Saturday, 27 October 2007

flower thoughts

I got the Quickutz accents set on sale and thought that it would make nice flower stems. Combined with a quickutz flower folded in half and some brads I had a wee vignette.

Layed onto a cream card with some tan ribbon and a ‘thinking of you today’ stamp from papertrey I have a quick card.

Busy with the house at the moment so my craft is in disarray.
Monday, 22 October 2007

birthday jnr

Rob & Bob Studio Red and Orange Party Stripe
Doodlebug Ladybird Stitched Grosgrain
Bright red, green and orange card
Circle die
White Pen
10.5 cm Card Blank

Working on the idea of having a cut down A6 card, I made this one for a kids birthday. I did not have a large balloon die so just used a circle die instead.
Saturday, 20 October 2007

baby pram

Why have a good idea and only use it once?

This is a re-interpretation of the ‘Little Monster’ card from a week ago.

The same shrink plastic baby pin, the same DCWV Spring stack. Gingham ribbon, in pink this time. The same Quickutz cookie cutter dies, now with a pram die too. The same Ned Jnr American Crafts rub-ons. A little extra penmanship and there we are.

This card is one of a dozen going to the LIVES charity, someone on UKScrappers is having a card drive. Good luck.
Thursday, 18 October 2007

brenda pinnick thanks

A while back, I along with 14,000 other people bought a really cool kit designed by Brenda Pinnick from QVC.

I got it and use the album as storage as I usually scrap in 8x8. Nearly 6 months after buying it all I had used was a few white chipboard letters.

So, as yesterday was craft day on QVC and I took the day off work to watch, play and potter, I thought I would break out the kit.

The ‘cards’ in the kit are not the thickest (thick paper at best) so I cut one in half (and trimmed it down to fit on A6) and used the back of the card (2 for one now).

A bit of glitter glue, a few stick on gems (which you can’t really see here) a length of American Crafts ribbon and a Pebbles inc. rub on and I am really quite pleased with it.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007

little monster

I’m not really a stamper. Never have been, but when I saw this cute little dino from Hero Crafts I just had to have him.

I only have to use him a couple of times to justify to myself my purchase so here is one such card. Isn’t he cute!

I wanted to write something along the lines of ‘congratulations on your new little monster’ but it is a bit wordy, my handwriting is not that nice and not everyone will like their newborn to be called a little monster... so an American Crafts Ned sidekick and we were done.

Papers are DCWV 2007 spring stack, the scolloped and plain circles Quickutz cookie cutters and a Sizzlits doodle baby nappy pin done with shrink plastic.
Sunday, 14 October 2007

wedding dress

Any of you who have seen my cards know that I have a less is best style of card making, clean and simple, geometric patterns.

This card, although it may not look it, is adventuresome for me, because I’ve inked the edges.

The xcut dress punch (not a great cutter), cut from cream pearl card with the doodlebug bazzill in sandcastle and bon-bon ink pad.
Saturday, 13 October 2007

american crafts felt flower

So like two weeks ago I got carried away and bought some American Crafts Holiday House and Green House shapes and this is the first card I have made with them (although they are scattered all over my scrapbook).

DCWV sticky ribbon (something that has been in my collection for years), Pebbles inc rub-ons (as usual) and a few small flower gems. That’s it. Simple but me...
Thursday, 11 October 2007

boho paisley chic aka making memories challenge

OK previously I have only ever posted on a Saturday, but I thought why not post when I have something to say. So here is my first Thursday post... whoa dude...

First of all a confession. I am really afraid of patterned papers. I buy them, but can never use them. Consequently, I am really pleased with this, because, there are 3 different patterned papers form the Making Memories Boho Chic stack. I always think patterned papers (in my hands) look fussy, but I think this card is still quite me

Loads of stickles, twill I got off a pack of tea towels and one of the fab Pebbles inc. duplicates rub-ons.
Saturday, 6 October 2007

halloween thinking of you

So there’s this card challenge on UKScrappers to make a non-halloween card out of halloween colours (purple, green, orange, black and white).

So here is my take...

Bought some ki memories papers today from the Scrapbook Shop (haunted pin dot and haunted skinny stripe) and a box of Queen & Co flowers (cloud 9).

They’re not my usual colours, but I have to confess that I am really quite pleased with it. It is still distinctly me.

Other exciting news... I was left my first comments (thanks Monica :-D) which means someone has actually looked at this here blog. Yay...