Monday, 30 June 2008


A sympathy card for an order as well today.

I made it simple.


Why do I always do it? Look at the birthdays for the next month on the last day of the month! Then I have to rush to make cards for the people who are born at the beginning of the month! Will I ever learn? Probably not.
So I had to make a quick card for a friend! I have used some lovely stamps I got on my birthday. Though you can't see it in the photo I coloured the foam with perfect pearls. The little pearls are a bargain find at a pound shop and actually nail decorations Nerd

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Dream Skinny or two!

I owe a skinny to a friend who kindly sent me a really fab one Smile so while I was making one I thought I might as well make two! So I did! Hope the people who receive them like them.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Up in the Air

Allison's challenge this week is "Up in the Air" so here is my card! Stamps are all "Stampers Anonymous" no I tell a lie! The word stamp is "Inkadinkado."


A card for an order today. Nice and simple - straight to the point!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Say No to Bullies!

Philip came out of school crying today! They had had a sheet read out to them in class that was written by one of his friends. It was about bullying and the boy concerned had said he wanted to kill himself!! These children are 9! He has been bullied - the note obviously really upset Philip so he has made him this card to show that he cares.

Flower Power

A quick card for Megan today! The flower is from a DCWV pack from QVC so is the Happy Birthday sticker. I doodled stitches onto the flower.

Boy oh Boy !!

I've made some boy cards with some woodware stamps. I think the images are fab cause they aren't too cute to use for boys. I stamped the images then coloured them in with stampin' up watercolour wonder crayons.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Favourite Cafe

I thought it might be good to make some scrapbook pages of my favourite cafe in Oxford - so here it is! I love to go and sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in here whether I am on my own or with other people.
Papers are from the DCWV rockstar stack.


I started by cutting two circles with the cricut. Then I stamped them both with images from Jayne Nestroenko. I then coloured the mouse in with watercolour pencils. The circles were then matted onto red DCWV paper. Some ribbon was added to the edge of the large circle, a paperclip and red acrylic circles added.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Guitar Hero!

Two pages of Dominic playing on the Wii on Guitar Hero - his favourite game at the moment! Papers are from DCWV "rock star" stack. Glitter word is by K & co.

Drive By

I went to a Stampin' up demo at a friends house a couple of weeks ago. I could have bought everything in the catalogue but I limited myself to 2 sets of "Loads of Love" stamps and some other things!
So here is the first of my cards made using my new stamps! I have added some dazzling diamonds but I actually got more on myself than I did on the card I think!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Crafty Saturday!

I went to a craft forum meet yesterday and we played! I had to take my three boys but they had a great time making things Smile So I thought I would show off our makes on my blog!

This is my big tag - thank you to Sammy for my blank tag and thank you to Simon for the paper and flowers!

Adda my eldest made a laptop! Thank you to Ajay for the instructions - it kept him busy all day! But well worth it I think.

Dominic made loads of atc's and a great card!

Philip my youngest made a load of atcs and cards !
We all had a great day Dumb but I think you can tell that by the amount we made!

Friday, 20 June 2008


Another card made with a new set of Penny Black Stamps!


A new stamp set today this one is Penny Black . He has been stamped using brown stazon and coloured with watercolour pencils. I covered a slide mount with gold paper and added a prima held in place with a pink brad. Of course a little bit of ribbon makes an appearance! Hedgehog coloured and made the same way .

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Memories Slide Mailer

I have been making this slide mailer for
about a year now! So I thought it was about time I pulled my finger out and get it finished! It looks nothing like it did to start with. All stamps used areTim Holtz.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Pink Lola

Not really much to say about this card is there? Apart from "PINK!"

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Allison's Challenge this week is "Flowers" so here is mine! Part of the challenge is no ribbons - how cruel is that??? So I used no ribbon Not Sure I stamped the flower with Olive Green Stazon and added stickles to the vase. I used gems to brighten it up. I could only use two colours so picked green and pink - dunno why cause they are an odd choice really but it seems to work!

Buttons and Buckles

I started by stamping the words and leaves and buttons with vintage sepia versafine. I then cut out the leaves. For the backing paper I used K & co button paper. I added glossy accents to random buttons on the paper. The card was finished of with cream ribbon and a gold buckle cut with the quickutz.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Lola with Flowers

Another birthday present stamp! The pretty Lola! I stamped her in black stazon and the coloured with watercolour pencils. I then mounted her on holographic card. The pink card and mesh are by Papermania and the background paper is Laura Ashley. I finished her off with some pretty pink flowers and a touch of pink stickles. This card has been made with presents Smile how lucky am I??

Beautiful Bird

At last a chance to craft! A weekend of very little crafting! This card has been made with a gorgeous stamp I got for my birthday. I stamped it with versafine vintage sepia then added stickles to the swirls by the birds feet. Glossy accents were added to the postmark. Backing paper is from DCWV old world stack. I made a thin strip of paper to thread through a quickutz buckle and added a quickutz tag. It was all finished of with a sprinkling of gems Shocked

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Bookmark Box

Allison's Challenge this week is "All Boxed Up" so I made a box. I took 5 chipboard coasters and coloured them with a Pool dabber and a copper dabber around the edges! I then stamped each side with blue stazon. I then punched holes around the edges with my crop-o-dile. Brown ribbon was then threaded through the holes (boy that was a struggle!) Then I finished it off with some acetate butterflies!

Christmas Brunch 2007 - part 2

Here is the other half to the double layout I started yesterday!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Florida 2007 Scrapbook page

This scrapbook page is meant to be a double layout for Lesleys Challenge on Craftswap but I didn't have enough photos so this is half of it part 2 to follow! I'm quite pleased with this page cause even though it is Christmas Day it's not a Chrismassy page Cool

Disney 2007

A box frame today that I eventually finished off

with the date today - not sure that the dimension shows up very well on the picture . I have put a Hersey Kiss and small Disney figures at the front. A great way to remember a great holiday Smile

Watch the Birdy!

For this weeks challenge I have stamped the bird image by Stampers Anonymous with black versafine, adding some detail with the glossy accents and added a blue gem to his eye. Then I stamped the Inkadinkado quote stamp in the same versafine ink and three of the gems were added - this was then mounted onto holographic silver card. I then layered up three different background papers and added a ribbon.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Baby Baby

An easy card for an order today for a first granddaughter! I cut the baby face out with my sizzix and then cut it again in white and embossed the clothes and bow with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I then printed the words from the compuer and cut a tag shape on the sizzix again! I finished the card with some fuzzy baby girl hands and a ribbon for the tag.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

French Kiss!

The only reason this card has been named as it is is because the film French Kiss with Meg Ryan is on the television at the moment.

I stamped the background of the card with swirls. The stamped the take time tag image 4 times on different papers. I cut out different parts of the tag from the various papers and placed them back on the tag! Confused yet? I then inked up some small grungeboard shapes and added gold krylon pen. I finished it off with some doo dahs, white inkssentials pen and glossy accents which as usual I didn't wait long enough for them to dry before taking the photo!! Oh and a bit of ribbon and a brad and a tiny eyelet!

Friday, 6 June 2008

Burnt Offerings!

For Allison's Challenge this week you had to burn part of your card Shocked but me being a real coward I couldn't. Allison had added a link to her blog showing how to burn using inks - well how to make it look burnt then! So I did that instead! Much safer Smile So I inked the stamp with distress inks then went round the edges of the tag with my scissors to make it look raggy (I can't find my edge distresser anywhere!) Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The text was added with the vintage photo ink too. I then added eyelets and grungeboard which was inked in pink. A dragonfly brad finishes it off.
Took me a whole week to get this far.