Monday, 26 September 2011

Happy Birthday John

Evening Everyone,
It's getting late and I should really be asleep so I will keep this quick and to the point.
I was asked to make a card for a "65th" birthday so used the layout from this weeks "Sketch Saturday" challenge.

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I have used this gorgeous "LOTV" stamp and he was coloured with my promarkers: Cool Grey 1-5, Leaf Green, Apple Green, Apricot, Spice, Crimson Red, Burgundy, Powder Blue, Duck Egg, Cinnamon and Raw Sienna. He has been highlighted with my clear stardust pen for extra sparkle.

The papers are from "First Edition-Animal Antics" and the inside of the card has been decorated to match the front. The sentiment inside the card is also by "LOTV".

Well that's it for now, thanks for looking.


Cup Cake Craft Challenges - #161 If You Go Down To The Woods Today.

Friday, 23 September 2011


I'm back with another make to share. I have made some little notecards, the idea was inspired by an article in "Craft Stamper" magazine, my design is not identical it has been changed a little, so it's not a direct copy.

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I used the free leaf stamp that came with the magazine and coloured them with my promarkers: Spice and Burnt Orange. I then used my "crackle glaze" on the leaves to add a distressed feel, cut them out with my square nesties and layered onto the deep orange card. The sentiment is a "LOTV" stamp.

I used my paisley embossing folder to create the white embossed panel, and the two shades of orange card is from "Paper Mill". No design papers on this card lol!


I'm hoping to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - #101 Autumn.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

All the leaves are brown....

 I've finally made a card, it's taken over a week as I've done it in stages, added a little bit, left it and done something else, came back to it and added a little bit more etc lol.
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I have used my "Magnolia - Lying Tilda" stamp and she was coloured with promarkers: Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, apricot, honeycomb, spice, cool grey 1,2,3, khaki, pear green, satin, blush and dusky pink. She has been cut out and attached to the card with foam pads.

The design papers used are "Do Crafts - Eastern Promise" and I have added an embossed panel using my paisley embossing folder as to me it resembles autumn leaves blowing in the wind. The ovals were cut with my oval nesties, the sentiment stamp is by "LOTV".

The large leaves, were stamped onto scraps of DP's , the stamp itself came free with an issue of "Craft Stamper" magazine. I've edged the paper with my "Orange Peel - Stickles" and gems from my stash. The inside of the card has been decorated to match the front. 
Well My mojo still isn't fully returned, I'm working on another card, but keep changing the layout and my mind lol!


I'm entering the following:

Just Magnolia - #124 Fall Is In The Air Sketch.
Crafting For All Seasons - #10 Fall Colours.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy Birthday Jane

Evening everybody, hope you are all well and have been lucky to have some sunshine today like us Cumbrians :) .  Thanks for all your well wishes and concern for my back. It's actually my Right shoulder and arm that's in pain, when I had my accident  2 yr ago I was hit from the rear, I was stationery at a round-a-bout giving way to a van and slightly twisted in my seat which is whats caused the damage. Have acupuncture booked  for a few weeks so should hopefully be on the mend.

ANYWAY....I have another decoupage card to share, no design papers and lots of white space on this one (Shock). This is another order for a 65th Birthday, I did look through my stamps but nothing jumped out at me, so I used this decoupage sheet and some punches.

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I have layered the roses onto 2 ovals cut with my nesties and layered them onto an embossed panel created with my roses embossing folder. I have embellished the roses and butterflies with my pink gems. The top right butterfly was made with my tonic studio punch, the bottom butterfly was sent to me and think it may be a die cut.

The name and the number have been made by hand. I have added an insert and verse to the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking, off to do some stamping now, got a massive Christmas project Underway :) .


Cute Card Thursday - #182 Anything Goes.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Happy Birthday Pat

I was asked to make a card for someone who likes Daffodils or Teddy Bears, so I had a ratch through my old decoupage sheets and found this flower fairy sheet. I used to be really into decoupage when I first started out card making and still indulge now again, although stamping has taken over.

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I haven't used any design papers with this card, i have embossed some white card with my birds and swirls embossing folder and layered it onto yellow card. I have added some yellow spot organza ribbon from the "Ribbon Girl" and a few gems.

I have used my scallop circle nesties and stamped a "LOTV" sentiment inside the card, the inside decorated to match the front. I personalised the card with the name pat and added some faux stitching with my white gel pen.

Thanks For Looking.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Book Mark

Hello, I've  had a week off from blogging as I've been really busy on the return to work and so tired, plus my job is very physical and has aggravated an old injury gained in a car accident two year ago, so I've gone through gallons of radox and paracetamol trying to keep it under control. But it seems I may need to return to the Physio and start accupuncture again!

Anyway I've managed to do a little bit of crafting, I've been asked to make 6 bookmarks to be given as gifts so here is the first. I was inspired by "Passion For Promarkers Challenge - Patchwork" (but can't enter as i've not used me promarkers at all lol)  and the "Alphabet Challenge - P for Pastels". The papers are Do crafts Eastern Promise and recycled book pages.

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The butterfly is a "Penny Black Stamp", it was paper pieced with the text and then distressed with my crackle glaze. I've added some faux stitching with my white gel pen and embellished the bookmark with my buttons and gems.
The squares were cut with my square nesties, i have added a butterfly charm and some funky fibres to the bottom of the bookmark.

These are perfect for using up all the off cuts of card I have acquired when trimming down my a5 to square cards or "Scraplings" as i've recently discovered they're called in Craft Stamper Magazine.


I'm entering the following:

Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pastels.
Jules Crafty Snippets - #36

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Christmas Celebrations

Evening all,
I'm here with another Christmas card to share, this one is for my Aunt & Uncle. I have gone with an Easel card and grabbed a chance to ink up a new LOTV stamp. I opted for non-traditional Christmas Colours too.

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The stamp has been coloured with my promarkers: satin, blush, dusky pink, blossom, baby pink, rose pink, gold, sunflower, marsh green, pear green, tan ,caramel, cinnamon, blue pearl, cornflower and cool grey 1-3. The image has also been highlighted with my white gel pen and clear stardust pen. I have added some white flock powder to the snow and the fur trim on her hat and coat.

The papers I have used are Basic Grey and have been layered onto Papermill card. I have used my square, scalloped square, scalloped rectangle, scalloped circle nesties and Swiss dots embossing folder on this card. I have also used my Marianne Snowflakes Dies.  The personalisation has been done by hand and the sentiment is also by LOTV. I have added some glitter and pearls from my stash to the card for a little extra sparkle. Another card ticked off the list :).

Well I hope you all enjoy the weekend, I'm back to work on Monday, man the last 8 weeks flew by...Looking forward to getting back into my work routine though, just hope we don't get the predicted big freeze this winter!
Catch you all later


I'm hoping to enter the following:

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #35 Anything Goes.
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes.
Passion For Promarkers - Week #115 Flexible (Anything Goes).