Saturday, 18 May 2019


Hi All. Okay so its taken me awhile to revisit my blog and create something for it. But Life Happens I guess. With best intentions I think I will blog every few days and next thing I know my few days have turned into months.

I go to a Groovi group at Coleman's (East Northants Groovi Group) in Rushden which is organised by Rosalind McLellan and Lynda Hidderley. Once a month it is on a Monday and on a Saturday and it is my happy place. If you love Groovi and are in the area try and pop in and say hello. You bring whatever you want to work on, chat and have a giggle and there is always someone to help. For more details, contact Ros or Lynda or look for the East Northants Groovi Group on FB ( The card I'm about to share the steps for has taken me months (not literally but literally ... I think! Lol), It has card I took to the groovi meet each month and I did a bit more each time ... literally just 'a bit' as I spend most of my time chatting, giggling, hugging, eating cake and chocolate and drinking tea. This group has literally become my lifeline as my bestest friends are there and I have had the privilege and honour to make lots more friends through it and there is definitely lots of love, support and care.

Well, last week I finally finished the card so lets do a step by step ...

Groovi Plates used:
Nested Scallops Squares Extension - GRO-WO-41168-15
Tina's Henna Petites - U Beauty - GRO-PA-41082-01
Tina's Allium Flower Parchlet - GRO-FL-40973-01
Tina's Forget Me Not Flower Parchlet - GRO-FL-40970-01

All the embossing and colouring has been done on the back and all the perforating and picot cutting has been done on the front.

1.) Emboss the frame and the first set of double square outlines and scallops.

2.) Emboss the henna corners and squares in the frame.

3.) Emboss the Alliums in the squares.

4.) Emboss the words.

5.) In the frame border, emboss the forget me nots and leaves.

6.) Emboss all the in circles and the hearts

7.) On the back, colour the sections seen below using Perga Liner B pencils and blend with Dorso oil.

8.) On the back, colour the forget me nots, leaves and allium flower centres using the Perga Colours Exclusive pens.

9.) On the front, using the bold 2-needle perforating tool, perforate between the leaves, forget me nots and frame and inside and outside the scallops (oops forgot to take a photo of this stage). Picot cut between all the perforations. 
10.) Layer and mount the work on Rainbow River designer paper and white card using brads. Add a bit of sparkle on the embossed circles and hearts using sticky ink, mapping pen and Perga glitter.

Now the question is, 'What will I do next month?'

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Enjoy. Take care.

Love and Laughter


  1. This is beautiful Tina. Sounds a bit like our JJAMMMA meet up with Lou and Jane up North each month. We never finish any projects in one session either lol.

  2. Love your work. Such a lovely card and great step by step instructions. Will look forward to next month in anticipation.

  3. Lovely piece of work.

    Shame that the Colemans' group started just as I left Kettering for more northern climes.


    1. Sorry, Teresa. If you ever visit the area please call in.x

  4. love this, thanks for sharing. Chatting & laughter is all part of a Groovi gathering with friendship thrown in for good measure.

  5. Awe bless you my dear friend. We love you to bits. Our group is fantastic gang of friendship. Hugs m'luv. The card is even livelier in real life.

  6. It was wonderful to meet you at my first Monday meeting last week. You are such an inspiration to us all and your plates and designs are just stunning. Thank you for the instructions you have given here, they are so helpful to beginners in particular like me.

  7. Glad to see you back. I am hoping to get over to the Northants group during the summer. Brilliant that you have so many good friends there. Just enjoy. X

    1. Oooh,Lynne, it would be lovely to see you and

  8. Oh WOW. Tina that’s a beautiful work of art
    Nice to see you back on your blog Tina and what a way to come back
    That happy place you go to is definitely doing you good can’t wait for the next instalments. Hugs 🤗 x

  9. Next month, Tina, you will chat, laugh, eat cake and icecream. Oh and you might do a little parching, lol.


  10. Soooooooooooooo Thrilled to have found this page!!! A step by step photo guide is Exactly what I need! Thank you so very much Beautiful Tina!! Hugs from Nancy in NJ USA :)

  11. your card is perfect Tina ,beautifully understated and crafted . Your group sound super , far away for me though . Thank you for the step by step pics . Jane x

  12. So beautiful Tina and great instructions, xxx