Sunday, 24 February 2013

It's a Boy

Hi back with my second post of the day. Not often a have time to blog this much but had to make some time to make a new baby card for a friend from work. She has just had her first baby - Jacob and I can't wait to give him a cuddle - hopefully next week but thought I'd give her a bit of family time first.
This lovely digi is a freebie from deariedollsdigis - this site has lots of wonderful free digis - a great help to any crafter - many thanks. I have coloured it with my copics. The backing paper is one I have had for years from K&Company - a 6x6 pad called Hopscotch. The little buttons are from my stash.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
pinkgemchallenge-68-use a bow
craftyribbonschallenge-39-button up
carabbiemomentsofcraft- shades of blue
shoppingourstash-challenge-90-use oldest designer paper

From Me To you

Hi after seeing a card shaped like this following a trip to Grimsby Crafts I just had to have a go myself. I decided one of the wonderful Bella images would fit nicely.
I coloured the image with copics. I am pleased with the shading on the elephant. I think my classes with Kate at Grimsby Crafts are paying off (.downrightcrafty ). This is a link to her blog - thanks Kate x

I used a new spellbinders die to showcase Bella. The backing papers are from my stash. I added some flowers from the Hobby House, a die cut flourish and some pearls. I finished it off with a sentiment and bow xx. This last picture shows how I folded a piece of A4 card to make the card base.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges-

pinkgemchallenge-68-add a bow

Friday, 22 February 2013

Say Cheese

I have been wanting to enter the House Mouse challenge but wasn't sure which stamp to use as I still have only a few. Time seems to have been against me this fortnight as well what with work and family commitments but at last I found a bit of me time. Looking through my stamps I decided that I could make this one fit their "I Love You Sew Much"  challenge.
 This is actually from a Christmas set called "Feathered Hugs". I used my copics to colour the image. Just love how busy they all look.

This cute little mouse is from a Birthday
set called "Icecream" and I was so pleased when I spotted him as he goes so well with the other scene.

I tore some backing paper and inked the edges and then did the same with a paper with buttons on for half of the card. I did some faux stitching around the image. The sentiment is stamped on a ticket cut using a spellbinders die and I added 4 small button brads to the corners. I used some pearls on a string and some lovely green lace and then some lovely flowers from my stash. To finish I embossed an arrow with a dark yellow cosmic shimmer embossing powder.  
I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cute Cat

Hi - had a day at my best friend Helens and did lots of stamping and die cutting. We had a lovely catch up and she cooked a gorgeous beef and pepper hotpot for lunch. Thanks Helen - we must do it again soon. This is one of her stamps that I have coloured using copics. Still keep trying to get light and shade into my colouring but not sure this one is quite there.
The die is one of Helens new spellbinders - I just love it. That little duck is so cute and the image just makes me smile. I inked the edges of the die with a versamagic peach ink.
All the papers used are form Kaban - called Apricot Dreams. They are beautiful and the flowers are made using one of the papers and a spellbinders die.I added a small pearl bead in the centre of each flower.

This is my finished creation - I used some soft cream lace and added some rhinestones, some chocolate leaves and 2 diamant√© butterflies. This card will some be winging its way to Bristol to my lovely friend Louise.
This card is for the following challenges -
inkyimpressionschallenges98-favorite-color-combo -peach and grey

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

In the Garden

Hi - today its time for another challenge over at  - rubysrainbow 
This fortnight the challenge is "In the Garden" The stamped image I used for my Dt card I have had coloured for a while but not got round to using. It was pleased to feel challenged to use it.
The garden scene is coloured with promarkers. The blossom branch is a spellbinders die - 1st time I have used this but it won't be the last its so pretty. I added a cute wooden hedgehog button and some flowers with
 card candi centres. Please come over and join in the challenge.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
pinkgemchallenge-67-dies and punches
craftdoormagazine-challenge-anything goes
ladyanneschallenges/nanavics-2nd-challenge-anything goes

Sunday, 10 February 2013


Hi - been wanting to try out my spellbinders die and the just rite stamps that complement them. Looking around blog land I decided to follow a couple of challenges I saw to create this card. The first was based around a colour challenge over at 52 Christmas card throwdown
Don't think I've ever made a card using this colour combination so was definitely a challenge for me. The second challenge was over at Crafty Hazelnuts where she doesn't want to see any snow!
Here is what I came up with - I added some colour to the stamped bauble using copics. The card blank I cut off a small a small strip on the front using a scalloped blade. I made a lovely double bow with ribbon from Grimsby Crafts  - Hope Kate appreciates my efforts lol. She attempted to show me how at Copics craft class yesterday but I struggled! Anyway after practise I am pleased with my bow now. (

This picture shows the edging better. I added some hotfix rhinestones around the bauble and some bauble ribbon and a glittery peel off border - don't use many peeloffs nowadays but thought it needed something else. The backing paper was from my Christmas stash. I chalked the edges of the card using a soft brown .
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
craftyhazelnutschristmas-we dont want any snow
christmascardchallenges/use scallopes

Fantastic giveaway

Hi - you should all pop over to clarecurdcrafts/win-silhouette-sd-die-cutting-machine. Clare is back in the land of blogging and is starting off with a wonderful giveaway.
Her blog is well worth a look around - she is a very talented crafter. As she says - you have to be in it to win it xxxx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Hi - its time for another challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow and this fortnight the challenge is to use roses. Please pop over and join us at  - I look forward to seeing all your creations.
This was quite a difficult challenge for me as I hunted but don't own any rose stamps or digis. After some digging around in my stash I found this gorgeous decoupage rose left over from a Silver Wedding card I made a while ago.
The background paper is from Kaban and just complemented the rose so beautifully. The small orange flowers I made with a die from Cherry Lynn - miniature roses . I added some pearl beads in their centres and made 2 lovely pins. The with love sentiment just finishes of the card.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges -
toptiptuesday/let-me-call-you-sweetheart - My toptip is to always route through your old crafts stash as you can usually find something to fit a challenge without having to spend more and to try and make your own embellishments - I made my small flowers xxx
avenue613/anything-goes-challenge-5-optional - love

Friday, 1 February 2013

Christmas Money Wallet

Hi - well its hard to believe but it's February already and so it's time for our second challenge of the year over at This month the challenge is "Anything Goes" -  its Sparkles Christmas 2nd Anniversary so please pop over and join in with our challenge. We are sponsored this month by who are offering a £10 prize to spend in their shop.

Here is what I came up with for my Dt entry -  This is a gorgeous Molly Bloom stamp that came with the Christmas carnival Molly Bloom magazine. She is coloured using copics and a little glamour dust added to her wings.  This is first time I have stamped her and it won't be the last as I think she's lovely x

The idea of a money wallet came from the magazine. I adapted their idea to come up with my own design but loved the shades of the papers and feel its turned out very festive even though the muted shades are not something I would usually associate with Christmas colours. Any amount of money or vouchers can be tucked behind the ribbon.  
This is my finished Wallet. The holly is also a Molly bloom stamp. The Christmas tree is cut using a die from Marianne Creatables. The buttons, twine and ribbon also came with the magazine.
I am entering this in the following challenges -
copicmarkereurope/challenge-use copics
tammyscrapincorner/challenge-47--theme - use buttons