Thursday, 10 December 2009

Ruby Anniversary Card.

I made this card for my aunt to give two close friends of hers - the base card is white, the beautiful scrolled red and gold acetate front of the card is half a Kanban sheet - one half red - the other half grey - absolutely lush !!, I also bought a matching sheet of card - half red, half grey ...So, I attached the acetate front with see-through ds tape and used peel off wording and flowers, and a gorgeous bit of toning ribbon. The inside of the card was the other half of the card that matched the acetate, patterns matching the front, and to it I attached a gorgeous decoupage rose plate which was part of a set of three diecut decoupage sheets, the tiny rose also finished off the verse page.
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Countdown to Christmas freebies from Lisa..

Gorgeous free Countdown to Christmas images for you as linkware from the talented Lisa Vollrath just follow the simple instructions on her blog to grab yourself some lush images - and check out her blogs too, if you haven't already, because there is such a lot of lovely stuff to feast your eyes on ...

Friday, 27 November 2009

Christmas Cactus

My cactus has flowered early this year, I have heaps of lovely double deep pink flowers, here's a bit of eye candy for you all to enjoy........

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Disney card

I made this card for our Godson to give to a special friend for Christmas, and, thank goodness, he loves it !! I used royalty free images from Disney websites and decoupage figures from a sheet that I bought..
The card is a three-fold card, first photo is the front and the second is the inside part..feel free to enlarge it for more detail..

Monday, 16 November 2009

TMTA - Black and White and Red

Normally, with this theme, I choose white background, black image and touches of red - with this ATC I have gone totally opposite - big RED splash, with touches of black and white, hope you like it !!

Monday, 9 November 2009

TMTA - Fruit

Another ATC, this time Fruit, for Think Monday, Think ATC pop across to their blog and look at all the gorgeous ATC's.
Finished mine off with a beautiful enamel charm ..

SBS Challenge - Baby

I entered our challenge for a change - don't normally get things out on time :-(
here is my Baby ATC ....hope you like it.. Stamping Up and Hampton Art the words....

Sunday, 8 November 2009

We Will Remember Them

Today is Remembrance Day in UK, and across Europe. God Bless our Soldiers, Sailors and Navy, then and now because without you, we wouldn't feel quite so safe....

Friday, 6 November 2009

Art Deco card

This is a fancy fold card, I picked the idea up whilst blog hopping, but forgot to write down the name, so if you visit, whoever you are, thank you and I love your ideas. I made it with two sheets of A4 card, a beige mottled sheet and gold mirri card. The mottled card was sliced up to fit into the folds of the gold card. The word stamps were Stampin Up and the image is Hampton Arts Cozy Lady... I held the folds in place with thin double sided tape and finished off with some jewelled brads in toning colours..

Finally, I can post this today as it is my friend Carol's birthday (link down the left hand side) and it was made for her.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Art Freebies

I've just found some delicious Art pics, which are FREEBIES, generously given by a lady who has a blog named dezinaworld
pop over and see for yourself. I will say thank you now, because I have taken a few photo's to use in the future.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Loads'n loads of goodies..

I tell you this much, sister bloggers, since I keep having these senior moments, and forget to say 'No Thank You' when someone (like hubby) offers to buy me more craft goodies, and because I need to ring the changes so much with my charity cards (can't keep doing the same images can I?) well, when a special day happens - like every day is special to me, but today is more so, because today is my birthday, I have had a week of absolute crafting heaven, got some really super-dooper pressies, some beautiful hand-crafted cards and rounded it all off with lunch out today and yet another visit to a craft shop - and because my arthritis is behaving itself, life is very good at the moment and I am so happy I could burst !! I wish you all lived closer and we could share a crafty session or two :-) ....

Saturday, 31 October 2009

SaWo - Altered Cabinet Cards

I scanned my cards and printed them out as small as possible, then mounted two of them on a tag for this weeks challenge over at Saturdays Workout

Penny Black Challenge - White on White

The background is a cuttlebug floral embossing folder, and the stamp is one of my favourite Penny Black stamps ....Pop over to see the lovely artwork, the link is down the left side of my blog. The second card is plain and simple, but pretty, stamp is Flying Stars..

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Oooo A Twaktaa

A gorgeous little boy names Elliot is 2 years old very soon, and he eats and sleeps tractors, so I made him this very simple card, which I know he will love. Actually, the background greens haven't shown up too well on the scan, it's more intense in real life.....

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Something Completely Different ......

An experiment - but I think it works :-) A FlowerSoft image again - snowflakes stamped in silver ..

Saturday, 24 October 2009

One Powerful Hour

The challenge over on OPH this week is Spooky - well, I tried to make two spooky ATC's, but don't think they would scare many people :-) I used an Inkadinkadoo skull stamp (pressie - aren't I lucky?) and some halloween die cuts and embellishments courtesy of a goody bag from Kristen - link on the left hand side of my blog.

Penny Black Challenge

Well, I was stumped this week, I don't have any PB Halloween stamps, or any from any other company for that matter because I simply don't send Halloween cards, but I decided to improvise for this weeks Penny Black challenge
I made the card up with a PB stamp, an Anita's word stamp, PaperMania background paper and some Halloween embellishments courtesy of a goody bag received from the lovely Kristen (whose links are all over my blog)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Some Christmas Cards ..

I made these cards with FlowerSoft and Tapestry stamps. Actually, if you double click on the cards to take a closer look, the little black dots on the Tapestry card is actually gold glitter, which looks very pretty - it doesn't show up at all on the scan which is a shame because the card is quite pretty in real life...
The FlowerSoft used is Christmas Mix.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

FREE DIGI TURKEY to download

Kristen's Kards and Klay is offering the most gorgeous, cutest little digi-turkey image for you to download to use on your Thanksgiving cards ladies. This talented lady has her own little web-shop for you to choose luscious little digi-images - you can find the link over on her blog. Pop over and see her gorgeous cards for yourselves..

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge

I've never entered this challenge before, although I follow it regularly, because the examples are always so stunning, I never think my cards are good enough to enter. However, today, I was playing about with greens and yellows, and came up with this card, hope you like it ladies :-)
Stamps used are Penny Black 'Casual', Printworks word stamp and Papermania background papers..when I stamped the image, I smudged the ink slightly because I wanted a soft, muted look ....
The Penny Black blog link is down the left hand side of my blog - go and enjoy!!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

What a weekend ........

I went to Port Sunlight Craft and Stamp show yesterday, took hubby along for a culture shock (he said it reminded him of a cattle market, or being dragged round a jumble sale with him mum when he was a lad..) and actually we had a brilliant day. Met up with my friend Carol - pop over and see her gorgeous cards - had a good chin way, and a great spend - even more so than usual, because hubby kept putting a word in here and there about how I could use particular stamps - and of course, to keep the peace, I agreed with him every time :-)
These cards are the result of a lovely weekend of play with mostly new stuff, stamps are Artistic Stamper, Hampton Arts, Stamps Away, Penny Black, Beach Bum stamps and a few of my own. Fraid there is overkill with turquoise because I also bought a luscious new Vintage ink pad from Ranger and just found some card to matt and layer that matched perfectly.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thinking of You..

I made this card for a friends birthday - I bought a sheet of embossed and glittered decoupage and used some borders and tags from my stash ..

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Simple Christmas Cards.....

Here are a couple of the first batch of cards - I need a major assault on my craft room, have so many cards to make that I must make a load more space - trouble is, it's a really tiny ropom, and I have a tad - just a tad - too much stuff :-)

Sunday, 20 September 2009

SaWo - Bubblewrap backgrounds...

I made this card for a friend, and it's perfect for Saturday Workout - sim[ply because I used bubblewrap as a background, with a little gold Glimmer Mist ...the link for SaWo is over on the left side of my blog..

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Think Monday Think ATC - Mixed Media

Not done any challenges for weeks now, I just don't know where the time has gone, but when I saw the new challenge for TMTA I couldn't resist, because I had just made an ATC with different elements on it, peel-offs, paper, card, and a faux the flowers are touched with gel pen - another element :-)

Saturday, 22 August 2009

FREEBIES - Vintage family

Here are a couple of photo's of my beloved grandmother, early 1920's for you to use in your art, she would approve of being a model, she was always very smartly dressed and always wore a hat when she went out. Her hair was always long and as she grew older, she began to part it in the centre and had two 'earphones' just held together with a few pins, I remember watching her winding it up and curling it round, and it never movded out of place - happy memories....

Saturday, 15 August 2009


I scanned these ATC's in their little cello bags, and so they have a slight glare them, perhaps if you pop over to my ATC blog, they are single images without the bags...and would look better.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

25th Anniversary card

I made this card for a friend to give her daughter and son-in-law, had a problem first, because I didn't have a clue what kind of card I wanted to make, the only clue I had been given was that the couple like karaoke. Well, I couldn't find anything romantic musically, so I opted for plain romantic and when I saw these tiny silver roses, and the even tinier red ones I visualised exactly what I wanted to do. I have taken a couple of close up photos so you can see the tiny bouquet and corsages I made, and if you look carefully, I even tucked a couple of tiny red rosebuds under the Joanna Sheen rose topper, and under the top of the verse.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Wildfire Rose

Hubby and I have been looking for this particular rose for quite a while, and yesterday - well, I was cock-a-hoop - we found one. It's a standard rose around 4ft high, and I just love the colour and delicate perfume.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

FREEBIES - Vintage girls ..

I found these delightful photos in very old wooden photo frames - so please feel free to copy and use them in your projects - just do me a favour please - leave me a comment to say you've copied them. Thank you.