Friday, 21 September 2012

Smile its your birthday

I always want to add 'laugh this is your present' after that sentiment, maybe I've read too many unfunny shop bought cards!

This is a bit of a CAS card, no flowers and its not all covered in papers - wow! I'm entering it into the following challenges who, would you believe, all have the theme 'things with wings' (the chick on top of the prezzies) Fab & Funky Challenges, Charisma Cardz, Love to Create and, Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 'less is more' and if I'm not too late into One stop Craft Challenge 'bake a cake' (cupcake the chicks holding).

Stamp: Popcorn the bear 'Party Time' (coloured with Copics)
Papers: DCWV 'Citrus Stack'
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily punch
Dies: Nesties oval and scalloped oval
Ribbon and gems from stash

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

You and Me

Another card with a Wee Stamps digi stamp on (I should be sponsored by them at the moment!) Such a cute image of little love birds and so many ways to colour them, I may try at making them into Robbins for Christmas cards.

I'm entering this card into: Papertake Weekly 'things that make you go awww', Love to create 'show us your ribbon' and Whimsy Stamps Challenge 'Anything Goes'.

Digi Stamp: Wee Stamps 'Bird Swing' coloured with Copics and stickles
Papers: MME 'fine and dandy'
Flowers: wild orchid crafts
Dies: Nesties oval and scalloped oval, Quickcutz heart, sizzix swirl

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Thinking of you

I've used a different colour pallet to normal for this cute stamp from Wee Stamps called Sympathy Bugs, I don't do too much black but I really love the colour combo on this card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Divas by design 'Friendship', My Mums Craft Shop 'anything goes', Papertake Weekly 'Anything goes' and the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 'Animal Antics'

Paper: MME 'Ooh La La'
Stamp: Wee Stamps 'Sympathy Bugs' (thinking of you sentiment unknown) coloured with Copics and stickles added.
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Dies: Nesties 'labels 3'
Ribbons from stash.

I'm struggling at the moment to make a male 60th Birthday card, ugh I hate doing men's cards I find them so hard!!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Little Fawn

This card is available in my Etsy shop

How beautiful is this little fawn stamp from Helz Cuppleditch, I've had it for ages and not yet inked it up.

I'm entering this card into some challenge blogs I've not entered before: Divas By Design 'Any thing Goes', Stampavie and more 'Animals' and Fab and Funky Challenges 'leaves'.

My very talented photographer friend photographed some of my cards for me, so thank you Nick!

Stamps: Helz Cuppleditch 'Little Fawn' (sentiment unknown)
Papers: MME 'Ooh La La'
Flowers: Wild Orchid and Prima
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties - 'Circle and Scalloped Circles and Scalloped Squares'
Punch: Woodware leaf

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Me and my cat

I've used another one of my favourite stamps on this card (they all seem to be my favourite!), its called Me and My Cat from LOTV, so cute!

This card is quite big at 8x8 sized and is on Kraft card, I'm entering it into the following challenges: Lili's Little Fairies 'Oh so girlie', Papertake Weekly 'spots and stripes', My Mum's Craft Shop 'Kraft it' and Whimsy Stamps Challenge 'lots of layers'

Stamp - LOTV 'Me and my cat' (coloured with Copics)
Papers - MME 'Ooh La La'
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Punch - Martha Stewart 'Doily Punch'
Dies - Circle and Oval Nesties
Ribbon and Pearls from stash

I'm still getting loads of requests for Alice in Wonderland wedding cards, so that's keeping me busy at the moment, too much to do and too little time it seems!

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Welcome Little One

I made this new baby card for my SIL's sister who had a baby girl 3 weeks ago now, I made it before I knew what she was having so had to keep it neutral.

The photos I got of it were awful so apologies for them!

I'm entering it into DP2 Challenge 'Love is all around' (who doesn't love a new baby right!), Allsorts Challenge 'Going round in circles' and Papertake Weekly 'Anything goes'

Digi Stamp: 'I Forgot' Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Copics
Sentiment: computer generated
Embossing Folder: 'Textile' Cuttlebug
Rose: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, pearls and pins from stash

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Flower Hairbands

Not a stamp or card in sight! Something completely different for my Niece, she asked my mum for flowers in her hair and my mum couldn't find any for her so I made some for her with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, some felt, hairbands, circle nesties (the smallest one) and hot glue, simple! I don't know if they'll last as they wont be waterproof but I'm sure she'll love them!

I'm also entering them into the Wild Orchid Challenge 'Round in Circles' as I used circle nesties for the bases, don't know if it will qualify though!

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Flower Bouquet

With the last copy of Papercraft Essentials (UK) I got a free set of Wee Stamps, I don't normally buy craft mags but love Wee Stamps so it was great to see such an amazing free gift with a magazine and had to buy it!
I'm entering this card into Everybody Art - Summer, Cute Card Thursday - Sketch and Love to Create - Photo inspiration.

Stamp: Wee Stamps magazine freebie
Papers: K&Co 'Amy Butler Design'
Flowers, charm and twine: Wild Orchid
Punch: Ash Branch - Leone EM Pty Ltd
Ribbon: Chatter Box
everything else from stash
Just finished an order for another Alice In Wonderland wedding card, still got one to go, I get so many requests for these, mostly too late though to be able to make and send them out in time, maybe I should keep a stock!

Thanks for looking and good bye till next week x

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Merci Bouquet!

Another new Penny Black stamp, I just love em! This ones called Merci Bouquet!

I'm entering this card into Penny Black Saturday Challenge 'Summer time', Wild Orchid Challenge 'shabby chic' and The Ribbon Girl 'girly'.

Stamp - Penny Black 'Merci Bouquet'
Papers - mixture of K&Company 'Amy Butler Belle' and MME 'Quite Contrary'
Flower - Wild Orchid
Paper Doily - Papermania
Circle Nesties
everything else from my stash.

I'm on a course during the week in Worcester, about 2hrs away from me, for the next 6 weeks so only get to craft very occasionally at the weekend, so posts may be a bit sporadic for a while!

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Just for you

Hi there, another Penny Black stamp from me today, this one is much more embellished than the last one!

I'm entering it into the following challenges: Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Hot Metal (the dragon flies), Wild Orchid Challenge - Puches or dies (the heart) and The Pretty Little Ribbon - Layers.

I'm off to the Simply Yours craft show tomorrow so hopefully will have lots of new craft goodies to play with!
Thanks for looking x

Friday, 29 June 2012

Fluffy on the Lily

A very clean and simple card today I don't think I've ever made a card with no embellishments on before! This lovely image is 'Fluffy on the Lily' by Wee Stamps/Whimsy Stamps, how cute is he!
Im entering it into the following challenges: Stampin for the weekend - Show us your style (CAS), Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes, Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything but square and My Mum's Craft Shop - Your Favourite Stamp.

I'm having real trouble photographing my cards at the moment, I think my new house is a bit darker inside than my old one which had lots of spot lights in the ceiling. I will keep persevering though!

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 25 June 2012

Home Tweet Home

My Sister in Law has just moved into a new home, so when I saw this card from Kittie I knew it would be perfect for her!
So I shamelessly CASE'd Kittie's card (with her permission!) and this is my version:

Thnk you so much Kittie for letting me steal your design!

I'm amazed at how many punches I have that had never been used, the bird, square and butterfly were all years old and never used! And after seeing Kitties cards with all those flowers and leaves I went a bit mad over at the craft barn and bought lots of lovely Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies!

Punches: Bird, Butterfly and heart (all manufacturer unknown), square - Dovecraft, Grass - Woodware, Ash Branch - Leone EM Pty Ltd.
Dies: Leafy Branch and Flower Mound - Memory Box, Grassland Border - Poppy Stamps, fleur de lis rectangles - Spellbinders
Papers: Desert Blooms - First Edition

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 18 June 2012

Craft Room Decoration

Not a card to show today but something different, I have bought some frames to decorate my craft room with and decided to use one of my fave stamps and new papers in it, I have another frame to make a picture for and a new LOTV stamp waiting to be inked up to go in it!

I'm entering it into the LOTV Challenge 'in the garden', Love to Create 'Summertime Fun', Sweet Stampin Challenge 'Here comes the summer fun' and Simon says stamp 'photo inspiration'

Stamp: Lily of the Valley: 'me and my cat'
Papers: First Edition 'Boho Chic'
Flowers, pin & metal corner: Wild Orchid
Base flowers: Prima
Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 15 June 2012

On a Roll!

This card is available in my Etsy shop

Managed to get another card made this evening, I'm on a roll at the moment!

I found this image part coloured in my paper scrap box from when I moved so I dusted it off, finished her and made her into a card for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog 'at the park' and for Cute Card Thursday 'Punch Drunk'

Digi Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil 'Penelope's Wagon'
Papers: K&Co 'Berry Swwet'
Punch: Martha Stewart

Hopefully I'll be able to keep this rate of crafting up, I love my new craft room and can't keep out at the moment!

Thanks for looking x