Sunday, 30 May 2010

HUGE Excitement!!!

I have HUGE News!! The crazy fools over at Crafty Cardmakers have asked me...yes ME...I can't believe it either...to join the gang as a fully fledged DT Member. Of course...when the invite arrived, I rang round all my prangster chums to find out if this was a wind-up...but oh no! It's true, they must be barking mad.
Then I began thinking...company car, 3 course meals in a staff restaurant and a generous Company Pension Scheme...but a quick slap round the chops bought me back down to earth. To say I'm excited (& V.Scared) is an understatement. I hope I don't Bodge!! Wish me luck!!

Flowers For You!

Ahoy! Slowly working my way through my latest purchases...some gorgeous stamps from Lili of the Valley. This is called "On The Garden Wall" & I've left off the sentiment for now as I think it could be for an Engagement, Anniversary, Birthday or just to say Hello! Coloured with pastel ProMarkers, the wall's been glazed & gem flowers added. The background is run thru' my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, then pink Bazzill behind. Entering it at -
Crafty Creations - Fav' Stamp
Daring Cardmakers - Anniversary
Lil Red Wagon - Birthday
Quixotic Paperie - Emboss It!


Friday, 28 May 2010

New LOTV stamps!!

Tuesday 1st June is the date for the fabulous new release from Lili of the Valley, there are 12 new designs – 4 Dressing Up Girls, 4 Boys, 2 Babies and 2 Get Well Designs, they will also be reducing Overseas Postage to £3.5o and orders of £25 will get free shipping from 1st June.

Monday, 24 May 2010

What is that BIG ORANGE HOT THING???


It's been soooooooooo blimin' HOT here for the past 3 days & they reckon today will be even hotter!!  Have been in the garden with "BBQ Man" all weekend but being a shade Worshipper I've allowed only my ankles to be exposed to the rays. The kids have had great fun with water bomb fights. This was the moment when Neils rather large bomb (actually it was a huge plastic box of water!!) ended up on Olivers head!!
The card I've made is for a lady who's just got a New Job. It's a digi from Charmed Cards & Crafts from the Holly & Madison set, coloured with ProMarkers. Orange background & flowers made from papers from the Basic Grey June Bug collection, some of it run thru' my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. Red gem flower centres & glazed highlights. Entering it at -
Fab n' Funky - Make it Yourself!
I Love Promarkers - Make Your Own Flowers
Magical Crafts - Black, White & One More Colour
Papertake Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Stamp Something - 2 of Soemthing (2 papers used)
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it On!



Thursday, 20 May 2010

Golden Anniversary

The sun just won't come out today for me to take a decent photo of this card! It's a personalised one for a couple celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary (Blimey 50 years - Amazing!!) These beautiful butterfly peel-offs were mounted on acetate with Kanban golden gems flittering behind. Entering it at -
Crafty Creations Challenges - Celebrate / Encouragement
Totally Papercrafts - Wedding Anniversary


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

"I Thank You!"

More of the Thank You cards that I was asked to make for a lady who'd just had a wee baby. This set was made using a digi from Digi Stamp Boutique. Prams coloured with ProMarkers or printed again on patterned paper. Backgrounds are Bazzill, Basic Grey or Henbury Lane from Papermania. Used my Nesties & Cuttlebug...flower & heart gem highlights... bit of glaze & ribbon to finish.

Off now to order a Sparrow Hawk & finish erecting my Scarecrows!! I think the local bird population "Poop Flight Path" has been diverted over my flamin' washing-line today. I've already washed & swept the front path this morning as the starlings are using our roof as a social club meeting point before continuing their journey over my Path, Runner Beans, Car & Washing!! AHHH!!!
Have Good Day All XX

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!!

Yay! Happy Anniversary to Me & Neil!!!! I've been waiting to use this digi of Big Guy Grilling from Mo's Digital Pencil for ages. Neil has wanted a "Grow'd Up" BBQ forever but it was the thought of the torpedo launching gas canister that has always put him off. For years he's been smoking out everyone in a 3 mile radius of our house with those cheapie coal & flame thrower-types whilst wearing an oxygen tank on his back. So a month ago he finally got one, had it delivered only to find it all buckled & broken. The replacements ignition switch then didn't work & when he did finally get it put together the weather changed & it has sat at the bottom of the garden, cover on, providing a perch for the birds to poop on ever since!! That was until last weekend when with rain clouds bubbling, a wind whipping up & temperatures close to Arctic conditions I saw the muppet...wearing his thickest winter jumper and shorts warming his hands over his beloved toy!! It was too much to bear...but too blimin' cold to join him..so I threw him a packet of sausages and left him posing "macholy". Heaven knows what the neighbours must have thought. Happiness reigns!!
Coloured with Promarkers, glazed highlights, cut out & mounted onto some old Papermania flowery paper that I found in my crafty stash. The message is a BBQ font. Entering it at -
ABC Challenge - Unused stash
Cards for Men - Outdoors
Pixie Dust Studio - Cut It Out!
Stamp Something Challenge - Celebrate Something
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Masculine
Stampin' for the Weekend - A Card for a Male



Monday, 17 May 2010

Baby Baby Baby Ohh!

Took ownership of several gorgeous LOTV stamps last week & this cute Baby Girl arrived just in time for me to make a set of Thank You cards for a lady who's just had a new baby. They've all been coloured with ProMarkers & the background papers are a selection of Basic Grey, Bazzill, Henbury Lane & Blueberry Hill from Papermania. A few gem highlights & a flitter of glitter . Entering the first one (my fav') at -
Totally Gorjuss - Round & Round
Kaboodle Doodles - Monochromatic (shades of pink)


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Yay! Sun's out...nah...gone again!!

Blimey!! Taking a photo with the sun shining at the moment is almost impossible! This card is for my Hairdressers Auntie Wee Wee. I've used X-Cut punches for the flowers & butterflies & my Nellie Snellen leaf / branch punch too. They're made from Doodlebug Sugarcoated Bumblebee, Tangerine, Ladybug & Limeade cardstock & the message is computer generated. Entering it at -
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Butterflies & Blossoms
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Breeze


Friday, 14 May 2010

Good Luck Card

Remember those days when you sat pretending to be swotting for your exams but really you couldn't concentrate for dreaming about yer big crush...well thank "whoever" those days are OVER!!! This card is for a young lady about to sit her exams. The digi is from Mo's Digital Pencil, from a set called Dani & friends, fits both occasions. The background paper is Relaxation from the Basic Grey Origins collection, the flowers are punched from some BG scraps with diamond centres. Image coloured with ProMarkers & mounted onto a black Bazzill scalloped circle. Boots & hair are glazed. Entering it at -
DU2D - Anything Goes


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Here's One I made Earlier...

There are so many beautiful tutorials about making flowers, many of them using punches in a variety of sizes which my wee crafting budget can not stretch to. So today, I've had a go at making my own using some chipboard flowers by Scenic Route as stencils that I got from Scrap Revolution that cost 99p!
I used 3 different sizes & cut them out from some 200gsm white card. I then ran them through my beloved Cuttlebug using the Victoria folder (all purchased from Scrap Revolution), splodged different shades of  Whispers stamps with darker shades on the edges. I then curled the petals back with scissors, screwed them up into a tiny ball & then opened them up again. Stuck the 3 different sizes together, added a pearl centre et voila!! Can't believe the card stock still looks so white coz my fingers sure aint! Entering it at -
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressed
Quixotic Paperie - Let Your Garden Grow, make your own flowers



Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Butterfly Frenzy!

I've got a serious case of "Punchitous", a condition where anything that lies still long enough will get some kinda pattern punched through it! Todays victim was a sheet of Doodlebug Bubblegum Sugar Coated cardstock attacked with an X-Cut Butterfly punch & mounted with foam pads in a random swirl. No animals were harmed in the making of this card! Entering it at -
Crafty Angels - One for the Girls
Papertake Weekly - Shiny, Sparkley & Special


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Leaf it Out!!

Having used my leafy / branchy Nellie Snellen punch yesterday on my Monkey card I thought I'd use the left over bits to make something a bit arty (gafor!!). The card is lime bazzill. Entering it at - 
Cards for Men - Outdoors

Monday, 10 May 2010

Monkey Love

Still lovin' my Bug & my latest purchase of "Nestie" Scalloped circles. This beautiful digi is Marvin, Martha & Milo from Digistamp Boutique coloured with ProMarkers to match the blue Bazzill circle & the Elysian paper from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection. The flowers are made from an X-Cut punch with pearly centres & the leaves are my Nellie Snellen punch too. I've also embossed a border around the card. Haven't added any text as I think it fits a number of occasions. Entering it at -
Stamp Something - Birthday
Digistamp Boutique - Anything
Crafty Calendar - Great Outdoors
Bee-Crafty - Something New


Sunday, 9 May 2010

Silhouette Peel-Offs

Quick posting as I've got strict instructions to not spend so much time blogging today & go out & get some fresh air. The fact that it's grey, damp, cold & miserable out doesn't seem to count!! I love these peel-offs, simply mounted onto white card & backgrounds coloured with Sky Blue & Lime green ProMarkers. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Get Well Soon

This cute little digi was a generous freebie from Digistamp Boutique called Caught A Bug.  The bugs have been coloured with ProMarkers & decoupaged, a splattering of glitter & Felicity paper from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection. Just LURV Basic Grey!! Entering it at -
Dare U2 Digistamp - Anything Goes
Digistamp Boutique - Anything using a DSB Digi


Friday, 7 May 2010

"Lurv is in the air"

I WON'T sing...don't worry! This is my last card using a set of gorgeous stamps from Stampin' Up that I was kindly given. Coloured with ProMarkers, glazed & gems added, then mounted onto Mousse paper from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection & pink Bazzill card. Entering it -
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Wedding / Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Wedding / Anniversary


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Look Away...Macabre Scene!

Not sure if this little girl is cuddling or strangling the cat...so assuming it's the strangling option...I've added some cheery pink paper & flowers to distract you from the macabre scene. I've punched out a flower border from some Basic Grey pink paper and given them pink gem centres, added a second border strip of Dressy paper from the Sultry collection & then stuck the punched out flowers around the  "dear" litlle girl!! Coloured with PM's. Entering it at -
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Furry Friends
Fab n' Funky - Fancy Edges
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate Spring
Lil Red Wagon - Pink & Green
Paperplay Challenges - Digi & Bling
Quixotic Paperie - Baby / Child
The Secret Crafter - Friendship






Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Movin' On

Quick posting today as I feel pretty Blurg! Another Moving House card using a row of houses stamp from Onefourzero. Coloured with PM's (What else!!) & decoupaged, a few gems & glazed. Off to hug a radiator! XX

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Ooh! La! La!


I've finally finished making a requested basket of random cards and because the lady who asked for them is cat crazy I thought I'd better enclose this one too. This is simply a Ladycats topper from Loralei Designs that I've given some "Ooh LaLa!" to with a feather. I've added gems to her hat & dress too. Background paper is Truffle from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. Entering it at -
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Furry Friends 


Monday, 3 May 2010

Hey Butterfly!

Ooh! I got some new digi's courtesy of the fab' Pollycraft! This one is Clover Butterfly Wishes from the Lilybean Fairies collection. She's been coloured with shades of pink ProMarkers with silver glitter glue wings. The background paper is Swirl from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection and the two ribbony bits are made from strips of Very Berry Sundae paper from the same collection, one of which I've punched out my own border. Pearls from Prima. Yay! Used my new Nestie Scalloped Square in my Bug too!! Entering it at -
Creatalicious Challenge - Flowers & Wings
Flutterby Wednesdays - Clean & Simple
Lili of the Valley - Here Comes Summer
Paperplay Challenge - Pretty Pastels
Pixie Dust Studio - Picture Inspiration
The Secret Crafter - Friendship




Sunday, 2 May 2010

Thank you!

A simple "Thank You" card using a set of leaf stamps from Stampin' Up. Coloured with Autumn shades of ProMarkers & glazed. Mounted on to Lime Bazzill cardstock. Entering it at -
ABC Challenge - T for Thankyou


Saturday, 1 May 2010

Choco Lurv'

Something a bit different as I play more with my fab' Cuttlebug. An Anniverary Card...background paper is Almond Toffee from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection, Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares cut and embossed with Victoria embossing folder & inked with an Anna Griffin Chocolate stamp pad. The heart was stamped, cut out & covered with tiny red beads & glazed. Entering it at -
By the Cute and Girly - Celebration
Cute Card Thursday - Make Your Own (embellishment)


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