Wednesday, 30 March 2011

"Thinking of you" collection

My hubby asked me to make him a "thinking of you" card for the next day - for a collegue at his work. They just found out his wife had cancer - and some of his workmates wanted to send them a card. So I made three to choose from. This first one is the one they chose. I printed off the image, with a simple computer generated sentiment, added a bit of glossy accents on the red and purple flowers and a couple of gems arounf the sentiment, before popping foam pads behind and an embossed border round the card. I must admit, I really like this second card too... another sentiment I found on the internet. I embossed a strip behind the image, added some glossy accents to the flowers and some gems to the bigger flowers. Again, I mounted this on foam - to stand off the card a little. I actually used a cream card this time....I don't often veer -off white, but this time, I thought it called for a softer cream backing.

Finally, the third card I made.... I can't quite remember where I got this image, But I think it is lovely and would easily suit lots of occassions. A simple computer generated sentiment sits at the bottom of the image, which is matted onto red, then embossed round the edge to give a clean finish.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

More cards

I was asked to make a card for a little girl called Daisy, for the next morning. I found this image amongst all my crafty stuff, and drew some faux stitching on, and matted it on some old purple docrafts paper that I have had for years. Finally, I added a computer generated image. This image actually looks like Daisy - and I hope she likes it! I was also asked to make a "thinking of you" card...but colourful and happy looking. So, I used this Debbie Mumm image. I added the sentiment on the computer, some glossy accents on the daisies and a couple of gems here and there. I made another of those cards with the pink/black dress on, as I sold the one I made last week. These rub-ons are really easy and fun to use ...will be having another go with these soon (there were loads in the pack...moving house, wine-glasses, cats, dogs, russian dolls, ipods and boys stuff.) The sentiment is from craftwork cards.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Bits and bobs.

I got this lovely set of stamps for my birthday last week, called " the cats whiskers" cute?!
Anyway, they are a bit fiddly to stamp, as those cats are soooo small! I persevered though and made this card for my's her birthday tomorrow. Hope she likes it!!

I made this card a couple of nights ago, using a set I bought recently from the QVC clearout shop in Warrington. This set consisted of papers and 3d rub-ons, which I thought I would open up and have a go with. The rubons are quite thick, good quality and really easy to use!

I was asked to make a card for a Grandad, for his birthday, with a rugby theme. Looking through my stuff, I realised I have hardly anything for a rugby-themed card! I did find this cute pink petticoat image though, in all my stuff.... and luckily, the person who asked me to make this, was very happy with it! Phew! (Dovecraft papers used and image coloured with chalks.)

I made this card with an embossed frame from craftwork cards...i bought it at the Leigh show last weekend. I just mounted it on 3d foam, to give the frame a bit of lift from the card. I printed the computer generated sentiment straight onto the card from the computer and added a few sparkly little gems onot the middle of the flowers.

Finally, I made this card for a lovely little girl I know who was celebrating her 8th birthday last week. I think this is a patchwork pals image. It made me think of her and her mum crafting, so thought it would be spot on for her. xxx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Smirk cards....

Just a quick one tonight... need to take my mind off stuff (my lovely boy cat - Vincent -has now been missing one year today - but I'm not getting I'm not...) Ahem....

Yes, erm... Smirk papers. Yes. My friend bought me some of these for my birthday so I thought I would make some quick cards with them over the weekend. For this card, I cut all the little squares right down and made them into this card...

I decoupaged the "born to shop" sentiment on this card and added a bit of glossy accents here and there.....

This paper is so lovely... I only added a flower and a pearl. I might add a stamped sentiment at some point, if the need arises....

Again, this paper only needed a little ribbon and a small stamped sentiment.....

I but the border off the bottom off this paper and added it to the top. with a craftwork cards sentiment...

Thanks for looking at my blog - and for any comments you leave. xxxxx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

An award!

Wow!!! I just want to say thankyou to Mazza for giving me this award... I am so chuffed! I haven't seenher blog before I logged on to find a message from her this morning to say I was picked by her! Just been having a look on her blog and I can see why she was chosen, and I would like to say Thankyou!!"

Along with this award, comes a few "rules"...
I must post a link back to the person who gave it me... done!
I must share 7 random things about myself.... ok.
I must award 7 bloggers i have recently discovered.....ok.
I must contact these bloggers and tell them they have won this award.

So lets start with:
1. I was recently featured in Docrafts Creativity magazine ! (march issue just out)
2. I prob know Dirty Dancing word-for-word.
3. Chocolate is my absolute downfall.
4. I used to I just sleeptalk.
5. My husband is the absolute love of my life and soulmate..we met whenI placed a lonely hearts ad in the local paper.
6. It is my birthday next week.
7. I have once lay on a bed of nails!!!

Now for the 7 newly found bloggers,....
(please don't feel you HAVE to play along with this if you don't want too!)






Thanks for playing along girls, if you choose too. xxx

Friday, 11 March 2011

"Grandma" cards.

I was asked to make some grandma cards this week, and came up with these...

I bought this image a while ago, from PCCrafter (its by the artist Debbie Mumm) and I love it! I generated the image on the pc, and matted it onto some paper I have had for yonks... thought I would finally use it! I just added some punched flowers on the edge, with some hand-drawn stalks.

This is another image from Debbie Mumm... I decoupaged the cat, the cushion and the frog and plantpot. The frame is also decoupaged onto the card to give a bit of depth.

One of my "style" cards at the mo...a sentiment card. Quite a simple one, using the Papermania Hanoverian papers. I cut out some of the flowers to use on foam pads at the edge of the sentiment.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Mothers Day collection

This will only be a short post, because Lily has just decided she really really wants to go to sleep in my arms!I haven't got the heart to move her!

I made this card for my mum, with those fab V&A papers, and some punched flowers and leaves.
of vourse, I have found a nice sentiment for her....

I have made this similar one for my mother-in-law...

And I made these for a friend who asked me to make her a mothers day card for her mum, and one for her aunty who is like her second mum...what a lovely idea! (I have given her the choice of two for her mums card.) I hope she likes what I have made for her.... xxx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

I'm in docrafts Creativity magazine!!!!!

Yes!!! That's me...on page 79!!!

I was over the moon when I was asked, way back at the end of January - but now the mag is out, I can show you!! Thats me on the right hand page! Julie is another papercrafter...very talented, and is on the left hand side with her cards. We both got sent a bunch of yummy stuff to play with and make some cards to send to them (I got the V & A Hanoverian collection)..I made 5 and sent them all as I didn't know which 3 they would have room for on the page. But I'm chuffed with how it came out! ....

This card took a lot of time to make.,..getting the circle the right size in the paper, stamping those butterflies and putting them on the acetate front, lining up the pergola to fit just in the centre. I must admit, this is my least favourite of all the cards I made,but I love the paper on the front, and got in!

I love this one. It was my Hubbys idea to put the birds on the window... he took a real interest in the cards I was making for the magazine. I cut the curtains from the textured card I was sent, and made little tiebacks from ribbon. I used a brad from the collection to hold the ribbon in place.

I love the embossing folder that came in this collection, and used it on the cream card on this card. I inked all the edges and i just LOVE that paper! The rub-ons were so easy to use and good quality. I've had some rubbish ones before (from other companies) that woudn't all rub on, but these were great!

..and the ones that didn't get shown....

I was kinda hoping they would put this one in the magazine as I really like this one, but nevermind. I had to take a few pics of this to show it to you properly. I guess it could have been that it was difficult to photograph.

I used V&A papers, and the beautiful cottage stamp behind the window, with the matching rub-ons. ( hand written sentiment )

The one below was made on a card I was sent by docrafts. It was very tall! I used their card, their V & A papers, rubons and thier embossing is beautiful! I cut the edge with my scallop scissors and edged a little along the inside of the card with a matching paper to the front. There is no sentiment on this card, but I really like it too! Thanks for looking! xxx

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Todays batch...mainly cats!

I just realised that I haven't uploaded the card I made for my Hubby for valentines day! Here it is... It's just us!

I was asked to make this for someone, which a few people will sign, so I embellished the inside of the card, with the main message matted and layered, for them to sign. I added the text onto the image and used my lightbox to emboss the edges of the card, after matting the image onto that lovely spotty paper I have had for yonks. I have decided that I must start to use that 12 x 12 paper stash!

I printed the text next to this cat image, before I embossed the edge and matted onto black card. A few gems finished this card.

A similar style card to the one above, made in the same way.

I thought this was such a fun image! I put glossy accents on the hearts and put this cute red singham behind the main image. Cute!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

More baby cards

I recently found this lovely sentiment, and simply matted and layered onto soft baby ginghams, and added some punched flowers and leaves. Simple, yet effective, I think.

Another baby girl match with the boy card I put on the blog last week... I just love the little frame! It comes with the star already on, then I cut out the teddy and glossy accented her nose. I also embossed the edge of the card.. I love doing this, as I think it gives a lovely professional finish!

How I love these bears! I mounted them on little foam pads so they would stand off the card a little. I chalked the edge of the sentiment and matted it onto baby pink gingham.

...And here's the little boy bears! Again, I foam padded the bears and a bit of glossy accents on their noses, chalked around the edge of the paper and added some punched flowers and gems. xx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Baby boy cards

I have been trying to upload these all night but kept getting interupted! (at the last count, Lily my little girl cat, fell asleep right in my arms and I couldn't do a thing....just sat cuddling her and waiting for her to feel like moving!...I know, she's spoilt!!)

Anyway.... this is my first pic of the evening. I love this one, The paper is from a download site which im afraid is no longer we can't buy anymore of their gorgeousness :( i printed the sentiment on the pc and decoupaged ted on.

Again, I used my sentiment printed from the pc and a digi element frame I have. I also embossed around the edge of the card.

Again, I used the paper from the closed down site , my pc printed sentiment and some flowers and leaves I punched, with a few gems. Simple, but effective I think.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A selection of retirement cards

I decided to make some retirement cards and came up with these designs......

I love the sentiment on the card above. I found this on the internet and used a pc program to set it in the birdhouse frame. Quite chuffed I could do this!

This brown flowers paper is from a set of papers by hot off the press, which i bought years ago from a qvc tsv.

This leafy paper is from a papermania paper pack. I punched out the flowers and dievut the watering can.

I love this's by Debbie Mumm... I bought a few sets of her images a good while ago on PCCrafter, I think! A lovely docrafter sent me her lightbox as she doesn't use it anymore (Thankyou !!!) and I have been making good use of it. (You can just see the embossed lines around the image.)

Sunday, 30 January 2011

It's not "crafting" exactly.....

But I had to show you what Hubby and I have been making today...we got the Hairy Bikers Cokkbook for christmas and have been meaning to make these since we got the book, look.......

Cinnamon Rolls..... and they taste as fabulous as they look!

Yuuuuuuum!!!!!! Hot, fresh and out of the oven.... amazing!
We have also frozen some of these little babies. Mmmmmmm........
Yesterday, we went to my folks to clear thier loft of stuff I had left there from way-back-when. Dad shouted down from the loft "Are you ok to take your beanies?" "Yeah, No problem Dad!" Hubbys face was a picture as all these boxes started being handed dwon the ladders.... I got them all out last night and looked at them...all 100 of them! .....
Also found in their loft some of my art degree work, and my A-Level sculptures, that Hubby was most cheeky about, pretending to wear a piece on his head like "Alien!" (his words!) Hmmm...
Hence, no picture! lol.
I have been crafting a bit today - but got no photos yet. Will upload them asap. xxxx