Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Top 5 Christmas Cards of 2011

Evening all, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa was kind to you, he certainly was to me, lots of perfume, smellies new jama's, books and DVDs and the most beautiful pair of Diamond earrings from my Leon to match my engagement ring. Three diamonds in one year a very very lucky girl :)

Anyway I'm joining in with Debby's challenge:

My very first "Octopode Factory Stamp", love it and will be seen alot more next year.

"Lili Of The Valley" stamp, I like the golds and browns in this card.

Another "Lili Of The Valley Stamp" combined with white and silver colour scheme on a Twisted Easel card. Always looks extra special.

Super Cute "Lili Of The Valley Stamp", I love the paper piecing on this card, reminds me of school when your nativity costume consisted of bed sheets and tea towels lol.

Sometimes less is more, this stamp is a "Sugar Nellie" one.

Thanks for looking, check out the other entries or join in yourself.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Anyone would think it was Christmas!

My word it's creeping up on us, but I can sit here with a smug grin and safely say my Christmas is in the bag, presents bought and wrapped (in January). Cards made, written out and delivered, Food bought, Drink bought and opened (medicinal) and sky plus set.  My craft desk has been cleared and all my tools, Christmas stamps, ribbons, markers etc etc have been safely stored away for 2012. I am now having a break from crafting until January and looking forward to it too.

Below you will find some of the last few cards I've made this year, not for any particular challenges:

I like the papers on this one, they remind me of a Scandinavian patchwork, this card has been glittered but left quite plain.

Same image again fairly simple, using "Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses" papers.

All I have to do now is try and shift the rest of this cold before Saturday, it's lingering on my chest and I've no voice to speak of lol.


Monday, 19 December 2011

Evening all,
thought I'd share this card with you a twisted easel card inspired by this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge. It's for my Mam and Dad, I've been sat all smug thinking I'd finished my cards, then it dawned on me i'd totally forgotten theirs OOOOPS,  I have tried to maintain a white and silver theme throughout.

I coloured the gorgeous "Lili Of The Valley" stamp with my promarkers: cool grey 1-5, satin, blush and Dusky Pink. They were highlighted with my white gel pen and dusted with sparkle. I have used my "Swiss Dots" and "Snowflakes" embossing folders to add texture . The ribbon, lace and twine are from the "Ribbon Girl" and gems from my stash.

The sentiment stamp is also from "Lili Of The Valley" and the buttons were in my stash.
Well I could just fancy a glass of Bailey's but not getting Christmas food shop til Friday...so will settle for hot chocolate and a couple of white chocolate chip and cranberry cookies :).


Alphabet Challenge Blog - W ~White Christmas.
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #49 last minute Christmas makes.

For A Special Great Grandaughter At Christmas

Morning all and hello and thank you to my new follower :).
Quick share this morning, this card was requested by a work colleague last week. I opted for a different fold and used my "Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses" papers, snowflakes embossing folder and gorgeous aqua card from "Paper Mill".

I used this super cute "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured it with my cool grey promarker pens, and added some clear stardust and white glitter. I matted and layered the image onto a bed of white "Murano Feathers" before layering onto the card with foam pads.

Anyway Thanks for looking, my cold is improving, it's my head is less fuzzy but it's moving onto my chest, appetite slowly recovering too.

Million and one things to do today, catch you later :).

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sketch Saturday

This card was requested by a work colleague, I followed this weeks "Sketch Saturday" layout and used the Lovely "Tilda" stamp.

Tilda was coloured with promarkers: Carmel, Cinnamon, Dusky Pink, Blush and Satin and paper pieced with scraps of paper. She was highlighted with my white and clear stardust sakura gel pens.

The design papers are all scraps from my stash and the Dusky Pink ribbon is from "The Ribbon Girl". The embossed panel was made with my snowflakes embossing folder and the gems and star charm are also from my stash. The make a wish sentiment stamp is from "The OCtopode Factory".


Monday, 12 December 2011

Welcome Baby Christian

Evening from a wet and windy Whitehaven,
Just thought I'd share this card with you, it was requested by a work collegue and not made for any particular challenges.

The washing line stamp is a "Forever Friends" and the Bunting stamp is by "Magnolia". They were coloured with my promarkers: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg and Powder Blue. They were highlighted with my clear stardust pen and the name was hand written.

The design papers I have used are "First Edition - Animal Antics" and the card is from "Paper Mill" I have also added some pearls which I found neglected in my stash. I wanted to keep the embellishments quite light as I know the card is being posted.

Thanks For looking.
Hope everyone stays safe in this stormy weather.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Morning Everyone,

I'm having a rare lie in before heading back to work this afternoon, so thought I'd share this card. It wasn't made for any particular challenge (as I've not had time to look at any lol).

I used the gorgeous "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured it with my promarkers using brown tones: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Sienna, shale, apricot, satin, blush and Dusky pink. I used my white gel pen to create the snowflakes on the background.

The design papers are by "My Minds Eye" and the ribbon trim came from "The Ribbon Girl", I also added a Little golden bell to the bow.
The sentiment stamp is "Penny Black".
So thanks for looking only 4 more sleeps until the end of term :).

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Away In A Manger

Evening all qucick share today, no challenges in mind for this card, just another Christmas card for work colleagues.
Short and sweet lol, have a nice evening :) .

Monday, 21 November 2011

Welcome Baby Skyla

Evening all,

Quick share for you tonight, this card is for Megan (girl at work) she left at half term to start her maternity leave and  one week over due she went into hospital at 09:30 am and her Daughter was born at 10:12 this morning. So welcome to the world,  little baby Skyla :) and congratulations and well done Megan :).

So I decided to go with an easel card and used this super cute "Lili Of The Valley Stamp", coloured with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Blossom, Carnation Pink, Baby Pink, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 1,2 and 3 and highlighted it with my white gel pen and clear stardust pen.

The design papers are very old and were found in my stash, not sure of the make, the pink card is by "paper Mill". The gorgeous pink ribbon and silver charm came from "The Ribbon Girl" and the elephant was in my stash.

I used my cuttle bug heart folder to create the embossed panel and an "MSE" sentiment stamp on the bottom panel. I have edged all layers of card and paper with my clear stardust pen so it subtly catches the light.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

My Super Super Cute Nephew Eughan, would like to remind you all Pudsey Bear says "Show your spots and lets raise lots".
BBC Children In Need 2011

Back with a card on Monday
Have a nice weekend all

Monday, 14 November 2011


Evening all,
A quick share for you today, project Christmas is almost complete, just working on cards for work colleagues and close family now. This card has been made using scraps of various 12x12 papers and I've also paper pieced the gorgeous image. I have followed an old "Sketch Saturday" layout for the overall design of the card.

This super cute stamp is from "Lili Of The Valley" and it has been coloured with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Oatmeal, Soft Peach, Apple, Meadow Green, Midnight Blue, Rose Pink, Baby Pink, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cool Grey 1,2 and 3. It has been paper pieced and highlighted with my white gel pen and gold stardust pen.

I used my Marianne Creatable dies to make the snowflakes, the buttons and gems are from my stash and the Bakers Divine Twine is from "The Ribbon Girl". I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front and added an "Lili Of The Valley Sentiment".

Thanks for stopping by.


Cup Cake Craft Challenges - #168 Two's Company

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Krafty Christmas....Geddit :)

Afternoon all, well half past week already and 5 week today we'll be finished work for Christmas :), my presents have been bought since January and are now all wrapped up and waiting for Santa's elves to come and collect them for the big day!

So speaking of Christmas, I thought I would share this card with you. The image is super cute from "Lili Of The Valley" and was coloured with my promarkers: Forest Green, Holly, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Umber, Shale, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink , Yellow, Sunflower, Berry Red, Midnight Blue and Cool Grey 1-5. The image has also been highlighted with my white gel pen, white flock powder and iridescent glitter. The snowflakes were drawn on by hand, I was inspired to try this by Coops, as she is very good at doing this sort of background and it really brings her stamped images to life, go check out her blog :).

The Gingham paper is by "Craft Creations" and the card from "Paper Mill Shop", I used my "Marianne Dies" to create the snowflakes. I coloured the snowflakes with my clear stardust pen and I was going to give them a coating of crackle glaze so they appear icy, but at the moment I cant find it.  The ribbon is from "The Ribbon Girl" and the buttons from my stash.

The sentiment used on the front of the card is from "Penny Black" and I have used my "Music notes" embossing folder to create the embossed panel. The inside of the card has been decorated to match the front and the sentiment is by "lili Of The Valley".

Thanks for visiting my little place in the web.


Passion For Promarkers - Week #125 Kraft and One Other Colour (can't actually enter as i've blue sky on my background :( )
PApertake Weekly Challenge - First Christmas....Card of The Year.

Monday, 7 November 2011

40th Birthday

Evening All, finally I have something to share.
I have followed the Sketch at this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge and the papers on the inside and outside of the card are "Dove Craft Eastern Promise" .

The stamp is "Cheeky Glamour ~ Greetings Farm", she is very Marilyn Esque and was coloured with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Cool Grey 1 to 5, Black, Blossom and  Carnation Pink.She has been highlighted with my white gel pen.

The sentiment used on the front and inside of the card are by "Paper Make-up Stamps", the gems are from my stash and the black card is from "Paper Mill Shop".

Thanks for looking :)


Sketch Saturday - week #180
Cupcake  Craft Challenge - Challenge #167 Textalicious (oriental script).

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Christmas Gift For You....

Morning all, blimey what a long morning too. I woke up at 6am but with the clocks going back an hour it was really 5am. So now I'm watching re-runs of "The Good Life" while I type this up and then spending the rest of the day with Leon.

Anyway This is the Christmas project I've been working on all week, it's finally dry and has not fallen apart so that's a bonus. This gift box set out life as an old "Match Makers" chocolate box.

Too cover the outer layer of the box I used gold card from "The Paper Mill" I cut the top and the base slightly larger than the box. I edged this card with gold embossing powder and heat embossed it.

The design papers used are "my Minds Eye"and have been distressed, I added an embossed panel using my "Snowflakes" embossing folder. The stamp is by "Hampton Arts" and has been coloured with my promarkers: Burgundy, Crimson Red, Forest Green and Satin Pink. I have highlighted Santa's beard with my clear stardust pen and his hat with clear glitter.

The flowers I have added are from "Wild Orchid Crafts" and I have also added swirls of red and gold gems, I also added some gold stickles for Christmas Sparkle.

The inside tray of the chocolate box  has been covered with "gold Mirry Card" and I added a sparkly Brad to open it with.

Thanks For Looking.


Abc Christmas Challenge - V is for Vintage (heat embossing and distressing).
Charisma Cardz Challenge - #43 Anything Goes.

Friday, 28 October 2011

I'm working on a Christmas project but it's taking forever to dry, hoping it will be ready tomorrow so I can share it with you.

Will catch up with you all later :)
Suns shining and i'm off out!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Good Luck Megan

Whoooo Hooooo one more sleep until half term, believe me this term is flying by, and the return to work will signal the countdown to Christmas lol. Anyway we are having a surprise "Baby Shower" at work tomorrow for one of the girls Megan. She is leaving to start her maternity leave and her little girl is due on the 14th November, we're all looking forward to meeting her.

So this is the card I have made to go with her gifts. I have used the gorgeous "Mo Manning Stamp - Fairy Kiki" and coloured her with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Apple and Leaf Green". She has been highlighted with my white gel pen and sakura clear stardust pen.

The design papers I have used are scraps of "My Minds Eye", "Basic Grey" and "Craft Creations". The flowers are a mixture of "Prima" and "Wild Orchid Crafts". The gems are from my stash and I used my oval nesties and rose embossing folder.

I have decorated the inside of the card with more scraps of the same papers and the verse is a "Lili Of The Valley" stamp.

Thanks for looking :) .


I'm entering the following:

Monday, 17 October 2011

Christening Card

I have been asked to make a Christening Card for next month for a little girl, I already had an half finished card made in my stash, so added some finishing touches and a little personalisation.

I used this gorgeous little stamp from "Lili Of The Valley" and coloured it with my promarkers: satin, blush, dusky pink, cool grey 1,2,3,4,5, powder blue and pastel pink. I highlighted her with my white gel pen and clear stardust pen.

The design paper was from my stash called "Mon Couer by S.E.I" and I have added some white Satin edged organza ribbon from "Ribbon Girl" and a silver charm from my stash. The embossed panel was created with my roses embossing folder.

I have personalised the card with some "cart-US alphabet Stickers" and I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front. The sentiment I have used on the inside of the card is also an "Lili Of The Valley Stamp".

Thanks for looking :) .