27 April 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I have made this card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge.
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. As we had male cards last week, this week we would like you to make a card with a female theme"

I have simply added a strip of dark pink CS down the side of a card blank and added Partgirlabella coloured with watercolour pencils on top. A BIG thank you goes to Tara for the image (I have since bought her as she is so lovely!). I have added a Craftwork Cards Mini Message with 3D foam pads and 2 Prima Flowers with gem stones.

STAMPS: Stamping Bella. CS: Craft Creations, Doodlebug. ACCESSORIES: Craftwork Cards Mini Message, Prima Flowers, Papermania Adhesive Gems.

Birthday Elephant

I have had the weekend off so I have been able to make some cards :0) Sadly I can't show them all at the moment but I thought I'd show you this quick one I made for my uncle. I have stamped my new Birthday Elephant stamp with Stazon and coloured him in with Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. I have then cut him out and mounted to blue CS. I have simply added him to the card base with 3D foam pads. I have added a strip of blue CS across the bottom of the card and added a Pebbles Inc rub-on greeting.

STAMPS: Whipper Snapper. INK: Stazon Jet Black. CS: Anita's, Doodlebug. ACCESSORIES: Pebbles Inc Rub-on.

Little Missy

This image folder/wallet card has been sent to a friend. She will probably see this before she gets it but I actually forgot to add in a note that it was from me anyway, I wonder if she would have guessed?! I have used my new stamp from High Hopes which I bought from Tracy at Dies to Die for. I have stamped her out and coloured her with Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. She has been cut out with corners rounded and mounted to pink CS, this has then been added to base with DST. 2 Maya Road velvet flowers have been added with brads. I have then punched a whole in the side of the folder and secured with ribbon.

STAMPS: High Hopes. INK: Stazon Jet Black. CS: Doodlebug Designs. ACCESSORIES: Maya Road velvet flowers, Papermania brads, ribbon by Ribbon Oasis, corner rounder punch.

25 April 2008

Blog Candy

To celebrate almost 40,000 hits to my blog {thank you!} I will be doing a small blog candy next week. Just waiting for some goodies to arrive so keep your eyes out!

22 April 2008

I Have Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Natalie, so here goes ...

1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? and why?

Drew Barrymore - I look NOTHING like her at all but I think she is a great actress and has a lovely smile!

2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?

The first two weeks would be spent with Jamie Cullum cos he is gorgeous and he could sing to me. The second two weeks would be with Jodie Marsh. She annoys me cos she is very beautiful without all that heavy make up on but thinks she looks better with it on!

3. What are your three favourite crafting products?

Stamps, Prima Flowers and ribbon

4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?

Something to clean the house for me!

5. What are the last three books that you read?

I haven't read that much recently, well unless you can count Closer magazine but the last one was Danny Wallace 'Yes Man' and I am now reading Richard Hammond's autobiography

6. QVC or Create & Craft?

QVC but I don't watch it that much now either. I used to watch C&C but very rarely do now.

7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?

I have papers by them all but probably DCWV

8. What is your claim to fame?

I met Helen Baxendale before she was famous and Dom of Dick & Dom. I also saw Billy Connolly in the car park of my local hospital when I broke my arm at 10 years old! I am not sure this is what you are looking for though!!!

I tag Viv & Pam.

20 April 2008


This card is made for my cousin who turned 18 this week. I have printed out a photo of her from my PC and rounded the corners with a punch. This has been mounted to white CS and added to base with 3D foam pads. The base has been mase by layering up Heather Bazzill CS on to a white card blank which the corners have all been rounded with a corner rounder punch. I have then run a piece of Wisteria CS through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder I have added this to the card with DST after wrapping organza ribbon around it. Chipboard numbers have been swiped with Brilliance ink and crystals added.

INK: Brilliance Graphite Black. CS: Craft Creations, Bazzill. ACCESSORIES: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, organza ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, chipboard numbers from Craftwork cards, Papermania Adhesive Gems.

Passion for Purple Bags

For this card I have printed out the bag from Pink Petticoat onto linen card and coloured in with watercolour pencils. I have then cut it out and mounted to black CS then to sparkly vellum. This panel has then been added to the base with 3D foam pads. The base is simply a purple card blank with organza ribbon wrapped around the side. The greeting has been printed from PC, mounted to black CS and added to card with 3D foam pads.

STAMPS: Pink Petticoat (digital) CS: Papermania, Craft Creations, Doodlebug, Paperchase. ACCESSORIES: Organza ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.

19 April 2008

Tara's Blog Candy

Tara over at Tara's Designs has reached over 20,000 visitors to her blog and to celebrate she is giving away some lovely blog candy. You have until 26 April to enter. Please see here for details. Congrats Tara, I love your cards and blog :0)

16 April 2008

UPDATE: High Hopes & Bellas Rubber Stamps

Tracy at First Class Crafts and Dies to Die For has just taken delivery of some High Hopes stamps. they are unmounted but already have the EZ Mount attached. Sadly there has been some troubles with the website so please visit her website here <---- for details of the stamps and also you can e-mail her your order.

UPDATE: Tracy has also just received a delivery of new Bellas. They are showing on her blog but get there quick as they are going fast!!

Thank you all for your lovely messages on the post below, they really are appreciated. I have managed 3 days so far, my feet are killing me and I am sleep deprived, other than that is is going well!! I will be back at the weekend with a few cards :0)

13 April 2008

Bye For Now ...

I don't generally write that much about my personal life on here but I just wanted to share a few bits with you. As most of you know I am at university traning to be a nurse. I am in my last year and due to qualify in September. Throughout my course I have time in university doing theory and time in hospital working in the wards. I took my last lot of theory last week (which felt very strange) and from now until late August I will be in placement. I am thankful that I have passed all my exams so far and just have a few left in June. I start placement on Monday in a stroke rehab ward and I am looking forward to something different. The prospect of qualifying in September scares the life out of me but hopefully I will be ok.

I just want to say a big thank you for your support and that I doubt I will be around that much for a while. I will of course be checking everyone's blogs as much as possible and be posting cards when I can. Keep up the good work you guys! :0)

A Beautiful Award and a Thank You

First of all I have received this lovely award from Vicki at Paperlicious Oasis. What a lovely award to receive and I am touched by it. Thank you Vicki. I have made so many friends whilst card making and blogging most of which through Do Crafts and really hope that that continues. I would like to pass this award on to all my friends, there is so many to mention but you know who you are :0)

I also just want to say a BIG thank you to every single one of my visitors. I have reached over 35,000 hits and I can't believe it!

Image Folders

I receievd some lovely images this week from Maria, Gina & Tara. Below are the image folders that Gina & Maria sent me, thank you ladies they are gorgeous and the images are great, can't wait to have a play. I haven't taken a photo of Tara's sorry but I love them too! Thank you all very much :0)

These are the folders I have made for Maria (top one) and Gina (bottom one). they have both been made exactly the same. I have coloured in the Maggie Sugar Nellie images that Sue sent me (thank you so much Sue) with watercolour pencils and mounted to CS. These have been added to the base with 3D foam pads. I have made the bases by running through Doodlebug CS through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and adding to the left side of the folder. I have wrapped ribbon around (before adding the image panel on top) so that it can be tied at the side. I have then added a Prima Sprite to the bottom with a gem stone. Penny Black 'enjoy' stamped the the bottom right.

STAMPS: Sugar Nellie, Penny Black. INK: Stazon Jet Black. CS: Doodlebug. ACCESSORIES: Prima Sprites by Prima Marketing, gem stones by Paperchase, ribbon by Ribbon Oasis.

11 April 2008

Happy 50th Edwin

This card is made for my Uncle who's Birthday was this week. I have stamped Edwin with Stazon and coloured in with pencils and Sansodor with glitter added to the bottle and glasses with my Copic glitter pen. I have cut him out and added him to the base with 3d foam pads. The base has been made by simply adding a strip of Stonewash Bazzill CS to the bottom of a card blank with a strip of Typhoon along the top. I have made the message on my PC and cut out rounding the corners and adding a brad to make a tag shape, this has been added to the card also with 3D foam pads. I have punched out two small squares of CS and added the to the top left hand corner to finish.

STAMPS: Edwin by Magnolia. INK: Stazon Jet Black. CS: Anita's card blank, Bazill. ACCESSORIES: Brad by Bazzill Basics, EK Success corner rounder punch, X-Cut Mini Square punch, Copic Spica At You glitter pen.

Birthday Butterfly Bear

I made this card for my friend Ruth whose birthday it was at the beginning of the week. I have stamped Butterfly Bear with Stazon and coloured him in with watercolour pencils and mounted to Cupcake Doodlebug CS. This was attached to base with DST. I have made the base by simply layering up Posie Pink & Cupcake CS on to an Anita's card blank. I stamped the greeting out on to white CS and popped it behind the image panel. I have also added 3 little gem stones below the image. I have layered up 2 Prima Sprites and added a button to the middle. I am really pleased with how this card came out, I think it is a very me card!!

STAMPS: Buttergly Bear by Penny Black, A Muse. INK: Stazon Jet Black. CS: Doodlebug, Anita's card blank. ACCESSORIES: Papermania Adhesive Gems, Prima Sprites, Papermania button.

9 April 2008

Thank you and an Award

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that has left me comments on my first DT cards. I was really quite nervous about them as it was my first ever cards made for something like this. I am really happy that people like them :0)

I have been given this lovely award by Maria from Maria's Cards - thank you so much, the award has actually cheered me up because I have unfortunately pulled a muscle in my shoulder and am in a lot of pain. I will forward it on in a few days when hopefully I am feeling a bit better. I hope that that is ok.

6 April 2008

A Couple More ...

Here are a couple more cards that I have made for the FCC Design Team. I have really enjoyed colouring Eloise, she is a very pretty fairy! Again, both have been stamped with Stazon ink and coloured with Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor with touches of glitter added with my Copic glitter pen.

CS: Craftwork Cards DL card blank, Doodlebug Lilac, patterned paper by Making Memories. ACCESSORIES: Corner punch by Woodware, Craftwork Cards Mini Message, Copic At you Spica glitter pen.

CS: Craft Creations card blank, Doodlebug Posie Pink, Papermania vellum. ACCESSORIES: Nestabilities, Prima Sprite by Prima Marketing, brad by Doodlebug, ribbon by Papermania, Copic At You Spica glitter pen.

My First DT Mission

Tracy sent me my first Design Team mission for First Class Crafts this weekend. She has sent me one of the new Chichiboulie stamps from Stamping Bella (Eloise the fairy), some lovely Bazzill and Doodlebug card, a lovely peice of patterned paper by Lasting Impressions, some lovely flowers and a couple of pieces of ribbon.

Please see Tracy's blog for details of which Bella's she has in stock, they are selling quickly! For the first mission Tracy has been very kind and has said that we have free rain of our designs; we can use bits from the kit but we also also add our own bits to go with the image. Here are the first four of my cards, I am still working on a few more. All have been stamped with Stazon ink. The first 3 have been coloured using Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor and the bottom one has been coloured with watercolour pencils.

CS: Bazzill Petal Soft, Craftwotk Cards Softies. ACCESSORIES: Flowers from FCC, button and ribbon from stash, Stickles Irredescent glitter.

CS: Bazzill Pertunia & Romance, Anita's card blank. ACCESSORIES: Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds & Swirls, ribbon from kit, Spica At You glitter pen.

CS: Anita's card blank, Doodlebug Ladybug, patterned paper by Doodlebug. ACCESSORIES: Got Flowers by Prima Marketing, brads by Doodlebug, Pebbles Inc rub on, Spica At You glitter pen.

STAMPS: Hero Arts. INK: Doodlebug Lilac. CS: Anita's card blank, Doodlebug Lilac & Gumdrop. ACCESSOSORIES: Cheeky Clips by Making Memories, Papermania Gem Stones, Stickles Irredescent glitter.

I hope you like them so far, I have had a great time making them! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It has been snowing here all morning but has almost all melted now.

A 'BLING'ing Challenge

Sorry for lack of blogging recently. I have been busy though! First up is a card for Vicki's challenge over at Paperlicious Oasis. The challenge was to use bling on your card. I have stamped Tilda on to some linen card stock and coloured her in with watercolour pencils. She has been cut out and the corners rounded with a punch. I have gone round the edges with chalk. This has been added to the card with DST. I have made the base by printing off the backing paper from the Epson site (thank you so mcuh Kerry!) and rounding the corners before adding it to a square card. I have then stamped the sentiment out and popped it behind the image. I have swiped ink over a chipboard '3' and added some baby bling to it. I have also added 3 gem stones to the image panel.

STAMPS: Magnolia, Hero Arts. INK: Stazon Jet Black, Doodlebug Bubblegum. CS: Card blank from Craftwork Cards, linen card from Craft Creations, patterned paper from Epson. ACCESSORIES: Chipboard number from Craftwork Cards, Pebbles Inc chalks, Papermania Adhesive Gems, X-Cut corner rounder punch.

3 April 2008


Tracy at First Class Crafts has just received an order of Bellas. She can't sell them online but you can send her an e-mail. She doesn't have that many of each so if you are after some get there quick! Please see the details on her blog here <---- {click!}

1 April 2008

Enabler Alert ...

If you don't want to be enabled look away NOW!! These are the new Billy stamps from Pink Cat Studio.

First Class Crafts have just received a small delivery of these and other Pink Cat Studio stamps, they are available to buy on their website now. I think this set will be great for boy cards and there is also a Masculine Set. I am always looking for some biy things!

There is also some gorgeous candy on offer by Nikki. She has received 15,000 hits on her blog and is celebrating by allowing a lucky reader to win some gorgeous candy, isn't that nice of her :0) All you have to do is leave a comment on her post here <---- {click!} Good luck!