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.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Weakest Link

The challenge over on Shopping Our Stash is to use your weakest link. In other words use the item that can't you resist buying. Well, hellooooo! I'm a crafter! How do you limit that to just one thing? I'm afraid I've cheated a little and used the two things I can never resist the most and that's flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts or anywhere else for that matter and pearls of any description as long as they're sticky. So here's my card which also features yet another LOTV square.

I deliberately didn't add a sentiment so the card could be used for a birth, christening or anything else appropriate.
Thanks for having a look,

Monday, 15 August 2011

Another Post!!!!

Yes, it's true, I'm back again.
I made these two men's cards this morning using these stamped and coloured images that seem to have been hanging around forever. They're not my stamps so don't know where they're from.

I think both of these might come in useful as I have relatives who are into rock music/playing in bands etc and the football one is in Hull City colours and I know quite a few fans!

Thanks for popping in and welcome to my even newer followers.
The first image is Sugar Nellie.  Thanks, Helen, for that info.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Things with Wings

Wow - 2 posts in one day! I did say I'd be back soon!

I'd just finished making this card when I spotted the Things with Wings Challenge over on Delightful Challenges, so I thought I might as well enter it.

The image is yet another LOTV square. The card, backing paper and ribbon are all Stampin Up. I've edged her wings and tiara and also the circle and lace edge of the outer circle in glitter but you can't really see them on the photo.

Thanks for looking,
PS Welcome and thanks  to my two new followers.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

LIM Christmas

Hello All,
I know I haven't blogged for ages but the holiday finally arrived and off we went to sunny Tunisia again!. Well, I'm back now and decided to do a bit of crafting. First of all I made 60....yes 60... cards for my podiatrist which she uses to remind people about their appointments. This wasn't as big a job as might seem as they are super-simple cards.
Then I decided to use my imagination a bit but thought I'd stick with something fairly simple and decided to join in with the LIM challenge which is a One Layer Card this time. Now this is not as simple as it sounds and I'm still not sure about the result, so have a look and see what you think!

Before you say anything, I know the sentiment isn't straight and normally I would have stamped it on another piece of card and layered it over the original mess but as it's a OLC I couldn't do that.
Anyway, everything is SU.
Card - Kraft
Stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Silent Night & Season of Joy
Inks - Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey & Whisper White.
I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to re-stamp with the WW for the snow effect. (That's what it's supposed to be anyway!)

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon...honest!