Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas gifts

I have seen a few of these on blogs and thought I would give it a go. I added soft magic and liquid pearls to the cake then added flowers

Inside of box

I thne made a box and a swiss roll flannel cake, I am not happy with the lid as it jammed in so altered the size for the other one but have run out of time to redo this one

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthday shaker card

I have made another shaker card for my Niece's birthday. You can't really tell from the photo but I coloured Tilda with distress inks then added glitter after sticking the frame together with foam pads. The letters are made from my new scrabble letters

This is the inside of the card

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Socks reunited

I saw this idea on MSE a couple of years ago but I forget the link the original idea came from. I cut out some chipboard, painted it then added papers. The sock are made of wood and I cut around the paper and glued them onto the pegs. The words are stamped out on paper. I am going to make one for myself after I have gotten through my Christmas makes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Food Gifts

I have decided to have the majority of gifts I give this Christmas homemade, this is chilli jam curtesy of recipe from Nigella

This is mixed tomato chutney Nigel Slater recipe after I had a load of green tomatoes to use up

This is from bbc good food site, I saw something similar to this in one of those posh farm shops selling for £12.95!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Apple box

I made this cute apple box tutorial here I made a strip from red card about an inch wide to which I am going to add some gingerbread men from M&S. I hand drew the apple then added card. The gingerbread men are some wooden cuts and I added liquid pearls to. The sentiment is Magnolia, I quite like how it turned out

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Christmas Card

I have had another play with my distress inks in colouring in this card, went ok but her hair on one side is slightly darker than I would have liked. I inked the flowers and around the trees and fence.

DP Me to you
Flowers from stash
Tree Marianne design
Fence Magnolia

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Cards

I thought I would have a play with my distress inks. I I added liquid pearls to create some snow. I added glitter glass around the cards, I have seen a few cards on bogs doing that recently and love how it looks. I painted acrylic paint on the flowers and around the black cards. I added a charm to the ribbons

Flowers all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment LOTV
Ribbons from my stash
Charms from ebay

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Treats

These are my witches shoes, instructions are here I made these for my niece's as they were too time consuming to make for others

I made a few boxes full of Elizabeth Shaw mints, my sister ate some!! she said they were too good mints for kids hehe I really need to invest in a punch though as going through the cuttlebug maid me lose the will to live

These were buy one get one  free the pumpkin is an old Elzybells stamp

Somme other sweet treats

Witches hats, although these weren't great the idea is good as really cheap treat, I need to find a way to get the hats to stick together better for next year!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Card

This is a book card I made my Mum for her birthday. The tutorial is here I added flowers to the card and coloured Tilda with pro markers then loads of glamour dust.

I added some liquid pearls around the image

Here is the inside of the card, I coudn't find the sentiment I wanted to use so had to go with a happy birthday one. I added lace and pearls and the token is a M & S gift voucher

This is the 'book' I added some flowers to the inside

DP MME Lost and Found
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Tilda Card

 My First Christmas card I have made this year. The background is an Alota stamp which I have coloured with pro markers and added tons of glitter to. I have coloured Edwin and Tilda with pro markers and added some more stickles. I cut out some snow flakes and added german glitter glass to them
This is the inside of the card

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shaker card

I have seen a couple of shaker style cards on peoples blogs and thought I would have a go. I cut out two shapes on my cuttlebug and used foam tape to bind them together. I then put some glamour dust inside before sealing up.
I have distressed just about everything. I used distress inks to colour in Tilda, it's the first time I have tried that thought it turned out okayish. I added stickles to the flower 

This is the glitter effect when you shake the card

DP Magnolia
Dollie and flowers Wild orchid crafts
Ticket sentiment Tim Holtz
Die tag Magnolia

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Onestopcraft challenge Anything goes
By the cute and girly Anything goes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Baby

It's been ages since I have been on my blog! This is a card I made for a friend who has had a little baby girl. The image is LOTV and I have added liquid pearls around the image. I painted the corner and butterfly charm with acrylic paint and added some paint to the flowers too.

This is the inside of the card, I added another image the same as the one on the front.

DP DCWV Nana's nursery
Image LOTV
Flowers and charms Wild orchid crafts
Ribbon and charm from ribbon girl

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


 I seen a few things similar on blogs and decided to give it the bunting a go. I cut out some triangles and card stock and stuck them altogether. Added some trim to the backs and stuck loads of flowers and glitter to the images.  As you can see all the images are magnolia. 
DP MME and flowers from Wild Orchid crafts. I threaded them altogether with twine

Fold Card

  This is the card I made for my niece's birthday. It's my first fold card and I was really pleased with the result (after I had worked out how to do it he). I covered the card with paper and added flowers.
Here is the inside of the card, took a while to take the photo as it kept falling over!

DP MME Hazel
Image Magnolia
Flowers Wild orchid crafts

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sister Birthday card

This is the card I made for my sister's birthday. I coloured Tilda with pro markers then added distress ink to the card. The flowers have been glittered and the sentiment has also been distressed. 

Here is the inside of the card, I added another Tilda and a mini tilda

I also made a mini pizza box to go with the colour scheme.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday cards

This is a card I made very late for someones birthday (I lost the address!) As soon as I saw these papers I knew I had to make a cupcake card. Tilda has been coloured with pro markers, I cut some cupcakes out and coloured those too. The Ribbon trim is from Websters pages and I added a strawberry charm, although it didn't photograph to well!

This is the inside of the card, I added a mini tilda (love them)

DP MME Lime twist
Tilda and cupcake Magnolia
Ribbon Websters pages
Ribbon and button from my stash

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thinking of you card

This is a card I made for someone on MSE who is going through a very difficult time at the moment. the card is em I can't remember the proper name but normally is glued together and then a pop out insert but I left it open. The brown splodges are the photo and not the card!

Here is a not so very good photo of the card, note to self try taking photos with macro lens! Anyway I have coloured the butterfly with pro markers and added some glitter then added paper to the outside and inside of the card

Another not so great photo of inside of card, I splashed the swirls and butterfly's with glimmer mist and added some pearls

DP Basic Grey Kioshi
Butterfly's and swirls Magnolia die
Gems basic grey
Flowers from my stash

I would like to add this card in the following challenges

Aud Sentiments Anything goes
Basic grey abything goes

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tilda Card

This is a card I made for a lovely lady on MSE who has been having a hard time of it recently. I don't really have any thinking of you stamps etc (something I must correct!) so I used a special paper from MME that I hadn't opened as I love them and just look at them instead of using hehe, I hope the cards made you feel that people were thinking of you.

DP MME Bella Bella
Image and butterfly's from Magnolia
Flowers from my stash

Monday, August 15, 2011

My poor neglected blog - Another Christening

It was my nephews christening a few weeks ago (shameful I haven't blogged before now) Anyway the photo above is a dew drop type photo ( although that isn't the photo I used as my computer is doing what it pleases today I uploaded when I could)

I stamped a few vests and coloured with pro markers (Sis in law says it has survived the first wash anyway fingers crossed)

This is the card I made him, I used this image when he was born. my sister in law kept the gift tag of it on her mantle place so I kind of figured she liked it so reused it again)
DP Tim Holtz 
Sentiment LOTV
Butterfly Wildorchidcrafts

Inside of card

I made a cart with a teddy inside it, sorry for rubbish photo it was taken in a hurry, it was made from chipboard and painted with acrylic paints

Can't take much credit for cake but I did contribute a little little bit to it lol

cart with teddy taken curtesy of big sister Lily aged five!

This is the photo from above, I painted a photo frame and distressed with crackle paint then added a couple of embellishments, there is a star on it with a very slight impression of his finger print

Here he is my gorgeous nephew, what a proud God mummy I was that day