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Archive for January, 2011

Chinese New Year or Asian


I know just call me your Highness …. oops, what I really mean is your Lateness.

My DT card this week sure looks oriental but not 100% convinced she is Chinese, which is the theme for this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays, we would like to see Chinese New Year – Celebrate Asia for your projects.

Oh no what am I like, just Googled Geisha and the image is definitely Japanese, the Chinese equivalent is known as YI JI or Qinglou Nuzi …. don’t quote me …. quote Google. Anyway, whatever, she is definitely Asian which counts, also don’t forget to pick up your freebies while entering for the challenge, sorry girls another reminder is for you to use a sentiment on the project.

No prizes for guessing what the stamp is called …. just in case you couldn’t guess …. Geisha …. it is by a company called Hobby Art, Surrey, which is only a few miles from where my son lives in the UK. Coloured with water colours, also added lots of gems to the middle of the flowers, stamped out 6 fans and made 2 butterflies with 4 of them. Haven’t got a clue what the writing says but I’m hoping it’s not rude.

Entering for:
The Stamp Man – Oriental
My Sheri Crafts – Asian/Chinese New Year


Elegant In Pink


Isn’t she gorgeous but can’t stop at the mo to write anything, will be back this afternoon with details of papers and stamps …. enjoy until then.

Quick update …. yep Dawn you are right the chic lady and the Eiffel Tower are both Clarity stamps (bought many moons ago …. before she became famous on Create & Craft ….from Barbara herself at Ally Pally in London). Dawn’s blog is here absolutely beautiful hop over and have a browse. The postcard stamp is from my all time favourite stamps Penny Black, sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs called French Ticket Sentiments.


Happy Birthday Alex



Can you believe it my only grandson was 11 on Wednesday and who forgot to take a photo of his card before posting!!! Yeh, just knew you would be disappointed not to see it so I made another which is very similar. Made Alex a T slider card …. in his card I added a photo to the middle so when he pulled the slider it revealed his picture, cool eh. Used Timmy’s inks and also black embossing powder for the edges.

Image used is from Phindy’s Place called connected boy, you can find him here.

Entering for:
Allsorts Challenge – They want to see Male/Boy
Paper Sundaes – De-Stressing challenge


Colour Challenge At SS




Sorry girls for being AWOL but every now and again life has to come before crafting and it has been one of those times.

My DT entry this week for the colour challenge at Sentimental Sunday’s is this cute little bag, I love making these because you can add raised dimension to the inside and it doesn’t get squashed when closed. The tiny little disc magnets from Basic Grey are fantastic for keeping the bag closed. I think the colours, for the challenge, are from Stampin Up, …. which I have very little of, can’t get here in Ireland …. but I have found similar things from my stash.

Take a hop and look at all the DT cards …. being naughty here because I never pick faves …. but if you want something to cheer you up and really make you chuckle in these cold winter months then check out Cheryl’s card here …. see told you it would make you giggle.


Playing With Acetate At Let’s Ink It Up



Before I get into my Let’s Ink It Up card I just want to say my I Feel Pretty card was chosen as card of the week at Phindy’s Challenge how cool is that. Note to myself must go back and check the challenges more often!!!

Check out the new logo at Let’s Ink It Up, they also have their first challenge starting today of 2011 …. yay …. Anything Goes …. good one to start the new Year off with and you have a whole month to enter, a teensy teensy little reminder girls no digi images allowed.

Wonderful creations as usual from everyone of the DT girls, they are just simply divine, hop on over and feast your eyes, not only at the projects but also at what you can win this month from our sponsor Zoe from Make It Crafty …. one stamp of your choice.

The first two images of my card doesn’t really show you that it is made from acetate, I think that’s because I photographed them with the wrong background cardstock, the inside image shows it much better. Really into the acetate but will try and improve the photography on the next project.

Wanted to try the new foam stamps …. which are really cheap less than £11.00 for the four, each stamp is 4″ x 4 1/2″ …. very impressed indeed, considering they are foam. Stamped the butterfly image from the set with Brilliance, Tiramisu which is a tri-coloured ink pad then embossed with clear powder. The flower is a decoupaged stamp which was in the sale at only £2.00. Stamped Anna Griffin butterfly four times with the same ink, twice onto matching paper and twice onto vellum, one for the outside and one for the inside, buttons, beads and ribbon from stash.


Entering for:


Come Fly With Me



Anything with wings is the challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays …. went with butterflies …. I think they look adorable on cards …. and the Magnolia image, which I coloured with Pro Markers is one of my favourites, she is so girlie girlie. Up for grabs is four individual sentiment sets from Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection and a custom watermark/signature set from Custom Designs at Whimsy Stamps …. worth winning peeps. Not that any of you talented ladies will need inspiration …. but if you do …. hop on over and look at the other DT’s work it is all fabulous.

Papers I used for my card are from one of my fave designer Anna Griffin, butterfly is die cut from some very pretty blue vellum and then embossed, netting, pins, brads and flowers all from stash.


A Huge Thank You

Happy New Year To Everyone

Just got back from the UK after having such a wonderful Christmas and New Year, only downside, I wasn’t able to post anything or really take a good peek at any of your gorgeous creations, even missed my posting for Sentimental Sundays challenge …. good job the other DT girls didn’t …. check out all their adorable creations here.

Apart from having to share …. which I am soooo not used to …. the grandkids PC, kept crashing and my son’s PC is soooo slowwww. Trust me, I was still crafting and will share what I made when I have taken photos.

Another big shocker was coming back to all my e-mails …. still ploughing through them.

The best surprise of all was seeing the new look Let’s Ink It Up page, wow it is stunning.

Suzanne from Just Love Stamping looks after all the behind thingy things and what a superb job she makes of it. Hop over and take a peek, you definitely won’t be disappointed and don’t forget our first challenge of the New Year starts this Sunday …. would really love to see all your creations for this year.

You still have time to enter the LIIU Swap, click here for more details to join.

Once again a Happy New Year to everyone of you and a huge huge thank you to my followers and for all the comments you left on by blog last year, I know how precious your time is and I truly loved reading everything you wrote.

This is a special, special thank you to Fabiola please visit her blog it is beautiful and Irene …. who promises me she will have her blog up and running this year …. watch this space!!!!!