Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Twin girls

I made this card for our neice who has just had twin girls , they are a few weeks premature but fortunately are doing well.
The decoupage is from CUP by Carol Lepard- Twin torn card
Ribbon is papermania
Backing paper from stash
Jewels from stash

Thanking you for popping by and looking
Any comments much appreciated

Monday, May 28, 2012


Every thing I have used on this card I have had for ages - I dont know the make of the decoupage or the papers so I'm afraid that is all I can tell you about this card, except that i enjoyed doing it and made a terrible mess around me while making it ;) I did stamp the backing paper using a stamp by Lindsay Mason called Butterfly dreams with Tim Holtz milled lavendar distress ink.

 I have entered this card into the WOC sketch challenge.

 Thank you for passing by and looking.
Any comments left are very much appreciated.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

With Love

Morning to you all on this beautiful Sunday morning.
I made this card last night when the football was on, its the second of my new stamps that were delivered the other day.  It gives me a chance to get some practice in on my colouring which i must admit I find very relaxing.

To make this card I used the following

Paintbox poppets stamp called With Love coloured with Copic pens and pro markers for the skin tones
Nellie Snellen Eastern Oval die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
The backing card was coloured with Tim Holts Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Flower, ribbon, and silver beads from stash

  Thanks for passing by and looking.
Any comments are most appreciated.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

70th Birthday wishes

Good morning all I hope you are all enjoying good weather in the UK again!
Todays card was made for a friend who is 70 next week and I wanted to add a bit of humour to the card.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion for pro markers week 15 special challenge

Card Recipe
Digital Stamp Bertie Bowler- by just inklined - coloured with promarkers
Bcking paper - Papermania mono paper pack
I used a cuttlebug folder on black magic ColorCore Cardstock
I used Nellie Snellen die to mount the image
Happy birthday from stash

Thanks for passing by and looking.
Any comments are most appreciated.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daisy chains

It took me a couple of days to get into making this card but then my new stamps arrived and the idea happened straight away. The weather here in Almeria has settled down the past couple of days and there is no wind which is lovely.

The stamp is a painbox poppets called Daisy chain coloured in with promarkers and copic pens
The backing paper is Papermania Rich purple and the smaller blocks of paper are from a set just called bits n pieces that i got in a bargain bucket at crafty cow when it was still open
The ribbon is papermania sparkling trims pink collection
The jewels are from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 stamp-n-doodle sparkle and bling challenge
Sunday sketch and stamp (107 challenge)

Thank you for passing by and looking and any comments are most appreciated.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We have beautiful weather here today and have already been to the marina to sit in the sun and have a lovely lunch.  I finished this card thiis morning after waiting for the glue to set on my rosette.  I have had this stamp for a while and I thought this was a good opportunity to use it.

 I would like to enter this card into the world of crafters May challenge sunrise / sunsets -
Thank you again for looking and a big thank your for any comment recieved.
The recipe for this card is as follows
I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to colour the background
papers from stash
Stamp by stampscapes.
Rosette made with cricut ribbons and rosettes cartridge.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sitting Pretty

Well it is yet another windy day here in Spain so more makings to be done as my granddaughter Ellie would say.  I have had this image sitting looking at me me for a few days now and was waiting for inspiration and finally it came yesterday although i didnt finish it until this morniing.

I just hope I haven't overdone all the pretty bits!

The image is by Sugar Nellie mounted on a Marianne Creatables die.
The image is coloured with Promamrkers
Hair - cinnamon, gold and satin
Dress - sky blue and pastel blue
Eyes -  sky blue
Skin - Ivory & blush 
lips  - pastel pink

The backing paper is by docrafts
The flowers were made on my imagine using Flower shoppe cartride and the  Loris's Garden papers.
lace and sentiment from stash

I would like to enter this card into Promarkers anything goes challenge.

Thanks again for looking and I  really do appreciate any comments left .

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I bought this decoupage from Craftuprint and am very pleased with the outcome, a nice simple card to make.

Thanks for passing by and looking any comments are most appreciated.

Masculine card

Good Morning all, The weather here in Spain today is a tad windy again but nice and bright and sunny but I decided to make a card instead of go out.  I havent blogged for a couple of days so here we go. I made this card this morning with a masculine theme in mind.  I thoroughly enjoyed making this one as I usually have such a problem with male cards.

I am going to enter this card in the Stamp n Doodle Masculine challenge -

The digi image I have used is chickadee from Stamp n Doodle, coloured with Pebbles chalks
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies Fleur De Lis Squares for the background of the chickadee
The backing paper is Papermania Capsule collection, mono paper pack
The ribbon and Brad are from stash

Thanks for passing by and any comments made as they are most appreciated.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Princess Tilda

I have been away for a few days to Cabo De Gata a little birthday treat for my husband Eddie, we had a fabulous time and even went in the sea for a swim.  On our return my Magnolia Tilda stamp had arrived and I just had to have a play this morning and came up with this card.

For this card I used a Nellie Snellen die, I coloured the back die cut with Tim Holtz Distress ink (milled lavender) and stamped with Dimension crafts clear swirl stamp using the Distress ink milled lavender again. 
Magnolia Tilda Stamp - coloured  with copic pens for the hair and promarkers for everything else on Tilda
The backing paper was from stash.
Flower from stash.

I am going to enter this card into the Joanna Sheen Happy Birthday challenge

Thank you for passing by and looking and for any comments made.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

From Me To You

I am sitting indoors today as it is far too windy to go out and decided to make my husbands birthday card for May, not easy as he keeps coming in and out of the room!I made the card from a painting by Kevin Walsh from the Nostalgia Collection CD set by Joanna Sheen it's a perfect subject for him as he was a motor mechanice/fitter by trade, he is now retired and here we are in sunny Spain.  I made the rosette with the cricut rosette and ribbon cartridge the backing paper is from stash (I think its by docraft). I used a Martha stewart punch to make the side borders using Black Magic ColorCore Cardstock.