Tuesday, 29 June 2010

18th Birthday Card

I made this card for my nieces 18th birthday later this week - she is already a sophisticated young lady, so hope she likes this hot pink and black card!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Another Sugar Nellie Card

Another card with my bargain Sugar Nellie Stamp - this time using a brown, orange and green colour scheme. A bit too hot today to do anything other than craft indoors today!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

New Sugar Nellie Card

This card was made using my new Sugar Nellie stamp, she was a bargain off eBay as she only cost £1.45! That has got to be one of my best buys from there. I love pastel colours and so I am going to colour her using a variety of promarker pens. This is my first attempt using lilac and pink.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

More Cat Cards!

I'm on a bit of a roll now and have made several more cat cards with my new stash!


Yehhh! I had a super time at the scrapbook and cardmaking fair today and bought far too much - but in my defence most of them were absolute bargains including a fab cat & dog scrapbooking kit with 10 sheets of 12x12 papers, loads of matching embellishments, rubs ons and ribbons for only £5.

I was also introduced to the delights of silkies pearlescent paints and made an atc with them there and so just had to buy 3 to bring home. Also treated myself to more flowers & brads, new pair of scissors, football shaped buttons and some yummy papers.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Head Stuck in a Watering Can

This is one of the stamps from the new Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter stamps by Crafters Companion, I was lucky enough to win them from Craft Stamper Magazine last week - and of course, had to have a play with them straight away!

They are coloured with my faithful promarker pens and stamp up very well. I'm off to a card and craft fair at Needham Market in Suffolk tomorrow, unfortunately its a week before pay day so will only buy things that I really, really, really need!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Just Gone Fishing!

This little boy fishing is another great digi image from Digital Two for Tuesday, who have some really unusual and cute vintage images - they have just put some super old motorcycles on which would look great for Fathers Day cards - and they are all free to download!

Monday, 14 June 2010

New Owl Card

I just love these cute little owls on a paper stack free with a magazine - especially the brown and blue colour scheme. I coloured the flower with a blue promarker to match and finished it off with 3 card candy buttons in the corner. I won these in a magazine competition and they have been soooo useful, just adding a bit of embellishment here and there!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Ohh - Another Award!

Thanks so much to Kay at the Daisy Chain for this super award! Kay makes some fab cards and we have swapped a few times through the Craftrak website. Her cards always have a sense of style about them - just like this chap!

Now I have to say where I would like to be in 10 years time - well, still in a job! I work in local government and with massive cuts looming no-one knows who will still be around in 10 months let along 10 years. Ideally I would love to have my own craft room which could be possible in 10 years if eldest son has moved out. Youngest daughter would then be 18 so I expect she will still be here. I would be approaching my 35 wedding anniversary then which would be a reason to celebrate. We are spending a long weekend in London, going to the theatre, visiting museums and eating out to celebrate our Silver Wedding next month!

I would now like to pass this on to some blogging friends

Smiffys Cards - watch out for her workshops in her new log cabin
Carlyann - just love her tilda cards
Chrissie - her cards have great layouts
Joey - check out her animal magic card - cat with attitude!
Annette -for the fab altered artwork

Friday, 11 June 2010

Sugar Nellie Mackenzie

This cute stamp of Mackenzie by Sugar Nellie was a free gift when I subscribed to Craft Stamper Magazine and I love her! She is carrying a basket of apples and looks so sweet.

The backing papers are from the summer special edition of Creative Card Making magazine and are called cherry blossom - yummy!

I'm going to get my promarker pens out now. After a busy week at work I feel like doing a bit of colouring in, as it is very theraputic!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

I've been Craftraking Again!

Just made a few more cards to exchange at the Craftrak website, I've just sent my first overseas card to Portugal and I've had some fab cards in exchange! I love the surprise element of not knowing what you will get in return and its great to see cards that you make get passed on to lots of different people - one of mine has now travelled around to 7 different places!!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Fathers Day Footie Card

Fairly simple card for a football mad Father - not mine, as he can't stand the sport! I used the free image from a magazine and coloured with promarker pens and layered against a scrap of paper

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

We have a winner!

Using the very low tech method of scraps of paper in a hat, the winner of my candy was drawn by my daughters best friend who had come round to play. So congratulations to number 22 ' x laura x'. please send me your address to send the goodies to! Thanks to everyone else for your comments and link to my blog. Dawn