Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.


Friday, 31 August 2012


Good day to you all.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that my scheduling will be working okay as the next four days will be scheduled.
I will be on my way to a weekend away with my mum.  We are going down to a Warner Leisure Hols at Cricket St Thomas, just the two of us.  Hubby and Enya are staying at home so he will have a bit of peace and quiet this weekend won't he!
My card today was another specialised order for a gentleman called Andy.  The lady who ordered the card was buying Andy a bird table and wanted a card to go with her pressie.  The backing paper on this card was from a Jo Sheen CD and the stamp was from Dimension Stamps as was the alphabet which actually comes with the 'appy' and irthday'  As I have said before it is a really useful set especially for personalised cards.  Andy's name was finished off with some brass alphabet embellishments.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog and until tomorrow, do take care.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Happy Birthday

Hello crafters and followers. Hope you are all well today.
I make no apologies for today's card - the layout was from a card Sue Wilson did quite a while ago and I just wanted to try it out as it looked so effective because it uses so many different diecuts although Sue did use all spellbinders.  Hopefully Sue won't mind me using her layout.  This card was made for my sister-in-law Bev.
I started with some plain green card which I placed onto my C5 plain white base card.  I then stamped and clear embossed some more white card with leaf and swirl stamps.  I used the same swirl stamp on the bookmark only in a different colour.  Then came all the die cutting  and finally finishing off with the butterfly  and the sentiment. 
I do hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping by and take care.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

60 Years Young

Hi fellow crafters and followers, my creation today was made for my hubby's 60th.  He is guitar mad - can't play very well but still likes to buy them, much to my disgust, because storage is a problem and he is not having my craft room - no way.
Anyway, I digress - this one was for his 60th birthday and it is an 8x8.  All the stamps were from Dimension Stamps.  I do think men's cards are difficult because I can't put flowers etc on them however, he loved his card and really didn't mind the 60, so large, on the front.  The backing paper was from one of Joanne Sheens cd roms but I cannot remember which one, sos.
Hope you like this.  Thanks for stopping by and you take care.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Hi folks.  Gosh didn't that bank holiday whoosh by?  Tuesday already and tomorrow I am back at work.  No crafting then until next Tuesday as I will be away for the weekend with my mum.
Another special order card for today.  Pat was 75 years young.  Her favourite colour was pink / blue and she adored shoes/handbags and shopping.
This card is an 8x8 plain white card followed by some pink pearlised card and then some more white card.  I have taken this one into Serif to display as the photography left alot to be desired, plus I don't intend to enter this into any challenges.
The pink stripe paper was from my crafty stash.  The handbag and shoes are from Dawn Bibby designs and was coloured in with spectrum noirs.  Pat's name was stamped and embossed using the alphabet stamps from Dimension Stamps again but this time stamped onto plain white and coloured in to match the shoes and handbag.  Once these were dry I also covered them with glossy accents to give them a nice clear shine.  The wording was also from the Dawn Bibby designs and came with the shoes and handbag.
The image is a 'Flippin Women' stamp and was so suitable it was unreal.  I coloured her in with spectrum noirs, cut her out and then placed her onto the pink nestie.  All finished off with some gems.
Now I actually met Pat a few months after her birthday, she was with the customer who ordered her card.  I was introduced and as we were in a garden centre we all went for coffee.  I am pleased to say she spent the next half hour talking about her card, how much she loved it and that it had stayed on her mantel piece from some considerable time and is now in a draw very safe so she can still take it out and look at it.  You can imagine how I felt - I think my head just about managed to get out of the door of the coffee shop - hee hee.  I left that garden centre floating!
I hope you like this card too. Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Do take care.

Monday, 27 August 2012


Good evening everyone how are you all today?  Fine I hope.
Bank holiday monday has turned out to be a bit of washout hasn't it?  Although it was fine this morning so our briard Enya managed to get two walks in.  I went to our local garden centre which has a Hobbycraft, it also has a lovely field which Enya adores as she is allowed to run free and tease a couple of springer spaniels who live across the stream.  She will stand looking at them and just wind them up a treat then calmly walk off as though butter wouldn't melt - little madam.  She never barks at them, mind you they do enough of that - hee hee.
Well today's card was made specifically to order, which I do quite abit of.  Yes her name was Jenny, it was a special birthday and Jenny had taken up growing her own vegetables so the Flippin' Women stamp was ideal.
The card is an 8x8, pearlised pastel green card followed by some pink patterned paper which was printed out from one of the Jo Sheen cd's but I can't remember which one.  I then stamped and embossed the name from an alphabet by Dimension Stamps, a beautiful alphabet with is very versatile.  As you can see I used the backing paper for that.  Once those were cut out I placed them onto some more pearlised green card.  The image is stamped and embossed onto watercoloured card.
I coloured this in with whisper watercoloured pens.  Die cut it with a spellbinders die and then made a faux nestie with the pearlised green card.  The corners are die cut with a marianne die.
I know the recipient was thrilled to bits with her card and apparently it stayed on her mantle piece way longer than all the other cards so I was pleased with that.
Hope you like it as much as Jenny did.  Thank you for stopping by.  Take care and see you all tomorrow.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Flower For You

Good afternoon crafters and followers.  Bank Holiday Sunday and have I been lazy or what!
I stayed in bed watching a film until nearly midday - haven't done that for a long time.  So my Sunday has started off very relaxed - hee hee.
Now to my card for today I have returned to sweet little Humphrey.  He has been coloured in using spectrum noirs, die cut and inked around the edges with distress inks.  The backing paper is an m-bossibilities folder which I inked first before putting the paper in and then ran it through my GC.  Hopefully you cannot see the join but it was run through twice.  The leaves are from spellbinders and the flower is another die from the docrafts range. 
I do hope you like this card and thank you for stopping by.  You take care.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Gilded Car

Good afternoon crafters and followers.  Before I go on to talk about today's card I would just like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who takes the time to leave comments on my cards.  All your comments are so welcome and I can't thank you enough.
My card today is a mans, you will probably have guessed.  It is a simple layout but this was my first attempt at using the gilding flakes from Indigo Blu.  I was quite pleased the way this turned out and the guilding flakes are so easy to use and so suitable for a man's card which I always find difficult.
I do hope you like this.  Thanks for stopping by and you take care.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Love on a Bike

Good evening crafters and followers.  What an absolutely lousy day here in West Midlands.  Started off good but went downhill very fast.  But it is the start of the August Bank Holiday so what can we expect!
My card today is using a stamp from Lily of the Valley.  I have stamped and embossed the image and coloured it in with spectrum noirs.  Die cut it out and then inked around the edge with antique linen distress ink.  The backing papers were from my crafty stash and you may not be able to see it but there is a white organza ribbon around the patchwork strip.  This is true crafting recycling because it was actually from a very nice perfume box that hubby bought me for a birthday a couple of years ago. 
He was a little upset at the time I remember because when I opened the pressie the first thing I did was take the ribbon off and put it in my crafty stash then I proceeded to open the box to see the perfume.  Bless him, he fully understands now that lots of things can be recycled into my craft room.  The perfume was nice too I might add.
Well I do hope you like my card for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and you all take care.

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Hi folks, Thursday again and my last day at work for 5 days.  Of course it is also a bank holiday this weekend which means I get to craft on Monday too - YIPPEE.  Mind you I feel sorry for anyone going away for this bank holiday as the weather is forecast to be awful.  I will keep my fingers crossed the weather folk are wrong!
My card today is a little C6 card and was one I made for a batch I did for the soldiers.  Mind you I posted them in January this year and I still don't know whether they received them as no-one had the courtesy to drop me an email hence unfortunately I haven't sent anymore.  I tried emailing again but still no joy, very frustrating really. Well I enjoyed making the cards and have kept my fingers crossed they ended up where they were supposed too.
The image is stamped, embossed and watercoloured with whisper pens.  The stamp was from the Strawberry Kisses range by crafters companion.  They are lovely stamps and so cute. The embellisments are dies from marianne.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.  Take care folks.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Distressed Leaves

Hi crafters and followers.  Back at work today and as I was out of the office on Monday no doubt I will be busy.
My card today is one I made quite a while ago and to be honest I have never been quite sure whether I like it or not.
I started by playing around with inking some card with distress inks and then decided I may as well use it as a backing paper hence I then stamped some leaves in both black ink and embossed them and then in white ink and embossed them. 
I did some matting and layering and then in my crafty stash I came across this ribbled card so decided to see what that was like to stamp on with the leave stamp.  I am not quite sure where the sentiment came from and I can't remember exactly which box it is in now.  I then finished the card off with a marianne die flower and leave.
Even as I type I am still not sure what I think about this card so maybe you can pass a comment!  Anyway, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my blog.  You take care.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Beauty in the World

Good day crafters and followers.  I hope you have had a good day today and enjoyed your crafting.
As it's Tuesday and my day off I have been messing about with making my own flowers using Dimension Stamps Petal Passion. 
I have had a go before with these but never with good results.  They definitely need practice so that is what I have been doing.  Eventually they will end up on a card but just not yet.
Today's card is one I have made using Sheena Douglas paint fusion stamps only not with paint fusion, I stamped these onto watercoloured paper and then used my whisper pens to colour them in.  The large ones are stamped direct and the smaller leaves and flowers are decoupaged on.  The verse is stamped and embossed and I think was from a set by creative expressions.  I then finished the card off with some gems.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Spanish Lady

Hellow crafters and followers.  Well it's Monday again and I shall be on my way to our office in Manchester today.  Keep your fingers crossed for me that the M6 is clear when I start back home.
Today's card is one I did sometime ago.  The stamp is a Kanban stamp, I think, and the black card has also been stamped and embossed with a swirly stamp from Dimension Stamps.  The flowers are marianne dies.
I have taken this one into my serif and placed it in a frame to display it so the black card is matted onto a C5 plain white card.
Hope you like it and thank you for taking the time to have a look.  You take care.

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Hello everyone, I do hope you are all well.
I have chosen a man's card today for my  blog. 
I am a member of Dimension Stamps Project Club and these stamps were from one of their projects earlier this year.  The backing paper I embossed from a mask and distressed it.
This was actually made as a RAK card.  A group of us who were originally part of the Papercraft World members club set up a RAK Club which is a 'Random Act of Kindness' card.  We each do a card every month, send it to a very nice lady called Anne who distributes them around.  What is so nice is that at the beginning of each month you always receive a lovely card 'just because'  I always look forward to receiving my card every month and if I am having a stressful day or a down day my RAK card will always cheer me up.
Hope you like my RAK card.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog and do take care.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Posting My Letter

Good day to you crafters and followers.  Hopefully as this is being posted I will be on my way to the British Craft Fayre at Donnington Park and I promise I will have a whale of a time.
Now to my card, again I started with my image.  This is the way I usually craft, I start with the image colour it in and then choose the backing papers and layout.  To be honest, probably like most of you out there choosing the layout is the hardest part.  I think my layout mojo is on a go slow!
Anyway, this image is a Paintbox Poppet stamp from the 1st set crafters companion released.  She is stamped with versafine and then embossed. 
I have coloured her in using copics, die cut her and matted her onto some co-ordinations card which was also diecut.
I then went to my white 6x6 card, which is followed by another piece of the coordinations card and then my backing paper which was out of my crafty stash.  I wound two different  coloured ribbons around and then finished it all off with the diecut flowers and leaves which are all marianne dies.  Topping the flowers off with some gems - yes gems folks.  The moths flew out of that box I tell you.
Hope you like this little card and thank you for stopping by.  You all take care.
I intend to enter this into: -
My Craft Creations challenge which is 'Anything Goes'

Friday, 17 August 2012

Party Girl

Good afternoon crafters and followers.  Gosh what an awful day it is in the West Midlands, windy, raining - dreadful.  Still, rain means staying in which means more crafting time.
My card today is a digi stamp from Saturated Canary.  I started by colouring in the digi stamp with a mixture of copics and spectrum noirs.

I then die cut the image using a spellbinders die and matted that onto some matching green card.
I took an 8x8 plain card, matted some green, then some plain white and then finished off with some patterned vellum which was a freebie from an old craft magazine.  I used some pearl brads to secure the vellum to white and green card. 
I secured the ribbon and then die cut the flowers which are a daisy diecut from spellbinders. The little pink leaves are from marianne.
I really enjoyed cololured this image in so I do hope you like this as much as I enjoyed colouring.  Thank you for stopping by and your comments would be very welcome.  You take care.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Flower Power

Hello everyone.  Another work day for me so this one has been scheduled.
As you can see this is a DL card.  The backing paper is from Strawberry Kisses CD Rom from Crafters Companion.  The image is also a Strawberry Kisses stamp called Flower Power and was lovely to colour in.  This was coloured in with spectrum noirs, die cut using an Xcut die and then inked around the edges with antique linen distress inks.
The flower is a crealie die which I bought from Joanne Sheen website and although quite small there are four dies which can be layered up perfectly and finished off with a couple of leaves from spellbinders.
Thank you for stopping by and do take care.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Smell the Flowers

Hello fellow crafters and followers.
I am working today so hopefully my scheduling has worked fine, fingers crossed.
This card was made for a mates birthday.  The image is a stamp from Dimension Stamps, a very useful stamp I have to admit.  I stamped it in black versafine and then embossed it.  I cololured it in with spectrum noir pens.  The flower is a die cut from X Cut and the flourishes is a marianne die.  The brown card and the orange card are both pearlescent and were bought from Anne Marie Designs - beautiful card.
Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and you take care.
I intend entering this card in to following challenge: -

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Good evening ladies how are you all today?
It's a lovely evening here in sunny West Midlands, no wind about though so it is a bit muggy, but as they have forecast rain tomorrow and onwards I am not complaining.  Rain forecast for Saturday too which I could have done without as I am looking forward to going to the C&C craft fayre at Donnington Park.  Still, once I get there it won't matter what the weather is like inside will it!
Well, tonight's card is one I made for my best friend Donna who was 50 this year.  She will kill me for telling you all that but still, what are friends for - hee hee.
I have taken this into serif to display it as the photography wasn't brilliant. 
I started with an 8x8 base white card, matted some pink card on and then embossed some white card and matted that.  The image is a stamp from Dimension Stamps and it is a Lily which is my friend's favourite flower.  I stamped it once and then stamped again to decoupage the flower.  I coloured it in with spectrum noir pens and then glazed it with glossy accents.  I also embossed the stamped image.  I then stamped and embossed the name which is also a Dimension Stamp set of plain alphabet.  That was stamped with a brilliance ink pad.  The pattern is also a stamp but I cannot remember which one - a swirly one.  I then shaped them and placed them on the card with silicone.  Once that was dry I then glazed them with glossy accents.  She was thrilled with it.  Hope you like it too.  Thank you for stopping by and you take care.

Monday, 13 August 2012


Good day fellow crafters and followers. I hope it is a good day for you.  I made this card on Saturday and I was lucky enough to have the whole day for my crafting as hubby was down the garage out of the way and busy - hee hee.  Mind you my broadband was playing up something terrible, kept losing it regulary, very annoying.  Probably 'atmospheric conditions' or 'leaves on the line'!
Well down to my card.  I started with a 6x6 plain white card and matted some grey pearlescent card on to that.  I then took another piece of plain white card and embossed it.  I die cut the flourishes which is from a memory box die.  The image is a stamp from the moorhead range by crafters companion

It is called the Professor and I thought he was delightful.   I have stamped him with versafine and then embossed him, coloured him in with copics, die cut him out and distressed the edges with weathered wood distress ink.  I then made a faux nestie and matted him onto that.  I really enjoyed colouring him in, these moorhead stamps are an absolute delight to stamp and colour.
I do hope you like him.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and you take care.
I hope to enter this card into: -
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything Goes Die Cuts
Paper Pretties Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Good day to you all.   Hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting.
My card for today was another one I made on Saturday.  I have to admit to taking alot of time in chosing a layout on this one, don't know why, I think I lost my mojo for a while.
Well this card is a hybrid, by that I mean I have used my serif to print the actual card base.  I started with a C5 card, chose my background in the Serif Craft Artist, placed my logo on the reverse and also a pair of cowboy boots.  I then printed that off.
I have also cheated a little with matting and layering,  it is all plain white card.  I took two pieces of white card, embossed them with a bark type embossing folder and then distressed the edges with gathered twigs distress ink and placed them onto my card.  I then embossed another piece of white card but firstly I inked the embossed side with mustard seed distress ink and them ran it through my GC.  I matted that onto another piece of white card but firstly I used my copics and coloured the edges.  I did the same with the blue mat behind the image.  My image is another stamp from the moorhead range by crafters companion - the boy.
I coloured this little chap in with copics having first stamped him with versafine black and then embossed him. 
I finished the card off with some red card candy and diecut a sizzix flourish in white and brown card to add shadow.  Hope you like this card and thank you for stopping by.  Take care.
I intend to enter this card into: -
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge 2 which is 'Embossing'

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Hello fellow crafters and followers.  Isn't it beautiful weather at the moment?  I personally could do with a little cooler but then that's me and I am at that funny age!  I just love the fact that it isn't raining.
Today's card is a clean, simple layout.  I started with a base white 6x6, matted some red card and then embossed some white paper and matted that onto the red.  I then cut die cut my red and white mats ready for my topper. 
This little girl is called Sweety and she is from the crafters companion morehead range.   She really was lovely to colour.  I have used solely copics to colour her in.  I do hope you like her as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by and you take care. 
I intend entering this card into the

Friday, 10 August 2012

Lavender Fairy

Good day to you all.  Hope you are enjoying your day.
My post for today is a flower fairy.  I stamped the image using flower fairy stamps from Crafters Companion, embossed it and then coloured it with spectrum noirs.  I then did some matting and layering onto a plain white 8x8 card.  The flower is a spellbinders one, the Astor die and stencilled with squeezed lemonade distress inks.  The leaves are both marianne dies which I have just cut out twice once in lemon and once in white to shadow.  Hope you like this and thank you for stopping by.  Take care.

I hope to enter this card into 
Sir Stampalot August Challenge which is 'Take Flight'.
Papertake Weekly Challenge which is 'Anything Goes'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge which is 'Anything Goes'
Simply Create Too which is 'Anything Goes'
Creative Inspirations which is 'Anything Goes'
My Time to Craft which is 'Fantasy'

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Cardnam Woods

Hi crafters and followers.  Hope you are all well. 
I have gone for another scrapbook page today and yes it has been produced in Serif.  I am soooooooo enjoying this programme as you have probably noticed.  Even if I do say so myself, I do like this page.  Hope you do to.  See you soon and take care.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Hi crafters and followers.  Hope you are all well.
This card was my first hybrid card using the serif.  I stamped my image first and then made the card.  The background/backing paper is printed from Serif.  The rest is proper cardmaking.
The image, you will have guessed, is from the Morehead range of stamps - isn't she gorgeous so easy to colour in because of the large areas.  Brilliant for first time stampers and colourer inners. (technical term) She is coloured in with a mixture of copics and spectrum noirs.
Whilst this is posting I will be hard at work.  Hope you like it.  See you soon and take care.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Three colours

Good afternoon folks.  I hope you are all well?
It's Tuesday afternoon, my day off and that means a crafting afternoon.  Although I have been out to do a bit of shopping and to meet two chums for coffee.
My card today is a 6x6 white base card.  I matted some black card and then took some white paper, embossed it using an m-bossibilities folder but prior to embossing it I inked the folder with squeezed lemonade distress inks.  I have also distressed around the edges. 
I then stamped and embossed the verse which is from a set of verse stamps from Creative Expressions.  I diecut the verse, inked around the edges and matted that onto another diecut shape in black.  I had decided to stick with the three colours, black/white and yellow.  The actual flower is made using another stamp from Creative Expressions a petal stamp.  This was stamped and embossed three times and then the swirls were stamped and embossed.  The swirl stamp is from a set from Dimensions.  I cut each petal out, shaped it and arranged each one onto a 1" circle of card with glue gel.  The black brad in the middle finished it off.  I layered that onto a marianne diecut shape.  The leaves are spellbinders diecut in black and white then inked with the squeezed lemonade distress inks.  Hope you like this one.  Thank you for looking at my blog and you take care.

Monday, 6 August 2012


Hi fellow crafters and followers, how are you today?
I have been playing with my serif again for this card.
I coloured the image in first with copics and spectrum noirs, and then went to serif to choose a background which I printed out.  You can't see it but there is also a copy of this image on the back of the card and my logo.  That is what I printed out so my base card is all ready.
I then reverted back to standard card making by diecutting my image, doing some matting and layering, cutting out my flourishes and finishing off with some brads. 

There is also an insert in here which was produced in serif in a contrasting colour. 
At the moment I am enjoying this hybrid way of crafting besides I can do the insert at the same time and as I never put a verse inside it finishes the card off a treat.  I am currently building up by stock in the hope of taking the plunge and doing a craft fayre after Christmas so putting the inserts in straightaway is going to save me time later.  Plus leaving them blank means the card can be used for anything.
Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Little Girl

Good afternoon crafters and followers.  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday crafting. 
I tell  you our weather here in the West Midlands is really funny - not pleasant at all.  I took Enya for her walk this morning and it was so close I have to admit I did not particulary enjoy it.  Now don't all shout at me but 'roll on winter' I say.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it may be cold but it will stay dry.  I can cope with dry and cold.
Well enough of me waffling on I need to discuss today's card which I made yesterday.  I have kept with the hybrid crafting by printing out my base card from the serif.  Again on the back I have put a copy of my image plus my logo.

As you can probably see, if you are familiar with serif, this image is also displayed in that.  I then embossed some plain white paper using a m-bossibilites folder but firstly I inked the inside and then ran it through the GC.  I matted that onto some more plain white card and drew a border around the edge.  Wrapped some red ribbon around and stuck that to my card.  I die cut my image and matted that onto some co-ordinations card.  The flowers and leaves are all marianne dies.  I also produced an insert with a complimentary background and put some flowers from the serif onto the lost leaf.
Whenever I do an insert for my cards I always try to put something on the lost leaf rather than leaving it blank.  So that is another card towards my craft fayre next year all I need it an envelope.
Hope you like it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Take care.
I have entered this card into: -

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Good morning fellow crafters and followers.  Gosh the weather is awful again here in rainy west midlands.  Still, good excuse for crafting!
I made this card yesterday and to be honest I had decided to do a little playing with my Serif Craft Artist Professional.
I stamped my image which is the gorgeous Blossom from the Moreheads new stamp collection - a little sweetie isn't she?  I coloured her in with copics and spectrum noirs, diecut her out leaving the rose a little proud and then diecut a mat.
I then went to my computer and Serif.  Firstly I had to make a template, I don't do 5x5 I prefer 6x6 but unfortunately that size is not on the programme (the only fault I can find so far I have to admit) so I used the custom bit and made my own template.  I then chose my backing papers and used the same on the back and front.  I photographed my image, cropped it and placed this in a frame, reduced it and used it on the back of the card and also placed my logo on the back too.  I printed all that out onto my white 6x6 card.

I then went onto make my card up in the normal way placing my topper on and diecutting some marianne leaves finishing off with some gems.  (don't all fall down with shock - I do use them sometimes)
Now I went back to my Serif to complete an insert using some contrasting background, placed some flowers on the looseleaf, and a round shape on the otherside for a verse but I also used the transparent buttom for this.  Finishing off with a butterfly in the corner.  Hey presto, a complete 'hybrid' card' and a quite satisfied Kandy.

So, what you do think?  I was quite pleased with the results I have to admit.  Well back to my crafting and thank you so much for dropping by.  You take care and see you soon.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Humphrey Clowning Around

Good afternoon fellow crafters and followers.   Well it's Friday again and I do hope you are all well and looking forward to your weekend.  I know I certainly am looking forward to some serious crafting.  Last weekend my hubby, bless him, made some slight alterations to my craft room and now I have an extra table, right in front of the window for my crafting.  My computer desk will be to my left and my equipment table is now to my right which means I can now have my cricut out permanently as well as my GC.  My craft room is quite tidy too at the moment which is unusual for me as I am soooooooooo not a tidy crafter.  I do usually tidy up at the end of a crafting session - usually!
Well today's card is one that I hope will make you smile.  I have started with a plain white C5 card, layered it with some more plain white card and then drawn the lines around to highlight it.  I then embossed another piece of plain white card and distressed it with peeled pain distress inks.  The image is a stamp from Humphrey's Corner which was coloured in with spectrum noirs, die cut, inked around the edges with distress inks and then layered onto another diecut.  Unusually I have put a sentiment on this one because it just seemed right for this card.  I have taken the photograph of the card into Serif Craft Artist and put an edge around it to display it on here.  I usually do this as I personally think it looks nicely displayed, plus you don't get to see edges of my carpet around the photo - hee hee.
I do hope you like this card and that it has made you smile a little.  Thank you for stopping by and do take care.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hello folks, hope you are all well?
Today's card is one I made sometime ago and I was basically playing around making my own embellishments hence the flower.  It is stamped, coloured, layers and then I finished it off with glossy accents.  The flourishes were also stamped and that stamp was from Chloes Creative Cards.  She does some lovely stamps, she has been on Create & Craft but not for a while.
Hope you like this and thank you for stopping by.  Take care.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Jayne Nesterenko's Workshop - Project Two

Good day fellow crafters and followers.
I will not be writing a full essay today I promise.
Todays card is a plate which I made on Sunday at Jayne's workshop.  This was our second project.  I still have the 3rd one to finish at home.  Those workshops are always packed full and if you have read yesterday's post you will have gathered I fully enjoy them.  Thanks Jayne and Helene for making those days so fantastic.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting.  Take care and see you soon.