21 April 2010

Kirsty Wiseman Freebie

Yesterday on Kirsty's blog she had a little freebie and here is the card I made using it!

19 April 2010

Blog Candy Win!

I'm very lucky to find out today that I've won some blog candy from none other than Julie Hickey (she has been such an inspiration to me since I started card making - I just love her designs). I've won a pink notepad which Julie has decorate herself - so I'm chuffed to bits about that! Have a look at Julie's blog here for her daily inspiration.

16 April 2010

Daring Cardmakers "Getting in a Flap"

This week over on Daring Cardmakers you've got to include a flap on your card. Here is a card I've made to enter their challenge! I just love these owls!

15 April 2010

Wedding Cards

Morning all, just thought I would post up a couple of cards I've been working on. A friend of mine has asked me to design 6 wedding cards for a project she is working on. She wanted simple and elegant designs. Here are a couple of the designs I've done for her. Apologies for the photo quality, but I still haven't learnt how to use my digital SLR camera properly! and because the cards are all white, and the window ledge had the sun beaming through I didn't quite know what settings to put it on to get the best shot, but anyway hopefully you can see them OK. I'm also ashamed to say that I've also got Photoshop Elements - a recent purchase but again haven't had time yet to learn how to use that either!!!!!!!! I'm too busy blogging these days - its so addictive eh! So any comments on better photography skills would be appreciated!!!

12 April 2010

Nothing since Friday and then 4 posts come along....

I'm like the proverbial bus - nothing for ages and then 4 posts come along..................!!! See below for all of today's four postings!

That Embossed Tree again...

I've had another play with that lovely tree embossing folder. This time I added some lovely pink birds (these are from Paperchase - bought them at the same time as the owls....). I decided to go for brown as I think it goes really lovely with the pink birds. I created the sentiment in Word.

Dasiy embossed and stamped card

I was having a play with a new cuttlebug folder with a daisy pattern. I then found this lovely scalloped cream card blank and thought the daisy panel fitted nicely on the front. But then what to do with the sides, and what message should I put on. Well I don't usually do much stamping (heaven knows why as its such fun!!) so I dug out a lovely little set that came free with a magazine ages ago and I stamped the pretty flower border, the Lots of Love, the swirl and the flower. I'm quite pleased with the result - I wasn't when I was half way through as I wasn't sure about my choice of colours, but now its finished - I THINK it does look nice! What do you think? Would love to read your comments.

Pretty in Pink with butterflies on top!

I took inspiration from Julie Hickey's blog to make this card. Both her and Paula Pascual have been making these "gap" cards. I loved the idea and had to have a go....

flower card

Whilst in The Range the other week I picked up a packet of these pretty pre-cut flower card blanks. I've decorated this with a Craftwork Card oval and some pretty daisy flowers that came with crystals in their centres - for a lovely bit of sparkle!! I added the raffia (Papermania Bare Basics) for a bit of texture. Great card for a really super duper quick-as-a-flash make!!

9 April 2010

Daring Cardmakers Challenge: If the Shoe fits....

Thought I would have a go at a challenge and I must say I really enjoyed this one! It certainly made me "think outside the box". Hope you all have a great weekend.

7 April 2010

Special Thank you to Kath

This is a very special thank you card for a very lovely, talented lady - Kath ( http://kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.com/). I was lucky enough a few weeks back to be chosen by Kath (with a little help from "the Budster") to receive some wonderful blog candy. The candy arrived with the post this morning and I whipped up this card as a special thank you to her. I've managed to use a bit of everything that came too! Go and have a look at Kath's blog - she has many followers, and wears many Design Team hats! - her cards are truly inspirational. Thanks again Kath.

6 April 2010

Rose Garden cards with scrunched up flowers

I've seen a few people make some lovely "scrunched up" flowers - so thought I would have a go. I used my cuttlebug and cut various sizes of scalloped circles using the Papermaina Rose Garden 6x6 paper pack. A bonus with this paper pack which I didn't realise comes with tags, borders and icons. I finished off the cards with some bare basics raffia too.

Embossed tree - now a card!

The embossed tree panel I posted the other day I've not put on to a card. I stamped some swirls down the sides and raised the panel off the card on 3d foam pads. I finished it off with a Craftwork Cards oval and a pretty ribbon and bow.

2 April 2010

Non-crafting Shopping Spree...

I was away last weekend at my sister's. She lives near Bexhill-on-Sea. Now in the town there is a beautiful shop called House of Cards (yes they sell some lovely cards) but they also sell some gorgeous jewellery, chocolate and other things too. I was ages deciding between either a lovely necklace or a braclett. I went for the necklace: 1 - because I REALLY loved it! and 2 - because my sister said "You've got loads of bracletts"!! If I had enough cash I would have had both - but I was being very good and just got the necklace. BUT now I'm thinking I should have had both!!!!! Anyway had a lovely weekend with my sis. On the Saturday afternoon we had Afternoon Tea at The Grand in Eastbourne (get me!) - well it had been my sister's birthday that week and we wanted to treat ourselves - and my sister really did spoil us when she ordered a lovely bottle of sparkling pink wine - so as you can imagine had a lovely time! Oh and my new necklace looked lovely too!

Now on a completely different shopping trip a couple of weeks ago I picked up this lovely pen pot in paperchase - I just really love the look of the white metal.....
.......Yes I definitely like this look as last week in my local garden centre I saw this Jewellery stand and had to have it - not to use as a jewellery stand but just to put in my craft room because I love it!! I so love the trend at the moment for nature inspired things.

Hello, sorry its been a while, Happy Easter

Hello sorry its been a while since my last posting. Here are some cards I've made recently....

Well actually the one above is not a card, but me just practicing with a new embossing folder of a tree which I just love. I added a couple of little "puffy" sticker owls that I bought from Paperchase. I think it looks sweet so will probably add it as a topper to a card...

Happy Easter! Here are a couple I've made for my neighbours using the lovely Pink Petticoat downloads. To colour them in I've used a combination of Promarkers and glitter chalks, AND I got out of the cupboard my glitter flock! Have not used it much - don't know why? as it gives a lovely texture.

This is a new home card I've made for a friend who is moving this weekend (hope it doesn't rain too much for her...) The card blank is actually an elegant card wrap from Craftwork Cards and the Oval and heart are also from Craftwork Cards - again I've coloured it in with Promarkers. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

I've been doing a bit of "non-craft" shopping and under another post are some photos of what I've got!
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