Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nitwit Cat Card

Feeling a bit jaded, I popped over to Inspiration Card Sketches to see their latest layout - then used it to make this Nitwit Cat card for my spares box, I'm sure it will come in useful one day.

Monday, 29 August 2011

More Botanicals

I've had another play with the funky Craftwork Cards Botanical papers that were free in a magazine in July.

I'm a bit fed up with birthday cards, so made a Good Luck, New Home and Thank You card instead!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

That Christmas Feeling...

..... came over me yesterday so I started to make a few cards with the Hunkydory Christmas Elegance die cuts a bought a while ago.

I then looked at the brown waste card from cutting out the flowers to layer the sentiments against, and realised it looked quite pretty against the 'old writing paper' background , so made a birthday card as well!

Friday, 26 August 2011

A bit of Zingy Orange

I've won these bright and breezy papers from Kaisercraft called Party Animals - complete with some fun and funky circus tents and animals!

They certainly brighten up a dismal rainy day!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Yet More Owls!

I picked up another bargain on eBay this week, a set of colour-me ovals from Craftwork Cards. I've coloured them with promarkers and teamed them up with card candi and sentiments, also from Craftwork cards.

As you can see, I'm a bit of a Craftwork Cards fan, mainly because they use great quality card with a bit of a satin sheen that gives it a luxury feel!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

I must be getting old!

How could I have forgotten about these beautiful pastel papers from Hunkydory?

They were free with Junes edition of Creative Cardmaking magazine and it was only when I was flicking through some old copies looking for something else when I realised they were still inside, untouched!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Utopiary from Inkadinkado

I've been dithering of this Utopiary set of stamps from Inkadinkadoo for ages, but finally gave in an bought them from eBay with some of my birthday money.

There are 5 silhouette stamps in the set - I tried stamping them in black Memento ink first for these ATC's, but I'm going to experiment with other colours later on!

PS These are available to swap over on the Docrafts site

Friday, 12 August 2011

Christmas Polar Bears

I treated my self to a set of snowy Polar Bear stamps from Dimension Fourth this week, normally I can't get into the mood for Christmas card making until the weather turns chilly in September, but these have kick-started me this year!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

And the winner is .......

Using Ye Olde Fashioned method of numbers written on paper and put into a hat ( well a plastic pot) - drawn by my Niece Molly the winner is

No 7 KayC Congratulations!!

Thank you all for my birthday wishes, I have had some lovely presents including perfume, jewellery, a handbag and some of my favourite cider!

I'm off to visit The Range later on to spend some birthday cash that is burning a hole in my purse.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Some Birthday Candy!

It's my birthday coming up soon and I've already started dropping hints to the family about things I would like! Anyway, to celebrate I've decided to put together a pile of candy.
All you have to do is be a follower, put the picture in your blog and name on Mr Linky.

The pile contains

2 sheets of Papermania bare chipboard shapes
set of 5 coloured tags
Kaisercraft report cards
Kaisercraft class of 87 clear stamps
Serif Picnic in the Park paper stack
Dovercraft 3D foam stickers of tools
Papermania butterfly stencil
Papermania clear stamps of borders
BoBunny Special Delivery stickers
BoBunny Harvest Spice stickers
sheet of Dufex relation names
XCut Ivy leaf Botanical embossing punch

Closing date is the day before my birthday 8th August - So that I can take time off from opening the pile of presents ( I wish!) to announce the winner on the 9th.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Those LOTV Rabbits

This is another of those cute Lili of the Valley images that were free in a magazine, coloured with my trusty promarkers!

I wasn't sure about the red/pink/pale blue colour combo but hopefully it doesn't look too bad? I didn't know what colour to pick for the layering, so went for the red of the cherries from the cupcakes!

I had some lovely cherries today for tea - they were so tasty!

My Son is a big Beatles Fan.....

and today is his 17th birthday - Happy Birthday Jared!!!

His wall is covered in posters of them and he even bought an old record player so that he could listen to their original LP's. For his birthday card I found a picture of Lego men recreating the Abbey Road crossing scene which I think he will like. Not surprisingly, he is getting a load of Beatles goodies as presents as well as a mobile phone. Hopefully the weather will improve so he can have a BBQ with his mates later on.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Another Use for my Newly discovered Stamp

In a forthcoming family wedding the groom is being married for the third time at the age of 50, so I racked my brains for something suitable and remembered that lovely heart stamp.

Its stamped in Tim Holtz Weathered Wood distress ink, which comes out as a lovely silvery grey. Then I layered on silver and pearlised paper embossed with my new folder which gives it a bit of a lacy look.