Friday, 31 October 2008
I've used this to make a card for my November birthdays.... Yes that's 4 more I've managed to complete...only 4 to do!
CS ~ stash, DP ~ Pink Petticoat, peel-off and bling ~ stash, image ~ another Google find. The peel-off's dont show up too well in this photo but actually say "Brother".
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
This card was made for Barbara just to let her know we're thinking of her. CS ~ Papermill, DP ~ leftover (still trying to use all my paper and card scraps up), ribbon ~ stash, image ~ RAK from Jill, (thanks honey) coloured with Whisper Markers and Sakura Glaze, hat ~ RAK from Pearl.
This card is made for Don, Barbara's hubby, who unfortunately has been badly injured in a car accident. CS ~ stash, DP ~ more leftovers, images ~ chair from google search engine, both coloured with Whisper Markers, plasters ~ first aid box!
This card I made for Jill, who has been feeling a little sad and anxious lately. I just wanted to send her a hug and let her know that I'm here if she needed me. CS & DP again leftovers, peel-offs stash, image ~ coloured with Whisper Markers and Sakura Glaze pens, flowers ~ stash, gems ~ stash and corner thingys ~ cut using new Cuttlebug die.
This last card has taken me 2 days to make. Most of one of those was spent choosing which image to use. So..... CS ~ Crafts Central, DP and image ~ Joanna Sheen, Jane Netley Mayhew CD, ribbon and peel-off ~ stash.
Monday, 27 October 2008
I made a selection of these using up scraps of card for added colour. The sentiment was printed on the card via the PC before I put it through the Cuttlebug. Pearls are from stash and are no longer wonky like they are on the photo lol!
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Well, thats all the MIL's birthday cards made now! I really enjoyed using this sketch and will definately be using it again. CS ~ leftover from stash, DP ~ Summer Driggs, image ~ RAK (can't remember who, but thanks anyway!) coloured with Whisper Markers, ribbon ~ RAK from Rach (ribbon was around images so recycled it) peel-off, gems, brad and flower ~ stash, orange, yellow and middle of flower cut using new punches.
Only 8 cards left to make for November birthdays......
Friday, 24 October 2008
This is what I came up with... CS ~ stash, DPs ~ Alexa crazy, freebie download ages ago! Image ~ Joanna Sheen, coloured with Whisper Markers, Raffia ~ Poundland, starfish ~ basket of shells from Skegness, peel-off ~ stash, used the old mini stitch sewing machine again, am really enjoying the effect!
I know its not a star at night, but the card I was going to show was one I'd made last week for my friends little boys birthday and I don't seem to have taken a photo of it...doh! That was a space themed card, had an astronaut on it and stars! Anyhow, here's hoping a starfish counts!
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
This card has been made for my parents to give my uncle. I used CS ~ Crafts Central, DP's ~ Summer Driggs, image ~ Golden Oldies, coloured with Whisper markers and paper pieced, fluffy stuff on slippers and Sakura Glaze pen on newspaper, ribbon and peel-off ~ stash.
Edited to include the Halloween Challenge #22 at "A Spoon Full of Sugar" We would love you to create a card using the theme of Halloween. I think this one passes for that!
I like to add a photo to these card so that family and friends that dont live close can still see how he's growing. CS ~ stash, DP ~ Shabby Princess, holiday sampler, cobwebs ~ Magnolia Fall stamp, spider ~ Home Bargains (part of the glow in the dark spiders web with 12 spiders, only wanted the spiders! 59p). We ended up taking millions of photos before we got this one! The other generally looked like this.....
Also going to enter this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Frightful but delightful.....
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I decided it was about time I made myself some Christmas cards and have set my own challenge, to make at least 1 a week for the next few weeks! I just love how this one has turned out and might make a few of these with the images I have. CS ~ Crafts Central, DP ~ Pink Petticoat and freebie download from somewhere, ribbon ~ stash, snowflakes ~ cuttlebug die, image and sentiment ~ brought from ebay and coloured with Whisper markers and Sakura glaze pens, snowman blinged with Glitter Snow found in the back of my draw from last year! Sewing done on lil' machine.
... which has the best photo we've ever managed to get of Dad!
This card was one I did last weekend and wasn't going to put on my blog, but Rach said I should! The reason for not wanting to show it was because its based on one that Rach had made. When I saw it on her blog I just loved the colours she'd used and thought how well it all went together. I explained this to Rach and she said to put it on my blog anyway. So thanks honey mwah! CS ~ Papermill, DPs ~ Summer Driggs, buttons ~ stash, raffia ~ Poundland, Sentiment~ done on PC.
This I made a couple of weeks back but just haven't had time to blog. Another last minute card for Fae. CS ~ stash, DP ~ Derek M Designs, image ~ ebay, coloured with watercolour pencils, Whispers and Sakura pens, pearls ~ Crafts Central.
Friday, 17 October 2008
The next envelope I opened was from Becky, she'd also sent me a gorgeously cute card full of the most cutest images and a wonderful stamp with the most fab sentiment .... not sure if she chose it specifically with me in mind lol! Second thoughts she couldn't have, it didn't say nutter pmsl! .....
And then today OMG if all that wasn't enough i got this..............
off of Vicki!!!! Amazing or what? It's just perfect and I love it, but I've decided I'm not going to spoil it by writing in it .... oh no! I'm going to type everyone address that I have, print it out and stick it in... might even sparkle some of my special friends lmao!
So you 3 lovely ladies I want to say the hugest thank you and send you the biggest cyber hug and wettest, sloppiest kiss! You are truly angels!
After that I thought I ought to do my good deed of the day. My good friend Suzie is having a hard time at work (new manager, who's apparently evil), if it isn't bad enough being an account manager at a bank at the moment, she also having hassle from her new boss. Suzie is one of the most kindest, generous people I know and because she wont sell hard the boss has taken a dislike to her. She hates going to work and it has made her lose all interest in fat club too! When I called her for a chat last night she sounded so p***ed off that I decided to do something to make her smile. Off I went to Fran's blog cos I'd seen something on there a couple of weeks back that I wanted to give a go.....
I gave them to her tonight and it worked they made her smile.....! CS - printed with Summer Driggs ~ Energy, images ~ RAK from Kathy, coloured with Whisper Markers and Sakura Glaze, green CS, flowers, brad, ribbon and tissue paper ~ stash. Inside the bag I put a selection of one cup drink sachets and some weight watchers biscuits which are wrapped in pack of 2, I put the points value on a sticky label along with the flavour and stuck to the each pack. So thanks Fran for your fab idea!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Katharina's Sketch #13, 2 Sketches 4 You ~ Kazan's Sketch 11, Mojo Monday week 56 and A Spoon Full of Sugar #21
This card is for Rylee to give and is made using the sketch from Papertake Weekly by Katharina. CS ~ Papermill, DPs ~ leftovers, sentiment ~ done on PC, brads and peel-offs ~ stash, image ~ via google, coloured with Whisper Markers, Fluffy Stuff added to cloud.
This card is for Eloise to give and is made using the Sketch 11 by Kazan at 2 Sketches 4 You. CS & Dp's ~ leftovers, sentiment ~ done on PC, image ~ via google and coloured using watercolour pencils and Whisper markers, 40 ~ cut using my Bug.
This card is for Fae & Scott to give and is made using the sketch from Mojo Monday. CS & DP's ~ leftovers, stitching round circle done with machine, peel-offs ~ stash, image ~ via google and coloured with Whisper Markers. Sentiments says "I don't wanna be 40!" Thought that he was thinking that whilst in a major strop lol!
This is the card that Andy and I shall be giving and is made using the Lim's sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar. Not really a sugary sweet picture I know pmsl! CS - Crafts Central, DP's ~ Pink Petticoat, buttons and peel-offs ~ stash, image ~ google again, coloured with watercolour pencils and Whisper Markers.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I just adore this card and think I might need to stroke it a while before I hand it over to my bestest friend Vicki who wanted a card for her fast approaching 17 year old daughter Laura-Jayne (or as I loving call her Lolly-J). The photo really doesn't do it justice, its much prettier IRL. CS ~ Pearl card from Poundland, DP's ~ Java Time from here as a free download, image ~ RAK from Kathy (which I shall post about later) she's coloured with Whisper markers, swirls are cut in brown pearl card using my new flourish die that I got this week off Ebay and my trusty Cuttlebug, coffee mug is also a die cut run through the CB, Flower ~ RAK from my gorgeous blog buddy, Jill (will show those later too), gems and ribbon from stash.