Sunday, 31 October 2010


Isn't this a fab image! I received her in a swap recently  and I think she is gorgeous with that wistful dreamy look. I coloured her with promarkers and added some sparkle with sakura stardust pens. The paper is K&Co and the green ribbon is from my stash.

I have entered this into the following challenges
The Secret crafter - anything that flies
PaperPretties - a square card


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Engagement card

This is the engagement card I made for my daughter from her Aunt. I made the sentiment on the computer using the fabulous Scriptina font - I love it and use it a lot. The papers are from a pack I bought from QVC and are DCWV. I added a great pink raffia mesh ribbon and a little gem above the i in Congratulations.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Digidoodle- anything goes
Tuesday throwdown - make the sentiment the focus


Friday, 29 October 2010

Is this a mess or organised chaos?

No cards today but will start posting my Christmas cards over the next few days. Well my craft room was tidy when I started and after an afternoon and evening crafting this is what it looks like! I had the day off work so after taking my daughter and grandson shopping I settled down to a few hours of Christmas card making. Now you all know that when we get absorbed in our "work" the time flies by and before we know it its the wee small hours and someone - I don't know who - has made an almighty mess. I do tidy as I go along but this is the aftermath of a days crafting, I did make good headway on my Christmas cards though. I daren't show you the mess on the floor! Just thinking too, no matter how big an area you have to craft in it's never big enough!

If there was a challenge for the biggest mess I think I'd enter this into it! lol

Thursday, 28 October 2010

A Couple of baby cards

A couple of quick baby cards for my box. The images were from a pack of party invites that I cut out with my nesties. The papers are downloads from Shabby Princess.

I am entering this into the following challenge
A Spoonful of Sugar- diecutting/punches


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cute as a Button!l

This card was for a commission for a friend. The image is a download from pc crafter - belly button babies.
I added a button and some ribbon to her belly button. I think the papers are Doodlebug. I made a border using a Martha stewart punch and added some ribbon to finish. The sentiments were made on the computer.

I am entering this in to the following challenges
Crafty Emma- buttons and bows
Allsorts Challenge Blog - spots and stripes

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Boxed Engagement Card

I can post this card now as my daughter and her boyfriend or should I say Fiance have now received it. As she has a quick peek sometimes at my blog I couldn't post it until she had received it.
I used a lovely Sarah Kay image coloured with promarkers and these gorgeous Bo Bunny papers -Jazmyne.
I added some flowers from my stash which I glittered up with some stickles.

I am entering this into the following challenges
2sisters challenge blog - anything goes

Monday, 25 October 2010

Engagement Card

My lovely daughter and her boyfriend got engaged recently and this is the card I made for her Granny to give to her. I used a fab image sent to me by a kind docrafter. I coloured it with promarkers and added some stickles glitter glue to her ring. I kept it simple and just added  a red gingham ribbon and the sentiment which I made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
I Did it creations - anything goes
One Stitch at a time - any celebration

Sunday, 24 October 2010

That tree stamp again!

I used my favourite men's stamp and some Basic Grey papers for this card. I stamped in Shabby Shutters distress inks and embossed in clear. Made a frame using my nesties, sentiment made on the computer and a green ribbon to finish.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Basic grey - autumn
Mark's Finest Paper - use die cuts
The Stampman - cards for men
Stars and Stamps - mens cards


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Aren't These So Cute!

These are a couple of cards made using the fab digistamps from Digi stamp Boutique and Shabby Princess Spring breeze papers. I love the colours and the images are a dream to colour. I paper pieced the dresses and the cupcake base and then  I added a bit of sparkle with some stickles glitter glue.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Totally Papercrafts - stick a number on it
Southern Girls - glitter it up

I am entering this second card in to the following challenges
Karber Weekly - kids/babies with a digi image
Little paper Shop - use glitter or stickles


Friday, 22 October 2010

Monochromatic Butterfly Card

I love making these cards - just white with a hint of one colour. This time I have used Broken China Distress inks to tint the edges of the flowers and leaves which were punched out of white cardstock. The circle frame was made using nesties, the image was stamped and embossed and then tinted with the ink and some stickles glitter glue added. I used part of a stamp to stamp the floral sprays at one side. The sentiment was made on the computer. A few pearls and tiny butterflies were added to finish it of.

I have entered this into the following challenges
Penny's paper crafty - so long as it flies
Flutterby Wednesday - butterfly, fairy or angel
Pear Tree designs - free for all
One Stitch at a Time - embellish it


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Handbag birthday

I think this is the closest I am going to get with a CAS card.  I made the little handbag using the fab DCWV Citrus paper pack, I beaded a wee handle and cut out one of the flowers from the paper for a catch. I also added a couple of ribbons and a gem. I used some ribbon which I laced up through some eyelets. I'm not sure if this would pass as a Cas card but I gave it a go anyway. It's not my usual style as I don't like to see a lot of bare white paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Tuesday Throw Down - anything goes
Party time Tuesdays - birthday card


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Bright and Cheerful

This bright and cheerful card was for a friend on the docrafts forum. I used a lovely glittered embellishment and some My Mind's Eye Papers. The sentiment was made on the computer. The flowers were punched out and finished with a couple of gems.

This is a general card for my box.  I used a lovely flower stamp that I embossed with holographic embossing powder.The papers were free downloads and I added some ribbon to finish.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
Dancing in Pajamas - inspiration from a pink striped mug


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Floral Beauty

I found this lovely floral image on google, printed it off and went over it with a wash of sakura stardust pen. I highlighted the centres of the flowers with some stickles glitter glue. The papers are K&Co. I added a gold organza ribbon and a little tag with a few pearls on the top. I hadn't the colour of pearls I wanted so I used my promarkers to colour them.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Lexi's Creations - birthday
fairy fun Friday - ticket ot tag


Monday, 18 October 2010

Lovley in Lilac

A 30th Birthday card using a Pink Petticoat image.  I coloured the image with promarkers. The papers are from my scrap box, the cardstock is brazill purple and green. I added a few bits of ribbon and the sentiments were made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenge
I did it creations - for a girl


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Basic Grey Birthday Card

I have used these fabulous Basic Grey papers called Sultry to make this 30th birthday card. The colours are gorgeous, I love the lime and pink. The flowers are made using a stamp and then cutting them out. I added some gems for the centres. 

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craft You Days Away - 1 circle, 2 papers, 3 embellishments


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Shades of Blue

I have used this gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp for this shades of blue birthday card. The papers are all from a stack I bought from QVC. I think they are Brenda Pinnick. I added some blue and aqua cardstock, a punched flower and a few leaves. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this for the following challenge
Digidoodleshopsbest - image of a person


Friday, 15 October 2010

Ferrari 40th birthday

This was a request for a funny 40th birthday featuring a Ferrari. The person the card is for has always wanted a red Ferrari so I printed off a lovely pic onto photographic paper so that it looked nice and shiny. I then  printed the writing on top. Inside I made a little pocket where I put the paper ferrari cut out. i found it on the net and it is a paper model that you make up yourself. I thought it was very funny. I have delivered the card and the client was over the moon with it.


  the pocket and the verse

 The paper Ferrari model


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Black and Cream Wallet Card

This is the wallet card I made for a swap on the docrafts forum. I have had these papers for a long time and often took them out, looked at them and put them away again thinking that they were too lovely to cut up.. I'm I the only one to do that??lol The punched edge is part of the paper. I used a flower stamp and some cream ribbon along with some black and cream cardstock. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this for the following challenge
Anything Goes - Ribbons


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Birthday Shopping!

One thing you have to do on your birthday is spend all that birthday money you received!

Stamp -Whiff of Joy
Papers - My Minds Eye
 Cardstock - Bazzill pink
Martha Stewart punch

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craftilicious - anything goes
Raise the bar - pink and girly


Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Another Butterfly Card

This time I have gone with a cream and black colourway. I had embossed a piece of card using the a swirls folder and had this bit left over. I mounted it onto some black card and added the butterfly which was stamped onto some K&CO card and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I added the pearls and the wire for antennae. I cut the front of a 6 inch square card down to about 2 and half inches. The back of the card was covered with black card leaving a cream border showing.I made another embossed strip of card, layered onto black and then onto the front panel. I stuck the butterfly panel on top. The sentiment was made on the computer. I like the simplicity of this design.

I am entering this into the following challenges


Monday, 11 October 2010

Gorgeous Butterflies

I love this butterfly stamp and have used it before on a similar card  for a Golden wedding. This time I have used a different card fold.  I cut off half of the front of the card . I stamped the butterfly onto some K&Co paper and then layered on some nestie circles.  I covered the back of the card with K&Co paper as well.The sentiment was made on the computer. I added pearls and some gold embossing to the butterfly. Check in tomorrow for another card using the same stamp.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - glitter or bling
Flutterby Wednesdays - use a butterfly or fairy


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Fushia and Lime

Sounds much more exotic than pink and green lol I followed a sketch for this card. I think the papers are Basic Gray and they are gorgeous. I have just added some distress inks around the edges, a bright lime green ribbon  and some gems along with the sentiment. A very simple card but I like it.

I have entered this into the following challenge
Colour Create - pink, green and cream


Saturday, 9 October 2010

Peaches and Cream

I thought I'd have a go at a card made using just the one colour along with the cream cardstock. I chose to use Spun Sugar distress ink to add the colour. The little girl is coloured using the distress inks and some sakura stardust pens for a bit of sparkle. I added a tiny bit of green for the leaves in her hair. Then I punched out loads of different shaped flowers and some leaves. I inked around the edges of them all and stuck them around the aperture of the card. This was the bit left over from a nestie cutout and I raised it on some foam pads. I then added some pearls to the centre of the flowers and a sentiment made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Miami Doodles - girl's birthday with sparkle
PartytimeTuesdays - Birthday and anything goes
 Creative  Inspirations - birthday theme
Creative Card Crew - blooming marvellous