Monday, 19 August 2013

Flower cards

 a couple of flower cards... my friend isn't well so have to decide which one to choose decisions decisions

Man in a suit

On Saturday I went to a new shop in Skegness called The Crafting Lounge. (used to be Mindy's)well worth a trip .... I loved these male stamps by Stamps U Love from "Craftstyle" I stamped the image and coloured with Spectrum Noir then cut it out layered on black... Backing paper is Buzz I wanted it to look like a shirt I think I achieved just that... the strip tartan is a StampinUp wheel in blue ink to match the colours of the shirt added sentiment and bling

Saturday, 22 June 2013


When I saw this beautiful Indigo Blu stamp Elizabeth Bennett I just knew I had to have it .....
stamped onto parchment using brown stazon background stamped with flourish then distressed in pink added roses lace and ribbon sentiments and flourish are Stampin Up

The Bee

this  " Indigo Blu" stamp is so versatile here is another in black and white--- but can you spot the bee?

Friday, 21 June 2013

Summer Magic

My new Indigo Blu stamps

Baaa Baaa

I used my Spellbinder Blossom die for the main body of the lamb. The face is  StampinUp Owl punch using the eyes and the main body, the feet are Stampin Up bird punch the wing just looks like the legs of a lamb. the scallop edge is a Stampin Up edger die The alphabet is an embossing folder and I just cut out the letters the little bird is a tonic punch and the sentiment from my stash I used cream and blue card stock and my dotted embossing folder a bow makes it complete

Monday, 3 June 2013

Lady Grey

I saw the idea for this card in CREATIVE STAMPING magazine I just changed it around to suit me.........
the Art Deco stamps  used are free from the magazine.
I stamped the figure in black on grey card then coloured in with a white pencil. I used a ruler and white pencil  to create a frame then matted and layered on black and blue card stock
 I cut various strips of grey and blue card and lay them on white card with a strip of white showing I used 3 strips of Tim Holtz tape down the side I used one of my spellbinder dies along the left hand side Cheery Lynne swirl with punched flowers.
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Tweet Tweet

Pan Pastel background using blue pink and yellow. I then stamped the grasses with StampinUp set "Just Believe" Leaves are a sizzix die and the tiny flowers are a small "Tonic" punch the birds are "StampinUpbird builder punch" in black.......Hope my sis likes it.

Thank You for taking the time to look and comment

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Fashion Pages


I saw this on its a fab tutorial just click on the link
I just had to have a go

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Hearts a Flutter

My 2nd Atc. for our Craft Card Swap group:-
I used on of my Stampin Up stamps "Easter Blossom"(a lovely May blossom branch)
I used Spectrum Noir pinks to colour in the flowers I then scattered some embossing powder Stampendous! aged rose Enamel (this is fabulous all pinky n gold) also used this on the 3 punched hearts
I added a lace bow and some flower gems n 3 Tonic punched butterflies and a little cut down punched border the picture was from freevintagedigistamps  they have some lovely items on there blog and all freebies click on this link and go take a look

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Swaps

 I had to search through my stash to make this Vintage Atc and card for Our swap group "Crafty Card Swap"
I just don't do weddings but remembered I had some Graphic 45 pics that I used for another project and luckily these just fit in with this months makes

the frame,hearts  and little flowers are from 2 different sets of  "LeaBilities" dies the spare bit from the flowers looked like little horseshoes which fitted in with the theme. I used a swirly metal stencil and a gold pen for the dotted swirls..also on the envelope but added the flowers from the same stencil the pearls are made using a "Pinflair" pearl wand the Atc itself is from my Leonie Artist Trading card set which I won in  a raffle.
I used the same stencil for the background , the flowers and frame are from the same sets of Lea'Bilities as above the gold flowers are cut down from a  Cheery Lynn die and I cut  because I just wanted the daisies.
the swirl is a Cheery Lynn die cut in half.I distressed the sides with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. added the pearls  and the sentiment from the Graphic45 sheet

Sunday, 21 April 2013


My 1st scrapbook page is done.... and this is it:-
I always wanted to do something creative with this photo that means so much to me. 
This is the only picture of my mum when she was a  baby and also my aunts when they where young.
It would have been taken in 1917 it holds a special place in my heart
I made this is at craft class yesterday.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Open Sea double flip card

front view
 I so enjoyed making this card borrowed from StampinUp withTami with my own slant on it
                                                            back view of swivel
to learn how to make this unique card go to - United States
                                                                    front view showing swivel

I had a play with my punches to show how versatile they are (the tulips idea borrowed from StampinUp with Bev. thank you Bev.x)
used the bird punch to create tulips and the owl punch for the cat. The tail was made from the leaf branch cut down ....(heee heee... I know it looks like a lion's tail ) 
for the tulip petals I used card stock coloured with shaving foam and red distress ink then coloured the edge of the petal.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

two whit and whoo

hubby's card.

Trio of clip boards

 I made these for my 3 eldest grandaughters no1 loves Marilyn Monroe no2 loves sewing. no 3 loves dancing . She  danced in the The Nutcracker at the Theatre Royal Nottingham with the Royal theatre Ballet company

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Demo Cards

It is official I am now a StampinUp demonstrator
This card is for my 1st demo hope everyone likes it ...
I used the Secret Garden and Established Elegance stamp sets +Secret Garden dies for the flowers Framelits labels stamped with En Francais script stamp and  festive paper piercing for the piercing round the large die the card stock used :- is Vanilla , Crumb Cake, flowers and leaves are from Colour collections.
 I am so excited I just love the products everything matching and such lovely stamps

Monday, 18 March 2013

Blue Ties

I got this picture from one of my old parchment craft mags and decided to scan it and print it onto some blue vellum. I inked on the back in white pen behind the ties so they stood out.
I  used my parchment star tool around the edge 
Then I matted onto black card and then  blue card added 2 pieces of ribbon across the centre and some gems. this a very slim card but perfect for the picture.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Liebster Award

Good morning everyone . Today a would like to say a big thank you to Caroline who has nominated me to receive the Liebster Award . It would be nice if you all could pop over to Caroline's blog to see what a great crafter she is .

The Liebster Award is giving to someone who you think is a talented crafted and has less than 200 followers on their blog .

This is to encourage more people to visit them.

The rules !!!

You need to thank the person who has nominated you for the award and post a link back to their blog . Then you can pass the award on to 5 of your blogger friends who you admire and have less than 200 followers . Leave a comment on their blog so they know they have been Nominated .

here are my 5 nominations:-

Zoe Dibavar

Beth Dawson

Lisa Warren

Sian Hillman

Tania Scott

I hope you all enjoy your awards fellow crafters and get lots of followers .hugs

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Thank You

A couple of thank you cards
No 1 :-the blossom is from my beautiful  "Easter Blossoms " from Stampin Up I used distress markers :-Shabby Shutters & Barn Door brushed the colour on to the stamp with the brush end of the marker then I gently breathed on it and stamped 1st generation and 2nd . I repeated this on the tag. the bookplate is from "Tim Holtz movers and shapers" tag & bookplates  added pearls  I stamped thank you onto tag the butterflies are Cheery Lyn dies
the second card I used "Poppy" die from Memory Box . I placed the die on cream card stock and cut out shape I placed red card behind ...the side is a Stampin Up Edgelits die and I used a stamp from my set of Hampstead "A Warm Welcome" which just matched the die,  added a thank you sentiment from my stash

Happy Birthday

Its my dear friend Dawn's birthday this week so I made her this card. and matching enveloper 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Wellington Bear Hanger

made this for my grandson am entering it into Rosie and Rhedd's challenge "Anything Goes"

One Happy Mummy

I feel so special today a big thank you to my

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Origami gift boxes

I just love these boxes made fro 12 x 12 patterned paper and decorated with flowers etc. instructions for these are on You Tube just type in Origami box 1 by Christina Griffiths there are 2 parts one for box and one for lid  I am entering this into Rhedd and Rosies challenge "Anything Goes" 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Roses with Love

Mothers Day

another make with the tulip stamp....

Bunches of Tulips

Card made using  Tulip stamp free with no 9 Creative Stamping Magazine
I used the resist stamp effect pg 26 a great idea.
I stamped four images in each corner to create a background 
then using a white wax crayon I coloured the flower heads then I used ink to distress using kitchen roll to buff off the colour you end up with a two toned tulip
I diecut 2 pieces of white card using the Stampin Up Framelits Labels stamped my tulips using the same method added some faux stitches with a black fine liner and the sentiment from the same set.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Take Two

 I saw this in the Creative Stamping issue 9 ...I used the butterfly stamp free with the Magazine.
used distress ink (it gives the effect of watercolour ) then I did trails using my liner pen added ribbon on corners then a heart embellishment and the stamped butterfly cut out
 The top one I stamped my own background with a little flower stamp from my stash .... the bottom one I matted and layered on some crafters companion papers I  got free from a magazine then kanban card embossed with a sizzix folder butterflies n swirls

Splendour in the grass

Make no 2 Double Pocket Card  from David Young's craft class at "Cutting Edge"..I  used the Graphic 45 12 x 12 papers to decorate .. how to make card :-

The card is made by using a 12 x 12 double sided card stock folded into quarters then cut down to 11" across and 10" inches