Saturday, 30 June 2012

Vanessa Arbuthnott

Octopode castle ATC

I was lucky enough to win a paper stack designed by Vanessa Arbuthnott today. I guess it was a giveaway from one of  cardmaking magazines, but there was no note in the envelope.

I haven't come across her before, but the papers are lovely!

The pad has 6 different designs in blue tones and, of course, I couldn't wait to have a play with them. I think my favourite was the ATC with the Octopode castle stamp, it seem to go so well with the paper.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Roll Up, Roll Up to the Circus..

I bought the July edition on Making Cards Magazine just because of these circus themed papers. They are designed by Nancy Watt and called Fun at the Circus  - they are very bright, aren't they?

Something a bit different I thought from the usual, flowers, butterflies and  cute & cuddly stuff around at the moment. The Bunting works well with the Big Top theme to the papers too.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Cat Collection Part 2 .....

A few more birthday cards with cats on them - the first features  one of my oldest and most favourite stamps called 'Tabithas Portrait' by Anita. I just love the look in the eyes and the way it is slightly off centre - plus it looks a bit like my cheeky boy Moxxie!

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Cat Collection Part1 .....

 As a cat lover , I thought that I would make a collection of birthday cats featuring felines! I have lots of  different cat stamps and papers and also need to make some cards for the men as well, so would combined the 2 together.

Inspired by my 3 moggies Millie, Moxxie and Pangur I made these 3 cards - look out for more in some future posts on my blog!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Shabby Chic Cards

A couple of birthday cards made with bits and pieces with a shabby chic feel to them. 

I make cards for the local Suffolk Cancer Campaign and they have just put an order for  lots more cards for their fundraising stall at various summer fetes, I hope they do well with them!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Rain stopped play ....

 What a bit of a wash out yesterday - no jubilee picnic lunch, but the friends Jubilee party tonight is still on! Anyway it was a good excuse to sit a the table in the lounge, crafting away with one eye on the Pageant.  
 I did feel sorry for all those people standing for hours in the cold wind and rain by the Thames and hope they got home soon to warm up!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

An excuse to

I'm feeling quite pleased as I have sold a few cards through eBay. Not for much, but enough to justify treating myself to a a new swirly die from Marianne Creatables that I have been hankering after for a while!

Now I have a very long weekend to have a play with it, was hoping to go in a Jubilee picnic, but the weather is not looking good at the moment.

One of my cards that I sold!