Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last cards of 2008!!!!! Cute card Thursday

This is the card I made with my first House mouse stamp,really love the image Amanda is so sweet. Image just layered on to HOTP backing papers & whispers greeting stamped on. I love am pleased with this stamp the image is lovely & crisp!!! I thought it would be good for the anything goes "Cute card Thursday challenge".
I made this card for a friend who had a little Boy earlier this week. PB image stamped & coloured with watercolour pencils & whispers, mounted on to handmade paper. Printed greeting overlayed with vellum for a more subtle effect. I really enjoy making new baby cards,especially as you know they will be kept and treasured.
Happy New Years to those of you who are celebrating. I have to work tonight but I will be glad of the extra money come payday lol!!!!
Wishing you all the best for 2009!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Treat day!!!

This card has been made with floral Die-cut which I have sanded,mounted on to CB embossed square,and then button stamped background & embellishment.
CB embossed card, stamped image by PB & coloured with liquid pearls. Die-cut flowers with beads for a bit of bling!
I have had a great day so far. This morning I had a wonderful card From Nessy to open, it was so gorgeous I have put it on my kitchen window sill to inspire me when I do the washing up!!!!
I then walked into town to get the food shop, I made the mistake of going in the craft shop!!!!
I couldn't resist a house mouse stamp to start off my collection,so hopefully I will have time to play with that later.
My resolution for 2009 is to try and diversify my cards, I have been doing to many cutsey ones recently. So here are the floral cards I made last night.
Enjoy your day

Friday, December 26, 2008

Back at last!!!!!!!!

I am so sorry to all my crafty blogging friends who I have not been in touch with for ages!!!! I hope you are all having a fab Christmas & have a great new year!!! I have been offline now for a month due to illness,work, Christmas rush etc......
I hope to get cracking again & will enjoy catching up with your blogs!!!! Above is a card I have made for a friends wedding tomorrow!!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hit target!!!

I am pleased to say my charity card box sales exceeded my target of £50!!! Nearly £70 will be going to the St Georges Foundation!,makes all that time spent on maing cards seem worthwhile!!!!!
Below are a couple more cards I did at the weekend for my Christmas cards for Family & Friends!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PB Saturday Challenge card & others

The above card is my entry for this weeks Pb Saturday Challenge, which is "Funky Christmas". I decided to combine pink & black with the PB stamp "Fido's Christmas. I would never normally use these colours for Christmas cards!
These are a couple more I have done for the Family card box!!!! I am gonna have a break from Christmas cards this evening & will enjoy watching the K & Co shows I have recorded on QVC!
Have a fab day!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I would like to thank Sarah on sparkles cards for her kind award, it is for those people who use blogging to pass on thier selfless friendships. I would like to pass it on to Nessy who always takes the time to keep in touch.
I would also like to let you know Debbie has some amazing blog candy to give away, so check it out!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Crafty Weekend!

Just updating blogs with a few cards I made yesterday. The Birthday card is for Zack's best friend who is two on Wednesday!, they seem to be growing up so quick!!!!!!!! I don't use this stamp very much so I just hope the water colouring is OK!
I have also made 6 more Christmas cards, I am especially pleased with little Gem & the robin!!!!
I brought the tiny bow craft Punch from the £1 shop on Friday, so that's why I've got little bows everywhere!!!
I am off to a local craft fayre after lunch & then Mum will be coming round later to help me make my first "Nappy cake". I will let you now how I get on, and post some piccies if its any good!!!!
Hope you are having a great weekend, I will look forward to catching up with your blogs when I have some time tomorrow.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Jackie on sent me this wonderful award!!!!
I am so greatful Jackie, thanks for thinking of me!!!!!! I would love to pass it on but alas don't know how!!!!! So if anyone wants to send this technophobe some basic instructions I would be most greatful!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cute card Thurday Challenge-Snow Family

Managed to complete three of these Snow Family cards this afternoon. I really enjoy using this stamp from Spiral Whisper & of course my CB Snowflake folder is perfect with this image. I am really enjoying making my cards in batches, at last I am making progress!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is the first batch of my own Christmas cards. It seems to be a lot quicker making them in batches. I made 5 of these in about 90 minutes, so a lot quicker than normal. I am also really pleased with the result. Its funny how sometimes you can be happy with something you spend 20 minutes on and yet you can spend hours on some cards & they never feel quite perfect!!!!!
This is the first of the personalised diary's I am making for friends gifts this year, I hope they like them. I enjoyed making something other than a card!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Time for a make over!

Hello, I have opted for a new look blog, wanted to brighten it up a bit. After all we all deserve to update our image once in a while lol!!!! I finally finished the charity card box at the weekend so that went off to school today, fingers crossed we raise a bit more money for the St Georges Foundation. I am to start my personal Christmas cards this week, and will do them in batches of 5 as suggested by my blogging buddies!!!! I also hope to get a couple more personalised Diaries done for my friends Christmas gifts. Have a fab week xxx

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sick of Christmas Cards!!!!!

I am so sick of Christmas cards I decided my last card of the day had to be a "New Years " card instead. I think the charity box will nearly be full & ready to go next week, Ive had a productive week!!!! Dreading starting my own Christmas cards, I think I am gonna make them in several batches using my favourite stamps!!! I am going to do square cards I think this year. Hubby keeps saying just make cards for family & close friends, send cheap shop brought ones to everyone else, and I have to say at the moment I am that sick of Christmas cards at the moment its quite tempting!!!!!!!

New stamp club cards!!!

My postie was popular this morning when he delivered the new Magnolia stamp club. Luckily I had just enough EZ mount foam to mount my favourites, so I started work on a couple of cards straight away!!!! These will be going in the Charity box as well!
Have a lovely afternoon x

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A couple more charity box cards

A couple more charity box cards I did last night, I thought I would do a non cutsey card for a change. I am quite pleased with the embossed tree's, this card looks quite luxurious in the flesh (so to speak!) I am aiming to have charity cards all ready to sell by next Monday, then I can make some more of my own Christmas cards again!!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

First use of Copic pens!!!

Here are the first lot of cards I have done for my St Georges foundation charity card box at the school. This was the first time I have used my new Copics to colour the images. Thanks to good advice from fellow bloggers I watched some demo's on Utube to squat up on the technique's!!!!
I am pretty pleased with the result, I love the vibrancy of the colours. I am just looking forward to some hints & tips from my fellow bloggers!!!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Quiet on the card front......

Hello all, I am finally updating my blog! I have not been doing many cards of late as I have been having too much fun scrapbooking!!!!! It's a shame I can't be bothered to photograph my pages & put on my blog, but unfortunatley nothing that doesn't fit in the scanner goes on here lol!!! I made this card for a 6oth B'day & now have a 50th B'day card to go and get on with!!! xxxxxx

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ist Nesties cards

Today I saw some brilliant Nestie's cards on various friends blogs so I felt inspired to have a bash myself. The only problem is now I want the scalloped Nestie circles to expand my range!!!! They will definatley have to wait til next month!!!!

Halloween Kitty for cute card Thursday challenge

I have made a few of these for Zack to give to his little pals for Halloween, healthier than sweets lol!!!!! I used PB stamp "jack o lantern" & CB skulls embossing folder. I used chalks for a dusky effect. I think it looks unfinished so will put a greeting on the bottom, need to have a think!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Snow Family Fun!!!!

Really enjoyed using my new stamp from Spiral whisper, and have used Cuddly Buddly circle christmas greetings (Loving theese!). Snowflake CB embossing folder provides the backing. I embellished with ribbon & glitter glue(much more sparkly in real life!). This image is close to my heart as it reminds me of my little family!!! Happy crafting x

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge card

This is the first time I have entered the PB challenge so I hope it is OK. "Thanks a bunch" theme this week. I used vellum on my card as inspired by my blogging pal Nessy, makes a change as I rarely use it! I also enjoyed using my new circle nestabilities & found that the cuddly buddly circle stamps fit in the smaller circle perfectly!!!! This means no more poorly cut circle greetings, hooray!!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tilda & friends ATC challenge & uncle's B'day card

I enjoyed doing the ATC as Ive not done one for ages. Backing paper free from a magazine, Tilda coloured with watercolours & gel pens. Button added to embellish her pinafore. Birthday card proved a bit more challenging, but the inspiration finally struck!!!! PB frog coloured with watercolours, mounted on to CB embossed card, glittery 80 added to the top. Hope you all have a good week. I managed to clean & tidy the craft shed yesterday so looking forward to getting in their & making some more cards this week, time permitting..........

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Last minute makes..... Please follow my blog!

Here are a few cards I had to do in a hurry as usual!!! I just need to add glitter glue to the snow, but am too inpatient to resist scanning them !!!!
A friends birthday card & some wallet cards which contain stamped Christmas images which I am swapping with other online crafters. A good way to save money & gain inspiration & stash I feel!!!!!
I have added the followers feature so I know who reads (if anyone lol!!) my blog, please add yourself to the list if you like my blog so I am no longer a billy no mates!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Christmas quick cards

These are a few cards I have made for Xmas is fast approaching!!!!! I like to cheat a bit and use gift tags, as it is an economical & quick fun way to make the bulk of my cards. I will be doing stamped cards for close family & friends of course!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mum's B'day card

Struggled for inspiration for Mum's card, really love using my Magnolia stamp club at the mo, as you have probably worked out lol!!!!!! Card embossed in the corners & image mounted on to k & Co paper. Card embellished with paper daisy (Tilda is holding) & crystal gems.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Little Sis is 21!!!!!

I just had to use this PB image for Laura's card as it reminded me of her and her Tibetan terrier lol!!!! I just had to grow the dog's hair a bit lol!!! I used back gloss card & birthday cuttlebug embossing folder, then sanded the raised area for distressed effect. This doesn't scan well but really pleased with the effect in real life!!! Mounted on Rock star paper & matted & layered. Then I personalised with some funky fonts & a key charm as it is her 21st!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Commissioned Card

A commission for a beach loving seven year old little girl!!! Magnolia stamps from stamp club have been very handy for this one!!! Colour wash background done with whispers pens. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Vintage TIlda

Thought I would have a go at a vintage effect Tilda, quite pleased with the effect!!! I am loving my new PB flourish stamp, I think it will definatley earn its keep in the craft shed!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Magnolia card Challenge

Really enjoyed using this sketch to make my Magnolia challenge card. I will definatley use this sketch again especially when my stamp club parcel arrives!!!!! I love the rockstar papers as well!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New ones

A couple of newie's I made this evening. The top card is for a friend due any day now!!! exciting!!!!