Thursday 31 May 2012

Happy 9th Birthday

Afternoon everyone. I hope that you have all been enjoying the lovely weather. I have taken full advantage when work lets me!!!!!. Christopher had his Go karting party on Friday and much fun was had by all. Some of the dads could not resist and had to have a go. Chris enjoyed it so much he now wants to take it up as a hobby, much to his dads delight. Apparently he is a natural!.
Right enough waffle and on to my card.....................

 I was commissioned to make this card for a rugby loving 9 year old called Oscar. It gave me a great opportunity to use a Lilli of the Valley stamp that has never been inked before. I drew inspiration from the team my son plays for the Wanstead Herons 12 and under.
 The papers are a boys stack by My Minds Eye. The banner has been cut using a Doohickey die and letters cut using my Cricut. Another first for me was using a neglected set of nesties from the labels range.
As you can see I also broke out the sewing machine. I am really happy with the way this one came out as I struggle with boy cards.

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Wednesday 23 May 2012

Diva's DT card

Good morning and it's time for another challenge over at Diva's by Design. This weeks theme is Fabulous Flourishes and is sponsored by The Paper Shelter.

 I have used my My little spoilt by paper shelter and coloured her using Copic markers.
 For my swirls I used memory box dies and embellished with pearls.The paper is GCD studios. 
Our DT team have made some fabulous cards this week so dont forget to stop by.
 Take a look at all of the lovely stamps at the paper shelter. 

Sunday 20 May 2012

Good bye Paper Sundaes

Hi everyone. Today will be the last ever Paper Sundaes challenge. Christine and Shana have made the hard decision to close the blog. I have only worked with the girls for a short time but have enjoyed every minute of it. Our final challenge is Pretty in Pink sponsored by Michelles. Do go along and show your appreciation and enter the challenge.

 I have used a Saturated Canary image ...Beach baby for this one. Isn't she cute?
The papers are First Edition Spring drop. The Scalloped edge has been cut using my Cricut at 1 inch. The image has been coloured using Copic's. The flower is from my stash as is the bakers twine.
Thanks for popping along

Friday 18 May 2012

Lovely Lulu

Good morning everyone. Has it really been a fortnight already? I guess it must have been as it's time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the weekend. This week we want you to follow a sketch. So nice and easy. You can flip it rotate it anything really as long as we can see the original sketch somewhere in your design.
Well here's my take on it. What do you think?
It is a bit of a quick one as my some is off camping with the scouts today and at the same time we are arranging  a 12th birthday Go-Karting party for next Friday. We must be mad!!!!
Right back to business. I have used a Krafting Kimmie stamp for this one and this little cutie is from the Lovely Lulu set. I bought this a few weeks back from My mums craft shop.
The papers are from a stack by My Minds Eye and I think they are called "all about the girl".
I have coloured up using Copic's and a little stickles for the bubbles.
Dont forget to visit my talented teamies.


Sunday 13 May 2012


It's Sunday and time for another challenge over at Paper Sundaes. This week we want to see anything with wings.Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create. Don't forget to visit my talented teamies and spread the love.

 The image is a Bild Malarna stamp from the little winged friends rang and is called Tulip. I bought this from BBS show at Ally Pally in April. I have coloured her using copics
R85,R83, R81,R80, E55,E53,E51,E50,E13,E11,E00,E000,YG95,YG93,YG91.
 The gorgeous papers are First Edition Boho. I used nesties for the image and the little doily. The scallops at the top and bottom I cut using my cricut at 11/4 inches and 1 inch. The birthday sentiment I found in my stash.
Chalenges I would like to Enter

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Sunday 6 May 2012

Mothers Day

Good afternoon and I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
There is a new challenge at Paper Sundaes starting today ant the theme is Mothers Day. For those of you in the UK I have not lost the plot. Mothers day in the US falls on the 13th May this year.
We are being sponsored this time by the lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp.
The stamp used is Tilda with bike and a snippet of Grand Oak tree by Magnolia. The papers are by Prima.
I have created the lace doily using a Martha Stewart stamp around the page set (floral crochet).
The flowers are Prima and the netting and the pearl I grabbed from my stash of bits and bobs.
The image has been coloured using Copic's.
Do pop across and check out the other girls cards at Paper Sundaes they are absolutely fabulous.

Challenges I would like to enter

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Friday 4 May 2012

Anniversary blog hop

It's Stampin for the weekends 3 year anniversary today and to celebrate we are having a blog hop. The challenge theme this week is Layer upon Layer. Our fabulous challenge sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. There's $25 to spend in store up for grabs. So don't be shy,come and show us your gorgeous designs. 
If that wasn't enough if you take part in our blog hop too.......there are even more fantastic prizes to be won! Each design team member has a mystery prize to give away, to win you need to leave a comment on their individual  blogs AND on the SFTW challenge blog. The more DT blogs you visit and comment on... the more chances you have to win. Mystery prizewinners will be chosen at random.
The sponsors for the blog hop are LOTV, Pink Gem Designs, Bugaboo, Digi Garden, Joanna Sheen and Nitwits...................................................

If you arrived from Sabina's blog you are on the right track and your final destination after me is SFTW. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the blog hop list
 I have used a Glitz paper pack (pretty in Pink) for this card, bought from my mums craft shop .
The image is Lili of the Valley Daisy chain and is coloured using Copic's.
 The lace, ribbon and heart are all from my stash. The boarder is a Martha Stewart punch, which I bought from the Glitter pot .

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Wednesday 2 May 2012

Good morning and it's time for another fabulous challenge over at Diva's by Design. This weeks challenge is sponsored by Craftie Charlie and we want to see Monochrome for your entries this week. So shades of only one colour please. A few rules, no more than 2 entries per challenge and your projects must not be back linked. That said we look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.
Don't forget to visit our lovely design team members for some inspiration, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
I nearly never made this challenge as my 21 year old daughter tried to burn down the house while cooking a Pizza. The fire brigade arrived very quickly and put out the oven! so now real damage except for smoke and the need of a new oven. Louise was fine but not allowed to cook any more........

 For this card I have used a Lala land crafts image called cowgirl Marci. This is my first time using a Lala land image and I think she came out quite well. Adorable don't you think?
 The papers are First Edition (Desert bloom I think!). The scalloped edge and stars I cut using my Cricut and the ribbons and bits are from my ever increasing stash.

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Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years...