Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Xmas cards and others

Well I have recently started in my new job at Mcdonalds. And going for other interviews etc I have been slacking in keeping my blog updated. 
So here are some cards that I have been making lately.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year and I hope 2014 is good xx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

One off Samples for MCS upsell on c&c

Diane Peternel was asking for some people to make some cards using the t-bag papers that she sent.
I did not want to just make cards with them so I made one card, one hanging decoration,
And a box of birthday crackers I just hope the MCS team liked them 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Fireman's retirement card

Well as I said hubby asked me to make a retirement card for our next door neighbour as he retire's from his fireman job today.
And I kind of panicked at making a card, as I didn't know what to do.
So I went to my La Pashe the big one cd rom.
I used white pearlised card and I embossed around all 4 sides in 1/2cm increments. 
I matted and layed using silver mirri card and black card and I decoupaged the fire-truck and I used red and black dew drops on the sides. 
I hope that my neighbour likes it. 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Just for a change lol

My husband asked me to make him 2 thank you cards for his friends as they took him to Scotland for a golfing weekend.
It had to be golf themed. But the trouble was that I made a golf themed card for one of the friends in August and didn't want to do the same. 
So I had a dig around the vast mounting cd roms that I have and had a quick peek and I remembered the flippin' men range so I got The Big One cd rom from justinklined and saw a perfect golfing one. Luckily for me I had some of the card which I just needed. 
And I added the words thank you with a silver alphabet peel offs which my husband is pleased with. 
Now he has told me that I need to do a retirement card for my next door neighbour who is a fireman so I better pull my finger out. X

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Last card for the CC sept challenge

Hi all,
Hope everyone is having a good day.
With this card I used White Neenah card for the base 
And I added a silver mirri card
Then I cut some more nenes card and embossed it with the 6x6 I believe embossilicious embossing folder. 
I also used a die to cut out the village I forgot who manufactured it sorry. And I added a bit of silver mirri card behind the windows then added foam pads at the back to add depth. 
Then I matted and layed silver and white card and used silver peel off happy Christmas sentiment.
This is the last card I am making for this months crafter's companion UK blog challenge. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A card for my sister in law

I have made this card for my sis in law as it is her birthday in a few days and I am also entering this in this months crafter's companion uk blog and this months theme is embossing.
At the moment I am so loving the Makey Bakey Mice they are so cute. 
For this card I stamped Make a wish stamp with memento ink onto white centura pearlised card. I let the ink dry and used my beloved spectrum noir pens.
I then used a pink pearlised card from the pastels set I made a 5x5 twisted easel card. I then matted the white pearlised card onto black card and then mirri which I had attached to the pink pearlised card.
The bottom layer I cut black card which I cut smaller and then the mirri card which was smaller and embossed using seasonal music embossilicious 8x8 embossing folder I do love it.
Then I stamped the sentiment (birthday cake is the best kind there is) onto pink pearlised card and matted it onto silver mirri then black card. Then I put foam tape at the bottom to give it a lift.
Then I added some pink pearls and some flowers. 
Thank you for looking x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Another card for this month's Crafterscompanion blog challenge

Hi all
After a few days off from making cards and to chill out.
With this card I used Neenah card stock through out.
On the back ground I used the snowman 5 x7 snowflake embossing folder which 
I got free as I ordered the snowman and snow dog die I used tim holtz salty ocean and tumbled glass distress inks around the edges I am so loving these dies at the moment and I am going to do one with my speccies. 
Thank you for looking xx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Soooo loving Makey Bakey mice another one for CC challenge

Hi everyone 
I hope that you are all having a good day even though where I am is grey :-(.
I have made yet another card for the crafter's companion uk challenge. If you get chosen you become a guest designer for 3 months. And I would so love to win as I love crafter's companion. 
On this card I have used white centura pearlised card.
I used the 6x6 Christmas elegance embossilicious embossing folder onto black card.
I used the white velvet ribbon and white gems which came from the fluff & stuff in the Frou Frou range.
I stamped the image (Makey Bakey Christmas Carols)and sentiment onto Neenah card stock.
I put the sentiment into my epiphany tool and put an epoxy circle sticker onto it and put it in a circle metal holder, and I added a few jump rings.
I coloured the image using my beloved spectrum noir pens and the colours I used are:

TN3, TN5, TN7 for the cheeks CR1

Stomach: IG1 & IG3

Hat & coat:
CR11, DR7

Hat & coat trim:
IG1, IG3

And I also used the crafts too ponsietta die and I used core'dinations card.

Thank you for looking xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

A new card for the CC uk challenge

Well yesterday my Makey Bakey mice arrived and I sooo love them. So I have made a card for the Crafterscompanion September challenge blog which is embossing. 
I used Snow White centura pearlised card.
I used the seasonal notes 8x8 embossilicious embossing folder on gold mirri card. 
I stamped Christmas seasons Makey Bakey mice on to Neenah card stock, and coloured the image with my beloved spectrum noir pens.
I used the die'sire classical frame die and finally I used the die'sire spruce trees die to cut some trees on the core'dinations card stock. And I added a red ribbon from my own stash.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

#6 cc challenge blog

I am loving the fact I am challenging myself to make a card for the crafters companion uk challenge blog.

Snow White pearlised card
Silver mirri card
Core'dinations traditional Christmas pack
6x6 I believe embossilicious folder
Medium & small die'sire spruce tree die
Dark green core'dinations card
Dove craft white glitter glue x

Monday, 16 September 2013

#5 of my Crafterscompanion September

Well this is my 5th entry for this months Crafterscompanion uk blog challenge which is embossing.
I decided to make a star card which I have not done for years. So to remember how to make one I was lucky enough for my eldest to keep his 16th birthday card which was my 1st star card. 

I used lilac and pink centura pearlised card. On the last pink card I used the 
A4 Regency embossing folder which came free with the ebosser. 
I used some of my collection of the swalk rubber stamps with the sentiments, and I coloured the images with my beloved spectrum noir pens.
I have also used Neenah card stock which I stamped the images on. 
And from my own stash I used ribbons and gems. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

#4 of my entry for september's challenge on CC uk.

Well I have made another card which I am proud of. I have used a bird house template from creative crafting world.I used Snow White pearlised card and cut the shapes out and I used the 8x8 rose garden embossilicious folder on the front and back of the 3d bird house. I then used a circle punch for the gold mirri and black card. 
I then used coordinations green card and cut out the ivy from the die'sire die.
And I added some yellow flowers using yellow pearlised card. 
I stuck it all down with the collall tacky glue.
I am entering this into the crafters companion UK September challenge blog. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

September challenge at crafter's companion #3

Well today I have wanted to make a Monochrome Christmas card. So here is my card that I made for the crafter's companion blog challenge Embossing.
I used white centura pearlised card
8x8 Christmas baubles embossilicious folder,
I got the ribbon and the black candi from my own stash. 
The only problem I face now is who will I be sending it too :-)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

September Crafterscompanion challenge blog #2

Well I am entering a 2nd card for this months embossing challenge.

White centura pearl card
Pastel blue centura pearl card
6x6 Christmas elegance embossing folder.
Die'sire snow flake dies 
Die'sire tag dies
Dark blue ribbon and light blue pearl gem from my own stash.
And tim holtz tumbled glass distress ink
And the sentiment is from the Christmas magic Sentimentals rubber stamp set.

The corner was punched with a punch that I got from

 And the other ingredients are from

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

September challenge for Crafterscompanion #1

Well today I decided to enter the crafters companion uk challenge blog and this months theme is embossing.
I do love crafters companion products and thought about a card luckily my mother in law wanted a card for her sister in law. 
I used a Barkley stamp and coloured him in with my pro markers and used my die'sie classical frame. I also used a 6x6 florabundle embossilicious folder which is layered onto Snow White centura pearl card. I also used lilac ribbon, gems, greetings and flowers from my stash. 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Male golfing card

Well for the last 2 days I have been sitting and wondering what to do for a male friend of the family birthday I searched around my rubber stamp collection and found this golfing set that I have had for a while and realised it was absolutely perfect. 
Here goes the meerkat rubber stamp  came from tabbykat their website is

I stamped the meerkat, golf course and sentiment on to Neenah card stock, and coloured with my spectrum noir pens.

Colours used for golf course are:

Sky TB4 & TB5
Cloud IG2
Trees DG3, DG4
Grass LG3, LG5
Hole & Bunker EB1, EB2
Flag CR10, DR6

The colours used on the Meerkat are:

Body & face EB1, EB2
Nose & ears PP2
Jumper & tie TB1, TB3
Shirt IG2 highlight.

I got the gingham backing paper from perfect papercrafting companions cd rom and black card which is available from:

I matted it onto a 6x6 easel card using a dark green pearlised card which with the Neenah card stock and spectrum noir pens are available at
The dark green ribbon and gems, and peel off come from my own personal stash. 

Thank you so much for visiting xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Fleabag & other animals

Well today I decided I had better make a card for my friend as her birthday is on Friday. So I pulled out my Pollyanna Pickering's wildlife dvd rom which I am so loving at the moment. 
I loved the story about fleabag and thought he look extra cute I do love hedgehogs. I made the card into 6x6 using centura pearl card. On the front I used black card as a mat and used the t-bag topper of fleabag and teabag folded the tbag papers, and I added a blue pearl and added gold peel offs.

On the inside I cut gold mirri card and used seasonal music 8x8 embossilicious folder and cut it down to size, then I added a fleabag backing paper. 

On the other side I made it look like an envelope and tag again I used centura pearl card mirri card again using the embossing folder and using the 5" insert which was on the dvd rom and added the verse which was free from a website. And to finish off I used peel offs to finish. 

I made this card using the lacy card, the topper and backing sheet is from Magical Christmas moments, and the alphabets is from the papercrafting companions cd rom which are available from creative crafting world. I matted using black card, and also gold mirri card. I added acetate and hung a gold star from it. And I also added a red bow. 

Monday, 19 August 2013


Well today I managed to make a card even after having severe toothache thankfully I am at the dentist tomorrow. 
I am so loving the Pollyanna Pickering's wildlife dvd rom from creative crafting. 
I have used black card for matting, the backing paper, t-bag paper and topper is from the dvd. 
And the white card is called lacy cards and I actually love it. 
I also added a dark blue ribbon with a bit of silver in the middle and a dark blue pearl. 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Christmas in August

Well after watching Leann Chivers doing the 4DD on create and craft this week and enjoying the demonstrations that she was doing, I thought I would have a play.
Luckily for me I already had some of the items shown on create and craft.

Card ingredients:
Snow White pearlised card.
Pastel blue pearlised card.
Christmas Elegance embossilicious folder.
Snowflake die'sire die.
Scalloped tags die'sire die.
Christmas magic Christmas time sentimentals rubber stamp.
Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink pad.

The ribbon and the blue pearls are from my own stash. The others I have got from website.

Animal magic

Well When Lynda chapman was on Create & Craft with Pollyanna Pickering and I saw the artwork I just had to order it. 

The 1st card I made was a 7x10 inch card and I used black card to mat and layer with. I used the backing paper, image & tea bag tiles from the cd rom. I was pleased with the out come of the teabag folding as I have not done it for a while. I added black ribbon, and turquoise pearls.
The 2nd one I have made was a stationary set which had notelets and envelopes which were on the cd rom. I used black card for mat and layering. I think Lynda Chapman has influenced me on the black card. 
I used the teabag topper from the cd rom and the teabag tiles, and the backing paper is from the cd as well. I also used yellow ribbon and black gemstones to bling it up. 
The cd rom is called Pollyanna Pickering's British Wildlife and is available to order from

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Challenge 45 at glitternsparkle

Good evening all.
This week's challenge over at Glitternsparkle blog is summer holidays.
My image is called Molly- fishing from Lacy Sunshine.
I coloured her in with my spectrum noir pens. 
After colouring in the image I mounted it onto black card then I mounted it onto a6 centura pearl card.
Then I added some shells onto the card.

The prizes this week are as follows:

Fresh brewed designs are offering 3 images from their store.
Qkr stampede are offering 5 images from the store.
Lacy Sunshine $20 gift certificate.
Di's digi downloads $10 gift certificate.

Good luck to all that enter xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Challenge 44 add some red

This week at the glitternsparkle challenge is add some red.
I was given this image called sweet talk sassy from Sassy Studio's
I coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens,
Added a red silk ribbon and red and black gems.
If you would like to participate in this weeks challenge go to

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Springtime yellow

Well today is the 1st of August and its my son's girlfriend's birthday next week. And I was struggling of what kind of card to do her.
I looked through the pile of rubber stamps and this one just jumped out at me as she has a cat so this was ideal.
Card recipe:
Pearlised card cut down to 6 inch 
Gold mirri card
Yellow coordinations card stock
Flower bundle embossing folder
2 yellow ribbons 
Yellow pearl gems and 2 white flowers made from a die
The stamp is from the Barkley range called Be fabulous.
Image coloured in with spectrum noir pens 
And I added different coloured gems on the hat box 

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Baby card fever

Well today I decided to make two baby cards one male and 1 female and I totally loved it. I also wanted to use some of my stamps that I have not used so I set myself a challenge .

Card recipe:

Pink & blue pearlised card trimmed to 6in 
Swalk treasured baby stamp plate,
Pink & blue glittered coordinations card,
Die'sire classical frame,
6x6 petite dot embossilicious folder
5x7 argyle Darice folder,
Pink and blue ribbon from my stash
Pink and blue sparkle gems from the sparkle & fluff embellishment kit.
Coloured with spectrum noir pens.
Enchanted gold embossing powder my stash.

Mostly everything I have used are available from

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Barkley Xmas card

Well today I made a Barkley Xmas card using the Barkley everyday lets party stamp plate from Crafterscompanion. I used hunkydory 6" square easel and used red and green core impressions classic Christmas collection. 
The image is stamped onto centura pearl card stock and coloured in with my speccies. 
The frame is a die'sire enchanted spring frame. 
I used a quickie glue pen to highlight some of the words on the red coordinations card. 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Feeling creative

Well today I went to Franki's crafty touch craft shop near me as Louise Welsh from Crafters Companion was doing a demonstration day from 10am till 4pm.
And she showed us products which a new like Barkley and purrdey, the new embossilicious folders etc. 
well when I came home I decided to make a card.
This 1st card is centura pearl card measured 6x6, the o Christmas tree 6x6 Xmas embossing folder. I embossed onto black magic coordinations card stock then sanded it down. I then used multi coloured glitter spray, clear gems and a little blue ribbon. Which I thought that was all it needed.

The 2nd card I used classical frame die'sire die on Neenah card stock, and stamped Barkley every day special friend onto it. I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir pens.
I printed two backing papers from the Barkley everyday cd rom, on in pink and one in purple. Which was layered up with silver matt card. The sentiment was put onto purple backing paper and added embossed powder and heat embossed it. I added pink and purple ribbon, and I added light and dark purple pearls.thank you for taking a look :-)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

My son's 21st

My son usually has me making him a Liverpool football club themed card. But this year he asked me to make him a hot card.
So I looked on photobucket and my friend Angie makes stunning toppers etc so I downloaded two of the decoupage sheets. The one with the car is a 6x6 easel card and I used black card for matting and layering I got that idea from Lynda Chapman. I got the car backing paper from a website that gives you free papers. And I used silver peel offs.

My card to my son is an easel card and using 2 linen effect mirri card in light and dark blue. And I used silver peel offs well he did say he wanted hot lol. 
I cannot believe he is 21 tomorrow I sometimes wonder where the time has gone. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend x

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Envelope card

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card I used Centura pearl card and made it 8x8 
On the inside I took another Centura pearl card and cut it 11 5/8 inches and scored using my envelope board on my ultimate pro as if I was making an 8x8 envelope and cut the top off and fixed it to the inside of the card. And for the trim I used a die'sire lace border. For the front and the the inside card I used silver holographic card and used blue and yellow coordinations card stock and embossed them with the Art Deco embossalicious 8x8 folder.

The insert and card companions are from the brambly hedge cd rom using both spring/summer & Autumn/winter cd's and the buttons I used on my small circle epiphany tool with bubble caps. And I used my own pale blue and yellow ribbon. All of the ingredients that I have used on my card except my yellow and blue ribbon comes from 
Thank you for looking. 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Birthday cards and wedding anniversary cards

Well I have been busy this month and not been able to get any cards done. 
But I could let my husband's birthday go by and not make him a card and also a wedding anniversary card as it is our 6th wedding anniversary.
I made our wedding anniversary card using my Docrafts tatty ted digital designer cd rom. Acetate, mirri card, gems backing sheet and decoupage tatty bear.
My husband has 2 green houses and a shed and is always watering his veg on a night so I thought this is appropriate for him. The cd is called garden sheds from the card hut cd rom and the artwork is from the talented Mark Bardsley. So I thought I would do this for his birthday c
I had to make a card from the boys and they chose this image as they said it is so like that lol. I have used the same cd rom as the card I made.
Thank you so much for looking x