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.