Monday, 20 December 2010
Well, hopefully you're all nearly ready for Christmas now, as it's almost upon us.
Today I have a non-Christmas card to show you. A friend asked if I could make a card for a lady who is going into semi-retirement, after years as a high flying business woman, and this is what I came up with. The stamp was a FREEBIE from the wonderful Mo Manning, which I've been itching to use for ages, but just haven't gotten around to it, so this seemed the perfect opportunity. The papers are I think from Basic Grey. The ticket was computer generated, and then cut out with my new ticket die from Whimsy - it's BRILLIANT! The flowers and candy dots are home made, oh, and I nearly forgot the little bit of border just poking through under the ticket, which was cut with an MS punch.
If you can spare a minute at the busiest time of year to leave a comment I would love to hear what you think of my creation.
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Hi again peeps
This time I would like to show you a card I've made for my middle Granddaughter. She loves Tilda, so it simply had to be something with her on. I bought the background stamp last winter with a view to using my Tilda and Edwin skating stamps, but thought it made quite a nice background for 'Tilda with Christmas Fir'. A few snowflakes, and a computer generated sentiment complete this one, oh, and of course LOTS of Glamour Dust!
Hope you have time to let me know what you think.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, like the rest of you I've been busy with all the pre-Christmas preparations. Anyway, today I would like to share a card that I've made using a couple of stamps from Bildmalarna. I stamped Mimo, then masked her to put in the fence - first time I've done this in a while. The image is of course coloured with my copics. I then added a piece of dark blue shimmery paper to give the feeling of a night sky. I then ripped a piece of white paper and glittered it with Glamour dust to give the background snow. The paper is from the Christmas Dreams digital set at Bearly Mine. Snowflakes - large die from Marianne Designs - Small - MS punch. The sentiment is a new one from Whimsy, and the ribbon from my stash.
Hope you like it.
Warm hugs to you all.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
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Monday, 15 November 2010
Hi there peeps
Today I would like to share a card that I made for my friend's birthday. The image is one from Mo Manning, and reminded me of my friend the minute that I saw it, and would you believe that they're both called TASHA!!! My friend of course isn't only 2 years old, and thank goodness I've never seen her have a tantrum, but I bet when she does, she looks just like this, lol. To add insult to injury the papers that I've used on the card are some of an enormous pile that Tash gave me earlier this year because she didn't like them any more!! Talk about getting your own back, lol.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the white border, Nesties for all the shapes, and with a couple of homemade flowers and a bit of stitching that's about it.
Hope you like it
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Hope you’ve had a good weekend so far.
Today I would like to show you another card that I’ve made using my home made bag template. A friend requested this card for a 30 year old girl /woman who apparently loves Tinkerbell. I had to check in the end whether she actually meant Tinkerbell the fairy, or whether there was some new trend out there that had passed me by, lol.
Anyway, I started off with a piece of plain black card, and decided to add some texture with a bit of clear embossing. I then used an MS punch for the purple border, and topped it with some shiny black card that I ran through my crimper. The image of Tinkerbell was downloaded from the internet and coloured with Copics, (hope I haven’t broken any laws, it was a colouring page, so fingers crossed it’s OK??) I then added a couple of handmade flowers, some leaves cut wit a Leon Em punch, and a couple of tags with computer generated sentiments.
Hope you can spare the time to leave a comment, as it’s always good to hear from you.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Sorry I haven't posted in the last few days, I've been confined to bed in absolute flippin' agony with my back, but I'm feeling a bit better today, so was able to finish off this card. The image is one from the latest Magnolia release. The papers are Bo Bunny - I just LOVE these colours! I added a border cut with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and then the other white piece was embossed with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I also used an MS border punch for the icicle edges, and smaller snowflake, and Marianne Design dies for the tree, and larger snowflake. I didn't have a pearl or brad in the right colour for the centre of the snowflake, so coloured one with my Copics. The ticket is one of a digi set that I purchased, but I'm afraid I can't remember at the moment who it came from.
Hope you like it.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Now that the big event is over I can finally show you the card that I made for my daughter's wedding. For those of you that checked out the pictures in my earlier post you may have guessed that the characters are coloured to represent the children, ie two blondes and a brunette, and of course my daughter is blonde and her husband (oooh, it's nice to call him that after all these years), is also dark. When Magnolia released their Wedding Collection earlier this year I was chuffed to bits, as the grandkids love Tilda and I knew that they would like it if I made a wedding card using her. I made the flowers myself, and the sentiments were computer generated.
As always, I hope you like it
Sunday, 31 October 2010
|My HANDSOME Husband!|
|Gemma - Granddaughter No. 2 - Aged 8|
|No 1 Granddaughter - Abi - Aged 9 (nearly 10)|
|Molly - The youngest - Aged 4|
|The NEW Mr & Mrs Humphries & girls|
Friday, 29 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Hi there peeps
I don’t think I’ve shown you this card before as I made it just before I went to Spain in September, for my friend to give her husband on his 60th birthday. It’s an 8 x 8 card – not done many of these, but as it was a decoupage image I needed something bigger than my usual 6 x 6. Other than a bit of matting and layering, I made a little pair of metal rimmed glasses to make it look like Dave (her husband), and some flower soft to give a bit of texture to the 'bowling green', and that's about it. Ooops! Nearly forgot as I made it such a long time ago - the background red paper was originally plain, but I splodged some glue on it, and had to try and cover it up, so after a bit of cussing I thought I'd try a stamping something small all over the visible areas with Versamark and it worked - phew! What a relief, lol. I then covered up another little glue mark by adding some peel offs all the way around the edge, and voila, one card rescued. Note to self: Don't be over enthusiastic with the glue, lol.
Hope you like it.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Today I'd like to share a card I made on behalf of my daughter for her best friend's 30th birthday. She's quite a hip chick, so I figured she might like this fab image from Kenny K.
Oh, Lord, I've forgotten who the paper is by now, sorry! The stars were cut using Nesties, the sentiments were computer generated. I used two Nestie die cuts offset to back the image, a bit of ribbon from my stash, and that's it.
Please feel free to let me know what you think.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I actually found two unfinished products when sorting out my stash the other day. In this instance, it was the swirly background paper that I could decide how to use. I’d made it having watched a demo on TV by Sheena Douglas, and though while pleased with the effects I’d created found it way too ‘busy’ for me, and couldn’t decide how best to use it. So having fetched it out again, and determined that I must use it to get it out of the way, I decided to use some of my much neglected flower images from Justrite Stamps. First of all I stamped up the flowers, and then I stamped the border separately, having mounted the stamp on a clear block instead of the wooden one that I normally use with it. I embossed it in gold, and then added a succession of circles cut with Nesties. I cut the centre strip with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and added a strip of gold mirri which I’d put through my corrugating tool. It all still looked a bit dark, so then I hit on the idea of cutting down the patterned paper and adding some plain white and gold mats behind it, and eureka, it suddenly ‘worked’. I then stamped up the sentiment, and added a purple flower and a couple of leaves to finish it off.
Do feel free to let me know what you think, your opinions are always appreciated.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Hi there peeps
Today I would like to show you something that I made from a card I started over a year ago, lol. I’d previously added the white swirls to the pinky mauve paper, but then the image that I wanted to use didn’t seem to work with it, and so it got shoved away in one of the many of the bags and boxes of stuff in the craft room, never to see the light of day until I had a sort out earlier this week. When I came across it, (together with another piece, which I’ll show you tomorrow), I decided that I should either use it, or throw it out, and this is how it ended up.
Hope you like it.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Hi there peeps
Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.
I’ve had to spend a fair bit of time in bed this week, but over a couple of afternoons, finally managed to complete this card. Once again, I’ve used mirri card, which is such a pig to photograph, so I hope you’ll ignore that aspect – the card actually looks much better in the flesh, so to speak.
Anyway, the image is by Giordano and is called ‘Our Family’. I actually found it really difficult to find papers that went with Santa’s vivid red suit, so in the end resorted to using plain card in red and white. I gave the white card some texture by running it through the Bigshot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The snowflakes are cut with Nesties dies, and the small MS snowflake punch, which I then topped with the red ribbon. A very simple card, but it took me ages!!!
Hope you like it, and thanks for visiting, your support really is appreciated, and when I’m lying in bed feeling fed up, your comments really give me a boost.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Today I’d like to show you a card featuring a stamp by Pure Innocence called ‘Flurry of Love’. The paper I’ve used is from Crafts Too, to which I added a white border finished one side with an MS snowflake border punch, and the wavy side was done with shaped scissors. The snowflake is a mix of a Spellbinders die cut, and an MS small snowflake punch. Not much else to tell you about it, other than I actually quite like this one myself, lol.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Ha! Bet that got ya goin? lol.
Gone totally away from my comfort zone with this one. A friend asked me to make a 30th birthday card for someone totally into fashion, shoes, bags etc. you know the sort, so I decided to make a template for something different (well for me), and this is what I came up with.
I used C’ordinations card stock, which I then put through an embossing folder, it didn’t quite fit, which left me with a plain toe cap which I rather liked. I then cut a piece of lilac glitter card and trimmed it using the MS doily punch, to this I added a strip of the plain card, and then a peel off strip to add a bit of extra interest. I also added peel off strips to the toe cap. I cut two flowers with a punch, and then put them through another embossing folder, after which I sanded all the embossed areas to bring out the pattern. The swirl flower stem is cut using a Marianne Creatables die. Sentiment was computer generated and then cut out with a Nestie tag die, I added a bit of ribbon from my stash, and that’s about it.
As always, I hope you like it.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
I’m off on my hols again tomorrow, so thought I’d pop this one on the blog before I go. I thought the image was from Funky Kits, but I’m not so sure now, as I’ve just checked out their website and can’t find it – maybe it’s been discontinued, as I’ve had it a while. The papers are Nitwits and are from the 'Snow Folk Too' collection.
Sorry it’s just a quickie, but I must get off and do the packing now!!
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
As you’ve probably gathered I’m really into making Christmas cards at the moment. I had planned to get ahead of myself this year, and keep making them after I’d finished Christmas 2009’s lot, but of course, the novelty wore off, and now I feel like I’m running behind, lol.
Today’s card is made using a High Hopes stamp - Snowlady Surprise. I’ve coloured her with Copics and then added a good sprinkle of Glamour dust to the trim on her coat. The paper I’ve used is another one in the download I bought from Bearly Mine. The scallops at the bottom of the card are made by cutting out small circle nesties, and then glueing the top of them behind the border strip. The poinsettia is a die cut using a Marianne Creatable die, and it’s backed with an acetate snowflake covered in Twinklets, then I added an MS snowflake in white, and another one cut from acetate and sprinkled with glamour dust. I love seeing how many combinations of snowflakes I can make.
Please leave a comment if you have time, as I love hearing what you think.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Today my youngest granddaughter, Molly, started ‘BIG school’, and here’s the card that I made to mark the occasion. She’s only going in the mornings to start off with, and when I spoke to her first thing she was SO excited, so I’m pleased to report that she went in as if she’d been going every day, and was happy as could be when she called me after lunch to tell me all about it. Let’s hope it stays that way!!!
Anyway, the image I’ve used is from LOTV, it looks just like Molly which is what prompted me to use it. I made the clock background paper with a couple of stamps from Clarity, and used a couple of other stamps for the little extra bits – stripes from HOTP, and the other one is an Anna Griffin, I think. The sentiment was computer generated, and the small hearts were the punched out bits from a MS border punch.
Hope you like it.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
I forgot to say on my last post, that you lot all had me well and truly fooled – I thought it was only me that struggled to get a card to come together, and that you all put yours together in moments – seems from all your comments that I was wrong, so at least when I struggle with the next one, I’ll be able to tell myself that I’m not alone, lol.
Anyway, today’s card is one I’ve made for a very good friend’s 60th birthday later this month, we’ll be back in Spain, so I thought I’d better get it ready beforehand.
The image, ‘Happy Birthday’, and ‘not over the hill….’ sentiment, are from a new set of Kanban stamps which arrived in the post yesterday. The papers are Basic Grey, but I can’t remember which set, and it’s all just simply matted onto black cardstock.
As always, I hope you approve, and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Was busy yesterday playing with a more ‘fun’ style Christmas stocking for the kids, and came up with this one. The Santa image is from Whiff of Joy. Papers are Papermania ‘Deck the Halls’. The ribbon is from my stash, and the sentiment ‘Molly’ was computer generated. I then added loads of Stickles, as Molly (my youngest granddaughter) does love her sparklies, as she calls them.
Hope you’re having a great weekend.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Today I’m playing with my new computer, (the old one packed up on us, and I just couldn’t manage without my internet fix while hubby tries to sort out the problems). Anyway, I have found a feature that is supposed to let me upload my pictures directly to my blog, so we shall see if it works!!!
I made this card a couple of days ago using a new Nellie Snellen stamp, and some Christmas backing papers that I downloaded from Bearly Mine. I used an MS punch for the icicle strip which I then glittered up with Glamour Dust. I punched some snowflakes using the large and small MS punches, and then added another snowflake which I die cut from acrylic and then added Twinklets to. To finish off I added a couple of brads from The Hobby House, and stamped ‘Merry Christmas’.
As always, I hope you like it.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Hi there peeps
I started making this card yesterday, and wouldn't have given it's chances of survival to my blog tuppence, as it was another one of 'those', that just wouldn't come together. What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours ........ sorry, I'll stop singing now, lol. Anyway, I went back to it this afternoon, and it was like a light went on, and suddenly I could see exactly how to put it together, and am quite pleased with it. Does that ever happen to you guys, or is it just me?
The papers are once again from the Aimee Asher download. The snowflakes are two different size MS punches, which I distressed with 'Antique Linen', and then glittered up with Glamour Dust. I then added the small roses, and added a little stickles to continue the sparkle. The sentiment was stamped and then cut out with my recent acquisition - another set of Nesties tags. The very sparkly ribbon and lace are from my stash.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Sorry going back a good few years there to the day's of Dixon of Dock Green, if anyone remembers it? Showing my age now, lol.
I really struggled with this card, I bought the papers as a download from Aimee Asher, and really like the set individually, but found putting them together something else!!!!!!!! Anyway, I eventually settled for this combination set off with gold mirri card, which as usual hasn't photographed well. The image is from Whiff of Joy, the holly was hand drawn and cut, then edged with a white pen and some glitter. I wasn't happy with the circular background that my lady is set against, as it was too plain, so added some stamped snowflakes, which I think improves it a bit. Don't be afraid to let me know what you think, even if you think it's rubbish!!
Have a great weekend - what's left of it.
Monday, 30 August 2010
This card was made for Lillie Rose's 1st Birthday. I've used an image called 'Little Eden' from Belles 'n' Whistles which I was lucky enough to win in a blog hop! I kept the card fairly simple as obviously Lillie Rose won't be that bothered, lol, but hopefully her parents will like it. The papers are from a download - sorry, I can't for the life of me remember who's they are. Everything was stitched into place, and with a few pearls, courtesy of my lovely birthday package from Tasha, I was finished.
Hope you like it?
Hi there peeps
As you may have heard, my daughter is getting married at the end of October, and I got the job of making invites etc. This weekend I've been busy getting all the place names done, and I put one of the invites in the background for those of you who wanted to see them. The place names are made in the diamond 'springy' style - phew! They sure were more hard work than I'd expected, but when I saw them all laid out like this, I figured it was worth it. Would love to know what you think, oh, and in case you can't really see it clearly, the dark colour is 'Cadbury' purple mirri card.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
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Saturday, 31 July 2010
I hope your weekend has got off to a good start? Mine has, I was actually able to get out of bed for longer than half a hour today, and spent my time making something COMPLETELY different, well different for me, that is.
A friend recently asked me to make several birthday cards for 30 year old girls who all like the usual things - clothes, shoes, bags etc., and having used my 'Shopping Willow' stamp from Whiff of Joy, about a zillion times lately, I decided to have a go at making a handbag card which I've never attempted before. I didn't have a template, but had seen something similar in this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine, so drew up my own and made a start. I kept it pretty simple as I was out of my comfort zone, and for the first time in I can't remember how long, I haven't actually used a nestie!!!! I was quite pleased with the way it came out, (it actually looks a lot better in the flesh so to speak), and it's given my mojo a bit of a boost too.
Hope you like it.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Thursday, 1 July 2010
I'm a bit disappointed with the photo of this card, as it's made the image look a bit washed out - it does actually match the very hot pink of the trim on the card. The patterned papers are from Papermania, and the complementary pink is actually a glittered paper, but again, it doesn't translate well in the pic. The flowers are hand made, and the ribbon is from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated.
Hope you like it, and the bad picture doesn't put you off leaving a comment.
Thanks for looking
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Today is my middle Granddaughter's birthday, so I thought I'd show you the card I made her. This Tilda always reminds me of Gemma, so I thought it would be just right for her card. I've also used another Magnolia stamp for the background. I decided to try a totally different style of card to make it something special for her, and this is what I came up with. Sorry it's not the greatest photo, easel cards are SO hard to photograph.
Hope you approve.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
I was asked on Monday if I would make a card for one of my daughter's work colleagues - her birthday is on Friday, ANOTHER ONE, at the last minute! The only info I had was that she likes turquoise, and is quite 'girly'. So with the lovely weather we've been having I decided to make a sunny, summery card and this is what I came up with. Sorry I'm in a bit of a rush tonight, so I won't bore you with the details, but if there's anything you want to know, feel free to email me.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Hope you're having a great weekend, what ever you're doing?
I made this card yesterday using one of the latest LOTV images, isn't he just adorable? I decided to keep it simple, and lots of flowers didn't seem quite right on a boy card either. The checked paper I've used is from the 'Sweet Nothings' pack by Papermania. The hearts border is cut with an MS punch, as is the larger heart, which I backed with plain white paper. The sentiment was computer generated, and then cut out with a Nestie, and there you have it.
Thanks for looking
Thursday, 17 June 2010
I've just spotted that High Hopes have got a blog hop, and new release of stamps designed by Melissa Jenkins on FRIDAY 18th JUNE. If you look at the blinkie on my sidebar you will get an idea of what it's all about. Looks good to me!
Monday, 14 June 2010
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