Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Roses are Red......

Another Nellie's card using the 'waste' aperture from the largest Nellie's circle die.
For the centre I've used a smaller circle die, cut and layed with red card and mounted a Victorian Lady's head which is from one of Joanna Sheen's Victorian Photographs.
Backing paper is SU Red Real Designer Paper.
Pins: The Hobby House
Roses: from Stash
Punch: L-EM fern punch
Two friends have 'BIG' birthdays coming up soon will add a number to the top right hand corner....wonder who will get this card?????

Another Nellie Card

I've used the 2nd largest circle from the Nellie's Circle set for this card, the circle has a 'pointed' scalloped edge unlike the last card which had round scallops if you know what I mean!!!
The flower image and sentiment are from the SU set 'Bloomin with Beauty', think I might have to buy this set as I keep borrowing it from my lovely friend Jan....thank you Jan. The flowers have been coloured using Pencils,I've used nesting circles to mount the images up and popped them onto pads.
All card and backing papers used on this card is from Stampin Up.

Monday, 28 December 2009

3D mouse.....

Thought I would have a little play with 2 of my new Christmas goodies. I had a set of Nellie's Muilti frames (circles) from my friend Carolynne and I also treated myself to one of the new EK Success border punches. The Nellie's frames are quite versatile and you can make 6 different designs plus use can use the 'waste' card for actual frames so great value for money!
Stamped this lovely little mouse image then used the largest circle to cut it out.
As we are also doing decoupage as one of our projects in club next month thought this card would make a lovely sample using rubber stamps to decoupage. The mouse has been coloured using both chalks and Radiant Pearls, the Radiant Pearls have been sat in my
cupboard for the last 3 years!!!!!
Stamp: Great Impressions
Nellies: Circle set
Punch: EK SUccess Diamond lace, SU Photo corner
Backing paper: Craft Creations
Pearls: Papermania
Ribbon and flower from stash.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


No card to post today but just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and Peaceful New Year.

Thanks also for all your lovely comments that you have left on my blog over the year, shall now go and dig out all those new stamps that I have bought over the past 12 months and are still sitting in a drawer and do something with them....


Sunday, 20 December 2009

PB Challenge......

This weeks Penny Black challenge was to use Christmas charms...the stamp used is one of the new PB Slapstick stamps and this one is called 'Caroling Trio'. The background is pearlised card embossed and glittered, ribbon from stash. Image has been chalked and glittered and a silver star added with a brads.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


At long last I've had time to finish off one of my Parchment projects that I did at a week-end workshop with Christine Coleman and Alison Yeates down in Paignton.... I went on the course with 3 other friends, Karen, Janet and Jill...we had lots of laughs along the way especially about my room which really was no bigger that a cupboard/closet!!
This was the first time I had ever done a workshop or had attempted any sort of grid work and although it took a lot of concentration I really enjoyed doing it. All I need to be do now is to find a nice frame.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Penny Black --- Red & Gold challenge

I should doing the ironing this morning but just found time to make the Penny Black challenge card for this week and the theme is Red and Gold.
U have used 2 PB stamps on this card 'Gifts for You', which I adapted and put the balloon on and also 'Xmas memories' stamped in the backgroun on the label. For the background on the card I used the SU Snowflake roller but it doesn't show up very well in the photograph. Cuttlebug snowflake die, SU eylet border punch, balloon punch and ribon from my stash. Right off to do the ironing now.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Penny Black Challenge....

where do the weeks go? This weeks Penny Black challenge is Christmas for the girls so have adapted this stamp she is called 'Chic'.....have done the card in pinks and pale greens, her trousers are supposed to be pale lime green but have come out yellow! Have used the Fiskars snowflake border punch, MCgill branch punch, Cuttlebug snowflake die, Nestability oval, cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, SU oval punches and the christmas flower is one that my lovely friend Val gave me. The backing papers are Papermainia and the Christmas charm and the pink brads from from my stash.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Play Day.....

I've had a lovely day stamping with my friend Val W.
We did a lot of chatting but also managed to complete 2 projects, one being a Watering Can which you can find the tutorial for on Splitcoast Stampers, and also a Christmas gift bag which I made from bags given to me by the lovely Jenny Moors, thank you Jenny.
The bags made are for children but if making them for 'grown ups' you can really go to town and put lots of glitz and sparkle on. The stamp set used on both these project is SU Season of Joy, all SU card and designer papers have also been used and of course SU oval punches! Cuttlebug flower dies. We also made a Christmas 'Peek a Boo' card but I need to complete that.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Val's Birthday card.......

I can now post Val's birthday card that I made for her as her birthday was yesterday.....I used SU A Rose is a Rose set on this card, stamped the roses which are double stamped onto cream card using SU More Mustard and So Saffron and for the leaves Olive Olive & Always Artichoke. Nestability scallop die and oval die used. The sentiment is from SU 'Best Yet' stamp set. Martha Stewart Valentine Heart border bunch, Backing paper and pearls from stash.

Penny Black challenge.....

Haven't been a good blogger lately as I have been very busy but managed to do this weeks Penny Black challenge which is called Winter Wonderland....this stamp is called Snowy & Hedgy, backing papers are called Snowy Days by Pebbles Inc. Image has been water coloured and also glittered. Fiskars snowflake border/embosse punch, the 'friend to friend' senitment is from SU Pocket Silhouettes set, SU window punch. Ribbon is also SU.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge......

This weeks Penny Black challenge is called 'Christmas for the Guys' so have used PB 'Fetching Slippers' image....as so many men usually end up getting slippers for Christmas!
Watercoloured the image using pencils ,the backing paper is called 'Holiday Joy Ornaments', Cuttblebug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Arch border punch, SU photo corner punch, craftwork Cards card candy, Nestailities, ribbon from stash.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Thank you.....

This post is a little late as I have had problems with my PC but better late than never.
Last Wednesday night we had the lovely Jenny Moors from Stampin Up at our craft club, we had a great night. Jenny bought some wonderful cards and boxes to show us and while half of the ladies were watching Jenny doing a demo the other half did a 'make & take' project that Jenny had prepared for us then we changed over half way through the evening.
Jenny 'thank you so much' for giving us a fantastic evening and we look forward to your next visit.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge...Silent Night

This weeks Penny Black Challenge is 'Song Title/lyric' so I thought this little stamp called Xmas Dreams was ideal. Stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with pencils.....Nestability frame, Cutlebug background folder Swiss dots, backing paper and blue gems and ribbon from stash, Cuttlebug snowflake die. SU window punched used for on sentiment.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Rose is a Rose

Very busy at the moment getting ready for 2 craft fairs but wanted to stamp a couple of cards using my new A Rose is a Rose stamp set. All stampin Up card has been used, the backing paper is also SU. Scallop border edge punch and Cuttlebug Swirls folder across the centre of the card. Once again the lovely Oval punches, sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Thought I had better make the grandchildren something for Halloween, so searched and found tutorials for these on various blogs......The peek-a-boo packet has a chocolate Ghost in it, the bats have Chocolate lollipops inside, the pumpkin also has chocolates all from M & S.
Looking forward to tomorrow as we are all off to Monkey World....I just love it there and so do the grandchildren.......

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Another butterfly.....

This time I used the butterfly stamp from the Touch of Nature SU Set. Stamped it onto blue card and then on to cream cut it out and again left a border of cream around it and stuck tiny beads down the centre of the body. Punches used were, SU Scallop, and SU Ovals, SU Eyelet punch ( I really like this new punch)
Card and backing is from stash as well as ribbon and pearls.


Having been to Jenny's SU launch party I was inspried by her lovely butterfly cards so decided to fish out my butterfly stamps and punches.

For the blue card :I uesed a 'dotty' stamp and stamped onto blue card with a dark ink pad, punched out the butterflies using a Family Treasures punch then stuck them onto white card and cut around leaving a white border to make them 'pop'. The backing paper is a K and Co one, SU eyelet border punch and SU scallop circle punch as well as some of the nesting circle punches. Ribbon from stash.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge....

This weeks Penny Black challenge was a card plan which was really easy. I've stamped the PB 'Jump for Joy' stamp, stamped and then masked him. Colour with watercolour pencils. Card is SU Old Olive, backing paper is Basic Grey 'Sultry'. Nestability ovals, swirls are cut from the Quickutz Revolution swirls die, flowers and gems from stash, SU ovals and SU senitment from the Sincere Salutations set.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Recessed Window....

I've got an eye infection but wanted to try and make one of these Recessed Window cards, wasn't easy marking the card with streaming eyes but did managed to complete it!!
I have used the SU Touch of Nature stamp set, SU card and designer paper, coloured the image with pencils, small leaf punch used in the corners, ribbon from stash.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tilda again......

This Tilda is called 'Dinner' Tilda.....She's been coloured using copic pens, I've added pearls to her so she looks a bit 'posh'.....The embossed frame is from Craft Work cards but I have cut it down in size.
SU Designer backing papers used, SU photo corner punch. Martha Stewart Valentine heart punch, ribbon from stash and a little crochet flower which I picked up recently at a craft show.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Tilda Bee.....

Just love the cute little Tilda stamps.....this is Tilda Bee.
I have used SU Turquoise card for the card, coloured Tilda in with pencils, put her on Nestabilities, backing paper is from MME 'Pretty Please'. Flowers and lace from stash, the little be charm is from The Hobby House.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

P.B Challenge

This weeks Penny Black challenge is button & Bows....I have used the P.B. Duckling stamp and coloured him with Copics then cut him out using Nestabilties and sponged the edges using SU Old Olive ink.
The backing papers are MME 'Bloom & Grow. Cuttlebug embossing folder across the middle, buttons, ribbons & Craftwork Candy from my stash.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Funky flowers........

My lovely friend Val very kindly let me stamp a couple of stamps from the Kay Carley Funky flower sheets.
This image has been coloured with pencils, the backing paper is one of the SU Designer sets, cuttlebug flower die, sentiment is one from the SU circle of friendship set, SU ribbon, Martha Stewart Doily lace border punch. Gems from stash.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge.....

How the weeks fly by its the Penny Black challenge again....this week it is Autumn Breezes so I have used the 'Dressed Up' PB stamp, hes stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured and then cut out with Nestability Octagons, card is SU So Saffron and Old Olive, backing papers from stash. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
For the leaves I have coloured a spare bit of the swiss dots card with ink and then punched them out with a leaf punch. SU photo corners and craftwork card candy also used in the corners. Happy Birthdy sentiment is from Personal Impressions.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Willow with Umbrella....

Just love these Whiff of Joy stamps this one is Willow with Umbrella....I seem be to in the 'pink & green' mode at the moment!!......Stamped her on watercolour card and have used watercolour pencils. The backing papers are MME 'Wild Asparagus', SU card, flowers from stash, leaf punch, spacer on flower is from The Hobby House. Martha Stewart Valentine heart punch and pearls from Papermania.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


In our craft club next week one of the projects is masking so here are just a couple of samples that I have done.
The first card is one of the Gibson Girl stamps from a sheet but can't remember where I bought it. Background writing stamp is from Impression Obession Inc, backing paper from stash, punches used are SU 5 petal punch, small punch from X-cut,Martha Stewart lace Doily punch, SU So Saffron ribbon. Pearls from stash.

Choir boy card: Funstamp image (now Personal impressions), backing paper from stash, SU scallop border punch, Cuttlebug snowflake punch.

Right must dash as I am meeting my friend Val for coffee and a catch up, back later to finish off remaining sample cards.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 28 September 2009

Tilda with Bike

I should be doing samples for next months club but just wanted to have a quick play with one of my new Magnolia Tilda stamps....coloured her with pencils, the paper is from MME and called Pretty Please..just love the turquoise and pink!
Right must make a start on the club cards now...

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Shutter Card

This is my first attempt at a shutter card but think I could me makaing a few more of these.
The stamp is Penny Black 'Jump for Joy', SU card and some SU designer papers, prima flower. SU oval punches and sentiment. Nestability scallop used on the front of the card.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

P.B Challenge.......

Well this is the second challenge card I've made! The first one almost finished when I put my hand in a drawer without realizing that my craft knife was in there blade upright......ouch....... my dear hubbie came to my rescue and bandage my finger.....so card in the bin I had to start all over again not easy when you have one finger stuck in the air....
Anyway this weeks Penny Black challenge is Chocolate, lemon & pink. The stamp is called Uplifting Occasion, the card is all SU, backing paper is from Papermania 'Regency' book, cuttlebug flower die, prima flowers, lace and a pearl brad.....image has been coloured using chalks and pencils.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

A Kiss for Chole....

This is a Sarah Kay stamp called 'A kiss for Chole', image has been coloured with pencils.....Martha Stewart heart punch, paper are from K & Co......Prima flower and punched leaves. Craftwork Card candy.
Cuttlebug flower die.
This is my last post for a couple of weeks - taking a short break....

thanks for looking.. Anne

Sunday, 6 September 2009


When stamping I usually do more than one image and keep them in a box so next time it's already waiting to be coloured, I found a basket which was full of images not used so thought I would make the effort and use them up and this young lady is one of them!
Its a Penny Black....yes another one!!! This one ic called Chic, the backing papers are from Paper Pizazz 'Vintage'..Card is SU.Cuttlebug flower die. EK Sucess phot corner punch, ribbon & pearls from stash.

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 5 September 2009

PB Challenge......Tea Cozy

This weeks Penny Black challenge is 'Hearts Desire'....so thought this little stamp was ideal......
The stamps is called 'Tea Cozy'.....backing paper is from Papermania called 'Regency', Nestability circles around stamped image, Martha Stewart Heart punch, Leaf punch and roses from 'stash'. Sentiment is computer generated......

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Iris folding.......Christmas Tree

This is a project which Janet is doing with our girls at Craft Club in October, Janet & I also made this card in the small workshop we did with our Patchwork girls, and this is the card that I made.
The pattern came from a rubber stamp, but sorry don't know who's it was, silver paper from M & S all other paper and backing came from my 'stash'. SU oval punches and ribbon. The embellishment on top of the tree came from a Christmas card I received last year, as you know us crafters throw nothing away.......

Monday, 31 August 2009

Crossword Card....

Mens cards are always difficult but this card always seems to go down well. The watch and glasses are from a Craftime embellishment pack, the dictionary and pencil are hand made, the crossword computer generated. Happy Birthday stamp is a Do Craft one. Backing paper is a K and Co Lifes Journey called Flat Dictionary.

Jumping for Joy....

This stamp was the other one that I bought with my Penny Black challenge win......'Jumping for Joy'...He's been coloured with watercolour pencils, backing paper from stash, SU card, SU photo corner punch, Craftwork card 'Card Candy dots'
Cuttblebug flower die and SU circle sentiment. Mini pearls.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Berry Tilda........

This is my first Tilda stamp 'Berry Tilda' but I dont think it will be the last! They are so cute and I just love 'cutie' stamps as you might have noticed!!
I have coloured her with Distress inks, Tattered Rose, Peeled paint and Tea dye. Backing paper is a Basic Grey one called 'Stella Ruby' given to me by my lovely friend Val and of course a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' strip, Prima flowers, punched leaves brads, SU birthday sentiment, SU oval punch.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

PB Christmas Challenge.....

This weeks Penny Black challenge is Christmas. Luckily enough I already had this card made. The stamp is Called Plimsole Pete stamped and watercoloured. Backing paper from stash, punches used are McGill flower punch for the petals, and a small flower punch for the centre, MrGill pine punch for the leaves. Oval punches for sentiment.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Christmas Angel

Had a lovely day yesterday, my friend Janet and I did a small workshop at home with ladies from our Patchwork group and we were making Christmas cards, this is one of the cards we made.

The stamp is by Judikins, stamped and coloured with watercolour paints, silver Stickles glue has been used on her wings and halo. The Angel has been mounted on to Nestability circles and scallop circle then put onto a small paper doily. Three different Cuttlebug folders for the background, Cuttlebug flower die. Small papermania pearls used as embellishments.

Thanks for looking...Anne

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Big IS Beautiful......

Well we are home after having spent a lovely week in Devon with our grandson....weather was brilliant.....

I was lucky enough to win the PB Challenge a few weeks ago and my prize was a $15 voucher to spend with PB Stamps so one of the stamps I selected was this one ' A Smile for You' by Penny Black, it is quite a large stamp but so cute don't you think? Reminds me of a little girl starting school for the first time...aahh.
Red & Pink Card: I've coloured her with chalks, pencils and a couple of Copic pens. The backing paper is one from the SU designer sets called 'Rose Red', lace and flowers from my 'stash', punched leaves.
Blue & white card: Again coloured with chalks, pencils & Copics, Marther Stewart lace Doily punch used across the centre behind some 'jewelled' paper from my 'stash', SU photo corners and small blue gems.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Last posting for a week. DOTTY DOG....

We have our grandson with us so wont be posting for a week. This card was made using a Sizziz dog die which has been decoupaged, paw print card was from my 'stash', punched hearts, the 'woof' wording is from the Sizziz Playground alphabet die set, a fabric heart and ribbon has also been added, 'Dotty about you' was computer generated.
Thats it folks....see you in a week...

Monday, 10 August 2009

Stately Giraffe..

Isn't he regal? Just love this giraffe stamp its by Embossing Arts Co. and he is acutally called 'Stately Giraffe'.
Have stamped and embossed him in black, and layered him up in browns and gold but the gold doesn't show up well in the photograph. Had some Paper Pizazz Wild Thing Giraffe paper in my box, cuttlebug strip across the middle and of course a flower.....must stop using flowers on all my cards!!!! L-Em leaf punch, paper flower & brad. SU scallop punch. Right off to make a similar card but one without flowers.....

Thanks for looking...Anne

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Gifts for you......

A bit late posting this weeks Penny Black challenge card. This stamp is called Gifts for You.....flock vellum for part of the background and one of the SU wheels Fast Flowers has been used on the turquoise card. SU turquoise card & Ribbon, Cuttlebug flower dies and various flowers and a Papermania brad for the centre. White 'marshmellows' on the top right hand corner are from Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

By the garden gate.....

Just had time to make this card before the grandchildren descend upon us....bless them..
This image was created by using stamps from a sheet of Art Impression clear stamps. Background is done with Alcohol Inks, Wild Plum & stream with a touch of Bottle.
Stamps were stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Lyra Aquacolour crayons.
Card used is from Stampin Up. Punched leaves from a L-Em punch, two prima flowers and a Papermaina brad fir the centre.

Thanks for looking....Anne