Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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Well hello to anyone out there. Not making any cards at present as am in the good old U. S. of A.

Had a very long journey yesterday (think Trains, Planes and Automobiles!!) but have arrived and had a sleep and up for breakfast and raring to go. We are travelling up to Orlando today after a quick trip to the beach and my first stop today (after the hotel check-in) will be M*I*C*H*A*E*L*S*!!!!!!!- need to get those coupons used.

....had a fab flight with Air France and was lucky enough to be in the upper deck with longer leg room and great in -flight entertainment but..... you know how much you are addicted to crafting when you watch a movie with George Clooney in it (UP IN THE AIR) and the most impressive thing that you notice is the hand crafted wedding invitation he is holding (hand crafted I might add) and the distinct border edge of a Martha Stewart Doiley Punch....... I must get out more!!

Saturday, 27 March 2010


This card was created with a chocolate duck bought from a local garden centre. He is soooooo cute!!
Daffodils are from wild orchid crafts, white cardstock is bazzill cut with Martha Stewart border and corner punches. Stickles yellow glitter glue added for a bit of zing.


It's that time of the week again and here is my entry for this week's challenge which was to include butterflies or bees. Luckily I had been working on this card last night and think I may be first up on the list today.
Image is 'frolic' - papers are basic grey kioshi and bazzill bling, border is Martha Stewart border punch. Sentiment created with spellbinders tags die and doodlebug all mixed up large font rub-ons.

Sunday, 21 March 2010


This is my entry for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The task was to follow a sketch. I have flipped the sketch upside down.
Papers are new Basic Grey range called Kioshi. Image coloured with promarkers, crystals are Kaisercraft.
Sentiment created with making memories tiny alphas mounted onto Spellbinders ribbon tag.
Love this paper as it is so spring fresh.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


I have had the old sewing machine out and been practising zig zag stitch. Image again is Penny Black, roses are from Wild Orchid crafts, bazzill embossed with cuttlebug folder(is the herringbone pattern). Image is stamped onto new Nellies multiframe. Sentiment is from Hero Arts clear stamp set.

Monday, 15 March 2010


I picked up this stamp over the weekend. It is one of the new Papermania clear range of flowers. This one is the rose (although I don't actually think it looks like a rose all that much!!) Image is made up of different petals and leaf. Layered up using silicon glue.

Image stamped onto bazzill card and then inked edges with two colours of pink. Leaves are also bazzill. Button from stash. Image mounted onto square border cut from (yes you guessed) Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch. Sentiment is from hero arts clear set. Lots and lots of added stickles (crystal)

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Been playing around with some Tim Holtz distress inks and this was the result. Hearts cut from Spellbinders nestability, sheet music from stash. Paper coloured with antique linen and worn lipstick. Heart painted with worn lipstick crackle paint. Golden notes are peeloffs (must have had a mad moment as this is very much a no no to me)
...... Then couldn't stop there, sprayed with twinkling h2os radiant rain bronze and added Martha Stewart border. Pearls from stash and text printed from computer. The jury is out but think I prefer the before instead of the after. Sometimes less is more......

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


This card shows exactly how I feel on my first working day of each week.

It has been made for a friend who is feeling stressed at the moment, and hopefully will amuse her.

Image is from a clear set(monsters) - purchased in the U.S.A- sorry packet thrown away long ago and not sure who the manufacturer is.

Background card is Bazzil and is embossed with new circles cuttlebug folder. Image has added stickles glitter glue - crystal.
Inside says ' feel better after that ??'

Sunday, 7 March 2010


found these images and enjoyed playing around with them - both coloured with promarkers and copics. Upper photo backing paper is ooh la la her - border created with Martha Stewart valentine lace edge punch.
New home backing card is D.C.W.V. citrus stack and the border is Martha Stewart eyelet lace edge punch. Both images embellished with stickles glitter glue.

Saturday, 6 March 2010


Well this card was made for a previous challenge of using three colours, pink, yellow and green but I was a bit late in making it and never got it posted - so - fits this week's category.
Papers are Basic Grey Sultry, border is Martha Stewart eyelet lace, text created with Making Memories tiny alphas, button and ribbon from stash. Crystals are Papermania and embellished with stickles glitter glue.


Really simple card using new cuttlebug tree embossing folder and some fab buttons picked up recently at the Nissan craft show in Washington. Some of the pack of buttons have to be the smallest I have ever seen. The inside of the card states.... with every passing year. It would be suitable for both a Wedding card and an Anniversary. Border is Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Edge.


This card was easy peasy - image created with new do craft honey and hugs stamp and striped paper. Other card was Bazzil. Border created with sizzix embossing folder and Martha Stewart eyelet lace border punch. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Friday, 5 March 2010


This card created for this week's Penny Black challenge which follows a sketch. Upon looking at the sketch closely it appears I am slightly off- sketch (so to speak) as my right side embellishments appear to be not quite in the right place - ah well, must have been blinded by the colours.
Papers are D.C.W.V. citrus - image is Penny Black Garden Poems. Border created with Martha Stewart flower shower edge punch. Corners are cuttlebug die. Central panel paper rubbed over with Tim Holt ranger worn lipstick ink. Image embellished with glossy accents and stickles.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


This is Newton Bear and he is a colouring page here ...

This is just so different to any other baby cards out there. Card is D.C.W.V. sugar stack. Image coloured with promarkers and copics.