Saturday, 30 January 2010


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.

It also fits in nicely with a few challenges;

Cute Card Thursday, which asked for flowers.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, which asked for hearts somewhere on your card.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, who also asked for hearts.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Friday, 29 January 2010

Today's Xmas Card

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!

Bev x

Webb Knitter

Today's card has been made for The Sugar Bowl challenge. This week you have to follow the great sketch, add lace to your card and use a Sugar Nellie image.

The image I used is called Webb Knitter and is one of Sugar Nellie's new downloads. I couldn't resist it. Coloured in with promarkers, backed onto paper from DCWV and lace and sentiment from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

I Love Fairies!

I do, I love fairies! Especially the images available for stamping from Lili of the Valley.

Flutter by Wednesday's have an open theme for this weeks challenge, as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it. So this cards suits perfectly.

Today's fairy is coloured in using my promarkers, backed onto DCWV shimmer card and K&Co paper, a bit of glitter ( my present craze) and a petaloo flower.

My niece is having a birthday in February, so think I'll pop it in the post for her. Hope she likes it.

Bev x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Cupcake anyone?

As I have a birthday card to make for a friend today, I decided to enter the following challenges;

Sketch Saturday
- follow the great sketch

Passion for Promarkers - to use Pastel Green and Blossom promarkers

A Spoon Full of Sugar - freestyle

Check out the blogs and DT cards, they are inspiring.

Todays image is from the Tilda range, coloured in with my promarkers, backed onto K&Co papers, DCWV shimmer card embossed through my Cuttlebug and glitter from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Just Magnolia

Up bright and early this morning to even more snow! So decided to while away the hours making a card for the Just Magnolia challenge blog.

Rule this week, follow the sketch and use at least one Magnolia stamp on your card.

Love my little Tilda stamp. She was coloured in using my promarkers, backed onto DCWV shimmer card and K&Co paper. I used flowers and a charm from my stash, and made a double glitter border.

Hope you enjoy it

Bev x

Friday, 22 January 2010

Sugar Nellie

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.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Such a cute fairy!

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.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Really enjoyed making today's card, although my family think I am mad for still making Xmas cards!

Managed to make this card for two different challenges too, Fabs Xmas Card Challenge which asked for a sentiment and gold mirri, and A Spoonful of Sugar which required lots of layering.

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.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


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.

Thanks for looking

Bev x

Monday, 18 January 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge

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.

Hope you like it!

Bev x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Two challenges in this one!

Today I made card suitable to enter two challenges, Papertake weekly Challenge, where I followed the sketch and the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which was to use pink and grey on your card.

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.

Hope you like it!

Bev x

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sketch Saturday Week # 86

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.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

More Xmas Cards!

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.

Hope you like it.

Xmas cards!

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.

Hope you like it.