Sunday, 30 September 2012

Rambling Rose

This card is a 6 x 6 and made from a lovely bronze pearlescent card.  Using Creative Expressions, Rambling Rose stamp set, l stamped the rose image with Pumice Stone Distressed Ink, and coloured with my Faber Castell pencils, also stamped the rosebud and coloured in the same way, l then cut out the bud with my spellbinders and also a matt with the same bronze card. Also stamped the leaves with the same distressed ink, coloured once again, and cut out to use as decoupage.  Making three tags with the words and leaves from the same set, l edged all these with my Promarker Gold pen to give a faux matt finish. To complete l punched a ribbon out of vellum, topped it with a spare piece of the bronze card, and placed a toning bow on the corner,
Thank you for taking a look at my blog and any comments greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

50th Birthday

This card was a special order for a 50th Birthday.
I started out with an A5 card and cut to shape using Spellbinders, Grand Labels 23, inked the edges with distressed Ink, Worn Lipstick, l then cut the same shape, but the next size down with paper from my stash, inking the edges with Bundled Sage, and once again cut yet another size down with toning green card inking the edges with Bundled Sage once more. I used a decoupage for the main image, and completed with the 50 cut with my Cricut machine, and a couple of toning gems.
Thank You for taking a look at my blog, any comment you have would be much appreciated.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Xmas Popcorn

Hi everyone, here's my first Christmas card for this year.  This is a 6 x 6 card and l matted a blue paper from my stash, the image is from yet another magazine, Papercraft Essentials Issue 85, it is of course Popcorn all dressed up as Santa,which was free with the mag. l stamped and embossed onto watercolour card, and used a combination of Whisper pens and Aquamarkers, then added crystal glitter onto the "fur", then using my nesties cut it out and using the same nestie for the blue matt and twisted this just to show a small amount, having inked the top layer with Faded Jeans distressed ink. Added the message and also a few snowflake peel-offs to complete the card.
Many Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have enjoyed what l have posted. Any comments
would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Thank You card

This is a complete change for me with this card, firstly it is a 6 x 6, and is made from inspiration of the magazine, Cardmaking and Papercraft. As probably we all do, buy mags and if you are like me after reading, the get put aside, so l have made a decision to go thro them and use the stamps that are included, so this is my first one.....l started with plain lilac matt, then used free paper (that was included), then stamped out the image onto watercolour card, yes you heard right, watercolour! using my Whispers pens, coloured the image, then matt it onto pink card, added toning ribbon, and text embellishment off the same set of stamps. Finished off with faux stitching.  Hope you have enjoyed taking a look, and hope you like what you see.  Any comments are welcome, Thank You

Friday, 14 September 2012

Rubys Rainbow challenge

Hi here is my latest card and l have chosen a scalloped 8 x 8, l inked the edges with Worn Lipstick
distressed ink, the backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's "If Flowers could Talk", and l chose the verse from that C.D. too, printed out in word onto card and cut out using Spellbinders, Decorative Labels 8, also inked those edges with the same colour. I then made a triple bow with green organza ribbon, added 3 flowers made with Creative Expressions stamps and edged with Crystal glitter. The spray that is emerging from the flowers is a Marianne die, and once again tinted with the same colour. To finish off l added 3 toning pins, and pink and green gems in the corners. I have made this
card to enter into Rubys Rainbow challenge, Bingo theme and chose Gems, Flowers, and Pins.
Thank you for taking a look at my blog and look forward to any comments.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Bling it Challenge


Hi everyone, here is my latest card which l have made for my friend Sheila's blog challenge.  The main card is of a pale lilac colour and have folded it into a landscape card, using the Hougie board l scored double tramlines all around, then added double sided tape and put purple fine glitter to make a border.
Using "Imagination Crafts" stencil, Leaf Swirl, spread Imaginations Sparkle medium-Diamond onto acetate, left to dry then attached to the card with 4 toning brads.  The topper l stamped out using Debbi Moores stamp, coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs, glittered all the folds of the dress, and border around it and finished off with some gems.  Then l added a sentiment to finish off.
Hope you like this card and have enjoyed your visit to my blog, all comments are welcome.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Anniversay Card

Hi everyone, don't be shocked l am posting again, told you l was going to try and post more often.
Anyway to the card, this is surprise suprise, an A5 portrait card, and l embossed the base matt with
my Dotty embossing folder and then used a pretty frame embossing folder for the second matt, then used large Persian motifs spellbinder for the topper, and inserted their names. To take off the intense
white l placed some tiny flowers. The banner at the bottom of the card is embossed with "on your special day", and l attached with some pretty ribbon.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, and any comments are welcome...Thank You

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Craft Stall

Sorry to not have posted as often as l would like, but have been, once again very busy, l know its no excuse really, but was Mum's 90th birthday and also my daughter-in-laws 50th, its been a really hectic month. I hope that what l  have posted is acceptable, they are what l have been working on for my stall at my local hospital. I was asked if it was possible for personalised baby garments, so got my brain in gear and came up with these. I used various c.d.'s and printed onto transfer paper, was a bit of trial and error but once l had a practice run, finally got it to perfection. I then set about making matching cards, and also gift bags, as suggested by my friend Sheila and priced up different packages etc.
I hope that you have enjoyed taking a look at my blog and if you have any comments they will be gratefully received...Thank You

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Portabello Road

Today l have chosen a card l made a while ago, and surprise its a 8 x 8 square, l do try to made different sizes card but seem to get back to either A5 or 8 x 8's.
Anyway, back to the design, this was made with the Papermania Urban stamps, and are very useful for male cards, which we all find difficult l think. I covered the whole card with some of their backing paper from a pad l purchased at the same time of the stamps, then l stamped the three embellishments onto black card and embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut them out and placed where l needed them. Finished off with two buttons with some twine tied within them.
I do hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog, and please leave any comments...thank you.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Hi, Oh dear, must apologise once again, has it really been a week since l last posted?, really must  get my act together.  haha.
This is yet another Morehead design, but l do like using them, this is an A5 landscape card and l started with a matt of some paper out of my stash, then l chose co-ordinations card and embossed with flowers, then sanded back.  I then cut some yellow card with one of my spellbinders and embossed with a dotty folder, stamped and embossed my image and coloured with Spectrum Noirs, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo distressed ink. Finished it off with a slither of the co-ordinations from the earlier matt and topped with a red ribbon to co-ordinate.  Hope it was worth the wait and promise to update more often.  Many thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and any comments would be much appreciated.