Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge

Anyone get a new Cuttlebug from Santa? Why not join in with this Cuttlebug Challenge?

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Dinner 2008

'What's next?' This is Daisy who can't wait to jump into people's seat. I think she is high on cat nip here!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Christmas

Just a quick post to wish everyone a happy Christmas. The turkey is in the oven and the house is beginning to smell like the Christmas I love. The lounge smells like cinnamon thanks to a gorgeous candle from Melt. Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The last of the cards for Christmas...

Uploaded some more Christmas cards. Finally finished making, writing and sending them. Next year I will start much much earlier, probably even begin in November! Hope everyone has a fab Christmas and a wonderful 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Cards for 2008

Haven't uploaded anything for what seems like ages. Finally finished making cards today and cleaned the house ready for Christmas. Just got a shopping to do (!) and a Pavlova to make for Christmas Day now. Happy Holidays everyone (I love that expression, but know lots of English people don't!)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Simply Red

A bit of a red theme here! Stamp from Elzybells. Background papers from K & Company. The greeting is Inkadinkadoo (part of the stamp) stamped onto vellum.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Hamish is from Sugar Nellie. He is coloured in with Twinkling H20s. The floral paper is from DCWV and the embossed card is Core-dinations run through the Cuttlebug.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spiral Whisper Competition

There is a competition on Spiral Whisper to win new goodies.

Back to Christmas

This snowman stamp is from Spiral Whisper. I coloured the hat and scarf with Twinkling H20s and highlighted the body with a touch of blue cos I'm not keen on pure white snowmen! The baubles stamp is from Elzybells.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A change from Christmas Cards...

The daughter of a colleague gave birth to a baby girl this week. This card was a welcome break from the seemingly endless Christmas cards I am making! The image is from Penny Black. Embossing by Cuttlebug. Lilac scalloped card is from Core-dinations (my new favourite card).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cherry in the Snow

This gorgeous cat stamp is by Lindsay Mason. I have highlighted the cat with Glossy Accents and added a touch of Basic Grey paper behind. The cat is called Cherry and is from a whole collection of stamps featuring Lindsay's cat. (Apologies for the picture quality but I never seem to be at home when it is light!)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Snowy Days

Took these photos just to make my niece jealous. She is at Loughborough Uni and they don't have any snow. The snow looked beautiful on Thursday and I got a day off work as school was closed. Today, though, the remains of the snow (which is quite a lot) has frozen solid and is not beautiful!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Elzybells again

More of my favourite Christmas stamps. The top card has some little mittens that I have had for about 3 years now - bought them in the US. Took a lot of courage to actually use them!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

More Elzybells Girly Christmas Cards

A double update of Elzybells cards. Had a day at home today as school was closed due to heavy snowfalls locally. Made the most of it by crafting. The background papers are a mix of Coredinations, K & Co and Basic Grey. I added Stickles glitter to highlight.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Have you noticed yet that I love this cute girly stamp from Elzybells? Link for stamp below. The season's greetings stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I took the picture before the Stickles glitter dried on the text. Should have waited as the glitter looks lumpy!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Elzybells Christmas (again)

Background paper by Basic Grey, Christmas text by Hero Arts and cute girl from Elzybells.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tagged by a Designer!

This week my blog was tagged by Lindsay Mason. I need to tag others and will do it this week. Thanks Lindsay.

Elzybells Christmas

I love this little Elzybells girl. I coloured her with Twinkling H20s. Flowers by Prima with gems from Papermania.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This reindeer stamp is from Elzybells. Papers are Basic Grey. I added a bit of bling to the snowmen with Stickles.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Baby

Made this card for a friend's sister who recently had a baby daughter. Image by Penny Black.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cuttlebug Mix

I can't take the credit for this card. I copied it from my card-swap friend Kath. The idea is really simple, but it looks very effective. Cardstock used is Core-dinations. I ran it the squares through my Cuttlebug then used a nail file to distress.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Birthday Hamish

Of all the stamps I have bought this year, I think this little Hamish is the one I have used most. Made this card for my friend's birthday. The background shapes are embossed with Cuttlebug folders and highlighted with Dew Drop inkpads.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hamish at 50

Made this card at the request of a friend. Had a migraine in the middle of making it - not easy colouring in when you have flashing lights in your head! The colours haven't photographed very well, but, all things considered (I have a cold too...ahhhh) I was pretty pleased with it.

Friday, November 07, 2008

More Milly

Another Milly card. Not sure if I like the background, but I love the image. Milly details in previous post.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Love this image of Milly all wrapped up warm. Milly is from Spiral Whisper - link below. Colours are Tim Holtz Distress Inks used with a waterbrush. The text is Hero Arts.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Acetate Mouse

Thought I'd give the acetate I have been keeping in my stash a try. I put the acetate through the Cuttlebug then added some embellishments. The mouse stamp is by Elzybells.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


This snowgirl is from Spiral Whisper (link below). Papers from Topaz Crafts, flowers by Prima. Snowgirl is coloured with Distress Inks and a waterbrush.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Radio card!

The layout of this card is copied from the radio is our car. I sat in it the other day waiting for my son's football match to begin and spotted the radio and thought it may make a good lo for a card. The tree stamp was bought from the best rubber stamping shop I have ever been to, Stamp Your Art Out in Florida.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Not a creature was stirring...

... well, except for this cute mouse! This mouse is from Elzybells. The background papers are from Topaz Crafts and, as usual, I've cut off the bit with the name on. Flowers are Prima, brads are Papermania.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Elzybells' Reindeer

Papers from Basic Grey. Reindeer from Elzybells. The greeting is from a 99p set from Studio g.

Snowgirl from Spiral Whisper

This cute snowgirl is from Spiral Whisper. The snowflakes are Cuttlebug and I'm sorry I can't remember where the papers are from, other than Topaz Crafts and the strip of paper is Basic Grey.

Friday, October 31, 2008

For a change...

I decided to alter a couple of notebooks. The chipboard letters are from Brenda Pinnick with tiny Papermania gems. I think the papers are Basic Grey, but I'm not totally sure.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Elzybells Christmas

This girl and baubles stamps are by Elzybells. The Christmas text is by Hero Arts. I've coloured the images in with Twinkling H20s. Buttons were freebies from a magazine that I've had in my stash for months.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spiral Whisper's Harry

The stamp here is Harry from Spiral Whisper. I've coloured him with Blending Blox and the background papers are from DCWV. Flowers are Prima.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bad dog!

This dog image is from Elzybells. The background papers are Dovecraft. Ribbon and brads are from Papermania.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Driving Test Pass

This card is for my son who passed his driving test last week at the first attempt. The map is cut from an atlas (oops). The stamp is by Elzybells and is coloured with Distress Ink Pads and a waterbrush, as are most of my stamps!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I love this snowgirl. Every year I have to buy a new snowman stamp and this is by far my favourite. It's from Spiral Whisper.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spiral Whisper Snowgirl

Snowgirl stamp is from Spiral Whisper (link below). The background papers are the gorgeous Basic Grey. Snowflake is Cuttlebug. I used Distress Ink pads and a waterbrush for colouring the snowgirl.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Elzybells Girl 2

The stamp is as used in the previous post. Background papers are from Topaz Crafts (sorry I've used the bit with the name on!). Cuttlebug folder used is the christmas bauble one.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Elzybells' Girl

This stamps are from Elzybells. The background circles are made with Cuttlebug folders and ink pads rubbed over the top. The snowflakes are also Cuttlebug.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh dear!

This dog stamp is from Elzybells. The background papers are by Dovecraft. Flower from Prima, brads by Papermania. The torn newspaper is decoupaged and then highlighted with Glossy Accents.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This cute snowman stamp is from Spiral Whisper. The background is a Cuttlebug folder highlighted with various ink pads. Snowflakes are also by Cuttlebug.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cute Mouse 2

The gorgeous mouse stamp is from Elzybells (link in previous post). The mouse prints are also from Elzybells. Papers are gorgeous, but have no make on them! Brads are by Dovecraft. The stamp is coloured in with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad and a water brush.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mouse Christmas

This cute mouse is from Elzybells. Not sure what make the paper is, sorry. Made the flower from an X-cut punch.

Friday, October 10, 2008


This is another card I made for my son's 16th birthday. The numbers are Cuttlebug's Olivia.