Archive | October 2011

Vintage wedding card

I had just ordered this utterly gorgeous stamp from IndigoBlu when I was asked to make a wedding card for a work colleague; perfect timing!  The stamp is so detailed it didn’t need much adding to it, just a little splash of colour with my ProMarkers and a couple of pearls.  I even did a bit of recycling as the tiny silver heart came off some recently bought underwear – it looked better on the card 😀

I am entering this card in 2 challenges;

1) By the Cute and Girly (‘anything goes’)

2) CES (‘new beginnings’)

Now all I have to do is make another card to give my colleague from myself!




First Christmas Card!

I thought it was about time I made a start on my Christmas cards and was inspired by the Sketch N Stash challenge to create this card.  This is one of the beautiful Lili of the Valley stamps I bought last year and I couldn’t resist inking it up again this year.  I have coloured it in with ProMarkers and added a little bit of glitter although it doesn’t show up all that well on the photo unless you click on the pic for a larger image.  The papers are from the Bo Bunny ‘Welcome Home’ range, so not even Christmas papers but I just loved the colours.  I spent ages trying to decide on embellishments and finally decided on a ‘less is more’ approach!

So, I am entering the card in the following challenges;

1) Sketch N Stash (sketch 72, new stash is the papers)

2) Lili of the Valley (‘warm and cozy’ theme)

3) Passion for ProMarkers (christmas critters)

One Christmas card down, only a few hundred more to go!




Well, this is another first for me; my first use of digi stamps and where better to start than the super cute Spooktacular set by The Greeting Farm!

I made these little Halloween treat bags for my niece and nephews (guess whose is the one with the pretty lace?!) based on the colours in the Anyone For Anya photo inspiration challenge but due to a problem with InLinkz I didn’t get to enter it 😦

However, it matched a couple of other challenges so I am entering it in the following;

1) Simon Says Stamp (Halloween theme)

2) The Greeting Farm, Farm Fresh Monday Fun-day (black, white and one other colour)

Well, the kids seemed to like them so hope you do too!



Just for ewe!

I had the idea for this design in my head for a while and I thought my brother would appreciate the crazy sheep and terrible joke so it turned into his birthday card.  I have started using a lot of Kraft card recently and am loving it as it seems to go with almost every patterned paper and lends itself to inking and distressing, which I am a big fan of.

Hope you enjoy seeing it!



65th birthday

I wanted to do something special for my father-in-law’s 65th birthday so I made a tool box out of an old wine box and a tube from the centre of a kitchen roll all covered in black acrylic paint.  We put his presents and cards in the box and I made some tags so all the family could write a special birthday message for him.

For the card I used a section of map covering the area where my father-in-law lives together with a paper pieced car and I think I got away with the slightly cheeky greeting!

Hope you like it!



First challenge card

Super Anya

I made this card for my very first challenge, an ‘Anyone for Anya’ sketch challenge, and was very excited to make the top 3 with it 🙂

This is one of my favourite colour combinations and is finished off with a little bit of sparkle!

Housewarming present

I made this gift box to hold the goodies for my friends’ housewarming BBQ.  I cut up an old packaging box for the base and covered it with Fancy Pants My Family papers.