30 Jun 2010

Born to Shop!

Good morning

The weather is still HOT, HOT, HOT here in Norfolk this week!  We had a little rain yesterday morning but then the sunshine returned :o)  Anyway enough about the weather and on to my card.  This card is for another work colleague, Gill, whose birthday is next week.  I was going to use the 'Classy Lady' image again which I used for Rachel's card but decided to use this sweet 'Born to Shop' LOTV image because Gill loves a little retail therapy lol!

Image ~ LOTV 'Born to Shop'
Papers ~ Bo Bunny 'Alissa Kissable'
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearls ~ The Hobby House
Pearl Brad ~ Stash
Ribbon ~ Local haberdashery
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards


Donnas Den of Crafts ~ Sketch (I have rotated it)
ASFOS ~ Animal Crackers
Allsorts ~ Embossing
The Crafty Pad ~ Embossing
Crafty Ann's ~ Embossing
One Stop Craft ~ Pink & Brown
Just Cute Bears ~ Open theme
Pollycraft ~ Pinkalicious
A Pocket Full of Posies ~ One for the Girls
Magical Crafts ~ Flower Power
Rainbow Lady's ~ Ice Cream colours (Neopolitan)

That's all from me.  I'm now going to link the challenges and then get cracking with the housework! 
27 Jun 2010

Jamie's Birthday Card

Good morning

Looks like it's going to be another scorcher here today! Chris' mum is coming over shortly to babysit because Chris and I are going shopping in Norwich for a couple of hours. When we get back Chris will be glued to the TV watching the football.

On 12th July my baby boy is going to be 6. When I saw this cute LOTV stamp I just had to buy it for Jamie's birthday card because it reminds me so much of him playing car games on the Playstation.

Image ~ LOTV
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Oliver'
Sentiment ~ Papermania die-cut
Brads ~ Stash


LOTV ~ Dawny's sketch
Creative Card Crew ~ Easel card
Charisma Cardz ~ For the boys
Totally Papercrafts ~ Easel card for a boy
ABC ~ X for Xtra dimension
(the image is mounted on foam pads and the easel design adds Xtra dimension)

I am going to add a little verse here.

Thought I would show you  a couple of photos of Jamie taken on Friday after his school fete.  He had his face painted and like most of the other boys wanted football flags.

26 Jun 2010

Classy Lady

Good morning

I have been up since 6 o'clock so decided to make a card for one of my work colleagues who is celebrating her 50th birthday on Tuesday.  I decided not to put the number on her card because she is not looking forward to turning 50.

Image ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Classy Lady'
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Olivia
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Papermania die cut


Basic Grey ~ Photo inspiration
Papertake ~ Sketch
Crafts and Me ~ Birthdays
Creative Craft ~ Stamp it up

Hope you all have a great weekend!
19 Jun 2010

Tilda with Peony

Good evening

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The weather has been awful here today so we couldn't get on with anything in the garden. I had to take Jamie to a birthday party this afternoon so while he was at the party Chloe and I had a wander round the town. We bought a few bits and bobs and then stopped for some refreshments. Chloe had a very yummy looking cupcake but I just had a coffee because I am on the Weight Watchers diet so trying to be good. Anyway enough about my day and onto my card.

Image  ~ Tilda with Peony
Papers ~ Papermania 'Rose Garden'
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves ~ KurePunch 'Twig'
Pearls & Ribbon ~ Stash
Butterflies ~ MS punch
Sentiment ~ The Greeting Farm 'Butterfly Wishes' stamp set


Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch (I have rotated it)
Just Magnolia ~ In the Garden
Charisma Cardz ~ All about Bling
ASFOS ~ Enjoying the Sunshine
Totally Gorjuss ~ Sugar and Spice
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Paper Flowers
My Time To Craft ~ Xtra Special
Crafts and Me ~ Friends and Family
The Craft Garden ~ 6 flowers

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you have planned.
16 Jun 2010

A Traditional Christmas Flower

Good morning

Hope you are all well and having a good week so far.

At the beginning of the year I had every intention of making one Christmas card a week so I had a nice little stash ready.  However, I haven't quite managed to keep up with one a week but have made a few.  Every little helps!  Anyway yesterday I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my little pile.

Image ~ LOTV
Papers ~ Dream Street 'Wonderland - Holly Berry'
Flowers & Leaves ~ Prima 'Holiday Poinsettia'
Ribbon ~ Stash
Pearls & Pearl Button ~ The Hobby House
Sentiment ~ Clear stamp set


Winter Wonderland ~ A traditional Christmas flower
Bah! Humbug! ~ Anything goes
Forever Friends ~ Not Forever Friends
10 Jun 2010

Pink Tilda

Good afternoon

It's another dull dreary day here.  I hope the weather improves for the weekend because Chloe is going on her Brownie camp holiday tomorrow night.  We are going to be busy when she gets home from school today sorting out all the stuff she needs to take.  It will probably involve a quick dash to Tescos because no doubt there will be something on the list that we haven't got. 

This card has been in the making for a couple of days.  On Tuesday some of the new Magnolia stamps arrived on my doormat and this one was my fav so I had to ink it up and colour straightaway.  I made it into a card yesterday but haven't had time to pop it on my blog until now.  This stamp is called 'Tilda with Wedding Gifts' but I think it is perfect for birthdays and Christmas. 

For the last few weeks I have been colouring with Copics but decided to colour this image with Promarkers because I hadn't used them in a while.  I like the finished result of both pens but  I must admit I find Promarkers easier to use.

Image ~ Magnolia 'Tilda with Wedding Gifts'
Papers ~ Joanna Sheen (gingham) and Wild Rose Studio (polka dots)
Flowers ~ Stash
Gems ~ Prima
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards


Passion for Promarkers ~ Pink Birthday
Cupcake Craft ~ Dazzle us
ASFOS ~ Floral Delight
Tuesday Taggers ~ All that Blooms
Crafty Creations ~ Childs Play
(This card is for a little girl in Jamie's class at school)
Magnolia Down Under ~ Polka Dots
4 Jun 2010

Football Crazy

Good evening

It has been so hot here today and as much as I love the sun it was too hot to be in the garden so I decided to stay indoors and make a card.  Jamie was happy to be in playing on the Playstation and Chloe has gone to her friend's for a sleepover. 

On Sunday two of Jamie's school friends are having a football birthday party so when I ordered some of the new release LOTV stamps earlier this week I also bought this cute little footballer as I thought he would be perfect for Jamie's friends.

At first I struggled because I couldn't find any suitable papers but then I had a 'lightbulb moment' and remembered that I had bought some Sharon Duncan CD's a few years ago and one of them was a football theme.  I had a rummage through my CD's and found it (think this is the first time it has been used!) and the papers were perfect.

Image - LOTV Football Crazy coloured with Copics
Papers - Sharon Duncan CD (Football Crazy)
Sentiment - Above CD 


Sir Stampalot - Punch It
Papertake - Fun Fun Fun
The Crafty Pad - Male card
Simon Says Stamp - Male card

That's all from me because Jamie wants me to take the dog for a walk so he can ride his bike.  When I get back think I might indulge in a glass or two of wine :o)

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Bugs & Beasties!

Good morning

It's the first Friday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at the Crafty Calendar Challenge. So for the month of June the challenge is 'Bugs & Beasties' ~ To celebrate Summer we would love to see your cards/projects that contain bugs and insects ~ added option of 'Wings'.

When I saw the challenge I immediately thought of this Tilda image.  Isn't Tilda just the cutest little bug all dressed up in her ladybug costume :o)

Image ~ Ladybug Tilda coloured with Copics
Papers ~ Papermania Henbury Lane
Pearls ~ Prima
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves & Spray Pearls ~ Ebay
Pearl Swirl ~ Pink Gem Designs
Ribbon ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley


Charisma Cardz ~ Flowers
PaperPlay ~ Flowers & Sparkle
(It doesn't show in the photo but the paper is sparkly)
Cupcake Craft ~ Summer Delights
2 Jun 2010

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

Good afternoon

Looks like summer has returned to Norfolk today :o)  A few weeks ago I bought this sweet Crafters Companion Flower Fairy stamp so decided to use it for the new Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge which is a fab sketch and the optional theme of 'floral'.  You don't have to use a Crafters Companion image but you must use an image from a CD/stamp range sold on the website (that includes ALL stamps not just Crafters Companion). This stamp was a little too big for my normal 6 x 6 cards so decided to make an 8 x 8 card for my MIL's birthday in July.  I really enjoyed colouring this image so decided to also use it on the inside of the card. 

Image ~ CC Flower Fairy 'Heliotrope' coloured with Copics
Papers ~ K&Co
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Purple flowers ~ Warehouse Clearance shop
Butterflies ~ Cut from the K&Co paper
Pearls ~ The Hobby House
Spray pearls ~ Ebay
Sentiment ~ Created on the PC


I am also entering this card into the following challenges

One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Swirls and Pearls
Totally Gorjuss ~ Wings
Cooking it up with Katie ~ Wing it you Pink Petal!
(Use wings, petals and pink)
ASFOS ~ Celebration Card
Rosie-D's ~ Fairytales

Happy Crafting!