Saturday, 29 January 2011


Quite impressed with myself today have actually entered the pennyblack challenge on sat, last week it was friday night. These challenges are a fine excuse to keep going with my xmas cards, Not sure what these papers are stamps are PB holly Jolly I need to get a few more PB stamps as I only have a few and they are mostly xmas, any excuse aye... used sizzix flourish for the swirl and sentiment from cuddly buddly.

Wedding Day wishes

Just trying to get a variety of cards for my stock box, so decided to go for wedding day card. Used cricut to cut the shaped card then LOTV large square image edged with victorian velvet distressed ink, spotty paper is paper cellar wedding pack used MS heart punch and lace and candy from stash. These toppers are so quick and handy.

Friday, 28 January 2011


My newyears resolution was to do more cards and enter them into challenges but well this is the end of January and this is the 1st one I have entered so lets hope I can do more in Feb. Used the cuttlebug snow folder, making cards magazine papers, papermania ribbon and candy from stash snowman stamp is from jollyfollies stamp set saw quite a few cards done with it last year so managed to pick it up in the sales. Entering the

Coffee Break

Another easel style card that I have here used a cricut cartridge to get the shape, used a LOTV stamp and coloured in with prisma pencils paper is doodlin daisies Emily's gumballs from papercraft in Elgin. Pearls from MS heart punch and nellie snellen nesty for the sentiment.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

80th Birthday Granny

This is the card Ive made for my granny she is 8o in February I used a different style of card for her really nice when made up you dont quite see the effect of it here ! I used brown card and cream line card distressed with antique line edged with tumbled glass and mounted it on to yes ladies my bargain bobunny papers from hobbycraft the cost me a whole 5p now thats what I call a bargain.. I used imagenations swirl stamp and crafty individual one that my crafty buddies bought me on sat ( thanks ladies much appreciated ) thought it was quite appropriate for my granny as she looks like a victorian girl. I think this card needs something but dont know what flowers or something maybe what do you think ??? I have put on some pearls but it still needs a lift but not sure what !!

That's the Darts

Made this card for one of the young guys at bowling club he has also been a neighbour to my mum for years, thought I would do a change from bowls and he is a great one for the darts although I think he likes the beer as well. I think i will try and do more cards like these quite effective and they stand up well.

Monday, 24 January 2011


Anniversary card I made used mostly the cuttlebug just for a change of card and texture use dotting square folder and the border for the flowers, cut the hearts with nesties and used stampin up papers for it, I like using these but I dont like using them if that makes sense ! they are so bonny but they are now discontinued - shame !!. Gems and pearls from stash. This card looks better in real it has a bit of a glare with the shiny paper and the flash on my camera.

Vintage Car

Vintage car for someone 80th birthday difficult to do when you dont know them. This is a car topper from CUP and I decoupaged it up a little just to raise the car, did it onto an easel style card really like doing these. Used EK punch for border and candy from stash, nellie die for sentiment.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Such a cute wee image this from LOTV, but i was a bit of a numpty when I did this card I coloured in my image then realised I didnt have papers to go with it, thats a lesson Ive learned not to do again. So after having in a hunt in the shops I came across this one which is Best creations, once upon a time 12x12 sheet, use bo bunny for the lilac and the retro punch for the flowers, pearls from wildorchid crafts. Ive had a great weekend crafting, crafting and more crafting but it has been great just the pick me up I needed after the week Ive had so off to have a bath and bed and hope this next week will be better, not sure how much better as I have the dentist tomorrow so Im just going to tell him no treatment I need my money for crafting goodies ?

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Speckled Bowl

Another bowling card for the same person as my other easel one but this time cut it out like a bowl and he has black speckled bowls so used some dots from peel offs to make it speckled, never hardly use peel offs now changed days from when I 1st started making cards, used cuttlebug alphabet for the red 60. Nesties for the sentiment distressed with black soot.


This is a 60th Birthday card I made for someone this week used this topper and printed it off onto photo paper so its came out nice and bright used ek punch for the border and nellie nestie for sentiment. Wish I could find some better things for mens cards they are always a struggle.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Baby Boy

Cute little baby boy image from LOTV coloured in with Prisma pencils, paper from stash can't remember where it was from, pearls from wild orchard crafts, sentiment pennyblack and cuttleug square dots embossing folder. Trying to get a variety of cards made for my box but not happening very quick just now maybe next week will be better.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


Did this 3d card today it was a kit but after a lot of cutting and sticking and scratching of the head I finally got it , so easy once you know how. Really enjoyed doing it and a perfect card for a man, always struggle with cards for them. Will certainly try these kind of card again, its a bit of a cheat really although you have to cut and decoupage a lot of it.

Friday, 7 January 2011


Used this martini girl image for a card for a 25 yr old difficult age when you don't know them, coloured image with prisma pencils. Papers quite contrary and used cuttlebug embossing border and gems and flowers from stash.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

ooh presents

Love these new LOTV images i've been a bit if a cheat here and used one of the squares, I wish I could colour in like that. Red and white papers from Klondyke Garden Centre Inverness, used MS punch for the top and bottom, LOTV stamp for the sentiment and gems and ribbon bow and hearts from stash.

Monday, 3 January 2011

New Baby

Having a play about just now doing different shaped cards , did this new baby one today with pennyblack stamp coloured in with prismas, used my cricut to cut the shapes out, wanted to make this card for a wedding but didnt have a stamp or topper that quite fitted it, distressed paper with spun sugar and edged it with dusty concord. Ribbon, gems and flowers from stash.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Luv a Latte

This a new style of easel card for me but really like it just a change of shape, papers I used bobunny papers and the sugar nellie luv a latte stamp coloured in with prismas just need some practice on my skin colours cant seem to keep it right, her skin looks like she could do with some sun, but then couldn't we all,sick of this snow..used my new retro flower punch for the flowers and the sentiment was from cuddly buddly, ribbon from stampin up

Christmas goodies

Well ladies I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, im just looking forward to getting back to normal, dont know which day it is they are all the same just now, and its not because ive had too much Gin before you all start thinking that. This is all my new goodies that I got from Robbie for my xmas and ive been so looking forward to having a play about with them but the body and mind are dead. Some of my friends said they didnt get any new crafty things for xmas they thought there family thought they had enough, they obviously dont know us crafters you NEVER have enough.... Im away to make a birthday card for Marika with some of my new goodies.Watch this space....