Thursday 31 October 2013

Glitter n Sparkle challenge 57 - add some leaves

I was jumping for joy when I got this image!

It's a gorgeous Lacey Sunshine image - Emilys windy day.
I coloured her with my watercolour pencils and a teeeeny brush,with water.
I have had that one piece of leaf paper in my stash for yonks...
it was a 12 x 12 I have about 3 x 3 left of it!
 (I have got a few cards from that piece over the years)
The leaf diecut is a marianne die, cut on my bigshot and I have added a few
punched leaves on there too, with a few little sparkly gems.

I would like to enter this into the flowing challenges...
Crafting for all seasons - autumn colours - 12 Nov
Divas by design - orange - 5 Nov 
Perfect sentiment  - fall / Halloween - 6 Nov
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes - 6 Nov
Cuttin and Stampin - autumn harvest - 4 Nov
Cuttlebug mania - autumn - 12  nov
Top tip Tuesday - seasons - 4 Nov
Artistic Inspirations - fall colours - 4 Nov
Crafty Boots - Autumnal colours - 10 Nov
Lady Annes challenge - autumn - 4 Nov
Parade your crafts - Autumn - 10 Nov
TSG clear stamps - leaves - 4 Nov
Digitally sweet - trees / leaves - 7 Nov
Fairytale - red / yellow/ orange - 7 Nov
Wags n Whiskers - fall colours - 13 Nov

Wednesday 30 October 2013

M-I-L birthday

It was my Mother-in-Laws birthday recently, and I made her this card..

 I used some new Marianne dies I got recently...
Both the birdcage and the flourish are lovely to cut
and I really enjoyed making this card with them. I used my Marianne bird too..minus the branch.
The paper is from a HOTP kit that I got from QVC a few years ago...
just love that colour paper!
I drew some faux stitching all around the outside edge, 
added some MS punched butterflies and
a few punched flowers.

Crazy challenge - B is for... (butterflies, bird and birdcage!) - 10 Nov
Chocolate coffee and cards - bugs / little critters - 9 Nov
Delightful sketches - winged things - 31 Oct
Flutterby Wednesdays - winged things - 6 Nov

Sunday 27 October 2013

This card is for my second challenge...over at Glitter n Sparkle...
"add black"
I was given this image to use, Wednesday Sara Addams from Sassy Studios.
I found this really difficult as after I cut the black gingham,
which I knew i wanted to use,
I didn't have a clue what else to do~
I played and played with this image... and eventually decided on this.
I hand-drew the little ribbon... thinking I would put a sentiment on there,
then I couldn't come up with one!  lol!
All in all, I'm not in love with this card, as I am some of my others...
you could say his was a "challenge!"

Wednesday 23 October 2013


I made this for someone to give to her ballet teacher...

Its a monochrome card...all in shades of grey and white, with a touch of black.
Sentiment is computer generated, a little white organza ribbon down the side,
with a punched bottom edge and of course...

those Martha Stewart butterflies have flown in, too!  :) 

Sunday 20 October 2013

My first card for Glitternsparkle blog

As I told you earlier this week, I have now joined the design team for
Glitter n Sparkle challenge blog.
So here is my first card...

The image is from Floppy Latte - Halloween circle.
I drew on the spiders and bats myself and popped a little digital "scaredy cat" on there, too - 
all coloured with watercolour pencils and the ghost has glossy accent all over.
The papers are digital downloads that I have had for ages...
as is the beware sign and the large bat. 
I cut out and inked the edges of the moon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
A Gem of a challenge - Spooky (102) - 25th Oct
Dynamic Duos - Orange and black/ Halloween - 24th Oct
Creative creations - Halloween - 27th Oct
Incy Wincy Designs - Halloween  - 5th Oct
Parade your Crafts - Halloween - 28th Oct
Craftin Boutique - Halloween - 25th Oct
Hanna and Friends - Halloween - 24th Oct
Craftitude challenge - anything goes...spooky! - 2nd Nov
Daring Cardmakers - digital - 25th Oct
Digi Haven - digi Halloween - 25th Oct
Left of Centre creative challenge - halloween - 25th Oct

Thursday 17 October 2013

Comissioned cards

I have been asked to make a few cards recently.. and here are just some of them...

 A card for a nail manicurist....
I am using some of my 12 x 12 papers, as I have sooo many and don't really
 do much scrapbooking now...
so the backing paper is a piece of one of them.
The image is one I have had for yonks... the nail varnish bottle is from a digi kit...added plenty of glossy accents and glitter to the nails and varnish.
Butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.
I got a fab feedback from this card... the recipient said it was the best card she had ever received!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Robyns Fetish - square cards only - 19th Oct
Whoopsi Daisy - spots n dots - 20th Oct
Crafty Creations - sparkle and shine - 23rd Oct
The paper shelter - two colours only - 22nd Oct
Milk coffee challenge - spots n dots - 23rd Oct

 I made a card for a friend to give to her friend last year, for the birth of her twins...
now they are turning one and I was asked for another card.
The image is by Debbie Mumm- bought on PC Crafter, years ago!
(Don't think they are around's a shame!)
I flipped the image to make another teddy, the same, but facing the opposite way.
One ted is decoupaged and I put G.A on the balloons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Send a Smile 4 kids - bright colours  - 18th Oct
Eclectic Ellapu - happy 1st birthday - 19th Oct

This one was a hard one!
Looks sooo simple, but took a good while to design and get right -
a commission for my friends son.
Decoupaged banner and badge. Glossy accents used.
Embossed edge and double bordered.

Thanks for browsing my blog and any comments you leave on my cards. x

Great news!

Just a quickie... will post more later, or tomorrow...
I just wanted to share my great news... I have been asked to be on the design team for the Glitternsparkle blog! Woop Woop!
I have never been on a DT before, and I have made my first card for them! (But I'm not allowed to show it yet)
So that will mean I should get a bit better at updating my blog a bit more regularly.
They have weekly challenges (that I have entered in the past and come top 3 in) which are loads of fun, so come over and join in!!! ;)