Thursday, 29 July 2010

Off for a few days kids, so I'm trusting you to behave while I'm away!!! Say healthy, stay happy & stay safe while I'm gone...XXX

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A vision of loveliness...

Twas a bit cheeky in the playground last week & gave this to a friend Carol as her daughter is moving on up to secondary school & we wouldn't be meeting up anymore for our daily banter. I've used that digi of Flossie Bumblethorpe from Just Inklined again coz I love it...her outfit's been paper pieced with more papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection with a touch of bling and I've used a Nellie Multi frame oval die to create a mount using Bazzill card. The zimmer's been sakured with glitter.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Family Portrait

One of our friends, Sandra, has just had a baby (another girl) so I thought instead of the traditional "Birth" congratulations card I'd create a Family Portrait using the hilarious digi's from Prairie Fairy. All coloured with  ProMarkers with glazed highlights and gems. The backing paper is Chocolate Decadence from Doodlebug so when "Sandra the Chocoholic" is bored with the card she can eat it!! 

Monday, 26 July 2010

Donna's Den - Challenge 4 - Green

Where are the days & weeks going? We're at Challenge No.4 already over at Donna's Den  and this fortnight we'd like to see your Green cards. This is my DT entry - I've put a square of Bazzill green card for the backing, then a strip of white card across the centre. I've then cut another strip of the green card and used my Nellie Snellen branch punch to create my leafy design. This strip has then been mounted on top of the white card strip with foam pads. The flowers (X-cut punch) are made from green & white card with green gem centres and I've added more leafy branches. So please pop over & join us, Donna's giving away a £10 voucher to fritter spend wisely in her shop Donna's Den of Crafts

Crafty CardMakers DT Card - Challenge 26 - Recipe

This fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers our challenge for you lovely peeps is a Recipe We would like you to use stickers or punches, Orange or Yellow & use an Animal or Fish on your creation. We're being sponsored by Gurlee Girl with a fabberoony prize of a $20 gift voucher up for dig out your mixing bowls, roll up your sleeves & join us.
I started with a white scalloped card, with a piece of Kanban Edwardian Orange card for the background. The fish are digi's from Bee Crafty printed out in different sizes, coloured with Pumpkin & Bright Orange ProMarkers & mounted with foam pads. I've run them through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for a bit of texture and added orange Stickles Glitter to their fins. The underwater foliage is punched out from Doodlebug Sugarcoated Limeade, Tangerine & Bumblebee cardstock using a Nellie Snellen branch punch and the bubbles were punched using a household hole punch!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Piece that Paper Baby!!

I'm just lovin' Paper Piecing at the momento and I wanted to make a special card for a young lady, Rebecca, who is about to start Secondary school . This digi from Mo's Digital Pencil is just perfect. Her whole outfit is paper-pieced using 4 different papers from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. The background DP is from the same collection, flowers are Prima E-Line with card candy centres. Entering it at -
Mo's Digital Challenge - Paper Piecing
Stamptacular Sunday - Ice Cream (Neopolitan)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I see Spots before my eyes!

Please DO NOT adjust your sets, you ARE seeing spots before your eyes...think I went a bit OTT!! This was an order for a ladies OH & she thought this Just Snoozing digi from Digistamp Boutique had an uncanny resemblance to her NEW OH. The background & paper pieced sofa are from the Polka Dots stack by Wild Rose Studio, a dash of ProMarkers, a smidge of glaze & glitter & a few green pearls et voila!!
Entering it at -
Digistamp Boutique - July Competition
Craftalicious - Birthday

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Pink Gillian...

A Quickie today as the Housework on the Upper Deck beckons! I just love this Pretty Gillian from Prairie Fairy & she's proving very popular so another card in a different outfit. This time she's wearing her Pink ProMarker outfit with glazed highlights, flowers punched from Papermania Henbury Lane collection with Card Candy centres...beautiful  ribbon but rubbishly tied...I sat watching loads of YouTube vids' with a length of ribbon, pausing, rewinding...SCREAMING!!! Why don't my bows lie flat on the page in the right direction with a flat knot!!!!??? AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Entering it at -

Charisma Cardz - Pink
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
Papertake Weekly - Cute
Scrappy Frog - Girlie Girl

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Go Gillian...

This fabby digi is Pretty Gillian from Pairie Fairy coloured with ProMarkers, glazed and a few gems added for her jewels. She's mounted on my new Nellie Snellen multi frame oval die with paper from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection. Entering it at -

C.R.A.F.T. - Babies / Children
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Digital Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Pollycraft - Happy Birthday

Monday, 19 July 2010

Wedding Card

At last...the opportunity to use my new Wedding Couple stamp from LOTV. This is for Corrine & Paul who are getting married in a couple of weeks...CONGRATULATIONS!! I've made an aperture using my Nesties & put the cut out inside the card with the LOTV image mounted with foam pads on top. Have been loyal to my ProMarkers and used them to colour the happy couple with silver glitter-glue highlights. Have used my Nellie Snellen leaf & X-Cut flower punch to create a floral border around the aperture using Bazzill green card & Doodlebug papers with pink gem centres to finish. Entering it at -

Allsorts - Summer Days
The Crafty Pad - Photo Inspiration (80)
The Stampman - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Say it with Flowers

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Living Dangerously...

This card has been made for my OH's Secretary...I should really have taken a picture of his face before she knocked the livin' daylights out of him!!! Hope she doesn't think it was my idea...I'll put "Made by Neil" on the back...that should cover me!! This is one of the amazing new Digi's from Just Inklined who have some hilarious Wrinklies like this one - Flossie Bumblethorpe. I've used papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection for her paper-pieced dress & used the same paper for the background. Coloured with PMs with Sakura clear glitter highlights. Created a blue gem necklace & added gems into the fruit on her hat. And...Strewth...I put a ribbon on and got it to tie straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Entering it at -

Just Inklined - GDT application
Stamp Something - Recipe
Simon Says - Fruit
Pear Tree Designs - Glitter / Sparkle

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tennis Anyone?

Personally I can't bear tennis, listening to all that moaning n' grunting (and that's before they've got on the pitch court!!) Thank goodness Wimbledon is over too...I'd rather eat my own arms than have to sit through a match! This card is for a friends Boss who apparently adores the sport...eek! This is George the Tennis-Player from Charmed Cards and Crafts, quite an easy one to colour as I left his outfit white but glazed it and used ProMarkers where there is a smattering of colour. Won't be entering this one at any colouring challenges!! The stripes behind are from the Making Memories SImply Fabulous Brooke collection.
Have a Great Day everyone!!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Why doesn't everyone in the world make cards...think how happy we'd all be!!! This card was a request for a friends Mum who lurves ducks & this digi from Pollycraft called Follow the Leader was just perfect. It's been ProMarkered & glittered & the backing paper is again from Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection. The flowers are punched from Bazzill card with Card Candy centres. Entering it at -  
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Things with Wings
Pollycraft - Bold & Bright
The Play Date Cafe (37) - Photo / Colour Inspiration
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Charisma Cardz - Watch the Birdie
Wild Orchid Challenge - Say it With Flowers

Monday, 12 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 25 - Photo Inspiration

The challenge this time over at Crafty Cardmakers is a Photo Inspiration. Your design needs to take some inspiration from the picture above. Look at the colours (that's ProMarker pastel green, lime zest maybe) so it would be blues/greens or you may take the inspiration from the lovehearts and use them a lot on your design (which can be any colour) You need to take at least ONE element ie, the colours, the texts or hearts or why not go the whole hog!!! Our sponsor this fortnight is Joanna Sheen!!!
So here's my DT card  and I've chosen to take the colour & loveheart elements. The hilarious couple (looking strangely familiar) are Stella & Gus from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with Pastel Green & Blue ProMarkers, Stella has green gem spots on her dress & they both have silver glitter-glue hair. The backing papers & hearts are punched from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection.
Entering it at -
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic
Pear Tree Designs - Sparkle / Glitter

Donna's Den - Challenge 3 - It's a Man's World

Over at Donna's Den our challenge this fortnight is "It's a Man's World". This is my DT entry and a card for my Little... well ... younger Brother! I'm the Munchkin / Oompah Loompah of the family when it comes to height (or lack of!) whereas my brother who's 18 months younger, is a good 4 metres taller than exageration!! I've used the fab digi's of Lewis & Gillian in their beach attire from Prairie Fairy to depict us both, coloured with ProMarkers with a decoupaged hat & rubber-ring. Glazed highlights,with pearls & gems from Prima E Line as pebbles & a starfish to finish...all simply mounted onto bazzill cardstock in shades of orange. The prize on offer this fortnight is 2 sets of stamps by Jane Netley Mayhew.

Entering it at -
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
ABC Challenge - Y is for You & Me
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Summer Days
Passion for ProMarkers - "Give Us a Laugh"
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Make a Scene
Pollycraft Challenge - Bold & Bright

Friday, 9 July 2010


I know! I know! Look away...another New Home card! Hoping to just sneak this one in without anyone noticing!! This fabberoony digi is by Hope Jacare at Stitchy Bear Stamps and is called Dragonfly House. It's had the usual ProMarker treatment, a glazed highlight here & a dab of glitter-glue there and has been mounted on some more lush paper from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Meg collection that I got from Gotta Craft. The flowers are punched from the same papers with purple gem centres. Entering it at -  
The Town Scrapper - Monochrome
The Crafty Pad - Animal Fun
Peartree Designs - Animals

Thursday, 8 July 2010

I lied...Sorry!

I know...I said there'd be no more...but these are the final 3 of my recent Moving House card requests, although I've had another order today...Eeek! I've used the beautiful Lighthouse Digi again from Tiddlyinks that I've used before but this time I have created 3 different times of the day scenes with my Adirondack alcohol inks that I got from Inkylicious. Judie at I Just Love Crafty Mess told me I wouldn't be able to make do with just 1 or 2 bottles and she was so right...! For each card I used -
Card 1 - Day Time - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange & Silver
Card 2 - Evening - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Watermelon, Sunset Orange & Silver
Card 3 - Night Time - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Purple Twilight & Silver

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Ella! Ella! Ella!...oh and David...

This is the last of my New Home cards, I've used the Toadstool Digi from Digisparkle again using the same decoupage technique as before but this time the papers & punched out flowers are from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection with glitter-glue centres. Entering it at -
Magical Crafts - Flower Power
Dare u 2 Digistamp - The Great Outdoors
Creative Inspirations - On the Move!
Crafty Calendar - Summer
Crafty Angels - Circles and/or Squares
By the Cute and Girly -  - Warm Summer Days
Allsorts Challenge - Create a Scene

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Another New Home card...

Another New Home card...this is a digi from Squigglefly coloured with PMs, the roof-bit is decoupaged & glazed. I've added gems as a flower-bed to cover the pumpkins that were on the digi so it's rel' for today. Entering it at -
Squigglefly - Open challenge

Monday, 5 July 2010

Not "Mushroom" in me...I'll stop soon!!

I promise, the puns will stop soon...tiz the only thing keeping me sane at the mo'! Another of my New Home cards using another gorg' digi from DigiSparkle. Coloured with ProMarkers, the red spotted cap bit has been decoupaged and the backing paper & punched out flowers are from the Making Memories Simply Faboulous Brooke collection with teeny green gem centres. Entering it at -
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jewels

Friday, 2 July 2010

"A Corny" (get it!!) card...

I've got 8 cards to make for a local Estate Agents & this is the first. The digi is from Digisparkle, coloured with ProMarkers, the DP is from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection, flowers punched from the same papers & the butterflies & flower-centres are punched from recycled silver cardstock that came out of a box of beauty products!! Entering it at -
The Play Date Cafe - PDCC36 - colour combo
Dare u 2 Digistamp - The Great Outdoors

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Todays cardlet is for a poor chap who's had to have a Hip replacement...replaced! The Frog digi was a RAK / Freebie from Pollycraft. Spottily coloured with ProMarkers with backing paper from Making Memories Brooke collection. Entering it at -  
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