Tuesday, 31 March 2009


An inky card for today! I stamped the image and inked the edges of the white card then matted them onto some of my Hot of the Press stash!
i've just noticed the colours I have used are very bruise like!

Island Fun!

This weeks "My Time to Craft Challenge" is "Island Fun" So I made mine all sunny and orange! I stamped and heat embossed Linda Luckin's palm tree stamp in black and coloured the sun in. Then I cut a black and orange zig zag circle with my nesties. A piece of ribbon, some acrlic blobby things and a flower finish it off (well there's a suprise Fifi!!!!)

Monday, 30 March 2009

Tree Ring

Playtime today! So I made a couple of things for a friends birthday and a couple of extra things. Here is one extra. I made it with stampboard covered in green inks and then stamped the trees with versafine and heat embossed them. I edged the whole thing with krylon gold leafing pen. A green flower charm finishes it off!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Birthday Girl

Here is a birthday card and present I made for my friend Lesley. The card is very straight forward. I marked her birthday with a circle and some glossy accents.

The present was difficult cause what do you make for the woman who has everything? Well here is what I came up with! I hope she liked it and finds it a little bit useful!


Some cards for an order - how come no matter how much stuff I have someone always askes for something I don't have? Hockey sticks are one of them! So I had to design my own. I hope it's not too noticable. I'm actually quite pleased with how they have turned out.

A is for.........

It's here at last well it has been actually since Friday but this is the first chance I've had to post my A twinchie. Well here it is at last. I made the background with small alphabet stamps stamped with brown versafine.Then I coloured the chipboard A with gold ink and added some amber jewels. I stamped and embossed in gold one of Linda's gorgeous swirls. The word was made with Tim Holtz doo dahs covered with glossy accents. To finish off the twinchie I edged it with gold krylon pen.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Alphabet Challenge Blog is starting on Friday 27th March - see HERE for details!!

Get Well Soon

A card order today for a get well card. I used these fab Woodware stamps as they really are perfect. I coloured them in and mounted them on holographic card. It's been finished off with some silver card candy from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


Some more square cards - I'm managing to use up some of my never ending stash at last! This first card has a background made with one of Linda Luckin's fab backgrounds. All the elements have been edged with Krylon Gold Leafing pen.
The second card has been made the same sort of way also with the Krylon edging.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Mike's Birthday

My husbands birthday soon so thought I'd better pull my finger out and get his card made. So I used the same stamps as I used for this weeks My Time to Craft Challenge. Well they are perfect for my husband! The only problem is the man in the image has more hair than Mike :O)

Raining Men

This weeks "My Time to Craft Challenge" is "It's Raining Men." Luckily I need a man card so I used this as a chance to make it! The stamped images are from Woodware. I cut the name and age out with my cricut. All finished off with some acrylic blobby things.
If you fancy a challenge this week or any week for that matter pop along to "My Time to Craft" everyone welcome - have some fun!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Celebrate with Sunflowers

A couple more square cards made today. The first one has been made using some of the last bits of my pile of Hot off the Press paper. The dragonfly has had touches of sukura gel pen and a bindi body added.
The second card has been made using two of Linda Luckin Design stamps. The sunflower has been stamped then coloured in.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Swan Song

My mother's day treat as well as afternoon tea at a local cafe is a bit of me crafting time! So I made a couple of cards. The first one with the elegant swan I stamped the swan with versafine and coloured parts of it with a sukura glitter gel pen. I added some vellum with silver spots to the corner and finished it with some flowers that I had also touched up with the gel pen.
The second card is girly- this stamp is from papermania and coloured her in to match the background paper.

Happy Mother's Day

This is the card I made for my mum - I used my acetate butterflies cause I know how much she likes them. The word was cut on the cricut. I finished it off with prima flowers and some gems - but I think I forgot the ribbon!!! I hope she will forgive me!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Basket Case

Philip my youngest son's homework this week was to make a basket that will fit about 6 mini eggs and write the instructions down! So here is what we came up with - a bit of guess work here but it seems to have turned out ok! I'm looking forward to seeing it full of eggs - yum!!!


A friend asked me to make a card for her sisters 60th birthday. Her sister likes a little drink so I added a few wine bottles to this image. I hope she sees the funny side!

Thursday, 19 March 2009


This stamp is a fab papermania one - she would have made a brill Mother's Day card actually with that fab bunch of flowers. The image was coloured in then touches of sukura gel pen were added for sparkle. All finished with a bit of ribbon and some card candy.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Coffee,Coffee and More Wine!

More new stamps! These are also very me! I stamped the images with black versafine and coloured them in. Card candy has been used for the accents.

Yet more of my never ending pile of Hot off the Press paper too but the pile does seem to be getting smaller all the time!


This weeks "My Time to Craft challenge" is "Nature" So I went for birds well actually just one bird! I used an Inkadinkadoo bird stamp stamped in purple stazon and added small amounts of glitter and a few gems. Linda Luckin's swirl stamp has been really blinged up! then I embossed a slidemount with a gold embossing powder and added some amethysts. The final touch is a big spotty flower!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Good Friends

Another new stamp that was hard to resist! What am I like ?

Anyway stamped in black versafine and coloured in. Both cards are matted onto Hot off the Press paper and holographic card.

Give me Chocolate!!

How fab is this stamp? I bought it yesterday at the NEC how could I resist when chocolate is my other love after coffee!
I think next time I might add a few more bits and I have some chocolate smelling embossing powder somewhere - I might just go for a hunt in a minute! I can't tell you who the fab stamp is by because there is no name on the packaging!!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Give it a Swirl!

Yet more of that Hot off the Press paper I hear you all cry! Well I think I might be getting there!

More of my Linda Luckin swirl stamps again too this time with Dazzling Diamonds added.

Similar cards again - must think of something a bit different next!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Foxy meets Lady!

More square cards today - again using my never ending stash of Hot off the Press papers! (are you getting bored with them yet?)

Both cards are very similar but the second on has a pretty flocked fox on it!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Busy Day

Well I have waited in all day for a delivery and I am still waiting - I daren't hoover in case I don't hear the door! So crafting it had to be! So after scrapbooking came cardmaking. Here are a few of the results.

First one is made using K & co backingpaper then the text was stamped with versafine as was the lady. These were then edged with gold krylon pen and finished off with a few embellishments.

Next card is made with Hot off the Press paper from the end of my desk! The slidemount was covered in gold gilding . The prima corner stamp was heat embossed in gold.

The last card of this batch cause I won't bore you with any more is very very simple and very different for me!

Chip and Fifi

While I had my Florida photos out I thought I'd do at least one more so here it is! I'm not sure where Chip is looking!!!! I thought nice bright colours would do us all a bit of good and seeing as the Sun is sort of shining today. Papers are from K&co designed by Brenda Walton.

Two of Everything!

Well almost two of everything! Too many flowers I know but thats life! This months scrapbook challenge on craftswap is two of everything so it gave me another great change to do some more of my Florida photos.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Lady and the Dog

The first card for today is made with some free "Dandelion and Daisy" stickers from one of the monthy craft magazines. I do find that usually I get these freebies and just store them away to never see the light of day - so I have decided I need to use them up instead!

The second card is a pretty lady card is made using Prima corner stamps touched up with white and silver gel pens. Then the lady was stamped using black versafineand the image was edged with Krylon silver leafing pen. To finish the card off I used the Krylon pen again to give the flowers a touch of silver and I added a few diamonds of course.


This weeks "My time to Craft"challenge this week is "Woman" so here is my card.I stamped to first lady with versafine ink then found the photo image in a Crafty Individuals book. The slide mount has been coloured with a gold ink pad then was edged with gold Krylon pen. The flowers were made with a punch then diamond added.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Smirk Linda

More Smirk stamps as well today - well I did finish the ironing and no Angela unfortunately it wasn't to dry glimmer mist ;O) Then I stamped Linda Luckin's swirl design down the edges on white card and flowers were then punched and diamonds added to the middles.

Maggie and Hamish

My friend Lesley very kindly stamped some images for me and here are a couple of them. I coloured them in using watercolour pencils. Then matted them onto Hot off the Press paper from the never ending pile on the end of my desk!

Now I've had my play I really must get on with the ironing!!

Friday, 6 March 2009


How true is this quote? I used Prima corner stamps on this card and added white and silver gel pens to the images.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

More Swirls!

More cards made with Linda's fab swirls - I think I might just like these stamps!


Got my new Linda Luckin swirl stamps a couple of days ago and just found a few minutes to have a play! How gorgeous are these stamps? I stamped and embossed them in gold and added some tiny punched flowers.

The paper is of course from the never ending mound of Hot off the Press papers - these papers must multiply because I have a pile at the end of my desk that I am determined to get to the bottom of but I don't seem to dent it!

To get your set of swirl stamps click on the sunflower in my sidebar and enjoy shopping!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Dandy Birthday

More of my stash of paper being used - will it never end?? This time with my Hero Arts dandelion stamp and a Hot off the Press sentiment stamp. One of the silk flowers has been stamped with a dotty Hero Arts stamp and more black stazon.