Sunday, 29 April 2012

last of the series

Final one in the series very similar to yesterday's post and was the last of the paper. This too had a frame on it so I cut this out and mounted onto gold mirri the background is some pale green pearly card and I have stamped and embossed in clear butterflies to add a bit of detail.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

fluttering by

More of the paper - I did get three sheets !!

The sentiment is a clarity stamp verse so it goes well with the butterfly.  Butterfly cut with a die and double embossed with mica and embossing powder.

Flowers are made courtesy of Stella who kindly gave me a box full of little flowers.

Friday, 27 April 2012

more fancy ribbon

Version three of my fancy paper  I used some more of the ribbon/lace on this one still only a little bit -  I have a little bit left still for future use.
I stamped all over the top half with versamark and a script stamp and then added gold mica powder,  I had no card that matched really - this is where I come unstuck when I buy papers - lack of things to match.  Anyhow I cut a label out of pearl paper, used my inkylicious brushes to distress first with antique linen then added some victorian velvet (pink) over the top

I cut out the top die from the same paper that I used for the bottom half of the card. Stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

frame paper

Some more of the paper.  it was scrapbook paper and this one had a rectangle frame on it with some fancy flourishes.  I cut around the frame and flourish, covered the flourish in versamark and then covered it with gold mica powder.  made a few flowers, hat pin and added a bit of very fancy ribbon/lace was v expensive so only used a it !!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

pink lady

Hi everyone

Not feeling too good today as my neck is covered in blister type sores I think I was bitten by something and now got an infection so doc has put me on anti everything biotics hystemines etc etc. so feeling like I'm rattling.

Not doing any crafting to today as feeling a bit achy and low so snuggled up in my comfy chair.

Over the last few days I have been making some cards with some lovely papers that I bought last week.  I don't often buy patterned papers and so sometimes I get a bit of a block when using them.

I will post them over the next few days on the schedule  (if it works ha ha ha)  as got to go shopping tomorrow so that I can go to craft club in the afternoon.  Aintree craft show on Friday (looking forward to that)  and then run my stall in Cleveleys on Saturday  ( hope I make enough to cover what I will spend on Friday ha ha)- busy busy busy .

The lady is a clarity stamp  - I have two a large one and a miniature one.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

what no steering wheel!

Another clip art jobby toady with more backing paper from Tim Holtz.

I swear I don't seem to have a problem making the actual cards but finding and printing verses and then putting in cello bags etc etc takes nearly as long as doing the card! ha ha

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Flattening the Road

Been busy making men's cards again will post some more over the next couple of days.

More clip art coloured. stamped sentiment and matted and layered on to some Tim Holtz papers I think the book was called Hidden Attic.

Friday, 20 April 2012

get ahead get a hat

Hi well another busy week this is a card I made for my niece I also made another version but turned it into a 50th card for a friend.

I got the idea from an ad in one of my craft magazines for some stamps for hats. - didn't have one so this started with a clip art. Printed it on white card cut out the lady and coloured her in. Matted and layered added a sentiment and bow .

Well do you know all those cards for men I made I only have 4 left so off to do some more before next week.  maybe get a chance to post some tomorrow.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Lovely Lace

I bought a bit of lace from the ladies at Grace and Favour from their stand on Saturday it's really deep and I thought it was lovely.

I did intend to emboss the background behind the splendid circles but I can't find my masks.  I had three of them with me when I went to my craft club last Thursday and now I can't find them. They're not at the shop - I checked.  So still hoping they turn up when I'm not looking for them.

Anyway back to the card I used my Hougie board to make the design on the pearlised card.

Looked at my stash after the weekend -need to make lots more cards.  It's all good stuff.

Saturday, 14 April 2012


 Wey Hey - got a new card reader - courtesy of youngest daughter (bless).
Well this was my stand today.  We had a very busy morning but the afternoon was quiet - had to contend against Liverpool playing and the Grand National.  Hey Ho had a good day - well worth going.

Hosted by Grace & Favour  Grace & Favour

Friday, 13 April 2012

Hi All

Been a bit quiet this week as getting ready for another craft fair this Saturday in Thornton.  I was asked for wedding cards last week so I have made some to take with me.

Also my card reader has broke  - must get a new one its hard work getting a photo here without it!  ha ha

Here's hoping I have a good day tomorrow

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

car mad

I am now getting ready for my next show ( Saturday)  the theme for the show is handmade and vintage so I thought I would add a few "vintage" type cards to my collection.

Background stamped with a script cars and man are from Clarity stamped with brown ink onto cream card that I have distressed with vintage photo distress ink.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Yesterday's Craft Fair 

 Here I am looking a bit dopey (Early Morning)  I couldn't say it was really busy but didn't do too badly for a first show.

Got another one on Saturday so off to make some more stuff but got some place names to do first for a wedding I am doing the stationery for.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Inky Fingers

 Hi All

Been to my craft club this afternoon and decided to have a day doing something different so I've been getting inky and stampy!!

Off to make more stash for my stall on Sunday



Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wedding card

Hi all,  A quick post today as still making stuff for my stall.  I made this wedding card yesterday with some new dies.  Memory box heart and spellbinders splendid circles.  Cut these out in white pearly paper end embossed with a mica embossing powder - it gives it a mother of pearl look which I like.  I backed the heart with a pale lilac paper and cut some more circles out of the same to double up the circles - offset ( you can't really see that in the picture.  added some pale lilac ribbon.  background is pearlised card embossed with the hougie board the outside is pierced and I added some pearls.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Nik naks

Hi All

I will be having a stall at my very first craft fair on Sunday - excited and nervous !!!

Here's a selection of little things I have been making to put on the stall with my cards.

I have happiness boxes.  Have a drink on me bags.  Choccy bags and toffee bags.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Red again

Morning all

Here I am again with more of the red pearly card (LOL).  I did get some more colours yesterday ha ha

This picture definitely doesn't show the work behind the middle very well .

I inked pearly card in pink and the ran a white piece through an embossing folder for the background.  I cut some circles with spellbinder dies ready to layer up.  Behind the red circle are two more that have I scored into sections, cut one sect up to the middle, fanfolded both and stuck them together.  Basically its like two fans stuck together to form a circle.  I think it looks ok.  It's the samed trick I used on the 65th wedding annversary card.