Wednesday 30 October 2013

Birthday Wish

Hello again, what a change it is to wake up to sunshine.
Today I'm going to share with you a Birthday card that I have made for my Hubby's birthday which is in a couple of weeks time. (It's ok, he doesn't read my blog). He rather likes steam engines whether large or small as in this great Mo Manning image The Engineer. I had seen this image a long time ago and purchased it with the idea of this card. A bit of dry embossing, inking, some promarkers and embellishments and here it is......

I hope he likes it, in fact apart from the moustache this could be him, lol, don't tell him I said so :)
I'm entering in to the following challenges:
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Add Metal
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All #55 (flipped)
Have a great day crafty pals,
See you soon

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Birdhouse Birthday

This little card is a commissioned one for a bird lover who has lots of nesting boxes in their garden and enjoys watching the birds from their window. It makes me think of spring and warmer days (will have to wait a while for that, lol) The weather here today is quite sunny but chilly but I am thankful that we escaped the awful winds yesterday, some weren't so lucky.
Here's my card...


I'd like to enter this in to the challenge at -

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting today, see you soon,


Saturday 26 October 2013

Vellum Flowers

Hi Crafters,

A quick share with you today of my card using the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur stamp set. I have stamped and embossed the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder on vellum and coloured the back of the vellum to give subtle tones of yellow and green.

I'd like to enter this in to these challenges:
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Saturday Sketch  - Sketch #282 - (Flipped)
Thanks for visiting today.
I do love reading your comments so it would be great if you commented today and became a follower.
Until next time....

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Pretty In Pink.....

.....that's the name of the challenge over on Crafty Little Fairies blog this week and I'd like to show you my card.


This was another commissioned card and I do love the filigree die cut shapes produced by the Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4 die that I used. The papers come from an old Papermania pad called Henbury Lane that I had in my stash. Quite a simple card with lots of layers, I think it turned out well. I would also like to enter this in the following challenges.
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
We are having such a wet week that I think winter has arrived with a vengeance here in Norfolk, I hate the rain I find it very depressing so am trying to cheer myself up by creating bright and cheerful cards. I have also had a look at quite a few of your blogs this week and there are a lot of very talented ladies out there who I admire. I have a lot of practicing to do if I am to reach their standard :D.  With that said I feel another practice session coming on, so bye for now,
Try to stay dry, lol,

Friday 11 October 2013

21 Today

Hi, a quick share today of this stylish 21st birthday card made for a customer. The image is from the Fabulous Fashions CD Rom by Katy Sue Designs and is decoupaged and embellished with glossy accents and stickles....
I'd like to enter this card in to the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Thank you for visiting today,
See you all soon,

Monday 7 October 2013

Happy Birthday to a Wonderful Friend !

I'd like to share with you a birthday card that I made for a good friend of mine. She loves her holidays and so when I saw this card on a blog the other day I just had to purchase the image from Mo's Digital Pencil and create my card. I used the original card layout for inspiration and changed a few things to make it appropriate for my friend.

The two digi's can be found here and here.
I coloured both the background and sunbather with Promarkers, cut her out and stuck her on to the background and put shading around the edge of the towel to ground the image. I used polka dot papers and buttons to carry on the theme of her bikini. In my stash I had a starfish charm and a small pair of silver coloured sunglasses which went beautifully with the beach theme also. Here is a close up of her enjoying her cocktail...


I'd like to enter this card in to these challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil - 'H is for'........ Hot
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I love Mo's images, I have quite a few now, they are so easy to colour and uncanny in that they resemble someone you know, lol.

Thanks for joining me today,

See you all soon,


Saturday 5 October 2013

World Card Making Day

Hi Crafters !

As it is World Card Making Day I had better show you all a card, hadn't I. Although I haven't been posting on my blog this week, I haven't been idle either. I have now caught up with all the blogs that I follow and seen some beautiful creations from you all, left a few comments and made a few cards of my own. I have had a lot of commissioned cards to catch up with and here's a peek at some of them now...

 .... I'd like to enter this card in to the Through The Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes.
and Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes.

The young lad who asked for this card was very specific about what he wanted on it, these were all the things his mummy loved so I was pleased he liked it.

And finally I would like to enter this creation into the Challenge over on In the Pink - their challenge theme this time is Luscious Lace.

Hope you've had a great day,

See you soon,