Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Last ones

I think this is the last of my christmas cards :)

-- Posted From My iPhone

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Birthday and others

Finally a break from Christmas.
A birthday card for my mother-in-law next week and some cards I've made earlier in the year but not posted.

If you would like any details of materials used or techniques please drop me an email :)

More Christmas cards

And there's more...
Cut out with Cricut using paper dolls cartridge, embossed with cuttlebug swirls folder. distress inks and white gel pen for details
background homemade mica spray, sprayed over mask from clevercut
stamped images from butterfly kisses Christmas shadow set.

Images. needles and cones by penny black
butterfly kisses Christmas shadow set
diamond stamp made with funky foam
Image. fantasy by penny black embossed with bronze powder
flower soft foliage and border

Christmas cards

Well it's been a while but here are some of my Christmas cards. Despite saying every year that I'm going to batch make my cards, I just don't like making them all the same :)

Image, Snowy by penny black
Paper, pink petticoat

Image. Frosty trees by elusive images
Holly swirl by butterfly kisses
Snowflake die cuts by marianne design

Image. Igloo by elzybells
Background stamps by hot off the press
Purple border is punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Image 1. Needles and cones by penny black
Image 2. Gathering by penny black
Image 3&4. winter stamp duo by papermania.
swirls and corners are my new favorite stamp set. Grunge collection by stempelglede.

Background stamps from butterfly kisses
Merry Christmas stamp by chicken shack

Monday, 13 September 2010

Not one but two

Here are 2 cards that I made for spyders house mouse challenge and the Stampman challenge of distress. The backgrounds are made with distress ink and a stamp, the image is coloured with distress ink and the mushroom tops are flocked :)

Edit. Now I have more time I can add details...
Backgrounds are made with copier paper, scrunched up and semi-flattened, distress ink rubbed rubbed over the surface and sprayed with water. dried with a heat gun, then stamped with a swirl stamp (from dimention fourth) in grey ink. Then sprayed lightly with shimmer spray. The images are coloured with distress ink and a waterbrush, the aerials are embossed with silver embossing powder. The mushrooms are both flocked.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

The Glitterpot

Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to go to The Glitterpot, and Friday just gone was that day. It was a 350 mile round trip but it was so worth it!!
I have never seen so much stash in one place, here is what I bought.

Afterwards we drove to Brighton, and spent the rest of the day nosing round, and of course a wander down the pier.

It was a great day, but a long day. We left at 7.30 in the morning and got back at about 10.
Here is a quick card I made with my new stash :)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Butterfly Card svg and scut

Here is a card I have been playing with today. I saw a template in papercrafts inspirations magazine and decided to have a go at converting it into a cut file using inkscape. I have tweeked the file after making this card. I'm really quite pleased with how it turned out.(except for the little tear as I was peeling the paper off the mat)

If you would like the file it is available here as an SVG or here as a .scut2.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Cupcake with design studio

Here is a card I made last night using Cricut design studio and plantin schoolbook cartridge,

The swirly lines were made with a quickie glue pen and sparkle flock, and edges were inked with distress ink.

This is the 2 separate elements which were created by welding circles, ovals and a speech bubble!! for the icing and diamonds and squares for the base.
I will post the file later on 4 shared if anybody wants it. (feel free to stretch it about to change it if you want)

Edit. Here is the file on 4 shared
2nd Edit. Or click here for file via google docs

-- Posted From My iPhone

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Sweet cupcakes

Here are 2 cupcake cards made with templates from MY SCRAP CHICK and cut on my cricut. They are so quick and easy to to make :)

Both blinged up with glitter glue sprinkles.

-- Posted From My iPhone

Friday, 18 June 2010

Pretty rose

Quick post. My climbing rose has opened it's first flower today. I think it looks good with the rain drops :)

-- Posted From My iPhone

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Here's a card I've just finished.

The stamp is from clevercut and coloured with promarkers. The background is made from cheap printer paper, screwed up then smoothed out, 'fired brick' distress ink rubbed over the surface, spritzed with water and blasted with a heat gun to dry, then sprayed with silver mica mist, which Ali at clevercut insisted I try (yeah like she really had to force me lol) I love the soft shimmer it gives and might just have to try the other colours.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Happy Anniversary (and free SVG file)

Here is an anniversary card that I made last month (but can only show now it's been opened!)
The card base I designed myself in Inkscape then cut with sure cuts a lot. The digi images are by Dustin Pike, and the other 'bits' are from various cricut cartridges welded in design studio. The 'glossy' title and picket fence have both been inked with distress inks and clear embossed.
If you have sure cuts a lot you can download the svg for the card base here (hopefully that works!!)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Get well soon

Here is a card I made for my mother in law. The stamp is by stamps away from Clevercut. I went to their showroom last weekend and spent all my birthday money :) I also met Ali the owner who is on create and craft, and is so lovely. The image is coloured with promakers.

-- Posted From My iPhone

Sunday, 30 May 2010

New cards

He are a couple of new cards for this month.

As you can see I have been playing with my Cricut and distress inks.
And some more cards that I forgot to post :)