Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fruit Scoop

I am as guilty as the next crafter for buying things and not using them, so, I decided to pick a kit/project and make it - all of it!

Here are some cards from a Fruit Scoop kit I got from Craftwork Cards - not sure how far back!

More to follow...............

Sunday, 19 October 2014

L is for Lables (& London) - Scrapology October Challenge.

This month we chose a beautiful layout by "Jules the Bling Princess" and this is my interpretation.

I chose papers from the Basic Gray - Up and Away - collection and added a little kraft card too.

The flowers are a mixture of mulberry paper ones which I had bought and some I punched.

The centres were coated with Glossy Accents or Glitter glue.

Gems and buttons were added to the finished page.

The letters are from the paper collection's alphabet which I have outlined in black pen.

Here is the lovely original and our sketch too.

The challenge in live until the 5th November so plenty of time to play along - click here for more details and some inspiration from our lovely DT.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Flying high.

This is a card I made for my brothers birthday in July.

The papers are Imaginisce from Crafts-u-love.

I cut an extra aircraft and decoupaged it. 

Whilst playing, I also made these variations.

And this one.....

It's hard to make cards for men - no pretty embellishments on them - but I think they work.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ampersand - September layout challenge at Scrapology

This month we chose a stunning layout by Robin Schaub who's blog can be found here.

I am back to my Elephants on Parade 2010 for photo's -

I had some kits left from a class I taught at a Cardinal Colour weekend so I used one for this page.
The papers are from My Minds Eye.

The Title is cut from a die alphabet in two colours to create a shadow and I added Chevrons to the Elephants number to highlight.

I added some punched details and flowers, plus some faux stitching.
I loved the detailing on this elephant which looks like metal washers all welded together.

A little plaque was created to sit at the top using more punches.

Please do pop over to the Scrapology Blog for more information - the challenge is open until the 5th October, so plenty of time.

Here is Robin's original layout and our sketch.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Game On Oliver!

This month the Scrapology Card Challenge is Anything Goes!
A nice easy one to ease you back into crafting after the summer holidays!

I had been asked to make a card for a colleague's son's birthday so I made this one -

The base card is an 8x8" black from CWC, papers are Bo Bunny from my stash.
The image is Mo Manning in Rubbah, called Game On! from Stamping Bella, which has been coloured with my Copics.

I used some bazzil to mat and layer and created a tag greeting.
The message is stamped but the name & age are rub-ons.

I added some Card Candi to finish.

Thank-you for taking a look - please take the time to say Hi, it's nice to know you are out there :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

80th Birthday..............

Whilst on the theme of numbered birthdays, I remembered this card I forgot to blog.
It was also made for Jennifer for her Uncle a while back.

It's A5 in size and uses papers and products I got from Alexandra Palace earlier this year.
The letters are cut from Grungeboard which I ran through an embossing folder which has clocks on it.
They were painted with green, blue and black acryllic paints then coated with antiquing cream.
When this dries you rub it back with a damp cloth to bring though the colours underneath - I was quite pleased with a first attempt.

I created a scroll for the message and glossed the words - die cut with a sizzlet.

Lots of cogs cut with a Tim Holtz die were added along with some brads.
I tied some cords though the hole in the eight.

It didn't go without injury either as I was cutting the legs of off one of the star brads and cut clean though my index finger - a deep v cut which I had to wear a plaster on for days as it kept bleeding!
The things we do eh?

Have you injured yourself whilst crafting?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


I am very lucky that my colleagues at work often commission me to make special cards for them, this is another that I made recently.

Jennifer asked me to make a "Sunflower" card for her Mum and this is it.

The card base is an 8x8" pearlised card from CWC with a deep edge punched cover, Martha Stewart, in white. 

The sunflowers were made using woodware punches which I layered and shaped, the centres are small gems with a generous dusting of Martha Stewart fine glitter.

I punched the base for the message and stamped the greeting, the letters are cut with a Sizzix Cherish alphabet which has been glossed.

The butterflies are two layers of a Martha Stewart & a Stampin Up punch which have been outlined in glitter.
I used the body of a Memory Box butterfly above.

I added lots of stems, fronds and swirls too and, of course, more glitter!