Wednesday, 15 December 2010


These two penguins are from the Daisy and Dandylion CD. I've used the snowflake backing paper from the same CD, one pink and one blue. The toppers are mounted onto silver mirri board and decorated with a snowflake punch with a gem in the middle to match the backing paper.

These cards have been entered into the Raise The Bar Challenge 47 - SNOW.

Sassy Christmas

A stepper card seemed to me to be obvious choice for this topper and the Art Deco Ladies from Nancy Watt Designs. The lady herself seems quite sassy indeed. I've used clear glitter glue to sparkle up her hat and also on the sentiment.

This card has been entered into the One Stop Craft Challenge Week 110 - Sassy Christmas.

Santa's on the Roof!

For this card I've used Nancy Watt design paper and topper of Santa with his reindeer on the roof, decorated with a strip of gold card and tied a bow with dark green ribbon down the side. For the topper I matted onto matching gold card and using gold glitter glue decorated with dots around the scalloped edge. To finish I used clear glitter glue to emphasize the snow on the roof.

I entered this card into the Pear Tree Designs Challenge 30 - Christmas.

Christmas Cutie

This little girl is adorable, I've used Promarkers to colour her and clear glitter glue for the fur pieces on her coat, hat and boots kept the colour to traditional red and green for the whole theme of the card.

I've entered this card into this weeks Alphabet Challenge - G for Glitter.

Thank You Gift Box

This pillow box is ideal to send a small thank you gift. I only used one 12x12 scrapbook sheet to cut out the template for the box, butterfly and scalloped circle. The message is a rub-on and I've punched an extra butterfly out of white card and glued in the centre, lifted the pink wings up and it gives it a little bit more dimension.

I've entered this box into the Polka Doodles Week 49 - Project to hold a gift.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Using Promarkers

I've entered this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge entitled 'Red and Green Must Not Be Seen'. I've coloured the image in Promarkers, one of the things I like to do is colour the edge of a white mat layer to compliment the colours in the picture, it really ties everything in together.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Another challenge card

I've entered this card into the Alphabet Challenge F for Foliage. I love everything about these papers from the Nancy Watt Collections, the owls are so cute and the colours are my favourites.

Polka Doodles Week 48 Challenge

This challenge was titled All About The Sentiment. I've used some festive papers from a magazine I had and chose the sentment that I liked most. All the edges have been distressed using a pair of scissors and inked. I didn't have the right coloured red card so I matched my promarkers to the nearest and coloured the edges of some white card.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Give Thanks

For this project I have covered my base card with brown parcel paper and distressed with brown inks. Using the same inks stamped swirls. To make the flowers I've used a flower template on the same brown paper, stamped with a script stamp, distressed and added a button with a piece of string tied in the middle. To add to the decoration I die-cut some swirls and inked. To add a little sparkle I've added gold glitter glue to the flowers, buttons, swirls and letters.

I have entered this card into the Polka Doodles, Week 46 Challenge - Give Thanks. This made me think a little bit and realised that I need to give thanks to all the people in my life, especially my Husband and my Son, who stand by me and support me no matter what. Also the give thanks that I have survived another year and especially this year has it has been so difficult for us. So I hope you enjoy this card and that it may give you a little inspiration.

Monday, 22 November 2010

'Tis The Season'

I love this stamp from Pink Gem Designs. I've coloured it in using Promarkers. The backing papers and sentiment used are from Kaisercrafts Christmas Carnival Collection.
I have entered this card into the Craft Challenge 107 - Snowpeople.


I have entered this card into the Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge 27 - Colourful.
Strong and vibrant colours were used for this card. Several different techniques were also used to create this card, stamping, colouring with Promarker and distressing with inks. The stamped topper, I used masking methods to sit the cat on the mound and then the grasses by the side.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Autumn Skies

To create this card I have tried a new technique for me. I have had a brayer for months, but never tried it until now and used it for the background and taking the challenge literally. Using two different sets of stamps from Inkylicious (trees and seaside) I stamped an autumnal horizon scene. At the moment I am distressing all my background papers and sometimes faux stitching for the matting and layering.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge Week 45 - Box

This weeks challenge was to make a box. I found a old book of box templates I had bought years ago, (sometimes it's good to have a sort out).

I chose a half pyramid shape, but thought it needed a little something on the top, so as easel cards are all the rage at the moment I made a mini one and decorated it with a little owl and flowers. Now I have a card and gift box in one. There was nowhere to put the "Thanks" sentiment so out came the kebab sticks.

This may be a small box but it is cute and as they say "great things come in small packages".

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Polka Doodles Week 44 Challenge

Week 44 Challenge - Quick and Easy Christmas Card

This card took no time at all to make and would be easy to produce in quantity. I have used a piece of stripped backing paper and a Warmest Winter Wishes sentiment. Then mounted the pre-coloured character onto a polka dot embossed oval and inked around the edges and over the polka dots in blue to make them pop.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

At Last .........

I've finally managed to set up a blog. Hopefully now I will be able to share with you some of my projects that I will be doing in the future. This is one of the cards I did a while ago. Just trying things out to see if I can actually upload photos.