Friday, 30 December 2011

I never got round to posting these....

Well I know it's been ages and ages since I posted but I just don't have the time to make cards, never mind post them, these days! Anyway just thought I'd show you a few cards that I made in the Summer and never got round to posting and wish you all a Happy New Year at the same time. 
The first few were made using LOTV squares.

The next ones are LOTV stamps coloured with Promarkers.

I've used various backing papers and Cuttlebug embossing folders. The ribbons are mainly Stampin Up, the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and lots of Craftwork cards Candi.

Thanks for looking, 

Thursday, 1 September 2011

9 squares

While I have been looking for inspiration, I have come across several variations on the theme of using nine squares on a card. So when I found some squared backing paper in my stash I thought I'd have a go.

I then realised that this was a good way to use up some scraps of backing paper and card and set about cutting up lots of 4cms squared pieces of paper and these are what I came up with.

As you can see lots of different effects can be produced with this design and its uses can be quite versatile.

Hope you like them, 

Monday, 29 August 2011

Silly me!

How stupid am I? I didn't include any WOC products on my card that I entered for their tags challenge. I wouldn't mind but I have hundreds of their flowers!


Here's a card I have just made for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday and luckily it seems to fit the Wild Orchid Craft's challenge of Tags Tags Tags
Bet you can't guess which sport he splays! Although he won'r be playing for 6 weeks following an injury when some bloke from the opposing team kneed him in the back.
 Lovely,  gentle game!!!!

Thanks for having a peek,

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Upside-down Candi

Having just bought lots of new yummy candi from Craftwork cards, I thought I'd check out their blog for some inspiration and I came across this card by Lisa Baker. (Sorry Lisa I don't know your blog url)
Don't know about you but I'd never thought of turning the candi upset down, or glittering it, or adding pearls, but then, what do I know? Anyway, thanks Lisa cos you inspired me to make this......

Not bad for a first attempt and I'll definitely be trying out some more of these.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Little Claire and Glittery Things

Here's a couple of quick cards made using Little Claire peel offs and more cards made with those things that you glitter on the back.

Most of the card, backing paper and ribbon is SU.

Thanks for having a butcher's,

Monday, 22 August 2011

Two SU

This morning I dug out a couple of Stampin Up sets I haven't used for ages and inspired by Monica's card here, I created this Get Well Soon card.
Stamp set - Bloomin With Beauty
SU card - Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Confetti White
Ribbon Baja Breeze
To make the background 'paper', I stamped all over the Confetti White card using the hydrangea stamp and Taken With Teal ink

Next I made this New Home card using the Good Neighbours stamp set.
Ink - Basic Grey
SU card - Really Rust , Soft Suede
Backing paper from Spiced Cider pack 

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Cards for Mum

Mum's been keeping me busy again and asked for 3 cards yesterday, so being the dutiful daughter that I am, I set to and made them immediately!
I found these acetates that you glitter at the back stashed away in a folder only half done of course, so I thought I'd finish them off and use them. 

They're very blingy aren't they. Hope Mum (and the recipients) like them.
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Special Blessings

And here's some more variations on a theme using the SU stamp set Special Blessings and cased from Monica's card here. The card, ribbon and most of the backiing papers are SU again.
Am not being morbid here, just building up my stock again. :)

Actually there's not much variation is there? 
See you soon I hope.

Variations on a Theme

Okay, I have been using up some of my long-forgotten my stash and building up my stock of men's cards. Be prepared for a photo-overload!. I based all these cards on this quick and easy card made by my friend Ailsa.
So here are my versions, made mostly with SU card and backing papers and lots of peel offs and candi.


Sorry about the overload but hope you enjoyed looking.
Sorry about the jumbled layout too. Couldn't seem to place the pics where I wanted them.