Friday, 27 May 2011

CHNC 21 - Lets see some Scallops

Over at CHNC Challenge 21 asks 'Let's see some Scallops'

This is very similar to the the card below this posting .. I have just added some 'scallops' Apologies for the dark pic. especially so that of the base of the card.

List of supplies

DL Base Card
Black Card
Silver Mirror Card
English Paper Co.
Brick UM RS
Little Claire Designs 'Santa' clear RS
25th Dec. Clear RS
Fired Brick Distress ink
Broken China Distress ink
Glamour Dust
Pro Markers
1" scalloped circle punch

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 20 - Kinetic Card

This week over at Bah Humbug the challenge is to make a 'Kinetic card' Wow .. the card the DT team have come up with are truly wonderful, so flippin clever they are!
I have only ever made one type of kinetic card before so I am sticking to what I know ... A penny slider card.

List of supplies

DL base card
English paper co.
Santa clear RS Little Claire Designs
Dec. 25th Clear RS
Brick UM RS - bought on ebay 'Jimstamp'
Fired Brick Distress Ink
SU Window Punch
Pro Markers
Card Candy

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 19 - Snowflakes

Another week another challenge .. yes, its that time over at Bah Humbug and CHNC where fab. challenges have been set. I have managed to combine two challenges with one card. Challenge 19 over at
Bah Humbug is 'Snowflakes' The DT designs, as ever, are just lovely and over at CHNC chllenge 20 is
'Don't get distressed about distressing' as is usual,  Hazel's work is stunning.

Here is my card. Not the best Pic. I know. I am just getting used to a new camera phone - not owned one before. I dropped my old phone last week- A very basic Nokia - the inner screen smashed! I have had for an eternity, it has served me well. I took the plunge on getting somthing a bit more up to date.
I took the pics. quickly late last night as time was going to be against me today.
I have used a 'Tatty Teddy' clear RS, of which is a freebie with the recent creativity magazine. I have coloured him with promarkers. I have added a likkle cuttlebug snowflake - as if Tatty Teddy is holding the snowflake. I have embellished the snowflake with tiny irridescent 3D type sequins
These have also been added to the corners and above the nestie circle. I have embossed, using the snowflake Cutlebug embossing folder, onto whitewash C'ordinations card and then distressed it by sanding the embossing,the edges are distressed using a pair of scissors and some fluid chalk.

List of Supplies

6x6 base card - Blue
Silver matt card
Whitewash C'ordinations Card
Tattie Teddy Clear RS
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder
Cuttlebug Snowflake die cut
Cuttlebug Alphas
3D Sequins - silver and blue
Nestie Circle
Sheer Ribbon
Fluid Chalk

Monday, 16 May 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 18 - Going Green

This weeks challenge theme over at Bah Humbug is 'Recycling or Shades of Green. I have gone opted with 'Recycling.
The beautiful image has been lovingly created by Vince over at
Crafty Moments  Thank you Vince for your generosity. The images were just lovely to work with.

I have made a card and matching tag. I used the already coloured in image from Crafty Moments for the main card then coloued the mini image in with ProMarkers.  My 'recycled' items are the blue scalloped fabric edging rescued from a garment and the sequin waste or Punchannella as it is also known, of which we get from the our local council scrapstore. I may have gone a bit overboard with the sequin waste! I have used it to create a mask of which gives you a nice polka dot effect. I did this using glimmer mists and a strip of the waste.  I have laid the waste over the polka dot pattern so that is doesn't quite match up with the dots.  I feel my card might need something over the small panel of sequin waste, so to make the card look a bit more 'festive' Maybe some likkle
snowflakes? I will somtime soon add to the card.

I am indeed very pleased to have came across another Christmas Card Challenge Blog. Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment Fabrizio. I have taken the plunge and entered my card into this month's challenge May Christmas Challenge with Blog Candy - Pastel Colours and/or Embossing

List of Supplies

6x6 Base Card
Silver Mirror Card
Paper - unable to identify. I should take note when I purchase.
A 'gift for you' digital images from Crafty Moments
Nestie scalloped circle
Nestie Circle
Nestie Oval
snowflake RS image - will need to remind myself of the maker
Sheer Ribbon
Miniture Card Candy (Of which I have made myself) I have laid onto the oval nestie sentiment
Silver Glimmer Mist
Sequin Waste/Puncanella -  electric blue and white
Scalloped fabric trim
Computer generated sentiment

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A few Birthday Cards

I have a few birthdays coming up so here are the cards I have created. I have used digital images from

Crafty Moments 'A gift for you'

Digital Two For Tuesday  'Thoroughly Modern'

and finally,the scrummy 'Trio of Cupcakes' and 'Recipe' for Friendship' from Meljen's Designs

All of the gorgeous images have been a joy to work with.

Digital Two Tuesday - Thoroughly Modern

Meljen Designs - A Trio of Cupcakes & Recipe for Friendship

Crafty Moments - 'It's a gift for you'

List of Supplies  from top to bottom

6x6 Base Card
Digital Two Tuesday Thoroughly modern digital image
Bazzill Basics
DCWV Latte Papers
Sheer Ribbon 
 SU Tab Punch
Happy Birthday Clear RS Seal

6x6 Base Card
Chocolate Card
Making Memories DS Card
Meljen Designs Trio of  Cupcake & Recipe for Friendship Sentiment Digital Image
Funky Fibres

6x6 Base Card
Crafty Moments 'It's a Gift for You' Digital Image
Chocolate Card
Making Memories DS Card
Bazzill Basics
Papermania polka dot buttons
Pearl Whilte Buttons
Happy Birthday Clear RS Seal
Funky Fibres

Friday, 13 May 2011

CHNC 19 - Photo Inspiration

This weeks challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Blog is to draw inspiration from this  Photo

I'd like you to use this photo as the inspiration to make your Christmas card. You can interpret your response in any way you wish - it might be one or more of the colours or patterns, or stockings, Santa, teddy, snowman, presents ... whatever the photo inspires you to make

Here is my take on this fab. challenge
I have used the tag elements from within a 12x12 English Paper Co. I layered these onto the red kraft card.
I used 'red brick' distress inks to 'distress' the edges of the papers, tags and nesties as well as colouring the sheer ribbon, of which was originally white.

List of Supplies

6x6 Base Card
Brown Stardust Card
Red Kraft Card
Red Mirror Card
English Paper Company 'Stockings'
English Paper Company 'Tags'
Bigz Sizzix Tag Die Cut
Distress Ink Pad
Nestie Scalloped Circles
Marianne Designs Flourish Die Cut
Sheer Ribbon

Thursday, 12 May 2011

World Of Sarpreet - Blog Candy in aid of Cancer Research UK

An amazing array of blog candy is on offer over at World of Sarprett

Sarpreet says

I wish to celebrate gaining 200 followers. I am very proud of this.  I also wish to celebrate my wedding, although it is very late. This candy is worth £70.00, plus the stamped images makes it even more worthwhile and you can win all this for free!

Blog Candy Includes:
Papermania Embossing Folders - Stars (worth £2.99)
Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Spring (worth £14.99)
Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Christmas (worth £14.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Oliver (worth £4.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Olivia (worth £4.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Lime Rickey (worth £4.99)
Penny Black Stamp - Owl Be Yours (worth £6.65)
Fizzy Moon Stamp - Bunch (worth £3.99)
Wild Rose Studio - Molly In The Snow (worth £4.99)
Memento Ink Pad - London Fogg (worth £4.75)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Claire's Birthday

Oh My .. it is Claire's birthday on Weds. (tomorrow) as usual she is pretty excited. Believe it or not .. I am organized. Card is made. Gifts are made. I am just waiting on Jodi Picoult's new book to arrive Sing You Home  - Last yr. for her b'day Claire met Jodi Picoult in person, she attended a book tour in Ely. Fingers crossed the book arrives tomorrow - if not I will have to do an IOU
Just need to wrap her gifts and make a gift certificate - it was meant to be coming in the post but last minute hitches with  her b'day gift of a 1 days basket making course at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket has gone pear shaped - a bit of a long story but in short the course, which was meant to be happening May 7th, has had to be postponed until July.
The gifts I have had a hand in creating are a Creativ Wooden key Cabinet
and a pair of Angel earrings Angel Earrings
A Tag using a fab. freebie Digital Image at
A Passion For Cards The tag is to accompany the Jodi Picoult Book. The added book is 'Free ClipArt' Once printed/cut out I coloured with Promarkers.
This is the likkle box I made for the Angel Earrings.

The beautiful sentiment is from Create With TLC The gorgeous 'Window Seat' Digital Image is by Maurie J Manning. I have also made a 8x8 box for the card. (Not shown)

List of Supplies

Creativ Wooden Key Cabinet
Acrylic Paint
I think the paper is K&Co
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Flock Alphabet Letters
Made with Love Charm & ribbons

Lampwork Pink Hearts
Bicone Beads
Small Round Bead
Bead Cap
Angel Wings
Earring findings
Papermania Screen Print Paper
Bazzill Basics Card
Marianne Designs Flowers Dies
Papermania Button
Handmade with Love Charm

Nesties Labels 
Freebie Digital Image 
Free Clip Art 
Marianne Designs Flower Dies 
Sheer Ribbon 
Papermania Button  

8x8 Craftworks Card
Papermania Screen Print Paper
Bazzill Basics Card
Mo Digital Image
Digital Sentiment 'Create with tlc'
Marianne Designs Flower /Swirl Dies 
Grograin Ribbon
Lampwork Heart Beads
2" findings
Bicome Beads
Cone Bead
Angel Wings
Made with Love Charm
Nestie Labels
Molly Blooms 'Bunting' RS

Bah Humbug Challenge 17 - Pleats and Ruffles

Wow .. Another fab. challenge has been set over at Bah Humbug
Challenge seventeen is to create a Christmas project that features 'Pleats and Ruffles' I had to do a bit of searching of google for inspiration and tutorials on either pleats or ruffles - as not really done a lot of either within cardmaking.
Came across a nice tutorial for making

Layered Ruffled Ribbon

This is my finished card. As you may notice I have a rather bit more on my card than the tutorial showed - of which I think is so elegant and pretty with it, mine is most definately not 'less is more' My apologies about the pic. Was struggling with light as well as camera!

My card also fits in nicely with Hazels Christmas Challenge over at
CHNC Challenge 18 asks that you 'Use a Die-Cut'I got a bit carried away and used more than one ..

List of Supplies

8x8 Craftwork Card
Basic Bazzill Card
Silver Mirror Card
Paper - No recollection of the maker/collection I am afraid
Elzybelles Clear RS Sentiment
Molly Blooms 'Bunting' RS
Snowmen Fall From Heaven Unassembled Digital Image (must do better in attaching info. to saved files as to where the digital image came from)
Grosgrain Ribbon
Nesties labels
Nestie Circles/Scallops
QK Nesting Circles