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Monochromatic Christmas


Thanks Jenny and Linda for such a fabulous crafting day last week we had such a fun time but poor Jenny had a bad head for most of the day so she made an appointment with the opticians and yep glasses were needed. They look absolutely gorgeous Jenny so stop moaning about them. Like all crafters they are so generous with their goodies and I found these beautiful pearl and glass beads and also these new Craftwork cards in their stash …. aren’t they just sooo divine.

Threaded the beads onto cotton then made a spinner card …. ooo it looks so yummy and elegant. The aperture is made with a nestie and papers are also Craftwork Cards. Punched a snowflake edge onto the vellum then added black ribbon. The image inside is from the Joanna Sheen Silhouette CD.

Entering for:
Die Cut Dreams – This weeks challenge is to use Vellum
Secret Crafter – Anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar – Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland – Monochromatic Christmas



What’s New Pussycat


My 4 new goodies came on Friday from Crafts U Love, used the Vintage Tag on the last card but like a kid I wanted to use everything at once so the cat, lamp post and flower all went on this card.

Let’s Try Vintage is the theme over at My Partner in Crafting Crime and as you all know I adore getting inkie and dusty with all that sanding of the edges and then inking with the TH stuff. Stamped the cracked image onto the background core card, then went mad and did the window shutters flowers and cat. The lamp post was put through a Cuttlebug embossing folder, inked and sanded. Pretty doily flower also distressed but the second flower is ripped up newspaper sprayed with glimmer mists.

The Shabby Tea Room’s challenge this week is Old Meets New …. well new is the dies and old is definitely the lace which was given to me by a friend …. (only use it sparingly on my cards because it is beautiful) ….and the window die.

Simon Says Stamp and show your layers – Me thinks there are lots of layers on this.

One more goodie to show you watch out for the next card.

Hope you all enjoy visiting.


More Cuties

Well who would believe it four cards posted today …. this is definitely a first.


Only showed one inside of the card and you can just see the edge of the lattice work. Popping back later with more info on where you can get the templates from. I should just let you guess where some of the papers are from …. Pink Petticoat.

Entering for:


Just For You


Here she is girls and everything on this card, except for the ribbon and cerise pink paper is from Craftwork Cards which I purchased from the sweetest little craft store in Craanford called Cottage Crafts.

The aperture is made with a nestie, I then cut another nestie die with the beautiful purple pearl paper …. try saying that after a few …. centred the die through the aperture, then added the coloured image to the middle. Used Pro-markers to colour tweetie bird.

A simple but very elegant looking card.


One for the Girls


Crafty Angels Challenge this week is …. One for the Girls …. that’s us ladies anything girlie girlie.

Sassy or what …. Cheeky Rockability from the Greeting Farm is adorable and so flirty …. check out the hair-band ….if you’d like to see where I got the inspiration for this …. click on Saturday in the right hand bar and all will be revealed …. sorry in advance Robin but just had to do it.

Stitched a layer of soft white lace on the inside of the card …. which was given to me by a very talented carmaking duo …. Jenny and her Mum Linda …. along with some other delish goodies …. and made two apertures so that the pretty lace could be seen through …. click on the image for a larger peep. Stamped flower image is from Stampin Up and coloured both images with my pro-markers. At the centre of the flower is a really pretty rose which was bought from Laura’s shop …. eh that reads like I bought one rose …. it’s really a large pack of them.


Fantasy Tree


Another new stamp which I bought when back in the UK. Made this card for the:

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 3Hearts.
Entering also for Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 86 – Someone Special… no prizes for who this card is for.
HFOS Challenge #14 – I give you my Heart.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #68 – Hearts.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 36Valentine’s or Love.
Die Cut Dreams Challenge # 33 – Red & Black with Love (ignore the green leaves pretend they are black).
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #6 – **Valentine’s**
Penny’s Paper-Crafty ChallengeValentine/Love!!!!
Paper Sundaes ChallengeValentine
PaperPlay Challenge Love Notes
Lili of the Valley ChallengeValentine
Stampin for the weekendValentine Themed
Stamp Something“Love Something”
Die-Cut Dreams Challenge #34 – Have a heart
Stamp With Fun Challenge #45 – Hearts
Cute Card ThursdayIn the Name of Love
Lily of the ValleyValentine’s

Wow so many challenges this month… must be a record

Made an aperture with a nestie and inked the edges with peeled paint.

Stamped the inside of the card with the tree so it would show through the aperture and punched lots of little leaves from a green – Pink Petticoat paper … added loads of hearts as well. Fussy and Fancy wanted hearts…. I think they should be pleased with all of these. The ribbon even has little hearts on it.

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Peek a Boo Annie

I have been hankering after Annie just forever and ever. When back in the UK a friend told me the Crafty Cow had a 15% sale so off I trundled and when I saw her….. well you can only imagine my joy. I also bought the window which I have used on the card and Becky (can’t wait to use her).

Entering this into the Allsorts Challenge…. it’s a sketch this week and a DT call. I have to say the sketch is very good and easy to follow thanks girls.


Water coloured her and the window curtains onto watercolour paper then cut them both out. Stamped the inside flap curtains straight onto the lilac card… gosh I was in seventh heaven when doing this card she is just adorable. The photo looks strange because the flap kept falling open and it covered the end of the card but you get the picture (pardon the pun) of what it looks like. The other photo is of the inside flap, stamped trailing vine and added flower soft.

The window aperture is cut away and see through but when I took the photos it looked black so with my graphics program I manipulated the black to pink, so you will have to visualize it see through. Card looks better in the flesh, might, if I have time, try and take better photos today.

Used vellum for the first mat and again stamped the vine around the edges… did this because I knew the vellum wouldn’t show up very well on the photo. Wanted to to see the pretty paper underneath which is Basic Grey – wisteria that’s why I used vellum. The sentiment is on the bottom right of the inside flap but have not shown because this card is for a very dear friend.Shirl

Snow Anya


I teach card making classes twice a week, a Monday and Tuesday. This is the card we made on Monday (minus all the bling we never seem to have time to put these items on too much gossiping) but they finish when they get home – I hope.

The Monday night girls have all been making cards a lot longer than the Tuesday class so I teach more advanced classes on a Monday and the Tuesday girls are all very very new to card making and are only just starting to learn all the different techniques.

Rain, snow and shine are the latest stamps I have bought along with the Miss Anya Dressy set (bet you can’t guess what cards are going to be posted next).

This card is quite deceiving because it looks quite plain but there is a lot going on and that’s the reason why I took more photos so that you can see all the different elements. Stitching, matting and layering, bling, decoupage, stamping, nesties, snowflake punches, colouring in with copics, liquid pearls, gems, fluffy stuff and ribbon all make up this card.

Used a snowflake stitch all around the edge of the paper think it is from Papermania but not sure and obviously the girls didn’t stitch theirs but it shows them what they can do if they have a sewing machine at home. Made a nestie apperture through two layers of paper and one layer of card (bit of patience needed because you have to run through the big shot about four or five times to make sure it cuts). The off cuts of paper were then matted and layered onto the front and the inside of the aperture (waste not want not). Decoupaged the large stocking on the front of the card and added lots of stickles bling. Made a bow and dotted the punched snowflakes around the aperture, then added lots and lots of liquid pearls, just love these. Inside is covered with co-ordinating paper and Snow Anya was stamped onto plain white card and then cut out with another nestie. I coloured her in this time with Pro Markers, not my trusty water colour pencils, and added faux stitching around the edges. Fluffy stuff was added to her muffler and the edge of her coat which was then covered with a layer of stickles. She was positioned on the inside so you can see her when the aperture is opened. Punched snowflakes were also added. Season’s greetings was stamped onto the front of the aperture and added little gems in the corner which completed the card. I have to say all the cards at the end of the evening looked lovely.


Winter Sprite


This really is a whimsical stamp from Stampendous so full of joy as the sentiment on the card says. Who wouldn’t want to receive this card at Christmas.

Entering this one for the Quixotic challenge #2 stitching

Image is stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust and loads of gold liquid pearls dotted all around. Stamped image again onto cream cardstock with Versamark and then embossed with gold powder, cut out the middle snowflake and decoupaged onto original image. Oyster Dew Drops, gold stickles and little gold metal flowers were all added to the image.

Stamped Joy randomly around the picture because she really looks so happy

Cut the middle out of the paper and then added the vellum layer. Cut the centre from the vellum but left a large border, distressed the edges then inked with the Brilliance Pearlescent Rust. Stitched onto card with a very pretty decorative stitch.


Lauren had a little lamb


This is one of my favourite stamps (truth be known they all are).

Stamped the image onto glossy card and coloured in with US Art Quest watercolour palette.

I called it “Lauren Had A Little Lamb” after my Granddaughter.