31 August 2010


Can post this now the event has passed!

This is one I've done a few of recently in different colours.

The stamps are two individual Hobby Art ones, layered on colours to match the wedding with the flowers also given a hint of colour.

Stamps around the edge are Anita's 'See-D's', the Romance & Whimsical Garden Collection in subtle greens with the little heart also added in matching colour.

In this case I have printed out the wording. Flowers punched out using 2 different punches stuck together around the arch with a spot of stickles in the middle.

If anyone has any suggestions for an Emerald wedding card for a man I'm all ears!!!

29 August 2010

Xmas Robins

Today's latest quick and easy card is using a stamp I felt the need to buy after visiting Blade Rubber Stamps in London last week - I had to, it's opposite the British Museum and somehow I've never managed to go when it was open!

The stamp is one of their own called Birdtree.

I've just added some colour with copics, a little bit of stickles on the snow then covered the whole piece in holographic powder for a bit more sparkle.

24 August 2010


Another flying post. Might of blogged a sample of this before but needed a quick Thank You card and the SU Vintage Vogue stamps were still readily accessible!!

Using the SU stamp-a-ma-jig as well I've positioned the pretty leaf spray in each corner and the little flower either side - also using the imperial purple ink from yesterday.

SU Thank You stamp, also punched out with scalloped SU square (whoever introduced me to these products?!). A square and strip of purple to match and mounted on card of same colour.

Have also managed a spot of secret quilling but won't be posting again until the weekend - sorry Janet!

21 August 2010


Another outing for the Stampin' Up Vintage Vogue set.

I very much stole this card idea from somewhere on the internet!

Background card from the stash is stamped using versafine imperial purple which has come up really nicely.

A few different versacolor pads were used for the 2 sizes of flowers which were then cut out. A matching brad in the middle of the big flowers and the 'F' is cut out a second time and stuck on with 3d pads for a bit of dimension.

Additional purple layer with border cut using SU punch (which I have been looking for and finally found it had fallen in a bag!).

16 August 2010

Birthday Bike

Another cycle card today. No great skill really required I'm afraid but not bad for something different.

Images (including background) are from CraftsUPrint.

Pyramage layers printed out and layered up with 3d pads, layered on to backing paper and some black card to show it up nicely.

Greeting was also on sheet (along with lots of other options) so something I could use a few times for all the bikey people we know!

15 August 2010


Made the mistake the other day of saying I hadn't posted as much because I was squirreling away with something which I wouldn't post for a few weeks!

I am 'trying' to work on some pieces for the Quilling AGM in September - which is sneaking up far too quickly for my liking.

Anyway, this is what I am working with and I hope it looks somewhat more spectacular come the end of next month - watch this space!

(Anyone that had an extra clue will be slightly wiser but actual subject matter is still secret!).

11 August 2010


Had a quick blog chat this evening with Jose, I could do with spending some time playing with links and seeing what else I can do on my blog, but you know how it is!

In the meantime I am going to try and recommend Jose's blog for you to visit as she kindly gave me some pointers this evening: Visit the blog at http://josesjottings.blogspot.com/ - if this link hasn't worked I know I will be hearing about it! Now on to fix the other things I seem to have a few issues with!!

If I had finished a card this evening I would post it - but I didn't - wasn't entirely happy with my photo transferring but will have another go (one day).

9 August 2010

Anyone for Tennis?

I am still here! In between fighting my way back in to the small corner I have to craft in I have been trying to get some quilling together but for some secret projects that won't be blogged for a few more weeks yet (if I ever finish them).

Anyway, this card was for my sister-in-laws birthday.
It was a sheet of decoupage from Craft Creations with quite a few layers in it, even the ball 'swoosh' had a couple of layers!

I layered the background on white and tennis ball green, used a greeting also from the pack and finished the corners with some matching card candy.

2 August 2010

Bike Card

The latest variation on a cycling Thank You card forall the people that assisted Graeme's club in a series of races.

If anyone knows of any good dies, stamps (other than LOTV), punches etc of anything to do with road racing please let me know!

For this card I used a sizzix die through the cuttlebug to leave a bike shaped space in a piece of white card. I then punched the corners with my new EK Success Swiss Cheese punch and the bottom with the matching border (aren't they fab?).

A blue Thank You stamp and this piece of card was stuck on a red base card (the team colours are red, white and blue).

The bike was then cut out again, this time in blue, and affixed to the space with sticky fixers.

1 August 2010

A treat!

Just back from a bit of a jaunt to Manchester velodrome for Graeme to take on the Europeans! Got a bronze, a couple of French men were a bit too fast, then had a family wedding so been missing for a few days.

Thanks for the lovely crafty birthday cards I received. I was also lucky enough to get a few spends and along with a fab deal on Ebay I have a new box of lovely polychromos pencils - seems a shame to use them doesn't it!!