Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Something a bit different....

It's been a very long time since my brayer last saw daylight so thought I would have a little play.
I started off with slightly 'coated' card and using a Big and Juicy Hydranga ink pad inked up my card but masking out a circle for the moon first before brayering.
Several stamps have been used on this card, the reeds and background is one stamp which I bought on that well known auction site quite a while ago but I dont remember it having a name it was just an unmounted stamp. The birds over the moon is a stamp from Lavina Stamps, the 'trees' stamped on the top of the card is a little stamp from Clarity but any leaf stamp will do. Having stamped I though the card needed something else so I've added my little bird punch with leaf from Stampin Up. I really enjoyed making this card so think I might do another one.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Penny Black challenge....

Summer Lovin is our challenge for this week from Penny Black.
The image is called 'Sharing Spring'. Coloured with pencils and I have 3D the flower centre and the little butterfly. white flower soft has been added to their little tails. The backing papers are from Papermania Summer Bloom pad which I just love and I managed to line up the little humming bird on the paper with the punched daisy flower, other punches used are MS butterfly and Nelly Snellen leaf punch and MS Valentine border. I bougth some lovely Harlequin ribbon which perfectly matched the Aqua card.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge......

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is charms.
I stamped one of the LOTV Christmas stamps and coloured with pencils. Found some background music and also 2 musical charms which I have placed on the the music sheet.
Backing papers are from Papermania.
Pionsettia has been coated in Diamond Dust.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Anniversary Frogs....

These little frogs are by Penny Black and the stamp is called 'Just a Tad'.
Imige coloured with pencils, the frogs have been 3D.
Papers used are from BasicGrey Kioshi pad.
M. S Modern Garland punch used across the bottom, dies used are Cuttlebug and SU photo corners.

My first blog award......

My lovely blogging friend Sylvie has given me this lovely award and it's my first so I am thrilled....thank you so much. Please go over and have a look at Sylvie's blog she has some beautiful cards on there.


Monday, 23 August 2010

LOTV Wedding Card.....

Sorry for the bad photograph on this card but the light is dreadful.
I just love this wedding image from LOTV. Just added a little bit of glitter onto the image and mounted it onto the Nellie square die cut. The backing paper is a handmade paper that has beautiful white leaves on it with glitter in the centre I dont know what its called as it came from one of the craft shows. Cuttlebug swiss dots along the botton with a little bit of ribbon and I've used the Stampin Up eyelet border punch along with a few pearls (of course). Greeting is computer generated and mounted onto SU oval punches. A few roses added to the front, Nellie Snellon leaves also added.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Penny Balck challenge....

Penny Blacks challenge this week is a card plan which I love doing.
Had a problem getting the right colour for the watering can started off with watercolouring then went back to my pencils! This little image is called 'Yearning'. Mounted on Nesties, backing paper is from Papermania Aqua pack. Corners are Cuttlebug, the buttons are in fact a perfect match for the purple card but they haven,t scanned very well.
Two flower punches used and of course a few pearls.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Bah Humbug....

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is Winter Wonderland. This card I made as a sample for one of our club nights when we did shrink plastic.
The tree stamp is from the SU set called Lovely as a tree, the two snowmen are both from Hobby Art and the Holly leaves is an old Antia's stamp.
Trees have been glittered along with the snowmen, Snowtex used for the snow with glitter added on top.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Daisy Medley...

This lovely stamp is from Hobby Art and is called 'Daisy Medley'. Card and backing paper is all SU.
Punches used are M.S. Deep Trellis, leaves on trellis are punched from the SU bird punch, small daisy punch and SU oval punches.
Off on a cycle ride today with 2 of our grandchildren only hope the rain stays away for a bit.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


This little chap has been sat in my box for weeks so thought it was about time I made a card with him.
Image coloured with pencils, backing papers are called 'Oliver' from BasicGrey. MS stewart punch zig zag also used. Ribbon from stash and computer generated image, hand made brads.

Thanks for popping by....

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Penny Black challenge....

Penny blacks challenge for this week is 'Feeling Fruity'. Image coloured with pencils and the apples have been glazed with glossy accents.
Mounted onto Nellie Snellen square die cut.
Backing papers are by Doodlebug and were a gift from my lovely friend Val.
Punches used, Fiskars border punch and SU corner punch. Handmade brads and SU sentiment.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge....

It's nice to be back in my craft room and back to normality. This weeks Bah Humbug challenge is Angels/Fairies. I've used a decoupage this week for a change and mounted it onto nesties.
Backing paper is and olf SU one, Crats too star embossing folder used across the centre. MS snowflake and border punch also used as well as the SU star punch.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Penny Black challenge

This weeks Penny Black challenge is on the beach.
Stamp used on this card is called 'Cheers'. Not very happy with my colouring as I picked up the wrong pen and her bikini is too dark. Sponged the background with blue and added a little bit of sand for her to stand in.
Water effect backing paper is from stash, scallop punch used across the card to make 'waves'.
Cuttblebug corner dies and flower die used. Shells are mini buttons.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Bah Humbug......

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is through the window.
The actual 'window' on this card I made a very long time ago, hence the simple background through the window, a silver pipe cleaner for a christmas tree!
The window was created using an Ornar window template, pricked and window part cut away, then I left a border around the edge so that I could score and turn over to make an border so I could add the tree background The little angel stamps are from 'Judikins', stamped, coloured and then cut out. Pipe cleaner stuck onto white card shaped and stuck down to look like a Christmas tree, angels then put onto sticky pads and the window frame put over the top.
Ribbon added around the side of the window frame. A4 card with christmas backing paper on then I placed my window on top.
Hope this all makes sense!!!

A couple of pictures for you, one of 'Alfie' at 6 hours old and one with a very proud Grandad. Mum and baby came home yesterday lunchtime both are doing well.

Back to normal today and need to catch up on challanges and also get ready for our craft club meeting on Wednesday.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

IT'S A BOY......

Alfred Martin George came into the world at 12.36pm yesterday,weighing 8lbs 10zs both mum and baby are fine. It's so nice to have another grandson we now have 2 of each.
Saw him quickly last night and hopefully I will have a photo to show you later tonight, Just off again now to look after Alfie's sister.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Game boy.....

Another very quick card today using LOTV die cuts.
SU card and backing papers used on the card also the star punch is SU.
MS border punch, a couple of button and and bit if ribbon.
Thanks for dropping by.......

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Fairy Bouguet....

Another image from LOTV. They have come in very handy this week as I dont have much time in my craft room.
Unfotunately the silver behind the image doesn't show up so it doesn't look very sparkly. Mounted onto SU designer paper, MS punch cross the bottom and the corners are also made using this punch. A little bit of glitter, ribbon and a few pearls and hey presto you have ready made card.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Cheers to you......

Great excitment this week as my daughters baby arrives on Friday....I'm I excited....oh yes, yes, yes.
Anyway back to todays post, this little cat is from LOTV, mounted onto nestabilities. Backing paper is from SU but can't remember what its called.
Quickutz corner dies, Martha Stewart trellis punch across the centre and the little flowers have been made using punches and I have just tipped the edges with colour, the leaf punch is by McGiill and the ribbon is from SU.

Right I had better get on and make a start on baby cards, one pink and one blue as they know what the baby is but we dont....

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge.....

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is Paper tearing/ripping.
Stamped image is by Rubber Stampede and is called 'Santa Collage'. Not a lot of colouring done on this stamp just his face and I've added some red to show up his hat and also added Polar White flower soft.
Backing paper is from my stash, cuttlebug embossing folder and die cut also used, torn paper along the edges. Handmade flower with embellishment in the centre. Ribbon was left over from last Christmas.