Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Leaving card- Good Luck Ola

Morning all, its been a while since I last posted and not much has been happening on the crafty front, mojo is on holiday and I hope he returns soon. I always have so many ideas running around my head when I buy any stash but as soon as I get the chance to sit down and create they vanish lol.

A good friend of mine is leaving work today to pursue pastures new and I couldn't let her leave without a card, I still love the pink petticoat images and if in doubt they are a go to image. I have used this image several times for leaving cards and new job cards. Everything except the card stock is pp. Coloured with copics and a red marvy pen, you can just see where I glossy accented the case that the marvy pen doesn't like it lol.

Have a great day, will be back on Wednesday with my WOYWW, its messy this week folks as I am trying to kick start my creativity.
Tata for now.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW - 18/08/2010

Its that time of the week again, its WOYWW. I want to start with some apologies, I started to visit all the entries on last weeks WOYWW but life just got in the way, I promise to be better this week and will try and visit everyone.

Well what can I say except I took this picture last night before I lost the daylight. I haven't been creating anything just having a play, I find I clear up straight away if I make a whole card but if I am just playing I leave the room messy, go figure.

What can we see.... my trusty ATG, never leave home without it, there are several images in varying stages of colouring all have been or are freebies and I often just print and colour them in batches for when the card making bug catches me and I need to make cards quickly. There is also an inkadinkado clear set that I picked up at Homesense, I liked this set on-line but once I saw it in the flesh and at a bargain price of £2.99 I couldn't resist. The blue background is one of my £1 shop bargains and also contains 4 sheets of stickers suitable for boys of varying ages and well worth the price.

Thats all from me this week, but pop on over to Julia's blog to join in or to have a nosey at all the other WOYWWers out there.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Mmmm... Chocolate

I love chocolate, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could so I couldn't resist this image from bugaboo. I have coloured with my copics and it didn't take long, lol. I think next time I will use stickles on the cloud but the person this is for isn't really into sparkly things. I have used the new rose papers from pink petticoat and they are even more delicious in real life, I ummed and ahhed over buying these but am so glad I did, expect to see many more cards made with them.

Image: Bugaboo
Cardstock: Walmart
Gems: Clear coloured with copics

Monday, 16 August 2010

Wow They Grow so Fast

Hi Everyone
I managed to make a card this weekend and it's for my godson and his girlfriend who have just moved in together. I can't believe that the little boy who used to play with the labels on my clothes and cry every time I left him is so grown up. Since we moved away I haven't seen as much of him or his siblings but i do think about them a lot. I hope that they will make a home filled with joy, laughter and love. Before I start waffling and embarrass him further I will let you see the card I made them, not traditional colours but they are a thoroughly modern couple and I thought this combo worked. I used a font from Lettering Delights, they have tons of doodlebats and they work just like a digi stamp.

Image & Sentiment: "home sweet home" doodlebat font from Lettering Delights
Papers: "Ring it in" Summertime Designs

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Blog Candy - up for grabs

Morning everyone
Wel its raining buckets here and its cold, needed the heating on last night but I resisted lol. It does make me in the mood for Christmas cards though so may start some later.

Whilst checking out docrafts forum last night I noticed that Ruth is celebrating a birthday soon and although she says its not a special one she is offering some blog candy to celebrate. Pop on over to her blog and become a follower to be in with a chance of winning. Ruth designs fab digi stamps and the prize is five, yes I said five digi stamps from her range.

I will be popping back later as there are several images that I really need.

Ta ta for now


Friday, 13 August 2010


Well folks I had a play in my craftroom this week and managed to make a few cards, never seem to have enough time and when I do make a card like I did last week I forget to take a photo. I have a few birthdays coming up and decided to try and not be making them the night before lol. The first card is one I made for my friend from work. I have used an Elzybells stamp, I know I stamped rather than printed lol. I bought a few in the closing down sale, I actually did two orders as I forgot this stamp the first time around. I coloured her with copics then remembered these papers and she didn't match but I had got the hair just right and didn't want to start again so I paper pieced her, this technique is so much easier with a stamp rather than a digi stamp.

Image : "Retail Therapy" Elzybells
Papers: Freebie from Zoe Pearn
Challenge: Sketch Saturday Sketch

Thursday, 12 August 2010

How'd you do

I loved this cute stamp as soon as I saw it and it was unbelievably easy to colour. I started with the Friday sketch challenge sketch but went a different way lol, so will have to make another one for the challenge now. Not much to say about this one, tried chalks around the image, not as easy as I thought it would be but never mind. Used one of my new punches from Florida and I tried to get the prints to look like the puppy was walking but failed more practice is needed.

Image: "How'd you do" Elzybells
Papers: "Tail Wags Too" Nitwit

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW - 11/08/2010

Evening All
Well I took photos last week to upload to WOYWW but didn't get chance to post, made sure I posted this week though. I really enjoy this every week and it gives the nosey ones amongst us the chance to peek at others craft rooms. It also makes me realise I don't have enough stash lol although I am sure hubbie would disagree. Julia started this and pop on over to her blog and maybe even join in.

As you can see my desk has seen a bit of action, I bought a few Elybells stamps in her closing down sale and couldn't wait to ink them up an have a play. Not my best colouring work though so I have paper pieced the shopping girl and will be posting later this week.

Different angle showing both my new and old cutters, still getting used to the new cutter although it does cut straighter than the old one.

I wonder are you all like me and buy stash then forget you have it, I found the craftwork cards paper pack that I must have bought a few years ago and thought must use this, but did I, no, put it back in the cupboard without even removing one sheet. lol.

For the neat freaks, me included amongst us, I have now tidied the room as a rather large A1 craft mat arrived and will be taking up residence later tonight.

Ta Ta for now

Monday, 9 August 2010

A Bit about ME

I realised that I don't comment on myself a lot in my posts, now I know this is a card blog but I am the person who makes the cards so really its all about me lol. I discovered the other day that when I buy papers, cards, items I can touch my mind goes completely blank, I had loads of ideas when I was ordering them but as soon as they arrive, nadda, diddly zilch, whereas when I buy a digi image or papers I start creating straight away. So I have made a decision no more online ordering of crafty stash other than digis, if I want something or more importantly need something I must go out and get it.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

August - Autumn starts

Had a fairly weird conversation today in work, we were talking about the weather like you do all the time in the UK when one of the gang said can't believe it will soon be Christmas, and we all nodded and said Autumn came really fast this year lol. Then the youngest member f the gang said it is only August isn't it and we all looked shocked, it is because I want to swap my sandals for my boots or because it is constantly raining that we bypassed summer altogether and went straight to Autumn. Maybe for me it is all the Christmas cards I keep seeing when I am blog hopping. I still look at my planner I made in January we all know the one, where I was going to make at least one christmas card a week so that I wouldn't be rushing on Christmas eve, so I hear you ask how many have I made, well exactly one lol. Still on the bright side it is only August and not October like it feels.

Ta ta for now.