Sunday, 4 December 2011

Playing around

 Have been playing about making flowers again, I quite like these with the clock face on. Well I got my  large and medium  wood-ware punches out and punched some of both from some fawn thick paper. Then I stamped the clock faces on in black Memento and rubbed some aged Mahogany distress ink on the petals. then I crumpled them up to make them look aged. Finally put a small flower inside the larger one and put a brad in the center. I like the outcome, think I will try some more with different colour card
Above is a new stamp I bought from Debbie Moore, I think I could of coloured her face a bit better but there you go. Used Mather Stewart punch down the side forgot who the corner punch is but love this punch and of coarse a die cut for the sentiment.
Should be getting ready for Christmas but like a fool started sorting out my ums, took me ages to do and of coarse made a bigger mess while doing it, so will have to sort that now, hi ho,,,,,,,,,,

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Steam punk and Christmas

 Think it is steam-punk, anyway found these stamps the other day, only had them about two years and no ink have they seen. They are Paperartsy. Well the flowers and bird cage are, the background is a Artistic stamper stamp, quit enjoyed doing it, is a change from Christmas, which takes to to the card below.
 A very good friend sent me this stamp, don't know who it's by but she is cute, below is done with an image the same friend sent me. I like this it is two cute Penguins

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Just a quickie had a go making the flowers Paul had on his blog. Thanks for the link Paul. I like the blue one better than the white, I would of made more but guess who can't find her glue gun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and making them with the glue I had was driving me nuts. So will do some more when I find my gun

Monday, 21 November 2011

Squeezie cards

 Thought I would do something different this year for the family, so have made them all squeezie cards, well that is what they call them. I know they aren't stamped but they are a bit different.
 Stamping may of been easier, as there are 6 layers to each card and they all have to be straight ( say's she who couldn't do straight to save her life ) but they supposed to lay flat in the envy. We will see
 Did the adults Robins and the kids Santa's, below is a side view so you can see the layers
 Finally below is a tunnel card, I just love these wolves. It is a Peerless design, did you know the lady paints all the pictures on her CD's wish I was that clever

Friday, 18 November 2011

Quick CCards

 Above and below same stamp one B/W and one coloured, don't know which one I like the best. The stamp is a Elusive images, love the image
 Below is another image from the same plate, well the deer is, the tree is a brush strokes Penny Black. Very Quick card and flat for the post. I feel mean but am trying to do some cards that will go though the 5mil slot, as I post quite a lot of cards at Christmas and the stamps are getting ridiculousness 

Friday, 11 November 2011

No stamping today

 Apart from the greetings.Above and below is Happy Birthday to my Sis Joan, I did not know which one to give her so she is getting both. These are the cards she loves so you have to aim to please. The above is a Debbie Moor design and below is a my Craft Studio. This one below is based on the 60's and the girl just reminds me of my Sis and the man with his leathers is like one of the boys she used to know. So as it says Memories..............................
 Below is Suzies boyfriend Davids card, yes it is his birthday today too and am hoping this will give him a laugh, another my Craft studio. For those who don't know you get a brill grafics program  with there cd's

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Happy birthday Chessie

 Just could not resist making Pat this card, I think it would fit most of us. Hope you have a fab birthday tomorrow Pat
Above another Christmas card a bit different to what I have been doing, well you can't make them all the same can you. The deer stamp is an Elusive images stamp and I think the brush stroke tree is Penny Black. The letters were cut with the T/H alphabet die

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Happy birthday Connor

 Above eldest grandson's birthday card 16 today, was done from a CD I get lost now what to make as they get older and he always has one of those hats on his head soooooo  thought he would like it
 Above is a card I made for a friend, the little girl is a Digi stamp, think she is cute
Finally I made the card above for a 10 min challenge on KC, you had to make a card in 10 mins or less, so I slapped 4 different shades of alcohol ink on the card and stamped the Chapel Road stamp with Versafine black ink and clear embossed. To be honest I was quite pleased with it, it turned out better than some I have spent hours on. Well that is my offering for now

Sunday, 30 October 2011

This and that

 I had some flowers sent that had a clock face, just loved them, the only thing is there are about 4 in the packet as it is a mixed lot. So the above is my version, I am sure most of us have a clock face stamp and a flower punch, this is the result. I cut down the petals a bit more so I could shape them better and will do the edges with ink but I don't think the look too bad
 Above is my go at making my own ruler tissue paper as I think it quite pricey for what it is. I stuck a piece of tissue on a A4 sheet of double sided sticky, then stamped all over with my ruler stamps. Know I have some creases but not bothered as it is my first go. Below is some I have coloured with distress ink, tea dye I used. It will do for me
 Below again is my latest Christmas card. I stamped this image a couple of years ago and never used it and for some reason it kept jumping in my face as if to say, colour me, colour me you might like me,,,,,,,,. Well I do she has a lovely face and am sure gonna do some more, hope you like her

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

It is nearly Christmas

 Thought I better get cracking, don't want to be stressed like last year. The stamp above is Sugar Nellie, just love this little boy, coloured with pro markers and cut on my new Caliber I got off hubby for our Anniversary
I love the background paper I have used it looks as if it has snowed on it.
 Above the snowman who could not love him, background paper I used is from a scrapbook paper album I bought cheep last year. Only paid £3 for it, I bet the vender wished she had kept it as apparently it is the 30th Anniversary next year and they reckon there will be snowmen everywhere I am pleased I have got my stamps.
Below another snowman and the holly in the top corner looks as if it is on acetate when you heat is with your heat gun you can shape it as it softens, think it is quite cool

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Steam punk

 My version of Steam-punk. The stamps are by Kan-ban and I just loved them when I saw them, not normally my type so don't know why I took such a shine to them. The background papers are from there too. The flowers I got of one of my friends in the USA and the cogs were cut with my sizzix die. I do like the images on the top card best but the one on the card below is quite nice too. I cut the bottom card with my big dies made by Spell binder. Love these would like another couple but will have to save up first

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Halloween cards

Not something I normally make, but have the dies and stamps and seemed a shame not to use them. The card above have done some recycling the cat and background are TH dies but the witch is off a Halloween sweet from last year, just thought they were too good to through in the bin

 This spider and witches hat have only had about 3 years and the first time I have used  them. I love the verse it is off a Elusive images plate
 This witch I got of my friend Darlene in Canada and the crows are on the same plate, just love fantasy stamps
 The pumpkin and the wicked stamp were with the witch too. Below Darlene sent me the skeleton ribbon two, which was white a bit bright I thought so coloured it with a pro marker and was really pleased the colour did not run into the skeleton
 Below my last one the image of the cat on the fence is again off the Elusive image plate and the witch again is the same as above. Hope whoever gets them will like them as over here a lot of people do not do Halloween

Monday, 10 October 2011

Grandsons Birthday card

Well I can't believe Ethan is 13 tomorrow, does not seem five minutes since he was born. Had not a clue what to make him, at that awkward age now. He is always watching Sponge Bob so thought will go with that. Now he is either going to love or hate this card, will find out tomorrow. The photo is him when he was very young and used to go into raptures when he saw a fresh cream sponge cake, I used to get one every week as just loved to see his face when I brought it to the table, he used to shake with excitement and swear down he would of ate the full cake if I let him

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Making beads

 This was my first time on my own at making beads, when I had the chest infection my Doc put me on steroids to try and get rid of it. Well I could not sleep was waking up at 3 am, was so fed up got up and decided to have a go at making theses beads. As you can see they did not work out. To make a long story short, the oven set on fire and this was my charred remains. Would not care I was dead chuffed as some of them were lovely. So nearly killed me and Hubby with the fumes, sheesh they were terrible, flung oven it the bin and had too buy another one. Anyhow if you look below, you will see my next effort was a lot better
 Below again is what I made with my beads , did add some bought beads but was quite chuffed at how they turned out. Anyhow now I know what I am doing, hopefully won't have any more mishaps like this. As my friend Sylvia said it could only happen to me. Say no more

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Autumn colours

 I know the card above is not stamped but just love the colours of Autumn on these cards, they are printed off a Debbie Moore CD called colours of Autumn ( would you of guessed)
This one above I don't know who the image is by, Hazel will of told me as I got it off her in a image mingle swap but useless me has forgot. The background stamps I got off my SOTH Darlene, they are very handy stamps will come in for lots of things

Friday, 23 September 2011

Hello I am back

 Been a tad poorly, had a operation on my knee and a nasty chest infection. Hopefully on the mend now.
I am finally feeling like crafting again, here are three cards I have managed to make, the one above is for a friend for her birthday next month
 This one with the chicken on is for another friend, the background was a freeby from my craft studio. I love it as you can print it out in any colour you want with there grafic's program, that makes it very handy
Above the famous black and white, which I love, I think it always looks good plus quite easy to do. Which I need at the moment as still can't sit too long at my desk.
Well hope some of you like my offerings and am hoping to get some more crafty urges soon

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Happy Birthday Sylvia

This is the card for Sylvia, hope you are having a lovely day my Dear. Just love this template, you can get it from Crafts-U-love, it is so easy to cut out, of coarse I used Martha Stewart punches on the edges and made the flowers. I love making those roses, anyhow know she likes it as just rang her to wish her Happy Birthday

Monday, 25 July 2011

Elves with attitude

 Now you all know what I am like and although these Elves with attitude aren't stamped you have got too agree, they are fantastic. Well I think so................. They are off a CD by Jen's designs
 Have not cheated altogether as stamped backgrounds and verses. A couple are birthday and a couple are cheer up cards if you like, as there are one or two people not well at the mo
 The Panda below is a Onyx stamp not sure whose the bamboo stamp is and that little just for you stamp I use a lot and it was a pressie off a good friend of mine in the US. Anyhow hope you like my creations