Thursday 27 September 2012

Every day is a gift...

These S.W.A.L.K. stamps are adorable. I have coloured her in with Copic markers. I used Bo Bunny patterned paper. The card has been embellished with sticky pearls, ribbon and Stickles. The inside of the card has an oval tag cut out with a Nestabilities. 
Front of the card

Inside of the card

Family Card Challenge 14 - Silver / Grey

I found some silver/grey paper from the Glitter Stack paper pad and had coloured in a Magnolia Edwin stamp a while ago that I never used which matched perfectly. Edwin is cut out with a Nestabilities and the edges inked and Stickled, I've used a Shapeabilities under the "You're a Star!" title and the bottom left corner. I used a Martha Stewart Around the Page punch and some red sticky pearls to finish it off.

Friday 14 September 2012

Family Card Challenge 13 - Polka Dots and Pearls

I searched through my papers and found this sheet of paper with polka dot dresses after a few unsuccesful trips to the craft stores. I coloured a Lili of the Valley stamp in the same colours and glued a pearl border around it.Isn't she adorable? I used a Martha Stewart lace border punch below the image and inked the edges. I added some cute charms from a recent shopping expedition. I sewed some lovely lace behind the paper and added some Prima roses and sticky pearls. The Love stamp is from a collection by Scrappy Cat Love and Cherish series.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Some other hobbies of mine

I also love to do Paint by Numbers. This one reminds be of Boise, Idaho where we lived for 10 years. Every year they would have the Boise River Festival showing off their hot air balloons. Hundreds of people gather early in the morning to see the hot air balloons take off. They fill the sky, all different designs - Energiser Bunny, trucks, Tigger, you name it, there's one there. In the evening they have another flight by dusk. It's beautiful to see. Great memories!

A set of 4 flowers:-


Lemon and Orange Trees:-


English Cottage


Twilight Cottage

Stonehedge Bridge
Roman Leopard

Incredible Cats

Midnight Swim

Thursday 6 September 2012

Make a Wish

I've been working really hard at making extra cards for a Christmas marketat which I've booked a table to sell my cards.

This one I used Magnolia Tilda with cherries stamp. I cut the stamped image and green background out with a Nestabilities die. I don't use a lot of black on my cards although I think it makes a card quite striking, so since I coloured Tilda's hair in dark I stuck some black "Say it with Crystals" swirls on the front of the card.

Front of the card
Inside of the card

Family Challenge Card 11 - Feathered Friends

I used  Pink dotted swiss paper for my easel card and I love the colourful patterned paper. You will notice one feathered friend on the paper but quite a few winged friends on my card. I found a new household item to distress the edges of my papers - a big file which is really coarse. I inked the edges with distress ink and used a Martha Stewart border punch and put some Stickles on to decorate. The stamp is a Magnolia stamp I've been wanting to use for a long time. I coloured with Copics and Stickles and added some Glossy Accents on the bubbles.

For the inside I have a bird in a bird cage sticker (I love bird cages) attached to a double sided removable tag to write on. The card is decorated with lace, glittered brads and some flowers and ribbons. The little doily and stamped image are cut out with Nestabilities on the Cuttlebug.

Easel card
Front of the card
Inside of the card