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Monday, 25 April 2011

With deepest sympathy

The hardest cards to make but i like to have one in my card box so its not too upsetting making one when needed. Have to say Pickle aka kerry and her fab blog always inspire me when it comes to making a card on the computor and using her tutorials helps to line the card up correctly too.....lol
I have decided to be brave and enter the Less is More challenge again and i used a sketch that the lovely Ginny had done for the floral challenge over at docrafts.

Ingredients - white card stock,pink petticoat dandelion wispas image and scriptina font and my lappy.

Challenges -  Less is more - off centre
                     Ginnys floral challenge - sketch

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and hello to my new followers,off to link up and do the washing up,x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Finally a completed book card


Hi all,hope you all are having a wonderful easter and this gorgeous weather is such a pleasure, anyway can finally show you all a book card that i have actually finished.....lol. Made one at the first bristol meet but was not happy with it but loved the idea and made another one at home and this is it.Unable to show before now as i made it for a good buddy of mine called angiebabe over at docrafts.

Had all the ingredients written down somewhere safe but as it was a while ago i cant find them....lol but i used instructions from sue playingwithpaper and you can also find them here, and raided my stash to make this oriental theme book card and i even decorated the box to match.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and i am off now for a spot of blog hopping,x

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Altered note pad

Well hope you are enjoying the sunshine today,i have had a attack of spring fever and have cleaned my house from top to bottom! all that sun was highlighting my dust....lol. Now that it is tidy i feel a spring clean is in order of my craft area so shall be sorting out my stash shortly,love doing that as much as i do crafting :)
Anyway this is a quick altered notepad which i shall be sending to my texas penfriend. Great way to use up scraps and makes a fab pressie.
Ingredients - pad(from asda) core card, cross stitch tilda image(one of my fave tilda stamps) coloured with promarkers, and then added ribbon and pearls.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Less is more and acetate!

Well have to say i struggled with this one as not a keen fan of acetate but hopefully this fits the criteria.
Sorry picture is not very good but at least you cant see the fingerprints on the acetate.......lol
Anyway this card is for the Less is More Challenge which i have finally entered  and i have placed the image inside the card so its behind the acetate, off to link it up now,have a good day,x

Ingredients - 5 x 5 card blank,used black card and nesties labels 1, forever friends retro stamp,promarkers,stamped greeting

Challenges -  Less is more - acetate
                     Claudia and company - clean and simple
                     Ladybug crafts ink - anything goes
                    Sweet stamps - frame it
                    Bunny zoes crafts - one for the boys
                   

Monday, 18 April 2011

Wistful thoughts and lots of bright colours!


Well heres another of my cards from sundays crafting and this time i followed the sketch over at CES Challenges. Decided as the sun was out i was going to use bright colours and am really pleased with the result even if i have to wear my sunglasses to view it.....lol

Ingredients - dovecraft 'funky vintage' paper, core card embossed with dots and swirls cb folders, mo mannig digi coloured with promarkers, used nesties,stamped greeting and added gems from stash.

                     Cupcake craft challenges - lots of layers
                     Incywincydesigns - bright and bold
                     Karens doodles - lots of layers

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Winged angels card

Hi all,hope you have had a good day and enjoyed the sunshine, Tanmo came round for a crafty day today and we were busy bees....lol
Made this card for a very special crafting buddy and hopefully have added all the elements she likes, followed a fab sketch over at The Sweet Stop and went to town with my distressing!
Ingredients - crafty individuals 'book 1' papers, paperartsy stamp, distress inks, core card, lace, flowers from stash,punched leaves,stamped greeting and pearls from joanna sheen.

Challenges i will be entering my card in


Friday, 15 April 2011

Flap Card Tutorial

Hi all,well here it is my first tutorial and i have a feeling its going to take me longer to do this post than it was to make the card....lol. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my previous post (April friendship card) and as several peeps have asked for info on how to make it,here goes

You need to first either get two 5 x 5 inch card blanks or like me make your own by cutting two pieces of card at 10 by 5 inches











Score and fold each card in half if making your own card blanks












Then add double sided tape to one of the card blanks where shown and adhere both cards together into one long one












You then once joined need to cut off 2 and a half inches of one end and this will be your top flap of card then.
i have drawn the line in pencil to show it more clearly









You now need to make a smaller card blank to go inside and for this you need to cut a piece of card at 9 x 4 and three quarter inches and again score in half and fold









Now you add double sided tape to the back of the card blank and adhere to main card as shown, making sure you line up along the crease fold so when card is stood up its not floating in air :)















and then viola a completed flap card already to decorate.

The sizes i have used for my paper and card mats on my below completed card are 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

Now you have the fun bit of decorating your flap card and for me this is the best bit, i hope you found this tutorial of use and would love you to let me know if you have made one so i can be nosey,x



one other tip is to either before you decorate or after score a 1cm line in at the top,this will ensure your flap when closed will allow for embellishments and have a neater finish ( see pic below )








Scroll down for my completed card which i am also using for the tilda challenge i am hosting over at docrafts






Well here is the finished article which will be winging its way to a docrafter later but i had great fun making this. I used a cuttle bug swirls folder for the top flap which i then added faden jeans distress ink too and also used on the rest of the card. Stampin up scallop punch for flap and also my fave MS branch for my tilda to sit on who was coloured with my promarkers using my new storage which made it so easy. used card from stash and papermania sweet nothings paper,gems and ribbon from stash and also stamped greeting inside and out.









Right thanks for taking the time to read this long post and i am off to eat some chocolate,x

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

My new promarker storage

Hi all,well wish me luck as this is also my first scheduled post so hopefully it will be not shown til 13th april, anyway i have been looking for travel storage for my promarkers to take to craft meets and i have been exploring blogs and found loads of different ideas, my first choice was this fab bag over at Elaines blog but felt i wanted something with a lid and whilst googling came across this great blog with the answer to my prayers. Well in the meantime i had a go and made a temporary version
using  two cd holders that i used to hold my images in and was pleased with the result though took me 3 hrs to punch holes in double sided labels,colour,realise i had coloured the non sticky side.....lol,unpeel,swear and throw away,and then add to pens, what a marathon :)  But it kept me going til i was able to go and collect my new storage from tescos today. Have lovingly swopped them over and now in their new home, just got to shrink my promarker colour chart so it fits in the lid and i am ready for action.
You can find the case here and it was a bargain as i used my tesco vouchers but shush dont tell hubby.....lol now i have some metal storage drawers to fill up,x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

April Friendship Card for Docrafts forum

Hi all,well was watching Create and Craft yesterday and saw Nancy make a flap card which caught my eye, quickly wrote instructions down and off to my craft area i went. This card will be for my April friendship partner over at docrafts. i made 2 x 5" card blanks and joined together and then cut 2&1/2 " off one side. Made a smaller card blank to go inside and had fun decorating it.
Used core card, papermania sweet nothings paper,ms punch, gems,digi image (sugar nellie - Hope) which i coloured with my promarkers, digi sentiment and ribbon to close flap card.


Think i will be doing this style of card again and i hope my swop partner likes it,thanks for visiting my blog,off to do some blog hopping now,x

Monday, 11 April 2011

Basket made at Bristol craft meet


Hi all,well had a fabulous day at the Bristol Craft Meet on sunday with the lovely Sue and this was our days project which i really enjoyed making. Used doodlebug papers,nesties,acetate,joanna sheen flowers, gems from stash and stampin up greeting and also some pearl brads which i stole from angie....lol
We also had a go at masking and using a 8 x 8 card blank which i shall finish off today and add but have to say that size card blank is quite daunting!
I have also finished my book card ( well started again if i am honest...lol) from the last craft meet but cant add yet as for a docrafters birthday and she might spot it so watch this space.
Well am on my hols now so i can recharge my batteries and catch up on my crafting and the dreaded housework and also going to have a go at some of my tutorials saved so i shall be busy. Have a good day.x
UPDATE - have finished my 8 x 8 card which you can view here

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Mothers Day Card

Made this card for my mum for mothers day,not overly pleased with it but made it in a rush and with a stinking headache but knowing my mum she will still love it!
Used the sugar nellie digi 'Joy' and coloured with promarkers,my minds eye papers,organza ribbon,handmade heart embellishment,nesties,stamped greeting and pearls which i ordered after a moment of weakness from joanna sheen...lol.used distress ink on image and flowers.
thanks for the get well wishes, i am now on different and a higher dose bp tabs so fingers crossed feeling better soon.
right off to see if i can enter this in any challenges,x
Challenges for this card are
Catch the bug - anything goes
Creative inspirations - mothers day
Wags n whiskers - ribbons and pearls