Saturday, 29 August 2009

Promised pictures of the Papertake Challenge

Okie first things first here is my entry for this weeks Papertake challenge. Its such a dodgy picture and to be honest Im not that keen on the card anymore, but I said Id post it. Ive not made a card using these colours before I usually use blues, pink and pastel colours so I thought I would challenge myself with something brighter. Most of the paper is from a stash I have collected and never quite known what to do with, I looked for the name on the back of the green leafy paper and realised Id cut it out and stuck on the card, oops! The rest of the green paper is from Kit 'N Kraft summer collection, the same as I used on my brother's birthday card. The lettering is the same too. I made the pink and yello butterlfies.

I also mentioned a get well card I made (to order), here it is. This one I am soooooo pleased with.

Once again it features the gorgeous Alfie, this picture was taken just after hed had a holiday at the vets, so it was perfect for a get well card. This was for my Mum's cousin who lives in South Africa, she has five cats!!! I love the fact that one of my cards is now making its way to the other side of the world. I used the K & Company roam papers like I used for Big Bro's other card.

Friday, 28 August 2009


Ive got cards to blog about but I cant find my camera lead, its so so annoying Ive been busy busy busy today. Ive made a get well card (another featuring Alfie) and Ive made another card for this weeks papertake challenge!!! Ill have to keep looking

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

My lucky brother

Im on a roll now! Haha. Check out what else Ive made for me lucky lucky big brother (and wifey) They moved into a new flat a couple of days ago and my Mum wants to send then something, my fee will be 1 Cappuncino! The papers are all from K & Company Roam selection. When I bought the pack I thought it looked like a collection of wallpaper - and I mean that in a good way! All this card is missing is some flying ducks, haha!
The font is Malache Crunch, which I found by accident when looking for suitable christamassy fonts. O yes Im starting early!

Also I popped into town today on my lunch break and bought a copy of Quick Cards and a stash of patterned A6 paper, 30 pieces for £4, bargain! The blues and flowers are my favourites. I cant wait to get started on a new project, and with that in mind Im off to look through the new challenges.

Monday, 24 August 2009


This is my very first entry for a blogging competition, its for the weeks allsorts challenge. Its a birthday card for my brother (hes hitting the big 3.0! Haha). This was quite a challenge for me, not only did I have this fab sketch to follow

But somewhere in the design I had to include a torn edge!!!! I love clean straight lines and can often be heard saying "O no its gone all wonkey!" and getting myself in a tizz when Im creating. But actually I found it quite freeing and will definitly be including some torn edges in my future cards and collages.

Enough jacking heres the card.

I was kind of cheep making this one, Im blushing just typing it, but....

The white card and purple paper (around the photo and across the card) are from WH Smith, own range.

The Stripped paper is Lilac Boutique Stripe from Doodlebug Design,

The blue stripe across the page are from Kit 'N Kraft from the summer collection, The lettering (I think) is from Papermania - I dont have any more info as I have thrown away the packaging for it and had to look them up online.

The gems are definitley Papermania.

Finally the image in the centre is not available in any shop, its a photo of my beloved cat Alfie, which I took myself.

I hope he enjoys recieving it as much as I enjoyed making it. I look forward to completing my next blogger challenge, there are so many great ones to try.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Looking back and moving forwards.

This is a new place for me to show off my creative activities. I hope you all enjoy seeing them as much as I do making them.
I thought I would show you some of my past favourites and share some plans for future projects. I thought this paper was so so pretty, I love flowers.

A tradition get well card, made in 'boy colours' as specially requested by the folks. A chocolate and marshmallow inspired card for my very best friends birthday. And finally another special birthday card for a another very special friend. He only had 1 like this!

OK plans for the future include:

1. Many Birthday cards

2. Many many Christmas cards

3. Planning what I could make people for christmas presents (starting early I know, but these things take time)

4. (Hopefully) starting a Jewellery course next month.

So much to do and so little time, but Im excited to get going.