Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sketch Saturday #179

Here is my entry this week for Sketch Saturday .
Stamp & sentiment - Lily of the valley Together Forever coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Backing paper - Bearly mine Designs
Die cut border & Circle - Nellie snellen
Roses from stash

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Back home

Well it's nice to be home as I missed my puddy tats, but I'm now missing my parents :(
{waves to D & M}
Here is a card I was asked to make by my mother in law for a dear friend who is unwell.
The background is distress inks with cut and dry, the main stamp is penny black sparklers and the branches are stampscapes.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Last meal

Here is the view from our last 'menu del dia' for this year. Up in the sierra espuna. We're heading home early tomorrow morning :(

Friday, 21 October 2011

Sunny Spain

Sorry to everyone in the UK but here is a quick pic of me and hubby sitting by the port in Mazarron, Spain. We only have one day left now then it's back to the chilly weather :(

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Christmas time

- mistletoe and wine...... Lol
Here's another couple of cards I've made while on holiday :)
I'm staying with my parents in Spain, and normally my suitcase contains tea bags but this time I bought out a big shot!! I bet customs had a right shock when they were scanning it. The dies are mine that I also bought out to show some of what the big shot can do. The stamp is cold crisp kisses by little claires.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sketch Saturday #177

Here is a quick card I've made for this weeks sketch Saturday . I'm currently on holiday so 'borrowing' some stash :) it really makes you think when you haven't got any of your own stuff!!
The main image is a paper mania 'baubles' stamp. Sorry I can't put any supplies links in as I'm doing this on my phone.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sketch Saturday #176

Here is my card for this weeks sketch at sketch saturday

Image - fizzy moon (sentiments from a dimension stamp set)
Papers are digis from bearly mine
Button - sizzix die

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

Just for you

Another cute Milly card. Right that's it I have got to ink up my final Lili of the valley image now - hopefully I will get time to have a play later.
Image - LOTV Milly just for you coloured with Specrum Noirs
Background stamp is a fiskars one designed for a roller thing but I used an acrylic block. Embossed with WOW magical mauve embossing powder
Image edged with stemplglede grunge corner and dusty concord distress ink.
Sentiment printed on pc then overwritten with quickie glue and embossing powder.
Flower die cut - Marianne Design

And I thought I would share this 'contraption' with you...... I've damaged the tendons and have been wearing it for 3 weeks (only another 3-5 weeks to go) aargh you don't realise how much you use your thumb until can't use it. Hopefully they will mend soon and ache will go away :)

Sunday, 9 October 2011


I just had to share this little notebook I have just finished. This is the third of my Lili of the valley stamps, it's official they are all my favourites :)
Notebook - pack of 10 from poundland!
Image - LOTV together forever coloured with Specrum Noirs
Dotty background - cuttlebug folder 'polka dots' (thanks Marg, I tested it!) with walnut stain distress ink dusted over.
Leaves - Marianne D
Flowers created with woodware flower punch and an old xcut mini retro flower punch.

Fizzy Moon

Only another 2 of these to make up now :) I think this is my favourite so far.

Image and backing paper fizzy moon
All edges have gold adirondak paint dabber round them.
Snowflake dies are Marianne D

Friday, 7 October 2011

Doily card

Heres a card that was inspired by this site The doily was picked up while I was in Spain (very cheap) but I had no idea what to do with it except use it as a mask, but they make such cute dresses :)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Lili of the valley

There is a fun giveaway on LOTV ideas to inspire blog.
Being a newbie to the wonderful world of these gorgeous stamps (I have just bought 3, and just inked up the 2nd one) I made this cute card especially for this giveaway.
I love this image, so cute. I can't believe I have only just got my first ones. Me thinks I might just have to get a few more!!

Stamp - LOTV Milly just for you
stamped on watercolour card and coloured with distress inks, cut out with nestabilities label 1
Doily die - Cheerylynn english tea party die
Backing paper made with That special touch mica mask - Retro squares run through the big shot and distress ink to match
Sentiment - from my pc
Faux Brad - white card candi coloured with distress ink to match.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Christmas Cards (again)

Some more Christmas cards that I have made recently.
Very simple card, silver embossing powder on the image and the bottom of the card embossed with the big shot and swiss dots folder.
Another simple one, main image is aspects of design, bauble were a freebie on a magazine again embossed at the bottom of the card.
Image stamped in black, and mounted onto a card that I had printed on the pc.
Image is by Lili of the Valley, coloured with H2o's mounted on gold mirri and sentiment is from am old papermania paper pack.
This is my favourite I think. I made the easel card with a marianne design die. Image again is lili of the valley, coloured with spectrum noirs and a touch of gold leaf added to the baubles.

More Glitter

Another glittered Fizzy Moon Card. I still have another 3 of these images coloured (and glittered) waiting for a card inspiration to strike :)
Image and background paper by Fizzy Moon
Coloured with watercolour pencils
White frame - Marianne Design die
Snowflakes - Marianne Design dies, covered with glitter embossing powder
small white snowflake - Xcut punch