Wednesday 30 December 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year.
See you back here again next year for more blogging!!

Thursday 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas whatever you're doing. Have a wonderful time and I hope you like this stitched card I've made today.

Friday 18 December 2009

Christmas Anya

I've used this image a lot for Christmas cards but have tended to use blues and purples to colour it so I decided to go back to traditional red and green for this card. The background is scrapbook paper (I also had the same design in grey and purple!) and I used a circle punch with Bazzill card for the peel off greeting.

Sunday 13 December 2009

The Christmas Choir

This is a Stamps Away design that I thought was really cute - love those faces! I've just coloured it and just some Bazzill card and patterned paper behind. The greeting is a peel off.

Friday 4 December 2009

Autumn Tag

This is a tag made for a mingle on one of the groups I belong to. The background paper is from a magazine paper pack and the image is from the Greetings Farm. The quote is printed from the computer and I added some fancy brown yarn to finish it off.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Another Christmas ATC

This is another ATC made from a free magazine stamp - I thought it was a really cute image and a perfect size for an ATC!

Monday 30 November 2009

Lola Christmas Card

Another Christmas card - this stamp is called Lola With Present and it a really cute one. It's finished with silver and snow backing papers, some corner peel offs and then two punched circles with peel off words.

Thursday 26 November 2009

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

This is another Visible Image stamp and one of my favourites from their range. I've just put some backing papers behind it and some nail heads at the corners of the image.

Christmas Robin

This is one of the Christmas card designs I've made this year. The robin stamp is from Visible Image and he fits perfectly inside the circular scalloped Nestability with a red layer behind the image. The background paper has metallic red holly berries which don't show up on the scan but look much better 'in the real'.

Friday 20 November 2009

Christmas ATCs

These are four ATCs that I've made recently for Christmas swaps. I think the poinsettia was a cover mounted stamp from Craft Stamper last year. The stamp of the three birds on a branch is from another free set of stamps from this Christmas and the last one is a Smirk stamp

Winter Mimi

This is a card made with the Winter Mimi stamp from Pink Gem designs with some blue spotted background paper and a Cuttlebugged panel behind the stamped image. I finished it with some silver line peel offs and some punched silver snowflakes.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Positive and Negative

These are two ATCs made for a Christmas Tree swap - they had to include peel off stickers. I used the positive peel off on one and the bits left over on the other. The top and bottom borders were done with a Fiskars Border Punch and finished with gold dot peel offs.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Skating Friends

This card has been made for the lucky card dip at the stamp club I belong to. The stamp is a Rachelle Anne Miller design, the paper is DCWV and I've finished it with a scalloped border and some peel offs.

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Winter Wishes

This is a swap card made for one of the Yahoo groups I belong to - each month a member chooses a theme or technique and this month it was my turn. My choice was winter.

The stamp is from Whiff of Joy, coloured with Promarkers and then with some Stickles added. I've backed the image with pale blue card and the paper is from an old DCWV pad. Finally I added a white peel off on the blue punched circle.

Sunday 1 November 2009

Character ATCs - Part 2

These two cute characters are from Basic Grey as is the backing paper which has tiny versions of them printed on it. They were just too lovely to resist when I spotted them on ebay .....!!

Character ATCs - Part 1

I love these Oriental characters and thought this backing card went well with the images and also the words. The characters are from Woodware and the words from a plate from Katy's Corner. The card is from a pack of Kanban seconds I bought at the last G Mex craft fair.

Sunday 25 October 2009

Christmas Mini ATCs

These are four of the six mini ATCs that I've made today for a swap - each one is 1.5 by 2.5 inches and they are double sided with some gold thread in between the front and back so they can be hung up. They're made using scraps of backing paper, Crafty Individuals images and some word stamps.

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Card

This is a card I've made to celebrate the ruby wedding anniversary of a couple of my parents' friends. It's done using the Bookatrix board with red Craftword Cards card, gold matt board and acetate. The sentiment was printed on the computer and the embellishment on the other side is a peel off with red stones in it.

Sunday 18 October 2009

Colour ATC Swap

These are two ATCs that I've made for a colour swap on one of the Yahoo groups I belong to. The image and word comes from a Penny Black sheet I bought recently. Colour is a bit of a new thing for me - it's a standing joke that most of my cards in the past have been done in shades of brown!

Sunday 11 October 2009

Stamp Camp Workshop

This is a pendant that I made today at a workshop by Mary Kay from Stamp Camp in Dallas (

We used a large metal washer as the base. We then used self adhesive label paper which we coloured with Judikins Mica Gloss using small dots of colour which was then brayered to spread the colour. We then overstamped with permanent black ink and then stuck this onto the washer.

Sunday 4 October 2009

Something a little bit different .....

This is a card made for an animal swap in a stitching cards group I belong to. The pattern is from the Stitching Cards site ( and was just too cute to resist!

Sunday 20 September 2009

Jigsaw Flowers

This card was made using an image from a Stamp Man plate, coloured with Promarkers and then overlayed with jigsaw pieces onto which I stamped and coloured the same image. The card was made for a challenge but I'm not sure it really fits the task set which was to make a card with an altered jigsaw piece on it.

Saturday 19 September 2009

Resist Challenge

This card was made for a resist mingle on one of the groups I belong to. The image is from Stamp Camp, stamped in Versamark and embossed in detail powder. I then rubbed Old Paper and Tattered Rose Distress inks. I then covered the image in kitchen towel and ironed over the top to remove the clear embossing and just leave the ink behind. It was layered up with some gold paper using my Nestabilities and then mounted onto fawn card and more gold paper. The corners were cut from the same image.

Penny Black Card

This is a card made with a Penny Black image, coloured with Promarkers and then scalloped with a Nestability and mounted onto scalloped pink card. The outside of the card was already cut (it's a Craftwork Cards blank) and I added pink nail head gems in each scallop.

Friday 11 September 2009

Another Cutie

And another cutie card! This one is on Kanban backing card with a little embellishment made from a Craftwork Cards birthday greeting and the smallest scalloped circle from my Nestabilities.

Cupcake Cutie

Another card made with one of the stamped images very kindly provided by my friend Sylvia. I've used my Cuttlebug Nestabilities for the scalloped circles and then some cupcake scrapbook paper in the background.

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Hedgehog ATCs

These ATCs were made for a monthly swap. The stamps are from Little Claire - three of the four images on the main stamp. They are finished with pink and brown card and brown punched flowers together with some scrapbook paper on the background.

Saturday 5 September 2009

Oriental ATC

This is an ATC made for a swap. The image is the cover stamp from this month's Craft Stamper, coloured in red Promarker with a gold gel pen. The backing is DCWV and it's finished with some little red and gold dot peel offs.

Monday 31 August 2009

Handbag Card Challenge

This is a card that I've made today for a handbag challenge swap. The base is made using the WS Design handbag template - I used white card covered in black paper. The pink panels were then cut to size from the original template and Cuttlebugged. The flower is a Sizzlit die and I added some Velcro under the flap and a black dot for the fastening.

Sunday 23 August 2009

Umbrella Girl

Very appropriate for the weather we have here at the moment!
This image is part of an amazing selection of stamped images from my friend Sylvia and I love it! It's coloured with Promarkers, layered onto card and then finished with a piece of ribbon top and bottom.

Saturday 22 August 2009

Time for Tea

Another Elzybells image with a sentiment from Stamps Away - made for a favourite technique swap.

Sunday 16 August 2009

Lilac Ladies

These are three ATCs made for a swap - I've uploaded two cards made using the lady sitting down before but I was experimenting with the other images too.

Sunday 9 August 2009

Iris Folding

This is something I haven't done for a while - a technique I really like and that looks quite effective. This card is for a swap - I decided to use black, white and silver and it's finished with a black peel off.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Alcohol Ink Card Swap

I made this card this afternoon for an alcohol ink swap. I coloured self adhesive foil with alcohol inks and then used an embossing folder in my Cuttlebug to add the pattern. It's finished with one of my favourite stamped images and some gold and black paper.

Saturday 1 August 2009

Lola with Bird

This card was made with the "Lola with Bird" stamp - coloured with Promarkers and with some spotted pink backing paper. I've finished it with pink peel off lines and dots around the image.

Friday 24 July 2009

Another New Little Claire Stamp

This is another one of the new designs from Little Claire stamps - coloured with Promarkers as before. The dotted circle is stamped - a Visible Image design and then I punched a circle of card and added a greeting.

Wednesday 22 July 2009

A Little Bit of Christmas .....

These are three ATCs that I made for a "Christmas in July" swap - all three are Elzybells images. I didn't think they needed much adding so have just put them on some card and added a greeting to the smaller image.

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Variation on a Theme

This is a coloured version of the black and white card I posted a couple of weeks back - it's coloured with Promarkers and then mounted onto some Anna Griffin paper with a little paper flower in the corner.

Sunday 12 July 2009

Pretty in Pink

These are two images from a new set of Personal Impressions stamps that I bought recently coloured with Promarkers and then made into ATCs.

Monday 6 July 2009


This is a minizine that I've made this past weekend for a swap - the little book is hand made and I've decorated it with papers, vintage images and some word tickets.

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Black and White Card

This is a swap card made for a black and white swap - the image is a stamped one and then it's layered on different backgrounds. The little flower is just two large black punched flowers with a smaller white flower overlayed.

Saturday 20 June 2009

ATC Swap

These are three ATCs that I've made for a monthly swap. The bottom two are made with Elzybells images - very cute stamps!

Monday 8 June 2009

New Little Claire Stamp

This is a card made with a new stamp from Little Claires - the stamp is called "Victoria". It's layered onto Bazzill card and coloured with Copic markers.

Saturday 6 June 2009

The Stamp Man Workshop

I've been to a workshop today given by Jill Tuck from The Stamp Man and made this gorgeous chipboard and acetate book. The book is a Woodware kit and we used images from one of Kay Carley's sheets of UMs. The backgrounds were sprayed and then the same inks used to colour in the flower images.

Monday 1 June 2009

Black and White Decoupage

These are two of the cards made from a sheet of black and white decoupage designs that I bought recently. There are silver outlines on the flowers so I've used some silver mirri-card as one of my mats - they don't show up too well in the photos.


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