Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Tilda card

Well I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. We're not New Year party people but always tune in to Jools' Hootenanny and raise a glass of fizzy stuff.

I thought I'd post another 'old' card and it's the first one I tried in this style after being inspired by the wonderful cards of Jacque Beddingfield whose blog I've been reading for over 12 months now. She really is a very talented lady and showcases some fabulous makes so if you haven't already seen her blog please check it out here  http://jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com/

So here's my effort which I was quite pleased with until I realised that I'd used a sitting Tilda image. Maybe I should draw some lines in or something. Ah well, we learn by our mistakes!

Design Papers - Free with Cardmaking & Papercraft Mag (My Mind's Eye perhaps)
White & silver mirri card  from stash.  Image coloured with Promarkers
Flourishes cut using Marianne Creatables die. K&Co Butterfly and Star toppers
Paper flowers from Hobbycraft.  Rose leaves from Joanna Sheen
Heart Pin from Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Tools used:  Nestabilities Scalloped and Plain Ovals
                    Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Double Loops.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Here they both are having a hard day!

PHOEBE, our miniature wire-haired dachshund. Sadly, about two years ago at the age of five, she went blind, almost overnight, due to SARD (sudden attack retinal detachment). However, she copes very well and has a good life as you can see.

MR GRIMSHAW, our lovely old gentleman from the cat rescue centre. He has owned us for eleven years and was around five when we got him.

From a while ago and I can't remember what the DPs were. MUM letters cut using the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet. The silver circles were cut using a Marianne Creatables die and the Butterfly is a XCut Punch. Ribbon, flower and peel-off from stash.


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A Lovely Surprise

I recently received a phone call from my local Lakeland store to say that I'd won a hamper in their prize draw. How lovely and all because I filled in a catalogue request form.  So here's my prize..

How lucky is that just before Christmas. We'll enjoy cracking it open when family come visiting.

So here's a couple more cards - both made a while ago

This was made following instructions in one of the card magazines and used Kate Knight's Wild Blossoms DP by Dovecraft and a matching brad for the envelope. Card for base and matting from stash.

DPs from K&Co - Daisy by Tim Coffey
Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch
Tilda with Watering Can, coloured with Promarkers
Flowers punched from DP using Nellie Snellie Floral Punch & Emboss set and Robins Nest Dew Drops for flower centres.
CUTE letters from a scrapbook set bought from Poundland. Card base and ribbon scrap from stash.


Sunday, 19 December 2010

SNOW !!!

I know I said this was a card making blog but can't resist sharing these lovely snowy photos of our garden - even the brook is frozen!

It certainly looks very pretty but that's me talking from the comfort of indoors.  DH is the photographer of the family who decided to go out and brave the elements.

Dipping a toe into Blog Land

So this is Blog Land and here I am 'bravely' making my first post. After months and months of reading many wonderful blogs from some very talented cardmakers and crafters I have finally taken the plunge and decided to join in.  I certainly never thought that I would be blogging but I'd like to enter some card challenges and it seems easier to do this if you have a blog. I've always been a crafter but have had to give up on most crafts due to arthritic hands. I was pleased to discover card making a couple of years ago and although I'm slow, I'm happy!  Not sure how often I'll be posting - it won't be daily but hopefully at least once a week - luckily I've got some of my past creations photographed and ready to share although not all at once. I wouldn't want to scare you off before I've even started. Here's a couple of photos to begin with then.

The design papers are Henbury Lane Collection from Papermania, as is the lush felt butterfly. Craftworks card candy in lilac, ribbon and base/mirri card from stash. Square cut using Nestabilities Lacey Squares.

Design Papers and topper from K&Company, base and mirri card from stash.
Martha Stewart punches - Deep Edger Infinite Loops & Scroll Lace Corner Punch
Sentiment cut using Nestabilities Labels 8 - Numbers cut using Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet.

That's my first post then folks, hope you made it to the end in one piece and will look in again soon.