Monday, 30 December 2013

Glitter n Sparkle - challenge 65

...this week is to use your fave digi...
we were given the option of our fave, from: 

I haven't been on the design team for Glitter n Sparkle very long, 
but I knew straight away - my favourite is this, from Lacy Sunshine.....

...called Emilys windy day.
I just haven't had the time this week, to create a new card
with this image, so I hope you can forgive me for 
resubmiting a card I have already shown.
(But I do love this card)
I'm even a bit late in putting up this post! 
I guess that's just life, at this time of year - 
so much going on! 

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave. x

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -
Digitally sweet - anything goes: Lacy sunshine - 2 Jan

Thursday, 26 December 2013

My special cards...

The ones I made for my Mum & Dad, Sister and her family
and my In-laws.
This is my Mum & Dads card.
its an a5 card, computer generated sentiment,
and I found the image on my pc...have had it years...possibly from pc crafter?
Anyway - I decoupaged some of it, used some
glittery stickles and glossy accents.
The snowflakes come form  Martha Stewart border punch,
which I chopped up separately and added some glitter too.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Creative belli - Christmas - 2 Jan
Feeling crafty - Christmas - 2 Jan
Crafty boots - snow and sparkles - 5 Jan
Shabby tea room - a few of my favourite winter things - 30 Dec
Craftitude - anything goes - Christmas sparkle - 10 Jan
 This card was for my sister, her partner and their children.
I chopped a Martha stewart punched snowflake
in half and fit one half, either side of the image,
which is a little glittered and glossy accented!
I found the sentiment on the internet and played about with the fonts,
to get it looking like that.... I can't believe I only finished these 3 cards on Christmas eve!
 I won't leave it that late next year!
I would like to enter his into the following challenges -
C is for challenge - modern Christmas - 6 Jan
Crafty Hazlenuts - last minute card - 27 Dec

 Finally, I made this card for my In-laws.
I thought the image was sooo cute!
Are they hugging, or having a dance? lol! ;)
The snowflakes were cut apart form the Martha Stewart border punch
and glittered for a frosty-feel.
(although I don't think you can see this on the pic)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Whimsie doodles - photo inspiration - 13 Jan
Ladybug crafts - keep it clean and simple -5 Feb
Card mania - winter wonderland - 28 Dec
Cutie pie  - cute, only snowmen allowed! - 4 Jan

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Challenge 63 - my fair lady!

When I got this image, I thought, "I know who I want to make a card with this one, for!"

My sister in law just loves all the old musicals, and with this image being " my fair lady" (by Sassy Studios) 
and with her having a christmas birthday... perfect!
(I have just come to the end of  all my christmas cards...finally!)

The challenge was to "use non traditional christmas colours. "
I think these colours look so pretty together - 
I paper pieced the dress, hat and umberella...which took aaaages, 
and I hope it was worth it! lol..  x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Di's digi designs - christmas - 4 Jan.
Graph'it markers - pink with a pattern - 29 Dec.
Left of centre - christmas -  1 Jan
Polkadoodles studio - anything goes ./ christmas birthday - 29 Dec
Sister act - anything goes - 10 Jan
Totally papercrafts - christmas using non traditional colours - 31 Dec
Yns- inspiration from blog...snowflake pic - 31 Dec.
Delightful sketches - celebrate! - 2 Jan
Craft all day - winter - 31 Dec
Digi galore - anything goes - 31 Dec
Lady bug crafts - christmas / winter - 31 Dec
Stempelgarten - christmas in non typical colours - 31 Dec
Flat friends - colour combo - 31 Dec
Crafty creations - anything goes - 8 Jan
Lil red wagon - non traditional christmas colours - 25 Dec
Pinspirational - photo inspiration - 23 Dec

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Traditional Christmas colours

...That's what the theme is this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle blog challenge!
I got this lovely floppy Latte image - toy stocking
and I tried to make it look like it was made of velvet...
not sure I did a good job at that! lol! nevermind :)
I used my docrafts brick embossing folder, behind,
inking the edges and the bricks to give them depth.
Finally, I tied a thin green ribbon into a bow to add
to the front of the stocking.
I will be uploading more of my deisgns for my Christmas cards, soon...
I can't believe how busy I have been recently..
and as this is the last week of school, I think this week will be a busy one too!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Winter wishes

This card is for challenge 62 over at Glitter n Sparkle...
"Winter wishes" by stampin chef. 

I've had such a mad and busy week, 
that this card was VERY last minute! 
I ended up using docrafts blue christmas papers and my
memory box snowflake border die, along with the lovely winter wishes image.
I cut some baubles form the remaining bit of paper, to 'hang'
and added a sentiment bauble form craftwork cards.
The image was coloured with my watercolour pencils.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi design - non traditional colours - Dec 20
Crafty Hands - seasons greetings or winter theme - Dec 19
Digi Haven - Christmas - Dec 19
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Christmas - Dec 11
Milk Coffee - non traditional colours - Dec 18
Creative Craft - Non traditional colours - Dec 9
Ladybug crafts - blue and white - Dec 9
Totally papercrafts - non traditional christmas colours - Dec 20

Monday, 2 December 2013

Better late than never...

This is my card for challenge 61 - over at Glitter n Sparkle... add some glitter n sparkle!
I'm a bit late showing this one on my blog... sorry!
It's been a strange (but nice!) weekend...
we had a power cut and so had candles and tea-lights on,
with a little blast from the fire to keep us warm.
It was really lovely, especially when we decided to put the
tree up while we had all candlelight and firelight.
Very lovely!
Anyway - I digress...
This card is made using the reindeer image and sentiment
from QKR Stampede. So cute!
I glittered his antlers, his bells and a teeny bit of glitter on
each snowflake in the background.
The backing papers are docrafts papers.
Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave! x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Another Christmas card - thanks to the challenge blog!

Luckily, over at Glitter n Sparkle, I had another Christmassy challenge... show some snow

I got the image of Mary Sanderson...
She is a witch, in the Hocus Pocus film!
The challenge was to "show some snow" so I (hope) I made her 
look quite different.
I embossed the background and added a digi stamp sentiment.
I also found some sparkle varnish in my christmas stash
(which I bought years ago in Canada) 
and painted it on the embossed snowflakes, with the teeeniest of paintbrushes!
A little sparkly gem finished off each snowflake
and a length of sheer ribbon, tied along the bottom. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Delicious Doodles - no designer paper - 28 Nov
Digitally sweet - anything goes...digi  - 28 Nov
Totally Papercrafts - add a bow - 28 Nov
Creative knockouts - snowflakes - 28 Nov
Little miss muffet - it'll be all white on the night - 3 Dec
ABC Challenge - winter wishes - 26 Nov
Flourishes timeless tuesday - winter scene - 25 Nov
Stamps and fun - digistamp - 25 Nov

Friday, 22 November 2013

Confirmation cards

A friend asked me to make some confirmation cards for her daughter,
and here are the ones I came up with for her...

Image was a freebie from a digi site years ago, that has sadly shut down.
Sentiment  done on the pc.
Martha Stewart punched butterflies.
A bit of organza ribbon with some sparkly gems at the bottom

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Make it Monday - anything goes - 24 Nov
My craft creations - anything goes - 30 Nov
Stamps and fun - digi stamp - 24 Nov
Totally papercrafts - add a bow - 29 Nov
Creative moments - anything goes CAS - 26 Nov

Digi paper - with stickles sparkle added. 
Sentiment done on the pc.
Martha Stewart punched butterflies.
Don't remember where this digi image is from... sorry! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 25 Nov
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes - 24 Nov
Brown Sugar BSCB 68- anything goes - 27 Nov

They were both well received... 
I got a huge thank-you hug from my friend! x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

My first Christmas card! (challenge 59 - Glitter n Sparkle)

My card for challenge 59 at Glitter N Sparkle blog... add or make a tag...
and I got a Christmas image - so I thought I'd better bite the bullet!

The cute image is called "Dede - christmas bells" from Bugaboo.
It was a joy to work with...
I added a sentiment...the first one that came to my mind..."jingle those bells!" and printed it off.
I used promakers to my gold promarker.
Also, glamour dust was sprinkled on the fur trims of the hat and skirt. 
The little presents are a digi image and I quickly handcut the holly for the corner,
Just a simple black line finished off the edge of this card. 


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A first birthday

Here is a card I made for a friend to give to her friend...
I used a dovecrafts papers, Debbie Mumm digi image,
parts of the Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish
and some flowers that I picked up in a pound shop!  
This card looks sooo much better in real life...the photo does not do
it any justice.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Divas by design - use a digi - 12 Nov
Aud Sentiments - feminine - 19 Nov
Moving along with the times - pearly, swirly and girly - 13 Nov
Southern girls challenge - sweets for my sweet - 14 Nov
Cutie pie - cute card for babies / small children - 23 Nov

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Autumn colours

My card for Glitter n Sparkle challenge 58 - Autumn colours. 

I got this lovely pre-coloured "Emma raking" image for this weeks challenge card.
The backing paper is a digi paper I have had for ages. 
I cut the bird off the 'large bird on a branch' Marianne die.
(The bird has actually been covered with a metallic wax.. my hubbies encaustic art!)
I drew some faux stitching, added some punched twigs with digi acorns
a few, teeny, Martha Stewart punched butterflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafty Boots - Autumn - 10 Nov
Cuttlebug mania - Autumn - 12 Nov
Everybody Art - Autumn - 12 Nov
Crafting for all Seasons - Autumn colours - 12 Nov
Divas By Design - Use a digi - 13 Nov
Flutter-by Wednesdays - Brown and a butterfly / fairy - 13 Nov
Nutcrafters - Autumn Splendor - 12 Nov
Digi Haven - Must use a digi image and Fall - 21 Nov
Kitty Bee Designs - Fall colours - 21 Nov
Stampin' for the Weekend - Fall colours - 21 Nov
Wags n Whiskers - Fall colours - 14 Nov

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 57 - add some leaves

I was jumping for joy when I got this image!

It's a gorgeous Lacey Sunshine image - Emilys windy day.
I coloured her with my watercolour pencils and a teeeeny brush,with water.
I have had that one piece of leaf paper in my stash for yonks...
it was a 12 x 12 I have about 3 x 3 left of it!
 (I have got a few cards from that piece over the years)
The leaf diecut is a marianne die, cut on my bigshot and I have added a few
punched leaves on there too, with a few little sparkly gems.

I would like to enter this into the flowing challenges...
Crafting for all seasons - autumn colours - 12 Nov
Divas by design - orange - 5 Nov 
Perfect sentiment  - fall / Halloween - 6 Nov
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes - 6 Nov
Cuttin and Stampin - autumn harvest - 4 Nov
Cuttlebug mania - autumn - 12  nov
Top tip Tuesday - seasons - 4 Nov
Artistic Inspirations - fall colours - 4 Nov
Crafty Boots - Autumnal colours - 10 Nov
Lady Annes challenge - autumn - 4 Nov
Parade your crafts - Autumn - 10 Nov
TSG clear stamps - leaves - 4 Nov
Digitally sweet - trees / leaves - 7 Nov
Fairytale - red / yellow/ orange - 7 Nov
Wags n Whiskers - fall colours - 13 Nov

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

M-I-L birthday

It was my Mother-in-Laws birthday recently, and I made her this card..

 I used some new Marianne dies I got recently...
Both the birdcage and the flourish are lovely to cut
and I really enjoyed making this card with them. I used my Marianne bird too..minus the branch.
The paper is from a HOTP kit that I got from QVC a few years ago...
just love that colour paper!
I drew some faux stitching all around the outside edge, 
added some MS punched butterflies and
a few punched flowers.

Crazy challenge - B is for... (butterflies, bird and birdcage!) - 10 Nov
Chocolate coffee and cards - bugs / little critters - 9 Nov
Delightful sketches - winged things - 31 Oct
Flutterby Wednesdays - winged things - 6 Nov

Sunday, 27 October 2013

This card is for my second challenge...over at Glitter n Sparkle...
"add black"
I was given this image to use, Wednesday Sara Addams from Sassy Studios.
I found this really difficult as after I cut the black gingham,
which I knew i wanted to use,
I didn't have a clue what else to do~
I played and played with this image... and eventually decided on this.
I hand-drew the little ribbon... thinking I would put a sentiment on there,
then I couldn't come up with one!  lol!
All in all, I'm not in love with this card, as I am some of my others...
you could say his was a "challenge!"

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


I made this for someone to give to her ballet teacher...

Its a monochrome card...all in shades of grey and white, with a touch of black.
Sentiment is computer generated, a little white organza ribbon down the side,
with a punched bottom edge and of course...

those Martha Stewart butterflies have flown in, too!  :) 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

My first card for Glitternsparkle blog

As I told you earlier this week, I have now joined the design team for
Glitter n Sparkle challenge blog.
So here is my first card...

The image is from Floppy Latte - Halloween circle.
I drew on the spiders and bats myself and popped a little digital "scaredy cat" on there, too - 
all coloured with watercolour pencils and the ghost has glossy accent all over.
The papers are digital downloads that I have had for ages...
as is the beware sign and the large bat. 
I cut out and inked the edges of the moon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
A Gem of a challenge - Spooky (102) - 25th Oct
Dynamic Duos - Orange and black/ Halloween - 24th Oct
Creative creations - Halloween - 27th Oct
Incy Wincy Designs - Halloween  - 5th Oct
Parade your Crafts - Halloween - 28th Oct
Craftin Boutique - Halloween - 25th Oct
Hanna and Friends - Halloween - 24th Oct
Craftitude challenge - anything goes...spooky! - 2nd Nov
Daring Cardmakers - digital - 25th Oct
Digi Haven - digi Halloween - 25th Oct
Left of Centre creative challenge - halloween - 25th Oct

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Comissioned cards

I have been asked to make a few cards recently.. and here are just some of them...

 A card for a nail manicurist....
I am using some of my 12 x 12 papers, as I have sooo many and don't really
 do much scrapbooking now...
so the backing paper is a piece of one of them.
The image is one I have had for yonks... the nail varnish bottle is from a digi kit...added plenty of glossy accents and glitter to the nails and varnish.
Butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.
I got a fab feedback from this card... the recipient said it was the best card she had ever received!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Robyns Fetish - square cards only - 19th Oct
Whoopsi Daisy - spots n dots - 20th Oct
Crafty Creations - sparkle and shine - 23rd Oct
The paper shelter - two colours only - 22nd Oct
Milk coffee challenge - spots n dots - 23rd Oct

 I made a card for a friend to give to her friend last year, for the birth of her twins...
now they are turning one and I was asked for another card.
The image is by Debbie Mumm- bought on PC Crafter, years ago!
(Don't think they are around's a shame!)
I flipped the image to make another teddy, the same, but facing the opposite way.
One ted is decoupaged and I put G.A on the balloons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Send a Smile 4 kids - bright colours  - 18th Oct
Eclectic Ellapu - happy 1st birthday - 19th Oct

This one was a hard one!
Looks sooo simple, but took a good while to design and get right -
a commission for my friends son.
Decoupaged banner and badge. Glossy accents used.
Embossed edge and double bordered.

Thanks for browsing my blog and any comments you leave on my cards. x

Great news!

Just a quickie... will post more later, or tomorrow...
I just wanted to share my great news... I have been asked to be on the design team for the Glitternsparkle blog! Woop Woop!
I have never been on a DT before, and I have made my first card for them! (But I'm not allowed to show it yet)
So that will mean I should get a bit better at updating my blog a bit more regularly.
They have weekly challenges (that I have entered in the past and come top 3 in) which are loads of fun, so come over and join in!!! ;) 

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Mum and Dads Anniversary

This was quite a quick card, once I had had the idea...
I was looking through my paper stash for a paper for this card
 and came across this dovecraft paper.
It is part of a wedding set.
I used my cherry lynn flourish in cream, a couple of docrafts paper blossoms
in charcoal., and some Martha Stewart punched butterflies
ontop of the sentiment - which was stamped with a docrafts stamp.
I love that rubber stamp, and I hadn't used it for ages!
A couple of silvery pearls finished the card off!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Happy campers - use a stamp (18 Sept)
Pile it on - designer paper (1 Sept)
House of cards - shabby and / or vintage (2 Sept)
Victorine challenge - wedding or love (

Friday, 30 August 2013

A baby!!

My friend had her baby - on the same day our other friend got married!
So, it was a double celebration!
I made this card for the baby - and that's Wellington the teddy in the corner.
I used my new sizzix alphabet die...wingo zingo, for his name.
I have had the gingham paper for yonks..along with about 9 other colours, which I
don't want to use up..I love gingham! (but I think gingham works sooo well for baby cards)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Dream Valley Challenges - for a child (6 Sept)
Ribbon reel challenge  - oh baby!  (1 Sept)
Shopping our stash - for the boys (3 Sept)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

A big one! (but don't tell everyone!)

My friend recently had a big birthday...
but she didn't want the world to know and remind her...
so this card I made for her, had her big number on...but little! lol! I LOVE that stamp - it was a freebie on a card-making mag earlier this year.
This is the first time I have used it...
and I paper-pieced each slat on each house.
I used some lovely pastel docrafts papers.
(and I had to add some butterflies to this card.)
I spent a long time on this card and loved every minute.
She's worth it ;)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges....
Happy campers  - use a stamp (18 Sept) 
Crafts too challenge you -summer days, beach colours (4 Sept)
Daring Cardmakers - Lifes a beach (30 Aug)
Pan Pastel UK - Pastel colours (31 aug)
Whoopsi daisy - use more than 1 image (1 Sept)
Nutcrafters - spots n stripes - (3 Sept)
Scrappers Delight - paper piecing (10 Sept)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Comissions for ladies...

Wow! Didn't realise it had been so long since I last blogged!
 It's been a busy time, and the summer hols are almost over! Boo hoo!!!  ;(
So, I thought I would get myself into gear and show a few more of my cards.
The first one is for a friend, to give to her friend, for her birthday.
I have had the image for ages... sorry, can't remember where it's from.
I matted it onto my minds eye paper,
added some MS punched butterflies and
a couple of co-ordinating paper flowers at the bottom.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft your passion - 176 - summer flowers (26.aug.13)

The Paper Gils challenge - 38 - photo inspiration (1. sept. 13)
Scrap creations - GGSC159 - girls just wanna have fun (28. aug. 13)
In the pink challenge - 26 - birthday (22. aug 13)

This card is A4 - for a friends Mum, or Mam, as she wanted.
The brief was... "She likes bags and flowers. "
So, she got a bag and a my fave colours!
Glossy accents plays well on this card...on the sunflower middle and
the little heart tag, and the handbag handle.
MS punched butterflies again - that's a firm favourite!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Totally Papercrafts -180 - favourite colours (23.aug.13)
Ribbon Girls - red (25. aug. 13)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Those dreaded for men/ boys!

I was recently asked to make some cards for
some males... music, sport & graduation.
 First up, is the music card...for Lewis.
I decoupaged the ipod and used glossy accents on the window and button.
The music and the microphone were images on my pc that I have had for ages.
The backing paper is a sticky paper that I love...bought it
years ago, in Paperchase.
It's covered in music stuff...drawings of guitars, hifis, stereos, headphones, allsorts!
A bit of dry embossing round the edges finished this.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make it Monday - 151 - anything goes (ends 4th August)

 Good ol' wrapping paper again!
Can't believe I have only just thought of buying it to use on my cards!
Think this one cost me 20p for the sheet...and I could prob make about 10 cards from it!
I backed all the pieces on card to give them more strength, then decoupaged the balls,
so that they stand out from the page.
I twiddled about on the pc to make the sentiment on the blue square.
I'm quite pleased with this one!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Pile it on - 30 - anything goes (ends 3rd August)

Finally, this one was made using some of my pc images, and backing paper.
I decoupaged the scroll and balloon
and tried to make sure the sentiment looked like it could be handwriting.
I was asked to add something to do with music.. and as a final thing,
I popped on a brad in the shape of a camera.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Birthday cards for Mum and Dad

I made cards for both Mum and Dad recently, for their birthdays...

 This first one is for Dad.
He loves his sweets... esp the retro ones.
I fell in love with these images when I found them on a piece of wrapping paper!
Infact, I got about 40 images on the wrapping paper...
all jars of sweets, inc: wine gums, humbugs, mint imperials, 
aniseed balls, sherbet lemons, parma violets...  all with glitter here n there!
I used my new bargain punch (£1 at a boot sale) 
to make the shelves..and used a  (candy-striped) DCWV paper for backing.
I decoupaged some of the tags / labels and added glossy accents to some 
of the sweets.
Dad loved it!  x
I would like to enter this into the following challenges... 
Inky chicks - 9 - summer colours (ends 3rd August)
Craftin desert divas - 11 - birthdays (ends 4th August)

Mum loves her kitchen and all things american...
and I knew as soon as I saw this image - that she would love it.
I have had it quite a while...think I got it on PC Crafter website. 
I decoupaged lots of the bits on the shelf and added some glossy accents to some.
I found a poem that I thought she would like, too.
A bit of red ribbon down the side, and
backed on red gingham... it went down a treat! 

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Birthday girls (comissions)

I was asked for two for a real pink / purple girly girl,
and the other for a girl... but not girlie colours.

 This was the pink / purple one.
I used a docrafts paper and decoupaged some of the images,
using glitter on some parts too. 
I made the sentiment in publisher, then diecut the shape on my bigshot. 
A couple of martha stewart butterflies, a ribbon and a bit of embossing round the edge,
finished this card off. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
 C.R.A.F.T. challenge - 217 - for the girls (ends 1st August)
Craft your passion - 172 -happy birthday (ends 29th July)
That craft place - its a girl things (ends 5th August)

Again, I used a docrafts paper, with a pink petticoat image and my own sentiment.
I added fanciful flourish swirls behind the image, some gems on the chandelier, a bit of
embossing and a narrow piece of red ribbon to finish the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Inky impressions - 117 - birthdays (ends 31st July)
Crafty cardmakers - 96 - birthday (ends 29th July)


Friday, 26 July 2013

It's Wedding season!

I have had a few wedding commissions recently...

I was asked to make a card with the wedding colours...silver and fushia pink.
I think the image is stampin bella...but don't quote me on that. 
(I found this one image in my stash as I was searching through.)
Sentiments printed directly onto card. 
Embossed hearts background done on my bigshot.
Coloured in in promarkers.
Silver ribbon leftover from a box of chocs, I think!
Martha Stewart punched butterflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting with dragonflies - 7 - wedding card (ends 7th August)
Di's digi stamp challenge - wedding/anniversary/congrats (ends 3rd August)


 I was asked to make this card (and the one below) on July 4th...
the wedding was on July 5th! Lol!
I designed a sentiment, cut it on my bigshot, printed out a paper from 
"funky fairies" - sadly, no longer online.
Added a couple of MS butterflies and a little heart buckle and ribbon.
(Had just bought the buckle the day before... never used one before, but loved the look of this.)
Inked and embossed round the edge of the purple paper, to finish.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges... 
Paper playtime - 15 - use patterned paper (ends 4th August)
Eclectic ellapu -shades of purple, with butterfly. (ends 28th July)
Opus Gluei - 161- weddings (ends 28th July)

Yet another docrafts paper was used for the backing of this card..
I like the confetti look of the paper.
I drew and cut the main shape myself..and printed the sentiment
and pink petticoat image directly onto it.
I edged the shape with yellow chalk
and another little heart buckle, threaded with ribbon.
Woodware punched butterflies in gold, finish off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Glitter n sparkle - 42 - weddings (ends 28th July)
Little claires - 35 - wedding (ends 16th August)

Friday, 28 June 2013


I bought a cute little memory box cat die weeks and weeks and weeks ago.....

and hadn't got round to using it yet,
so thought I had better have a play! 
This was a really quick card... a digi-stamp sentiment, digi stamp hearts, cat die, 
tied ribbon, some glossy accents on the hearts, and hand embossed around the edge.
Easy - and I like it! x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Hanna and friends challenge - monochrome (ends 3rd July)
My hearts pieces challenge - use a digi stamp (ends 4th July)
Scrappers delight challenge - die cuts / punches (ends 9th July)
Cupcake craft challenge - CAS - no flowers (ends 30th June)
The paper nest dolls challenge - animals (ends 6th July)
Catered Crop - die cuts / punches (ends 6th July)
Quirky crafts challenge - everybody wants to be a cat! (ends 6th July)

Friday, 21 June 2013

Wedding card

Thought I would share a card I made recently, for a commission from a friend...

I was asked to make a card for her friends...who had been
cycling together around Madagascar!
I really thought that was worth including in the card.
I have had this digi image a while...sorry-I don't know where it's from.
I used a pink petticoat digi paper behind it,
as that was the blue they had used on the invitations they sent out.
I did the sentiment on the pc..  and added some pearls and liquid pearls.
The diecut came from a friend.
The ribbon was from my stash ... think I bought it in Abakhan - yonks ago! :)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Digitally Sweet - celebration DSC 41 (ends 27th June)
Wags n Whiskers challenge - wedding / love / anniversary (ends 27th June)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - recipe ... image, ribbon, pearls, sentiment (ends 26th June)
Creative Belli - wedding CBC 172 (ends 31 June)
Everybody Art challenge - wedding  (ends 15th June)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Fathers Day

I made this recently for my Dad - for fathers day.
I knew what I wanted to do with this (freebie) stamp, as soon as I saw it!
I have stamped the image onto a chalked background:
 I used a cotton wool ball and some dovecraft chalks, which I have had FOREVER! :)
I embossed around the image, onto kraft card, then added a stamped deckchair...
which also came on the freebie stamp set.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges...
Chalk n stock -GDT anything goes  (ends 28th June)  
DL.Art blog - fathers day (ends 26th June)
Addicted to stamps  - addicted to CAS (ends 18th June)
Crafting by design - fathers day (ends 18th June)      
Crafting for all seasons - one for the guys  (ends 29th June)
Belli challenge - fathers day (ends 18th June)
The sisterhood of crafters - men / boy (ends 23rd June)
The stamping chef - for dad (ends 19th June)
Anything challenge - fathers day (ends 17th June)
Creative craft challenge - we love you dad (ends 23rd June)

I made this card in a very similar way -
this was a commission for a friend, for her children to give to their dad.
My friend has just had a baby, so I had to play about and jiggle to size this pram so that
it would fit perfectly with the freebie stamp I had.
I made the sentiment on the computer, as she specifically wanted
the word "Daddy" on there.
This card is also a lot taller and slimmer than the first card I made (above).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Scrap creations blog -  GGSC154 fathers day (ends 18th June)
Jellypark challenge - masculine (ends 27th June)
Kitty bee designs - fathers day / masculine (ends 21st June) 
 Polkadoodle blog - male (ends 23rd June)
Stamping with the Dragon blog - one for dad (ends 21st June)
Hobby Cutz challenges - masculine / fathers day (ends 22nd June)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Gorjuss girls...

I made this card recently for a friend to give to her sister...
 and she loved it soooooo much, she asked me to make her one,
so she could put it into a frame.
So..... I made her one, and put it into a lovely wood / glass frame,
for her birthday, recently. She LOVED it!
As you will see, I used a gorjuss girls image,
a digi backing paper in her fave colour, pc generated sentiment
(obviously, I left this out, on her framed piece),
I punched the border piece with my boot-sale bargain border punch ( £1 !),
some punched butterflies and glossy accents on the hearts.
 I would like to entre this into the following challenges....
Glitter n sparkle blog - anything beginning with "b" (ends 8th June )

Sunday, 26 May 2013

And even more commissions...

Thought I would show a couple more cards I have been
making... requests from my work colleagues ....
"Can I have a card...from my toddler son, to his fave nursery nurse, who is leaving nursery?"
Well, I thought I was going to be stumped with that request...
I thought and thought and decided I wanted it to have
something childlike on there, somewhere...
I eventually came up with this...
Papers from my minds eye.
Butterflies punched from new Martha Stewart punch.
Inked edges, matted and layered,
and hand drawn faux stitching.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Love to Create challenge - For a child (this card is "for a child...  to give"... ends 27th May)
This is an A4 card.
"Can you make a card with a morrocan theme, for my sister? Oh, she loves bags too!"
Sentiment - computer generated.
Bag - pink petticoat image.
Paper - found on the internet.
Border... not sure, but I bought this one in a load of punched
 borders on a car boot sale last yr!
Butterflies,..again, Martha Stewart.
I would like to add this to the following challenges...
That craft place - dies and punches. (ends 8th June)
Papertake weekly - Paper piecing (the "40") (ends 27th May)
Chocolate coffee and cards - use a number (ends 31st May)
Both cards were extremely well received! ;)
I love that feeling,,, when you make someone so happy, with something you've made! xx

Friday, 17 May 2013

Engagement cards

 I made these recently...just felt like making some engagement cards for my 
ever-handy "box."

 I was inspired by a card I saw on Docrafts...
and made my own version. 
I drew a hand shaped template and chalked round the edge
to get the hand-print shape, added a large gem and a little gold promarker -
for the ring - and a computer generated sentiment. 
Finished the edges with a bit of rounding on the corners.

I would like to add this into the following challenges...
CAS on Sunday - pastel pretties (ends 24th May)
The corrosive challenge - use a sentiment (ends may 26th May)
My craft spot - invitations and announcements (ends 22nd May)
Sarah Hurley challenge blog - shades of blue (ends 26th May)
Chalk n stock - use chalk (ends 31st May)

This is a dovecrafts paper that I found in my stash on a recent clear out.
It was not quite big enough of a piece, to cover a card, so was about to be resigned
to my "bits of paper box" when this card popped into my head!
I found loads of scraps I'd forgotten I had!  Lol...
I printed on a sentiment, added a thin (hand-tied-bow) ribbon,
and Bobs-your-uncle!   ;)

I would like to add this to the following challenges...
Hiding in my craft room challenge - use those scraps! (ends 17th May) HIMCR97
Pumpkin spice - flowers (ends 18th May)
Use your stuff - flowers (ends 20th May)
Shopping our stash - scrap attack (ends 21st May)