Sunday, February 28, 2010

Totally Papercrafts...Just Magnolia..

Hi there thanks for stopping by my blog. I had my 2 little Grandsons last night for a sleepover so I never had time for any crafting. We had a really good time and the boys were in my craft room this morning making pictures for Mum and Dad... so I didn't get to my crafty stuff till after dinner.
Here's what I used for this card:-
Image the lovely Tilda of course....
Labels 2 Nesties
Prima flowers and some others
Papermania brads
Oval Nesties
H.O.T.P sentiment
Nellies choice punch...frond

Just a little card for fun and I am entering it in the Totally Papercrafts and Just Magnolia Challenges.
I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


A fab sketch for you to play with over at Vee's sketch Pad. Bookmark us and pop back next week when we will be having a little prize for one lucky winner drawn at random.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Hi there! Tonight I made these lovely little paper pouches for my Grandson's for little Easter treats. They are so quick and easy to make you could make loads in one night. I found them in the Christmas issue of Papercraft Inspirations, as I couldn't find the step by step guide on their web site I've taken a couple of pics of the page in the mag. They have used double sided 12 x 12 papers but I used 8 x8 instead which is just big enough for little Easter treats. If you don't have double sided paper don't worry......for the two in the pic above I used two papers back to back and you get the same effect.

They are really fun to make and decorate and could be for any occasion if your looking for a quick and easy gift pocket. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I would like to enter these designs in the following challenges:
Crafty Annes... A fold or technique you have not tried before/or for some time
Cute Card Thursday.....Ribbon

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hello everyone, I hope you are all well this freezing Thursday morning and keeping nice and cosy.
Our challenge at Charisma this week is a
Birthday card with an added must have a candle in the design. So lets see all your fab designs again this week and most of all have fun creating.

Now onto my DT card. I have used a House Mouse image, fabulous FF Pink Parfait papers, circle Nesties. Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Hobby House charm, MS Punch, Nellies Choice floral Punch... Frond. The rest is from my stash.

Once again we have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner and there is also a badge for our Top Three. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely Birthday cards this week.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Hi there! thanks for stopping by my blog. My card tonight is for three challenges...

Papertake Weekly... Gingham.....OOOps..Missed

Cute Card Thursday....Metal Mania

I wanted to do something with pastel colours for a change and used the fabulous FF Pink Parfait papers. The image is House Mouse, flowers from Cuddly Buddly, the Happy Birthday candle stamp is from Dovecraft. I wound some silver metal wire round a paintbrush to make the coils, and the rest is from my stash. Hope you are all enjoying a happy relaxed evening crafting.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My DT card for Charisma.....

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well on this cold Thursday. This week we have a fab sketch from the lovely Sally to get your creative juices flowing, so pop over and have a look and while you're there feast your eyes upon the fab creations this week from the rest of our talented design team

My DT card this week is for my Hubby. His year as President of our bowling club is nearing it's end and we are having a big party on Saturday to say thanks to everyone for their help during the season. A few of my Hubby's friends asked me to do a card to thank William also for all he has done this year and this is what I came up with. It's safe to put it on here as he very rarely looks at my blog.....I

The DP is from Anita's classic Christmas Blue papers but as you can see they can be used for any kind of card. I have also used flocked paper with squares, I've had this for years but sadly this is the last of it. The image is Forever Friends and the sentiment has been mounted on Oval Nesties. I found the little Rosette in my stash. I 'm not sure if there's enough on it but I've got till Saturday to add to it if I need to. Hope you all have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Three step card...and cupcakes for a guy

Hi! I bet you're wondering why I'm putting Cupcakes on a guys card. Well the reason is he has his own business delivering all kinds of yummy cakes to hotels, shops etc. He's a friend of my Hubby's and he's 50 at the weekend.
This is my first attempt at one of these step cards... I'm not sure if I'll do any more although I like the finished card it's not a design I would do all the time.
The papers were from my stash and I used labels Nesties. All the cake pics were Googled as I just didn't have enough cake stamps. The van was also Googled and I added the words on Publisher. I hope he likes it..

Monday, February 15, 2010

All dressed up.. 60th Birthday.. 3 challenges

Good morning ! I hope you are all well and thanks for visiting my blog. Today it's really wet and miserable so I decided to finish some orders for cards. This card is for the same order as the previous post. Another 60th birthday.

I am entering three challenges with it, Fussy and Fancy who want you to Dazzle them...I think there's plenty of dazzle here.
Secret Crafter who want to see Multi fold card.
Our Creative Corner who want you to use something old that you have either not used for ages or have never used at all.
I think we all have stash that's been put away and forgotten about.
Mine is the Glamour Prints paper from Dovecraft. Bought on a whim 'cause it looked really girly but never used. I think it's just perfect for this card as the Birthday girl loves make up and clothes.
I used my own sketch #24 from my other blog Vee's Sketch Pad.
The image is from PB Light up the Night and is coloured with Copics and I added some sparkle to her outfit with a sparkly gel pen, not too over the top. The DP is My Minds Eye free pad with Cardmaking and Papercraft Mag, I love these papers. The ribbon, flowers and sparkly mirri card are all from my stash.

Hope you like it and thanks for popping in.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Featuring the Lovely Tilda....

Hi everyone!!, I actually managed to make a card tonight for a couple of challenges. These past few weeks have been quite hectic for me and I haven't done any challenge cards except for my DT ones for Charisma, so tonight I made this one for an order. The birthday girl loves cooking and baking so I immediately thought of my new Kitchen Tilda. She's just perfect for this card and I also used my new, really yummy, FF Pink Parfait papers. I conjured up the verse to go with the theme , I hope she likes it.

The challenges I've entered are :

ABC who are looking for your New Stash...I used Tilda and Papers and the verse.

Forever Friends are looking for the inside of your card.

Thanks for popping in, hopefully I'll have some more cards to post over the weekend.... have a Happy Valentine's day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

DT card for Charisma...think male..

Good morning !! We have a Male theme for you this week over at Charisma Cardz and this time it's Tasha's turn to set the challenge. I've decupaged my trusty Cuddly Buddly male image for this week and teamed it with CB happy birthday folder. A very simple layout and a little cordless drill in the corner, the ribbon and button and the other papers are from my stash.
Not one of my best cards I must say but I've been really rushed this week attending to my Mum who is still not completely over her illness.
Sorry it's a short post, got loads to do today. Happy crafting and don't forget to pop over to Charisma and join in the fun, there's an extra prize this week.............

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Spotlighting Icopics this week from Sally!!!

Hello everyone hope you are all well! I've just come from Sally's blog where she is spotlighting Icopics, the place where you can get all your Copic markers. They are giving away a set of Manga Skin Colours

and also a set of 12 Copic Glitter At you Spica markers....ooooohh!! I'd love some of those. At the moment I have about 70 various Copic Caio colours combos but wouldn't it be great to have that fab blending ability with Sparkle too.

To be in the draw for these fab markers you have to leave Sally a comment and tell her why you love your Copics, or if you haven't tried them yet, tell her why you would like some. Simple as that!! Oh and of course help her spread the word. Happy crafting!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My DT card for Charisma

Hi there, my card for this weeks challenge was made with the new FF All Loved Up clear stamp set. I think these little bears are so cute. I kept it really simple using cuttlebug swiss dots, edged with Martha Stewart arched punch and just added the images which were coloured with Copics. The frames are Oval Nesties and the the sentiment frame is Labels 2 Nesties. I've added Anita's 3D Gloss finish to the I, heart and U and also the little red hearts.
Thanks for popping in, and don't forget to pop over to Charisma Cardz for the rest of the wonderful DT cards.