Thursday 29 March 2012

Elements of Style....

This is a card I made for my friend Eileen who's birthday it is today.....Happy Birthday Eileen...
I just love this S.U. Elements of Style stamp set.  Coloured with Copic pens and I have 3D some of the flowers.
Card, papers and the embossing folder are all from Stampin Up...just added a touch of glittered lace and a few pearls.


Saturday 24 March 2012

Carnival of Colour....

This is an image from the Oh La La CD Carnival of Colours which has some beautiful images and is lovely to use especially when you need a quick card.
For part of the background I have stamped an S.U. script background a onto old olive card. Leaf branch is also from S.U.....faux brads added.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Penny Black challenge...week 193

The challenge over at Penny Black this week is 'This, That and the Other (Anything goes).  Haven't had time to craft since Friday as we have been baby sitting but managed to produce this card for the challenge.
Stamped image is called 'Sweet surprise' and coloured with Copics.
Backing paper is from my stash but I know the yellow paper is from Papermania.
Sentiment is Personal Impressions stamp...


Sunday 18 March 2012

St Lukes Charity card challenge...mid month post

Firstly Happy Mothers Day to every mum out there in blogland....I hope you are all being thoroughly spoilt today.

This is also my mid month post for St Lukes charity card challenge and our challenge was Spring into Spring.
My stamp is an old one and although is wood mounted does not have a name on it....this stamp really needed to be 3D to make the tulips stand out...image was embossed with copper and then painted with some Daler-Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic paints which I have had since the year dot!
Corner dies are from Cuttlebug... sentiment is stampin up.

You still have time to make your Spring into Spring creation...and we are hoping we might top 100 entires this come on crafters help us reach our target.
Have a lovely day.....


Saturday 17 March 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Sally....

My lovely daughter Sally is 40 today...where have those years gone?
She's a wonderful daughter and a fantastic mum.   Martin her husband is taking her away for a couple of days and we are looking after the children,  we are having a family meal today which will be lovely...
Have a wonderful day Sally and enjoy your time with Martin....

Love you lots....xx

Friday 16 March 2012

Anyone for tea.....

I love these sets where you get stamps and dies together although I have just used the die cuts on this Die-Namics set, its does save you having to cut out the images!  I have used a tiny stamp from the set on the background behind the tea pot.  
Backing papers is S.U.....just added a little bit of lace for the tablecloth and made some faux brads.
Hope you all have a great week end whatever you do..

I've just noticed the word tea is upside had better change that!!

Thursday 15 March 2012

Fresh Vintage...

I've been playing with  my S.U. Fresh Vintage stamp set.
Stamped the main image using old olive and also stamped the larger flower stamp using real red and 3D the flower head.  Mounted onto Nesties.  For the background I used S.U. designer paper which matches the stamp set and one of the S.U. embossing folders. I used 2 of the small butterflies from the S.U. Butterfly Sizzlet die.
We have thick fog again here in Somerset and it quite cold so think today could be a crafting day....well who needs an excuse to craft!!

Thanks for looking...


Wednesday 14 March 2012

Its a Boy.....

Ok I know its the same image as yesterdays post but haven't got another card to post today so thought you might like to see the Baby Boy version of yesterdays card.
Image is from Sugar Nellie called 'Bambino'....coloured with Copic pens...backing papers are all from S.U., sentiment from LOTV.....S.U> eyelet punch.  Embellishments from my stash. Think my daughter will happy with the baby cards.
Its our club night tonight and we stamping onto candles with Michelle and doing a parchment project with Janet....hopefully if I remember I will take my camera tonight and take some photo's.

Have a good day....


Tuesday 13 March 2012

Its a Girl...

Two posts in one morning!!!  I've finished the first baby card for my daughter and I've used this lovely image from Sugar Nellie called 'Bambino'.....coloured with copic and mounted onto Nesties.  Again I have used some gathered ribbon around the edge.  Backing papers are from S.U. The little silver flowers are buttons which I have had for ages. S.U. eyelet border punch and of course a few pearls....  Right off to make a the baby boys card now...which I will post tomorrow!!


Boys will be Boys....

Another 'quickie' LOTV card for you this morning using the die these two little chaps...  Papers are from K and Co Hopscotch pad...MS border punch and Su star punch...
Off to make a couple of baby cards for my daughter, her friend is having a C.Section next week and of course they don't know what sex the baby is so need to make one of each....

Thanks for visiting...


Monday 12 March 2012

Me and my cat.....

 I am still plodding on with my 60 card order...nearly there now just Wedding and a few mens cards to do...
This is one of my 'quickie' cards using one of the lovely LOTV die cut images which I have added more colour to.  For some reason the colours haven't colour come out very well...I used Copics next time I will use pencils and hopefully that will be better...
Anyway back to the card...backing paper is from S.U. so is the cardstock, Nestiies die, E.K. Success scallop border punch, sentiment is from Craftwork Cards...
Thanks for popping by...


Sunday 11 March 2012

Less is More challenge - week 58

Another great challenge this week from Chrissie and Mandi over at Less is More
its One Layer and the subject is Script.
I've used two stamps, one script one if from Hero Arts called Manuscript Background and the lady is a Rubber Stampede stamp and is just called 'Woman in a Hat'.  I stamped the lady first then masked her before popping the script stamp over the top.
The weather here in Somerset is a bit foggy and overcast so an ideal day to spend in the craft room!
Enjoy your Sunday...



Saturday 10 March 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...week 192

Our challenge over at the Penny Black Saturday challenge this week is 'The Young Ones'....  This is one of my cards that I made for my big order so thought you would fit this challenge has you cant get any Younger than a baby!
Colours with Copic pens. mounted onto circles with a touch of pink lace around.  Backing paper is from Craft Creations, embossing folder used is from S.U.
Sentiment is an Art Impressions one...
Think my scanner is giving up the ghost as it wont copy very well so will have to get my camera charged up!

Thanks for looking


Thursday 8 March 2012

Less is More Challenge....week 57

This weeks challenge over at Less is More is Colours and the colours we have been given to use are Neutrals...Mandy and Chrissie have given us some lovely inspirational cards.
.. I have used the Stampin UP Triple Treat Flower which I bought a while ago..stamped the flower in Black and Soft Suede.  Backing papers are also from S.U. and so is the border punch and the sentiment, Just added a little black ribbon across the centre.


Wednesday 7 March 2012

Liebster Award

I have been lucky enough to receive this lovely award from Pauline over at Craft Obsession so thank you Pauline very much.
So, to accept this award there are a few rules:

Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
Reveal your five blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
Copy and paste the award on your blog.
Hope that those you honour forward it to their favorite bloggers.

Here are just 5 ladies who visit on a regular basis, and provide a lot of inspiration when 
the old mojo is lacking but I could add a lot more to my list....

Vicky         Crafting Clairs Paper moments
Cornelie     Colouful Cornelie
Patti          Stampersize
June          Yorkielover
Jenny        Crafting in the Country

Have a good day everyone


Sunday 4 March 2012

Penny Black Challenge...Week 191

Penny Blacks challenge this week is CASE-IT and this is my take on the challenge.
I've used my Butterfly Kitty stamp and coloured it with Copic Pens.
Flower punch is one of the Nellie Snellen ones, Senitment and punched label is from Stampin Up.
My lovely friend Val and her husband come to visit on  Friday and we always have a bit of a 'show and tell' of our crafty things we have done and Val very kindly let me use one of her new Go Kreate dies which was a scallop circle which just about went through my thank you Val.
Easel cards aren't the easiest of cards to photograph thats why I dont put many on my blog!!


Thursday 1 March 2012

St Lukes Charity Card challenge....

Where did February go to??  Its the 1st of the month and that means another challenge over at St Lukes Charity card challenge and this month our challenge is Spring into Spring...anything to do with, animals, fresh Spring colours so lets see what you can come up with.
The stamp I have used is an old PSX Clematis stamp, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, backing paper is from Stampin Up the Trellis punch us a Martha Stewart one, leaves punched are from the SU bird punch.
We have two great giveaways this month so if you enter a card you could win this lovely set of Waltzing Mouse stamps and a great magazine Paper Crafts for lots of inspiration:

Pop over the the St Lukes Challenge blog and see what the other members of the DT have come up with for this challenge.....wouldn't it be great if we would reach 100 entries this month, so come crafters show us what you can do.