Monday, 28 February 2011

Debbi Moore Fairyland!

I just had to buy Creative Cardmaking Magazine when I saw the free papers and tags by Debbi Moore from her Fairlyland CD - lovely whimsical fairies and even some larger sized card papers and embellishments.

These are the first 2 cards I came up with, and there are loads more bits to play with. My nieces 9th birthday is coming up and I think she would love a Fairyland card.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Woodland Folk Bargain

I popped into The Range today to take back some unused paint and just had to take a peak at their crafting section. I was very good and only picked up some glue dots and a pack of Woodland Folk chipboard shapes that had been reduced to 99p - well, I couldn't resist a bargain!So these are the first cards that I made with them, the owl card has some rough textured card as background that I have had hanging around for ages.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

7 Things About Me

Big thanks to Shirley-Anne for nominating me for this award - I am chuffed! To carry on the tradition I must

1.Thank the person/persons that shared this award with me and link it back to their blog/blogs. I recommend you look at Shirley-Annes blog - Stamping for Joy, especially her 'less is more' spring entry!

2.Share seven things about myself.
  1. I have 3 rescue cats, Moxxi, Millie and Pangur
  2. I once visited the Polices Black Museum full of exhibits from famous murder cases - only a select few are allowed in!
  3. I am left handed which is occasionally awkward crafting-wise
  4. I collect Cobridge Stoneware- alas now out of production
  5. My Grandmother is now 95 and my Grandfather is 100 and I hope I have inherited their genes
  6. I raise funds for my local Hospice by selling stamps for them on eBay, I usually raise several thousand a year
  7. I hate tea and coffee.

3.Pass this award onto seven other bloggers that I have recently discovered.
Please look at these blogs - you will come away so inspired!
The World of Sarpreet - especially her demo cards
Colour & Ink - guest designer for loads of companies
Maggies Crafts - very talented card designer who lives in my home town
Pams Space - and member of a Gin/Wine club!!
Sweet n Crafty - Carlyann does cute cards soo well!
Charity Crafter - for supporting so many good causes
A Perfect creation - Kathleens cards are so classy!

4. Leave a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

I've got the day off from work as its half term - off to watch the Disney film Tangled with daughter later on - have a good day everyone!

Monday, 21 February 2011

A Couple More 'All Our yesterdays' cards

It's been so cold recently that it seems strange to be making summery cards with these cute children on the beach - summer still feels a very long way off!

Went off to an auction today and spent far too much money, most of of the stuff is going straight on eBay.

But I am very tempted to keep several items including a cute little pair of racing glasses from the Jockey Club Paris, and a wooden bookslide decorated with a pair of camels. That's the fun of auctions, you never know quite what you will come home with!!!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

All Our Yesterdays Card

I used the diagonal sketch from Inspirational Cards blog to come up with this card - the sweet seaside scene was free with this months Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.

The spring fling paper was matched with the card embossed with flowers highlighted with teal cats eye ink.

I haven't been able to much crafting today as my nephew managed to loose the key to the back door - eventually after hunting for ages, it turned up behind a cushion on the sofa!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Poppies Galore!

This is my new stamp from Dimension Fourth called Poppy Corner - isn't it great! I love the curling tendrils of the leaves. Both of these have been coloured with promarker pens and the ATC has a Woodware sentiment of 'just for you' in one corner.

The sentiment in the square card has been mounted on cardstock cut with the frilly squares dies from Go Kreate. I'm entering this into Allsorts inspired by Nature challenge

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Little Pink Felt Birdie

This cute little pink felt bird and flower were part of a set of 8 which I found in The Works today for the bargain price of 59p! I also picked up a set of 100 printed birthday sentiments for 99p

So, of course, I couldn't resist using them to make a card as soon as I got home from work. The background papers with daisies are by Nancy Watt. The set also includes 2 bunny rabbits which will be great for Easter cards, when I get round to thinking about them.

I'm getting brave and going to enter this into
Bunny Zoes ...... spring flowers everywhere

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Fancy a Hanglar Bike Ride?

I know its a bit early, but spring is just around the corner and I fancied making a bright cheerful card with the cute pink petticoat papers that are free with Quick Cards magazine.

The cycling girl is a Hanglar stamp and the little pink flowers fell into my basket when I visited the Range in Ipswich yesterday. I went to get the free pampered pets stamps set from Docrafts but you guess it, they had run out. However they have taken my details and promise to let me know when more come in.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

If Friends Were Flowers .....

A simple card for the Sentiment challenge at Allsorts - just a Hero Arts Watercolour stamp layered onto strawberry pink cardstock with a scroll border punch down 1 side

The striped background paper is by Pink Petticoat

Friday, 11 February 2011

3 Tier Birthday Cake

I made this card with the cake layer stamps that are in the Docrafts goodie bag along with the yummy Papermania lemon sorbet papers

There is a layer of stickles glitter glue to highlight the edges and candle flames

I finished it off with a large silk flower and am going to enter into the Inspirational Card Sketches challenge who have a Bunny Zoe Crafts gift certificate up for grabs.
I'm glad to see several members of Craftrak are meeting up on CraftBubble to resurrect the swaps as we miss the site since it went down

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A Rose by any other name..

A card made using another of the Romantica stamps that I recently won - this time it's a Valentines card.

The edges of the roses have been distressed with red chalk ink and although the photo doesn't show it, some of the words and petals have been highlighted with stickles glitter glue!

I'm entering this into the Allsorts challenge and the Crafty Calender which both have Love themes !

Monday, 7 February 2011

A Glass of Champagne anyone?

Well, this is the first card that I have made with my new stamps that I won from the magazine and have teamed it up with a Tim Holtz swirl.

I love the purple and silver combination and suppose the stamp with its 2 glasses of champagne could be used as a wedding, engagement or even a special birthday card

I'm going to enter this into the new Little Claires Anything goes challenge and Make it on Monday.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Lucky Me - My Card is in a Magazine

Ages ago I sent in a card to the Readers Gallery of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine and this month was delighted to see it in print! Its the pink Sugar Nellie girl in the bottom right hand side of the page and the gift from them was this fabulous Romantica set of stamps from Elusive Images that arrived yesterday.

I am going to have such fun using these - they look so beautiful!

Friday, 4 February 2011

It's just not right!

We've all had this problem - the card that just won't go together! I know this looks awful and tried so many different ways to put it together - none of which looked right

I got fed up in the end and stuck it down thinking it might look better later - but it doesn't! I will just have to keep it as an example of what not to do.

Also my hubby tripped and fell against the china cabinet smashing most of my Swarovski cystal collection, Christmas and birthday presents for the last 15 years! I will have to claim on insurance but most of them are now discontinued pieces.