Monday, 27 February 2012

Come On Summer Hurry Up!!!!

The coloured stripes of this paper remind me of Neapolitan ice cream, my favourite. I can never make up my mind what flavour to have and this saves all the decision making. Three in one, yumm, yumm, yumm.

For this card I have used design papers from Polka Doodles and one of the digi images from their Pretty Sweet CD. This gorgeous little girl has been coloured using a selection of Pro and Flex Markers. I don't seem to be able to make a card without using at least one Spellbinder die, so here I added some flowers and leaves and highlighted with a matching pink ink.

I have entered her into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Summer Fever
Willow Sketchie - Anything Goes

Getting Krafty

Ingredients To Make This Card

Kraft cardstock
Red cardstock
Designer paper from a recent Making Cards magazine
Spellbinders Labels 14 and two different edge dies
Butterfly punch or die
Brown ink to distress the edges
White marker pen for faux stitching.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Papertake - Getting Krafty
Fussy and Fancy - More Than Words
Alphabet - Busy Bugs
Allsorts - It's Your Choice

Jo xxx

Winter Blues

I have been feeling a bit blue myself this week as our heating has decided to pack up and the weather is not yet warm enough to go without it. I hate putting on loads of layers, it really slows down the crafting and I tend to knock all the piles of stash I have around me all over the floor. Anyway in amongst the chaos I did manage to make this card.

I've used the Papermania Birdsong 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders label 18 to stamp the sentiment on and one of the Fancy Tags to create the scroll border, then decorated with a few pearls.

This card I have entered into the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Winter Blues.

Jo xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Quick & Simple Card

This card was quick to put together once I found the papers for the chipboard image. I have kept this set of chipboard in my stash for ages as I am mad on camper vans, but thought I should really use it and this seemed like a good time.

The letters are chipboard, I bought them ages ago, put them away without opening them. To my surprise they are coated with felt and all fluffy "bonus" so they were easy to colour with my Promarkers to match in with the papers.

I have entered this card into this weeks Raise the Bar Challenge - A Side of Chips

Jo xxx

What An Exciting Start To The Week!!!

I managed to get to the trade show at the NEC on Monday and meet lots and lots of lovely people, especially Sue Wilson, Hels Sheridan and Ali Reeve demonstrating all their new products that will be coming our way very soon. Others I only managed to get a glimpse of such as the great Tim Holtz, but still nice to see everyone in the flesh as it were. By the way Sues card samples are to die for.

I came away on a real high and inspired to get going with some projects that have been waiting to be finished and to start some new ones, also have had some inspiration to get going with some of my own products that have been waiting in the wings for a long time too.

My personal life has been very mad for the last three years and I think it may be coming to a more stable time (fingers crossed and everything else), our son and his fiance, who have been living with us for the last few months are about to move into their own home and have a baby. Yes we are about to be grandparents, although we said we were to young to be granny and grampy yet, we are really loving the idea and getting so excited. This has meant that we will have a spare room, but not for long as this will be mine all mine. This will enable me to get going with all these ideas and projects. I will try and put up photos of the transformation.

The days have gone by so quickly this week, but I have managed to make a couple of challenge cards.

Primarily this card was for the Polka Doodles Challenge. This week was a Recipe of 1 x image, 2 x papers, 3 x embellishments, but I have entered it into the following others:
A for Animal Antics - Alphabet Challenge
Anything Goes - Allsorts Challenge

Jo xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Pretty Sweet Crazy!!!

Once again I am using the papers and images from the Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet CD . This one and the Pretty Tuff CD seem to be the first I pick up. I usually print out a batch of the images and then have a good old colouring session in front of the tele.

This card has been made using this weeks Willow Sketchie and entered into the challenge.


Plain chocolate brown and white cardstock
Pretty Sweet CD
With Love stamp
Flower and swiss dots embossing folder
Selection of flex and promarkers
Small leaf punch
Small circle and hearts Spellbinders die
White fine line pen
Wooden ladybirds to embellish

Love is Everything


Black and white plain cardstock
Download image from Polka Doodles Challenge Blog
Designer paper from Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet CD
Selection of Promarkers and Flexmarkers
White outline pen
White polka dot black ribbon for a bow

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - Quick and easy card using digi image
Fussy and Fancy - With All My Heart
Allsorts - Free and Easy February

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

More Love!!

This is the second of my romantic cards. Chose colours that you probably wouldn't normally use for a Valentines Card, but I liked them and the paper used for the flowers was a dream to mold. Must try and find some more and in lots of different colours.


Plain cream cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Rust pearlescent paper
Other scraps from my stash
Love stamp
Circle heart, spiral blossom one and foliage Spellbinders die
Marrianne spiral flower dies
Heart from the Glitter Girls 12 x 12 board
2 x Creative Expressions crystal head pins
Frayed Burlap Distress ink for edges
Brown fine liner for faux stitching

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen - Love Is In The Air
Fussy and Fancy - Polka Dots

Love Is In The Air!!!

Just lately I have been concentrating on using my Spellbinders dies and with Valentines just around the corner a great excuse to make lots of flowery cards. Here's my first attempt, hope you like it.


Plain cream, red and chocolate brown cardstock
Designer paper found in my stash
Spellbinders foliage, spiral blossom one, Lacey ovals and classic scalloped oval dies
Marianne swirl and spiral flower dies
Love in Bloom stamp
Heart charm
Creative Expressions pin
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Free and Easy
Polka Doodles - Show Me Love
Tuesday Throwdown - Be My Valentine

Sons Card

This weeks Willow Sketchie Challenge

My Card


Chocolate brown cardstock
Dovecrafts Wild Blossom 12 x 12 paperpack
Creative Expressions embossing folder
Digi image from Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff CD
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink pad
Rub on sentiment
Parcel string