Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Rest in peace little princesss

My beautiful granddaughter Lana, lost her fight against cancer and passed away. Rest in peace little princess. We love you soooo much, you will always remain in our hearts.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

card for a 2 year old

I made this card for my great niece who was 2 on the 20th of September. The design was inspired by one that Jayne Nestorenko had done using her Cute Companion stamps. I stamped the numbers and characters using black versafine and colored them, using inktense pencils. The words happy birthday were stamped with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.
My grandaughter is still having chemo and has now lost all of her hair. Her daddy has shaved his head too, to make her feel a bit better. Please keep her in your thoughts and hope that we have a positive outcome.

Thankyou for looking.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Harvest Dance

Good Morning fellow bloggers, I am sorry that I have not posted for a long time, but as some of you will already know, our three year old Granddaughter was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour and has undergone major surgery. She is now having chemo therapy to attack the cancer cells that have migrated to her spine. Please keep her in your thoughts and hope that we have a positive outcome.

I made this card for a friend of mine, who loves nature and this digital stamp by mo's digital pencil, fitted the bill perfectly. I coloured the image with promarkers and swiped the edges with distressed ink. The backing paper and insert is from the new Essence of Nature cd rom by Artylicious. This was matted onto rust coloured card. The only embellishment for this one was a wrapping of gold ribbon.
I made another card for my other friend which was a concertina card, but I forgot to photograph it, so I will have to make another one to show.
Thankyou for looking.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

A Birthday card with the Cute Companions

My Mum asked me to make a card for her Great Granddaughter's birthday, (my great neice). I made one exactly the same a while ago for another of her Great Granddaughter's and it was much appreciated. I sent a photo of it at the time to Jayne Nestorenko who designs the stamps and she asked me to make one exactly the same for her so that she could show it on Create and Craft, which I did. This is the third one I have made exactly the same, but I have to say I have enjoyed making them all.
I have used the backing paper from the first Cute Companions cd rom and the post box template by WS Designs. The stamps are Cute Companions, coloured with watercolour pencils, although some of the clothes were stamped onto backing papers. The stamp on the post box is WS Designs.
Thankyou for looking.

Friday, 23 July 2010

A Fairy called Sugar

I made this card using a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called Sugar. I coloured the image using promarkers and embellished it with glitter. The backing paper is from my Graphicus Guild stash. The sentiment stamp is from The Stamp Man and I simly embellished with ribbon, silk flowers and brads.
Thankyou for looking.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Golden wedding card

The back of the card with our sentiment on the tag.
The front of the card.
The box

Sorry I have not been around for a while, but as I mentioned on my last post my Mum has been unwell after a fall and is still having problems. Other relatives are poorly too, so time for crafting has been a bit scarce. Anyway, my sister and brother in law have been married for 50 years and celebrated their Golden Anniverary yesterday. I made this card for them using the bookatrix board.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Get Well Soon Mum

I have not been around for a while, because things have been busy in our family. My Mum has had a fall and fractured her pelvis. She is doing well, but is still in a lot of pain and it may be a few weeks before she can come home. When she does come home, it could take six to twelve weeks before she is able once again to go upstairs. It's a worry though, because at 89 a fall like this can be quite a shock.
My Mum's sister my Auntie has bee in hospital for the last three weeks and also my Auntie who lives in Wales is in hospital after a stroke.
I used this elusive images stamp to make this get well card for Mum.I stamped it four times and then coloured it with promarkers. I cut out layers to decoupage and then glazed the flowers. I used distress ink around the first layer.
Thankyou for looking in today.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Bah Humbug Santa Paws

Gosh I am on a roll. This card is for this weeks Bah Humbug Challenge Santa Paws. The decoupage is from Cute Companions Christmas Collection CD rOM, I matted it on red, cream and green card and finished off with lovely pee wee glitter for the snow. The mice are from Cute Companions, coloured with Derwent Watercolour pencils. The card is finished off with a simple red bow. Thankyou for looking.

CD Sunday first challenge

I am entering this card in the CD Sunday first Challenge, which is wings and things. I am sorry the photo is a bit blurry. I made this card for my Mum to send to my Niece, her Grand daughter. I have used the same stamp as for the Sunshine Challenge, but this time the stamp was stamped and embossed with veramark and gold powder and glittered all over with pee wee glitters butterfly. I embossed some gold mirri card for the background with the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. The bp and the sentiment frame are from Artylicious Damask Delights CD Rom. Good luck Wendy and the members of the DT with the new Challenge Blog.
Thankyou for looking.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Let the sunshine in.

I have made this card for Crafty Ann's Challenge let the sunshine in. The vibrant colours that I have used remind me of sunshine and also butterflies come out when the sun comes out. That's my interpretation anyway, lol. The stamp is from creative expressions, called monarch butterfly. I stamped with versamark on to black card twice and embossed with gold powder. I painted one of the butterlies with twinkling H2O's and then the second I just cut out the top pair of wings and painted part of it with the H2O's and glittered part of it. The sparkle of the glitter doesn't show up on the photo though.
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A flower for my niece

I made this card for my niece for her Birthday. I used the new stamp sheet that I bought at the NEC from Graphicus. The flower was stamped in black versafine black and painted with inktense pencils. The leaves were stamped in versamark on to green mirri card and then embossed with gold powder. I used green glitter to add a bit of sparkle. The bp is from my Graphicus Guild stash. The mini buttons were from my stash and the sentiment came from the same stamp sheet as the flowers and leaves.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Red, black and gold

It's a lovely sunny day today and I have been making the most of my garden and enjoyed a lovely walk with Olivia my lovely dog.
The theme for this weeks challenge over on Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog is red, back and gold with a touch of Oriental. I chose to use this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with promarkers. The Oriental writing rubber stamp is from Crafters Companion, stamped with stazon and embossed with clear powder. The card was completed with some embellishments from my stash.
Thankyou for looking.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Fishing Penguin

This card is for this weeks Bah Humbug Challenge, the theme being Embossing. The Penguin and sentiment rubber stamps are both from Art Impressions. I coloured the hat, scarf, feet and beak with inktense pencils and the snow and ice with watercolour pencils, covered with stickles for the Christmassy sparkle, before sticking a tiny pompom on his hat. I used the circle nestability die and the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment is stamped in green versacolour ink and embossed with clear powder. I used a Nellie Snellen oval die to cut this out and threaded lilac ribbon through the holes. I punched some little green fish and added some lilac buttons threaded with the same lilac ribbon.
The bp is from Artylicious seasons greetings, I do like this paper.
Thankyou for looking.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

An Easter Thankyou

I made this card as an Easter Thankyou. The digi stamp is from Mo's digital pencil, I have coloured with promarkers and edged with distress ink. The sentiment rubber stamp is from elusive Images,stamped in pink and mounted on a circle nestability die. I used the swirl cuttlebug embossing folder, some pink spotty ribbon and bp from cute companions outdoors.
Thankyou for looking.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Two awards

I would like to thank Doreen and Cathy for giving me these awards, I feel honoured to recieve them, both of them have such inspirational blogs. I would like to pass them on to Janet, Elizabeth and Claire who's artwork is beautiful and inspiring. Do take a look at all of their wonderful blogs.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A butterfly for a special person

The theme for this week over on Crafty Ann's Challenge blog is to make a card for someone special. I have made this card for my Auntie who will be 87 on the 16th April.
I stamped the fancy butterfly by creative expressions onto lilac card and embossed in gold. I sprayed the background with crafters companion spray and sparkle gold, but this doesn't show up very well in the photo. I then glittered the wing with cornflower blue glitter. I stamped the butterfly again on vellum and cut out the wings. I glittered with grape glitter on the wings and seashell glitter on the middle and antenna, I then stuck it on top of the original butterfly. The bp is from the arylicious damask delights cd rom. I added some flowers, brads and gems, some ribbon and a sentiment.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 29 March 2010

In my garden

I had a lovely time at thr NEC on Friday, I bought lots of crafting goodies, none of which have been used on this card. I met some lovely friends from the Creating Rainbows Forum and also some from Joanna Sheen's forum.
This card I have made for Rainbow Lady's Challenge, In my garden I see...... I decided to use the birdbox, because in my garden I have three of them and the blue and great tits have been in and out of them for the last few weeks, trying to decide who is having which.
The stamp is creative stamping and actually belonged to a friend of mine who can't get along with stamping, I do keep trying to persuade her. It is coloured with promarkers and simply matted on pink and green card. The punch is Martha Stewart and the buttons were part of my mothers day gift from my daughter.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Birthday gift thankyou card

Well, I have had such a busy birthday week,meeting family and friends, I have not had much time for crafting. Having recieved some lovely gifts, I have made my first of the many thankyou cards I need to make..
I used the popcorn the bear rubber stamp by crafters companion and coloured with promarkers. It's a really large stamp as can be seen from this six inch square card. I used distress ink for the first time around the edge of the stamped image. The bp is joanna sheen warm marble. The flower started off blue, but I coloured with pro marker to complement the other colours on the card and added some distressed stickles.
Thankyou for looking.

Monday, 15 March 2010

A snowy scene

The challenge this week over at Bah Humbug is to combine at least three of the themes of previous challenges. I have combined five on this card. The card is 8x8inch square.
New stash, the buttons bought for me for Mother's Day by my daughter Jenna, along with some other scrummy goodies.
Glitter, everywhere.
Baubles in the basket.
Snowman and tree.
The stamps used for this card were Art Impressions watercolour, bluebird left and right, snowy tree, ornament basket, traditional snowman and wc star. I used Marvey Leplumme Markers with them. The sentiment stamp is cute companions christmas.The bp is from cute companions christmas collectioncd rom and the ribbon is from my stash.
Thankyou for looking.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Life begins at 40

I made this card for a friend who is forty. I used a template from w.s designs I embossed the stamps in silver and coloured with sakura glaze pens. The heart is filled with fine green glitter.
I would like to enter this card for crafty Ann's challenge. The challenge this week is colour, the three colours to be used are lilac, pink and lemon, other colours can be used too. I am also entering The Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Celebration.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge stitching

I would like to enter this card into the latest Bah Humbug Challenge Stitchin". I am determined to try and enter as many as I can in order to have lots of cards to send to friends at Christmas.
This stamp is from Graphicus and I have painted the tree with Derwent aquacolour, I have stitched around the silver baubles with red embroidery thread. The faux stitches around the other baubles are done with Sakura Glaze pens. The baubles are coloured with stickles and the snowflakes around the tree are embossed with sprinkle and sparkle shimmer powder. The pot is embossed with sprinkle and sparkle christmas green. The backing paper is from the Artylicious Christmas cd rom. The sparkle doesn't really show up on the photo.
thankyou for looking

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Nature is Painting Beautiful Pictures

I have made this card for my friend who shares the same love of nature as myself. I have used this stamp from Joanna Sheen lot's of times and I think it works great with the sentiment from The Stampman rambling plate.The backing paper is joanna sheen. I coloured the image with sakura crystal laquers, sprinkling a bit of glitter on the wings of the cherub. I swiped a gold ink pad around it and finished off with some brads, a vellum butterly and ribbon from my stash.
Thankyou for looking.

Crafty Ann's Challenge 9

I have made this card for Crafty Ann's Challenge. The challenge is to use a fold or technique which takes you out of your comfort zone. I chose to use scrap magic. Although I have had the template for a long time I have only actually used it twice before. I do like the finished cards, but I am out of my comfort zone. I actually enjoyed doing this one though and feel that I should definately use it more often.
The stamp I used was from crafters companion embossed with gold and painted with twinkling H20's. The backing papers are from the crafters companion oriental cd rom. The oriental coin embellishment is from my stash.
Thankyou for looking

Saturday, 6 March 2010

A watercolour door scene

Good morning, it is not as sunny today, but still quite pleasant here, the birds are busy trying to decide where to start building their nests in my garden.
I just love using these stamps by Art Impressions, I find it so therapeutic using the water brush to blend the colours with Marvy Leplumme Markers. The stamps used were doorway, small, vine, daisy bunch, wood planter, bare branch and jumbo tiny grass. The image was just matted with nestabilities, the backing paper is gingham by Joanna Sheen, the sentiment graphicus, with a simple lilac ribbon to finish off.
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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Bah humbug challenge

This weeks challenge on the Bah Humbug Challenge Blog was Trees. Well as I am new to blogging and wanted to have a go at this one and the closing date and time was today at mid day, I thought that I had better get my skates on.
The stamp I used was Creative Expressions. I stamped with veramark and embossed with silver ep. I smeared the tree with crystal stickles, but that doesn't show up too well on the photo. The garland is bedazzles stuck on with wet glue. The baubles are turquoise stickles and the snow at the bottom is white fine glitter. I embossed the snowflakes around the tree with Sprinkle and Sparkle shimmer ep. The backing Paper is from the artylicious cd rom.
Thankyou for looking.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Rainbow lady's challenge

Hi what a beautiful day it has been today, the sun was shining and there was a bit of warmth in it. I took my dog Olivia to the beach and felt the real feel good factor.
This weeks Rainbow Lady Challenge is to stamp on an unusual material. Last week we put up some new vertical blinds and had to cut them to size. I kept some of the off cuts and this is what I used to stamp on with a stamp from The Stamp Man Aspects of Design Flutters and Florals using stazon.I thought this was an unusual material lol. I coloured with Sakura glaze pens and cut out with circle nestabilities. Thankyou for looking in today.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A christening card

My sister asked me to make a card for her granddaughters, my great niece's Christening. As she doesn't like anything too fussy and because she was being christened in a lovely Country Church in Yorkshire, I thought this would fit the bill.
The stamp is from Joanna Sheen, embossed with gold. The sentiment is computer generated and then layered on rectangle nestabilities. It is finished off with a simple gold ribbon and a rhinstone ribbon slider. Sorry the pic is a bit blurry.
Thanks for looking

Monday, 22 February 2010

A card for a teenager

I used another of Mo's digital Pencil stamps for this card. I love these images. I coloured the image with pro markers and inktense pencils. The paper is Artylicious and I just finished off with a simple flora doodle.
Thankyou for looking.

My first Award

I recieved this award from Wanda and Beryl k.who are my friends on Rainbow's forum and now blogging friends too. Thankyou very much Beryl and Wanda for the award, you and all of my crafting friends have inspired me.
The rules are that I must list ten things that make me happy.
1. My wonderful family.
2. My beautiful Dalmatian
3. Spring flowers.
4. Walking in the countryside
5. All kinds of wildlife.
6. Crafting
7. The sunshine
8. Relaxing in a bath full of bubbles.
9. Visitng friends for a natter.
10. Learning something new each day.
I must pass the award on to someone else. I would like to pass it on to Janet who started her wonderful blog at the same time as me, her work is excquisite.
thankyou for looking

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Rainbow lady's challenge

When I got up this morning, the garden was covered in snow it looks lovely but I hope it doesn't last too long.

I made this card for Rainbow Lady's Challenge the recipe is
one fairy
one circle
A piece of ribbon
A piece of black card
One or more stamps

And if you are feeling adventurous a shaped card.

The stamps are from Graphicus, stamped with verfine ink and coloured with Derwent watercolour and ink tense pencils.Some glitter to highlight the toadstool caps and the wings of the fairy. The paper is Artilicious and the dies are nestabilities and cuttlebug.
Thankyou for looking.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

My Daughters card

I made this card last week for my daughter's birthday, she loves cute and animals so I thought this image was perfect for her. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with inktense pencils. The buttons are tied with embroidery thread and the punch is martha stewart. I used round nestabilities for the sentiment at the bottom. It was my first easle card.
Thankyou for looking.

Friday, 19 February 2010

A card for a friend.

I made this card for my friend Pat's Birthday. It is 8 inch square.I used Art Impressions stamps and Marvy Leplumme Markers. The background was stamped with versamark and then chalked.
It's a lovely sunny day today, I have been to the beach with Olivia and could feel the warmth of the sun on my face, so nice after all of the very cold weather we have been having.
Thankyou for looking.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Introducing Olivia

I would like to introduce my very good friend Olivia. She is a liver spotted Dalmatian and the most loving dog I have ever been owned by. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago on a walk in the snow. Thankyou for looking.

My very first post.

Hi and welcome to my blog and my very first post. It's quite exciting to be a blogger. The first card I am going to show, is the card that I made for my husband Charlie for Valentines day last Sunday. The heart and flourish stamp I got free with a magazine last spring and I had never used it. As it was for a man's card I thought the black and white, would be nice for his Valentine instead of the usual red. I used white embossing powder on black card and vice versa. The embossed white swirls are a cuttlebug folder. I have now entered this card in Crafty Ann's challenge . If music were the food of love.
Thankyou for looking.