Category Archives: English Paper Co

Sorry, it’s been a while – UKST Challenge 7

which was a Pirate theme, for National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This is a really quick entry, as dinner is almost ready.

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie (Pirate), Elzybells (Large Star), SU (Small Star), STaples (Sir Tim)

Pattern paper:  All Aboard (English Paper Company) from Stamp Galaxy

Cardstock: Black, Dark Blue and Red from Prism plus textured White

Coloured with :  COPICS, Brilliance Dewdrops


Filed under Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Stampin' Up (SU), UK STampers weekly challenge

80th Birthday card


  • Pattern Paper – English Paper Company
  • Green Cardstock – Prism
  • PM Buff, Cream and Brown cardstock
  • Stamps:  Fish and Basket (on the inside of the card) – Creative Expressions & Hand Stamped By (SU)
  • COPIC Markers
  • Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Powder – SG-me! 
  • Palette Noir Ink
  • Versamark & Lime Green Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Green Stitched Ribbon – AMM
  • Scor-it Board
  • Cricut with Base Camp Cartridge
  • Loopy Bard – Karen Foster


Used the Base Camp cartridge to cut the 80 and the postal stamp rectange and shadow background.

Stamped out the fish, roughly coloured in with COPICs, covered with Versamark and then several layers of Chiaro Flo (I know that it’s our own product, but it really is the most amazingly clear EP!).


Well, well, well …………. Peep Show won best Situation Comedy at the BAFTA’s last night, it was worth sitting through the whole thing just to see that.  Such a shame the lovely David Mitchell didn’t win best Comedy Actor (he was robbed).  I’m not a fan of Gavin & Stacy and don’t see the appeal of the fat chap, James somethingorother, who did win.

To celebrate I ordered the Series 1 of Peep Show for Rob (ohhh, I admit it me too)  – who is now a massive convert to the series and a huge fan of the wonderful creation of Mark Corrigan.



Filed under Base Camp, Card, COPIC, Cricut, English Paper Co, Fluid Chalk Ink, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Papermania, Prism, Ribbon, Scor it, Stampin' Up (SU), Stamping, Versamagic

Sugar Nellie Card


Just a quick card using an image I coloured ages ago.

I’m loving the SU spiral punch, it’s great for defining an edge of something.

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Filed under Basic Grey, Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Scor it, Stampin' Up (SU), Stamping, Sugar Nellie, Versamagic Dewdrop

Long time no blog/craft

50th Card for Lisa

sorry folks, I’ve been M.I.A. – life just got way too hectic to be able to cope with blogging – in fact, I’ve not even crafted for weeks now.

A frenzy of activity yesterday produced this 50th Birthcard (which was a commission for one of my work pals).


Filed under All me me me, Base Camp, Card, Cricut, English Paper Co, Prism

Lola with Flowers card


sorry, really brief post.

This stamp is Lola with Flowers from the Simon & Lola collection that I received on Saturday.  Isn’t it the cutest?


Filed under COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Ribbon, Sugar Nellie

One of Mother in Law’s cards


her birthday is the same day as our Toodles, so it’s always a mega cardmaking session at this time of the year.

I’m not sure I like this one at all, but it might grow on me (probably should have stamped the circle image in Black, and just may be the sugar coated scallop is a little too bright.  What do you think is lacking/wrong with it?

No posting for me tomorrow as I’m off up to Ol’ London Town with my Pal straight from work, so won’t be getting home until about Midnight tomorrow.

I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say about this one, it’s always good to get constructive feedback – we don’t always like our own work, or can’t put our finger on the problem with something.


Filed under Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Sakura

Balloon Boy Sugar Nellie


this is the other card I had to make last night.  It’s basically the same layout, just the Boy with Ballon from Sugar Nellie image, and different English Paper Company papers from the Fun and Games pack.

COPIC colours:  R20, YG03, R29, BV23, E00, C4, B45, B21, YG07, YR24, YR14


Filed under Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Stamping Bella, Sugar Nellie

Sorry, all my stuff’s a bit “10” based at the mo

Monkey Around

inside Monkey Card

as Toodles (Lydia) will be 10 on Saturday.  Actually, it’s my MIL’s birthday on the same day, so I will also need to pull out my finger and get on with her cards tomorrow.

Any a BIG, BIG thank you to Han – power to the sisterhood – for the wonderful image used on this card – I have a feeling that it’s a Stampendous one (I know Caz has it), so hopefully Han or Caz can confirm that.


  • Cream gatefold cardblank (PM)
  • Pattern Paper by English Paper Company Fun and Games (circus inside card, spotty on outside, red used on image mat)
  • Brown cardstock (Bazzill)
  • Stamp:  Monkies with Heart Ballon (Stampendous) & “A BIG thank you” (Stamping Bella)
  • Scrap diamond ribbon
  • AI Crystal Glitter
  • Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
  • Concave Punch (Creative Imaginations)
  • BG Notch ‘n Die tool
  • COPICS:  E31 (Brick Beige), B26 (Cobalt Blue), B24 (Sky)
  • Sakura Mettlic Gelly Roll in Blue
  • Rub ons (Making Memories)

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Filed under Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Markers and Colouring, Stampendous, Stamping Bella, Versamagic Dewdrop, Zoomz

Flower Frame – Daring Cardmakers Challenge

although I have to say that I am not all happy with this, and it will be a do-over. The frame wasn’t that bad, but I’ve made a complete hash of the rest of it (definitely under par). Probably has something to do with having had a rotten day, and then rushing it.
Still the idea is there now, and I will take off the central frame bit next week. I know that, most certainly the 3 needs to be in chipboard, and the Sophie is should be smaller, as it just swamps the whole thing.

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Filed under Aud's Stamps, Card, COPIC, Daring Cardmakers;, English Paper Co, Hero Arts, Magnolia

Another version of the Umbrella Tilda

I did a draft of the first one earlier in the day, and have just published it, but it’s below this morning’s published post for some reasons. Anyhoo….

Supplies for this one are:

  • Orange Bazzill cardstock
  • White Prism cardstock
  • Scrap of Red Bazzill cardstock
  • Raining Cats & Dogs 6×6 pad (English Paper Co) for the cat/dog image and the striped paper
  • Girl with Umbrella (Magnolia)
  • Corner Rounder
  • COPICs (E31Brick Beige; E00 Skin White; B21 Baby Blue; C1 Cool Gray)
  • Scor-it Board


Filed under Card, COPIC, English Paper Co, Magnolia, Stamping