Tuesday 29 December 2020

Happy New Year

A very quick and easy card using my free stamps from my magazine Simply Cards and Papercrafts 212

I took a base A6 card in black then a piece of white card slightly smaller and stamped my glasses all over then added the little star in the free spaces I did this all in Yellow nice and bright.

I the took a scrap of black card and die cut a scalloped circle to mat my white sentiment onto I used a stitched die for this I placed this on my black scalloped mat just using double sided tape and then place foam pads under the black scalloped mat to give a raised effect. 

Thursday 24 December 2020

Pop fizz clink card

I made this card using a stamp set which was free from my latest magazine find. Simply cards and papercraft 212. I followed one of the projects but changed it slightly to make it my own.

I stamped my glasses on a piece of white card stock and coloured with my tri blend pens. I placed this onto a piece of pink card I used foam pads to give a raised effect as I did my sentiment. I have then placed on to a black base card.

A card appropriate for Christmas eve enjoy and have a lovely day tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Shell x

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Seahorse card

 This was one of my Christmas presents from my dear friend Freddie she lives in the Netherlands. She knows I love Seahorse.

I have taken a white piece of card and stamped my Seahorse three times and coloured then using my Tri Blend pens. I then die cut it using my stitch dies and then used the next size up die for my blue glitter card and them mounted it onto a black card. To finish it of I added a little gem for the eyes.

Sunday 20 December 2020

Merry Christmas - Shell's Craft Corner

I would just like to wish you all Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021 lets hope it's better year for us all. I would also like to thank you all for following me on You Tube and my blog and I hope you will continue to do so In 2021.

I have set myself a task for 2021 not to buy any more craft products and to use what I have and I have so many craft products unused and I will be doing give away's for these as there is nothing wrong with them I'm just not going to use them.

Thanks again hope to see you In 2021

Shell xx

Saturday 19 December 2020

With Love Card


There out again Wonky stitch dies a very quick and effect card to make with some simple die cutting and layering. I used pink and purples so this would be suitable for the ladies.

Thursday 17 December 2020

Happy Birthday Card

Here is another card I have made using my Wonky Stitch dies I wanted a card for a male so this was a very quick and easy card to make I used black and grey tones as this is very suitable for a male.

Tuesday 15 December 2020

With Love On Your Special Day Card

 This card is well out of my comfort zone I don't use flowers and pearls on my card apart from the rare occasion.

This card is made with Products from a Crafters Companion box kit it had everything to make to card apart from the ink I used and the adhesive.

The kit for these items was number 20 Layering stencils.

I picked a base card then 2 purple layers of card then a piece of white card which I then used 3 different stencils and 3 ink colours to create my background. I then took another piece of white card and stamped my sentiment. I then added pearls to two of the corners and flowers on the other I used my ink on a dauber to add some pink to the petal edges of my flowers. I also daub round the edge of the piece of card my sentiment is on.

I am really pleased with how this card turned out.

Sunday 13 December 2020

Using Up Your 6 x 6 Papers - Shell's Craft Corner

Great way to use up all those 6 x 6 papers I have loads and yes they are great for matting and layering but I found these two ways to make cards using the 6 x 6 papers.

My first card:

 You will need 2 6 x 6 cards and a piece of 6 x 6 double sided patterned paper and a piece of white card.

White  pieces need to be 5 1/4 a 1 1/4 you will need 6 pieces then you need 6 pieces of patterned paper measuring 5 x 1 your sentiment piece will be White 3 1/4 x 1 1/4  patterned piece 3 x 1  piece to stamp sentiment on will be 2 3/4 x 3/4.

Second card:

 Base 6 x 6 white mat is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 your patterned piece will be 5 x 5 these need to be cut diagonally to make your triangle pieces which you will mat onto your white triangle pieces. Your sentiment piece will be white 1 1/4  x 3 1/4 patterned piece 1 x 5 and white piece to stamp on will be 4 3/4 x 3/4. 

Hope you will now get using up all those 6 x 6 papers

Sunday 6 December 2020

Positive And Negative Die Cuts To Make Two Cards - Shell's Craft Corner

It's amazing what you can do with some waste from one card keep it and use it to make another we are all for using everything possible.

These are the two cards I made.

Thank you yet again for visiting my blog and for watching my You Tube it really means a lot to me.

Happy Crafting


Friday 4 December 2020

Work Is so busy

 Hi there people sorry I haven't blogged this week but work is busy at the moment you are all ordering your Christmas presents and sending them and we have to deliver them. There has also been Black Friday and Cyber Monday so many deals everyone likes a bargain.

I miss my craft time I am so glad I got a few You Tubes done while I was off in November but think I only have one or two left I would like to be able to get some done and be here the rest of the year but we will see.

Thanks for visiting my blog I really appreciate it.

Take care happy crafting

Shell xx

Sunday 29 November 2020

Mini Album - Shell's Craft Corner

As promised here are the details you will need all 3 spines and for each spine you will need two piece so 6 in total and for the decorative patterned pieces you will need four for each piece so twelve in total.

So pictures of my albums I made for my Husband.

The Second one I made whilst doing the video

Had fun making these cute mini albums and I am sure I will make more as they could be little memory books for special occasions.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and watching my You Tube

Happy Crafting 

Shell xx

Friday 27 November 2020

Happy Birthday Card

This is another card I made using my new Wonky stitch dies I used monochrome layers but added a bit of colour making the base card green.
These cards are very quick and easy to make but look good.


Tuesday 24 November 2020

Monochrome die layering cards


Another set of layered cards just using dies this time I have just gone for the monochrome effect.

Sunday 22 November 2020

Layering Dies Only Cards - Shell's Craft Corner

The die's I used scallop and square are no longer available but I have found an alternative here is the link for the Wonky stitch dies https://tidd.ly/3pL7KHc

and here is just one of the cards I have made using these die's there will be further cards on my blog during the week.

To make the card using just the trimmer here are the sizes you need

Base card 6 x 6 
Mat one 5 3/4 x 5 3/4
Mat two 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Mat three 5 x 5 
Mat four 4 3/4 x 4 3/4
Mat five 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Top mat for stamping is 4 1/4 4 1/4 

This is the card I made using these measurements 

Thank you for watching my video and visiting my blog 

Happy Crafting

Shell xx

Friday 20 November 2020

Black and Silver die card.

 Now for some glitter card. I have used a Black base card and some glitter card you can't really see it here but it's very pretty for real. I have also done something slightly different with this card the other two I blogged on Wednesday I just glued down and just raised the centre piece but with this one I have raised the full panel with some foam strips and then the next piece I have used foam pads on is the silver centre piece and then the top centre piece.

Here is the link to the dies if you wish to go have a look and there are other sets that work with these dies. https://tidd.ly/35GrMuE

Thanks for visiting my blog happy Crafting

Shell x

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Just used a die set to make these two cards

 I am just loving my new John Next Door dies They are the Addition Die set Oundle set of 5 this is the link if you would like to go have a look https://tidd.ly/35GrMuE There are other sets that work with this and I am now looking at the others as these are lovely.

This is the first I made with card stock and below is another made just by switching the colours around. 

I will making some more so please keep having a looking to see what else we can do with this set.

Sunday 15 November 2020

Cute Dragon Gift Box - Shell's Craft Corner

I just love the cute dragon and making this box was such fun it's a lovely box when finished will make a great gift box.

You will need 2 pieces of A4 double sided Centura Pearl fresh white card stock you will need to cut them to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 and score at 1 3/8 on all four sides for the second piece you need bring it in slightly so you get a snug fit. You could also use a circle punch to make a half moon on two sides making it easier to lift the lid off.

I die cut my Merry Christmas from The Red Glitter card from the Craft Artist Warm Tones and my Blue Merry Christmas was from the Craft Artist Cool Tone.

The top mat to sit on the box is 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 and a  piece 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 for embossing and I  used Distress oxide Peacock Feathers to colour this. The die I used for for my Dragon to be stamped on was roughly 2 3/4 x 2 3/4.

Tri Blend pens I used to colour my Dragon are Alpine Green Blend (light), Dark Red blend (Light) and Jade green ( Light)

Thank you for watching and reading my blog

Happy Crafting

Shell x

Thursday 12 November 2020

Merry Christmas Card

 I just love this cute Dragon stamp from the Crafters Companion Crafters Inspiration  magazine. This was one of the cards in the magazine well my take on it.

I took a piece of A4 card and on the long side scored at 5 7/8 then cut to 5 3/4 to make my card.

I have a Black mat 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 with a Red mat 5 x 5 and then my white piece 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 to emboss and once embossed take the tri blend pen Blue Turquoise and make a line all the way round to make a boarder. 

Next another Black mat 4 x 4 then Red mat 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 then my white piece 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 to stamp my Dragon onto and again a blue boarder.

For the sentiment I die cut the Merry Christmas in Red and then I took a piece of Red card cut it to  1 1/8  x 4 5/8 and a white mat 1 x 4 1/2 and place my Merry Christmas onto this using glue.

I coloured my Dragon with Tri blend pens 

Blue Turquoise , Light Green, Dark Red, Ice Grey Shades and Burnt Orange blend.

I will be making more card with this cutie. Oh and don't forget my video this Sunday is the lovely little box using this Dragon stamp and Merry Christmas die.

Happy Crafting Shell x

Sunday 8 November 2020

Crafter's Inspiration Magazine - Shells Craft Corner

Just click above to watch the video.

I had to have this magazine when I saw the cute Dragon on the front.  I loved making the box and I will show you how to make the box next week so don't forget to watch.

Thank you everyone for supporting me and watching my video's and commenting on my blog and on my You Tube video's.

Happy Crafting

Shell xx

Saturday 7 November 2020

Snowflake Are Kisses From Heaven Card

 Love these big sentiment stamps from Crafters Companion.

I have used a 6 x 6 base card in white then I matted it with a lovely piece of Christmas patterned paper, I then took a black piece of card  and then a white piece of card stamped my sentiment in black ink and die cut it with a stitched edge and a hole die I then put them together and then placed them on foam pads and then placed onto the card. 

Thursday 5 November 2020

Happy New Year Card

Love these big sentiment stamps from Crafters Companion.

I have used a 6 x 6 base card in black then I matted it with a lovely piece of  patterned paper, I then took a black piece of card  and then a white piece of card stamped my sentiment in black ink and die cut it with a stitched edge and a hole die I then put them together and then placed them on foam pads and then placed onto the card.


Tuesday 3 November 2020

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas


Love these big sentiment stamps from Crafters Companion.

I have used a 6 x 6 base card in white then I matted it with a lovely piece of Christmas patterned paper, I then took a black piece of card  and then a white piece of card stamped my sentiment in black ink and die cut it with a stitched edge and a hole die I then put them together and then placed them on foam pads and then placed onto the card.  

Sunday 1 November 2020

Cut N Boss - Shell's Craft Corner

I have the Gemini and Gemini Junior but they can't except my steel rule die so I saw this on offer at Create and Craft and just had to snap it up. My shoulder doesn't like all that turning so this will help me heaps. I will have to find some time to show you how to make the cute little mini album.

Thank you for watching and following me on You Tube and visiting my blog I really do appreciate it.

Happy Crafting

Shell xx

Saturday 31 October 2020

Happy Halloween

This is another card that went all the way to the Netherlands.
I have used a 6x6 white base card placed a piece of patterned paper on the top. I had this lovely die cut I brought so placed that at the top I used a little glue to adhere it to the card. 

I then took some white card and stamped my little critters punched them out then added a little colour to the count placed them on foam pads and card done.


Thursday 29 October 2020

Happy Anniversary Card


I can now share this as it has arrived in the Netherlands .

A base A6 card with a white mat then a mat of heart paper and then I took a piece of white card stamped my sentiment and then my rings in black ink. I decided to die cut with a stitched edge die and raise this to add a little dimension. 

Tuesday 27 October 2020

Happy 50th Birthday card

I can share this card now as it has arrived. I made this card for my best friend in the Netherlands. We have been friends on Facebook for many years. We send cards to each other for all different occasions and at Christmas we send each other presents. 

This is a 6 x 6 pearlescent base card and I used my John next door layering dies 5". The black edge card you can see is glossy and has holographic swirls. I wanted to make a special card as it's her 50th.

I used a stamping platform for my sentiment.

I am so glad my Bestie loved it.


Sunday 25 October 2020

Gemini Mini - Shell's Craft Corner

This is a great little die cutting machine to have . Just a little die to do this is the answer. Like I said in the video I got mine during Crafters Companions Birthday week.

Hence the Gemini Mini the extra folders and shim and a cute bag to keep it all in.
The Thank you Die was a free gift for spending a certain amount that day.

Link to view from Craft Stash 

 Gemini Mini https://tidd.ly/2FVV1zk 
Happy Birthday die https://tidd.ly/37GYOfs

Links to view From Crafters Companion 

Happy Birthday Die https://tidd.ly/2Ypj1kk

Friday 23 October 2020

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Oh these new Lisa Horton die are great I have taken a Black slimline card and then a  and matted this on my card. I then die cut four scalloped squares and then I stamped and coloured my Snowman and Mousse and stamped my greeting. I then took the hexagon shaped stitched die and die cut them and placed foam pads onto the back to raise them from the card. I really like how this card turned out.

This next card was created after seeing my waste piece from the above card. Here is the card and I will explain how the card came to be.

I had this piece of white card left over from the above card and thought I wonder if I die cut another hexagon out I could then use it as a raised outline.

So I cut the 4th hexagon took another piece of white card and placed it underneath and got some stamps my Reindeer, Snowman, Penguin and Elf that would fit into the hexagon.

Out came the Tri Blend pens to colour them and I stamped Two Merry and a Christmas cut them down to fit in the middle pieces.

I then placed foam strips all around the edge and the middle and placed it over my images and then onto a 6 x 6 card.

So don't just throw the scraps away you maybe able to make a card like I have here.

Lisa Horton die the link is https://tidd.ly/3jglIMS

Lisa other sets of dies think I may have to get those too.

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Happy Halloween

 I just love this set and it will be with me for years to come. 

I took a base A6 card and matted it with a piece of patterned paper. Then I took a piece of white card and stamped my three images . I then punched them out and added some colour but colouring a few parts on each image  I have placed them onto foam pads to raise them from the card.

Lastly I  stamped my Happy Halloween and cut the ends to make it look like a banner and raised this with foam pads too. 

Monday 19 October 2020

Happy Birthday Card


I love these Banner Alphabet dies there just so cute and different.

I have taken an A6 card in a dark purple colour then matted it with a smaller lilac gingham patterned paper then taken a lighter purple card and a very light purple card and used my John next door circle layering dies and die cut all three pieces and then cut it in half making a half moon shape.

I then used rainbow card and black card to die cut my banners and banner letters and then I have raised then using foam pads. 

Sunday 18 October 2020

Craft Haul 3 - Shell's Craft Corner

Hope you enjoyed watching my latest craft haul I really love getting new products to play with.
I have made some cards with some of my latest craft hauls as you will see by my other posts and future posts.

These are great paints from Hobby Craft and like I said in the video I have some mdf hearts and other pieces so now to find them and have a play.

Can't wait to build and decorate this just trying to think of a way to show you how to decorate one maybe I could leave one side blank to show you how to do this on You Tube.
Here is the link if you wish to view or  purchase the Lantern https://tidd.ly/3kg7g96

Loving these dies I like that you have a scalloped edge and a stitched edge You will see these used in a blog post shortly. Here is the link if you wish to view or purchase these dies. https://tidd.ly/3o598DV

I have seen so many cards made with this die and gave in and purchased it I have yet to have a play. 

I just love these foam strips I have brought a nice stash now as I seem to be using them all the time. Here is the link if you would like to purchase some. https://tidd.ly/2T2eJwi

Yet to play with this will let you know how it goes.

I have also yet to have a play with this so watch this space.

Thank to you all that watch my You Tubes and view my blog it really means a lot to me.

Thanks Shell x

Thursday 15 October 2020

Large Butterfly card.

I have always loved this large Butterfly stamp it's just sitting on an 6x 6 card. I took a piece of white card and then stamped my Butterfly with versa fine and black ink and then covered in clear embossing powder and heated with my heat gun so it's all nice and glossy . 

I then to my oxide inks and rubbed them over my butterfly this card is so pretty for real.


Tuesday 13 October 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Card

So here we have a cute slim line card. I used Black as my base card then some lovely rainbow card as a mat. and the white frame and blue square are left overs from another card I made a couple of weeks ago.

The stamps are the free ones of a magazine also from the last slim line card I made.

I just stamped on the blue pieces and stuck them onto the white stitched frame and them put it altogether.


Sunday 11 October 2020

Christmas & New Year Cards - Shell's Craft Corner

Here is my latest You Tube video  

I really enjoyed making these cards and they are not just a plain card you get to stamp die cut and layer so a bit of everything.

Love the new John Next Door layering dies I have used the 5" one think I may get the 6" too I don't make many big cards so don't think I will get the 7" set. They all work really well together.

Details of all products and links are below my video you just need to click the show more.

Thanks for visiting my blog and watching my You Tube

Shell x

Here are the cards.

Thursday 8 October 2020

I Craft So Hard I Sweat Glitter Cards

Using these fun stamps and dies again though I haven't used the dies this time. This time I have taken a different sentiment and I have made a shaker card. I took a base black card 6 x 6 then a piece of white card and stamped my cup and then my sentiment. I then took some clear doubled sided foam had this in my stash for years and finally I use it. I then placed some glitter inside the cup. I thought this goes so well with the sentiment.

My second card I have used a base black card A6 the cup just fits I stamped my image and die cut it I then took my Spun Sugar Oxide ink pad and blended it to make my cup pink my favourite colour. Then I covered this with my Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste to add the glitter effect . This was hard to photograph as the glitter kept reflecting with the light.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Couple of cards for the men

 Today I made a couple of cards for the men well I say men I suppose they could be used for anyone but I had the men in mind when I made them.

I took a nice 6 x 6 black base card and matted it with some grey striped paper then I took my new John next door dies and die cut all three square dies bottom mat black straight edge then a white card with both the stitched edge die and the I will call it dotted edge ( the little punch holes) This piece I raised with foam tape. Then I used double sided tape to adhere this to the card. I then stamped a Happy Birthday and die cut it my banner die and used foam pads behind.

For my second card I have changed to an A6 base card and used a dark blue colour card stock and striped paper. I then stamped my bike image with black ink and die cut this with an oval stitched edge die and then took a bigger plain oval and die cut it out in the dark blue. I then stamped my sentiment and cut this with a trimmer and then matted it on the dark blue card again. Both the image and sentiment are raised with foam pads and the taped and adhered to the card.

Sunday 4 October 2020

This Weeks Craft Haul - Shell's Craft Corner

Don't you just love getting new crafty goodies I know I do so here in this video you can see what I have been buying some items I have already used like my Stamps and dies my lovely crafty mug cards and I have also made cards using the Seahorse die the rest I have yet to play with.

I have made a card using these Alphabet dies today so will be on my blog later this week.

I have had a play with this today not bad at all I am liking it. Maybe a You Tube on this.

I have stamped the Robin and a sentiment now to get the tri blends out and start colouring watch this space.


I have yet to get these out the packet and have a play.

Yet to use this too.

Happy Crafting till next time Shell xx