Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
For this card, I used 3 DPs all Papermania Christmas range, I distressed and then embossed all the edges in gold embossing powder. The image is a cute little Tilda coloured with Promarkers. I added a little embossing to Tilda's bow to keep with the gold theme. The Heart is a Graphicus stamp, stamped with Versa clear ink and then embossed using Gold embossing powder. I added a few white plastic snowflakes and then some gems in the corners.
Alphabet Challenge: G for Glitter (hope gold embossing counts)
I hope the hubby loves it as much as I do
Friday, 10 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
How are you all this fine Monday? I'm sad :( my time with Craft Your Passion has come to a speedy end :( I have really enjoyed my GDT post so thank you so much for having me guys I really appreciate it. Some of the challenges took me out of my comfort zone, exactly what I was looking for.
The challenge this week is go Monochrome with any choice of colour. I chose blue but like I said you can choose any colour so come on show us what you've got.
This card was lovely to put together. The embossing was done via my cuttlebug and the d'vine swirls folder. I then rubbed some pigment ink over the embossed card. I cut the digi out using my craft knife, added a little glitter (why not) and a little colouring with promarkers. The sentiment is hand written. I cut the sentiment tag using my Martha Stewart punch to create an interesting edge. This card was really easy to put together, great as Christmas is just peeking around the corner now and gosh do we ever make enough cards for Christmas lol. Some years I must admit I have had to make a last minute dash to the shops for some Christmas cards as I haven't made enough but this year I am determined NOT to do that so quick simple yet elegant cards are just perfect.
Right goodbye from me from my Craft Your Passion post, I will come back and visit, don't worry.
Thanks for having me and for all your lovely comments
Crafty Cardmakers: #35 White & Splash
x TC x
Monday, 22 November 2010
And yes I had some fun taking the pics too lol
I love the way the colouring turned out too. I am thinking a lot more before I plonk colour onto my images. I always added shading but sometimes it didn't flow throughout the image as it should, so I need to get this right now-not that anyone has noticed or if they have they've been too polite to say lol xx
So this card is trying to express all things I love, obviously pink has to be number 1 however I tried to keep it to a minimum as the 2nd thing was to try something new and challenge myself, this for me was to try a different colour and brown it was!!! Number 3 CAKE lol, now who doesn't like cake hey. I love decorating cakes, when I lived at home we always baked at the weekends but seeing as there was 5 of us and lots of family and friends popping over throughout the weekend you couldn't pig out on your creations which was great. Seeing as there is only me and the hubby at home baking is out of the question otherwise we would just pig out completely lol. Infact I nearly asked the hubby for a cake decorating kit for Christmas but I think that could get dangerous and we would be piling on the pounds in no time so for now I will refrain. Don't worry there is plenty of crafting goodies I have asked for lol.
Sorry this post has been me waffling on as usual. So to the ingredients: DP is Dovecraft, Image Forever Friends-coloured using Promarkers, little brown chalk to distress the edges, bit of glitter, a foam sticky sentiment and gorgeous blue satin ribbon.
Right guys, off to bed now, see you next week, have a fab one
Happy Monday to you all. I've had a lovely relaxing weekend. Last week was a busy one at work so I needed a nice relaxing weekend and lots of crafting, just perfect. My time with Craft your passion is quickly coming to an end :( next Monday is my last week. I have really enjoyed my GDT post. So this week we are looking for you to follow our sketch and create something fabulous, come on guys lets see what you can come up with.
My card this week is for a boy, I'm pleased with the way this turned out, cards for men are usually difficult for me but this just turned out lovely I think and I didn't even think about it too much I just did it. Maybe that's just what I should be doing right... I used football paper from Forever Friends, I embossed a circle with a large circle folder, I coloured the image with my beloved promarkers, added a few gems and a sentiment on a tag with a tiny bit of ribbon.
Come on guys, come and join in with us this week and have fun x
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
I feel these represent me the best-wish me luck everyone xx
I am so excited today, I had a play around with a few ideas today and yes I love what I've come up with lol... Can I say that lol... Are any of you keeping up with Strictly Come Dancing? I love dancing so much, wish I could take part in it, my husband thinks I'm a loony as I've moved my coffee table out of the way and I have been dancing around the living room lol... Hey why not? Today my card is all about circles, glitter, metallic foils, lots of snowflakes and PINK lol my favourite colour. Seeing as I was trying to get my mojo back what better way than to work with my fav colour hey lol. Well here it is:
This is a Woodware stamp of lots of circles making up a wreath. I think I got excited with all the embellishments I've got glittery stickers, glitter, metallic foils, buttons, gems and ribbon lol. Oh I forgot the sequins lol... Gosh yes that is a lot of embellishments. The DP is Papermania pink Christmas. Right off to carry on dancing with Strictly and then X Factor (don't worry I don't sing lol), a night of lots of TV....
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Pixie Cottage: #45 Sketch or ribbons and bows-I kept with the ribbons and bows; ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Xmas, Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club: #44 Christmas Anything Goes, The Crafty Calender: #14 Winter Snowflakes, Crafts and Me: #17 Glitter, 2 Sisters: #14 Snowflakes, Crazy 4 Challenges: #64 Circles, Simple Doodles: #31 Cute as Button, Fairy Fun Friday: #40 Buttons and Bows, Top Tip Tuesday: #10 Buttons Galore
Have a fab Saturday everyone x missed you all x
Monday, 15 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
Hope you are all very well. Wow week 2 already for me as GDT for Craft Your Passion. Doesn't time just fly. So this week at CYP we are asking you to 'Double Anything on Your Card'. Simple right? Well I think I went a little mad with this one lol. So here it is...
Monday, 1 November 2010
What a fab start to the month. I am away in India however I have pre-scheduled this post, really hope it works, I did test one and it worked fine so I'm sure it will (fingers crossed). Today is my first attempt at a GDT spot for Craft Your Passion, this weeks challenge is 'ANYTHING GOES', so no excuses guys, come and play along with us x Here is my card...
Monday, 11 October 2010
Before I go on holiday I wanted to share my fab news!!! Lovely Laurette from Craft Your Passion has asked me to be a Guest DT for the month of November. How amazing is that. I am so chuffed as I have not been blogging for long, woohoo!!!! I am absolutely delighted (smiling from ear to ear lol). However as some of you know I am off on holiday on Wednesday till 3rd Nov (nice long break) so I have made up 2 cards today for the challenges ready for Laurette to post while I am off. I will be back for the second week however I didn't want to leave making the card last minute so made it today too. I'm so proud for being so well organised. Ok the packing is so behind, but once I have posted this and pre-scheduled my GDT posts I will carry on.
Please come and support me on my adventure with Craft Your Passion for the month of November, the challenges start every Monday and you can win some fun digis. Obviously do play along now as always too lol.
x x x
Friday, 8 October 2010
Gosh finally it is FRIDAY, this just feels like the longest week ever. It has just been SO busy. I am off on holiday next week for 3 weeks to India and work has really got on top of me, I am a field sales rep so I have been out seeing customers all day then coming home to action all my days events and been trying to make cards, as well as packing and house chores and walking the dog and being a wife etc etc.... Yes much like everyone's life I guess but then it gets worse, my laptop broke, which my darling hubby fixed, only to find my work blackberry died the next day!!! This just completely put my work life on hold as I couldn't do ANYTHING while I was out and about for work so have been working late every night then waking up after a handful of hours of sleep so yes I really pants week....
Anyway, now that I've let that out, I have 3 bits of REALLY good news, and this is what has kept me going all week. Firstly I am off on holiday next week, I am so excited, I haven't been to India for 15yrs so only have childhood memories and lots of poorly memories lol (my fault completely, I didn't listen to my parents when they said don't eat or drink something lol) the hubby has never been so we are really looking forward to it.
The second bit of news, I had an email from Laurette of Craft your passion, she has asked me to be a GDT for November, I just cannot believe it, I am absolutely delighted and excited. I haven't been blogging for long so this just blew me away, I just can not wait to get started, in fact, am I supposed to be sharing this? : / Anyway I just had to as I am rubbish with keeping such exciting secrets lolz.
And the last but surely the most touching and special news is my Blog Award. This I had to read and check many times before I believed it. I am one of those people who is just unlucky (not looking for sympathy but I never win anything or get anything, I just keep working hard and hope that one day things will get better) and you know what they just are. My job is really demanding, I love it but it can take over my life this is why this year I thought I really have to do something to keep me sane and it is my crafting. Like I said already I am new to blogging yet someone as talented as Sally Atkins (check out her blog if you haven't before, it is just fab) really blew me away with this award:
Thank you so much Sally, I really appreciate it x
In order to accept this award I have to tell you 7 things about me and then pass it to 7 bloggers, so here goes:
- I am an extremely bubbly, happy go easy character
- I never switch off, I'm always doing something
- I love my hubby, fur baby and family loads
- I was a huge rebel as a child and teen and have changed a lot since, I am so pleased I did, thanks to the hubby
- I love going to the gym and keeping fit and active
- I grow my own veg and am a keen gardener
- I like to express myself and my personality in my work
- Maria (it was from stalking your blog that I started my own)
- Mackenzie (again I stalked your blog loads before I plucked up the courage to start my own)
- Mandy (your work is just amazing)
- Lisa (your work and colouring is beautiful)
- Chrissy (you are just so talented and generous)
- Debs (again just great work)
- Jacqui (just great talent and inspiration)
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
How are you all? I'm still not feeling great but pondering on. I have been away with work last week, got back home on Sunday night and just had so much to do around the house. Last night I spent crafting, it was so nice to just be able to do some cards again, it's been absolutely ages. This is going to be a LONG post, go grab your cuppa and hung on with me.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
This card is for my brother in law, he is 30 soon. My sister wanted a romantic card for him with 30 on it, just to remind him how old he is lol. So here is what I came up with. A really simple design as this is what she asked for. Also as it is for a man I didn't want to glam it up too much.
Oh I have missed you all so much. I am back..... YAY!!!!!
In terms of how I'm feeling? Well I can just about sit now for a decent period of time so that means I can CRAFT AGAIN!!! I am so behind with my cards. I have 2 urgent orders and one is complete and below. This card is made especially for a footy mad young lad, he loves Lionel Messi and Barcelona AND he is going to be 10!!! This card just turned out lovely, I am sure he will love it.
This card was great to make as it is a completely different style for me and I always struggle making cards for boys/men however this is one of my favourite male cards. I hand cut the footballs from a small bit of scrap dp (Forever Friends-For Him). I cute the sentiment with my Cricut E, I alternated the maroon and navy to match the Barcelona kit. I love it. What do you think?
This card is being centered into:
A Spoon Full of Sugar: #122 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: #38 Anything Goes
Allsorts: #71 Plain and Simple
Crafty Sentiments Designs: #36 Use your scraps (footballs cut from scrap dp)
One Stich at a Time: #32 Anything Goes
So good to be back! Hopefully if I carry on as I have been, trying to relax and rest, then you should see loads more of me in the coming days x Take care everyone x
Friday, 17 September 2010
I just wanted to let you all know I am still here but unfortunately I've had a rather nasty fall. I was moving my craft stuff upstairs and basically fell down the stairs. I have really hurt my hand, ankle and back. I am on really stong pain killers and they are making me feel really rough : / According to the doc I should be better next week. I had an Xray today just waiting for the results. Wish me luck as if I have broke anything I will need an op and I can't face that. My mum and dad are coming over to look after me today, I have never missed my mum so much : ( I know still a kid at 25, I should be ashamed of myself.
I will be back as soon as I can x
Monday, 13 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Oh I just love the way this turned out. I must be honest and say this did take me all day lol. I kept getting interrupted but the end result is lovely. My hubby wants this card lol, I'm not sure what he will do with it but we love it. What do you think?
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Hope you are having a fab day. I sure am, I spent most of it crafting (who doesn't love that). Then helped the hubby cook and back to crafting, although this will have to be my last post today, sorry xx
Card Recipe: Stamp Wild Rose Studio 'For Men' collection. The dotty paper is Papermania 'The Big One' and the football paper is Forever Friends 'Just for him' I love this paper, shame you can't buy it in individual sheets :( The football in the corner is from stash using a sizzix die I think. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and that sit, simples....
I'm going to look at some of your work now before I go to bed, I will be back tomorrow with some more fun ideas.
This card is entered into:
Papertake weekly: #47 Sketch (I played around with the sketch a bit, hope that's OK)
City Crafter: #21 One for the Boys
Crazy 4 Challenges: #54 Colour scheme came from this
xx Have a fab day xx
Right I finally got round to doing it! Woohoo! I have seen a few of these and not managed to get down to trying it so I saw a challenge on Charisma cardz (#36 Try Something New) and thought I should pull my finger out and try it. Sorry about the pic, I just couldn't get a decent picture, I took the candle all around the house with me lol.
So here it is:
Yes I know it is NOT the most beautiful thing I have made but it WORKS!!! I just picked a simple stamp (from Graphicus) that didn't need any shading etc to test this technique. All you do it stamp an image onto a tissue paper, colour it using your preferred method (I used a Promarker). Then cut out the image, position it onto the candle, cover the whole candle (all the way round) with paper, wax paper or grease proof paper (I used an A4 sheet of paper). Heat over the stamped image with a heat gun, spread heat evenly, remove the paper and your image should have adhered to the candle. The kinda mistake I made is that I didn't really know when to stop lol. Then I just added a little glitter around the image to finish it off. I would love to make some Christmas ones but before I do I thought I would light the candle at home and make sure it is 'safe'. Don't want any accidents now do we? Lol
So the candle is lit in my living room right now and it looks lovely. It will probably be a few days before we get to know if it is safe. I hope it is as I would love to try it again. Give it a go and let me know how you get on, or if you have any tips. I would love to see your creations so leave me a comment so I can come take a look.
Hope you enjoy, I sure did x
Another of my creations for you today. This time I went back to my favourite colour Pink. This is the first time I have used this stamp, it was a treat to colour and I added sparkle to the fairy dust.
I created this step card sometime ago when I was playing around with my at the time new hougie board. It makes cards like this so simple to make. I bought my hougie from my local craft shop 'Hooked on Crafts' in Kingswood, Bristol-Nik is really nice and very helpful. It's great because it has cm on one side and inch measurements on the other, no need to purchase 2 boards now.
Card Recipe: Stamp is Fairy Dust Tilda, DP is Dovecraft Piece of Cake, sentiment is a freebie from a craft magazine from some time ago, rest from stash.
This is card is entered into:
Flutter By Wednesday: #121 Pink
Aud Sentiments: #10 Best Wishes
Thanks for stopping by x
Gosh what a busy week I've had. Work has been so busy also I've had a rather poorly Ricco (my sweet fur baby). Me and the hubby have been so worried about him, turns out he had 'dog flu'. He is still on meds but hopefully on the mend, in fact he's sleeping on my lap right now bless him, rather uncomfortable for me but as long as he's OK hey. Anyway so this is why I have been a little incommunicardo this week, sorry guys.
This card is for him, Ricco is a Miniature Dachshund but I don't have a dachsy stamp so this is a get better soon card for him.
Card Receipe: DP Papermania, The Big One. Image coloured with Promarkers. Large flowers from Papermania and small ones from Wild Orchid, gems are also Papermania.
I love how this card is so simple yet elegant. Here's hoping Ricco gets better soon.
This card is entered into:
Just Cute Bears: #33 Dotty
A Spoon full of sugar: #120 Animal Crackers
Thanks for stopping by guys xx
Friday, 3 September 2010
This is my favourite card today, probably because it is SO pink lol. I do love the Orange one I posted earlier too, anyways...
Hope you are having a fab afternoon. Isn't it strange making a Christmas card in the sheer heat? Lol well better to start now than rush it later in the year hey.
Papertake Weekly: Just the one (one dp and one ribbon)