Tuesday 28 June 2011

Relax & Enjoy!

This week has been hard as my one & only child has bought his own place & at the age of 23 has left home Now whilst I am very proud of him & we have a fantastic relationship, I feel grief stricken, I know it will get easier in time & the fact he has gone means I have done a good job BUT it hurts!!!
Anyway I sat & made this card this afternoon to take my mind of things.
Make It Crafty have had a 40% sale on, so I took advantage of it & bought several of Zoes images as I really love them & this is one of them.
Coloured with Promarkers & Prisma pencils, I added Glossy Accents to the bath water, but it did not want to photograph well, so you will have to take my word for it. I decoupaged the dressing gown & towels to give some lift.
Backing papers are again from Dunelm, where I used a MS Daisy punch & added some Liquid Pearls.
Sentiment is my own computer generated one & brads & flowers are from stash.
Maybe I need to take more heed of the sentiment myself.....lol
Entered into the following challenges
Corrosive Challenges Water
Pollycraft Make A Splash
Do You Stack Up Mauve, Mustard & Pink

Thursday 23 June 2011


This is an image from Karens Doodles which can be purchased here called A Friend In Need & is part of the Herbert Turtle collection. I just think its perfect for a get well card that I needed to make.
I coloured the image with Promarkers. The BP are from Dunelm (no idea other than that as a friend gave them to me). I coloured all the card with Promarkers to match the papers as I wanted it to be very tonal. (Not sure if thats such a word, but I am sure you know what I mean.lol) Sentiment is an Anna Griffin, from a  set bought from QVC a while back. Flowers & leaves are from stash, I added a little glitter glue to the edges on some of the petals.
Entering this into Karens Doodles challenge as it is Flower Power
The Shabby Tearoom Picture Inspiration (Pinks, green, dots/and or gingham)
Stamps R Us 1 Image.2 BP.3 Embellies
4 Crafty Chicks Get Well Soon
Alphabet Challenge G = Get Well

I also noticed that Karens Doodles have a DT call going on, so thought I would enter this card into the DT call as well. The DT call ends on 20th July, so pop on over & enter,one of us has to be lucky!

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Strawberries Anyone?

This is an image from Clear Dollar Stamps that I have had for some while & whilst blog hopping I noticed there was a new challenge over at Bearly Mine, so thought this was perfect for a ''summer''theme. I coloured the image with Promarkers & mounted it onto red mirri card, then cut it out leaving a fine border around the image. The papers are from Donna over at Bearly Mine & they are part of the Delicious Delights set. Used a MS deep Daisy punch to create the side effect & once again mounted it onto red mirri card. The sentiment is also part of the digi stamp set above, which I coloured again with Promarkers to match the colour used in the strawberry. Lace & dew drops from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Bearly Mine Summer (nothing like strawberries to remind you of summer)
Getting Crafty with Anne Summer
My Partner in Crafting Crime Tutti Frutti
Theme Thursday Summer
My Sheri Crafts Summer/Beach

Friday 17 June 2011

Tilda & Cherries

This is another of the 4 cards I started at a Tilda class at Sir Stamp A Lot last month & I have finished off  at home, by adding one of my own images Tilda with Cherries, which has been coloured using both Promarkers & Prisma pencils.
All the papers are from Magnolia.
I used a Doohickey die to edge the corners & a Nellie Snellen die to cut out Tilda & mounted onto the papers which I had assembled at the class.
Flowers & charm from stash.
Entered into the following challenges
Lexi Creations No sentiment
Totally Stampalicious Anything Goes
Anything Goes Summer (cherries are ready to eat in the summer)
Totally Papercrafts Die Cuts/Punches
Stamp Challenges Pretty Papers
Pink Gem Bloomin Charmin (Flowers & Charms)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Anything Goes

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Anything But A Card over at Divas By Design

Its time for another fortnightly challenge over at the Divas & this week, we want to see Anything But A Card. This week we are sponsored by Crafty Pad, so  get your thinking cap on & lets see your creations.

I decided to make a set of drawers & used the tutorial over on Katies blog.  I used my Nesties Label 2 die for the top & base & used a small stamp to make the scrolls. Coloured the flowers from stash with Promarkers to get the same tones & added ribbon to the drawer fropnts so they open. My intention is to give it to my sons girlfriend who has a big birthday coming up. (Obviously not empty either..lol)
Entered into the following challenges
Opus-Gluei Girl Things
Paper Sundaes Girly Girl
Pollycraft Ribbon & Flowers
Paper Cupcake Magical Monday Pick2 Flowers. Ribbon.Pearls/Gems.Die Cuts

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Wine anyone?

These are some of my favourite stamps and are so versatile for both men & women. They by Creative Expressions & called Vintage Label Coloured with Promarkers. Papers are from my scraps drawer,( note to self, must use this drawer more often). I ribbled the stripey paper to give some texture & added dew drops, a hand written sentiment & a vine from my stash. Perfect for Fathers Day!
Entered into following challenges
Dream Valley Fathers Day
Sparkles Fathers Day
Sentimental Sundays Fathers Day & Sentiment
Stampacular Sunday Dads or Grads
Paper Play Fathers Day
Stamp Insanity Fathers Day

Wednesday 8 June 2011

All in blue

I seem to be struggling to make cards at the moment, not sure whether it is mojo very low, or just plain old life getting in the way Anyway last weekend I sat down & made this one, I had been given the blue card & wanted to use them as I liked the stripes & dots combo, so mounted them & used my DooHickey die to create the borders. I then made the rose using a Dimension Fourth stamp, added some glitter, ribbon ,pearls, jewels & a feather & one finished card.

Wednesday 1 June 2011


Very different from the last 2 cards I have made. I started out by stamping beige card with  a clock stamp from Creative Expressions Time set with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I then added a smaller square of BooBunny paper to which I aged the corners by using the same ink. I coloured a Tim Holtz stencil with Spiced Marmalade ink & cut it out (so it looks like the die cut he does). Used another 2 stamps of the same stamp kit to complete the card & again used Distress inks around the edges. 2 brads from stash. I covered the whole card with Tim Holtz Crackle paint as well to give the aged look.
Entered into the following challenges
Dream Valley Challenges Stamp Something
Paper Sundaes Vintage
Ambers Craft & stuff Vintage
Stamp Something Use a sentiment