Sunday, 18 December 2011

Dolly Pip on a swing!

I have a lot of December Birthdays and I have loved using my Dolly Pip Stamp again for this easel card. The cardstock is  from Hobby house  from craftwork cards. I have made Dolly a swing by adding some authentic chain. The stiching is faux using a gel pen and pricking tool Along the bottom I used a Martha Stewart punch for added detail .

Dolly Pip

I have loved using my new Stamp form sugar Nellie
called Dolly Pip.I have used Promarkers, and the die she is sitting on is from Marianne design.The papers are from my stash which have been with me for a while. i have laid strips of ribbon behind to pick up all the colours used in my design . I have made this card for a special blogging friend called sue

At Last my Fizzy Moon Christmas cards are finished,and all posted phew I have enjoyed making them.
And a huge relief,that I have managed to finish them all in time. I would like to wish My Followers and fellow Bloggers  a Happy Christmas and a very happy and Healthy New Year !

Friday, 11 November 2011

welcome grandaughter

At last our new additon to our famliy has arrived our beautiful grandaughter called Elsie....
For her card I have used 
flowers.... wild orchid crafts
Die .... spellbinders
Baby Dummy .... Hobby House
Decoupage .... precious moments.. studio light 
Embossed using a light box.
Backing paper .... kids collection popcorn the bear CD ... crafters companion

Friday, 21 October 2011

Fizzy Moon collection

snowflakes from Marianne

I have been very busy catching up with my Christmas crafting Here is another one for my collection.  
 I love this snowflake die from Marianne. I have used it  with my fizzy moon stamp and papers from papermania.

Monday, 26 September 2011

sarah Kay

For this card, I have decoupaged Sarah Kay, for a friends birthday , I have used the Fleur De Lis spellbinders die, to frame the image. (the stitching is faux) and papers are from my stash .

Thursday, 22 September 2011

For my next Christmas card I have used Elines snow land decoupage once again. The stencil is from the Star Collection by Marianne Design , I have embossed using a light box. The papers are as before, from a pad from papermania.The snowflake embellishments are from the  Range .

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Festive fun

The stamp, I have used for this card is  Fizzy Moon called Festive fun , coloured with  promarkers, the die is from spellbinders, called Fleur De lis. The papers, are as before, from papermania. The stitching is faux and the poinsettia was made using a creatables  die .The little Christmas tree charm is from Hobby House.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Elines pellinkhof decoupage

 For my first Christmas card of 2011, I used Elines sneeuwland decoupage, along with papers  from Papermania called christmas time. The poinsetta was made using a mariannes creatable die. The little tag alongside the image, pulls out to reveal a greeting.

Monday, 12 September 2011

popcorn bear from crafters companion

I wanted to share this card with you. The decoupage is from a popcorn bear CD and the 12x12 gorgeous paper is  double sided made by best creations inc. I made this card for my nieces husband  who lives and breathes football .

Sunday, 21 August 2011

wild rose studio

I have just finished this card for my dear Dad I have used a stamped image, by wild rose studio . I have used promarkers. The papers were from Tilly craft shop she is selling a stack of papers for 10p a sheet!!
I have used a Martha Stewart border punch and Marianne creatable for the leaves, for a extra effect i have placed strands of metallic thread across the card with a tiny watering can charm dangling . I do hope you like it?

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

My first attempt

I have finally decided to try using stamped images on my cards.As you can see I am not too clever with the coloring yet. I have used pro-markers to color this wild rose studio stamped image.Which my dear friend j.j had kindly donated to me, thank you j.j.
I have used papers from my stash, the little bunting was made with scraps left over .

Monday, 18 July 2011

Nit Wit

Afternoon Followers My latest card,I have been asked to make for a work colleague  who is recovering from an operation. she is a lover of rabbits hence the cute nit wit  decoupaged image of a cuddly rabbit. with papers to match, the green heart paper is from crafters companion CD as posted previously. The flowers are from various crafts shops As you can see i am attempting to use my camera.

Marianne design......... I am entering this one in a marianne challenge

 Still raining here in Grimsby, another dismal day,I love the new Marianne design decoupage from cuddly buddly .My friend Wendy has a birthday coming up pretty soon and I thought this would suit her nicely. the papers are from BO bunny. The charms cost me £1 for 6 from ticker boo a local discount store Quite a bargain!!
I finished the papers off around the edgers with stickles .

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Mariannes flowers

Today in Grimsby the weather has changed for the worse very cloudy and showery. Here is a  flower card to brighten the day.
  Flower cards are popular! I was asked to make this one for a  work colleague.I have used my new die from Nellie Snellen Which I  purchased from crafts u love . The decoupage I have used is from Marianne.
along with the creatables flowers die .The papers are from my stash.
Thank you to   j.j for the tags inspiration!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Marianne design decoupage

Here is another aperture  card I have made for my little sisters birthday, she has just turned 50, I have used Marianne design decoupage Which has  a front and back to the images . Also I have used a spellbinders die the lovely papers are from a a5 pad from daisy and dandelion, called picnic patch from Grimsby crafts .

The beautiful flowers are from hobby house.  
I have used a heart charm which has not shown up very well on the scanner. i do hope you like it

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


As i have a friend who has a birthday next week i made this card for her using Marianne design decoupage. The background papers are printed from the new Humphrey CD from crafters companion. the CD has quite a good selection of papers that can be used with any image.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

special birthdays

I have been asked to make..  70th and 80th birthday cards. And this is what I came up with, the ladies in question both like flowers, so i do hope they like them.
I have used decoupage from my stash from Marianne design. The die cut frame is as before from spellbinders .  Pretty doily is from Ribbon box, The small roses made using creatables And the papers are from a paper pad from docrafts called born to shop!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Platinum Popcorn the Bear

At last the weather here in Grimsby is starting to brighten up. I needed to make a mans card for my neighbour  and i knew popcorn bear from crafters companion would be  ideal this decoupage is from the platinum  CD. The background paper was also form the CD  and the other one is a favourite from nit wits. I have used a die for the frame from spellbinders  . I do hope you like it ?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

My first Award from my dear blogging friend j.j Thank you!

 Take a look at her gorgeous cards.

To officially accept this award, I must do the following:

  1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award
  2. Share 7 random things about yourself
  3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award - done
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award
1...I am a  addicted card maker
2....I adore Products from Holland 
3....My family mean the world to me
4....I love the smell of freshly ground coffee
5...I love the sunshine 
6....I am trying to lose weight
7....I don't like wasting time,Can't bear sitting doing nothing! 

The bloggers I am awarding are...

Thursday, 5 May 2011

scrummy-candy-on-offer from angie

A lovley  lady called Angie is offering 
pop on over and take a look

A pack of 20 off-white A5 cards with envelopes
2 packs of adhesive ribbons
A pack of multi coloured & multi shaped adhesive gems
1 pad of 6x6 Miniatures 'People & Places'
2 sheets of 6x6 of 'Pampered Pets' Toppers
2 packets of embellishments
1 pack of rub-on sentiments
1 pack of clear sentiments stamps
I pack of multi Card Candy
1 pack of sticky foam pads
1 pack of Silver Crepe Paper
1 pair of zig zag craft scissors
1 Pritt Stick Glue
1 Reel of Green Gingham Ribbon (not pictured)
1 Reel of Purople Gingham Ribbon (not pictured)
1 Reel of Sparkling Pearl with Gold Edge Trim Ribbon (not pictured)

cream Quacker decoupage

Hello to all! Today in Grimsby the weather is overcast a very dull day For my latest card i have used cream quackers decoupage from crafters companion.The background paper is from a my craft studio CD. I have used Nellie's corner dies on my first layer of background paper.
As you  will have noticed (as it is very wobbly) my first attempt at machine stitching. The final touch was embellishing with tiny buttons .

Monday, 2 May 2011

crafters companion monthly challenge

I  have entered this in the crafters companion monthly challenge
 They have asked for a girls card, and I couldn't resist using  the peter  rabbit CD,
and nit wit papers once again!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

The season for weddings

With all the Wedding Anniversary's that I have cards to do for.I have decided to use my Marianne Dies once again with a different uptake on my last card i posted.The papers are from Bobunny

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

love birds

 I love these dies from Marianne designs they are easy to use to make the perfect anniversary or wedding card. I finished the edge of the papers off with a Martha Stewart punch

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

(doily) peter rabbit

Today I have just finished another peter rabbit card using a different sketch. i have basically used the same materials as before with the addition of a doily

Monday, 4 April 2011

Aperture birthday card

Using this delightful decoupage from Marianne design, I made a aperture card for my daughter-in-law
The papers were from Elines paper pack and once again as before the dies from creatables.
I decided to use  faux stitching to  finish the card . i have decided to enter this in a Marianne design challenge. 
The decoupage is so versatile it can be used for any age!

Friday, 25 March 2011

In Memory

Sadly I have had to say goodbye to my beautiful Labrador called bob and I felt the need to say thank you to our vet who has looked after him throughout his 10 years of life. I made this using BO bunny's papers and Mylo decoupage which i thought appropriate of a puppy writing to say thank you.The stitching template was from Erica Fortgens by Avec.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

joanna sheen competition

February 2011 “reader’s card/project of the month” is made by Julie 
WOW I have become card of the month winner on Joanna sheen's news letter  with this card I made for a special friend.  

Monday, 31 January 2011

peter rabbit

A very belated Happy New Year to one and all, Sorry i am a rubbish blogger!!
For this card I decided to use a different approach  compared to my previous cards.
I have used nit wits papers which i have layered,  Along the bottom I have used my Martha Stewart punch.  A satin ribbon was layered along the bottom. The corner  and flower dies are from Marianne design  creatables. The sweet peter rabbit decoupage is from a crafters companion CD.