Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Cats With Attitude

I treated myself to a set of Inkadinkado Cat Attitude stamps today and of, course, could not resist trying them out straight away!

So I've made these atc's to swap with any other cat lovers - I have a growing collection of cat stamps of all shapes and sizes, just like my pets.

There is the oldest tabby 9 year old Pangur, named after a cat in a 9th Century Irish poem. Then the brother and sister from the same litter - Millie a small black bundle of fur who is a little timid and likes to sit on top of the DVD player and watch what is going on.

Finally we have mad Moxxi, boisterous, fast and very nosey who puts up with loads of love and cuddles from my daughter. He and Millie are both 10 months old but Moxxi here in the photo is twice the size of his sister!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

I'm a sucker for a freebie!

I cannot resist a free gift of stamps on a magazine and so had to get this months Cardmaking & papercraft Mag with these cute Adam Pescott pet stamps.

I then had a nice relaxing session colouring them up with promarkers ready for when inspiration strikes!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pampered Pussy Cats!

I treated myself to some more of the Docrafts Pampered Pets range.

I especially like these smug looking cats!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Floral Sympathy Card

Hubby's Uncle has just passed away after a long illness so I've made this simple card for his aunt using a hero arts stamp layered on black with a Woodware sentiment.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

More Birdcages and Chandeliers

More cards made with the lush papers papers from Making Cards magazine,

I'm crafting while I can because tomorrow we are starting to fit a new bathroom, everything is being torn out and replaced from top to bottom - I'm expecting lots of mess and dust over the next few days!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I love Saturday afternoons!

...because I normally get some time to craft! Hubby is watching football, son out visiting mates, daughter playing with her toys and the 3 cats are fast asleep.

I had to go into town to buy daughter a Brownie uniform this morning as she enrols soon and guess what .....the uniforms are sold in my local craft shop! The latest edition of Making Cards magazine fell into my basket as it has these lovely bird cage and chandelier papers in it. I also stocked up on double sided tapes as you can never have too much of the stuff, can you?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hot Pink and Black Lace !!

Continuing with my hot pink and black theme, this birthday card uses another of the large silver foil sentiments from Anita, layered against a piece of wide black lace and and lilac spotty ribbon.

The ribbon was bought for Easter cards but some how found it's way onto this card!

It's my 9 year old nieces birthday soon and as she loves making cards when she visits, I am putting together a large box of stash for her present.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Black Vinyl Stickers

I've had these black vinyl floral silhouette stickers kicking around in my stash for ages, so it was about time to find a use for them!

These are a couple of cards that I am sending to ex-craftrakkers over on craftbubble.

They also helped to use up some pink and black scraps of paper too!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Three of a Kind...

I treated myself to the latest Docrafts Goodie bag at The Range yesterday and in it were these lovely silver foil sentiments from Anita. Each of the cards has the same basic design but with different colour schemes and embellishments. I even coloured in the little flowers on the sentiment with promarkers to match!

There are lots more bits and pieces in the bag which I want to have a play with later on

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Happy 50th Birthday Robert

My Brother will be 50 on Wednesday - that must mean that I am heading in that direction, surely not!

Mind you with all the changes to pensions, it doesn't look like I will be able to retire until I'm 70, so I suppose being in your 40's is still relatively young.

I'm going to do an 8 mile midnight walk soon to raise funds for my local hospice, St Elizabeth's and planned to do a bit a walking this weekend but have come down with a bit of a cold. Going to dose up on echinacea and see if I can shake it off quickly.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Friends make life special

This is a lovely sentiment which is part of a set from Personal Impressions - I loved the unusual outlines of cats but the 3 sentiments can also be used in so many other way.

This one I teamed up with the bird on a branch silhouette from Marianne Creatables

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Pink and Girly !!

Bit of a quick and simple card today using Pink Petticoat rose paper teamed with Craftworks stripy paper, 3 pink card candy dots and sentiment.

I had to make a card today for my son who was going to a girls 18th birthday party this evening. He didn't like anything I had in stock so I made one in hot pink and black with Happy 18th Birthday on it. He then discovered that it was actually her 19th birthday!

Luckily I was able to peel off the sentiment and re-print another one! I didn't even have a chance to take a photo of it before he went out the door, he was dressed as John Lennon as it was a fancy dress party.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Kanban Birds

I took a trip to Bury St Edmunds today and just had to pop into the 2 very good craft shops there! I picked up some great sentiments and colour-me ovals from Craftwork cards and this set of bird toppers from Kanban. My mother loves wrens and so the orange card will be for her birthday later this month. I am taking her on a weekend trip to London to see the Titanic artifacts exhibition at the O2!