Tuesday, 30 March 2010

New Moon ATC

This ATC was made with clear heat embossing of a fir trees stamp on a black card, which were then washed with cosmic shimmer watercolours then a round moon painted in the sky with pearlesant white comic shimmer, its difficult to get the shimmery effect in a photo!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Another CRAFTRAK Exchange Card

I'm really enjoying the CRAFTRAK card exchange - I love being able to see how many miles your card is travelling on a map and the fun of receiving some lovely cards from new friends.This is my latest card that will go off on its travels with one of my favourite cat stamps. Check it out at www.craftrak.com

Friday, 26 March 2010

Anyone Else Craftrakking??

Has anyone else joined the Craftrak Card Exchange? You buy A7 cards with a special code on them and send thems as RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) to others on www.craftrak.com and you can track their progress online, they can then be forwarded on to others and end up taking a trip all over the place. I registered for free and before I had even purchased a pack of cards (£4.99 for 20) had been send 2 cards. There is even a jam swap where you add an embellishment to a card as it travels around. I'm just about to register this little Hedgie card and send him off on his roadtrip

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Dog with a Rose!

Isn't this a sweet little digi image of a dog holding a red rose between his teeth, I thought it was very cute! Today was my Mums birthday so I treated her to lunch and bought her some flowers. she loved the wren birthday card I made also. However I was beaten by my daughter Libby who made her Nannie 3 different birthday cards each with a cat on them!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Cosmic Shimmer ATCs

Cosmic shimmer paints really do live up to their name, I love the shimmering effect as a background. These 4 atcs were made with the turquoise ocean, emerald gold and pearlescent watercolour paints and the 2 on the right hand side also had rich gold shimmer mist sprayed on. Unfortunately they do not photograph very well so you dont get the full effect!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Is Spring here yet?

Well there might not be many flowers in my garden yet but I still want to put spring blooms in my cards now! I hope they will be popping up soon, but at least the cold weather means more time for crafting!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Jungle Parade for postpals

I made this card to send to Ben, a child on the postpals website - they encourage you to 'post a smile to a sick child', just by sending a card to a seriously ill child and their siblings. You can help to make a difference to their lives and I encourage you all to join in if you can.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Vintage Golfing Card

This fab vintage image is free from Digital Two for Tuesday site, coloured with promarkers and I have teamed it up with a metalic card run through the cuttlebug with my new Fleur De Lis embossing folder and also a oval nestie with swiss dots.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Sugar Nellie Apple Girl Card

This girl with her basket of apples by Sugar Nellie is just sooo sweet! I teamed her up with papers from the Papermania capsule collection and, for a change, added a bow to the centre of a flower for the embellishment. Just off to prepare a special tea for my Mum who is coming round soon, we are celebrating Mothers Day early here!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Another new embossing folder

I bought a Quickutz embossing folder for use with my Cuttlebug, this one is called lines and dots and features as the background in this card of a little baby playing in the paddling pool, I know it is a bit summery but thought it was a very sweet digi image and I am hoping the weather will warm up very soon!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

New Cuttlebug Folder!

I treated myself to a new Cuttlebug folder yesterday - its called Jewells and has butterflies and swirly leaves on it, you can't really see much of it on this card, but I really like it and hope I will get lots of use out of it in the future!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

My Mums Wren Card

Had some time to myself today so have managed to make my Mothers birthday card - she loves wrens and her house is just full of pictures and china ornaments of them - so I hope she likes this! The background is from this months Making cards magazine designed by Nancy Watts and the bird stamp is a new release from Jayne Netley Mayhew

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wedding Day Pussy Cat Couple!

My niece is getting married this summer so I have made this card for her, the background is a Nancy Watt vellum from Making Cards magazine with an oval scalloped nestie card run through the d'vine cuttlebug folder. The Fat Cat couple are designed by David Parkins for Simply Cards & papercraft Magazine. I hope she likes it!