Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bunny Girl...

Good evening, well I have to say I am enjoying my time off so far. The boys and I went to see Earth to Echo today, really great film, sort of a cross between Stand By Me and ET :-) We are off to the local museum tomorrow. I am ashamed to say I have lived in this town for over 13 years and have never visited, thought it was about time we should. May be able to squeeze in a touch of shopping and maybe some lunch too. Ooohhh to be a lady of leisure fulltime ;-)

Anyway, I made these cards to be sent together for a mum and daughter, hope they like them. Very cas in design...

Image - Dinkies Bunny Girl from Little Claire coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Polka dot cards - Dovecraft from Wilkos (£2 for 8)
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons (lilac) & stash (blue)
Buttons - stash
Other - Spellbinders oval die

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, I'll be back on Saturday with my Allsorts challenge post x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Time For Tea...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Time For Tea' hosted by ME! Our wonderful sponsors are Flonzcraft and Eureka Stamps.

Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge   $20 store voucher 

I knew exactly the stamp I wanted to use for this challenge. I've gone vintagey with the floral paper and pretty lace. I love the cute teapot charm...

Image - Drinking Tea Silhouette by Flonzcraft
Paper - Baby Mine Girl by Carta Bella and Mint Julep by Basic Grey
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Teapot charm - from a lovely friend x
Lace & resin flower - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle die, twine, brown ink pad, kraft card
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Thank you so much!!!

Good morning peeps, it's my last day at work today. Starting a long 6 weeks off tomorrow and I for one can't wait ;-) I've had a great year but am really looking forward to the challenges of my new job in September. I have worked closely with 3 lovely ladies this year and I can't thank them enough for all their help and support. I have bought them each a pressie and these are their cards. I've used a new MFT stamp and matching Dienamics die...


Image - MFT Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Papers - Kitsch by Craftwork Cards
Other - Dienamics Sending Big Hugs die, Distress Inks

Thanks for looking and HUGE apologies that I have been slack keeping up with your blogged creations these last few weeks. Over my 6 week break I hope to sort that out, I've missed you x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

White On White...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'White On White' hosted by the lovely Wendy. Our wonderful sponsors are Marianne Design and Scrappers Delight.   3 images
I really enjoyed this challenge because I rarely make white cards...

Image - Kindergarten Children Swinging by Flonzcraft
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Gem dots - Papermania
Sheer ribbon - stash
Other - Marianne Design Craftables Circle & Flower Stitch die set, Cherry Lynn Fanciful Flourishes die, Crafts Too Summer Burst embossing folder

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x
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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Eeekkk Big Cards!!!

So I showed you earlier in the week how I tried using distress inks which freak me out, well, this post is about one of my other crafting no-nos - BIG cards! All my cards are 6x6 or smaller but I was asked to make 2 cards for people who are leaving at work. Rather than make huge cards I have stuck 2 8x8 cards together to make a Z-shape card. I think there is plenty of room for people to pop their messages and there was less 'space' on the front for me to try to fill. What do you think...

 A close up of one of the tiny butterflies surrounding the sentiment...
This shows the Z-shape...
This uses papers in the same range but a different colourway... 

Sentiments - from the New Beginnings Sentiments set and the Smile Sentiments set from Whimsy Stamps
Papers & bunting - Tea Dance Collection by Craftwork Cards
Pearls, ribbon, buttons & resin flowers - stash
Other - Tim Holtz swirls embossing folder, Woodware leaf punch, Spellbinders circle die, brown inkpad

Thanks for looking, see you on Saturday for our new Allsorts challenge x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Stencils & distress inks...

Morning peeps, I have a confession to make... I am scared of inks. I see so many beautiful inky creations on blogs and love them but feel I could never create anything remotely as lovely. Well I've taken the first step into the inky world. I needed to make a large batch of thank you cards for teaching assistants and wrap around care staff and I had an idea in my head using a stencil and ink. I purchased the supplies I needed and got to work and well I am very chuffed to admit it worked!

The cards are quite small and I've made 20 of them in different colours. What do you think...?


Stencil - Texture Mesh by Memory Box
Inks - Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pad Kit 1
Sentiments & cards - Craftwork Cards
Other - Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thanks for looking,