Saturday, 31 January 2015

Valentine's card

To the one I love on Valentine's........

"Heart and Roses"

Another red and white themed Valentine's card.

Tutorial will be posted tomorrow.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Albums for those special occasions

Would you like to earn how to make some albums for those special people as permanent memories of those many wonderful occasions?

I've been busy designing some and now I'm just waiting for my 'cinch' to arrive. 
I'll teach 2 versions, so that if you don't have 'tons' of equipment, you will still be able to make the same pages.

"Follow' me so you don't miss my tutorials.

York Rose 
Creative Director

Just in time for Valentine's

Give something special for Valentines:

This gorgeous shadow box made by moi

Dimensional Love hearts

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Queen of Hearts Explosion box tutorial part 2

"Queen of Hearts" Just in time for Valentine's day. Explosion box. Free tutorial part 2

Here is part 2 of the 2 part tutorial on the "Queen of hearts" explosion box. 

Who wouldn't like to receive this full of photo's and personal sentiments on Valentine's day? Or just because you love someone. 

You can make it in their favourite colours, or for a wedding couple. 

The possibilities are endless.

Skill level: Intermediate

Time: No time frame, make at your own pace

Look what has just arrived.......

Birds and blooms Collection from Heartfelt creations.

'I want it all'

Well it's here and I'm so happy.....

Over the next few days and weeks I'll be creating some gorgeous cards, and maybe an album or 2 with this beautiful collection.

Follow me so that you don't miss some inspiring ideas and tutorials.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Queen of Hearts Explosion box tutorial part 1

"Queen of Hearts" Just in time for Valentine's day. Explosion box. Free tutorial part 1

I made this one using 2 colours of card stock and 1 printed paper.  You can vary this in so many ways, but first I will show you how to make the basic explosion box.

Skill level: Intermediate

Time frame: No time frame, make at your own pace.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Explosion box. Queen of Hearts preview

Ready for Valentine's day
"Queen of Hearts" explosion box preview:

Here is a preview of the 'Queen of hearts' explosion box.

I will post the full tutorial over the next couple of days

Monday, 26 January 2015

Next tutorial will be the Explosion box.

Explosion box tutorial coming to this page ........

As promised and because of lots of requests, the next tutorial that I will be posting will be how to make the gorgeous explosion box. 

Flip album tutorial Part 3. Building and embellishing the pages.

Flip album. Free tutorial Part 3. 

Building and embellishing the pages.


Here is part 3 of the 3 part tutorial of the album 'Gears'

Skill: Intermediate
Time: Work at your own pace

Friday, 23 January 2015

Flip flop album 'Gears'

Are you ready for part 3 of the 'Gears' album tutorials?


are you ready for the weekend? Do you have any plans?

I'm going to be posting tutorial 3 of the 3 part tutorials on how to make the flip flop Gears album.

If you have any spare time, set aside some of it and mat your base album ready for part 3.

Don't forget to keep all the cut off card stock and papers so that they can be used for your photo mats etc.

Have a good day.

Creative director
York Rose Cards

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Flip album tutorial Part 2. Matting the Base pages.

Flip album. Free tutorial Part 2. Matting the Base pages.


Here is the second part in the 'flip' album tutorials.

All instructions will be in inches with cm in brackets

At the end of this tutorial you will have a base album with extra page insert, matted ready to embellish. 
Embellishing, photo matting, tags and more in tutorial 3.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Have you made your basic 'Flip Flop' album?

Have you made your basic 'flip flop' scrapbook album?

I'm sure they all look great and are just waiting to start on the next stage.

Well over the next couple of days I'll be posting part 2 of the 'flip flop album' tutorial

I will be showing you how to 'mat' and add extra pages ready for all your embellishments. That will be part 3.

So if you are ready to start to finish off your album, you'll find the instructions here on my blog.

Set aside a couple of hours for yourself and be productive doing something you to totally love.

Enjoy your crafting

York Rose Cards

Friday, 16 January 2015

Flip album tutorial Part 1.

Flip album. Free tutorial part 1.
Base pages


This tutorial will give you the base album that you can use any colour way to suit. I have chosen these masculine colours and called this one 'Gears' 

In part 2 I will be adding pages and there will be pockets for notes and tags and extra photo mats.

In part 3 I will be embellishing, making tags and using dies to make the 'Gears' using distress technique.

Now off you go and make the base so you are ready for part 2.

Monday, 12 January 2015

What to do first?

I've suddenly got very busy with several requests.

  • Make an A4 size box for a Bridal expo so that filled in forms can be collected and placed inside. Has to be very bridal ( I will love doing that)
  • Develop and Draw templates and instructions for cream explosion box.
  • Develop and draw instructions for another envelope album (just need a theme) 
  • Make another type of flip album and post 'how to'  
I think I'd better start so that I can post all these ideas and instructions for you all.
I invite any suggestions for themes for the albums or explosion box. What would you like to see?

Sunday, 11 January 2015

My Christmas table

I decorated my Christmas table this year with my own hand made decorations.

I made some favour boxes filled with chocolates for each setting.

I also made some wine tags that co-ordinated with my scheme

I was pleased with the results, I thought my table looked simple but stylish. 
What do you think?

Explosion box

I've been asked to make a tutorial for the cream explosion box. So I will do this over the next few days.
Stay tuned and I will have to make an new one to take the step by step photo's

Friday, 9 January 2015

Envelope punch board mini cards and envelope sets. Free tutorial

I made these cute cards with mini envelopes as a thank you gift.
Instructions using the envelope punch board.

Finnished card :  3" x 3" sq
Envelope : 3 3/5" sq

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Envelope Album using "Sweet treats"

Envelope Album using "Sweet treats" 

Have you ever wondered what to do with all those envelopes?
Because I make so many cards, I have lots of envelopes of various sizes.
I just wanted to try something different for me so I made myself a 'challenge'

I decided to make an envelope album.

I used Sweet Treats card stock by Kaiser craft

This is what I did.

 I decided to use the standard 110cm x 220 cm

I cut both ends open 

Scored and folded


Then cut my mats according to page sizes and started to put it all together

Here's a sample page

I continued building the album and this is the result

Cream Explosion box

Cream explosion box

I've been asked by so many people/crafters what dies and embossing folder I used. Well here's the list:
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities : Decorative labels One S4-379
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities:  Anemone flower topper S5-067
  • Couture creations embossing folder:  Twiggy Christmas 5 x 7
  • I used a leaves die (I'm not sure which but there's lot's about)