Friday, 25 July 2014

Sneaky Peek

Hello been making the most of the glorious weather this week and celebrating Leon's big 4o. But inbetween in the wee small hours (not sleeping due to heat) i;ve started working on a new project. A mini envelope album.

My first ever attempt, this is the front cover and back page.

Catch p with you all soon.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Be Your Own Beautiful

Good Morning everybody,
Sunny Sunday up here, gutted we didn't get any thunder or lightening yesterday (shouldn't grumble really). Anyway I've just discovered "Delicious Doodles" digi stamps - I'm in love with them all... so I treated myself to a few and this is the first i coloured up.
It is called "Dragon Dreams"

I have used an old "Basic Grey" design paper and picked out colours from it for my image, which had been coloured with promarkers. I have added a little sparkle here and there. The image and paper have been mounted on some old orange holographic card that I've had stashed away for at least 6 year or more! SHOCK.

I have tried to keep the design fairly clean and simple as I wanted the image to be the main focus of the card. The gorgeous sentiment is by "Pink Petticoat Stamps".The sentiment reads - "Be Your Own Beautiful".

Anyway, this is my favouritest card I've made so far this year.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #96 Anything goes with a DD image.
Crafting At The Weekend - ANYTHING GOES.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good Afternoon,

Hope those of you who have had these awful storms are OK, we have not had anything too bad up here just a little rain so far, feel a bit let down I love thunder and lightening. Anyway have a card to share, it's my other halves birthday on Tuesday (he doesn't view my blog, I'm safe). This is his card and matching tag.

I followed a sketch in this months issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine. The name and sentiments were computer generated and the numbers are die cut. All papers are from the same pad it could be a "Prima" one but cannot be sure as I've lost the front cover. The papers and card edges were distressed and then edges with stardust. The numbers have been covered with stardust so they really catch the light.

The image is "Saturated Canary - Genie" and she has been coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stardust. She has then been fussy cut and attached with foam pads for depth. the gems and ribbon are scraps from my stash.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Charisma Cards Challenge - Anything Goes.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Merry Christmas To You

Good Morning,

I've had Oscar on a 2 hour walk and hung out 2 loads of washing and it's only half 9! love these sunny mornings. Anyway have another Christmas card to share with you.  I have chosen non traditional muted colours for this one.

The design papers are a mixture of "Craft Creations" mounted onto peach card. The beautiful image is by "Pion" and she has been dusted with stardust for winter sparkle.

The Lace and flowers and stems are from "the Ribbon Girls" and the flowers have been dusted with glitter. The image, charm and rose Corner are all from "Live Love Crafts". I have decorated the inside of the card to match and made a box too, the sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Anything goes.
Pile It On Challenge - Monochrome.
Storytellernorge - #20 Christmas In July.
The Glory Of Christmas - Anything goes.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

70th Birthday Dad

Good Morning everyone,

Well we had a horrible wet and misty day yesterday so I took the opportunity to complete a custom order for an 70th Birthday Dad - Exploding Box Card.

I cannot remember the brand name of the design papers used but they are all from a pad entitled "Up Up and Away". The ribbon is from my local craft shop and the numbers were die cut from gold mirry card.

The sentiment stamps are both "Penny Black" and all other sentiments were computer generated. The bunting was cut with a "La La Crafts" die and the bear in the middle is "James Bear" from "LOTV" coloured with pro-markers and dusted with stardust for birthday sparkle.

All cards and papers have been distressed and edged with clear stardust.

Thank you for looking.


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

Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes.
Crazy 4 Challenges - #244 Teddy Bears.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Merry Christmas To You Both

Good Afternoon

I have another card to share with you all, I'm getting a head start on my Christmas Cards and have made this having received some gorgeous Christmas Images by Pion from Live Love Crafts.

I have added some colour to the image with my promarkers, the papers used are a mixture of Basic Grey. The flowers, berries and lace came from The Ribbon Girl and the charm came from Live Love Crafts. The sentiment was computer generated.

I have decorated the inside of the card with matching papers and i have added iridescent glitter to the flowers for a little Christmas sparkle. I have also made a matching gift box for protection.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas In July.
Fizztown Challenge #43 - Pick A Holiday (Christmas).

Monday, 7 July 2014

Pop Up Box Card

Is there anyone out there?
Well I've had a busy few months and a poorly few months but I'm feeling better and  we have finally broken up for our Summer Holidays so I have finally got around to making something and finally gotten around to blogging it. 

Anyway this is a Custom Order Pop Up Box Card, my first ever attempt at the fold and design.

I have used papers by Maja Designs and image by Pion both from Live Love Crafts, beads and lace from The Ribbon Girl, the butterflies and dies are Marianne Creatables and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat stamps.I've edged everything with Antique linen distress ink and iridescent glitter for a little sparkle.

I have really loved making this card and I can actually say I love the finished results. Can't wait until the recipient sees it and my customer for that matter.
Hope to catch up with you al real soon, I have a long 8 weeks off work yipeeeeeee :) .


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

Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Challenge Girly Birthday with a butterfly.
Crafting From The Heart  - #26 Anything Goes.
House Of Cards Challenge - July Challenge Add A Bow.