Thursday, 5 March 2015

Exciting News..................

Exciting News !!!

I can't tell you how delighted I am to announce my joining the Design Team at Merly Impressions an inspirational blog with an exceptionally talented team.

I really love all the beautiful Kaisercraft papers and products and am excited to be able to play with new collections, beyond the page products and accessories they release.

This is my first layout using the fabulous Wanderlust collection, very appropriate considering my day job as a Corporate Travel Agent.


For full details please check out the Merly Blog here which has links to all of the wonderful goodies used and instructions on how it was made.

Thanks for taking a look - check back soon for the next release.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Happy Birthday Joshua

 This is the other card I made for Jennifer for her son.
It's an 8x8" base card with cardstock from Stamping up - can't remember the names? and a couple of pieces from my Basic Grey collection.

The image is digital called Mikey which I coloured with my Copics.

I added a few gun targets as this Josh wanted a BB gun for his present - I also felt the patterned paper resembled gunshot holes...........

The letters & numbers are also Basic Grey which I coated with glossy accents.
Card Candy was added to finish.

Hope you had a lovely birthday Josh!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

My Knight in Shining Armour

I made this one for my husbands birthday last week.
The card is 6x6" with papers by Bo Bunny, loving the colours these come in, from the Glitter pot.
We had been at Jill's 12 hour crop - Cardinal Colours - at Stone Cross and I borrowed Lynn's Kraftin Kimmie stamp. I bought the spider web from Jill, there are two layers here - silver and purple for contrast.

On the way down we did our usual tour of craft shops and I found this lovely Happy Birthday die at Crafts-u-love, Here you can see it coated with Glossy Accents.

A close up of the image which I coloured with my Copics.
I die cut the image and mounted with the reverse of the dotty paper then used liquid pearls around the edge.

He loved the card!


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Wedding Card for Maria and Paul

My colleague Jennifer requested a couple of cards recently - this is the first, a wedding card for her friends.

I used an 8x8" card blank covered in cream bazzill and layered with navy blue.
A large Martha Stewart PATP was used in the centre layered with blue and more cream and their names cut from a Sizzix alphabet. 

The flowers are again from a Heartfelt Creations die and the centres are a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  Memory box and Penny Black dies were used for the foliage.

A real ribbon bow in navy was topped with a cream Creative Expression die cut one which I added some decorative pins to and a diamante.

Glittery stickles finished the card.

Congratulations to the happy couple.


Friday, 27 February 2015

50th Wedding Anniversary

The lovely Samantha asked me to make a golden wedding card for her parents and sent me some photos to include.

It's an 8x8" card base with cream bazzill and gold mirri board layered and edged with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set.
The letters and numbers are die cut

The flowers are from a Heartfelt creations die which I have shaped and layered. The centre is from a different die and I added pearls to the middles.
Lots of die cut fronds and punched leaves were added too.

I dotted some tiny gems around and added some lovely glittery stickles to finish the card.

Happy Anniversary Rita and husband!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Always smile at a Crocodile

This is a layout I made a year ago that I wasn't really happy with but found again recently in a box decided it wasn't as bad as I'd originally thought.

It uses a paper kit Lynn got me from Papermaze containing lots of lovely papers.

I cut the chevron paper to signify Crocodile teeth.
The letters were from my collection and I coated them with Stickles and outlined in black.

Robert and I had been "keepers for the day" at Crocodiles of the World in Oxfordshire - a fabulous day out! We were lucky enough to handle the baby Crocs, weighing and measuring them, hence the tape ribbon I used on the layout.

I really didn't want to put them down!

I punched the bottom of a tag and added some string for my journalling.

And some text paper too.

It's good to put them to one side when you're not sure because you may be pleasantly surprised when found again!

As it's Friday, thought I would share this too -

Thanks for taking a look.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Hollie 21

The last one for Dilek is for her friend Hollie who was celebrating her 21st birthday.

I chose Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair for this card which is the same size as before.
With papers from my collection and a seam binding edge along two sides, I added numbers cut from templates which I edged with a fineliner in brown and a white gel marker.

The image was coloured with my Copics then cut out and added by the number 1.

I punched some flowers and leaves and added them to the 2 along with a stamped message.

The letters are Basic Grey stickers which have been glittered with Stickles.

Lastly some gems for added sparkle.

Hollie makes amazing cakes - check out her facebook page.