Thursday, 30 December 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to 2011 to all that view my post...

2011 will be a good year for me and mine and you and yours!


wishing you all the best





xxxx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

birthday card.... at last no more christmas!

Well as you can guess i'm over christmas! i'm so happy its all over, i cant wait to get my house back to normality!! so I have spent a bit of time today and made this card it has mum on it, but don't think i will use it for my mums birthday! but i can always change what it on it!
The paisley print paper is from k and co, its called pink and green paisley, the scalloped circle is cut from a sheet of Kelly Panacci called Floral Crochet - pink. The stamped image is from stamps happen inc and called collecting sea shells. My mum is in the process (and has been for the last 5+ years) of doing the cross stitch of the image for me! I have coloured the image with pro markers.

The flowers have been made using my spellbinders small scalloped circles (the smallest one in the pack), i cut 5 of each from pink mulberry paper scrunched them up, stuck a brad through them over the brad i did stick a half perl, to hide the metal, you can just see one in the deep pink flower, scrunched them a bit more and then voila!


I have entered this into;

Crafts and Me Challenge - anything goes
Whimsie Doodles - A Change of Pace
CES Challenge - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - anything goes

So what do you think?!?
Thanks for looking, if you have time please feel free to leave a comment! I love to hear what you have to say about my creations!

xxx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

WOW that made my day! I won Challenge 73 at Incy Wincy!

Well as the title said, something good has happened to me today! Not only is it my three year wedding anniversary, but I found out that i won 1st prize at incy wincy designs on challenge 73! i'm so happy!! its cheered me up so much (my husband is ill with a throat infection, and i think my eldest is getting it too!)!
cant wait to get my prize and start playing!!!

I know i have but the badge on my side bar, but i wanted to put it here as well, as i'm so proud of myself!



Well once i get my digis, i will let you all see what i create! Im getting so excited about my first PTD post in jan! how exciting! its all coming together at once at the moment, just hope this means 2011 is going to be a good year!
Well I best get on, Mark is back in bed and were meant to be popping out!l I'm sure Nancy wont be too far behind with the throat infection it!

Oh the joys of having a young family!!!

Take care all and will see you soon!!!
xxx



Monday, 27 December 2010

Church flowers 23/12/2010

Hey everyone, well i'm sat here trying to get my printer to connect with the laptop and having very little luck, i will take the mac any day over a pc! so i thought a post would be a good way to pass the time.

Back in October, we had our youngest daughter Nancy May
christened at the local church. One of her godparents asked if we could do some flowers for the church for the day to make it feel a bit more special (While at school we needed to do work experience, i did mine in a l
ocal florist shop, throughly enjoyed my self! i did at one point think that was the career path for me, but the butterfly within me won again! ), so we spent a cold afternoon there! The church was covered in flowers by t
he time we left. It was lovely as over the weekend i heard various comments on what my friend and i had produced, it was such fun, being crea
tive but not with paper!!!

A few weeks later my friend asked if i would be interested in helping with the Christmas flowers, I could think of nothing better than getting my hands on flowers again, and just being free to do what i wanted!

On the 23rd December, I was very honoured to be able to do the alter flowers! and here they are!


I couldn't believe it when i walked in and they gave me a choice of various areas to do, my friend said well i think Trina would like to do the alter flowers! I was very scared but at the same time I was so happy!

I used part of a christmas tree as the back of the flowers, as no one sees behind them there is no point in putting anything other than foliage there, i used some mistletoe, leatherleaf and ivy for foliage, as well as some other greenary that was there! yellow spider chrysanthemum, white and yellow double chrysanthemum white freesias, yellow roses, white and yellow carnation
s and some gyp to fill in the gaps!

It was a lovely afternoon, here is one last picture, its a close up of the roses we used! they looked so stunning in the arrangements....

Well night night all

sweet dreams!
xxxx


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas is over.... but 2011 is nearly here!

hey all, well i'm only here as the family are ill and have been in bed for about 3 hours! so i'm very bored! We have had a busy christmas, spent Christmas day with my parents, sister and her partner and my grandma. What a lovely day it was, we had a drink at the pub, went home and stuffed ourselves, had lots of presents (my little girls were spoilt rotten).

Today I had a lay in and we went to my husbands aunts and spent the day with his family, unfortunately Amelia didn't want to play with her cousin and decided to sleep (this is my little girl who hates going to bed, she asked to leave the table and go to sleep!). But never the less it has been a brilliant christmas!

We have nothing planned for the new year, as we have the two kids we cant go out, we have sent 3 new years at different places and this year i think we will be spending the night in, but i may have a few people over, not sure what i want to do yet! may go to bed early and wake up when its 2011!

if you saw my post a week or so ago you know that i have new years crafting resolutions! after looking at lou's blog (she is the other new member on the PTD design team!) she has given me an idea....

she has said that in the new year she is posting one a week with her christmas crunch sunday, this will feature one or more christmas cards for her stash for next christmas! As you can imagine this gave me the idea to do something similar!

I have said that I will make 5 christmas cards a month, so i will post on the 1st of each month as of february christmas cards I have made, each post will be titled....

christmas card countdown!

then every time i post it will have the countdown as to haw any have have done and how many to go! for example February should be 5/55 and March 10/55, and so on! that will give me 55 cards for next christmas, so occasionally there may be more than 5 but to me, 5 is the magic number! I cant wait to post on the 1st of February for the start of this, so i will see you there hopefully!

Well that is me over and out for today, may be back tomorrow, will have to see how the family are as to what we get up to!

night night!!!

xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas

Merry Christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

Will see you all between Christmas and New Year! Hope you and your families have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Ok so i couldn't resist!

Hello everyone, well i'm stuck in with the kids who are driving me up the wall, Mark is out at work and so i decided i would craft! just been sat there thinking what to do, i'm also so happy about being on a design team for 2011!! and i have been thinking of what to do for the 1st challenge! I cant wait!

So i have decided after looking around on the challenge blogs i have created this to be entered into Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge there this week is shape it! As i have been sat there colouring a boy with a guitar I thought it would be an idea to put him on a different shape card, so here we have it

Its the 1st shape card i have made in a very long time!

Well after today hubby has finished work till the new year! so unsure as to what time in going to get to craft now, we still haven't started the christmas shopping!

So what do you think??

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Oh my I have done it

Oh my Oh my Oh my....

well i know i said i wasn't going to post again till 2011 but i have just received some fantastic news! I have made it onto a DT!!! i'm still fluttering from reading the e-mail. Its 1am (UK time) and i'm not sure if i'm going to sleep, too much running round in my head now! Well i'm not going to give too much away but i cannot wait till 2011!!!!

sweet dreams all

xxxx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Will be Back in 2011


Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and looking forward to christmas. We have had a bit of snow and are stuck in, i don't see the point in taking the kids out in this and its hard work being stuck in with them! So I have been thinking and have decided that I will be switching off from here till the new year. Knowing the Mark will be home between christmas and new year it will give us some time as a family!


We still have so much to do for Christmas, we haven't brought a single present yet! as I think my husband will be at home most of this week at home we will spend the next week shopping and wrapping. In any spare time I get I will be thinking of new creations for next year, I get the feeling that hubby will be having cancellations over the next few days.

Voting

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Glittery New Year!

xxx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

New Year Crafting Resolutions

Hello, well i have nothing to show today as had a lazy day. Amelia has now broken up from school and so crafting time will be becoming shorter! I was thinking today about new year resolutions, i came to the conclusion that when ever i try and set a 'normal' resolution i never stick to it, so i'm going to set some crafting ones for my self, I have this post and it will remind me to keep them, so here we go;

1) Get onto a DT!! (more than one if possible)
2) get lots of followers and have some blog candy when i hit 50 followers!!! (please recommend my blog to friends i would love to give some stuff away!)
3) make at minimum 5 christmas cards per month so i don't have the last minuet rush!
4) enter at least one challenge a week (other than when i'm on holiday as lack of internet!)
5) Let Amelia get more involved, she try's so hard but looses interest so quick, so encourage her more!
6) make sure all birthday cards are made in advance, addressed and ready to post!

So do any of you have any resolutions you would like to share?

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Deer Christmas

Hello again! well here we have the cards I have made for my little girls to give to their grandparents this christmas, i have entered the top one into the following challenges

Creative Card Crew Challenge - theme being anything!
all sorts challenge - Last Minute Christmas Projects
Iris' Spot - Holiday/winter
One Stitch at A Time - Anything Goes

I was thinking about a few other challenges but i stll have a few to make, so i think maybe some other card my suit the challenge more, we will see what i come up with tonight!

The image is from wink wink ink, I brought a couple of digis from there last night! you get each image in three formats! i could have spent a fortune last night, some of them are
so beautiful! You cant see it very well but i have put stickles over the star paper to make it glittery.
Unfortunately I cant tell you what the papers are as i have a nasty habit of chopping the bottoms off and throwing them when i but them, so if anyone has a clue as to what they are, please feel free to let me know. i know the purple one is a few years old!

As normal, coloured with my faithful pro-markers!

Thanks for looking.

Please feel free to leave me any comments, i love to hear what you have to say!

xx

Poppy's 1st Christmas

Hello! This is a card i have done for a friends little girl who has her 1st christmas this year! The image is from Mo Manning (digital pencil too) and called kai in the snow, such a lovely image, i have used it quite a bit this year as a number of people have had babies!

Since the 1st comment on here and my reply i have entered it into

Mo's digital challenge - winter wonderland

The image has been coloured with pro-markers and layered on pink card, i cut all the shapes with my nestabilities! The punch i have used is a Martha Stewart christmas one i brought a few weeks ago! The pink card stock is bazzill and the snowflakes are small charms i brought at a show years ago!

I hope you like it,
please feel free to leave any comments, I love to see what you have to say!

Thanks for looking!

xxx





Saturday, 11 December 2010

Ornament entry! various challenges

Hello! Well i have had another crafty 20 mins and created this.
I have entered this into the following challenges this week

Incy wincy this week its to make decorations,
Paper Cupcakes as the challenge is christmas ornament
Bee Crafty - Winter themed card/craft item (not a christmas card)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge -anything but a card

Also on CADC there is a thing on about decorations too. I have also added it to

As it was very hard to photograph while holding, so Ii have put it on my tree!
Oh how i feel festive for that one!

This is my entry!
I have used the stampin up baubles set and alternated two of the stamps, folded them and stuck them together!

I also am in the process of finishing a card to match! will post that one later!

I love to hear what you all think, so if you have time please leave a comment!
Thanks for looking


This week Challenge Entry's

Hi everyone, as you can guess been busy with parties, crafting, parties and more crafting! managed to sit down and focus for all of 20 mins this morning and came up with this one! Im entering it into a few challenges this week, just to give it a go! I hope you like it!

I have entered it into
Kenny K's Challenge - Monochromatic!
One Stop Card Crafts - Sassy Christmas!
Papertake Weekly - Red and Green must not be seen!
A Spoon full of Sugar - Christmas Cards
Simon Says Stamp - red or green
Stamps R Us - holiday card
Digis with attitude - Anything goes - digital stamps
Incy Wincy Challenge 72 - use non traditional christmas colours in your christmas creation
Cupcake craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Baby, It's cold outside
Stamp Something - Anything Digi

let me know what you think... Thanks for looking!

xxx

Thursday, 9 December 2010

I Got A Job!!!!

hello everyone, as you can see by the title i have a job, well i will be on trial to start with but im hopeful!
I will be starting demonstrating as of the 11th feb 2011 and have another class booked for the 20th feb next year at the new craft shop in taplow! I cant wait, im so excited! So if any of you live close, why ot pop by??
If any of you out there are or have been demonstrators and have any advise it will be welcomed. I must say i know its a way off yet, but im pretty excited!
Mark has said I can practice on him! so i will have to show you all how it goes! im sure it will be fine, for a change i will be teaching him somethng rather than him teaching me!
Well if anyone wat to offer me any advise please post below.
thanks all
xxx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

well... crafting time here i come!

hello, sorry i haven't posted for a while, been caught up in my own little world! had coughs and colds coming out of everyone, lots of events over the weekend, and orders to catch up on. Plus I haven't finished my 7 projects. i have had so much going on I have not been able to think.

Today was going well with housework ect till it came to lunch time, when i was cutting a roll i also stabbed the knife into my left hand. So no washing up for me for a few days. Hubby said it my excuse not to have to wash up! so i will now be using the time that i would have washed up to craft while I can! I still have all my christmas cards to do, and Amelia's!

On that note i best get on!

xxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

so chilly!

well, i'm so sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days it has been a bit busy! today was my daughters nativity and christmas bizarre and then carols on the green tonight! had a lovely time, just ache from slipping on the ice and frozen solid for being out in -4 selling some cards! Oh well, all for a good cause!

Will be making again tomorrow!

See you all

xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Mixing Papers - Advise wanted and needed!

Hello everyone! well the title says it all. I have sat here the last couple of days looking at peoples beautiful cards and how they have mixed different papers! Why why why can I not seem to achieve the effect i'm looking for? can anyone help me?

Please! please help me! It looks like tomorrow may be a snow day here in the south east of england! so any advise will be tried tomorrow!!!

Thanks!

xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Teething!

Hello again! Well here is another adorable MJM digi.
As my youngest daughter has just cut her 2 bottom teeth and my husband has a guitar i think he is having and affair with I felt it was very appropriate!


I have cut the image down and mounted it onto silver miri card. The paper is another from my stash that I have no idea as to where it has come from! With silver peel offs i have just put 'Rocking Christmas'

What do you think, Please feel free to leave your comments!

xx

Incy Wincy Challenge 70

Hello everyone! well today i have actually finished some bits I have started. I have been on a colouring mission and not actually finished any... until tonight. The card below will be entered into incy Wincy Challenge 70.

Why not pop over to http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ and enter!

The challenge is a simple recipe;

2 Papers
3 Flowers
1 Image

The Image is called 'Two Jill' from MJM (http://digitalpenciltoo.com/), she has been coloured with pro-markers and cut to size. The papers have sat in the christmas box for ages so i have no idea as to where they are from, I have written in pink peel offs 'All I Want For Christmas...', they were purchased at a craft show about a year ago!

I hope you like it!
Let me know what you think!

Watching the Stage

Hi, just thought I would share one that i have made last week. The digi stamp is from phindys place and its called the 'big girls class'. It reminds me of my eldest daughter who started ballet back in June. Her auntie is training to be a dance teacher so it made me giggle a bit. I have coloured the image with pro-markers and drawn the background my self again coloured the pro-markers!

I have tried to set it as a scene... what do you think?



Recent Makes

Morning all, well just thought i would post a few photos of what i have done recently. Most are just stamped and embossed images and then coloured with
pro-markers! Still got a number of orders to catch up with and all my own christmas cards to do!

So here they are. The baby cards are a stamp from Whiff of joy, what beautiful stamps they are! love some of the now ones too, just havent had time to sit down and have a proper look at the site yet.


The ones below are Lili of The Valley Stamps, I went a bit mad when they brought all the christmas stuff out! well they were on offer then! I have just used my Nestabilities around the stamped image. the snowflake stamp is an inkadinkado set i brought last year.


All the images have been stamped with versa fine ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then colour all my images with promarkers
If you have any questions, please post a comment below!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 29 November 2010

No Snow Yet!

Well as the title says we have no snow YET! if its gong to snow, well hurry up and do it! I wanted it to snow last night so Milly got a snow day! Tomorrow there is no school run to do so hope to have a full on crafting day!

Nancy has just started to stand put holding onto things so time is not on my side at the moment, here come the months of bumps and bruises! Also cut her 1st 2 teeth!

got a busy week ahead of me what with the normal school runs and ballet, i have 3 sales to attend as well. On Friday I will be at Amelia's Playgroup Christmas Bizarre, Friday night we have carols on the green and then Sunday we are at a Christmas event in Farnham Common! Plus baby shower to attend and a million other things i need to get done in between.

I have realised today that i have been concentrating on everyones orders, but have not made a single card for me! on that note, i best crack on and get to it!

Will post later!

xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

1 down 6 to go...

Hello Everyone, well as the title says i have completed one of my 'special' things! Only 6 more to go, but typical me has decided to have a flutter! I have been making some cards, downloaded from Crafts U Print, some wonderful designs over there. Will post all the pictures later as kiddies are up and running about! If you have time and would like to look at the designs why not click the link on the left below! and if you download you can save 20% with the voucher code! anyway best crack on!

Will post all pictures later!

xx


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Im off to make something special

well i cant say more than that, i wont be here for a couple of days as i have a project on the go (well there are actually 7 of them) and i want to get them completed before i start on anything else! I will be checking back but wont be posting anything over the next couple of days! You will see it when its finished. I hope everyone is well

xxx

Monday, 22 November 2010

MJM Makes

Hello again, just winding down for tonight (as per the request of my dear husband)and thought i would share with you the ones I have done today! First up is a lovely little fairy from MJM (digital pencil too), i enjoyed colouring her today with how cold it has been, made me feel slightly warm inside! I have used pro-markers and i am trying to blend the colours to make skin tones look real! Practice makes perfect! The sentiment says 'on your special day' I have used peel offs round the edge as borders!

This one is a favourite, if he was a she it would be my milly! The sentiment reads 'never too old 30 today' I thought it would make a nice 30th birthday for someone! well you are never too old for a tantrum! Hope you like them! Cant wait to play again tomorrow!


Sleep Tight!

xx

Stampin up Club Night (19/11/2010)


Hello! Sorry it has taken me so long to post theses! But here are the cards from club night on Friday! Had a fun time. 4 cards made in about an hour and half. Such lovely simple yet effective cards.

The first one on the left is the most simple one we did, just stamped and mounted in the photo you cant see the perforated lines that were added or the glitter.





Second is a lovely one that has beautiful hearts that were punched from red card stock and then glazed and a bit of glitter added. we mounted the paper, the green ribbon and the red over the top. The greeting was stamped and the hearts glued on.










The Robin card was made with the Birds and Branch punch.We punched the bird in brown and then just the breast in red, we did shape it a bit. The branches were punched in green and stuck to the back. The orange card was spritzed with water and then layered onto the red and mounted onto the brown card.









This was my favourite of the night, I love baubles at christmas and as they has a special offer i treated myself! cant wait to get them through
and start playing! The border at the bottom of the card was created with a jumbo wheel. We stamped the baubles onto white card and punched them out, stamped the greeting onto white card and layered it up. Again so simple and so effective!

















Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 69 - Blue and White


Hey everyone will post all my other bits later. Incy wincy challenge this week is Blue and White, At least 90% of the card must be these colours, I was going to sit and stew for a while as to what to do, but I looked at my blog and realised I had done this the other day, so here is my entry! If you have time why not join in too? Just visit

http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/

and post your link to the bottom, Good luck to everyone else that enters!

xxx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Thursday and Frday

Hello everyone, sorry its been a couple of days since i posted last been very busy! On top of 2 sales, a card making evening with the brownies and stampin up night, i have a 7 month old who has just cut her 1st teeth! oh the joys of parenthood, I forgot all this from 1st time round!

On Thursday morning, I went to a local toddler group and sold some cards, met some lovely people who would like us to go to various groups they run and sell our cards there! On Thursday night we went to the local brownies and made some cards with them, the all loved it so much, they all made such beautiful cards. Friday was a quiet day until the evening when i went to tap and then onto stampin up club night. It was a lovely evening, we managed to make 4 christmas cards in just over an hour and a half! will post the pictures later.

Today has been a quiet day, as i said nancy has cut her 1st teeth, so today has been a grizzly kid day so will post all i have done later!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Chilly Wednesday Makes


Afternoon all, its so cold here in the UK, I'm sat on top of the radiator on full heat! cant believe how cold it is. Well took Milly to school and then came home, sone a couple of cards this morning, This is one from a CDAC challenge, We had the Sketch and the image and this is what I came up with! Hope you like it! If you get time and fancy getting your crafty fingers on a few free digi's, pop over to http://priscillastyles.ning.com/ and sign up, would be lovely to see you there!

I have also been pplating with another MJM image i have purchased, Every time I look at these images i just fall more and more in love! This one is Kai in the snow, such a lovely image, whats better is that kai is not specific in gender, so you just chooses the colours you want him/her to be in! I found some sonowflake charms I purchased years ago thought they complemented the theme! As you can see I have done this one for a baby boys first christmas.



Well i will get back to crafting. Tomorrow i wont be on here till late afternoon, maybe even as late as the evning. Down at the toddler group tomorrow morning and then to the brownies till 8, but i will find some time to craft! Im sure i will be back later!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Tuesdays Makes (from http://priscillastyles.ning.com/)

Good morning to those of you just getting up, goodnight to those of you going to bed and good afternoon to those of you in the afternoon!

Had a bit of a funny one today, no get up and go. Have made a few cards though. Last night I came across a wonderful site that has some adorable free digis on!

http://priscillastyles.ning.com/

If you like digi stamps, go and join! such lovely people there! and some of the images are beautiful.

Here are the cards i have made today - this little guy (on the left) looks so peaceful, i have just coloured him with pro-markers and used the spellbinders on the red spotty papers. The greeting says 'peace on earth' its just a peel off that i had and stuck it to the ribbon.

This little girl has such lovely eyes! she just says 'hug me'. She is also from CDAC
(http://priscillastyles.ning.com/), again she is just coloured with pro-markers. The paper is one i have not been able to prat with, I purchased it when I fist started crafting, but i have decided that i need to start using some of these papers I have! although its hard when its one of the first one you purchased.



















This one was another free image. I had a lot of wide ribbon and had no idea as to what to do with it, so today i tried to make little tags down the side of the card. I stuck 2 lines of double sided sticky tape and just doubled the ribbon back on its self! OK so I did run the iron over it to smooth the ribbon down! but i felt it needed it!

As you can see they are all christmas cards, I have just realised that there are less than 40 sleeps to christmas so now im going into panic mode! Have orders coming out my ears, and havent even started on my personal cards, as well as a couple of local evens that i have signed my self up for!

well thats me over and out for tonight, not sure if i will be about tomorrow as its a busy day for me with school and ballet runs!

See you later!

xx

Popcorn the Bear, Quick Makes


Hey, here are a popcorn the bear card i made for a friends son and daughter in law a week or so ago, just found it on here wile trying to up-load a few photos ect! The image is from the Popcorn the Bear Romance collection. I stamped the image twice as i like to layer this one up, I heat embossed both of the images and then coloured them with pro-markers,

Hope you like it!

A Lazy Day, With a little help from Milly!



well had a bit of a lazy day, be dipping in and out of crafting all day so far, got a few done, but tonight is a mission night! I'm at the toddler group on Thursday with my cards, and then helping at the brownies Thursday night. Came across a brill website for digi stamps, Crafters Digital Art Centre, everyone has been so welcoming there and found some lovely digi stamps. Only had a quick play with them today, will have a proper play later. Here is a lovely little mouse, I have used pro-markers to colour him and put Peace on Earth along the ribbon.

Cold and Foggy Morning

Morning all, well as the title says its a very cold and foggy morning here in the UK, by 11 last night the street lights were a blurred yellow, like something out of a horror movie. I have spent the morning colouring images to finish cards off this afternoon, think i'm going to have a session with my spellbinders, I haven't had them out for a while!

I became slightly distracted while in my kitchen, from the tree in our garden to the grass there was a long cobweb that had droplets falling from it. I decided to pop outside i became amazed by a spiders web we have outside by our porch, I couldn't resist getting the camera out and snapping some photos! I thought while i have a cup of tea i would share them with you. I was thinking that they may make good backgrounds for something at some point (or maybe in my scrapbook if i ever find the time to finish it)

Well i best get back to the 'jobs' in had (did i tell you im a butterfly!)

hope you have a lovely day! See you later!
xx

Monday, 15 November 2010

Babys 1st Christmas


Hi everyone, just posting this one and then off to bed! I did this one a couple of weeks ago, a friend had a little boy in september and i have made him a special first christmas card. Its another MJM digi, Her designs are so beautiful. Once again coloured with pro-markers. I decided to make the back of the card look like one big present! hope you like it



Im Entering my 1st Challenge



Well i have decided to enter my 1st challenge (thank you Heather at Incy Wincy Designs). OK, so its nothing over special but its worth a shot and I would like to give it a go. Well i have the art of posting on my blog but am i going to work out how to enter?? we will wait and see, well here is the card i'm going to enter. It will hopefully be entered into Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge this week is Rock. The image i have used is from Kenny K's shop, I have coloured it with pro-markers and just used some bright papers, and i did stick little sparkly rocks on the dots! I hope you like it!!




Mondays Makes

Evening all, well I should have know nothing much would get done last night! My youngest was awake until 10pm, so i got to finish one card. I love this image called 'buds' by Maurice J Manning. I coloured the image with pro markers, i did some shading on it, but you cant seem to see it in the photo.


I feel it is such a peaceful image. I used the faux silk effect again on the background (i have put some instructions on a lower post) and just put some flowers around the edge to finish it off. Here is a closer one of the image.


















Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christening Card Found!

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a lovelycrafty weekend! I cant believe another weekend is over. Back to the school run, ballet run, washing, cleaning just being a general housewife/mummy.

Anyway, today I have done nothing much, other than swap all my general card stuff over with the christmas card stuff. We have a small house (one bed) and there is not room for 4 people plus toys for two children under 4 and my craft stuff, so i keep most of it in a small cupboard we have hence having to swap things over. I have to move 2 high chairs, one guitar amp, and a mound of other stuff to remotely find my stash!

While i was moving everything I came across this card I made before i had my youngest daughter, at the time of making it I was planning on using this idea as my invitations for her christening, but then i thought better of it, quite a bit of work went into this! Its a simple diamond fold card on one sheet of card stock, i will put the measurements on tomorrow. I have decoupages the forever friends bear and coloured it it. I did use i piece of pink bazzill stock for the blanket! I thought it was very nice and i'm so happy that i found it again!

As hubby is off out tonight i'm going to have a card making session with my mum, although not sure if i will get anything finished tonight! but hey ho thats the way it goes! Hope you all have a lovely evening

See you all soon

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Todays Makes

I have been a bit busy today! my youngest has had me up since 5 am as she is unwell, waiting to go to the doctors now, we have an appointment at 8:30pm.

Anyway, as there was nothing much on TV i decided I would watch a bit of create and craft, must say i wasn't really watching it, I was concentrating more on trying to make cards and make sure hubby didn't lay in too much. But i decided to e-mail in, i have done a few times before but never had a mail read out before! well this morning i did, and then i went on to win a card, cant wait to get it through! its so nice to have someone else's work to look at sometimes!

Well as I said i have been busy making. This one is made with an A5 card
blank and using a technique called faux silk.

All you need is tissue paper, a stamp and some inks. I have used what I believe is a wood-ware stamp set, just love the images, reminds me of my eldest!

To do this technique you need to stamp the images onto the tissue paper, if you plan on colouring ensure that you use a water proof ink pad. For this I used Archival black.

Once you have stamped the paper you can colour the image(s) in, I have used pro-markers to do this. Allow the pen ink to dry and the scrunch the paper up, then open, but don't remove too many creases.


Then go over the top with an ink-pad or sponge to enhance the creases, I did this one with a cats eye ink. It picks up on the scrunching.

Cut a piece of card stock to the size of the area you want covered with the paper, I then covered the area of card with tombo (any glue stick should do it) and stuck the tissue paper down. I found it easier to have the tissue paper larger than the area I wanted covering so i could leave the tissue paper down and stick the card over, so you don't loose to many creases.

And there you have a Faux Silk Background! I hope this all makes sense, this is my 1st time of posting instructions! if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!








The other card i have made today is with a set of poppy stamps i have. I brought them at the beginning of the year and have never sat down and used them. When i found them in the draw it made me think about 11/11 and so i felt i had more of a reason to use them. Its nothing special, Its done on an odd size card, i stamped onto one card and cut it out. Very simple inking up with different colours and sponging the ink around for the sky and grass. I didn't know what sentiment to put on, so i decided 'just to say' as then it can just be a little note-let.


Ok so im out of here for today! Planning on christmas cards tomorrow! will post what i get done!

Nancy May Bentons Birth Announcement, stampin' up club and more..


As some of you may know, back in April i had my 2nd little girl, Nancy May, I just wanted to show you all the birth announcements I made for her. I had such fun in with my mum one night doing them. I did wreck 3 of my new ink pads, but hey ho, they are there to be used!

They were so simple but looked so effective. Knowing that people will just read them and chuck them I didn't want to make them to big (yes i don't like waste), they were A6 in size. I made up the card blanks with white card stock and using my cats eyes just blended the inks direct from the pad to get a purple/pink with a hint of green background, then the image was stamed onto acetate and just stuck with double sided tape over the back! On the inside it just had the basic information that i felt people would need!

I just wish i had the time and the patience stamp and colour this image, i have seen a number of variations on it but i can never seem to get the colours right, i think its also because i can be heavy handed when i colour sometimes.

Here are one of the cards I made at my first Stampin' up meet! it was a funny night as i got lost on the way to the venue, i did get there eventually! had a wonderful night and cant believe some of the lovely stuff in the catalogue! This was one of my favourites, took me completely out of my comfort zone, scrunching paper, tearing paper, and mixing colours that i wouldn't dream of!

Were there again in a couple of weeks! cant wait to see what i bring home this time!


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