Monday, 31 January 2011

Two Bad Mice

I have wanted to make this style of card for ages but didn't have the large Go Kreate dies. So I set about making the shape to cut a card and layers in SCAL and yesterday started it. I am quite pleased with how it turned out and the Beatrix Potter Two Bad Mice CD had the perfect image and backing paper on it to finish it off.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Forever Friends Male Birthday

Male cards are always difficult to do but I am lucky that my son loves football and quite likes the FF bears too!! I made the background in PS and then printed and decoupaged the bear and added a ticket greeting and inked with weathered wood distress ink.



I made this using Nitwits digi collection From the Heart. I love the little envelope greeting - I printed it and decoupaged it on glossy paper.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

I'm in LOVE

with my new Tim Holtz dies!! The rosette die and the tattered flowers. Gosh they are gorgeous. The rosette die makes little perforations for the folds which makes it sooo easy and has a little circular top to keep it all together. I was waiting for the MFT rosette die but am glad I found this now as it cuts 12" in one go as well. I have also discovered Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Dazzling Diamonds and Rose Tea and will be back with pics of my tattered flowers using that!


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Woodland Folk and Tiddlyinks

I just had to make this cute frame card with the Woodland Folk, sooo sweet!

and I couldn't resist colouring in this cute little girl from Tiddlyinks, I haven't got all my Promarker colours yet so she isn't great but isn't she cute?!!!


Friday, 14 January 2011

Fabulous Promarker Tutorial

I have found Promarkers to be much more user friendly for me so was thrilled to find this fabulous tutorial. Go and take a peek it really is amazing. Meesh's colouring is phenomenal!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Revised challenge card

I wasn't happy with my first attempt so I re-did the card today! I coloured Bea with promarkers and I am much happier using these. I cut a mat with an SVG file on the Cricut and re-arranged the elements and added a greeting from CC.


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Teddy Bea

This is my card for the Teddy Bo challenge. It is a twisted easel card. I used Blueberry Hill paper and a digi paper from Nitwits which I put an inked stamped edge over. I put a strip of matching paper inside and cut the edges with my valentine MS punch.  I then coloured Teddy Bea in with Copics and cut her out with a large nestie, popped an organza ribbon and some gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and a bit of card candy. I am not entirely happy with it but then I rarely am!! It isn't what I first set out to achieve and have to keep trying!! I am still searching for the perfect card to colour with copics and working on my blending and shading - a neverending task!!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Teddy Bea

Well of course I was first in line to buy these beautiful digi images this morning at the launch of the site!! I couldn't wait to colour in Teddy Bea - she is gorgeous and I coloured her to match the Prima Jack and Jill paper pad. She is going to appear in many guises over the coming months I feel!!


Lollipop Ella

Using a Lori Boyd digi stamp Ella coloured with Copics and the design is inspired by my friend Andrea. The ribbon is from Ribbon Girl and the sentiment is a digi one from Squigglefly. I cut the card and layers on the Cricut, the files were made by me in SCAL. I embossed the top layer with a cuttlebug folder.

This is a commisioned card for a special lady but it's secret at the moment!


My Copic Markers, a paper rosette and a silly cat!

I have been following some of Suzanne J Dean's great tutorials on copic colouring and found the colours she uses are fab so invested in some sketch markers to go with my ciaos and had to make a new home for them as they are expanding!! I used a gorgeous silver box which was part of a Lancome Genifique set that my darling hubby gave me for Christmas. It is a lovely sturdy box and I put dividers in it to separate them into colour groups so they are easy to find.

I am waiting for Tracy at Dies to Dies for to get the new MFT rosette die in and love these so had a go at making them and was pleased with the result but the die will make it much easier.

I had to add this picture of my lovely boy Tom - he was sitting watching TV with his tongue out, he looked so funny, he is such a daft cat!!


Monday, 10 January 2011

Don't forget the launch tomorrow

of Teddy  - Gayle and Tammy's new website with the gorgeous new stamps etc. I shall be in the queue!!!

MFT Die-namics Rolled Rose die

I am loving this die! I got it from Tracy at Dies to Die for - she is fab and the die makes the cutest paper roses!
*BACK IN STOCK* Die-namics Rolled Rose


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Proud Nanna moment

This card was made by my 12 yr old Grandson Ryan.
He has always been crafty, he has even been to a class with me, bless him. He has held several card sales at his home having dropped flyers into the neighbours beforehand and has made quite a few pennies at it.

He is very talented and my daughter Laura asked him to make a card for her to give to her best friend Steve and he produced this today. He has used the FF CD to print out and cut out the image beautifully and has decoupaged it. He has added the little touches like the name on the number plate and he cut and embossed the star with his new acquisition of the Zipemate, some dies and embossing folders which I passed onto him and it was a step up from his Cuttlekids which I bought him a few years back!

I hope he continues with it, he is very talented and I can see him going far with it. I am sure he will be a designer of some kind, so watch this space!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Easel Drawer card & Box

This has taken me a couple of hours but I am pleased with the result. An easel card  by Dizzy Designs on a drawer base with a matching box. I coloured a Tilda image and bench with Copics and then printed some PP papers/card to make the rest with. Added a couple of flourishes on the inside with the edges punched with my MS Valentines punch and two flowers with card candy centres. I am not sure if it is finished yet - I might tweak it!


Thursday, 6 January 2011

What a bonus!

I have just discovered that Mothers Day in the US is Sunday 8th May this year which also happens to be my birthday! We will be in Florida for my birthday so I get to celebrate Mothers Day out there on my birthday!! How exciting 2 Mothers Days for me this year!!!

Quick Cards Made Easy

A heads up for the next issue of this magazine due out 1st Feb. They are giving away a fab set of 36 Pink Petticoat Papers see here

I have just bought a subscription to the magazine because they have a great offer on at the moment where you get your first 3 issues for £1!!


Altered tin

I found this old Jean Paul Gaultier after shave tin discarded and decided to alter it as it was too good to throw away!! I covered it with Tim Holtz Ideaology Vintage Shabby paper from the pad I got the other day and put a shabby paper flower that I printed and then cut in SCAL on it! It will be handy to hold my bits and bobs! I feel very resourceful having done this and now need to find other things to 'alter'!!!


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Marshmallow and Chocolate

I got these scrummy Craftwork Cards papers in the Craft Barn yesterday. Gorgeous pearlescent marshmallow and chocolate colours. I topped with some matching flowers and card candy.


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Bracket shape card

I cut this with an SVG file I bought from here I cut it with Basic Grey and added one of the Sepia Patchwork Pals toppers, another one for one of my January birthdays - this one is for my eldest son who will be 30.


Saturday, 1 January 2011

My New Year Resolution

is to teach myself Photoshop!! I have made a start today by making overlays using brushes and even if I do say so myself have done some nice ones!! I will use them to overlay on digi papers and print out for my card making. Sort of like stamping around the edges but the digi way!!

I was also going to buy the MS punch around the page double loop punch set but thought to myself I wonder if I could make that in SCAL so I did that this afternoon too! Saved myself £30!!

I have decided to add a page on here where I will offer all the SCUT files I make for free download, just click on the tab at the top of the page.

Quite a good start for 2011 - let's hope it continues!!

Happy New Year everyone.