Monday, 28 February 2011

One of Those Cards....

when everything that could go wrong DID go wrong.  I won't bore you with all the details but suffice to say one of the things on my crafty wishlist is a new cutter.  Anyway, I got there in the end but with a few choice words along the way!  Gems and glitter added for sparkle.

I've added a little pocket and tag to write the greeting on. I can't remember on whose blog I first saw this idea (sometime last year) and have been meaning to try it out. I used a Labels Eight Nestie to make the tag.

DPs - Floral - Kate Knight - magazine freebie;   Glitter - Papermania Henbury Lane
White card, Ribbon & Gems from Stash
Blue card - Core'dinations Whitewash
Image - Dandelion Clock by Lili of the Valley - stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Dreamy Days by Lili of the Valley
Tools used:  Nestabilities Plain and Scalloped Circle and Labels Eight
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
X Cut Butterfly Punch

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Black & White Shaped Twisted Easel

So for a total change I've gone for a black and white (with a bit of red) theme today. I've also been playing a bit with shapes and it's turned out fairly well. This little card is for my card-making friend who is celebrating her birthday at the end of this week.

The photos aren't brilliant. I found it hard to get a good shot because of all the mirri card.

I glittered her dress and headband, the parcel ribbon and the little hearts.

Image & Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
DPs - Dovecraft Charcoal Prints
White/Mirri card from stash
Gems - Papermania Mosaics
Tools used:  Nestabilities Plain Circles and Lacey Squares

I'd like to enter this card into ScattyJan's MSE Bingo Challenge - Line 1, circle, spots & glitter.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 21 February 2011

An Anniversary Card

Here is the Anniversary card I made for my Mum and Stepdad. As you can see I've used my favourite colours and stash again - well I absolutely love them and so will they, of course!

DH took the photo for me and somehow managed to crease the butterfly's wing - luckily I noticed before the card was sent.

Image - LOTV Love and Romance Cute Squares  -  Sentiment - LOTV Dreamy Days
DPs - Papermania Capsule Collection in Heather
Lilac Card - Bazzill Basics Bling  -  White/Mirri card and Ribbon from stash
Gems - Papermania Mosaics
Tools used:
Marianne Creatables Flower Doily LR0129
Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch
Plain Circles Nestabilities  &  Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fleur de Lis Pendants
X Cut - Butterfly Punch and small Corner Rounder.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge 84 - My Favourite Colours   (Lilac and Silver)

Thanks for looking.


Friday, 18 February 2011

You Passed !

Well I managed to use this great stamp again for a congratulations for a new driver card. My friend's daughter passed yesterday first time and I was able to spring into action with this!

DPs - Dovecraft Back to Basics
Image - LOTV stamp - Zooming Along, coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment printed on computer
White card, Mirri card & pink gems from stash
Tools used - Nestabilities Labels Eight
                 - Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 14 February 2011

I'm a Winner

So how thrilled am I to be able to say that I'm the winner of Jacque's Followers' Green Candy. See the photo below for the wonderful goodies that are heading my way from the U.S.A.

Thank you so much Jacque. I am really looking forward to receiving this prize.

Please check out Jacque's blog here for inspiration and to admire her wonderful creations.

Valentine's Day

Celebrating Saint Valentine's Day and also 28 years since we got engaged, here's the card I made for my DH

The insert is also decorated with the heart border punch.

DP - Dovecraft
Image - LOTV Love and Romance Cute Squares
Sentiment - Papermania Honey & Hugs Rub-On
White card and Gems from stash, Red card - Papermania
Red ribbon cord from Crafty Ribbons
Glitter and Glossy Accents added too!
Tools used - Marianne Creatables Flower Doily LR0129
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch & Lace Scallop Heart Punch

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's See Some Love challenge 138
CRAFT Challenge 89 - Valentines
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 67 - Love
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 39 Hearts
The Crafty Pad Challenge 108 - Hearts

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 11 February 2011

4 x Heart Card

This card is one I was asked to make for a gentleman recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery.  At first I wasn't too sure about it but apparently it went down well. As it was going to be signed by a lot of people I had to make sure to leave enough writing space inside.

White card & peel-offs from stash
DP - K&Company

Monday, 7 February 2011

Lacey Squares Double Easel

Following on from my Oriental card yesterday I decided to have a play around using the wonderful LOTV cute squares (again) and as you can see I've gone for my favourite colour. There's a tiny touch of glitter added to the images. I need a card for a friend's special birthday and I'm hoping this one will fit the bill. I'm not sure I've got an envelope to fit but that's not too much of a problem because I can always make one using my MS scoreboard.

The cute squares fit perfectly onto the largest size Lacey Square.

Images - LOTV Party Girls Cute Squares
Sentiment - LOTV Dreamy Days
White & Lilac card, Ribbon & Gems from stash
DPs Papermania Capsule Collection 
Tools used - Lacey Squares, Plain and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Martha Stewart:  Doily Lace border Punch and medium Branch Punch   
Nellie Snellen Floral Punch set - medium

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + flowers
Craft Your Passion #44 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Orient Express

Hello and hope your weekend is going well. At last I've managed to make a card and here it is, quick and simple, using chipboard shapes and sentiments and not much else really. Wish all my cards could be so speedy.


DPs and Chipboard Toppers - Freebie set from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine
Green and White card from stash
Gems - Papermania Mosaics

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Change of Colours

So the card I made today is a definite departure from lilac or pink - I've gone for yellow and brown to tie in with another one of the LOTV cute squares. Don't think I'm ever going to get fed up of these and already planning my next purchase!

DPs - Dovecraft Back to Basics pack
Cream card and Ribbon from stash 
Brown card - Papermania Premium Textured Cardstock
Image - LOTV Cute Square - Love and Romance
Sentiment - LOTV Dreamy Days
Flowers -  Paper cellar    -    Brad - American Crafts
Tools used - Plain & Scalloped Nestabilities
Martha Stewart PATP Deco Fan

Thanks for looking in.