Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Good Luck In Your New Home


Good Morning Everyone,
Quick post from me, been extremely busy at school these last two weeks, I've not had a day of since 30th November, but we break up on Friday for THREE WHOLE WEEKS lol.

Anyway this is a custom card, for a couple moving to away from Whitehaven to another village in Cumbria called Alston.


The image is a gorgeous Digi Stamp from "Just Inklined called Bramble Lane" and I coloured it with "Derwent Inktense Pencils", incidentally how lucky am I that these pencils and the Derwent Factory is in Keswick which is only a 30 min drive from me :) whoop whoop.

I kept the card quite simple as I wanted the image to have centre stage.


The sentiments were computer generated and attached with foam pads to a magnolia tag die. The Ribbon, buttons and papers are from my stash.

Thanks so much for popping by.


I'd like to enter the following...

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a handmade bow.
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes, must use Ribbon.
Cute As A Button - #4 New Beginnings.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Everything's All White


Good Morning,

Show casing another Custom Made Card. The brief was "White on White with a hint of Red". Loved, Loved, Loved playing with all my Christmas die cuts.


I have used "Tilda and Edwin", coloured them with promarkers and fussy cut and attached them with foam pads for depth. I have used my Swiss dots embossing folder. The beautiful white lace, white ribbon, gingham ribbon and bakers twine are all from "The Ribbon Girl".


I've used my Magnolia label die and doohickey picket fence die, a Marianne's Tree die and memory box corner die and they have all been frantaged to within an inch of their life lol.


Folded Flat for easy postage. Have really enjoyed making this card. I have also used liquid pearls, string pearls and a little charm from "Live Love Crafts".

Thanks so much for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Tilda's Town - Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Layered.
Creative Moments - Anything goes with a twist - Make It Sparkle.
Magnolia-licious Challenge - White on White.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Tent Fold Christmas


Morning All,

Another Friday and 4 weeks today school closes for Christmas Whooo hoooo. So on the subject of Christmas I have a card to share with you. A tent fold card for my Brother and Sister-in-law. Used a beautiful "LOTV" stamp and coloured it with my promarkers, also used white flock powder for the snow and liquid pearls for snowflakes around the image.


The design papers are beautiful, from "Live Love Crafts", beautiful creams and pinks. The aperture was cut with my circle nesties, I edged the circle with pearls, holly leaves, roses and poinsettia all from "The Ribbon Girl". The Sentiment was computer generated.


The gorgeous lace is also from "The Ribbon Girl" and the cute little mitten charm are from "Live Love Crafts". I've enjoyed getting the stamps back out after working with vintage prints for a while.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas.
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy.
The Ribbon Girls - Lovely Lilli Must Use Ribbon.

Monday, 10 November 2014



Good Morning Everyone,
I have a Christmas Card to share with you. I have used a beautiful "Pion Image" from "Live Love Crafts" to which I've added a little Christmas sparkle. The design papers are from my stash but love the non traditional muted colours.


The flowers and lace are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the sentiments computer generated. I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front. I've added pearlescent beads and tons of sparkle to the flowers.

Another card ticked off my list.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's All About Christmas.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Belle Of The Ball


Morning Everyone,
Another Day and another card. This is for my Neice Cerys who is ten in December. I have used another totally gorgeous "Saturated Canary" digi stamp and based the colours around "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast.


I coloured the image with my promarkers and highlighted her with my white and gold gel pens. She has been fussy cut and attached with foam pads for depth onto a dry embossed rose background. The numbers were also die cut and sentiments computer generated.


The flowers are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the heart pins are from my stash. The design papers are scraps of Basic Grey and Prima.

Thank you so much for looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie (Movie and Book "Beauty & The Beast")

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Frozen Birthday


Good Morning,
Sorry it's been a while since my last blog, but life gets in the way and house renovations are in full swing at the moment. Anyway I wanted to share this Bespoke Design Card that a friend of mine asked me to make for her Daughter who is "Frozen" mad.


I used a stunning digi stamp by Krista Smith from "Saturated Canary"  and coloured her with promarkers, based around the colours of "Elsa's" character. I die cut the name and number 7 and covered them with iridescent glitter. The design papers were from the "Do Crafts Once Upon A Time" range.


I die cut the snowflake border and glittered, adding gems for extra sparkle and added a few paper roses also glittered to finish the card. I didn't go overboard on the snowflakes as I didn't want it to end up too Christmassy.


I decorated the inside of the card to finish it off. Really enjoyed taking time out to make this card.

Thank you for looking and I really promise to take some time out and catch up with you all soon.


I'd like to enter the following....

Addicted To Stamps - Princesses or Fairies.
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team Favourite Colour Combination (Pink & Blue).
Fairytale Stampers - Must Use Something New (Digi Stamp is New).
Craft Your Passion - Bright and Sparkly.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Wedding Bells


Been mad busy round here lately, wanted to share some more Altered Art items with you. This was originally a plain chip board suitcase, I was inspired to make it into a Wedding Keepsake which is for sale in my Etsy Shop.

I covered the case with a selection of design papers and then edged them with gold ink and heat embossed gold powder on top. The "Mr & Mrs" are chipboard letters which have also been covered and embossed and then glued on top. I attched ribbon to the handles which have also been distressed and aged.

The case comes with a personalised tag, which the customer would provide the details for and this is tied onto the handle. I think a suitcase is apt becauses it symbolises their new journey in life together.

The inside of the case has also been decorated with contrasting papers and I have added a poem to the lid.

Anyway, Thank you for looking. I have really really enjoyed making this, hoping to do some more....watch this space.


I'd like to enter the following....

Crafting From The Heart Challenge -#28  Anything Goes.
Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenges - Anything Goes (use flock, embossing powders).
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Memory Box

Hello world .....  if there is anyone left reading my blog lol.
I have been away creating, not on a regular basis but just when mood takes me and I have found it much more satisfying and enjoyable.
Anyway I've made an attempt at "Altered Art" (I use that term loosely) lol.

I got the plain chip board box from my local craft shop, I added to layers of white acrylic paint to it, decoupaged blue gingham "Craft Creation" papers to it and more layers of white paint. I let this dry and then added a coat of varnish and then sand papered the edges.

I also carried out the same techniques to the inside of the box. The papers to the inside are by "Studio 45".

I have added sentiments and vintage baby photos by Pion  from "Live Love Crafts".  I have added lace, ribbon, gems, pearls and roses.
The roses symbolise "Love" and the buterflies symbolise "New Life".

The panel on the top has been left blank for personalisation.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

Fan - Tastic Tuesday - #53 Anything Goes with shades of Blue.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes.
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Bird

Hello Everyone,
Been busy enjoying my hols, but now the weathers turned a bit yuck i thought I'd share this card. An attempt at "White on White".

I used my "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder, "Bird Cage Die" is a Marianne's, pearls and flowers are from "The Ribbon Girl". The Keyhole is from "Live Love Crafts" and the swirls are another "Marianne Die".

The beautiful quote by "Maya Angelou" is a digi stamp from "Pink Petticoat and the gorgeous image is "Tropical Masquerade" by "Delicious Doodles". I have coloured this with my promarkers and highlighted with my white gel pen and clear stardust pen.

Thanks for looking


I'd like to enter the following...

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Square or Rectangle Card - #48Anything goes.
Crafting When We Can - #75Bright Colours.
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes.
Delicious Doodles - #97 Anything Goes.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Sneaky Peek

Hello been making the most of the glorious weather this week and celebrating Leon's big 4o. But inbetween in the wee small hours (not sleeping due to heat) i;ve started working on a new project. A mini envelope album.

My first ever attempt, this is the front cover and back page.

Catch p with you all soon.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Be Your Own Beautiful

Good Morning everybody,
Sunny Sunday up here, gutted we didn't get any thunder or lightening yesterday (shouldn't grumble really). Anyway I've just discovered "Delicious Doodles" digi stamps - I'm in love with them all... so I treated myself to a few and this is the first i coloured up.
It is called "Dragon Dreams"

I have used an old "Basic Grey" design paper and picked out colours from it for my image, which had been coloured with promarkers. I have added a little sparkle here and there. The image and paper have been mounted on some old orange holographic card that I've had stashed away for at least 6 year or more! SHOCK.

I have tried to keep the design fairly clean and simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus of the card. The gorgeous sentiment is by "Pink Petticoat Stamps".The sentiment reads - "Be Your Own Beautiful".

Anyway, this is my favouritest card I've made so far this year.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #96 Anything goes with a DD image.
Crafting At The Weekend - ANYTHING GOES.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good Afternoon,

Hope those of you who have had these awful storms are OK, we have not had anything too bad up here just a little rain so far, feel a bit let down I love thunder and lightening. Anyway have a card to share, it's my other halves birthday on Tuesday (he doesn't view my blog, I'm safe). This is his card and matching tag.

I followed a sketch in this months issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine. The name and sentiments were computer generated and the numbers are die cut. All papers are from the same pad it could be a "Prima" one but cannot be sure as I've lost the front cover. The papers and card edges were distressed and then edges with stardust. The numbers have been covered with stardust so they really catch the light.

The image is "Saturated Canary - Genie" and she has been coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stardust. She has then been fussy cut and attached with foam pads for depth. the gems and ribbon are scraps from my stash.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Charisma Cards Challenge - Anything Goes.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Merry Christmas To You

Good Morning,

I've had Oscar on a 2 hour walk and hung out 2 loads of washing and it's only half 9! love these sunny mornings. Anyway have another Christmas card to share with you.  I have chosen non traditional muted colours for this one.

The design papers are a mixture of "Craft Creations" mounted onto peach card. The beautiful image is by "Pion" and she has been dusted with stardust for winter sparkle.

The Lace and flowers and stems are from "the Ribbon Girls" and the flowers have been dusted with glitter. The image, charm and rose Corner are all from "Live Love Crafts". I have decorated the inside of the card to match and made a box too, the sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Anything goes.
Pile It On Challenge - Monochrome.
Storytellernorge - #20 Christmas In July.
The Glory Of Christmas - Anything goes.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

70th Birthday Dad

Good Morning everyone,

Well we had a horrible wet and misty day yesterday so I took the opportunity to complete a custom order for an 70th Birthday Dad - Exploding Box Card.

I cannot remember the brand name of the design papers used but they are all from a pad entitled "Up Up and Away". The ribbon is from my local craft shop and the numbers were die cut from gold mirry card.

The sentiment stamps are both "Penny Black" and all other sentiments were computer generated. The bunting was cut with a "La La Crafts" die and the bear in the middle is "James Bear" from "LOTV" coloured with pro-markers and dusted with stardust for birthday sparkle.

All cards and papers have been distressed and edged with clear stardust.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges - #244 Teddy Bears.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Merry Christmas To You Both

Good Afternoon

I have another card to share with you all, I'm getting a head start on my Christmas Cards and have made this having received some gorgeous Christmas Images by Pion from Live Love Crafts.

I have added some colour to the image with my promarkers, the papers used are a mixture of Basic Grey. The flowers, berries and lace came from The Ribbon Girl and the charm came from Live Love Crafts. The sentiment was computer generated.

I have decorated the inside of the card with matching papers and i have added iridescent glitter to the flowers for a little Christmas sparkle. I have also made a matching gift box for protection.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas In July.
Fizztown Challenge #43 - Pick A Holiday (Christmas).

Monday, 7 July 2014

Pop Up Box Card

Is there anyone out there?
Well I've had a busy few months and a poorly few months but I'm feeling better and  we have finally broken up for our Summer Holidays so I have finally got around to making something and finally gotten around to blogging it. 

Anyway this is a Custom Order Pop Up Box Card, my first ever attempt at the fold and design.

I have used papers by Maja Designs and image by Pion both from Live Love Crafts, beads and lace from The Ribbon Girl, the butterflies and dies are Marianne Creatables and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat stamps.I've edged everything with Antique linen distress ink and iridescent glitter for a little sparkle.

I have really loved making this card and I can actually say I love the finished results. Can't wait until the recipient sees it and my customer for that matter.
Hope to catch up with you al real soon, I have a long 8 weeks off work yipeeeeeee :) .


I'd like to enter the following challenges...

Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Challenge Girly Birthday with a butterfly.
Crafting From The Heart  - #26 Anything Goes.
House Of Cards Challenge - July Challenge Add A Bow.