Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy Birthday Kay

Today is my crafty friend Kay's birthday and I wanted to wish her a very happy birthday.

I love these images by Mo, they have so much character. I found the sentiment whilst searching for something else and thought it was perfect. I just hope she likes it as well

Image: "Chocolate Smile" Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers: "Grin N Bear it" Nit Wit
Cardstock: "Crumb Cake" Stampin Up
Sentiment: TLC

Friday, 30 December 2011

Cheers to You!!!

I know I said I was going to make Christmas cards but forgot I needed to make a few birthday cards first. January is a very busy birthday month for me and I had four other cards to make so why did my mojo want to make a February male card lol. In the end I made five cards and enjoyed them all, they are all very similar but different if that makes sense.

Had a few problems with the glossy accents and stuck my great big finger in it whilst it was still wet argghh. Never mind I am sure he won't notice. I used the woodware foaming white stuff again, love watching this puff up so entertaining lol.

I have found lately that I never seem to have the right shade of cardstock so decided that I would use some white card I was given and colour with my copics and must say I am very pleased with how this turned out and used it on all of the cards I made today.

Image: "Stan" Digistamp Boutique
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: recycled and coloured with copics

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Hope Everyone had a Very Merry Christmas

Well the big day is over for another year and I hope the man in the red suit visited you all and left lots of lovely goodies. Every year I say I must get more organised and every year I am a headless chicken running around. So I have decided to make all next years christmas cards before the new you think I will succeed lol.

I made these two cards for my Mum and MIL but couldn't post them until they received them as they both check my blog.

Images: Mo's Digital Pencil
Cardstock: Stampin Up "Real Red"
Papers: Winter Wonderland " The Craft Table Blogspot

Monday, 19 December 2011

Another Christmas Birthday

The last of the pre-christmas birthday cards and probably my favourite. I think I have mentioned my mammoth cricut cart haul recently and this mat was cut using one of them. It was so simple to do and turned out s effective. Expect to see loads more of these.

Image: Kenny K
Papers: NitWit
Cardstcok: Stampin up

Friday, 16 December 2011

December Birthdays - lots of them

I seem to have loads of birthdays in December and every year I start them months before and then can't find them nearer the date. This weekend alone I had to make five plus christmas cards and it felt like work lol. I did like the finished articles though.

Image: Kenny K
Papers: "Grin and Bear it" Nit Wit
Cardstock: "Crumb Cake" Stampin up

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Few Christmas Cards

As usual I am running around like a headless chicken, still got loads of cards to make and no time to do it. I made a load of christmas cards on Saturday for my crafty friends and I forgot to take photos, typical so I only have the few I have here which were for my family. Saw a card on Jak Heath's blog and thought oh wow I like that so this is my cased version.

Images: Justinklined
cardstock: Mirri Card

Sunday, 11 December 2011

A Very Happy Birthday MUM

It was my Mum's birthday on Saturday, yes I know I am late posting her card but wanted her to see it in the flesh before she saw it on my blog lol. Before she got her notebook last year I never had to worry about it.

My mum loves blue and every year I try and find a different blue paper, this year I used Nit Wit "From the Heart" but muct admit there isn't as much blue as I thought there would be. I even bought bashful blue from stampin up especially but it really didn't go and red was already on my desk so I seemed the logical choice.

I have paper pieced her clothes with mini dig versions of the paper and will definitely be doing this again.

The observant of you will notice there are flowers on this card, I know absolutely unheard of from me but it is my mum after all lol.

Image: "Bossy" Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers: "From the Heart" Nit Wit
Cardstock: "Real Red" Stampin Up
Flowers: Nutcrafters
Ribbon: Bargain from Michaels (a whole reel for 50cents)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Where are the days going....

I seem to be running fast just to keep still at the moment. There has been lots going on that has sapped my mojo and enthusiasm in general. Had a dreadful cough/cold thing for over a month and it doesn't seem to be going....oh my goodness you didn't come here to listen to me moan that is what my hubbie is for lol.

Onto the card, it is another birthday one, there seem to be lots of December birthdays at the moment and I need to get these finished before I can even start my Christmas cards. You will be seeing a lot of this mat, I bought a new cricut cart and I love this one.

Image: "Louie" Digistamp Boutique
Papers: "Pinky Swear" Nit Wit

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Happy Birthday Tanya

It's another playday birthday today, I posted Tanya's card earlier in the week so I hope she has got it. I decided to use a digistamp boutique image and an ashamed to say it is the first time I have used it.

I must apologise for the awful quality of my photo's at the moment it always seems to be dark and they all seem a little blue. Not quite got the hang of photo editing and no time at the moment to practise so blue tinged they are.

Image: Digistamp Boutique "Archie"
Button: Dress it up
Papers: Nit Wit "Promises"
Cardstock: Stampin up "perfect plum"

Friday, 2 December 2011

December is here...let the panic begin

Oh my goodness, 2nd of December already and I am so behind. Normally I have all of my presents bought, wrapped and ready to give but not this year. I have barely even started making my cards let alone writing them. I have though made two cards and little presents for my friends I saw last night.

On my recent Florida trip I went into Bath and Bodyworks and bought some of their new scented hand wash and then made them into little gifts for the girls. They both seemed to like them and couldn't believe I hadn't bought them already packaged. Didn't like to tell them about the trail of wrong sized boxes that is currently in my craftroom.

Katie's set (had to be pink)

Contents of each

Sioned's set

Papers: Dovecraft (bargain pack from Every Crafts A Pound)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Happy Birthday Sue

Today is Sue's birthday, Sue is the organiser of the monthly Bristol craft meet and has been an inspiration to me. She has taken me out of my comfort zone and I feel I have grown as a crafter. I no longer fear making a box and stamping is a new found joy. The craft days are something I look forward to all the time.

Anyway onto the card...Sue loves teal or purple and as I had just bought the stampin up in colour I decided to go with teal. As soon as I saw this image I thought of Sue, I knew she would love the look of the image but also she is called Copica and Sue loves to colour. The kraft card is from Craftwork Cards and matches the teal perfectly. I also used one of my new cricut carts to cut the mat...oh my goodness the amount of different mats on this is incredible wish I had bought it ages ago.

Cardstock: Stampin Up "Island Indigo"
Embossing: Stampin up "Square Lattice Folder"
Image: Saturated Canary "Copica"
Mat: Elegant Edges Cricut cart