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Saturday, 1 October 2011

More Tatty Teddy Christmas Cards

Been back to work for a week now so haven't really had time to make any cards this week but here are some more of the Tatty Teddy Christmas cards I made during my two weeks off.  









 Ingredients

Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage & Paper Kit
Marieanne Creatable Snowflakes die
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder
Craftwork Cards round sentiments
Nestabilities Die

Friday, 23 September 2011

Yesterday, I finished a batch of cards using a digistamp, Snow Play, bought from Digistampboutique.  I had intended to print the image direct to the card but when I coloured the image with Promarkers, you could see the image through the other side of the card so I decided to use a simple coordinating mat instead and decoupage the image.  I then added a few die cut snowflakes to take the plainness off the card.



Monday, 19 September 2011

Friendship cards sent April - September

I've not posted any of the cards that I have made for the DoCrafts Friendship swaps for several months, so here goes.  The first card is this month's card for kozmik - I decided to try something a bit different - a twisted easel card :-


Ingredients

LOTV image (free with Papercraft Inspirations)
coloured with Promarkers
Hunkydory Silk Art card
Mirri card from stash
Fizzy Moon Celebrations paper blossoms
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Nestabilities scalloped die

August's friendship card was for ruthieb - a decoupage Fizzy Moon image :-


Ingredients

Fizzy Moon Celebrations decoupage pad
Fizzy Moon Celebrations backing papers
Cardstock from stash
Nestabilities scalloped die

For July, I used the free Pink Petticoat papers that came with the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine :-
Ingredients
LOTV rubber stamped image - Milly Flower Power couloured with Promarkers
Pink Petticoat papers, as mentioned above
Marieanne Creatables flower & flourish dies
Cardstock from stash

June and July's card, for mazza040 and Kam1, were both made with Lili of the Valley images :-

Ingredients
LOTV rubber stamped image - Bunny Cupcakes
My Mind's Eye paper pad - I think this was a free gift from a magazine
Marieanne Creatables flower & flourish dies
Martha Stewart punched border
Cardstock from stash

Ingredients

LOTV rubber stamped image - Birthday Bumps
Paper and cardstock from stash
Paper flowers and ribbon from stash
Nestabilities dies

Finally, April's card, for Eneri, was a completey different style for me.  The paper flowers connect the two portions of the card blank together.  I had seen this style of card somewhere before, I think in a magazine and wanted to try it out:-


Ingredients

Craftwork cards paper flowers and butterfly dies

Well, thats me, all caught up with all the Friendship cards sent - I will try to keep up to date with my posting from now on!!!


Friday, 16 September 2011

Tatty Teddy Christmas Cards - Part 2

Evening, here are a few more Tatty Teddy Christmas cards, I've managed to make over the last few days, not as many as I had hoped to make but I have also been busy helping with my bathroom.


Ingredients

Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage & Paper Kit
Marieanne Creatable Snowflakes die
Martha Stewart punch
Craftwork Cards round sentiments
Nestabilities Die

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tatty Teddy Christmas Cards

I can't believe the first week of my two weeks off work is nearly over - my dad is decorating my bathroom and I have to act as the labourer but I am hoping to be able to get some time to carry on with my Christmas cards.  Well, here are four Tatty Teddy cards that I managed to make on Monday but have only  just got around to photographing them: -


Ingredients

Me To You Ultimate Decoupage & Paper Kit
Papermania Cardstock from stash
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - snowflakes
Marieanne Creatables snowflakes dies
Adhesive stones from stash


I have managed to make a few more since Monday but haven't photographed them yet so will do so over the next few days.

The tiling is almost all done in the bathroom and the new bath is fitted, hopefully, it won't take too much longer and I can spend more of my second week making cards!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

First day of school

A friend's youngest son started school today and here is the card I made for him.


Ingredients
Lili of the Valley rubber stamp - "Back to School Boy"
Promarkers
Forever Friends Christmas Paper Pack
Red and Navy Cardstock from stash
1,2,3 & apple embellishments from a school themed set from The Works

Friday, 26 August 2011

I've been......

......missing in action recently but that doesn't mean I've not been making cards, infact one of them has just been published in issue 91 of Quick Cards Made Easy!!! It was the first time I had written into a magazine and it got published!!
I used some Pink Petticoate papers that came free with a previous issue and stamped one of my new LOTV rubber stamps, Milly Just For You and coloured with Promarkers mounted onto a fold back card.
Since making this card, I've got a liking for fold back cards and have also made the card below, very similar to the first card but using Milly Flower Power rubber stamp.

Friday, 29 July 2011

I recently had a week off work to spend at home. I decided to start the week off by catching up on all the jobs I haven't had time to do, namely the unmentionable "h*******k" and even cleaned all my kitchen cupboards!!! That all done I then had plenty of time for crafting but first I reorganised my craft cupboards as well and whilst doing that I found several kits that I hadn't really used, so that was my mission. These are the cards I came up with using one such kit - glittered toppers and cards - very simple but I thought I could make them up into sets of notecards. I think I will make a box to display them in

Sunday, 12 June 2011

OMG, what did I come home with.....

an empty purse for one!!! Well, I knew that I wanted the Hougie Board and a Marieanne Creatables die but I just couldn't resist the Promarker Pen Chest which holds 75 pens (I thought that would be plenty of room but.... when I filled it I've only got one space free - I can't believe I have that many!!) I also bought an embossing folder/die storage case with some magnetic sheets and a few other bits. Now I really must have a spending ban !!!! I need to save up for the next show in November x

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Where have the last few weeks gone? I've not managed to make many cards recently and those that I have made, are still on my camera. I really must get my act together! Not sure if it will be tomorrow though as I am off to the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show in Taunton. Can't wait, I've not been to a show in ages...... now what shall I buy, I wonder??????
Hope you are having a great weekend. See you soon x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hunkydory Floral Birthday Cards

I mentionned earlier in the week about trying to make more out of my kits rather than leaving them in the cupboard. Well, a few weeks ago, I bought a couple of Hunkydory die cut sheets and here are the results - six cards: -

Ingredients

Hunkydory Die Cut Decoupage Kit - White Roses / Hellebores

Handmade papers / cardstock from stash

Craftwork Cards sentiment diecuts


Monday, 23 May 2011

More Tatty Teddy


I have a habit of buying kits and making a few cards from it and then putting it to one side, which is why I have cupboards full of supplies!! So I am trying to turn over a new leaf and concentrate on one thing at a time and my chosen kit at the moment is Tatty Teddy. This selection of cards are made from the decoupage kit:-

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Tatty Teddy

After a busy few weeks and not having time to make many cards, I've finally been able to have a few hours this afternoon to play with the new Tatty Teddy decoupage sheets that I bought yesterday. Here is what I came up with:-

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Forever Friends Easter Cards - Part 2

More Easter cards:-
Ingredients

Forever Friends Pearlescent Decoupage Kit - Spring Time - Easter Surprise or

Forever Friends Paper Pack - Spring Time

Marianne Creatables Flourish & Flower Dies

DCWV Pastel Cardstock from stash

Ingredients

Forever Friends Pearlescent Decoupage Kit - Spring Time - Easter Surprise or

Forever Friends Paper Pack - Spring Time

DCWV Pastel Cardstock from stash

Ingredients

Forever Friends Pearlescent Decoupage Kit - Spring Time - Easter Surprise or

Forever Friends Paper Pack - Spring Time

Marianne Creatables - Flower Dies

Adhesive stones from stash

DCWV Pastel Cardstock from stash


I have entered this card into the following challenges:-




Thursday, 31 March 2011

Blog Candy

Paula Holifield is offering some wonderful blog candy :- http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-blog-candy.html

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Forever Friends Easter Cards

A selection of Easter cards:-

Ingredients

Forever Friends Pearlescent Decoupage Kit - Spring Time - Easter Surprise

Forever Friends Paper Pack - Spring Time

DCWV Cardstock from stash

Ingredients


Forever Friends Pearlescent Easter Decoupage - Spring Time - Easter Surprise


Forever Friends Paper Pack - Spring Time


DCWV Cardstock from stash

Sunday, 20 March 2011

My first challenge entry on the DoCrafts website

I've not really joined in any challenges before so thought it was about time I got my act together - so I've taken part in one on the DoCrafts website http://www.docrafts.com/crafttalk/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=4112634 ........next stop blog challenges!!

Ingredients

  • Digi image - Coco with flowers from Digistampboutique coloured with Promarkers(Satin, Tan, Leaf Green, Rose Pink, Pastel Pnk, Pink Carnation, Cocktail Pink, Magenta)
  • Pink Petticoat papers (freebies with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine)
  • Flowers / Flourish made from Marianne Creatables die
  • Pink cardstock, adhesive stones from stash

I did originally make a different card but realised that I hadn't read the criteria properly about using different shades of the one colour, but here it is anyway:-

Ingredients

  • Digi image - Olive & flowers from Digistampboutique coloured with Promarkers (Cool Grey 1 & 2, Leaf Green, Blush, Tan, Pastel Yellow, Yellow, Peach)
  • Pink Petticoat Papers
  • Flowers / Flourish made from Marianne Creatables die
  • Green card, adhesive stones from stash