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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A birthday card for Kirsty x

Evening the devil are you?
Well, I haven't been very good at keeping my blog up-to-date, think I must have too much on my mind at the moment.  Busy filling out application forms and writing covering letters...oh what fun that is!  Never mind, me and a few hundred-thousand others too.

Anyway, enough of the self pity...tonights helping is another from Fizzy Moon, 'Thanks a Bunch'.  I must be honest and admit I have changed the design slightly since photographing it; I've since added '30' to the top right corner and some card candy to the opposite, bottom left corner.  I adapted it for my niece's 30th birthday which she will be celebrating happy birthday Kirsty, you're catching up :0)

So here it is....hope you like it?

Card recipe:
Plain card stock from Ann-Maria card (& templates)
Floral paper = Forever Friends, Pink Parfait
Butterfly stamp
Flowers from stash & self made paper roses
Self made decorative pins
Images coloured with water coloured pencils
Small amount of glitter, just for the finishing touch.
                                                    Please feel free to leave a comment, I love receiving them :0)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Just a quickie

Evening all, how are you all tonight?  I haven't made up any cards this weekend because I've been colouring in & playing nicely.  I must get my finger out and try to enter more blogs, as I now think I know how to do a link? (hopefully :0) )
Anyway, seeing as I haven't made any new cards this weekend I thought I'd show you a card that I made a while ago for a male's 21.  Please excuse the quality of the picture, but I took it on my phone...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Another Humphrey for your delight (I hope?)

Evening all, hope  you've had a good day? I have had better days...found out today I'm being made redundant, not good! So, if anyone would like to buy any cards or require a commission just let me know lol ;0)
Anyway, enough mopping...
Tonight's helping is another Humphrey stamp.  This one is quite plain and simple but I hope you like it?

A closer look..

This lovely little image is coloured using Promarkers and water colour pencils. The backing paper is by K&Co and the final finishing touches are a little netting, button brad & card candy from my stash.   I hope to enter this on CC challenge and competion blogs.  Please feel free to make a comment :0)
(PS can I thank all those who have joined my little, but growing, list of followers.  I do REALLY appreciate it...thank you x)

Monday, 6 June 2011

Another helping of Humphrey

Evening everyone..
Tonight's helping is another stamp from the house of Humphrey, from Crafters Companion. I think these stamps are so canny (cute/nice for my non Geordie speaking visitors) .  I've been experimenting and  have used water colour pencils & blended with Sansador.   I hope to enter them on CC challenge.
What do you think.....?

The little blossoms are made from parchment paper and also coloured using water colour pencils blended with Sansador.  I also used the small flower stamp that comes with the set to create the decorative edging.

Please feel free to leave a comment; I love to hear from you..:0)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Still Aliving & Kicking!

Morning folks, how ya all doing?
Yes I'm still alive & kicking, just not a very good blogger I guess (sorry!) Although in my defense I have been quiet busy.  Been trying to ensure all my jobs are completed at work before I'm made redundant (I think I'm on the hit list so to speak :( )
Well today's helping is my attempts at the new Humphrey stamps from Crafters' Companion.  These stamps are sooo cute & a joy to colour.  I'm hoping to enter their challenge, if I can do the linky thing correctly (thank you to all those who have left instructions, unfortunately I'm still doing something wrong....but what????) I'll keep trying & with a bit a luck will get there in the end.
Anyway, back to the pics.  These little darlings were coloured using my trusty Promarkers (although I have been experimenting with watercolour pencils, so stay tuned :0) ).

Card Recipe:
                  6x6 white card stock
                  Polka dot paper, Pink Parfait (Forever Friends)
                  Pearl pink card from Kanban
                  Flowery sentiment from Card Candy
                  Ribbon from Boyes
                  Paper roses & blossoms hand made by me
                  Crystals from my stash

Hope you like my efforts?  Please leave a comment & make my day

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Another Fizzy Moon

Hi All, hope you are all well?
Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've been really busy but also trying to fathom out how to do a 'direct link', I know I'm a bit dense when it comes to this blogging job! (so if anyone can tell me how, please let me know) I'd like to be able to join in some challenges but keep linking my full blog, then guess who gets disqualified :0(  Anyway, enough of the twisting...tonights helping is another from Fizzy Moon. I really hope you like it?
CS is from Kanban. Image is stamped with Promarkers.  Flowers are from my stash

Monday, 23 May 2011

Baby book

Evening all. I hope you are all surviving the exceptionally windy weather? Tonights helping is a baby book that I did a while ago. I'm sorry about the quality of the photograph but the lighting was not too good.   Anyway, I hope you like it and please feel free to leave a comment...

Friday, 20 May 2011

Morning Peeps

Morning all, I hope you are as good as the weather? (it's beautiful here).  I can't believe it's nearly one week since I posted :( note to self: get finger out! I must do better.  Just wish I could get this posting link thingie right, never mind I'll keep trying.  Any way only one pic for the moment.  This is a Kenny K digi stamp that I coloured some time ago.  I used my trusty Promarkers, CS from Kan Ban & Annmaria pearl card for the main body.  The roses were hand coloured and hand made by me too.   Hope you like?  Now must dash, off to make some cakes....stay tuned for more info :0)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Recovery Sunday!

No, I haven't been out on the pop...I've been dog sitting two very lively Labradors for two days, so today I'm just chilling and playing. 
I've just uploaded some photographs to my pc of cards which I made with stamps from Papercuts so please take a peek and leave a comment, as I'd love to hear from you and it makes my day to know that someone is actually looking at my work.

1st helping... 'Gone Fishing'
This card used Cling Stamp, 'Gone Fishing'.  This is the first time I have used these stamps and I was really rather pleased with the way they stamped.  The image is lovely and clear and the stamp clings very well to the acrylic block.  I also tried stamping the image without the use of any block (i.e. bare) and that worked really well too.  The images are coloured with various shades of browns & tan Promarkers.  The paper is 'Sugar and Spice' & flowers were also from Papercuts and the little fish I drew myself.

A side view for you.

2nd helping...another Cling Stamps 'Happy Harvest', one for Father's Day I thought.

Promarkers, a little Distressed ink and a bit of good old garden twine.

and now the close -up...

Well what do you think?

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to get in touch and I'll do my best to assist.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend... happy crafting x

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Evening All...

Hi everyone.  Hope you've all had a good day?  I went for another visit to the new craft shop that has opened in Whitley Bay (Papercuts Ltd).  The shop has some lovely stuff and have some good offers on at the moment.  They are also going to run classes etc, so one definitely worth watching.
Well tonights offering is from Fizzy Moon...'Thanks a Bunch'

And now for the close-up...

The image was coloured using Promarkers.  The CS  is from Anna-Marie Designs and the patterned card is Kan Ban; with a LOTV sentiment and a touch of Card Candy and black ribbon from my stash.  I think the overall look is a good one for male....What do you think?

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

May Already!!

Evening all, hope you are all fit and well and have enjoyed the lovely long weekend (& of course the wedding)? Well today's helping is another from LOTV.

Sorry it's not a brillant photograph.  This was taken with my phone.  This little stamp is Computer Fun and how cute is he!!

I used Promarker but unfortunately I can't remember what colours I used, as it was quite some time ago when I coloured him in....I hope you like him? 

                  Note to self... remember to record card recipe!!

Please leave a comment as I really do appreciate your views.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter to one and all

Just a quickie to wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter.  Hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Congratulations Lovetocraft

Many congratulations Jan on becoming a DT member for Crafting for All Seasons....Go girl !

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sunny Saturday

Afternoon all
Hope your all having a lovely weekend? 
Today's helping is from LOTV (I just Loooove their stamps) 'Blowing Bubbles'

The image is coloured with pastle blue and grey Pro-markers and the main body of the card has been embossed; flowers and ribbons are from my stash.....
and onto the close-up.....

Hope you like it?  A comment would be lovely .

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Yippee... it's Thursday, bring on the long weekend.

Evening all.  I hope you have all enjoyed the glorious weather today? What a lovely way to welcome in the Easter weekend... let hope it lasts!

Today's helping is from Fizzy Moon, 'With Love'.

The image was coloured with various shades of blue and grey pro-markers.  Martha Steward heart punch; flowers, crystals, ribbon and stamen are from my stash and the papers are from Kan Ban. 

And now for the close-up
Hope you like?

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Evening Peeps....
I'm still here, but still talking to myself :( I'm sure I'm missing something very simple, but what??
I've checked to make sure that I enabled anyone to comment and that seems fine.  Maybe no-one want to reply :(  Any way, enough of the self are a couple of pics for today, so please enjoy and if by chance you would like to leave a comment please feel free and make my day :0)

Today's helping is from Lily of the Valley, I just love their stamps.  The image is coloured using pro-markers (sorry, didn't record the colours) and the card has been embossed and then edged with distressing inks....
                                                       And now for the close-up...

Monday, 18 April 2011

Baby book

Evening all...hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine?
Well, I still think I'm writing to myself but I'll keep on posting in the hope I will get a response one day.
I thought I'd post a baby book I did a while ago.  I used various card, the majority of which was from Kanban, a little Card Candy and a few other things from my stash...hope you like it?

This is a picture of it in its box, which I made too.  Unfortunately there's a bit of bounce back with the reflection but hayho...

...and out of the box

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Am I working????

Evening Peeps
Well as you can probably tell, by the time between blog posts, I'm not having much success on getting this into the world of  hyper-space. I thought setting up a blog was supposed to be easy!?
Anyway, if by chance anyone actually manages to see this will you PLEASE leave a comment so I know it's out there...somewhere.
Here is another Kenny K digi stamp for you to comment on (hopefully? :0)