Thursday 21 January 2010


This week we have a fantastic sketch for you to follow. The inspiration for my card came to me while I was enjoying a refreshing cup of tea after work.

The image I have used is one of LOTV's die cuts from the Best Friends range called 'Tea Time' which I have cut and layered with Nesties. For the tag I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card which I then punched out with a tag punch. This was then layered onto blue card and cut out leaving a border. It was finished off with a blue brad and placed into position with a foam pad.

Card Recipe

Cut Out Image - LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - Funstamps
Paper - Scrapbookscrapbook Freebie
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Flowers/Brads - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Table Centrepiece


A Spoonful Of Sugar (87) - Lots of layering
Creative Card Crew (43) - Punch It
ABC - L is for Layering

I made this decoration at our club just before Christmas and thought you might like to see it. I think it fits the above challenges as well.

First I cut two circles from card and then cut out another circle from the middle of each. I then stamped and cut out over 100 leaves (never again!!!) using a Brilliance 'Twighlight' inkpad. These were then attached with staples to one of the card rings making sure they are layered to cover all the ring. Next punch or die-cut the poinsettias from pearl card, layer, attach with foam pads and add a gem to the centres. Next I added some silver ribbon bows. Finally, stick the two circles together with foam pads so that the staples are hidden. I then glued my wreath to a plastic plate so I could move it around more easily. To finish it off I placed a small plant pot holder in the middle and put a candle inside (SAFETY FIRST: DO NOT light the candle unless it is inside a heatproof container first).


Leaf Stamp - PSX
Ribbon/Gems - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Friday 8 January 2010

LOTV Challenge DT Card

Hi everyone, I'm back online! My son's have managed to mend my computer, although it took a bit of doing, thanks boys! I have missed all my lovely blogging friends and thank you all for your patience over the last few weeks. I hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2010.

Although I have the computer back, I will be taking things very slowly to start with as I am having some health issues which will take a few months to resolve themselves. Anyway, enough of that - I've made a card...

This week at LOTV we want you to make a 'Thank You' card. Mine is very simple as you can see. I chose to use one of our lovely little teddies that is called 'Sent With Love'. I have used a mix of promarkers and mlp pens to colour him. I hope you like him. Apologies for lateness of post.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Hero Arts
Paper - Shabby Princess
Flowers/Buttons - Stash

Thanks for looking.