Sunday, 31 May 2009

I Love This.....

We went to Torquay on Friday to visit my OH uncle, who has just come out of hospital. Shane wanted to fly his kite, so we went to the beach. This was taken there and I absolutely love this picture....he looks like butter wouldn't melt :)

I haven't finished.....

Thought I'd gotten up to date, but I forgot there's a couple of cards in the camera and on my phone, so here are the camera ones.

This was done some weeks ago at a workshop with Shirley at Craft Inspirations. I was in such a rush to finish it and get home that I got the circles the wrong way round...the bottom one should have been on the top of the scalloped circle and the greeting on that. Never mind.
The large scalloped wrap was done on the cricut, but I can't remember what cartridge she said she used. It was then stamped with inchies from Inkadinkadoo, the paper and double sided ribbon are both from Bo Bunny. The chipboard flower was stamped and coloured using colorqueue fluid chalk then double embossed using UTEE.

This was the card I sent to a CB forum member, I was late in sending it, but I'd rather do that than not send one at all. Card was from Paper Adventures 'Hammered Silver' grey floral is from Paper Mania 6x6 pad 'Ivory Black'. The image was printed from a disc by Card Creations Plus 'Art Deco'

This is a square version of an A5 card that is elsewhere on the blog. The only other difference is that I've hot foiled 'Get Well Soon' on the front.

This was the easter card I made for Shane's grandparents. Stamp is from PSX and was loaned to me by Elaine, another lady who also goes to Craft Inspirations. Paper is from Basic Grey. Ovals are from Go Kreate, a cheaper version of Nesties and just as good.

This is the RAK I sent to Lyn over on Fee's site. The paper is by SEI 'Dorada Vista' and is double sided. You can learn how to make this over on Split Coast Stampers The flowers are by Prima, letters were die cut with Ellison 'Curlie Girlie' Tags were also Ellison die cuts.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Caught up at last

I've finally caught up with getting cards on here.....note to self 'don't let them pile up again'

Went to The Range at Coventry today as I wanted to get some crafty stuff, it was the first time we'd been to this branch, the other branch we visited was in Poole. I have to say that the craft section here was smaller than the one at Poole. Got myself an A3 portfolio to put cards that I make at craft class, plus I've got it into my head that when I make a card for someone, to make two, one of which will go in the folder. Tomorrow I'm off to Ikea to get some shelving for Shane's room (for his lego models) as he loves the fact that I've got lime green ones in my craft room. Talking of my craft room, I think I need to take everything out and start again, it's in such a mess, it's a box room so it really does need to be kept tidy.
Luckily the drawers are on wheels, so they can be wheeled into my bedroom.

Anyways, heres the cards.

I fell in love with this card when I saw it on the Butterfly Kisses stand earlier this year at the NEC. I made it the other week for an 80th birthday, I didn't put the age on as I thought that would spoil it, plus the recipent was going to have loads of cards with her age on. The image is from Penny Black 'Flying Stars' and was first stamped on to white card stock, then heat embossed using silver detail powder on to black cardstock that had been cut with a nestie.

The slider cat card was made at a class with Shirley at Craft Inspirations and when I find the instructions on how to make it, I'll put them on here. The images are from Woodware ' Forbes and Friends JGCL506' and a masking technique was used when positioning the cats. We then used watercolour pencils on them.

The second cat card was very very easy as you can probably see. Cats were stamped on to checked (baby) paper, cut and stuck on to card stock, circular aperture was done using a nestie, with a smaller circle hanging from a brad.

These two were done the other week, again with Shirley. The masking technique was used with Penny Black clear stamps 'Enjoy', and Adirondak ink, the colours used were red pepper, sunset orange and pool and Versafine 'Crimson Red. The images were stamped using Versafine 'Onyx Black'. Fiskars border punch 'Scalloped Lace' was used on the top card. Greeting from Craftwork Cards, and circles were cut using Nesties.

Another two cards done at Craft Inspirations with Shirley. Numerals were cut with a cricut cartridge (not sure which one) they were layered to have the same rigidness as chipboard. The male card was done using Woodware clear stamps FRCL008 'Cheers'. The grey card is Core'dinations, that was cuttlebugged with the 'Houndstooth' embossing folder and then sanded over. The image was then coloured in using Sakura 'Stardust' pens. Circles were done using nesties. The female card had papers, punched flowers and card candy from Craftwork Cards, as were the greetings on both cards. Numbers was edged with stickles. Double sided spotty ribbon is from Bo Bunny.

Who is this?

I started this about 3-4 years ago, I used a disc where you can convert photos to cross stitch. I picked it up 3 months ago and haven't touched it since, so I'm really going to make the effort to get some more work on it, maybe do some in the evenings. Can you tell who it is yet? lol.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

I'm getting good

at updating, been doing it when I've gone to bed, mind you by the time I've had look at other blogs, left comments etc I'm half asleep when it comes to uploading my pics.

I got up early this morning (7.30)and got cracking with the ironing, got washing machine going and clothes hung out, showered & changed my bedclothes. Was going to give the bedroom a good clean tomorrow, but I may be going to The Range to get some crafty stuff, depends on what time I get up at, or I just may change my mind and stay at home.

Ended up not going to the birthday party due to Shane having a cough & cold, but he had a nice day at home anyway, watching cartoons and playing on club penguin...he lives and breathes that website :) then we snuggled on the sofa later to watch Night at the Museum, he's driving us mad to go and see the second film.

Everything on this card apart from the image, Penny Black 'Straw Hat Bear' is all from Craftwork Cards

This was the card for Shane's step nanny for Mother's Day, The papers were ones that I've had for ages, the image is a sticker that was a magazine freebie. I thought I'd taken a photo of the card for his other Nannie, but I can't find it.

This image is from a Pink Petticoat CD. 'Lola Rose' it looks like she isn't available anymore but Liz has brought a brand spanking new Lola Rose image out, and she's gorgeous!! The image was coloured in then covered in clear glitter. Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace' border punch was used.

I adore this card, Shane made it for me with a little help off his daddy. From what I can make out it took a few attempts as neither of them knew what they were doing. Shane had insisted that I use the cricut for the sentiment.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Back again

Quickie post again tonight. I've been ill since last Sunday evening and today am feeling a whole lot better apart from the cough and cold I've now got. I've got to say I've never felt so ill as what I have in the last 5-6 days. Plus Shane has also got a cold and cough.

I've got lots of cards to make for RAK clubs, birthday clubs, plus some personal ones. I was planning on starting on the ironing in the morning, but I was told by my OH today that he had a text from one of the godfather's of my son, his youngest is having a 1st birthday party tomorrow afternoon, so ironing will have to take a back seat....I can live with that :)

As I type this I can hear a house alarm going off, no idea where though, and while I hope the house is ok, it's driving me mad.

Here's some more cards from the backlog.

These were made at a workshop at Craft Inspirations with Lisa Olsen over on The Craft Bug, she's really clever when it comes to designs, as you'll see on her blog. I'm sorry to say I can't remember whose paper we used, but the smaller stamps were I think inchies from Inkadinkadoo

These were also made at one of Lisa's workshops, and was made without the aid of any punches, stamps or embellishments, just one sheet of 12x12 paper from S.E.I 'Black Orchid' I may have already mentioned that on this paper, parts of the orchid is varnished.

These two were made for my OH mum and step mum for mother's day. I saw the design at Lotus Art Studio, and while I didn't set out to copy it, it got me wondering if I could do it. I used my hot foil wizard for the wording, and instead of using envelopes I made little bags, MUM was done on the cricut.

I'm nearly falling asleep, so more tomorrow.

Nighty night

Friday, 15 May 2009

Sorting out the backlog

I've been sorting out my pictures folder, as I couldn't remember what I'd posted on here, and there's an awful lot that I haven't put on here. So over the next few days (hopefully) I'll be posting some more makes.

Here's a few to be going on with.

This is from one of FeeJ's discs 'Ballet Belles'. The image was printed on to normal parchment, I didn't have printable at the time. I then embossed parts of it (shoes, frills, armcuff, hair).

These were made using papers and sentiments from Craftwork Cards. Papers are from the Yummy Scrummy range 'Marshmallow & Cappuccino Gold and Marshmallow & Cappuccino White, the card candy in the middle of the flowers are also from Craftwork Cards. The chocolate flowers are Hot Off The Press from Stamp Addicts

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Blog Candy

Lovely Blog Candy over on Bearly Mine Crafts...There's not 1 but 2 chances to win this lovely candy, to enter you need to link the pic of the candy on your blog. For a second entry, become a follower of Donna's blog and leave a second comment saying you've done that. If you're already a follower, just leave a second comment. This will run till May 15th and the winner will be picked on May 16th 7pm UK time.

More candy

This is an amazing giveaway on Maria's blog to celebrate both her birthday and blogovesary. To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment on her blog and have a link to her blog from yours. This gives you 2 chances of winning. Can you believe Maria is going to be adding more things to the candy? You've got until Friday 29th May 7pm UK time.


Another award

Thanks to Maggie over on Craftynana for my award, she gave this to me last month but I've just picked it up. Pop over and have a look at her wonderful work, she's made some beautiful makes. Thanks again Maggie.

Here's who I've picked so far and here's the 'rules'

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.


Some of the nominees are young children, so I don't really expect them to pass the awards on, but thought it'd be nice for them to have something for their lovely makes :)

Enfys-Going Buggy

Kirsten-Krafty Place


Antonia-Pink Princess

Georgia-I Love Chocolate


Rosette-Crafting Magic



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