Monday, 27 February 2012

21 Today again

2nd 21st Birthday card finished.
For this one I've used the sketch over at Incy Wincy Designs

Papers - First Edition Paper Company New Leaf collection by Mindy Terasawa
Image - Tilda by Magnolia
Coloured using Aqua Markers and Prisma Pencils
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Butterflies - Kaisercraft Bonjour Collection 
21 - Thickers
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

I'm also going to link it on "Make it Monday Blogspot" 

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 26 February 2012

21 Today

I've got two 21st birthday cards to make for my twin "babies" who are 21 on 1st March, don't know where the time has disappeared.  I'm having a little trouble with getting going can't seem to muster up any enthusiasm.

Anyway I've managed to get one done, I've used sketch mtmepps49 from My Time Made Easy blog

Papers are Basic Grey's Out of Print collection mish mash, Bazzill Cardstock, Magnolia Stamp coloured with Aqua Markers and Prismacolour Pencils, Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Flourish Die, Woodware flower & scalop circle punches, Martha Stewart border punch

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Another birthday card crossed off my list, March & April is such a busy birthday time for me I thought I'd better start in plenty of time.

I have based this one on the sketch over at Graphicatsketches

8x8 square card, papers from the First Edition Summer Breeze range by Mindy Terasawa,           Molly Blooms stamps to make the picture which I coloured with Copics and embellishments from my stash.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Wow, Wow, Wow, I'm a Challenge Winner....................

Wow, wow, wow, just found out I've won the January Sketch Challenge over at the Scraproom Blog

Can't believe it must be my lucky month

This was my winning layout

Layout Samples

I've been busy getting samples done for my crop next Saturday, for this month I have created the kit using 2 doublesided papers from the Kaisercraft After Five Range together with plain bazzill card (2 pale green, 1 grey & 1 black) Kaisercraft pearls and After Five journalling tags.
and here's what I've done so far............................

For the1st layout I've used a sketch from My Little Sketchbook

I used a swirl stamp (Stampendous Tim Holtz collection) and green paint dabber to create the random background, used my sewing machine to stitch a straight border 1" in all round and the curve to join the butterflies and flowers,  butterfly stamp was one I got in a previous Scrapaholix kit which I have sinced used so much and the flowers are from a Hero Arts set.

For my 2nd layout I used the sketch for the February Challenge over at The Scraproom Blog

EK Success punch to make the scalloped borders, again the hero arts flower stamp and the sentiment stamp is one of a set I've had that long can't remember the make.

I printed the photo's in B&W as I thought they went with the papers better.

and enough left to hopefully produce another layout before Saturday.

Hope you like them, your comments always apprecited

Friday, 10 February 2012

I'm So Excited ..............

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it ........

I've just found out my card has been featured in this weeks showcase over on Less is More,

1st time I've ever achieved this on any blog it gives you such a great feeling, thanks Chrissie & Mandy

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

February Scrapaholix Crop

It was our monthly Scrapaholix crop at Birstall on Saturday and I've just got round to finishing the layouts started at the crop.

The kit this month was made up of 2 x patterned papers from Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer Collection" together with plain cardstock and resin flowers.

One of the papers wasn't the one that we had been originally shown and proved to be a bit of a challenge, had to dig out vintage photo's (me as a little girl) not something that I have used before.

1st layout done :-

I've based this one on the sketch at Frosted Designs blog, sketch along tuesdays sketch #34 

2nd layout done :-

Hope you like them