Saturday 19 December 2009

Tilda & Prismacolors

After much thought and watching You Tube videos, I decided to buy Prismacolors & practice my colouring in, yes I hear you say, its easy, we learnt that as kids, however whilst I can stay within the lines, I am not good at the shading & definition, so I thought that the Prismas would be a cheaper option than Copics or Promarkers. I bought 72 pencils from a seller on E Bay for £29.99, so this is my first play. I know I have a lot more to do to get it perfect but overall I am pleased with the result. The papers are from my stash, the flowers are Prima but I coloured them with Brushmarkers or Marvys, not sure which. Sentiment is from Anna Griffin and a few jewels from my stash.

Thursday 17 December 2009

Red French Lady

I was having a clear out yesterday & found a little book of decoupage, all of which were ladies. I thought I would use one of them, this card took all day on & off as I did not like it & changed it so many times. The end result I quite like, so not too bad. Used Nesties labels 2 for mount. Prima flowers from stash, sentiment stamp from Cuddly Buddly. Few jewels & ribbon & voila!

Friday 11 December 2009


I made this ages ago, my friend Pam created a sheet from another friend Nickys photo of these stones and I promised Pam I would make a card but to date have never shown her, well here it is. Mounted onto gun metal grey mirri card.

Get Well doggy

Can you see a pattern emerging here, am I in a colouring in phase do you think?? lol
Image again from charmedcardsandcrafts . Flowers by Prima, which was originally pink and I coloured it with Marvy Le Plume pens, it has come out really well, albeit the picture does not show it off well. Stamp by Cuddly Buddly.

Pink Pig

This one is another image from charmedcardsandcrafts in their Animal Magic range. Coloured with pens again & waterbrush. Papers again from stash. Flowers by Prima

Yes I know its been a long time!!!!

I realise that my blog has almost expired due to lack of usage but after the wedding I seem to lose my mojo re crafting and as I do not sell my cards, I had loads in my box & could not see the point of just adding to the already large pile.
Anyway I have my mojo back and thought I would share the cards I have made today.
The first one is a digital image from Charmedcardsandcrafts from their animal magic range. I have used a mixture of Marvy & Whispers pens with a water brush to colour in. Papers from my stash.

Saturday 23 May 2009


Picked this stamp up from our local stationers. Its a Personal Impressions stamp and I thought it was cute. Big flower made from punches, little flower by Prima & my Labels 2 nestie used as well.

X Box

.Yet another Just Cutters template and using the Robo.

Carft Robo

Thought I would give the Robo an airing as it has not been used for a while. Got out my Just Cutters CD & came up woth this card. Used cream linen card as the background & black leather look card for the actual card. Simple but effective I think

Sunday 17 May 2009

Flipping Women

This card doesn't need any explanation really, card & paper from stash. Cut out an aperature from the card & hung the decoupage from it. I even used peeloffs, can't remember when they were used, isn't it funny how we move away from items we used to use so much.

Mans card

Arn't mens cards so difficult to make? Well I was determined to make one, so I started with paper from HOTP Cardmakers Classic . Then added some black chalked vellum, ran a piece through the Cuttlebug with Happy Birthday and added some brads. Simple but effective.


I hadn't made any cards for such a long time, I just sat down to do something else & this is what came into my head. I was lucky enough before I went away to win some of Tonis blog candy over at and the background paper is one of the papers I won. The other striped paper is Daisy & Dandelion Picnic Patch. Ribbon & flowers from stash. The stamp is also Daisy & Dandelion

Well I am back, long time no see

The wedding was everything I could have hoped for, with 48 people for the afternoon reception followed by a party at our house with 60 people which went on until 2.00am so its now back to reality & card making.

Thursday 2 April 2009

No updates for a while

Just to say I will be away for the next 3 weeks, so there will be no postings until I am back. Happy Card Making.

Saturday 28 March 2009

Lilac stampboard

I promise this is the last one for today. Stamped up edges using stamps in my stash, no idea who makes them in Versacolour Amethyst and Thyme. Labels 2 I used paper from stash and who produces some gorgeous freebies on her blog. Used various pinks and Amethyst to stamp up the stampboard, then used same stamps & highlighted the middle by scratching it out. Sentiment by Daisy & Dandelion.

Delicate flowers

God I am certainly in card making mode today, I Tunes playing on the computer and playing with papers, what more can a girl want?
I found this paper, its a scrapbook 12/12 and all I know its by K & Co and I love it, so once again, have not done too much to the card as wanted to show off the paper. Mounted onto a cream card, lilac ribbon, a stamped image from Elusive Images in Brilliance Twilight ink with a flower from Prima that I have added a bead to the middle. Sentiment from my new favourite stamps Pickles & Onion.

Pink Flowers

I am on a roll today, I have the house to myself as the men have gone to Poland for OH stag do, so I am making cards with peace and quiet. I love these papers Dovecraft Amethyst Floral Prints, they don't need much else as they are so gorgeous. Decoupaged the big flower, glittered the inners of a couple of the flowers, added ribbon and sentiment is a thank you flower by Hero Arts. How easy was that?


I started out thinking I would make a mans card, hence the grey papers from HOTP Cardmakers Classics, but it sort of developed into a cute card. I just love these stamps, Pickles & Onion by Daisy & Dandelion. Coloured with mica powder mixed with water, although I did stamp him onto grey paper, so only a little colouring was needed. Ribbon added with a brad and sentiment from the same stamp set.

Simply Red2

This is an image I have had for ages from a craft class, and hibiscus are one of my favourite flowers. Coloured with Marvy pens again & drew through with water brush. Background card is re linen effect. paper K & Co. Used my labels 2 for the mount with red mirri board and placed red ribbon as you can see. Sentiment stamped with my new Pickles & Onion stamp set.

Simply Red

Yesterday I was having a red day and was playing around with stamps that I already own, this is Divine Silhouette by Stamps Happen Inc, coloured with Mary pens & glittered. Inked the edges of the paper with Brilliance Rocket Red, then placed in onto mulberry paper with gold threads running through it, (remember mulberry paper and how we all used to use it loads). The background card is cream linen.

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Brown & Gold

I have had these papers for ages & ages and only ever looked at them. The picture does not do them justice, its all handmade paper with threads of gold running through it, its simply gorgeous, so just layered a few bits of the papers, punched out daisies with assorted punches, added some prima flowers and a sentiment stamp I already had. I love this card.

Pickles & Onion

I went to our local craft class last night with Cazz, my friend from the Imag-e-nation forum and she told me about these cute stamps as she knows I love elephants in our local craft shop, so I just had to take a look at them today when I was in town and yes I simply had to have them. They are Daisy & Dandelion clear stamps and these are Pickles & Onion. I have stamped up Onion 3 times and coloured him with Mica powders mixed with a little water and highlighted the inner ear with a little pink. The sentiment is also from the same stamps. So Cazz all your fault!!!!!!

Friday 20 March 2009

Crafters Kitchen

Jak Heath of Crafters Kitchen is giving away loads of stamps and papers etc as blog candy. Pop over to and see for yourself. Leave a comment and who knows it may be you who wins.

Wednesday 18 March 2009


Papers from stash, I think they came from magazines and Carmel (Imag-e-nation) forum kindly gave me. Used stampboard, stamped an image & then etched the beer to give a better effect. Sentiment from a QVC kit. Good mans card, which are so difficult to make.

Fabulous papers

These papers are from Dovecraft Amethyst Floral Prints. I think they are gorgeous, all I have done is decoupaged 2 layers, highlighted the base of the flowers in black glitter and used pink glitter in the centre of the flowers. Used same glitters to complete the butterfly. I have not put any sentiment on yet as not sure who or what the card is for.

Another Tilda

I made the candy stripes that Tilda is matted onto from alcohol inks. Papers from stash. Made flowers using punches. Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly.

Saturday 14 March 2009

Glitter Girls Board Flower

Got out the Glitter Girls boards, used Framey for frame (surprisingly enough). Majestic for flower and cut away inner petals to raise them, the oval is also from one of the boards. Cuttlebugged the embellishment and placed ribbon on bottom. The paper is a lovely pearlescent bronze on a greeny mottled mat.

Black Rose

Stamp by Elusive Images, Cuttlebugged pearlescent paper with good old Swiss Dots and highlighted part of the rose with black glitter.


Made from a template on one of CDs purchased from UK Scrappers, my boss was leaving so gave her this a present.

Elephants and alcohol inks

Used alcohol inks for this one, the picture does not show up the sky very well (newish camera and still not sure how to use it), its a burnt orange, looks like a night sky with a template from UK scrappers.

Jaks Build A Blossom

This one is made using Jaks Build A Blossom, so thanks Jak. Cuttlebugged white paper using Swiss dots with a strip of vellum torn over the top stamped with a sentiment from Cuddly Buddly. Used Glitter Girls board to accent the right hand side.

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Wedding Topper

Thought I'd share a picture of my wedding topper made by Cheryl Locke of

Tuesday 10 March 2009


Paper from MIC. Stamp is Elegance Rouge by Stamp Happens Inc onto cream linen card. Embellishments from stash.


Papers from Patermania collection but the paper with the daisies I created with mica powders. Vase embellishemnt with paper flowers from stash and sentiment from a QVC kit bought yonks ago.


These flower friends stamps are by Hero Arts Anyone Can Stamp and bought at Sir Stamp A Lot. Papers from stash & Tilda in Forest stamp. Fibres from stash as well.

Soul Mates

This is a Lily & Milo stamp which I purchased from Sir Stamp A Lot. Nestabilities Labels 2. Papers from stash and flowers by Prima


When we went to Debs playday recently we were given some decoupage sheets by Burnee to take away and this image was one of those. Flowers by Prima, the red one I inked up with an ink pad to give mottled effect. Sentiment is rubber stamp from Cuddly Buddly and a small circle punch.

Girl About Town shopping

I downloaded digital images from which I have used for this card.Coloured in with Marvby pens and watercoloured. Papers from stash and flowers by Prima.

First blog posting

Right after ages and ages reading other peoples blogs, I decided if you can't beat them, join them, so here I am at long last.
I will start by posting some of the cards I have made recently and thank you for looking.