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 :) .

Friday, 14 October 2011

Christmas Gift Card

Afternoon  All, thought I'd share this Gift Card with you all, it matches the tag I made last week. My Eldest two Nephews love me at Christmas and Birthdays lol, they either get money and chocolate or Gift vouchers/cards and chocolate! Teenagers are soooooo hard to buy for!!! Especially Boys (love them really).

So I made this gift card with them in mind. Kept the design fairly simple and kept embellishments to a bare minimum and the black and white colour scheme suits boys and girls alike. Then I layered white card onto black and stamped the "Happy Christmas" sentiment stamp from "The Octopode Factory" onto it at intervals to create the background.

The "Christmas Tree" stamp from "The Octopode Factory" was coloured with my promarkers : black, cool grey 4 & 5 and highlighted with my white gel pen. This was layered onto the stamped background and the black ribbon is from my stash.

I have made a patching stamped panel for the inside of the card and used this to create a pouch to hold the money or gift card.  There is a panel on the back to write your message.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Black & White Christmas

Morning all scheduled post from me as I'm (fingers crossed) Hopefully back at work today. The dizzy spells have not gone completely but the tablets are working thank god. Thought I'd share another tag with you, this one has used my "Octopode Factory ~ Christmas Tree Stamp". I've just discovered "The Octopode Factory" some really cool digis and rubber stamps if you like things a little out of the ordinary and the owner has just turned 18....Very clever lady :)

Anyway, I used black card for the label mat and added a panel of white. I previously stamped the white card with the "Happy Christmas" sentiment stamp also by "The Octopode Factory". I paper pieced the christmas tree using up lots of lovely black and white scraps and covered with crackle glaze. The tree was then matted and layered onto black and white card and added to the label.

I used my punch tool to create the whle and threaded through some black funky fibres and added a black bead. I really can't wait to use this stamp again and add a bit of colour and pazazz.

Anyway Thanks For looking.


I'm entering the following:

Cup Cake - #162 Black & White Christmas.
Crafty Cardmakers - #53 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Rockin Birthday Tag

Well this is the tag I made to go with yesterdays card. I used the same  "Rock Chick ~ Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps" and coloured her with my promarkers: Carmine, Magenta, Hot Pink, Cool Grey 1-5, Black, Forest Green, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink.

I drew round a ranger tag onto black card for the base, I then added a layer of hot pink card. I then used a "Star Stamp" that came free with October 2011 issue of "Craft Stamper" magazine and randomly stamped on the stars.

I used "Black Diamond" stickles to fill in the stars for added glitz and sparkle. I punched the hole using my punch tool and threaded through the silver ribbon and added a black sparkly bead.
Here's a photo of the card and tag together.

I think it would jazz up any present .


I would like to enter the following:

Craft Your Days Away - #30 Tag It.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Rockin Birthday

This card was made following the "Sketch Saturday" layout, but I'm not sure about it at all, kind of wishing I hadn't stamped the stars on it now. Can see me taking it apart and starting again lol.

The image is "Rock Chick - Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps" and she has been coloured with my promarkers: Carmine, Magenta, Hot Pink, Cool Grey 1-5, Black, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink. she has been highlighted with my white gel pen and silver stardust pen.

The Sentiment was hand drawn and also coloured with promarkers. The sparkly paper has been in my stash since the year dot lol and I havn't a clue who makes it. The star stamp came free with an issue of "Craft Stamper Magazine", the stars have been filled in or highlighted with "Black Diamond Stickles". The silver ribbon was sent to me in a swap and the pink and black card is from "Paper Mill".

I have also made a matching gift tag for this card, just waiting for it to dry and then I'll post some photos.


I'm entering the following:

Sketch Saturday - #175.
Creative Card Crew ~ Easel Card Challenge.