Monday, 28 February 2011

Sew A Little Happiness

I made this box out of Kraft card a while ago, and decided it was time to do something with it.  I had a few little haberdashery embellishments, and then I downloaded the new 'Material Girl' designs from Pink Petticoat, (the little sewing machine and sentiments).  The sewing machine was coloured with Pro Markers.  I used some lace, and coloured one length by spraying with glimmer mist.  The papers are K & Company and Pinkpaislee. I used bakers devine twine, (The Ribbon Girl), to attach the tag.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Little Gift Set

I haven't had much free time to papercraft this week : (  But I had to make this little gift set for a friend.  I used the 'Tilda Classics' paper stack, which I love.  The label is by Die-namics, it's from the 'Frames and Greetings' die and stamp set.  Which is available from Tracy at Dies to die for.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Today I was thrilled to bits when Pauline from Craft Obsession sent me this 'Stylish Blogger Award'.  Thank you so much Pauline!!
The rules for accepting the award are...

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave it to you - Thank you so much Pauline!

2. Share 8 things about myself.

3. Choose 8 bloggers to share it with.

4. Contact the bloggers to let them know.

Here we go - eight things about me...

1.  I love most music, and always have it playing in the background while I'm crafting.

2.  I like sci-fi,  paranormal and scary movies, but daren't watch the last two on my own - LOL!  I'm following 'Outcasts' and I'm looking forward to the next episodes of 'The Event'.

3.  I love Spring and Summer...spending lots of time in the sunshine outside in our garden, and in the Yorkshire Dales.

4.  I love animals, and up until a few years back we always had a dog.  But I can't bear the thoughts of loosing another one.

5.  I don't sleep very well, hence me starting to type this at almost 2.00 a.m!!

6.  My favourite colours are citrus shades.

7.  I love Madeira, and we go there twice a year.

8.  I've always wished I had a sister or a daughter...I'm surrounded by men, (husband, son, brothers).  They never complain about the hours I spend crafting, but they don't really Understand it!

Here are the eight lovely ladies I'm sharing my award with...


My Passion for Crafting - Michelle


seaside sundae - Kerry

Designs by Robin - Robin

Playing With Ribbon - Mary

Clare's Creations - Clare

Julie's Inkspot - Julie

That's all for today folks.  I'm hoping to make a few more cards during this week.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


I know not a lot of work has gone into this card, but it's the gorgeous frame that I love.  It's a design I cut on the Silhouette, and it's so pretty it doesn't really need anything else. 
Not been feeling much like card making for a few days, but have been taking a look at everyones lovely blogs.  Hope to make more cards soon.  Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

With Love

I've made this for a friend who likes pinks, blues and birds.  The rose was cream but I wanted it blue, so I painted it with a mixture of my folk art acrylics and made it a bit shabby chic.  I cut the bird on the Silhouette and computer generated the message.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Vellum Flowers

Years ago all the flowers that I created for my cards were very dainty, made from either vellum, or cold porcelain.  I've just made a batch with vellum for a wedding card, and the ones that were left over I've put onto this card.  The paper is from the Papermania 'Rose Garden' collection.  I used tiny round pearls for the flower centre's.  The little dew drops are available from The Ribbon Girl.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Birthday Wishes

I really love this Martha Stewart punch  It makes such a pretty border.  I made the flower from copier paper and spritzed with some glimmer mist that I made from pearlex powders.  The leafy spray was cut on my Silhouette and I made the sentiment in graphics software.

Roses & Butterflies

All I could really do with this card was add a few embellishments. The beautiful paper did most of the work for me. I added the gorgeous white satin ribbon and a fancy pin from The Ribbon Girl. The tiny butterflies were glittered, pearls and bling added and I made some wire antenna's. The sentiment was created with graphics software.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Roses & Lace

I've been really busy for over a week.  Had to make lots of Valentine's cards and gift boxes.  This was a commission card but the photo hasn't turned out too good colour wise.  I bought a new Fuji S2950 camera and I'm still learning how to use it.  The card is A4 size, I'm not too keen on making these really large cards.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Peaches & Pearls

I just received my gorgeous new Die-namics crochet edge die from 'Dies to Die For' and I couldn't wait to start using it. I think it's so pretty!!