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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Forever Friends Christmas Card

Hi all what a miserable rainy day. So been enjoying myself crafting. Chloe my 4 year old, yesterday decided to cut her own hair - omg I thought I am going to see what she be like with short hair. When John took her to hairdresses he could not let them cut much of length but got them to tidy it up as best as they could. Which I am pleased just means hair tied up until it grows back into nice length again.

Well the card is Forever Friends image coloured in with pro-markers and finished off with glitter and flowers. Backing papers from papermania Festive Frolics and Fizzy Moon Festive Fun.

I am entering this card into Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Snoflake Christmas card Challenge on Docrafts

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I am getting addicted to Tilda -

Hi all - I think I am now getting addicted to that gorgeous Magnolia and Tilda images. I already love the LOTV stamp collection - I have decided to treat myself once a month to those stamps.

The card is size 6 by 6 and I have used gorgeous tilda stamped image with snowman - coloured in using pro-markers. Backing papers are from QVC Kanban christmas backing papers. Merry Christmas backing paper is from papermania Festive Frolics - then I have finished with die cut snowflake - glittered and flowers and then more glitter on stamped image.

I will be entering this card : snoflakes Christmas Card Challenge (on Docrafts website - which I am so far behind I have to get a move on)

pro-markers used:
skin - ivory, blush
hair - ivory, cinamon,cocoa
hats and coats- cocktail pink
pants - tan
buttons and bottom of snowman - grey 3
broom - vanilla, tan, cocoa
snowman nose - burnt orange
round outer edge - dusky pink

Monday, 3 October 2011

Butterfly Tilda card -

Hi all I am on a roll at the moment 2 days in a row and I am not complaining. The weather is still wonderful at the moment so makes me think we are still in the summer months so thought make another Tilda Butterfly card. This time I have coloured her blue using pro-markers. This is the first time I have coloured Tilda hair brown - not sure if I like the blonde or brown best Backing papers are from a pack I got of Ideal World about 2 years ago, glittered ribbon from Hobby craft - blue butterfly bought from ebay and then finished with flowers.

pro-markers used:
skin ivory, blush
hair ivory, tan, cinamon
dress and shoes pearl blue
wings pastel blue

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge - my card entry

I have decided I am going to try and particpate in more of the blog challenges in order to keep myself active in my crafting. I know if I dont keep myself motivated daytime television and games on facebook will win me over and I rather do something productive (I know that is no excuse for willpower but if I can just sit about I will). At least with my crafting I am up and downstairs for my stuff so keeping a bit fit at same time.

Well anyway my card size is 6 by 6 - backing paper from stash - Butterfly Tilda image coloured in using pro-markers then finished with flowers and gems.

pro-markers used
skin - ivory, blush
hair, ivory, pastel yellow, gold
dress and shoes - rose pink
trouses - pearl blue
fairy wings - pastel pink, pearl blue, yellow and blossom
headband - [pastel pink)

challenges: -

Parchment Butterfly card

Hi all - one of the teachers at Marc and Chloe's school asked me to make a birthday card for her mam's 60th birthday. This is the first I have made going to try and make a couple more today and see what she likes. She informed me her mam likes butterflies.

The card is 6 by 6 - I have backed with purple holographic card (bought from Wilkinson's - children craft section) and added glitter die cut butterfly (bought of ebay - a while ago) then finished with glitter ribbon from Hobby Craft.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

1 Tilda stamped image - 4 cards

Hello all. Finally into a little routine I think now I have days to myself. Missing Marc and Chloe lots but they themselves seem to be behaving quiet good. (should enjoy while I can). Mitzi is back to her usual self so at least I get out dog walking.

Anyway the cards. With this gorgeous Tilda stamped image which I have coloured in using pro-markers I have made these 4 christmas cards. All backing papers are from stash and I finished with flowers, gems and bows.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

mum to be baby shower card

Another card I made for my friend who asked me to make the other baby and big sister card also asked me to make her a card as she was invited to a baby shower but could not make it. After an endless search on the internet and a limited time to make the card I found this image of blooming Emily at DigiStamp Boutique. I have coloured the image with pro-markers, backing papers from stash and finished with flowers, ribbon and gems.

I am going to enter this card into the Spetember competiion at

My Niece passed her driving test and here is her card

Hi all, Mitzi is on the mend. I cant wait until Thursday and her stitches comes out. I have missed dog walking alot and also the collar she has to stop her licking her stitches is not just a pain, thank goodness is has a soft rim round or our legs would be scratched to bits and my wall paper at her height would be striped off the wall. On a good note Chloe is now at full time school starting from tomorrow all day what joy (although I am wishing for the next set of holidays to be here already.

Well my niece Laura has just passed her driving test so I thought I show you the card I made. The stamp image I got free from a magazine which I have coloured in with pro-markers, backing papers are forever friends retro pack and finished with gems.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Couple of cards made per a request

Evening all. Well this is the last couple of days before Marc and Chloe are back at school. Today has been an upside down. Mitzi has been to the vets all day (I have had it so she doesnt have puppies) so unfortunately she is downstairs not well at all. As I had no walking to do I got on with the cards a friend asked me to make for her. A new baby boy card and a big sister card. Baby boy card had no problems but for a big sister card I could not decide what image to use so I made three, now to see which one she decides she wants. These are as follows:

first the baby boy card. Stamp image from LOTV coloured in using pro-markers backing paper from create and craft, holographic paper in stock and finished using gem pearls, ribbin and glitter.

The second first of the 3 big sister card - is an easl card with Tilda blowing bubble image - coloured in using pro-markers, glitter on edge of wings finished with ribbon and flowers.

The third (second big sister card) I have used LOTV stamp image - coloured in using pro-markers, backing paper is rainbow paper, finished with glitter on pearl necklace and shoes, ribbon, flower on hat and candy (which I also coloured in using pro-marker).

The final card and (third big sister card) I have used Tilda stamp image coloured in using pro-markers, backing paper from create and craft finished with gems and glitter on wings.

I have used scallopped and plain circle spellbinder nestie dies on all cards.

Have to go and stay with Mitzi it is going to be a long night and for the next couple of days I think.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Me to You Christmas Card

Hi everyone, well cant believe it is end of August already just wish the summer holidays were just starting again and not ending. I do prefer Marc and Chloe being at home but I just have to think how much more organised I am going to be as Chloe is in Reception next year and I will have the whole day to just me and Mitzi ( I hope I dont get hooked on daytime television). Known my look I just turn around and the day be gone before I know it.

Well the card is 6 by 6 scallopped edged. Backing papers are Kanban and fuzzy bears. Me to You topper is off cd rom. Then I have finished with gems and ribbon, flower - the snowflake I was given (only a 3 of these) I coloured in using pro-marker pink blossom.

this card is for sale on ebay

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Christmas Cards

Evening all. I have had a nice day over at my mam's with my sister she is teaching me how to do some basic bracelets and keyring charms. I will be showing some pictures on here shortly (going to take a while to collect eveything I need I think) and to be honest I want Chloe to learn how to make these more as I love card making too much.

Well the cards I have made are from Kanban packs I bought last Christmas from QVC when Dawn Bibby was there. The cards are all 6 by 6.

The first (above) I have made with my son Marc. He picked out the topper and the backing paper and together we came up with this card. Background card and topper are from Dawn Bibby designs (kanban) Kit. We then finished with ribbon, gems, Christmas Hat brad and of course some glitter.

The second (above) is just a simple card backing papers from stock and the finished with gems, ribbon and peel off border around the card.

I just like to say thanks for stopping by and hopefully I get some general cards made by the weekend.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Me to You Christmas disc - card

Evening all, got a lovely Me to You bear Christmas disc and after a couple of days figuring out what to do I managed to make the following cards - not sure how to print on the 6 by 6 card yet and getting the image the right way so at moment printing cutting and placing on card. I also not sure which card best to print on to get the best quality of the image (any tips welcome).

I created both designs with the programme, the first I have printed in pink I have only made these cards 2d and then finished with glitter, gems and ribbon. The second is green/blue again finished with glitter gems and ribbon.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

LOTV Baby Stamp image - baby girl card

Evening all - been another good day of getting some cards made. I have also got myu first request for a card on my facebook page - just waiting for details cannot wait to get started.

Out the 3 cards I have managed to get make today I have decided to show this one.

The card is 6 by 6 - backing papers from stock coloured stamp image with pro-markers then finished with pink candy, flowers and ribbon.

pro-markers used: ivory, blush, pastel pink and blossom.

This card and others are for sale on my facebook page - Handmade Cards and other Craft Items.

Monday, 15 August 2011

getting back into the hang of things

Hi managed to make a couple of cards but wanted to show this gorgeous stamp I bought from Lili of the Valley. Having a boy it can be sometimes hard to find the right image for him. As he liking all the Harry Potter films and lego at the moment I thought this image was really worth it. I also absolutely love magic myself.

The card is scalloped edge 6 by 6, backing card from stash which I embossed with gem flourish - I have coloured stamped image in using pro-markers then 3d onto card and finished with Happy Birthday and 2 buttons.

pro-makers used:-
Aubergine, lilic, burnt orange, gold, pearl blue, berry red, ivory, tan, and blush

this card is for sale on ebay

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Starting to set up a page on facebook to sell some cards let me know what you think

Hi all had a fantastic time at legoland the weather was absolutely gorgeous felt like I was abroad. Now back to reality up North East with the rain and wind least we got a bit sunshine today.

Well I am now setting up a facebook page to try and sell some of my handmade cards. It would be appreciated if you could have a look and let me know what you think just click on the link on the right hand side of my blog.

Thanks it means alot. Getting back in the swing of making some cards so hopefully should be able to show my creations within the next few days.

Catch up soon xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Teachers Thank you cards

Hi all, getting sorted out for our holidays which we start on Sunday. A week at Lego Land in Windsor I cant wait. Then when we get back I going to get back into my crafting alot more.

I was lucky a friend was having a big clear out of her crafting stuff and she got alot of Magnolia stamped images of the internet which she gave to me. Now I have to start saving up and getting myself a few of these stamps I think but lucky I have quite alot to play with as she had 1000s.

Well the cards they are all made from Tilda images and are all 6 by 6 cards, backing papers and embellishments from stash and all images are coloured in using pro-markers cant remember the exact colours of them all but I use the same colours for hair, and skin which are as follows:-

hair - ivory, pastel yellow, gold
skin, ivory and blush

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

Card 6

Friday, 17 June 2011

Cards I made as a request

Hi all. This is the last term before Chloe starts full time school. I cant wait finally I can start crafting a bit more instead of here and there with trying to juggle everything.

Mitzi can also start her walks again now she has been fully vaccainated. Cant believe she has only been here 9 weeks, it feels like she has always been here.

Well, one of my friends asked if I was still making cards and asked me to make her a Ruby Wedding, a Wedding Card and a 1st Birthday (boy).

The first is the 1st Birthday card - I could not decide what to make so I made 2, they are both 6 by 6. The first is Thomas the Tank engine theme which I used holographic card for background (bought from Home Bargains), and the present backing is vellum which I got in a pack of ebay. I then finished with the Thomas image and peel offs. The second I got from a pack of QVC it is wooley bear Kanban pack everything I used on this card is from the same pack backing 3d pirate bear and ship.

The second is a Forever Friends Wedding Card - again the card is 6 by 6 backing paper from stash. Stamp image of Forever Friends Bear is from the Going to the Chapel range. Coloured in using pro-markers and also stamped image on scallopped edge nestie dies. Finished with ribbon gems and flowers which I have placed diamonties in the centre.

The third and last card is the Ruby Wedding anniversary card. This was a hard one I kept is plain but safisticated using a contempary design. It is A5 size card which I mattered and laying using embossed pearl effect card in my stash and red holographic card (from Home Bargains). The stamp image is from the Forever Friends Love range corner rose with red ink. I then finished with ribbon, flowers and gems.

pro-markers used on forever friends stamped image
vanilla - for bears
rose pink
metallic silver

Friday, 27 May 2011

Hi all managed to make a card - Forever Friends again

Hi all. Not much happening at the moment. I am pleased it is the school holidays I love the kids being at home than school. Had Mitzi to the vets and was told she is actually a German Shepherd and there is a difference in the Alsatian and German Shepherd dogs not much but 2 different breeds. Well she is actually a month younger than we got told she was actually 2 months when we got her, so we are having to restart her injections so no walks for 4 weeks (3 left to go). So I am missing the do walking the plus side getting on with my sorting out much better and started to make my Christmas gift tags and more christmas cards for the kids for school.

I have also got a lot of images stamped, which just need colouring in and making cards so I made this simple Forever Friends cards going through stash I found while sorting out. The card is 6 by 6. I have used silver mirror card, and blue glitter handmade paper for background and the same for the nestie scalloped circle and finished with just a nestie plain circle in the centre. My sister got some of the glitter markers from QVC and that is what I coloured the Forever Friends in - silver and pro-markers for the hat. Then I finished with flowers, butterfly and ribbon down the left handside.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Forever Friends " With love" card

Well the next post today and hopefully get myself in a better routine again is a Forever Friends " With Love" card. Now having Mitzi I am off the games on facebook spending more time with the family and unfortunately activitely doing more housework (which in a way good - in another way not as all I am doing is hoovering and washing) so in my sorting out the house routine I am also starting to sort out my crafting. Moved everything upstairs so I can have all my crafting stuff in one room and also see exactly what I have and need and what I dont use so I have a lot to sort out. I am going to start listing items on ebay which will be over quiet a few months.

However I did manage to make this card a while back and have eventually got round to sitting on her and share the same with you all. Using some backing papers in my stash and nestie dies. My Forever Friends image is coloured in using pro-markers and a bit glitter on flower, and I finished the card using gems. flowers and lace ribbon.

pro-markes used
vanilla, coral and meadow green
(this card is for sale on ebay)

The new member of the family

Hi all well I have been very busy laterly with the newest member of our family. She is Mitzi and is about 4 months. We have had her for about 3 weeks now and starting to settle in quiet well. More during the day when Chloe is at nursery as she just wont leave her alone. Was not sure at first when John brought her home but now can see all the positives of having a dog around again. Especially all the walking I am actually doing.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

A couple of cards I made for my Niece's 18th Birthday

Hi all wow what a gorgeous day it has been. I have put the trampoline back up for Marc and Chloe - hope this gorgeous weather lasts the Easter holidays.

At the beginning of the week a special Niece was 18 and I wanted to show the cards I made.

First is a gorgeous cute bear holding a teddy stamped image (I got this free from a Magazine) which I have coloured in using pro-markers. I have just kept this simple.

The second I have used a Forever friend stamp imaged ( I thought I was actually buying the stamp when I bidded on these on ebay but turned out to be an image that what I get for not reading properly before bidding). I coloured image in with pro-markers and finished off with glitter on the shoes. The backing paper is flocking paper and I finished off with peel off ribbon, brades and flower emblishements.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Forever Friend Birthday Card

Hi all managed to get a couple of cards made - I have decided especially when Chloe starts full time school to devote Tuesday and Thursday to crafting days and then I can at least get a few cards made and not trying to do housework constantly feeling like I am that hampster on a wheel and not getting much of it done (especially when they return home and the house looks like a bomb has just been dropped.

Well my two have been invited to a birthday party tomorrow. So using my gorgeous new Forever Friend stamps ( from the Good Life Range) I put together this gorgeous card - nice to have some for the men for a change. i stamped my image on circle nestie die and then I coloured in using pro-markers finished off by using scalloped edged nestie background - backing papers are from The Good Life (A5 pack) and finished with peel offs.

pro-markers used:
Vanilla, poppy red, black, meadow green

Saturday, 2 April 2011

2 more Christmas Cards

Hi the next two cards are a couple more Christmas Cards I have made for snoflake's Christmas Card challenge (however I have fallen behind in this so I am thinking of dropping out) I have made alot of cards but because I have quite a few using the same style and image and technique I think it is unfair to submit them (as I am hoping to be selling a few more this year - fingers crossed) and also I cant seem to juggle everything in at the moment still - crafting - school run both morning and night with Chloe still being at nursery - excersie - spending time with family etc.. (not sure how some people manage - my hat goes off to those who can.

Anyhow the cards :-

the first is just a simple 6 by 6 inch card - using Forever Friends Christmas stamp coloured in using pro-markers and finished with a bit glitter and gems. (for colours of pro-markers used please see christmas topper post below thanks.)

The second is this gorgeous little girl angel which was a free digi stamp - not sure where I got it from but if anyone interested in here I can e-mail just let me know. I coloured her in using pro-markers and finished with a bit glitter on her wings.

Hopefully can get a few more cards made which are not Christmas next week ....

Popcorn bear Mother's Day Card

Hi all, turning out to be a gorgeous sunny day here. Hopefully we get a good summer this year.. fingers crossed. I have made a start on Chloe's and Marc's Christmas cards for school - as I will have about 60 or more to do. I will concentrate on the Teachers ones a bit nearer the time I think when I find out who they will be getting.

Since all I have in my head is still Christmas it was good to make my mam's Mother's Day Card and start using some lovely spring/summer colours.

Well the card, size is A5, the stamp imaged is Popcorn bear which I have coloured in using pro-markers (unfortuntely I colours image in a while ago and cannot remember the exact ones I have used). Which I have finished with glitter on the petals of the daffodils. Background papers and paper boarder is what I have had in my stash (got kit from Create and Craft a few years ago) and finished with a flowers at the bottom and gold ribbon up the side.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Christmas Toppers - Forever Friends

Finally I have also been making some Christmas Toppers. I have stamped Forever Friends stamped image on scallopped edge card (from Create and craft section in Wilkinsons) and stuck them on the outer card again scallopped using Nestie dies. I have coloured my imaged using pro-markers and finished with glitter on hats.

These are available for sale on ebay in packs of 2.

pro-markers used
bears coloured in Vanilla
China blue, Berry Red, pastel pink on hats and scarf
gold, coral and pastel blue on presents and under bear
pastel green on holy

A couple more christmas Cards

I have made a couple more Christmas Cards to the stash starting to be put away for selling nearer Christmas.

The first is just a basic card from a Dawn Bibbys Designs Christmas Card Kit (Kanban from QVC) I thought this could be used either for Christmas Card or a Birthday card for people in December/January -

The second is a new Forever Friends stamp I bought of a fellower Docrafts member - I have coloured the image in with pro-markers and finished with glitter on the rim of his hat and pom pom. Finished with a couple of flowers and the words "Merry Christmas"

pro-markers used - Vanilla, berry red, gold, pastel green

Hi a few cards I have been making

Hi all what a couple of weeks trying to get back into a routine. Marc and Chloe were poorly over the holidays and the first week back at school for Chloe. It have taken me another week just to try and get settled back into some kind of routine and balance of family and crafting.

Well I am just going to show these cards as they are from a Kanban pack I got from QVC - (in their clearance sale) I love dragons and I found the pack so irresitable.