Thursday, 20 May 2010

Dino Saw................

Back again

Found a bit of time to do another card tonight and went from complete girly pinks to male neutrals not that you should really stereotype colours I know quite a few men that wear pink (shirts!).

The house renovations are moving along nicely and we now have the new roof going on the old house and the new extension. Inside the rewire is complete and all the plastering is well underway so now I get all the nice tasks of picking light fittings and bathroom tiles etc.

Anyway the card tonight is once again covering  a number of really fabulous challenges:

Fridays Sketchers - Sketch
Colour Create - Khaki/Aqua/Brown/Cream with an additional requirement of circles (oops missed this one!!)
Secret crafter - metal
Stampin for the weekend - A card for a male

This image is one from Woodware and has been coloured with distress inks onto suede paper which gives a very lovely texture. The papers are from an old pad had from BG and all the colours really suit masculine cards. I embossed a piece of scrap card to look like metal and added some ribbon from Stamping Up  and a little metal charm to finish it off.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Say it with Flowers

Hi Everyone

Very quick post as I couldn't resist making a card tonight as there were some fantastic challenges around.
LOTV -Sketch
Cute Card Thursday -Someone special
Just Magnolia - One for the Girls
Basic Grey - Punch it
A Spoonful of Sugar -Cute & Girly
Papertake weekly - Say it with Flowers
Penny Black - Flowers

Phew told you I was inspired!!!

I just love this new Tilda and I know I went a little mad with the flowers, which I also glimmer misted but ho hum they are very cute that way.

Recipe: Stamps: Sentiments x2 penny Black Salutations, Midsummer Tilda from magnolia. Papers:  Basic Grey - Sugared. Martha Stewart Lever Border Punch - Lace Doily. Flowers fromWild Orchid. Card Candy from Craftwork Cards. Ribbon from stash & stickles all over!

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Hi Everyone

Last card for this week as I am finding it too hard to craft when back from work as I am having to spend over 4 hours each day commuting which is a bit of a killer. the building work is coming along. I now have a couple of walls missing, the new extension walls are now built and the first fix new electrics have been done in the old house. Not bad for one week!

So anyway back to today's card. This is another male card (I'm getting there!) and uses some old BG Design papers I have had for ages. I have also managed to fit it into three challenges:

Fridays sketchers - Sketch
Penny Black - Punches
Secret Crafter - Friendship

I thought this stamp really fitted the bill especially the accompanying sentiment.I coloured it with copics, but managed to avoid my customary stickles frenzy! However I couldn't leave it too plain so out came the MS punch!

Recipe: Stamp: Flyaway from Penny Black coloured with copics.Papers: Basic grey from my stash, and Bazzill in red and blue.. Ribbon from stash.

As always thanks for looking


Monday, 3 May 2010


Evening Everyone

Three days in a row, don't go into shock, I did say I would be scheduling some postings!

Todays card follows three challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Easel Card
ABC - T is for thankyou

I just had to use my new Magnolias again, and actually ended up using the same Tilda longing stamp as she seemed to lend herself  to these lovely papers from My Minds Eye called Life Stories.

I had to slightly tweak the sketch and add some flowers as I managed to drop an ink pad onto the bottom of the card! However I rather like it this way so another one of those happy accidents we all have once in a  while!
A close up showing the inside of the card with a cute little message fom Hero arts

Recipe: Stamps: Tilda Longing Magnolia, Message Hero Arts. Papers: My Minds Eye - Life Stories. Punch Martha Stewart double hearts. Flowers Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas - Rose. Diamante & ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 2 May 2010

Do Something different

Hi all

Don't worry this is real! Two post in two days! I am making use of the broadband so am scheduling a few post for the rest of the week as well.

The weather has continued to be good here although it didn't really matter as I have been crafting all day!
So anyway today's card is a bit of a departure for me as I used an 8x8 card for the first time and then using a pair of scalloped scissors (another first) converted it in to a circular card (a triple first!). It all fitted in nicely with a few challenges namely:

Cupcake Craft - Don't be square
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Lily of the Valley - Here comes Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Buttons, Bows & Bling
Papertake Weekly - Do something different.

I used this very cute stamp from LOTV called lazy afternoon and seemed so apt for a summer theme. The papers were the Bobunny Flutter butter papers and a few scraps from the bottom of my craft bag. All the papers have been distressed using vintage photo ink. I made a faux button from a small scrap of paper and some Diamond Glaze and used it to represent the sun. Here is a close up:

Recipe: Stamps: LOTV - Lazy afternoon coloured with copics. Papers: Bobunny Flutter butter breeze, Flutter butter cutouts & stickers. Die cuts - Scalloped circles - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Edge Punch.  - Loops. Ribbon and glass beads from stash

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 1 May 2010

Told you I'd be back!

Hi everyone

I hope you are having a great long weekend. I escaped the madness of our temporary new home to spend 5 hours fighting my way up to Lancashire for a weekend with the parents and of course a bit of crafting. My mum has been lucky and managed to persuade my father to do a loft conversion (Well he and a friend) and make a hobby room, which has just been finished and you have to agree it looks fab.
There is another desk for my father and loads of space for books etc. Today the sun just poured in above (unlike you unlucky souls in the south!) and I finally managed to put ink to rubber!

I was pretty much spoilt for choice today so managed a few challenges along the way:

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch with added requirement to make a hidden message
Totally Gorjuss - In stitches
Stamptacular Sunday -'Sew' Special
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something
I used my newly arrived spring collection from Magnolia and some very pretty papers from craftwork cards that managed to fall into my basket at a show.

To complete the recipe from TS I added a secret message to the tab and hid it under the image. All the images have been coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and distressed inks and then raised on silicon. I just love this little frog and the cute message which all came in the pack.  

Here is a close up which also shows the faux stitching around the tag.

So I hope to get some more cards make over the next couple of days, but am not sure when they will be posted as I we don't have broadband at the flat so am currently using anyone who will let me!

Have a fab weekend everyone and hope to do a little blog hopping soon and leave some messages..... promise!.

Thanks for looking