Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Thank you so much!!!

Good morning peeps, it's my last day at work today. Starting a long 6 weeks off tomorrow and I for one can't wait ;-) I've had a great year but am really looking forward to the challenges of my new job in September. I have worked closely with 3 lovely ladies this year and I can't thank them enough for all their help and support. I have bought them each a pressie and these are their cards. I've used a new MFT stamp and matching Dienamics die...

 
 

Supplies:
Image - MFT Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Kitsch by Craftwork Cards
Other - Dienamics Sending Big Hugs die, Distress Inks

Thanks for looking and HUGE apologies that I have been slack keeping up with your blogged creations these last few weeks. Over my 6 week break I hope to sort that out, I've missed you x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

White On White...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'White On White' hosted by the lovely Wendy. Our wonderful sponsors are Marianne Design and Scrappers Delight.

http://www.mariannedesign.nl/   3 images
I really enjoyed this challenge because I rarely make white cards...

Supplies:
Image - Kindergarten Children Swinging by Flonzcraft
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Gem dots - Papermania
Sheer ribbon - stash
Other - Marianne Design Craftables Circle & Flower Stitch die set, Cherry Lynn Fanciful Flourishes die, Crafts Too Summer Burst embossing folder

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, 17 July 2014

Eeekkk Big Cards!!!

So I showed you earlier in the week how I tried using distress inks which freak me out, well, this post is about one of my other crafting no-nos - BIG cards! All my cards are 6x6 or smaller but I was asked to make 2 cards for people who are leaving at work. Rather than make huge cards I have stuck 2 8x8 cards together to make a Z-shape card. I think there is plenty of room for people to pop their messages and there was less 'space' on the front for me to try to fill. What do you think...

 A close up of one of the tiny butterflies surrounding the sentiment...
This shows the Z-shape...
This uses papers in the same range but a different colourway... 

Supplies:
Sentiments - from the New Beginnings Sentiments set and the Smile Sentiments set from Whimsy Stamps
Papers & bunting - Tea Dance Collection by Craftwork Cards
Pearls, ribbon, buttons & resin flowers - stash
Other - Tim Holtz swirls embossing folder, Woodware leaf punch, Spellbinders circle die, brown inkpad

Thanks for looking, see you on Saturday for our new Allsorts challenge x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Stencils & distress inks...

Morning peeps, I have a confession to make... I am scared of inks. I see so many beautiful inky creations on blogs and love them but feel I could never create anything remotely as lovely. Well I've taken the first step into the inky world. I needed to make a large batch of thank you cards for teaching assistants and wrap around care staff and I had an idea in my head using a stencil and ink. I purchased the supplies I needed and got to work and well I am very chuffed to admit it worked!

The cards are quite small and I've made 20 of them in different colours. What do you think...?

 
 

Supplies:
Stencil - Texture Mesh by Memory Box
Inks - Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pad Kit 1
Sentiments & cards - Craftwork Cards
Other - Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Splish Splash Splosh...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Splish Splash Splosh' (i.e. anything to do with water) hosted by the lovely Tracy Mouse. Our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.

Prize is a collection of ribbons - new picture each challenge

As soon as I saw the theme I knew the image I wanted to use, I love this little cutie from Digistamp Boutique. I found the sentiment as a freebie online and just copied it into Word. Hope you like it...

Supplies:
Image - Rainy Day Sophia coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Paper & paper bow - Kitsch by Craftwork Cards
Oval sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Quote sentiment - found online
Ric rac ribbon, flowers, gem dots & button - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle, twine, Glossy Accents, Star Dust Stickles, kraft card


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, 10 July 2014

Quiet Moments

Morning peeps, this is a super quick to make card using an Elizabeth Bell pre-coloured topper. I do have this image as a digi and love it.


Supplies:
Image - from the Quiet Moments set by The Hobby House
Paper - Garden Party by Dovecraft
Lace, resin flowers, pearls - stash
Other - brown inkpad, kraft card

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Thanks For A Great Year...

Morning crafters, this was a super quick to make card but ooohhh I really like it. I used a fab set from Digistamp Boutique and layered the wording over the apple image then printed and cut it out. I cut the stalk and leaf off the apple and stuck them directly onto the card then popped the apple onto foam pads and added a touch of Glossy Accents to the white bit on the apple. I tied some baker's twine to the top of the card and hey presto, one thank you card done for the boys' teachers! A couple more of these to make and then I am going to try my hand at something very different (for me) for our other thank you cards for school using new tools and other things, all to be revealed if it goes according to plan ;-)


Supplies:
Image/sentiment - Teacher Thank You Words Bundle from Digistamp Boutique
Baker's Twine - stash
Other - Glossy Accents, Dovecraft kraft card blank

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