Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Classic Car

This was another simple card (it is a card for a bloke after all .......) and was just using matting and layering and a bit of decoupage. I'm getting used to this easy life :-)

Sorry if my comments have upset any fellas out there, I am only joking (ish) LOL

Cutie Kit

Well, I don't normally go for kits but just couldn't resist this when I saw it!! It included lots of different die cut images, backgrounds, accents and greetings so is ideal for any last minute rush.
I made the pink card into a shaker card for a change and just think they are sooo cute. Nothing much more to say really as they were so simple to put together - fab!!
Sorry about the colour of the pics, think I must have taken them in a funny light ....

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Here comes the bride .....

Keeping with the anniversary, weddingy theme, here are a couple of wedding cards. I just love House Mouse and can never resist using them on wedding cards. The backing paper is from Kanban the I used a border puch on cream card for the trim.

For the other card, I thought I would use peel-offs onto handmade paper for a change. The mirri card is also from Kanban but was a nightmare to photograph!! I eventually managed to somehow get a picture without it having a reflection of me with a camera in my hand - way too scary for anyone to see!!

I'll try and post a couple more pics for you tomorrow if I survive giving my horse, Storm, a bath. If it's particulary amusing day, I might even put some photos the event!! :-)

Have a great day in the sun tomorrow

Tag Card

After my friend "reminding" me about my blogging, I thought I'd better nip in and show you a couple of cards that I have made. I have been making the most of the sunshine and been spending nearly all of my time with my horse so have got a bit of a backlog!!

I have also been going along to classes at my local craft shop, Signature Craft Studio in Burton on Trent, and met some lovely people while enjoying learning different techniques.

For this card, the tags were stamped to create a background and the three images stamped and painted with shimmer paint. Add a few bits of ribbon and, hey presto, and annniversary card for my dad and stepmum was finished.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Penny Black Challenge - Happy Birthday!!

Good Morning Everyone :-)

Well, following my previous lapse, I am determined to keep my promise and have even created a card for this weeks Penny Black Challenge already. I can't believe that their challenge blog is 1 year old already and, if you haven't had a look at it before, you really must pay them a visit at

They really have some amazing challenges and beautiful examples by the design team. The only trouble is that it feeds my addiction to Penny Black stamps and I have now lost count of my Penny Black stash!!

Anyway, enough of my rambling here is my entry for this weeks theme "Celebrations" For some reason though, the bloomin' camera kept making the picture a funny colour so it doesn't quite show it at it's best (honestly).
Right, after spending all morning being surrounded my glue and ink, I'm going to throw myself into the exciting activity of doing the washing and mowing the lawns while the sun is still shining. Have a great day xx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 52 - Blooming Gorgeous

Hello everyone.

Firstly I would like to apologise for being a bad blogger recently. I have been crafting (honestly ...) but really haven't been able to find the time (maybe I haven't been looking hard enough!) so I thought I should give myself a kick up the backside and get back on track.

I will try and post every day so I can at least catch up on the things I have been doing, and to keep in touch with my crafting friends who I have badly neglected of late. I'm so sorry girlies :-)

I'm going to start my new regime with my most recent creation which I have made for this weeks Penny Black Challenge. I made this card for my niece Abigail who had her 12th birthday this week. Because I have been teaching her to ride, I thought she would love something featuring ponies and decided I would try something completely new and make her a 3D box card. I am still practising my technique with the Promarkers but was quite pleased with the result. All hints and tips for these pens gratefully received ...... I hope you like it.