Thursday, 13 December 2012

Easy ChristmaS Card Step-by-Step Tutorial
Hello Cakettes,

So it's been a while since I have written my last post, but I wanted to come back before Christmas to share this super quick and easy card tutorial.
So Without any messing around, let's just get into it..

I'm starting with a card base that measures 10" x 7" folded in half to make a 5" x 7" card. I also have a 4" x 6" piece of white card, a 3" 1/2 x 5" 1/2 piece of the silver card and then another piece of the white card measuring 3" x 5".
Take the 3" x 5" piece of white card and run it through a die cutting machine using an embossing folder. I am using Papermania's A Silent Night - Snow Flurry Embossing folder.

Next, using some glitter glue (this one is by Dovecrafts and the colour is Crystal) I am adding some of the glitter glue randomly over the embossed card and with my finger, I just spread it all-over and allow it to dry. At this point you can use a heat tool to help speed up the drying process.

Next I have layered all of the pieces of card on the front of the card. But, before I adhered the last layer, (the embossed one), I have added some ribbon to it, this is where my ornaments are going to be "hanging" from.

Next, using some StazOn Ink in the colour Forest Green, and a Recollections Christmas stamp set, I have stamped my ornament image twice on white card and then cut it out.
Once I had cut them out I went ahead and adhered them to the front of the card. Just a quick tip: To give it more dimension, I have adhered the right hand-side ornament using 3D foam adhesive.

Now I have two pieces of card, one is white and measures 2" 3/4 x 7/8 and the other one is green and measures 3" x 1", I've stamped the word Joy on the white card, adhered that to the green card and then added that to the card using 3D foam adhesive.
If you're using a different stamps, your measurements will need to be adjusted. But I thought you guys might like to know the exact measurements I have used.

Now using the same satin ribbon as before I have tied two little bows and adhered them directly above the ornaments.

And VoilĂ ! The card is done, The last thing you can and perhaps should do is adhere a piece of white card to the inside of the card so that you can write your message. I would suggest the card insert should measure 4" x 6", that should leave a nice boarder all around.

As you can see on the picture above, I have re-created the same card using Red as my accent colour, so you really can use this idea and adapt to use what ever materials you have at home.

These cards are so easy and quick to make, they would be perfect for making cards in bulk. And I know these cards look simple, but aren't Elegant? :)

I Hope you guys enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!! :)

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

See you again really soon!!!

Friday, 21 September 2012


         Ha Ha, I bet I spooked you!!! No... Just kidding.. I know I'm not that scary... Nor do I want to me.. 

         So when I decided to create my very first Halloween Crafts Series, I wanted the projects to be a little spooky, and lots of cute..!!!  So no! Nothing too scary..

         I have just finished filming all of the videos in the series and am currently working on the edit side of things.. So with some help from my favourite energy booster and some sleepless nights I should have some videos ready to go within the next week or so...

         The series have a variety of ideas and ways of  turning an "ordinary" treat or gift, into an explosion of "Spooky Cute" projects..

         I really wanted the projects to be simple, easy and straight forward ideas to follow so that everybody would be able to make them with very little supplies and tools... Every project will be a video tutorial and, as always, I will be here should anybody have any doubts / questions... :)

        Now that I have seen everything I made come together, I'm really excited about it and I really hope you guys will love it too!!!!!

        And if you can't wait to see what ideas I have come up with, please don't forget to subscribe to My Youtube Channel  CraftsDotCupCake , so that you can receive automatic updates as soon as I upload any videos..!!!! 

Have a scary day! Wait! No..! That's not right..  Not a Scary day.. a FAB Day.. That's it.. That's what I meant.. ops.. :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Re-Starting on a High...

Hey Cakettes,

So I'm finally back with a new post.. I know.. It's been a little while..
A lot has happened in my life and I have been dealing with it all, so now that things have started to get back to normal I have more time to blog..
And boy did I miss it.. ?! :)

So anyway.. I am going to kick start my return with some awesomeness... As you all know I am having a giveaway on my Youtube Channel CraftsDotCupCake, WHAT? You didn't know? Well... You do now..

So as I was saying, I'm having a giveaway on my Youtube channel, and I kinda noticed that Christmas is less than 100 days away, I KNOW RIGHT? Less than 100 days.. Wow, where does time go? Anyway.. I thought I would theme the giveaway around Christmas, so I have picked stamps, gemstones, embellishments, embossing folders, Ink pad, pattern paper and many more scrapbook supplies revolved around the Christmas theme...

Basically everything a crafter would need to make cards, mini albums or whatever else the creativity desires..... :)

Here's just a little teaser...

Yes! Yummy Stamp sets, embellishments, pattern paper...
Decorative Stickpins (YES! Websters Pages), Ink pad, Gel pens..

Pearls, gemstones, cardstock stickers, alphas...

Eyelets, metal charm, card toppers, beads, pine branches,

Pack of cards, gift boxes,  embossing folders and more...

So if you haven't already done so, be sure to go and check it out.. The rules are very simple, you need to be a subscriber to my Youtube Channel and leave a comment on the giveaway video, that's it.. But remember if you would like to be entered, the comment must be left on my Youtube Channel, I would love to see you all commenting on here, but that will not enter you on this giveaway...

Oh! One more thing, if you want a chance to win, HURRY!!!! The Giveaway ends 28th of September (2012), so while there's still time, head over to and CHECK IT OUT.

Anyhoo...  I have a lot of upcoming projects to share with you guys, and now that I will be blogging more, I cannot wait to get started..!

I hope you are all doing very well and having a Fab week!!!

Catch you all very soon


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

And the winner is......

So it's time to reveal the winner to my very first blog giveaway. But first I would like to Welcome all of my new followers I hope you will find inspiration on this blog... Secondly I would like to say Thank You to all of you Girls and Boys for supporting this giveaway.. I know some of you have made videos and shared it on your YT channels promoting this giveaway, and I also know that some of you have posted about the giveaway on your blogs.. So to all of you a HUGE THANK YOU!!! Now, without further ado, I would like to share with you all my first blog giveaway winner...

So the giveaway post had 98 comments, two were removed as they were duplicates, so that left 96...

Using I entered 1 to 96 and generated a winner....

The Winner was number 88...:

 Congratulations Carolina Lima!!! :)

So the only two things I asked you guys to do.. 1- Leave a comment, and 2- be a Follower, so I had to check just to be sure... :)

So everything checks... Carolina you are my winner, please private msg me within the next 48 hours with your address so that I can send you your prize!!!!

So my dear Cakettes.. For those of you who haven't won this time don't be discouraged,  you can be certain that there will be more giveaways on my blog!!!!! Stay tuned and please keep those comments coming.. I   L-O-V-E to read the... :)

Have a Fab Day everyone!!! :)


Friday, 13 July 2012

Hellooooooooo My beloved Cakettes!!!!

OMG!!! It's been a while since I last posted anything on here, but you guys know what it's like... Life gets in the way and sometimes it takes over for a little while..
Anyway, now that I have a little more time in my hands, I want to try and be more active on this blog.
One thing that would really encourage and motivate me is to know you guys are there..

So just by following my blog, commenting and sharing your thoughts you guys can really help me get in gear and keep on top of things over here...

Sooo because I would like you gets to motivate me, I want to motivate you, to motivate me.. Confusing right? No..! Not really.. I can easily explain it on one word: GIVEAWAY!
Yes! That's right!!! I thought a giveaway would be the perfect way to encourage you guys to come over and interact with me.. After all There's no point in posting blogs if nobody will read it, right? :)
So yeah, All I want from you guys is to let me know you're there.. Feedback is always welcome.. I also like to receive requests.. Whatever you have in mind just throw it out there and I will see what I can do!! :)

Anyways, I've enough blabbering... To the Giveaway...

So for this first blog giveaway I have put together a selection of goodies which I hope you guys will enjoy!!!

Just a picture of everything together....

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So yeah!! A lot of goodies which one of you guys will receive at home without having to pay a thing!!!! Or course it's free, otherwise it wouldn't be a giveaway right? :)

The Rules:

- Must be a follower to my blog (This one right here) :)
- Must leave a comment on this post.

*Not Mandatory By Helpful*
Of course this part is not mandatory, but if you want to make a video about this giveaway and post it on your YouTube channel that would really help me out!!! If you don't make videos, you can also share this on any social Networking site in which you're a member.. That would be very cool too!! But like I said, this is not mandatory, so if you don't want to bother with all that, that's ok too!!! :)

Closing Date:

This giveaway will close 27th of July 2012 at midnight Local time in United Kingdom (Please be sure to check the difference in time between the UK and wherever you live.

This Giveaway is Open internationally, so anyone can enter.

That's it!! Super easy!!!

Hope you guys have fun..!!

Here is the giveaway goodies shown in more detail... :)

P.S. Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me for the past few months!!!