Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chance to win some BLOG CANDY over at Tracey's

For the chance to win some Blog Candy check out my mate Tracey's blog and check out her lovely cards while your there x

Niece's birthday card

The colour scheme for this card; pink + green; was taken from a challenge on I hadn't decided what to do before that. I think sometimes we need a colour scheme or a sketch to give us a kick-start :)

A few more Christmas cards

The bauble cards were made using one of Dan's My Crafty Life... templates (check his blog out for fab freebie templates every Saturday) I've used red mirror card so any strange lines on them are reflections. The snowflake is the centre from one of the baubles - so a dual-purpose bauble. In fact they all are 'cos they either had a snowflake, tree, holly leaves or star cut-out in the centre. The other 2 are made using papers from a very talented and generous lady. Big thanks to both Dan and Summer for their generosity to other crafters xx

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sunday Stampers - another butterfly

I have done this weeks Sunday Stampers challenge; see Hel's blog - Ink on My Fingers unfortunately I can't find it, it must be buried under the mound of stuff on my kitchen table :O This is last weeks - I had previously done 2 for last week but wasn't happy with them. I will post this weeks when I find it :-/ Last week's theme was Golden Brown, so I used Adirondak Butterscotch stamped with Vintage Photo Distress ink then sprayed with Gold Glimmer Mist. I'd run out of white card so used glossy photo paper which is why the colours are quite pale.

A few more Christmas Cards

I've been busy making Christmas cards for a couple of weeks, just as well I don't need the kitchen table for meals - well I just push stuff out of the way to make room for me. The snowman card has been made using free download papers from - loads of fab downloads. The reindeer one I made using one of Dan's My Crafty Life... templates. I've used silver mirror card which doesn't show up well here, but it cuts out beautifully on my Robo ;) - thanks Dan

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fab giveaway on Maddy's blog

Maddy has made some fab, cute snowmen earrings using Fimo and is putting them up as a giveaway. Just visit her wonderful blog to be in with a chance of winning. She's so clever with that Fimo you know, so have a look at all the wonderful things she makes with it. I just lurve her mice :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Felt butterfly

I've made a felt butterfly for the Butterfly Project After finding I was over £100 in credit, Yippee!! ,when I changed my energy supplier I decided to treat myself to an embellisher/needle punch machine. For those not familiar with these machines, they don't use thread - something for all you non-stitchers maybe ;) - they have several felting needles which are barbed, which mesh fabrics together. For the butterfly I used a piece of white felt for the base then felted wool and yarns on top. I did the embellishing before cutting the butterfly out. I can't decide whether to put anything else onto it - buttons, sequins, flowers?

Birthday card

I've made a card for someone for her niece. I cut the Happy Birthday and the name using my Craft Robo, added a Flora Doodle (Joanna Sheen) and added some Stickles. I usually just use glue and loose glitter but got 3 Stickles for £5 at the Knitting & Stitching show at Harrogate. I went by train on Thursday and then drove up with my friend Jan yorkshire jan on Saturday. We had a great time! Bought some lovely goodies of course :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A few Christmas Cards

I've been using a kit from QVC to make some Christmas cards and though I like a lot of the elements in the kit I was finding it hard to get inspired. Luckily a lot of the papers can be used for other occasions not just Christmas. I've cut some words and snowflakes using my Craft Robo though there's only one of each in this batch ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Butterfly Project.

Have a look at for more information and to take part if you wish. This is my first butterfly but I'm planning to do more. It's also Hels' theme for the Sunday Stampers For this I've used a type of resist technique. Firstly coat your card with Versamark then brush/dab on pigment powders. Ink stamp/s with Veresamark and stamp your card - this lifts off the powder leaving the base card showing through. The powder will be deposited on your stamp but cleans off easily. It works on any colour card but produces a better effect on darkcard. The shimmer of the powders doesn't show up well on here :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Needlefelted Tree -WIP

This is a work in progress (WIP) - it's been in the making for sooooo long. It was challenge for which I'm a member of. We started with a wooden toilet roll holder for the base which we then wound wire round to make the branches. On top of this was laid either batting or in my case an old jumper which I'd felted. Then we needlefelted some of our own handmade felt. I seem to have lost my last bit of felt so ned to get some more 'wool tops' to make some more felt. The needlefelting takes time and aggravates the arthritis in my thumb - holding the small felting needles. When the felting is complete I need to make some leaves for it x

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finally caught up with my Sunday Stampers challenges

Over at Hels runs various challenges one of which is The Sunday Stampers. This week's theme is 'yellow' for which I've coloured and stamped a Gothic Arch using the only yellow I have - Adirondak Earthtones Butterscotch, the text was stamped with Adirondak Cabin Fever. The previous week was 'blue', I decided to take advantage of this to make a Christmas card and before that it was 'purple' for which I made a birthday card. Hope you like them ;-) (mixed up the weeks so when you click on a pic it will show the incorrect week)