Monday 29 April 2013

Card-io mark one

Happy Monday to all,

After a busy weekend of sadly catching up on housework & the dreaded ironing (haven't done any since my op, oopps lol) I did manage to to have a little play with my new stamps from Card-io. I saw these brilliant stamps at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC & thought what a fab i idea for some quick & brilliant cards. I bought a few little bits at the show & after a bit of playing with them i decided to order a load more & below are a few examples of what has come out so far.
These are completely different from what i usually do but i do think they are quite good & effective (links to site at the bottom of the post.)

I have used Sweet Birdhouse, Majestic peg stamp set, Secret garden Majestic peg stamp set & Oriental Blossom Majestic stamp set.

Wednesday 24 April 2013



Its another sunny afternoon here, long may it last. Todays card is something a bit different for me as it's a Man card, i admit i'm not overly good at Man cards as you can't just add a flower or a bit of bling to make it look good.
This card has been made using a Wellington the Bear decoupage set & a couple of different papers from my 'what can i do with it' pile. The setiments came with the set & thats about it really, nice & simple.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Crafty catz weekly challenge - This ones for the Boys
Ready-teddy-go challenge  -Anything Goes

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Queen for a Day

Hello Again,

It's a lovely sunny day here in Wiltshire which makes a change, fingers crossed it stays nice.
Today's card seems to have turned out looking like a Valentines Card (not intentionally) but i think it could be used for a Girlfriends Birthday or if the man in your life decides her wants to buy you a card.
The image is from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary & She is called 'Queen of Hearts', loving her digi's at the moment. The paper is from the Me to You Valentines pad that i have & the little sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this card into Charisma cardz - Flags Challenge, Red & White for Denmark.
                                                        Cupcake craft challenges - Monochromatic 

Monday 22 April 2013

Sunny Days

Afternoon Everyone,
After a lovely sunny weekend of being in the garden & crafting I am back with one of the lovely cards i created. The image is from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary and she is called Springtime. The papers are from a Do Crafts pad that I seem to have aquired & the sentiment is from the grunge collection at Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturated canary challenge - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Week #255

Friday 19 April 2013

Lets Party

Afternoon all,

Today's card is a birthday card that I made for my friend Karen. The image is from Lili of the Valley's sketch pad 2 Jack, Patch & Puss. These are pre-printed pads just add colour & you're well away. The paper is also Lili of the Valley it's from their paper pad called Perfect Pair, the stamp is from their grunge collection of stamps.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
sketch saturday - Week #254
Lili's Little Fairies - Seeing Double

Thursday 18 April 2013

Mums Bday

Hello All,

Well due to me having an operation a few weeks ago i haven't been able to do any crafting until this week as sitting at a table wasn't possible, thankfully all went well & I'm recovering nicely. I was beginning to climb the walls after a week of not being able to make anything and i think i must have read every card making magazine avaliable cover to cover. I did start recording all my fav shows about 5 weeks before the op so i had lots to watch whilst convalessing infront of the TV.
Right on to this weeks first card, I made this card for my Mums 60th Birthday which is today 'Happy Birthday Mum ;-)' the image is from Lili of the Valley & is called Surprise, this is one of their new release stamps & is a brilliant image to colour. The paper is also Lili of the Valley & is from their Bonnets & Bowties pad. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - One Paper Taker
craftspotbykimberly - Anything Goes
lady annes challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Cakewalk