Wednesday, 9 December 2009

All White.

Craftwork Cards snowflake; Papermania felt ribbon; Dovecraft Jewel brad.

This card was inspired by a challenge on Daring Cardmakers from a few weeks ago. The all white theme was hard to stick to! I went for a simple & quick design to aid mass production!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Say it in Sepia

I've been intending to join in with Daring Cardmakers for a while now. They always have such original challenges! This weeks dare is "Say it in Sepia" with the following instructions from Lynda...

"I've been sorting through some "Old" family photographs with the intention of Scrapbooking them and I just love the Sepia ones. So I thought it would be nice to see a "Thank You" card made using "sepia" tones. So that's just brown/white or brown/cream depending on your card base colour. . We will all be needing "Thank You" cards after Christmas so that's why I chose that sentiment just to help us all get started. "

And here's what I made...

LLB Vennaisance paper; Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; MM Button & ribbon; Doodlebug Mini's Heart Stamp; DCWV Old World ribbon; docrafts embroidered star; animal print fabric from a MAMBI sticker; K&Co Thank you sticker; Love Elsie cardstock stickers.

Inked with Brilliance Graphite Black, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain & Versa Magic Sahara Sand chalk ink.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Pillow Box for Pink Petticoat.

Liz over at Pink Petticoat set another great challenge this month which was to make a Pillow Box using her wonderful products.

Now this one proved to be more of a challenge than expected as my printer stopped working just as I wanted to print some of her lovely designs! So I had to piece together something with some of the bits & pieces I had left over from other Pink Petticoat projects. So even though this is totally different to the Christmas themed box I had planned, it turned out to be quite cute!

The cute car images were coloured with Sakura Glitter pens & the wheels were cut from the spotty paper. The only other additions were Craftwork Cards' blue card & Bazzill "Just The Edge" Strips.

I also made a couple of cards with some more Pink Petticoat paper & a Stamping Bella stamp I recently won in a magazine giveaway...

Pink Petticoat paper; Stamping Bella Stamp; Craftwork Cards blue card; Sakura glitter pens; Doodlebug Rub-ons.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Winter Wonderland.

A couple of Christmas cards to share today using Carol's sketch #17.

The first card I made following the sketch as it is...

Core'dinations Card; Pebbles Inc Cardstock Stickers; Bazzill "Just The Edge" Cardstock Strips.

For the second card I flipped the sketch upside down...

Core'dinations card; MAMBI Photo Sleeve; Pebbles Inc Cardstock Stickers; Bazzill "Just the Edge" Cardstock Stickers.

I made these ages ago, intending to enter them in the challenge, but I totally forgot! Hopefully I'll be better at entering on time when the new challenges start in the New Year!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A Quick Card...

Creative Imaginations Twill Cable; Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; Doodlebug Whimsy Wafers Chipboard; Core'dinations card; Woodware pink staples.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

...and not at all Halloween related! Some Birthday cards made in October which are now safely with the recipients. A Karate themed one...

I made the mini Karate suit with felt and a few stiches and the nunchucks are made from rolled up paper & jewellery chain.

And a Star Wars themed one...

These motifs are Imperial Cogs cut out from card with a craft knife (which was very fiddly to do!) then all layered up onto different coloured card...Star Wars meets Pop Art!

Saturday, 31 October 2009


A final Halloween Card...

DCWV card & paper; K&Co Chipboard witch; Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; Doodlebug jewels; Chatterbox "h" alphabet sticker.

Friday, 30 October 2009


A few more Halloween themed cards today...

Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; 'Studio g' Stamps; Doodlebug tab sticker.

'Studio g' Stamps; Doodlebug Chipboard Tag; Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; K&Co Chipboard Ghosts with extra glitter!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


A few Halloween cards using the free "Trick or Treat" download from docrafts ...

Craftwork Cards Scallop Card; Core'dinations Purple card; Creative Imaginations & Sassafras Lass Paper; Doodlebug Jewels; K&Co Adhesive Chipboard.

Doodlebug Ribbon & Jewels

Sassafras Lass paper; Craftwork Cards Scallop Oval; Jolees Boutique "sweets".

Core'dinations purple card; Craftwork Cards Scallop Square; Doodlebug Ribbon & Jewels.

I don't really go for cutesy images on my cards, but I rather liked these little chaps!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Quick and Simple.

Sometimes the cards that take 5 minutes turn out to be sooooo much better than the ones you labour over for hours! This was a "need to get it in the post quick" card which turned out so much better than expected!

Craftwork Cards card, Imaginisce paper, Heidi Grace sticker.

You may also have noticed my new fancy title! Brilliantly designed by a very good friend of mine. You know who you are and you know how grateful I am for your computer skills! Genius!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Paper Necklace & Bracelet.

I made this jewellery set sometime last year, but as a lot of Craft Magazines seem to have paper bead projects at the moment, I thought this would be a good time to share it with you!

The beads are made with some Joanna Sheen Paisley paper, rolled and sealed with Glossy Accents. All that's needed then is some organza ribbon...simple!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Baby boom.

Lots of my friends are preggers at the moment which inspired these cards...

Inkadinkado & Studio G stamped images, Autumn Leaves Paper, Making Memories Blossoms.

BIG, big thanks to Ruth who, when I enquired about where she got these images, sent me a lovely pile of them & loads more stamped images too!!!! Crafters are great!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Summer Lovin'

The challenge over at Pink Petticoat this month has been to make a summer inspired card. Here's what I made:-

Pink Petticoat "Multi Hearts Pretty Pink" paper from the "Just An Old Fashioned Girl" CD; Heidi Swapp "Beachin'" Foam Stamp; Doodlebug Simply Sweet Mini Rub-ons; Dovecraft Brad.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Flower power!

Here's my first attempt at a felt brooch! I've been looking for a use for this lovely big button for ages!

I was inspired to make it by the wonderful Lupin and her lovely felty makes! She sells some lovely soft felt too...make sure you check out her shops (links on her blog).

Friday, 8 May 2009

One of my favourite things to make at the moment is this little notelet box...

Filled with cards...

Imaginisce Tree Stamp; Stamps Away Daisy Stamp; Papermaia Party Petals Stamp;
Imaginisce Flower Stamp; Fancy Pants Flower head Stamp.

I follow the basic template from here , adjusting the measurements to suit whatever size cards I want to make.

Fancy Pants Leaves Stamp.

All the images are stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink "faded jeans" and are finished off with some silver pen doodling and a bit of bling!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Twit Twoo.....Thinking Of You.

Just a couple of little cards...

I'm loving the scalloped 12cm x 12cm cards from Craftwork Cards... and I challenged myself to leave some white space!!!

Charlotte Lewis Caption Tag; Pebbles Inc. Rub-on; Papermania Card Sticker; Paperchase Owl & Leaf stickers.

Craftwork Cards Kraft Paper; Pebbles Inc. Rub-on; Papermania card sticker; Paperchase Owl & Leaf stickers.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Thought I'd better get posting some cards now that I have some followers....hello to all three of you!!!!

Bazzill Swiss Dots Paper; SEI dotty paper; DCWV Chipboard;
K&Co Glitter sticker; Basic Grey Obscure Die-cut shape.

The following card is based on a sketch by Julie on the 2sketches4you blog :-

Stemma & K&Co papers; American Crafts flower; K&Co glitter sticker.

And here's a little (late) Easter bunny!

Anna Griffin Bunny; Doodlebug grass sticker.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Birthday Girl

This is my first attempt at using someone elses sketch design to make a card. I used a sketch by Laura (sketch 18, Jan 2009) from the 2sketches4you challenge blog.

WR Memory Keepers Urban Window Collection "Diner" Paper,
Ribbon & Chipboard. Debbi Moore "Kerry Jo" stamp. Doodlebug
Flowers. Papermania flower embellishments.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Sweet Wishes for Pink Petticoat.

Here's my entry for Liz's challenge over on Pink Petticoat. The challenge was to make one of these little gift pouches (instructions over on Liz's blog). I used paper from the "Just An Old Fashioned Girl" CD and one of her delicious Sweet Sundae images. Coloured with glitter gel pens and embellished with felt. Oh, and the lovely little flower pin was from the website of the very talented Laura over at the Bugs and Fishes blog.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

1st post...finally!

I decided to start this blog as a New Year Resolution... it's now February! That's the way life goes for me, so don't expect daily updates! I'll be posting some of my crafty makes, mostly cards & jewellery. So to start with a few cards...

WeR Memory Keepers Urban Window Paper; Banana Frog Flower
Stamp; Anna Griffin MacKenzie Epoxy Sticker.

Banana Frog Flower Stamp; Craftwork Cards Paper; Button.