Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy halloween to all you bloggers that celebrate, we don't tend to celebrate it much here in the UK although my 12 year old daughter Freya wanted to carve a pumpkin and put tea lights in it and put it just outside our front door but she has outgrown wanting to dress up and go tricking and treating.

We have had a fantastic day today, the weather has been so warm and sunny that we took a stroll on Bournemouth beach this afternoon, can't believe its the 1st November tomorrow as the weather has been so wonderful.

I hope everyone else is having a great weekend, thanks for looking x

Friday, 30 October 2009

My finished Pram

My finished pram, I am quite pleased with how it turned out, I have made a handful before but never with the pram bag and parasol. I think they finish it off really nicely though. My step mum Brenda told me the baby might arrive earlier than thought as she is breech so Sally might have to have a C-section. I had two breech babies so know how she feels. I hope Brenda will be pleased with it. I just need to make a handmade box for it now.

I have just seen that One stop craft challenge theme this week is celebrations so I thought I should enter my creation into their challenge.

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 29 October 2009

No card today - I've been catching up on all your blogs

No card from me again today, I have been catching up with all your blogs, leaving comments etc. I am currently working on another one of my baby prams that my Step mum Brenda has commissioned me to make for her new Granddaughter due to arrive approx 5th November and will hopefully post a photo of it when I have done the finishing touches. I hope everyone is having a good week and those with children are not being to stressed out with having their kids at home this week as its half term, mine have been happy being on their game consoles and laptops today so it meant I could crack on with the pram. Thanks for looking x

Monday, 26 October 2009

A free cute digi over at Victoria Case Stamps

I hope everyone is ok, I can't believe how dark it has got, I hate it when the clocks go back and its dark when you get up and dark not long after the kids have got back from school. I am trying to get motivated to get on with some christmas cards and also a couple of card orders so will need to get my skates on with them.

Anyway for anyone that doesn't know there is a lovely cute digi freebie up for grabs over at Victoria Case head over if you want to grab her.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Waterslide card instructions - Can anyone help ?

I saw some waterslide cards shown on create and craft this morning although they weren't demo, they looked quite similar to waterfall cards, I'd like to have a go at one of these but don't want to pay Create and Crafts horrendous p & p charges, can anyone provide me with a link to a tutorial on how to make them. I have looked on google, yahoo, you tube, scs any ideas?

Thanks Julie x

Monday, 19 October 2009

Passion for promarkers meets Whiff of joy

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I can't believe the kids are breaking up again for half term at the end of this week, it seems like they have only just gone back after the summer hols.

I decided to sit down and make a card today which I am going to enter into 2 challenges, Passion for Promarkers and Whiff of joy I have followed the sketch on the Passion for promarkers challenge, this week you were able to use any colours. I used sandstone and caramel on Henry the mouse, a stamp from Whiff of Joy and used pale pink for his nose and pale pink and antique pink on the cake, the candle was coloured using tulip yellow and pumpkin. The backing papers are both from a Forever Friends 6 x 6 paper pad called For You. I have gone around the 2 piece with gold peel offs.
The flowers are Primas with brown and pink brads in the centre of them, The sentiment is a claear stamp that I have die cut with my nestie circle die and backed that onto a piece of pink card which I die cut with my scalloped circle nestie die. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Nicks Birthday Card

I needed to make a birthday card for my Brother-in-law Nick this weekend and I have been dying to have a go at the easel cards I have seen so many people have made recently and I came up with this by following Crafters Companions challenge sketch (I hope this card will count as the standing up bit was done following the sketch which I thought was a great layout) I turned it upside down so I could put the fish on the left hand side .

Popcorn the bear and the fish are from the Fishing popcorn set which I coloured in with Promarkers. The backing paper is a download I purchased from Scrapbooking Mad. The ribbon is from my craft stash. I have cut out a scalloped square with my nesties to put Popcorn onto. I have added diamond glaze to the little fish so that they look wet. I have added some black thread to the back of the rod and stuck a fish on the other end of the thread. I have embossed the bear and fish from the back so they look a bit more rounded and 3d. I have used a button with a bow using the same ribbon as on the right hand side to keep the card standing up and cut out letters to spell out Nicks name with my Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet.

I am also entering this card into Creative Card Crews challenge where the theme was to use scallops on your card somewhere which I have done on the square.

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 16 October 2009

My first baby card in ages

I decided to make a baby girl card today, my stepmother Brenda's Son Jason and his Girlfriend are having a little girl in a few weeks time so I thought I should get something made up ready to put in the post when the little bundle of joy arrives.

The card is 14.5cm x 14.5cm I have used 2 backing papers from the Forever Friends 6 x 6 Hugs and Cuddles pad, one with a pink gingham pattern and the other just has buttons on it. I have also added some pink card that I have embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The image is a Pink Gem Designs rubber stamp which I have coloured with Promarkers. The ribbon is from my craft stash and the buttons are from my local 99p store. I have computer generated the circle sentiment and backed this onto a scalloped circle cut with my nesties. I added gems on the ribbon which are made by Anita's. I have faux stitches around the image.

I am able to enter this card into 6 different challenges this week
1/ Sketch Saturday - I followed their sketch
2/ Cupcake Crafting with their theme Buttons and stitching
3/ Die Cut Dreams with their theme Babies
4/ TCP with their theme Buttons
5/ Creative Inspirations with their theme Family
6/ Paperplay with their theme use your favourite embellishment

Thanks for looking, Have a good weekend everyone x

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

One Card - 2 Challenges

I actually managed to get around to do a card for some challenges this week, the first challenge I am entering is ABC's, the theme this week was E for embossing and the second challenge is Stamp with Sarah Kay where there was a lovely sketch to follow.

So onto my card, the image is a Pink Gem Designs stamp , he is called Denny Dragon and I think he is really cute. I have coloured him in with Moss and Rose Pink Promarkers. The backing paper is from Dovecraft. The backing cards in pink, dark pink and green have been embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders. The sentiment is a silver peel off on one of my new Spellbinder fancy tags dies which has been cut and embossed, The flowers are from 2 sizes of X-Cut punches and have been embossed from the back to make them a bit more 3D with a peel off in the centre to finish them off nicely and stuck onto the card with Pinflair.

Thanks for looking x

Inkegrity ladybirds card

Here is a card I made for this months breast awareness month using Inkegrity's free ladybird image I cut the card out with my nesties , the image has been coloured in with promarkers and then had black stickles and clear stickles over the top. The gems in the scallops around the edge are from Anitas. The pink organza ribbon is from my craft stash. The flowers on it have been made using the small X-cut daisy punch with a small dot of Pastel Raspberry liquid pearls in the centre.

I think most have us have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer, lets hope they find a complete cure for this soon. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Last of the four teddy stamps card

This is the card I have made with the last of the four xmas teddy stamps from lili of the valley. Again the papers are from Trimcraft layered on top of gold mirri card . I have coloured the teddy in with Promarkers and glittered the star. The flowers are cut from 2 sizes of x-cut punch and the leaves from my Leone Em punch. The sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly stamp which I have cut out with nesties and layered on to gold mirri card.

I still haven't managed to enter any challenges this week, I really must get back into them but a lot of the themes seem to have been halloween which we don't really celebrate here in the UK and I'm not really bothered about halloween anyway.

I have decided to enter this card into Lili of the valleys's challenge which this week is to make a christmas card for a child.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, thanks for looking x

Thursday, 8 October 2009

A graduation card special order

I was asked by a friend of a friend to make her mum a graduation card using the above colours. I hope she is going to like it. The graduate and accessories on the left are cut from a Sizzix die. The flowers are from Hobbycraft which I coloured with my Promarker pens to get as near to the same colour as the second layer of the card. The little bows on the corners and the middle are made from black ribbon with silver dots on it. I have edged all three layers with silver peel offs.
I hope Emma is pleased with it. Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Another Christmas Card - I'm on a roll now

Well here is another christmas card. I have followed the same sketch layout as the other two cards I have made this week. The backing papers are by Trimcraft, the Teddy is a rubber stamp from Lili of the Valley. These are great stamps and are only £3.50 each so a bargain. I have coloured him in with promarkers. The Mirri paper is from Anita's 20 packet of silver and gold mirri paper. The sentiment is a stamp from Cuddly Buddly. The flowers have been cut from 2 sizes of x-cut punches and the leaves are from my Leone Em punch. I have used a gold peel off around the edges of the backing paper which I think finished the card off neater. I will go and add the gold border to the 1st card I made now I can see how it finishes it off. Thanks for looking x

Monday, 5 October 2009

A spoonful of sugar challenge entry

This weeks challenge over at A Spoonful of sugars challenge blog is to make a christmas card. I thought I would do another one using my new Lili of the valley bear rubber stamps which I have coloured in with promarkers. The layout is from a sketch I followed on Everybody Art challenge blog

The backing paper is from a 6 x 6 papewr pack from Trimcraft. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Cuddly Buddly. The flowers have been made with 2 size of x-cut punch and the leaves are cut using my Leone Em punch. The mirri paper is from Anitas and is available in a pack of 20 sheets (10 silver and 10 gold) I didn't want to use mirri board as it could have made the card front heavy.

This is the first challenge I have entered in weeks, I must gey back into a routine lol. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 4 October 2009

My first xmas card !!!

I hope everyone had a great world cardmaking day yesterday, I didn't get a chance to make any cards as we went out and in the evening I was catching up on all the blogs that I follow as I haven't logged on that much recently.

Well here is my first card for christmas, I thought I had better make a start as some people have been posting xmas cards a lot recently. I am one of those strange people who does not like christmas so I find it difficult to get the inspiration to get into the christmas card making mood. but I have now made a start and will get around to doing them all before xmas.

I saw a lovely sketch on Everybody Art Challenge a few weeks ago and decided to have a go at following that sketch and here is what I came up with.

The image is a Lili of the valley rubber stamp, I had to buy all four of their xmas bear stamps at Ally Pally last weekend as they are all so cute it is difficult to decide on one or two, I coloured the image in with Promarkers, The mirri paper is by Anitas and is £3.99 for a pack of 20, 10 silver and 10 gold which I bought from The Range. The flowers have been made with 2 sizes of daisy x-cut punches with a peel off in the centre and the leaves are cut using my Leone Em punch.

The sentiment is a stamp by Cuddly Buddly that I bought last year. The backing papers are from a 6 x 6 pack of trimcraft papers that I also bought last year.

Thanks for looking. I hope everyone is having a great weekend x

Friday, 2 October 2009

A birthday card for Michelle

Here is a card I have made for my Hubby's secretary Michelle, I have taken a photo of it lying down but also with it standing up so you can see how it is done. I saw a lady demoing this design on the Craftwork Cards at Ally Pally last weekend.

All I have done is taken a 14.5cm x 14.5 cm card. Taken a panel out of the front and laid the flowers and sentiment in the gap, it looks really effective. I bought the flowers and centres from the Craftwork Cards stand and have cut the name with my Sizzix Wingo Zingo Alphabet strip and just used a sailor glue pen to stick to the card. I made the round circle sentiment on my laptop using word art.

Thanks for looking, I hope you all have a great weekend x

Another project on the go

Here is another project on the go. I have never done one of this style before. I saw Nancy Watt making one on Create and Craft. I haven't taken a picture of the inside yet as I haven't got around to decorating it but when it is finished I will photograph it standing up. Its made of two 4 x 4 inch cards plus another card a bit smaller inside. Thanks for looking x

Couple of projects on the go at the moment

As I haven't posted much over the last few weeks I thought I would just show you a couple of projects I am working on at the moment. This is a flip album/card. I found the free instructions on the internet. I have done the basic work but have not got around to decorating it yet so will hopefully get around to taking some photos when I have done a bit more decorating inside.

Thanks for looking x