Thursday, 25 July 2013

A loose connection

So the challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog this week is transport, so I had this daft idea to do a card with these tortoises transporting presents, I hope it's not too far outside the box but I enjoyed doing it so here it is

The tortoises are Denami Design stamps which came from Stamp Addicts and which I have stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics
The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp
Base card is a 4 inch square scalloped from Craftwork Cards
Coloured card is from the shelf.
Thank you for visiting, hope it made you smile x

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Christmas already!

The challenge at Lilis Little Fairies this week is Christmas in July and here is my entry

Image is Lili of the Valley
Papers are my minds eye, from a freebie 6x6 pad I think.
Sentiment is Craftwork cards
Pearls came from the Hobby House and the card and ribbon is off the shelf

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Fur and Feathers

Firstly welcome to my new follower Kevin, thanks for making my list into double figures :-D

The challenge over at Allsorts Challenge blog this week is fur and feathers so here is my entry,

The image is a Whimsy stamp coloured with Copics.
Card base is another 8 inch scallop from the shop in Cleckheckmondsedge
Embossed card is Hunkydory.
Circle is a grand nestability
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards
Flower is from Hobbyhouse
Ribbon and jewels are off the shelf.
Well if truth be told everything came off one shelf or another but I'm not sure where the ribbon came from.

Anyway enough waffle, hope you are all enjoying this wonderful sunny weather, makes crafting in the dormer warm work but I'm not complaining. Thank you visiting and for any comments which you are kind enough to take the time to make.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Birthday bear

I am having a bit of a sort out in the craft room at the moment, have to say it is looking a lot better, just a few more bits to do to be straighter but could do with a bit of a radical blitz too or maybe even challenge myself not to buy anything for a bit, mmmmm decisions decisions

So anyway here's a card to match the weather

well it is 'hot' pink for anyone wondering how it matches the weather lol!
The papers are from one of my favourite collections Echo Park Hello Summer
Image is Popcorn bear decoupage and the octagons are cut with spellbinders.
Sentiment is Craftwork cards from a while ago but it just seemed to go.
Pink card and ribbon is from the craft room shelves.
Thank you as always for visiting and for your very kind comments

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A bit of love

It was Martins birthday a couple of weeks ago and this is the card I made for him.

The base card is a 6x6 which I have topped with papers from the LOTV Nitwits Collection  Country Gent which I edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink, the sentiment and image are also LOTV.
Washi tape is from the washo tape tin, I can't remember who it is by and the heart string is a Simon says Stamp Memory Box die.

I think he liked it, he didn't give his usual response of "It's a card"

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Here again so quickly

Well it seems the ribbon is back in evidence, 2 lots again!

I'm entering this card in 2 challenges which I don't think I have entered before, firstly Lili's Little Fairies where the theme is red, white and blue and also Simon Says Stamp Challenge where the theme is Patriotic and as I have used red, white and blue I think it fits the theme. 

The image is another one from Lili of the Valley and again I have coloured it with Copics.
The papers are Memory Box and the base card is Craftwork Cards.
Ribbons are from the red jar, I think they are Hot off the Press and May Arts.
Flowers are Prima and brads are Queen & Co

Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate it

Sketch Saturday

Here's a card using the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge and it's got ribbon!


2 pieces of ribbon to be precise, bought from Joanna Sheen last year  to do some invitations and still a bit left.
The papers and image are Lili of the Valley, the image is from the Art pads but I have warmed it up with Copics.
Border punch is Stampin up
Flower is prima witha button from the fabric shop just across the yard from the Lili of the Valley shop.
The turquoise card is from the craft room shop and the sentiment is a wood mounted one by Personal Impressions inked with Memento ink.

Thank you as always for visiting and for being kind enough to leave a comment, talking of which yes Kath it is the shop in Heckmondwike so maybe I should have just said Cleckheckmondsedge and covered all bases :-)

Monday, 8 July 2013

More favourite things

So here's a card I was asked to make and I just had the brief of flowers and 65 and this is the result

The sketch is from Sketch and Stash with an optional theme of matching colours so I am entering this in their challenge for this fortnight.
The base card is an 8x8 scalloped, you get 3 for a pound at the shop in Cleckheaton and they are a decent weight too, bargain! 
The lilac card is from American Crafts spring collection, embossed with  a Die'sire folder or cut with dies from my new Big Shot (so that's the new stash covered) and the corners are Cheery Lynn dies which the Big Shot didn't cut so well
Papers, sentiiment and image are from Lili of the Valley
The 65 is from a Sizzix alphabet Script which I have had for donkeys years and  to honest has been a bit neglected but the size was perfect for this.
I think that's about covered everything except for the pearls which came from the local craft shop, oh and here's the inside which uses that embossing folder again and the verse is from a CD I had bought for my birthday.
Thank you for visiting and for any comments you are kind enough to leave

Sunday, 7 July 2013

These are a few of my favourite things ...

The challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog this week is Favourite things
so here is a card using some of mine and is one of my favourite cards made recently.

The base card is from Craftwork Cards, my favourite base cards
Image is Lili of the Valley - I love the variety of images they do and when time is tight the precoloured images are so handy
Papers are Nitwits from Lili of the Valley, the green leaf paper is one of my favourites and I have nearly run out of it now.
Embossed paper is Bazzill Two scoops
Flowers are from wild Orchid crafts, here's a close up

and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

Thank you for visiting, hope you like some of my favourite things too

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Something a little different


This isn't the best picture because you can't see the inside detail

and this one gives a good view of my phone charger flex and grand calibur but they are all I have so thought I would show both of them.

I made this card from the Fabulous Fashion CD Rom from Katy Sue and this is one of my favourite collections from it, I love the colours and design which to be fair you can't see too well behind the acetate window. I glazed the flowers and leaves on the outside to give it more dimension and the dress on the inside is decoupaged.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you are kind enough to take the time to leave.