Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Funtime Rosie baking

Can you believe this it must be a record four posts in one day!
I think that I may have to go and lie down in a dark room!

This is 'Funtime Rosie' from DigiStamp Boutique baking some cakes:

I thinks that maybe she might scoff a couple of those choc chips before they go in the cakes!

The background paper is Papermania 'the little cake shoppe' and the sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

So that's it for today hope you liked my cards.


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Image overload?

Wow! three posts in one day and I might be back for another!

I have used  DigiStamp Boutique images but the question is have I used too many on one card?

The outside of the card:

The inside of the card:

Put together:

I think that maybe I have 'over-done it'!!  What do you think?

On the cake stand I cut a piece of acetate and used liquid pearls around the edge with a gem on top. The good thing about this is that the stikles on the cakes stuck it down!
I used We R Memory papers again and of course Glossy Accents on the teapot and cup. ( I wonder if there is a help line for Glossy Accents addicts ?! )

No wonder looking at this card that I have trouble with CAS cards, it would be good to have a shove everything on the card challenge!

Any help would be appreciated!


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Sprinkled with Sugar

Hello again!

Here is another Lili of the Valley stamped card 'Sprinkled with Sugar'.
 I used:
ProMarkers, Glamour dust, Glossy Accents, Forever Friends 'New Arrival' papers and LOTV tag.
I think that the pink striped paper is from another pack but I can't remember which - sorry!

Such a 'sweet' image wouldn't you say! LOL!
Enough with the bad jokes - hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
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Butterflies and Strawberries

Good afternoon!

Today's card is 'Strawberries' by Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarkers and added stickles, topped off with Glossy Accents. (I couldn't hold off from using it any longer!)
The butterflies are stamped and punched with a Stampin Up set (Papillon Potpouri). I used We R Memory Keepers 'Travel Light' paper.

I think that they need a good dollop of clotted cream on the top - handsome!

Hoping to get a few more posts done today as I haven't posted for a bit and have a few cards made ready.

Thanks for stopping by


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Friday, 26 July 2013

Merry Christmas Tilda

Hi there!

Yet another Christmas card today - some might say it is getting a bit of an obsession!

I am ashamed to say that I bought this stamp a long time ago and only just used it!
I have coloured her with Promarkers and added Stickles. The holly around the edge is a peg stamp and the red doily is a die from Stampin Up. The papers, buttons ribbon and twine were from last years Molly blooms Christmas pack. The white flower is from the Ribbon Girl. I think that's it!

Hope you likey!


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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Xmouse Ornament

Here I am again with another Christmas card:

This is Xmouse Ornament  by... yes of course Penny Black. Coloured with Promarkers with added Stickles and liquid pearls. The paper is Papermania Contemporary  Christmas again. Snowflake punch and white snowflakes from my stash.   Still no Glossy Accents!
If I carry on like this I will be twiddling my thumbs come Christmas! It's like that feeling when you have a full tank of petrol or your ironing is up to date!
Anyway hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
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Just wishing you

Hello all,

hope that you are coping/enjoying the HEAT!

To cool things off I have made a couple of Christmas cards here's one:

This is 'Just wishing you' from Penny Black coloured with Promarkers with added Stickles. The paper is Contemporary Christmas by Papermania. I used dots embossing folder and the sentiment is Pink Petticoat. The label is an X Cut die. I can't believe that I haven't used Glossy Accents - shock!

So that's two Christmas cards ready and I'll be back in a sec with another!


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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Crossing Bridges!

Good evening all.

It's a bit cooler here today thankfully so hopefully I might sleep better tonight.

I spent quite a bit of time on today's card but I am pleased with the end result.

I used:
Penny Black stamp - Crossing Bridges, Martha Stewart border punch and leaf punch. Papermania Amethyst Infusion paper, Tonic flower punch and Promarkers. X Cut nesting dies and stickles.

I stamped the image a couple of times and decoupaged it which was a bit fiddly!

I am sat waiting for the royal baby to come out of hospital ahhhh!  Congratulations to Will and Kate.

That's it for today

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Sweet Blossom

Happy Monday everyone.

Hope that you are enjoying the weather but staying cool if you aren't!

Today's card is a bit of a cheat as I used a pre-coloured image from The Hobby House. It should have been quick to make but as I didn't use a sketch it took ages to figure out where to put everything!

Items used:
Sweet Blossom image from The Hobby House, Cute as a Button papers from Raspberry Road ( love these papers they look much nicer in real life ). Stickles, Glossy Accents ( yes Jules- it  did run a bit in the heat!), flowers from the Ribbon Girl and SB Eyelet Circles dies. The sentiment is LOTV. Phew - that was a long list!

Hubby has the day off work so we are off out to lunch with youngest who has finished school for six weeks.
Hope you have a great day.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Butterfly Wishes

Hello there.

It's Friday tomorrow WOOHOO!

Here is a card I made using Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes stamp set and die. The sentiment is from the Full of Surprise set and the paper is Forever Friends. The scalloped edge is from a Stampin Up die.

The top layer of the big butterfly is stamped onto vellum.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Bath Time

I'm back!

Yes just like a bus I don't post for days then two come along at once!!

Here is another of today's cards:

This is 'Bath Time' from Lili of the Valley.
 I wonder if it will be suitable for the soon to be born royal baby? Or should it be coloured with blues.....We will soon find out.

I will keep this post short as I waffled enough in my last one and Big Brother has started! - I know - I'm sad!!  Well I enjoy it anyway.


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Strawberry Yummy Tilda

Good evening all you lovely blog people!

Another scorcher today which I spent mostly card making - bliss!

I know that I should probably be out in the sun making the most of it but I was more than happy inside crafting. Yesterday I sorted out all of my hoard into some sort of order. I don't have my own craft room but have 'cupboards' in the dinning room. It was so nice today to be able to see where everything was without having to search through boxes to find it in the last one!  Now all I have to do is put everything back in it's right place each time..... Mmmmm!

Here's a card that I made today:


I used Papermania 'The Little Cake Shoppe' papers, Promarkers and Glossy Accents.
Two things that I learnt today was that to always cut your stamped image BEFORE you decoupage or else you squash it! And secondly some decoupage glues react with Promarkers and make them darker. Grrrrr! So I had to decoupage on top of my decoupage!!
Anyway enough waffling as I will try to get another post done in a minute.
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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sparkly Bubbles

Pheewwie - what a scorcher of a day today! A cool swimming pool in the back garden would be nice.

I have taken over the dinning room this afternoon with my card making with the doors wide open. I dream that one day I can have my own craft room where I can make as much mess as I like and not pack it all away!

This is what I made:

Aren't they just soo cute!
The stamp is Penny Black 'Bubbles 'n Squeak' coloured with Promarkers . Glossy Accents with glamour dust sprinkled on the bubbles. The sentiment tags are LOTV.

I'm off now to have something cool and refreshing to drink, I should be hoovering and polishing but it is much too hot for that. It's a pity these little mice couldn't come around and clean up for me!

Anyway I will keep dreaming of my craft room and a cleaner.

Ta ta for now.

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying the weather.

I don't know where this week has gone. My youngest son has been on a school trip to Rome and I have really missed him. But he is back now and he had a lovely time.

Today's card is for my mum's birthday:

It is not clear on the photo but the image is shiny with ultra thick embossing powder on it.
The stamp is from Butterfly Kisses 'Beauty', the paper is Prima- Botanical and the butterfly is Stampin Up Papillon Potpurri. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

I would like to enter this into Sketch Saturday  Challenge - follow the sketch ( 20 hours left ).

I always feel a bit odd entering a personal birthday card into a challenge but I need a sketch sometimes to make a card. Anyway that's what challenges are for aren't they? I think perhaps that it's just me that's odd!

Enough rambling, thanks for visiting,

Ta ta for now

Monday, 8 July 2013

Duck Noel

Hi there.

What another glorious sunny day - long may it last.

I am not mad, honest but I have made a Christmas card for today's post:

The stamp is of course Penny Black and the papers are Lili of the Valley - Country Lady.
I have coloured with Promarkers and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. Oh yes Glossy Accents strikes again!

So now that I have made one card ready for Christmas it would be a good idea to make a few more so that I will not be pulling my hair out come the big day. It's a good idea anyway!

Hope you have a lovely day.
Ta ta for now.

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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Arty Farty Handbag!

Hello everyone.

I hope that you have had some beautiful sunshine today - I have!

Something a little bit different today, a handbag card.

I used a template from Arty Farty Designs, then embossed it with a Stampin Up folder. The button and pearls are from my stash.

It made a nice change from colouring and shock horror there is no Glossy Accents!
 I was going to stamp and heat emboss a design on the handbag but I always think it is a bit of a faff getting it all out. I know I am lazy!!
 I think that I will try a different style handbag next.

Anyway hope you have a lovely weekend.

Ta ta for now.

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Here's looking at you

Hello everyone,

it's Friday tomorrow Woohoo!

Tonight's card is a Penny Black image 'Here's looking at you'. The papers are Docrafts Wellington. I have used nail heads and of course Glossy Accents on the lenses.

I love Penny Black - all of them are just so cute! I have just splashed out on a few new ones to add to my collection from J & C Creations. They have got a sale on at the moment with 40% of some stamps. The delivery was very fast as well so I would definitely recommend a look.

That's all for today - thanks for looking!

Ta ta for now

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tilda with Hawaii Flower

Good evening you lovely Bloggers!

A late entry for me tonight and surprise, surprise it's a last minute sprint to the challenge post!!

Here is Tilda with Hawaii Flower:

Apologies for the dark photo but I took it about an hour ago.
The backing papers are Forever Friends New Arrival. The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and I used Frantage embossing powders. The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Ta ta for now.
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