Thursday 28 April 2016

Gifts Galore

Here is another Christmas card for the box.  This one features an LOTV stamp which I have coloured using promarkers.  The sentiment is from LOTV as well.  Following the sketch I layered my base card with papers from Dovecraft.  The leaves have been die cut and the paper Christmas roses and brads are from my stash.
A Gem Of A Challenge (167) - Teddy Bears
Digi Designs - Pastel Colours
Sketch Saturday (409) - Sketch
Fab 'N' Funky (302) - Bright Christmas
ABC Christmas - I is for Ink (promarkers)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Digital Delights (9) - Anything Goes
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Tuesday 26 April 2016

A Bit Different

This ones a bit different from my usual style.  I was playing around with various dies and this is what I produced.

The front of the base card was cut down to allow for the silver mirri border.  After stamping the sentiment I inked through the die and also used a bit of the ink on the flower. 


Polkadoodles (16) - Swirls & Flourishes (Flourishes behind Flower)
Catch The Bug - Colour Inspiration
Simon Says (Monday) - Show Us Your Metal (Silver Mirri Card)

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Red Car

I'm back from this weekend's renovation work for a couple of weeks, only to start stripping the walls in my bedroom.  I had a bit of a leak a while back so the wallpaper needs re-doing.  No rest for the wicked!!!

Anyway, I have a little card for you that I made ages ago and never showed.  The base card has been simply layered and I have embossed the top layer with a zig-zag embossing folder.  The stamped image from Stampin Up has been coloured with promarkers and a sentiment added before attaching with foam pads.  A bit of card candi finishes it off.


Allsorts (360) - Red/White/Blue
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Creative Card Crew (111) - Embossing

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Thursday 21 April 2016

Kind Hearts...

Ok, so I have made another card I didn't think I would have time to make. 

For this one I have used one of my favourite quote from Woodware.  Love this gorgeous digi stamp from Besties, just look at that hair!!!  I have coloured her with promarkers, fussy cut her and attached with foam pads.  The flower, leaves and pearl brad are from my stash and are years old.  I coloured the paper flower with a promarker and sprayed it with glimmer mist (another long lost find).


Besties - Circles
Cute Card Thursday (422) - Add A Quotation

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Emma's Flower

I think this might be the last one today as I am back up to Wales again tomorrow to carry on with the renovating.  We are still at the 'ripping out' stage and using the bathroom as a makeshift kitchen now that the kitchen has gone.  Trouble is, we are ripping out the bathroom this weekend!!!  Luckily we are keeping sink and toilet for the time being, PHEW!!!

Onto my card which features one of my favourite flowers from Little Claire that I have coloured with pencils.  I love this stamped sentiment from Stampendous and think it goes well with this card.  The butterflies have been punched from both card and gingham paper and been offset to add movement.  I added gems to the butterflies and the sentiment.


Little Claire (68) - Spring Colours
Simon Says (Monday) - Butterfly Beauty

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Young Love

Here is a sweet card in shades of blue.  The stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil and has been coloured with promarkers.  The papers are from Nitwits and the sentiment ribbon slider and ribbon are from my stash.  (I didn't even know I had the slider!!!).  The hearts and border have been punched and the bunting die cut with my new dies.


Mo's Digital Pencil (262) - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers (307) - Pastel Colours

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Celebrating Retirement

This card features a Magnolia stamp called 'Shy Tilda' who I have coloured with promarkers and layered using die cut mats.  The background has also been layered with card and paper from Nitwits and I have added two rows of ribbon and a couple of pearls.  The leaves have been punched and the paper roses are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Hunkydory.


Magnolia-licious - Celebration
Midweek Magnolias (136) - Anything Goes
Allsorts (359) - Ribbon & Roses
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make It Girlie

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Another Dragon!

Here is another dragon card I have quickly made.  This one has a pre-coloured digi and paper from Beccy Muir.  It is simply layered and I have added a stamped sentiment from a very old set of stamps that I came across.  They must be at least 10 years old but still in very good condition.  Just goes to show, don't throw anything out because you might use it again one day!!!


Beccy's Place - Anything Goes

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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Puff The Magic Dragon


Here is a little card inspired by the song "Puff The Magic Dragon" sung by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.  I loved this when I was a child and sang it to my children when they were little, so they loved it too.

My digi stamp is from Bugaboo and has been coloured with promarkers and layered with die cut mats.  The borders have been punched and layered with little gems added.  The sentiment is from LOTV and has been layered onto a star die cut.  The backing paper is from Paper Adventures and the ric rac ribbon is from my stash.


Stella Says Sketch (407) - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Inspired By A Song/Book/Movie (Puff The Magic Dragon)
Passion For Promarkers (342) - Things With Wings
Fab 'N' Funky (301) - Winged Things
Paper Shelter (245) - For The Boys

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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Winter Wishes

Another Christmas card today made in lovely pinks and blues. 

I started with a square white base card and this I covered with blue polka dot paper.  I then added some snowflake acetate which I attached on left side only.  Next I added a pink panel which I attached a border of paper and stamped the sentiment on.  A bit of die cut holly came next.  My stamp is from Pink Gem and has been coloured with promarkers and stickles.


ABC Christmas - H is for Hat
Winter Wonderland - Pink or Blue
Passion For Promarkers (342) = Things With Wings
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

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Monday 18 April 2016

Birthday Boy

Today I have made a CAS male card using the three primary colours.  The sentiment stamp is from Pink Gem and the VW camper stamp is from Hobby Art.  Each stamp has been heat embossed and layered onto matching squares.  I added a bit of faux stitching for interest.  The sentiment has been stamped directly onto the card blank and I could not resist adding a small gem.
Crafty Creations (313) - Stitching
Daring Cardmakers - Primary Colours
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Yellow/Sentiment/Birthday)
Less Is More (272) - Use Three Stamps
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Sunday 17 April 2016


It's ages since I made an easel card so I thought I would make one today using one of my favourite images from Whoopsi Daisy which I have coloured with promarkers.  All the papers are from a 'Me To You' pad which was a magazine freebie.  All the flowers are die cut and I have embossed them to shape and added some gems.  The ribbon is from my stash.
Whoopsi Daisy - Butterflies & Flowers (Butterflies on image & paper)
The Paper Shelter (244) - Flowers Everywhere
Fab 'N' Funky (300) - Girly & Pretty
M.A.W.T.T. (18) - Spring Flowers
Cute Card Thursday (421) - Make Own Embellishments (Flowers/Bow)
ABC - F is for Fancy Folds (Easel)
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
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Time For A Cuppa...

Here is my simple take on this week's sketch.  The stamp is an old one from LOTV (not sure if it's still available) and I have coloured it with promarkers.  I then layered it and attached with foam pads.  The paper is a bit out of my scrapbox and compliments the polka dots on her headscarf and teapot.  A bit of cupcake washi tape finishes the card off.


LOTV - Aqua/Pink/Red/Ivory/Lilac (All But Lilac)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Let's Do The Polka
Sketch Saturday (408) - Sketch

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Thursday 14 April 2016


I had a little play earlier as I wanted to see if I could come up with a card for the 'Less Is More' challenge.  The problem is, I don't have any geometric stamps except these which I hope will be acceptable.  The stamps are from Hero Arts and I have randomly stamped and heat embossed them having first masked off the area.  I then drew two lines with a promarker.  I finished off with a stamped and embossed sentiment.  With hindsight, I should have used stronger coloured inks for the stamping.


Less Is More - One Layer/Geometric

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Recycled/Upcycled Baskets

Here are a couple of baskets I have recycled/upcycled to store my smaller bits of ribbon in.  Both baskets originally had pot plants in them.  Having given them a good wash I then gave them a new coat of acrylic paint to match my craft room.  I then wound some gingham ribbon around the handle of the first basket and glued the ends in place.  On both baskets I then glued frilly gingham ribbon around the top edge.  To finish off I made some ribbon bows and added flowers.
Catch The Bug - Recycle/Upcycle or Use A Household Item
Crafty Ribbons (148) - Shaped
C.R.A.F.T. (359) - Clean & Simple
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Tuesday 12 April 2016


Here is a pretty little card I have made using Woodware stamps.  First I embossed the background using one of my dies and then fussy cut it out.  I then stamped the flowers and coloured them with promarkers.  After attaching to the base card with foam pads I added some gems around the edge.  The sentiment is simply stamped and layered with die cut panels and a little ribbon bow added.  Finally a few card candi in the corners finishes the card.
I Love Promarkers (306) - Use Two Colours Only (Purple/Green)
Polkadoodles (14) - Floral Frenzy
Digi Design - Emboss It
Allsorts (358) - Purple Passion
Simon Says (Monday) - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Passion For Promarkers (341) - Bingo (Bottom Line)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
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Thursday 7 April 2016

100 Year Old Card!

Today's card has been made with pearl card as you can see by the shine of the camera.  All the backing layers have been die cut, including the corners.  The butterfly is a peel-off on parchment paper.  The numbers are wood that I have painted with acrylic paint and glittered.  The leaves have been punched and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

The size of the card is A4 and I am very pleased at how it all came out.


Fab 'N' Funky (299) - Big Birthdays
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday (420) - Something Shiny

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Wednesday 6 April 2016

Dancing In A Flower Shower!

Here is another die cut stepper card using a Penny Black Stickaroo image and sentiment.  At the sides I have added paper flowers with pearl centres and alongside the sentiment are white buttons with pearls added.


M.A.W.T.T. (17) - Come Dancing
Penny Black - Showers

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Christmas Wishes

Another Christmas card for the box!  This time it is an LOTV stamp of James the bear which I have coloured with promarkers and added some green glitter.  The sentiment is also from LOTV.  The lighter green paper is from Papermania and the darker one a magazine freebie.  To finish the card I die cut the flowers and added some gems.
ABC Christmas - G is for Green or Gold
Sketch Saturday (406) - Sketch
Passion For Promarkers (340) - Four Legged Friends
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Gifts Of Love

Today I have die cut a step card (so easy now I have a die to cut them out with).  I then added some pretty swirly paper from my scrapbox.  My image is a favourite by Elisabeth Bell and I have coloured her with promarkers and chalk.  I attached resin roses to the sides and pearls to the main part.  I die cut some swirls and placed these behind the sentiment which I added some more pearls to.


Elisabeth Bell - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Polkadoodles (12) - Cream & Sugar
A Gem Of A Challenge (166) - Don't Be Square
Crafty Sentiments - Lace Or Pearls
Creative Card Crew (110) - Die Cut
Paper Shelter (243) - Spring Delights
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

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Monday 4 April 2016

Sweet Blossom

Today's card features a gorgeous Wee stamp called Sweet Blossom which I have coloured with my favourite medium, promarkers.  You can just about see the tiny butterflies she is looking at.  I love how her hair turned out.  The background has been embossed using a folder.  I can't remember where the sentiment came from but I layered it with a die cut.  The leaves have been punched and I have added paper flowers attaching pearls to the centres.


Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes With Pearls
Penny Black & More - Birthdays
Incy Wincy - Colour Me Wonderful (promarkers)

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Sunday 3 April 2016

Spring Butterfly

The Sring like colours of this card are inspired by the above picture.  I made my own background by stamping swirls onto rainbow coloured paper with a dye ink.  The flowers are a digital download print which I printed onto pearl card before fussy cutting and shaping.  I added some stickles to the centres.  To make the butterfly I first stamped and heat embossed onto parchment paper.  I then dry embossed the butterfly using an embossing tool before attaching with silicone glue.
Whimsy (92) - Spring Colours
That Craft Place (7) - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - We Can See Clearly (Parchment Paper)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. (357) - Make Your Own Background Paper (Stamped)
Daring Cardmakers - Photo Inspiration (Above)
ABC - E is for Everything
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
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Snow Buddies For Little Girls

Here is a little set of Christmas cards suitable for young girls.  The background has been embossed with a Swiss Dots folder.  The gorgeous stamped images have been coloured with promarkers .  I then added crystal glaze and flock for texture.  A few card candis finishes the cards off.


Little Claire (67) - Anything Goes
Digital Delights (8) - anything Goes
Digi Designs - For The Girls
Passion For Promarkers (339) - Weather
Fab 'N' Funky (298) - Christmas
Crafty Creations (312) - For A Young Girl
The Sugar Bowl (135) - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Embossing

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Back at last from the house renovation (but only for a short while).

Here is a masculine card I made for one of my son's featuring a digi image from a La Pashe CD called 'Wrinklies'.  I have simply layered the image and sentiment and added some card candi.


Creative Card Crew (109) - Clean & Simple
The Stamping Boutique - Masculine
Cute Card Thursday (419) - Transport
Allsorts (357) - April Fool/Humerous
Less Is More (270) - White Space But Not White

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