Saturday, 29 December 2012

Flitter glue and indigo blu

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas xx

I love the effect of using the guilding flakes but just hate the sticky flitter glue, it gets everywhere.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

One for the girls

Happy Saturday all. Sat here surfing the blogs when I really should be getting on with something, think I can hear you all saying that!

Here is a card I made a while back that never got on my blog, I like this stamp it is one of the stamping Bella designs. Not very good pictures Im afraid, but you can get the gist.

Hope the weekend stays dry. Happy stamping all, better get on with some Christmas cards only 11 weeks to go........... Ops!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

paper pieced snowmen

Hi all, shhhhh dont tell the weather man but the sun is out, he said it was going to rain today, but it has started to get chilly now.

I had one of those no mojo days yesterday, I really struggled to paper piece this francoise  snowman set, it was just not going right. I could not get me colours right. I fiddled a bit more last night and came up with the below, still not happy, but better.

Today I decided perhaps I was using the wrong colours and tried again with a much better result.

Hope you like my little snowmen off to add a touch of glitter and glossy accents to them and maybe some card candy. Hope you all have a good week xx

Monday, 27 August 2012

Little baby popcorn bear

Hello my lovelies on this wonderful sunny day - well it is here down south, hope the weather is behaving for you too. I have been making cards I promise, just not had time to load them on my blog.
A little baby gate fold card I recently made with the georgus popcorn the bear stamp.
 The papers were craft creations with a few quikutz die cut feet, the alphabet was a Cuttlebug but can not remember what it is called off the top of my head.
Happy blogging thanks for looking and hope to be back soon xx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Emma's wedding card

Hello to you all on another miserable wet day. I think instead of making cards  would be better building an Arc.
Anyway back to the card this card idea was inspired by dena I thought this was just stunning. However I have adapted it to make it my own and I did make the roses and added lots of stickles.

Hope you all have a lovely week and a bit less rain xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Hello All and a very Happy Fathers day to all the Dads out there. Here is this years selection I came up with. Good ole footie (Quikutz die) not sure where I got the layout from now? anyway I liked it. Papermania Dad stamp and Hobby Art Fathers day sentiment.

Penny Black London collection and lots of glossy accents.

Another Penny Black London collection with one of the cling stamps for the background.

All very appropriate for the Jubilee last weekend, what a shame the weather was not that good. Glad now the sun is shinning. See you soon and happy crafting xx 

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Card for the Groom

Another challenge, people must love to see me pull my hair out. This was a challenge given to me by Emma, who got married on 16th May. I was given a photo of her hubby to be outfit for the wedding. With a personel poem to put inside. Any way after lots of um's and Argh's this was my completed task. I am so pleased he loved it.

The wedding was lovely and a lovely day the sun shone on the happy couple and I will post the wedding card next week. Just one big thank you to Jane Gill for the template for the suit xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Hero Art Shoe

Rain Rain go away!
Ok so I know we need it, those of us who live down south already have a hose pipe ban. But I do wish someone could turn the tap off upstairs, just for a little while.
Anyway not wanting to go out and get wet I have been in making cards.  I enjoyed making this  embossing the squares with different folders and a bit of matting and layering. I stamped the shoe on to pink patterned paper then put clear embossing powder on it to make it shine as I do have a bit of a thing for black patent shoes, you only have to look in my wardrobe to tell.

Happy crafting everybody xx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wedding Acceptance cards

Happy Easter to all, hope you have not eaten too many choccie eggs.
Recently I was asked to make a couple of Wedding acceptance cards.The first one was for a civil partnership I just copied how the  wedding invitation had been made then put a pocket on the inside to place the acceptance card in. The initials are P and R and this was done using a mirror card and a matt silver card using the Sizzix Serrif essentials alphabet.

On this I used the lovely Memory box heart cut in silver mirror card, with the date of the wedding and the couples initials.

Both very simple cards but effective. Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your Easter break.

Monday, 19 March 2012

London 2012

Hi everyone, I am really enjoying my copics at the moment, inspired by Alexandra Kamann's work which as you can see from the below designs are fantastic, If only I could think out the box like she does. (too clever by far) and as for her colouring skills well just take a look at her blog.

These little Penny Black stamps are far too cute, nearly as cute as Lilli of the valley. Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather,and the lighter evenings means more crafting time/hours. I'm not keen on working under artificial light even with a daylight lamp. Take care all thanks for looking and see you all soon.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Shock Horror!!!!

I am not apologising any more, I will just wear the hat for extremely bad blogger! 

The photo of this has not shown the little flowers very well, they were made with folded hearts all stuck on to a circle, and idea inspired by none other than Jane Gill - credit where credit due. I will make some more and try to capture them better to show more detail. Bye for now xx 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

I must try harder

Happy New Year to you all!
I am such a bad blogger, I really must make more effort this year, I have all good intentions it just seems to go all pear shaped. I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New year. Anyway here is a card I made last year for a work college you loves giraffes. I used quikutz Roxy alphabet for the letters and the paper pack was called Bazoo from the Glitter Pot which has some really lovely small patterns on which I find very hard to find.

An update for all you cat lovers out there Lilly is doing really well and had the wire removed from her jaw last Friday and it seems very stable, however she went out Sunday and came in with a large patch of fur missing completely from her back. I do wish they could talk some times so we knew what she had done, she has now had a anti inflammatory injection  and some steroid cream I have to TRY and apply twice a day - the vet was also baffled! but still cost another £63.00 Ouch my poor pocket.