Thursday, 30 June 2011

Baby Cards

I have been asked to make some cards for new born babies. These are the two styles that were chosen.

These were made using 'Little One' stamp set from Stampin Up and the sentiment from a set given to me so I don't know the maker.

The waterfall cards were made using my Cricut machine and files from SVGcuts, a great website.

First Holy Communion

Recently it was my Granddaughter's First Holy Communion and this is the card I made for her.
The photograph is not great (I must take some classes in photography). I used the bigshot and a cuttlebug embossing folder to embosss the flowers.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Father's Day Card

Second post today and it is for my Dad. Yes it is a Father's Day Card.
I have used SVG cuts file and my Cricut machine.
Dad is registered blind so I have tried to make the card quite simple but tactile.
Happy Father's Day are cutouts and raised letters and the enjoy is a metal brad.


It seems an age since I updated my blog, no excuses just that I have been AWOL but am now back and hopefully will keep the blog upto date.

Here are two of my latest cards. The first one is a thank you card for a wedding invitation received a couple of weeks ago. The card has been sent but you can believe the kind of life I have been having just lately - I sent it without signing.
Consequently I had a phone call asking if I intended to accept the invitation, we laughed when it was realised what I had done.

I have used the Hougie board to make the diamond pattern on the front of the card and the image is from Shoes In Bloom CD from Ooh La La Creations. I made the flower using an SVG cuts file on my cricut machine.

The second card is for a friends birthday, she loves oriental so I think this card is very appropriate.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

And the Year Goes On

Hopefully things are now going to get better...
One can hope.

After an awful scare - I was taken ill in M&S (cannot thank the staff there enough) and having lots of tests at the hospital I have been given the all clear, so we can now carry on.

I love SVG files and using my Cricut machine to cut them out, (more about that later). So I have been busy today making an exploding box for my sister.

I used double sided papers from K & Company - Wild Raspberry Speciality Paper.

I downloaded the exploding box files from SVGCuts, which is a fantastic website, Leo and Mary are so helpful and provide lots of inspiration through tutorials and freebies.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring is in the air

It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and the daffodils are looking great. So here is a bright spring a card to go with the day.
I used Hot Off The Press papers, the colours are so cheerful I love them.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

One for Three!

Here is a card I really enjoyed making, it is inspired by three challenges.

The topper is made with five different stamps,
a block of text for the background
Bella Panels Dragonfly
A butterfly - Stampin Up embossed with Joanna Sheen Patina Gold EP
Bliss - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Anna Griffin

The three Challenges are:
Cupcake Challenge 'Up in the air'
One stop Challenge 'Clean and Simple'
Quirky Crafts Challenge 'Sketch'

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Art Deco

I thought that this year was going to get better but it does not seem to be...

Too much sad happenings around me and the world, what would I do without crafting.

I have had a little me time and I have played. I love Debbi Moores images and I have been playing with her Venetian and Paris Premier (art deco) images.
Here are two of the cards I came up with, because the are shaped, an easel fold and a K card the photography is not brilliant. I must invest in a photo box.

This is the K card lying on my table.

                                         Here it is standing on the table.

This is the easel card and I love this image.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Crafty Creations Challenge

This is my creation for the Crafty Creations Challenge which is for a feminine Birthday Card in the colours blue and green. The background papers are my own design using copics pens, big shot with the cuttlebug embossing folder 'Swiss Dots' and the image is from Debbi Moore's Inspiration magazine.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Earth Day

There are times when life crowds in and seems overwhelming, the last few months have been like that. I needed to reflect on everything that has been and is happening around me. As a result I have not been able to be very creative. My time has been spent moving and sorting out the craft room, mundane and routine types of crafting (using the big shot and cricut machine).
But now I feel ready to start card making and scrapbooking again so here is my attempt at making a card for myself.

I enjoyed making it and it will sit on my shelf for a while, then added to my scrapbook.

Thursday, 10 February 2011


I thoroughly enjoyed making these tags for a swap with PaperWishes. I used alcohol ink, paper from Hot off the Press and a face  stamp from HOTP.

The theme was 'Romance'. 

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Mini Book

I have been busy making mini books, my new addiction LOL. I have made this one using papers from Paper Wishes Stack-Ems Tapestry, I love the papers and embellishments in this stack.

The tags were made using my cricut machine - a tag shape at 2.5 inches.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Great Birthday Giveaway

Just look at the candy available over at Sandra's Crafty Corner besides all this there are other prizes from Crafty Pad, Meljen's Designs, Crafty Ribbons and imagenation.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Another Romance Card

This is the card I have made for the February Crafters Companion Challenge. The theme of the card is Romance and I have used the free papers from the Crafters Companion web site, go along and see the fabulous products on offer.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Busy Day

I have been so busy today making embellishments for Valentines.

First of all I made some tags using my cricut expression and the Sweethearts Cartridge.

Here are some more of the embellishments with the Hearts border and Love, examples of the files I found at aren't they lovely.

The heart with the couples head was from the Sweethearts Cartridge and embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder, can't remember the name at the moment.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Love is in the air

I have been busy this morning making Valentine cards. I have made two and I have to send one into the Paper Wishes Forum Card Swap...

Which one should I choose?

Card Number 1

Card Front

Inside of the card

Card number 2
Card Front

Pop up inside

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Making this exploding box for my Mum has made me realise just what an eventful year 2010 was. For a start there were massive birthdays Mum's 80th, my 60th and Allan's 65th WOW. We also travelled across Canada by train and had an absolutely fantastic journey meeting some wonderful people. Those were the happy times but there were also some hard and sad times.

I used my cricut machine to cut out the box and elements, card was from Cardcraft plus - wonderful colour selection and Bo bunny papers.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Blog Hop Fun

Join in the Blog Hop over at Crafter's Companion for the launch of the Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes on Friday January 21st.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

New Year Candy

This is fabulous candy over at Peace Love and Crafting, just click on the link or on the photo and join in with the chance to win such wonderful goodies. Please mention my blog if you leave a comment.

New Year Fresh Start

I know it is a little late to be wishing everybody a Happy New Year but as this is my first post of 2011
I think it is still appropriate so I hope everybody has a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

I have finally been able to start crafting again and hopefully the blog will be kept upto date. I have also started swapping again and taking part in challenges, the card below has been entered into the C.R.A.F.T. challenge which is for a card with moving componants.
Also for One Stop Craft Challenge which is for a male card.

The outside of a birthday card using one of Sara's surfaces and cogs and wheels paper from Paper Wishes.

 This is the inside.

For Christmas I was bought a great collection of Copic Ciao Markers and this is a card I made using them.