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Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Tuesday 8 October 2013

Simple Christmas Cards using JoFY stamps

 I stamped the wreath onto white card and filled in the baubles/ circles with blue Liquid Pearls, and bronze coloured Perlen-Pen (similar to the pearls) buttons and Stickles glue (leave to dry-walk away from the wet card!!!). I stamped the cute robins onto pages from an old BT phone book, cut them out and coloured the chests red and glued them to the wreath (copying the idea from a card made by Jo). I used a star mask, inked through with chalky light blue pigment ink onto the red card base. Stuck on the wreath, added some blue raffia and a few dots of the blue liquid pearls onto the corners.

For this Christmas tag, I die cut the tag shape using the Tim Holtz tag die from the 'tag & bookplates' set with the 'Wish' movers & shapers die inside. I stamped and cut out one of Jo's Robins, cut it out & stuck it on. I inked through a star mask using Versamark ink & embossed with gold Wow powder, then I added gold pen around the outside, but it didn't look gold compared to the Wow powder so I went back over with re Stickles glue. I wrote on the card using a wide calligraphy pen (bit out of practice!"). I forgot to add the ribbon before uploading all of this, it will be gold so just pretend! I'll enter this tag into the Creative Card Crew challenge which is 'tags'.

I'll enter the first one into the Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas' theme, and both of them into the LEJ Designs 'Things with Wings' challenge (for the Robins :-), and Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers challenge which is "Wish" .


  1. What a cute tag. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT Member

  2. gorgeous cfreations, loving the calligraphy, I do it too... been a looong time since I last picked up my pen though! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Thanks Hels. And thanks for the help re superglue/ glue gun for meltpot embellies on FB (Surrey Crafts)! Suz xxx