Sunday 24 February 2013

Love On Mother's Day


I Love Promarkers (156) - Four Legged Friends
Cute Card Thursday (257) - Clean & Simple
M.A.W.T.T. (186) - Sketch
Allsorts (194) - Animals
Joanna Sheen - Layer It Up

Oh look, another Mother's Day card!  This time I have used this cute little elephant who I coloured with promarkers.  The base card has been layered following the great sketch using some old, long forgotten brads in the corners and flower centre.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Please note:  I have enabled comment moderation for the time being as I spent ages yesterday going through ALL my blog comments physically removing over 1,160 spam comments.  Most of these SINCE Blogger's spam filtration.  Makes me think maybe it's not working?  At least now my pooter is running a bit faster so it was worth doing.  Sorry for any inconvenience this action causes but it makes it easier to delete the spammers who seem to think I might need medication...

Card Recipe

Stamp/Sentiment - Penny Black
Digi Papers - Nitwits (Petal Fresh)
Flowers/Brads - Stash

A Little Bit Different

A close up of the border


Fab 'N' Funky (159) - Flower Power
Beccy's Place (4) - Use A Freebie Digi
Charisma Cardz (7) - One Layer
Cute Card Thursday (257) - CAS
Delicious Doodles (24) - Flowers For Spring
Totally Papercrafts (155) - Hope For Spring
Less Is More - Paper Piercing

It's very rare for me to do a 'one layer' card, let alone paper piercing.  But, that's what I have done with this card.  The border has been dry embossed as well as pierced (all by hand).  It took a while but I'm quite pleased with the result.  The image was printed directly onto the card and coloured with promarkers.  The sentiment has been stamped and I have added a gem heart.  Finally a few sequin butterflies finish the card.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Beccy Muir
Sentiment Stamp - All Night Media
Gem/Butterflies - Stash

Saturday 23 February 2013

Bathtime Bubbles


Stella Says Sketch (130) - Sketch
Crafty Ribbons (39) - Buttons
Card Crafters Circle (63) - Teddies
Allsorts (194) - Animals

Here we go with another Forever Friends Mother's Day card.  This time the little bear is enjoying a relaxing bubble bath.  The images and sentiment have all been attached with foam pads.  The borders have been punched and I have added a star button.  I also added a heart button to the sentiment.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Image Stickers - Forever Friends
Digi Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Digi Papers - Nitwits (Promises)
Buttons/Ribbon - Stash

Friday 22 February 2013

Flowers For Mother's Day


Sketchy (41) - Sketch
Cupcake Craft (230) - Lace
Incy Wincy - Pop It Up
Digital Tuesday (198) - Pink/White
Papertake - Bling
Oldie But Goodie - Bright Colours
Card Crafters Circle (63) - Teddies
Forever Friends (14) - Animals

It is so long since I made cards with these cute teddies but I recently found a load of their stickers in my stash, long forgotten about, along with some papers.  So many of them are suitable for Mother's Day so here's another one.

Following the great sketch I covered my base card with white cardstock and spotty paper.  Next I punched some strips and added some old paper lace and attached with d/s tape.  I stuck my main image sticker onto pink cardstock and layered onto a white panel cut with a nestie.  Once I cut the darker pink panel with a lace nestie I attached the image to it with foam pads to 'pop it up'.  I then attached the whole thing to my base card, again using foam pads, double pop up!  The smaller image has been layered and popped up with foam pads along with the sentiment.  The flowers have been cut from corresponding design paper and I have added gems to the centres.  Another gem added to the sentiment finishes the card.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Images/Papers - Forever Friends
Sentiment Digi - Lyndsay's Stamp Stuff
Paper Lace/Gems - Stash

Thursday 21 February 2013

Mother's Day Choccies


Bearly Mine (74) - Ribbon
Creative Craft2 (4) - Sketch
Paper Shelter (102) - Celebrations
Forever Friends (14) - Animals

Today I want to show you a simlpe card for Mother's Day that I made with stickers.  I mounted the main image sticker onto panels cut with nesties.  I have done the same with the sentiment.  The box of choccies is a sticker simply stuck onto card and cut out.  Following the great sketch I layered the base card with paper covered panels and added some spotty ribbon.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stickers/Papers - Forever Friends
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Monday 18 February 2013

Tilda With Love


Bearly Mine (73) - Sketch
Magnolia-Licious - Birthdays
Beccys Place (3) Anything But A Rectangle
Stamp & Create With Magnolias (10) - Spring/Butterflies
Ribbon Girls - Turqoise Or Aqua

Following the great sketch I covered my base card with white card followed by an embossed panel, two paper covered panels and some gorgeous ribbon.  One I did this I then added my image which has been coloured with promarkers and paper pieced.  I also added glitter to the butterflies.  The stamped sentiment has been cut out using nesties and a gem heart added.  I added some punched lattice hearts at the top.  The flowers have been punched from handmade paper with gem centres.  The butterflies have also been punched and have gem bodies.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Magnolia/LOTV
Papers - Magazine Freebies
Ribbon/Gems - Stash

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge DT - Make It Girly


Forever Friends (55) - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers (155) - Girly
Cute Card Thursday (256) - An Eye For Detail
Creative Creations (4) - Inspired By A Song (Baby Love By The Supremes)

There is a new challenge today at Whoopsi Daisy.  The theme is 'Make It Girly'.  Nice and easy as we all like to make girly cards don't we?

This week I decided to make a new baby card using this darling image.  Just look at those gorgeous big eyes.  I coloured her with promarkers and layered her using nesties.  I then added pearls and roses.  The border has been die-cut and I have added some floral ribbon.  A few more pearls dotted about finishes the card.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 416)
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV
Roses - Wild Orchid
Ribbon/Pearls - Stash

Sunday 17 February 2013



Joanna Sheen - Black/White
Simon Says - White On White
Little Claire (30) - Love/Romance

Here is a wedding card that I made a while back but didn't show.  If you look very carefully you will see that there are two embossed panels on the base card.  I added a satin ribbon and bow and lace at the bottom.  The stamped sentiment has been die-cut with a lace oval die.  The flowers, leaves, hearts and butterfly have all been punched.  After adding pearls to the butterfly and gems to the flowers I added glitter glue to some of the leaves and the hearts.  A couple of pearl hearts finish the card.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Ribbon/Lace/Pearls/Gems - Stash

Bella Sole Gifts Of Love


Sketch & Stash (107) - Sketch (New Stamp/Papers)
I Love Promarkers (155) - Girly
Daring Cardmakers - Butterflies
A Gem Of A Challenge (67) - Dies/Punches
Allsorts (193) - Things With Wings
Penny Black & More - Pink/Pearls/Swirls
Stamp & Create - Spring

Today I have a card to show you made with a stamp I won recently, isn't she absolutely gorgeous?  I have coloured her with promarkers in some of my favourite pastel colours.  I have cut her out and layered her using nesties label dies.  The swirl has been die-cut and inked with distress inks.  The flowers and butterflies have been punched from pearl cardstock and I have added pearls to the flower centres and butterfly bodies.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Whimsy/LOTV
Papers - Magazine Freebie
Pearls - Stash

Friday 15 February 2013

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge DT - Pearls


Incy Wincy - Add Texture
Forever Friends (55) - Anything Goes
Papertake - Hearts
Crafty Creations (209) - Love/Hearts
Divas By Design (158) - Love/Romance
Paper Shelter (101) - Valentine
Charisma Cardz (6) - Anything Goes
M.A.W.T.T. (185) - Love
Sparkle & Glitter (10) - All The Things I Love (Motorbikes/Red/Ribbon/Gems)

Apologies for the late posting of my DT card but life got in the way yesterday and I forgot all about it.

Anyway, better late than never,  it's time for a new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies and this week we want to see 'Pearls' on your creations.  A nice easy challenge.

Today I have made a card that could easily be used as a valentine or a birthday card.  I coloured my image with promarkers and edged it with a red pen so that it would show up better against the white mat.  I also added some red pearls to the corners.  The heart behind the image has been die-cut with nesties and the borders embossed and punched.  A bir satin ribbon and bow finishes it off.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Magazine Freebie
Ribbon/Pearls - Stash

Sunday 10 February 2013

Sweet Valentine

Xin Nian Kuai Le


Delicious Doodles (22) No Patterned Papers
Stamptacular (201) - Sentiment As Focus

Here is a card we made at craft club recently.  We made the basic card which is a gatefold with the middle interlocking.  We used label dies to cut the frame and sentiment panel.  The backing card has been embossed with hearts and the sentiment panel stamped.  I added the flowers and pearls afterwards.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Stampin Up
Flowers/Pearls - Stash

Saturday 9 February 2013

Happy New Year


Wild Orchid (67) - Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp (142) - Sketch
All That Stickles (2) - Xmas Red

Tomorrow we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake), so naturally I have made a card for my son and daughter in law.  I followed the great sketch, having turned it first, and layered my base card with gold cardstock and some Han-Ji papers.  I found the image on the computer and added this after layering it.  Next I added some gold and red ribbon which I added a metal filigree topped with a gem.  I then attached some gold leaves and cherry blossom.  To finish off I added Xmas Red Stickles to the background paper and the snake's hat.  Although my insert is rather plain I have stamped a sentiment and some lanterns which I coloured with promarkers.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Main Image - Computer Generated
Lantern Stamp - Stampin Up
Sentiment Stamps - SeeD's
Papers - Kars
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Ribbon - Recycled From Gift
Filigree/Gem/Leaves - Stash

More Valentines


Charisma Cardz (5) - Love
Cute Card Thursday (255) - Love
Card Crafters Circle (61) - Love/Valentine
Totally Papercrafts (153) - Valentine/Love
Polkadoodles - Valentine Love
Allsorts (192) - Valentines
Catch The Bug - Affairs Of The Heart
A Gem Of A Challenge (66) - Hearts/Valentines

Today I have a few more Valentine cards for you.  These were all made with stamps that I have got free with magazines and scraps of paper lying around.  I have also used a few card candis and peel-offs.  Even the base cards were freebies so the cards cost virtually nothing to make.  The images have been coloured with promarkers and stickles applied to the hearts.  Here are a few close ups of the cards.  Hope you like them, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Magazine Freebies
Digi Papers - Nitwit Collections/Other
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Peel-Offs - Stash

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Candi Valentines


Anything Goes (85) - Monochrome
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic
All That Stickles (1) - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine (72) - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
ABC - Dotty
Simon Says - Hearts

Here are some more Valentines that I have made.  These ones are very clean and simple with just stamping, card candi and stickles glitter glue.  Each of the cards are monochrome in various colourways.  I have used the stickles on the dotty stamp at the bottom and the sentiment.  The colours used are Star Dust, Waterfall and Eucalyptus.  Hope you like them, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Fiskars/Magazine Freebie
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards

Valentine Ewe


Stella Says Sketch (129) - Sketch
Allsorts (191) - Cute
Stamptacular (200) - Male/Gems
Digital Tuesday (196) - Hearts
Divas By Design (157) - Winged Things
Fab 'N' Funky (157) - Valentine/Hearts

This week I have been busy making Valentine cards so I thought I would show you one that is ideal for the male of the species.  I just love this cute sheep cupid with his little arrow.  I have coloured him with promarkers as usual.  Who says that Valentine cards have to be red or pink?  I think these colours work very well for a man, don't you?  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamps - Bugaboo
Twine/Gems - Stash

Monday 4 February 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge DT - Ribbon And/Or Lace


Bearly Mine (71) - Hearts
I Love Promarkers (153) - Love
Sparkle & Glitter (9) - Hugs & Hearts
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Love/Valentine
Incy Wincy - Love
Creative Creations (3) - Love

Time for a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week we want to see your 'Ribbon And/Or Lace' on your projects.  Don't forget that if you use a WD image you can win more.  You can find a freebie to use here.

I have made a card today that can be used for any occassion, including a valentine.  Isn't this little girl just the cutest with her sparkly hearts?  I have coloured her with promarkers and Star Dust stickles.  The border has been punched with stripey ribbon added.  All the hearts have been die-cut and I embossed the pink one and stamped the white one.  A flower under the sentiment and a few heart gems finishes the card off.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Whoopsi Daisy (Sheet 414)
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV
Ribbon/Flower/Gems - Stash

Sunday 3 February 2013

Emma In Hat


Charisma Cardz (4) - Pink/Brown
A Gem Of A Challenge (65) - Gingham Or Checks
Sketch Saturday (244) - Sketch
Die-ing For A Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is a quick card I have made today using a gorgeous coloured digi that I won recently, isn't she lovely?  The corners are die-cut using a Marianne die.  The sentiment is an acrylic one which I think might have been a magazine freebie but it was so long ago that I can't remember.  Anyway hope you like the card, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Coloured Digi Stamp - Pink Gem
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Stash