Thursday, 2 October 2014

Happy 40th Clair x

Good morning, nearly the weekend again :-) I made this card for my lovely friend Clair who is celebrating a very special birthday this week. It took me ages to select the image for this card but when I landed on this in my ever growing digital stash I knew it was the right one. I met Clair when we were both 22 so we've known each other for quite some time ;-) The image comes with a cheeky sentiment which I have cut out in a tag shape and tucked behind the image...

 This is the tag behind the image...
I had a strip of paper left and thought I'd pop it inside...
  
I made a simple pocket to house a gift card inside the card...

Supplies:
Image & sentiment - JJ Housework Cook from Bugaboo coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Papers - Promises from Lili of the Valley
Flowers, buttons, pearls & ric-rac - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass dies, brown inkpad

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Santa's Balls!

Morning peeps, I completed half of my manual handling training I need to do for work yesterday and have the other half to do tomorrow. I will then be able to assist doing more of the lifting and hoisting of children at school as and when required.

Here is another card using an image from the fab Cute Santa Collection set from Digistamp Boutique. I do love red gingham paper and think it suits these images really well. This is another CAS card with lots of space and just a couple of embellies...



Supplies:
Image - from the Cute Santa Collection set coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Krafty Christmas by Dovecraft
Seam binding & buttons - stash
Other - kraft card, Star Dust Stickles (snowballs & santa hat), brown inkpad, Spellbinders rectangle die

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 27 September 2014

It's A Stitch Up!

Good morning peeps, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts today and our theme is 'A Stitch Up!' hosted by ME :-) Our wonderful sponsors are Flonzcraft and Marianne Design.

 http://www.flonzcraft.com/   http://www.mariannedesign.nl/

I decided to pick up a needle & thread for this challenge and hand stitched my image and sentiment using a chart from a cross stitch magazine. The image is mostly back-stitching which is quick to do and I really enjoy.


Supplies:
Stitching chart & threads - from a cross stitching magazine
Ribbon & twine - stash
Small buttons - Dovecraft
Bird button - Little Gingham Bear
Paper - can't remember, Garden Party by Dovecraft maybe? 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Happy Christmas!

It's nearly the end of the week! I have made a proper start on my Christmas cards. I do tend to send most people a bought card. Working pretty much full-time means time is not on my side to make all my cards. This year I am supporting Clic Sargent for my bought Christmas cards, they have some fab designs in their online shop.

I purchased a super cute Santa set from Digistamp Boutique a while ago and really enjoyed colouring them up adding some sparkle to the hats :-) The boots are already coloured black so there's not actually much colouring required. This card is 4.5" and I have popped a tag with a festive sentiment on it behind the image...

 No idea why the next picture looks orangey and blurred (well I do, it's my rubbish photography skills!), the paper is red honest ;-)

Supplies:
Image - Cute Santa Collection coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - from the Cute Robin Chicklets set
Paper - Krafty Christmas by Dovecraft
Ribbon - stash
Buttons - Crafty Ribbons
Other - Spellbinders rectangle die, Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass die (the tag), Star Dust Stickles, brown inkpad

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

You're a Hoot!

Morning, happy Tuesday to you! I treated myself to some Clearly Besotted stamps & dies a few weeks ago, their designs are so cute :-)

 A close up of the super cute owl...

Supplies:
Image & sentiment - You're a Hoot by Clearly Besotted
Papers - Sweet Owl by First Edition
 Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - stash
Other - You're a Hoot die, dark brown inkpad

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Based on a film title...

Good morning peeps, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts today and our theme is 'Based on a film title' hosted by the lovely Wendy. Our wonderful sponsor is Nicecrane Designs.


Nicecrane $20 spend

As Christmas is only 3 months away, (less than 100 days!!!) I had a think about festive films. I used a beautiful set of vintage Father Christmas images from our sponsor Nicecrane Designs to make a little set of festive cards. So my film title is Santa Claus The Movie :-)


Supplies:
Papers - Snowfall by BoBunny
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Snowflake buttons - Little Gingham Bear
Other - brown ink pad, kraft card, twine

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Christmas meeces...

Good morning peeps. Nearly half way through the week already, yippee! I was lucky enough to get some lovely pressies when I left my previous school in July and one of them was a big Hobbycraft voucher. I had a lovely time wandering round in the school holidays picking what I wanted to buy. I bought lots of staples like glue, tape, card, buttons etc and spied a super cute decoupage pad that I thought I'd treat myself too. I don't do much decoupage but thought this Xmas pad was super cute. Of course I had to also purchase the matching papers and buttons ;-)

 A close up to show all the glittered layers...

Supplies:
Decoupage image - Winter Woodland pad
Ribbon & pearl snowflake - stash
Buttons - Winter Woodland
Other - Mini Cracker die

Thanks for looking x