Monday, 20 September 2010

House Meeces Card

This card is specially for you to see Di....!

I sat down to cut out the decoupage for this House Meece design, and over an hour later, it was finally done! My poor carpal tunnel ridden wrists were complaining loud and clear, but this is the first time I've done one in one go, normally I break it down into a few sessions instead.

This card is for my favourite Auntie, she is 79 this year, and she won't see this blog as she doesn't have a computer - and doesn't want one either!!!!

I used my best purple cardstock for this card, with a matching envelope and set to creating it for her birthday next week.


Here's what you need to make this card:

  • Purple cardstock with matching envelope
  • House Meece decoupage donated by Di - thanks Di!
  • Green flower backing paper (freebie download)
  • Purple stripes backing paper (another free download!)
  • "Happy Birthday" sentiment - purchased for 75p in the sale - yes not a freebie!
  • Green card candy, decorated with Stardust Stickles for some added bling
  • Yellow wooden butterfly, donated by Craft Fairy - thanks Lisa!

Fairly simple once I'd cut all the decoupage out (with my lovely new Decoupage Scissors - thanks Di - again!!!).

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Charity Card - Kitties!

Well you know me and cats! You can tell by my background, it has my beloved Bertie on there, who sadly died 26th June 2009 and I miss him every day.

You will find cats on a LOT of my cards, they just look so cute don't they!!


Here's what you need to make these cards (top card first!):

  • Purple cardstock for the base card - in fact any colour you like - this is just my choice at the time obviously!

  • Fancy decorative paper (with butterflies embedded in silver in the actual paper) - freebies from a friend

  • Pink kids craft paper pleated and using DST add to the right hand side of the card

  • Butterflies (punched by a friend) and added to the top of the pleat and randomly placed on the backing paper

  • Kitty image (freebie download) coloured with Twinkling H20's

  • White oval cardstock behind the kitty

  • "Happy Birthday" peel off from stash

Second card used the following:

  • Pink cardstock from stash

  • Flowers embossed using Cuttlebug machine and used as backing

  • Kitty (freebie download) coloured with Twinkling H20's

  • Sentiment printed on PC, matted and layered onto gold card

  • Various flowers from stash

  • Add a button to the centre of the middle flower

Two more to add to the charity box cards! mojo is back!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Charity Card - Thank You

A fairly simple card that looks quite effective, well I think so!

I had some images and was trying out my H20's for the first time, hence the heavy handedness of the yellow!!! Mind you, it looks good with solid colours too so I'm not complaining!


Here's what you need for this card:

  • Purple cardstock
  • Simple purple flower doodles (I think this was Floral Doodles a freebie I got many moons ago)
  • Purple flowers sent by Crafty Ange - she sent me a bag of 'bits and pieces' and I love to see how I can use them for the charity cards
  • "Thank You" image was a freebie (from Dustin Pike I think!)
  • Coloured with H20's - from Di and Jan - thanks for those - love them!
  • Foam pads were used to give him some height
  • Cuttlebugged (spots embossing folder) was used on a Nestie oval scallop and added some yellow glitter dots on the scallops - you can't see them too well, so perhaps I should've used a deeper colour

Hope you like him!

Charity Card - Dance like no one is watching!

The title says it all for this one. It had to be bright and colourful, along with the lovely lady dancing in her purple outfit. Purple is the colour worn by more "mature" ladies who just enjoy life if you read the emails that come around. I'm going to wear purple.....LOL!!!!


Here's what you need to make this card:

  • Pale green cardstock for the card base

  • Stamped image (from Di - perhaps you could tell others which one it is? Thanks!)

  • Coloured with watercolour pencils

  • Anita's 3D Clear Gloss was used on her dress and shoes

  • Backing paper was a freebie - can't remember where from sorry!

  • Anita's Glitterations was used in the top right hand corner to add some bling

  • Sentiment was included with the image - very appropriate - Damce Like No One's Watching

  • Faux stiching was done with a matching Purple glitter pen (Sainsbury's)

Another card for the charity box. Hope you like her!

Charity Card - Dragons!

I love dragons - don't you?!?!? They're so cute, especially when drawn by Dustin Pike. He is one talented man.


Here's what you need to make this card:

  • Pale green cardstock as a base
  • Music notes background paper (freebie again!)
  • Silver dots are Anita's Glitterations - also come in gold but I only got silver, big mistake!
  • Music notes are from Ange (I think they're a QuickKutz design but am not certain)
  • Dragon on a cake is a freebie from Dustin Pike
  • Hand coloured with Twinkling H20's (thanks Di!)
  • Pink candle again from Ange in a bag of die cuts etc
  • Pink candle highlighted with Stickles Crystal for some more bling!
  • Sentiment from Tags, Banners and Labels set - coming to the end of these now sadly

Another charity card for the collection! I've had a mass colouring in sesh, so have a few to add to cards now, simple but effective I think.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Charity Card - For Mum

Here's another girlie pinky one. I'm not normally a pinkie girlie type person but seem to like these cards at the moment, and seeing as most girlies seem to be pinkie at the moment, then I know they will sell well for the cancer charity/hospices.

Here's what you need to make this card:

  • Pink background in a arty-crafty type styleeeeee! (Freebie from a magazine as usual!) - rounded corners created with my Dovecraft punch
  • Black scroll peel offs from Di (think they are Hobbycraft ones)
  • Image and sentiment both from - I just coloured them with glitter pens and add a gold "Mum" peel off from my stash
  • Folded cream ribbon put behind the words sentiment to add a splash of colour and something different!

Hope you enjoy this one - simple but effective I think!

Charity Card - Just for Girls....

As this one is pink it's got to be for girlies hasn't it...! This was fairly simple to put together and the details are below for you.
Another easy one, but not pink this time - definitely a girlie image though don't you think???

Here's what you need to make these cards:
  • Pink doodled circles for backing paper
  • Light pink fluorescent paper for the top halBulleted Listf of the backing - you can't see it too clearly from this but believe me it is!
  • Add a pink cardstock topper which has been rounded on the corners
  • Smaller cardstock in a pearl cream colour which has been cuttlebugged with a spiral embossing folder, again rounded on the corners
  • Dress and flowers from an old Papermania set I've had in my stash for a while
  • Sentiment is a new one from The Range, a set of silver one's already on foam pads - only cost £1.00!!!

I do love a bargain don't you!

For the purple card I used:

  • Yellow cardstock (from the child's craft section many moons ago!)
  • Purple circles background paper - a free download - do let me know if you'd like any of the free downloads won't you..... I know us crafters like freebies!
  • Purple circles came from Crafty Ange, she sent me a lot of items in a cello bag to use for my charity cards which I appreciate and have almost used up now!
  • Cream cardstock which was cuttlebugged with a Paisley Embossing Folder
  • Image was coloured by my own fair hands with H20's and the image and H20's were supplied by Di
  • Sentiment was also sent by Di - I just matted and layered it onto blue holographic cardstock purchased many moons ago from a Craft Exhibition I went to when I was able to walk!
  • I doodled some lines around the edge of the image with glitter pens

I do love my freebies from the internet and also have lots of goodies sent to me from good friends who also help me with cardmaking for cancer charities/hospices.

Thanks Girls...!!! You are ALL superstars!

Charity Card - Sweeties

After my brother came home with some sugar free sweets (the best we've ever tasted!!!), I was just going to throw out the bag, when I had an idea!

I cut out the sweetie shapes (licquorice allsorts squares and coconut circles!) and did the following to make an enviromentally friendly card. Just look at things in a different way and you'll be surprised what you can come up with! LOL!!!!


Here's what you need to make this card:

  • Baby pink cardstock (sweetie colour I thought - remember pink shrimps?!?!?!)

  • Mirri card as a matted and layered background and rippled silver card on the other

  • I made the 'lollies' using an old lolly stick (sugar free again!) and stuck it onto a cream card circle I already had in the 'goodie bag'

  • Add a grey scalloped circle (you don't have to do this, but I'd already stuck them down beforehand!)

  • Add the cut out sweetie shapes

  • Add gold stars (from the Tesco Make Your Own Christmas Card Sets)

  • Use an existing cello bag (from previous embellies!) and tie with ribbon

  • DST to stick to the mirri card base

  • Add more gold stars randomly on the silver card

  • Sentiments are just hand written and matted and layered onto scraps of card

  • The bottom card had added pink bubbles background paper as the silver rippled card wasn't big enough - we crafters know how to make things fit huh!

Hope you enjoy this card, just have a look at what is around you, you'll be amazed. More crafty recycled makes to follow........ :-)

Guess what I won....?!?!?!

Yep - my first ever Blog Candy win!! I've never won one before and so chuffed to bits - now there's a saying you don't hear often isn't it!!!

I've not been on here for a while (too many hospital appointments sadly!) and am now catching up and look what I found I'd won on Charlotte's Blog.

Thanks SOOOOO much Charlotte!!!