Sunday, 28 April 2013

Wedding accordion album card...

My friend asked me to create a personal card to give to her brother and future sister-in-law.. Wow.. I didn't realise how hard it would be to create something for someone else to give. I found it really difficult to commit to gluing anything together just in case it wasn't what my friend was expecting. It has taken me a week but I have finally done it and handed it over.
I used my favourite die, Karen Burniston's accordion album and the frame & label, brackets die. I embossed the white card using my crafty friend Helen's cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder. The creams coloured tags are from the shapeabilities back to basics tags set. The pink and red card is from my Tim Holtz Kraft-core nostalgic collection and was embossed with a embossalicious dots folder. The names were made using my cuttlebug typewriter alphabet set.





Time for tea card...

I am going to enter this card into this weeks mojo challenge. I used my new Gorjuss paper and some cupcake stamps from a magazine freebie to create it.



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Designated be nice to mum zone...

I am determined that my new craft area will stay MY area and not be taken over by the many little people who live and play in my house!! I had a few peaceful hours this weekend so made this new sign. I used Tim Holtz tattered flower garland die, sponge dyed all the edges and put lots of stickles glitter glue on them! I attached the flowers to the flags with little brads and added some more stickles glitter glue to them. I couldn't find any paper eyelets so used some from my dress making box. For the lettering I used the Xcuts Headliner alphabet die, with yet more stickles glitter glue:)



Friday, 19 April 2013

Bike birthday card

This is the first time I have used my bike stamp and cutter die. I mounted the bike on my Karen Burniston card, zig zag 3-D (pop-up). The balloons were made with a balloon punch I inherited from my mum when she cleared some of her craft room out. The shed is from a stamp set I got free with a crafting magazine, the name of which escapes me! My crafty buddy Helen coloured it using my new letraset promarkers.





New baby card

My sister asked me to help her to create a girly baby card for her friend... This is our ( and pinterests) collective effort:)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Happy birthday Lisa card using Sizzix accordion album die.


Happy birthday Sizzix cupcake cards.


Thank you Helen:)

A thank you card for my crafting buddy:)

Happy birthday card..

I had some leftover Gorjuss stamping bits so made this birthday card. I forgot to sponge dye the edge of the blue before I glued it to the card so tried (and failed) to do it afterwards.... It's a learning curve!!

Birthday gift thank you cards...

For my birthday I received some letraset pro-markers and other crafty stuff as well as a beautiful bunch of flowers from my friends and family so decided I needed to encompass those in my design.
I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix mini paper rosette die for the grass and sponge dyed the edges to give them more definition. In order to use my pro-markers I selected my Docraft Gorjuss 'New heights' stamp set and spent a long time choosing the colour combinations to use. (I need more help with colour combinations!). I have come to the conclusion I love blunting! My favourite cards usually have some form of bunting on them. In this case for the thank you I used the Sizzix flagpole and flag die with my cuttlebug typewriter alphabet set, again I sponge dyed the edges.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Title photo....

Who knew it could be so difficult to choose just the right photo as your title picture!! I think I may have finally decided and I am going to stick with the Daffodil 'weeds for sale' photo. Daffodils are my favourite flower as they truly signifies that spring and warm weather are really really here. I've planted hundreds (well maybe not hundreds, but dozens and dozens) all over my back garden and also in various pots, containers and baskets at the front.



Friday, 12 April 2013

New blog...

I seem to have lost access to my original blog! This is my brand new one, here goes......