Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Pink & Pretty

8 x 8 Square card, using Papermania Basics & Boofle papers, with a SWALK baby image, Anja corner & a few punched flowers using Nellie Snellen punches.

Christening Cards

Here are a few I have made recently for my cousin's Twins!!

For Chloe 8 x 8



For Finlay. 8 x 8.

Double Easel Cards.

A couple of very quick cards, Easel style.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Surprise... Blue and white


Another blue and white, larger this time.

This card is the same style as the last, with a punched matt and central bouquet.  I have used the Xcut flower dies to cut the petals, and have used a thick embossed card which creates a lovely texture to the card.  The leaves have been die cut & punched and shaped with an embossing tool before adhering to the card.  Tiny pearls have been added as the flower centres.


More flowery Offerings

With maybe just a touch of Blue & White.....

Summer has finally arrived so I thought I would celebrate with some more flowers.

This is a very simple floral bouquet, made on a 5 X 5 card base with a 3'' punched matt in the centre.  I made this using the eyelet lace MS PATP punches. Flowers were punched using a simple sunflower punch and papermania mini flower punches, I shaped the petals using an embossing stylus and added a base of punched leaves and a ribbon to finish.




Friday, 6 July 2012

Yet another Blue & White floral

I bought this new stamp yesterday, a huge flower head by Woodware.

This is what I used it to create.

Unusual for me to get to work with a new stamp so quickly!!  I do have many plans for this stamp but for this project I have covered the image with lots of tiny punched flowers which I have shaped  with an embossing tool, and finished with teeny tiny beads in the centres. The papers I used were papermania's Blueberry capsule collection, very delicate shades which worked perfectly with this project.  I have used a Martha Stewart border punch for the edges of the white card layer & finished off with some papermania blue dotty ribbon & a stamped sentiment.


I have used some of my newest goodies to create this monochrome bird card.

Papers are Papermania Bexley Black capsule range, the centre panel I have matted on to black card & added a dotty ribbon.  Die cuts are nesties petite ovals and the bird or the branch is a die by Marianne creatables.  I have added flowers & flourishes, the flowers are my favourite Nellie Snellen floral punch which I love for the embossing & dimension it gives, the flourish is also a Marianne die.  Tiny flowers I have added to the branch are a simple circle which I have shaped using an embossing tool.   Sentiment is one by LOTV.

A couple of Blue & White floral

I love  creating flowery cards & blue & white is one of my favourite colourways.  I have been experimenting with texture & dimension in these two.

To create the base I inked the inside of an embossing folder with tumbled glass distress ink and ran it through the big shot.  To create the frame I used spellbinders lattice rectangle die and then cut the inner with a craft knife as I don't have the right size of die, a little fiddly & not quite perfect.  I have used the fanciful flourish from Cheery Lynn and punched and shaped flowers cut with a Martha Stewart flower punch.  Added pale blue gems for the flower centres.

Another blue & white, this time even more subtle shades.

This time a smaller card A6 size.  I have layered cardstock in pale blue and white, the white was embossed using the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.  Frame created using nestabilities petite ovals, both scalloped & plain.  Flowers have again been punched using Martha Steward punch and have been shaped with an embossing tool.  I added a hint of tumbled glass distress ink to the centre for a very subtle look.  The flowers have been added again to the Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish for a very simple elegant look.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My challenge winning card


Origami folded shirts


This card won me a stash of goodies over on the Docrafts site, when I submitted it as my entry for the weekly sketch challenge.

It is a lovely big 8 x 8 card and I have used the Portobello Road papers to cover it with.  The shirts were made from a variety of papers and were 1/4 of an A5 sheet in size.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

And for the 'Older boys'

For a horse racing fan.

Papermania papers & card in 'turf' green of course.  Border cut using Martha Stewart punch.  I have punched holes and set with eyelets, threaded with ribbon.

Wellington Bear papers this time teamed with coredinations card, a bit of inking on the edges with Tim Holtz distress inks.  Papermania urban birds stamped image,  trimmed with mini buttons, Boofle buttons and card candi.

A couple of Children's cards

Just to get my creativity going!!

Bright & bold pinks for a little girl.  Papermania Basics and Boofle papers, with hot pink card, topped with a fizzy moon chipboard.

One for the boys!!

Six year old star wars fan, with a bit of glitter & of course plenty of stars.

Engagement Card

Another double easel!!

A touch of cuteness!!  I have die cut these two little love birds using Xcut leaf nesting dies.  The hearts have been die cut on glittered paper using Nellie Snellen dies.  Again I have used papermania Lincoln Linen papers, and textured vanilla card for the little punched bunches of flowers.

Double Easel cards

This is what I have been doing while I have been too busy to blogg!!

Double easel & more double easel cards, they have proved to be so popular.

Here are a few I have made for Wedding, Engagement & Anniversaries.

I have used off white pearl card & either Lincoln Linen or Forever Friends Black & Gold papers. I have die cut the floral wreath using a Marianne Creatables die and added tiny flower trims and a hint of glitter.  Borders have been cut using Martha Stewart punches and hearts either die cut or punched.

Just a hint of pink on this Anniversary card.

A couple of butterflies finish off this Wedding card.

Flowers  are punched using  my favourite Nellie Snellen double  punches, and finished off with a drop of liquid pearls.


White on White flower arrangement.

It is a long  time since my last blog,  but I will never learn if I don't keep it up.

Here is a new style I have been working on using die cuts & punches.  I have gone for white on white which could be suitable for any occasion.

I embossed a card using a folder from Forever Friends Black & Gold Collection, and added an oval frame I cut using Spellbinders nesties.  The foliage is die cut from Cheery Lynn fern die, and the flowers were punched using a woodware punch.  I then shaped the petals using an embossing stylus and layered up using silicone glue and glossy accents.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A couple of cards using the lovely Portabello Road papers & kraft card.  First card is a created with a pocket containing a mini card.  Punched borders & die cut hearts complete the look.

Inked edges gave this card a distressed look with Tim Holtz distress inks.
Added a bit of shabby chic with lovely lace, ribbon and button trims.
and a couple of cute valentine keyrings.
Some more felt goodies!!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Lets get set for Valentines Day...

I have made a start on my Valentine projects in preparation for Handmade Craft Fair on 11 Feb at the Naseby (George) Hotel in Kettering, Northants.

Vintage Style



It's a good start....

Then because I am such a fan , I just had to make something with felt!!

Hand stitched, lightly filled, Love Hearts

Single hanging Heart