Thursday, April 28, 2011

with love

I had a little play with some old stamps and ink pads. The ink pad is a Brilliance pearlescent lavender which I have had for years and is still moist. My stamps are Lavinias dandelions, they were my first Lavinia stamps and are very versitile. The lavender block of colour is made with a Whispas stramp. A very simple card using an old sketch from Sketch and Stash challenge no 42. and Martha Stewart border punch.
I have used Liquid Pearl dots and glitter on the dandelion heads, but it is hard to see in the photographs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday

Welcome to another Top Tip Tuesday.

Today we have a tutorial by Leanne on how to make any size box envelopes. This is very handy especially with all those lovely cards with raised embellishments.
Our theme this week is:-

Squares Challenge

Pop over and see the DT samples and tutorial. You won't be disappointed.

Our sponsors this week are

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ruth at a Passion for Stamps has just released a new set of images. I have used her Rhododendron image in this card.

I used Promarkers, Martha Stewart punch, Nesties, PM paper & X-cut Butterflies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Saturday, April 23, 2011

heard you moved

Happy Easter weekend to all...
Today in Central Scotland has been very wet and cold only brightening up before dinner time. Never mind I think tomorow has to be better.

I have made this card for my nephew who has recently moved to a new flat.
I have used Penny Black image, Promarkers & Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Less is More - off centre
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Simon Says - Emboss It
Creative Inspirations - Pets / animals
Passion for Promarkers - all white background & coloured image

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday

This week on Top Tip Tuesday we have a tutorial by Carol making an envelope wallet, this is a must to check out with great instructions as to how to make it.

The theme this week is an

Open challenge

so anything goes...

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Here is my contribution to the team. I have made a milk carton.

I used Basic Grey papers, Promarkers, A Bugaboo image, and a Martha Stewart border punch.

I am going to fill this with Easter goodies.

I am entering this project into the following challenges :-

Sunday, April 17, 2011

less is more

Less is More challenge again. This week I hope I get it right, last week I didn't read the challenge properly but that is me at times so eager to get the task done. This was a hard card to photograph, hence the different backgrounds.

I don't often use acetate and this was fun.

I used Nesties circles, Woodware flower punches and a sentiment for country companions set. This is stuck on as I bungled the direct stamped try.

I am entering this card into the following challenge :-

Top 3

I am amazed and pleased I made the top 3 in the Totally Papercrafts challenge with my Best Pals card below.

This is a last minute kind of card. I had made it a few days ago but didn't get it photographed till now. I had used the Stamp with Fun sketch turned upside down and then left it for my hubby to take the photo. We have been very busy with birthdays and we had a day out yesterday to The House of an Art Lover in Glasgow. This is a house built to a Charles Rennie MacIntosh design and features his designs and furniture. I have always loved his work and I am fortunate to live within easy reach of Glasgow to be able to enjoy visits to his buildings. My son had given me a voucher at Christmas to and treat myself at the house and in the restaurant. We had a delicious lunch and a lovely wander around.

Now after my ramblings my card...

I used Ruth's image again of Crab apple blossom, Promarker, Cuttlebug Dots, Nesties, Liquid Pearls and About a Girl paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:-

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I have had a fantastic day with my grandson. He was a little angel all day. We managed a couple of lovely walks and went for coffee in a local farm cafe. Pity it is back to work tomorrow.

I made this card yesterday using another of Ruth's digi images on a Passion for Stamps called crab apple.

I also used Promarkers, Martha Stewart border punch, Woodware punches, Nellie's multi frame dies, DCWV papers and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Best Pals

Another quick post tonight, then I must tidy up and get my things ready to go to my daughters tomorrow to look after Finn.

This is another of Ruth's new digi images at a Passion for Stamps
called Eyes Left.

I used the sketch from Totally Papercrafts and flipped it around, Promarkers, Sizzlets alphabet, sorry can't remember the paper.

I am entering this card into the following sketches:-

Less is more

Its another Less is More card. This time I have used a digi sentiment from Raindrop Echo designs and a new digi image from Ruth at a Passion for Stamps. He is called Baxter flat out.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and a border is embossed with Cuttlebug Dots.

So simple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

This week on Top Tip Tuesday we have an inspirational tutorial by Moriah all about organizing your craft room.

Our challenge this week is :-

Spring has Sprung

(Spring Inspired)

Our sponsors are Simon Says & The Crafty Pad Stamps Design.

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check it all out. Remember there is a prize for the best tip that is left too.

Check out the DT projects.

Thursday, April 07, 2011


This has been a quick week. I have been very busy and feel I haven't been at home much this week. I had made this card last week but just didn't get time to post it.

I have used one of Ruth's digi images from a Passion for Stamps. This is one of her older designs but never the less a lovely iris and a delight to colour. Ruth has just released new images so pop over and take a look. I will hopefully manage to make a couple of cards shortly to show them off.

I have used Ruth's iris, Nesties, Promarkers, Cuttlebug embossing folder and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges-

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


I have had problems today with my internet, so I had to wait for hubby to come home and fix it. It was only my laptop that had the problem so goodness knows what I did to it!!! Working now.

I made this card quickly tonight for Less is More challenge and it also fit in with a couple of other challenges too.

I used an unknown sentiment stamp, X-Cut heart punch, and little gems which are for nail art from the pound shop.

I ams entering this card into the following challenges -

This week on Top Tip Tuesday is my first tutorial. I have never done anything like this before, so I am a little nervous about how it will go down.

I have given instructions on how to make the little gift box below. This is suitable to give as a little thank you gift. Therefore you have quessed the theme this week is -

Thank You challenge

I have also made a card with one of our sponsors images

This is a sweet butterfly image.

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out my tutorial, sponsors and the DT projects.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Box -

Paper Play - for Mum

One Stitch at a Time - something 3D

Lollipop crafts - make a box or gift

Card -

I love Promarkers - embossing

Stamp Something - digital

Saturday Challenge - butterflies

One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots