Thursday 31 December 2009

Cute Card Thursday

Here's a card that I've made for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge. This week is a sketch, and I used it to create a card for a friend's son who's birthday is tomorrow! The guitarist was stamped onto shrink plastic, and the papers were from a magazine this month!

Friday 18 December 2009

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Here's a card that I've made for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge
Someone told me today that it was the last day for posting 2nd class, so seeing as I'd bought all my 2nd class stamps ages ago, but not bothered to make any cards, I thought I'd better get started. I moved all my xmas stuff up from my craft room to my lounge, and what a mistake that was - this is what happened next!!!...

yep - the kids took over!!!

Friday 11 December 2009

Friday Sketchers & others...

Here's a card that I've made using the sketch on Friday Sketchers. I've used it to make a 40th birthday card for my hubbie... I got my wire and pliers out to make the "40", and used my core'dinations for the first time too! This card was me doing some doodling with the new circle circus stamp set from SU, plus various ink pads!
This is my 2nd xmas card - a quick attempt made just because I really need to pull my finger out and get making them!!
Oh, and here's a glass vase that I made...
and this is how it started - I used brown stringers, red frit and pieces of black, white and brown glass to make the piece of glass, then slumped it into the vase...

Hope you like,

Wednesday 9 December 2009

mum's 70th

Here's my mum's 70th card. Just lately i've had my brother's 40th, mum's 70th, mum-in-law's and now I've got to get started on my husbands' 40th (which is this weekend!!) Does anyone have any ideas to get me started???

Random Cards

I haven't had much time lately to make many cards (as you may have noticed), and now December is here and all I seem to be doing is making new baby and birthday cards - I haven't even started my Christmas ones yet!!!

Wednesday 30 September 2009

I'm in a Hello Kitty mood...

I've managed to get a couple of hours in my craft room (I was meant to be sorting it out but kind of got side-tracked!!).
Anyway, this first card has been made with the inspiration from
Papertake Weekly Challenge which is to use black, white and one other colour.

This card has been made using the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I also added an embossed panel, so that fits in with the ABC Challenge which is E for Embossing!

Monday 21 September 2009

It's been a while...

OK so I know it's been absolutely AGES since I put anything on here, but I've had to do a card for my brother's upcoming 40th birthday, and I needed some inspiration ...
so I opted for the BasicGrey Challenges which is Embossing as their challenge. While I was embossing a piece of BG grey sanded I managed to miss a strip down the side which I then covered over using a couple of pieces of ribbon, so what better 2nd challenge than the Stamp With Us challenge which is to use no patterened paper, 2 ribbons and 2 stamps. I cut out the "40" from some mount board, and then used 2 SU stamps - In the stars, the star and "a wish for you". I then utee'd the 40.
Stamps Used: Stampin' Up In the stars
Inks used: silver
Colouring method: n/a
Cardstock used: BasicGrey and misc
Other Embellishments: star brads
Tools: Bigshot and alphabet dies

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Calorie-free chocolate fix (not really!)

I couldn't resist buying the new calorie-free chocolate fix range from craftwork cards - it's just gorgeous, so I thought I'd make this little card with choccy bar for my friend who had her baby last week and is now back in hospital with complications. Just a little something to cheer her up a bit.

Wednesday 29 July 2009

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

A friend of mine had a new baby yesterday - what better reason to go to my craft room! So, I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly and came up with this card. I used some glass feet that I bought ages ago - just perfect for a new baby card (that I don't have to put in the post!!).
Stamps used: n/a
Inks used: n/a
Cardstock used: misc blue & handmade paper
Other Embellishments: glass feet, ribbon, brads
Tools used: Sizzix, alphabet strip, martha stewart border punch

Cupcake Thank you cards ...

... made for the cookery helpers with the After School Clubs..

Stamps used: crazy for cupcakes (Stampin' Up)
Colouring method: markers
Other Embellishments: glitter glue
Tools used: nesties

Monday 20 July 2009

Stamp With Us and more

Unfortunately, I had a sympathy card to make so used the colour challenge on the Stamp With Us blog as my inspiration for this card...


Also had some thank you cards to make for our After School Club sporty volunteers ...

It was so nice to get back into my craft room, but it definitely needs a bit of a clear out - I'm sure I'll get around to it!

Stamps used: Organic Grace (SU)
Inks used: certainly celery, more mustard, ruby red
Cardstock used: vellum, very vanilla
Other Embellishments: brads, DCWV sentiment

Sunday 19 July 2009


Still haven't had time to enter my craft room to make any cards, but I did sit and make these last night! Hope you like!

Friday 3 July 2009

got a new toy - a kiln ...

...and this is what's been made in it so far...

What I've been doing and why I haven't been blogging!!!

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Cuttlebug Father's Day Card

Oops I nearly forgot - this one's for this weeks Cuttlebug Challenge, can't really see the embossed bit on this photo though - sorry!

Father's Day Cards

I've been busy making cards for Father's Day as I've had some requests for friends wanting cards, not for any challenges, just because!! I bought a pack of RL rub-ons with the lighthouse theme, and used various cardstock, papers and my elzybell stamp. Click on the pics for a closer look. The 4th and 6th cards are large - A5 size.
P.S. The top one is going to my Dad!