Month: September 2016

Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary #400

woodware lace heart stampsPost number 400 deserved a special occasion – so I thought I would show you the card I made for my parents’ recent 55th wedding anniversary.

This card features the gorgeous Woodware Lace Hearts  ADS108 stamp set.  This stamp has such detail to it and it’s the perfect stamp to use with your coloured embossing powders.

woodware lace heart stampI started by using the Wow Pink lady embossing powder with the largest heart from the set and trimmed them out.  I took a piece of pale pink card and cut it to fit my 5×7 card blank and I used a flower from the Woodware Flower Heads JGS381 stamp set and the Wow Pastel Pink embossing powder to add a little detail to the background.

The final stamp I have used on the horizontal bar is from the Woodware Just to Say JGCL560 set – which is full of handy greetings!

This card would be ideal to make into a wedding invitation too – you could vary the colour combinations to match your colour theme.

Hope you like the card – and big congratulations to my mum and dad on an amazing achievement!

happy crafting



Soft and Pastel with Wow! #399

heatembpastelI promised to return with a pastel version of the design from the last post.  Here are a couple of variations.

heatembpastel2Products Used:

Woodware Flower Heads

Woodware Just to Say

Wow! embossing powders – Bluetiful, Pastel Peach, Pastel Blue.


Products used: (stamps as before) – Wow powders – Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Purple.

Join me at this workshop at the shop on Thursday 27th September 5-7pm (£15) or at Creativity in Harleston on 9th November 1.30-3.30.

happy Crafting




Going Bright with Wow! #398

heatembboldI’ve been playing with bold bright embossing powders from Wow!  This design features the Flower Head stamps from Woodware along with Blue Tang powder, Olive powder, and Pink Lady powder.  The word stamps are also Woodware – the Just to Say set.  I’ve made a couple of variations of this card – can you spot the differences?

heatembbold2These bold flowers are easy to cut out so are perfect for layering.  I have finished each flower with a rhinestone centre.

Join me at this workshop at the shop on Thursday 27th September 5-7pm (£15) or at Creativity in Harleston on 9th November 1.30-3.30.


Back again next time with a pastel version of this design.

happy crafting



Tonic Dragonfly Card #397

tonicdragonflyThis elegant card features the Dragonfly Brooch die from Tonic Studios.  This would make a lovely wedding invitation, birthday card or party invitation.  I’ve used silver mirri to give it some elegance, but this design works with different colour combinations too.  What about using toned cardstock – different shades of one colour – that would give it a different look again!

It’s also a nice design to play with your embossing folders too.  I’ve used two different folders on this design, which breaks up the pattern nicely.  Also by adding a horizontal bar it meant I could create this card on a small die cutting machine such as a Cuttlebug because I could emboss the panels in two separate pieces, rather than needing a large platform folder and machine.tonicdragonfly2

I’ll be running this card as a workshop twice this Autumn.  You can join me at the shop in Attleborough on Thursday 8th September 5-7 or in Creativity in Harleston on 7th December -both cost £15 for a two hour class and there will be different feature designs to choose from on the day – but I just love that dragonfly!

happy crafting


Autumn 2016 Papercrafting Workshop List

Here’s a copy of our latest list of workshops and demonstrations – both for the shop in Attleborough and also those that I run at Creativity in Harleston.  You’ll see some of the projects appearing as blog posts soon and the samples can be seen in the shop!

Workshops held at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments – Attleborough, Norfolk.

Booking is required.  book online at or call 01953 454976

Autumn Papercrafting Workshop Offer – Book and pay in advance for ANY THREE papercrafting workshops and get your FOURTH workshop for just £10.  Full balance payable in advance.  Non refundable.

Thursday 8th September 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Dragonfly Card

This gorgeous card can be made for any occasion – wedding invitation, anniversary, or birthday.  You can choose the colours of your card design, and I will have other die choices available if dragonflies are not your favourite!    10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop.

Thursday 29th September 5-7pm – £17.50

Using Coloured Wow Embossing Powders

*This workshops includes a free 15ml embossing powder of your choice to take home*  Come and make a pretty floral card using a mix of different coloured Wow Embossing Powders.  You can choose whether you want a soft pastel design or a bold bright coloured design.

Thursday 6th October 5-7pm – £15

Lavinia Stamps Project

Create a pretty project featuring Lavinia Stamps together with Inks and Paints.  You can create a decorative panel, or make it into a card

Thursday 27th October 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Baby Card

We will create a gorgeous baby card using the new Tonic Dies Baby range.  10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 3rd November 5-7pm – £20

Brushos and Heat Embossing with PaperArtsy

Make a panel or a card using fabulous PaperArtsy stamps together with Brushos and heat embossing techniques.  This workshop is packed full of different techniques so is ideal whether you want to expand your skills, or simply get hints and tips to improve.  10% off any PaperArtsy stamps bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 10th November 5-7pm £15

Getting the most out of Masks

There are so many techniques you can do with using Masks and Stencils.  This workshop will take you through different ways of using the same masks to give you inspiration and ideas.

FREE Demonstrations at Attleborough

10th September – 10-12 – Brushos

1st October 10-4pm – Rushanne from Stix2 and Woodware will be giving you lots of ideas and inspiration featuring Woodware and Stix2 latest products

22nd October 10-12 Distress Crayons

29th October 10-3pm – Veronica from Chocolate Baroque Design Team will be demonstrating with the fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps

5th November 10-12 – Easy Christmas Card ideas

3rd December 10-12 – using Masks and stencils

We will be holding our BIG bead sale – Saturday 8th October

Workshops at Creativity in Harleston call 01379 855491 to book

Wednesday 14th September – PaperArtsy Panel with Distress Paints £15 – You will make a vibrant painted panel and learn all about using Distress Paints

Wednesday 5th October – Woodware Xmas Card £15 – create an elegant Christmas card featuring the latest Woodware stamps

Wednesday 9th November – Heat Embossing £15  Create a pretty floral card in either pastel or bold colours using Woodware flower stamps and Wow Embossing Powders

Wednesday 7th December – Tonic Dies Card £15 – Create an ornate card using a mix of Tonic Dies – you can choose from different themes on the day.

FREE Demonstrations at Creativity with Jane

Tuesday 27th 10-12           Using Distress Inks with Masks and Stamps

Tuesday 11th October 10-12 – Heat Embossing and Stamping

Tuesday 22nd November 10-12 – Christmas Cards crafting

Tuesday 13th December 10-12 – Die Cutting for Cardmaking