Thursday, 30 December 2010

Niece's Birthday

Hi There

Well after not crafting for a week or so, I had all day yesterday to watch QVC's craft day and craft. So why did I feel rotten and go to bed for 2 hours in the afternoon????
Got up and had something to eat, then went to play for an hour or so.

This is the card I made for my niece's birthday. The backing papers are from Kars Xmas stack, they were green and ivory, but a quick wipe over with Tattered Rose distress ink and they changed colour to just what I wanted! The SWALK image was again coloured in with my Promarkers and die cut with my Big Shot using Nesties Labels 1. The backing die sut was not quick the right shade of pale pink so I again changed it with my distress inks. Can you tell I like them! Some pale pink ribbon around the spine and a really cute card for a fab niece.
Apart from the stamped image all my goodies were bought from The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Christmas Goodies

Well hello there.

Just wanted to let you all know what goodies I got from my Dear Hubby and my boys for Christmas.
They know that I love crafting, so they went to my favourite Craft Shop, The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth. There they had a word with Gwen, the owner and bought me a EKSuccess Circle sisscor (i saw this being demo'd in November and thought it was fabby), some Cutterbee reverse Tweezers (they are closed, unless you squeeze them, fabby for if you need something to stay together whilst the glue sets). An EKSuccess edger punch, these are so easy to use and a Pink Bind It All tool kit. Apparentley these were on special offer at almost half price, so he got me this so I can just grab and go when I am going to a class or crop. I think he gets fed up of me running around at the last min looking for things! !

Hope you all got something good from Santa, and if he left you some money, why not pop along to the Stamp Pad in the New Year to spend your pennies on some fab goodies for yourself. Sale starts 4th Jan, leave some goodies for me!

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Mojo Monday 171

Hello there

Hope you have all had a fantastic and peaceful Christmas, and Santa brought you what you wanted!
I have not done much crafting, been far to busy cooking and sorting things out for family.

Today I have been playing as I have a number of birthdays coming up. So I have used the Mojo Monday sketch to try and get the crafting mojo up and working again.

I have used an 8x8 square card, the backsground spotted card is the gorgeous BoBunny, the pink paper is Basic Grey. The image is a SWALK stamp, stamped and coloured in with my Promarkers. I love these stamps as they as soo good for so many occassions.the scentiment is a peel off on white card, inked with Tattered Rose distress ink and then they were die cut using my Nesties, circles and scalloped circles.

Hope you like this card.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Mojo Monday 170

Well here is my effort for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

I decided to stay away from festive cards as I feel all christmased out today!
The paper is BoBunny Skyblue beadboard, which I have had for a while, waiting for the 'right' card to use it on.
The shapes were cut with my nesties on my bigshot. Two things I couldn't live without!
The die cut us a Lili of the Valley, a bored boy, sounds just about right for a 13year old!

Hope you enjoy my card today.
All comments appreciated.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 20 December 2010

A Bookmark / Card

Hello there

I have made a card for a friend of mine who has a birthday in December. I decided not to make it very chrsitmassy so decide to go with a card with snowflakes on. The stamps i used were by Elusive Images, an A4 stamp sheet with some gorgeous wintery images on. I stamped the background paper with various snowflake stamps from the set in shades of blue, then I stamped the long swirly stamp on the tag in white and then embossed with white detailed powder. I put the long tag on the card, but this is easily removed to be used as a bookmark. I also wrote a message on the back for her.
The ribbon was just put across the card at different angles, cos' I couldn't get it straight!

Happy crafting

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Been Busy

Hi There

Has anyone else been soo busy that they haven't had time to think????
Good I thought it was just me!

I had a little play earlier for the Waltzing Mouse Sketch challange, I based it on a card I did last year at a workshop. I think I have remembered it weel enough to have recreated it!
This is the sketch for challenge #28

And this is my attempt!

I used some of last years Christmas papers, I think it was Wassail by Basic Grey. The inside was stamped with a green ink pad.

I hope you like this.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Hi there

How many of you have hubbys or partners who promise other people that you will do a personalised card for them, before they ask you? !
My hubby has promised our neighbour a card for his wife for christmas. Not any old card though, their garden came 3rd in the local Gardens In Bloom competition, so I was given 3 photos of their garden looking fantastic in the snow of the last week!

This is my first attempt, with a jumping poinsetta! Quite nice I thought, given that they wanted the photo of the garden and I felt quite restricted by this. My hubby came in to see how the card was coming along and said, "well thats  not as good as you normally do, can't you do something better? ! ? So after taking it apart and spending another hour on it this is what I came up with. I must admit that I do really like it now.

I again used the Marianne papers and a prima poinsetta, however I didn't like the leaves which came with the Prima flower so I die cut some Marianne ones and seperated them and used these instead! The frame was nked using Tattered Rose and then Nesties used for the greeting.

Happy Crafting

Friday, 10 December 2010

Special Friends

Well I thought today I would show you all cards made for special friends. I was going to made three individual cards, but then I worries that if one turned out nicer than the others, who would I give that too without showing favouritism? Silly I know, but hey thats me!

For these cards I used white with a hint of gold pearlescent card, die cut with a Marianne frame die, whilst still in the die I inked it using Pumice Stone Distress ink tyo make the embossing stand out and then lightly coloured the background panel in using the same. I then did the stamped image using Pumice Stone. The Stamp is by Inkadinkadoo bought from The Stamp Pad, it was on special offer so what is a crafter to do???
The card base is A4 pearlescent folded in half. The background paper is from the Christmas Marianne paper packs I then printed the sentiment on the computer, die cut with my nesties (beaded ovals) inked with the same ink to tie in. I then layered up some Prima poinsetta flowers and leaves, stuck them on with Pinflair glue. I was very unsure about this glue, but now I am absolutly hooked! ! It acts just like silicone, but without the smell! And you can put it into a syringe for accurate application (rather than getting it everywhere as I usually do! )
I added some ribbon and a knot (struggle with bows!) and a few gems on the die cut.

Here are the other variations I did. Hope my favourite friends liked them too, lets just hope they don't prefer each others?

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Hi There

Hello Again

Well this is another card which I made at the Stamp Pad last weekend. This card was made using both Basic Grey Wassail and BoBunny Noel papers.
The satin green ribbon was threaded through a piece of cream card before being stuck onto the card. The baubles are cut out of a piece of the BoBunny paper, shaped and stuck on with silicone glue to give them shape.
Hopefully this will make someone somwhere smile, on such a miserable day!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hi there

Well when is this snow going to go? I'm cold and it's too icy now to go out. Well it is for fun, unfortunatley can still make it to work :(
I made this card at the weekend at The Stamp Pad. It is A5 recycled card for the main card. The fabby new BoBunny Christmas range of papers.The emmbossed panel was done using the Tim Holtz folders. The gorgeous poinsetta flower was made with the Marianne Dies. I am supposed to be on a stash ban but just had to buy this die. It cuts and embosses the veins in the petals and leaves. As it is a die, does this count as breaking my stash ban??? It's not stash after all and it can be used over and over again? ? ? ?
Oooh just a heads up for anyone who wants a Bind-it-all tool tote, They have got some in the Stamp Pad at a really, really good price! Having resisted for about 2 years I saw the price and Iswear it jumped into my basket sooo very quick! Have a look The Stamp Pad or give Gwen a call.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Mojo Monday 168

Hi there

Here is my effort for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.
I have used a 7 x 5 card blank. The background paper is from GCD Joyful Peace paper stack. The Topper is a Kanban one. The ribbon is BoBunny and I used 5 'nailhead' stickers. All of the goodies used on this card were bought from The Stamp Pad, Greenfield.

Hope you like my interpretation of this sketch, off to have tea and get ready for the big Corrie episode tonight.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 5 December 2010

More Christmas !

Hi There

Well the snow is finally thawing, even though my boys are still trying to sledge on about 2" of it! Bless them, they try hard!
I have added a photo of a card I made for a 'family' rather than a couple or friend.]
Again I used the Forever Friends die dut decoupage, this time I did the card A5 Landscape. I cut the card in half and then stuck it together down the left hand side for a bit of something different! Matted onto Mirri card and then pale blue paper. I stuck royal blue grossgrain ribbon dowm the side that had 'Let it Snow' printed on it.

Hope somebody somewhere gets some inspiration from my cards


Friday, 3 December 2010

More Christmas Cards

Well Here we are again with another Forever Friends Die cut decoupage card. These are great as I can sit in frount of the tv and shape the individual pieces, then they don't take long to put together. I usually have a bag of made up toppers ready for when I need to make a card. This one is just matted onto silver mirri card and the backing is a HOTP paper sheet. The ribbon reads 'Let It Snow' and a personalised greeting matted onto silver mirri card.

Hoping to get at least some of the classess done on this weekends 'cyber crop' over on UKScrappers. Should have been on our Crafty Girls christmas do tomorrow, but unfortunately the snow has meant we have to cancel. I don't think it's worth risking going out in deep snow if we don't really need to :(
Girls we need to have a drink together before christmas!

Happy crafting

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Christmas Cards

Hi Again

Well we had a fun night last night! ! I had just settled down with a hot cup of tea about 7.30pm whhen the power went off! ! No lights, no heating :( No computer, no crafting, what is a girl to do???
2 1/2 hours with nothing to do, couldn't even colour in stamped images, as it was too dark.

So today I am blogging a card I have made for a neighbour for christmas, may have to blog a few more from this order!

I used a Die cut decoupage from Forever Friends for this one. When I had used the foam pads, as suggested it didn't look 'right'. So using a trick which I picked up from The Stamp Pad, I took it apart and shaped the individual pieces before putting back together with silicone glue.  Hope this helps some of you too.

Happy crafting