Saturday, 29 October 2011

A quickie from me!

Good morning

Just a quickie from me this morning as I am off for a full weekend of crafting with the lovely girls from The Stamp Pad.
I'm afraid its another Christmas card from me again, mind I still have lots to do.
Another square card! Green backing paper and red cardstock, edged with a Martha Stewart  punch. Overstamped with snowflakes in Forest Green. The die cut was layered with Nestabilities eyelet circles. The die cut was gently inked with fired brick and second stamped with a snowflake from inkadinkadoo. A Pri,a poinsetta and there you have it.

Be back soon and show goodies I make over this weekend.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Christmas Again

Hi There

Yep it's more Christmas cards from me again today. Again I decided to try and use up 'old' stash, well last years anyway. The background for these cards is a paper from the Bobunny AnnaSophia (?) range. The front was just not me, although I had used every other paper in the range.

So I turned the paper over to reveal this nice green side. The I inked the edges of the die cut image and then stamped a snowflake image with Forest Moss distress inks. Then I used the same ink to add snowflakes to the green paper. The snowflakes on the die cut are second impression images. So I inked the stamp, stamped on the green paper and then again on the die cut image to give a softer impression.

I have done the same on this green paper, I gently inked it to tone it in with everything else, then stamped snowflakes over it. I added some red flowers and green foiliage to finish the card off.

Thursday, 27 October 2011



Still keeping with the Christmas theme, how many of you buy a pack of Christmas papers and end up with ones you don't know what to do with, or just don't like ? ? ? Well I decided to get some of may papers out from a range by a company called Delish. I had used most of the papers and was just left with a couple in each colourway.
With these cards I used the pale blue with white script background paper. Then the multi word paper (Which I really didn't like:)) I turned the paper over to reveal the dark blue and die cut the Nestabilitie Fleur De Lis Pendant shape. I then went back to the pale blue script and die cut a smaller fleur de lis pendant. Then I used a sheet of 3d bauble stickers to pop in the middle if the design. These style of cards are great if you have a number of card to do fairly quickly.

These cards were made on  a similar theme. This time it was the red  version of the pack. I used the red with darker red script as the backgrounds. The I die cut the nestabilities scalloped square mats from the patterned paper (this was far to busy for me as a stand alone piece of paper). The middle card is a square from the text sheet of paper with the work Christmas highlighted with stickles. The other 2 cards have a small piece of red paper with white script on, and then a 3d sticker added to the card.

Woo hooo not only have a made some more Christmas cards, but I have also used up papers and stickers which have been sat in my stash for far too long. Does this mean I can go and restock? . . . . . . . . .
Hubby says no, I have to use far more stash up first !

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Hi there

Sorry I have been missing a few days. I did a Craft table top sale (Like a car boot) on Saturday and was soooo tired I slept most of Sunday :(
Yesterday I went to see my great-niece for her first birthday, only planed on being an hour but ended up staying all day. She was soooo cute and spent so much time playing to her audience.
Anyway, here is another Christmas card from me. I'm loving non-traditional Christmas colours at the moment.
This is a square card blank, The background paper is from the Artoz Winter pad. Lili of the Valley die cut, with added glitter, marred and layered onto Bazzill card. Flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers and swirls die cut from the same coloured bazzill.

I hope you like this card, I really do appreciate all your comments.

Friday, 21 October 2011

A Birthday Card

Good morning

Today I would like to share with you a girly birthday card I was asked to make for a friend's daughters birthday.
This was a larger scalloped 6x8" card. The background paper is from a First Edition paper pad called Summer Breeze. The Tatty Ted image is decoupaged and matted onto brown pearl paper and then white card, which have been die cut using Nesties Labels 10. The tag is also a nesties which has been inked with spun sugar distress inks. The ribbon through this is not actually ribbon as I had none to match, so I cut a narrow strip of the brown paper and threaded this through instead! A Birthday Girl peel off and there you go.

Hope you like this card

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Another Christmas One

Hi There

I am on quite a roll with some Christmas cards at the moment. Today I would like to share with you another Lili of the Valley die cut one.
This one was quite simple in that I simply put the backing paper down the left hand side (Oops really should measure better!). Inked the edges of the die cut and added stickles glitter glue to the angels wings and the snow. Added some blue nail heads and that is another card done.
I may even have enough cards made before I need to send them this year!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

More Cute Cards

Hi There

I would just like to share with you a couple more of the smaller square cards which I have made recently. This first one is for the Lili of the Valley Challenge, this week it is Warm and Cozy. I'm sure these children are wrapped up nice and warm to be building that snowman.

This one is again using the same papers. I am trying to use them and not save 'bits' for later. Its kind of working at the moment. A Lili of the Valley die cut this time, with a little extra colouring in by me. Sometimes they just don't have enough colour on. Glamour dust on the fur on the hats and scarfs and also on the snowflakes in the sky. The edge of the die cut has been edged with green distress ink. A row of three red gems top left and bottom right finish this off nicely.

This is another die cut from Mo Manning. This little boy is so cute and just looks like he is singing for his supper. I have matted this onto some patterned red paper and used an inverted corner punch. A strip of green ribbon across the bottom. The flowers are from Wild Orchid as is the Heart pin. The two sprigs are punched out of Green card. Some red nailheads in top left and bottom right and around the die cut finish it off.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hi There

Well another day closer to Christmas, how many cards have you made yet??

I have decided this year to do some smaller cards as well as my usual 7x5" and 5 or 6" square. I find these a little less daunting, especially when you have quite a few to make. And after all, small things come in small packages!

 Both these cards are 4" square. The die cut shapes are by Mo Manning for the Hobby House. Althought the die cuts are on white card, this didn't look right on my card so, I inked it with Forest Moss distress ink and the matted it onto green cardstock which had been die cut with Nesties Labels 1. I then stamped a few snowflakes on the backing paper as well. A strip of green ribbon down the left hand side. Red card stock was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. A poinsetta and tow green punched pine branches.

This second card is again a 4" square card. This time the die cut was inked with Fired brick distress ink and stamped over with another snowflake stamp. The die cut behind the image is a Marianne die cut out in red card. A green ribbon over the join of the papers and some more Wild Orchid flowers and a red heart pin finish this card off.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge

Good Morning

Today I would like to show you my entry for this weeks Wild Orchid Challenge. The theme this week is Christmas Fun. I'd like to think my stamped image shows this little girl is having fun.
Although this was a Christmas stamp, I have coloured her in autumnal colours and used this as a basis for my card. The card is a 5.5" square card blank, the brown backing paper is by Artoz, the Autumn pad. The stripe down the left and the backing for the image are also from this pad. The Nellie stamp was coloured with my promarkes and then die cut with Nesties large scalloped oval. This image was then gently inked with spiced marmalade distress inks whilst still in the die, to give the white edge. I have glittered her cuffs and the fur around her hood and also her star. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I am so loving flowers at the moment!
Hope you like what I have done with this stamp. So a Christmas stamp may not necessarily be just for Christmas :) May have to look at some of my other ones now.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Hi There

Good morning

Today I would like to share with you a card, once again using the Lili of the Valley die cuts sheets. I would like to enter this for this weeks Lili of the Valley challenge. The challenge this week was 'Warm and Cozy'. I think these children definitely look that with their hats, scarfs and boots.
The backing papers are Craftwork cards, Christmas Warren. Although these die cuts are coloured, sometimes there is not enough colour for me :( So out come the promarkers to add a bit extra, then my distress inks around the lamp and in the sky. Please excuse the mark where I tried to blend distress inks on top of not quite dry stickles. Some small red gems in the corners finish it off.

Hope you like this card.
I appreciate any comments, good and not so good.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Craftwork Cards

Hi There

Sorry for no posts for a couple of days. Computer has been playing up :(

Anyway here a few card made with Craftwork Cards Frosty Friends Collection. I love this collection as the images come as black and white and you can colour them if you wish or not!

The papers are also from this collection, but not at all Cristmassy.
Thanks to Gwen at The Stamp Pad for a fabby workshop with these products.

Hope you like these.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Another Cute card!

Hi There

I want to share with you a card I made last weekend. I still had the papers on my desk from the card I made for the Our Creative Corner challenge. So I decided, rather than put the papers away and probably never see light of day again, that I would try and make another card up with them. This is my effort.
The papers are the reverse of an old BoBunny paper, as is the green mat which has been die cut.. The leaf strip from the Artoz Autumn pad. Lili of the Valley stamped image coloured with Promarkers, die cut with Nesties Labels 11. Lili of the Valley ticket stamp inked with distress inks. Three copper nailheads on the side of the die cut, A length of green ribbon and three buttons finish it off.

I hope you like this one!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Cutie Pie / Lili of the Valley Challenge

Hello there

Here is my entry for this weeks Cutie Pie Challenge. The remit this week was to use different things on your card from the following 'Bingo Card'.
This is my card.
This is a square card. The background paper is from the Winter Artoz paper pad. A Lili of the valley Angel die cut,  this was matter onto lilac/purple card stock. The same card was used to die cut the Marianne flourish. Flowers from Wild Orchid, twig punched with green card stock. The Angel has had her wings sprinkled with glamour dust as is the snowy branches at the top. Some pale blue gems in the corners to add a bit of bling.

I would also lie to enter this into the Lili of the Valley 'Let it Snow' challenge.

Paper, card stock Marianne die and gems from The Stamp Pad.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Blog Candy

Hi there

This is just to let you know about some blog candy on offer over at the Craft Room.
If you click on the link you too can enter to win this fabulous stamp plate.

Our Creative Corner

Good morning!

Today I would lie to share with you my card for this weeks Our Creative Corner challenge. The remit this week was to use the following colours.
This is my take on these colours.
The image is a Lili of the Valley Die cut.The pale green background paper is from the BoBunny Shabby Princes range. The leaf paper is from a gorgeous paper pad by Artoz, the Autumn one. The darker green is the back of a Christmas stripe paper. The leaf border is also from the same Artoz pad. Flower and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Brown gems in top right and bottom left finish the card off.

Not sure about putting flowers on a 'boys' card, but quite liking this at the moment.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Another Christmas One

Hi There

Just a quick post from me today, work is very very busy and making me extremely tired :(

This is two photos of the same card. One with a poinsetta flower an one without. The card was die cut with a marianne die through the Big shot machine, the stamp is a Dawn's Stamp from Nellie Snellen. Coloured with promarkers, the card was inked whilst in the die with distress ink Victorian Velvet. The fur on the little girls collar and cuff and also
on the pom pom on her hat are all glittered with Glamour dust as were the snowflakes, which don't show up very well :( The I threaded red ribbon through the Hole in the card and tied it in a bow at the top.

So come on then, do I leave the flower on or take it off ? ? ?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Good Morning

Hi there

This morning I would like to show a Christmas card I made using a new set of Die cut images I bought from the Craft show at Leigh last weekend. The images are by Mo Manning and the sheets were bought from The Hobby House.
I loved this image as the cheeky child show all the fun of Christmas. This is a 6" square card blank, Red card stock. The stripy paper is from the Craftwork Cards Warren Christmas Collection. Three prima poinsettas and 2 gold holly leaves. The 2 swirls are die cut on my big shot using a Marianne die.

I hope you like this card.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Hi There


Today I would like to share with you another card suitable for a little boy.
This is quite a simple card. A square card blank with blue stripy paper. Then 2 strips of glittery spotty paper backed with dark blue card stock. A cute Lili of the Valley image of boy in a chair (So looks like my dad!) again backed onto dark blue card stock. 3 shimmery blue card candy top right and bottom left and there you have it.
Sorry this is just a quick one today, went to a craft show on sunday and only intended being a hour or so, was there over 4 hours, Ooops. Never mind have to go, the dreaded housework to do!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Girly Card

Good Morning

I am loving this sunny weather at the moment. This has inspired me to make the following card. The image is yet another Lili of the Valley one.
This is a 5.5" square card. The background papers are from the First Edition Summer Breeze paper pad. The image has been die cut with Nesties Labels 10. Prima leaves and then two tone pink and cream roses layers up with flat white and cream flowers. Three pale blue gems top right and bottom right. A very cute card and not too difficult. The image was coloured in with Promarkers.

I hope you like this and that it made you feel happy and sunny!