This blog was created to act as a record of the cards and other projects that I have made. It is for both my own reference and to help inspire anyone who wants to take a look.

I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment so that I know what you think of my projects and that you've been to visit!

Anyone can comment, even those who don't have a blog. (Just look for the word 'Comments' under the three little pictures at the end of each post). Readers without a blog can add an anonymous comment, but please leave your name (and docrafts username if applicable) so I know who you are!

Slideshows of all the cards I've uploaded to my blog can be found at the bottom of the page.


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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Olive and Plum Gingerbread Tilda with Quilted Background

This card was based on a card I saw at a docrafts demo by Clare Bennett. A similar card of hers was also in the Creativity magazine, using the Liquorice and Sherbet papers.

This is one of my new Tilda images from Magnolia, the Gingerbread Tilda  - I really love her. I think she is supposed to be a Christmas image, but I think she works all year round. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Hat/Hearts: RV11, RV19, RV34
  • Hair: YR23, YR24, Y13, Y15
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Top: RV11, RV19, RV34, R20
  • Trousers: YG91, YG95
  • Shoes/Basket: E31, E33, E29
Highlights were added to Tilda's cheeks with a Papermania Snow White gel pen and the image was then matted onto cream and burgundy card.

Squares were cut from a variety of papers from the Papermania Simply Elegant paper pad, distressed along the edges with ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink and arranged in a quilt pattern on a Kraft card blank. The image panel was then added to the centre of the card blank.

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set was stamped using Adirondack Currant dye ink and matted onto the cream and burgundy cardstock, and adhered to the card below the image panel.

A cream paper flower, from Papermania Imaginisce, was coloured with a Copic marker (RV19) and the currant ink and layered up with a smaller cream flower and a Papermania plum pearl brad.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

Saturday, 28 May 2011

I Made The Top 3 At The C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

I have just discovered that I've made the top 3 over on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.

You can see my original post for this card here.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Pink, Black and Beige Kerry Jo Umbrella Girl Wallet Card

Here is a wallet card I made for a good friend over on the docrafts forum - Teresa has just got a DT post on the Here Come The Boys blog challenge so I sent her some male images for her to use. I look forward to seeing what she does with the images.

The Kerry Jo image, available from Debbi Moore, was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black and watercoloured using the Whispers Brushstroke markers and highlighted with Anita's 3D Gloss. This was matted onto pink and black card.

A panel of the beige and black floral paper from the Dovecraft Designer Amethyst Floral paper pack was matted onto pink card and a length of black organza ribbon was tied around this panel. The image panel was then attached over the ribbon.

The sentiment circle, from the Papermania Just For You stamp set, was stamped using the Onyx Black ink and matted with pink and black circles cut using standard and scalloped circle Nestabilities dies.

Anita's 3D Gloss was then added over the top of the sentiment to make a glossy tile.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Blue and Yellow Sitting Edwin with Stars

Here is another of my masculine cards. I enjoyed making this one, and finally used the magnetic paper that
the lovely Carol S on the docrafts forum sent to me to create a frame using my Nestabilities dies and Bigshot machine.

The Edwin image, from Magnolia, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Hair: E35, E37, E39
  • Skin: E00, E13, E21, E51
  • Jumper: B34, B37, B39
  • Trousers: B32, B34, B37
  • Stars/Socks: Y21, Y26
  • Wings: B32
  • Shoes: E31, E35, E37, E39
Edwin's cheeks were then highlighted with a Papermania Snow White gel pen and the image was cut out.

Using magnetic paper, two circle dies were positioned and a circle frame was cut from dark blue card and a circle of yellow paper from the HOTP Ultimate Cardmaker's Creative Pack was matted behind.

The Edwin image was matted over the circle panel and the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Papermania Mix and Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp set, was stamped on the yellow panel using Versafine Majestic Blue archival pigment ink.

A strip of the yellow paper was matted onto the blue card and across a panel of the dark blue stars paper from the same paper pad and then onto a panel of yellow card.

Seven stars (the jumper detail from the image) were stamped out and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Stars: Y21, Y26
The stars were cut out and attached around the circle frame using 3D foam. These were then highlighted with Craft Planet Yellow glitter glue, as was the star on the jumper. Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue was added to highlight the wings on the image.

This card uses some of my old stash (HOTP papers) with some of my new stash (Edwin stamp, new Copic colours, Papermania Mix & Match stamps and of course my magnetic paper).

Here are the blog challenges that I am entering this card into:

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Red, Orange and Yellow Silhouette Wild Carrot

This card was inspired by an article in the October issue of Craft Stamper Magazine last year. I've been meaning to have a go at it for a while and finally got around to it!!  Ireally like the effect and I think I'll be making more of these in different colour combos. Might even try some with some moons!!

I've just discovered the article was by  the very talented Joanne Wardle - have a look at her amazing blog here.

An area of the card blank was masked off and the Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Inks from Tim Holtz were added using Cut 'n' Dry foam.

The masks were removed and the Wild Carrot and silhouette butterfly images both from the Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set, were stamped over the panel using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink.

The sentiment, made using the Anniversary stamp and Happy from the Happy Birthday stamp from the Papermania Mix & Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp set, were stamped in the corner also using the Onyx Black ink.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

Monday, 16 May 2011

Green and Brown Time and Tide Collage Repost

Another of my masculine cards now for you. This one didn't actually stamp out properly but thought it might look like it was supposed to look like that!!! Well, that's my excuse!!

The Time Piece Collage image, from the Paper Artsy Clocks 3 stamp set, was stamped using Papermania Olive Green ink and heat embossed with Heat It Up! Moss embossing powder. The image was then die cut using a standard square Nestabilities die and distressed using Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Walnut Stain distress inks. This was then matted onto squares of green glimmer paper and brown card.

A panel of the beige and cream chequerboard paper from the HOTP Earth Tones Cardmaker's Creative Pack was distressed around the edges using the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain distress inks. The sentiment, also from the Clocks 3 stamp set, was stamped in the lower corner of the patterned paper using the Versafine Vintage Sepia archival pigment ink and a length of brown woven ribbon was adhered across the centre of the panel.

The patterned panel was matted onto the green paper and brown card. The image panel was then added over the ribbon and two brown card candy from Craftwork Cards were added in diagonal corners.
I did enter this card into lots of challenges but as Blogger decided to delete this post, I'm reposting the original version I had saved witohut all the challenges - hopefully Blogger will restore the latest version, but knowing my luck they won't as I had it saved before. This also means I have no idea which challenges I entered - D'oh!!

Here are the ones I've found:

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

I Won The Prairie Fairy Fridays Blog Challenge

I am a winner over on the Prairie Fairy Fridays Blog Challenge. My card was entered into challenge #51 and the theme was April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers.

The card that I won with was my CAS Red Pepper Heart Funky Flower card.

My prize is 3 digi images from Prairie Fairy.

You can see the original post for this card here.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

I Won The My Grafico May Monthly Giveaway

I've just discovered that I won the May Monthly Giveaway over on the My Grafico Facebook page. It's the first one I've entered - I just hope that they will post to the UK as it is a lovely Teresa Collins scrapbooking kit.

I'm keeping my fingers well and truly crossed!!!

ETA: Just had a look at the rules and I don't like my chances!!! Think if it is limited to US entries then it should be more overt. Still keeping my fingers crossed just in case.

ETA: Well, that was short lived. They reckon that legally they can't hold the draw internationally so that's the end of that. They are going to add that to the main posts in future tho so at least others won't be disappointed.

ETA: Well, just had an email from them and  they are going to send me a kit as a gesture of goodwill - how neat is that!? Very generous of them. Something to look forward from postie now!!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pink and Kraft Flower Horace

Well, I finally managed to struggle my way into my craft room - avoiding the obstacle course on the floor (just about) and managed to get a few cards made. Top of my immediate-need list was a card for a young girl, so I decided to use the lovely cute Horace stamp that I got free from the April 2010 Craft Stamper magazine.

The Horace image, from Pink Gem/Craft Stamper, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic sketch markers:
  • Dog: E31, E33, E35
The image was then die cut using a classic circle Nestabilities die and the edge coloured using RV19 Copic sketch marker and matted onto a big scalloped circle die cut from the pink stripe paper from the Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch paper pad. The edges were coloured using ColorBox Orchid Pastel Fluid Chalk ink and then matted onto a dark pink panel die cut using a Labels 3 Nestabilities die.

A strip of the pink daisy paper, from the same paper pad, was punched using the XCut Scallop border punch and the edges coloured using the Orchid Pastel ink and matted onto a punched panel of the dark pink card.

A white Prima paper flower was coloured using a Copic marker (E31) and added to the Labels shape. Pink flower gems from Papermania were added to the image and the centre of the paper flower.

The sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set, was stamped at the bottom of the card blank using Adirondack Raspberry dye ink.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:

Monday, 2 May 2011

CAS Red Pepper Heart Funky Flower

Here is another of the CAS cards I made using the lovely Heart Flower image from the Pink Gem Funky Flowers stamp set.

The Heart Funky Flower image was stamped using Red Pepper Adirondack dye ink and die cut using a Petite Oval Nestabilities die. This was then matted onto a red Petite Scalloped Oval mat.

A panel of the Coral paper from the 7 Gypsies Reef Journal Variety Pack was adhered across the tent fold card blank.

The image panel was matted over the top and the sentiment, also from the Funky Flowers stamp set, was stamped at the bottom the card blank.

Clear faux gems were added to the flower image.

I also made this card in a couple of other colourways.

The first is a yellow version, using the Adirondack Butterscotch dye ink and a floral paper from the Papermania Sunshine Capsule Collection paper pad.

A different sentiment, from the Funky Flowers stamp set, was added at the bottom of the card blank using the Butterscotch ink and yellow faux gems were added to the image.

I also made an orange version using the Adirondack Sunset Orange dye ink, the same Sunshine Capsule paper pad, with orange faux gems from the Papermania Sunset Capsule Collection added to the image.

Here are the challenges I am entering these cards into:

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Amazing Blog Candy From Priscilla

Priscilla has an amazing blog candy available to all no matter where in the world you live. It is a brand new Cricut machine!!! WOW!! It is to celebrate her 2nd blogoversary.

There are a few rules that you need to follow to win this amazing prize, so here goes:
  1. You must be a public follower of Priscilla's blog.
  2. Add the picture of the giveaway to your sidebar, including a link back to Priscilla's blog.
  3. Add a post to your blog about the blog candy with a link to Priscilla's blog.
  4. Enter Mr Linky with the URL of said blog post.
  5. Add a comment to the blog candy post saying that you have completed all these steps (you might want to list them all). Remember to add your email address in your comment so that Priscilla can contact you if you are a lucky winner.
There are also a couple of other things you can do to get extra entries into the draw and a chance to win other prizes:
  1. Enter your name into Mr Linky for a second time if you are displaying the Midnight Madness Logo (the blog challenge hosted by Priscilla) with a link back to Priscilla's blog.
  2. If you are drawn as a winner and you are displaying the CDAC badge on your blog as you are a member then you will win a variety pack of goodies. You will need to add the URL of your CDAC 'My Page' for this one.
  3. Enter you name to Mr Linky again if you are a follower of Priscilla's store and are displaying her store badge on your blog with a link back to her store. Add a comment about which of the images in Priscilla's store is your favourite and why.
There are instructions over on Priscilla's blog here about how Non-Bloggers can also enter this blog candy, so pop over and take a look.

This blog candy will be open until May 31st and the winner will be announced during the first week of June
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