Sunday, 28 February 2010

one image, how may different ways??

I have been playing about with one of my favourite Penny Black images and came up with these.

First up uses one of the new Joy Designs cutting dies. It also embosses and have used coredinations and rubbed back with an emery board to show the daisy design. Border created with Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch. Flowers are Prima and centre flower coloured with promarker to match image. Crystals are papermania. Text created with doodlebug rubons.

Secondly uses Basic Grey Sultry papers and Nellies square die.

Lastly papers are D.C.W.V. latte - and is very unusual for me as I don't do green very often if at all. Image mounted onto new Nellies die. Pearls and ribbon from stash.

Monday, 22 February 2010

and some more....

been very productive this weekend and came up with these....

first up is popcorn with flower - this image lends itself to dl card shape and kept it very simple. It is nice to get back to basics sometimes and back to the old matting and layering with lots of whitespace.

Second up is a well used image from me - 'cherish' from Penny Black using up some old bazzil and Basic Grey wisteria. It's nice to make small cards to make full use of small scraps.

Last card is again 'Cherish' but in easel form with just two colours and no patterned paper. Uses Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page.


This card was a special order for a work colleague's daughter who had reached the ripe old age of 10. Image scanned from her favourite book called 'The Pig' - very like 'The Dog' where all the images are very close to the animals head (almost as though they had bumped into the lens. Image then printed on photo paper and trimmed. The photo does not do the card justice as again light very poor at the time of taking the photograph. Piggy paper from Papermania hugs and honey collection. Text created with doodlebug large stickers. Ribbon and buttons from stash.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

large easel card

This card is for a work colleague for their sister. Have purchased some tule (net to us commoners) and wrapped this around and tied in a knot. Papers are my minds eye ooh la la for her. Wooden butterfly was purchased from ' Dainty Toys' in a pack of 10 for the massive sum of £1.05p. Have inked over the original colour to tone with this card. Sentiment created yet again with doodlebug rub-ons 'all mixed up'.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Saw these gerbera in Dunelm Mill last week for the grand price of .89P. You can pull the flower apart and use the petals separately and one flower could make a few cards. centre brad from stash. Tag created with doodlebug rub ons. Paper was small amount from stash and haven't got a clue whose it is - unless you can tell me ofcourse!! Swirls are a sizzix accent die.


Picked up this stamp on Monday and just had to have a play. Coloured with promarkers and copics (tried to ensure that there was plenty of movement in the fur). Veil embellished with crystals. Border punch is Martha Stewart Valentine lace edge - text created with doodlebug rub ons (all mixed up)


Image is a Hero Arts cling stamp. Embellished with card candy (looks just like chocolate buttons!) stickles and bugle beads. Image was paper pieced with D.C.W.V sweet stack and bazzil. Border punch is Martha Stewart small heart.

You can eat one of these any day not just on a no calorie Friday!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010


This is my entry for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is 'Valentines' - image is 'Weight of love' and papers are Bo Bunny. Border punch is the new Martha Stewart loopy heart just received all the way from the good old u.s. of a.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


Haven't published for ages and it's not that I haven't been cardmaking, just that every time I go to take a photo it's too dark and picture quality is soooo bad!!

Had my Penny Black stamps out again and these were the results.

First up is one of my favourite images and the reason is that it is soooo easy to colour.
Papers are from D.C.W.V. sweet pad - border punch is Martha Stewart.

Second up is my first easel card and was made for a work colleague who is retiring. This will hopefully be her in the garden in the summer finding time to relax.

Papers are again D.C.W.V but this time Butterflies and Blossoms.