Friday, 26 November 2010

My New Slippers

Yes, I know this is not a card or a cat but I just had to show you my new slippers - and it's not even Christmas!

Now apart from looking warm and cosy, there doesn't seem to be anything special about these slippers:

But lets take a look at the back:

There are 4 of these diamonte loops on each slipper. Well there were! Mine are now in my craft box!

(Asda £8 in pink, grey and cream)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Glitter Pot Class Cards

I did a lovely class at the Glitter Pot last month with the very talented Joanne Gelnar. We used a Marianne die to create a topper and a pretty card blank:
and some lovely flowers of course.

Halloween Challenge

I'm really finding it hard to go motivated at the moment and I've only been making family birthday cards and those have been simple Kanban cards. So I thought I'd enter the Halloween image at Justinklined. I've decoupaged their free mummy download and made the base and inside of the card with their coffin download.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Darkroom Door Christmas

This is Derrick's Christmas card - made using the same stamp as his Birthday card. Stamped with Versafine and covered with lots of glamour dust although that doesn't even show on the close up. Cordinations card put through the Bug and sanded and some DCWV paper. Well, he does like me to get good value out of my stamps :)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Derrick's Birthday Cards

Yes I did say cards and they aren't what I had intended! Last year I bought 4 A4 sheets of rubber stamps and 2 sheets were walking images which would have been ideal but can I find them - NO! I spent two days sorting things in my craft room and there is absolutely no sign of them. As his Birthday is on Monday and we are going away on Saturday I had to make something so I used the Doodlebug Lovely Lime kit that I bought in TK Maxx. I saw a card in Beautiful Card using this kit but could never find the stickers. Luckily I found the magazine (dated June 2006) during my clearout so here is the result:
Then, when looking for a sentiment to go on this card I found my Darkroon Door Prague stamp set and realised that this would be perfect so I made another card. This is far more like what I wanted to make him. I think it could have been more grungy but he doesn't like "dirty" looking cards so this will have to do:

I used versafine vintage sepia to stamp and brushed with heritage gold perfect pearls. The paper are DCWV La Creme range. Having cleared out my craft room and given my three folders of scraps to a playschool, I used the scraps from this card to make an ATC. Not sure what I'm going to do with it as I don't join in swaps but hey ho, I'll find a use:

Friday, 11 June 2010

Christmas Comes Early

I can't believe that I've made three Christmas cards in June! All made with the Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD which is great. You get loads of backing papers and digi images - both black and white and colour

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Milton with Barrow

These are two of the cards I made for the Southampton Papercraft Show last weekend. The stamp is Milton With Barrow by Wild Rose Studio and both are coloured with Promarkers. The papers are WRS too. I used the Nesties but as the image only just fitted into the largest one, I've just off set the matching card.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Wedding Card for Musicians

I was asked by someone at work if I could make a wedding card for a couple of trombone players! Obviously I could make the card but the image was another thing. So a call for help on the forum and as usual Marjie came up trumps. Thanks Marjie - you're a star and of course, the recpients loved it

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Chocolate for a Marathon Runner

I've made this for a friend at work how ran the marathon today using my new Woodware stamps. I couldn't resist this set when I saw them! Added some red stickles for bling.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Fox and Friends and Love Notes

I'm really loving using the Stampin Up Love Notes at the moment. These were made with the Fox and Friends stamp set form the mini catalogue. Stamped with versamark and brudhed with bronze Perfect Pearls.

Millie The Beggar

No I'm not being rude about her - just embarrassed! She sits outside the kitchen window of our Polish neighbours looking in and doesn't go until they have given her something. Normally it's a piece of Polish sausage which she doesn't eat but brings home through the cat flap. Today, she struck lucky with a masive slice of ham.

And then she came home and slept on her mat

until I disturbed her.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mother's Day Cards

I didn't think I'd be making any Mother's Day cards this year but a friend at work asked me to make cards for her Mum and Mil. She gave me the images and verses and left me to it so I decided the make them as easel cards inspired by the very talented Bev

These are the card fronts

And the inserts

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

New Home Cards

We've had a lot of movement at work recently with three of my colleagues moving home.

The first is still my favorite (and I know I've shown it before but I love it)It was cased from a card I saw in a shop. I just new it would be perfect for the Stampin Up Good Neighbours set from thier Sale-a-bration which has unfortunatley finished:

This one is a cute cat image with computer printed greeting. I also cut the cat with a circle punch and put it on a bottle top and glazed it for an extra embellishment

This was for a horse loving colleague. Computer printed greeting and horseshoes. The image is decoupaged but it doesn't show.

Tart & Tangy Flower

I love the Stampin Up Tart and Tangy set of fruit stamps but as soon as I got it I thought flowers! I made this topper for a friend to show what I meant. I used the stem of the cherry stamp upside down and the flower is the lemon/orange slice which I've trimmed around the petals and shaped. The cute butterfly is from the Flight of the Butterfly set

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

PeeJay's Challenge

Pam has a great a challenge on her blog - to use one of her freebie sheets. There are some great sheets to choose from too but I couldn't resist this adorable black labrador with matching backing paper. I've made a criss cross card with a "gusset" to allow for the pyramage.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Glitter Pot Class

I had a lovely day at the Glitter Pot back in January with some Imag-e-nation friends. The class was taken by the lovely Joanne.

Obviously the Martha Stewart punches we used were a must buy after the class!

I loved the idea of the layout above that Joanne gave us that I had to make another version with butterflies when I got home. I think I'm going to be using this layout quite a bit.

Lovely Candy Up for Grabs

Kath has some great candy up for grabs to celebrate her blog-aversary. Pop over to her blog to find out how to win.

New Home - Good Neighbours Stampin Up Set

I made this for a girl at work using the Good Neighbors SAB set from Stampin Up

Alcohol Inked Owl

Wow, I can't believe how long it is since I posted here! Been too busy looking at other blogs.
This card was made for a friend's birthday at the end of January. The papers are from Papermania capsule collection, the owl is a sizzix die. The ight area of the owl is alcohol inks on acetate and the darker layers are alcohol inks on photo card. I really enjoyed playing with the inks and have several little owls all ready for other cards.
A close up of the owl

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Valentines Cards

Last Sunday I had a mamouth valentines session and made 32 cards for the forces. Used PC Crafter images and Cuttlebug heart folder.