Category Archives: Connell

The never ending card

So what is a never ending card I hear you ask – well it is a card that once you open it you can keep on opening it because of the way it folds.  They are very easy to make and you can find quite a few video tutorials on how to do this on you tube.





Now I know you are not supposed to mix up centimetres and inches when measuring but for this card I found it easier to measure the back ground card in inches and the panels in centimetres.
The whole card is 6″ x 6″
I cut 4 strips of the double sided back ground paper 3″ x 6″
Scored at 1 1/2″ from each narrow end
My square panels to stick on are 7cm x 7cm.
(If you search for never ending card on you tube you will see just how to stick the card together).

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo black, Distress ink Peeled paint
Card:  White card, BoBunny Beautiful life dots double sided card
Stamps:  JudiKins small tennis ball (tiny cube of balls), Happy birthday from a Cute companions set
Other:  black magic mesh, white gross grain ribbon, tennis racket embellishments, yellow and lime crayons, clip art tennis player, white pen, rub-on letters

Connell’s penny slider card

This card has a gap to enable the football to slide from side to side. The slider is just made up of two pennies held together via a magnet (hence the name of a penny slider card).

Inks: Black document ink
Card: white card, black card, football paper
Stamps: Snoopy footballer image was from a previous swap, football from Dimension Fourth Ltd
Other: Rock candy distress stickles, two pennies, tiny magnet, black peel-off stars, 3D foam strips

Tegan and Connell’s weekend

We all had a fabulous weekend, despite all the bad weather, when our great friends came up for a holiday.
Tegan (age 11) and Connell (age 9) made some wonderful tags, bottle caps and scrapbooks.

TegansWorkTegan’s work


Connell’s work

Inks: Distress inks in a variety of colours, black document ink, Brilliance dew drop inks,
Card: white card, luggage tags, Cosmo cricket tag book, black card, tartan paper
Stamps: Stampin up friendship, Non sequitur oriental, The artistic stamper Ephemera, Paper artsy, Dovecraft fantasy fairies.
Other: Bottle caps, eyelets, stickles, ribbon, images from magazines, washers, oriental coin, and lots of imagination and creativity.

WG Grace slide mailer

WG GraceFront




WG GraceInside

Happy birthday Connell.
I made this slide mailer for Connell’s 9th birthday. He really enjoys cricket (amongst other sports) so I found a lovely picture of WG Grace to put inside.
The slide mailer is coloured all over then covered using aluminium tape with peel-offs underneath to emboss the words and pattern. The tape was coloured using alcohol inks. The picture is glued behind the glass microscope slide using a clear glaze and this is then edged in foil tape and glued into it’s space. The red Grace cricket ball was punched out of card and a clear dome stuck over the top to give it a 3D effect. The gift box is an extra long match box which was painted and then decorated with silver peel-offs.

Inks: alcohol ink – stream
Other: slide mailer, extra long match box (with foam inside), silver peel-offs, aluminium foil tape, card, clear dome, pictures and computer generated wording, glaze