31 January 2010


I am still here - apologies for delay in blogging - so much to do, so little time!

Have made a few Valentines Cards I hope to sell at work. The first one is from the new DOCrafts Forever Friends Decoupage. 3D isn't always a favourite of mind but these are quite effective.

I' ve covered the card in some paper from my vast stash and added a couple of layers to the design, simple but hopefully will appeal to someone.

The Penny Black dog has been popular in the past too. I've stamped him, coloured with copics and stamped an extra rose which I cut out and 3D'd on for a spot of dimension.
The oval scallop is a punch and I've used a stamp from the stash for the greeting.

All straight forward but effective hopefully this week - still plenty in the pipeline!

23 January 2010

Laura Ashley

This is a slider birthday card that we were shown a while ago at Crafty Bunch.

The outer card is a pearl silver/grey colour that I have stamped in silver ink front and back with Laura Ashley stamps (it is quite subtle and not as clear in the pics).

The front panel is layers of card topped with a piece from Laura Ashley paper, the flower of which have been cut out from a second piece and decoupaged for added dimension.

The inner pieces of card are layered in the same colours, the white piece being stamped in silver with the same flower stamp as the outer card and a Happy Birthday greeting.

This is then finished with a matching piece of ribbon.

19 January 2010

Blogging is back (already!)

Aha - a bit of playtime and I've managed to do some stuff - genius!
I usually scan my cards in but made one the other day when we were in between technology so this is a photo taken rather late at night.

It was a card for a colleague's relation who is nearly 2. The Noddy design is a sheet of wrapping paper which I matted for the bottom layer, then cut a second image, stuck it on card and cut round it and sticky padded it for a 3D effect. A few peel off balloons to complete made it quite a cheery card.

I have a few requests in the offing, think the only thing stopping me now is too much playing on the Mac finding all the things it can do!

18 January 2010

Apologies to Janet!

I have a computer - hoorah! That is the good news.
I don't entirely understand the workings of it yet - the not so good news!!

We have changed from a PC to a Mac, which for those in the know means we haven't got windows any more and it's a whole new (much nicer and efficient apparently) life.

I have had a bit of a navigation lesson and all my docs and valued card pics are on this machine but I have yet to play with adding new stuff - although everything is possible and easy when you know how apparently.

So, many apologies but I will probably not be posting for a few more days while I sort myself out but do have a few cards in the pipeline I hope to publish when I know what I am doing!
If anyone has a Mac all tips gratefully received!


14 January 2010


Another commission for work. This 8x8 card makes use of the Retail Therapy set of clear stamps from Papermania.

The girl is just stamped, coloured with copics, punched out and layered.
The smaller images are all individual stamps that have also been coloured with copics, punched out and layered using circle punches.

The greeting is computer generated.

This really will be my last post for a few days while the computer is 'away' - fingers crossed I will be up and running again at the beginning of next week!

10 January 2010


We had a day trip on the train booked last Monday to go to London. It was very chilly indeed!!
This pic shows the fountains in Trafalgar Square - bbrrrr.

I was also allowed to go ice skating at Somerset House - I'm a bit of a skating fan but due to no facilities it's a long time since I had a go. Slightly scared in this photo that someone is going to crash in to me - if you were lucky enough to stay upright (which surprisingly I was) there was a very high chance of being taken out by someone else toppling over or getting a bit over confident! Great fun though.

Not got much crafting finished either recently although I am pottering away and still not sorted the computer because that involved a drive to Exeter in the snow - something I have postponed for now.
I'll go and see if I can finish a card now!

1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to anyone that reads this!!

As promised I have made my first Christmas card for this year! It's not very fancy but the last couple of days seem to have been a bit hectic.

This stamp is from a Jolly Nation set of clear stamps. Not sure I will use all of them but the whole A5 sheet was 50p - so I had to obviously. Due to time issues and being determined to make 1 today it is one of the images simply stamped and layered - job done.

Apologies mainly to Janet that I may not post much for a week or two as I need to get my craft pile in order (still everything seems to be covered in glitter from Christmas makes) and I have a new computer in a box downstairs and I'm giving it to a 'man' for a few days who I am hoping will magically make all my files, folders and pictures magically appear on it but there will be a short interlude of posting. All worth it in the end I am told.