Saturday, 29 August 2009


Just got time to upload what I've been doing before we leave this afternoon for Abersoch in North Wales [a lovely spot]
Some of the cards are for me and mine and there's also some comissions to show you.
THE RED AND MUSTARD CARD FOR CLARE is made using a digi stamp from Sketchstamper.

THE RED AND BLUE CARD is a stamped image [Lily and Milo] clear stamp by Rachelle Anne Miller It's a Crimbo one but I managed to do it without the holly coz I wanted this for my daughter anniversary.

THE RED n WHITE CARD WITH DOLLY READING is a free digi stamp from Elizabeth O. Dulem at Coloring Pages Tuesday.

BROWN n CREAM CARD GIRL ON PHONE COLOURED BLUE is using the digi stamp again from Sketchstamper

CHAMPAGNE FLUTE is an anniversary card from me to hubby, finished quite plain as I was still at this at 3 this morning!

THE TWO FOOTY CARDS are comissions for dh friends.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


And they have some crackin stamps too - digi and normal!
Just send an email to Christine with "Digi Image Test" in the subject line


I'm delighted that Mandy HERE has given me this award.
This award has a few rules that go with it -
1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3) Link the person who nominated you for this award
4) Name 7 things about yourself people might find interesting
5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6) Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7) Leave comments on all 7 blogs letting them know you nominated them
That was a difficult task as I'm influenced by lots of talent out there. But it's 7 I must pick and so, I NOMINATE:-
Maria HERE
Diane HERE
Julie HERE
Meahni HERE
1. The day my first child was born was the best day of my life, and then I was blessed with another three :0) and the arrival of my lovely grandchildren comes a very close second.
2. I count my blessings daily and sorely miss the family and friends no longer with us.
3. Regret not studying at school :0(
4. If I didn't have wheels I'd be lost.
5. I love the get-togethers with my crafting friends.
6. I miss my last two dogs so much (Carla and Simba) it breaks my heart.
7. The biggest mistake I've ever made is buying a pub in 2001 - which cleaned us out! But, I think I still have my sanity for what it's worth :0) LOL and they say you must never look back but learn from our mistakes - yeh, but I'd rather have me money back [giggle]
Goodness me, I hope that lot doesn't make me sound like a right old misery coz I'm really a very happy bunny TTFN


Blue and green is the must for this weeks challenge at

The stamped image is by Penny Black (light the night) and coloured with Copics.

Bottom layer DP is by Brenda Pinnick.

The other layers were made using K&CO DP.

The trusty Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch for under the blue ribbon, and her punch is used for the leaves.

Xcut punch to make the flower.

We are Memorykeepers blue gromlet.

Glossy Accents is used on her little bag.

DP and flower edges are distressed with Adirondack [for the green] and Whispers [for the blue] dye ink pads.


Viv has very kindly given me instructions on how to do the "here" link so I'm giving it a blast.............Testing, testing..........

Monday, 24 August 2009


Both of these are for my DH Brian's friend who lost his Dad. One from us and one another friend asked me to make.
The BUTTERFLY CARD is made using Dovecraft DP with Pearls and Glossy Accents added to the flower centres. That wording on the Sizzix label is "borrowed" from Issy . I've tried to use mine in a different form than Issy - thanks Issy ;) The butterfly is made using a stamp by Clarity..................................
THE WHITE TEXTURED CARD is a combination of Cuttlebug folders with flowers,stem,butterfly and message die cuts by Sizzix
Thanks for stopping by X


How does everyone else feel about having to do cards with the football theme? I can't get inspired by them but, here's my effort on one along with a Christening card; both are commissions.
The images on the footie card have been worked in Photoshop, a PNG is made of the liver bird for the paper ribbon strip down the left hand side...The Sizzix label has been scanned into PS making the smaller red and black layers which are hand cut; all sitting on a Sizzix label (proper) The LFC logo has had Glossy Accents applied in places.
The main green cardstock has been textured with a Sizzix texture plate..................................
On the CHRISTENING CARD, the cross stamp (Papermania) is inked with Brilliance ink pad and the same ink pad is used to colour the 3 x flowers, distressed edges and the bottom layer. That bottom layer also has a gold glitter spray applied (Crafters Companion) - that glitter spray is so useful ;)
DP by K&CO, the swirly elements are cut from another matching K&CO DP
There's the odd flat backed gems and pearls added along with touches of Glossy Accents
Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday, 20 August 2009


At a stamping sessions with crafting friends,I used this little beauty of Jackie's. (by Stampendous)...
On the day, Jackie made a superb card with it and it was so difficult for me to come up with something that wasn't the "same as"...
On perusing through a K&CO stack I found this cracking paper with the toadstools, on which there's Sakura clear used in places but doesn't show on the photo although the Glossy Accents and the glittering does. The cap of one toadstool has been raised in 3d...
It's been used as an Anniversary card for another crafting friend; Pauline's anni today (hope the day's going well Pauline and Rob) ;)
The black band on the bees body has had black glitter applied and then a coating of Glossy Accent on top of that.
Ideal I thought for this weeks challenge requiring words as the main focal point at
Thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Forgotten I had this Miss Kitty image

I keep getting orders for "girls that love to shop" and very soon run out of both ideas and images that I've not used in the past for the commissions...
I bought this download of Miss Kitty from Cuddly Buddly ages ago and it's been sitting in my files unused!
I opened the image in Photoshop to give it more layers for the decoupage (shopping bags and flowers on the hat)
The punched flower on one of the bags is there to cover a boo-boo!
The recipient's name "Victoria" had to be added to the card front but, it's a lot of letters to fill a small space which is why it's been stamped onto the petals of a Sizzix daisy diecut. It was still too large so the petals have been seperated and arranged in a fan shape...
DP is K&CO
Hope they like it ;)
Thanks for stopping by X

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

With Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

The Christmas scene was a try out of using the CB snow village as a back drop but, I placed the boy and dog too far over to the right which left a gaping void behind the image which is why the Santa and sleigh has been added. Need I say that wasn't planned lol.
Backing to the stamped images is CB folder
Boy and dog image is a digi download from Cute Daisy May
Santa on sleigh is from Smirk
Circular greeting from Cuddly Buddly placed onto a nestie................
PRECIOUS MOMENTS CARD is a borrowed stamp from Viv - thanks Viv ;)
Base card has been embossed using Sizzix texture plate
CB embossing folder again behind the stamped image
Don't know the make of the Precious Moments stamp as it was stamped at a friends house.
Greeting is printed directly onto the base card with PC prior to the embossing...........
The stamped images on both of the cards are coloured using Copics

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Get Well card

Don't know the stamp make as it's stamped at a friends house...I must remember to write it down when we have these stamping sessions!
It's coloured with Copics
DP is K&CO
Punched leaves were kindly given to me - thanks Jackie ;)
And thanks go to Viv for the use of your stamp ;)

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Changed my mind

There was too much text for the [Floral Fantasy] engagement card so I've done it entirely different, making the text the main focus instead of what looked like an add-on.
I prefer this much more for the occasion with all that wording.
Stamp is borrowed - thanks Viv ;)

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Papermania flower stamp [reduced in docrafts sale]

Docrafts have reduced this stamp to 59p and it uses a treat

Floral Fantasy at Cute Daisy May

The digital image for this engagement card is from...

The tree is hand cut and the flowers and leaves are from a Sizzix die...The original card had the dark red flowers on, but I thought they were overpowering which is why they're altered to a softer pink.
Personally, I feel the wording on the card is too much, but that's what the commission stipulated - can't win 'em all ;)
Copics used for the colouring and Fiskars Threading Water border punch is used to make the scalloped mat.
The card stock is just basic white that is chalked pink before spraying with Crafters Companion Gold glitter spray.
The bottom photo corner is hand cut from a piece of scrap K&Co

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Cute Daisy May Digi Stamps and Copics

I tried these digi stamps from:

and I just love them - thanks to Issy for the link ;)

So I'm having a try at the challenge

I've used Copics for the very first time and I must say that I can see why they're the lastest "must have" lol

The wreath is finished with Flowersoft and Stickles
Thanks for looking ;)

Thursday, 6 August 2009


This set of stamps from HANNA is getting replaced as the "shop window" stamp was damaged. So until it's replaced, I scanned it into PS to tweak it and coloured it digitally.

The sketch is inspired from one of Pink Petticoat's and it's their DP used.

The bottom scallop is made from an art deco ding.
Been doing quite a few cards recently but, haven't had time to upload them. That's the next to do on my list. Thanks for looking XXX