Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Money Wallet

Christmas seemed to come around far too quickly this year. I decided to make this money wallet which nicely holds a £20 for a family member.

Embellishments - Christmas peel offs from QVC & die cut scalloped circle from Craftwork Cards
Image - Reindeer digi stamp from Kenny K coloured with Pro Markers and fussy cut

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
A Crafty Mess - #2 - Anything goes/Traditional christmas colours
Southern Girls Challenge - Get your Christmas cheer flowing
Crafting for all Seasons - #92 Anything Christmas but a card
Digi Chooseday Challenge - #50 Last minute Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers and more - #129 Christmas

Sunday, 2 November 2014

RIP our 20's

And so it's begun! The first of my closest friends has turned 30 and we are all soon to follow :(
So in the spirit of this tragic event I have made her a Halloween themed birthday card. I chose this fun Halloween Digi from Meljen's which I coloured up using ProMarkers. I found some great coordinating papers from Michele R Designs which I matted and layered onto black card.

One of the papers had the spiderweb on so I printed that sheet on to swirl vellum from HOTP and fussy cut it as an element to the card. I used the same vellum for the birthday sentiment. I used velum to give the card a peek-a-boo effect, still allowing you to see the image and paper behind it. Finally I added a three gemstones to finish it off.

Paper - Halloween 6x6 digital papers by Michele R Designs & Paper Pizazz HOTP Vellum Swirls
Embellishments -  Hunkydory dimond sparkles gemstones
Sentiment - typed by me using Chiller font in Word
Image - Frankenpups Bride by Meljens Designs coloured with ProMarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
MelJens Design Team & Challenge Blog - #234 Peek-a-Boo!
The Crazy Challenge - #183 Spooky Nights
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog - #124 Purple, Orange, White & Black
I Love ProMarkers - #243 Three of a Kind
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - #34 Halloween
Sassy Studio Designs - #253 Happy Halloween
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Trick or Treat, Give me Something Good to Eat
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog - Trick or Treat
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges - #77 Halloween
Wednesdays Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - #287 Purple, Orange & Black

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Mothers Day

Cute Mothers Day cards using Martha Stuart embossing powders and a bear stamp from Hobby Craft. I found this digi on Sassy Studio Designs and just had to find somewhere to use it. I have layered my images on pink glitter card for extra bling.

Paper - K & Company
Sentiment - A freebie coloured with Pro Markers
Image - Goldilocks coloured with Pro Markers from Sassy Studio Designs

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #128 Lots of Pink
Southern Girls Challenge - Girly / Shabby Chic
Addicted to CAS - #48 Cuddly
Sassy Studio Designs - #249 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - #28 Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #76 Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - #267 Make it Feminine
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Crafty Challenge -  #181 For a Special Lady

Friday, 26 September 2014

Okay Brother

An amusing card for my brother in law. I cut out the sentiment using Spellbinders labels 32 and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers ink. First Place Phil is fussy cut.

Paper - Dr Digi
Embellishments - Podium from google images
Sentiment - a freebie from Gingers House
Image - Pre coloured First Place Phil from Dr Digi

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
TokBobok - #16 Masculine
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Sentimental
Love to Create Challenge Blog  - #134 Fussy Cut
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog- #159 Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #340 Dies & Punches
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #113 Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Formula 1 Dads

These two cards are focused on Formula 1. I have coloured one in McLaren and the other in Mercedes team colours. I typed the sentiment then  used Sizzix fancy labels dies for the shape. Finally I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers ink pad and matted on a black die cut.


Paper - Dr Digi
Sentiment - Typed by me using font Angel Tears from Billy Argel
Image - First Place Phil from Dr Digi and coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Hobby Cutz Challenges - For the boys
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #207 Lets hear it for the boys
Crafty Catz - #245 One for the boys
Glitter & Sparkle - #101Use a digi
Robyns Fetish Blog - #228 Anything goes
TokBobok - #16 Masculine
Crafts 4 Eternity - #192 Digital
Loves Rubber Stamps - #119 Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Marilyn Monroe

I found this stunning image of Marilyn Monroe and thought the sentiment matched perfectly! I absolutely love Jade's artwork! I cut out the sentiment using Spellbinders labels thirty three and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick ink.

Paper - Free paper from Far Far Hill
Embellishments - Papermania Capsule Collection
Sentiment - freebie from Create with TLC
Image - Marilyn Monroe from Jade Dragonne coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp and Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Anything goes with fav colour combo
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Sentiment other than birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - #25 Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #109 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #72 Anything goes

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Kittie Cats

My Messy Pets CD-ROM from Create & Craft finally arrived and I've had great fun playing with it. It's so easy to build any picture you want and even recolour the images. I've recoloured the ladies hair so it looks like Sue. Of course Sue loves cats so I added the extra images. I love the ease of creating decoupage images and as you can see from the pictures below I had some fun adding extra layers (fiddly to cut out but look great!). I distressed the edges of the card blank with worn lipstick then finished the card with Candi and a paper bow.

Paper - Messy Pets CD from Create & Craft
Embellishments - Craftwork cards paper bows & candi

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - #178 Cute little animals
Paper Creator's Crafts - #28 Bows, bling & blooms
Designs Rubber Stamps - A birthday card
Sassy Studio Designs - #241 Stack it up!
Inky Impressions - #172 Animal friends
Craft a Scene - Animal Challenge
Sisiterhood of Snarky - Z is for zoo
Creative Moments - Anything goes / Animals
Crafty Little Fairies - Cute & cuddly
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Anything goes

Monday, 18 August 2014

Only Fools & Horses

My dad is a fan of Only Fools and Horses so I went with this theme for his 60th card and cake. My husband is the master cake decorator and I'm the baker, shaper and ideas lady! I couldn't find a digi stamp anywhere so resorted to finding a ready made topper from Ebay. Either way he loved it and the cake went down a treat!

Paper - leopard print fuzzy felt from Hobby Craft
Embellishments - craftwork cards scalloped circle
Sentiment - free cut
Image - ebay seller Carol Reed

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - It's all about texture
Paper Pretties - Boys cards
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Wags 'n Wiskers - #135 Birthdays
Time 4 Scrap - Anything goes with fall colours
Sisterhood of Snarky - Z is for Zoo
613 Avenue Create - #85 Anything goes

Friday, 8 August 2014

Well Done Die Cut

I made this card using only my Big Shot.  I used Sheena's A little Bit Oriental embossing folder, Tattered Lace Oriental letters and Spellbinders Cherry Blossom dies. I'm very happy with the result!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #271 Well done / congratulations
MilkCoffee Challenge - 2 or more dies
Inky impressions - #171 Shaped cards
Come and Get it Challenge Blog- It's all about dies
A Gem of a Challenge - #125 Embossing
The Paper MakeUp Stamps - #152 Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #69 Anything goes
Crafts for Eternity - #188 Anything goes

Friday, 1 August 2014


I've seen a few steampunk inspired cards so I thought I'd have a go as I liked this image from Kenny K. This fab sentiment from Ginger works perfectly with it. I chose a vintage style paper from my K &  Company stash and embossed the gears stamp from my Kanban steampunk set on top using Martha Stuart glittered embossing powder.

Paper - K & Company
Embellishments - embossed steampunk stamp from Kanban
Sentiment - freebie from Gingers House
Image - Savannah Belle from Kenny K and coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - #248 Oh Snap!
Just Inspirational Challenges - Hobbies and sports
613 Avenue Create - #82 Anything goes with optional sentiment
The House That Stamps Built - sparkle,glitter or bling
Open-minded Crafting Fun Challenges - #15 Vacation Related
Cute Card Thursday - #332 Vintage
The Crafter's Cafe - #74 Use a digi
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Inky Impressions Challenges - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - #106 Anything goes

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Simple Snowman

I love this simple Christmas card as it looks like the snowman is looking at the words. It was a great image to colour! I used my wavy edge cutter to add some interest. Its not very clear on the picture but the silver card is also embossed cardstock which says Merry Christmas also.

Paper - K & Company
Sentiment - Desert Diva & coloured with Pro Markers
Image - Snowman from Kenny K & coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - #47 Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas is a-coming
That's Crafty! - Christmas in July
Jellypark Challenges - Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room - #159 Christmas in July
Kraftin Kimmie - #240 Christmas in July
Completely Christmas - #22 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #204 Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - #121 Christmas in July

Friday, 25 July 2014

Snow Family

I have chosen to make two different cards using the same digi stamp and sentiment. I think this digi matches the sentiment perfectly! I also love the embossed card from my stash. I used my paper cutter to cut the wavy edge on both cards.

Paper - from my Christmas card stash QVC
Embellishments - Candi - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - freebie from Create With TLC
Image - Beccy's Place

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Becky's Place - July Challenge with Becky image
CHNC Christmas Challenge - Christmas layer it up 186
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
Come and Get it - Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July #223
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July #247
Crafting for all seasons - Christmas in July #82
Paper take Weekly - It's a Jolly Holiday
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Christmas in July #221

Sunday, 13 July 2014


My brother plays a lot of hockey and is in a few different teams, so for his birthday it had to be a hockey card. I discovered tagxedo and had great fun creating the personalised background (word cloud) out of all the words I inputted. Its easy to personalise and the added bonus is that its free! I found a picture of his kit and a great digi from Kenny K. I tried my best to copy his kit and converted the blades on the image in to wheels as he plays roller hockey. I distressed the edges of the word cloud and sentiment with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans. I'm very happy with it and I hope he is too!

Paper - My stash, free paper from Far Far Hill and personalised word cloud from Tagxedo
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Image - Hockey by Kenny K and coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #90 Use a digital background
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Red, White & Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity - #184 Sport
Digitally Sweet - Boys at play
Jellypark Challenges - Red, White & Blue
SweetPea Stampers - For the boys/men
Digistamps 4 Joy - #96 For the boys
Loves Rubber Stamping - Red, White & Blue
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Masculine

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Ruby Anniversary

My mum asked me to make a card for her twin sister's Ruby wedding anniversary. So here it is! I love this image as it is great for adding your own text or sentiment.

Paper - A selection of free downloads from Far Far Hill
Embellishments - Cut from red glitter card with Sizzix heart die and glitter ribbon from Create and Craft
Sentiment - Typed using Angel Tears font free from Billy Argel
Image - Sylvia Zet

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Wedding Anniversary
Die Cuttin Divas - Wedding or Anniversary
Craft-room Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary
A Gem of a Challenge - #123 Animals
Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Occasion
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Christmas in July

As my daughter is nearly six months old (time has gone way too fast!) its got me thinking about her first Christmas and birthday. I've already started buying gifts! So here is my Christmas in July card:
Paper - Craftwork Cards
Embellishments - Candi - Craftwork cards
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Image - Gingerbread Plushie digital stamp from Marina Neira and coloured with promarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - #65 Christmas in July
Red Rubber Inspirationals - #127 Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas in July
Graph it colour challenge - wk27 Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Use a stamp or digi stamp
Brown Sugar - #101 Anything goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything goes - fav colour combo
Completely Christmas - Anything goes
CHNC Christmas Challenge extra - Anything goes

Monday, 23 June 2014

Craft stash

Yay my first post! I've been on maternity leave for a few months now and this has lead to me watching lots of crafting TV and surfing the net as I'm feeding or Maisie is sleeping. 
I've always loved paper-craft and have found some really inspiring stuff out there which has made me want to have a go. So as my craft stash spreads across the living room, I've decided I better start making some cards and this is how my blog was born. A place for me to store my work and if I'm lucky inspire someone else to get crafting too! 


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