31 October 2007

Happy Halloween

We don't really celebrate Halloween over here in the UK that much but I still like to make a card every year for my mum. The layout has been inspired by Amy Rysavy. I have stamped the witch with Stazon ink then coloured using Whispers brush markers and a waterbrush. I have masked her feet then used chalk to make her ground. She is then mounted with orange card and 3D foam. The black panel is glittery card stock. A Bazzill Bitty Blossom and two Prima Flowers have been added to the top with brads. Sentiment also stamped with Stazon ink. Organza ribbon added accross the centre and attached with brads. Sorry the photo is a bit wonky, it is not in real life!
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Orange cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Sugar Coated cardstock by Doodlebug Designs
  • Witch stamp by Eat Cake Graphics
  • Sentiment stamp by Stampendous
  • Small flowers by Prima Marketing Inc
  • Large flower by Bazzill Wings Bitty Blossoms
  • Small brads by Doodlebug Designs
  • Large brad by Papermania
  • Ribbon by Ribbon Oasis

Thanks With Appreciation

My Papertrey goodies came last week (YAY!) so I have been having a quick play. This card is made for my crafting friend Ruth. First I stamped Papertrey's solid butterfly with Spring Pansy ink then stamped over the top with the dotty butterfly image in Pretty Pertunia; I then cut this out ready to mount. I ran a piece of Wisteria Bazzill CS through my Cuttlebug using the 'Bubbles' embossing folder and adhered to the card blank off centre. I punched out a scalloped square from Heather Bazzill CS then a square from Wisteria followed by a sqaure of white. I 3D foamed the squares to the scaolloped one and stamped the sentiment with Pretty Pertunia ink and paper pierced a trail for the butterfly. This was then all 3D foamed again to the card blank. The butterfly has been mounted using a small peice of DST down the spine so that the wings are still free. This card has been inspired by Amy Rysavy.
  • Card blank made using cardstock by Papertrey Ink
  • Cardstock by Doodlebug Designs
  • Butterfly & sentiment stamps by Papertrey Ink
  • Chalk ink by Versa Magic
  • Square scalloped punch by Woodware
  • Bubbles embossing folder by Cuttlebug

30 October 2007


I made this card a little while ago but haven't shared it here yet. I am going to send this to my younger cousin for her birthday. She is quite a girly girl so I hope she likes it! The little cupcakes with tiny gem stones have been stamped onto little scalloped circles then mounted to circles punched from pink card. Doodlebug paper attched to bottom of card with a strip of dark pink card accross the top with the cupcakes mounted on top with 3D foam. Sentiment stamped on card and corners rounded with small corner rounder punch.
  • Card blank by Papermania
  • Cardstock by Doodlebug Designs
  • Paper by Doodlebug Designs
  • Cupcake and sentiment stamps by A Muse
  • Gem stones by Papermania
  • Circle punch by X-Cut
  • Scalloped circles by QuicKutz Cookie Cutters

You Make Me Smile & Tagged!

I have been awarded the You Make Me Smile award from Tara from Tarascards, Sue from Slumber Cards and Natty K from Crafting Fun, thank you ladies you have made my day! :0) I send it back to everyone on my links list at the side, I enjoy reading all your blogs!

I have also been tagged by Julie from Julie's Japes, so here goes:

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

It is tough one but would probably choose the paper, I can't get enough of the stuff!

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?


3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?

Cards, I currently don't do scrapbooking and I can give the cards to my family and friends!

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home?

I am fortunate to have a small craft room/study but I would like a BIG one!

5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style?

I would say simple-ish type cards with lots of Bazzill cardstock, stamping, die cutting, Prima Flowers and ribbon!!

I think everyone I know has been tagged but if you see this post and haven't been, considered yourself tagged by me!

21 October 2007

Happy Engagement

My cousin got engaged at the end of the week so this my my card to her and her fiance. 'Snuggle' has been stamped with Stazon ink then coloured with watercolour pencils. The panel has then been mounted to pink card then onto card blank. 'Congratulations' has been stamped then die cut into an oval and mounted onto a larger die cut oval. This has then been attached to organza ribbon by brads.
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Snuggle by Penny Black
  • Congratulations by A Muse
  • Die cut ovals by Ellison Design
  • Ribbon by Ribbon Oasis
  • Brads by Doodlebug Designs

15 October 2007

Monkey Thanks

This card is made for my dad who kindly took me to see Mary Poppins the musical on Thursday. It was for my birthday which was in May but this was the first opportunity we could both go. It was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! It was really really good! Anyway ... back to the card! 'Changito Pair' have been stamped then coloured using Whispers Brush Markers and a waterbrush and mounted to dark brown card. This has then been 3D mounted to light brown card which has been put through my Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots embossing folder, this has then been mounted to dark brown card as well. Kitty had used the embossing folder on a card she had made with monkeys and I thought it looked really good! Message panel is a rub-on also mounted to brown card and 3D foamed. I hope he likes it!
  • Card blank by Craftwork Cards
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Changito Pair by Stampendous
  • Spots & Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Thank You rub-ons by Pebbles Inc

12 October 2007


This card has been made for my crafting friend Katherine. I get worried when I make cards for crafty people as I know how great their cards are! I have stamped 'Flowerfly' with stazon ink and coloured using coloursoft pencils and added jewels to the centre for the body. I have mounted Flowerfly onto dark pink card and rounded the corners using an EK Success corner rounder punch. This has then been mounted to a panel of lighter pink card that has been put through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder with 3D foam. The message has been coloured using chalk ink and then 3D mounted also.
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Card stock by Bazzill Basics
  • Flowerfly by Stampendous
  • D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Message panel by Craftwork Cards
  • Pink chalk ink by Versa Magic
  • Jewels by Papermania

10 October 2007

I have Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Shh-Shh, this a difficult one so sorry if you get bored!! Here goes ...

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

7 facts about me:

1. I am at university training to be a nurse.
2. I am terrified of spiders and dogs.
3. I am double jointed in my fingers!
4. I have lots of favourite foods but my top 3 are chocolate, pasta and toast/bread.
5. I bite my fingernails (but not when I am on placement as a student nurse!)
6. My favourite song is Stand By Me by Ben E. King.
7. I have an above average IQ (apparently!!).

Ok, I tag: Kitty, Cheryl, Alex, Tara, Suzanne, Katie & Stamping Caz

9 October 2007

A Simple Feel Better Soon

My mum unfortunately broke her toe a couple of weeks ago so I made her a little card in an attempt to cheer her up a little (sorry it has taken me so long to post!). Made using a small linen card blank which has been covered with purple card. A Karen Foster mini charm has been added to a punched scallop circle then mounted to card (attached with brad). Greeting has been made on my PC and cut into a strip and prima flowers with crystals added.
  • Card Blank by Craft Creations
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Medical Mini Charms by Karen Foster
  • Brad by Making Memories
  • Flowers by Prima Marketing Inc
  • Crystals by Rhinestones Online
  • Scalloped circle punch by Woodware

Thank You Very Much

This card was made for my nan and grandad. Penny Black 'Greetings' has been stamped using Stazon ink and then coloured using watercolour pencils and 3D mounted to a panel of yellow card which has been put through the Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I think this may be my favourite out of all my embossing folders! All the corners have been cut using a corner rounder punch. Greeting panel has been mounted with 3D foam pads. Apologies for the photo being a little dark.
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Message panel by Craftwork Cards
  • D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Corner rounder punch by EK Success

6 October 2007

Happy Day!

Today is both my mum's birthday and also World Card Making Day! :0) My mum loves all shades of the colour purple so I went with that for her card. I have stamped a bella on to pearlescent card and coloured her in with Whispers Strokes Brush Markers. This bella actually looks like my mum, although of course my mum does not have stick arms! ;0) I have cut her out using an oval scalloped punch and mounted to the pearlescent purple card using 3D foam pads. 2 shades of purple organza ribbon have been tied in a bow around the card. The message panel is also mounted with 3D foam. I have added little gem stones into the corners of the card to finish. Sadly, the pearlescentness doesn't show up very well in the picture.
  • Card blank by Craftwork Cards
  • Cakeabella by Stamping Bella
  • Organza ribbon by Ribbon Oasis
  • Message panel by Craftwork Cards
  • Gem stones by Papermania
  • Oval scallop punch by Woodware

I have also made this gift card for her as she wants some shoes as a present but needs to buy them herself. The card is simply made by stamping the Doodlebug flowers and butterflies then colouring them in using Coloursoft pencils. The greeting is made using rub-ons. I have mounted this panel using 3D foam pads on to some purple card then mounted to card blank itself. I really like this stamp set by Doodlebug.

  • Card blank by Papermania
  • Cardstock by Doodlebug Designs
  • 'Friends' stamp set by Doodlebug Designs
  • Lilac All Mixed Up rub-ons by Doodlebug Designs

5 October 2007

In The Pink

I have made this card for my crafting friend Ruth to accompany some stamped images I sent her. The large flower is a QuicKutz die that has been embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirls and has a large brad in the centre. The message panel is made using another QuicKutz die and Doodlebug rub-ons and brads. I have added some Zoomz in the top right hand corner.

Sorry the photo is so dark and I had to use the flash but I didn't get the card finished until the evening! I have chosen the title of this post as 'In The Pink' because obviously as you can see my card is pink but also because this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please show your support by buying a £1 pin.
  • Card blank by Craftwork Cards
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Large flower is QuicKutz Revolution Daisy die
  • D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Oval is QuicKutz Oval Tag die
  • Black Small All Mixed Up Rub-ons by Doodlebug Designs
  • Large white brad by Bazzill Basics
  • Small brads by Doodlebug Designs
  • Zoomz by Stamp Galaxy

1 October 2007


This card is made for my cousin who likes the colour green! I have stamped Prezzibella and coloured her in using Coloursoft pencils. She has then been mounted to green card. Tha background peice has been embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirls. 2 Prima Flowers with brads added to the centres have been added to the top of the card. Sentiment has been stamped using my Karen Foster Snap Stamps and mounted to card using 3D foam pads. I hope she likes the card!
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Prezzibella by Stamping Bella
  • D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Karen Foster Snap Stamps Mini Casual
  • Flowers by Prima Marketing Inc
  • Brads by Doodlebug Designs

Men's Cards

I can't say that I like making men's cards really, I don't mind if they have a hobby but saying that I also don't want to make the same kind of card every year for that particular person! I guess it is because I do not have that many products for men, I keep trying to get some but there isn't much out there sadly, well not that I have found! This is a card I have made for a family friend. I have used the Ellison champgane bottle die and have shaped some wire to come out of the top. The background has been embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Bubbles'. The message panel is an Anita's peel off mounted to card.
  • Card blank by Anita's
  • Champagne bottle die cut by Ellison Design
  • Bubbles embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • Paper by Sizzix Sizzles
  • Gold cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Peel off by Anita's

I Won Runner Up!

Woo hoo! I won runner up in Kitty's Blog Candy Challenge! I think this is the first thing I have ever won, especially for card making so I am really happy! All the entries that I have seen were great. The winner was Tara, you can see her lovely entry here. Thanks Kitty for holding a great challenge and it is really kind of you to add me as a runner up! YAY! You can see my entry below.

I also just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who commented on my card and all the comments I have recieved on this blog, they are all really appreciated.
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