Friday, 26 October 2012

Getting ready for Christmas

Another Christmas card in the bag, I`m finding it slow going this year to get all my Christmas cards done, I seem to have been making them for ages but still only have a few finished, I just can`t get in the Christmas mood yet!

This is an old Magnolia Christmas stamp but it`s a lovely wintery one, I`ve coloured Tilda with distress inks and markers and added a bit of glamour dust for the sparkle on the snow.
The Background paper is Magnolia too as is the sentiment and I`ve used SU snowflakes stamped and embossed in white on burgundy paper, the die is memory box - frostyville border and the charm is from hobby house.

I`m going to get stuck in to some more Chrissy cards today as it`s the first day I`ve had to myself in a while so I plan to spend the rest of it crafting up a storm ..... well that`s the plan anyway !

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Sunday, 21 October 2012


I`d like to enter this into the LOTV challenge this week which is "Anything Goes"

Here is a card made with some of my new stamps from LOTV. I have used Aimi with Lantern and some of the accessory stamps from the Geisha companion set and the sentiment set which fits in the scroll.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and distress markers, the background paper is Magnolia Summer Memories collection - Lovely Butterfly, ribbon is seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.
I`ve also used Sizzix - Flowers and Branch die available from Sir Stampalot, Sizzix cut `n` emboss butterflies from SU, Paper Mania mini daisy punch and hero arts self adhesive pearls.

I`ve really enjoyed colouring these images from LOTV, they are so pretty, I love all things oriental, speaking of which I`ve just bought Gok Wan`s new cookery book and I`m off now to do some shopping and get some ingredients for a slap up home made chinese meal tonight! Oooooh my tummy is already rumbling at the thought LOL.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pippi Longsocks (and froggie friend!)

I`d like to enter this card into this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge which is "Two`s Company"

I`ve made this card for no other reason than I wanted to play with my new stamp, I saw this image on a friends blog recently and fell in love with it. She`s called Pippi longsocks and she`s from the Sugar Nellie range at Funky Kits.
I`ve used a friend sentiment as I have loads of crafty friends so I`m sure one of them will be the recipient of this in the near future!

I`ve coloured her with distress markers this time, they are a bit brighter than the inks and I`m just getting to grips with them, this is the first time I`ve coloured an entire image just with markers and I`m fairly happy with the results. I`ve added stickles - diamond to her wings, the papers are Bo Bunny double dot and the reverse side of the paper I used in my last posted card which I think is Bo Bunny also. The die cuts are Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish available at Sir Stampalot. The punch is SU scallop dot border and the sentiment is LOTV.

I`ve got a soft spot for froggies and I loved this little fella leaning on her shoe!
I had a hard time with this bow, I only had a scrap of this ribbon left but it matched the colours so perfectly I wanted to use it so I pieced the two pieces at the sides to look like it runs all the way along and I had to piece the bow together from several different bits, thank God for my hot glue gun that`s all I can say, I spent longer faffing around with the bow than I did making the whole card !! The things we do for our craft !!

I`m off now for a cuppa, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Sunday, 7 October 2012


I made this for a friends birthday recently, it`s one of my new Sugarnellie stamps from funky kits. She`s called Angelica, I`ve coloured her with distress inks and markers and added a bit of glamour dust to her wings (a girl`s gotta have a bit of glamour!).
Couldn`t tell you what the backing paper is, it`s another one I`ve had forever lurking at the back of my craft desk somewhere! maybe BoBunny but couldn`t say for sure!
Also magnolia paper, Cheery Lynn die, Hobby House flowers, Border punch sentiment and butterflies die all SU. Pom Pom trim from stash,(again found lurking!)
I`ve been having a sort out of my craft desk again! it`s amazing what you come accross when you have a tidy !

Thanks for looking in, bye for now xx