24 May 2012

One post, two baby boy cards!

A 5x5 inch new baby boy card using  LOTV image and sentiment stamps.  The stripy paper is from DCWV and the blue gingham from a Papermania 6x6 pad. I used the little flower punches from QVC and a bit of blue ribbon.  I edged the mats with a dotted pen line.
The insert was made on the computer.

Another new baby boy card but a different colour scheme, I fancied a change from pale blue!  This one is a large 8x8 inch card. The train and sentiment were cut with my New Arrival Cricut cart and the background card is a glittered flower stock from Hunkydory.  I added a few gems and glittered flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I didn't think this needed a lot of fuss!

Another computer generated insert.

Sorry the descriptions are brief, time is short at the moment!

18 May 2012

My Favourite Bridge!

I've been playing with Craft Artist again tonight and have made a digi scrap page of 'The Iron Bridge' over the River Severn in Ironbridge, Shropshire.  I love this place, so much history and of course the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the UK. 

15 May 2012

New Baby Girl

Well, I promised to post so I'd better fulfill!!
This is the A4 sized card I made for a work colleague's new baby.  The image is a LOTV stamp 'Special Delivery'.  The mounts are Spellbinders dies, the background a Cuttlebug folder and the name is cut on the Cricut using 'Learning Curve'.  I made the pram using the Princess Pram template from Arty Farty.  All the flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.

14 May 2012

Blog Update

Hello all, am not liking this new blogger at all!!  Have been messing with my template and header and have come up with this but I'm not too happy with the overall result.  I'm going to leave it alone for a while as it was a little tricky!  Anyway, I am still here and will definitely try and update my poor old blog soon.  Off to the land of nod now!!

22 March 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge #199

A little Easter card using a challenge sketch from Sketch Saturday.  The image is a digi stamp from Designed2Delight digi stamps which, this time, I've watercoloured on watercolour card for a change.
Dp is from a Papermania Easter pack and the eggs are on my Designers Calendar cart from Cricut.
I'd like to enter it in this challenge:

17 March 2012

Another Scrap page

Tettuccio Spa is one of the many Spas in Montecatini Terme. These photos show the taps where the spa water is available to drink.  Each tap had a different name.  As you can see we decided to try a little of the water - you can tell by Harry's face it wasn't too good.  At the back of this spa was the restroom area and there were at least 100 toilet cubicles in rows!  We wondered about this and did some research when we got home and discovered that one of the properties and so called benefits of this water was that it acts as a cleanser to the digestive system - that is, it gives you 'tummy troubles!!!' lol, needless to say we didn't have any more!


15 March 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge - #198

This is the card I made this week for a workfriend's birthday this Saturday, hope he's not looking!
I used a KennyK download image which I coloured and decoupaged.  I highlighted it with glossy accents.
The dp is from my stash (had it years and not used it, I think it was from Dovecraft, computer sentiment and Cricut stars.  Short and sweet as it's bedtime, sorry!!!

I'd like to enter it into Sketch Saturday's Challenge  #198


11 March 2012

Leaving to have a baby x2

Here are the two cards I made this week for two associates who both left work on Friday.  They're large 8x8 cards so that all the staff could write a message. Both use a digi image from Bugaboo which I paper pieced and coloured with my usual pens!  I used Spellbinders Labels 20 for the mounts, my Cricut for the embellishments and various flowers and gems from my stash.  I haven't used flat flowers for ages, I love Wild Orchid Crafts flowers but they are such a devil to get in an envelope!!  As you can see one recipient was blonde and the other dark brown with olive skin!

ps.  One of them knows she is having a baby girl! :)

10 March 2012

2012 World Book Day

Uh, oh, it's that time again!! World Book Day this year was Thursday 1st March so that could only mean one thing .......... dressing up time!  I had to try and do better than last year's crocodile, being the school librarian, so I had a scout around the fancy dress stores and this is what I came up with:

Are you scared?

I thought I'd be the Tiger Who Came to Tea from the book by Judith Kerr, complete with Tiger cakes, Daddy's beer and a large tin of Tiger Food just in case I was peckish!!   Judging by the photo I think this Tiger has been to one too many teas, don't you?  Slimming World, here I come!!!

9 March 2012

Totally Papercrafts - Friday Challenge #107 - My favourite Things.

I was asked to make a card for a friend's girlfriend and thought why not combine it with a challenge so here it is.  Totally Papercrafts challenge this Friday is called My Favourite Things and my most favourite crafting things ever (apart from my hubby who never moans at the amount I spend!) are my Penny Black stamps and my love of making cards which are a little different.  I love this stamp 'Duckling', it's so easy to colour and lends itself to decoupage too. I used Promarkers again and glossy accents on the decoupaged feet and bill.  I've mounted it on a Spellbinders die - Parisian Motifs.
The dp is from a set I got from DCWV.  This is an easel card set on a four drawer box which is covered with matching DCWV papers.  I used a border punch to decorate the base.  I thought my friend could put some little surprise pressies in the drawers!!

I'd like to enter it in Totally Papercrafts Challenge #107

More Cards!!

This is for my friend's birthday.  The stamp is from Imagination Crafts - Decoupage range. I stamped and coloured the image and then triple embossed it with clear powder to make a tile.  The large butterfly was then stamped and glittered on acetate.  The mat was cut on my Cricut.  I love this card and was proud to give it to my friend who is also a fellow crafter so it had to be a good one!! lol

A double easel card using my Cricut New Arrival cart.  The dp was from a really old CD I have from Bearly Mine.

 A quick and simple get well card for our school cleaner using a free set of stamps from Cards and Papercraft magazine.  I dug out my old Sakura pens to colour the flowers.  The border is a Clarity corner which was in their sale.

 Messing about with Sheena Douglass stamps and distress inks and my old H2O paints.  I saw Sheena show this technique of using the the paints directly onto the stamp for the background and then spritzing it with water.  The main image is embossed and painted directly with H2O's.
 Another simple card using a cuttlebug folder, gems and a Kanban greeting.

 This was a comission for my hubby's friend - using a Click, Print, Go, My Craft Studio CD.  I buy these and hardly ever use them!!  I used my Cricut for the name and numbers.

Back to basics on this one - it was a comission for a 60th Birthday and I was asked for pastel colours so I fetched out one of my under used medallion stamps.  I remember when these were really popular.  This one is so pretty though, it has a lovely rose design. I simply embossed it with gold wow powder.

A large A4 card for our school computer tech who is poorly at the moment.  I love this image as it's him to a 't'.  It's a Mo Manning digi called Computer Guy which I coloured with Promarkers.  Being a digi I could make it large enough to go on an A4 card.  I used my Cricut for the greeting.  I made the dp from our school logo using a Card Creations Master Card Builder CD.

Cricut and Sizzix come together for this comission for a friend's parent's anniversary. 

Another friend's birthday and another set of Imagination Crafts stamps, a Prima butterfly and Spellbinders dies.  The dp is embossed with gold flourishes and I added a trail of gems.

7 March 2012

It's Card Time - Cards from the Past!! ( Well the past few months anyway!, lol)

Time to upload some card photos.  These are some of the cards which I've made over the last few months but never got round to adding to my blog.  I won't add all the details of how they were made otherwise I'll never get them on here, if you are interested just pop a message in a comment.

 Penny Black meets Clarity Stamps!

 These two were commissions.  I used some papers and embellishments which I had from QVC.

 50th Birthday for a chocoholic friend!  Inky Antics 'My Friend Ronnie Diet#1' stamps and Craftwork Cards embellishments. 
 Polka Doodles 'Paper Boutique' CD, LOTV Birthday Date stamp and loads of glitter!
 Cricut 'Pooh and Friends' cartridge
 LOTV stamp and Sentiment, Promarkers and a Daisy stamp from a wooden cube I have had for ages which came from Stamp Addicts.

Penny Black stamp - I still love these.

Well that's the first lot, there are loads more - got to go and make a couple of leaving to have a baby cards now so will add more later folks.