Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Hope everyone is having a good week so far, the time is going so fast it's just a blur!  This card was made using the free stamps and papers from Homemade magazine, the image was coloured with promarkers, the embossed background is one of the new Boofle tri boss folders, the buttons one, added a few stitches round the edges and the tape measure and buttons were on the embellishment page with the papers, faux stitching round the edges and also paper pricking.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Love to Create Challenge Blog ~ Add stitching (real or faux)
The Crazy Challenge ~ Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air ~ Critter
Passion for Promarkers ~ Pastel Colours

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Easel card

Hello!  Hope you are all well, its miserable weather here today, dull, grey and raining off and on, I have just got in from work and am staying put now! The card I am sharing today is for my mom's birthday in march, I have made an easel card which I haven't made for such a long time, infact I can't remember when I last made one, not sure why as I do like them. I have used a penny black image coloured with promarkers, Isabelle papers from first edition, m/s doily border punch, memory box die to make the roses, cheery lyn fanciful flourish die, made my own stickpin, marianne fence die and the usual ribbon, pearls etc.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrap-Creations ~ Critter
Ladybug Crafts Ink ~ Spring is in the Air
My Time To Craft Challenge ~ Bring on the Cake
Crafty Boots ~ Food Glorious Food
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Birthday
Lollipop Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Pretties ~ Punches/Diecuts
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog ~ Flower Power

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pearls and Lace!

Morning all!
Woke up to a sprinkling of snow this morning but the sun is shining beautifully now so it has soon melted which is good as its my last day today of my annual leave so back to work tomorrow. Todays card was one of those where I just didn't have a clue where I was going with it, I was just having a play with some cosmic shimmer mica powders which I used to paint the image with and I also used them brushed over versamark for the background, unfortunately you can't see the lovely shimmer in the photo. The image is from Kanban and embossed with wow powder. The gorgeous flower, lace and stickpin were all part of the fabulous candy I received from Craftyloops. The scalloped border is from Die Namics and the distress ink I used was victorian velvet.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

One stop Craft Challenge ~ Create your own Background
Totally Gorjuss ~ Lace
Crafty Catz ~ Favourite Things (pearls and lace)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Good morning all!
I am enjoying a few unexpected days off work and even though I still have to use the eye drops my eyes are much better so I can make a few cards, yay! I don't do much distressing but I when I saw the Passion for Promarkers challenge I thought I would give it a go. I have used First Edition Isabelle papers, distressed all the edges and inked with crushed velvet distress ink, the image is from Forever Friends black and gold stamp set coloured with promarkers/flexmarkers. The gorgeous stickpin is from Craftyloops.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers ~ Distressing
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Celebrations
Graphicat Sketchs Challenge Blog ~ Sketch
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
My Craft Spot ~ Girly Girl
Stamps R Us ~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Clean and Simple!

Evening everyone!
This is my first post for a week as I have had an eye infection in both eyes and have been unable to see properly, it's been a nightmare! I still can't see detail but am definitely over the worst. This card is very clean and simple and I have used one of my favourite stamps ever, I love this adorable Humphrey image, he is coloured with promarkers/flexmarkers, the paper is from dovecraft back to basics  and the embossing was done using a sizzix texture plate.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Robyn's Fetish ~ Square Card
Sweet Stampin' ~ Clean and Simple
The Poodles Parlour ~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 5 February 2012

My first tag!

Well as promised here is the tag I made yesterday, it was made with some of the wonderful goodies I received from CraftyLoops when I won some of her fabulous candy. I always like the look of cards and tags when they have been stamped and distressed but I find this look very difficult to achieve myself so I am very inspired by blogs such as CraftyLoops and Izzwizz, their projects are always amazing.
I used distress inks, silver shimmer mist, stamp from Kanban and wow embossing powder, diecuts and beads.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers ~ Use a Spray
Prairie Fairy Fridays ~ Anything but a card
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Embossing

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Little Cutie!

Hello everyone.
It has been snowing here all day and is freezing cold so I had the perfect excuse to stay in and craft today, I made my first tag with distress inks but will have to upload that tomorrow as the light is no good now to take a photo. This card is for my niece Isabella, the papers and image are both from Wild Rose Studio, the image is coloured with flexmarkers, sentiment from Cuddly Buddly and embellishments from stash.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ditzy-craftymess challenge blog ~ Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Polka Dots
Hotshot Craft  Blog ~ Flowers
The Stamp Man ~ Embellish It
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes
Divas by Design ~ Anything Goes