Wednesday, 29 June 2011

More for the Men!

I've been playing with some blokey papers from Creative Cardmaking Magazine to make these cards - one for a Son, Dad, Grandad and Brother!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Funky Pussy Cat!

These Pink Petticoat papers came free with Quick Cards magazine so I hunted in my stash for something a bit different to use with them - instead of a cute or girly image, I decided to use this funky cat sticker for a change!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Yummy Cupcakes

Not real ones, I'm afraid - I'm a rubbish cook! But a couple of birthday cards featuring a pink cupcake with a cherry on the top and a sprinkle of glitter.

I'm entering these into Little Claires Pink & Brown challenge.

Owls Rock!

Yesterday hubby kindly took the kids swimming so I had the whole afternoon for a bit of 'me time,' which just has to be spent making cards! I managed to make 8, including these 3 blokes cards above. I had bought a copy of Creative Cardmaking Magazine in the morning so I had lots of new papers to play with.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Summer Days

I made this card after looking at the layout at Inspirational Card Sketches. I've had these lovely brown paper roses for a while and glammed them up with a bit stickles glitter glue. I've made this for my niece - hope she likes it!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

My First Play with Appley Dapply!

Well, I could not resist playing with my Beatrix Potter prize ( see yesterdays posting) so produced this Thank You card to send to Crafters Companion to thank them for all the goodies!

I also had a play with the CD rom and found some papers for ATC's as well!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lucky, Lucky Me!

I had a parcel waiting for me today when I got home from work- I have won the Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter competition from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine!!!

In this pile of goodies I received 12 Appley Dapply Nursery stamps and a matching crafting CD-Rom plus a set of 2 large Rock-a-blocks, a can of stick & spay and 20 sheets of card - what a fabulous prize. I can't wait to try them out!!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Having a bit of an OwlFest!

I don't know why, but I seem to be producing a lot cards and ATC's that feature different owls at the moment!

A couple of these are from this months Papercraft Essentials magazine and recently I bought 2 sets of stamps that feature owls as well.

As its chucking it down with rain today I feel a crafting session coming on - mowing the lawn will just have to wait a bit longer.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

A Birdie with Black Lace

I haven't had much chance to craft this week as we have been re-decorating our bedroom. This has meant I have had to let go of some of the card making magazines I have been hoarding at the bottom of the wardrobe.

Flicking through those mags from 2008, it seems that things have changed so much in 3 years. Cards now look much more sophisticated and complex!

Anyway I just had the crafting itch and so used this cute little birdie stamp from Inkadinkado patterned birds & bugs set for the first time.

Monday, 13 June 2011

What A Hoot!

I picked up a set of cute Owl stamps made by Personal Impressions for a bargain price of only £2.23 including postage from eBay - Well Chuffed!

So of course, I had to try them out straight away and also use up a bit more of my stash at the same time. I had no idea how the flapping owl was going to turn out when I started, and the red colour was a bit of an afterthought. The ribbon was from a bundle of towels I have just bought and the background papers I have had for absolutely ages

Friday, 10 June 2011

Are Big Stamps On Trend???

....well according to this months Cardmaking & Papercraft mag they are! So I dug out this stamp of a sunflower that has been sitting unloved and unused at the bottom of my stamp drawer for several years!

It was lightly stamped in brown as the background and then the central image coloured with promarkers with a bit of distressing around the edges. I quite like the effect and might try it again with a couple of other jumbo sized stamps I have.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Watching the World Go by!

I downloaded this lovely image from Digital Two for Tuesday ages ago but have only just got around to using it.

They have loads of free vintage images on their blog and at the moment have lots of ladies with 1920's cloche hats!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Pink Castle for a Little Princess!

A very pink and girly card for one of my daughters friends! The paper is from the 'In Love with Japan' stack from the Wild Rose Studio with a few jewels as flower centres for bling. The image was coloured with my good ol' trusty Promarkers!