Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Cards a plenty!

Have made quite a few cards lately but keep forgetting to upload them so thought I would do a bumper post !!

  • Card blank Craftwork Cards
  • Paper - Cannot remember!!
  • Stamp - Magnolia
  • Ruffle - CWC
  • Ribbon - Bazzill from CWC

  • Card blank CWC
  • Paper Daisy Bucket - CWC
  • Stem Saying - CWC
  • Flower made from Petal Template - CWC

  • Another Cupcake card - details from earlier post

  • Card blank - CWC
  • Paper - Daisy Bucket - CWC
  • Lilac card embossed with Swiss Dots folder
  • Circle Sentiment - CWC

  • Card blank -CWC
  • Background embossed with Swiss Dots
  • Cannot remember who the stamp is by!! Natty K bought me it!!

Thats it for now, its my Stampin Up party tomorrow night!!1 Woo hoo!



Friday, 25 April 2008

I love Cupcakes!!!

Got these gorgeous stamps by Hero Arts from Sir Stampalot.
Now who doesnt love a cupcake and what better background papers than Craftwork Cards "Cupcake" papers!!!

  • A6 Card blank - Craftwork Cards
  • Paper - Craftwork Cards
  • Stamps - Hero Arts
  • Ribbon - Bo Bunny

  • Scallop card - Craftwork Cards
  • Paper - Craftwork Cards
  • Ruffle - Craftwork Cards
  • Stamps as before



Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Happy 97th Birthday Grandma

My lovely Grandma was 97 on Sunday (bit late posting I know!!!) so on Saturday I made her this card.
It isnt quite how I thought it would turn out but I loved it and more importantly so does she.
Now my Grandma's sight isnt as good as it was so I made it as a A5 size card. The fabulous Monica kindly let me have some (I hope I get this right) Rose Red cardstock for the card blank and some Certainly Celery. The stamps is from a Level 2 Hostess set I dont know the name of and I have stamped it randomly using Rose Red, Regal Red and Certainly Celery. I have added some pearls and some ribbon I had at home which isnt SU but matches the Certainly Celery perfectly, I think it is by Bo Bunny. Sentiment as always is by Craftwork Cards.

I am really getting into the SU stuff and am having a party soon so will have more goodies to pay with!!!!!
P.S A big Thank You to Monica for the stuff and the inspiration!!!!!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by my Craft Buddy Natalie
I have 8 questions to answer.
1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? and why?
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?
3. What are your three favourite crafting products?
4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?
5. What are the last three books that you read?
6. QVC or Create & Craft?
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?
8. What is your claim to fame?
Ok here goes
Answer Number 1 - It would have to be Catherine Zeta Jones, because we both have dark hair and also she does musicals too aswell as just acting.
Answer Number 2 - The first 2 weeks would without a doubt be with David Tennant, I cannot say on here what I would like to spend the time doing but it doesnt involve chasing baddies!!!! The second 2 weeks, hhmmmm thats a hard one, would have to say this bloke on the radio station my husband listens too, its called Talk Sport and they talk a load of rubbish!! His voice really grates on me and my husband has the radio on all the time.
Answer Number 3 - Cricut, ribbon, stamps
Answer Number 4 - I would invent a 36 hour day, I never seem to have enough time!!
Answer Number 5 - HHmmm not read for a while since crafting takes over. Will have been on holiday last year, mostly chick lit!!!! However me and my 5 year old have just read some Magic Key books he is obsessed with so will have to say The Monster Hunt, The Raft Race and Missing!!!
Answer Number 6 - I used to like QVC but gone right off it, never really been a fan of C & C
Answer Number 7 - DCWV, quality and Nancy is a star, she makes me laugh when she is on QVC
Answer Number 8 - I was once on an episode of Tomorrows World when I was about 14 years old. They came to pick children from our school and I got picked!!!!
Most blogs I look at seem to have been tagged so I will leave it there!!
Thanks for reading

Friday, 18 April 2008

Not just cards!!!!

Been quite creative this week!!!!!
My youngest had a party to go to, and it was a Doctor Who fancy dress party!!!! I couldnt splash out £15 on a Cyberman outfit he wouldnt wear again so I had a brainwave with a cardboard box and some paint from ELC!
Here is the card I made for the birthday boy, he also likes dinosaurs aswell as Doctor Who!

And here is his costume, as you can see he went as the TARDIS!!! Surprisingly he was the only TARDIS there!!!!!

And here he is wearing it!!!! He loved it but now we have to keep it in his bedroom as I cannot bear to destroy it after all our efforts!!!


Tuesday, 15 April 2008

60th Birthday

OK todays cards are 2 I made for a really good friends Mum's 60th birthday.

She wanted a special one from her and also one from her 2 boys to give their Grandma

This is the card from her 2 boys, thought I would use my monkeys as what little boys arent monkeys?????? Card blank, paper, prima flowers, sentiment are all from Craftwork Cards. Stamp by Stampendous

The 3 fold card is made by attaching 3 scallop squares together with ribbon. Most of my products on this one are from ????? Craftwork Cards.
I really like doing these style cards as they can be adapted for different occasions and dont take too long but they look like they have, if you get me!!!

You cannot see it very well but the 60 is stickled so is very sparkly!!!!

My friend was really pleased with them, hope the Birthday Girl is too!!!


Sunday, 13 April 2008

Todays offering!

Made a few cards last night so here is one.
Most of them are using the new Teal/Brown Enchanted papers from Craftwork Cards. Although this card doesnt use the papers the colours are based on them

  • Scallop square card blank - CWC
  • Embossed frame - CWC
  • Ribbon - CWC
  • Floral message - CWC
  • Butterfly sentiment - CWC

Back to Monday tomorrow, gosh the week comes round quick!!



Friday, 11 April 2008

I failed!!!

Really tried hard to get a card made and on everyday but I failed!!!!

Here is one I made this afternoon after inspiraton from my lovely colleague Julie Hickey's blog. I say inspired by but I have more or less pinched on of her designs or should I say C.A.S.E.D it!!!!

Hope everyone going to Ally Pally has a fab time this weekend, we have taken loads of lovely products to the show so make sure you pay a visit to the Craftwork Cards stand.

  • Size 6 Scallop Square card
  • Daisy Bucket Background Paper
  • Stem Sayings
  • Bazzill Ribbon
  • In Circle messages
  • Embossed circles

Thanks for looking



Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Todays card

Better late than never!!
Here is todays card!

Same stamp as yesterdays cos I liked it so much!!!
  • Card blank CWC
  • Background paper is Doodlebug 'Prints Charming'
  • Sentiment from CWC
  • Ribbon from Hobbycraft

Night night


Monday, 7 April 2008

Tell me why I don't like Mondays!!

Every school holidays it seems to get harder!!!

Dragging ourselves back into the school routine after a couple of weeks of lie ins and bumming around in our Pj's all morning!!!

Here is todays card!! Very simple but using my scraps and topping up my mens cards!
  • Card blank from Craftwork Cards
  • Background paper DCWV
  • Cuttlebugged a piece of Cappucino card from Craftwork Cards
  • Rub on from The Glitter Pot
  • Stamp Penny Black Dressed Up


Sunday, 6 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday!

Happy Sunday!!!

I've got that Sunday evening feeling!!! Its back to work and school tomorrow after 2 weeks and 1 day off!!!!

I was a really good girl though and I ironed all the uniform on the weekend that they broke up!!! So no mad rushing around tonight for a change!!

Here is my card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge to use a vehicle on your card.
I have decided I need to start using up all my scraps from my patterned paper drawer so all my cards this week will be from my scraps!!!

  • Card blank, size 6 from CWC
  • Background paper is DCWV Retro
  • Stamp from Little Claire
  • Happy Birthday rub on from The Glitter Pot
  • Cappucino card from CWC again

Thats all for now

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Get me!!!

GET ME!!! 2 posts in 1 day!!!!

Got some new stamps today!!! The fabbo Billy stamps from Pink Cat Studio!!
I only ordered them at lunch time yesterday and they arrived today, fab service from First Class Crafts

So thought I would make a card tonight and thought I would use a layout from My Paper World. Have often admired this blog but never made a card using the sketch, then I noticed the closing date it today!!!

Oops just been on My Paper World and I have missed the deadline but I'll show ya my card anyway!!!!

  • Card blank from Craftwork Cards, size 6 Cappucino Starlights section
  • Background paper by Crate Paper
  • Stamps and background stamp by Pink Cat Studio
  • Star cut on George cartridge on Cricut

Night night


As promised

As promised I am here again today!!!!!
Really trying to keep my blog updated regularly!!

Very simple mans card today, need to keep my supplies up to date!! No sentiment added as I will add one once I decide who it is for as usually as soon as I add something someone asks for a card and I end up changing it!!!!!

Beer is a die cut I have had ages, paper is Dovecraft, card blank from CWC, ribbon from Little Silver Hat.
I have added some Liquid pearls to the top of the beer, quite impressed how realistic it looks!!!

P.S Did you watch the new Doctor Who episode tonight??? Thats my weekly eye candy fix for the week!!! Yum yum!!!

Friday, 4 April 2008

Sk8r boy!!

My son is going to a sleepover party at his friends house tonight!

Gosh I am so nervous about him going!!!

His friend is going to be 9 and has grown his hair longer, there seems to be a lot of boys at Ross's school who are growing their hair like surfer dudes!!! So I thought perfect opportunity to ink up my Sk8r Boy stamp for the first time!!

Feel I need to explain this card. I was under strict instructions from my nearly nine year old that it was not to contain any of the following items

a) scalloped things (look too flowery says Ross)

b) buttons

c) ribbon (gosh how will I manage)

Hence the reason why it looks a bit plain to me. I asked him if I could put an oval message on and I wasnt even allowed to do that!!!

Background paper, which is perfect, is by Dreamstreet and was given to me by Anna!

Stars cut out at 2 different sizes on my Cricut and one on top right has been stamped with number 9 from See D's set.

Back tomorrow as I am trying to post a card a day!! How long will that last!!


Back from hols!

Havent blogged for ages, I know!!!!

We have been away for a few days down to Lincolnshire. Stayed in a lovely wooden lodge and had some quality family time, managed to visit my favourite Aunty too and called in a new Craft shop on the way back!!!
Don't faint but I have made a card this afternoon, will add it in a mo!!