Saturday, 26 February 2011

Nothing then two posts in one day

This is another card that I made for my niece's recent birthday but didn't get chance to post at the time.

I am entering this into the following challenge;
Stamp Something Challenge - Something with Flowers

A Card At Last

Yes, I have actually managed to make some cards so can also enter some challenges :o) This card is one I have made for my in-law's wedding anniversary which is tomorrow, so cutting it fine as always it is also the first ever easel card I have ever made and even though I say so myself I am chuffed with how it has turned out.

The image is one of the new Lili of the Valley images which I have coloured with promarkers, the effect with the water and bubbles is achieved with glossy accents and a sprinkling of diamond dust, the wine in the glasses is also glossy accents. I have added a few extra bubbles using Papermania adhesive shimmer dots. The papers are all from the Forever Friends pink parfait paper pack and have been mounted onto card from my stash, the base card I have edged with diamond stickles. The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley and the pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, the gauze ribbon and bow I made myself recycling some gauze that was wrapped around the bouquet of flowers that my friends at MDGH gave me when I left. I think the shimmery grey colour gives the impression of water.

Here's a closer image

I am entering this into the following challenges;
Wild Orchid Challenges  challenge 17 - sketch
Lili of the Valley  challenge 85 - Circles (the bubbles, pearls and dotty paper)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Still no card

I have started my new job this week and although it is lovely to be home at a decent hour and feel as though I have had some time with my family rather than falling through the door at 7 or 8, getting tea and then going to bed. The down side of this is that I am really tired as I have to get up at 5.20a.m. I'm sure that I will get used to this early start and once I have finished my supernumery period I will be doing lates as well as earlies so won't have to get up quite so early every day of the week. There will hopefully some creative time this weekend so I will post whatever I manage to create and may even be able to enter a challenge or two.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

I've got a Cuttlebug :o)

Sorry that I haven't been blogging much this week but it has been my last week working at Macclesfield District General Hospital so have been tying up all the loose ends that needed to be completed before I move on. Start new job tomorrow just need to remember to point the car in a different direction lol. Anyway thanks to my very generous friends at MDGH who gave me money as a leaving present to get crafty stuff I am pleased to announce that I am now the proud owner of a Cuttlebug plus some cutting dies and embossing folders. I also received some Hobbycraft vouchers from the lovely Frank who I worked with very closely over the last 6 months (will miss you Frank), and lo and behold Hobbycraft have a sale on Promarkers so was able to add a good quantity of pens to my stash.
Thank you everyone very very much xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011


I have made two cards today as one of my niece's has a birthday coming up and I have a few order's from different member's of the family for her. The first card has been inspired by Liz over at buttonsforbrains she has been doing a lot of stamping directly onto the card recently so I thought I'd give it a go, she has also been using a lot of cute little stamped bunting flags on her cards which look just brill so I incorporated these into the design as well.

The image is from a set of acrylic stamps called Girlie Fun made by Woodware, the image is stamped directly onto the card blank, I stamped the image of the little girl then masked it and stamped the little dog, these images I then coloured with promarkers. I don't have the bunting stamps so instead I made a small template with card then used it to cut out the little paper flags, I then stamped the individual letters of my niece's name onto each flag made a small hole in each side of the top of the flag and threaded the flags onto butchers twine. Inserted an eyelet at each side of the card at the top and threaded the end's of the twine through these and secured the ends at the back so that the flags drape. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment directly onto the card also then used a punch to decorate the bottom edge, the three little flowers are from the punched out border coloured and with perfect pearls in their centres.

I have also decorated the inside of this card.

I used the same paper on the inside as I had cut the little bunting flags from, the stamped image and sentiment is from the same Woodware acrylic stamp set, the tag is again cut out of card after drawing around a template   I stamped the same little dog image from the front of the card onto this, punched a hole in the top and threaded a variety of coloured butcher's twine through this. I tinted both the piece of circular card and the tag with a chalk based ink.

Now card number two although I feel as though this one is a bit of a cheat as I have used stickers.

These stickers have been in my stash for so long that I can't remember where I got them from but the image is from a sheet of disney princess stickers. I stuck the main image onto white card then layered this onto a pale blue card that I had covered with a disney princess script vellum, this I again matt and layered onto a deeper pink paper then the same pale blue card as before. The front of the card blank is covered with a rose vellum and the text down the spine of the card is from the same disney princess sticker sheet. I then matt and layered card to create a little name tag with her age underneath. I finished the card off by adding a few self adhesive rhinestone's.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges;

I Love Promarkers - challenge #51 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - challenge #20 'Girlie' Challenge

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Two days off

yes unfortunately I have to work another weekend but looking on the bright side it means I now have two days off so two days of crafting me thinks :o)