Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Cream and Yellow flowers

Card recipe:

White and cream linen card
Tied Together embossing folder
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms dies
Memory Box Cherry blossoms dies
Cheery Lynn Vine Flourish die
Fiskars 1/4" flower, all shaped with metal ball-type embossing tool
MS PATP butterflies corner punch,
Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks,
Diamond Stickles,
4mm coloured and 2mm white pearls.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Monday, 25 June 2012

Pink and White flower

Card Recipe:

White linen and green textured card
Cuttlebug 5 x 7 embossing folder, inked with Spun Sugar
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Marianne D Flowers XL dies
Memory Box Cherry Blossoms die
Die-namics Leafy Flourish die
PunchBunch Fern large
Martha Stewart PATP Butterflies (corner)
Fiskars hand punch flower
Pebbles Inc pink and white shimmer chalks
Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint distress inks

Stardust Stickles
Coloured 4mm pearl and 2mm pearls from stash to finish.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes
From Dies to Die for - Die-namics Leafy Flourish

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Roses and butterflies

Card Recipe:

White linen card
Crafts Too square embossing folder
Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares
Die-namics Leafy Flourish die
Die-namics mini rolled roses dies
Die-namics rolled rose die
Spun sugar and picked raspberry distress inks
Stardust Stickles
MS PATP butterfly (corner punch)
2mm flat backed pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
(Leafy Flourish, Mini Rolled Roses and Rolled Rose dies from Dies to Die For.)
Anything Goes
Diecut  Free  Glitter (glittered butterflies wings and centres of roses)

Friday, 22 June 2012

New home for Carolynne from DC

Card recipe:

Textured white, aqua and brown card
Image - LOTV Moving Day, coloured with copics
Pebbles inc shimmer chalk
Stardust Stickles
Lucy Cromwell Designstax papers
Tumbled Glass & Vintage Photo distress ink
Corner shaping punch
Spellbinders large plain & scalloped petite ovals
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die set shaped with metal ball-type embossing tool
MS PATP Vintage Doily.
MS small Monarch butterfly
MS PATP butterfly.
Whimsy Notables die and stamp set with computer generated sentiment.
Papermania fibres.
Key charm, organza ribbon & pearls from stash.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sympathy card

Card recipe:

White linen card & white pearl card
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Spellbinders Crosses 1
pearl and organza ribbon from stash.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Roses are Red...

Card Recipe:  White linen card
Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Die-namics mini rolled rose dies
Die-namics Leafy Flourish, shaped with ball-type embossing tool
MS PATP butterfly corner punch
Fired brick distress ink
Diamond Stickles
2mm pearls from stash.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Flowers again!

Card Recipe:

White linen white card & Docrafts white textured card
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Die-namics Leafy Flourish die shaped with metal ball-type embossing tool
Die-namics mini rolled roses die shaped with pliers
Worn Lipstick distress ink.
Pebbles inc pink shimmer chalk
Martha Stewart butterflies PATP
Stardust Stickles
2mm pearls

Sunday, 17 June 2012

A bit of a change...

These are a bit of a change for me as I usually can't do boy cards, these images inspired me though - and I love that little dog!

Card recipes:
Images are all LOTV, the latest boy release.
Copic markers
Distress Inks Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo
Papers - Complete boy stack & Docrafts Wellington Bear
Spellbinder nestabilities plain Lg squares, plain & scalloped Lg circles & plain Sm circles
Martha Stewart PATP Cherish
Martha Stewart border punch Zigzag
Whimsy pennant die & corner die
Squeeze & quickutz Metro alphabet
Nitwit Collections Giddy Up 
Brads, button, ribbon & bakers twine from stash

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Pink & Cream flowers

Inspired by this talented lady

Card recipe:
Various colours of textured cardstock
Sizzix Loving Thoughts embossing folder
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms dies
Memory Box Gentle Leaf die
Memory Box Ivy tendrils die
Spellbinders foliage dies
Spellbinders oval nestabilities
MS Frond Branch punch
Fiskars small flower punch
MS PATP butterfly corner punch
Victorian Velvet, Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint distress inks
1, 2 & 3mm pearls from stash

Entered in DC Floral Challenge 14th-29th June

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Blue flowers this time!

Card Recipe:

Textured white, cream, blue and green card.
Tumbled Glass & Peeled Paint Distress Inks
Graces Frame Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cherry Blossom Memory Box die
Fancy Blossoms Memory Box die
Gentle Leaf Memory Box die
Meadow Leaf Memory Box die
2mm pearls from stash.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

More cream and white flowers

Inspiration from this talented lady here

Card Recipe:

Various cream and white textured card
MS PATP Flower Box
Spellbinders long rectangles
Memory Box Petal Party
EK Success mini daisy & petunia punch set
Die namics Leafy Flourish
Pearls from stash

Monday, 11 June 2012

Cream and white flowers

Card Recipe:

Various linen textured card
MS PATP Vintage Doily
Marianne Design Craftables square die
Memory Box Breezy Wreath cut twice in contrasting shades of cream and layered up
EK Success mini Daisy & Petunia punch set
Joycrafts foliage die
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Pearls from stash.
All foliage shaped using ball-tyoe embossing tool and mat.

Get Well/thinking of you for my friend.


Image is LOTV, coloured with copics, chalked and glittered with Stardust Stickles.
Paper: Lucy Cromwell Designstax.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Whimsy corner die
Cheery Lynn Rose dies small/medium
Memory Box butterfly border (glittered with Stardust Stickles)
Brads/ribbon/lace/brads from stash.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Another magic card for my friend's birthday.

Card Recipe - made with fab tutorial from - thanks to Teresa for original link:

Image is LOTV coloured in copics
Diamond Stickles
Spellbinders large plain & scalloped petite ovals
Doohickey border die
Paper is gingham from a free pad with a magazine & K & Co. for the rose pattern
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Flowers from WOC
Ribbon from Abakhan, local craft/hobby stockist.
Red card - not any particular brand - from local craft shop Doodleso in North Wales.

Entered into Cardmaking & Papercraft food challenge June 2012.

Fab WOC surprise candy NOW CLOSED

WOC are offering a fab surprise candy on their blog:

All you need to do is enter your name in the linky on the link above.  Thanks to them for the chance to enter! I love their flowers and goodies!

Magic card for my daughter's birthday

Card recipe:
LOTV Patchwork Balloons, coloured with copics.
Stickles Stardust
Spellbinders petite ovals large plain & scalloped
Memory Box border die Pearl Lace 
Coloured card from stash
Raspberry Road Josephine digi paper
Joanna Sheen & WOC flowers

Made with the assistance of a fab tutorial here (thanks to Teresa for posting the link originally):

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Wellington Bear again

Two quick cards I made using the recent Goody Bag contents.  Frames are Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  The flower is Spellbinders Daisy Topper.


We finally got a bit of a rest on this enlongated bank holiday but wasted a lot of it catching up with our sleep as Phil put in an all-nighter Friday and worked 22.5 hours and I gave up at 14 hours.  We did get woken up at 9.30 one morning with a callout as he forgot to turn his mobile onto voicemail though - bah.

So you can forgive him for not wanting to do much especially when we get assistance like this:

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Made using the new Wellington Bear stamps, stamped using memento ink directly onto the card blank and coloured using Prismacolour pencils, blending liquid and paper stumps.  Pearls/gems/ribbon from stash were added to finish.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Well its much nicer weather here this weekend compared to last with nice blue skies but a lovely cold-ish breeze.  For someone whose favourite weather is snow - or failing that a heavy frost with clear blue skies, last weekend was unbearable.  It was so hot last week even crafting was not fun and I felt quite ill, even though I hid in the house I looked like a wet beetroot and ended up with one eye swollen half shut and itchy bumps on the rest of my face.  It has now nearly healed thank goodness.

Even our little super-friendly feral cat Stripey who is currently not allowed out due to injuring her side on a fence wire, was grumpy and out of sorts with the heat.  Her side was pretty much healed so we gave her a break from the cone (she is a biter and removes stitches herself  norty girl) and she ended up making another wound in her leg by licking at it!  We watched the nearly healed scar like a hawk but she really caught me out making a new wound, so she is in her Dermapet cat jacket ( this weekend as it was too hot for it last week.  Here  she is modelling it:

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Getting Started:

I have finally managed to create a blog, although due to the pressures of work, it will probably read work sleep work sleep work.........with the odd card or craft project thrown in for good measure!