Sunday 31 March 2013

Crafty Day with Friends

On Friday a few of my friends including Pam, Kim and Jackie met at Greta's for a playday and a good old natter and laugh. We don't normally get too much crafting done as we chat too much :-). This time was no different but we did get to do a little crafting.

This little basket was a project that Kim brought for us all. It's so cute. The basket is made out of a piece of  6x6 paper, the handle from a Martha Stewart punch and the rabbit is made out of various punches. She even brought some mini eggs to fill the basket with.

This is the bracelet that Greta got us to make. It is lovely and so easy to make. This one I made a bit big for me but I sat this afternoon and made another one. 

Here is the one I made this afternoon. I will definitely be making more in different colours. 

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Wednesday 27 March 2013

Easy Peasy Card!

Would you believe that I have only ever made one stepper card before and I didn't like it - too many steps and it wouldn't stand up properly. I have been looking at blogs etc and seen some beautiful stepper cards so decided to have another go. I found a tutorial on U Tube with easy measurements and found it was quite simple when you know how. So here is my effort from yesterday. Simple centre step card. I have a Men's set from Kanban that I have had for some time so used a topper and backing sheet from there. 

Handmade stepper card blank
Topper and backing card all from Kanban Kit
Buttons from stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards

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Tuesday 26 March 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Boy has it been cold today - the wind was so bitter so have been up in my craft room this afternoon. For this card I have followed the sketch over on Sketch Saturday. I have managed to use up another flower topper that I found while tidying up.
Here is the sketch

Here is my card
White square card blank
Decoupage flower topper
Backing paper from More K & Company too & Stampin Up
Spellbinders Labels 10
Green card is Bazzill
Ribbon & gems from stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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One for the Boys the added theme to this weeks sketch over on Sketch N Stash and I have used another topper from the Forever Friends 'The Goodlife' set.

Here is the sketch

Here is the card.

White square card blank
Cream card from stash
Backing paper & image from FF The Goodlife pack
Greeting from Craftwork Cards
Button and bakers twine from stash
Stampin Up scalloped punch

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Addicted to Stamps and More

The challenge over on Addicted to Stamps & more this week is 'Make your mark' where you need to use your pens so I have used my promarkers to colour the bear and balloon. I have made it into a new baby card as I don't have many of these in my box and you never know when someone may ask you for one.

I have followed the sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Here is the sketch
Here is my card
White square card blank
Blue backing card from stash
Backing papers from Forever Friends 'The Goodlife' paper pad
Image Daisy & Dandelion stamp
Greeting from Craftwork cards
Stampin Up scalloped oval punch

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Monday 25 March 2013


Is the theme for Forever Friends Fortnightly challenge this week. I have done another Christmas card and  have used up another Forever Friend Christmas decoupage topper that I had made. I am also entering it into the Winter Wonderland challenge this week that is 'Pretty in Pink' 
Have done an 8 x 8 card (don't do many of them) for a change. 

8 x 8 scalloped edged card blank
Image - FF Christmas decoupage angel
Greeting from Me to You - Winter Wonderland Greetings
Pink Card - Bazzill Bling
Backing papers from Daisy & Dandelion Penelope & Percy A4 paper pack
Tonic snowflake punch
Pink ribbon & gems from stash

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Feeling Sketchy - Challenge 52

Had a lovely weekend away with hubby but it was very cold. Luckily we didn't get any snow but it was mighty chilly as it was today so this afternoon I have been up in my craft room and have made 3 cards. Here is the first one. Quick and easy one. I have followed the sketch over on Feeling Sketchy. I have used just plain card here and a ready made topper.

Here is the sketch

Here is my card (just notced my corners are on different sides then the sketch. Opps!)

White square card blank
Me to You Pick & Mix 123 3D topper
Greeting from another You to Me Pick & Mix
Green card - Bazill Bling
Bluey green card - Colourbox 12 x 12 paper pad.

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Wednesday 20 March 2013

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Tuesday 19 March 2013


I came across this challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers whose theme this week is 'Friendship'. Here is my card which I wasn't too sure about at first but it's growing on me. 

Off to have a hot bath now to ease my aching body.

White square card blank
Pink card - Bazzill bling
Backing paper from The Best of K & Company Too
Decoupage image from my box of made up toppers
Stamp from Hero Art 'Friends' Set
Labels 12 Nesties
Gems from stash

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Anniversary Card

Not feeling 100% at the moment. Got a stinking cold and been coughing all day so looks like it's going to my chest. It can blooming well disappear cause I am due to go away over the weekend with hubby. My card today has been made following the sketch over on 'Feeling Sketchy' As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do. A very simple card. I love black and white.

Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

White square card blank
Black card from stash
White card from stash
Heart embossing folder put through Cuttlebug
Lily of the Valley Greeting stamp
Classic circle and scalloped circle nesties
Ribbon, bow and gems all from stash

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Monday 18 March 2013

Not a Christmas Card.....

Having made 3 Christmas cards over the last couple of days (more than I made all last year!!) my last card for today is a male card following the sketch over on Saturday Sketch Challenge. I really like the subtle browns and beige of this. I don't make Father's day cards normally but thought this one would make a good one.
Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

White square card blank
Image - 'Me to You' Pick & Mix
Beaded Circle nesties
Brown Bazzill Bling
Spotty backing paper from Forever Friends 'The Goodlife' paper pad
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Winter Wonderland

Keeping with the Christmas theme I have followed the challenge over on Winter Wonderland  whose theme is 'A little Bird'. I have also gone a little out of my comfort zone doing this card as I have embossed the penguin and the greeting. I very rarely heat emboss anything. So my little bird is the penguin.

I am also entering the card into the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge which is a sketch.

Here's the Sketch

Here is my card
White scalloped edged card blank
BP from my box of Christmas papers
Greeting stamp from Daisy & Dandelion Christmas set
Penguin from a Papermania set (I think)
Black embossing powder
Blue mirri card from stash
Classic circles and rectangle nesties
Promarker pens
Gems from stash

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Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge

Another great sketch over on Sunday Sketch & Stamp this week and whoo hoo I remembered the 'stamp bit' :-). I have used a digi stamp from Just Inklined that was coloured in with promarkers. This was the last of 5 cards that I made yesterday afternoon. 

Here is the sketch

Here is my card.

White scalloped edge sqyare card blank
Bazzill Bling card
BP from The Best of K & Company Too 12x12 pad
Image is from Just Inklined
Greeting from Craftwork cards
Ribbon and gems from stash.

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Sunday 17 March 2013

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge

Along with their fortnightly challenge, Forever Friends also have a Monthly challenge and this month it is:-
Here is the card that I have made to enter 

Scalloped edged white card blank
Backing paper is from Papermania
Cream Bazzill Backing card
3d image from Forever Friends Essentials
Labels 4 nesties
Greeting from FF Essentials
Little flowers from FF Essentials
Large flowers & gems from stash
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Cuttlebug Mania

Hopefully I'm in time to enter the challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania which is a colour challenge of
Pink and Brown
I have used the divine swirls embossing folder on the backing mats and swiss dots embossing folder on the flower.
I have followed the sketch over on Friday Sketch Challenge and will be entering the card into that challenge also.

Here's the sketch:

Here's the card.

Square scalloped edged card blank
Backing paper, pink and brown card and greeting all from Craftwork cards
Flower cut using EK Success punch
Centre piece from snowflake punch from Woodware I think
Gems from stash.

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Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge

Another Christmas card I'm afraid :-) and I am entering it into the Forever Friends Fortnightly challenge which is:- 

The card is an easel card. The decoupage topper I have used is from my ready made toppers that I did last year ready for last years Christmas cards that never happened!!

Easel shaped card
Paper from Papermania Deck the Halls paper pack
Ribbon and gems from stash
Decoupaged topper from a Docrafts set
Greeting topper from same set.
Green Mirri card from stash

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ABC Christmas Challenge

In a Christmas mood at the moment. Don't know why but hey, nothing like being organised! :-). Over on ABC Christmas Challenge their theme this week is 'Eyes Down for Bingo' You had to pick a line from the following:- 

For my card I have chosen the bottom line:
Ribbon - green ribbon with snowflakes
Animal - Bear on decoupaged image
Die Cuts - Green mirri card matt cut with spellbinders nesties

I have also followed the sketch over on Freshly Made Sketches as below:

Here is the card.                                                                                                                                                  

5 x 7 deckled edged card
Backing paper from Papermania 'Deck the Halls' paper pack
Green mirri card from stash
Decoupaged image that I found made up in a box of toppers
Flower - Making Memories Christmas Blossom
Spellbinders Nesties - Curved Rectangles

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Thursday 14 March 2013

My First Christmas Card

Nothing like starting early (as I didn't start at all last year!!) but on Monday whilst up in my craft room, as I looked out the window at all the snow we had I thought this is what we needed at Christmas and it made me want to make a Christmas card. I found the embossed Christmas tree whilst sorting a box out (lots of embossed stuff in there! Must have been done when I first got my bug! ). I am entering it into the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge whose theme is:- 

White or Vanilla plus One

5x7 deckle edged card blank
Cream card
Green Mirri card
Gems from stash
Stamp is from Woodware stamps
Stampin Up Green Garden ink
Foam tape, wet glue.

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Wednesday 13 March 2013

The first card for.....

...the Sketch and Stash challenge (see previous post) but missed out the 'Spring Colours' part. Opps!!!! Got right to the last bit of putting the greeting on and then glanced at the sketch and realised should have been in spring colours. Never mind - love this card anyway.

Update:- After thinking about it and seeing the lovely comments I have had I am entering this card into the Sketch & Stash challenge :-) 

White card blank
Black card from stash
Image from 'It's Love' range from Me to You.
Backing papers from stash
Ribbon, bow and gems from stash
Stamped greeting 
Versafine black ink

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