Thursday, 20 December 2012

Before photos(will make sense when you read)

Happy Christmas everyone! I thought I'd update you as to where I'm at. I've taken 2 photos of my "space" which is part of our hall and the only place I can have. I've done 2 pictures so you can see it's only very small so it will have to be well fitted out. DH doesn't have all his tools here as yet so he can't make a start :-( . I've bought 4 filing cabinets from Ikea that are A4 size, it's amazing just how much they hold. My thinking is that as they are on wheels I can move them if need be so better than a fixed cupboard and being so light coloured will blend in better. I will have a work surface just above the height of them so they can stay underneath. That will be on the right hand side and along under the window at the end. I will also have shelving on the right hand side. The coat rack will be moved. I'm keeping a look out for suitable wall storage on a tight budget but so far nothing. Any ideas? Do let me know please!!!
Also I'm very excited to tell you I now have a Silhouette Cameo! I've only had time for one little play as there is lots to do when you move house but already I can see that my Cricut will take a back seat, might even sell it. However we are very happy here, so glad we took the plunge even though it was traumatic. I'm feeling much better as well, so much of it must have been a combination of being unhappy and stressed.

Friday, 23 November 2012

At last!!!

Hello ladies, at last we are in our new home since one week today! And my first day online after a month offline due to BT making lots of mistakes. We are of course still in a mess but we are getting there. It's all been so stressful but I don't want to think about all the problems we had to face by writing it down, it's best to try and put it behind me and try to move on. My health has certainly improved, hopefully it won't be long before I'm in full working order :-) We all love our new home even though it's half the size of where we were. We've already put more storage in as that's the one think we are seriously short of. I will take some before and after pictures of my future craft room which just now is a passage type thing. My stash is packed in boxes until my DH has fitted my room out, it's down the list right now and I don't have a time scale. Do you think grovelling might push it up the list? The main thing is we are all happy and settling very well so waiting a bit is not serious is it.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

More problems

Thanks so much for your good wishes and asking me how things are, I so value your support. We should have been moving this week but the solicitors have messed up so we can't and our solicitor can't even tell us when! It looks as if someone has been lying to us and their solicitor is covering up and going on a very slow speed on purpose would you believe. I'm trying so hard to cope with the stress and now I can't even try crafting as everything is in the packing boxes. The pains have got easier due to the medication but I'm very shaky and the medication gives me sweats. Pressure is really on us now as our new home is ready for us to sign for, we've lost a really good removal deal by having to cancel and the motel we'd booked for the overnight stay has charged us the full price even though it's not our fault we had to cancel. Hopefully once this is all over these bad symptoms will go away and I will be my old self again. Hugs and many thanks to all of you.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New Update

Hi everyone, some good news, my health has improved quite a bit though I'm not recovered fully, plus we've found a house we want to buy. Hopefully the solicitors will keep busy and nobody will back out causing this long awaited move to fail. As many of you will know it's a stressful time which doesn't really ease until it's all over and sorted which will be at the end of next month. As we've down sized by half I still won't have a craft room although there is an area that my DH says he can fit out to suit me and it might even work better than what I have now fingers crossed. I will have to look out for inexpensive wall storage I guess. I'm now having a huge de clutter to cut some expense from this long distance move, anything we don't need will go, well has to in order to fit into half the size place. De cluttering does clear the mind though and I do find it therapeutic so long as it's not craft stuff I'm parting with :-) I might manage a card before I have to start packing things, depends on how much other stuff I can work through. Thanks for all your good wishes, I enjoyed reading them, they helped me thinking in a positive way that I will get through this and find my mo jo again.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Difficulties just now

Hi my lovely followers, it's already been a week since I posted and it likely to be another few days. It now looks as if we've got a buyer for our house but at far less than we hoped. The stress/anxieties of this past year have really got to me, remember those chest pains and me going into hospital, all part of it. I've got medication to try help me cope better. My crafts have suffered as I've not been able to focus, buyers now days seem to treat you badly and there is nothing you can do about it but it makes it hard. We are going house hunting in a couple of days which will mean we will be away from home and computer for a few days as we are going to a new area. Hopefully this will soon get sorted, our house sale will be straightforward and then I can clear my mind and get crafting again. Hope you will bear with me and send me some happy vibes. Fingers crossed we will find something we can afford which will have space for a craft room.
Hugs to all of you. Pamela x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

This drove me nuts! (or best of a bad job:-)

Oh my I wanted this cart so much but this, my first cut, was such a pain! I've enough candles cut to fill a shop with my tryouts! I have to keep my Christmas cards to 6"x6" to save on postage so this is the largest I can work with, fiddly isn't the word, so I've done my own thing with it and left off some tiny cuts. I've embossed the white background and added a bit of sparkle with gold ribbon below the holly. The backing papers are Back to Basics Christmas by Dovecraft. The sentiment is stamped and it's finished off with leaves which I've lightly gilded to match the ribbon. This card almost hit the bin a few times but I think maybe it was worth working on it as I so hate to fail.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Bear Female

I can't resist being a bit cheeky/funny with my post title now and again. so the details are, the digi stamp is from Cuddly Buddly which I've coloured with my Copics. This frame is cut from Damask Decor, the backing paper is from My Minds Eye. I've added a left over cut from Art Nouveau which I shaped to fit. The flowers are made with a Tonic punch and matching CD. The sentiment is a digi stamp, punched leaves and matching ribbon from my stash finish today's card.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


The robin was a challenge to me, firstly I don't have a Copic pen which is truly the right colour but on UK Christmas cards they are usually given a redder breast than the reality. Secondly I've not done feathers before so getting the breast to look right tried my patience! I hand cut my frame which is then layered onto a Spellbinders Fleur de Lise die cut. I've placed a textured blue paper underneath to add depth and colour. My backing paper is embossed with snowflakes but as I've had it a couple of years and lost the cover I don't know where it's from. The flower is made from a Heartfelt Creations die and I've inked the paper and glittered the edges. A pearl finishes the flower. My sentiment is stamped.

Saturday, 25 August 2012


My card today began with the backing paper, it came free in a magazine, a whole book full of beautiful papers. When I saw this one it made me think of the Sizzix die watering cans I cut out light years ago. I think it goes really well with the paper. I've used a Lacy Labels cut from turquoise card as my frame layered onto green paper. the flowers are from Art Nouveau. I made the sentiment in my graphics program and mounted this on matching turquoise card. Green ribbon from my stash finish off my card. I must be going mad as I'm not at all competitive but I'm entering this card in these challenges. anything goes no rules anything for August

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Snowmen and huge welcome to my new followers

Firstly I want to say to my new followers a big welcome and huge thanks for following me.
Today's card is another Christmas card, I've had this Anita's stamp for many years and I use it a lot. I've coloured it with my Copics. I've not coloured snow before so I tried C0 which is a very pale grey, I think it works. I've added glitter (any excuse) to the snowballs, scarves and trilby. My die cut is a Spellbinders, the green layer is coloured with Copics and the red glittered card stock is hand cut. I've made the ribbon out of two ribbons and made the bow with just the narrow one. My backing paper is from the Silent Night stack from Papermania with a green paper underneath to show at the edge.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Sleigh Ride

My first Christmas card this year, better late than never! The Sleigh is cut from Joys of the Season, it was cut at 4". I've used a Spellbinders die for my shape and embossed it with a Debbi Moore embossing sheet. I've layered this over a a dark red glitter cardstock hand cut. The ribbon also dark red and glittered just has a simple tie rather than a bow. The backing paper is Silent Night by Papermania. I've finished off with a stamped sentiment mounted on glittered cardstock.

I'm entering this card into my first challenge at

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Pretty but easy

I don't usually get time to post at weekends but here we go!
I made this card quite quickly, it's the kind of card to suit many occasions don't you think? The butterfly is cut from the Art Nouveau cartridge at 4". I've glittered some areas and added gems to pick out the body and highlight the wings. The embossed paper is from Create and Craft. I've added 2 layers beneath, one is the same card as the butterfly and the deeper pink is embossed and again from Create and Craft. The pattern paper I've had in my stash and forgotten about, I cut it with a Go Kreate die. I tend to make a number of die cuts to add to my collection when I've got my machine out as the Big Shot Pro is heavy and takes up space. This means I'm often able to make a card like this quite quickly as the shapes are already done. Likewise when I'm exploring a new cart I again keep what I've cut. It's so useful to work this way when like me you don't have a craft room large enough to work in.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Magic part 4

This is the last part of my magic series for now but I will return to it from time to time as I love fairies and fantasy. I hope you've enjoyed it and I've not bored you.
So here it is then. My digi stamp is by Lilyboo called My heart belongs to you. I've coloured it with my Copics and of course as you'd expect from me I've glittered the fairy's wings. I've touched the edges of the dragons back and horns with gold mica paint and also a little to the fairy's hair for a sheen. The gold coloured embossed paper layer is from Create and Craft, it rather reminds me of dragon skin. The frame is a cut from Ornamental Iron. My background paper is by Bazoo, I think the hearts go well with the image as does the glitter finish on it. The sentiment is mounted on the same papers as the image. Gems in the top left finish it off.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Magic part 3

Sorry I've been a bit longer posting, I was unexpectedly in hospital, very scary! I had this card almost ready but have only just put the finishing touches. So this is part 3 of my magic series, the stamp was a freebie on a magazine. I think she's cute. I've coloured her with my Copics and then glittered her wings. The two circular frames are Spellbinders which I've coloured with matching copics and then glittered. The lace ribbon is cut from Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes then threaded with ribbon from my stash. I've made the roses from Art Philosophy and again coloured them with Copics. Pearls in the centre finish the roses off. My background papers are by Papermania and Dawn Bibby. The sentiment is a stamp, I've mounted it on paper which I've coloured with Copics and then glittered. The card itself is white but again I've coloured the parts which show with Copics as I like an exact match where possible and it's much cheaper than buying card stock in every single colour.Thanks for looking and your lovely comments.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Magic part 2

Part 2 of my magic series is a called Dreamer from Lillyboo digi stamps at Cuddly Buddly which I've coloured with my Copics. I've glittered her wings the moon and also the butterfly as it's so right for fairies. The oval die cut and the butterfly are Spellbinders. The lace ribbon is a cut from Ribbons and Rosettes layered on top of pink ribbon. I've used a background paper from a CD with two layers of pink toned paper beneath. The white leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and the pink roses are made from the Art Philosophy cart. I've stamped my sentiment and matted and layered it the same papers as on the card. Pearls inside the roses complete my card. Inside is a greeting on paper from a CD.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A little magic 1

It seems popular to do a short theme so here is mine. My stamp today is Elf House by Lillyboo designs which I've coloured with my copics. I picked out two browns in the picture to mat and layer. The orange tone paper is by Artoz from an Autum range. This I've layered on top of a bright green glitter paper to echo the greens in the picture. The background paper is from my stash. I've had these leaves in my stash for many years, they are so versatile. I've glittered them and the door and windows to add extra sparkle. I'm not certain I want a sentiment on this card, right now I can't think of anything in particular that fits so I may just leave it until I'm ready to use the card and so have all my options open. However if you have an idea then please do say.

Friday, 27 July 2012

More Bears

I've had this stamp a few years and used it many times because I love it, this time coloured with my Copics. My stash is short on lilac paper, probably because I use it so much so I inked a large piece of white paper to get the colour and used it in 3 places. The patterned paper is from a craft CD and the deeper lilac is from my stash. The stripe background paper is velum. I've used a border cut from Ribbons and Rosettes which I've mounted onto the inked paper. The sparkle ribbon is from my stash and the girls have tiny pearls in their hats. I've added flowers made with tonic pair punches with a touch of lilac added to them with a Copic pen. The sentiment is stamped and mounted again with the inked paper. You will be seeing these girls again!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Stamped for a change

I've not done a stamped card for a while, this is a Clarity stamp. I love this allium but I wanted different. I've used a metallic ink which is really meant for embossing. It's a four colour pad and I stamped each head twice moving the stamp a little to achieve the multi colour I was looking for. I had to wait for ages for the ink to dry but well worth the wait as I did get the metallic finish that I wanted. The mat is a blue metallic textured paper picking out the blue in the ink. Continuing my metallic feel the base card is a dull metallic gold to pick up the colours I've used in the stamp. I've also stamped the sentiment using "thinking of you" so it can be used for sympathy or when you just need to show you care. I mounted the sentiment on the same textured metallic paper and then again on a mid purple/lilac paper which I inked to get it matching. The lace is from one of my favorite carts Ribbons and Rosettes with some narrow matching ribbon from my stash. I hope you like my different kind of card. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Vintage lady

I love anything vintage so when I saw this free vintage digi stamp I knew it was for me. My base card is white and I've left the edge showing to pick up with the other white in the card as I wanted a sleek elegant look. I've coloured her with my Copics in one of my favourite colour ranges. The first two mats under the picture are two shades of lilac tones. The background spotted paper is from my stash, this is mounted on textured paper which I've inked with distress ink. The ink has accentuated the texture of the paper while the colour matches the ties on the ladies dress. I usually round off my corners but in this case I've not done as I feel this better suits the style of this era. No sentiment this time as I'm not sure what occasion I will use it for though I do know for who.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Bear male

I'm back! Had a good holiday despite this British summer, ok then non British summer! I took some digi stamps away with me so I could craft a bit here and there.
I've used a dark green card stock for my base card. This is a stamp I bought quite a while ago, it's from a set. I've coloured him with my Copics. I've mounted the picture onto pearlised green paper for a lift seeing as a male card can't have much more. The paw print paper is by Bazoo, the paw prints have a slight sparkle, don't you think it's just perfect for my boy? This I've again mounted on darker tone of green paper with a green border cut from Ribbons and Rosettes. The green stripe background is one I've had many years in my stash. I hope you like my bright and different male card.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Bringing Flowers

This will be my last post for a couple of weeks as I will be away from my craft room.
I've used a pearl purple card stock as my base card. This pretty stamp called Bunches from Mo's digital pencil which I've coloured with my Copics. It's mounted on a 4 1/4" lacy cut from Ornamental Iron. I've embossed a pearl paper for the background. The velum butterfly is cut from Ultimate Creative Sampler which I've glittered afterwards. The sentiment is from a free Wee stamp set also mounted on the same card that I used for the lace. I do hope you like it.

Monday, 2 July 2012


Today I've used a Lilyboo digi stamp girl sitting. I've coloured her with my Copics and used colours I've not used before as I do favour pinks and lilacs. I've picked yellow for the card, the background paper is from a CD, The centre stripe paper has an overlay of deep peach ribbon, across it I've layered a deeper toned paper which I've edged with a green paper matching the green in my colouring. I hope you can see this in the photo. The picture is layered on peach and then yellow paper and then on a 5" lace mat I cut from Ornamental Iron. I made the sentiment on my computer.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Oriental card

I'm having fun with the Ultimate Creative Sampler cart. there are just a few from Pagoda so I thought I'd make a card suitable for a male, I chose a narrow style to go with the oriental look. The background paper is an oriental one from my stash, I thought I'd never have a use for it as it's not really my style so never say never. The ribbon is one I kept which had been round a Christmas cake, I just couldn't part with it as it's so bright and pretty, I just love to recycle! I cut the character shadow at 2" and in gold to go with the ribbon. The pagodas are cut from a gloss red tree bark embossed card which adds a little drama to the building effect, the top layers I cut from glittered gold card as the real thing does have lots of gold which sparkles in the sun. I don't think the card needs anything else, less is more on this occasion don't you think?

Friday, 29 June 2012


This little girl, a free digi stamp, reminds me of my childhood books, quite Mabel Lucie Attwell don't you think? As you can see I've gone for a vintage look to go with the stamp.  I coloured her with my Copics to match the tones in the rosebud paper that I fell in love with. I've mounted her on two layers of pinks to tone. I've laid ribbon over the point where the embossed paper joins with the dusky pink paper, as it's transparent it appears to change colour over the join. I've put the same ribbon under the picture at the same level. The lace effects are both cut from Ornamental Iron. I made the sentiment with my graphics program then went over the letters with a matching gel pen. I added a few pearls to finish it off.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rain Rain

The card is from the Nursery Rhymes cart and I've used deep blue mirror card to reflect how rain makes things shine. Both it and the shadow cut are at 4", the shadow is on black card. The main paper reminds me of rain spots, I've mounted this on navy blue paper.  The background paper reminds me of water. The lace ribbon is from Ribbons and Rosettes and I've slotted blue ribbon through it. After spending a couple of unsuccessful hours trying to cut the phrase from mirror card I gave in and did it in my graphics program then mounted it on mirror card.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Birthday Princess

I've got such a lot on that I wasn't going to post today, however bad pain has stopped me getting on with plans. I'd so little to do to finish this that I thought well why not, turn bad into a good side.
I've not gone for matting and layering this time as I wanted to show off this textured paper which I've just bought from Create and Craft, I so love this pearly embossed one. I'm still exploring Damask Decor and as cup cakes are so popular I wanted to try this one out. It's quite fiddly and I had it put together a few times before I was happy with the look. The lilac card has a sheen to it which I think goes well with the fushia mirror card which I used for the cup cake base and candle, all cut at 4". I added a frosting of glitter dust to the cake topping. The border is cut from Ribbons and Rosettes and topped with pink satin ribbon. I cut the sentiment from Ultimate Creative Series Sampler and added the stars to finish off a card for a Princess. I hope you like it.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Two from one.

The photos could be better, I had trouble with the light. However I wanted to show that by cutting in two colours you can actually make two cards from the same design and in the same colours that still look quite different, in this case Damask Decor. The Love card base is pale lilac pearlised card stock using the shaped card cut. The silver mirror card contrasts well with the pink glitter card on the cut layer for the card shape. I used two small accents from the same page for the upper corners while the sentiment is from Ultimate Creative Sampler cart. I edged the outer edge of the card with a fine line of silver with a gel pen.

For the second card I just reversed the colours and used them on a very pale grey pearlised card which I'd previously cut with a Spellbinder die. I picked up the pink using a Copic marker to fill in the embossed edge. This second card was very quick to make up as the work had been done by cutting the design twice earlier. A very different look for two simple cards. I hope you like them.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Butterfly Bling

I needed bling to brighten this miserable weather! This is a shaped card from Damask Decor, I hid the score lines in DS as I don't like the marks that show when the card is finished. This is not the cut which is supposed to go with the card but it's on the same page, I'm just doing my own thing again. I cut out the butterfly in gold mirror card to contrast with the mat gold of the card. The shadow butterfly is cut in turquoise glitter card which I had to make fit as it's not made for the top layer. It has huge antenna that I didn't want so I cut them off.  I prefer this little wire one then added my own gems, I like the more delicate look with the bling. Inside it a shaped insert left blank as I made this card to use as a thank you card which I need in a few weeks time. I intend making this card again using black card stock for the actual card as the colours look stunning together.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


I was looking in Nursery Rhymes for a cut suitable to weld into a shaped card, this one is easy as you don't have much to hide at all. The embellishments are from Ribbons and Rosettes. This one is lattice, very suitable for slotting ribbon through. It takes a little patience and then finding the right place to shape the ends to fit the curve of the cradle. I ruched some lace with a running stitch before gluing to the front of the hood. I made the sentiment in my graphics program where I'm able to curve the font as well. I mounted this on some silver card to pick up the sheen from the ribbon. The card under the sentiment actually makes the card more stable and it actually rocks. I tried to be totally different and "do my own thing".

Monday, 18 June 2012

Tea Time

As soon I saw the lovely project on Adel's blog at
I knew I had to try it for myself. I don't use DS as often as I should and this project gave me a chance to use it again. The teapot is from Damask Decor which I welded in Design Studio. I decorated the tea pot with this pretty flower from Kate's ABC. I matched my insert to the green in the flower and added touches of gold to the tea pot spout, handle, lid and base with a gel pen. I will add a sentiment inside later when I decide who to send the card to.

Kate's New Home

My card is plain white 6 x6 ". The house is cut from Kate's ABC, it's a dolls house but I love it. I cut all the layers at 4". I edged the house on silver paper with a slight sparkle to make it glint as if a sunny day. The background paper is by Joanna Sheen and I added a blue layer underneath it. The border behind the house from Ribbons and Rosettes which I like as much as real ribbon, they are so versatile. I think it looks quite like a pretty fence as it has a heart pattern along the top. I've suggested flowers in front of the fence by adding flower gems. I made the sentiment in my graphics programe making the text blue and placing it on a pink mat. I hope you like it.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Masculine Birthday

You will never believe it but I had a bike image in my mind as our son is a keen cyclist. I just couldn't get a pleasing result so....I turned to Art Philosophy. The entire card is on page 32. The card base is cut at 8", the layers at 6". There are two layers under the design having a teal mat under the pale blue, not that visible in the photo. I wasn't happy with the decorative layer as it made the card look to heavy so I used the smaller accent instead. The cut layer underneath the accents is teal mirror card which I feel just gives a hint of brightness needed right for a male card. The Cricut let me down when trying to cut the greeting, ripping both the teal card and the mirror card whichever I tried. So I made one in my graphics program and then inked it over with a fine pen to match the teal colour of the accents and the mat under the greeting. I'm happy with the result which is more than I can say for the previous new home post which I deleted. I disliked it the more I looked.

Monday, 11 June 2012

A second simple and quick card.

This is a second similar card to my previous post and another sympathy card. The card was cut with a Spellbinders die on deep purple pearl card. The base shadow was cut at 4" in pale pearl card with the main design again at 4" in lilac mat card.  I had to rescue the card at this point as I intended to add a second layer. The card moved on the mat and ruined the last piece I have in this colour so I added a small flower made with a tonic punch. Both these cards were made from my leftover scrap pieces apart from the card it's self.

Simple sympathy

This is an simple and easy sympathy card when you need to make one quickly. I made the shaped card by welding in DS from Ornamental Iron. I didn't hide the two central holes as I needed them to slot the ribbon through to tie in a bow. It's cut out on pearl card. The base shadow is cut at 4" on a very pale pearl lilac while for the Floral cut I used a deeper lilac mat card. I finished it with a small pearl in the centre.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Flower Friends

A change from my usual square cards today. I love this little quote so I made a card to suit it. The digi stamp is called Coming up Daisies from Cuddly Buddly. I've coloured her with my Copics. I've used a deep pink card base to pick out the pink in the background paper which is from a CD. the lace is from Ribbons and Rosettes, I love that cart as there are so many lovely ribbons suitable for cards. I've inked the paper ribbon with Ranger ink then slotted a matching ribbon through to set it off. the frame for the image is a Spellbinders one and I cut a mat for the quote from the inner piece. I added a few gems to finish it all off. Thanks for looking and  I'd love it if you left me a comment.

Friday, 8 June 2012

For a special 5yr old

This card is for my great niece and again will need to be posted. It's square which I seem to use most of at the moment. The background dotted paper is from my computer, the green flowered is from a crafting CD. The image is a digi stamp is by Kim McFarlane coloured with my Copics and with a green mat underneath to pick up the greens in the paper. I've added ribbon and some gem flowers as she's a very girly girl. I made the sentiment on a graphics program. The 5 is cut from Sesame street fonts at 1" with a darker pink shadow to pick out the shoes in the image.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Grandson card

When I make a card which will be posted like this one which is to go to another country I go for a 6" square and don't build up the depth anywhere as it affects the postage cost greatly. This digi stamp is by Kim McFarlane and called Mr Wiggly, I've coloured it with my Copics. The background papers are from my stash. I've added buttons down one side which I've punched out. I gave in and made the sentiment in my graphics program after quite a few failed attempts at cutting one small enough on my Cricut. I kept to clean simple lines as it's a male card but I hope you agree with me that it works.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

2 Turtle Doves

2 turtle doves are from the Joys of the Season cart. A friend lent me this cart and when I saw the birds I instantly thought wedding. I'd intended a white only card but the doves didn't show the detail with white on white so I used the small amount of pink just to pick them out. The embossed background is done with an embossing sheet rather than a folder, much easier not to get the dreaded line where the folder ends. The heart borders and the outer die cuts are all Spellbinders while the inner one is a Marianne die. The pearl paper which I love so much is from our local paper mill, lovely effect but a pain to photograph! It looks creased but in reality it's not. I'll be interested to know what you think.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Damask Decor again

After Karon inspired me to make the previous card I liked the look of this cut so I've made another card from the same cart. I don't usually make cards this fast as life gets in the way. However my DH is away playing with his tractor and if he can down tools and play then so can I hee hee.
So as before it's the Damask Decor cart, the cut is at 4". The background is done with a Debbi Moore embossing sheet and I used a paper with a slight sparkle, oh I do love my bling! The top layer of the flower is on gold card which has a shine rather than sparkle. I buy that from a local paper mill. I hope you like my creation.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Damask Decor card

I have to give credit to Karon who inspired me to try this kind of card. I used a different cart to the one she used which is one I'd barely looked at previously, Damask Decor. There is a little sparkle to the card as I used some lightly glittered cardstock. The layers are cut at 4" and the background paper at 4 1/2" I've lifted the flower layers with foam pads to add depth. The card itself is a spellbinders die which I've inked round the edges with distress ink and then filled in up to the embossed line with a toning Copic marker to give interest and tone.
I do enjoy reading your comments. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pretty Lady

Pretty Lady is a digi stamp from Cuddly Duddly. I've used my Copics as usual. The background is done with a Debbie Moore embossing sheet on my Big Shot Pro. The lace is again from Ribbons and Rosettes, the background paper from one of my crafting CD's as is the paper I've made the box from that she's sitting on. The greeting is stamped, layered and mounted with glue dots for a little depth.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

50th Anniversary

I was really short of time making this card as I'd not realised how near my friends anniversary is. I certainly struggled for inspiration probably due to the combination of urgency and this very hot weather we are having.
The actual shaped card I made in DS from Ornamental Iron and the background paper is a handmade one which I've had in my stash years. The lacy border is from Ribbons and Rosettes, yes still playing with that one! I've threaded gold ribbon through the border and added gems on the points. the gold heart is from Victorian Romance and the 50 from Plantin Schoolbook. The rose is from Art Philosophy and I've added glitter after making it up. The congratulations is a sizzlit die. Inside is a simple happy anniversary.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Green Ribbon Wishes

The ribbons on this card are from Ribbons and Rosettes which I've been playing with for a few days. The stamp is coloured with Copics which I hope I'm getting better at. The paper is from my stash that I've had for a very long time so I'm afraid I can't remember who's it is.

How many bags does a woman need?

That's the question my DH asked me! I told him it was a silly question. These are just 3 of the many bags I've made. Some I keep for myself, I gave one as a raffle prize and quite a few as gifts to my dearest friends as they know how much work goes into the making of one.

Some jewelry I've made

Just a selection from the jewelry I make as a change from cards. It's not all for myself, some I make for gifts and occasionally to sell.

Sending Hugs

I made this card to send to someone who needs hugs. The digi stamp is by  mjm and coloured with Copics which I'm just learning to use. The frame is from Ornamental Iron 2. Hope you like it.

Fan Card

I made this card with my Cricut using Ornamental Iron and DS. I decorated it with pearls and a silver ribbon bow. The paper is by Lost & Found.