Oh its so cold! Getting really fed up of all this ice and snow, roll on spring.
I have a few birthday cards to make in the next few days, but thought I would share one that I made for a daughter of a friend of ours, Abigail. It's her birthday on Christmas Eve so nice and easy to remember!
I used my all time favourite image from LOTV and coloured her using my Promarkers. Backing papers and shimmer card are from K&Co and DCWV. I used my Martha Stewart flower punch for the border and wrapped some organza ribbon round. Got to have a bit of ribbon! The charm hearts were cut using my Cricut and a sentiment was added.
My son is 14 on Sunday so I thought I would show you one of his birthday cards.
The image is from Mo Manning, coloured with my Promarkers. I have rubber stamped the net and trophy image from a Kanban set. The background papers were printed off a CD and backed onto shimmer card from DCWV. A sentiment and card candy finished it off.
I have a few Baby's 1st Christmas cards to do this week so I thought I better make a start.
Today's digi image is from Mo Manning and I thought it looked so cute for a Baby's 1st Christmas card and could easily be used for a boy or girl. Image was coloured with my Promarkers, I used backing paper from my stash, some glitter card from DCWV and some glittered snowflakes with Card Candy. A bit of ribbon and a sentiment finishes it off.
I have entered it into a few challenges this week too.
Our good friends recently became Grandparents for the first time a few weeks ago, so I thought I would make them a card today.
The image is from an old rubber stamp I have had in my stash for years and I think this is the first time I have ever used it! Coloured in with my promarkers and mounted onto a Nesties cut circle which has been dry embossed. I used backing papers from my stash, shimmer card from DCWV and one of my lovely Martha Stewart punches. A sentiment, card candy and ribbon finish it off.
I have entered it into the following challenges too: Paper Sundaes - punches, ribbon, embossing and blue
Well it has been months since I last blogged, how bad is that! I have problems uploading my photos as my computer needs replacing, but I will try to keep up with my blog in future!
Today I had a rest from making Xmas cards, and made a card for my little niece Mollie who will be 2 in December. I need to be organised with her card as I have to post it to Holland where she lives.
I rubber stamped my lovely image with memento and coloured with my promarkers. Backing papers are K&Co, some lilac and white organza ribbon, a bit of card candy and a sentiment. I love my card candy, I think I am becoming addicted to it!
Here are some more of my samples made for Pamela from Crafty Catz. This set is called Dreamy Butterflies and they are lovely. Again they stamp and emboss beautifully. In this set you get three stunning butterflies, all different, a few swirls, a heart shape and a lovely sentiment.
Please give Pamela's website a look, she also has some great CD's and digital backing papers for sale as well as some freebie downloads!
I am so lucky to be on Pamela of Crafty Catz Design Team. She sent me her beautiful rubber stamp set Garden Ted. They stamp beautifully. In the set you get a cute Ted, grass, and 2 different size flowers.
I coloured mine in with promarkers, used lots of backing papers, ribbons and paper flowers. I tried to make them different, hope you like them.
A birthday card for my nephew (and godson) today. Again I used one of my LOV rubber stamps, they are my favourite stamps just now, coloured in with promarkers. My background papers are some scraps I had left over, a mixture of K&Co and DCWV.
What a strange day weather wise today, tried to snow, had some hailstones, and now can't decide whether to be sunny or cloudy. So I decided to stay in and make a card.
I used one of favourite images by LOV, (who have free postage on their site at the moment) and stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento ink, coloured in with my promarkers of course. Bought another new Nestie set, Large Scalloped Circles so used them with the Large Circle set. Backing papers are DCWV and ribbon, chipboard and flowers from my stash.
Loved making this card today, first time I have had a chance to sit in my new craft room and enjoy the peace and quiet. The card itself is for a friend of mine, and although the image looks strange, lol, trust me its exactly right for her. Can't say too much more cos though I think she doesn't look at my blog, you never know.
Used my typical square card, a mixture of K&Co and DCWV papers, stamped the image which is from The Image Tree and has to be one of my oldest stamps, in black memento and coloured in using my promarkers. Used some Stampin Up and Martha Stewart punches. Flowers are from wild orchid crafts.
Managed to fit it in to loads of challenges too, why don't you pop over to their blogs and see the great DT cards.
Oh Alice- to make a card for a child. (It is a child's image).
I have a few birthdays coming up, so wanted to get ahead with my cards, hate leaving everything until the last minute!
I actually started my card at craft class last night using paper from a pad from SU in a soft mossy green. I didn't really know where I was going with it until I looked at it fresh again today. I decided to use one of my favourite LOV stamps, stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured in using my Promarkers.
The sentiment is from a stamp in my stash, and then punched out using the oval and then scalloped punches again from SU.
Flowers as always from wildorchidcrafts and gems are Do-crafts I think.
Thought you might like to see some pictures of my new craft room.
As I have outgrown the Dining Room and didn't have a spare bedroom I have decided to convert the conservatory. Chucked out all the furniture and bought some new bits. The Expedit for Ikea was recommended by a crafty friend and I have to say its excellent. Can fit loads of stuff in and great for all your 12x12's.
I decided on a pine table instead of a desk as my PC won't be going through and I wasn't wanting loads of extra drawers either. Would have liked a bigger table but it will have to do, couldn't really fit anything larger in the car.
The three tier storage units behind are fabby. Bought then for only £10.00 each from Home Bargains and have masses and masses of stuff in them, and they fit well behind my craft table.
Left a sofa in too, thought I could sit a read my craft mags in the sun.
So manged to get all but a half dozen kits in, have left thenm in a cupboard in the Dining room for now.
Wonder how long it will stay this tidy and organised?
What a busy 6 weeks I have had its been non stop crafting, but not anything I was able to show on my blog.
I am on the DT for Crafty Catz, and have been making samples for Pamela's new CD which is to have it's first airing on Create & Craft on April 27th at 10am.It's called Got It Covered. Its a great CD, so easy to use with great images and beautiful backing papers, and much much more. If you want to see what the DT have been up to just have a wee look here, www.craftycatz.co.uk
My cards are on my blog.
I also had my SIL's 40th birthday last week and I made her a scrapbook of her children. Turned out lovely and she was so pleased with it so that just made all the effort worthwhile.
I am also in the process of making my rather large conservatory into a part craft room, as I have so outgrown the Dining room, so have lots of shelves to build and sorting out to do.
So as you see I have been busy,
Back to challenges though I have so missed them! Will see what I can come up with tomorrow, my rubber stamps and promarkers feel quite neglected
Seems as if I haven't blogged for ages, but I do have lost of crafty projects on the go at the moment so am still very busy.
Today's girly card was very quick to do, and a nice relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The image is from the Gorjuss Girl's range from Sugar Nellie, coloured in with my promarkers. I used DCWV glitter card and K&Co backing papers and a sentiment out of my stash for the finishing touches. I used a black pen for the faux stitching.
Found a new promarker challenge blog today, so couldn't resist having a play. The blog is called I Love Promarkers and the challenge this week was to use your promarkers, follow the sketch and use spring colours.
I used one of my Tilda stamps, I just think they are so cute, coloured in shades of blossom and pale green. Background papers are K&Co given by a friend and the borders punched with my new Martha Stewart punch.
Will also add it into the Cute Card Thursday challenge too, which were asking for metal on your cards. Although it doesn't look like it, my brad is metal and painted lilac. Not sure if that's a cheat or not!
Anyway thanks for looking, and remember to leave a comment so that I can pop over to your blog too.
I have a huge mountain of cards to make for March, so am making as many as I can now to give me a head start.
Loved making today's little card. The stamped image is from Penny Black and is really cute. It has been coloured in with my promarkers and die cut with my Nestibilities on my Cuttlebug. The papers are from K&Co, ribbon flowers, organza ribbon and button from my stash.
Managed to find a few challenges take part in too.
I have so many birthdays in March so I thought I would make an early start so I don't get swamped in the rush.
Today's image is one of my favourites a Lily of the Valley stamp, and coloured in using my promarkers. Used backing paper from a K&Co paper stack I've had for ages, and bit of DCWV shimmer card, paper flowers and rub on flower flourish and sentiment from my stash.
Decided to make a card with a valentines theme today. Used my Elise Sugar Nellie rubber stamp, coloured with promarkers and backed onto cardstock from DCWV. Paper flowers were added to give it that finishing touch. Love this stamp, have used it loads too.
Fab has a great challenge over on his blog Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge this week, snowflakes somewhere on your card. I used beautiful foiled cardstock from Kanban for my base card, foiled with very decorative snowflakes, and some stamped angels from my Judikins stamp. One of my old favourites.
Fab has some great blog candy on offer too, why don't you pop over to his blog and see!
Thought I would enter the challenge over on the Sugar Bowl. The theme was to follow a sketch, distress your card and use a Sugar Nellie stamp.
I used the Sugar Nellie stamp Windswept, one of my favourites and coloured her using my promarkers. The Background papers are K&Co, the shimmer card from DCWV which was then been embossed in my Cuttlebug and distressed with sandpaper. A paper flower from my craft stash gave the finishing touch.
Loved making today's card and managed to enter three challenges, Passion for Promarkers, using any colour of promarker to make a girly card, Cute Card Thursday, use a fairy on your card and finally Bah! Humbug! who asked for glitter(but supposedly for a Xmas card, so will do it right next time!).
Base card is a white 6x6 to which I have added background papers from K&Co, used a LOV stamped image coloured in with my promarkers (which I now love and wished I had bought earlier) and added glitter to the wings. The image has been backed onto glitter card from DCWV and paper flowers and a glittery border add the finishing touches.
Card is a 6x6 square made from cardstock. All papers used are from a HOTP kit bought many years ago from QVC, and although not much left, I still manage to use up most of the scraps. The sentiment is a PSX rubber stamp, stamped with VersaMark and embossed in gold. First time I have used this stamp, but am really pleased with the results. Gold ink was then used to distress the papers. Gem added just for that finishing touch.
Apologies for photo quality, the weather is so dark and dull here I just can't seem to get a nice picture.
Came across a new Xmas challenge blog today, Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club. The aim is to make one Xmas card a week, if I manage that imagine how organised I'll be this Xmas.
The theme this week was snow. I made my card using an old HOTP Xmas kit I bought a few years ago, and although most of what is left is now no larger than scraps, I just can't bear to throw it out. The brads are from WRMK.
Apologies, photo is quite dark, card is much nicer in real life, must try to improve my photography skills.
Today's card is inspired by the sketch over at Paper Sundaes. Fed up with the dull weather I decided to make a bright cheery card in spring colours. I coloured my Tilda stamp in with my whisper pens, and used DCWV for backing paper and glitter card. The gems, brad, sentiment and lace all came from my craft stash.
I have had this Housemouse stamp lying around for ages and just never got round to using it, so I have stamped and coloured it using my whispers pens. The glitter card is from DCWV and pink paper from my craft stash.
Today's card was made using the wonderful sketch on Sketch Saturday's Challenge. Love this blog and always look forward to a seeing a new sketch every Saturday. This is the first time I have participated, but have used the blog previously for inspiration. Love the DT's cards too.
My card was made using papers and glitter card from DCWV, a Tilda stamp coloured in with my Whispers pens, (must invest in some Copic's) and some ribbon flowers from my craft stash.
Still playing catch-up so now onto the current challenge on Fabs Big Christmas Cards Challenge blog. This weeks challenge was to use Vintage colours and or stripes. I decided to go for bright red and gold, typical Xmas colours as well as jolly fat Santa in his red cosy jacket.
I tried to make a different shaped card this time that would work with my red and gold foiled cardstock and Kanban Xmas topper.I rather like it too, and folds down to fit into an A5 envelope nicely.
I love making Xmas cards and have decided to follow Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge, and make one Xmas card each week. This weeks challenge is to make a tall card and or frosty colours, so I have tried to incorporate both into my design.
The card base is silver, grey cardstock from my stash, the topper and foiled card from a Kanban kit bought from QVC last year and the navy ribbon recycled from a Xmas gift! Quite simple, but very effective.
I live in Scotland with my husband, two teenage children, my adorable Cocker Spaniel and two young tabby cats.
I love card making, scrapbooking and ATC's, and enjoy taking part in lots of swaps on my favourite craft forums.
In creating this blog I hope to take part in lots of challenges, and be inspired in my cardmaking.