but  prefer the longer bristled ones) and then, with a sweeping motion, brushed a little onto the card, repeating the process until you have as much or as little colour as you like,.. I then repeated this with the second colour, just overlapping the first colour.

I love the dry brushed effect, it gives some fab ‘scratchy’ texture that is harder to acheive with ink pads.

I then used my Doodle Hearts stencil and dry brushed some random areas (you can stipple through the stencil if you wish)

Then I used my distress paint dabber to apply paint directly onto my cracked and splattered stamp and just stamped small areas in the background (it adds a little depth and more texture)(I adore this stamp – so useful!)

TOP TIP – Leave all the paint that’s left over on your mat, we’ll be using it all up for the flowers!

Now, the fun part, spritz water onto the paint that’s left on your mat (I tried to keep my two colours seperate so it didn’t mix the colour), I dipped my flowers, face down, into the lighter colour (giving it a good covering), then dunked the flower onto the darker colour (making sure it was all patchy and blotchy!)(trust me – It looks amazing when dried)

(I saved some smaller flowers in plain white)

I’m a great believer in leaving things to dry naturally, but, if you have no patience, you can force dry your flowers with a heat tool.

I then shaped my flowers as you see in the photo’s.

If you have a go at this card, you’ll notice that the paints make the flowers feel chalky and slightly textured (I absolutely love this!!) They all (no matter what colours you use) look really ‘shabby chic’ 🙂

The centre of my flowers is the amazing Pearl PVA Glue (we now call it 3D Pearl Accents!) and one of the benefits of my extensive colour range is that there is sure to be one of my colours that co-ordinates with the distress colours.. (I’ve listed the colours I used on the shopping list at the start of my post)

TOP TIP – The Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels and Diamond Frost Glitters are amazing over the top of the pearl pva glue (doesn’t change the colour of the glue, but gives it some sparkle)

Below are 3 (yep, loved it that much) cards that I made, 2 portrait and 1 landscape, to show you how they look)

As it’s my first post of 2018, I am going to give the first one (Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade) card away!

Just make sure you are a follower of my Blog and leave me a comment on here and I will choose a name randomly from the comments on Sunday 21st January (prob in the evening).. good luck!

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

Weatherd Wood/Vintage Photo
Spiced Marmalade/Mustard Seed
Bundled Sage/Dusty Concord


I hope you like these cards and have a go yourself, the Distress Paints are amazing and so many techniques you can do with them!

Have fun


Snowflakes & Colour Cloud & Giveaway Card

Hello Crafters

I love colour cloud blending inks, have you tried them? The special ingredient (no idea what it is) that makes them so easy to apply just makes blending so effortless!

If you’ve ever struggled to get nice, soft blending with ink pads, then colour cloud is for you!

The card I’ve made here is using three of my own colours of colour cloud, Frosty Jade, Frosty Aqua and Decadent Denim… a perfect trio for snowflakey (is that a word??!! it should be!) cards.

If you’ve got to know me, you’ll know that I adore snowflakes as a Christmas ‘theme’, which is why I love my Christmas Snowflakes stamp collection… now, I’ll let you know now that we have very limited stock of these stamps so, if you ‘need’ them, be quick!

Here’s a photo of the card – it’s an 8×8, but would work on any size or shape perfectly.

Christmas 18

To create this card is so easy (even though it’s labour intensive, it’s worth it)

Here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products – remember, my stamps are very limited stock)

I used some Scotch removable tape (the one we use for positioning dies – it’s the best and does not leave any residue or tear your card!) to create a ‘mask’ in the centre of the card, this way I could ink over it and know that it won’t go onto the centre part of the topper.. (it’s all one piece, not a second white strip of card added after)

I then stamped and embossed a few random snowflakes with True White Detail Embossing Powder (it’s a proper white) as this enabled me to ink over them without changing the colour 🙂

I started using the Frosty Jade colour cloud first and I used my blending brushes rather than smoothies for this as it’s softer and more gradual…

Using the brushes, I applied the frosty jade side to side, above and below the tape, I then repeated this with Frosty Aqua (but only half way over the jade), I then finished with the Decadent Denim, very lightly, over all the inks (be sure not to be heavy with the last colour as we still want to see some of the colour underneath)

I then (with the tape still on) stamped some random snowflakes above and below the tape in Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide (stronger, but tonally perfect colours for the colour clouds I used)

I then removed the tape (carefully!) which revealed the lovely white centre panel, which I stamped my Snowflake Border Sentiment into using the same three Distress Oxide pads.

I used the colour clouds to ‘ink the edges’ of the layers as you see on the photo..

Stick it all together, add a bit (I know, not really a ‘bit’!) and away you go! 🙂

It’s really up to you how you matt and layer, I like dimension, but have only ‘raised’ the centre panel on foam tape here..

Anyhoo, I hope you like this card,.. I loved making it! BUT….

I am going to give this card away!

Just leave me a comment on here and/or on my Facebook Page post which relates to this giveaway and I will choose a name randomly on Monday 13th (prob in the evening).. good luck!

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2


Butterfly Elegance – Timeless Elegance…

Hello Crafters

You know when you hear me say (all the time I know!) on TV that my stamp collections are ‘timeless’ and ‘won’t go out of fashion’,. well, I was just going through my photo albums on my computer (looks like I need another new one so I’m making sure everything is saved!), well I had a look through my Butterfly Elegance folder and was reminded of just how pretty these stamps are,..

Granted, they were only from summer last year (2016), but this card made me think, it’s still as lovely now as it was last year, so I wanted to show you… just in case you didn’t or haven’t seen the collection..

I remember making this card (which is a miracle as I generally make about 50 a month!) and thinking at the time how beautiful my Frosty Mink embossing powder was (still do!) 🙂


There is a fair bit of embossing on this card!

Some of the daisies were double embossed (push the die cut flowers into perfect medium, then add the embossing powder, heat up and repeat – 2 layers are best)

The gorgeous, intricate Butterflies in the background are also embossed (in the usual way)

The embossing folder is also embossed (told you I liked the Frosty Mink embossing powder! ha ha), to do this, you just brayer perfect medium onto the raised side of the embossing folder, emboss in your machine, take the card out and add the embossing powder and heat,.. it will stick to where the perfect medium was applied (in the debossed side is best)

The ‘Mum’ die cut is also embossed in the same way as the daisies..

I love the classy look and feel of this card,..

To recreate this card, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products)

I’m going to try and show you more of the colours from my Cosmic Shimmer collections over the coming weeks,.. it’s so easy to forget we have these coordinating products, but they are so fab to work with and make it so easy to have matching products in the same colour 🙂

Anyhoo, hope you like the card… have a go (it looks fab in any of the Frosty Colours – I’ve got a Frosty Jade card to show you soon!)

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2

Festive Stencils, Texture Paste & Pixie Powders!

Hello Everyone

Now this is just plain ole crazy, right? Two Blog posts on the same day! ha ha

I don’t know if you have seen my new Festive stencils or not, but I absolutely love them! They sold out in about 20 minutes when I had them on Hochanda as part of the Creative Expressions takeover weekend, so I didn’t really get to demo them properly!

They’ve been so popular (and thank you for that!) that I cannot keep stock in either my Nottingham or Sheffield shops for too long, which means you are loving them as much as I do 🙂

I wanted to show you this card, created in two ways, but with the same stencil, Christmas Ornaments,

This first card, let’s call it the red and green one, was created using clear texture paste, with a sprinkle of Lava Red and Emerald Green Pixie Powders, then just a little sprinkle of the fab Diamond Frost (Frosty Dawn option) glitter.

If you haven’t used texture paste before, it’s really easy, just spread through the stencil with a spatula (like spreading butter on toast!) remembering to cover the areas you don’t want paste to go through with Scotch Removable Tape (only one I will use, it doesn’t tear your card!)

Hopefully you can see how clear the baubles are and, perhaps more impressive, how clear the actual sentiment stencil is too (this is a big thing for me, shows hte great quality of these stencils!)

The second card, we’ll call this the Gold and Silver one, was created with my New Gold and Platinum Sparkle Texture Pastes and then a sprinkle of Iced Snow Glitter Jewels to give even more sparkle!

*In both cases* I apply the paste, then remove the stencil before adding anything (pixies/glitter etc)

The sparkle texture pastes are a great way to get used to the technique as they are a little thicker, so a lot more forgiving (less chance of seeping under the stencil)

To recreate these cards, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products.)

Anyhoo, I’ve rattled on long enough! Here are the cards…

Hope you like them, I really love DL sized cards at the moment and the Stencils are great for this size too!

Have a go,.. easy to do and beautiful result, whichever products you use.. 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2


Christmas,… Splatterlicious!

Hello Everyone

Who’d have thought it,… that my Splatterilcious stamps would work so well on a really elegant Christmas Card!?

I adore my Splatterlicious range, it’s a bit different to what you’re used to seeing me design as it’s a bit (just a bit) grungy, but the sentiments are just so gorgeous, with tiny swirls and ‘ink splats’ and they heat emboss so well!

Here is the same 7×7 card, one in Royal Blue and the other in Black, to show you how fab they look..

To recreate this card, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products.

Here’s the Royal Blue version:


I used some of the Splatterlicious Textures stamps to create the wintry, frosty background at the base of the card and again, embossed the large square frame stamp,… they look amazing in white embossing powder and really do add some texture!

Here’s the Black version:


Again, I used the textures stamps (different one from the same set) to create the snowy background… it’s remarkable how different these stamps look in white embossing powder! 🙂

Anyhoo, off for a cuppa!

Hope you like these cards and they give you some inspiration 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Phill Signature 2