Friday, 29 July 2011

Confession Time

I sat down on this cold, grey and misty morning to make a card, got it half done when this afternoon the sun came out. So, I've abandoned my crafting to enjoy the sun and will stay that way until Mondy as I've a busy weekend.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, catch up with you on Monday.

Monday, 25 July 2011


Afternoon everybody, another gorgeous day up this neck of the woods, got three loads of washing out on the line and have the joy of ironing later lol. Took sometime out to make today's card, using my new "CC Designs ~ Fairy Tales Liberty" stamp.

Attention To Detail:

The image has been coloured with my promarkers: tan, caramel, cinnamon, sandstone, satin, blush and dusky pink. I know the real statue is blue/green but I wanted her to fit in with my papers. I then covered the image with crackle glaze to create the distressed/shabby texture to it.

The papers I have used are scraps of "Prima ~ Botanicals" I have distressed all the edges with my scissors to create a shabby feel. I have adored using these papers and I'm determined to use up every last scrap. I used blue and ivory "papermill card" for matting and layering.

I have created a hidden tag, containing the sentiment (which came with the stamp). The tag has been covered in the same prima papers and distressed. I have added some ivory lace to the tag and the card, this is from the "Ribbon Girl".

I then finished the card by decorating the inside with co-ordinating papers and added a swirl of pearls and gems to the front.


I am hoping to enter the following challenges.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - # 152 Shabby Sparkle.
Creative Inspirations - #121 Around The World.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Yankee Doodle Dandy

I don't know about you but I love "Yankee Candles" i occasionally treat myself to the tiny jar candles as they smell lush. This candle is for my Sister-In-Law for her birthday next week. It has been decorated with card and papers to match the card I made for her (see photo below).

I have used the left over scraps of card and papers from the card to decorate this candle. I used my oval nesties for the front and decorated it with pearls and roses. The sentiment is a "Penny Black" stamp. I used my Martha Stewart doily lace punch to cut out the blue band and added a champagne organza ribbon. I also added roses and pearls to the lid of the jar.

I have dipped the edges of the roses into pva glue and then sprinkled them with iridescent glitter to look like dew drops. I curled the wires of the roses with a pencil.

The scent for this candle is "Early Morning Breeze" and it smells divine and matches my colour scheme very well lol.

Apologies for all the photos lol.


I am entering this candle into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - #44 Add a Flower.
Allsorts - #112 Free and Easy.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Your Ship Or Mine

Evening everybody, grrr it's like a winters night outside, lashing rain and gale force winds :(. Hope you've all had a lovely weekend, i've had a few days away. But now i've a few days at home to catch up on orders. This card is a "Bespoke Design" birthday card. Made for a special seaman from his buxom wench :).

Attention To Detail:

The image is "Polly" from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and she has been coloured with my promarkers: Umber, Burnt Umber, Walnut, Chesnut, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Cool Aqua, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink and Pastel Pink. The sentiment is also Kraftin Kimmie as is the barrel of ale or rum :).

The papers used to decorate the front and inside of the card are by "Bo Bunny" and are from the "Back To Basics Range" and called Beautiful Life Stripe (Reversible). The card is from the "Papermill Shop". I have added buttons and pearls  from my stash and twine and heart charm from "The Ribbon Girl".


I am going to enter this card into the following challenges.

Crafty Creations #127 Boyz to Men.
Creative Inspirations #120 No Flowers Allowed.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Summertime Blues

Evening all, hope your all well.  Well I'm officially on my holidays til 5th Sept, shool closed last Friday Whoop whoop. Just had a lovely weekend away and just got back and  thought I'd get started on some orders.  This card has been made following the new "Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ first 150 your favourite Cup Cake", you can choose your favourite past challenge themes. I followed sketch #52 and theme "Summer".

Attention to detail:

The stamp and sentiment are from the new Magnolia collection and have been coloured with my promarkers: China blue, blue pearl, cornflour blue, cocoa, burnt sienna, umber, cool grey 1-5, satin, blush and dusky pink. I cut Tilda out and layered her onto the embossed square. I embossed the square with my spots and dots folder and used my square nesties.

The papers are scraps of Basic Grey and My Minds Eye, The card is also scraps of powder blue, navy and royal blue all from "Papermill".
The card has been embellished with blue beads (recycled jewellery) and blue gems.


I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - 150 your Favourite Cupcake.
Jules Crafty Snippets - #27 (i've not been able to join in for a few weeks but go check out the gorgeous creations made from snippets and scraps only).

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mr & Mrs

Evening all just been watching "The Apprentice" and I'm sooo chuffed Melody was fired, wiped that smirk right off her face lol. Anyway I was asked to make a wedding card for a work colleague. I decided to go with a black and white colour scheme as it always looks smart and came up with this design.

I have used my Cuttlebug a lot on this card using long forgotten dies and embossing folders. The hearts were cut with a heart die and represent the Bride and Groom. I added some pearls for the buttons and a little glitter dust. The white heart was embossed with my "Birds & Swirls" embossing folder.

I have added an embossed panel to the bottom of the card and some luxurious black velvet ribbon to add a touch of elegance.

The stamp used on the insert is from "Lili Of The Valley" stamps and I have embossed 2 champagne glasses into the bottom corner.

I hope she likes the card, unusual for me not to have a stamped image on the front lol.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ #110 Free And Easy.

Monday, 4 July 2011


Well good evening all hope your all well, it's a mega busy week for me this week as it's the last week of term. School closes on Friday for 8 weeks YIPEEEEE.  Anyway I was asked to make a "Golden Wedding Card" so I followed this weeks "Sketch & Stash" layout.

Attention To Detail:

I used my "Love Grows" stamp from "Lili Of The Valley" and coloured it with my promarkers: Tan, Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink. The papers I have used a "Prima ~ Botanicals". The card used for matting has been hiding in my stash for a long time and been neglected along with the gold heart charm (Recycled jewellery).

I have decorated the inside of the card with matching papers and left a blank panel for the sentiment to be written. My lovely new ribbon is from "The Ribbon Girl".


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash - #65.