My Creative Journey @ Practical Publishing- my year in cards 2016

Hi all. Many thanks for joining me on my creative journey. Today I’d like to share with you a compilation of my magazine commissions during 2016. I have been very honoured to work with the amazing editors at Practical Publishing Ltd, who have given me many opportunities to create and showcase my style through ¬†projects in their magazines

Creative Stamping

Papercraft Essentials 

Die-cutting Essentials (plus special editions)

Simply Cards & Papercraft


Did you know that you can also follow the latest news and releases from these magazines on Facebook? Find them them by searching for

Papercraft magazines

I look forward to you joining me through 2017, I’m looking forward to what the team has in store for me.


many thanks for watching, see you again soon

Use Christmas dies to create cards for all year round

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Evening, I though I would catch up with a bit of blogging, and share with you some cards that have features in the Die Cutting Essentials magazine, issue 7

i was asked to create a set of non Christmassy cards, using Christmas themed dies. I thought it was a brilliant idea, because we all need to make use of our well earned stash all through the year.

I worked with these Dovecraft Christmas Basics Dies


To begin with I just began cutting the dies from card stock and fiddling about with the shapes they created, I was then able to see how I could snip into them and alter them. By combining different shapes I was able to create other shapes, and each of the following cards evolved from there.

For detailed instructions on how each of the cards are created, get yourself a copy of the Die Cutting Essentials magazine





I have used a variety of products ranging from Clarity Stamps, Graphic 45 papers, Distress Inks


Many thanks for looking, I hope I have inspired you to look at your stash in a slightly different way. Give yourself a little challenge and create something different.


see you next time