Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Hello There

Today I thought I would share with you some more Lili of the Valley images.

This First one is a stamp called Big Present. Again he was coloured in with Promarkers and then Die cut using Nesties Labels 10. The papers are from the fabby First Edition Pads Isabella and Summer Breeze.
All sections of the card were inked with Distress inks.

This second card is made with a stamp called 'The Little Things'. Again it was coloured in using promarkers and the die cut with Nesties Labels 10. A Marianne Flourish and two corners finish this card off.

I hope you like these cards
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012


I would like to share with you a card I made for a friend's birthday.
Now my friend is known in work for her love of shoes and bags. When I saw this stamp from Lili of the Valley it just shouted out to me for my friends birthday card.
The paper is by First Edition 'Boho Chic', The image and mat were cut using Nesties, Labels 18 on my Big Shot. I also die cut the two flourishes from Marianne Dies on this as well. The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, and the ones which were a little too pale, I inked with distress inks to match the card! The image was coloured in with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the Lili of the Valley Challenge - My Favoutite Craft Tool (Big Shot & Nesties).
I would also like to enter it into the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you like this card

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Hi All

Well today I would like to share with you some more cards made using the gorgeous First Edition pads. 
This time the pad used was Boho Chic.

 For this first card we teamed the papers with a fabby raspberry red plain card. The whole thing was matted and layered, the stickers are by Simply Creative. The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.

This next card is a little different in that where you can see the punched line is the end of the front of the card. The card actually stands on the edge of the Nesties Labels 22. The rest is just matting and layering. The lovely little stamp in the middle is from a set of Hampton Art stamps. These are currently on special offer at The Stamp Pad. They are a fantastic price!

Again this is a different style of card in that it doesn't actually open up! The patterned piece in the back puls out and would make a fantastic invitation. The blank is made from two 6x6" card blanks stuck together and then the opposite corners removed and stuck down. The scalloped ovals were die cut with nestabilities using my trusty Big Shot. Again the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.

Happy Crafting 

See you soon 


Friday, 4 May 2012

Good Morning

Today I would like to share with you a Twisted double easel card which I made during a workshop with the Talented Gwen at The Stamp Pad. I definately would not have attempted this on my own at home! 

We started with an A5 card blank. The papers are from First Editions 'New Leaf' pad.  The construction was fairly simple, we cut the front of the card approx 2.5" from one end. The smaller section was then scored in half  horizontally, the larger section scored corner to corner. The it was just a case of decorating a matching panel for each 'easel' and then attaching then to the card base. The bottom of the card was then covered with another paper from the stack and then a border of cardstock and ribbon was attached using foam pads to act as a stop for the upright panels. We used the Sizzix framlets die on the larger panel, and then decorated with coordinating stickers from Simply Creative.

I hope this has been easy for you to follow.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Today I would like to share with you a Keepsake box I have done for my Niece. She requested this to put all the cards in which she received when her baby was born in January. I didn't want it overly fussy as I guess it will have to stand the test of time.
The box was a sturdy bought from The Range. I covered it with pale blue acrylic paint, inside and out. I then put coordinating papers on each side and then one on the top. I stuck some fabby baby ribbon across the lid. I have had this ribbon for a number of years waiting for the 'right thing' to use it on.
Around the edge of the lid I stuck some spotty blue ribbon.

The inside was painted pale blue, if this gets dirty I can always give it a quick cover!

Then on the lid I made a spray of blue flowers and attached 2 lengths of ribbon, one says 'Ten little fingers' and the other says 'Ten Little Toes'

I hope she like this.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hello there

Sorry I haven't been blogging recently, I have had a number of family issues to deal with and this has taken up a lot of my free time. Anyway I thought I would share with you a couple of card I have made using the Fist Edition Pad 'New Leaf'. I love these pads as you get a variety of papers , some double sided and some with Glitter on.
This first card is A5 Landscape. The die cut shapes were cut on the Big Shot using the Sizzix Damask Frame.These dies are fab as as well as use for matting and layering, the outer die has a decorative edge. A couple of decorative nail heads and some fabby stickers from a company called Simply Creative.

This next card is a 6" square card. On this one the glittered paper (although it is more a cardstock weight) was matted onto pale blue card, A strip of the flowery glittered paper with a punched edge of pale blue. Then two squares of matching papers from the same stack, again matted onto pale blue. A blue ribbon bow, some of the flower stickers from Simply Creative and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for stopping by. 
I appreciate all comments you may have on my cards.