Thursday, 29 March 2012

2 More Birthday Cards completed

Two more cards crossed off my list this time for my neices whose birthdays fall on 2/4 and 8/4

The first one I've based on this weeks sketch from Mojo Monday

As you can see I chose the square option mainly because I didn't have any circular blank cards
The papers are from the Summer Breeze collection from First Edition Paper
Image is one of the new Lily of the Valley stamps coloured with copics
Buttons from my stash and stickles to add a bit of bling

The second card is based on this weeks sketch over at Paper Take Weekly
sketch #66

The papers are from My Minds Eye, Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection.
Bazzill Plain Cardstock
Image is one of the new Lily of the Valley stamps and coloured with Copics
Buttons from my stash and stickles to add a bit of bling
Sentiment is Craft Work Cards

I think they will like them

Comments appreciated

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Thank you cards

My Daughter wanted some thank you cards for her mentors where she has been doing her final year University teaching placement. 

So after an inspiring visit to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC on Friday was all fired up.

I've had these templates for ages and was impressed by some demo's I saw at the NEC that I decided to give it a go

Inking through the templates onto glossy card and then using extra flowers to embellish, two are using flowers inked then cut out from template, other one has my first attempt at doing a rose using 3 punched flowers.

I really enjoyed doing these as they are so different to my normal style of stamping and colouring images.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Grandmas Birthday Card

Disaster, phone call whilst at work from my Daughter advising me that the card I had made for my Grandma's birthday and left drying on the table the dog had decided to eat.  So had to start again when I got home

I've based this one on the sketch over at Seems a Little Sketchy Blog

Papers used are from Vintage Rose paper pack by Wild Rose Studio
Bazzill Plain
Tilda Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Bakers Twine
Punches - Woodware flower, Stampin Up Banner 

Hope she likes it

Comments always appreciated

Monday, 19 March 2012

Grandmothers Birthday

What do you buy for your 93 year old Grandmother I ask myself, there is really nothing she needs so I decided to make her a photoframe with a photo of my 3 daughters (her great grandchildren) in it.

I fell in love with Kaisercrafts Tiger Lily collection of papers when I went to the Merly Crop on Saturday and saw an idea in the Kaisercraft Magazine which I based my creation on

MDF frame covered with Kaisercraft Tiger Lily paper
Edges painted with acrylic paint
Extra flowers and butterflies cut out and decoupaged with gems in centres
Rub on in top right corner

I  hope she likes it

Merly Impressions Scrap Crop

I attended the bi-monthly crop on Saturday held by Merly Impressions, in  Bedford

Once again a lovely day spent with like minded people. 
Thanks to Chrissy for making it so enjoyable.

Chrissy design two layouts for us to follow and here are my layouts following her instructions

Papers are Kaisercraft Tiger Lily Collection with gems and bakers twine
Title done using sizzix sizzlit dies

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Another card crossed off the list ...

This card I've based on the sketch over at Graphicat Sketches

Molly Bloom stamps coloured using Copics
Papers - My Minds Eye, Lime Twist Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill
Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough
Flowers - Tim Holtz sissix die
Gems &Sentiment from stash

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Molly Blooms

Well what a glorious weekend, can't believe its only March its been so warm, shame really that most of weekend was spent indoors crafting.  Scrapbook crop yesterday and

Today I've been on a wonderful workshop at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough with Clare Rowland, designer of the Molly Bloom range of stamps
 We had chance to see and use the new collection which is due out at the end of the month with a theme of "The Circus".

We did a scene on a small canvas, first time I've done this so was a real treat.

Patterned papers were from Bo Bunny and images were coloured with Copics

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Kim chose me for the Liebster Blog Award!! THANK YOU!!!

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.
Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award
1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog
4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!
Okay, now to the best part! Here are the Five blogs I have chosen to receive this award

So make sure you go by and start following them!!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sample Layouts

Its the Scrapbook Crop for my group next Saturday and this month I've made up a kit with  :-

Kaisercraft These Days Collection papers -Generation, Tradition and Reunion 
3 x matching plain cardstock
all purchased from

1m cream jute ribbon & mixed paper flowers

from the above I have done 3 layouts as samples for them :-

for the1st & 2nd layouts I used sketches from Boys Rule Scrapbook blog

February  3

Current Sketches

and for my 3rd layout I used an idea from this months Scrapbook magazine and adapted it to my photo and stash

Hope you like them, comments much appreciated.