Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Welcome Baby Giles

Morning Everyone,
 Day 2 of Half term and another Baby card to share made for my friend and her hubby. I used the gorgeous Sugar Nellie digi - Bambino for this card and coloured it with my promarkers. I kept to a clean and simple design with this card, adding a sprinkle of sparkle, pearls and organza ribbon.

I found this poem on the web and changed the names accordingly, I particularly like the line "That you've made a happy landing" as Dom (Elika's hubby) is an airline pilot :). The design papers used inside and out are Craft Creations.

Sentiments are computer generated. Thanks for looking and enjoy your Tuesday :). I'm off to see Skyfall tomorrow.


Stamp: Bambino - Sugar Nellie Digi.
Design Papers: Craft Creation.
Other: Liquid pearls, organza ribbon, diamond stickles (stash).
Promarkers: Powder Blue, Blue Pearl, Satin, Blush and Dusky Pink.


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

Card Mania - CMC#6 Oh Baby.
Kreative Stamp Friends - Clean and Simple.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Big Brother

Good Morning Everyone,
It's a sunny but crisp and cool Monday morning here, the first day of the Half term holidays :) whooo hooo. Saying that, thanks to the clocks going back this weekend, I've been awake since 5.30 am so got some crafting in while the rest of the world was sleeping.

This special card is for the son of a dear school friend who had her second baby on Friday. They have emigrated to Australia but thanks to Social Networking it's like she's only down the road. I used the adorable "Mo Manning Digi".

I coloured the image with my promarkers and highlighted it with my white gel pen. The design papers are "first Edition", the sentiments were computer generated and I used my alphabet dies to create his name.

I have decorated the card the inside of the card with matching papers and embellished with my star nesties and buttons, adding a little dusting of glitter to his name and the large star.
The poem printed inside the card is from the web, I changed the names to suit.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day.


Stamp:  Mo Manning Digi Isaac and his brother.
Papers: First Edition.
Promarkers: Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Blush, Caramel, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna, Peach, Honeycomb, Spice, Apple, Leaf Green, Powder Blue, Blue Pearl, Red, Black, Tulip Yellow, Warm grey 1to 5 and Cool grey 1 to 5.
Others:  Square and star nesties, diamond stickles, alphabet dies, buttons(stash).


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

Here Come The Boys  - #39 Die Cuts & Punches.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Tilda with Holly

Morning everyone,
I thought I'd share this card I made to match yesterdays tag. I used "Tilda with Holly"a nd lots of scraps of card and papers.

Tilda was coloured with my promarkers and she has been decoupaged for depth. I have decorated the inside of the card and stamped the Penny Black sentiment.

Short and sweet today.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.


Stamps - Tilda With Holly (Magnolia), Sentiment (Penny BLack).
DP - Scraps.
Promarkers - apple, meadow green, forest, crimson, sunkissed pink, dusk pink, pastel pink, blush, nd warm grey 1 to 5.
Other - Circle nesties (web), Red Gems (Ribbon Girl) Holly Ribbon (Haven Crafts), Buttons (stash), Diamond Stickles (Haven Crafts).

Friday, 26 October 2012


If you can read this then YIPEEEE my computer is working properly again. I tried all day yesterday to upload this post but just kept getting error messages :( .

This tag has been made entirely from scraps of paper and card.
I used "Tilda with Holly" and coloured her with my promarkers. I highlighted her cheeks with my white gel pen and used my red stardust pen on the berries.

The Holly trimmed ribbon came from my local craft shop and the buttons are from my stash. The Red gems are from the Ribbon Girl along with the loop edged twine.

The sentiment used on the hidden tag is from Penny Black and the noel was computer generated. I have edged the card layers with diamond stickles to add some Christmas sparkle.


Stamps - Tilda with Holly (Magnolia), Sentiment (Penny Black).
Buttons - The Ribbon Girl.
Gems - The Ribbon Girl.
DP - all scraps.
Other - label nesties, circle nesties, rectangle nesties,(web),  Diamond Stickles (Haven Crafts).
Promarkers - Blush, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Warm Grey 1 to 5, Apple, Meadow Green, Crimson and Forest Green.


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

CCEE Stampers - CCEE1243 Use A Tag.
Charisma Cardz - Dont be square.
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Have tried all day to uplaod some cards but having NO joy whatsoever. Giving up, will try again tomorrow!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Your Love is Like A Tree That Grows....

Evening everyone,
Have a gift set to share with you, a custom order for my Aunt and Uncles Ruby Wedding next month.

The card is made with Prima Botanicals design papers, flowers from my local craft shop Haven Crafts. The lace is from the ribbon girls and the charm is recycled from an old bracelet. The sentiments have been computer generated and I added platinum liquid pearls. The super cute image is from LOTV and has been coloured with promarkers: Crimson, Burgundy, Caramel, Cinnamon, Olive Green, Marsh Green, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Tea Green, Powder Blue, Warm Grey 1 to 3, Blush, Dusky Pink and Sunkissed Pink.

The gorgeous gorgeous poem I found online on a free website and it suits the stamp perfectly. I decorated the inside of the card with matching papers.

The bottle cuff is again made with matching papers, roses, lace and pearls. The sentiment has been computer generated.  The butterflies were created with a Marianne Creatables die.

Thank you so much for looking.


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

Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything goes.
Make It Monday - Anything goes.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

The winners of our Eclectic Ellapu challenge # 1 Anything Goes have now been chosen. Click here to see if your one of the lucky ones and thank you to everyone who played along. Don't forget you can join in with our new challenge "Anything Halloween".

Brains On Wheels - Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #2

Good Morning,

It's time for our 2nd challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week it's the turn of the Purple Team. Our Theme chosen by Paula is Anything Halloween. The emphasis on our challenge is Fun Fun Fun and we award badges to the winners chosen by our challenge host every Wednesday after the previous challenge closes.

I have a friend who has a halloween birthday and is mad about Zombies, so I have made her this Card and Bookmark set to go with the book in the photo - she dosn't read my blog so I'm safe lol!

The green paper I have used is by "Basic Grey" and the black paper is from my scraps folder so not sure of the name, but it has clocks printed on it. The black gems are "Papermania". I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front, the lace is from "The Ribbon Girl" it was ivory, but I coloured it with my Black promarker pen.

I have used this fantastic "Saturated Canary" digi  Rollerskating Zombie and coloured her up with my promarkers: Pastel Beige, Kahki, Cool Grey 1,2,3,4,5, Black, Purple, Amethyst, Red, Pear Green, Olive Green and  Moss, I cut her out and raised her on foam pads and then covered her in "crackle glaze" to add an aged Zombie rotten flesh type feel lol.

I have decorated the inside of the card with matching papers, and used the same papers on the bookmark. The sentiment is also by "Saturated Canary" and came with the stamp.

Please Visit the "Ecelectic Ellapu blog" and check out the fantastic work and blogs of my amazing teamies and enter your own creation.

Thanks for looking :) .

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

bOoBiE lOvE

Afternoon everyone,
Finally had some time to share a card with you, this one is special as October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" so the proceeds from the sale of this card will be donated to Cancer Research.

The digi stamp I have used is "Boobie Love" from Saturated Canary and she has been coloured with my promarkers and cut out with nesties.

The design papers are a mixture of scraps, so I'm not sure of the brands and the sentiment is a digi from "Pink Petticoat".

I thought that sentiment was perfect for the concept of the card. The ribbon and charm are from my stash.
Thanks for looking.


Digi Stamps: Boobie Love (Saturated Canary), Sentiment (Pink Petticoat).
Design Papers: Basic Grey.
Promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Putty, Apricot, Dusky Rose, Baby Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Cool Grey 1to5, Apple, Forest Green and Black.
Nesties: Oval and Crown Oval.
Other: Diamond Sparkles, Pink Ric Rac and Charm (Stash).


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

Eclectic Ellapu - #1 Anything Goes ( I can join in on pink weeks but NOT eligible for winning).
Link Up For Pink - second annual party.
Crafts And Me Challenge - #105 Anything Goes.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Eclectic Ellapu is now Live - Whoo hooo

I've had a quiet week in blogland as sometimes life just gets in the way for a while.

Today sees the launch of our first challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. The theme chosen by our fantastic leader Elaine is - ANYTHING GOES. Please check out the blog and all the amazing creations the Pink Team have made for you. It is purely an badge awarding challenge blog, with the emphasis on

Monday, 8 October 2012

Shanghai Surprise

Evening Ladies and Gents,

As promised I have a card to share, despite a bit of a tricky weekend. I wanted to share this beautiful new stamp available from LOTV isn't she gorgeous, just had to have her.

She has been coloured with my promarkers and highlighted with my white gel pen. I have used a selection of dovecraft Eastern Promise papers as I felt they matched the stamp well.

The charm has been recycled from a piece of costume jewellery. I ave kept the rest of the embellishments light and used only ribbon and gems.

I have added a paper insert to the card as a change from decorating it as I'm trying to make a variety of cards that are lighter on postage as well as my normal heavily layered and embellished cards.

This card will shortly be available to buy in my Etsy shop.


Promarkers: Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Gold, Forest Green, Crimson, Burgundy, Cool Grey 4, 5 and Black.
Papers: Eastern Promise - Dovecraft.
Charm: Recycled Jewellery.
Gems: Papermania.
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl.
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat Digi Stamp.
Rubber Stamp: Lili of The Valley.


I'd like to enter the following...

Alphabet Challenge - R is for Recycle. (charm recycled costume jewellery)
Crafts and Me Challenge - #14 My Sentiments Exactly.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

One Week To Go

 Until the Brand  new Eclectic Ellapu Challenge blog opens it doors.

We have a fabulous challenge  which will be hosted for you by The Pink Team...it's all very exciting. You can check out/ bookmark/follow the blog by clicking on the link here, or check out my fellow teamies by clicking on their names listed in my side bar.

It's all getting very real and very very exciting, so many talented ladies waiting in the wings to share their projects with you all :) .

Watch this space ........

P.s. I have been working on a top secret project, but hopefully have a card to share with you tomorrow :) .

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Evening everyone,

A quick little post today, this card is for a work colleague who turns 30 next week. The card is DL size and I've added the forever friends bears with foam pads for depth.

I've embellished the card with gems and pearls. The number stamps are by Penny Black and they have been glittered for sparkle.

Thanks for looking, short and sweet tonight.

Monday, 1 October 2012

This Is Edward

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

Edward Scissorhands, I have wanted this digi stamp since the first moment I saw it, now I have it I wasn't sure which way to go with this card, but now I've completed this one I've a few ideas for the next one so watch this space :).

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

Anyway Edward came from the Ocotpode Factory and he has been coloured with promarkers and distressed with crackle glaze and liquid pearls. He was cut out and raised on foam pads to add depth to the card.

©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

I have used scraps of papers as it's only a small card and decorated the insert. I wasn't particularly sure about a sentiment, because I didn't want to make it to Halloweeny so I used a Tim Holtz adage ticket. I found the Scissors brads in a drawer I've had them for an age, but think they go well.
©Iona Rose Hand Crafted Cards

Anyway, short and sweet, I've had an order for 6 Ruby wedding cards and 6 Christmas cards so that's going to keep me busy for a while. I also have Jack, Frank, Columbia and Riff Raff to share with you soon, they are all friends of Edward!

Catch up with you all soon.


Papers - Scraps.
Stamp - Edward digi ~ Octopode Factory.
Promarkers - Cool grey 4,5, Black, Ice Grey 1 to 5.
Ticket - Tim Holtz Adage Tickets ~ TRUST
Liquid pearls - Platinum Pearl.
Brads - Scissors (Stash)


Lollipop Crafts Challenge - #91 Something old (scissor Brads) and Something New (edward digi).
Make It Monday - #109 Digi My World.