Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lady in Red.....

Couldn't post this earlier, but here's a card I made for my lovely niece Claire, who's birthday is today. Just been round for a piece of cake and a cuppa, it's tradition in our family that no matter how old (or young) you do not escape blowing out the candles, so my 43 year old niece did us proud by blowing out her candles with one puff lol!

Anyway getting back to the card. Just for a change it's an 8x8 card, layered with black textured paper and then a sheet from the Papermania Black & white Capsule collection, topped with a red embossed sheet and cut out from a grand nestability. The Art Deco lady is from the new Docrafts range (you may have seen her in another of my blogs (art Deco nĂºmero three), but how different she looks in another colour. I used black and red glitters to enhance her dress and made the embellishment from feathers, the roses are made from modelling clay and the wire is twisted round my pokey tool with stars glued to the end.

My niece loved it and hope you do too. Leave me a comment

Sunday, 18 November 2012

A bit of luck!

Had a brill weekend so far made at least five cards - that must be a record for me - but still got to make a birthday card for my niece, so hopefully will get that done later!

Anyway, what do I mean by a bit of luck? Well, I was hunting around for something for a card I made last night when I opened a drawer and found loads of toppers including this one, all coloured in and ready to go - must have made them last year, but never got round to doing anything with them.

Well a bit of distress ink around the edges and a touch of glitter and voila, a pretty easel card. I'm afraid the photo doesn't do it justice - but think you get the gist?

Well I suppose I'd better go and get dressed now as it's gone midday! Time flies when you're having fun and left alone to enjoy it lol x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

All I want for Christmas is......

More Pan Pastels please Father Christmas, love you x. If only it was that easy :).

I loved making this 8x8 card using my pan pastels to make the centre section, although can't take all the credit, got the idea originally from two crafting friends Zoe Russell and Barbara Daines (hopefully they'll still be my friends when they see this - my cards are nowhere near their standard, but thanks for the inspiration ladies x).

It was quick and fairly simple and hopefully someone will buy it next week at the Craft Fair! (We live in hope)

A Touch of Gold

Here's a card that I made last night, using a glue pad, a rubber stamp and some gold leaf. Pretty pleased with the outcome and think that it works well with the black and gold paper. Hope you like it enough to leave a comment. Thank you xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Didn't start out to make this card, but suddenly I remembered I'd bought the stamp last year and guess what never used it! Well there isn't many ocassions where you can use a Christmas card throughout the year - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol.

I just stamped in on to white card, coloured it in with promarkers. Stamped a few random stars and one larger one and embossed them in white and then used my pan pastels (I've only got pastel colours - at the mo) but it sort of gives a subtle shade to it. Added a bit of sticklers for a bit of bling and there you go another Christmas card for your perusal. Hope you like it - it's got almost a childish quality to it!

Monday, 12 November 2012

A Variation on a Theme

Was a bit fed up tonight, so made another version of the Christmas Baubles card. This time I used the paper piecing technique (think that's what it's called?).

I found some 6x6 pearlescent paper which I stamped the baubles on using a Stazon on ink pad (that was after I stamped them first with a versafine ink pad and found black smudge marks over the white card - oops!). Anyway, I then stamped them where I wanted them on the card and then placed the cut out ones on top, using a bit of pin flair to raise them slightly.

Instead of red gems, I used diamond glaze to accentuate (I like that word!) the berries.

I think this card is OK, but the freehand line around the edge looks a bit amateurish - must try harder next time.

Well till the next time - thanks for visiting, see you again soon x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Love and laughter

Well another weekend bites the dust, but hope it's been a good one for you all. Here's another card I've made that I'd like to share with you.

I started out playing with my pan pastels using them to make a background, which I then stamped the flowers on and cut them out (this was the same piece of background as the teddy bear card - Baby Pans)

As I was looking for a piece of card to mat the Teddy on, this piece of lilac glitter card fell out and inspired me to use it with the flowers.

I used a small square spellbinders die to cut out three apertures from the glitter card and mounted it on yellow card. Then I used a panel of the yellow card to stamp the verse and tied a lilac ribbon and bow around it. I wasn't sure if it needed something else, but decided to leave it alone - still not sure now - but sometimes less is more as they say.

Anyway, I hope you like it and appreciate you popping by to take a look. Thanks for leaving me a comment - I love reading them all xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Christmas Baubles

Here's an 8x8 card (that's unusual for me!), using the docrafts Urban Christmas stamps.

I masked the holly leaves so I could stamp them three times and then coloured them using the pine promarkers. I stamped the baubles and then coloured them too with promarkers and then covered them with diamond glaze. The text stamp I think came from another stamp set (can't remember which one sorry!). Added some gems to the berries and drew a freehand line around the edge, mounted it on to red card and that's it.

A fairly easy card, but very effective - hope you agree.

Thanks again for popping by and if you're a new follower, welcome x

Friday, 9 November 2012

Baby pans

After a busy week at work I needed to get into my craft room tonight and chill a little ( well the room was a bit cold as well, but think you know what I mean - a little me time!!!).

Late last night I watched a demo on C & C, I think it was a lady from Indigo Blu, but I didn't catch her name, but she was using pan pastels and she made a background by putting dabs of colour on a piece of smooth card until it was completely covered and made a background and then stamped over it with an image to give a beautiful effect. Thought it was a lovely idea, just a shame I didn't get to see the end of the demo cos I fell asleep and woke up to the next programme!! Typical!!!

Anyway, I remembered the technique tonight and gave it a go and here is the card I made. It didn't start out as a baby card I stamped a flower at first, but then I remembered the teddy bear stamp and as they say the rest is history :D. The square behind the teddy, the teddy itself and the letters are all done in the same way, I hope you agree that it does look quite good, even if I say so myself. Ooh forgot to say, the letters are sprayed with the CC iridescent glitter spray and that seems to enhance the colours even more.
Thanks for visiting, really do appreciate all your comments x

Monday, 5 November 2012


Here's a small easel card I made last night, after I was able to get into my craft room aka my sons bedroom, after he had gone back to his flat after staying for a few days.

I used the free stamps from a magazine that I got recently (sorry can't remember which one) and stamped them onto a scalloped square (nestability) coloured the images with promarkers, added a bit of glitter glue and ta da - here it is!

Hope you like it x