Friday, 30 April 2010

Cuttlebug Flowers

I've had this flower shaped cuttlebug die for ages without using it - so thought it was about time I dusted it off and made a pot of yellow, orange and red spring flowers finished off with a bit of glitter in the middle!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Elephants Never Forget a Birthday!

I've been waiting for ages to use this cute little elephant button charm and thought he matched these free papers from Making Cards Magazine a treat!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Swinging Sixties!

Retro mono black and white birthday card using the great Mary Quant image and Carnaby Street sign from the Abbey Road collection from Kaban against a backing paper I have had kicking around for ages!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Lush Making Cards Free Papers

I really like the latest Nancy Watts free papers from this months Making Cards Magazine and have already made 7 cards from them. They are a mix of pale blue, chocolate brown and orange and are great for makeing those 'tricky' masculine birthday cards

Friday, 16 April 2010

Jayne Netley Mayhew Wren Stamp

Yes, its that Jayne Netley Mayhew stamp of a wren again. This must be the 6th or 7th card I have made with it and this time I've teamed it up with the free Kate Knight papers from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine which match the blackberries so well! I'm still getting to grips with the new designs on the docraft website, most things seem to take longer to do but there are more choices and flexibility on postings and searchings. If you have the time I recommend you hop over to the Cats Whiskers blog to look at the Just Magnolia Challenge - I love that bute little frog!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Best of Friends

I think this vintage digi image of 2 small girls from Digital Two for Tuesday is just soo cute! I've coloured them with promarker pens and edged with distressing inks and finally layed against a piece of textured gold paper for a sweet atc.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pink Elephant Baby Girl Card

I made this for a friend who is due to have her baby soon, I thought the elephant digi image was so sweet and coloured it with promarkers. I haven't done much crafting today as I visited my grandmother and did her shopping and then went for a 5 mile walk. I'm going to do a 8 mile midnight walk for my local hospice soon and need to get fitter!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

This way to the beach!

This is another one of those Inkadinkado stamps - my mother and daughter have spent the day on Weymouth beach - lucky them!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

New Inkadinkado stamps

I treated myself to a set of 'Down by the seaside'
stamps by Inkadinkado - they were less than half price on eBay

These are just 3 of the stamps from the set - there are another 3 that I haven't had a chance to use yet!

Youngest daughter is off on a holiday with her grandma this weekend so I think I will use the time for a crafting session to play with the rest of the stamps.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Chuffed to be in a Magazine!

I was pleased to see a card of mine featured in the readers gallery of Aprils Making Cards Magazine - as usual the family were a bit underwhelmed by it, but I loved seeing my name in print! Anyway this card was made with the free papers from that magazine and I thought I would give to my Dad for his birthday. I'm sure there is an old photo of him in a similar pose next to one of his cars somewhere!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Trying to Use Up My Stash

As its a wet Easter Bank Holiday, I thought I would make some cards and use up some of my stuff (so I could justify buying more!)
This card used up a Forever Friends sticker I have had for ages and a free backing sheet from last years Quick Cards magazine - that leaves only 4 more boxes of stuff to go!!