Sunday, 1 August 2010

Challenges this month on Crafter's corner

Challenges on crafter's corner last month

Been a busy month for my card making which I'm happy about as finally my head is clearing and I'm starting to see crafting ideas again.

I decided to enter a few challenges in the forum i use and i use it a lot as its a great friendly site and so many friends in it

No cards or atcs or scrapbooks was to be used so got me thinking
finally i decided on an old clip for my hair and an booklet with a magnet strip on it

above is the hairclip

above is the fridge magnet

Finally as the recipe challenge where we was told what to use and think outside the box

pink was the theme
flower in the form or picture or embellishment
no more than 4 brads
no more than 3 peel off's
and a punch be it corner,edge or shape
and a ribbon

and this is what i came up with

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Card for Nick

8 year anniversary card

Made this card for nick as its our 8 year anniversary on Monday

Its a simple image from my library matted and layered onto paper-mania Jessie Edwards range
and added a peel off and on the corner a little blue bird flew onto the card so i thought it can stay there.

This isn't clover as she's always alseep

have a great weekend xxxxxx

Friday, 30 July 2010

Card for belated Birthday

A Friend of the blogging world and who i class as a friend is celebrating her birthday this week and she didn't tell me :(

so made a quick card to say happy Birthday x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Football card

Football Card

Starting to feel the ideas come back now. as i haven't really got many cards to make for people at the moment i offered to help a friend out on a forum i'm on with some cards for the charity she helps out with.
This is the 2nd one so far its from the new do-crafts range of new stamps called football mad by J Byars.
I was a little daunted as im not used to using stamps of this nature so i used a basic cards stock to stamp on to with a Archival ink ( coffee) and heat set it didn't think it needed heat embossing with clear powder.
i kept the papers clean line with some stamping up card in a brown and green and a darker green card stock matted and layered
Used some ribbon from some old chocolates added some glitterations dots as they make it look at bit more special
and lastly used the sentiment stamp sent with love

Thanks for taking the time to look x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Have fun ( new card with use of pro markers)

Have Fun

this is the 1st card i have made using my pro markers
as you can see i have been trying to experiment I'm hoping i did the stamp justice

The stamp was from pink gems designs
the sentiment was from do-crafts nostalgia era set
the card stock is paper mania new range
punch was the bargain Martha Stewart which is very pretty
added some gems on the corners of the sentiments and also the crown and her bow
The balloon was cut out separate and i added some silver cord on as the tie
also used glitter glue on the wings to add some bling

pro-markers colours used
blush - skin tone
lilac for the bow and the present and socks
baby pink for the dress
blender pen to add lighter colour
and metallic silver for the shoes

I'm pretty happy with my 1st attempt

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Janets Blog candy

The lovely janet is offering blog candy on her site and i have to admit its a very generous offer and the stamps look lush

clicky above to get in on the draw x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

atc pop up

ATC pop up

Decided to be different yesterday again with my atc swaps, and make an atc pop up which wasn't that hard once i got the size right etc

The above is the front of it

above is the pop up opened

and a pic of the butterfly x

hope that u like it x

Monday, 5 July 2010

Atc for June Part 2

Part 2 atcs

Theme was buttons and Brads
i admit the stamp was an image that i caught from the net and colured with pens and layered all the hammer paintbrush,saw and screwdriver
added some buttons and some brads

image was a psp tube and layered up so it stood out more
the theme was transport

also for the transport theme was my farmers market

atcs for june part 1

Atcs for June

owl atc

black and white image with some silver peel offs and some shiney black paper as the backing paper

Orange Butterfly

England penny slider card

In this case was a 5p slider card but i like this. Images was from the net and the football was a image made smaller and punched out after was heat embossed



This was the 2nd scrapbook page i did

The papers was from do crafts co-ordinations
the little tags was peel offs which i cut around and added a little Teddie and a swirl and some ribbon
The Isabelle was cut using my cuttle bug
the image of the teddy bear was a digital scrap
peel offs was used again down the side of the image so i could add the date when Isabelle was borne
used a little circle sentiment from the PC and made it smaller to punch out and added a little brad which said" sweetie"
finally a cuttle bug embossing folder which was the baby image but only wanted the wording

I really enjoyed making these and i think more will be added soon x

Pond Life

Pond Life

This is the 1st scrapbook page i have managed to do, This was thanks to Margret and her great tutorial on Cr afters Corner, its one forum i am forever on there and we are all such a great online team they are like extended family.

The 12x12 papers was from do crafts co-ordinations and also stamping up
the green paper was do crafts range
matted and layered onto the same base paper
the butterflies was from a digital scrap kit which i made smaller and layered them a few times
and lastly the journaling was from a digital scrap kit as well which i added the words on and the printed out a few times

I wanted to keep it simple for my 1st one and i found it a challenge but fun

Sunday, 4 July 2010

pro markers or copics Help!!!!!

can someone help me
i am looking at getting some new pens and wondering if the pro markers are better than the copics etc
and also the best place to get them?

any advice would be a great help x

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Blog candy at Artistic stamper

Artistic stamper is giving away blog candy
ive just entered and i think u should to xxxx

Monday, 14 June 2010

Fathers Day Card

Fathers day card
Tree for all seasons

This is from the stamps from Judith

you get a basic tree and you can add anything to the bottom that you wish to, in this case i added the bowl with some floats and hooks on
the little stamps come from Judith as well but the fishing rod was see D's and the stars was as well

the fathers day stamp was from Inca stamps

ribbon was stamping up
and the papers was do crafts coordinations

I really love this card

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Nephew Birthday

Nephew Card

This was an order from a neighbour who wanted something for her 11 year old nephew

The image is from Cuddly buddy which was decoupaged a few times to make the image stand out
the card stock is crafters companion
paper was do crafts its a man's thing
printed sentiment
and a button from craft time

new cards for Order

these are for an order for a neighbour who wanted blues

after some begging for sheets these are what i came up with and they are happy with them x

Thursday, 27 May 2010



This is another card i have made

i had this paper from the goodybag which i got on saturday, as much as the stamp is not for me the rest is. This paper has little bits of glitter on it and soon as i saw the paper i had to make this card

its from one sheet the butterflies was cut out and i used the pinflair glue to make the stand out
added a cuttlebug die " so kind" and added a gem

I hope the person likes it

New Camera

New camera

On a whim i brought a new camera as my old digital crappy thing was dying, i couldn't zoom or it wouldn't take pictures all the time so i brought a new one.
Not really had time to play but took these in the garden yesterday and the sun was out and got some good photos.

Chloe in the bush looking for the bird's nest ( still hasn't got it thank god)

the clematis

pass on this flower lol

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

new card

summer days

Made a card today with the new stamp i brought and the cosmic shimmers as well so been having a play about

the stamp was from hobby art
the other stamp is from stamping up
the butterfly punch the xcut range
gems from doctafts
and the cosmic shimmer used was pastel lemon,pastel lime and orange sunrise

the papers was old cardstock and the ribbon was from the market in birmingham at 5p a mtr

Monday, 17 May 2010

how to be a ninja

been some laughing and joking recently in a few groups i am in so today i have decided to do it

thats the link of how to do one

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Wales and things

After putting off the visit to wales due to my ill health and the fact of emptying the caravan would mean getting rid of some more of Nicks moms things, wasn't that easy to face.

we decided to go yesterday and empty the caravan, we got there at 1030am the weather was lovely with temperatures hitting 17°C which was lush, if the caravan was up to it, i wouldn't have come home but the caravan was infested with mice and as much i will be sad to see the old caravan gone i will be so glad when we get a new one

the above link is the one we are thinking at going for, as much as its allot of money, for 25 + years of rest and relaxation all in a 2 1/2 hour drive makes it worth it, and my family can use it so an added get away

So apologies i didn't get back to people yesterday

Friday, 14 May 2010

New Hair

With me feeling low lately i decided to go get my hair trimmed but they offered me free red streaks so i said yes and had a few in my fringe but they moved it to the other side for a change so i need to train it now

so here it its i look a tad pale still but im hoping i will be better soon

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sweet 16 Card

Sweet 16 card

One of my friends daughters is 16 soon, and me being off work. I decided to try a sweet 16 card. The images was from a set i brought a while back and all the images are lush I'm hoping i have done them justice. I used the stamping up paper stash Lisa sent me and i got them today and added a few little gems on the pink flower paper to add some sparkle. The image was then layered a few times and i added some shimmering glitter to the headband so you can still see the pink on it, added some gloss onto the lips and eyes and the bottle of pop and the bags :) For the sentiment i printed it out and matted and layered onto the same paper and the mirror board and found some embellishments from lake land which fit perfectly with the theme. Lastly i used my bug and cut the 16 out which i added at the top right , now just has to dry then i can send it out. Thanks for taking the time to look x

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

last of my 121 swaps

last of my 121 swaps for now

finally i have finished all my 121 swaps and the last one is drying, I'm hoping when my flutter-fly goes to USA that it will remain raised up
Been a weird week as been ill with my ibs, had a few very down parts and a few hours when the cramps are easing so been able to sit here craft with a water bottle on my tummy, sounds strange but it helps, The tablets are helping me as well now I'm playing the waiting game with work for the results i so need, to put this to an end and get back to my job.

the above is a white butterfly, i had problems thinking about this one so i got the x cut punch out did a few layers added with some beads and it sort of come together.

the orential one was made smaller with MCS and some peel offs and then a bookmark fan on some acitate.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

121 atc swaps for Marianne

121 swaps with Marianne on the atc 4 all group

Below is one of the swaps i have agreed to do with Marianne its my versions
This was a challenge as i knew what i wanted to do but the colours i couldnt find the image, after looking most of the morning i found this in my files and knew straight away that i loved it and had to use it.

the above atc is called friends, the image was a lady in a field of flowers with a little butterfly on so i made it smaller and layered it up. used some pink and black card stock and a pink ribbon with some silver gems on and a do crafts silver peel off flower . the acetate wrap was made and so that i could put the swirl accent on and the flower and added a few more gems. Marianne wanted this as a surprise i really hope she will love it as much as i do.

the next one is the oriental which the image was screaming out to be used so i got some nice card stock and layered it up added some peel offs and gems and some glaze and then set to work on the wrap, this was folded over and i used an eyelet to close it up with a coin ( from my candle don't tell nick lol) added a gold peel off of a building added some glaze and some gems.

The last one was an animal the cat is trying to rest but the pesky mice are playing on the tail and using it as a slide lol
added some paws background paper and a peel off ball of string and some paws peel offs and theacetatee wrap was used to have the peel off sentiment which says"I'm just resting my eyes" which i foundamazingg and adefoo for thisatcc

I really hope she will like these

if anyone would like these images just pm me and i will get them sent over x

Raks atcs

Raks for Sarah and Yvonne in atc's 4 all group

The above atc is for Sarah, as i would hate to see her left out when cammy gets the card and the keyring so i added this little hello in as well, The image is one from my ever growing library.
i added some glitter from hobby art the really fine stuff.
layered it up a few times and used a simple hello stamp from stamping up and a simple little brad from paper mania

The atc above is for Yvonne who passed her exams, the image was from the PC but I'm sure its a penny black stamp which as soon as i an source it i will buy it i think :)
matted and layered onto some gloss black card stock and some red and added a shrink plastic greeting and glazed it

Monday, 10 May 2010

Batman keyring

Batman Keyring

As you can see been busy alot of the daymade this simple keyring to go with the batman card.

Used an old keyclip and a ring added some gold chain and some shrink plastic images which went with the card.
The images was printed straight onto shrink plastic and it dried really quick i hope the images stay on there for a while.

Batman! for sarahs Child


I remembered while looking through all my emails that i owed Sarah's Child i think his names Cammy a batman card ( been so useless lately)
so i set to work and designed an easel card and some batman themed images as i know he likes it.

I kept the colour scheme clean with black card and yellow card stock ( we wont go into backing white card onto black paper when i had card stock in black ( dippy moi )

I tripled embossed the bat on the front of the card but i so need some new clear embossing powder as mine has flecks of silver in :( used some 3d foam pads to layer it so it looks more stand out. added a batman title to it and covered it in glaze, had to open a new one as i misplaced my old stock and I'm fuming as i cant find it!!!!

Added an batman and joker image on the back so it looked completed. All i need to do now is let it dry and try get my shrink plastic through my printer as its not erm printable shrink plastic lol ( thats for the keyring im going to try make)

least I'm thinking more positive now my ibs is still bad and I'm still stressed but thanks to the call from Kelly last night and Sue on msn they are helping me through it.

hope you like it x

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Recycled Atcs

Recycled Challenge

Lipton berry Tea

Green tree

Truti Fruity Chew bar

The challenge was to use as much as you can with recycled stuff.
So there was i hunting high and and low in the recycling box and i found a old sweet carton wrapper, and some Lipton tea i was about to throw away.

1. the Lipton tea i cut the box up and got the teabag unpicked so it made a pillow. and placed it on a atc made out of a rice box. trust me all you can smell is the berries but shame the tea tastes of nothing but water!

2. the Green gingham bush was an old card which i took the gingham and matted it onto a card atc which was made from the rice package again and i used the bush which i printed out last year which looks kinda cute, added some diamond glaze and a gem and lastly a dragon fly plastic charm

3. The sweet one was cut and matted all onto it and stuck on, I'm not that happy with it so i could make the change in the next few days if i find something suitable.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my blog x

121 swaps aminals

Animals atcs

The stamps used are Hero Arts the elephant collection, which i stamped out on some different card stock and layered it up and added the little mouse called titch

I still think i needs something more what do u think?

This image was found in my library of images and i had to print it out so i did.
layered it onto some black and a slightly orange card stock and added diamond glaze to make the Dalmatians spots stand out.

Dont bug me Challenge Atc

Don't Bug Me Challenge

Above is the front of the easel Atc

Above is the back of the atc easel

The challenge was don't bug me, so after discussing in length that spiders aren't a bug i was not to sure about bee's but thought what the hell and found my pc crafter images out.i found the pc crafters images and thought Wow these will be suitable

I made a atc template out which was 10.5 inches by 2.5 inches and scored it 3 times for the atc size
I scored itand made it so it opens like an easel shaped like in January 2010 when i first started to make them,
I printed out some honeycomb's background paper from the pc crafter images and matted it onto some orange card stock
I cut the " don't bug me " onto some hard card stock and layered it up a few times so it gave the stop for the easel slipping off.
Then layered the bees house on to the atc and added a few bee's which i admit i added a few more on, lastly i added some bumble bear images on the back so it didn't look bear.

I added diamond glaze some stickles clear glitter glue and some gems onto the atc to add dimension