Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday

That was a quick 2 weeks. i hope you liked my tutorial and had a go!

This fortnight on Top Tip Tuesday we have a sewing tutorial by Janette and there are great tips too.  

Our challenge is Stitches 
Real or Faux

Our sponsors are Saturated Canary


Here is my card using Copica by Saturated Canary. 

I have used Promarkers to colour the image. The stamped edge is with a Whispas small stamp. Nesties scallop squares to frame her. . The papers and card is all from my stash.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


This is a commissioned card for a young lady on a year out and going around the world. How great is that.

I used Tilda sitting on a Nestie label. The explore is a freebie from TLC creations as is the backpack and are ideal for this card. I also used Promarkers, Sizzlets alphabet, Wild Rose Studio papers and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Liebster award

I have just received this award from the lovely Bettina. Thanks Bettina for thinking of me. 

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.
To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.

"Liebster" in German means "dearest", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. To be honest, passing this on will be difficult as there are so many wonderful small blogs that have inspired me. It will be a challenge to chose only 5. However, as needs must, here are 5 wonderful and inspiring blogs/ bloggers that I would love to pass the Liebster Blog award on to (in no particular order).
The 5 bloggers I would like to award are:-

You have all been an inspiration with my cardmaking. 

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out who has Caught Our Eye this week in our Mystical, Magical  & Fantasy challenge.
There is still time join our challenge and show us your projects. There is a little more inspiration there too. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

50th Birthday

I love these Tatty Teddy images, they are great for lots of occasions. I have coloured him with Promarkers and used PM capsule papers. Martha Stewart punch and X-cut flowers complete this card. Oh, and the numbers are Sizzlets on a rosette.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:- 

I have been lucky to win the Crafty Creations challenge this week with my Top Tip Tuesday tutorial card. I am delighted. 

Less is More

This week on Less is More it is a one layer card and stripes. 
This is my interpretation, my stripes are embossed and lightly chalked. I have used a dragonfly stamp which was free with Craft Stamper many years ago. These are coloured with Promarkers and cut around their wings. The sentiment is from Country Companions. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nuts about U

Tonight I am showing you my Hubby's Valentine's Day card. I thought this image from Little Scraps of Heaven was ideal for a quirky card. 

I used Craft Creations papers, Promarkers, Glossy Accents on the heart. The rest is from my stash. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Top Tip Tuesday tutorial

This fortnight it is my turn to host a tutorial on Top Tip Tuesday. 

Our sponsors are:- 


Our Challenge this fortnight is:-

Mystical, Magical, Fantasy
My tutorial is a
Flap opening card

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out how to make this card.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, it is a very easy card to make.
I used DCWV papers, Lavinia fairy stamp,  Promarkers, Martha stewart punch, Marianne swirl and Stickles.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Creations - Swirly Whirly
Charisma Cards - Things with wings
Allsorts - free and easy February
CES - lots of layers
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - it's a rainbow

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Less is More

I must apologise for the poor quality photographs today. My hubby usually take them but he is still at work. We are out tonight and tomorrow night, so I had no time to wait. The light is particularly bad today, it is getting foggy and has been dull all day. 

I have used a new stamp I bought by Kaban, stamped with a brilliance ink pad and added a few PM gems. I chalked the background and added a few stars. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


It is one of these weeks when I have so much on. So I am grabbing a moment to post this card with one of Ruth's images from a Passion for Stamps

I have used Ruth's crocus image, Martha Stewart border punch, Promarkers, Cuttlebug dots, Nesties and chalks. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges.:-

Have you checked out if your project has been chosen as Caught Our Eye on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge blog?
If you have not had a chance to enter then there is still time to get those valentine projects on.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

40th Wedding Anniversary

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to make 40th Wedding Anniversary invitations. This is the card I made. I opted for clean and simple. I always feel this style of card has an elegance and formality about them. 
I used Marianne dies and Cuttlebug Dots. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-