31 May 2010

Swirly pearls

I have made another card using my swirly pricking template, I think this use is much easier than stitching through the holes! lol, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I have used black pearls with a swirly pricking template for guidance, a papermania greeting stamp, and pink (what other colour!) punched flowers. Thanks for visiting :)

Happy Graduation!

After being asked to make a 'blingy' graduation card I consulted with my friend Karen who very kindly helped me out :) the Components for the hat were all cut out on my craft robo, along with the words. I love this feature as it makes it so much easier to take orders for whatever wording people want on cards without having to keep loads of peel-off letters in stock or fiddle around with my cuttlebug dies for hours on end! I'm really pleased with how this has turned out as it was hard to visualise when it was still a work in progress!

Thanks for looking :)

29 May 2010

Simple fathers day card

Thought I'd better get cracking with my Fathers Day cards! as well as needing to send 2 myself I will need to make about 10 in all to satisfy my customers! lol, I have managed to make this card fit into the following challenges:

I have used:
Papers from Dovecraft Mens pack
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Blue card Candy
X-cut border punch
Words cut on Craft Robo

Thanks for looking :)

23 May 2010

MSE Musical Challenge

Here's my entry for ScattyJan's Music theme challenge over on MSE. Please pardon the terrible pun :D

Garden pics

This is what our garden looked like 12 months ago, more like a jungle than anything else!
After culling the ferocious weeds, the next stage was to build up the middle section to combat the slope
The bottom level was then paved in order to accommodate a shed in the future:
The rest was then laid with artifical lawn and slate chippings, and at last it's finished (well, apart from the shed!!)

Robo flower frame card

Another card made using my new favourite toy! I love this flower frame, it looks fab with some patterned paper behind it! I've used paper from my new Henbury lane paper pack, along with some punched daisies, card candy, and Silver and Amethyst coloured gems for the flower centres. I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge - Birthday/Celebrations
One stop craft challenge - Birthstones (Amethyst - February)

Thanks for looking everyone!

Creative Cottage - One for the boys

Here's a card I have made for the current challenge over at Creative Cottage - one for the boys!
 I have used papers that came from a magazine I got recently and thought they would be perfect, along with a 'Birthday Boy' stamp by Personal Impressions

Thanks for looking!!

11 May 2010

Sparkly swirls

I really enjoyed sticking all the gems down on this one! I used a pricking template to make dots onto the card in pencil instead of making holes, and created the flowers using punches. The stamped sentiment is by personal impressions. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Distressed Card

Distressing is not something I do very often as I can't stand the mess :D but nevertheless I've created the distressed edges on the brown background paper of this card by using my scissors along the edges. The white card blank has been inked around the edges with brown. The blue paper is embossed with swiss dots cuttlebug folder and then sanded to reveal the white core. My favourite part of this card has to be the sentiment, the first time I have used my white opaque embossing powder and I love the visual effect, plus if you run your finger over it has a sandy texture which adds to the distressed feel.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

9 May 2010

Fairy Easel card

This is my entry for the current challenges over at

I have used a fairy silhouette stamp, with paper from LLB venaissance collection along with the black lace. The sentiment is a stamp by Personal Impressions, all finished off with card candy and brads. Thanks for looking :)

7 May 2010

New Home Card

Trying my luck with a scheduled post so I hope it appears at the right time! This is a new home card I made for a colleague who is moving house today! The chandelier is a silhouette image printed onto white card and matted onto black, with a strip behind punched with a fiskars border punch and wrapped with white organza ribbon. Words were cut on my craft robo! 

6 May 2010

Get well card

I have made this card for an online friend who is currently not very well and has really been going through it, along with a group of others also sending cards as suggested by Rainmac over at MSE ;) I would like to also enter the card into Crafty Catz challenge number 30 - Spots

4 May 2010

Challenge card!

Hi everyone, I have made this very blue card using a stamped image from penny black, coloured with promarkers and using my robo to cut the circle and scalloped circle mats the image is sitting on. The light blue paper in the 2 rectangles has been embossed with the cuttlebug 'daisies' folder. Background paper is FF pink parfait and I have added some flowers by papermania layered with smaller punched dasies. Corners are from a sizzix die and buttons, gems and stickes to finish off! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

3 May 2010

Another Bag Card!

I have made another bag card with my robo today, I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

MSE 3 B's Challenge, my B's are bag, buttons, and blue

New Jewellery

Enjoy my latest batch of jewellery makes, shortly to be listed in my Facebook shop. I have tried something a little different with the black bracelet, by adding a small charm to the ends of the wire, I got the inspiration to do this after seeing my friend Julie's  gorgeous creations ;)

1 May 2010

First Robo Card!

This is the first card I've made using my new Craft Robo and what can I say, I am in love with it! The doggie shape was sent to me by my friend Karen and the ribbon was from ebay :) thanks for looking!