22 January 2014

New Home Card

 Well, my blogging record isn't great as yet this year!  Here's a new style of card for me that I made at the weekend for someone who has just moved home. I had been looking at bendifold cards on the Splitcoast Stampers site.  They have a great tutorial here.  I was then browsing the Silhouette Cameo online store and noticed that they had a bendifold download so I just had to buy it.  They have several different styles, this one is 'bendycard with fence'.  While there I popped two more designs '4 houses and 6 tree set' in the basket and here's the card I made with them all.  The designs were cut from First Edition pads, Spring Drop and Owl.  The card is Anna Marie's Kraft card.  I used Tattered Lace sentiment dies for the greetings. A little Star Dust stickles glitzed it up. I loved the way it all came out, I cut it from A4 card and it fitted nicely into a 6x6 envelope, just!


8 January 2014

First Card Of 2014 !

Well, after much oomphing and ah-ring I've finally got my picture uploader to work.  I've been using Firefox as my search engine but when I went to use 'upload a photo' on blogger it wouldn't come up, just an error message.  So having decided to blog again I was quite miffed to find it didn't work.  I have a school blog too so am pleased/relieved to find that it works on Google Chrome.
So my first card of the year is an 8 x 8 inch card for my Aunt's 80th Birthday next week.

I cut everything out using the Cameo.  I used Anna Marie's white stamping card but found that it left a lot of snags (probably being coated card) so if anyone knows anything better I would be grateful. I had the blade setting on 10 and the speed on 3 as it's very intricate but even then not all the cuts were clean. I like using a thickish card as it's more substantial.
The roses are from the Silhouette Store and the heart layers, butterflies and middle frames are by Tina Fallon at CraftsUPrint. The sentiment is made from a font on my computer, that's why I love the Cameo, the freedom to design for yourself. I've raised all the layers on foam pads to add more dimension. The butterflies are glittered with diamond sparkle glitter (it doesn't really show on the photo).. 
I did think about entering this into a challenge but haven't decided yet which ones I will do this year, I think I'll aim for just a couple to begin with so that I'll be able to keep it up! We will see.  Thanks for looking!

p.s.  Thanks for the Xmas card Squirrel and your lovely comment xxxxx

5 January 2014

January 2014!

Happy New Year Everyone!
I think it's about time to start blogging again, especially after my dismal attempts last year.  Life has gone by since I was last here without any major changes, just another year older but probably not wiser. 
I had several fantastic holidays last year and have hundreds of photos all awaiting to be blogged and made into scrapbook pages.  I'm still card making, rubber stamping, die-cutting, jewellery making and have discovered gelli-plate printing amongst other things.  I have amassed a crafty stash that takes up half the house (well it feels like it does!)  I have two Cricuts which have unfortunately now taken a back seat to a Cameo. (I'd recommend a Cameo above a Cricut anyday now although they both fulfill different needs!)  I have been sewing and knitting and am now the proud owner of a Kenwood Chef (supposed to be dieting but have had a lot of fun baking over xmas!) Unfortunately none of this has appeared on my blog during the last year......so hopefully my resolution of 2014 is to make more of an effort and to show you what I'm up to. This is a new start so watch this space (she says with fingers crossed!)

27 January 2013

New Home.

Here's a card I have made this weekend for my daughter who has moved out to live with her boyfriend!  Cut the card blank on the Cricut using my Serenade cart, added layers, birds and the flower stem, all from the cart. Used my little flower punches for embellishments and created the sentiment and insert with Craft Artist.

19 January 2013

Happy New Year Bloggers! A little on the late side, sorry!!!

Gosh, Hello Bloggers, I haven't been in this part of the cyberspace world since May last year!  I had to post on my class blog yesterday which reminded me I have been seriously neglecting my own little blog.  I think I may have said in May that I needed to visit more often so, as it's still January, I shall make a New Year resolution to do just that.  There are so many projects that I've made and not uploaded that it will take too long to explain how they were all done!  So..  what I will try and do is post them as photos over the next few weeks. Feel free to slap my wrists if they don't appear!  Here's one or two to be going on with!!
Happy New Year Everyone!!

Two baby cards using my Cricut - simple 8x8 cards and a Birthday card using a digi image from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
Well....It's a start!!

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!!!