Sunday, 27 February 2011

Firmly Focused on Summer! So There!!!

Backing paper courtesy of the Stokeinteignhead Temptress, the one and only lovely Joanna, comes from her Precious Petals cd. Until I made some baby cards the other week I had forgotten how many fabulous backing paper there was on the cd. Now we all love a freebie don't we? and every month finds me in the newsagents scanning all the magazines to see if there are any freebies on them that take my fancy. Sass logic is this, something to read and a freebie thrown in! This little cutie was part of a set given away with Simply Cards & Papercraft and coloured with Promarkers. Not my usual style of card and I leave it to you to judge whether I've cracked it or not!
I'm a bit concerned though about all this cuteness in my cardmaking, I think I must be getting more girlie in my old age!!

A Wobbly Scan

Ok, so I probably take the worse piccies in blogland and my scanning is hit and miss. This is a card I have made from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique cd and backingpaper from MCS Library Flowers and featuring (drum roll please)........................................ another spool of 'That' ribbon again.

This is going to be packed off now to The Cd Sunday Challenge Blog for this weeks challenge 'Art Nouveau'

Roll on Summer

Roll on summer, strawberries and cream, sunshine, flowers, Devon Cream Tea, summer dresses, bright colours ....................................... Bring It On!! It is so dull and dismal I needed a boost. When browsing MCS Fab Glam 50's I came across this and it just made me feel all warm and bouncy. I could almost smell the flowers in the garden (makes a change from mud). I had some sunny yellow A5 card blanks which I folded 2 into A6 cards and used the 3rd to form a A5 gatefold card. I matted and layered the image onto a piece of starburst gold mirror card. Then I put matching backing paper onto the 'gate' sections. I have left the inside of the card bright sunshine yellow. As you can see I am delving into my ribbon stash (not bought anymore, so that New Years Revolution has been kept). I have rolls of this gorgeous tape in several different colourways (I just couldn't decide so had one of each). It just yells summer, seaside and beach huts at me.

Well I have hunted high and low for the camera cable and I just can't find it anywhere, so I may have to bite the bullet come pay day and buy a new one. I can then show you some more of my cards, the ones that won't squeeze through the scanner. That is a pain because I have seen some stamps that I would reeeeeeeeeeeaaalllllllllllllllllly like, so that would be them out the window.

I hope that this card makes you all feel a bit more opitimistic and that summer isn't so far away.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Cute Birthday Fairy

I love these little fairies from Debbi's Fairyland cd, I can run riot with glitter and gems and get away with all sorts. I have it on great authority that this spring/summer fashion trend is going to be about clashing colours so this is a bit of a tribute to that perhaps/may be . Nearly forgot the backing paper is from one of Craftyann's collections.
It is a cute little birthday for a young friend and I am going to wizz it over to Craftyann's challenge blog

I'm Shabby and the Lady is Chic

Now you promise you won't tell? I am watching the rugby and crafting and having a pj day!!!! How decadant is that? This is a smashing image from Debbi Moore Black and White Chic Boutique as is the black and white dotty paper. I have coloured the image with promarkers, matted and layered with mirror card for a bit of bling and the backing paper is again from Craftyann.

Sending this over to my friend Rainbow Lady for her challenge shabby chic, if she wants to see the shabby she can call me on video link skype and I will model me pj's for her!!


This is a cheeky little card and I expect some of you know my feelings about cats!! I know- I'm sorry but I much prefer dogs. Not that I would ever hurt a cat or any other animal, I just prefer dogs! Well when that tree twangs back our little friend is off into space. Awww Bless!

The background bauble paper is from MCS and so is the frame. The image is a new discovery in Blogland a very tallented digi artist in the Netherlands called Sliekje. All her images are sooooo sweet.

Going to send this to Bah Humbug for the challenge 'Things That Fly'! Ok so its not an angel or Santa and his sleigh or even Rudolph!!

You Are Gorgeous

A fabby girlie card. I absolutely loved putting thi 8"x8" card together. It is from MCS Fab Glam 50's just trimmed with some lilac ribbon. I bought this ribbon for some wedding stationery that I had been commissioned to do and then the wedding was called off, leaving me with shed loads of this chiffon ribbon. I like this ribbon but its really badly behaved to work with, it curls in all the wrong places and if you aren't careful it frays like the devil.

I must rush to get this on to The Cd Sunday Challenge, I made it in the week but my putey has been playing up and my energy levels have been up and down and al over the place.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Doilie Play

Ok complete with finger marks! This is for Bah Humbug. The Angel is a Debbi Moore stamp coloured with promarkers. I sprayed the doilie with Glimmer Mists in Ancient Copper and Lava Red. I cut 2 discs of gold from mirror card and then scored some artistic lines in a sunray type pattern with the Hougie board. I have mounted the layers on to a sheet of pearlescent gold card and have layered them slightly off centre.

I hope you like my 'playing' I'm sure I can do much more with this concept given time.

Swirls & Pearls

Well I needed an excuse to play with this cd. I bought this at Westpoint and I love it. It complements so many of Debbi's cd's. It is Paper Delights Foiled Flourishes and I do think it is a must have if you have any of the Venetian, Paris or Art Deco cd's.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Mmmmm! I think this little digistamp is going to be really useful. Nice and simple to colour with the ever faithful Promarkers. The green backing paper is from Craftyann, the sentiment is one from my stash which was probably from a Joanna Sheen cd. The layers for matting are from a Goodybag.

Just For You

I love this free digi from Little Claires, it arrived just in the nick of time and was perfect for a card I was going to make as a cheer up kinda card. The backing paper are both from MCS. A nice quick and cheery card. I hope you agree.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

As Promised Craftyann Pwizes

Oh what a joy! This is a digistamp from Craftyann and backingpaper too. These were part of my selection from being top 3 on her challenge blog. I really was spoilt for choice. The digistamps are well drawn, making the colouring in an absolute doddle (must be if I can do it!). I most definitely will be buying more of these from Ann as they are great to use. Mmmm! perhaps I can be converted to digistamps lol.

The gingham paper (yeeehaaaaaa!) and bow is from my stash I think it was a Docraft Goody Bag.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Angels Are For Life Not Just For Christmas

I am a real 'Angel' fan, and I never need an excuse to buy anything angel. I fell in love with these stamps from Debbi Moore, they are real 'everyday' angels. This is stamped on to cheap pearl card, which has proved to be perfect for colouring with promarkers it gives a gorgeous shimmer. That has been matted onto mirror card and then matted on to some of Craftyann's lovely backing paper. A very quick thinking of you card.

Cupcake Tree

I love, love, love this stamp. Its one of Lil Claires stamps, I love the little cat is it after cake or birds? the backing paper is from Craftyanns digi shop. Really cute

To Welcome Baby Sky

Joanna Sheen to the rescue again, this is from the Baby Love cd. The backing paper and topper are from the cd. The topper is mounted onto gold mirrorboard edged with broderie englaise with pale pink chiffon ribbon bows. Sweetly pretty

New Grandparents

This is a card for Ian's friend and his wife who became the proud Grandparents of Baby Sky on Thursday. On the Butterfly it says Congratulations on your Membership of the Nana and Grumpy Club. Yes it really does say Grumpy! The butterfly, backing paper and topper are all from Precious Petals from the Joanna Sheen stable.
A quick card from Debbi Moore's Fairyland cd. The backing paper and the topper are from the cd and the ribbon is from a Docraft Goody Bag. I did add some glitter just to give a bit of interest. This card may well end up going to South Africa or I may just keep it lol! Think I can send this one to Cd Sunday

Challenge Cheater

Time has been in very short supply lately so I have made a card for my 'im indoors' and entered it for 2 Challenges. Craftyann's Challenge and Rainbow Lady's. All the elements are from Debbi Moore's lovely new cd. I have mounted it on to an 8"x8" pearlescent card and matted on gold mirriecard.
I hope you like this effort. Perhaps by next week I shall be back in some sort of order and not flying by the seat of my pants. I have had to play 'catch up' today and I have made 4 cards today, some of which I shall post later.

Friday, 11 February 2011

So Excited

The last 2 cards have been entered on Craftyann's Challenge Blog and I have been lucky enough to have been in the top 3 with both of them. I have just chosen my freebie digi stamps from Craftyann's shop, which has been quite a hard job. So fellow bloggers you can look forward to seeing more of Ann's wonderful digi's coming to this blog soon.

Thank You Ann, I am really thrilled to skinny bits