Wednesday 30 November 2011

Make a gift

Well I had some great news today my b&W forever friends advent calender was the DT's favourite over at :o)  I am so chuffed, thank you ladies. here is a picture incase you missed it.

so onto my efforts for today, here is a notepad holder for a boy/male.

The papers are pink petticoat digi downloads

Side view( buttons from my stash)

The image is stamped onto a Nellie Snellen multiframe die cut, I have inked and liquid pearled the edges

The image is a lili of the valley stamp, coloured with pro markers

I will be entering this notepad into the following challenges B is for( brown, bike, boy, buttons)

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Tuesday 29 November 2011

DT projecct for Craft-Room challenge 'make your own flowers'

Well we had some truly inspirational entries to our travel/postcard challenge this fortnight, so let's see what you can do with our new challenge at Craft-Room challenge this time.  Our challenge is 'make your own flowers'  Now I did wonder what to do for this challenge until I thought 'My husbandnever buys me flowers!'
Well nowhe won't have to as I have created my own that sit on our dining room table!  I hope you like them.

Here is a photo of the items I have used for this project, A vase that was on sale for £3! a bag of pot pourri, some garden sticks,green and black card, and a spellbinders flower die.

here are the flowers cut out and partly put together, I have used a flower on each side of the stick and glued the largest petals together so that you don't see the stick inside!

Here is the fininshed project

A close up of the floers, I have used a large pearl gem at the centre the gems around it to create the flower centre, I have just trimmed thick card stock very thinly  and it swirls naturally for the black stalks 
A close up of the vase decoration, created with the same flower but I have added a marianne creatables die swirl to it with gems

I will be entering this project into the following challenges

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Monday 28 November 2011

Father Christmas Ho Ho Ho!

Well I hope this week is better than last week but I am not having a good start, my husband is now home sick, but at least the children seem to be better!!

My card for today is a Christmas card

Simples, no DP's just embossing and twine and layereing card in red and black!

Side/inside view

The image and sentiment are from make it crafty called cheery santa, I have coloured him with pro markers. 

The charm is from my stash.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

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Sunday 27 November 2011

DT card for OSAAT #90 'Seeing red' 27th Nov

Well another week over and time for another challenge, and our theme this week is 'seeing red', our sponsor this week is our one and only Stitchy bear stamps


Here is  my card

Woodware oriental clear stamps have been used to create the backing card, A Glitter girls embossing board has been used to create the frame

side/inside view

The image is called 'geisha girl' by Sylvie stamps at the Stitchy bear store she has been coloured with pro markers and cut out with an xcut die which I have then attatched lace round and glued mini gems to.

The inside has been created using the same set of rubber stamps.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges


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DT card for Gingerloft 'Christmas or winter' 27th Nov

Well another 2 weeks have passed so it must be time for a challenge over at the Gingerloft and this fortnight our theme is 'Christmas or winter'

here is  a simples card from me this week, just to show you don't have to use colouring/painting products with your digi's if you don't want to :o)

The backing card has been embossed with a snowflake folder and layered onto pink card. I have then wrapped purple cross stitch thread around the bottom before attatching the panel to the card,

Side/inside view

The image is called Swirly tree. I have recoloured the black image to make it purple and pink in my serif 7 computer programme and then layered them onto alternate coloured card and attatched a mini gem in each of the stars

The sentiment is from a free stamp set that I got from a magazine and has again been layered onto pink card

The inside of the card has been created using a white panel layered on pink with purple snowflakes stamped around the edge.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges Christmas or winter related Any winter holiday sentiment

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Friday 25 November 2011

Have an Elfin'great Christmas!

OMG I am exhausted!!  I have spent the whole day decorating the school for the Christmas fair tomorrow and the this evening seting up my stall!!  Wish me luck I could do with raising some cash for Christmas!!

My card for today is a Christmas card.

I have used freebie backing papers from a paper craft magazine and layered them on green card.  A border punch has created the effect on the front panel of this Z fold card. I have used an xcut circle die and a nesties scalloped die to create the cicle panels and a snowflake embossing folder on the centre circles.

card open

The 2 images are from 'make it crafty ' christmas collection. I have coloured them with pro markers

Image 2

The back of the card for signing!

close up of bow and bells

close up of marianne creatables snowflakes

I will be entering this card into the following challenges feastive cheer(red & green) Christmas card and snowflake


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Thursday 24 November 2011

Wedding invitations

Well the inviations I mentioned months ago are all finished and have mostly been sent out I belive so I think I am safe to post this now as I did promise you would be able to see them!!

Here is a box full of the first 20 to go out! There were 200 wedding, evening invites and order of services in total!

The Wedding invitation Outside! Both the wedding and evening invite are the same, with a little wording differences! The ribbon was sourced from add some sparkle and the pearlised red/razzleberry card was from the paper box.  I have used an embossing folder (hearts) to create the panel and Nellie snellen multiframe scalloped oval to cut out the 'wedding invitation' sentiment that I created on the computer.  I have used a Martha stewart punch to create the edge and lightly touched it with a tim holtz distress ink. I have then added 3 gems and tied the bow.

Inside!  The invite is made using 2 sqaure cards folded together to get the fold the client wanted.  The coloured card has been used on the bottom to create a pocket for the RSVP to go into.  I have n used 3 gems , a heart gem in the centre to decorate.

The main invite and info has been printed on my computer then I have used a Martha stewart crner punch to decorate the corners, then mounted it onto the card and stuck it onto the centre panel.  I have used the punched out coloured hearts from the pocket panel to add the heart to the invites and RSVP for extra decoration.

Close up of invite(names andvenues have been deleted for obvious reasons!)

Showing the RSVP coming out of the pocket.

Evening invite, same as wedding invite, just different wording.

I am not sure this will qualify for any challenges, but will have a look around!

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Wednesday 23 November 2011


Well the weather is turning colder now, am having to get my wooly jumpers out!! 

My card for today is a boys card this time.

The papers are from Pink petticoat

Side/Inside view

The stamo is from Lili of the valley called Karate, I have coloured him on pro markers

The sentiment is a Greeting farm stamp.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

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Tuesday 22 November 2011

Thank you

Well another day closer to Christmas! Is it me or does the time seem to fly past now we are older? I am sure Christmas used to take forever to get here when I was younger!!!

My card for today is a thank you card

Backing papers from 'my mind's eye' freebies from a magazine. Xcut border punchfor the borders

Side inside view

Stmp from 'lili of the valley' called 'Hello cupcake' I have coloured it with pro markers and used an xcut circle die to cut out the image and a nesties scalloped circle die to back it,

The sentiment is also a lili of the valley stamp.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges thank you with circles

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Monday 21 November 2011

Poop, poop and more poop!!

Hello again :o)  I hope you all had a good weekend ?  I spent the weekend with my mum and the rest of my family, and why is it your mum's roast dinner is always beter than anyone else's?

So my projects for today are some sweet bags(chocolate raisins)
I hope you like them :o)

Dustin Pike image coloured with pro markers (all of these are coloured with pro markers and have used nesties and/or Xcut dies)

Dustin pike image

Dustin Pike image

Stamp fairy image

Stamp fairy image

Dustin pike image

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Dustin pike image

I will be entering this card into the following challenges Whose wearing a santa hat

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