Friday, 26 May 2017

A Blessing of Unicorns!

Remember that unicorn stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine I got a month ago? Well, it has been used a lot since then and I have made and sold several cards that feature it!
Apparently a herd of Unicorns is known as a blessing, as they could bring good luck and fortune to anyone who sees them!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Always Be A Mermaid!

I love the Sheena Douglas Sea View Collection free stamps with Creative Stamping Magazine - especially the mermaid one!

The verse reads - Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid, then always be a Mermaid!
These cards could be great for both little girls and some of the older ladies I know too!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sporty Men!

Made of few more Mens cards with my new stash - Rugby players, cricketers and a fisherman

The fishing card has been sold already!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Some More for the Men

Someone has kindly given me their old card making stash and there was lots of male themed papers and images in it!

These are a few quick birthday cards I have made - looking to put together some Fathers Day cards, as well

Finally, here's a picture of Freddie lying in my craft room. He has settled in during his first week with us - he is a very vocal cat, who is always meowing or chirping to remind us he is here! One cat. Millie, has accepted him, the other cat, Jinny, still gives the odd growl as she wanders past.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cats Galore!

I love to feature cats on my cards and have many feline stamps, images and dies as a result!

This is the latest cat to join our household - Freddie!

He had been left behind to fend for himself, when his previous owners moved and has been in the care of the RSPCA for the last 6 weeks. He has to take a daily tablet for thyroid problems, but is such an affectionate and loving cat. We don't know how old he is, the vets guess possibly 7 or 8. He has met our other 2 cats and I think they will get on well together.

I may have less time for crafting, as he loves being picked up and cuddled!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Creative Stamping

I'm loving the unicorn stamp that comes with the free Enchantment set with the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine - made this very pink and girly card 

and also a lilac version !

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Leaving Card

I have been asked to produce a leaving card for someone who is off to a new job, that incorporated cups of tea and a Scottie dog!

Luckily, I had bought some wooden Scottie dogs shapes a while ago from EMMC, and a die for tea cups was free in a crafting magazine a few months ago, so it was easy to put together this card quite quickly! The background paper was also a freebie from a magazine ages ago and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Making Cards Magazine

I treated myself to Aprils edition of Making Cards Magazine this week.

 I wasn't sure about the quirky South American  Llama and Cactus designs on the free papers, but once I got them out and and had a play, found that they were quite fun!
Makes a change from the usual floral and butterflies style that I usually gravitate towards!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Happy Easter to you all !

Happy Easter to all you crafters - I'm sure that there are several of you who have taken the opportunity to make some Easter cards recently!

Any excuse to get out the stash and have a play!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

More for the Men

Remember those wooden embellishments that I bought a while ago?

Well, here's a couple more cards made with the plane and cat shapes!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mothers Day

 All Mothers are special, but it's good to take time to appreciate them and all that they have done for you!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Forgotten Stash

Whilst looking for some pink cardboard, I came across this glittered decoupage pad which had somehow got buried with some coloured card. 
I had bought it back in December 2015, made a few cards with it and then forgot all about it ( which is a bit ironic as it is called Forget-Me-Not!)

So here are a couple cards that I made this morning - and will try to make a few more this weekend!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Waiting for the right card

I've had this little red bow with polka dots on it for years and years - and now have just found the right card to use it as an embellishment - on the top of a monkeys head!

See, I knew it would come in useful one day!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

A Few More for the Boys

As I have a real lack of men's cards in my spares and charity boxes, I'm making a real effort this weekend to make some masculine cards

It's a bit hard to see, but the black circle has an impressed tread like a tyre

These ones feature the standard men's themes of motorbikes, tools, beer and sports!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

One for the Girls and One for the Boys

What I enjoy the most about card making is the the variety of styles, techniques and embellishments you can use to make so many types of cards! 
These two are so different, one in a vintage, floral fussy style, the other more modern and simplistic.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Diary Cats

I was about to throw out my old pocket diary for last year, when I realised I could take out some of the pictures of cats and use them for cards.

So I carefully scored out some pages and recycled them into new birthday cards!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Rock Star Card

Using a couple of the guitar shapes from EMMC, this time to make a card for anyone who loves rock music (it could end up with my son!)

Its a bit grungy, but let's face it - so are many rock groups!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wooden Embellishments

I love adding wooden embellishments to my cards and have discovered a new source of them - EEMC Craft Shapes. The order I placed Wednesday evening arrived this morning, so I used the light sleet outside as an excuse to stay in and craft!

Here is Moxxi with one of my cat cards - he was so tired from a day doing nothing, that he couldn't be bothered to move!

I've also used some of the wooden planes and dogs too

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Animal ATC's

Had a play with some old stamps to make a couple of cat themed ATC's

then finished off making ones featuring a guinea pig and baby grey rabbit!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Golden Valentine

Another quick Valentines Card - for a bloke who doesn't like all that soppy pink hearts and red roses nonsense!