Friday, 30 April 2010

Happy Berfday Lil' Bro'

Twas my Litle Brother Marks Birthday yesterday & this is the card I made for has an uncanny resemblance to him and his hound dawg Harvey. The stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil and she has been bringing out the most hilarious mens stamps lately...go check them out!! Coloured with PMs, cut out, mounted & glazed. Entering it at -

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Moving Home

I make personalised New Home cards for a couple of local Estate Agents using stamps from Onefourzero who have kindly given me permission to use their images. These have been coloured with Bright Orange, Lime Green, Sky Blue & Poppy Red ProMarkers, decoupaged, glazed & mounted onto matching card stock with gem windows. Sentiments are computer generated.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Dotty about Cuttlebug!

Postie's been & my new Cuttlebug Folders have arrived!! On this card I've used Swiss Dots on the background & blooms. I punched out two sizes of retro flowers from white cardstock, curled & added white pearl centres & used my Nellie Snellen leaf punch too. The gorgeous image is Country Gal from Sassy Cheryls coloured with Fuchsia pink, Cerise & Duck Egg Promarkers & Hot Pink on the ladybird. Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls - White on White
Creative Craft Challenge - "Bloomin' Marvellous"
Die Cut Dreams - Make Your Own Flowers
Pollycraft Challenge - Make Your Own Flowers

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Pudy Catz!

Ahoy Fellow Craftees! Just a quickie today as HW beckons. White Paisley paper from Doodlebug with a glitzy peel-off border. The catz are peel-offs too mounted on white card with ruby red gem collars. Entering it at -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something

Monday, 26 April 2010

Grumpy Dawg!!

I should've really taken a photo of this card against a cheerier, sleeping babies or even the FREEZER! What a grumpy ol' dog. Not sure now that you'd feel "cheer" on yer birthday if you got this card...oh well! He's from Inkadinkado Pattern Pets stamp set, coloured with several shades of brown PM's, glazed & gems added to his collar, mounted onto Basic Grey Bittersweet Almond Toffee paper. Entering it at - 
Cards For Men - Monochrome 

Sunday, 25 April 2010


It's April...the sun's shining...and it's raining!! A bit of pink on this card, actually alot of pink to be honest. Papers from Papermania , punched out flowers with E Line pearl centres made from the same paper, image is April Showers stamp from Sassy Cheryls, coloured with several shades of pink ProMarkers with silver glitter glue highlights & mauve teardrop gem raindrops. Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls - Sketch
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Girlie Project
Quixotic Paperie - Make a Splash!
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms!
Digital Tuesday Challenge - April Flowers or Showers
Dare u 2 Digistamp - Flowers


FORE!! This is a great new Digi from Mo's Digital Pencil called The Big Guy Golfing, perfect for my friends husband who is an official golf-a-holic. The grass is made from a piece of paper that just so happens to be called Tee Time from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection. Coloured with my faithfull PM's with clear sakura glitter highlights & I've decoupaged the image too. Entering it at -
Creative Cottage - Going Green
Raise the Bar - Colour Me Happy (my fav' at the mo' being Lime Greens)

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Still drooling over my new toy! The die-cuts I used here were freebies in the simple but I LOVE 'Em!! Used Doodlebug Sugar Coated Card again. Still haven't mangled my chubby little fingers yet...there's still time!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Punchy Flowers

Wish I'd taken this photo in a better light's jam-packed with glitter!! I used two different sized punches to make the flowers from Doodlebug Sugar Coated Card in Limeade, Bumblebee & Tangerine and added a teeny weeny gem centre - SIMPLE! Entering it at -
ABC Challenge S for Sparkle

Thursday, 22 April 2010

I have a New Toy!!! Can you guess what it is yet? YAY!!!!!!!!!! A Cuttlebug!!!!!!!!!!!!
And even more impressive is the fact that I haven't managed to break IT or my fingers YET!
As you can tell I ownly possess one folder at the moment but a wee shopping trip beckons. However, huge... nay... uncontrollable excitement abounds!!!
I've used the Victoria folder on both cards. The first has a mini decoupage scene of shoes from Craft UK, I've "Bugged" the punched out flowers & added flowery, pink gems. The second card has the most gorgeous shoe stamp from Rusty Pickles that I've colored with a variety of pink ProMarkers, layered up & glazed with gems to finish! Entering it at -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
Magical Crafts Challenge - Something for the Girls
Paperplay Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

No Card...just a special "thought for the day" - Save the's the only planet with Chocolate!!!

Monday, 19 April 2010


My very first opportunity ever, ever, ever to be  a GDT is today over at Crafty Card Makers.
The challenge is Desert Island - Imagine you are on a Desert Island for at least 6 months, what crafty essentials would you "need" to have with you? What would you never tire of or get bored with if these were the only things you had? You need to make your ENTIRE creation using only the items you have on your island, items you really couldn't do without. Well...assuming NO electricity on the desert island to plug in my beloved computer & most of my suitcase is taken up with other, wine glass, cork screw...I've taken just a few small crafting goodies just in case I'm rescued. Always be prepared with a card!

My passions this week would be Black Peel-Offs, embossing on a lightbox (of course I'd use the light of the sun) & Gems. Hope you like!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone! Ner...Ner... Ner Ner...Ner! Beat ya all!! Yes I know it's still April but you've gotta be prepared. 
I thought I was being very clever, nay artistic, putting this card into a Yukka plant to take the photo. However, several lacerations & a trip to Casualty (ER for my American chums) later may have left slight blood blemishes...let's hope no one notices.
I've made this card for two challenges. Passion For ProMarkers want you to create your background using your beloved ProMarkers. I coloured some scrap card with different shades of blue - Cyan, Sky Blue, Duck Egg & Royal Blue, then punched out some mini snow flakes et Voila! The second challenge is over at Sassy Cheryls  (I confess M' Lord, I am a Stalker!) where you need to use a boy image & use the colour combo of blue & cream. I hope this gorgeous snowman / boy will count. He too has been coloured with a variety of blue tone PMs & ivory, oh! and bright orange carroty nose with glitter highlights.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Forgive my smugness but I'm so chuffed with this card (How sad!!). Everyone seems to be putting beautiful flowers on their cards that look like they cost an arm n' a leg!! Not wishing to part with any limbs I trawled YouTube & found a fab vid' with step-by-step instructions.
I used  a Flower Doodle stamp from Papermania in two different sizes stamped onto paper from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. Cut them out & curled the petals with scissors & used an embossing tool to centre them. I've glazed the inner petals & added pink pearls from Prima. Yes! I know you've all been doing this for years but I am...slowly...catching up! (Is it true The Beatles have split!!) Foliage made from my Nellie Snellen punch, cute Codi image was a freebie from Pollycraft Designs a few weeks ago when they had a DT call - coloured with a variety of browns, pinks, creams & green. Her hat trim & shoes have been glazed & green gems for her bracelet. Entering it at -
Pollycraft Challenge - Pink, Brown & Green or Yellow
Allsorts Challenge - Petals & Pearls
Crafty Cardmakers - A Challenging Challenge
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Fab n Funky Challenges - Neapolitan Ice-cream
My Time to Craft Challenge - Pretty Pearls
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie

A simple Peel-off & Pearls card! I've had this beautiful peel-off butterfly for ages...mounted on ivory card with Prima E Line ivory pearls, a trail of pearly, flower peel-offs & a Get Well Soon message. Entering it at -
Flutterby Wednesdays - Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Things with Wings

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Such a cute Beary Valentine image with so many great uses from Sassy Cheryls (No! I am NOT stalking her shop!!) I've used it to make an Anniversary Card, decoupaged & simply coloured with Poppy Red ProMarker & Glazed.
Entering it at - 
Bee-Crafty - Anniversary, Wedding, Engagement
Magical Crafts Challenge -Animal Antics

Lost Mojo

Have had a few Mojoless days lately where everything I touch either fails, falls off, breaks or just looks damn right ridiculous ! Then last night I sat with a glass of vino, music blaring out playing all my faves & I made so many cards I ran out of cardstock! Love this Paint the Town digi from Sassy Cheryls (it's the BIG feet...gets me everytime!). Paper from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection, punched flowers with Card Candy centres & leaves using my new Nellie Snellen Punch (love new toys!). Dripping paint gems, coloured with ProMarkers & glazed & ribbon to finish. Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls Challenge - Girl image & Ribbon
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Fun / April Fools
Cupcake Craft Challenges -Make Your Own Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Digi Girl
Paperplay Challenges - Shiny Happy People
Passion for ProMarkers - The Young Ones
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Happy Easter Everyone!!
This time I've been asked to make a card for a lady about to go off on Maternity Leave & I thought this image of Dottie from Charmed Cards and Crafts Love & Marriage Collection was just perfect. Could also be used for those who've over-indulged on Easter Eggs!!! Entering it at -
Allsorts Challenge - No Design Paper
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Just Scraps - New Beginnings
My Time to Craft - New Baby!
Rosie Dees Challenge - Blessings
Totally Papercrafts - Let's Go Digital

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