Monday, 15 September 2008


Would you believe I made this card for a blog candy challenge (to include ribbon) and then realised I was one day late! Oh well! I wove two different types of ribbon together around a square piece of card. I attached a Prima flower with a purple brad and stamped the sentiment using a Elzybells stamp.

Fireman Birthday

This is a card I made for another of my daughters friends. I'm not sure who the paper is by but I loved the old fashioned look of it. I have added a sentiment printed on my PC, mounted on 3D foam pads over a length of Anita's ribbon. The 4 is cut on my Cuttlebug - mounted on 3D foam pads.

Gina's Blog Candy

Gina is giving away some Christmas candy. Click here to there.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Wonderful Stamp Giveaway

There are some wonderful stamps to be given away here.

Nessy's Blog Candy

Nessy is celebrating her birthday and having over 12,000 hits on her blog with some luscious candy. Click here to go there.

4 Today

I made this card for a friend of my daughters. Everything on it is Basic Grey Archaic. The base papers are Bygone Plaid and Timeworn. I have added a chipboard plane, stars and shape. The lettering is sticker letters. Very quick and simple to make.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Cards for Jo - SBS13 Card Swop

This is the card I did for the SBS13 card swop. It has taken me ages to do it - sorry Jo, hope you liked it. The image is Stamping Bella, I have used a scalloped Nestie to stamp her on. The paper is Papermania Retro Florals. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp, stamped on Nesties. I added a little pink Prima flower and a gem.
Below is an extra card I made for Jo for her to use, rather than including any stamped images.
Jo sent me a gorgeous card for this swop! The imade and setiment are from Elzybells, the image is coloured using Whispers makers. I have stamped put some extra butterflies and attached them using 3D foam pads and then dotted a little swirl using my Sakura glitter pen. I have used an orange organza ribbon below the image to add a little sparkle.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

My Anniversary

My hubbie and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary last week and this is the card I made for him. A really simple card, I used some lovely printed card as a base. I cut the heart out from the card and re-attached it using 3D foam pads. I put an Anita's pink ribbon on the top of the card and attached 3 brads. The sentiment is printed on my PC. I rounded the corners with my Woodware punch and attached it with 3D foam pads.

This is the card I made for my daughters to give to us. I layered green and white card for the base. I used my Nesties to cut a base for the image, which is a Penny Black stickeroo. The sentiment is printed on my PC and layered on a piece of green Anita's sticky ribbon. I have rounded the edges with my Woodware punch.

Bride & Groom

Another commission card! I struggled a bit with this until I tried the red which looked great. The base is red Papermania card with a strip of white organza ribbon. The image is by Elzybells - I love their stamps!! I have coloured them in with pencils and Whispers brush makers. I have added a little bit of glitter using my Sakura pen. I printed the sentiment on my PC and rounded one edge with my Woodware corner rounder.

Spotty Cupcake

This is a another commission card. I bought some lovely new Papermania papers - Sweet Nothings - I have used these on the base of the card and also to paper piece the cupcake paper. The image is stamped using Hero Arts Cupcakes. I have cut out the cherry and coloured it with my Glaze pens, I then attached with 3D foam pads. This is layered using green Brazzil Bling. The sentiment is a Craftworks Card mini message.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Wedding Cake

This is a card I made on a commission. I have used a pearlescent card from Craftwork Cards. The base layer is Papermania embossed vellum (you'll have to open the picture to see the detail) secured with gold brads. The image is a gorgous sparkly embossed sticker layered on ivory pearlescent card. The ribbon is a lovely white organza.

Baby Blues

This the card I made for my Mom to send to my cousin. For the sentiment, I layered different coloured blue card and used a Papermania "It's a Boy"sticker. I have crossed two strips of blue grosgrain ribbon and added a wooden toy lion with the mane and tail coloured in using a blue Sakura glaze pen.

Baby Blue Star

This is a card I made for one of my cousins on the birth of her second son. Base card - Papermania, using Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. The image and sentiments are from Stamping Bella and I used blue grosgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Michelle's Blog Candy

Michelle from The Card Grotto has blog candy to share to celebrate her Blog birthday. Check out her cards while you are there - they are awesome!

A Quick Visit

I'm back for a bit...

I saw this style of card on Elzybells Stamps website and loved it so much, I decided to try it out. It is made using an A4 piece of card cut in half and then folded twice. The stamps are Hero Arts Cupcakes. The cupcakes are coloured using pencils and Glaze pens. I used Stickles on the sprinkles to make them glitter. The scalloped edge is made using Nesties.

The card opens up with an additional panel to write you message on. I have coloured the edges with a bright pink Glaze pen.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Sorry I haven't been around...

I have just been so busy over the last 4 weeks that I have barely had any time to do any crafting. It probably won't be until the end of Aug before I'm back.

See you all soon.....

Friday, 20 June 2008

Pink Feet

I am on our local NCT branch committee and one of the committee members has just had a little girl. So, I made her a pink and white card. The base card is pink Papermania card and white Brazzil Basics card. I used Nesties for the image and embossed two little feet using my Cuttlebug. I rubbed some pink chalk over the feet to highlight them. The sentiment is by Stamping Bella and the ribbon by Joy. The picture's not great - it is really difficult to get the pale pinks.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

My Fathers Day Card

I wanted to stay away from the usual blues for men's cards - so went with greens and browns. I used a green coloured card, base paper is Papermania Retro Florals. The band is green and brown layered card. I wanted some large letters but didn't have any stamps large enough. So printed out the letters on my PCon green card and cut each letter out. I added 3 green brads to each card and attached them using 3D foam pads. My dad loved it!

Friday, 13 June 2008

An Anniversary Card

The colours on this card are a bit of an experiment. I have used a blue Papermania paper with dark pink swirls, so I decided to use a contrasting colour - pink. The card is pink Brazzil Bling. The Papermania paper is torn using a really great tool from Creative Moments - it's a metal ruler like tool with two different tear patterns on either side. The image is Penny Black, coloured using pencils and cut out using my Nesties. I have added 3 heart shaped brads and the sentiment was printed on the PC, corners rounded using a Woodware punch.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Roar Roar Dinosaur

A card I made for my friends son's 3rd birthday. It is made mainly with a great new Basic Grey range called Archaic - I saw this on the DoCrafts website. The base paper is "Prime" and I added a bit of "Obsolescent" on the bottom - cut along the pattern to make a lovely ridge. The dinosaur is a chipboard shape that has a sticky backing - perfect!! The lettering is from the same range - alphabet stickers. The 3 is cut using my Cuttlebug from "Rusty". I just love this card!!!!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Pink and Pretty

This is my entry for Jo's Blog Candy. I have used my new Hero Arts cupcake stamps. The base card is Brazzil Basics pink and white card, cropped with my Woodware corner cutter. The image is stamped on a Nestabilities rectangle layered with the matching scallops. I coloured it with Glaze pens to give it some shine and used holographic Stickles for the sprinkles. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set - this is layered over a large pink ribbon.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Charlie's Blog Candy

Charlie has some fantastic blog candy to celebrate her 1st birthday and 15,000. Please go and check out her blog.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

A Page for Paige

This is my second scrap-booking page. It is of my eldest daughter, Paige, just after her 1st birthday. I just love the photos and had fun putting the layout together. I have used Blond Moments paper and Prima flowers with some sparkly Papermania gems. There is a length of Anita's sticky ribbon as the divide between the patterned paper and the pale orange paper. I have stamped Paige's name on to a piece of pearlescent paper, using a See D's alphabet in orange ink embossed with Heat It Up powder.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Purple Anniversary

A card for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary. I love this paper from Blonde Moments!

Card - Papermania
Paper - Blonde Moments
Ribbon - from stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Card mini messages

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

More Blog Candy...

Here is some great candy on offer at Donkey Smiles.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Flowery Thanks

I made this card for some friends to thank them for a lovely BBQ they held a few weeks back. This is a very simple card but I love the colour combinations. Also, going to enter it in the Stamp Something challange.

This shows the cut edge.

Papers - Papermania Retro Floral
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Papermania
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards mini message

Heidi's Blog Candy

Heidi is offering some great blog candy!!!

The Card I Made for Jennifer

This is the card I made for the SBS13 swap for Jennifer. I don't know whether she has received it yet.

CS - Blue Brazzil Bling
Paper - One Heart One Mind
Stamps - Cosmobella by Stamping Bella and Enjoy by Studio G
Flower - Prima
Brad - Papermania
Gem -Papermania
Glitter - Sakura

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Some More Candy....

The Funky Fairy has some blog candy to give away.

Friday, 9 May 2008

The Card I Made for Angie

This is the card that I made for Angie for the SBS13 card swap. The base paper is some lovely new paper from Papermania called Retro Florals. I used another design from the same paper pack for across the card, layered with some light blue card. The image is a penny black stamp coloured in pencils - corners rounded with my Woodware punch. The sentiment is from my new set of Studio G stamps! Two Prima flowers (from my new bucket) attached with two Papermania brads finish it off.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Trina's Blog Candy

Trina has some blog candy on offer to celebrate her Mom's, Ila, birthday.

Ila's Blog Candy

Ila has some blog candy to celebrate her birthday.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

I'm Getting There.....

Well, I have finally got around to doing all my folders for my last PIF back at the end of March (sorry Nessy, Stephanie and Brenda!!!). I have used double sided card from Papermania in 3 different colours. The flowers are from my new bucket (see below).

I have used flowers of contrasting colours rather than coordinating. The folders look a little flat in the pictures but are better in the flesh.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

My Hubbie's 40th

It's my husband's 40th birthday on Sunday and this is card I have made for him. The Edwin is from one of my PIF's (thanks!), layered with green Brazzil Bling. I coloured him in with coloured pencils and used my Sakura glitter pen for his wings. The base is more green Brazzil Bling with some groovy new Papermania Retro Florals paper. I have used 3 Papermania brads at the top in chrome, bronze and gun-metal. The sentiment is from Craft Work cards.

Angie's Card Swop

I got this lovely card and some great images from Angie yesterday for the SBS13 card swop. Your card will be on the way in the next day or two, Angie!

Lovely Flowers!

I got this great bucket of Prima flowers from All Things Crafty last week.

Michelle's Blog Candy

To celebrate her blog (nearly) 40,000 hits - Michelle is giving away some blog candy! Congrats Michelle!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Birthday Butterflies

This is the card I made for my Mother-in-Laws birthday. The base paper is Papermania floral. I used a square of blue Papermania card run through my Cutttlebug, with the corners rounded with my Woodware punch. The letters are also cut using my Cuttlebug - they are attached using 3D foam pads. I cut the little butterflies from the scrap and attached them with 3D foam pads.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

My Nieces Birthday

I made this card for my nieces birthday today.The base is two different shades of purple Papermania card. The lighter purple card has been embossed using my Cuttlebug. I have added a purple ribbon. The picture is poached from an old birthday card I had - secured using 3D foam pads. The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards mini message.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Twenty One

This was commissioned by a friend at work. The base card is light and dark pink Brazzil Basics. I rounded the card edges with a Woodware punch. The words are die cut with my Cuttlebug - I added 3 Papermania gems and a bit of glitter using Stickles. The flowers are various different ones by Prima, brightened with Papermania gems.

My Dad's Birthday

This is the card I made for my dad's birthday, which is today. The base card is two different shades of Brazzil Bling with a strip of blue Papermania ribbon. The sentiment is Stamping Bella, layered with Brazzil Bling. The "Dad" is die cut using my Cuttlebug. I added a Craftwork Cards mini birthday message.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Branching Out...

This is my first scrapbooking attempt! The photos are of my elder daughter, Paige, when she was about 19 months. I went to a Creative Moments party on Wednesday last week. I have ordered some pages and an album so will be doing some more pages soon. I didn't have any of my own paper so it looks a bit white. Hope you like it.

PIF from Karen

I got this lovely PIF from Karen last week.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Exciting News!

My Head of Department's daughter has asked me to make all her wedding stationery - including invitations, order of service etc. More details to follow!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

My Brothers Birthday

I made this card for my brother's birthday - the layout is inspired by one of Michelle's cards. The base card is blue Papermania card embossed with my Cuttlebug. The dark blue card is Brazzil Basics. The image is a Sizzix die cut, I have used Papermania designer blue pack for the base present and overlaid with a Brazzil Bling "ribbon". The sentiment is Stamping Bella.

Monday, 7 April 2008

My Manic Life

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Life has been so hectic over the last few weeks. I am on the committee for our local NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and on Saturday we had one of our bi-annual Nearly New Sales. This entailed - last weekend getting all our baby stuff together to sell, cleaning it and tagging it. This weekend - setting the venue up on Friday night, attending the sale on Saturday from 8am - 2pm (I run the till room) and over the next week or so I will be collating all the data from the tills and doing sellers lists. These list all the items each seller has sold and how much we need to pay them (less commission for the NCT, of course!). Also, I managed to fit in two kids parties and lots of playing in the snow on Sunday when we woke up to a winter wonderland! So, can justifiably say I am exhausted!! Well, it will be back to work tomorrow for a rest!

This is the park around the corner from where we live.

The girls building a snowman (with a little help from me!)

Finally, me looking like a Michelin Man with about 5 layers on!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Purple Wednesday

Well I got a chance to do some crafting tonight! Seems like weeks since I had time to do anything creative! I decided to make a couple of purple themed cards. I also used some of my new mini messages from Craftwork Cards - they are great!

I made this card for a one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is waiting for some good news and I wanted to send her something to let her know my thoughts are with her. The base papers are from Papermania purple designer pack layered with Papermania card in dark purple and lilac. I added a purple prima flower secured with a Papermania flower brad. I added 4 purple gems in the each corner and a Craftwork Cards mini message.

For this card, I wanted to try out paper piecing - so Cakeabella's apron is done in this way. I also did the cake in purple card and added a bit of sparkle with my Sakura pen. I coloured the rest of her with coloured pencils. The base is purple Brazzil Basics and daisy paper by Scissor Sisters. I added a purple prima flower with a button in the middle. Lastly a cute flutter message by sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Nikki's Blog Candy

Nikki is offering some Blog Candy for achieving 15,000 hits on her blog. You just have to leave a comment and put a link on your blog.

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Time for PIF

As I have recieved a few PIF's, it's time for another one from me. The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive some goodies!

Friday, 28 March 2008

Jo's Tilda

I got this very cute image from Jo (Me and My Things) and some lovely pearlescent cards from Craftwork Cards and wanted to add a bit more sparkle. So Tilda got sparkly wings using a my new Sakura pen, the rest of her is done using coloured pencils. The base paper is from the Papermania Flowers pack. I have used a square of brown card punched with an X-cut hearts punch and a strip for my sentiment, rounded with a Woodware punch. The sentiment is a gold Anita's peel off. Finished off with a white organza ribbon.

Help Required Please

Does anyone have a good method for sealing the ends of ribbon after you have cut it to stop it fraying? Seems the bane of my life - I am always trimming and trimming!

Suzanne's Blog Candy

Suzanne at Slumber Cards is giving away some Blog Candy for adding a picture of your favourite spring tree or spring plant.

These are mine. We have some trees in the back garden (I don't know what kind they are) but in the spring they have the most beautiful pink blossoms. They really cheer me up, even on a dreary rainy day like today. Hope you like them too.