Friday 30 September 2011

Party !!

Went to another Stampin Up party the other night and we made this fab card !! Michelle who is the Stampin Up rep always gives us fab ideas and choice, so all our cards were different in colours. I stamped the trees twice to make the scene and then it was water coloured in which is soooooo relaxing !! My card is off today to cheer up a 94 year old lady. Please remember, cards don`t have to be for an occasion and can make someones day !!

You can find Michelle`s blog HERE , have a look and think about booking a party !! They are great fun !!

Wednesday 28 September 2011

My version

Back view

As soon as I saw this window card on Hero Arts Blog I knew I had to make my version of one !! You can find Hero Arts video for their halloween card HERE (you`ll have to scroll down to bottom of page and click on older posts)

It`s amazing what you can do with a bit of white card 4" x 12" !!

I started by stipling the background sky and grass front and back. Then stamped the trees in using a stamp by Hero Arts. I stamped out all the animals and flowers on another piece of white card using a set from Hero Arts, coloured them in and then cut them out, then layed them on to make the scene. Finally stamped the bunting on white card using a free Molly Bloom stamp from Simply cards & papercraft magazine, coloured it in and stuck on top of my card all way round !!

Usually I can give my work away, but for the very first time.....this one is staying with me !!

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Black and White

Septembers challenge over at Little Claires is Black and White.

I`ve made my very first rocking card and low and behold I got everything centred. I`ve used Little Claires "Sweet Fairy" set and she is very cute even in black and white with a little bit of fairy dust which you have to have !!

And yes yet more rosette flowers....I love them and they fit in with any project !!

Little Claires challenge can be found HERE

PS Sorry fogot to say thank you to the lovely Katina for the instructions on how to make the frame around my fairy !!

Monday 26 September 2011

Auction is NOW OPEN !!

Guinea Pig Haven Auction is now OPEN for bidding !!

Have fun.......and remember we are raising funds for two guinea pig rescues.

Auction can be found HERE

Saturday 24 September 2011

Stitching: real or faux

Sunday again already......where does the time go !! Hope you all have a an exciting week full of lots of crafting !!

Anyway that means it`s time for another Crafty Pad Challenge. This week we want to see "STITCHING" real or faux on your lovely creations girls !! Our fab sponser this week is:

The winner gets to choose 3 digi images of their choice. Check it out....

The DT team have come up with some fab cards using Debbies digi stamp sewing machine and elements. For my card I have used the machine and all the elements. I`ve cut out squares of two tone papers and made a patchwork effect for my backing paper and then did alot of faux stitching all around. I then embossed it with a folder in my fab cuttlebug , added ribbon all round the edge to make it look abit like a quilt.

So can`t wait to see what you lovely girlies come up with, but most of all........have fun !!

Find The Crafty Pad Challenge here...............

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Auction !!

I`m a member of the Guinea Pig Haven forum and now and then we have an auction to raise funds for guinea pig rescues. This time the money raised is going to " Cavycorner" and Little Brambles" rescues. All the auction lots are donate and some are handmade. There is bound to be something for you wether you are a guinea pig fan or not, so please have a look now!!

Guinea Pig Haven Auction HERE

The lots are only up for veiwing at the moment and biding starts on MONDAY 26TH SEPT

I have as usual made some piggy cards which are for christmas and are up on the auction..........

PS: Sue White......... I am sure there is something you would like to bid on !!

Saturday 17 September 2011


A week gone by on too our next challenge at The Crafty Pad #139!!

This week its "Diamonds are a girls best friend"!! Now we all love diamonds and sparklies don`t we girls, so we want to see you use gems on your creations. The prize this week is £10 to spend at Joanna Sheen. Joanna has all sorts of lovely goodies in her shop and FREE P&P.

The DT`s have used Debbies fab "Belinda in Reflection" digi stamp which can be found HERE
A real girly cute stamp to use. Check out all the fab cards they have made on The Crafty Pad challenge blog. My card is a centre stepper and I have used alot of bling and feathers as you can see!!

Have fun and can`t wait to see what you come up with !!

Joanna Sheen can be found HERE

The Crafty Pad Challenge can be found HERE

Guess what I did this morning ??

I spent the morning with Lindsay Mason !! ( with alot of other ladies....) Lindsay came and spent the day with us at A Maze of Memories. She demo`ed all day with make and takes thrown in as well !! We all had the same kits and stamps to use to make our card, but everyones was different. My take on the card we did is above. Lindsay is a lovely lady and nothing is too much. She really is inspiring to watch and you can learn alot from her !! Thanks Linsay for a fun morning........

Friday 16 September 2011

HI !!

What a cutie.......

Especially for you Sue W......

Monday 12 September 2011


At scrap club on Saturday we made this lovely LO using Basic Grays Granola paper. I love the colours of these papers !! My LO is of Barb, a lady who`s hair I do every friday afternoon. She is a lovely lady, but try as I might I just couldn`t get her to smile......

Those of you who know me...know I challenge myself to use up any left over paper from a project, so I managed with some bits from my crafty friend Tracy, to make two lovely cards and then from the tiny scraps, three gift tags !! Never throw your scraps away !!

Sunday 11 September 2011

The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog: Goodbye Summer

Well this weeks challenge at "The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog is : Goodbye Summer and we want you to use autumnal colours !!

The prize is £10 to spend at Digital Downloads

So here is my very first DT card....the image is called "Jeremy Popping Round" and isin`t he one very cute giraffe !! I`ve printed off the image twice so I could decoupage Jeremys neck and head and the grass.I masked off the image to do my inked sky before I decoupaged. All has been coloured in with promarkers. The big leaves were cut on my cuttlebug using a cuttlebug die and then inked with several colours. I then pricked the holes round all the edges to do the faux stitching. To finish it off I then added four buttons on the tree.

Well what do you think then........

Saturday 10 September 2011

3 Fab Announcements !!

1st fab from tomorrow I will become a DT member for "The Crafty Pad Designs" for the next three months !! (god help them !!) Pop in tomorrow to check out my very first DT card and what the next fab challenge is going to be !!

2nd fab announcement is......there is a fab sale on at The Crafty Pad Designs until 14th Sept !! Check it out !!

3rd fab announcement is.......I`m one of the Top Three for August at "Little Claire"
Click on logo in side bar to check out their fab challenge this month !! Thanks girls for choosing me !! I`m on a roll at the moment.....

Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog can be found HERE

Thursday 8 September 2011

Monster Birthday !!

This weeks fun challenge at Woodware UK is a sketch by Dorothy. I`ve made this fun Moster card for a little boy using the set of stamps by Woodware called "Little Monster" by Francoise Read. I stamped the background with the numbers you get in the set with clear ink. Sadley I had to cut the legs off the monsters to fit under the centre oval, but no one would ever know....... Just a fun, bright and cheerful card !!

The fun challenge can be found HERE

Friday 2 September 2011

Home Tweet Home

Made for a crafty friend using one of the new Woodware stamps called Woodland House by Francoise Read. Thanks Anna for the use of your stamp !! The paper is by Wildrose Studio. The sign is from another Woodware set called "Gone Fishing" I think and I just wrote "Sold" on it. I just wrote "Home Tweet Home" on as well and added a couple of little blue birds. The fence is just a piece of card scored and then a point cut at the top to make it look like a fence and then drawn the gate in.

Thursday 1 September 2011

Box Photo Frame

My brother decided I might like to so something with his box that held a promotional coaster in, so bought it home for me !! And this is what I did......I`ve turned it into a boys box photo frame. I`ve used George from Molly Bloom on the front and inside. I`ve stamped the star off George`s jumper several times and cut them out to put inside the big stars which were cut from the design on the paper. The lovely poem I found online. The paper I have used is from Fancy Pants and is called Papa.

Click on any of the photo`s to enlarge them.

Going to enter it in The Paperlane Challenge: Anything But a Card

Check out the challenge HERE
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