Friday, 30 August 2013

Rudolph Day...a bit late....but got there in the end!

Here's my latest "Rudolph Cards" ready for Christmas.  I had the intentions of making Birthday and Thank You cards, and ended up making these Christmas ones too!

The above one is a plain and simple one using the Poinsettias I made earlier and using the brilliant glue that Julia sent me to try.  It's really wonderful and sticks anything to anything included me to my Poinsettias when I was holding one down onto the card! The ribbon is, as they say, donkeys years old but it suits this card and it's a shame it's the only piece I have in that colour!

As you can tell I'm trying to make different styles of card at the moment.  I've had these beautiful peel offs for ages and not used them.  Then all of a sudden in my offcuts I found a piece of vellum over from making the flowers for the wedding card and voila - I tore the edges and just stuck them to the vellum and I quite liked the finish!!

I've made a few different styles of cards with this idea so you may see some more later.


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Mr and one another......

As promised, here are the two Wedding cards I made for a lady who commissioned them.  I wasn't sure what style to go with, so I made two different ones. best!
The first one here, is the one with all the very tiny vellum flowers on.  They did look better on the card than on my work tray that's for sure!

As the only information I had was there was terracotta on it and two birds I decided on making one with birds on it.  I checked with my judges what they thought of the colour and they said it was OK, it looks more orange in this posting than it is IRL. I love this one too.

As you can tell I couldn't make up my mind, so I left it to the lady to decide!  I hope that she likes them - she's not come back saying could I make something else so I'm assuming they are OK!

Which one do you like?


Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Here we are again, another WOYWW Wednesday here. Some peeps are already counting the sleeps until Christmas!!! Well I suppose it is the end of August and soon Christmas will be in the shops!

Talking of which, as you can see from the above photo, I am still in the Christmas mood!  I made a couple of Christmas cards at the weekend and also made some "Thank You" cards too.

Thanks for the glue Julia!!  I don't know why but I was expecting it to be thin runny glue, so when I blobbed a great big blob on my tiny little embellishment I was totally surprised I can tell you. You are right though, it's a great glue and it stuck those Poinsettias on to the cards with ease!

One important thing I forgot to tell you last week you can see in the above photo (sorry it's not very clear!).  I am in print! Yay!  In Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine!!!  They asked me to send in some photos of my cards and I chose a few and they decided on these two - the one I made for the lovely Gill for her and hubbies Wedding Anniversary and one I made with my gorgeous Magnolia stamp.

As I was the "Star Letter" I won £50 worth of crafting items!!!! Yes £50!!!  I received in the post a huge parcel containing loads of pads of DCWV (I think that's how it's spelt!). Gorgeous shapes and colours, all wonderful and will be using some of them soon!!!!!

Keep an eye out as I'll be posting the Wedding Cards soon along with a few of the Christmas ones too.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW 220 - not a Christmas Card anywhere!!

Welcome to WOYWW - check out the link to see what it's all about - but be warned - you WILL become addicted! It's a lovely addiction to have though!!

So what is on my little work trays on my bed today?  Well some partly made vellum flowers!!! It's taking me ages to do these as each individual petal has to be embossed, then you take two flowers and put them together with a little pearl and/or gem in the middle. The leaves are easy, just one quick line with the embossing tool and they're done. Some of them don't look too fantastic at the moment, but believe me, when they're finished they look beautiful. I had my doubts when I made the first one, but seeing the finished article really made my day!

I've been asked to make a Wedding Card, I'm actually making two so the lady can have a choice - one CAS style and one more traditional in style. Nothing too OTT.

You'll have to come back soon to see the finished articles - when all the flowers are finished - phew.....!!!

Happy WOYWW!!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Welcome to my new follower - hello Evalila!!

We're back on another WOYWW and today on my little work trays there are pretty flowers everywhere!  I'd seen something on a blog about making faux stained glass and as you saw my beautiful church stained glass I thought I'd have a go and here are the results.  I used this flower as I didn't want anything complicated for my first effort!
After cutting the flower I stuck some vellum on the reverse side and then coloured it with my Promarkers.  My first effort went wrong when I decided to add some more colour onto it and it turned into a river with splodges everywhere. I corrected this by just rubbing it with a tissue. Voila!  All done!  You'll see the finished card soon!

Being a crafter, I decided to use the cut out parts of the flower to make another card for my charity box of cards.  I actually made two out of them and you can see one idea in the first photo.  I seem to never do one thing at a time, and usually have at least a couple on the work trays!


Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Well here we are again already - WOYWW time again!  Check out Julia's page on the link to see what we're all talking about!  You WILL become addicted believe me!

So I finally decided to go with the "Blinging Everything" option ready for the Christmas cards!!!  I took you all at your words and glittered everything I could find.

Including - our little Domi - she had glitter on her tail, her head, her body, everywhere!  I was trying to take a photo here and you can see she was determined to stop me by putting her paw up on the camera and giving me her 'hard Paddington Bear stare!'.

Anyway, I'm off to have another Blood Test now, had about six in the last week or so! Lucky me huh!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Thank You Auntie!

I made this special card for my Auntie, we went to have a scrumptious Sunday Lunch with her, and I made dessert - a Banoffee Pie!  I know, very naughty, but you have to have something special every now and then! 

I constructed the flowers out of card and added some Cosmic Shimmer Pearls to the stamens to make them stand out.  My only problem is getting them to dry without kitty deciding to sit on them on the worktray on the bed! I achieved it this time! Yay!

A while back I ordered some new stamps and in with the stamps, they enclosed some die cuts - I've just been putting some of them to good use for my Charity Card Box.  I've had this backing paper for many years, even before I started cardmaking!  It's just perfect for this hot air balloon which I backed with some holographic card I have in my stash.

This cute little bear came from I don't remember where now.  He's in my little box of stamped images I've been sent at different times.  I use them to make Charity Cards as you know and he's so cute.  I'm not sure of the make as it was sent to me. If anyone knows, please tell me and I'm going to add him to my Wish List - which is growing ever longer by the day LOL!!