Thursday 28 February 2013

Son's Card

Here is the card that I made for my son earlier this month. I entered it into this month's Inspirational card for the forum that I am in Crafters Reunited. The recipe was any card for any occasion but it had to include a square, a rectangle, a circle and a button. 

White square card blank - (the square)
Car topper comes from a Kanban kit (rectangle)
Greeting comes from Craftwork cards (the circle)
Buttons from my stash (the buttons :-) )
Backing paper came from the same Kanban kit
Black card from my stash.

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Tuesday 26 February 2013

Feeling Sketchy : Sketch 48

I was sitting here today going through my photos trying to find a decent one of Leon and me. I found this one taken when we went to Drusillas a little zoo park near us. We go there quite often as Leon loves riding on Thomas the Tank Engine.
I decided to use this in a scrapbook layout which I did in Craft Artist2. I have followed the sketch from the latest Feeling Sketchy challenge although I have changed the oval to a square! 

Here is the sketch
sketch #48 team jessica

And here is my take on it.

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Monday 25 February 2013

1st Birthday Card

Have you ever had a mental block where you know what you want to do for a card, what you want to use but the card just won't come together, well this was me yesterday afternoon trying to do a first birthday card for my great niece. I had stamped and cut the number 1 out and had the decoupage bear but couldn't get the layout right and then suddenly - BOOM- it all fell into place and this is what I came up with.

White card blank
Daisy & Dandelion decoupage image
Purple card from Colourbox 12 x 12 card pack
Ribbon is sticky ribbon from Anitas
1st - Number stamp from Papermania
Birthday greeting from Daisy & Dandelion stamp set.
Flowers from stash.

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Sunday 24 February 2013

Sketch Saturday - week 247

Hubby and I have been invited to a wedding next month so I had to make a card and decided to follow the sketch on Sketch Saturday Week 247.  The image is from a set that I have had for years but found whilst looking for something else.

Here is the sketch

And here is my card.

White square card blank
Precious Moments Wedding Stickers
Divine Swirls embossing folder
White card from Colourbox 12 x 12 pad
Ribbon & flowers from Stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Saturday 23 February 2013

Whoo Hoo I'm A Winner

Cor it's blooming chilly again today and we have had a flurry of snow! Best place to be is my craft room. :-)
Looking through the blogs this morning I noticed that I had won last weeks Friday Sketch Challenge. Very pleased with my self :-)
Well here is my card for this weeks challenge over on Friday Sketch Challenge. One of the dreaded male cards.

Here is the sketch

And here is my card.
White square card blank
Topper from Forever Friends The Goodlife Retro Collection
Backing paper from the same set
Backing card from Colourbox 12x12 card pack
Buttons from stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards

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Friday 22 February 2013

Still trying to use Stash

I am still trying to use up some of my stash and this card was made using up some more of the sheets & toppers I got from Greta when we had a play day there. I think they originally came from Papermaina.

White square card blank
Backing paper, topper and greeting all from pack
White card & gems from stash as was flower
Foam tape.

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Thursday 21 February 2013

Opps I did it again!!

Every few days I go through the blogs I am following and note down any challenges that I fancy having a go at....mainly sketches.. Well on Monday I was trolling through them and cam across a challenge on Sunday Sketch & Stamp blog - I made a quick drawing of the sketch but forgot to note which blog it came from. So today I thought I would do a card and made the following for my friend whose 1st wedding anniversary is coming up. I followed the sketch and then came on to try & find where  had got the sketch from... Unfortunately it was from one of the only challenges I follow that need a stamped image and mine isn't!! 2nd time I have done this.. Never mind, it's another card made.

White square card blank
Backing card from Colourbox 12 x 12 pad I got on the States
Backing paper from my stash
Image and tiny heart paper from Fuzzy Moon with Love set - celebrations
Gems from pack
Greeting stamped direct onto backing paper using Stampin Up in - Lavender Lace
Large Classic Scalloped Circle
Corner punch

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Sketch Saturday - Week 246

This afternoon, although very sunny and bright it's blooming cold out there so I have been up in my crafts room and made a few cards. Here's the first one which I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday latest challenge. I am still trying to use up my stash and these papers and toppers were lying on my desk.

Here is the sketch 
and here is my card.

Square card blank
Backing paper, topper, greeting and paper ribbon all came from he same set which I think may have come from Papermania.
White backing card & gems from my stash.
Foam tape and tape runner.

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Friday 15 February 2013

Second card for the day

My second card for the day is for my Hubby's niece who lives in France. She will be 5 in March.This time I used a Daisy & Dandelion & friends kit. This is Bubbles the Ballerina. The backing paper is in the kit. The bear is decoupage and you put her where you want to on the bp. I have added ribbon and gems and a greeting.

A5 white card blank
Backing paper & decoupage image from Bubbles the Ballerina kit
Ribbon & gems from stash
Greeting from Craftwork Cards.
Foam tape
Silicon glue
Double sided tape.

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Mother's Day

Today I am feeling a lot better but I still have my cough which is most annoying. This afternoon I was up in my craft room trying to sort it out and came across a couple of packs of decoupage kits and I decided to make a couple of cards using them. (Not much sorting got done after I had found them!). The first card is a mothers Day card for my mother in law. I have used Forever Friends Pink Parfait. All elements of the card are from the kit apart from the greeting.
Will be entering this into the Forever Friend Challenge - Anything Goes.
White DL card blank
All elements from Pink Parfait Kit
Greeting from Craftwork Cards
Silicon Glue
Foam tape.

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Thursday 14 February 2013

My card for today

I had high hopes this afternoon when I entered my craft room. Thought a bit of card making would make me feel a bit better which it did a little but seems my mojo was only staying around for one card and here it is. No challenge this time. The card will be used for one of the many birthdays I have in March. Was quite pleased because the decoupage flowers were from my stash of made up flower toppers I have had made up for ages. As of last year am still trying to work through my stash. 

Square card blank
Decoupage topper from stash (not sure where originally came from as had for years!)
LOTV Greeting stamp
Pale green chalk ( timted the greeting )
Backing paper from Best of K & Company Too paper pad
Pink card from stash
Gems and ribbon both from stash also
Small classic circle and scalloped circle nesties.
3d foam
Tape runner and silicon glue to stick bow on.

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Tuesday 12 February 2013


Still feeling a bit pants today so couldn't be bothered to go up in my craft room but I wanted to take part in the new Feeling Sketchy Challenge this week. It is a really simple sketch and instead of doing a card i decided to do a scrapbook page layout. We had Leon to stay over the weekend and managed to get some lovely pictures of him. I used Craft Artist Professional for the layout.

Here's the sketch.
sketch #46 team jessica
Here's my layout.

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Monday 11 February 2013


Not been feeling too good over the last few days and this morning have woken up with a hacking cough so not good!! Not really in the mood to do much but having a look through the challenge blogs I decided to have a go at this week's sketch on Sketch N Stash Challenge 107. Their extra bit this week is Love, so as I had to make hubby a valentine card I thought 'Why not!'

Here's the sketch.

Here's my card.
White square card
Me to You 'With Love' embossabilities image
Red card & heart gems from my stash
White textured card from Colourbox 12x12 pad
Greeting 'For my Husband' from Craftwork cards
'With All My Love...' greeting from the same pack as the image.

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Tuesday 5 February 2013

Another Challenge card

This time I have followed the sketch over on Friday Sketch Challenge Sketch 36. I have done the card for my step granddaughter (well she will be when my son & his partner get married!)

Here is the sketch.

Here is my interpretation of it. 
Scalloped edge square card blank
Backing paper from 'Love to Shop' double sided paper pad
Pink card is the other side of the striped paper
Nesties - classic ovals & beaded ovals
Ribbon from stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards
Gems from stash
3D image from Forever friend as are the hearts and crown embellishments.

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Monday 4 February 2013

Sketch & Stash Challenge - 106

Been up in my craft room today and made a couple of cards. This card I have made is for my niece's birthday. I am entering it into the Sketch & Stash Challenge which is obviously a sketch with die cuts. 

Here's the sketch.

and here is my card.
Recipe: - 
A5 deckle edged card blank
Silver and Blue mirri card from my stash
Image and greeting from a Kanban Kit
Butterflies cut from Martha Stewart punch
Foam Tape.

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Friday 1 February 2013

I can show you now!

Haven't made any cards recently due to me being away last week and this week too busy with other stuff but I can show you a card that I made a couple of weeks ago for my very good friends birthday. She had received the card now so it's okay to post.
The card is a padded card and the image is material. This was one of the shoebox cards that Jennie brought to our annual trip to Appleby Magna a couple of years back.

Square card blank
Spellbinders nesties - square
Patterned material
Ribbon & Gems from my stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards coloured with Stampin Up ink.

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