Monday, 27 September 2010

Here is a card I did for my friend Bridgette`s Birthday recently ( check out her fab blog in my side bar - A stamp for all seasons )
The Tilda is from the last new range available from Sir Stampalot,coloured with distress inks, the papers are MME bloom and grow, Punches used are Martha Stewart `loopy` border punch and SU tab punch, the sentiment is SU as is the ribbon and linen thread which I cannot stop using ! The oval and Scallop oval are nesties and the flowers are from Carole`s Crafts.
I have used White Opal liquid pearls to highlight the spots on the prezzies.

I am going to attempt a bit of crafting today, haven`t done any in over a week, I`ve had a few health issues and I seem to have lost my mojo a bit. I`ve also had to cancel my plans for the NEC this year due to serious lack of funds which is a shame because I look forward to that every year. Maybe I`ll be able to catch the spring show next year instead. Hopefully I can find my muse again today and finally start my chrissy cards, I keep starting them and finding no inspiration and giving up, I`ve heard of writers block, I seem to have crafters block ! LOL, maybe a good crafting session today will get me back on track again ! here`s hoping, bye for now xxx

Friday, 17 September 2010

Movin` on

Here is a card I made for my next door neighbours who moved house this week, it`s a shame they had to go ( nothing to do with me honest ! lol ) haven`t met the new neighbours yet, hope they`re crafters !
The stamps used are all Su - `Loads of love` - `Loads of love accessories` - `Good Neighbours`
I`ve coloured the houses and trees with rich regal SU stampin` spots and the truck is paper pieced with SU real red cardstock and gone over with glossy accents.

The slider window was punched from the SU window punch ,it is so handy, probably one of my most used punches. The background paper is Bo Bunny double dots.

No crafting for me for a few days as I`m off back home to London to visit my brother for a long weekend and much needed rest, I haven`t had a good mooch round the big smoke for ages so I am really looking forward to it, Mmmmmmm I can almost taste the coconut butter buns in China Town there is no taste like it anywhere else on earth ! can`t wait ! bye for now, thanks for visiting my blog and happy crafting xx

Friday, 10 September 2010

Christmas Kitty

Here is a sample I have done for Sir Stampalot, it`s one of the new Stampavie stamps.
I have coloured with distress inks and used diamond stickles to highlight.
The background paper is Magnolia and I`ve used my favourite die of the moment the Tim Holtz hanging sign, BOY have I had some mileage out of this one, I love it and I just cannot stop using it LOL !

I have cut an aperture in the card so that the swinging part of the hanging sign can hang freely and I`ve just used large jump rings to secure the two parts together.

I am trying to get a head start on my Chrissy cards this year instead of leaving it until the last minute like I did last year, the trouble is I have all but exhausted most of the Christmas stamps I have .... oh well, a good excuse to go out and buy more I guess !! LOl, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Some bunny loves you !

Here is a card that I did for my best friend Sally`s 7th Wedding Anniversary.
The stamp is "cuddles " by Penny Johnson available from Sir Stampalot . Coloured with distress inks, The background paper is Daisy Bucket, the tags are SU "tiny tags" set, punched out with the SU tiny tags punch. The linen thread is also SU. The felt heart is made from two petals cut from a 6 petal felt flower and the wooden heart is from a set of birthday cake decortations that I`ve had for years ! I tend to hoard embellishments from all over the place but I usually find a use for them eventually !!
Well I`ve got two days off work now so I`m going to spend today crafting, I am thinking about starting my Chrissy cards ! last year I left it until the last minute and put myself under way too much pressure to finish them so I`m getting a head start on myself this year !
Bye for now and Happy Crafting xx