Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Butterfly ATC

The background for this card is made using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick applied with an Ink Blending Tool. I then sprayed water into my hand and threw the droplets onto the card. I left the water for a few seconds then dabbed with paper towel. The butterfly image is highlighted with Glossy Accents.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dexter's Get Well

This is the first card I made with my new 'Little Cotton Rabbits' rubber stamp. This is Dexter the bear. Background papers are from the Papermania Easter paper pack. Get Well Soon peel off is by Dawn Bibby.


This ATC is posted today as an entry on the Arty Girls challenge blog. I used a few drops of Distress Re-Inker and some gold Perfect Pearls in a spritzer bottle for the background. The diamond stamp is from Tim Holtz and is 'inked' with a gold Dabber. The butterfly image is from Penny Black.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Made this card with Basic Grey papers for the background. I coloured 'naked' jigsaws with a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad. The Stampendous stamp was loaded with Tsukineko's Glue Pad before being embellished with gole leaf. I love the button brads and need more!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spotty Dotty

A colourful card for a beautiful spring day. The background papers are from Papermania as are the brads and ribbon. The stamp is from Penny Black coloured with Marvy Le Plumes and a waterbrush. Very simple card.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The background acetate on this card is from a bunch of flowers I was given by a colleague. It was much too nice to throw away. I used Hero Arts flower stamps using black Stazon and added some matching brads.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bright Inks

Made this card to cheer up the gloomy weather! The main background is made using a spritzer filled with water, Tim Holtz Distress Re-inker drops and some Perfect Pearls mixed in. I spritzed the card a few times and dried inbetween. The image is a Stampendous flower spritzed with the same mixture as before. I triple embossed the image with clear EP then bent it to leave cracks. The swirly background is made using my trusty Cuttlebug rubbed over with Tim's Distress Ink Pad in Marmalade. I don't think this card has photographed very well sadly.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Had to make a quick anniversary card for a friend so used a tried and trusted layout! The coloured papers are by HOTP. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the vase stamp is from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Silver Anniversary

Made this card for a friend of a friend. Used the lovely Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies from Quickutz.

Fishing Son

This card was made for a friend's son. He is a keen fisherman and fortunately I had some old Jolee's stickers I bought from Ebay a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by my new blogging friend Sharon. I now have to tell you 7 random facts about myself and tag 3 more people. Here goes...

1. My favourite crafting shop is Michael's in the US. Don't tell my hubby, but it's the only reason I go to Florida! Whaddya mean he already knows? Lol

2. My favourite crafting person is Carol Smith from Plaid Inc. She re-lit my crafting fire in the early days of QVC.

3. The first ever record I bought was Tweedle Dee by Jimmy Osmond. **runs and hides behind settee**

4. Last week I went to my first ever Spiritualist church service.

5. I spend most of my Winter Saturdays and Sundays watching my youngest son play football.

6. I recently had a card featured in a two page spread in Craft Stamper.

7. Dawn Bibby knows my name and always says hi!

The 3 people I am going to tag are Mand, Pink Gem, Leonie

Sunday, April 06, 2008


Blackburn Eagles champions season 2007/08. Celebrations after the final match of the season and a 4-0 win. My son, pictured back row, 1st left, scored his 100th goal.

My 100 Goal Hero

Here's a picture of my son who is 15. He plays football for 2 local teams. At the beginning of the season his dad set him a goal target of 75 for the season and promised him £75! He reached that target by Christmas. After an amazing and successful season, today he scored his 100th goal. The 2 teams have won their leagues. Both teams have a great bunch of lads. Well done to EVERY team member and to their managers.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Finally got round to making some cards with my lovely Bella stamps. Coloured them in using Marvy Le Plumes and a waterbrush. The background papers on the top card are from Papermania. The embossed patterns are with Cuttlebug folders.