Friday, 3 December 2010

sam sparrow christmas card

i think this is my favourite card ever, and i'm not a fan of gold! i'd like to enter it into
simon says stamp
MSE card making challenge

2 similar cards

another set of similar cards. i'd like to enter them into
midnight madness challenge
cute card thursday
digi doodle

thanks for looking

Thursday, 2 December 2010

3 entries for lord have mercy

it has pained me to make 3 similar cards but needs must and time is running out so here we are. the 2 blue cards are missing 1 strip, i hope that's ok. i'd like to enter each of them into lord have mercy.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

welcome home card

i have made this card for my mum who is coming out of hospital tomorrow. i didn't make her a get well soon card, as i decided she would prefer a welcome home card. i have used another black peel off. i used glossy accents on the petals and in the flower centre i added a gem. i then added a heart to the centre of the heart of the vase. i then sprayed it with spray and shine.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
midnight madness- sketch
charisma- one for the girls
delightful sketches- flower power
a spoonful of sugar- anything goes
allsorts- monochrome

thanks for looking x

non traditional christmas card

i adore this card!!! i bought the holographic paper from florida. i have been holding off using it but i was very brave today ad actually used it! i couldn't find a dp that went with the image, so i decided to pick out the colour of the bow and use that. i was following a sketch so i had to add a bar across the card and i decided to continue using the holographic card with chiffon ribbon over the top.

i would like to enter it into the following competitions
2sisters- non traditional christmas colours
alphabet challenge- embossing
crafty catz- christmas
digi's with attitide- pink, black, white
totally papercraft- non traditional christmas colours
crafty creations- christmas
creative cottage-non traditional christma
freshly brewed- winter/ christmas
anything goes- animals
sketch saturday- sketch
just us girls- 3d embelishments

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

reindeer card

here is a card using black peel offs from little claire's. i then coloured the image using promarkers. a didn't have the right coloured card for the scalloped circle, so i cut one from white card and coloured it red using my promarkers. the papers is from the papermania henbury lane set. 2 promarkered card candies (started life white) and 3 strips of red glitter cotton paper. i had forgotten about these!!!

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
passion for promarkers-old and new- mainly new, but the card blank is from last year
crafts and me- glitter
aspoonful of sugar- anything goes
papertake weekly- cut it out

thanks for looking x

red and white christmas card

hi for this card my husband set me a challenge to use as many different techniques and craft 'things' as possible.i started using a percy and penelope stamp, and coloured it with promarkers. i coloured the snowed with a blue embossing pen. and used a new embossing powder, that puffs slightly when heated, it also has glitter in it. i then layered onto red card and used the same red card to back the 2 white embossed cards. they are embossed using a snowflake and then swiss dots. i then punched 3 snowflakes out of the same red card and placed a gem in the middle of each of them. i coloured a greeting peel off red, and then added some snowflakes to the main image using clear ink and the same embossing powder mentioned earlier. to finish the card is used crafters companion's spray and shine.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
crafty calender challenge- winter snowflakes
2sisters- snowflakes
bugaboo stamps-gearing up for christmas
stampin' for the weekend- winter
totally papercrafts- snow and snowflakes
lexi's creations- traditional christmas colours
simon says- sparkle
ABC christmas- x is for xmas
sketch and stash- sketch
promarkers- many new things- the greeting is old

thank you for looking

Friday, 19 November 2010

Sorry about the rubbish picture. i have used a sketch from MSE card making thread. i have move the greeting, i hope that's ok.

i would also like to enter it into the following challenges
totally papercrafts- snow and snowflakes
fussy and fancy- xmas- no red/ green
paperplay-let it snow
daring cardmakers- we three...... ( 3 bears)
stamping for the weekend-winter
delightful challenges- cold outside

thanks for looking x

new baby card

Here is a card for some new parents. the stamped greeting is from a stall at the NEC, i can't remember which stall, bu the stamp came in something like a CD case. i have stamped it in lilac and layered onto lilac glittery gingham card, onto white card and then plain  lilac glittery card. i then die cut 2 butterflies from the same lilac card and added clear gems for the body. i even attempted to use silicone to make the top butterfly raised a little on the wings.
i would like to enter it into the following challenges
charisma cardz- babies
hodgepodge- anything goes
digidoodles- anything goes
meljen designs- sparkle and shine
simon says- sparkle
stampavie- monochrome
ellephantastic- christmas/ butterfly

thank you for looking

Sunday, 7 November 2010

blue christmas card

i'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
OSAAT-winter wonderland
crafty calender- snowflakes
crazy 4 challenges- square cards
abc christmas challenge- winter wonderland
abc challenge- glitter

thanks for looking x

easel card

here is an easel christmas card- the greeting is embossed.
i would like to enter it into the following challenges
paper sundaes- let it snow
one stop craft challenge- embossing
polka doodles- quick and easy
bah humbug- fancy folds
ecp challenges- red
abc challenge- glitter
thank you for looking x

working through the christmas cards

here is another christmas card. i have used a daisy and dandelion decoupage image.i have used my new punch to make some snowflakes.
i would like to enter it into the following competitions
pile it on- furry holiday cards
sketch saturday- sketch
crafty calender- snowflakes
crazy for challenges- square card
ecp challenge- red
secret crafter- red and gold

thank you for looking x

amazing card

here is a card my 7 year old niece made for me. i bought her a card making set and she made this for me from it. i would like to enter her card into the following challenges
abc challenge- glitter
incy wincy- anything goes
lexi's creations- anything goes
stitchy bear kids- glitter

thank you for looking x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

 this card is entered for just cute bears

3 more cards i have made recently. some where for challenges, but i have missed the deadlines for them :(  any questions then feel free to ask, thanks for looking x

stolen idea

i stole this card idea whilst on a blog hop but i can't remember where i stole it from, if you know please tell be so i can credit them with it. i have used a lilli of the valley die cut square, 2 white squares embossed squares, one with swiss dots, the other a snowflake folder. added white ribbon and glittered the edges.

mega blog update!

 I made this card by recycling a topper from a card i received last year. i backed it with red glitter card and then used a dp that i bought from harrogate last year. the topper already had a greeting on.

Card 2
 This card has a forever friends decoupage bearon white card, backed onto red glitter card. down the middle of the card is some white card embossed with swiss dots and then layered on some more red glitter card. the greeting is from a set i bought in the range.

Card 3
This card also uses forever friends ( i bought a set) but this time pyrimage. i then layered onto some blue paper that came in the kit. i then added 4 sequins into the corners with a jewel in the middle of each one. the greeting is again from a pack from the range.

 card 4

this card was quite simple to make. a tree from hobbycraft, bought in the sale last year. red ribbon, 2 diecut ovals, a D&D greeting layer on green card and 3 multicoloured gems.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

last birthday card for 2010!

Finally all the birthday cards are done for this year- bring on christmas!

this card is for my cousin who is going to turn 16 and wears a lot of  black! the image is from a set i bought from poundland. it is on white card and then layered on black. the greeting is from a little claire peel off sheet. and i added 3 little black gems in the corner.

i'd like to enter into the following challenges
papersundaes- wings
charisma cardz- anything goes

thanks for looking x

anniversary card

here is a card i have made for my parent's anniversary. i'm not really happy with it but it's made and that's the main thing!

the cows are from hobbycraft years ago stuck on black card. the greeting came from a swap.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenge
MSE card making thread.

thanks for looking x

3rd christmas card

Here is my 3rd christmas card. i embossed some purple shimmer card with swiss dots. the snowflakes were bought in the january sales, layered onto white and then silver card, a silver greeting and 3 silver card candies.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
card patterns- sketch
a spoonful of sugar- anything goes
secret crafter- silver and purple
one stitch at a time- anything goes

thanks for looking x

brother in law's card

here is a card i have made for my brother in law. the image is a forever friend sticker. on white and then red card, cut with nestabilities. the dp is from ' it's a mans world'. a daisy and dandelion greeting and 3 white card candies coloured red.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges
the sisterhood of crafters- birthdays
a spoonful of sugar- anything goes
cards for men- transport
cupcake craft- transport
card pattern- sketch

thanks for looking x

card for niece

Here is a card i have made for my niece. i'm not 100% sure about it, it's missing something but i can't put my finger on what it is. 
it's a elephant sticker ( from pound land), layered on white card then pink card. flower embossed pink card layered on darker pink card. 2 white flowers ( one coloured pink with a promarker) with a pink gem in the middle. and then a greeting layered on some more pink card.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges
a spoonful of sugar- anything goes
CES challenge-animal antics

thanks for looking x

2nd recycled card

so another recycled card here. the main image has been taken from a card i received last year. i added the embossed lines and used turquoise gems where they met. i then added a frame of turquoise glitter card.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges

ABC christmas challenge- t is for tree
crazy for challenges- bling

thanks for looking x

recycled card

Here is a quick and cheap card i have made. i have cut the front off a card i received last year and put it on some stripy paper, and that's it!

i'd like to enter it into the following challenge

ABC christmas challenge- T is for tree

Thank you for looking x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

emergency birthday card

i can't believe i had missed a birthday out of my birthday book, so i had to whip up a quick card this morning for my cousin's partner. i used the dimension fourth big letter greeting stamps and the large letters and stamped in the large letters with a football. i then layered onto black, holographic, white and then more black card. oh and i used glossy accents on the large letters.
i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
mse cardmaking thread- monochrome
Our creative corner- ABC and 123
2 sisters- monchrome
secret crafter- clean and simple
crafty creations- white plus one

thanks for looking x

Sunday, 29 August 2010

friends birthday card

Here is a card i have made for my friend. the wooden embellishments have been in my drawer for ages. i think they were reduced in hobbycraft. they are layered on white then lilac card. i don't know what i'll do when this lilac card runs out, i bought it to make my wedding invites 4 years ago, and we got it from a shop called paper to go, it's like a factory shop for a paper manufacturer, it was quite cheap but it was a massive pack! the ribbon was from pound land and i used a bow maker for the bow. the greeting is from daisy and dandelion and is layered on more lilac card. i accidentally de- embossed with swiss dots but i think it looks ok. i added 3 star gems to the bottom left. and then as a final touch i added some glitter to the embellishments.

i'd like to enter it for the following challenges
mojo monday- sketch
my time to craft- handbags

back to school

here is a little card i have made for my SIL who starts her teaching career in september. she is starting as a year 2 teacher and is already overly committed to it!

the dp and the image are from a popcorn the bear/ crafter companion freebie with a magazine. I've had it ages but thought it would come it perfectly for this.
the greeting is by daisy and dandelion.
the image is some random white card that was literally laying around!
i have added glossy accents to the apple.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges
stamp something- back to school
little red wagon- back to school
fussy and fancy- back to school

thank you for looking x

Saturday, 28 August 2010

teenage boy cards

here are 2 cards made from a set i bought when i first started making cards, one card is for my cousin, the other is for my FIL partner's son.  not much to say about these really! i can't remember where the greetings are from sorry.
i'd like to enter them into the following challenges
ces challenges- anything goes
meljen's designs- happy birthday
cute card thursday- no die cutting

thank you for looking x

friend's birthday card

here is a card that  made for my friend, who likes vintage quirky things. i think it is called a tri shutter card. it looks nothing like i intended when i sat down to make it. i already had a white base made but decided to change to green card, and themed it around her pressie.

green card- paper mill
pink lacy paper (outside)- forever friends pink parfait
pink/ green paper- my minds eye (free with magazine)
white card- embossed with swiss dots
owl image- papermania, stamped in pink, with pink gem added to the flower. layered on bazil green (shiny) and bazil pink card.
greeting- from a swap but i think craftwork cards.
flower- 2 promarkered white prima flowers, green card candy and heart shaped gem.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
lexi's creations- emboss it
a pocket full of posies- winged things (owl)
stamping for the weekend-anything goes
ces challenges- anything goes

thanks for looking x

crafty shoppings

here is a post with all my american crafty purchases.  above is everything, i didn't buy loads but a fair amount. it was pretty much $1=£1.50, so i worked on 2/3 to 3/4 of the american price.

these were from dollar tree, 3 in each pack. i thought they'd be great for quick cards. they only thing i've found is they say they are stickers but i can't find the bit to peel off.
these stamps were all $1 each from michaels.
this is the snowflake embossing folder- i had a 40% off voucher and used it on this. i think it started at $7.50,
so $4.50 with the discount.

again from michael's, i used a 40% voucher on this and it worked out about $9.

the gems on the right were $1 and the ones on the right were $1.99. you can't really see but the top right gems are little flowers. again from michael's. i used a 25% off voucher on these.
this was reduced to $7.99 so i think it was a bargain as it is 12x12. another michael's purchase.

sorry if you are bored but this is another michael's 40%off pad, i think it came through at $7.
this is a pad of 12x12 glitter paper from ross- dress for less ( very much like tk maxx) it was $3.99. marshalls was a similar shop. it was mainly clothes but like tkmaxx had crafty stuff. there is also a tj maxx, but i prefered ross.

another ross purchase holographic 12x12 paper- $2.99

so this concludes my american craft shopping, sorry it's a bit listy but i hope it gives you a good idea of the prices and what's available, esp as i know some of you are going to pay a vist to the USA. there is no way i'm adding all my clothes shopping but i will say $20 for calvin klein jeans is cheap!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

leaving card

here is a card i made for my friend who is moving back to live near her family.

the image is a Hawthorn and bramble decoupage, the greeting came with the pack and 3 pieces of card candy. i embossed some white card with swiss dots and then layered onto some pink dp from forever friends pink parfait.

i'd like to enter it into the following challenges
the creative cottage- touchy feely
daring card makers- layer it up
dutch dare challenges- anything goes

very late but done!

here are the wonderful cards i recieved for my birthday from my lovely MSE friends

these are the cards from OAP1945, Padster, Tomsmom, Scatty

these cards are from flourgirl, wanna-b-rich, marg and my friend binns.

these cards are from choccy, dragonllew, Hassy and my husband (bottom right)