Monday, 26 April 2010

Cards for Son's Birthday

From me and Dad
Googled fish and image with digitally added greeting and printed on photo paper.

Cards for Men #9 -  is monochrome so I hope this is acceptable.

I have cut out the fish and layered them with silicone on to a piece of net for a bit of added interest.

From sister. The letters were cut out and covered with some of the free papers from the April edition of Making Cards. They are fixed with foam pads for dimension as is the star.
I had the spotty paper was already printed and can't remember where it is from.

Another googled image and I have tucked in a pic of g/son

I spent most of the day doing these three cards in between interruptions from hubby (roll eyes!!!)
It is son's birthday tomorrow but hadn't had time to do them sooner hence the rush.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you'll call in again :-)


Friday, 23 April 2010

Silver Wedding Anniversary

Made using the themes of the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge #39 - Sketch
Polka Doodles #16 - Monochromatic

The big flowers are dark blue, the only ones I had in my stash and the tiny ones a very pale blue, although they haven't photo'd very well. I added some leaves punched out of silver card.
I've added a little bit of sparkle to the lady's dress.

Papers - Sweet Pea digi collection from Gina Miller
MS border punch
Silver Mirri card
Flowers from stash

Thanks for looking in....I hope you will visit again soon :-)


Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog # 13 - DT Card

This is my first card as a design team member of Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog
I am delighted to have been invited to work with such a lovely and talented team.

The theme for this challenge is a recipe -
One main image + a maximum of three colours + one ribbon and three flowers

Ann has some delightful digi stamps and backing papers and for this card I have used the lovely comfy armchair.
The cutie sitting on it was a RAK from a lovely teamie.
The backing paper is Embossed Hearts from the Earth Tones collection
Colouring medium - copics and a promarker.
Vintage seam binding and flowers from stash

Do pop over to Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog and see the other fantastic DT samples

I hope you will be able to join in this time and I look forward to paying you a visit to see your take on the challenge.

I am also entering this for
A Spoonful of Sugar challenge #100 - Happy birthday
Creative Card Crew #48 - Happy birthday


Thursday, 22 April 2010

3rd Birthday

I have made this card for the following challenges:

Sketch & Stash #33 - Sketch
Meljens Designs #4 - For the little ones
Lexi's Creations #12 - Recipe - 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes

I got this image from Jak Heath a while ago and this is the first time I have used it.
I digitally layered papers to the right size to save time and of course it saved paper and ink as well. I made the stripey strip to match using colours from the BP's.
The image is matted on to a silver mirri circle and cut around with fancy scissors.
I added a small blue button to the centre of the larger red one. The only other embellishment is the 3 stars.

Thank you for stopping by and for all the encouraging comments left recently - each and every one really appreciated.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

New Baby Card

Oh yes it is :-))

This is the result for a request from friends of the new daddy who is an ardent Bolton Wanderers fan.
As you can see, it was a very quick card to make but I'm informed it was recieved well and declared a ...
...Premier Division
card !! hee hee

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

CD Sunday Challenge

This week Wendy's new CD SundayChallenge was launched and the first challenge is
'Wings & things!'

This is the opportunity to dust off some of your CD's and get creating.
I have a very limited number of CD's so it was a challenge in itself to find something suitable join in the fun and support Wendy in her new venture. The new design team have come up with some gorgeous creations.

The topper is from Oriental Dreams. I enlarged one of the white wisteria flowers, printed it twice and added them to the side of the main image with a good blob of silicone.
I've added a white feather and lovely pale blue organza ribbon.
Actually it looks quite nice IRL.

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Let the Sunshine In!

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog No: 12 challenge is to 'Let the sunshine in' and these flowers are very sunshiny and summery.

Papers are from Crafty Ann's Polished Stone collection
Image - Dover Sampler freebie
MS border punch

Thank you for looking in today :-)


Friday, 16 April 2010

Vintage Girl

This is made especially for
The Shabby Tea Room challenge 5 It's hip to be square
Meljens Designs challenge 3 - Add those 3D elements
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie
Die Cut Dreams challenge 43 - Vintage with no colouring
and Penny's Paper Crafty challenge is - Anything goes

and will be for a crafty buddy's birthday

I am very proud of the flower. I made it from the wrapping off an Aldi's truffle chocolate.
I found a source for the gorgeous vintage seam binding on eBay - a local supplier of wedding bits n bobs.

Papers - Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe - digi download
Seam binding from eBay
Pearls, leaf and tulle from stash

Thank you for stopping by :-)


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Bleached flowers

The April challenge at the Joanna Sheen forum is bleaching.
This is the second time I have used this technique.
It took 23 attempts to get a decent image!!! But I think the problem was that I've only got thick bleach and am sure the thin variety is what you should use. It also took all afternoon to get the card finished - in between entertaining grandson.

I'll let you into a little secret here - I stuck front on to the base card upside down, so as you look at this the opening is on the left.

The blossom stamp is from a JS oriental collection that I won in the monthly competition a few years ago.
I have 'doodled' (very badly) some stamens in the centre of the flowers on the stamped image with a silver pen - not sure it adds anything to this though.

The papers are leftovers. Some prima flowers coloured with a green copic marker and some green organza ribbon finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by and for all the encouraging comments left recently - they areall so very much appreciated.


Monday, 12 April 2010


Crafty Catz challenge 27 - sketch
ASOS challenge 98 - one for the boys
Simon Says - a card for a child

A card for my great nephew.

Image - PcCrafter
Papers - blue and gold Amy Wolff collection from Lily Pad

Thank you for calling in and for any comment you might care to leave - every one is greatly appreciated


Saturday, 10 April 2010

Thank You Card

Charisma Cardz challenge 14 - Thank you

This is for my youngest grandson's swimming teacher.

This is mostly made with leftovers. The flower is one of Crafty Ann's digi's and the centre is a swirl of pearly appli-glue.

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70th Birthday

Allsorts challenge 47 - petals and pearls
Meljens challenge 2 - girly colours
One Stitch at a Time challenge 7 - Anything goes
Pollycraft challenge 38 - Anything goes

The sketch is Clare's Weekly Challenge at DoCrafts - I've only entered this challenge once before but thought this weeks sketch was just right for the card I wanted to make.

This is for a friend we met in Portugal a few years ago. Having been busy with 'paying' jobs I left it a bit late doing this so I hope she gets it in time for her birthday.

The flowers were white and I spritzed them with Cosmic Shimmer spray.
I used Ruby Red - I'm loving this stuff, although the other colours are rather pale - I guess I need to be more generous with the powder.
The BP is called Sprout from Shabby Shoppe - I think this collection will become a favourite of mine.

Papers - Shabby Shoppe digi download
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pearl pin - Wild Orchid plus another pearl and a crystal

Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments you leave :-)


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

80th Birthday Card

Another easel card - I seem to be doing a lot of these lately.
This is for my neighbour's Mum to give to her husband for his 80th birthday.
I was told his interests, rugby and brass bands....I haven't got a decent cricket image and have recently done a rugby card, so I googled musical instruments and images and found a flugelhorn which is the instrument he plays. The old photo is of a local band.
Edit: He Loved it!

Did you think it was a trumpet??? I couldn't tell the difference but I am assured he will. There are two layers and have to say what a 'fiddle' (ooops , sorry) they were to cut out.

The bottom paper is the same as the top but my rubbishy photography makes it look a different colour.

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 98 is One for the Boys.
Incy Wincy 37 - Fancy folds
Pile it On 13 - Easel card

I hope this is not too boring for these challenges.

Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments you leave.


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Diamond Wedding

8" square

There is a lot of sparkle and bling on this Diamond Wedding Anniversary card.
I covered the Sissix flourish with glamour dust, the doily with glitter glue and the flowers, with irridescent gold glimmer mist.
The large curly rose is new from Wild Orchid.

The addition of a few 'diamonds', organza ribbon and a little peel-off butterfly finish it off.

The box is made of silver mirri card and the top edged with peel-offs. The Nellie Sneddon frame with the number on looked a bit bare on the front so I used a Spellbinder Fleur de Lys shape underneath.
I really struggle with these. They won't cut through my cardstock and when I use paper I have a right job to get the shape out of the die. Still, I shall persevere because I do like them.

A lace bow and some flowers - finished.

This is for the following challenges
Creative Inspirations - No stamped images
Daring Cardmakers - Diamond
Papertake - open theme

My apologies for lack of blog visiting.
I have been very busy since my last post but hardly enjoying myself.
Last w/end I was helping hubby and grandson concrete a base for his new shed.
Barrowing sand n gravel and mixing the odd load of concrete is not my idea of how to spend a Saturday.
Tuesday was our 47th wedding anniversary which was spent hedge cutting and gardening.
Thursday we had 2 new radiators put in and the shed was chap left it in the driveway....getting the panels around the back was hard work.
Friday more panel shifting while bubby gave it a coat of preservative.
Today I've been a gofer while son did the heavy work putting the shed together.
I ache like billy-oh, must be old age or summat, hahaha.

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely encouraging comments left recently.
I appreciate every one.