Saturday, 25 August 2012

Off On My Jollies

Off to London town for a week with my other half, looking forward to the hustle and bustle and people watching, Notting Hill Carnival and a few other little treats. I'm not strange but living in the Lake District in "the middle of no-where" it's nice to experience the real world lol.

I shall be back in a week and another year older ! SHOCK! :0

Friday, 24 August 2012

Do All Things With Love

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

Good Morning,

Another card to share with you, this one is more simpler than yesterdays, but a bit more distressed. The design papers are from my scraps folder, so I'm not sure of the brand.

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

I've used  the "Tourist" digi from "Saturated Canary" and coloured her with my promarkers: Tea Green, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Warm Grey 1 to 5, Satin, Dusky Pink, Blush and China Blue. I placed a lace bow in her hair where the drawn in bow would be. She has been raised on foam pads.

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

I have decorated the inside of the card with matching papers, but left the greeting panel blank. The gorgeous lace I have used is from the "Ribbon Girl", it's a gorgeous ivory colour and very delicate.

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

The gorgeous sentiment is a "Pink Petticoat Digi Stamp" and it's perfect for this card as it's a birthday card for my friend who runs her own photography studio :).

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Catz Weekly - Ribbon and Bows.
Charizma Card Challenges - #33 Lace.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Christmas Wishes

You can purchase this card here.
Good Afternoon,

Have a Christmas Card to share with you. I spied this ribbon in my local craft shop (yes we finally have one) and the rest fell together from there lol!

I have used this super cute "Lili Of The Valley" image and coloured her with my promarkers: pear green, moss green, marsh green, olive green, tea green, pastel blue, denim blue, cool grey 1,3,5  ice grey 1,3, Chestnut, satin, blush, mustard, gold and Dusky Pink. I have added clear stickles to her hat and the snow and crackle glaze to the ice. I have also used my white gel pen to highlight the image.

The design papers are "Craft Creations" "Poolhouse Bias Plaid - Chatterbox inc" and "Seasons Greetings - My Minds Eye". The ribbon is gorgeous and has a beautiful swirled embossed pattern on it, I have added some "Platinum Liquid pearls" and a "Snowflake Charm" both from my stash. I used my "Marianne Creatable" dies to make the snowflakes and then dusted these with glamour dust. The sentiment is also by "Lili Of The Valley".

If you pull up on the ribbon you will find an hidden sentiment/bookmark. I stamped the sentiment onto the MME design paper. The sentiment is by "Penny Black" hence the snowflake embellishments. I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front.

Thanks For looking, hoping to now make at least one Christmas card a week until the start of December lol...not long until the big day itself.


I'd like to enter the following....

Cute Card Thursday - #231 Bling It Up (glitter and pearls).
Divas By Design - #49 Anything goes.
Lilli's Little Fairies - Spots or Stripes.

Friday, 17 August 2012

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

I just wanted to share this card that I made for my Brother for his Birthday  next week, I'm safe in posting it as him and his family are currently in Manchester Airport awaiting a holiday in New Zealand and Australia (jealous much!) lol. Anyway my Brother is into mountain biking big time so this "Lili Of The Valley" stamp was just perfect.

The stamp was coloured with my promarkers: warm grey 1 to 5, sandstone, caramel, cinnamon, sating, blush, dusky pink, cornflower, denim blue and pastel blue.  I highlighted it with my white gel pen.

The design papers I have used are all from my scraps folder, some are "Basic Grey". The "Bakers Divine Twine" is from "The Ribbon Girl".

This adorable sentiment is from "Pink Petticoat Stamps", I printed it onto white card but coloured it with my Caramel Promarker pen to match the colour scheme.
Hope he likes it.


I'd like to enter the following...

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - #86 fun In The Sun.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cinderella...You Shall Go To The Ball

Another Card to share with you I've been on a roll this week, I have used another Saturated Canary digi. I have used a square blank but extended it with extra card. The sentiment has been computer generated.

The gorgeous stamp has been coloured with my promarkers: Amethyst, Orchid, Lilac, Satin, Dusky Pink, Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Emerald, Mint Green, Chestnut, Henna, and Umber. I've added Diamond White stickles to her dress and platinum liquid pearls to her hair. I have cut her out and raised her up on foam pads to create some depth. The circle she is sitting on has been embossed with my "Music" embossing folder.

I have used 2 design papers from my scraps folder, they both have lots of script and print on them, the papers on the insert are the same as the front but have been reversed.

The roses were white, but I've coloured them with my amethyst promarker they are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the purple gems are from my stash.

A photo of the insert. The cream and purple paper has a quote from Shakespeare :"Shall I compare thee, to a summers day, thou art more lovely and more tempered yet, Rough winds doth shake the darling buds of may..."
Thanks for looking :) .


I'd like to enter the following...

Creative Card Crew - #17 Maps/newsprint/sheet music/script.(the design papers have script writing if you enlarge photo's you can see clearer, The embossed manel is sheet music).

First Day At School

This card is for sale here

Morning everybody, just added this little card to my Etsy store so thought I'd share it here too. I absolutely adore this "Lili Of The Valley" image and the little boy too. They are so cute with the uniforms slightly too big and shiny new shoes.....I used to love getting ready to go back to school and the first day when you had new excersise books and new pens and pencils lol!, I used to spend hours in Woolworths choosing them all, new a4 pads of paper and files and poly pockets etc....and here i am 30 odd years later still getting excited over papers and pens and colouring in :)

I have coloured this little lady with my promarkers: cool grey 1 to 5, black, navy blue, midnight blue, mustard, gold, caramel, cinnamon, dusky rose, purple, satin, blush and dusky pink.

The gingham paper is by "Craft Creations" and the  number paper is by "Basic Grey". The ribbons are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the little crayon button is from my stash along with the buttons.

Thanks for Looking.


I'd like to enter the following....

Cute Card Thursday - Back To School.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


This card is for sale here.

Have this clean and simple Baby card to share with you today. This image just melts your heart :).

This is a gorgeous "Bambino - Digi Stamp" from "Sugarnellie", it really is just like a photograph it's so well done. I coloured this little man with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Pastel blue, Cornflower Blue, Denim Blue and Cool Grey 2.

The gingham paper is from "Craft Creations" and the Organza Ribbon and silver dummy charm are from "the Ribbon Girl". The two sentiments are from "Paper Makeup Stamps". I used liquid pearls and diamond white stickles to finish the card.

Thank you for looking :) .


I'd like to enter the following...

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #167 Add a Charm.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Rainy Days

Card is for sale here.

Good Morning

I've made this card just for fun and I've really really enjoyed every part of it. I've used another "Saturated Canary" image (I'm totally addicted to them). The papers are a mixture of "First Editions" and "Basic Grey".

I coloured this little lady with my promarkers: Powder Blue, Royal Blue, Cornflower, Midnight Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cyan, China Blue, Sky Blue, Blue Pearl, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Tea Green, Artic Blue, Cool Grey 1 to 5, Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink and Sunkissed Pink. I have highlighted the image with my white gel pen and added the raindrops with Diamond Stickles.

The totally gorgeous quotation stamp is from "Pink Petticoat Stamps" and is part of a digi set. It just gels perfectly with this image.

The ribbon and buttons are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the little umbrella charm was given to me in a swap. The gems are from my stash and the pearl swirls were created with Platinum Liquid Pearls


I'd like to enter the following....

Saturated Canary Challenge - #23 The Great Outdoors (well you gotta be outside to dance in the rain!).
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #167 Add a Charm.
Stampin for The Weekend - #15 Monochromatic.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Celebrate The Season In Style

Evening Everyone,

Wanted to share these Christmas Cards with you, made completely from scraps and off cuts of cards. The gorgeous images are from "Pink Petticoat" and are so stylish I love them.

They were coloured with my promarkers: Turquoise, Cerise, Mulberry, Holly and Berry Red. I used my snowflakes embossing folder to create the embossed panel.

The black Rhinestones are from my stash and I've added a dusting of sparkle to each card. The sentiments are also from "Pink Petticoat" and the insert reads "....In Style".

I think that these will be used as my cards to my work colleagues this year, quick and easy to make with a stylish finish!

Thanks for looking :) .

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Love Is In The Little Things

Good Evening, another custom card to share with you and the last Ruby Wedding Card for now ( got them to do all over again in November for my Aunties Anniversary lol). It's my Mam and Dad's anniversary on Sunday 12th August :) . This card was requested by my Dad.

I have used another adorable "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured with my promarkers: Cardinal Red, Burgundy, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 1 to 5, Chestnut, Henna, Umber, Pastel Blue , Denim Blue and Leaf Green.

The design papers are "Eastern Promise - Dovecraft" and the flowers and lace are from "The Ribbon Girl". The sentiments were computer generated.

The verse inside the card is from "Google" and I have made a matching presentation box for the card to protect the roses. The sentiment on the Box lid is from "Lili Of The Valley" stamps.

Thanks for looking.

Hopefully have some Christmas Cards to share later....managed to get a head start :)


I'd like to enter the following.....

Craft Your Passions Challenge - #122 anything Goes.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Custom Order

Good Evening,

I have a Custom Made Card to share with you, the card blank is a "Vintage Step Card" from "Which Craft". I have embossed this with my birds and swirls folder and edged with "versa magic Perfect Plumeria" ink and I glittered the raised pattern with "Star Dust" stickles.

I have used my "Sugar Nellie First Dance" image coloured with promarkers: ice grey 1 to 5, Warm Grey 1 to 5 and Cool Grey 1 to 5. I then used my crackle glaze to create an aged effect to the image.

The sentiments were computer generated and the butterflies created with a "Marianne's Creatables" die. I have also used "Platinum Liquid Pearls" for decoration.

The verse printed inside the card is from the Internet.

I have also made a tissue lined presentation box for the card.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #122 anything goes.