Sunday, 24 August 2014

Christmas Reindeer

A Christmas card today using a sweet stamp from the new Winter Woodland collection by Helz Cuppleditch.  I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured in with Promarkers.

The papers are also new - First Edition Gilded Winter - beautiful shades of beige and cream with different finishes. I used a MS snowflake border punch and some dies (more new stuff!!) from the new Me To You Christmas range. The sentiment is LOTV.  I finished off with some pearls and Ice Stickles.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash - sketch + use new/neglected items - most of mine are new.
Craft Your Passion - #226 use at least 3 patterned papers
Wonderful Wednesday- anything goes
Papertake Weekly - to die for
Deep Ocean Challenge - xmas in August
Tuesday Throwdown - #209 our furry little friends
Fantastic Tuesday - #49 anything goes
Frosted Designs - chevrons
Winter Wonderland - anything goes for xmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - #250 Animals

Friday, 15 August 2014

happy birthday suit

A quick birthday card using some decoupage from my stash.

I've used some Paper Cellar paper, a MS border punch, a Kanban sentiment and some gems in the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

The Male Room #16 Pink Masculine
Mod Squad ChallengeMasculine birthday
Wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Fantastic Tuesday#48 anything goes

Friday, 6 June 2014


A card for Father's Day using a Woodware stamp.  I stamped using Memento London Fog and then again using Broken China distress ink and cut out the letters to decoupage.

The topper was cut using an X Cut die.  The papers are from Paper Cellar, the smaller panel embossed with a Crafters Comp. folder and all edges were distressed and inked.  I finished with some card candi and a peel off sticker for the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and cards : #66 embossing
Polkadoodles #23 : Men on our mindsi
QKR Stampede #91 : Father's day
The Stamping Boutique #20 : Dad/Masculine
CRAFT #262 Father's Day
Aud Sentiments #108: any sentiment for a guy
Milk Coffee Father's Day
Moving Along With the Times: Father's Day
Red Rubber Inspirationals #123: Dad
Simon Says Stamp: Father's Day

Monday, 2 June 2014

Get Well Soon

This card uses an image I absolutely adore. It's a Hunkydory topper.

 The gorgeous foiled card is from the same company - it took some willpower to cut into it (lol!!!) and even then I only used it as borders, using some peachy pink  card as the base. I punched the edges with a Tonic punch. I used  Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters dies to create the flower - echoing the flower in the topper - and added a glitter dome in the centre. I finished the card with a Hunkydory sentiment. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Monochrome
Cupcake Inspirations - Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Sister Act -  #59 Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Monochrome
Card Mania - Flowers
Robyn's Fetish - # 214 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - # 87 Cute 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Gorjuss Spring

For this card I've used the Gorjuss 'Ladybird' stamp.  After stamping in Tuxedo Black, I coloured in with Promarkers and paper pieced part of the dress and the bow in her hair, adding some glitter glue to the spots.

The papers are First Edition Blank Canvas.  I cut the image using SB Floral Ovals and the bow was created using  X Cut and SB circles dies.  I finished with a large pearl and gems in the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny's Papercrafty : #175 Pastels
Scrapper's Delight : #21 Pretty Pastels
4 Crafty Chicks : #192 paper piecing
Papercrafting journey : spots or stripes
4 Krafty Girlz : anything goes
Brown Sugar : #92 two patterned papers
Fussy and Fancy : #113 spring colours

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Floral Heart

This card uses another heart stamp from the Creative Expressions Singles range (I must have been in a romantic mood!!). I stamped and embossed in black before embellishing with gems and pearls.

I used a Martha Stewart PATP and also a flourish die from X Cut to which I've added a Memory Box die cut flower with some pearls in the centre. I also added another MB die in the opposite corner.

I 'm entering this card in the following challenges:

That's Crafty Challenge Blog - black, white and a splash of colour
Little Claire's - #45 Lots of layers
The Squirrel and the Fox - #68 Dies or punches
Artistic Impressions - Swirls and Pearls
Love To Create- #113 Pearls and Swirls
Twisted Tuesday - Black, white and 1 more colour

Saturday, 26 April 2014

To you both

A vintage style wedding card using a Creative Expressions ' Singles' stamp (To Have And To Hold). The image and the Papermania sentiment were stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured in using Promarkers. I then went over the whole image with a Sakura glitter gel pen to give a subtle sheen and glimmer.

The papers are all Dovecraft Curiosity Corner and all the edges have been given the distressing treatment and then inked using a Promarker pen.  The lace border and flowers were fussy cut from the same pack and the flowers were highlighted with the glitter gel pen. The stamp has some roses as part of the image but I overlaid these with paper rose buds which I coloured with Promarkers and glittered. I finished with some pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Love Ride

The Easter Fair has come to town and so has this new collection 'Fun Fair' from Helz Cuppleditch.  I fell in love with this sweet image.  I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured it in with Promarkers (it took quite a while!).

The papers are a combination of Fun Fair and Lucy Cromwell.  I've used a Tonic border punch; Marianne Design die cut heart; Woodware and X Cut leaf punches.  The doily behind the topper is from Dovecraft and I've finished with some rose buds and gems and pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Bunnies, chicks and eggs
Ooh La La - Easter/ spring
Crafty Catz - #226 animals
Get Inky - #11 Spring/easter
Totally Papercrafts - #214 Easter
The Squirrel and the Fox - #67 all creatures great and small
Colour Me Creative - #90 Anything Goes

Monday, 3 March 2014

Pursuit of Happiness

For this card I've used a lovely stamp from the Santoro Mirabelle collection called 'pursuit of happiness'. I stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured it in with Promarkers, adding some glitter glue and gems to finish off.

The papers are all PM Parisienne Blue which I've edged with Chipped Sapphire and the dies I've used are Marianne  for the topper and Xcut for the flourishes and flowers. I've added a brown spotty ribbon and some gems to the flowers.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers # 208 Die cuts no punches
Sister Act Card Challenge - # 46 Anything goes

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day coming up hence this card.  I've used some new papers from Dovecraft called Curiosity Corner - lovely florals and slightly vintage.

The doily is also from this range and I've distressed and inked all the edges with Victorian Velvet.  I've used an Avec border punch (this glitter embossed card is from a First Edition paper pack) and the flowers and leaves were created using a selection of SB, Woodware and Nellie Snellen punches and dies.  I've finished with some pink pearls and a Personal Impressions stamped sentiment (in Victorian Velvet).
I'm entering the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 333
House of Cards - Feb Challenge  #2
Papertake Weekly - Lots of Layers
Paper Shelter - #146 Punches and Dies
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge - ~#165 Lots of layers
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #100 Bingo: texture, die cuts & 3 word sentiment