Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fairy fantasy

For this card, which took me out of my comfort zone a bit, I used red green and white. I wanted to enter the Polka Doodles challenge, it makes me think and come up with something new, for me at any rate. This is an 8 x 8 card, my favourite size, an image from Josephine Wall's collection found on Enchanted Dreams CD. The frame has been stamped onto white card with a lovely Bo Bunny corner stamp, and the 3D butterflys also Bo Bunny, stamped in red. Finished off in the usual fashion with bling, ribbon and lots of shiny card! I might add that my collection of "proper" stamps is fairly limited, as I so like digi stamps for their versatality, so I had to have a right old rummage to find this lovely corner stamp.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

In the garden shed

Lovely lovely Tim Holz card.. a watercolour of a shelf in the garden shed,  a nice card for a chap. I bought some zig watercolour pens and just had to use them today. This image is a digi,  and the ink ran a bit.. but in actual fact it enhanced the painting! A bit of faux stitching and job done.

I just couldn't escape Christmas!

I tried so hard not to do Christmas, but I love this image from Sundae of Seasons, so it just had to be done. Cut some florishes from my Cricut, Winter Wonderland cartridge just to add a finishing touch. Red ribbon, a given, sparkly paper and glossy acents on flames and berries. Hard to see in the picture, but done nonetheless.  I quite like the end result, but I still might do another card NOT Christmas in the same colours... thinking hat well and truly on!

The perfect pair

A special card for someone special, cut with my cricut "Home decor" cartridge, Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge, Bo bunny papers, ribbon and a felt flower. I used some of the waste to decorate the corners of the layered squares.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

arched easel card

A shaped Christmas card, 8 x 8" card made into a conventional easel, but shaped with an iron work arch. I tried to get this looking like a stately home, with the feeling of balustrades, a garden, trees and gate to a secret garden. Papers from Pretty Tuff, absolutely fabulous papers, images from Seasons of Sundae. Everything folds flat, as the upright trees are attached to folding 3d square "tubes". I am entering this into the Polka Doodles challenge.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Yellow and Grey

I made this card for my daughters 29th birthday on Friday. I have mainly used grey papers from a digital download on Cuddly Buddly called slate,  yellow basic cardstock, a few gems and a bit of glitter on the butterfly. I like using this shape card, it allows me to be creative on the front and do the sentiment stuff inside.  This card is 8 x 8, my favourite size, but expensive to post.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A card using free papers from "Making cards" mag

This is a card I made using the free papers from the Making cards magazine, it's a brilliant resource and shows quite advanced projects which I like. I'm a little disappointed about the Jones Tones puff paint, especially on the fold line of the card, it made it look like polyfiller!  Next time I shall leave it off. I am going to make a few of these for family members for Christmas.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Howard and Me at the NEC, how cool was that show !!!

what a fabulous day we had at the show,  and got a super photo with Howard, and humble apologies to him as I called him Shaun !  I'm sure he didn't mind. He didn't correct me!  Poor soul, he looks happy enough... Fab day, can't wait until next year. xxx Thanks to my daughter Adrienne for acting as driver xx

3 flowers, 2 buttons and a ribbon

3 flowers, 2 buttons (they are layered) and a ribbon. I am using downloaded papers from Cuddly Buddly, called slate and also one of my favourite characters, Angus MacFluff. The large flower is made with felted fabric which has been cut with a Tim Holz die and then stitched together. This card I have actually made for my brothers 50th birthday.. I hope he likes it. 

Just chillin'

My shaped card,  I used the "Just a note" cartridge to cut my basic design, and cut bits off to suit my card. I used the new CD Pretty Tuff for papers and most of the toppers. I used the little girl from the Sundae of Seasons CD and coloured in her with Promarkers. I have cut a mirror and frame from Cricut essentials cartridge, and that is behind the door. I usually distress my work and add tons of dots and dashes, but this time I thought the images did it all.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

And at last my Christmas card!

What would I do without my Cricut! Everything has been cut out on it to produce this card, now you might think so what... I have to make 36 + .... exactly!  The image is from Cuddly Buddly,  my favourite, but I cheated, I printed off the coloured in version,  I didn't have time to promarker it.... and the next 35 or so... mind you Mel Heaton Photocopies her coloured in images, ummm might have to do that !!!  Anyway a 6x6 " card for colleagues, next door neighbours etc etc etc.

Everything thrown at it!

Someone said on a blog somewhere that they didn't throw everything at their cards, well I thought I would!  Except this one has no bling, not like me at all !!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

White on white for the Cuddly Buddly challenge, thought I would give it a go!

White on white is very tricky! I used an image from Cuddly Buddly, one of my favourites actually. Mounted him on silver card, slightly distressing the edges with inks. Used my ribbler on some white pearlised paper and attached a satin ribbon. The doily is from my Ornamental Iron 2 cricut cartridge, my favaourite at the moment. I slightly distressed this too. I added 3 pearly buttons and finished it all with some sparkly gems, this was all mounted onto an 8x8" card, hope you like it.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Some lovely Christmas candles with wrap and flowers, and they smell delicious!

Great fun to make,  they smell lovely... I might make some more of these. I used the Ornamental Iron 2, plus Winter Woodland and floral embellishment. Super Duper cartridges, oh and I used my Promarkers, Jones Tones glitter which is the best, and a little diamonte stud ! You can't beat a bit of bling.

Magical and Mystical - butterflies, truly beautiful

My entry into the Polka Doodles challenge, I'm new to this sort of thing, but I really must try to enter it every week, it focuses the mind! I used:
1 x 8x8" card blank
Burgundy background card
Polka Doodles paper from Seasons of Sundae, printed in greyscale
Brown background card
Paper from my stash using Photo vintage distress inks
and using a pretty stamp from Kars on the outside edge
Pretty organza/satin ribon with Grey promarker highlights
2 buttons from stash
Pics from Joanna Sheen's "enchanted dreams " by Josephine Wall.

The whole thing took my an hour. Thanks for looking

A Christmas card, still not sure about it, I used the Florals Embellished cartridge and also the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge, which is so fab I don't know where to start!!!

Using the straight from the nest cartridge.

A lovely little card, well actually it's 8x8!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Digi stamps, doodling and lots of sticking and glueing

Some more lovely digi stamps from cuddly buddly,  I think these ones were free, the quality is very good, I love the little girls on the mushrooms. Anyway I was thinking of doing a video and posting to You tube to show how some of my cards are put together. I need some courage first though lol!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Baby baby

 I had to make a card for someone at the OH's work, she has just gone into labour, phew, just in the nick of time!  I loved this one, 8x8", using a mixture of Cricut, Polka doodles and faux stitching.

BOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A spooky card for a special

A quadruple easel card I made for my Mum's 81st birthday, the pic doesn't do it justice really.

Mum was really pleased with my special card to her. It was all cut with my Cricut, I used distress inks too, and lots of glue !!!

Here we go with some more photo's of cards made for St Nicolas Hospice.

Hurrah I loaded some pics !!!!

A huge amount of cards I have recently made for the St Nicolas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. Some are done with Promarkers, some water colour painting, a right old assortment.

a lovely advent calendar

Made for my Grandchildren, it's A4 size and very strong, so hopefully they will bring it out every year. I'm doing a winnie the pooh one using my new cricut cartridge, so we'll see how it turns out.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Made a lovely card with Bo Bunny papers

I love these papers and colours, I went to Ali Pali at the weekend, it was the Knitting and stitching show, I've been going for about 20 years... well a long time anyway.  I bought some ribbons and buttons there, and couldn't wait to use them, so here they are with my favourite digital stamp.

Friday, 26 August 2011

work work work

Do to the fact that I have had to work full time for nearly 2 weeks with another whole week to go, there has been little crafting going on in my house. I have made my Grandson a Lightening McQueen card, and gift tags as the little fellow is 5 tomorrow! And I made couple of cards for people at work. I have however agreed to make 2 boxes of 12 cards for the Hospice in Bury St Edmunds to help raise funds. This will give me a chance to use up the hundreds of cut outs from Nikky's CD's, well it only seems right! lol

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A home sign for a home!

This was made using the Flower Shoppe cricut cartridge which I love love love.  The sign is wooden letters, and although quite small it fits nicely between the upper part of the door and the ceiling. It measures only 10" high... I love it!