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Eastham, Wirral, United Kingdom
Welcome to Dottie about cards. I live on the Wirral and have been crafting for 10 years. I have a son and daughter and 6 grandchildren. I have been a craft tutor covering many aspects of cardmaking for 10 years. I was employed by a local craft company, sadly that came to an end so now I have now gone freelance.

Thursday, 23 September 2010


This easel card was made using Go Kreate large scallop oval and
large plain oval dies. The stamped image is Woodware's
new poinsettia stamp set. As you can probably see I love
poinsettias for Xmas. Usually I colour all my stamped
images with the fabulous promarkers.

Holly Wreath

Another class card using wreath stamp from Butterfly Kisses. I have
used nestability circle, Nellie's circle, holly punch and label
punches from stamping up. White background is Crafts Too
square embossing folder.

Poinsettia corners

This is another class card using stampendous cling rubber
corner stamp. The message stamps is from Woodware.
I have also used Martha Stewart corner punch.

snowflake card

This is one of the cards I am doing at a class at my house. I have used the
ruler from the harmonica templates to do the folded card,
Martha Stewart border snowflake punch, sissix
snowflake and nestabilities for the circles.
You could also turn the card around and create
a stepper card

Monday, 20 September 2010

Milton's sleigh

I have used nestabilities and Martha Stewart snowflake borde punch to make this card.
I love this Milton stamp, it is so cute.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Musical Xmas Card

I have made this card to show that you can use the new book template from
Little Claire on Xmas cards as well as Wedding, christening, sympathy,
new baby etc. I have also again used the large dies from Go Kreate

Snowman peeloff

This card has been cut with the new large Go Kreate die and the layers cut with
nestabilities. I have coloured parts of the snowman with promarkers and then
used glamour dust on hat and scarf.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Xmas baubles

This is another peel off card I have made. I have used Crafts Too dotty embossing
folder on the background. I used inkabilities on black card then placed the peel offs
onto the card then glittered them with glamour dust. Finished the baubles off
with little bows.

Poinsettia trio

I was asked to make cards with these peel offs, one sheet of green and one sheet
of red. I peeled them off the backing and stuck them on to acetate, then cut round
them. I used a kaleidoscope template to make the card and edged with glitter
line peel offs.

Sister's birthday card

Hi everyone, been a bit busy, have been getting a new kitchen so haven't been
able to spend time on blog. This card I made for my sister's birthday. I used the very
large dies from Go Kreate to cut the ovals. I printed the image from Joanna Sheene's Pamela
West cd rom, scanned the image and made a background paper.

Lazy Days

I made this stepper card from Little Claire's stamps set. Have used the scallop and plain round
die cuts from Little Claire. As usual I have decoupaged the images. I think it makes the
card a little bit more interesting.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Baby card

This card was made using the New Arrival cartridge for the Cricut machine.

Wedding card

I have used the heart nestabilities on this card, embossed the white heart with crafts too
embossing folder. The flowers I made with small and medium leaf punch.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Milton's poinsettia

This card I love, anything with flowers on. I have used one of the Milton stamps
and used the swiss cheese EK Success border punch down the side of the card.
I stamped the image on a scalloped oval from the nestabilities and have decoupaged
the image.

Another Milton stamp, they are all so cute. Again I have stamped this a couple of times
and decoupaged it. The background paper I designed on my computer. I used a glue pen and glamour dust on his hat.

Saw this card demonstrated on Create and Craft. It.s a tunnel card, quite easy to do
once you get your measurements right. I will be making more of these, I quite enjoy
making different shaped cards.

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Hi everyone
I am new to blogging. Just got my granddaughter to help me with my blog found it a bit confusing. Will hopefully get better the more I use it. I have worked with a craft company for the past ten years but sadly no longer work for them. With friends I am hoping to do some classes and have also been approached by a local craft shop to do demos and classes. Watch this space for more info.