Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Wise men still seek Him

For the past few days there seems to have been quite a theme developing in the cards I've made - clean and simple, no patterned paper, stamping and embossing ... and lots of wise men!

For this card I've used part of a stamp set I bought a while ago and still hadn't inked until this evening 'wisemen ornament' set by Heartfelt Creations. I inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

The card is much darker irl than on here - very difficult to get a photo with a flash with the sheen of the embossing and the glittery silver strip.

Once again, I was too impatient to bother to wait to press the card under a heavy box where the heat had warped it a bit (must remember to do so before I go to bed).

The tiny silver dots aren't stray embossing powder - they are little flecks of glitter that have now been wiped away.


This is another for today's A card a day and also for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper, also for:

Dream valley 44: glitter and bling
Paper pretties Monday 63: bling
Crafts and me 108: bling it up
Creative craft world: mini challenge with bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Joanna Sheen: silhouettes
One layer Wednesday 112: song in my heart - We three kings of Orient
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Divas by design 59: feeling festive?
Creative stamp friends 63: clean and simple
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
LEJ designs 27: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2T30: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Here they are again ...


... the three kings. While the stamp was out I thought I'd use it again - Clarity stamp inked with versafine onyx black and heat embossed with clear detail powder. This time I've coloured the image using Sakura glitter and metallic pens. Before I had copics etc I used to use Sakura a lot - I raved about them - but I have to confess that they have been neglected in a box in the drawer. It made a change to use them. The sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado.

It's always difficult to get a photo of a white card - this is the best I can do and, unfortunately, it doesn't show up the gloss of the embossing now the metallic glittery look of the colouring.


This is my first card for A card a day and also for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper, also for:

ABC Christmas: V for vibrant colours (they are irl, honestly!)
My mum's craft shop 82: bold & bright
Dream valley 44: glitter and bling
Paper pretties Monday 63: bling
Crafts and me 108: bling it up
Creative craft world: mini challenge with bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
One layer Wednesday 112: song in my heart
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
One stitch at a time 137: make 1 for Christmas
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Divas by design 59: feeling festive?
Creative stamp friends 63: clean and simple
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
LEJ designs 27: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 92: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 42: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2T30: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

We three kings ...

For this card I've used a stamp I recently bought from Clarity Stamps - I inked with versafine onyx black, stamped on to a snippet of white card and heat embossed with detail clear. The image was then layered on to a piece of black card from my offcuts box. So this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 44. I stamped the Kanban image directly down the side of the card, once more heat embossing.

This is for today's Card a Day (late in the date yet again!). It's also another one for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper (if you haven't yet joined in my challenge, please click on the link - I'd love to see you there).

I'm disappointed that I couldn't get a photo to show the shine achieved by the embossing.



It's also for:

The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
One stitch at a time 137: make 1 for Christmas
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Crafty sentiments: seeing stars
Glitter n sparkle 4: monochrome
Creative stamp friends 63: clean and simple
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Do you stack up 95: embossing (wet)
ABC: Z for zoo - animals
Stampin' sisters in Christ 163: black and white only
Gingerloft 51: no colouring allowed
Pink gem 58: polka dots/spots
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
LEJ designs 27: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 92: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 42: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2T30: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend 20: anything goes
Tammy's scraping corner 34: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 6: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Monday, 29 October 2012

Quick Christmas card


It's been a long day and I've only just got round to making a quick card, using some Kanban materials. The sentiment says 'peace, love and joy'. The picture is glittered, but that doesn't show up here.



This is my card for today for A card a day on facebook, also for:

Corrosive 161: Know when to fold 'em
Creative card crew22: fancy folds
Daring cardmakers: Let there be light
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
One stitch at a time 137: make 1 for Christmas
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
Christmas card challenges week 48: pop it up
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Whimsy 52: all things sparkly
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Tammy's scraping corner 34: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 6: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Wishing you happiness ...


... on this your Special Day

This is a card I made and didn't blog - an offcut of patterned paper on to a pinky red card black with some ribbon and a tag, with the addition of a couple of Poundland felt flowers with buttons.

This is my card for today's A card a day on facebook.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 44
Gingerloft 51: no colouring allowed
Glitter n sparkle 4: monochrome
Challenges 4 everybody 6: anything goes
Ladybug: I need a P - pink
Penny's 99: ribbons and/or buttons
CCEE 1243: tag
Papercrafting journey: ribbon or twine
Brown sugar 13: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas: Anything, you say??
Just keep on creating 4: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Fussy and fancy 74: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Saturday, 27 October 2012

CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper

Christmas is getting ever nearer, so it might be a good time to join in my CHNC challenge 96 which this week has the theme of 'no patterned paper' - make any Christmas card you like, but don't use any patterned paper.

For my card I used an embossing folder to decorate the middle of my card blank and then brushed broken china distress ink over the embossed and surrounds using an inkalicious brush. I added some Paper Cellar silver glitter strips top and bottom, then inked some Wild Rose Studio snowflake stamps with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

This is a card for day 4 of Kathy's facebook A card a day

I'm sorry that the heat embossing has warped the card a bit so it needs to be flattened, but I didn't have time to do that when preparing this.


This is also for:

Penultimate Rudolph day
Crafty Ann 77: Christmas in October
Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Willow sketchie: Christmas in October
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Critter 138: embossing
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Do you stack up 95: embossing wet or dry (I did both)
Papertake: fireworks - glitter and sparkle
Whimsy 52: all things sparkly
Pink gem 58: polka dots/spots
Brown sugar 13: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas: anything, you say??
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Friday, 26 October 2012

Here's that reindeer again ...


... a quick card made from a free Kanban kit using offcuts from cards made and shown previously, with the cute reindeer images - another one for day 3 of Kathy's facebook A card a day.



This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 43
Penultimate Rudolph day
Crafty Ann 77: Christmas in October
Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Willow sketchie: Christmas in October
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
The crafty pad 193: use an animal
Fab n funky 144: animals
Perfect sentiments 53C: Christmas critters
Southern girls 56: animal crackers
ABC: Z for zoo
Jingle belles: holiday creature feature
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

A touch of recycling ...


... when Ocado delivered my groceries yesterday there was a little booklet in with them - tbh didn't take much notice of it except the picture on the front which I chopped down to use on this card - just thought it was crying out to be recycled! The main picture was mounted on to an offcut of red mirror card and then mounted on to a 7 x 5 cardblank - job done! An early card for A card a day (facebook). It's also another one for my own CHNC challenge 95: black, white and one other colour if you wish (well, yes, I've cheated again because there really are two additional colours).


This is also for:

Penultimate Rudolph day
Crafty Ann 77: Christmas in October
Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Willow sketchie: Christmas in October
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Crafty sentiments: recycle it
Woodware week 73: upcycling week
CCEE 1243: tag
Sunday's with Santa (facebook) week 37 (yes, still catching up!): tag it
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Another box of note cards

Similar to the previous one - sorry, night time photos with reflection on mirror card are rubbish. Once again, this contains six small note cards and envies.




This is for:

Anything but a card 4
Frilly and funkie: anything but a card with a twist - must include something to hide something
Jellypark friends: pink anything but a card
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes

Box of note cards


The elements for making this box were included with the recent Hunkydory kit, so I've put it together in the hope that it might attract someone to buy it tomorrow evening.

The back of the box, as well as all the sides, are decorated as well. Inside there are six small square note cards and envelopes. Good job I found some velcro in my adhesives box because there was none in the kit as there should have been.



This is for:

Anything but a card 4
Frilly and funkie: anything but a card with a twist - must include something to hide something
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Make it Monday 112




Six quick cards


A few more cards for tomorrow evening's sale - and six more for A card a day (facebook), using Hunkydory supplies. The inner piece fills the aperture when closed.







No real crafting involved, but it's another six done.

Postman came the other day with a Splodge Away mat, some stamps from Clarity Stamps and a few new ink pads and I'm really wanting to play with them, but need to get tomorrow evening out of the way first ... patience!!

These cards are also for:


Scrap cards 36: no square or rectangle
Charisma cardz 42: don't be square
Pixie dust studio: give us some candy (candy jars on card 4)
Created with love 14: something sweet (card 4)
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Hunkydory rocker cards

I put together three Hunkydory rocker cards last night - was trying to fathom out how to put them together and then discovered that Anne Marie had kindly given clear instructions here.


I thought these might sell well on Friday evening - they are a bit different. I couldn't make up the fourth one because the actual rocker part was missing from the pack.

Kathy Black has today started a facebook group called 'A card a day' to encourage crafters to make and show a card every day. I'm going to join the group.

These cards are for:

Scrap cards 36: no square or rectangle
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Flourishes timeless 192: birthday card
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Through the craftroom door 41: anything goes
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Just keep on creating 4: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Feels like Christmas



A couple of cards made from Anna Griffin supplies with flocked papers with a lovely feel to them (hence the title) and sparkly glittered baubles.




These are for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Christmas card challenges week 47: bows
Little red wagon 155: bow-dacious ...
The squirrel and the fox 29: use a ribbon
Cute card Thursday 239: got glitter
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
Through the craftroom door 41: anything goes
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Monday, 22 October 2012

Just Happy Christmas


Another card made from the Kanban kit, this time using some offcuts from the previous card - so this is one for Pixie's crafty snippets 43:



This is also for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
CCEE 1242: Christmas with snowman
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Have a fun Christmas

Another card from the Kanban kit (once again, an awful photo - best I could do):



This is for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
CCEE 1242: Christmas with snowman
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Have a merry Christmas time


Another card made from elements the free Kanban kit:



This is for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Sparkles forum Christmas 21: traditional
ABC: Z for zoo: animal or animal print
The crafty pad 193: use an animal
Perfect sentiments 53C: Christmas critters
CCEE 1242: Christmas with snowman
Catered crop: circle round
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Santa enjoys a mince pie ...


and a sherry by the fire

This card was made with part of a Kanban kit that was given free to members of Create & Craft - very simply put together - sorry about the poor photo that doesn't do it justice.



This is for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Sparkles forum Christmas 21: traditional
MilkCoffee: favourite sweet treats - mince pies are obviously Santa's favourite (not mine!)
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Glittery Christmas

A card made using Anna Griffin supplies - the green and white paper is very glittered, as is the bauble.


This is for:

Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Ooh la la 116: Christmas sentiment
Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Christmas card challenges week 47: bows
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 41: shades of red (still catching up!)
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Sparkles forum Christmas 21: traditional
Little red wagon 155: bow-dacious ...
The squirrel and the fox 29: use a ribbon
Cute card Thursday 239: got glitter
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Simply sympathy

A simple sympathy card made a couple of days ago, using a ready patterned card blank, a square of card from my offcuts box, a die cut bible using a scrap of gold mirror card (an old Sizzix green die that I've had for years) with the addition of the lily. The sentiment is another Creata textured rub on.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 43
Hiding in my craft room 68: die cuts
Oozak 7: die cuts
DL.ART thankful Thursday: sympathy or get well
Stampin' sisters in Christ 162: peace or calm
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Girly notebook


Another little notebook I made recently - another venture into the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 43 (trying to avoid the giraffe though) as I used another offcut and also some lovely Jolee stickers that I've had for ages - love the ballerina's skirt.



This is also for:

Penny's 98: girls girls girls
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: sports/dance
Jellypark friends: pink anything but a card
Anything but a card 4
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

My notes

I made quite a few little altered notebooks for my recent Tearfund sale and this is one of them. They all sold - wish I'd made more, which reminds me that I need to make some more before Friday.

The background is an offcut - another for Pixie's crafty snippets 43 - and the stickers are some that I've had for ages (not sure where they came from originally). 'My notes' was generated on my dymo letratag.



This is also for:

Crafty Ann 76: black and white + one colour
Anything but a card 4
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Going round in circles with a notebook

This is an altered notebook that I made a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get round to blogging. The paper was from my offcuts box, so a first visit of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 43, with a few resin flowers dotted here and there.


This is also for:

Catered crop: circle round
Nutcrafters 29: round and round
Anything but a card 4
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Hark the herald angels sing


This card is based on the sketch given for Christmas card challenges week 46:

I printed out the sheet music in dark brown on a piece of beige card and distressed with brushed corduroy distress inks with an inkylicious brush. The scalloped strip is from my offcuts. The oval picture of angels is from a kit and I edged it with a brown copic pen.

This is for Lizzie's 'musical theme' challenge for the Christmas Card Club for tomorrow morning (yes, I'm actually a bit early rather than late!).


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Squigglefly 4112: music - songs
Top tip Tuesday 87: things with wings
The cupboard trilogy 4: things with wings
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 239: got glitter

A now for something different ...


... I used to do a lot of cross stitching, but had to give up because my back suffered too much from sitting in one position concentrating on it. This is the last item that I cross stitched, done a while ago, but never blogged.

Unfortunately, impossible to get a photo without a bit of reflection on the glass - and I don't want the bother of taking it out of the frame.


This is for:

Anything but a card 4
Craft us crazy 28: children
Amusing challenges: outdoor scene
Sugar creek hollow 35: sew fashionable
Pinspirational 29
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Christmas deer again

This is another card for my CHNC challenge 95: black and white and another colour if you wish - this time I haven't cheated - I've only added one other colour. The image is once again the IndigoBlu 'merry Christmas deer'. I actually stamped and heat embossed this with black detail before I made my first card for CHNC challenge 95, but I got some powder caught on the surrounding white card so I couldn't use it. I decided not to waste it, but to cut round it and mount it on to an offcut from my Christmas box, a piece of paper that originally came free with a magazine. This was then simply matted on to a black card blank. Unfortunately, on this photo the heated embossing doesn't show up.


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Ooh-la-la 116: Christmas sentiment
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
Totally stampalicious: Christmas card or project
Perfect sentiments 53C: Christmas critters
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Jingle belles: holiday creature feature
Christmas cards all year round October: traditional Christmas image using non traditional colours
Crimbo crackers 26: pink
The stamping boutique 54: black and white with pink
Addicted to stamps 41: animal friends
Cupcake craft 214: two's company
QKR stampede 10: animal madness
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: animal magic
ABC: Z for zoo: animal or animal print
Simon says stamp and show: your favourite: stamping and heat embossing
Inspiration avenue: favourite season - winter/Christmas
It's all about the vintage and beauty 29: embossing
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Purple birthday


I need to make a lot more birthday cards ready for selling at our Women's Evening Fellowship next Friday, so this card has been cannabilised from one I made earlier, with the addition of the birthday sentiment and the craftime flower. The image is Hampton art stamp 'African violet collage'.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Pink gem 57: flowers
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Welcome baby boy


These are two very simple baby boy cards using some dufex pictures given to me recently by a friend. For one card I've used a white blank and for the other a navy blue one, with the addition of some ribbon and gems.

Colours are for Playing in paradise 89:




These are for:

Little Claire 26: new arrivals
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: use blue
Ribbon girl October card challenge: boy card
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Three golden roses


The panel with the three golden roses was rescued from an old card. The card blank was ready patterned, so all I did was then rub on another Create textured sentiments.


This is for:

Creative craft: 3 of something
Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Pink gem 57: flowers
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Birthday daisies


For this card I've used a lovely Magenta diaises stamp coloured with copics, mounted on to the piece of Forever friends paper that was going spare in my scraps and a piece of pink dotted card that was an offcut from the back of the cover of a book of papers. The scalloped panel is an offcut from a Kanban kit, studded with gems with a piece of stitched ribbon down the middle. The birthday sentiment is another Creata textured rub on.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Forever friends October: bingo - I chose: ribbon, pink, gems
Pink gem 57: flowers
Stampavie and more 179: stitches
Chocolate, coffee & cards 24: stitching
Clearlyistamp 62: ribbon or twine
Simon says stamp and show: your favourite - Magenta is one of my favourite stamp companies
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42