Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas cards

I have had another play with my Lavinia stamps, I quite like the effect and have been wanting to use the Santa stamp but wasn't sure what to do with it. The background was created using my distress inks and brayer and the trees and snowflakes have been covered with glitter. I am going to make some more of these as they are quick to make the only trouble is my lovely Christmas paper pads are being neglected.

gift tags

I purchased these reindeer blanks from ebay thinking I would make some gift bags, but didn't read the size as they were about 3 inches so were no use for that project. I added some googly eyes and pompoms and turned them into gift tags instead

Monday, December 13, 2010

sewing gift

My Mum has started to sew and made her grandson a patched quilt for when he was born so I though these images were ideal. My sister in law has started playing with my sewing machine so the sewing machine image was perfect for her. Thought I would make a couple of stocking fillers from these to add to their main presents
Images Kraftin Kimmie
DP Cosmo Cricket Material Girl

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Distress inks cards

I thought it was about time I had a proper play with my lush Lavinia stamps and my distress inks, these are some cards I made for some birthdays over at MSE. Still not quite got used to the brayer properly but I am fairly happy with how these turned out, although the blue card I didn't use quite thick enough paper so I have learnt from that. They are a lot more sparkly in real life which I was obviously happy about.
I really need some more inks as I don't have many more colours than I have used, I did ask 'Santa' for some for Christmas but all he said was don't you have enough cr*p already... I don't think he understands my crafting needs!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hello Kitty Card

It's my 7 year old niece's birthday tomorrow and she is hello kitty mad. She also love ballet, some kind person (who I can't remember) posted a link to some images over at MSe so I nabbed one and this is my card for her. I have added glitter to the flowers around the image. The Butterfly's were a surprise find when I tided my craft room
Papers are Memory box
Flowers Wild Orchid CRafts

sweetie guitar and shoe

I saw this idea on the internet and thought I would try making a sweetie guitar for my brother. I know it's not perfect but it was really easy to do. I hand drew a guitar shape from styrofoam or chipboard would be just as good, then stuck roses and quality street chocs on, easy peasy. Just a novelty gift to go with his main present. 
The shoe (just in case you were wondering what it was supposed to be lol) I have done for my niece as she has had sweet bouquets on her request for the last couple of years and I wanted to do something a bit different this year so I have made her choccy shoe and will put some cash in her Christmas card for her to go shopping with.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Picture Pencil

A cheap and cheerful idea for a Christmas stocking filler, I would show you the link but I can't find it. All you do is print 3 x 5 by 6 photo's onto normal printer paper then divide into 4, measure across as I can't remember the sixes then cut out. Then I rolled the photos onto 12 pencils and voila. I am going to mix them up and put them in a bag with a label with a picture on and call it a jigsaw pencil puzzle!!, might keep my niece's entertained while mum and dad can get on with making dinner.
Tutorial is here

Friday, November 26, 2010

Matchbox Advent Calender

This is my match box advent calender, the tutorial for making it is here
The papers are from Dovecraft Jolly happy Christmas, I didn't have any chipboard shapes so I have added brads to the sides and the top is snowflake cut out with Martha Stewart punch. I just need to find some treats that are small enough to fit inside

I would like to enter the following challenges

Christmas Card

I love the background stamp I have used here, coloured in with Pro markers and loads and loads of glitter. The cute girl is pure innocent my Heather Ellis and the background papers I picked up at the NEC
Background stamp Alota stamps
Ribbon another purchase from the NEC

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby card

My other half niece had a baby boy last week by emergency section, 9lb 8oz, this is the card I have made her. The image is from the lovely Sarah from MSE.

Christmas Goodies

A few treat bags I have made for my niece's and friends children, most of the ideas I have borrowed from the fabulous Helen.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas card

I saw this image by Whiff Of Joy and it gave me an idea for a card. I thought it would be a good use of getting rid of some of the millions of candy canes I have purchased lol. I quite like this card, going to have a play with some more designs I think
The image has been coloured with pro markers and I have added stickles to the hat, and necklace. 
The backing papers are Joanna Sheen
Ribbon from my stash

Christmas card

I saw these papers in a card magazine and happened to stumble across Joanna Sheen stall at the NEC. I debated whether to get the papers and stamps as they were a bit expensive but I am glad I did as I love them. I have coloured the image with pro markers and matted onto to sparkly red card and silver card. I have added the brads as there was a mark when I stamped it. I think I will be using these stamps a lot. Ribbon from my stash

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I have been having a play with my new brayer and inks I got from the NEC. It's not perfect as I couldn't get the blue to blend into the card, although I am quite pleased with it, so I guess not being perfect doesn't mater if the thought was there!!. Going to practice more with my inks and brayer as I love the effects and I love these Lavinia stamps

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mum's Birthday gifts

These are the presents I made for my mum's birthday a couple of weeks ago, forgive me for my lack of text but this has taken hours to upload and I nearly lost the will to live
Image Heather Ellis
Brads from eyelet outlet

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEC Stash

Pictures of the things I 'needed' from the NEC, I think I may have overdone it with my ribbon purchases but there are a few things that I bought that I have been waiting to get for a while, so I need to start making my Christmas presents and cards. I didn't stay all day as it got really busy and started to get difficult getting into the stalls, I had a good day out though. Stocked up on paper so that should last me through until next year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I am a bit late in posting these but some of the Halloween treats I made. I also made some eyeball treat bags and witches fingers but forgot to take a photo of them. The cute pumkin image on the card is from Heather Ellis Etsy digital store, the papers are Basic Grey eeire

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Here is OH granddaughter, she is now out of the high dependancy unit and is starting to feed through a bottle.

Holiday photos

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tilda card

Birthday card I made for someone before I went on holiday. Papers were given to me, the image is a tilda image and the flower trim is Websters bloomers

Friday, September 10, 2010

Birthday card with attitude

This a card I have made for my five year old niece. She is a little bit feisty so I think the image fits her perfectly. The image is a digital image from Mo Manning and the DP are My Mind's Eye.

Birthday card

I have been coveting these ribbons for ages, and finally managed to find some so of course I ordered them all, they come in five colours. I love them the photo does not do it justice I can see me using these a lot.
DP Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Image is Kraftin Kimmie

The above post cut out the card for some reason so I have posted it here

Back to school cards

I made a card for my niece on her first day at school and as they are only little I made big sister a card too so she wouldn't feel left out.
I have altered a note book and made a post it note holder and a bookmark.
Lily was really please as she was now a 'big' girl going to school with her notebook
DP October Afternoon Report card and October Afternoon Fly a kite
Images are pure innocence and Mo Manning digital.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

House Mouse Card

This is a card I made for a card swap over on MSE. The recipe was two papers, one image and 3 embellishments. I saw something similar from a blog when I was browsing but cannot remember whose blog it was, if I can find it I will add a link later. I created a towel out of ribbon, added some black paper in disguise of a mirror lol and added some gems for steam from the bath.
The bathtub has had glossy accents added to give it a bit of a shine.

Image House Mouse
DP Tim Holtz vintage shabby
Ribbon and gems from my stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's crafts Vintage
Ellephantastic challenges Pink and grey
Die cut dreams Soft shades of vintage

Monday, August 30, 2010

Birthday card

This is the card I have made for my sisters birthday. I have coloured the image with promarkers and added glitter to the flowers. I have used my ribbon die cut and also a rickrack die cut. I made the box from a tutorial on scor-pal site. My sister likes lots of bling so hopefully she will like the sparkly flowers
DP Tim Holtz vintage shabby
Flowers from my stash
Glitter I have used glitter liner and Pearl pens.
Ribbon die cut is Marianne design

Thursday, August 26, 2010

sparkly christmas card

A green and red Christmas card. I have coloured the image with pro markers, added sparkles to the fur trim. I have gone round the card with glitter liner and the flowers are a new marianne design die. I have added glitter to the flowers too. I think this will be my sister's card as she loves anything that sparkles.
Dots are added also with Glitter liner.
DP Basic Grey Wassail
Image from Elzy Bells

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

The Creative Cottage Christmas
Creative card crew sparkle and shine
wild orchid crafts make it sparkle
The Crazy challenge christmas card

Monday, August 23, 2010

A plus

A card and some gifts for my niece who I hope has got some 'A' GCSE's. Even if she doesn't she has worked really hard and I am going to give her these gifts and a little cash reward for all her hard work. I have altered a notebook, made a bookmark, altered post it note holder and made a little gift card wallet
DP Cosmo Cricket Report card and Fly a kite.
Image Pure Innocence.
Ribbons are from my stash

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nephew Cross Stitch and present

Hurray!! At last I have finished the cross stitch, took ages and ages to make, but at least it is finished now. The other present is a nappy chair in which tatty ted is sitting although you can't see it very well from the picture.
My sister in law loved her presents which is all that matters

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another big sister card

This is the second card for my younger niece, hope to get mum's presents all finished tomorrow.
I have glittered the flowers and around the circle. The circle has been embossed with hearts and Tilda has been coloured in with pro markers.
The ribbon has been threaded through my new marianne design nestie and the papers are again MME quite contrary
Flowers are from wildorchidcrafts

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

wildorchidcrafts one for the girls
sweet stampin challenge pretty in pink

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Big sister card

I have made this card for my niece who has just had a baby new brother.
Tilda image has been coloured with pro markers. I have hole punched around a piece of card and thread ribbon through it. All the flowers have had stickles added to them and are from wildorchidcrafts.
The papers are the gorgeous MME Quite Contrary.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

One stitch at a time
A little pink

Craft your days away Favourite things, the flowers I have used

The Crafty Pad Ribbons and flowers

Creative card crew Cute and girly

Sir Stampalot Bring on the bling, flowers have stickles

Dutch dare Anything goes