Thursday, 24 December 2009

My christmas crackers

Every year I buy cheap crackers and put my own gifts in, minature bottles of perfume, cufflinks, jewellery and nice chocolates. This is the picture of them straight out of the box

The finished crackers. i have decorated them with my borderabilities in cream and gold papers, tied nice gold tinsel round them and added toppers made from gold card cut from oval nestabilities, I added gold holly leaves (I bought a big bag years ago from lakeland) and little snowflakes which were from a christmas garland I cut up.

Close up picture

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Definitely the last for the year

My last side step and my last christmas card. Gold card embossed with swiss dots folder, again added glitter and gems

Monday, 21 December 2009

It's a side step again!

Inspiration was lacking at the last minute so all my cards have ended up as a variation on a theme - that being my favorite side step! I have embossed the mirri car with the swirls embossing folder and added gems and glitter

Saturday, 19 December 2009

vintage santa

A4 size side step card. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the gold card, I have added gem stones and glamour dust although they are not showing up too well.

Friday, 18 December 2009

holly stamped card

here you go nettie, your christmas card. I stamped the background with a tiny holly stamp and stamp pens, it took me ages! LOL Each little spring was stamped individually. Then I mat and layered my circle nesties and stamped a greeting. there are also touches of glitter and gems that do not show up very well.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Winter wonderland

For this card I have used the cuttlebug embossed tree, mat and layered with a stamped border

Saturday, 24 October 2009


I adore these patchwork pals, when you turn the card round you can see the back of the little girl, I have added glitter but it does not show up too well

Thursday, 22 October 2009

I've gone side step mad!

Some people love square cards others prefer DL, I am addicted to these side step cards, this is a double one I made for my nieces birthday


I have made this quick christmas card using a freebie from Jaks blog check her great blog out, I added a bit of glitter and a few swirls cut from a small sizzix die.

Friday, 9 October 2009

A little bit of stitching

A stitched candle, the borders are borderabilities classic lace, I borrowed it from a friend and loved it so much I have ordered it

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Another side step card

loved making this one, papers from my friend nettie they are by K&Co,I distressed the edges with pink ink pad, magnolia stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils and the rest from my stash

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Pearl Wedding

Difficult to see the beautiful embossed pearl card, the two edges are nestabilities frame cut up, words are computer generated, I have added lace, ribbon and pearls

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Side step card

When I saw these cards I knew I had to have a go and I have had so much fun with the template. It is made from a single piece of A5 card in white, backed with snowflake backing paper which has been edged with dark blue ink, the snowmen have been glittered with glamour dust but this does not show up.
nestabilities ribbon slider and letters from sizzix alphabet set.
I think I will change the ribbon later it's a bit dark.
Watch out more of these to come! LOL

Monday, 25 May 2009

Another flower pot card

I made this one with the dahlia flowers from fred's flower site, the striped paper is freds too, I have embossed the flower pot with the bubbles folder

Thursday, 21 May 2009

At last

I am so behind with my blog, I have been making quick cards for the school fair to raise money but got fed up with them so had a little play.
I saw a demo at a craft show using stamp and bond and metalic flakes, I loved it so much I had to part with my money! These are my first attempts, the images are stamped with versamark pads, then I added the heat and bond powder and heated it like embossing powder, this leaves an image that is sticky then you sprinkle the flakes on and brush off the excess.
The flower stamp is by Lavinia and the cross is a papermania one, I stamped the background with my florish set from basic grey, also used my new nestabilities

Friday, 8 May 2009

My nephews birthday card

I cut the train on my craft robo, then added peeloffs and little wheel centres which are from craftwork cards I cut the backing papers from my nestabilities labels set and added the letters Evan which are a free down load from cannon printables

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Little pram

Isn't this just the sweetest little pram, it is a free, yes free! LOL download from the very kind Lynn, click here for the link to the template. I am making a few baby things at the ,moment as I am expecting a new niece or nephew, started with my favorite pink things, better do some blue ones now. It looks much nicer than the photo, I have added a bead handle and embossed the pram cover with my cuttlebug and added lace and bows, I will personalise when the time comes

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Baby shoes

I printed the gingham design onto my card, then cut the template with my good old craft robo, I added some daisies around the bottom edge, a little button and gem stone, I have added cord to hang them up with a tag and nappy pin. For the box I cut an appeture with my oval nestie and added acetate, I have stamped little footprints inside the box and finished with peeloffs, just need to personalise it when the time comes

Friday, 10 April 2009

Left overs

I made this card with the left over bits of papers from my previous card, I resized the flowers so that I could layer them up and used my martha stewart doily punch to edge the papers, the florish is a small sizzix die

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Flower pot card

When I saw this idea I knew I had to have a go, I found the tutorial on this page.
I decided to put mine on a card as a topper, the insert part could be used as a book mark.
I have used digital papers and flowers by summer driggs, they are a free download from her gratitude set, check out her blog here she is one of the best designers around her papers are gorgeous

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

my first card sketch challenge

I made this card by cutting the oval with my nesties, the images that are decoupaged are from the cupcakes cd rom, I have used the martha stewart doily punch on the front and stamped a border with the tiny see D stamps and added gem stones from my stash.
I have entered it into the crafty card scrappers card sketch challenge

Saturday, 28 March 2009

beach bum stamp

I have stamped the background with various shades of purple and lilac, I have cut and mounted two of the flowers and coloured them with h2o's, the tag was cut from a sizzix die

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

for a good cause

I have been busy making cards for a coffee morning to raise money for cancer research, these are a few of the cards I have made.
they are stamped with black ink using basic grey stamps its a florish stamped twice, then I had loads of freds flowers I had cut out on my holidays last year, so I added those and finished off with glamour dust and gem stones, I am really quite pleased with them, just hope they raise some money

Saturday, 14 March 2009

clear choice stamps

I made these cards with the vintage set of clear choice stamps, my mum has had them for ages and had no inspiration so I had a little play with them, I love the key and the car stamps. I used the stamps to create the backing papers for each card. Thanks to nicci for my jump rings.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

get well soon

Another papermania glitter sticker, I used my new martha stewart doily punch on the insert added ribbon and a pearl button from my stash

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

For my birthday boy

Adam is 11 later this month so this is his card, he loves Bart, I always find it difficult to make boys cards, not very inspirational but he will love it

Monday, 9 March 2009

black and white again!

I think I love black and white lately. This DL card is backed with my gorgeous new pink petticoat florishes paper, the image was a kit which was a present (thanks AM) I think it might be kanban, I added black velvet ribbon and gem stone from my stash

Sunday, 8 March 2009

what a struggle!

I love this stamp so much and could not wait to use it, chose my papers and coloured it to match, I put the basic card together then came to a stand still, it has had flowers of many colours and sizes and other embellishments on and off for weeks now, I am still not happy with it but enough is enough. I used my nestabilities and my new martha stewart border punch, I added glamour dust although it does not show up very well

Saturday, 28 February 2009

swiss dots card

A simple card using my swiss dots folder and a glitter sticker from papermania, ribbon and pearl heart from stash not added a sentiment as yet

Mothers day card

I have made this card for my mum for mothers day, I cut three crosses in the backing paper and folded them back to expose the forever friends bears, I added glamour dust ribbon and gem stones from stash

Another art deco lady

I made this card for a friends birthday, it is decoupaged and glammer dust has been added

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

valentines day

my valentine card for my dear hubby using the cuttlebug hearts embossing folder and a box I made template by pink petticoat for some special treats

Monday, 9 February 2009

musical card

I have been struggling to make a card for my 17 year old nephew but got there in the end
I have used black mirri card which does not show up very well, a backing sheet someone kindly posted for me, the image I found by doing a google search, I added some velvet ribbon and some die cut musical notes I have had for years

Monday, 2 February 2009

Art deco ladies

This is an image and backing paper from my new art deco cd, I have glittered the image with glamour dust, added black velvet ribbon and some little black stones

Happy new year and it's february!

Thought it was about time I posted some new cards, this one is stamped in shades of gold and bronze and glimmers in the light unfortunately this was not captured in the photo. I stamped a panel then split it into three the mat and layered onto bronze shimmer card