Shopping List – Products used in this project

Easymat Mattering and Layering Plate

Pearly Picks set of 8 dies.

Pearly Pages Tumbling Leaves Die Collection

Pretty Paper and Trims



We have used our new Pearly Picks Collection to create this pretty fan/journalling card.

Step 1. We created an 8 “x 8 “card.

Step 2 We used our Easymat Matting and Layering Board to create a layer of pretty paper 7.5″ x 7.5”

Step 3. We used Easymat to create a second layer of Muted Gold Card 7 “x 7″ both of which we then layered onto our base card.

Step 4. We cut a left and right Tumbling leaves Pocket Diecuts and added them to the card – gluing at the side and bottom only to form pockets.

Step 5  We cut 7 of our chosen pick in a pretty paper and then cut a further seven in just plain card and glued to the back of the pretty paper to give stability to the pick.

Step 6 We then cut 7 of the filigree option of the same pick. and then snipped off the top portion at a pleasing point. Then we adhered the cut off filigree portions to the pretty paper picks.

Step 7 we added a little embroidered rose embellishment to the middle of each pick. We also added a small cut out butterfly to the top of each pick. We added a pearl to the middle of the body of the butterfly.

Step 8 We added a snipped of top of 1 of the picks to the centre pick and added a larger butterfly with a pearl centre to match.

We then assembled the fan pieces by piercing a hole in each piece at the bottom, then we put a brad through all the holes to secure together.

We joined the fan segments together…keeping the top fan piece as a central point and then splayed out the remaining pieces – taking 1 to the left and then 1 to the right and so on.

We secured each fan piece together at the edge by using a glue dot.

We created a tassel by using a 12″ x 2″ strip of matching paper and scored with a trimmer at every 1/4” to just below the top. Taking a piece of butchers cord or fine ribbon to create the string to hang by and popped it at the end of the cut strip and added a dot of glue and rolled up tightly to form the tassel. We added lace, roses and pearly trim to decorate the top of the tassel .

We added a handmade flower to the base of the fan.

We then glued the fan onto the tumbling leaves pocket already on the card – making sure that we slipped a piece of acetate inside the pocket first so that we did not glue our card together lol…

The fan now formed a lovely large pocket for any ephemera you wish – we added another little enclosed pocket – and also added a fussy cut rose and butterfly tuck spot to the opposite  corner  the possibilities are endless.  This makes a lovely keepsake for the recipient.

“We are excited to be launching our bespoke Set of 3 circular stamps for £14.99 which have designed to fit the circle aperture of our popular Diamond Trail Rondelle Piercing Frame and our Pearly Piercing Picot Frame..sold separately at £12.99 each.These stamps have 2 glorious large flowers set against an elegant script background and teamed with our very own verse Celebrate the Day. We are also now able to offer The Rossette Maker disc individually for £9.99.
We are on Hochanda on Sunday at 12 and 3pm …hope you can catch the shows
Happy crafting
Babs and Julie xx

As you would need larger than 12 x 12 card to create a bespoke box for your large finished books we have sourced our Latest product …Ready Cut Box Board Sheets 10 bases and 10 lids with finger cutouts for you to create 10 boxes. Simple score at 2.5cm all round your base and lid, crease, cut corners and glue. You can also score at 2cm all round as this creates a slightly larger box which is useful if you want to add lace around your book. You can also score at 3cm which gives you a slightly smaller box to accommodate one of the smaller size books. Truly a very useful partner for your books.

emmaline stamp sheet

We have really pretty collection of Fairies sized to fit our book pages and for use of your various card projects and perhaps to grace the centre of one of our Squares and circles plate we have Annabelle, Emmaline, Juliette and Maddy Rose – all named from our family members with Nicolina (Christmas Fairy) due to join our happy band soon.


As a perfect partner to our Trellis Book main collection – we have a range of Fancy double page designs to add to the design possibilities of creating Trellis spine books. The double fancy pages complete with both left and right pages attached to the central trellis have been designed to ensure perfect alignment. The trellis then matches to the completed main book perfectly. Designs presently available are Butterfly Fancy and Rose Fancy…look out for further fancy pages to collect.


We are extremely excited about the launch of our new Trellis Wide Spine Open Book Design 14 Die set. This useful collection gives 2 sizes of scalloped pages, 3 sizes rectangular pages, set of ovals dies scalloped and straight, corners and the all important large wide trellis and outline dies in 2 sizes for you to create in-page centre trellis spines and also enables you to cut out the trellis to complete the final design.
a. Simply diecut your selection of main pages , these dies will make 4 indents on your page 2 top and 2 bottom for you to line up your trellis– then line up your trellis die (using the locating marks top and bottom of the die) make sure your trellis die extends top and bottom of your page so that your trellis has an open top and bottom) to cut in-page design on all of your sizes of pages
b. Glue your pages together matching the trellis
c. Finally cut out your large trellis using the outline die (which gives a closed top and bottom) and then match the trellis design with those underneath and place on top of the uppermost page
d. These pages give you to option to create many variations with the central trellis spine. (check out the gallery to see many versions of the trellis.) The open trellis is perfect to thread ribbons through or to hang jewelled embelishments through.

2nd in our frame and circle series is Pearly Pets with our pretty picot edge frame set with removable interchangeable circles we have a cute cat, a lovely dog, an elegant swan and a pretty teddy bear.

Rondelle Diamond Trails Plate with Rosette Maker Design Disc

Onto the scene comes our pretty and unusual Rondelle which gives you the option to pierce out beautiful square frames and circles to house any of our designs or your own pictures, stamps etc and at the heart of the panel is our new exclusive Rossette Maker this enables you to create beautiful ribbon rosettes for that unusual and attractive addition to your cards, bags, hairbands etc. See our gallery for more ideas. Also included in the kit is a foam mat and cap ends for your pins.


We all have dies that don’t cut (no matter what we try) but now our new invention Easyshim lets you bring all those dies out of retirement. Easyshim is an entirely new way to ensure your dies make those pretty diecuts they were intended to. Easyshim unique material and formulation becomes your go to partner with your diecutting machines.
a. To activate your shim. Take 1 piece at a time and run it through your machine the first time with no card or paper just between your cutting plates. This will slightly compress your shim to enable it to pass through the mouth of your machine. Now continue to use the shim and it will continue to compress till it gets to its ultimate thinness. Use your normal sandwich putting the shim on top of your die.


To solve the problem of fixing delicate and see-through papers, vellums and acetate images without seeing how you have attached them, we have developed our Ready to Go Sticky sheets. These 14 A5 sheets are ready attached to cardstock, all you have to do is remove the backing sheet and you have a complete sheet of sticky for you to add :
a. your vellums
b. acetates
c. flimsy papers
d. make you own glitter card – throw on a mixture of glitters and then diecut to create the most exquisite diecuts.
e. Gilding flakes (no need to apply fluid)
f. Seed beads
g. Lace and glitter
h. foils
i. We have used at least 26 different materials to fantastic effect.