Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Anything goes challenge

Hi there !!! Here is my card for Papertake Challenge this week.
I just fell in love with this House Mouse stamp .................... I coloured it using water colour pencils and then adding stickes glitter glue to the red petals and candle to make it pop !

Papers are delish and from Nitwits. I found the glittery leaves in Micheals Xmas section ............ so fabby !!! Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft. Wording is a stamp from Lili of the Valley !!!

Hope you like it !

Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The same but different !!!

Well ............... I am getting ahead of myself and trying to get some birthday cards ready as I have a busy busy January ahead of me !!!! I made this card the same but look how different it looks by just changing the papers !!!!

I used the stamp from Lili of the Valley, coloured using promarkers. Olive green, Ivory, Sandstone, soft peach and a darker pink. Then glittered up the edges of her wings and skirt and of course the flowers in her hair with stickles !!!

Of course I had to use my faithful cricut machine to cut the scalloped circles; storybook cartridge !! An edge punch by Martha Stuart and papers by Nitwits and Jo-anns. The lighter papers are from Jo-anns.

I hope you like them as I hope the recipients will too !!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Papertake Christmas birthday challenge

Hi all !!! Here is my card for the Papertake Challenge

I used this gorgeous paper I found at Micheals, ribbon from Walmart, stamped image and greeting is a lili of the Valley one !! So cute !! I added flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and I just love the butterflies ........... they didnt show up so good though on the picture sorry !! And of course I couldnt resit adding bling !!

I just love it!! Hope you do too.

Friday, December 03, 2010

A few of my favourite things Challenge Card

Oooh................. I created this card for the Lili of the Valley Challenge with my favourite colours for Christmas, blue, Silver and white. I used my favourite silver leaves I got from Micheals and I am just loving the Pink Petticoat papers !!! And of course my favourite punch by Martha Stewart !!

The image is a Lili of the Valley die cut one my aunt passed to me when I raided her craft room !!!! Thanks xx

Hope you love it too !!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow, snow, snow !!!

Ok ............. I am so desperatley wanting it to snow !!!! My relatives in the UK have loads of it and all we had was a few flakes this morning .............. SO !!! with snow on my mind this is what I designed today !!

The image is from Lili of the Valley as is the christmas stamp. I found the snowflakes in good old Walmart Xmas section !!! Might have to go buy some more of those !!! papers are from Pink Petticoat .............. just loving them !!!!

Ah well the sun is shining now so I guess no snow today :( maybe tomorrow !!!! hehe !!

Happy Crafting

Allsorts Challenge card

Hi there !! Here is my card for the Allsorts Challenge this week. Week 80 !!!

The image I have used is by Lili ofthe Valley, papers are from Pink Petticoat and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The trimming is from Walmart. I cut the scalloped circle using my beloved Cricut from the Easter Cartridge !!! I had put it away as its not Easter but its now back out !!!! The leaves are a punch by Martha Stewart.

I sat with the image and papers on my desk for hours until I got something I was happy with !!
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lili of the valley Glitter and Glitz Challenge

Here is a Christmas card I made with a Lili of the Valley Die cut Image for their Glitter and Glitz Challenge this week. Check it out on their blog here !!

The paper is from Pink Petticoat. I just love their papers ! I used a Lili of the Valley stamp for the Christmas greeting ............. I had to get all three of their sets they are scrummy !!!

I loved the idea Bev used with the snowflake so I went to Micheals and got some, they are lovely and glittery !!! While I was there I found the lovely glittery leaves. They were in the Holiday section for making flower arrangements !! I found some great stuff in that bit !!!

The Poinsettias are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used stickles to glitter them up !! The heart pins are from Wild Orchids too. I thought this would go to my Grandma hence adding the hearts.

Hope you like it !!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Uncles Birthday card

Well................... It took me ages to come up with this !! My Uncle LOVES music, and His Masters Voice along with any 78 record he can find !!! hehe !!!

The stamp is from Lili of the Valley, love it !!!

I used a 2" punch for the record and cut a printed label for the middle !!

Papers from Hobby Lobby as is the gorgeous trimming I found !!

I hope he likes it !!! I have to get it in the post as it will take a week to get there at least !!! I always get caught out and am never ready in time !! I am this time !!

I have also entered it into the Vintage Challenge at Creative stamp friends. Not saying your Vintage tho dear uncle !

Hope you like it !! I know I'm safe posting this as he isnt likely to look here !! My Aunt will tho !!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge Lili of the Valley Challenge

Hi there all!!!
I made this card for Lili of the Valleys' anything Goes Challenge using a design called Sundays Child from Mo's Digital pencil.

I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the border and Scalloped oval nesties around the design. The leaves were cut from the cricut cartridge Storybook and the flowers were cut from the cricut cartridge sweet treats.

For the flowers I cut 4 layers, each of decreasing size. For the larger flower start at 2" and the smaller flower at 1 3/4". Decrease the size by 1/4" each layer !!! Place a brad in the middle of all four stacked layers and fasten !!! I curled the petals over a pencil to give dimension and then added stickles glitter for some pizzaz !!

Hope you like it !!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas cards for class

Here are some of the cards we made today at Card class !! We did easy cards and I used up a hole load of stash I have had for years !!!!
We had great great fun and have a stash of cards ready now for Christmas ................ yikes is it really so close !!! Mmm best get thinking about it ...............

Hope you like the cards !!

Monday, November 01, 2010


Well I have been absent for a few weeks as I flew to the UK to suprise my grandmother !!! And was she suprised !!! hehe !!!

So I am now back, waiting for jet lag to hit me but ready to get going again in my craft room !!!
Keep a look out for my next card posting soon !!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ice cream delights

I LOVE Lemon top icecream from Scarborough ............ YUM !!! Well my friend has never had one of these and she is going to this weekend so I made this card for her !! She loved it when it arrived !!
The border punch is Martha Stewart, words off Sweet treat cartridge and the swirls are from Cricut too ......... name of the cartridge has gone from me at the moment !!! The Icecream stickers are K and Company and the rubber stam image is House Mouse.
Hope you like it too !!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tails of Love Anniversary Card

Happy Anniversary to my Aunt and Uncle !!! I remeber their happy day so well.

I used the House Mouse stamp Tails of love for this and coloured them in using watercolour pencils. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used Story book for the leaves. Circle and scalloped circle were cut on Elegant Cakes !!! I also used the Martha Stewart heart border punch.

They loved this card and I hope you do too. It was inspired from a lady on the House Mouse challenge site. Thank you to her. ( I will look for this ladies name and post it as I am ashamed I cant recall it at present)

MCPT Challenge card

Hi there !!!

Here is my card using the Smiles and Laughter stamp. I coloured it first and then the rest came ........... I didnt have any plan to start with !!! I guess I cheated though as I used the cricut to cut the sqaures and rectangles ............... !!
I used blue organza ribbon and organza butterflies along with gems to embellish the card !

Thanks for looking and have a great day !!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Colour of Autmn Challenge card

Hi there, I just loved this image so much !!!! I immediately got to work on it !!

It is a House Mouse design and the papers I used are from a cd fron Joanna Sheen called Royal Horticultural Society. I decided to colour the image in using Watercolour pens as my promarkers are too dark ...............

The embelishments are from Walmart ........... the fall decs are in !!! I also found the gem leaves there too !!!

I hope you like it, I was so pleased with it !!

Have a great day !!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Beginnings Challenge Card

Hi there !!!

So I am finally back into my craft room !!!!!!!!!!!! Over at Allsorts the challenge is to make a card of the theme new beginnings. Here is my Card !!! It is a Lilly of the Valley image. I made it nice and simple as I thought I might use it in my card class next week !
Sorry about the picture quality ........

Thank you for looking !

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On my way home

Well I am starting to wend my weary way back to my craft room !!!!!!!!!
Watch out for some new cards soon !!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Candy up for grabs from Bev

Have a look on Bev's site; All the things I love and enter for her blog candy !! Its drawn on thursday evening so be quick !!!

All you have to do is enter your name and a blog address in Mr Linky, if you dont have one you can use hers !!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Papertake challenge - White and Bright

This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly Challenge is White and Bright. have a look at the link and join in the fun !

I made this card as a Thank you card to my wonderful Aunt and Uncle who helped me get back to the UK to visit my sick Grandma. I used my cricut machine and design studio to make the white Thank you square, welding the word thank you onto a square shape in DS. Roses are from Craft Creations and ribbon from Wallyword !! (Walmart!!)

Thanks for looking !!


I made this card recently for my friend to give to her friend; a lady who is suffering from cancer. My friend wanted a card made with love and thought for her friend so I obliged !!

I cut the letters from cricut Storybook cartridge, the first letter at 2" and the rest at 1". The butterfly and flowers are from 3D stickers from Micheals. Paper from scraps !

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Simon says Stamp Saturday Suprise Candy at Bev's

Have a look here for a chance to win Lady Tilda from Magnolia at Bev's blog !!

All you have to do is enter your name and blog address in Mr Linky (if you dont have a blog you can use her address !) and wait until Sunday when the winner will be chosen by Mr Linky !!

Thanks Bev for a wonderful Candy yet again.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Candy draw at Bev's

Ooh.......... look here and see what delicious items Bev has for her candy draw !! There is one of those wonderful slot punches !! All you have to do is enter your name and blog address (if you dont have one she lets you use hers !) and wait and see who Mr Linky draws !!

She makes amazing cards have a look see click on the picture and it will take you to her blog !!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Free Xmas digi papers

Well I am having a great time visiting with my Grandma. I am learning to use my promarkers, colouring in lots of stamped images !!

Bearly Mine Designs has some wonderful free Xmas digi papers for this months freebies, have a look see. There are some wonderful designs !! I so much inspiration but no way of making till I get home ................ Iwill have to make sure I write things down.......... (mmm the reality of that happening is nil !!)

Have fun

Saturday, July 31, 2010

True Friends

I made this card for my friend, I just love the words !! I cant remember the stamp now it one I had for ages. I did get it from Hobby Lobby tho !! The flowers I made using the cricut cartridge sweet treats !!!

Thanks for looking

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My stash !!!

Ooohh I am so excited !!! I have traveled all of those 4,500 miles to see my Grandma !! Its fantastic to be with her ! So I will be quite on the blog front in challenges for 4/5 weeks but Ihave a few cards up my sleeve to post !

BUT .... look I finally got promarkers !!! Yippee !! I used them last night with the aid of The Lilly of the Valley video. They are a brilliant place ! I LOVE my promarkers !!! I was so excited I wanted to share ! I havea few weeks to practice before I do some challenges with them !

Have a great day I am off to the seaside for Fish and chips !! Yummy !!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Side step Photo frame card for Grandma

Well here is another card I made for my Grandma !!
She is 92, and lives 4,500 miles away from me so I try to make her cards on a regular basis.

She cried when she opened this one .......... it has photos of her parents, wedding, family and special memories linked with each one. It took me ages to bling the frames but they are so worth it !!!

I used the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge to cut the frames. The pink and brown paper came from Jo-anns and the paper for the frames from Hobby Lobby. I thought they added to the vintage feel of the photos!!!

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day !

Friday, July 16, 2010


As I live in the Sunflower State I made this for my Gandmother, I love making her cards !! She loves receiving them too !!!

She loved it hope you do too ! I used the cricut cartridge Walk in my Garden and my Design studio to create the card itself. The sunflowers were cut at 2" with the centres cut at 1 3/4"

I just love sunflowers they are so cheerful !!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #19

I used the image Gentle friends from Sassy Cheryl's for this challenge and used the words With love for my sentiment. The paper Iused was from Jo-anns and was all on one sheet !!! The stripes, checks and pale green so it contrasted nicely !

The challenge was to follow a sketch.

Hope you like it !

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge # 38

Here is my card I created for this challenge; its the first time I have entered Mo's Challenges !! We had to use material (lace counts) as part of our creation. So I found I had this lovley lace ........... the card I had in mind cetainly isn't what I ended up with ! Using the lace really changed things !!! Its so great to use things you wouldnt normally, I now have another card boiling away in the background ............ !!

The image I used is Sorry Shanna, I decided not to put any wording on the front of the card as it can then be used for a multitude of occassions ! I coloured it using watercolour pencils ............. I havent got any copics yet !! Note the yet !!!!
Thanks for looking !

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #18

This is my first Sassy Cheryl's Challenge !!! What a great challenge it is too !! I learnt what color Kraft is !! I know .......... well now I do know !!! I also find Peach a difficult color to see so I had to ask the shop assistant to make sure I was on the right lines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah well !

I chose Sick Sally from Sassy Cheryl's collection and printed it so I could cut it using my nestables. Get well was cut at 2 inches on the cricut from Beyond Birthdays and glittered to give some dazzle with Kraft as the background color ! We all like dazzle when we are ill !

The peach was incorporated by using the ribbon and the check paper; the light blue also in the check paper and square of card; Kraft as a layer behind the check paper and background of get well.

Thanks for looking, happy crafting everyone.

Sassy Cheryl's Birthday Cake Card

I am so pleased with how this card turned out ! I just love Sassy Cheryls designs and have been itching to use the Cake Lady image ! Then I had an email to say she had a 20% sale on !!! So of course ............... I just had to get it and the No Calorie Birthday Cake image too !!!

I accented it by using Jolees cupcake 3D stickers .( I did swap around the cupcake liners tho so they all matched ) I also used the Cricut machine to cut the Happy birthday (from Beyond Birthdays ) and Birthday girl (from the Storybook cartridge). Of course I just had to add lots of gems to make it sparkle and the Diamond stickles glitter glue for the top of the cakes to give it an added dimention.

Hope my friend likes it, its for her birthday in 12 days time !

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Card I Made for Grandma

I made this card for my Grandma, the pic is of her as a young woman, she is still only young at 92 !! She loved it when she opened it !!!

I used the Sentimentals cricut cartridge to make the frame, Martha Stewart trelis punch and the Sweet Treats cartridge for the flowers. I cut the leaves at 2 inches from Storybook !!

To make the flowers I cut 4 layers for each flower. The larger flower started at 1 3/4 inches decreasing a 1/4 inch each cut. The smaller flower started at 1 1/2 inches ! Cut a darker colour, a lighter colour of card and then two in the co-ordinating paper and fasten with a paper fastener !!
Hope you like it as much as she did !!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th July Card - House Mouse Again !

I got this stamp ages ago and have been itching to use it !! I just love it !!!

This time I decided I would try an Easel card as I have never made one before !! Oh boy they are so easy !! I will publish instructions here soon I promise !

Happy 4th July to all Americans everywhere, have a great day.

House Mouse Birthday cards

Hi there !! I made these cards for a challenge, because I loved it so much a made one for a male and one for a female !! Great thing about the male one there is no age limit on it !!! Any age will like it !! I had to use the stamp, the cricut and the Design Studio to make the card with.

I coloured the stamp using watercolour pencils, I am by no means any good with copics yet ! I got the cricut out to cut the rectangles and wording; embossing the rectangles with my cuttlebug embossing folders and then used the DS to weld the wording to the side of my card. I used a contrasting colour for the insert to set off the wording on the side !

Hope you like it, thanks for looking.