Monday, 30 April 2012

Penny Black challenge.....Week 199

Penny Blacks challenge this week is called MAY DAY so spring type cards...
Decided to use this little stamp which is called ' Buzz in the Air'coloured which I have coloured with Copic pens.
The backing papers are from Echo Park Country Drive pad...Punches used are Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch, Stampin UP label punch.
My scanner has been playing up these last few days so had to photograph my card but  its not a good picture sorry think I also could do with a new camera!! Also added to my card is a small bee charm and some flowers from my stash box.


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Summer by the Sea....

This is a stamp that comes from a lovely Stampin Up set called 'Summer by the Sea' which has been retired for quite a while now but a set I have kept.
Coloured with pencils and mounted onto nesties.
Backing papers are a mix of Craft Creations, the daisy paper and S.U.  Also used is a daisy embossing folder, Memory Box corner die and those lovely Whimsey corners again.  
Have a great weekend...


The Daisy embossing folder is by Crafts Too

Thursday, 26 April 2012

White on White....

Had lovely day today went to Shepton Mallet craft fair with friends....I didn't think it was a good as previous years but we all managed to spend a few pennies. Bought some new stamps and another Memory Box die beside other bits and bobs...also saw a lovely knitting pattern for a jacket so ended up buying some wool to make it....
I made this card yesterday playing  around with Memory Box dies...using the Poppy, Tulip and Tessatina border die. Embossed a piece of card with a Stampin Up folder before cutting out 2 oval to make a frame.. embossed the flower dies and leaves...
 Used some of the waste from the Tessatina die and popped a few pearls on them......Martha Stewart butterfly with a little bit of sparkle on. I've left the sentiment off the card for the moment...
Off to watch the T.V. as I feel a bit 'cream crackered'...

Also entering my card in the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bird in Blossom......

This weeks challenge over at Make my Monday is Birds or Animals...
Most of the elements on my card are from Stampin Up except the frame which is a Spellbinders one and the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
I embossed some cream and kraft card them distressed it with vintage photo Distress ink. Cut the nestie out and placed a rectangle nesties in the centre making the frame.  The music paper is also from Stampin Up, cut out the leaf die and just embossed the leaves a little bit and added some old olive ink to the leaved...punched out some small flowers then popped then in another S.U. embossing folder before making the little flowers..
Its another very wet day down here in Somerset.....will we ever see the sun again???


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sweet little Elephant...

Just wanted to try out my new Joy Daisy cut and emboss dies which I think are lovely.  I masked off part of this stamp  as I just wanted the little elephant so masked off a little daisy and a butterfly.
The stamp is a Penny Black one called 'Embrace'..coloured with Copics.  Backing papers are from a freebie pad which is called 'Pink Petticoat' Wild blossoms, it has some really papers papers in the pack.
sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly stamp..Corner Adorner punch also used.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Less is More challenge....Week 64 Theme

The challenge over at Less is More is theme and the theme is How Charming...using charms on our cards.
I have used a pair of embossed feet for my image which I have mounted onto card and paper. I've used 'that' die again Memory Box Tessatina and threaded my little baby boot through the thread running across the card and added a couple of flowers to the card.  Used the S.U. window punch added tiny buttons and placed small pearls in the centre .
I am still trying to get my head around this new interface and have had a few problems posting...I think it must be me!!


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Penny Black Challenge...week 198

Its Saturday again and that means another great challenge from the Penny Black Challenge DT team and this week our challenge is NO PATTERN PAPERS can be used.
I've used one of my new P.B. stamps and this one is called DREAMY, it is a lot bigger than I expected but I am sure it will get used a lot. For the background I used a diamond embossing folder which you can only peek at from the bottom and also a Memory Box die called Tessatina.
I've used the Cuttlebug flower dies to mount the sentiment, S.U. edge punch and window punch.  The dragonfly stamp I found in my 'bits' box so just colours him and added glitter, the flower heads also have glitter on them but it doesn't show up well.


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Elementary Elegance...

This Elementary Elegance Stampin Up set has been sat on my shelf unused so thought it time I made a card with it.  I've used S.U. Melon Mambo card which I love with black and white.  Embossed the background with a Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, added a border across the centre using S.U. Eyelet punch other S.U. punches used are circles and Curley label. Tonic small flower punch and Whimsey corner dies.
DP is also S.U.
ALthough I've used tiny silver brads in the centre of the flowers I've used silver pearls on the eyelet border.

Thanks for looking...


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Make My Monday challenge....

Make My Monday challenge is another new challenge for me...and there theme this week is Male Sports or again I have used a LOTV image.
Coloured with pencils.  Backing papers are from Craft Creations.  EK Success border punch and a Craftwork Cards sentiment...

Off to patchwork this afternoon....although we do more chatting and eating than sewing some times...lOl..lOl..


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Its a Mans World.....

Two posts in one day.....

Thought I would enter this card into the Everybody Art Challenge as its a Mans card this week its the first time of entering a challenge on their blog.
I've used LOTV Lazy days stamp, coloured with pencils.  Backing papers are from Basic Grey  Lauderdale and another one which has lost its cover!
Sentiment is from Pink Gems, punches used are Martha Stewart border punch and S.U. Corner.
I am a happy bunny as my car passed its  MOT today with flying colours....

Thanks for popping by


St Luke's Mid month post...

Our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge this month is BLING as its our anniversary....we have had some beautiful cards posted on our blog but we do need more get out your glitter, gems and pearls and come and join in our challenge, there is a bumper prize this month which could be yours just for entering....
My card was one from yesterdays crafting nightmares but managed to do something with it in the end but the corners should not be there!
The stamp is  by Stamp-IT and called Antique Trio..coloured with Copics then added some ink to the edges...2 Memory Box dies used one is the border and the other the swirl...added a little bit of glitter and a few pearls...


Monday, 16 April 2012

Less is More Challenge...

Have ever had one of those days when everything you do ends up in the bin and nothing looks right...well I have had one of those days and also Mr MOJO seems to have gone for a walk!!
Back to LIM Chrissie and Mandi have come up with a great challenge this week ONE LAYER and DOODLING......and this is my effort!!
My stamp is a very old Anita's stamp, masked the stamp and inked the background then I have done some doodling all the petals and leaves before adding a little bit of colour.


Flower girl.......

This is one of 3 Flower Girls stamps from the Pergamano Flower Girls sets..they really are sweet.
Coloured with pencils...backing paper is from a pad called Two Scoops...
Doo Hickey swirl die used also a couple of S.U. punches.

Thanks for looking..


Saturday, 14 April 2012

Penny Black challenge.....week 197

Penny Blacks challenge this week is SPOTS and STRIPES....
I've used Penny Blacks 'Raining daisies' stamp and coloured it using pencils but also did another bit of paper piecing on the umbarella.  Backing papers are from my stash.
Corner die is a Memory Box one, border punch is a from Tonic, punched out small flowers and then added a tiny dot which actually was waste from the same border punch but in yellow and was ideal for the centre of the tiny flowers. 


Thursday, 12 April 2012


Couple of sample cards from our masking project at club last night, on this card I have used the Stampin Up motor bike and also a tree from 'Lovely as a Tree set. Backing paper is from S.U.

This little angel stamp from Judikins I have had for quite a few years, with her I just made a choir of angels by masking... Stampin Up backing paper, cuttlebug embossing folder.
Our ladies did really well last night, we only have 2 1/2 hours in which to do two projects and halfway through we always stop for a cuppa.... If anyone is interestered in joining us we meet on 2nd Wednesday of every month in East Coker Village Hall, Somerset, 7- 9.30-am,  you can email me or just turn up, its £3.50 per session we provide everything but might ask you to bring in the odd thing i.e. this month is was stamps for masking.

Thanks for looking...


Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Just a quick post today as I have been to patchwork and I am just getting ready for our club night tonight....

Needed to make an Engagement card so a bit of re-cycling had to be done as I didn't have time to stamp and colour so this image was saved from an anniversary card, popped it onto Fleur De Lis Spellbinder...backing paper is from S.U.... My card hasn't scanned well as I have used holographic paper and the scanner doesn't like it!!!!
Sentiment from craftwork cards...

Thanks for looking


Monday, 9 April 2012

Penny Black Challenge ..week 196

Our challenge this week over at Penny Black is CASE-IT.....
This is my take on Helen's card using the Framed Flowers stamp.  A little bit of paper piecing on my card having stamped the flower heads in the same paper as the backing paper which is from S.U.
Crafts Too embossing dots folder using across the middle, sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
Hope you have all had a lovely is typical Bank Holiday weather..rain!!!!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Club Project......Sneak preview...

Here's a sneak preview of one of my sample cards that I had made for our pricking project that we are doing at our club meeting on  Wednesday night.
This little pricking pattern I have had for years and found it when clearing out so just reduced it so that it would fit on a large nestie circle.
We have a 'library' of crafting goodies in our club box which includes lots of stamps and our ladies are encouraged to use them and are welcome to take them home for a month and bring them back at our next meeting.  We are lucky enough to have  a lot of Stampin Up sets so I have tried to make samples using stamps that we have in our box.
Backing paper is from Stampin Up...the bird and butterfly are both from the S.U. Touch of Nature set.  Having stamped the butterfly onto old Oliver card I then got some bleach and just bleached out the colour and ended up with the 'yellow' effect, if you haven't tried this technique then do have a play as you can get some lovely colours, I just used some cheap bleach and and old paint brush, brush the bleach on and let it dry, if you want a lighter colour then paint over it again.

Off to start on my other samples for our 2nd project which is stamping and masking...
Enjoy the rest of your week end..


Friday, 6 April 2012

Spring has sprung.....

As soon as I saw this stamp from Stampavie I fell in love with it and it flew into my basket!
Coloured with pencils and mounted onto Nesties.   Backing paper is from  a Basic Grey pad and is called  Wisteria.  Sentiment is from Craftwork cards, small roses from Wild Orchid Crafts..  Leaf punch has no name on it...Dies used are: Corner die is from Whimsy Stamps, Memory Box die across the centre.
Its coming up to our monthly club night next Wednesday so the next  couple of days are going to be taken up doing samples oh and possibly tasting a few Easter Eggs...lOl...lOl

I would like to wish you all A VERY HAPPY EASTER...


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Sweet Blossom....

Sweet Blossom is the name of this lovely stamp from Whimsy Stamps...
My friends Margaret and Heather came over on Tuesday and we had a great  day colouring with  our pencils and this is one of the images that we coloured.
Backing paper is MME...Stampin Up scallop border punched use also another one of the corner dies from Whimsy Stamps. Other punches used are flower and leaves Nellie Snellen and S.U. cirlces punches.


Wednesday, 4 April 2012


A friend rang yesterday and asked me for a couple of wedding cards that she needed for today!
This is one of them but I ended up doing a bit of recycling .....the image was from a wedding card my daughter had a few years ago so just mounted it onto nesties and added some glittery card around the edge.
Backing paper is a handmade paper that I got at a craft show down at Exeter a couple of years ago. Roses. leaves and the pearl spray came from Wild Orchid Crafts and the hear pearls I had in my stash.  Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
It's patchwork today so no crafting....
thanks for looking


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Penny Black Challenge ..week 195

Needed to get my thinking cap on this week for Penny Blacks Challenge
which is called 'Sing-a-long'..... This little stamp called 'Message from Above' is perfect for my choice of song which is Elvis Presley's  'Return to Sender'.
Coloured with Copic pens.  Backing paper is from Echo Park 'Country Drive' pad.
Punches used are Martha Stewart picket fence, Stampin Up oval and window punch.

thank for looking


Monday, 2 April 2012

Less is More....week 61 Lucky Dip

Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More have come up with yet another great challenge for us and this week it is Lucky Dip and we have been given a lovely picture for inspiration. 
For my card I have used the Memory Box umbrella die and the centre umbrella I've turned upside down and filled with flowers using various small flower punches.
Backing paper is from Papermania Blueberry Hill, corners dies are from Whimsey Stamps.
Sentiment is from Personal Impressions.


Sunday, 1 April 2012

St Lukes Charity card challenge... 1 year old.....

St Lukes Charity card challenge is 1 year old this month so our challenge for you this month is Bling ... 
We all love sparkle, gems, glitter, beads or anything thats shiny so get your creative juices going and come join use in our monthly challenge.

For my card I have used one of Debbie Moores Deco ladies which I have cut and mounted onto Nesties then added a bit of 'bling  by adding gems. I used some Kanban embossed card for the background, Do Hickey swirl die and added some flowers then put a little sparkly gem in the centre. Found a black button with some gems in so added that to the sentiment.

We have a great  Anniversary giveaway this month and this could be yours just by entering a card in our very worth while challenge....

We had some wonderful entires last month for our challenge so lets see what you can do this month....BLING IT ON.....