28 April 2011

Mummy To Be

I have made this card for my cousin who has just announced she is pregnant. I saw this image a few weeks ago and fell in love with it! So cute! It is Momma Mae by Some Odd Girl. I have coloured her in with Copics and cut her out and added to Nestabilities ovals. These have been added to the base with 3d foam. The base is a sheet of Echo Park Little Girl Chloe Crowns layered on to DB Posie Pink CS. TRG Pink Tulip Seam Binding and Candy Pink Devine Twine wrapped around. I have then made flowers using the MFT Mini Rolled Roses dies out of felt and added pearls to their centres. Elzybells sentiment stamped to finish.

STAMPS: Some Odd Girl, Elzybells Art Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs, Echo Park. TOOLS: Nestabilities, My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Copic Markers - skin: E000, E00, E11; hair: E55, E57, E59; trousers: B93, B95, B97; shoes, top and hairband: R81, R83, R85, Inkessentails pen. EMBELLISHMENTS: The Ribbon Girl Seam Binding and Devine Twine, The Hobby House pearls.

27 April 2011

LIM - Off Centre

Sadly I haven't been able to participate in last few Less Is More challenges as I have been ill but as soon as I saw this week's challenge 'Off Centre' I knew exactly what I wanted to make! I have used By LoRi Designs Puddle Jumpers Birthday Owen and coloured him with Copics, cut out and rounded the corners with a punch and added to the base with 3d foam. The base is simply two strips of Stampin' Up! textured cardstock, the bottom one being Marina Mist and the top being Crumb Cake; I have rounded the corners on both of these two. Message stamped on the Marina Mist panel and then a Marina Mist Designer Button added with Linen Thread.

STAMPS: By LoRi Designs, Lizzie Anne Designs. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Stampin' Up! TOOLS: X Cut Corner Rounder Punch, Copic Markers - skin: E000, E00, E11; hair: E55, E57; shirt: E42, E43, E44; trousers: B93, B95, B97, B99; shoes: N1; balloons: B14, B37; shadow: W1, W3, W5, blender pen. EMBELLISHMENTS: Stampin' Up! Designer Button, Stampin' Up! Linen Thread.

Thank you for visiting me today, for those who won my giveaways - all your packages have been sent! :0) Have a lovely day!

25 April 2011

Hot Cross Buns

I made this little quick card for my mum for Easter. I have used a very cute Forever Friends stamp and coloured the bear with Copics, cut out with a Blossom Nestabilities die and then added to a white card blank. Sentiment stamped in the corner and crystals added to the top.

STAMPS: Forever Friends, Lizzie Anne Designs. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards. TOOLS: Nestabilities, Copics Markers - bear: E40. E41, E43, E44, R20; buns: E31, E34; rabbit: R20, N1; shadow: B60, W1, W3, W5. EMBELLISHMENTS: Doodlebug Designs Mini Crystals.

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter, the hospital was quieter over the weekend which was nice to see :0)

22 April 2011

Happy Easter

I haven't gotten around to making many Easter cards this year but here is one I have made. I have used the very cute CC Designs Tulip Monkey and stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured him with Copics. I have then cut him out using Nestabilities dies and added him to base with 3D foam. The base is a sheet of Doodlebug Melon CS added to a white card blank and then a sheet of Memory Box Gingham Melon paper on top; wrapped around with TRG white Seam Binding and then yellow Devine Twine. A Doodlebug Boutique Button added with the twine and the greeting stamped from the CC Designs Amy R Spring Sentiments set. I have cut two butterflies out from vellum using the MFT Die-Namics Butterflies dies and added Prima Crystals to their centres.

STAMPS: CC Designs. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs, Memory Box, Paperchase Vellum. TOOLS: Nestabilities, My Favourite Things Die-Namics, Copics Markers - monkey: E41, E42, E43, E44, R000; tulips: YR21, Y23; leaves and grass: G21, G24, G28. EMBELLISHMENTS: Seam Binding and Devine Twine by The Ribbon Girl, Doodlebug Boutique Button, Prima Marketing Crystals.

Thank you for visiting me today. Wishing all my readers a very Happy Easter. I am working the weekend but have today and Monday off :0)

21 April 2011

More Winners ...

I really wish you all could win 'cos you are all so nice but Random.org picked these lovely ladies:

The bundle goes to comment no 9: Marlou @ Scrapping With Love

These lovelies go to comment no 1: Shaz @ Sharon's Cards

Congratulations to you both, please could you send me your addresses. Thank you to all that entered.

19 April 2011

We Have Winners ...

So I have been on Random.org for the last hour picking out winners for my papers giveaways. I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone that entered and to those that left comments on my cards recently too. If you haven't one please do continue to enter my giveaways, I am sure I will have some more soon!

Ok .. so here we go,

Giveaway 1: MME Papers

Bundle 1 goes to comment no 1: KathyPink @ In The Pink
Bundle 2 goes to comment no 2: Amnada @ Panda's Paper Playtime

Giveaway 2: Stampin' Up! Papers

Bundle 1 goes to comment no 11: Steph @ Honey Boutique
Bundle 2 goes to comment no 16: Kate's Makes

Giveaway 3: Basic Grey Papers

The bundle goes to comment no 4: Anne @ Stamps & Paper

Giveaway 4: Doodlebug Papers

The bundle goes to comment no 10: Carrieanne @ Pickwick Papercrafting

Giveaway 5: Various Papers

Bundle 1 goes to comment no 5: Di @ On The Cards
Bundle 2 goes to comment 11: Katie Louise Oakley @ Katie's Creations

Giveaway 6: Papermania Xmas Papers

The bundle goes to comment no 3: Heather @ Digi Sparkle

Congratulations to all the winners, please could you e-mail me your addresses (apologies if I have had your addy in the past but I do not keep them for your security), if I haven't heard from you in a week I will re-draw. Thank you all!

18 April 2011

Paul Texting

Hello all, here is a card I have made for my cousin. I have used the fab Paul Texting by Mo Manning for Stampavie and coloured him with Copics; cut out and added to base with DST. The base is Bazzill Kraft CS and a sheet of Echo Park Little Boy - Sailboats paper. I have then wrapped around with SU Linen Thread and added a triangle cut from Bazzill Basics Stonewash CS and a button added on top. The '18' has been cut using the Sizzix Girls Are Weird alpha set from more Bazzill Kraft. I have gone round all the papers/cardstock with my Tim Holtz Edge Distresser tool.

STAMPS: Mo Manning. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Bazzill Basics, Echo Park. TOOLS: Sizzix Girls Are Weird Alphabet Set, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Copic Markers - skin: E000, E00; browns: E41, E42, E43, E44; blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99; shadow: W1, W3, W5, blender pen. EMBELLISMENTS: Stampin' Up! Linen Thread, button from stash.

Lovely weather here in Surrey today, I have got my hair cut ready to return to work on Wednesday! Thank you for the lovely messages of support. I will be back tomorrow with the winners for the papers giveaways.

17 April 2011


This is a card for my cousin who, I am sure you can tell is turning 21! I have been struggling with this card for months, I know I wanted all the components in this layout but I really struggled and whatever I tried the composition was just not right. Then I saw THIS card by Pickle and it fell in to place! Thank you Kerry. So I started off with a CWC Elegant card blank and added a square of paper from the new Echo Park Be Mine Collection and layered this with black DB CS. I have then added a strip of DB Posie Pink also layered with black; I have then cut the '21' panel using a MFT Die-Namic from the Framed Greeting Die and Stamp Set, this has also been layered with black CS. I have added two CWC Card Candi to the sides and then added the Roller Rink Thickers to it. A Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly then punched and adhered with DB Sugar Coating and added beside the number panel. Tiny pearls added to finish.

The inside has just been layered with more black and white CS, a sheet of the paper {which I have just realised is upside down!} and another butterfly. The greeting is one from the PTI Birthday Basic Set.

STAMPS: Papertrey Ink. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs, Echo Park. TOOLS: My Favourite Things Die-Namics, Martha Stewart punch. EMBELLISHMENTS: Craftwork Cards Card Candi, American Crafts Thickers, Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating, The Hobby House Pearls.

Remember my giveaways are still running till Tuesday 19th April so you still have time to enter if you haven't already!

16 April 2011

Birthday Lily

This is the first card I have made since being ill and I really enjoyed making it even if my back did hurt a bit! I have made it for one of my longest blogging buddies {longest meaning I have 'known' her for the longest not that she is long!} Ruth. I have used the very cute By LORi Designs Puddle Jumpers 'Birthday Lily' and coloured her with Copics; I have added glitter to the balloon and the spots on her dress using my Spica pen {very subtle but pretty! you can just about see this in the photos}. I have cut her out with a Nestabilities oval and 3'd the balloon. A Nestabilities scallop oval cut with black Doodlebug CS and the image panel added to the base with 3d foam. The base is a piece of black CS adhered to a white card balnk with 3d foam again then a sheet of Posie Pink DB CS added on top which has been run through my Cuttlebug using the new Stampin' Up! Square Lattice embossing folder which can be purchased from the lovely Jules. I have then wrapped around with TRG Siam Pink Seam Binding and Liquorice Black Devine Twine . I have then added a Craftwork Cards Tiny Sentiment with a SU! Rose Red Designer Button and more Devine Twine. Finished off with tiny black pearls.

STAMPS: By LORi Designs. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs. TOOLS: Nestabilities, Stampin' Up! Sqaure Lattice embossing folder, TOOLS: Copic Spica At You glitter pen in Clear, Copic Markers - skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20; hair: E35, E37, E39; dress: R81, R83, R85, N5, N6, N7, N8; shadow: W00, W1, W3. EMBELLISHMENTS: Craftwork Cards Tiny Sentiments, The Ribbon Girl Seam Binding, The Ribbon Girl Devine Twine, Stampin' Up! Designer Button, The Hobby House Pearls.

15 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day

So I have finally got around to showing you the card I made for my mum for Mother's Day. I used Lili Of The Valley Bunches of Love stamp and coloured with Copics. Mounted with dark purple paper from the Papermania Capsule Collection and added to base with 3D foam. The bottom layers are all Papermania Capsule Collection and the spotty paper is from the Dovecraft Back To Basics I Collection. Purple twine wrapped around and flower charm attached. Kaisercraft sentiment stamped and an MFT Die-Namics butterfly cut out and Doodlebug Sugar Coating adhered to it. Finished off with a couple of Bazzill Adhesive Jewels.

STAMPS: Lili Of The Valley, Kaisercraft. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Anita's, Craftwork cards, Papermania, Dovecraft. TOOLS: My Favourite Things Die-Namics, Copic Markers - bunnies: N1, N2, N3, R81; outfits and flowers: BV00, BV000, BV00, BV11; Grass and flower stems: G21, G40. Shadow: B91. ACCESSORIES: The Ribbon Girl purple twine, Bazzill Adhesive Jewels, Doodlebug Sugar Coating, charm from stash.

Apologies for the pretty rubbish photo's. I hope everyone is having a lovely day. It's a bit cold here but not too bad. My back is getting better and I return to work on Wednesday so that's good.

14 April 2011

We have Winners ...

Here are the winners for my Craftwork Cards Giveaways:

Giveaway 1: Mini Messages goes to comment no: 13 - Sharon

Giveaway 2: Oh My Words! goes to comment no: 3 - Julia

Giveaway 3: Blooms goes to comment no: 1 - Boo

Congratulations to you all, please could Sharon and Boo e-mail me with your address' please and I shall get your goodies out to you asap! Julia, I already have your addy! :0)

Thanks to everyone that enetered, next up I have 6x6" papers!

9 April 2011

A Little About Me Updated

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I thought I'd come on here and just update for those who sent me lovely wishes on my post below. I had my lumbar puncture and the pressure was high confirming that my BIH has come back sadly. The procedure didn't go to plan and they had to have numerous attempts and doing it, this has left me in a lot of pain and it is only now that I have been able to sit up for short while. I have another week off work next week but then hopefully I should be back there. The one procedure does not appear to have cured it and the doctors believe I will need another one. For the time being I am just trying to take things easy.

Before my procedure I did manage to make my mum her Mother's Day card and I should be back on here shortly to share that with you.
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