23 December 2009

Finally some non christmas cards!!

Here are some I've done since quitting making christmas cards! I think my fave is the first one, the colours are all very bold but somehow it still looks ok! And on the last one I've finally got round to using my new butterfly punch, quite pleased with how it's turned out and I love how the wings stand up :) on the other hand I think the backing paper is a bit too busy...

19 December 2009

Some orders I've done recently

I am sick of the sight of christmas cards and so glad that I'm now DONE until next year!

7 December 2009

Blog Award from Ali

Thanks to the lovely Ali for giving me this blog award! For the award I need to answer the questions below in 1 word answers and then pass on to 5 other people - so here goes:

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? bleached
3. Your mother? scatty
4. Your father? funny
5. Your favorite food? curry
6. Your dream last night? didn't
7. Your favorite drink? cranberry
8. Your dream/goal? america
9. What room are you in? lounge
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? creepy-crawlies
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? secure
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? confident
15. Muffins? chocolate
16. Wish list item? carpet
17. Where did you grow up? Stourport
18. Last thing you did? sat
19. What are you wearing? loungewear!
20. Your TV? HD
21. Your Pets? kittens
22. Friends? some
23. Your life? exhausting
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing Someone? no
26. Vehicle? Tigra
27. Something you’re not wearing? jewellery
28. Your favorite store? Primark
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? months
32. Your best friend? Husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? craftroom
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? lap

The 5 people I'd like to pass it on to (sorry if you've already had it!)

The Wife

6 December 2009

Pocket style Xmas Cards

Here are some pocket style cards I made for my mum, for putting vouchers or money in the front flap

29 November 2009

Chair theifs!!

I was doing some tidying up in my craft room earlier and the moment I stood up I had my chair stolen by 2 naughty kittens! I was only allowed to sit there too as long as I perched right on the edge!

26 November 2009

Crafty place November swaps

This month over on Crafty place the card swap theme was 'anything goes'. This is the lovely card and stamped images that Cazarol sent to me:

And this is the one I sent to her:

This is the gorgeous ATC and package I received from Marg in the ATC swap 'Favourite things':

and heres the one I sent to her (sorry its the wrong way round!!):

17 November 2009

11 November 2009

Kitty Christmas

I made this card yesterday with my new Penny Black stamp and I love it so much I just had to share it!

10 November 2009

Crafty Place October ATC Swap

Here's the gorgeous ATC and Holder plus Card I received from Jennie this morning, a joint effort from her and her Granddaughters. Thanks so much Jennie & co - I love them all! :)

8 November 2009

Day at the NEC

This is the Fab stash I got at the NEC, when I added it all up I had spent about £65!! Doesn't look like I got much for that does it! I got my oval nesties for £12.50 thanks to Tammy and Marie's excellent negotiating skills as we were all bulk-buying! I had such a fantastic day meeting everyone and will definitely be going to the next one. Roll on March 2010!!

25 October 2009

October Crafty place challenge - Autumnal colours

Here's my card for this months card challenge over on Crafty Place, to create a card using Autumnal colours. I have used a stamped image sent to me by a friend and coloured with Promarkers, My Minds eye Bloom and Grow papers, Orange Skeleton leaves (which I am quite glad I managed to include as I've had them for ages and never been able to do anything with them until now!) and a papermania sentiment stamp.

24 October 2009

Todays Makes

Got cracking on my Xmas cards today and managed to make 4 before I ran out of inspiration!

60th Birthday Card

I can't belive I havent blogged for almost a month now! where on earth does the time go! anyway, to prove I haven't vanished off the face of the earth and am still making cards, here's one I made a few weeks ago for my MIL's 60th Birthday. The image is from an old calendar and the letters are cut out with Quickcutz Banana split alphabet.

3 October 2009

Sharon's Birthday Candy

Hop over to take a peek at Sharon's gorgeous blog and whilst you're there why not enter her draw for her Fabulous 50th birthday candy!

25 September 2009

Secret Crafter - One for the girls

Here's my entry for this weeks secret crafter challenge - one for the girls!! I have used papermania flocked pink and black paper, embellishments sent to me in a swap and pink pearlescent paper embossed with Divine swirls :)

23 September 2009

C.R.A.F.T. challenge Pink & Brown

Hi everyone, here's my entry for this weeks CRAFT blog challenge, Pink & Brown! I have used a Miss Anya stamp, coloured with Promarkers, Forever friends papers, lacy border punch and flourish dies and a papermania stamped greeting. Thanks for looking and thanks to CRAFT for setting the challenge :)

20 September 2009

Stampin chic sketch challenge

This is my card for this weeks Stampin Chic challenge. The greeting stamp is from the Papermania Clare Curd signature range, papers are Forever Friends and the stamp I got free with a mag, coloured with promarkers. Thanks for looking!

19 September 2009

One Stop crafts challenge - Beary Nice!

This week over at One Stop Crafts the challenge theme is Beary Nice! I have used a stamped image sent to me by the lovely Padster, coloured with Promarkers and I've added a paper flower over the stamped one. Paper is Basic Grey Euphoria and the greeting is a papermania stamp cut and embossed with nesties.

CCC challenge 28 - a reecipe

This week's challenge over on Creative Card Crew is to use a recipe of 2 papers, 3 flowers, 2 brads, 1 button and 1 ribbon. I have used a Tilda image along with 2 Basic Grey wisteria papers, flowers from sarah's cards, brads, ribbon and button from my stash. Thanks for looking!

Allsorts week 19 - Snowflakes

Hi all, here' s my card for this week's Allsorts challenge, snowflakes! The image is a stamp from wild rose studio, papers by dovecraft, punched snowflake from white pearlescent paper and the greeting from craftwork cards. Thanks for looking!!

Craft Room part 2

After deciding that the desk I was using for crafting on before was far too small, as I kept losing stuff off the edge, I found myself a new one from Ikea - it was only£15.99, how bargainous! Easy to build too, I managed it all by myself! I had a little rearrange of my stash afterwards, got lots more work space to make untidy now!! :D

13 September 2009

One Stop Challenge - Let it Snow!

Here's my entry for this weeks' One stop craft challenge ' Let It Snow'. The image is a Lily of the Valley stamp, Cut with nestabilities layered onto papermania papers and a Dovecraft rub on plus some stickles snow to finish!

11 September 2009

CCC Challenge - Have a Fairy Nice Day

Here's my entry for this weeks Creative Card crew challenge, to include Fairies on your work! thanks CCC :)

5 September 2009

MSE Cards for troops

Here are my cards for the MSE troops challenge, the idea is that blank christmas cards are sent out to soldiers serving abroad so that they have something to send home to their families at christmas, I think it's a great cause and will try to do a few more!

29 August 2009

Altered Container for Crafty Place

This is a container that I altered for the challenge that Rusty set over on Crafty place :) It was to alter a contained suitable for storing craft stash. This used to be a cotton bud box, now I have made it into a box to store ATC's in as I thought it was just the right size :)

23 August 2009

CCC challenge - Christmas In August!

Here's my card for the Creative Card Crew 'Christmas in August' challenge! I've used a Lily of the Valley reindeer stamp coloured with promarkers and chalked in pink around the edges. Papermania papers and mirri board and some ribbon I found in my stash :) Thanks CCC!

22 August 2009

Stitching Effects

I made this as part of the challenge I set over on MSE to use stitches or stitching effects on cards. I have used a Miss Anya stamp, coloured with my shiny new promarkers and doodled stitches around the edge, forever friends paper and some purple card embossed with divine swirls, plus papermania greeting stamp and glossy accents on her hair bobbles which you can't really see from the pic. Loved making this :)

19 August 2009

anniversary card

This is an anniversary card I made for an order, the colour of the wedding was burgundy so Ive tried to keep that theme. Backing paper by papermania, flower from calico crafts plus card candy and a peel off that I don't know who it's by but it's a lovely style of lettering. I really must get an anniversary stamp as I'm getting short of peel off's!

5 August 2009

Leaving Card

This is a good luck card for one of my colleagues who is leaving on Friday. I have used my new flourish die and scalloped cards which only arrived today :D

26 July 2009

Why I havent made many cards recently!

I've been very busy trying to finish this cross stitch piece, which is now finally done, Ta Dah!! I must admit it's the hardest thing I've done so far, lots of half stitches, combined colours, I almost needed a degree to dechiper the pattern! I took it on for my auntie, as I encouraged her to try it and as she's not a regular cross stitcher she found it a bit much to cope with, I do hope she's pleased with it!

MSE embossing challenge

Penny Black image coloured with whispers pens, cut out with nestabilities layered onto purple paper embossed with Divine swirls cuttlebug folder. Paper sent to me in a stash swap, letters cut out with Banana Split quickcutz alphabet :)

1 July 2009

MSE Christmas Challenge

Here's my card for the MSE Christmas challenge! I've used Papermania papers, a Daisy stamp and greeting that was free with the latest issue of Docrafts, and my shiny new nestabilities for the first time! I love them and will definitely be getting more sets :D

26 June 2009

Sketch Saturday #56

Here's my entry for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge! This was a great sketch to follow, thanks Sketch Sat!