April 20, 2018

Friday Freebie - Garden Retreat

Hi Everybody,

A really large A4 stamp set is on offer this week that will make beautiful designs all year round.

The video to show you how I used this is  ...
with lots of ideas for you to copy

You can build your own scenes with this stamp set and the sentiments in the pack can be mixed and matched for many occasions 

So if you would like this set to play with then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post and one name will be chosen as the winner.

Please do not leave your self as Unknown/Anonymous as there could be several people all identifying them selves that way. Unknown/Anonymous will be removed from the list. 

Just add your full name ... first name/last name ... to be sure of being notified if you are the winner.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



April 19, 2018

Simply Cards & Papercraft 176 - Teacup Garden

Hi Everybody,

A cute little die and stamp set is free with this months Simply Cards & Papercraft called Teacup Garden.

This is suitable for male cards and will cover many occasions for you.

There is a free paper pack included in the magazine and they are perfect for changing the look of your cups



When you are adding the cups keep the bottom one straight but add the others so that they look as if they are going to topple over for a fun quirky effect.

The video is not long but I hope you enjoy it and will have some fun with this free gift that comes with Simply Cards and Papercraft 176 that is on sale today

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 18, 2018

Creative Stamping 56 - A Good Sport

Hi Everybody,

Once again a large A4 stamp set is free with creative Stamping and this one is A Good Sport.

It covers many different sport and occasions and is suitable for males and females of all age groups.

The designer this month is Joanna Sheen.

There is the opportunity for you to buy the matching dies for the bowler and the cricketer at the top of the stamp set.

You can have lots of fun creating scenes for your recipients with this stamp set

In the video I show you other ideas and of course there are lots more in the magazines itself.
The card I make is really simple with an inked background ideal for those new to stamping or need a card in a hurry.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 17, 2018

Make Your Own Foam Pads


Hi Everybody,

If you view my videos regularly then you will know that I like to add dimension to my cards and sentiments

Which means I use a lot of foam in between the layers.

So I would ask you if you like to do the same?

And do you also use craft foam in the process of cardmaking?

 And last but not least do you have one of the Xyron Sticker maker machines?

If you can tell me yes to all three questions then you have the means to make your own foam pads to use in your card making


The little Xyron machine will create pads that you can cut to the size you need but if you have one of the bigger machines then you can make a whole sheet that is perfect for the layers.

If you make water coloured cards then you will know that they can collapse around small foam pads and look awful when the card buckles.  But with a piece of foam underneath cut to the size of the panel then it will look  lovely when it arrives with your recipient.

The video is not long but hopefully it will give you some idea on how to put the whichever Xyron machine you may have to good use.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 16, 2018

Love & Romance


Hi Everybody,


For today's card I am using one of the new die sets from Crafti Potential and this is the Stitched Rectangles Love & Romance

All the dies and stamps are now available at Craft Stash and I will add the links at the bottom of the page for you to see.

The video is not long but it will show you how I created the featured card and I used texture paste to add through the stencil
It is easy to do and because I added embossing powder to the top and heated it up there was no need to wait for drying time with the paste.

Quick easy and very effective for any occasion

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 15, 2018

Alien Invasion ...


Hi Everybody,


In my Alien world the sky is multicoloured and I had fun creating this one with Distress Oxides.

The stamp set is one of the newest additions to Craft Stash from Crafti Potential and it is called Alien Invasion

There are several different Aliens on the A5 sheet and you can build up your own scenes as you stamp.

In the video I show you how to mask your stamps to get one to look as if it is behind another.
 Useful if you are new to stamping.


The video is not long but I hope you enjoy it all the same and will give this idea a try with some other stamps that you may have in your own collections

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 14, 2018

Card & Gift Winner

Hi Everybody,

Thank you all so much for listening to my request to add your FULL names. It was lovely to see how many of you have done so and it sure makes life a lot easier. I don't want another Saturday like last week when Four people all claimed the prize. 
And would you believe that a fifth one claimed it on Monday morning 

So the draw has now been done and the winner this week is 
Donna Rinckel
would you email me please with your postal address to
christina@card-making-magic.com
and the prize will be on it's way to you straight away

Thank you all again for entering to win the prize and for being gracious enough to comply.

I have some cool vidoes coming up next week for you to view so please come back and join me then. Plus two magazine releases on the same day and another Friday Freebie next week.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


April 13, 2018

Friday Freebie - Scenic Winter

Hi Everybody,

This little card was created with the dies that came free with Simply Cards & Papercraft last year.

And although it says Winter in the title it can be used all year round.

The video that was made for the dies is here ...
Scenic Winter Border Dies and there are several ideas that you may like to try

If this is a set that you would like to have then all you need to do is leave me a comment at the end of the post, and from those comments one name will be chosen at random as the winner and announced tomorrow

Please leave your full name or you will be excluded from the draw. After last weeks confusion I cant accept single names, anonymous or unknown.
You can simply add it at the end of the comment if that is easier for you. And don't forget to come back in the morning to see if it is your name that is listed.
You will have 72 hours in which to claim the gift

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


April 12, 2018

Crafti - Magic - Shabby Chic

Hi Everybody,

Today I have joined forces with Christine Smith and created a really pretty card with the new Crafti Potential dies and stamps.

Both of our collections will work really well together and we have more ideas combining the two for the future.

I have created my flowers using the three dies from the Stitched Rectangles Floral set.

They are really easy to do and look so pretty on the card.  And I love the pink and yellow mix for the water colouring



I hope you enjoy the video as you relax with a cuppa and watch for a little while.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 11, 2018

Die Cutting Essentials 36 - Underwater Friends

Hi Everybody,

A cute fish bowl, plants and fish are the free gift with this months Die Cutting Essentials and it will be on sale on the 12th April.

For the card shown I have cut some of the fish from Funky Foam and used them as stamps to build up my background

But there are lots of scenes that you can make with the seventeen piece die set

 Either colour them your self or cut them from coloured card to save time




I had fun playing with this set and I used one of the new Crafti Potential stamps to make the water in the fish bowl.

Look out for the magazine in your shops and I also have some cards featured on page 22  for you to view

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx



April 10, 2018

Layered Florals Background

Hi Everybody,

Both of today's cards are created with the stamps from the Layered Florals set  in the
 "Christina Collection"
and they have made really easy backgrounds

Use any inks that you have in your own stash but you will need a light and a darker one for the layered flower



I show you an easy way to make card bases  and no dies are needed for either style

Both cards are stamped in a random way and choose your favourite colours to get the look

Change the look with silver embossing powder.


Both cards are handy to keep on one side for that unexpected occasion

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 

April 09, 2018

Here’s my problem ....

Hi Everybody,

So I offered my Friday Freebie as usual and on Saturday night I had not one ..... not two .... but three people claiming to have won the Snowflake Penguin that was on offer.  I wrote to each one saying that I had three winners and they needed to prove that they are in fact Daffodil Cards.

And while I was in the process of trying to sort that out I had yet another claimant. I checked out all  their profiles for my self and found that my fourth claimant was indeed the correct winner of the prize. 

It would seem that the others had not read the whole of the blog post properly and as soon as they saw the word YOU they thought it applied to them.  
My apologies for any confusion caused and the matter is now sorted.

In future I will not be adding the word YOU  to my notification... just the name of the winner. 
BUT I am going to insist that you add your full name if you leave a comment 
First name ... Second name 
and then there will be no misunderstanding as to who the winner is. 

I hope you understand the reason why this is going to be put in place and will continue to add your comments to win the prize that is on offer. 

Thank you 
More tomorrow 

Hugs xx


April 08, 2018

New Stamps from Crafti Potential

Hi Everybody,

Today I have some lovely new stamps to share with you from Crafti Potential.

The one I have done the video with is Pawfect Pets and I love this little Dinosaur

For the card shown here I covered him with Glossy Accents and it is much better in the hand than shown.




There are six sets in this new collection and each one is a delight to work with.

In the video I have created three glamorous ladies all off to a party and ready to have some fun.
And who says you can't have a purple dinosaur ???
You can in my world !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 07, 2018

Card and Gift Winner ...

Hi Everybody,

Sorry to be so late on another wet and cold Saturday. 
I have been busy filming this morning with a brand  new stamp set that is available with Craft Stash.  It is one of six new sets from  CRAFTI POTENTIAL and the video will be with you in the morning. So I hope you will be back to view .

But for now the draw has been done and the name today is YOU ...

Daffodil Cards ...
would you email me please your postal address to 
christina@card-making-magic.com
and they will be on their way to you straight away.

I am sure you are going to love this little Penguin coz he is so cute 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

April 06, 2018

Friday Freebie - Snowflake Penguin

Hi Everybody

Over the next few weeks the card and gifts that will be offered are a mixed bag of occasions.

But most of them can be used all year round to help you with some pretty designs

Each one will have the video to show you how I used it but I am sure that you can come up with many more ideas as you play.

This was one of my favourites when it was offered and here is the video ...  Snowflake Penguins

I made so many lovely cards with this really cute die set. So if you would like this one then all you need to do is leave me a comment.

From  those one name will be chosen at random as the winner and it will be announced in tomorrows blog post. Good luck every one  

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx