Monday, 31 January 2011

Thank You....

Made a 'Thank You' card for a young mum this morning and have used another stamp from my new Betsy Bluebell set.
Image coloured with copics, backing paper is Dots and Dashed by Foundations. Punches used are Martha Stewart, Flower punches, Nellie Snellen leaf,  EK Success and corner adorner.  Cuttlebug flower die used for sentiment.
Thanks for looking....

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Bah Humbug challenge...

This weeks Bah Humbug challenge is 'Oldie but Goldie'...
The stamp I have used this week is dated 2002 and has been used many times in the past as I think its quite a versatile stamp for either Christmas and it also makes a great a mans card.  Serendipity Stamps still have this stamp on their website and its just called 'Buck'.
Having brayered the background using Big and Juicy Waterfall stamp pad I then stamped the image using Black Archival ink Pad. The birds are again and old stamp but dont know who its made by. Added a little bit of 'Aileens Glitter snow' on the image.  Although you cant see much of it I've also used a Mistloe embossing folder that was in my 'Christmas prize box from B.H) its lovely because it's 5 x 7.  Added the M.S. picket fence across the back.

Another Blog ward....

I have been lucky enought to receive another blog award from my lovely blogging friend Sylvie so thank you very much.
There are a couple of conditions for the award
You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged
Dear bloggers:
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light,
so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
This is the hard part passing it on as ALL you fellow crafting bloggers but I have chosen the following people:
If you get chance please pop over and have a look at these lovely blogs.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Penny Black Challenge......

Another Saturday and another challenge from Penny Black this week we have a card plan which I love doing.
I've used one of my new Betsy Bluebell stamps which I have coloured with Copic pens. Also used one of my new Marianne Dies to mount her on.  Backing paper is from S.U.
Various flowers punches have been used also Nellie Snellen leaf punch  I know I have gone OTT on the pearls but I just 'luv em'. Cuttlebug corner die and also die used and the sentiment if one from Craftwork cards.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Something a bit different....

Found this great image over on Mo's Digital Pencil site and thought it was something different for the girls...
Coloured with copics. Backing paper is from Stampin Up, punches used, Martha Stewart Cherish punch, various flower punches, Nellie Snellen leaf punch and Adorner corner punch.
Think she could well look like some of us in the mornings..lOl...lOl..

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

LOTV Valentine....

Our club card for next month is Valentine so have made a card using one of my new LOTV images, they are just so cute.
Coloured with Copic pens.  Backing paper is Papermania Regency design pack.
Punches used are, M.S valtenine heart, SU cirlces punches, M,S. butterfly punch, Nellie Snellen rose leafe punch and embosser.
Sentiment is also from LOTV, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Bah Humbug Challenge...

Our challenge this week from Bah Humbug is Christmas Crackers.  Needed to get my thinking head on for this one.  Managed to find this vintage image of two children pulling a cracker.
Backing papers used are from Craft Creations.  The poinsettia was sent to me by my lovely friend Janie she has used a Marianne die and cut the petals out with a velvet fabric, very pretty so 'thank you' Janie.  Punches used, EK sucess swirl and S.U. ovals.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Penny Black Challenge.....

Penny Blacks challenge for this week is 'January Sales'.  I have tried to be good and not buy too many crafting goodies in the sale but I did pick up a couple of Penny Black Stickeroos one being 'Romance of Flowers.  Just added a little bit of glitter onto the sticker image and mounted it onto some card.
Backing paers are S.U. Bella Beau papers the card I've used is also S.U. Punches used on this card are Martha Stewart, Stampin Up, EK sucess and a small daisy punch.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


Another lovely image from Sugar Nellie....this is Joy.
Coloured with copics and mounted onto a nestie, placed her onto Crafts too Daisy embossing folder.  Backing paper is Euphoria by Basic Grey.
DoHickey swirl and leaf die, rose from stash.  SU punches used for sentiments.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Another Sugar Nellie

Another of these gorgeous images from Sugar Nellie this one is called 'Verity standing'. I have kept the card very simple.
Coloured with copics and pencils. mounted onto Bazzil card.  Backing paper is called Twill time from Paper Adventures.  Martha Stewart punch, Quickutz corner die.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Autumn Trees.... Not a total disaster!

When making my card for the Bah Humbug challenge I also did a second stencil which I decided I would do with gold leafing.  When putting the stencil back over the embossing paste after it had dried I needed now to paint on the glue and then add the gold leaf.  When taking off the stencil I  didn't realise that the glue had gone under the template!  The gold leaf was now where it shouldn't be on the black part of the card. So....thinking head on I got out my black copic pen and went over it.....yippee it worked.  Then when trimming down my card not only did I cut the image too short I had also taken off some of the gold leafing, by this time I was ready to put the whole lot in the bin, then another brainwave why not use my Krylon gold leafing pen to touch up the areas of gold leaf that had been damaged when trimming my card.  So now my image didn't look too bad so decided to actually make a card with it.
Backing paper is Basic Grey 'Mellow.


My new LOTV stamps arrived yesterday, all their new designs were gorgeous and I had a such a problem when deciding which ones to buy.   Just loved this design and I've just noticed that I can enter my card into two challenges.  The first one being LOTV Things with Wings and also The Ribbon Girls challenge Pink and Green.
The image was colour using pencils, mounted into nesties and also Martha Stewart Cherish punches.  Backing papers are from Papermania Rose Garden,ribbon is from S.U.
 TO finish off my card I'ves used the Nellie Snellen flower and emboss punches along with their lovelt leaf punch.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Suger Nellie.....

The New Sugar Nellie images are just beautiful and couldn't resist buying some of them, for some reason this image isn't very bright sorry about that.
This young lady is called faith. Coloured with copic pens, backing papers are from Papermania book called 'Rose Garden'.  Roses from WIld Orchid crafts, Rose leaves punched using Nellie Snellen punch and emboss rose leaf.  Martha Stewart punched used along the edge.  Pearl embellishment I bought a long time ago, ribbon from stash.

Monday, 17 January 2011


I've tried to be good and to use images that have been sat in my 'stamped' box before stamping any new images and this is one I found.
Another lovely LOTV image, coloured with Copic pens, not that well I'm afraid I picked up the wrong orange pen!   Backing paper is from S.U.
Border punch is S.U. Eyelet punch. Sizzix swirl die used and a couple of Prima flowers added to it.  Cutttlebug flower die with sentiment. For the corners I have punched a Corner Adorner punch then snipped of the punched area to create a photo corner.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Bah Humbug challenge....

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is to use a stencil.  I've had this Dreamweaver stencil tucked away in my cupboard for the last 2 years so thought it time I used it.
Decided to make a snowy scene so I've used Dreamweaver paste and then covered it with ultra fine glitter.
For the background I have used Crafts Too dots embossing folder.  SU oval punches used for the sentiment.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Penny Black Challenge...

I am a very lucky lady and have won a lovely PB stamp from last weeks challenge.
This weeks challenge from Penny Black  is called Card Buffet where we had a selection of crafting items to use but we had to select 4, so I have used, button, flower, Ribbon and backing paper.
The stamp I've used for this weeks challenge is called 'A Toast to you'. Coloured with pencils and mounted onto nesties. The backing paper is an old one from S.U.  Hand crotched flowed with a button in the centre.  Leaves made from Nellie Snellen flower punch.  For the corners I have punch a Corner Adorner punch but actually cut off the corner to use it an a photo corner.  M.S. cherish punch also used.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Oh So lovely.....

January is quite a busy month for me with quite a few Birthdays and anniversarys.
This card is for my friend Gill, she doesn't have a computer so I can put her card on my blog!
This little stamp is from the Stampin Up set 'Oh so Lovely' and has been coloured with pencils.
Again I've used my favourite embossing folder for mounting up the flowers. Backing paper is from Craft Creations. Corners are cuttlebug dies, LOTV sentiment, ribbon and lace from stash.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Anniversary card.....

I know I've used this little image a week or so ago but it's my friends anniversary next week and I know that she adores Penny Black mice.
Backing papers are by Stampin up. I just love this new colour of S.U. it's called Melon Mambo.
Mice coloured with pencils and layed onto nesties. Punched out hearts and put them in my favourtie embossing folder S.U. Square Lattice before adding small embellishments of flowers and a dicky bow.
Martha Stewart heart punched used across the bottom, the sentiment is by Cuddly Buddly.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Club night........ Lace glittering

Tonight is club night and I am doing a lace glittering project with the ladies and thought you might like to see a couple of samples.
For those of you who dont know what lace glittering is I will explain. You take a piece of lace whether it be border or shaped (i.e. fan) place some sticky tape down onto a piece of card but make sure it's large enough to cover the piece of lace. Select two contrasting colours of glittler or you can use one glitter and fine sand like Sandy Art. Place you lace onto the sticky tape press down really well as you dont want your first colour of glitter to go under the lace, place your first colour on the top press down well and shake off excess glitter. Now PEEL OFF your lace this now leaves you with a sticky area where your lace has been you then apply your second colour again pressing it down well before shaking off excess.
The two card above, the lilac one I've used some pretty border lace, and punched out trellis using Martha Stewart punch. The green card is a piece of 'fan shaped' lace cut from a piece of NET CURTAIN but done is just the same way. This is so pretty when its done and a lot of people actually think the lace is STILL on the card.
Hope this all makes sense!!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Penny Black challenge....

Penny Blacks challenge this week is New Beginning. This lovely little image is perfect for a new baby card. It's an image that I stamped while visiting my friend Val so dont know what it's called but 'thank you Val'.
Coloured with pencils, backing paper is from S.U. The embossing folder is also by S.U. called Finial Press. Image mounted onto nesties. Small silver flower buttons added to the corners of
card. Ribbon is also S.U.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge...

It's so nice to have the Bah Humbug challenge back this week. This week has not been a good one for me as my crafting friend of 15 years passed away on Thursday. The challenge has made me come back into my craft room although my MOJO seems to have gone I have actually sat down and made a card.
Our challenge for this week is Holly and Fairies. The image this week is one of LOTV die images. Backing paper is papermania. Martha Stewart punch used along the side and I have used 2 3D Border Glitterations strips by Anita's that were in my lovely prize box that was lucky enough to win at the end of the 2010 BH challenge.
Sentiment is also LOTV. No one said the holly had to be green so I've used a Quickutz holly die but have used white card then punched out tiny circles from glitter paper using a small S.U. circle punch.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Enchanting Orchid...

Have been digging in the back of my cupboards again! This stamp is by Penny Black and is called 'Enchanting Orchid.
Coloured with Primsmacolor pencils. Backing paper is from M.M.E. called Quite Contrary.
Image mounted onto frame made with Martha Stewart around the page punches called 'Cherish'.
Sentiment is from SU Circle of Friendship set. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Teenage boys.....

Cards for young teenage boys are always a problem but this image from Mo Manning I thought was brilliant and would be ideal.
Coloured with Copic pens. Backing paper is by Stampin Up.
Star punch from S.U. Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch also used along the bottom and I've just added a little bit of card candy from Craftwork cards.

Saturday, 1 January 2011


Wishing you all A very Happy and Healthy New Year.

A very quick post this morning using another image of the PSX Hibicus stamp but this time coloured with blue pencils.
Mounted onto S.U. Backing paper. Martha Stewart punch along the bottom. Quickutz corners dies used. Ribbon and pearls from stash.