Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
The stamp is from the 'Flippin' series of stamps.
I cut an aperture in the front of the card and then stamped the front and back of the image onto card. Coloured it with Promarkers and then suspended it in the middle using string.
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Let's hope the weather cheers up soon! Happy Crafting :-))
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
I hope life has been good to you all. We had a dreadful month or two in which my beautiful aunty Dot was very ill and unfortunately we lost her on 23rd July. She was a huge part of my life and it is still unbelievable that she is gone, but I am glad that she is no longer suffering and I know that she went knowing we all loved her hugely. We have a wonderful family.
I have spent many hours over the past few months riding my new horse Fever and getting to know her. She is absolutely super and such fun!So unfortunately card making has been pushed to Saturdays during the two weeks when hubby is at work and I can go and play with my mum for a few hours (well actually usually about 12hrs lol)
The flower stamp is one I have had for ages and is a Stamptivity stamp, coloured with Promarkers.
This card I made for our friend's wedding anniversary. My mum and dad bought me some distress inks for my birthday and this was the blue one. I also used my mum's Cricut to create the heart and the letters G & J.
So apologies for being missing so long and I promise to try and get some more cards uploaded soon. Take care and Happy Crafting!
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Fever has been lunged for the past two days as it is just too hot to tack up and ride. Yesterday she had a nice sponge bath to cool her off but today she is staying in her stable in the shade for a couple of hours. It will help to keep her figure a little more trim and hopefully save her from some of the fly bites that she is suffering :-(
We had a BBQ last night which was meant to be 'just us' but both eldest sons brought friends so it was a little more involved than I was thinking it would be lol. It's nice that they feel comfortable to bring their mates though without an invite.
Middle son is off to start a new job today. He leaves about 3pm to go and find his digs in Gainsborough and then tomorrow starts his new job as an Instrument Tech for EDF Energy. I am so nervous for him as he has been out of work since finishing his apprenticeship in August last year! Please pray that he finds his feet there and really enjoys it.
I have made a couple of pretty cards this week but I am not happy with the photos of them so I have ordered a light tent (Passionforcrafts recommended one) and will post them once I can get them to look nice.
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and taking good care of your skin too.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
I hope you like my new look blog? I have added a page to put all the candy offers on as my side bar was getting rather full. I hope this works and that people will still manage to find the offers on my blog. Please let me know what you think.
I have altered my background and even managed to create my own header! ooooh and I also added a counter at the bottom of the page! How clever am I??? lol
I have also managed to make some cards too and really enjoyed making some stepped cards that I saw on the DoCrafts website.
I used the It's a man's world stamps and Promarkers to create my little men.
I have quite a few more cards to post too but the h*******k is calling so watch this space...
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Did a very silly thing last week when I accidently ingested some horse wormer! All I can say is after a day in hospital on a drip I am now free of all parasites ever known to man...or at least I had better be lol Managed to get Slimmer of the week at SW after losing 6lbs this week! Bit of a fraud really but they insited I have it :-)
So having not been able to make cards for a few days I was eager to get back to it. Spent a nice day at my mum's on Saturday getting our weekly fix.
This is this weeks Slimmer of the week card which I have made for the SW box:
It is Daisy and Dandelion paper on a scallopped card. Then a pink ribbon vertically in the centre of the page. A piece of blue card and more paper layed with a blue ribbon horizontally across them. I then added a ribbon to the top. The image is taken from my crafting magazine and stuck to card with promarker around the edges. I am also intending to use this card in Claire's challenge on DoCrafts :)
I am also always short of men's cards so made this one:
Saturday, 17 April 2010
I really need to get to grips with my camera too so I can get some decent photos. They always come out pale and a bit disappointing. I have taken these on my phone.
The first card was made for a DC challenge. The card had to be purple and green, have spots, a sentiment, a ribbon and a Tilda stamp.
The second I have made for my eldest sons best friend. He recently got married.
The third is a blank card that I made to have in for those occasions when you suddenly need a card.
It is Willow coloured in orage shades and I added a big button, ribbon and some gold candy. The insert is blank with just two orange scrolls in the corners.
The fourth is using a Sarah kay stamp coloured with (yes you guessed it) Promarkers, a sentiment, candy, flower and brads to hold everything in place.
I really liked this candy pink paper with green and brown stripes. Again the card is blank so it can be used for most occasions.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
So here I am on Monday a 'lady of leisure' :)
How did I spend my first day as unemployed? Well I mucked my horse out, took hubby to the Drs with his tennis elbow, had lunch, emulsioned the hall and stairs, did the horse again and cooked a tea, made some soup for tomorrow too :)
How does it feel? Absolutely bloomin fantastic!
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
I started this card with no idea what I was going to do and ended up with this! I cut squares of paper (Olivine Essence Creative Tones) and then rounded the edges using a punch. They were then layered onto slightly larger pieces of a goldy/brown card and put on the card using sticky pads to add depth. Then i added a bow and some flowers and brads.
basic but I think quite effective.
Papercellar checks backing paper, three buttons, a Sarah Kay stamped image ' Rosalies bicycle' colured with promarkers and mounted on a gold card. A sentiment printed and tore out and then the edge marked with a Promarker. I cut away the edge of the card and put a strip of checked paper along it to show. Added a sticky ribbon the the top edge of the card.
I stamped a sentiment on card and tore it out. I then used the wide end of a Promarker to colour the torn edge and stuck the sentiment to the middle of the card.