16 October 2011

Mo Manning and an apology!!

Gosh!! It's soooo long since I was here - I'm sorry for neglecting my little blog but I just haven't got round to updating it lately.  I am still here and crafting away, I have loads of projects to upload as well as all the holiday photos.  I had a fantastic summer holiday in Tuscany and an equally fantastic week in Derbyshire this summer. I've been busy crafting away too but am now back in the rut of school and work and the time just flies by.  I have big apologies to make to my lovely Penny Black friends (you know who you are!) as I've missed so many Birthday celebrations lately.  I do intend to make up for this soon - I've just been a rubbish friend this year!! 
Anyway, before I go again here's a little card I made using a Mo Manning digi stamp 'Celebrate'.  I used my trusty Promarkers and loads of glitter!  The dp is Basic Grey ( a piece I had laying around) and the sentiment is LOTV. I cut the banner on my Cricut and used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to finish it off.  Hope this will keep you going for a day or so, will try and post a few more this week.  So sorry again,

25 June 2011

New blog background and baby Harry!

New blog background and....

A4 card for school to celebrate the birth of baby Harry. I loved how this one turned out - I used my Cricut New Arrival cart and the little babies are Elyzibelles stamps (so sad that they've closed down). Background from Papermania,Wild Orchid flowers finish it off.

22 June 2011

Arty Farty Angel Cradle

Here's another crafty make , this time an Arty Farty Angel Crib for a different work colleague.  This was the first time I have made this type of cradle.  It was a bit easier than the large cot but the box was a bit fiddly.  I made a pair of baby shoes to go inside and then used my Cricut to decorate the outside box and the ends of the cradle.

20 June 2011

Arty Farty Cherish Basket

Here's tonight's posting!

I made this from an Arty Farty template (Cherish) for a work colleague - to go with the socks. This one was quite easy to make.  I added loads of lace around the basket stand.  The hood and apron were run through my swiss dots embossing folder to add some texture and the box is made from Kanban embossed white card. I was really happy with this one and my friend had a tear in his eye when I gave it to him!   I've made another for the other friend's baby which is a different pattern.  I'll post that tomorrow.  Off to make a card now.

19 June 2011

Yummy Cupcakes!

I have so neglected my little blog and my followers over the last couple of months, really sorry.  We lost my lovely Mum in Law last month and I just haven't got round to adding to my blog.  I haven't been idle mind you, I've made loads of cards and other things so will try and add a few each week until I'm up to date.
Well here's today's offering.  We have had two new babies at work and I have made cards and cribs which I'll upload another day but in the meantime this is what I've been doing today.  I used 10 pairs of Mothercare socks which resulted in 5 cupcakes each. They are just rolled up with a flower in the top and plonked in a paper cake case - you can find how to on You tube.  I made the boxes, they're a bit rough but I was tired by the time I finished . They'll do for school tomorrow anyway.  I'll add the cards etc over the next week - I've still got loads to make!!
Catch you all later!! :)

The ribbon's squiffy 'cos the glitter on the flower was still wet at the time!

30 April 2011

New Home Announcements

This is a set of new home cards for my aunt who is moving, using these digi stamps from digisparkle.  I added the sentiment with the computer.  I used my Promarkers to colour them and highlighted parts with glossy accents.  I printed the insides on the computer ( it took ages to get it all lined up!) and made a wallet to put them in.

25 April 2011

Mother's Day Card

I made this frame card for my hubby to give to his mum for mother's day this March.  It's from a template from a My Craft Studio Cd.  The word mum is cut with one of my favourite carts - Storybook.  The small flowers are Nellie Snellen punches. My friend Pauline gave me the large one.  The picture is of her children, my hubby and his sister.

I've put this picture on too of Harry and his Mum taken about 2 months ago as she is sadly very seriously ill at this time and probably won't recover.  We have had a none too happy Easter holiday as we are just waiting to hear the news we are dreading.  I love this picture as she looked so happy when we saw her at the end of February.  She is and always will be a lovely lady very dear to our hearts.  

Arty Farty Wedding Cake

I've made another cake, for my friend Angie this time.  It's an Arty Farty template and for this one I made an acetate box for a change,  I used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers in her favourite colours to decorate with hearts from Hobbycraft.  I've bought the new round cake template so shall be trying that for the next one I do.

Decorated Candle and Box

My first attempt at a decorated candle for my friend's wedding.  I managed to get a piccie of her cake on it too.  I've not tried this before and found it a little tricky to get a nice smooth finish with my heat gun.  It was just a plain IKEA candle before.

24 April 2011

Wedding Card for Angie and Paul.

This is the 8x8 card I made for my friend's wedding from me and the family. I was pleased with how this came out.  The backing paper is from Graphic 45's wedding/bride collection.  I used the colour of this as the theme throughout. I started with a layer of gold miri, a layer of textured card and a matt of cream card edged with Martha Sterwart punch around the page punches (woodland bird and branch).  The next layer is the backing paper which I stamped and embossed with a creative expressions flourish and holographic WOW powder.  I used versamark ink to highlight around the edges and embossed these as well with the sparkly powder. The next layer is a cream frame cut on the Cricut.  The middle piece is a computer generated sentiment cut with a Nestabilities Beaded Ovals die and mounted on gold mirri (I drew around the die and cut it out to make this gold layer as the oval was the biggest die) This is then mounted on foam on a Spellbinders Lattice Pendant diecut.  I cut some corners and layered butterflies on my Cricut.  All the edges are inked with Tattered Rose distress ink.  I added a few pearls here and there.  Inside, the verse is printed on cream card and the corners are the Martha Stewart punch.

Dimension Fourth MIce

Here's a little 6inch square card made using Autumnal: Gold and Brown stamps from Dimension Fourth.  I stamped the mice on the corn image (aren't they cute) coloured them with Promarkers and used glossy accents on the corn.  I used distress ink around the edges and mounted it on gold mirri.  The card itself is stamped with leaves and embossed with copper WOW embossing powder and then coloured with distress inks then rubbed over with ink using cut and dry foam.  I printed the sentiment directly onto the image using my  Xyron Design Runner.

Bugaboo Easel

Sentiment and image a download from Bugaboo Stamps coloured with Promarkers and glossy accents.  The flowers are Nellie Snellen punches and the leaves are Martha Stewart.  This was for my Headteacher who has been getting a bit stressed with her male colleagues of late!!

Simple Sympathy

A simple card for a colleague who lost her father recently.  I made the topper using a selection of clear Meadow Breeze stamps from Inkylicious and Tim Holtz distress inks.  I coloured the background using a mask for the sun and hills and Inkylicious ink dusters (brushes and distress inks - a lot easier than using a brayer)  The mounted sentiment is from Kanban and the top one is printed directly onto the cardstock.  I love these stamps, they are so easy to use.

Just Peachy!

A simple Cricut card for my friend who returned to work after her cancer treatment.  It says inside ......to have you back!  I cut the sentiment and peach using my  'Just Because Cards' cartridge.  I used my little Martha Stewart butterfly punch and doodled (not very well) the trails.

21st Birthday

This is another Kenny K Download.  I paper pieced the image using My Mind's Eye papers and finished it with Promarkers and glitter.  The letters are cut on my trusty Cricut and the sentiment is from Kanban.