Sunday, 30 January 2011

Get them (recycled) Jeans on!

This is a very recycled card - the girl is stamped on to the back of a Christmas card, the teal blue paper was originally an envelope and the silver trimmed ribbon was the handle from a Christmas gift bag, I even reused the scrolls punched out from the border!

Feeling very good about using up old stash and stuff and resisting the temptation to go out and buy some Nellie Stellen dies and and Lily of the Valley stamps that I really, really want but don't really, really need!

I'm entering this into the Something for the Boys challenge at The Crafty Pad and the Allsorts Recycling Challenge

Saturday, 29 January 2011

A cup of Tea and Piece of Cake!

These yummy papers are free with this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.

I highlighted the icing on the slices of cake with a bit of stickles glitter and used some of the ribbons and bows that I bought in The Range last week to embellish the cards - and they have made me so hungry, I fancy a piece of Victoria sponge now!!!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Purple Tartan Schnauzer Doggie!

This cute schnauzer dog shadow stamp is from Personal Impressions and I have teamed him up with a slightly unusual purple and black tartan combination.

I've got a builder coming round this evening to give me a quote for a new bathroom, fingers crossed it will be within our budget!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Fancy a Free Craft Retreat Weekend???

Well, all you have to do is enter this fabulous candy giveaway - one lucky person will win

2 FREE places on the
Lovin Ink CRAFT RETREAT on 26th - 28th March 2011
at Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire worth £330 !!!!!

That has got to be one of the best candy prizes ever! I would love to win it, as there is no way I could afford such a crafting break at the moment.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Penny Black Hedgehog Card

Another card that has made use of some of my stash that has been hanging around for ages.

I think the red/black/white colour combination is quite striking - I'm going to use this more often now!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Craftrak has disappeared !

I made this card and sent it via Craftrak last week but the site has now crashed with this message

The Craftrak website has suffered from a fatal technical problem and is closed for the foreseeable future.

We do not know if we will ever be able to fully restore the Craftrak System.

We apologize for this and thank you for using Craftrak.

What a shame - I loved sending off cards around the world and getting little surprises back in return. I really hope they can fix it - especially as I have just bought 2 new packs of cards!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Hanglar Congratulations Card

I made this card after looking at the latest Inspirational Card Sketches blog. This is a layout that I have never tried out before but works really well!

I decided to use the little Hanglar girl holding a glass a champagne. The corners were made with an x-cut punch and the little flowers came from a bargain pack of shapes from Poundland yesterday!

Winner of My Blog Candy

Thanks to everyone who joined in my blogiversary candy and I hope you all enjoy blogging as much as I do! Unfortunately there can only be one winner and it is

Congratulations to no 13 ♥♥ rosa- kreattiva ♥♥ who has contacts for loads of other blog candy giveaways - she must spend ages bloghopping to find them!

please e-mail me at to claim your prize within 5 days

ps I just edited my post due to a typo and the number disappeared but was 13 - honest!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Molly Blooms Freebie Stamp Cards

I'm just loving the cute Molly Bloom stamps given away free with this months Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine! I couldn't wait to ink them up and get out the promarkers.

The Sunflower and picket fence are from Papermania and I have been waiting for inspiration to strike so that I could use them in a card.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Vintage Baby Boy Digi Card

I made this card with a cute vintage image from the Digital Two for Tuesday site, I've downloaded the image a while a ago but thought it was ideal for my cousin whose partner is due to have a boy soon. It was coloured with promarkers with a piece of lace behind the silver mirri card layer. I think the roses paper is from Papermania

I'm going to enter this into the New Beginnings challenge over that the Do it with Digi's blog

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Marianne Bird on Branch Sympathy Card

A new sympathy card I've just made with a silhouette of a bird on a branch from a Marianne Creatables die. I've layered it on a scrap of green card and black cardstock with an old piece of black lace to set it off .

The 'Thinking of You' sentiment is a Woodware stamp with 3 pieces of black card candy in the corner.

I've entered this in the 'Just us Girls' sketch and the Papertake 'Anything Goes plus lace' challenges

Monday, 3 January 2011

Sugar Nellie Boys Best Friend Card

I've had this sweet Sugar Nellie stamp of a boy with his dog for ages and my new years resolution is to use those bits of stash that are lingering at the bottom of the pile!

The papers are about 6 months old and came from Making Cards magazine I think so that is another tick in the box! Back to work tomorrow so not so much time for crafting now, shame.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

I couldn't resist the New Docrafts Lemon Goodie Bag

I went shopping to The Range in Ipswich yesterday hoping for a few crafty bargain but was very disappointed - very few things were reduced and most of those were tatty or damaged.

But I did pick up the latest yellow themed goodie bag and copy of Creativity magazine. I love the new 'build a cake' stamps in it and had to try them out straight away! The Papermania Lemon Sorbet Capsule papers are lovely too - very spring like.