Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Purry Christmas

I've done a lot of shopping recently (slapped wrists!) and this stamp is one I got at Ally Pally.
I love cats so this was quite apt, it's by Lili of the Valley.
I used a Kraft card from CWC and added some papers from my stash which I overstamped with a "tree stamp" in a co-ordinating colour.

The image was coloured with copics and glittered and I added some pine fronds from a Martha Stewart punch.

The frame is a sizzix die which I got from Cardinal Colours at the October crop.
Can't believe how well I am progressing with Christmas cards this year.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Afternoon Tea

These are the cards I made during Lynn's card class at Cardinal Colours Autumn crop.
You can see the originals here.

Thanks Lynn - it was a fun class & I love the results.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Owl and The Pussycat

These are the cards I designed and taught at the Cardinal Colours Autum crop.
 My Minds Eye – Miss Caroline, Howdy Doody 6x6" paper.

Woodware stamps - owl set and fat cat, plus various punches and dies were used and
accented with pearls. diamante and googly eyes.
All cards are 6x6" square from Craftwork Cards - available from Cardinal Colours.


Thanks for looking

 Here are some of the completed class cards.

Michelle with her completed set.






Monday, 22 October 2012

One of a Kind - Cardinal Colours Autumn Crop

This is the page I created for my class at this weekends Cardinal Colours crop.
The papers are My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell collection.
I took the Bright Blossom paper and gutted 2” from outside edge. I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch-around-the-page to create a border around a sheet of Cream Puff Bazzill and fixed to the dotty side of Bright Blossom. Everyday Variety was cut to 9” square, distressed and inked then fixed in centre.   I cut the Smile paper to
7” x 8 ½ “ keeping the pattern in the bottom left hand corner, distressed and inked the edges and created a tear.  I trimmed around the inside of the patterned area to create a “pocket” for my photograph to slide under on mat 6 ½ x 4 ½ from the Bright Blossom. A few blooms from the reverse of this paper  were cut out and inserted behind the tear, I used 3d foam for height too. DMC thread was used to “stitch” across the tear.

3 medium & 2 small retro daisies were punched and inked, I added detail with a Micron pen. The edges were curled and placed onto the page and decorated with punched centres and fronds. Crystals were placed in the small flower centres and also those on the page.

I punched 2 large butterflies, layered with black shadows and placed them on the page.
I used left over paper and cut elongated triangles, rolled up and glued, to become the bodies. Smaller butterflies were punched and layered as before with a dot of gold stickles in the centres for bodies this time. A Micron pen was used to create antennae.

I chose words from the matching sticker sheet and mounted them onto left over paper.
The yellow edge was outlined and they were added with 3d foam.

Thanks for looking and if you came to the crop, I hope you had a lovely time :)

 This is a gallery of completed pages, thanks ladies for sharing...
and a few photos taken in class.

and the lovely Lynn







Monday, 15 October 2012

Bingo! - October Card Challenge at Scrapology

It's that time of the month again and we have a lovely new card challenge at Scrapology.
Our lovely sponsor Shabana from Mei Flower has offered a £10 voucher for her online store
The challenge is a bingo card which we are using with permission from Merly Impressions
I chose the top line, layers/lace/pearls and here is my card.
The base card is a 6x6 from CWC which I have punched with a new Martha Stewart punch - LACE edge.
I stamped several flowers with a new stamp set from Heartfelt Creations called posy patch flowers.
They were stamped onto some patterned paper from my stash then cut and shaped, the layered onto a punched circle.
I created lots of layers with patterned paper, cardstock which I embossed with a folder, and leaves from a Marianne die set - LAYERS.

I stamped and cut further smaller flowers and added them to the lace strip, with PEARLS at their centres.

This is the bingo grid, you choose any three in a row, up, down or diagonal.
Check out the challenge on the Scrapology blog and get your "eyes down" to win a fab prize.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Early Birthday Celebrations

I wont be able to join my crafty friends for our monthly crop next month so they surprised me on Saturday...
I had a lovely selection of cards and some flowers in a vase...
A raspberry ripple chocolate cake made by Lynn...

Lovely gifts including frames, a book, a painted wooden cat ornament (peeking out from the card photo above) and beautiful crystal cat keyring, a book called "sod calm and get mad" which I'm sure I will enjoy.
Lynn got me a cake-pop maker as below with some accessories...

So I had to try it out...

Not sure if it's a pass or fail?

The candi melt (Wiltons) didn't get as liquid as I expected so I ended up "pasting" it on for a rough textured finish.

I used the polystyrene from the box to stand them in.
Not tried them yet as left them to set - will update later :)
Thanks to Lynn, Anita, Tina and Liz for making it a lovely day and to those unable to come, Sue & Chris for my lovely presents.

Friday, 5 October 2012


Loving the rainbow theme, I made another page.

The base is Prima - Sparking Spring.
The fruit has been cut using the Cricut Preserves cartridge.

I added some glossy accents as hightlights and also some brown fabric paint to the strawberries for pips.

The grapes were quite fiddly!

The photos here don't really capture the vibrancy of the colours :(

My inspiration came from this photograph I found on Pinterest:

Why not hop over to Scrapology to see the challege?


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Chistmas cards - best get started!

I managed to twist Lynn's arm (although not much twisting was required!) to come to Alexandra Palace with me recently.
We had a lovely day and saw some beautiful things, some of which were the Lili of the Valley stamps.
This penguin one caught my eye and here are my first couple of cards using it.
A 6x6" card with papers from my box. I used a new Marianne die to cut the doily behind
and added a ribbon and knot.
The image is coloured with Copics and glittered.
A 6x6" CWC scalloped edge card with paper from one of their Christmas kit.
The ribbon/bow are seam binding from Stampin' Up.
I added white candi around the edge.
Again coloured with copics and glittered.
Such a fun image, will be making some more :)