Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amazingly a second post today. This was a very quick card to make. I have had a clean up in the craft room and found lots of digi images printed but not coloured. This one is a freebie from Sliekje stamps. They are cute little hedgehogs.

I used Sliekje image, Papermania Capsule Blueberry Pie papers (I am liking those), Promarkers, Nellie's multi frame and Nestie.

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My last card was for a baby boy and this card is for the big brother. It is lovely to give a card and a little something to the older child, I think it makes them feel included.

It is very simple.

I have used a Mickey Mouse stamp I got years ago, Promarkers, Papermania paper, Sizzlets alphabet and circle punches.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh baby

My daughter asked me to make a card for her friend who has just had a baby boy. as yet he is un-named, hense the space in the sentiment.

I used Messy Rabbit stamp, Promarkers, Papermania Capsule Blueberry Pie, Martha Stewart doile punch, Nesties, Fiskars hearts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

This week on Top Tip Tuesday we have a tutorial by Paula. She is showing us the polished stone technique. It is very informative and a must to try.

The theme for the challenge is -

Nature Inspired

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Pop over to see the DT projects for some inspiration.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lucky me

I have been so lucky this week . I have won the top three in the Paperplay challenge with my card below and made the Headlines on Paper Players with my male truck card below. Needless to say I am chuffed to bits.

Now to todays card. I have used the sketch from Mojo Monday and one of my new stamps from Country Companions Lover Lane.

I have used Country Companions Lovers lane, DCWV papers, Promarkers, Nesties, Martha Stewart border punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges-

Mojo Monday - sketch

Allsorts - for a special lady

Simon Says - Mothers'day or girlie

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I have had a good couple of days off, but back to work today. I didn't get as much done as I had hoped, instead I had fun with my grandson Finn. We went to soft play to let him have an active afternoon yesterday. He certainly enjoyed himself and it was a pleasure watching him.
My card is simple and took only minutes to make.
I used PM Capsule Blueberry Pie paper, Nesties, Carl leaf punch, Marianne flower dies.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Can you believe it has been 2 weeks since we had a tutorial and challenge on Top Tip Tuesday?

This week Samantha has a lovely tutorial on Altered Buttons
therefore the theme for this weeks challenge is -
Let's see those Buttons
the optional extra is, if you alter your own buttons please show us the before and after photos.
Remember those useful tips too.
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This is my card

This card was inspired by an invitation I received for a party. It is called a 'pop-up surprise'.
I used Marianne flower dies, Cuttlebug dots, Field of Sky stamp, Anitas sentiment stamp and the rest from my stash.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Lucky me, I have a couple of days off work. I have plenty to do mind you. I will be off to the dentist soon with my daughter so I can watch Finn and then I feel a nice lunch is in the offering.

I had meant to post this card last night but I just got too tired , so here we are this morning.
I have gone for the clean & simple look for this male card.

I have used a Dustin Pike digi image, Promarkers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nellie Snellen border and Woodware sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Less is More - Masculine card

The Paper Players - Sketch

One Stitch at a Time - Something for the boys

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hoppt Easter

It's been another busy weekend, I hope you all had a good weekend too.
I managed a couple of cards in between other tasks. This one is for my Grandson Finn's easter. I have wanted to use digi stamp for some time from Bugaboo, it has a cheeky quirkyness about it.
I have coloured this Bugaboo image with Promarkers and used a Nellie Snellen border, Papermania Blueberry Pie papers and Sizzlets letters.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Thursday, March 17, 2011


These are another of Ruth's new digital images. Ruth has other lovely digis on her blog A Passion for Stamps, check them out. I kept this simple again, making the tulips small and colouring with Promarkers. The border is Martha Stewart Doile and Nellie Snellen at the top. The sentiment is Country Companions and the yellow paper is Papermania.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Lollipop crafts - Make it with lace (Martha Stewart punch)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mojo Monday

Another card today, the result of my afternoon crafting. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. I made a couple of cards, I will post another tomorrow. This one I kept simple.
I used one of Ruth's new digi images 'Drumstick Primula'. This image and others can be seen on 'A Passion for Stamps'.

I coloured this with Promarkers and covered the image with Diamond Glaze. The photo does not show this too well. The colours are not true either, the Nestie and layers are a very deep pink, but seem to be more red on screen. I used a Cuttlebug dots panel, Liquid Pearls and some twine from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: -

Fizzy Moon

Brrr another cold day here. It's trying to snow again, so to take my mind off the weatherI have shut myself in my craft room.
I have a reminder to all Top Tip Tuesday followers that our challenge last week is running this week too, so it's not too late to enter. The theme is Happy Birthday and there is a fab box tutorial.
My card for today is another Fizzy Moon card. He is just a fun bear.

For this card I used Fizzy Moon, Nesties, Nellie Snellen shape, shaped scissors, Promarkers, Stickles, Dovecraft goblets, Sizzlets hearts, Kimemories paper and Whispas sentiment.
I am entering this card into the following challenges-

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Off the edge

Sunday evening and its still cold here. It is raining now so the snow is now clearing away. I hope you have all had a good weekend.

This is a card for Less is More and this week the theme is Off the Edge. It also fits with the One Stop Card Challenge which is Clean and Simple.
I used cream card and brown ink, Artimeo flower stamp, chalks and Liquid Pearls.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Saturday sketch

It has been a very cold day here, the wind would cut you in two it's so cold. At the moment we have a hail and snow mixture falling. Tomorrow has to snow, so I think it will be a day in the house.

I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card.

I used Fizzy Moon celebrations stamp, Promarkers, DCWV papers, Martha Stewart border punch, Nesties, Stickles, Dovecraft goblet punch, Sizzlets alphabet and hearts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-