Friday, 27 February 2009

Rainbow Lady Challenge - 49


The subject this week is 'People'
I wanted to do something B&W for a change and have used my favourite 'pretty lady' stamp.

The BP's are courtesy of Jak a most talented crafter and if you haven't already done so, do pay a visit.

A close up, but I don't think it shows up the little bit of sparkle I have added to her cap.

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Monday, 23 February 2009

Get well


For our lovely neighbour who is having a major operation on his back concerning a metal rod.
He is an F1 fan so hope this will cheer him up. I hope Lewis Hamilton is driving the right car. I think so but could be wrong. If it isn't I'm sure he'll have a laugh.

I think it may fit the Friday Sketchers challenge if a little 'artistic' licence is allowed!! There are such a lot of entries and the DT cards and entries are really pretty, so this may be considered a bit boring.

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Sunday, 22 February 2009

65th birthday

8" square

I had two commissions recently, one for the end of May and the other for August. I thought I'd get started, but have done the wrong one first.
So, I am well ahead!! this is not wanted until August.

A couple of close-up's.

The pretty lace and velvet ribbon is from my local haberdashers. The heart with 65 on was cut by hand and made sparkley with glitterey stuff. The two bows are made from the wrapping on some fruit and the Flora Doodles and pearls from Joanna Sheen

Oh, I do wish I could take a better pic. Lately they are either skew-wiff or out of focus. Sometimes, both together, arrrggghhh!!

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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Friday Sketchers - 39

150mm square

I enjoyed the sketch this week.
Saying that I think it is the first time I have entered :-)

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

60th Birthday Card

8" square

Daughter in Law asked for a card for her boss who will be 60 on Friday.

I did find it a bit of a job to keep it masculine. I find it much easier to make a girly card because I love to use lace and flowers and bling. Well!! all that was out so this has ended up quite plain.
The words are embossed with gold detail EP and the name CB'd and no.60 mounted on to one of the smaller 'label' nesties. I made the photo corners to match the label. The brown BP has also been run through the CB with the Swiss Dots folder. The ribbon is one from a mixture by Craft Essentials. Finished with a few punched leaves and a brad.
I have made a wrap from silver card with a printed greeting and tied with turquoise coloured ribbon.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Rainbow Lady challenge 47 - Fans

135mm square

Fans are the subject this week and I have chosen the image and BP's from Joanna Sheen's Tales of the Orient

I was happy to be able to use this because I have been having trouble opening CD's.
I really love the colours of this card. The BP was layered before printing. The fan is decoupaged and I made a little tassle with embroidery thread.

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Monday, 16 February 2009

Sketch Saturday - 38

A lovely sketch this week......

My interpretation .........

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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Dylan's card

My great nephew will be 7 next week (flippin 'eck, that makes me feel old).
I hope he doesn't mind the little dog in the image but I couldn't find a suitable one with a rabbit that was not too young for him!

The BP's were printed from designed by Marie Stones.

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Saturday, 14 February 2009


I entered one of my cards into the January competition on Kaz's forum (Crafty Ideas by Kaz) and it was chosen runner up!
Kaz kindly donated prizes and I made these cards with two of the many decoupage sheets I received. My decoupage usually consists of just one extra layer so it was quite a challenge for me cutting out the 'little' bits :-)
I am pleased how they turned out and will give the garden one to my neighbour for her birthday in May.

The black looking oval is actually silver mirri card.

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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Sketch Saturday - 37

Phew! I didn't think I'd manage to do anything for this weeks challenge but got down to it tonight.
What with annoying sciatica, finding a budgie in the garden on Tues and minding 6yr old because of school closure, my time and energy seems to have been taken up leaving little time to play.

I like this art deco image by Alphonse Mucha and usually use it full size. The pink BP's are two of Verena Karoli's designs. The round green mat has been embossed with the swiss dots folder, but it is not very obvious so really needn't have bothered to do it!!
The camera is not showing the true colours. The punched flowers are actually a dark pink although they look more like orange in the pic!

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Take it easy!

I made this for a customer of my daughter. She has just started her maternity leave.
I did want an image from Joanna Sheen's baby love CD but my PC is playing up and I can't open the images. I settled for this as the nearest I could get.

I made an extra layer of the baby and the stork just to 'pop' it a little.

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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Card for a 6yr old

Made yesterday for g/sons friend. They are both Star Wars fans so there was no contest re. the subject for his card. Stan has a rare bowel disorder and is unable to go to school but is having a little party at one of our local indoor play areas.

Happy birthday Stan xxx

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Monday, 9 February 2009


Oh dear, I've somehow lost my list of blog candy.

I'm going to make myself a cup of cocoa and go to bed and sulk!!!


Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sketch and Stash challenge 3

The only thing I am happy concerning this card is the delightful image. For a change I am happy with my colouring. I think I might be getting there at last :-)
I changed my mind so many times while doing this challenge that I eventually lost the plot.
*Can you believe it, I didn't notice until I looked at the pic that the sentiment is skewiff. Darn it!!!

The stash is one of the the new images from Pollycraft, gorgeous isn't it? I want them all.

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Two lovely awards

I feel very honoured to receive these awards from two lovely crafters.

From Gail

From Lorraine

Thank you very much Gail (Wheezie's World) and Lorraine for passing these on, it is lovely of you both to think of me.
I recommend you visit Gail and Lorraine's blogs if you haven't already. Two lovely, inspirational crafters.

I would like to pass these on to

Lynne-d-Lou - Craft2gether
Sue - Inspiration Station
Eunice - Serendipity
Barbara - Hunny Bunny Cards
Sarita - Little Princess Cards

The 'Measure Up' award decrees:- 'Say one nice thing to the man in your life'
My hubby - Thank you for putting up with my crafting mess :-)

List at least 6 ways you measure your success in your life. Wow this is difficult!!
1. The love of my family 2. The loyalty of my friends 3. Working hard 4. Reliability 5. My blogging friends 6. Having people buy my cards, hee hee.

Do visit these excellent blogs, you won't be disappointed.

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Thursday, 5 February 2009


A5 Side opening

This is my first pyramid card (or is it pyramage).
Thank you to Jak (Crafters Kitchen) for these lovely images and BP's she has kindly left on her blog as a free download.

I had a lot of bother trying to print out the images on to photo paper. I wasted 4 sheets but glad to say I got there in the end. The two layers are matted on to silver mirri.

It is such a beautiful image and I am very pleased with the end result.

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Pollycraft challenge - 8

Love is the theme for this week.

I've used the lovely birdy freebie. It is so cute - thanks so much Paula.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Quite a while ago I remember seeing a 'sideways heart' card. I wish I could remember who made it so that I could give credit. Alas, my memory fails me. Whoever it was, "Thank you" for the idea.

The BP is Laura Ashley Love Song and it is flocked. It is very pretty paper and it is a shame I covered so much of it up!
For quite a simple card it took me a few hours to make, mainly because of all the cutting out and also that I couldn't find the wire I wanted.

This fits Joanna Sheen's February challenge as the subject is 'Hearts'.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Colour Create - challenge 1

This is for the very first Colour Create Challenge.
The colours for this week are Pink, Brown and Green

The beautiful sepia image is from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love.
Gorgeous isn't she?

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sketch Saturday - 36

I really didn't like it and just had to change it so here is the 2nd version LOL
Seems I can't do anything right today. what a blurry pic!

A poor effort but I'll give it DD for SIL. I made a bad choice of BP cos I am being a cheapskate and trying to use up my odd bits.
I love the image which is
a cute freebie from Paula at Tales from Pollycrafts. Thank you very much Paula it is really lovely.

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