Monday, October 31, 2011

Wedding LOTV....

This is the second attempt to post this tonight I'm afraid Blogger's not playing nice.....Anyway here goes again.
This card is for my friend Maggie for her Son's Wedding in a few weeks time.
Materials used are.....Papers from Cuddly Buddly, Image LOTV coloured with Copics. Nesties, Marianne Creatables heart die,Flowers and corners from Wild Orchid Crafts. Hear charm from Mei Flower, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Just a short post tonight as I really need to get on with my Christmas cards in between answering the door to the kids for their Halloween. Not had too many this year but the outfits are really great. I think we will be eating all the chochy goodies I bought for the next
Thanks for popping in,

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My goodies from the SECC today.......

Hi there!!, I hope you all had a great Saturday. I was at the SECC with my friend Elaine and we had a great time. I picked up a few essentials and a few new things to play with as you can see in the pics below.
I have taken close ups of it all just for she's been dying to know what I bought....
When you lay it all out it doesn't really look like much but as you are all probably aware it cost a wee  Not that I care 'cause it's worth every
Here's the list.........
Hougie Board, LOTV Christmas sentiment Christmas stamp and Christmas squares. Tape, Tacky glue, Star Dust and Red stickles,Snow it all(looks fab when glittered), SMASH book woohoo! got one at last, book rings, to make smash books for my Grandsons. Album refills, large scalloped cards, Plain Spellbinders Ovals, A4 glittered card and last but not least Majestix stamp set. I was quite impressed with the samples that were being made with this set so decided to get one. There are endless ways you can use it. Elaine got one too.

That's it from me today I'm off to have a wee glass of wine and play in my craft room I've got loads of ideas running round my head now, I just love the craft show it's so inspiring.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spinner card for an 18th Birthday.......

This step card was made for a footie mad teenager. I was trawling the net the other night and came across a spinner card. I haven't seen one of these in years so I decided to make this style for the 18th card as I thought it would fit well with the football theme.
I have known how to make this for years but this is the first time I have ever made one and I must say I was really pleased with the finished result.
The background paper is vellum . Numbers are a Sizzix die.I used Labels 2 Nesties and Swiss dots embossing folder. The little boots are stickers and I put two together with the fiber between. The spinner is a mobile phone charm made of rubber and it spins really well. When I showed this card to my Son Matt he was so impressed  he took a video with his phone to show his If you want to have a go at a Spinner card you can find the instructions on Youtube here.

I'm off to the SECC craft show tomorrow in Glasgow, really looking forward to it.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Charisma wk #43 Anything Goes

Good morning !! I hope you're ready for another Charisma challenge, 'cause this week we've made it really easy for you, our theme is 

This weeks sponsors are the fabulous  
Digi Stamp Boutique (6 digi's)
Crafty Emma's
Saturated Canary ($10 voucher)
For my card this week I have used, Funk Kits image Simply Sassy 5th Avenue and coloured her with Copics and blinged her dress with Stickles.
Paper is My Minds Eye I think......and I have used Nellie Snellen die cut, and also a Marianne Creatable die. Metal corner and flower from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon from Mei Flower and the die cut parcel is from my stash.
I hope you like today's offering. The rest of our Charisma Gals have some fabulous cards for your inspiration so why not pop over and feast your eyes.
I'll be back later with a Spinner card that I made for my friend's Son.
Keep crafting.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A simple Birthday card using LOTV cute square

Hi! I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely weekend, mine was good apart from the fact that I've been feeling yukky since getting my Flu jab, Hubby and I went out  shopping on Sat, just to pass the day and came home with a new  well not literally it will be here in 11 weeks.
We were going to get one in the New Year but came across one we just loved and it was a great price too so we decided to get it. So.....yes you've guessed it I'm now looking for all the soft furnishing to It's dark brown and I was thinking of Teal to contrast, or I might just keep it all Natural colours. I've got plenty of time to decide and I'll probably change my mind again knowing me.

Sorry to bore you with my decor decisions on to my card now.
Firstly it looks orange...ahhhh!! but it's Red. All be it a bright Red but it was definitely Red. The image is a LOTV cute square, the papers and spotted ribbon are from my stash, the sentiment is LOTV and the flower and metal corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Instead of using my Nesties for this one I decided to cut a white border and scalloped square with my Craft Robo.The person that received it loved it so I'm quite happy.
I'm off to get on with some more Christmas cards now, I'm way behind with them, I bought a couple of nice images online today so I'll be colouring them and making a few cards in the next few days.
Have lovely week ahead........

Thursday, October 20, 2011

LOTV Flying Angel and a recycleTip....

 Hello again, today I have a Christmas step card to share with you I made for a commission. I have used LOTV Flying Angel and coloured her with my usual Copics then added a little Star Dust Stickles. Other items used are....paper from the Me To You Winter Wonderland pack, fabulous papers!!! White Knit In Lace with a silver trim, Dusky pink 25mm Organza ribbon and large crystal brad from Mei Flower, Large flower Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart Holly punch, deep pink adhesive pearls from The Hobby House and the Circle sentiment is my own, designed in word art.

The large snowflake below was punched with a  Sizzlit die. 
You can't really see it very well in the pic but it is cut out of the sponge packaging you get with mail order goods sometimes. I had been saving it up every time I ordered an outfit for the four weddings I've been to this year and decided to have a go at snowflakes. In real life they look fab but as I said the photo does not do it justice. Just a wee tip for you, look around and see if you can use other materials for your die cutting you never know what treasures you might

Below is a photo of the snowflakes before I attacked them with stickles, you can see them much better against the green background.

Well that's it for me today, thanks for sticking with me to the end of the post, I'm off to get on with more Christmas cards and I might look for a challenge or two to fit my card. I don't seem to have the time these days to look for them, so I'll have a wee browse.

Charisma wk #42 Embossing

The theme for week 42 is to use Embossing on your projects (either heat or dry) as it's team Gemma's week I don't have a DT card to share with you.

Our sponsors this week are


and they have fab prizes for you to win. Don't forget our Facebook prize and also the Top Three.
Our Charisma Gals have fabulous cards for your inspiration this week so why not pop over and feast your eyes.
I'll be back later with a Christmas card to share.

Happy crafting

Monday, October 17, 2011

LOTV Cheers bear....

Good morning everyone, such a wintry day here so I'm spending the day in my craft room. Only October and already we have snow and sleet. Brrrr thanks goodness I don't have to venture out for anything today.
On to my card. It was Hubby's Birthday at the weekend and this is the card I made for him.
I used the Cheers bear from LOTV, just love him to bits. The papers are My Minds Eye Paris  & Co, I picked these up online in a sale somewhere and now wish I had bought more the colours are great for male cards, mostly teal and brown and they are double sided. The button, heart brad and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.
That's it from me today, I hope you're having better weather than we are. Keep heating is on

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beary cute.....

A very simple card using a gingham paper, Go Kreate die and an image from the Nitwit Bearnecessities collection. I love this collection of images and papers, being a bear lover. This is the first time I have used it although I've had it for ages. 
Hope you like it, thanks for popping in

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Charisma wk #41 In Stitches real or faux

This week at Charisma we would like to see STITCHING on your projects. It can be real or faux whichever you choose.
Our sponsors this week are Some Odd Girl and the Stamping Boutique who have offered some fab prizes for you to win. Don't forget we also have our Top Three badges and of course the Facebook prize. So why not pop over to the Charisma blog and have a look at what's on offer and see this weeks inspiration from our loveley Charisma Gals. 

Here's the recipe for my card this week.
Image....  Bloom - Mae from Some Odd Girl coloured with Copics
Paper...Raspberry Champagne. Papermania
Burgundy organza ribbon from John Lewis
Stitching done on my  Janome mini sewing machine.

Looking forward to seeing all you fab stitched creations.
Thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

18th Girly Invitations...

These are the invitations I was working on at the weekend.
I decided on a criss cross pocket card to hold the invite. I used the Elegant Swirls embossing folder instead of designer papers, mainly to keep the cost down and I'm pleased with the result.The large 18 was cut using my new Sizzix number dies, they are great and I'm really glad I invested in them as I am asked for age cards quite often and I know I will use them a lot.
I also used Nesties to mount the numbers and an Xcut corner punch on the invite.
The Birthday girl loved them, all pink and sparkly....

Thanks for popping in I hope you enjoyed being here. I would love to hear you comments on the invitations, good or bad, if you have time.


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Another step card..........

 Well the black and orange card just never happened I'm afraid, I got caught up doing party invites over the weekend for an 18th which I will show on here in a couple of days. 
A friend at work asked me to make a couple of cards last week and this is one of them. It's for her little Grand daughter's 2nd Birthday and she loves Dora the Explorer. This image is actually a colouring page I found online and I printed and scanned it saved the file and reduced it in size to fit the card. I thought this Dora image was more Birthday looking than the other ones where she always has her backpack on.
Most people used to ask me for Easel cards but the step card is now a favourite with everyone, hence the reason I have been making so many. 
Thanks for popping in I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoy your week ahead.