Monday, 28 February 2011

Great candy from Jacque's Joie de Vivre

I seem to be finding lots of blog candy opportunities to share with you tonight - hope you are lucky as there are some great offers.

Support charity crafter

Hi Found this blog today and hope others will visit and support.

One Stop Card Crafts is 4 - happy birthday!

Hi see the side bar for the link to some great candy or try:

Sunday, 27 February 2011

SWEET stamping Challenge Red White and Blue

Great news I found out today that I had one some great digi stamps from Bugaboo stamps - can't wait to make my selection - what a great start to the week.

Less is More challenge 3 squares

This week for simply lessismore challenge the theme is 3 squares and here is my entry. I have used:
  • Hero Arts stamp - Primavera - stamped onto glossy card with
  • Versamark ink pad then brayered with
  • Adirondak electric ink pad - cut into inchies with
  • nestie scalloped squares
  • main card edged with nestie scalloped border
  • embellisment is a silver peel-off border
  • The sentiment is stamped with a bird stamp as though the bird is singing 'thanks' again using the adirondak ink pad

Saturday, 26 February 2011

challenge -mardi gras

Well managed a card at last today! Here is my entry for the Mardi Gras challenge on Creations by Gill blog. I used a stamp by Judikins - embossed with gold and then coloured with green, purple and gold mica powders. Used purple holographic card to mat and then used a pale green card embossed with fiskars feathers plate. Decorated with red feathers and glitter and purple gems. Edge of card embossed with gold ppwder using versamark

found some new blog candy offers

Here is one for anyone interested in having a look
it's another wet day so after doing unavoidable tasks hope to get some crafting done today especially as I have received my qvc tim holtz tsv with the cute mini stamps

Friday, 25 February 2011

back to crafting

What a week - I've had no time for crafting - but took some time this afternoon to finish this card:
I have used another Katy Sue stamp with promarkers backed on to complementary coloured mats and paper. The card is edged with velvet ricrac and handmade tissue flowers.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

custom crops

well I received my new cricut cart today from custom crops - their sales and service are always very good -  I will be trying it out later this week. I would have today but got engrossed in the QVC craft shows as Tim Holtz and Anna Griffin were over and showing some of their demos. Was disappointed that Tim's new dies weren't available but hope they soon they will be as I love the car and Charlie Chaplin look-a-like especially for scrapping old family photos where those dies will add to the layouts.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Inspired by Eileen Hull

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Hi again
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brad fixers

This is my take on Eileen Hull's sissix die  - ruffled cupcake. This is a great die and I have made it as a present for my friend Elsie and have put a piece of jewellery under the crumpled tissue paper "icing". I am sure I will use this die quite a lot. I cut it out of mountboard and stamped with a small peg stamp flower using chalk ink. I joined the edges using flower design brads and lined and topped the gift with red crumpled tissue and topped it off with a handmade flower, I have taken 3 pix to show the different parts.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sundays warm up!

Started this card on Weds and finished this morning - used some new papers I bought from QVC sale by My Minds Eye - they are really nice quality. This is my attempt at chalking - not sure yet but will keep on trying. I used a stamp with perfect medium to get the image and the nmade paper flowers for the embellishments. The image was backed onto matching paper with organza ribbon trim and a ribbon made of same colour but differnt thickness. Finished off with pearls and card candy.

Thank you

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has commented on my challenge entries - it is a real confidence boost. I am enjoying taking part in the challenges and getting inspiration from others.

new design challenge

There is a new challenge blog starting this month so pop over to see what it is about  - here is the link:

Sweet Stamping Challenge

Here is my entry for the sweet stamping challenge  - red, white and blue - this week. These colours always make me think of nautical things so thats what I have used as a stamp. I have used a 6" square card and used sizzlits backing paper in stripes  for the background and red for the large nestie circle. The stamp is a 4 sided cube stamp from Judikins. I used 2 of the stamps - stamping the boat first then masking it to put in the background and a 2nd set of seagulls. The edge is finished with a red grosgrain ribbon and the bottom edge is the fiskars threading water punch.

For my brothers birthday

My brother has a birthday on the 24th of this month so made a card for him today. I was going to make it for the red/white and blue challenge but remembered he doesn't like red so had a quick rethink! I used a sissix embossing folder, cricut for numbers and letters - celebrations cart and card candy. He likes minimal so he should be happy.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Just flagging up the new link for Unicastyle in my sidebar. The owner of this website is a family friend who studied textiles and fashion in Dundee and is now an entrepreneur selling her own handmade products. Please have a look you may like what you find!

Monday, 14 February 2011

busy Sunday!

Well this is my last challenge today - for Less is More - see link in side bar for some great inspiration for all those posting entries and their DT.
This time I have used a frame stamp - not sure where from as have had it for a while.
  • Frame stamp
  • Best wishes stamp
  • peg flower stamp
  • memento cocoa inkpad
  • memories soft rose ink pad
  • martha stewart corner punch

Sunday, 13 February 2011

fantabulous cricut challenge

I am entering this for the above challenge. It is a heart shaped bag from Bags.Tags and More cartridge with a heart tag from gypsy wanderings.
I have used [in addition]:
martha stewart chain punch ribbon
black organza ribbon
holographic heart sticker

new challenge for sweet stamping - love bugs

Well here is my entry for this weeks challenge - which had to include bugs so thought I'd feature an old bug stamp from ek success. I bought it when I did some demoing for Kuretake.
I have used :
Bazill CRD
mirri crd
Stamp as above
chalk ink - for image and edged card
sakura glaze pen [ for bug body]
sissix flower embossing folder - inked some of the embossed image
petaloo flowers - inked with the chalk ink to go with stamed bug image.
Anyway hope you like it. I love these bugs
This is the first time I have used my ottlite - certainly makes a difference

Saturday, 12 February 2011

It's a Swan!

Hi decided to upload some of my other creations and this is one of the brooches I have made. It was a swan drawn on shrink plastic shading added and then shrunk down and a brooch back added. It was inspired by Kirsty Thomas aka Lovely Pigeon.

simply less is more challenge - white/black/pink - entered too late!

Hi again - here was my entry for the above challenge this week- wasn't quick enough though!! - I have used:
  • White card
  • Hero Arts stamp
  • cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • black organza ribbon
  • corner rounder punch

Friday, 11 February 2011

Wedding Cricut Solutions Cartridge

Wedding Cricut Solutions Cartridge
just ordered this from Custom Crops - looks like it has some really useful elements

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Sunday, 6 February 2011

using sissix bigz embosslit

I really liked the backing paper from the last card so as I had been playing with my new bits from the post xmas sissix sale thought I'd put them together. The punched edge is using the ek success jewel edger punch. I'm not sure if it is a wedding cake or birthday cake but probably can be used for both or even for anniversary cards!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

sweet stampin challenge 2

Well I am having another go at the above challenge and have used:
  • K&Co paper and card
  • EK Success jewel punch
  • Martha Stewart punch waste
  • white organza ribbon - coloured with Brilliance ink twilight
  • Anita's cone flower stamp [using masking technique]
  • Brilliance Ink Twilight
  • Card candy
  • pearl gems
  • art glitter - not just on the card as everywhere I moved it followed!!]
Hope you like it.