Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A couple of Easter cards

Hi there, I made a few more Easter cards with some images from the Digi Stamp Boutique coloured with my Copics. papers from FF Pink Parfait, Kay & Co Daisies and My MindsEye. Martha Stewart Doily punch, flowers from Poppicraft and Cuddly Buddly. Various Nesties and finished off with stitching.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Magnolia ...Strawberry Tilda

Hi ! Just a quick post this morning as I've got my Grandsons coming soon to spend the afternoon with me, Mum and Dad are off doing their own thing so it's Grannie time today. We'll probably do some crafty stuff together they love making stuff.

Right on to my card.
As you can see the image is Magnolia' Strawberry Tilda coloured with the usual Copics.
Papers My minds Eye
All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment from Wild Rose Studio
Pearl swirl I bought at the SECC craft show a few weeks ago.
Corner stamp is Studio G

Well that's it I hope you like it.Must dash I need a cuppa before my wee bundles arrive, won't get much time for one once they are here, they keep you going full
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Bunny....

Hi there, my card today is another one for Easter. I'm really enjoying using all these fab pastel colours, they really cheer you up on a dull wet day like today. I found this Cuddly Buddly Easter Bunny that I got last year and as usual he never seemed to get used.
I decided to do a circular card this time as I haven't done one for ages, so I set up my Craft Robo to cut the scalloped shape. After fighting with the computer and the Robo....... I discovered I didn't have the right Driver set up for the new Window's 7 which is on my new Laptop so I had to drag the old one out and was lucky that I haven't deleted any of the Robo files from it yet...Phew!!! So I managed to get it going and came up with this card....eventually!!
It's so frustrating when you can't find what you're looking for...I downloaded around 6 drivers from Graftec (Robo makers) and none of them worked, so I've decided just to keep my old Laptop just for running my Robo....makes life so much
I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy some crafting time and thanks for your visit to my blog today.

Challenges for this card...
Fussy and Fancy Friday...Easter

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Challenge this week @ Charisma

Hi there, thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully wherever you are the snow and winter weather has all but gone and you are enjoying some brighter days. I love this time of year when everything starts to grow and renew so I've decided to have
as my challenge for you this week.

For my DT sample I have used another image from the Digi Stamp Boutique who are our sponsors this week.
This image is called Spring Hoppy, isn't he cute!!. I coloured the image with my Copics and used FF Pink Parfait papers, Labels 2 and oval Nesties, Martha Stewart Doily punch and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The brad and bead cap in the center of the flower are from the Hobby House and the ribbon is from my stash.
Don't forget Charisma Cardz have a DT CALL and it ends on 1st April so you still have time to enter.
Challenges for this card are.......
I love Digi
Cute card Thursday.... Dimensions

C.R.A.F.T ....Easter
Simon Says.....Easter Glimmer
Hanna and Friends.....Happy Easter
Digital Tuesday.......Happy Spring

Happy Crafting........

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Coco with flowers.....

Hi there, tonight I've got a card made with a really cute image from the Digi Stamp Boutique and he's called Coco with flowers. I think he's really lovely and a great image for all your Spring/ Easter cards. He's from a set of five images, more of which you will see on my blog as the week progresses. The papers are form K & Co... Daisies don't you just love these spring colours, Sentiment is HOTP and the little flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I put little gems in the centers of the flowers just to add a little bling. The ribbon I bought at the SECC a few weeks ago and the image is mounted on to Labels 2 Nesties.
Thanks for stopping by my blog , I'm off now to find another image to colour, be back soon.

My card fits the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss............Ribbon
Sweet Stampin.............Spring
The secret Carafters Saturday Challenge........Spring has Sprung
Marianne design challenge............Colour inspiration Yellow, green, white, purple

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Charisma... somehing for the Kids

Good morning ! Thanks for popping in ... this week over at Charisma we would like to see Something for the Kids. As always you can make anything you choose as long as it's for a child. We hope you have fun with the challenge this week and look forward to seeing all you fab creations.
As you can see I made a Desk tidy, you can make it very easily by using the tubes from your Kitchen roll. Why not get the kids to make one for themselves they are easy and fun to make. All the papers are from Papermania and the chipboard flowers were free in Quick cards mag a while ago.
Don't forget we have a DT call at Charisma to find out about it pop over to the Charisma Cardz challenge blog. Good Luck and I hope you have fun crafting with us this week.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Sketch and a Gorjus Girl...

Hi again, two posts this evening, I had some time to play tonight and this is the result. I used the sketch from Crafty Sentiments, the image is a Gorjus girl stamp I've had for ages and hardly used. She was coloured with Copics and mounted onto Nesties Labels 2. The papers are K&Co Daisies.Small flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the other is from my stash. Sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio mounted on to circle Nesties, and I used a MS border punch Arches. I edged all the papers with a Jade Brilliance ink pad.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments......Sketch

Tri fold Retirement.....

Hi there! thanks for visiting my blog , today I made a card for a male retirement for a friends Dad . I used the Trifold card and PM papers For Him. The image is a download from Cuddly Buddly from the Men at Work collection which was ready coloured ( cheated a little bit there) great when you need a quick card. I used chipboard letters for DAD and the rest of the text is done on my computer..I also used Nesties 2 lables and some textured mirri card . The little tool charms are from the works...aren't they cute.
I am entering the following challenges with this card.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

A gift Card holder..and my new Puter...

Hi there hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Tonight we are going to my Nephew's Engagement party and I made this card today for my Nephew and his Fiance to hold a gift card for their engagement present. I thought I'd let them choose what they would like to buy.
I saw a card like this displayed on the SU Stand last week at the Glasgow SECC craft show and I really liked it, and it turned out just perfect for a little gift card holder.
Everything I used is from my stash and I used the MS Doily border punch on the inside.
I've been have great fun today playing with my new Laptop..I'ts so FAST!!! ...I've been going crazy with the old one and spending most of my time waiting for it to load stuff, but this one is fabulous it loads everything in an instant and I can now have programs like Photo Shop and others to play around with. All I need now is the time to play......

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog I hope you liked my little card.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge.......Spots / Dots

Friday, March 12, 2010


Morning everyone!!! This week we have a DT call over at Charisma Cardz .
Sadly we have to announce that Sally is stepping down due to Family commitments. We are so sad to see her go and wish her all the best in the future. She is not giving up blogging though so please carry on visiting her fab blog to see all her lovely creations and of course her weekly spotlights which have been great.
Now on to the DT call........ if you think you would like to join our fab team and would like some more info pop over to Charisma Cardz for the details . I've been with the team since the opening of Charisma and have watched it grow and mature into one of the top challenge blogs on the net. Don't forget our fab challenge this week is Beautiful Butterflies and what better way to celebrate Spring that with a beautiful butterfly creation.
Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies at Charisma this week......

Good morning everyone it's Thursday again already, this week has flown in. Our theme this week at Charisma is BUTTERFLIES....
My DT card above is for my Mum who is 90 years young today!!!
I've used my Wild Asparagus papers, and animal print copper embossed paper for this one as I love the colours and I hope my Mum will too.
I've had the butterfly hanging around my stash for years, my Mum gave me it so I thought it would be lovely to use it on her card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, ribbon I bought at the SECC show at the weekend, and the added little butterflies and numbers are peel offs.
Well I'm off now to clean and tidy the house as we are having a small family get together for her this evening.
We have a fab prize again for you this week so why not pop over and join in our challenge.
Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous butterfly creations.....

I am entering this card in the following challenges...
Cute card Thursday.....Celebrate
Totally Papercrafts...Things with wings
Polka Doodles....Milestone Birthday
Flutter by Wednesday....butterfly, fairy or an angel

Monday, March 08, 2010


Hi there, this is Rachel's 1st Candy and she's celebrating becoming a GD at Pairie Fairy and also having over 5K hits to her blog woohoo!!!!.
Pop over and help her celebrate by joining in her Candy giveaway.

Friday, March 05, 2010

My first Tent card.....

I made this card tonight for my Nephew and his Wife who have just had a lovely baby Daughter. I saw this Tent card on another blog, sorry I can't remember where but if I find it I'll put a link to it. I thought it would be just perfect for this baby card and it is quite easy to make.

The image is Forever Friends, Papers are from my stash ( Bought in Tesco ages ago) I used Nesties Circles for the aperture and I have suspended the image with jump rings. The back of the card is stamped with Katie & co Sweet Baby stamp ( found it in a bargain box in the Paper shop 50p) I added the verse mounted on Circle Nesties, then I went a bit mad with the
Hope you enjoyed your visit, thanks for popping in.

I have a fun day planned for tomorrow friend Elaine and I are off to the craft show at the SSEC in Glasgow. Hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are.
UPDATE......Thanks to Fiona for giving me the link for the Tent Card Turorial you can find it on the Just Magnolia challenge blog.
Challenges for this card....
Sweet Stampin.. something for a child
Fun 2 Stamp....Fabric
Creative Card Crew....Celebration
Cupcake craft challenges....Round and Round
Lexis creations....Anything goes

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Its Fairy time at Charisma !!!

Good morning everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying a bit of sunshine today.
The challenge over at Charisma Cardz this week is FAIRIES.... As always you can make anything you like a s long as there is a fairy on it somewhere. We have a fab prize again this week so why not pop along and join in the challenge. We are looking forward to all your wonderful creations with Fairies.
Now onto my DT card. I have used a decoupage by Caron Vinson which I really love, I think she has the most beautiful face. I've added some fine sparkle to her wings, headdress and the bottom of her dress.( Click on the image for a larger picture.)
The DP is from Craft Creations and I wound some silver thread around it. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon, Rose charm, and lace are from my stash and I have used Nellies choice Frond punch.
Thanks for popping in today I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge.
Don't forget I have a gorgeous Ruffles stamp to give away to one lucky winner on my other blog Vee's Sketch Pad this week, so why not pop over and have a go.
I have extended the finish date to Monday 8th and I will post the winner on Tues. 9th March.

Monday, March 01, 2010

A prize this week at Vee's Sketch Pad

Hi everyone, this is the prize on offer this week at Vee's sketch Pad.
This week I have put a small prize on the blog for one lucky winner picked at random, so why not pop over and have a go. Looking forward to seeing you fab creations.