Sunday, 11 September 2011

Super Mini

I've just finished this motoring card for my mum to give to my brother, who's mad about cars.



I stamped the car 4 times, coloured, cout out and then layered up on foam to give dimension.

Materials Used:

Stamp: Kanban Retro Cars
Promarkers: Satin, Berry Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 1 & 4, Warm Grey 4 , Black
Pen: Sakura clear glaze pen
Ink: Memento Black, Demin Blue Distressed Ink
Nestibilites: Circles

My brother lives in Cornwall so I googled a map for the background, and then using my graphics program I added a text bar to place the greeting.

I hope you like it and thanks  for visiting.



New Blog Pages

Hi everyone. I've just added a couple of new pages to my blog. 

The first one 'My Tips & Hints' will included any tip and such like that I find on my blogging and website travels that I personally find useful and think you will too!  The second page 'Useful, Brilliant Websites & Blogs' will be exactly that.  I'm such a hoarder and blog walker that I have a big collection of sites and blogs in my Favourites folder (collected over the past 5 yrs) which I've found either really interesting, useful or have simply inspired my card making that I thought I would share them with you.  

I also plan to included a list of online stores that sell digi images and papers etc (again I have a huge list), plus videos and site for card making, Inkscape and for the Cricut.  But please be patient with me as I have a big list and I have to copy and paste each sites link individually and not as a group as I originally planned to do....best laid plans eh! 

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sweet Roses....Sweet Friend

I made my latest 8 x 8 creation yesterday for my mum to give to her friend.  She wanted a 'pretty card' with a friend poem on it...and well I love green and pink together.

I made the swirl roses myself...my first attempt..yey!  I added a blob of glitter to the centre, mainly because I didn't have any pearls or gems big enough.

I distressed the edges of the paper and poem label with the Egg Plant ink. Also using the ink I stamped the swirly leaves onto the poem and background paper...gorgeous.

I punched out lots of leaves in green glitter card and also in white card and then coloured then using the same Egg Plant ink.  Finally I added a large pink glitter swirl and punched daisy flowers.

I wanted a pretty but fresh look, and hopefully I achieved it.  It went in the post today, so I just hope she likes it.


Materials I Used:
Paper: Digichick (gorgeous kit)
Leaves: Martha Stewart punch
Flowers: Daisy punch
Ink: Eggplant Adirondack
Nestibilities: Label 4
Hougie Board
Swirl: Marianne Swirl Die
Stamp: Clarity Stamp's Swirly Leaves

Thanks for looking.





PS A quick update...my stepdad is still in hospital, but today he looked a whole lot better.  His breathing and cough has definitely improved and there's talk of home coming home at the end of the week. So fingers crossed!!!!

Happy 18th Birthday Alice

Here are 2 cards I made for my lovely niece Alice who turned 18th last week, and who is off to start university life in York in a weeks time.


I made her first one using a Hunkydory kit I bought a while ago, I'm not really keen on the kit but I'm happy to say the card came out quite well.  I added glitter, gems and a sentiment.  Thankfully Alice loved it!!

I made the 2nd one for my daughter (Heather) to give to her, it's a variation on the 'Girly, Girly' card using my cricut.  The only 2 changes I made was that I cut out the '18' with my cricut and triple embossed it to give it a glossy effect, and the other was that I raised the girl and boxes up off the page with foam pads...much better me thinks. :0)


For the materials I used see the 'Girly Girly' card.

Hope you like my card creations, and thanks for visiting.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bad Time

Hi everyone, sorry I've not posted any cards lately but it's been a terrible 2 weeks, my step-dad was rushed into hospital 2 weeks ago with heart failure.  They discharged him on Monday (29th Aug) but yesterday we had to rushed him back in again with breathing difficulties, it now looks like he's got a chest infection, thankfully it's not pneumonia (and it stays that way). 

Unfortunatey my mum's not very good on her feet and relies on a wheelchair to get about which someone has to push. So yesterday I went with her, and we were stuck in A & E for almost 4 hrs before he went onto a ward and where we spent another hour....omg you forget how tiring it is just sitting. Plus we'd had nothing to eat for 9hrs, as we didn't dare go and get anything just in case they moved him...we were passing out by the end of the night.

Well that's my moan over with now.  I'll post my last few cards over the weekend if I get chance. 

Thanks again for visiting.

Janine XX