Monday, 7 November 2011

Penny Black Challenge week 176

My latest creation is for the Penny Black Week 176 Challenge. This week it was Snowflakes/Snow and Silver

For my entry I used a standard white card stock for the card base and stamped the Penny black image onto slightly white pearlescent cardstock. I then used silver imbossing powder over the image and heated this.
The Stamp was then mounted onto silver mirricard and attached to the card base.

Ive had the Papermania wax seal Christmas kit for a few years now and Ive never used it. I noticed one of the seals had a snowflake design on it and I thought this wowuld be an ideal oppertunity to finally use it. I melted the wax onto a scrap piece of cardstock and then stamp three wax seals. Once they had set I carefully peeled them from the cardstock and then attached them to the card.

Sketch Saturday #180

Long time no blog been really busy with house, horse, other assorted pet animals and work so unfortunatly card making has taken a back seat (boo hiss) I have managed to get some time and thought I would have a crack at

Sketch Saturday's week 180 challenge

Heres my entry I used some left over card stock from a class I took at the local craft centre and thought this would be a great excuse to use the card up. The cupcake stamp set is from the Personal Impressions Hi Cupcake stamp set.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

More of Christmas

Following on from the below post for the Penny Black Challenge here are a few more I had a play round with

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 159

The challenge this week over on Penny Black is Christmas in July

This has really given my card making a kick start it needed, Ive been so busy with decorating our new house, we've just got a dog from a rescue centre and Ive still got my horse to look after ontop of working full time (Ive been doing overtime the last few weekends so Ive gotten a little side tracked.

My entry for this week is:

Card Recipe:

Anita's red card blank
Penny Black Merry Christmas Stamp
Penny Black Christmas tree stamp
White ink pad for sentiment
Glue pad for Tree stamp
White glitterfor tree stamp

As I will be doing large batches of cards as I always hand make ours I have decided to try and keep the designs very simple and basic so they are able to be made in a shorter amount of time

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Ribbon Girl Give Away

Lili Of The Valley Giveaway ...At Ribbon Girl

Have you seen the new release of rubber stamps over at Lili Of The Valley? Today is the release of the new Spring 2011 stamps

Well, you can't have a new release without having a celebration andRibbon Girl thought there should be a party to help them celebrate and - if you are having a party then you need a party bag!

The two super fantastic party bag giveaways to celebrate the new release of stamps at Lili Of The Valley including a £10 voucher kindly donated by Laila and Lisa to spend in the LOTV store as well as a great selection of boy themed charms and ribbons from the Ribbon Girl as well as a second prize of a £10 voucher to the LOTV store

The giveaway will close and a random winner will be picked Saturday 14th May at 10PM (UK time).

Check out The Ribbon Girls Blog on how to enter

Monday, 2 May 2011

Yummy Strawberry Give Away

Just posted a link in my side bar but it appears to be misbehaving and not showing.

The Ribbon Girl is having a stawberrylious give away.

The prize includes:
Strawberry Molly stamp
Saddlestitch ribbon
Large check gingham ribbon
Microdot ribbon
Organza spot ribbon
Satin spot ribbon
Polka dot buttons
Strawberry charms
... all in a felt strawberry bag

There are some wonderful cards on the blog made using the newly arrived Molly Bloom stamps. Dont forget to check out The Ribbon Girls shop too to see the latest arrivals

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Some more cards

Yes three posts in a day and five cards completed in half a day Im doing well :0) These ones are not for any challenges and not for any specific events but I just fancied playing around with the card making bits in between re decorating, unpacking and going to look after my horse.

Sketch Saturday Week 153 Entry

Here is my entry for Sketch Saturday week 153

The stamp came free with a magazine last year and I came across it while having a tidy out and thought it looked quite cute. The papers I used are offcuts I had in one of my folders that I am trying to use up before I start cutting into any more paper packs. (Thats not going to work for very long hehe)

Less is More week 13 - Thank you

Well still working on decorating the house, unpacking and trying to get things sorted out but I did manage to squeeze in some card making yesterday (saturday) as well as going to look after my horse. Ive decided after going to see my horse today Im having a lazy afternoon/ evening.

First card I completed was for the Less is more week 13 - Thank you

Im please with the theme for this weeks challenge as I wanted to make a thank you card for the nurses on my Grandma's hospital ward as she fell over and broke her hip the day before her birthday hopefully she will be out of hospital on Tuesday all fingers crossed.

I used two stamps that came free with a magazine, coloured them with promarkers and added four half pearls to the card and I even made my own bow. I finally dug out my Crafters companion ulimate pro.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Less Is More Week 12 - Off Centre

I decided to keep my entry for this challenge really simple and it seems to have worked. This weeks challenge was 'Off Centre' and I was pleased of the excuse to have another play with my set of cupcake stamps.

I am thinking that I will make a matching gift tag. I thought using red ink on the greeting added a touch of colour along with colouring the cherry in with my Promarker poppy red.

Sketch Saturday Week #152

Ive managed to make some time to enter this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge in between the redecorating and cleaning.

It seemed like a good excuse to use my new Penny Black Toadily Happy stamp set and some offcuts bits of cards.

Ribbon Girl Challenge 7

In between unpacking anad redecorating I managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of card making for Colour Challenge 7 over on The Ribbon Girl blog. The colour challenge this time was Red, White and Blue.

I used a Molly Bloom stamp which came free with a magazine recently, this was coloured using Promarkers. The red and blue card was so offcuts I had in one of my boxes same with the ribbon off cuts. I used white ink to stamp the happy birthday greeting but not sure if it shows up too well on the pic though.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Lack of Updates

I feel terrible for the lack of updates and the lack of taking part in challenges but I do have a very good reason. All my crafty stuff is packed away as I will be moving into my own house this Saturday. Hopefully once the house is sorted and workbench is installed I should hopefully return in a few weeks (she says with fingers crossed)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge 6

My third and final card for today. This is for Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #6 Green and Yellow

Card Recipe

The stamp set Everything Grows is by Flowersoft
I have used Flowersoft sage green for the grass
The image has been coloured in using promarkers
I used the Martha Stuart border punch to create the lace effect and I used Tim Holtz mustard ink to dye the paper
The Green backing paper is by My Minds Eye
The ribbons are some spares that I had laying around in the craft box

Less is More Week 8

My second card for the day is my entry for Less is More week 8 Challange

Card Recipe

The silver paper is some left over offcuts
The sentiment is from the Kanban Spring Silhouettes stamp set
The tree is from the Kanban Autumn silhouettes stamp set
They have both been stamped using Versa fine ink Sky Blue

Sketch Saturday

Well Ive had a busy day today Ive managed to get three cards done for three different challanges go and ride, groom, bath my horse and clean all my tack. To say Im tired is a small understatment.

So without further ado onto my cards and the challanges;

First up is my Sketch Saturday entry

Card Recipe

The stamp is Pepper and Friends coloured with promarkers
The paw print paper and brown paper was bought last year from the local craft shop and I honestly can not remember the maker
The white pom poms are left over from Christmas cards last year
The sentiment is from a stamp set that came free with a card making magazine

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wow another card

Im doing well Ive managed to get three cards made this weekend I have not been able to do that in ages. Heres my latest creation a lead on from the Saturday Sketch challenge entry.

Card Recipe

The stamp is from the Popcorn Bear Kids Celebrate set as is the sentiment
Doggie was coloured using promakers and the image brackground was achieved using a sponge and ink pad
The sentiment was stamped and then ink was applied to the back ground using a sponge

The yellow paper is from the Craft Creations 12x12 paper stack
The square paper, paper Doggie is mounted to and the paper the ribbon is mounted to is from the Craft House Tutti Frutti paper stack
The ribbon is Anita's polka dot ribbon
and finally some green cardstock was punched using a Martha Stewart boarder punch

Phew not sure I will get any crafting done this afternoon as I will be at the yard trying to bath/ clean my horse which will be entertaining.

Sketch Saturday Week #147

Wow I actually managed some time at the bench this morning and after flicking through the blogs I follow for inspiration I thought I would have a crack at Sketch Staurdays challenge this week. This was the sketch we were given to work from:

So without further ado here is my entry:

Card Recipe

The stamp is from the Popcorn Bear Kids Celebrate set as is the sentiment
Popcorn was coloured using promakers and the image brackground was achieved using a sponge and ink pad
The sentiment was stamped and then ink was applied to the back ground using a sponge

The yellow paper is from the Craft Creations 12x12 paper stack
The square paper, paper Popcorn is mounted to and the paper the ribbon is mounted to is from the Craft House Tutti Frutti paper stack
The ribbon is Anita's polka dot ribbon
and finally some green cardstock was punched using a Martha Stewart boarder punch

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 143 - Spring is Sprung

Well with the gorgeous weather today nice and sunny Spring seems to finally be on the way. After the nice weather and hetic day (well actually couple of weeks - still waiting for complettion date for our new house) I managed to sit down to do some card making. As soon as I saw this weeks Penny Black Challange Spring has Sprung I knew I had to work on something for an entry and here it is:

Card Recipe


Hedgehogs from the Bubbly Birthday set
Flowers from one of the flowersoft stamp sets
Coloured in with aqua pro markers

Green card stock
Striped from My Minds Eye Spring paper stack
Blue flower from Papermania rose garden paper stack
Tag from rose garden paper stack
Letters from rose garden paperstack

The flower embelishments, gemsand butterfly are from the stash and I used Tim Holtz distressed inks for the grass and sky

I think that is it for this evening have another busy day tomorrow bathing my horse which will take several hours.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Penny Black Challenge

Well now that I am finally back in my blog I decided to have a go at this weeks Penny Black Challenge . The Challenge was to have more than one fold. I admit my card ended up being more of a box I was trying to do a pop out but it didnt work but it was my first attempt at doing something like this and it has more than one fold. I think if I pretend I was trying to make a box it came out really well. The ribbon edging is still drying hence why it looks a bit rough.

I also got a Christmas Milton stamp which I just had to play with. Lots of playing with promarkers and flower soft

Better get back to embossing my wedding invitations, glass painting the glasses for the wedding favours (wedding isnt till March 2012) and watching NCIS. Then its off to muck out the horse and give him his tea.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Yes Im back in

Wooooooooooooo Ive finally managed to get back into my blog after several months. Not sure how on earth I managed it but I can finally get on with updates. Runs off to take some pics