Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Kim's Blog Candy

Kim at Simply Fairies is having a blog candy giveaway. 'So here's the deal, if you would like to enter for this, I would like ya's to make a card for any birthday occassion, BUT this must be a completely new card that you make and not attached to any other blog challenge...'

I was asked by my hubby to make a music/guitar themed card for a lady he works with for her boyfriends 60th birthday. I mounted a strip of brown card down the centre of a cream square card. I then mounted a vellum sheet if music notes onto cream card with brown brads and added onto the brown card. I cut out a Ellison thin cut guitar and mounted this onto the velum square and added his name above and 6o below. I added happy birthday peel offs and brown musical notes cut with the small sizzix die.

Had this sheet of vellum rectangles for ages, which I had been given and never known what to do, but I'm really pleased with how this has turned out. Just hope Brian is :o)

Happy 21st Birthday

I was asked to make a 21st Birthday card by one of our sales guys for his girlfriend. I don't know her and he didn't really give my any ideas so I decided to use my trusty Ellison Champagne bottle.

I covered the bottom of an A5 card with Doodlebug paper and added ribbon to the top. I then cut out the champagne bottle and cork from silver and gold mirri card and added wire to the top of the bottle. I curved a couple of congratulation peel offs along the wire and added some silver stars. I added her name to the ribbon and some papermania jewels, 21 cut using my Sizzix Block Party alphabet and a happy birthday peel off.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Cricut Expression - just ordered mine!!!!!!

Well I have gone and done it, I've bought the Cricut Expression. Still feel slightly sick as it's £310 and a lot of money, but hubby says that he is getting a new games console and this is just like getting one of them. Got it from Oyster Crafts for £310 and free P&P and they say that it will be with me at work tomorrow!!!!!

Don't think I will be able to sleep tonight :o)

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Ice Cream anyone?

I bought these ice cream embellishments at a craft show in the summer and they have sat on my desk since then!!!! I mounted them up onto glitter circles and added paper from a dovecraft birthday pack. The sentiment as always is from Pink Petticoat, this Curly Girly sentiments has been one of my best buys lately!!!

Happy Anniversary

I have had this papernation decoupage made up for ages, but had just not got round to finishing the card off. The paper was part of a Crafty Bitz TSV from a couple of years ago and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat

Not sure who to give it to, but at least the little couple won't get bashed anymore on my craft desk :o)

Cheap Xmas cards!!!

I was asked by one of the sales guys at work to make 22 Christmas cards for his and his partners family at the cheapest rate I could do them!!!!!! Said I would do them for a pound with printed insert and envelope, so I have had to be careful what I used on them.

Used embellishments and small stamped images to make them and I've included a small selection of what I've done. Kept to tall thin and C6 size, as the smaller embellishments didn't look lost on them. Just hope he likes them when I take them in next week.

Better piccy of Mouse card

Managed to take a better picture of the little mouse card, the image was from Natty K. Again watercoloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and mounted onto a lilac scalloped circle. Paper is from Partners and I have added a Anita's sticky ribbon. Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and mounted onto lilac card.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Cards at last

At last I have made some cards tonight. Spent the last night designing name cards for my friends winter wedding, so I now have about 100 to make for her, I'll post a piccie when I've got them printed and one made up. I've also had to make up a couple of boxes of cards, one Christmas and one Other Occasions for my mum to donate to the Cancer Research raffle. Always struggle making boxes, but after 2 years of struggling I think I might have just about cracked it, did the lids in acetate so that you could see the cards and tied them in ribbon.

Was hoping to play with my Nestabilities dies as well last night, but my Sizzix Texturz kit hasn't arrived, so I will have to keep my fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow.

My first card I have mounted paper from Pink Petticoat onto blue card and mounted across the middle of the card. The Penny Black image I got from Natty K and I have coloured him with Marvy Le Plume pens and added stickles to his scarf and snow. Finished off with a peel off coloured blue.

I covered this DL card with some embossed paper that I had from a Crafty Bitz QVC TSV from about 2 years ago!!!! The image I received from Julie and this was coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles added. Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

I love Snowbunny bella, she is so easy to colour and always look fantastic - wish I did after so little work :o) She is watercoloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles added to her hat, pom-poms and cuffs. I've added little Papermania star gems and mounted onto pink card. The paper is both from Pink Petticoat.

Hubby has spotted a craft fair this Sat & Sun locally and was stupid enough to point it out to me!!!!! So guess where we are going this weekend :o)

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

My Nestabilities Die have arrived

Yippee they have arrived this morning from Joanna Sheen. They are sat on my desk at work just taunting me, as I can't play with them.

Thankfully the footie is on tonight, so that will keep Matt busy so I can craft this evening :o)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Just been spending

WEll I have seen and heard so much about the Nestabilities dies that I have had to purchase. Went with the small rectangle and small scalloped rectangle from Joanna Sheen and also got from Ez mount for my bellas and a Koi waterbrush as my old one is fit for the bin. Also bought the Sizzix Texturz starter kit from Cutting Edge Crafts, as I need to pads to use the Nestabilities dies in my Big Shot, whilst I was there I had to also get another Cuttlebug embossing folder!!! Just can't wait for it all to arrive now :o)

Hubby has also been speaking about Christmas pressies and wanted to know if I still wanted a Cricut. Really can't decide whether to get the Expression or the smaller machine. I only really do the cards, but I know that I will wish I had gone with the bigger machine. Any help deciding gratefully appreciated.

Yet More Christmas cards!!!

Well managed to do some crafting this afternoon and carried on making more christmas cards!!!

The first one I covered the bottom of the cards with paper from Pink Petticoat. Mr & Mrs Frosty coloured in with Marvy Le Plume pens and finished with a few snowflakes.
This paper came free in a magazine and I used the same layout as the purple trees as I really like it. Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and Tree stamps is a woodware set.

This was the last of my papernation christmas pack and I added her to pale blue spotty paper and a sentiment from Pink Petticoat. stickles has been added for a bit of shimmer!

I got this free as part of a calendar in a craft magazine and thought he was perfect for a kiddies card.
Now off to do the ironing as I really can't ignore the basket any longer

Happy Birthday Mum

My boss asked me to make him a card for his Mum's birthday, so no pressure then!!!! I used paper from Pink Petticoat down the left hand side of the cards and finished with a strip of black card. The flower is the Sizzix Thick Cut Daisy die which I have cut in black and glitter card and finished off with a gem. Added peel off sentiment to the bottom right hand corner.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Disney Princess Card

I was asked if I could do a special card with a Disney Princess theme for a little girl who is lucky enough to be spending her 6th birthday at Disney. Always a bit nervous when I'm asked to do a special card for someone incase they don't like it!!!

I decided to do a disney inspired princess using my Sizzix doll dies and I'm really pleased with how she has come out. So glad that I managed to get all the doll dies, as I have used them for a lot of character cards for kids and there really is so much you can do with them.

Monday, 12 November 2007

My little craft space

I had a tidy up of my craft corner in the spare room yesterday afternoon and thought I would take some photos and let you see it whilst it's still tidy!!!

I have all my cards and envelopes, stamps, paper packs and embellishments in the cupboard to the right. On top are my sizzix alphabets and in the red box are my Quickutz dies and embossing folders. I have the Sizzix tagalong tote with holds 4 boxes of thin cute. The files under the desk hold ribbons, more embellishments, clear stamp sets, glitters, and pencils and marvy le plume pens. I also have coloured card and all my 12 x 12 papers next to my telly

On the shelves above my desk are my Sizzix dies and one 2 shelves underneath my favourite stamps. the clear draws next to my telly have more ribbons and the box files on the right hold scrap card in different folders depending on the colour!!!! I have a huge box under the bed behind me that holds all my punches

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Just Bex Friday Challenge - Happy Holly Days

The challenge this Friday was to make 5 cards all with holly on them. I really struggled with this one as i don't have that many holly things in my stash, so I have to resort to my huge pile of Anita's peel off that I got for about 35p a pack at the QVC outlet shop!

First one I used my new Quickutz candle die and added holly at the base, I mounted this onto cream card and a red scalloped circle. Covered a square card with paper from last years DCWV Christmas stack and added DCWV ribbon across the centre of the card. Mounted a Seasons Greetings peel off to finish the card.

This card I have used a Anita's peel off Christmas pudding with holly on top. I've coloured the waste and then added to the peel off. Mounted this onto red card and put an eyelet and ribbon at the top. Mounted holly paper onto red card and added this across the middle of the card. Peel off greeting at the bottom that has been coloured red.

This was based on an idea I had seen on Pootles blog. I have added some paper from last years DCWV Christmas stack mounted onto green card across the middle of the card. Coloured in some peel offs green and added his above and below. I then mounted 3 epoxy stickers onto green circles, the first one says santa, the middle one is holly and the last one says ho ho ho. Struggled to get a good picture of this one.

My mum had asked me to make some quick and simple Christmas cards for her to give to friends, so I used this Anita's peel off and coloured in using Marvy Le Plume pens. Simply mounted onto gold card and added to a tall thin card with a gold greeting.

The stamped image I got in a swap with Julie at Julie's Japes, which I coloured using Marvy Le Plume pens and red stickles for the berries. I add holly paper to the bottom of a DL card and added red card to finish off. ended up having to add holly to the paper as I got red stickles glue on it and I'm not sure I'm as happy with it.

Beate's Weekend Challenge 27

This is the first time I've ever been brave enough to enter one of Beate's weekend challenges, but I though I would give it a go. The template is one Beate's blog,

I used paper from my partners pack to cover a square card and then added some spotty blue chiffon ribbon across the card. I then stamped up Penny Black Little Snowy and coloured him using Marvy Le Plume pens and added stickles to make him frosty! Mounted ont blue scalloped circle and a small circle with a greeting added to the bottom right hand side.

I have card - thankfully

Can't believe that Mrs Organised her managed to run out of white card!!!! Meant to go on Friday night to The Papermill, but we decided to go out with our friends instead. Should remember that I am 34 not 24 and can't really drink that much without writing the next day off :o) Anyway made dash over to The Outlet Village and we are now back in business. off for an afternoon of crafting.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

More Mr Frosty Cards

Well I've made a couple more cards with the new fella in my life, Mr Frosty. he is just so easy to stamp up and colour. Again the pics are rubbish but it is 10 at night!

Paper is DCWV Christmas stack from last year and christmas paper from partners and the red card has been embossed with the snowflake folder. Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and peel off is an Anita's

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Mr Frosty cards

Pictures aren't great, I'll try and get some in daylight. then again even in daylight it tends to be grey and miserable in Cheshire at the moment.

Paper is from Partners and I have added Anita's sticky ribbon to cover join. Mr Frosty is coloured using Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles added and the sentiment is an Anita's peel off coloured purple. This is using the last of this paper, I got it last year and I don't know who it is by but I love it. Mr & Mrs Frosty are coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles glitter added. Sentiment is Curly Girly from Pink Petticoat.

Also thanks to Sue for the images, can't wait to finish Christmas cards so I can have a play. Can you please leave me a comment with your e-mail (I won't publish it) as I want to send you something back!!!

Off to bed, as I haven't seen hubby all night as Mr Frosty is now the man for me. I have more coloured up, just haven't had the time to make any more cards. Doesn't working for a living get in the way of the crafting :o)

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Mr Frosty is in Da House

Yippee Mr Frosty has landed!!!!! I was getting a bit worried he had melted in the post :o)

Only problem is my friend is coming for tea tonight, so I'm not sure whether I'll be able to have a play with him or not

Monday, 5 November 2007

More cards

I've only managed a couple of cards tonight, as I have spent most of my time pottering about in my craft room!!!!! Decided to have a good tidy and I also had my tote on the desk and I found it was taking up too much space. Hoping to convince hubby that it's a good idea to nip to ikea this week, as I want some more storage, love the little filing cabinet and I want some of the jars for my flowers.

Nice simple one, paper is from Dovecraft, finished with a strip of red card and santa is an embellishment from last year mounted onto white and red card.

Good old Lola, I printed off this from the Lola Occassion CD and watercoloured her using my Marvy Le Plume pens. The card is embossed using the snowflake folder from Cuttlebug and the sentiment is Curly Girly from Pink Petticoat

Sunday, 4 November 2007

New cards

Just having a break from crafting to have lunch, so I thought I'd upload what I have done this morning. Thanks also to everyone who left messages yesterday, a lot commented that they looked forward to seeing the cards created with my stash, so I had to make an effort and use some of it. My problem is that I buy these things and then can't bear to use them just incase there becomes a shortage in craft goodies!!!!

This card layout was inspired by one on Natty K's blog, the paper is from my new DCWV Christmas stack and ribbon I got from my local craft shop. The Carolling Duck has been watercoloured using Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles added to his hat. I have embossed the blue card using my snowflakes folder, the silver padded snowflakes are from Mei Flower and the sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

This card I have used an image that I got from Jules at Juliesjapes and I have coloured in with H2O's, although I am not that happy with this to be honest. Never seem to get that good a result when I use them!!! I have added stickles to the tinsel round the tree. The paper was from Partners, ribbon is Anita's sticky ribbon and the sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

This card is using one of my favourite christmas stamps, the Carolling Duck from Penny Black. He's watercoloured using Marvy Le Plume pens and stickles added to his hat for some Christmas sparkle. Paper is from last years DCWV christmas stack, ribbon is from Dovecraft and the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

This card I used a lola image from pink petticoat watercoloured with my Marvy Le Plume pens and paper from my new DCWV paperstack. I've added stickles to her hat and dress and the sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat.

Off to have another play this afternoon, as we're not going over to my parents this Sunday so more time to craft!!!! Hopefully will get photos whilst we still have some day light, although it has been foggy in Cheshire today, must be all the bonfires and fireworks last night!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

New Stash, but no Mr Frosty!

Been into town this morning and popped into Partners, I know they do some craft stuff but I tend to find it's not my type of thing and quiet expensive, but I found these lovely Christmas papers!! They were £3.99 for 12 sheets and I have no purply papers so I treated myself.

I also treated myself on Friday to this years DCWV Christmas stack, why I do not know as I am still working my way through last years but I loved the pink and blue papers!!! Also ordered some things from First Class Crafts in Kitty's sale and my goodies were waiting for me when I got home.

Also waiting for me was the Pink Breast Cancer kit that I got from Little Silver Hat, there is 12 metres of ribbon, plus the ribbon that tied it all together. lovely selection and all girly pink

Also received this months kit from Little Silver Hat and it's gorgeous. Lovely autumnal colours and such a great selection. This is only my second monthly kit and they are brilliant.
Some sad news though, Mr Frosty still hasn't arrived :o( It's only a stamp set, but it has taken on it's own little personality in our house. My face was a picture when I realised he wasn't in the post today. Please can you all keep everything crossed that he is here on Monday!!!
Hubby has just made us lunch and then I am going to have an afternoon of crafting. Just hoping that the rain will stop now and we will be OK for the bonfire and big firework display tonight. I've even bought myself sparklers, just must remember my gloves so I don't burn myself!!

Friday, 2 November 2007

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

Just had a mail from Lianne at Little Silver Hat to say that the new months kit is on it's way. I only joined last month and it was a gorgeous kit, which to be honest I haven't wanted to use as it is just too nice!!!!!

Also have just bought a lovely kit of pink ribbons and she is donating £1 from each one sold to Breast Cancer, check it out at under ribbon kits.

Also hoping that Mr Frosty will be waiting for me when I get home tonight and I also received some stamped imaged from Julie at Juliejapes so I can have a play with them - thanks Julie.

Just hope I get a chance, as we are having all our doors replaced internally and I need to sand down the door frames upstairs and repaint them before my friends boyfriend does it for us. Might have to have a play tonight and hope Hubby doesn't complain that it's Friday night and we should do something together :o)