Monday, 17 October 2011

last of the tulips cards

This is the last of those tulip cards for now
I sent this one to Ang for her birthday the other week

The ribbon jar remained untouched for this one lol

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Well in front

This is another tulip card I made during the summer, I made it with my friends sister in mind as she loves the colour purple and so I'll let him have it (for a small fee of course lol!) before her birthday in December.

White embossed card is from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon is from another jar
Sentiment is a dovecraft stamp
Everything else is DoCrafts

Thank you for looking and for any very welcome comments which you take the time to leave

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

More Tulip

Here's another Tulip card made over the summer. I really got back into decoupage this year, it seemed to work fo me.
My sister in law took this card when I invited her to help herself to cards in my box
so I think I might be making another one as I really liked the colours and image on this.

The decoupage image is by doCrafts as is the paper.
Ithink the blur card is Coredinations which I have embossed with a Cuttlebug folder
and the base card and sentiment are from Craftwork Cards.
Ribbon is from my jar.

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Here's a card I made when I was off work in the summer.

The decoupage image is by doCrafts and is from the Tulip range, papers are from the linen collection in that range , sentiment is from Craftwork Cards from a while back aand the ribbon is from my well stocked collection.:)

Thank you as always for looking

Monday, 19 September 2011

Twit twoo

I've not posted for a little while so thought I would share this owl card which I ,made and which my sister-in-law then chose when I invited her to have a look through my cards and take what she wanted.

Papers -  Daisy Bucket
Cardstock - Craftwork Cards
Image and sentiment - Joanna Sheen
Ovals - Spellbinders
Colouring medium - Promarkers

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A simple card and exciting news

I was awake at the crack of dawn this morning so got up did a bit of sorting out and decided to have a bit of a blog catch up and discovered I had won something on the Little Claires blog! I posted a comment the other day and they have picked me!

Here's a simple card I made with some more of the Humphreys corner decoupage, I seem to be doing more decoupage than stamping at the moment but now there are so many nice die cut sheets around and I don't have to cut out it adds a bit of variety.

So this card uses a craftwork cards base card and embossed card, coloured card and ribbon from my stock and a humphreys corner decoupage image.

Thank you for looking,

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Another one from Humphreys Corner

Here's another card from the Humphreys corner kit.
Patterned paper is Pink Petticoat
Flowers are Prima, leaves are a Woodware punch
Image is Humphreys corner
Flourish is a sizzlets die
Base card and other cardstock are from Craftwork Cards
Brads and ribbon are from my collection

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

In celebration of Summer

As it was the Bank Holiday yesterday I thought I would share this card, it's another one made from the Humphreys Corner die cut decoupage kit.
The papers are from the Echo Park Summer Days 6 x 6 pad.
Sentiment and base card are Craftwork Cards and the brad and coloured card are from my collection.

Thank you for looking

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sketch Saturday

2 posts in one day, it's almost unheard of but challenge cards can't really be scheduled.
I thought I'd have a go at the Sketch Saturday challenge this week as well, I've not entered this for ages.

All paper and cardstock are from Craftwork Cards
Gems are Anitas
Scalloped Circle is Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Image is Humphreys Corner decoupage
Lace is from my collection

Than you for looking

Penny Black Saturday Week 166

The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday this week is a lovely sketch which I have rotated to make this card.

Image is Scented Garden which I have colourd with promarkers.
Papers are from a Basic Grey Phoebe 6x6 pad
Flowers are from Hobby House and Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves are a Martha Stewart punch
Doily is from Dolly Cottage crafts
Base card and white card are from Craftwork Cards

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Sketch n Stash 68

It's ages since I entered any challenges but the sketch at Sketch n Stash challenge was perfect for this card for my great nephew. Sam goes to the Leeds Rhinos so I chose their colours to colour in this Lily of the Valley image.

New stash (well its a tool really) is my Cricut which I used to cut out the star the number and the letters and neglected is the Echo Park Summer Days paper which I have had for a couple of months but not dug into yet.

Thank you for looking and for any comments you might leave, they are always appreciated

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sarah Kay meets Basic Grey 6

This is the last one in this set, sorry if I bored you lol :)

It's Lily Kate again, with Hobby House pearls, aCraftwork cards base card and an embossed scalloped circle.

Ribbon is from my collection.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sarah Kay meets Basic Grey 5

Heres the penultimate one in the series with more from the Lily Kate pad and flowers ribbon and pearls from my collection.

The sentiment is by Whimsy which came from the Hobby House.

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sarah Kay meets Basic Grey 4

Here's another one in that series I made.

Base card and sentiment are Craftwork cards, papers are from the Gypsy 6x6 pad and buttons and ribbon are from my collection.

Decoupage image is by Sarah Kay.

The theme at Basic Grey Challenge is Anything goes, so I am entering this card.

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sarah Kay meets Basic Grey 3

Here's another card from that batch of Sarah Kay decoupage.

The paper is from Lily Kate again edged with a brown chalk ink pad, flowers punched with EK Success retro flower punch, centres are hobby house pearls. Sentiment and base card are by Craftwork Cards.

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sarah Kay meets Basic Grey 2

This was the mojo monday sketch last week but I was too late to enter it.

Image is Sarah Kay, Base card and other cardstock from Craftwork Cards.

Papers are Basic Grey Lily Kate Collection from a 6x6 pad, one of my favourites, it has so many different colour options in it too.

Pearls are from the Hobby House, the very faint sentiment is from a Hero Arts set, punched edge is a stamping up punch, ribbon is from my collection.

Thank you for looking

Monday, 8 August 2011

Another one for the boys

It's my Favourite nephew-in-laws birthday today, he is a 2 and a half dan (I think) in taekwondo so when I saw this Lily of the Valley image I knew that even though I could only use it for him I had to have it.

Cardstock is all from Craftwork Cards, sentiment is a Polkadoodles stamp, papers are Daisy Bucket Playlist.

Buttons and paper string are from my collection

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Odsal Topper

It's our nephew Lees' birthday today and he follows the Bradford Bulls so I thought I would make him a rugby themed card.

Image is Rugby Mad from Lily of The Valley, paper is Fancy Pants, card is Bazzill embossed with the cuttlebug, the folder is an indentz one I thing. Sentiment is stamping up, buttons and brads are from my collection

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Sarak Kay meets Basic Grey 1

Late last Saturday night I made up 6 Sarah Kay decoupage images and then spent most of Sunday, in between going out to buy benches and bathroon accessories, making them up following a few sketches that had been on various challenge blogs recently but which I hadn't entered.

I really enjoyed doing all of these because I love these images, hope you like them too.

Base card and scalloped oval - Craftwork Cards. Oval was embossed with a cuttlebug folder.

Paper is from the Perhaps collection and the flowers were cut out and embossed using spellbinders die Rose Creations.

Pearls are from Hobby House, inky edges are Wild Honey Distress ink and the ribbon is from my collection which is much more accessible in jars than it was on the pole.

Thank you for looking

Friday, 5 August 2011

Peggys card

It was my friend Peggys card in June and this is her card.

I created an easel card using go create dies and some green bazzill card.

Patterned paper came from the kanban outlet shop, the stamp is Penny Black whispers and the sentiment is craftwork cards. The 6 inch piece of ribbon is from my collection.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Best laid plans

I started making this card for a Basic Grey Challenge for Doilies and ribbon but coulldn't get the ribbon in as it looked too much, maybe I should have used poetic licence and counted the one in her hair. Then it could have been entered for last months challenge at Penny Black at allsorts but I never got round to entering it.

Anyway here it is and I hope that you like it

Base card is Craftwork Cards

Papers are basic grey from the sultry collection, doily is Susannah style from Dolly Cottage crafts, flowers and leaves have been punched from Basic Grey papers with a mixture of EK Success and Woodware punches and the centresare tiny papermania brads.

Stamp is Penny Black - Sweet Thing

Thanks so much for looking

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Annes birthday

It was Anne at craft clubs birthday last Monday and this is the card I made for her.

The stamp is a new Prima stamp which I picked up at Paper Arts when we called on the way back from Wiltshire, I say we but Martin stayed in the car with his book. The papers are by K & co, flower, brad and ribbon are from my collection. The sentiment which is just visible on the right hand side is a woodware stamp.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

After the famine....

It's been such an age since I posted for one reason or another which I won't go into here, but I do have lots of cards made and photographed so here is the first.

It's a pretty simple card for my husbands nephew who is 18 today.

The paper is by papermania and the cardstock and base card have all come from Craftwork Cards at some time. The 18 and the sentiment were cut out using my Cricut.

Thank yo as always for looking and for any comments

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Well I've definitely being slacking on the blogging front lately not helped by the fact that the craft roomis out of action and mostly packed away just now.

Here's a simple little card I made at the last club night using some craft creations papers, candi, warren image and base card from craftwork cards and a bit of ribbon from my collection. I was quite surprised that I managed to pack that away into such a small bag I can tell you. ;-)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

It's not quilling

Here's a card I made for Jake who as well as loving my friend Carole, loves to play computer games.

It's a pretty simple card on a Craftwork Crads base card, the candi, sentiment which I've coloured with memento ink and blue strip are also from there. The main image and brown card are from Kanban.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

It's been a while

Well it's ages since I posted anything so thought I'd show you this card I made for my sisters birthday.

The main image is a magenta stamp which I have coloured with chalk pencils and glitter glue. I think that the pearls are habico.

Crastock is all bazzill which I have stamped with a variety of Aspects of Design annd magenta flourishes in versamark and then used mica powders over them.

Base card and white card is from Craftwork Cards

Thank you as always for looking.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter Greetings

The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week is Spring or Easter.

Here's my entry, it's an A6 card blank from Craftwork Cards.

The stamp is a Creative Stamping stamp which I have had for some time, its stamped onto Craftwork Cards digital textured cardstock in Memento and coloured with Promarkers. The circle has been cut out with a nestability.

Green card is coredinations, yellow dotty card is from my local craft shop, green dotty paper is craft creations, dotty ribbon is may arts I think and the sentiment is woodware.

Thank you for looking.

Happy Birthday Cieran

It's my great nephews birthday today, and if you hadn't already guessed he will be 5.

This is the card I made for him.

Cardstock and chipboard number are Craftwork Cards, papers are Basic Grey Colour me Silly, image is Lily of the Valley coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for looking and for your always appreciated comments

Monday, 4 April 2011

Another card for Mothers Day

Here's a card I made for someone at work to send from his daughter.

Image - Penny Black Whispers

Papers - Craft Creations

Crystals - Swarowski

Punched edge - Martha Stewart

Sentiment - Computer generated

Yellow Card - Coredinations

Base card and smooth card - Craftwork Cards

Ribbon - Collection, I think it might have originated from the shop in Derbyshire.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


The challenge at Lily of the Valley is spring so I used this cute little bunny image with her tulips and some Nitwits Spring whimsy papers. Sentiment and base card are Craftwork Cards, flowers and ric rac are from my stash and pearls are from Hobby House.

Thank you for looking

Daring Cardmakers

The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week is Daisy or Sweet Pea, so I teamed up this Lily of the Valley image with this daisy paper.

Image- Lily of the Valley

Sentiment and Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

Designer Paper - Kanban

Crystals - Anitas

Vellum and dark blue card from my shelves

Thank you for looking

Happy Mothering Sunday

Here's the card I made for my mother-in-law.

Base card is from Which-crafts, image is from Craft Creations sheet cut and cuddly bears, papers are Craftwork cards Ice Cream Parlour, flowers are Prima, sentiments are from a Woodware set and Candi is also Craftwork Cards.

Thank you for looking and for any very welcome comments

Saturday, 2 April 2011

One for the boys

Here's another new Little Claires stamp set from the Harrogate show. Stamped onto Craftwork Cards digital smooth cardstock and coloured with promakers.

Papers are Rob and Bob by provocraft, can't begin to think how long I have had them, buttons are a sizzlits die cut from white card and coloured to match. Sentiment and base card are Craftwork Cards too.

I am entering this card into the Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Thank you for looking and for your very welcome comments

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Little Claire

The challenge over on the Little Claire blog is Pink and Green.

I bought the A Place in the Sun set at Harrogate last weekend and have used the bottom half of it for a new home card. The image has been stamped onto Craftwork Cards textured digital cardstock with memento ink and then coloured with Promarkers. I then matted it onto some green pearlescent card.

Decorative papers are from the First Edition Desert Blooms 6x6 stack, the bottom one has been overstamped in Adirondack lettuce with an Aspects of Design fancy flourish stamp. Flowers were punched from vellum and the bling is from the hobby house. Sentiment is made up from doodlebug rub ons.

I made the base card from a sheet of the Textured Digital cardstock as well.

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Parlez vous francais?

It's Paulas birthday today. Here's a card I made for her a little while ago.
I've used Ooh la la papers and embellishments from Craftwork cards. I overstamped the paper with Hero Arts French writing using a printworks inkpad, then went over the edges of the paper and the squares with it.
The ribbon was also from craftwork cards and the ribbon slide is Mei Flower. Pearls are from Hobby House.
Sentiment is from a Paula Pascual set.
Thank you for looking or should that be merci beaucoup!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Last of the Anya trio

Here's the last of those anya cards, blossom papers again with got flowers and hobby house pearls and yet more ribbon. I'll be running out if I'm not careful.
Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

More from anya

Here's another in the anya series but this time I have teamed the image with the Blossom papers from Craftwork cards. The flowers are got clowers and the pearls are from the hobby house. The ribbon is yet another piece from my collection.
Thany you for looking and for your kind comments

Monday, 7 March 2011

A little bit of Anya

I made this card and a couple of other cards up a few weeks ago but my computer has been very groany recently so I've not done much blogging.
I've coloured the image with promarkers and used some old Craftwork Cards papers which I have drawn a border on with a fine pen. Ribbon and gem flowers are from my collection.
Thank you as always fro looking

Sunday, 6 March 2011


This is an 8x8 card which I don't often do, but was a card for a colleagues girlfriends birthday and he wanted something a bit bigger than the norm.
The image is from the latest Craftwork Cards project of the month, I've coloured it with promarkers then mounted it onto a scalloped circle which was also in the kit. Papers and flowers are from the Richie and Susie collections which were out a couple of years ago, everything else is from Craftwork Cards too.

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Happy Birthday Peachy!

It's Caroles birthday today and this is the card I made for her.
The image is by Lily of the Valley which I have stamped onto Craftwork Cards back to basics card and coloured with promarkers then highlighted with some art institute glitter which doesn't show up very well. The scallop circle is a nestability cut from bazzill card, papers are Basic Grey Lily Kate, crystals are swarowski, and the ribbon is from my collection. Base card is also Cratwork Cards.
Thank you for looking and for you comments

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Back to botanical

Here's another card with the botanical set from Craftwork Cards. I used the cover sheet for the paper pack for the white squares which I edged with charcoal chalk ink. I quite like the 9 squares design, I think it makes a quick card with plenty of interest.
Thank you for looking and for taking the time to comment.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Quick 40th

Here's a quick and slightly wonky post of a 40th card which I rustled up this evening.

Papers are blossom spots and stripes from Craftwork cards, green card came from the same place years ago, the numbers were cut out from their template and the base card is a cream back to basics size six.

The sentiment is from a Woodware set inked with printworks ink.

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Something simple

Here's a simple card which I made for my friends daughters 16th birthday a couple of weeks ago. The image is from a decoupage sheet which I've had for a while and think I picked it up at the craft shop in Pontefract the name of which escapes me. Papers came out of my box and the rhinestones are by Kaisercraft.
Thank you as always for looking

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Basic Grey Challenge 38

This is my entry for the Basic Grey challenge blog, it's a sketch challenge and I've used Kioshi papers.
The main image is a Hero Arts cling stamp Blooming Meadow which I have stamped in Stone Grey Stazon and then coloured with Cloudy blue and lettuce Adirondack inks. I've used the stamp again on the lemon paper with second stamping of lettuce ink.
The flowers are by Mei Flower and the ribbon is from my collection. Card and sentiment are Craftwork Cards.
Thank you for looking.

PBSC week 139

Was supposed to be scrapping today but snow stopped play so I thought I'd have a go at this weeks Penny Black Saturday challenge.
The theme this week is cards for men so I rummaged through the Penny Black drawer and picked out my 'going ape' stamp and coloured it with Promarkers to match the manly papers which I had picked out. Punched out a branch from a Stampin Up punch and added Sizzix buttons and a Craftwork Cards message. Base card is also craftwork cards.
Thank you for looking

Friday, 18 February 2011

PBSC week 138

Well it's ages since I last entered the Penny Black Saturday challenge but thought that the Sugar and Spice papers from Craftwork Cards would be perfect for this week. I 've teamed them up with the Basket of Joy stamp which I have coloured in with pencils

Ribbon and ribbon charm are from my collection, pearls are from the Hobby House and the sentiment is by Woodware.

Thank you for looking and for taking the time to comment.

..... and still they come

More of that Craftwork Cards confetti, this time with an elegant message and some platinum glitter glue added.
Hope you've enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed using the project kit
Thank you as always for looking.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

You can tell I made a few

Here's another one, just some ribbon added from my ever shrinking collection, well I've only got about 10 inches of this one left.
Thank you as always for looking and your lovely comments

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

and yet more

I cut the doily up to make a flower for this one, evertything is from Craftwork Cards except the pearls which came from Hobby House in Tetney
Thank you as always for looking

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More confetti

Heres another one.
Again everything is from Craftwork Cards