Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Shaker Card and Tag Card

Here are two cards that are in Autumn shades.
The first is a shaker envelope on a card and I have used green and gold beads, velum, torn paper, white cs, colorbox chalk ink pads and eyelets.

The second is a tag card cut on the accucut and decorated with stamped leaves and fibers.


Monday, 24 September 2007

My craft room

We have been busy working on my craft room for yet another weekend and it is finally ready to use. This has been an-on-going-project for my husband and myself for the last two and half years and I can't beleive it is actually ready to use. We still have some more work to do but the main thing is that I can use it and get back in to my crafting.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Figgy Pudding Teddy!

I seem to be doing quite well this year with my Christmas cards and my box is filing up nicely!

All the die cuts and peel offs are from here.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Resist Cards

I made these three cards for a class when we did the resist technique.

The top two cards have had the image embossed in white and the bottom card the image has been stamped with Versamark and left to dry before adding the colour.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 17 September 2007

Caught in Crystal Card

One of my favourite techniques is caught in crystal. This is one of my many cards I have created for my stamping classes.


A4 white cs,
A5 lilac, silver, pink & white cs,
A5 acetate,
Black Stazon
Purple organza,
A selection of stamps,
Lumiere in 4 colours
Fine glitter,
Heat gun
White mulberry paper
and floor polish.

You stamp your image with black Stazon on the acetate, make sure it is dry.
Turn the acetate over then apply a thin layer of floor polish.
Sprinkle some fine glitter over the image.
Lay the piece of white mulberry paper over the floor polish and glitter, rub down with your finger.
Apply a coat for floor polish.
Then add some of your Lumiere, gently rub in with your finger, until the whole image is covered. Be careful not to muddy your colours.
Then apply another layer of floor polish.
Gently dry with your heat gun.
Then apply a final coat of floor polish to seal everything.
Then heat again to dry.
When you get to this point your work must be dry before you can continue.
Trim the excess of your image, the stick to a piece of white cs.
Cut your image to size.
Layer you image up and continue to make your card.

Hope you will have ago at this fab technique if you need any help then please ask.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Another Snowman Card

I have just made this card with my left over bits, so my Christmas card box is starting to fill up nicely! You can never start to early can you!

Happy Stamping!

Beate's Challenge #113

I made this card for my first go at
Beate's challenge on scs.

I used snowflake cs from QVC
Snowmen stamps from Heo Arts
Mery Christmas stamp from DeNami
and brads from the local market.

I really had fun making this card and I will be having ago at some more challenges. It make a nice change to get out of my comfort zone.

Happy Stamping!

Ebay Shop

I have not posted any cards for a couple of days as I am having a crafty clearout.I need to dowsize some of my craft supplies as they will not fit in my new craftroom. So if you are interested in grabbing a barging have a look in my ebay shop.
I have just listed my Cricut machine, tag-a-long machine and tote and a Arts & Crafts PC CD-ROM.

until next time

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Another Penguin Card

This penguin card was made for a sketch challenge on Janettes blog. I think the sketch idea came from splitcoast stampers blog.
I think everyone will get a penguin card this Chrstmas as I can't stop stamping them. I also love using my cuttlebug dies.

Enjoy the card

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

New Home Card

I made this New Home card for my Niece,her twin boys and her partener.
White main card with a silver peel off border.
A pink and white house die cut from my shop
layered together. Then I used some pink strippy paper for the windows and some small flowers for the bush. Finished off with some dots of 3d paint around the whole house.

Enjoy the card!

Penguin Round Robin Card

I made this card for a round robin for a group that I am one.I just love this penguin stamp from Penny Black. I also used my new Cuttle Bug embossing die snowflakes, which I went over with a white chalk pad and then some glitter glue. I really think that this makes the embossing stand of the card. The snowflake card and vellum I bought from QVC about two years ago and I just love it! I am hoping that they have some more on craft day tomorrow. The penguin was coloured in using jelly role pens, white fluffy stuff on his hat from Woodware and glitter glue on the black parts of his body.

Hope you enjoy this card!

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

First day in the 6th form

This is my daughter Adele and today was her first day in the 6th form. She only found out her G.C.S.E. results on Monday so it has been a mad rush to buy everything ready for today. She did not want a blazzer but a nice black fitted jacket, looks better in the flesh.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Fab post day!

I have got my first ever set of Bella stamps and I am so excited! I bought them from .
I have seen quite a few Bella cards on other blogs and just fell in love with them and you know what it is like you just have to have them. So I will try and get some cards made up in a few days time and put them on here.

First day back at school!

Here we are end of the summer holidays and the first day back to school for Jake. He is in the last year of the juniors and I had to let him go to school on his own today. I have to admit I was not very happy about this but he has only one small road to cross but it is quite busy. He has been pestering me for months to let him go to school on his own and now he has. I think I worry more about him as he is my baby and the youngest of four. I will get to see him at lunch time when I go to work.

Monday, 3 September 2007

My first Christmas card

I thought it was time to make a start on my Christmas cards, so for a change I decided to have a go with my embroidery machine. I bought my machine last December and have been playing with it over the last few months. I have been embroidering designs on t.shirts and boxer shorts and have now started on some cards. I really enjoy making these cards but the only problem is getting the wadding in the right place and making sure your design is central in the appature.

The main card is gold, with gold peel off corners and greeting. The main design is gold, blue, red and purple.The card looks alot better in the flesh.