Monday, 21 January 2013

Even more snow

Yes it has been snowing here again for most of the day, the main roads are clear but it is a bit hairy getting off the side streets onto them.
I have finished off  the commission card a work friend asked me to make for her this evening. The person she wants it for has her own horse and is not a girly girl so I hope that Jane likes it when I take into work tomorrow.

The image is a digital one (not sure where I got it from), that I have coloured with my ProMarkers, the papers I have used are from Nitwits layered onto Kraft card and then edged with stickles. The tag is a die cut and the sentiment I found on the internet, I created a word document and then typed out the text so it would fit on the tag. The butterfly is one of my trusty Martha Stewart punches covered in stickles with a few gems added to the centre, the blue flower at the top of the tag is a brad from my stash as are the gems. The horseshoe is part of the digital image that I printed out separately and cut around.
I am entering this card into the following challenge:
I love ProMarkers Challenge  - #151 - layer it up

Saturday, 19 January 2013


Well Saturday is almost over and not got even a sniff of doing anything crafty at all :(
Have been out most of the day making the journey to see my eldest brother who is in hospital in Crewe with complications that he has developed following routine surgery on Friday 11th Jan. He is looking and feeling much better and should hopefully be home next week.
I was dreading the trip slightly due to the amount of snow we had yesterday and the fact that it was snowing again when we left home but we had no problems at all, the main roads were fine and the motorway was almost empty :)
So a day at home tomorrow card making as I have a commission to complete or do I mean start that has to be done by Friday so need to hitch my knickers up and get a shuffle on xx

Friday, 11 January 2013

New for me

I am feeling much better today, woke up this morning without coughing which is a first for a couple of weeks and took my last antibiotic this morning so hopefully this horrid infection is finally going.
The share today is a new style for me Clean and Simple (C&S) the challenge for this week over at Less is More is black and white with a touch/hint of colour although I have left it a bit late as the challenge closes in a few hours. Anyway this is what I came up with

sorry the picture isn't the best but having camera problems at present so am having to scan my cards and you just do not get the picture quality. For this card I used another stamp that I have owned for years it's an Inca Stamp called Daisy Squares which I stamped and then cut each individual flower image out, the flower centres I applied Buttercup Sparkles to (my hint of colour). I applied the images to a piece of plain white card after I had embossed just over half of the area with one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders, I then inked the card edges with black ink before applying the panel to the base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Less is More #101 - black and white with a hint of colour

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pleased with this one

Well another day and another share. I am off work at the moment with some awful upper respiratory tract infection and laryngitis that I have had for nearly two weeks now and seem unable to get rid of so took a weeks holiday rather than go off sick and the antibiotics do seem to be working and I don't feel as ill as I did. My share for today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and their challenge for this month is January Blues which is to say a card predominantly consisting of blue tones. It was nice to get my Penny Black stamps out and back into use as I haven't been inking them up for a while. I have to say that this card did challenge me as I don't think I have ever made a mainly blue card but have to say that I am really pleased with how it turned out.

The image is Penny Black 'Poppy fields' and the whole image other than the flesh tones is coloured in using a blue colour palate. I used my ProMarkers for this the grass, stems etc. coloured with Duck Egg, Turquoise and Marine and the little hedgehog with Blue Pearl and Cornflower. The flowers are coloured with Pastel Blue, Cyan and Aegean with the centres and stamens in Midnight Blue, as I said I am really pleased with the result. The background paper and card is from my stash as are the little pearls, the butterflies are Martha Stewart punches with glamour dust applied to the larger two. The bakers twine is from the Ribbon Girl and the fuzzy script type piece of card behind the little hedgy is my attempt at making a postcard. I finished the card off by decorating the inside like this.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Penny Black Saturday January Challenge - January Blues

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

New Year

Well another year has just begun (not quite sure what happened to 2012) and as last year I have decided to dust my blog down and blow away the cobwebs. I am looking forward to another crafty year ahead and although I may have neglected my blog in 2012 I did not neglect my crafting having a busy year making cards, cross stitching and re-discovering my love of knitting.
I am not going to make a new year resolution to update my blog more frequently (as that would just be a recipe for disaster), instead I am going to make a little promise to post here more often and to once again share my creations with the blogging crafty world.

So to start as I mean to go on here is a card that I made for a work colleague to give to her husband

The image is one I have owned for years and was purchased from Elzebells (sadly no longer trading) it's coloured with a mix of promarkers and water colour pencils, matted and layered using card from my stash. The hearts are diecuts (not sure what make) that I cut using my Cuttlebug, the black lines are all hand drawn (by me) and a little bit of glamour dust to the smaller two hearts. You can't see it in the photo but the white card used in the layering is embossed with white hearts of varying sizes (it was bought that way).
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and More: January challenge - Love Is In The Air
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 188 - CAS (Clean and Simple)