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Friday, 30 November 2012

Happy Birthday Nicky

Well cracking on with my to do list and this card is for a colleague at work who loves to bake.
Trimcraft 'fairy cake frolics' stamp
coloured with promarkers
labels 8 nesties
ribbon from around a pack of cards
sizzex label die and stamped greeting
glamour dust
dovecraft ' pearls'

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog and pleased to say re yesterdays post which you can find here that she liked her pressie.x

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Kelly's Pressie

Hi all,well this is a little something i made for a craft buddy who i met via Docrafts and today is her birthday so Happy Birthday Kelly.Hope you have a good day.


I made a box using Annemarie card and then another to go inside to strengthen the base,added a handle using brads and Martha Stewart double loops punch. Jars are from ikea,filled with ribbons to match the colour scheme. Used stampin up circle and scallop punches for the tops and side of the jars. Then used First Edition 'Desert Bloom' design paper and EK Success butterfly punch for the embellishments. Added decorative corners using Die-namics photo corners die. I hope she likes it and if you want to say Happy Birthday,here is her blog.x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Jacobs birthday card

Hi all,well excuse the erratic blogging at the moment,life is very busy this time of the year and the cold tends to affect my crafting and making loads of christmas cards in bulk tends to put you off normal cardmaking. Really need super heaters i reckon and to retire....lol
Anyway this is a card i made my little cousin who you can tell is called Jacob
penny black ' bear blanks' stamps
coloured with promarkers
peel off letters coloured to match
kraft card and other card from stash
stamped greeting
Die-namics photo corners die

Well thats all for me folks,will be back later to do some commenting but was wondering if anyone can help me as if i view my blog in my ipad the background is black and i cant read the writing only see pics???
have tried changing the background but its still the same and others using a ipad have mentioned it also!
Anyway have a good day all,x

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Hello all

Hi all,just a quick hello, work hectic at the moment with lots of paperwork and things going on and so not much time for crafting and blogging but if you want a peek at this weeks DT card i made why not pop on over to the StampnCraft blog and if you leave a comment i will pop back and see you.
Off for a crafty day with the DT team as long as the weather behaves so have a good day all.x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kanban, me and DT cards

Hi all,well have to say reckon the gods were shining on me when Beth from StampnCraft gave me these toppers as i just love the gorjuss girls range,and these Kanban toppers hit the spot :)
So the DT focus this week is Kanban toppers and these are the two cards i made with my sheets.
Gorjuss girl diecut topper
black card,flowers and card candy from stash
decorative labels 8
Gorjuss girl diecut topper
gold mirri card,ribbon and pearl brads from stash

Gorjuss girl topper kit

Beth stocks a wide range of kanban topper kits so reckon i will be popping back for more. Dont forget to pop by the StampnCraft blog for some more inspiration,have a great week,x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Wildflowers blue and a DT card or two

Ok,well i shall be honest and when i got my paper i was truly stumped as me and floral dont exactly go together....lol but after looking at it and thinking of different ways to use it,once i started i was on a roll even if it was a simple roll!!
This was my paper for my DT project over at StampnCraft.
Paper is from The Paper Company USA range (Wildflowers blue)

and these are the two cards i made with my one sheet of paper.Main card i cut paper into squares,using a woodware punch,inked the edges with 'stormy sky' distress ink and glued to card blank. Added silver peeloff lines in between and then fancy cut the daisies and added to corner along with some glamour dust. For the notelet i cut the paper into banners,added some gems and stamped a greeting. Both quick cards but pleased with the end result. Papers, card blanks,gems and distress inks all available at the StampnCraft shop. Will be back later to do some blogging as have persuaded hubby he needs to go to footie :)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Birthday cards for buddies

Hi all,can i first off all say thanks so much for all your comments re my post on the loss of my cat Mitzi . Been a strange week without her especially after losing our other cat Otiz in April. Me and Sam (my dog)have been having lots of cuddles to get through and your lovely words have helped greatly.
Now these two cards i made last week are for Tracy and Tina,lovely ladies i craft with at the Bristol meets who have just celebrated their birthdays.
LOTV image coloured with promarkers
oval and scallop oval nesties
Dovecraft 'back to basics 2' papers
memory box ' spring border' die
memory box 'simple banner' die
Wild Rose Studio 'birthday greetings' stamped with 'lavender lace' ink (stampin up)
circle and scallop nesties
Stampin up embosslits ' beautiful wings' die
card from stash

LOTV image coloured with promarkers
oval and scallop oval nesties
Dovecraft 'back to basics 2' papers
memory box ' spring border' die
memory box 'simple banner' die
Wild Rose Studio 'birthday greetings' stamped with 'certainly celery' ink (stampin up)
circle and scallop nesties
Stampin up embosslits ' beautiful wings' die
card from stash


Thanks for popping by,have a great evening all,x
 





























Tuesday, 6 November 2012

R.I.P Mitzi


Sadly i had to have my cat Mitzi put to sleep yesterday when we went to the vets. She had early stages of renal failure and ready to go. She was 18 and had a good life so know she is at peace now but will miss her lots and so will my dog Sam.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Retirement card for Sally

Hi all,just a quick post as off to vet with cat shortly as not too good but have made this card for a friend at work who is taking early retirement,am going to miss her loads as she was there from when i first started working. Chosen her favourite colour purple and am sure she will be certainly enjoying her retirement.
Flippin woman image and greeting stamp set
coloured with promarkes
labels 8 nesties
Decorative labels 8 nesties
ribbon - the range
paper - katysue designs
card and gems from stash
sprinkle of glamour dust


Thanks for all the lovely comments that you leave on my blog,love to read your feedback and it means i get to pop over and visit and see your lovely creations,x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Been to a craft show

Hi all,well went to the Taunton craft show today with Sandra and Kelly and managed to spend a few pennies and had a good day and also meet up with some other docraft buddies.
I brought a ink blending mat,decorative labels 8, di-namics photo corners die,gorjuss girl stamp (half price) and whiff of joy stamp also half price and some fab spotty card from the annemarie stall. Was very restrained today for a change....lol

Saturday, 3 November 2012

House Mouse DT card

Well its Saturday so that must mean its my day to reveal my DT card for StampnCraft. Our challenge this week was to use a House Mouse image on our card and as they are so cute was no problem at all!

And for my card i challenged myself further to make a male card as really struggle with those!. For this card i stamped the image ( from the Autumn Tumble set) and coloured with promarkers and then diecut some clouds on to post its and used as a mask whilst i then applied tumbled glass distress ink for the sky. Layered up on paper and card from stash and added buttons,twine and a greeting.

Beth stocks a wide range of house mouse stamps in her shop so why not pop over and also go and visit the StampnCraft blog to see the other DT members cards and get some inspiration. Thanks for all your comments,they make my day,x

Friday, 2 November 2012

Happy birthday Margaret

Well its safe to post the card here as i know she doesnt do blogging.....lol. So this is for a docraft buddy and i have been challenging myself to use some of my stash that i havent used for a while.
stampin up 'crazy for cupcakes' stamp set
happy birthday embossing folder
circle and scallop nesties
coloured image with promarkers and added glamour dust
organze ribbon and card from stash

Right off to nosey at the latest DT cards over at stampncraft and make the most of the last day of my holiday as its gone so fast,x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Playing with some stamps & halloween bag

Hi all,well it was rather wet and windy last night and that meant no trick or treaters so does anyone want a sweet.......lol. Anyway yesterday did a little playing with a magazine ( molly blooms christmas carnival )recommended by Sandra that i picked up in whsmiths on monday that came with some cute stamps and ended up making 6 mini simple christmas cards! So this is the finished first two cards (made them all the same)
stamped 1st image in rich cocoa brown & 2nd in black (preferred the black) and coloured with promarkers, used papers and greeting from the magazine.

magazine contents  ( lots of good ideas inside the mag )

Decorated a paper bag and filled with sweets for nephew

Thanks for popping by to visit and say hello and remember to take a sweet on the way out. Had a little play and have changed my blog background and have to say i love the leaves,have a good day all,x