Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Image is coloured with Promarkers, the backing paper is Papermania Festive Frolics. The yummy 'glittery snow' at Tilda's feet is Diamond Sparkle Soft Snowdrift. The snowflakes and poinsettia are Marianne dies and the sentiment is Lili of the Valley.
Hope you are all keeping well and warm and not too snowed in. It was very cold here in Cheshire last night, -15c!!
Thanks for dropping by and your very kind comments, I love reading them and they are very much appreciated.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
My Favourite Things:
Lili of the Valley stamps, love em all, this one is Coffee Break
Digi sentiment is also LOTV.
Papermania Henbury Lane paper.
The colours pink and brown together.
Martha Stewart punch.
Leon Em punch for leaves.
Wild Orchid roses.
Promarkers for colouring.
Tim Holtz Distress ink Spun Sugar around image and sentiment.
Stickles Star Dust for bling.
Well I wish this snow would disappear, had enough of it now, mind you I admit I do prefer it to rain but it's so cold!! Still, 3 weeks to Christmas and the shortest day, then we can look forward to Spring!!
Thanks for dropping by my blog, keep warm and well.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Hope you are all well and not too cold!
Thanks for dropping by
Monday, 8 November 2010
Right off to watch Corrie, it's a tear jerker tonight so better get the tissues handy!!
Thanks for looking, stay warm!
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
This lovely Tilda image has been coloured with Promarkers, the flowers are Marianne small Poinsettia die cuts which have been covered with Glossy Accents and Twinklets Diamond Dust. The snowflake is also a Marianne die and the sentiment is a freebie from http://onehappylittlecrafter.blogspot.com/
The background paper is Dovecraft 'Jolly Happy Christmas'.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Today's card is a little different from my usual method, it's a digital download from Cuddly Buddly - 'Toby Tumble' - isnt he sweet? The papers are also from Cuddly Buddly and they match perfectly with this fab image. He is coloured with Promarkers with lots of Stardust Stickles and the sentiment is also a Cuddly Buddly download, good value at £1.99 for a sheet of various sentiments.
Thanks for dropping by my blog, hope you like what you see, I really appreciate your visit and your comments.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
This is another easel card, I am really enjoying experimenting with these shapes, not just circular ones either, made a few different ones and I will try and add them to my blog very soon.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Hi peeps, I did promise more cards and this is one of them. Another fab Lili of the Valley image, 'James' - he is coloured with Promarkers with lashings of glitter and the baubles have been glossed with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley, the background paper is Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas, the strip at the side I have no idea, its just a piece I found in my scraps box. The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid, sprayed with Pearl Shimmer Mist.
Hope you are enjoying the lovely late summer sun, let's hope it lasts, it makes the winter seem shorter, although its been forecast that we may have a winter like last year, lets hope not!! I am prepared though, I have invested in a pair of wellies, something I havent worn since I was a child!!
Thanks for looking and your kind comments, I do appreciate them so much.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Another christmas card made - whoopee! Set a goal to make at least 2 christmas cards a day so when it comes to December I won't be in panic mode as I usally am!
This cute image is Lili if the Valley ( I really love LOTV stamps, can you tell!) and she is called Candle Girl. She looks so cosy and warm all wrapped up in her lovely red outfit. I imagined the lovely red coat and hat she is wearing is made from sumptuous red velvet so I added the red velvet ribbon to reflect this.
She is coloured with Promarkers with lots of Star Dust stickles, the paper is Cosmo Cricket Festivities Mitten Weather, the edges have been coloured using Fired Brick Distress Ink again glittered with Star Dust. The flowers are Wild Orchid sprayed with Glimmer Mist Pearl with a hint of Star Dust Stickles.
Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday Monday at least the sun is shining here, hope it is wherever you are, thanks for looking!
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
There is a fabulous sketch by Bev to follow on this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge No 61. This sweet image is of course Lili of the Valley bird house, coloured with Promarkers with lashings of Stickles Star Dust. This is my first Christmas card for this year, been a bit slow to get going with my chrissy cards, just don't seem able to find any mojo or inspiration, perhaps this one will be the start of it, we can hope!!
The new LOTV Christmas stamps are so adorable, just couldnt resist them so watch this space, there will be a few more very soon.
Hope the weather is reasonable where you are, at the moment in Macclesfield its lashing down, ah well, nothing else for it but crafting!!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, 16 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
I love this cute Tilda - Fairy Dust, she is coloured with Promarkers and she has been cut out with a Nestie oval using the 'out of the nestie' technique. The papers, card, butterfly and heart have been edged with Frayed Burlap DI and glittered with Stickles Gold. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Wild Asparagus and the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid., again glittered with Stickles Gold and Star Dust.
The challenge this week at Just Magnolia is Vintage, I think this one qualifies for this challenge.
Thanks for looking, have a great week, hope the sun shines for you wherever you are.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Just had to share this cute photo of my youngest granddaughter Evie Lily Mae, she is 6 months old now, hasn't that time flown? She tends to cat-nap during the day, the rest of the time she is constantly on the go! I had her all day Thursday and I was shattered by the time my daughter Katie collected her at 4pm!
Friday, 16 July 2010
Isn't this image just fab?? This card I made for my granddaughter Lauren's 18th birthday, I spent hours trawling through loads of digi downloads sites, I knew basically what I was looking for and as soon as I saw this I just knew I had to have it, it was the perfect image for the card I had in mind. She is called 'Big Sister Babs' from http://disdigidownloads.blogspot.com She looks so much like Lauren, even she commented when she saw it, she looks like me!! She is coloured with Promarkers, the BP, I have no idea, had it for a while, the stripey paper and sentiment is Papermania Rose Garden.
I do hope the sunny weather returns soon, I know we badly needed the rain but enough is enough!
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
A couple of thank you cards for my daughter Donna to send to the lovely ladies in St Lucia who helped her with her wedding arrangements earlier this month. One is for the wedding planner and the other for the hairdresser.
I thought I would try to make them as bright and cheery as possible and these papers are so lovely and an added bonus, they were a freebie from a magazine! The images are Lily of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers, the borders are Martha Stewart and I have sprayed the flowers with Glimmer Mist Pearl, Frost and Viva Pink. It doesnt show up very well on the photo but the girl with flowers one has been embossed with a swirl and clear embossing powder. Both cards have lots of Stickles glitter but again doesnt show up very well, I can't seem to get the lighting right for taking better photos.
Thanks for looking at my thank you cards!!
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
I have coloured the image with Promarkers, the edges are coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and glittered with Stickles. The embossing was done with Tapestry and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders, again edged with DI and Stickles. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and these have been sprayed with Glimmer Mist Pearl and glittered with Stickles. The butterfly is an X-Cut punch which has again been glittered within an inch of it's life!! The insert I have printed on the PC.
Thanks for looking and check back soon as I have a matching box to make for this card.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
This card I made as a commission for my daughter's stepson Levi's 16th birthday. I really struggle with men and boy's cards but when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. The image I coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment I did on PC. The background papers are Dovecraft Masculine.
Hope you are all enjoying the lovely hot weather, its great during the day but the nights are so uncomfortable, still mustn't complain, its rare we get these hot days in the UK so we should make the most of the nice long days while summer's here.
Well I have a new mum card, baby card, wedding card, 2 x 18th birthday cards and a 40th birthday card to make so I better get a wiggle on!!
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Hi there, thanks for visiting and sorry I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks. Not really been in the mood for blogging or cardmaking recently, various reasons I won't bore you with here. Anyway .... this is a card I made for my daughter to give to one of her customers on her 90th birthday. The birds and swirls embossing is of course a Cuttlebug folder which I have coloured using distress inks and added lots of glitter with stickles star dust. The sentiment I printed on the PC, the butterfly is an X-cut punch, again I have coloured using dusty concorde distress ink. The top and bottom edges were punched using a Martha Stewart punch. Hope Doris (aka Dodge) likes her card!
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Today the 2 youngest of my grandchildren were baptised, we had a lovely day despite it pouring down with rain first thing this morning. The rain cleared up just in time for us as we were going into church, it was a lovely service and nice to see friends and relatives we don't see often enough.
The image on the pink easel card for Evie is of course from the fabulous Mo Manning coloured with Promarkers. The lace and papers are from my stash and flowers are Wild Orchid. Everything was going really well with this card until it came to an envelope for it! Numpty I am, I completely forgot about the depth of the flowers, so I had to quickly scramble together a box to fit the card in!!
I love making girly cards, especially baby ones, lace, pearls, ribbon, sparkly bits etc... but boy's cards I really do struggle with. As Sam is seven now I wanted to create something quite plain and simple and 'un-girly'!! I thought this image of Edwin was ideal and have to thank my good friend Andrea for this one.
Well where has the lovely hot weather disappeared to?? Typical British weather eh, freezing one week, boiling the next!! Ah well!!
Thanks for looking !!