Thursday, 28 February 2008
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
I've used a woodware plate of stamps to create this card - chosen especially as the "boy" is all into skull n crossbones!
I cut 2 circles from my cricut (major disappointment as they are NOT perfect circles...but...a 5 year old will forgive me!!); the top layer spins around, revealing little icons below, eg a dagger or as you can part see in the photo another little sailing ship! I enjoyed making this card for him and as it's his theme and it's interactive I think he'll approve!
Blog candy - scroll down for details of my blog candy challenge. Some fabulous cards have been entered - some VERY talented ladies out there! Please feel free to join in...! bx
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Today is my number one fan's (on blogland) birthday! She is 12 today - happy birthday my darling girl! Here she is with her pressie from us! What's in the bag..? Craftin' goodies of course!
Thursday, 21 February 2008
The challenge is open to everyone - I hope you all decide to "play"!
To clarify what's being offered:
A 6x6 "Mellow" paper pad by Basic Grey
1metre of each of the 5 colours of raffia lace (lilac, light pink, dark pink, lemon and natural)
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I made this card to demonstrate a couple of new techniques to my mum - she comes for "private lessons" every wednesday!
This covered masking, a technique I don't know the name of (using 2 colours on a background stamp to give the background colours) and the little cut-work down one side (around the palm tree) - I liked how this one turned out!
I've used the travel to india judikin's cube, K&Co paper (from the hannah range), and I love this new paper cellar paper raffia - I got it from QVC's last craft day - it came in 5 lovely shades!
Mum brought me another sugar nellie, Hamish with the sledge, so when easter and St Pat's etc is all out of the way we can get cracking on our christmas cards - won't we be the 2 organised ladies!!!!! bx
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Sunday, 17 February 2008
I made this card for my friend who hit the bit 4 0 recently! She was/is always up for a good girly night out....so I chose this PB stamp, as there are 3 happy chicks and one that looks a bit "lost"...the message inside was "Shirley wasn't sure if she was going to enjoy this club..." - she laughed!
I like how it turned out...(nothing like praise for your own project!!)
As you can see I'm back to the red again...let's see what I can do for tomorrow! bx
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Like many of you out there I would dearly love to see my "work" in a mag! Well, a few months ago it dawned on me that that was not going to happen if I didn't at least submit some cards!! So I did that...and then, when I'd gone and forgotten all about it...there they appear...as if by magic!
Now...grant it, they're small images, but never-the-less my 4 (yes 4) cards are printed in glossy paper for all crafty readers to see!!!
So I did what any self respecting crafter would do that time of night...I got in the car and raced over to see....oh my! it was sooooo exciting to see....and I needed to share here! bx
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Hi everyone..meet Dressing up Maggie! I love her! I was holding off getting some of the Sugar Nellie's and Tilda's until my birthday as I've "invested" (use that one for the hubbies girls!!) in quite a lot of stamps recently (mainly for christmas pressies), but it takes a while to get them all used - as you all know - 'cos each new one becomes a "favourite" and then you have to use it a few times...(am I alone in this??)
But...my mum went ahead and bought me a couple - thanks mum!!
Claudia's challenge is to make a new card, using your favourite colour - simple! Obviously my favourite colour is red (certainly when it comes to crafting!)...I've used fun flock on Maggie's feather boa, dimensional paint on her necklace, Bo-bunny patterned paper, lots of little embellishments - I like the finished result!
Hope you all had a wonderful valentine's day...we'll celebrate at the weekend as my love gets home tomorrow...and he was "over the moon" with his card and special post! bx
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
When I bought her I was thinking of all the occasions I could use her for...and thought I could definitely use it for valentine's (my little tag says "I'm your lady!").......maybe that's partly why I love cute stamps so much - they are soooo versatile!
As "my love" is away on business this week, I wanted to make sure and post this card for him! I think he'll love it! I'm posting tonight (13th) as he is 3 hours ahead of me and I wanted the post to be "here" when he gets up!
Enjoy darling....safe trip home!!!! bx
This is my first time participating in the card positioning systems sketch. There are some really lovely cards already displayed by the very talented DT...I really like these vintaged papers (K&Co), but not too sure about the finished result...but...I am pleased with my next sketch entry!
Edit: I added a little Heidi Grace rub on above the lace - makes such a difference!
I made this for Suzann's sketch challenge. I REALLY liked this sketch - very easy to work with...and of course "cute" was back again with this little PB image...I thought this little sentiment went nicely with the image!
Monday, 11 February 2008
Hi everyone! This is my entry for Nicola's new sketch...it was an easy sketch to work with, and a great excuse to "christen" one of my new PB stamps...I received a parcel of stamps at the weekend (lucky girl)...it will take me a while to get around to using them all!!!!!!
It is difficult to get the lighting right for the photo's especially at night, this is the best I could do!
This tent fold (I think that's the right name) shape is a first for me...I'll definitely try it again! bx
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Another Penny Black image and more "scraps" being put to good use...tiny scrap of ribbon, last of adhesive flowers (hanging on from my early crafting purchases!!) and "scraps" of pp i'd left over - turned out a cute little card i think!!
This is a short n sweet post!
Hope you enjoy my card!
Saturday, 9 February 2008
This is a card I made for a girl going on maternity leave - (using my cricut machine)...I was quite pleased with the result and the girls who requested it were delighted also!
I took the colours from the paper (can't remember who made it!!) - it turned out quite fresh and "spring like"...and i want to add to the "good luck" wishes for Katie!
This card is for my nephew, i'm on-the-ball with this one as it's not his birthday til next month...(i've used junkitz papers and a woodware stamp)...a nice simple card which i think he will like!
Have a lovely day everyone!
Friday, 8 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
For the first time ever I'm lost for words...ooooh this is a nerve wrecking business!! All you bloggers out there make it look so easy...! But I suppose in time it will come naturally to me too (at least I hope so!)
I have enjoyed "blurfing" for a while now, and have been inspired by the creativity out there...so now I am going to join in the fun for real!
Here's my first "share" with the world...I'm a big fan of "cute" - this is a little whipper snapper image I watercoloured and assembled using "scraps" for a valentine card....i was pleased with the result (nuthin' like patting yourself on the back, ehh?!!)
So...i guess that wasn't soooo bad....thanks for stopping by!