Sunday, 5 December 2010

back from ........

I havent blogged in so so bloomin long I will make a comeback soon, Ive missed it.

Friday, 18 June 2010

I have been .....

1. .......Making lovely cards (and missing challenge deadlines)I just love these colours and this layout was lovely to use, wish I could remember where I saw it tho! Lovely birthday card for a lovely friend. This was from Papertake im sure! My friend is getting married soon and I thought this image was perfect for an RSVP.A special card for an extra special Daddy, I got my Mum to put it in his suitcase so he will have it on sunday as sadly he is away. I hope he likes it.

2. .....Going for relaxing walks and taking nice photos.

I love lady birds :) they are so pretty. 3. ........Making shiny things. Like these, and more :)

However my mojo is kind of lacking now, but hopefully will return from its little holiday soon.

Sunday, 6 June 2010


I feel terrible I really have been lazy with my posting, not my crafting though I have been very busy there, sometime when it calms down a bit I will post all about it. Im still looking at reading all your blogs tho, Im just quiet on mine :)

Monday, 12 April 2010


Heres my entry for this weeks Papertake challenge. I cant believe that yet another of my friends are getting married, its so grown up! (sorry for the rubbish picture, I couldnt seem to get a good one)

The stamp came free with a magazine and all the papers were from a set that I got at a craft fair, unfortunatly I dont have the label so I dont know who made it! Anyway I hope you like it.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Creative inspirations

This weeks Creative Inspiration challenge was somewhat daunting, no image, just sentiment, but that made it all the more interesting to do. This is what I came up with...

Font: Prima Print

Paper: Anthologie Diamond

Flowers: WHsmiths

everything else from my ever growing stash.

Hope you like :)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Colour Create Challenge

I was asked to make 2 cards for my Mums friends at work, this one I did for the Colour Create Challenge YOUR CHOICE OF PASTELS I chose pink, green, turquiose and a little bit of purple.

Im quite pleased with it. I wanted to make something special as its for her Mums 60th, but I think maybe I could have done better!

I used plain paper, card and lovely lovely ribbons and bows from my stash and gorgeous patterned paper from K&Co Sparkly Sweet and Papermania Sweet Nothings.

Im off now to go create more some wonders :) I am inspired today.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Polka OOOPs

I was just linking my last post to polkadoodles and I noticed that I didnt keep to the theme I was supposed to use black and white!!!!! My bad, still it was a fab sketch and Im still pleased with my card. I must read the instructions properly next time!!!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Polkadoodles and Fussy and Fancy

Although I havent posted in aaaaaaages I have still been busy. This is one of my creations an easter card for this weeks Polkadoodles, (sketch) and Fussy and Fancy (theme) blogs.

The stamps is so so so cute and I love working with it, expect to see it again in the near future (as long as I actually get time to post about my creations!!)

The stamp is Daisy Dandelion Some bunny loves you

Paper frills Doodlebug designs

the paper, card and gems were all used up from my stash.

The card is now making its way through the post to somebody special, I hope it arrives safey and they enjoy it.

I have taken loads of pictures of the things that have been keeping me busy and plan on doing an update soon to show you what I have been up to.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Mojo Monday contest

You can always rely on Mojo Monday for a brilliant sketch and I make many cards to complete their challenges, even if I dont get round to posting them!
This is the first time however I have completed one of the monthly contests, this was such a nice sketch to work with, I feel like I always say that!

Im getting in early with my friends birthday card, I dont need to post it for another 3 weeks, but I think this layout and the images are perfect for her. I was so happy to finally use some of the Sweet Stack from DCWV and letters from the Honey and Hugs collection. Ive had them for a while but they are so pretty Ive been a bit scared of using them! I hope you like it, Im sure she will :)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Totally Paper Crafts

I just loved loved loved loved working with this totally brilliant sketch from TotallyPaperCrafts, you see what I did there! I cant say enough how great it is, it could be used for so many different kinds of cards, but for now its my Grandad's easter card.

CUTE! Well I think it is. Except for the gems in the middle of the flowers all the materials were from a Goody bag I picked up at a card demo a few weeks ago. Its from the Papermania Capsule collection. The Sunshine range. Its lovely to work with and if I had the money Id buy one of each.

Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Monday, 1 March 2010

10 things for (the rest of) 2010

Sometimes I need to make lists just to make sure I get things done, and I think this is a perfect illustration of the point. Somethings on this list I have been wanting to do/ have a go at for ages and never got round to. By putting it on here I have to do it, and ofcourse share the results.
So no more stalling these are 10 things I would like to make this year.

1. A bag charm. I finally have the perfect bag, not too big, not too small, goes with everything, has the right number of pockets and so on. Now I just need to fancy it up a bit.
2. A 1 off tshirt. Nothing plain and boring like most of my wardrobe.
3. A special birthday cake and gift. The old man hits the big 6-0 this year and I love my Daddy so Id like to something special for him.
4. A collage for my bedroom wall.
5. A cookbook. One that looks great and then I want to actually use the recipes!

6. A Charm necklace / Statement necklace. I always see lovely necklaces but I never wear them so I figure if I make it I will love it and then wear it.
7. Something patchwork. It looks so cute.
8. Calendars for 2011
9. Homemade toiletries. This may just be a pipedream.
10 Sketch books, I want to draw, collage, design, photograph just for the love of it.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Making changes

Ive been thinking of changing this blog slightly, I am kind of fickle! I want to do more then making cards, I do do more then making cards and I want to share those things with you too, and in turn I want to be inspired more, by nature, print, colour and the other wonderful things I see.
Currently Im working on a list of things I would like to accomplish, I need something concrete to focus myself, hopefully I will have something more to share tomorrow.
Keep your eyes open to see what changes I do make :)

Friday, 12 February 2010

My Grafico sketch

Another change from Birthday cards comes in the shape of an Anniversary card for my Mums cousins in South Africa. Its my entry for this weeks My Grafico sketch.
This was such a lovely sketch to work with, I will definitly be using this layout to make other cards.Once again I got to use papers from my stash that I thought I would never use! My Mum loved it when I gave it to her, hopefully they will like it too. If I was making valentines cards I would probably make these again.

My Graffico and Papertake

I feel like I have been making nothing but Birthday cards recently, they are always needed after all. But now my mojo has returned and I had a bit of variety.
First up is my entry for this weeks Papertake challenge I made a simple, but I think beautiful note card to send to my friend's maid of honour to thank her for my invite to the Hen do along with the cheque for my theatre ticket.

All the delicate flowers were free with a crafty magazine. BONUS.

Next up is my entry for the colour challenge on My Grafico

Brown, Olive Green and Pink. Im not sure who its for, it will join the stash in the draw for now. I used papers from K&Co and Buttons from Basic Grey.

Hope you like.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

No challenge

I made these cards as a part of my Aunts order. They are not for any challenge, but I love them so much I want to share them with you. The green one is my favourite.

I used up pieces from my stash to make them, bonus. I hope you like them.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Mojo Monday

Im so so happy with the card I made for this weeks Mojo Monday. I did the square one as you can see.
Its one of the cards I made for my Aunt, I think it would be suitable for 12 year old girl, I hope she agrees.

Paper, K&company sparkly sweet and the rest for my growing stash. Buttons Basic Grey.

On a sad note the craft shop in my town is closing in 2 weeks!!!!!!!! As the owners are retiring. So I like many other knitters, sewers and crafters in the area have been keeping them busy building up their supplies before the shop shuts, I have bought some papers, stamps and today I go bows, buttons and flowers. They are so pretty but I will down again many times in the next 2 weeks Im sure.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Lots of challenges, done!

Im getting in early with this card, and its so pretty, and pink and ladylike. As an added bonus I have completed 3 challeneges with this one. Firstly My Time To Craft elegant rose and then this lovely sketch from My Grafico and finally it just about fits for Crazy for Challenges Pretty in Pink. Anyway its time for the card, drum roll please......

Its my Mothers day card, see I told you it was early! The text simple says MUM, in sparkly gold, only the best for my Mummy. Materials, Papermania, Doodle bug, MME and some from my stash.

I showed it to my Pops and he said it was lovely and very ladylike so suggested that I make one for my Aunts order. I didnt want to make it exactly the same so I changed it slightly, and came up with this beauty (Im not at all big headed)hahaha, hope you like them.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Polka Doodles

I loved working with this sketch so much that I made 2 cards with it, as a bonus Ive used up some of my stash and my brand new cake stamp.
What I am most pleased about is finally being able to find a use for the bird paper, I never thought I would.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Too late Tuesday Morning Sketch

I have been trying to use up my stash to complete my cards for my Aunt. This is my card for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch, all using my stash.

Unfortunatly Im too late to enter it, but I love the card so Im posting it anyway.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

3 in 1

Remember I said I was asked to make 6 birthday cards for my aunt, well I sent them off last week and 2 days later I had a check in the post along with a letter asking for 12 more by the end of March!!!!!! Im in demand!

To meet this request Ive been busy completing 3 challenges with 1 card. I took my inspiration from My Time to Craft for the theme of cats; Allsorts with the colour combination Pink and Brown, and Papertake for the sketch.

Im not too sure if I actually like this card much, my Mum thinks its great but she has to say that! Im going to work on it for a bit and hopefully post a version I am happier with later, this post will have a kind of before and after section. I do like the cat though :)
Part 2
This is the new and improved version. Ive stuk to just pink and brown added some boarders and dropped the you are. I think for this card simple is better. I finished it this afternoon when I got back from work.

O and I flipped the background, but that was from a happy accident (I got the measurements wrong!!) I still like the cat.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

My first Polka Doodle and an Allsorts

I have been quite busy making lots of cards recently as I want to get a stall for a local craft event and so need to build up a quality supply. Anyway I have been completing all these challenges to make them and got so involved in the process that I have negelected to actually post them!!!!
But this time I think Ive got in just in time, with not 1 but 2 challenge entries. Its using the sketch from this weeks Allsorts Challenge
Just lovely this sketch.
But its also my very first entry for a Polka Doodles challenge.
Theme Song Titles.

My song All kinds of Roses by Yusef Islam

(I hope I spelt his name right)