Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Craft Stamper Blog Candy

Here is the link to win blog candy over on the Craft Stamper blog.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Posting this snowman card in remembrance of all the snowmen on our road. With the thaw, they have all but disappeared. Ah well, if the forecast is to be believed, there's another batch on their way to us. :) Snowman stamp is from Woodware.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Blog Candy Link

Click the link to check out some fab Blog Candy over on Charmed Crafts

Sugar Sugar

Yet another card I made using my current favourite Gorjuss Girl stamp. I used Papermania acetate for the card (real strong acetate). Pink snowflake paper from my stash and Core'dinations run through the Cuttlebug. Flower is Prima and the gem brad was a bargain 20 for 50p recently at a Topaz Crafts sale.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Christmas is over for another year, but I still have lots of Christmas Cards to share! The stamp is, of course, from Funky Kits and is a Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl. The text stamp is from Penny Black. Snowflake is a Jolee's, rescued from a previous year's Christmas card.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snow Snow Snow

It's snowed here in Lancashire on and off since last Friday morning. Today the snow prevented us getting the car off our drive. We have between 4 and 5" of snow and our road is notoriously bad when the snow arrives. Looks pretty though!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gorjuss Christmas

Made this card for my Mum this Christmas. The stamp is featured in a huge number of my cards this year. It's available from Funky Kits. Papers are Kars and flowers from Prima. The snowflake and embossing on the card are both Cuttlebug dies/folders.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

Here's my entry for the Cute Card Thursday challenge. The image is from Pink Gem. Text is Cuttlebug's Olivia.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge Dec 09

Here's my challenge entry for the December card over on The Sugar Bowl. The stamp is a Gorjuss Girl from Funky Kits.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Gorjuss Sugar

Here's another version of my new favourite stamp. The stamp is from Funky Kits. Took delivery of a new Magnolia stamp today. Going to play tomorrow :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Simple Tree

Here's a simple tree made with dotty things from Craftwork Cards - attached to the card with a small foam square. The snowflake and 'tub' are cut from Kars paper.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Couldn't find a new snowman that I liked this year, so reverted to an old favourite. This snowman is a clear stamp from Woodware. I cut most of the front of the card off and added a piece of ripped paper then covered the 'inside' of the card. The snowman is coloured with ProMarkers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Here's the picture for WOYWW. First time I've been brave enough to join in!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Magnolia in the Pink

I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas! The image is from Magnolia and she is coloured with ProMarkers. I added a touch of Stickles glitter to make her all sparkly!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New blog

Can I recommend everyone visits Kayla's Cards. It is my son's girlfriend's new card making blog. Thanks for looking.

Gorjuss Girl Christmas

Here's the lovely Gorjuss Girl stamp again. Background papers are a mix of DCWV and Coredinations. The stamp is paper-pieced and coloured with ProMarkers.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Elzybells Reindeer

Love this adorable reindeer and robin. They are coloured with ProMarkers and I added some Stickles glitter glue. I stamped the image twice and 'decoupaged' the circle. The link for Elzybells is in my previous post.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I adore this stamp. (I think I've mentioned that before!) The stamp is from Elzybells. She is coloured with ProMarkers and has Stickles glitter added.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gorjuss Christmas

I adore this cute Gorjuss Girl. I made her Christmassy by paper-piecing Basic Grey Christmas papers. Background papers are from my stash. I added Stickles glitter to her wings to complete the wintery look! Gorjuss Girls are available from

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopaholic - Do Crafts

Made this Christmas card with Claire Curd's new Do Crafts stamps. The stamps are great with lots of text and bags and a bargain £3.99!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gorjuss Christmas

Made this card with a Gorjuss Girl stamp. I added a Hero Arts Christmas hat to make her seasonal. The text stamp is Penny Black.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Claire Curd Challenge

Here's my entry for Claire Curd's latest challenge. I used the free stamp on this month's Creativity magazine (from DoCrafts). Background papers are from my stash (sorry, I'm rubbish at remembering the manufacturers.) Why not enter the challenge here too?

Magnolia Santa

Made this card with my first Magnolia stamp. Santa is coloured with ProMarkers (my favourite recent purchase). Background papers are from K & Co. Snowflakes are Cuttlebug dies.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hat Boy II

Same stamp as previous post, different background! How cute is this little guy?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boy Santa

This is a stamp from Kerry Steptoe aka Curly Girl Me. Background papers are a mix of K & Co and Basic Grey. Christmas sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Funstamps Get Well

Made this card for someone who had a nasty accident recently. The stamp is from Funstamps and is coloured with various ProMarkers. Background paper is from DCWV. Sentiment stamp is from HOTP.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Do Crafts Girly

Made this card for a friend's birthday. The image is from Do Crafts' Claire Curd. The papers used are DCWV and Core'dinations. The embossing was done with the help of my Cuttlebug.

Handbag 18

The is a handbag made at the request of a colleague. Not my usual kind of card as it is made from a pre-cut shaped bag from K & Co. It was pretty well receive though!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Blue Elzybells

Made this card using my new Promarker colours. Background papers are Dazzle Core'dinations and white card embossed in the Cuttlebug. The stamp is from Elzybells - link below.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Poor Snowman

Experimented with this poor Woodware snowman. I feel so bad for chopping him up!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Dotty Trees

Made these cards with tree peel-offs. The peel-off is coloured with ProMarkers. The Winter Wishes sentiment is from a Woodware set.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Award from Lindsay Mason

Just realised I have a blog award from Lindsay Mason. I feel so honoured. I love Lindsay's work and she was the inspiration behind my recent inky backgrounds.
Now I have to tell you 5 interesting things about me and pass the award to 5 other people. Passing the award on is the easy bit, but 5 'interesting' things about me? Here goes - 1. 25 years ago today I got engaged! 2. I support Blackburn Rovers FC. 3. Each weekend I watch my son play football Saturday and Sunday. 4. My elder son is living in Canada at the moment. 5. I love buying stash! ;)
5 blogs to recommend - Artfully Ila, her cards are always fab. Anita Mistry, I am a member of a card swapping group with Anita and her work is always fantastic. Enfys, whose crochet work is just amazing. Linda Elbourne, whose work always makes me smile, my last recommendation is Debbi who is a passionate crafter and fellow Sugar Nellie fan.

Gorjuss Girl Christmas

Made this card with a Gorjuss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie. I added the santa hat for a festive version. The hat stamp is from Hero Arts. Background papers are from my stash, including Basic Grey.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Elzybells Christmas

Here's the fab Elzybells girl again. I coloured her with ProMarkers and added some Stickles glitter. The background pink card has been run through the Cuttlebug. Patterned paper is from my stash.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Non Christmas

Ok, so I have no inspiration today for Christmas cards. I adore this background stamp from Persaonal Impressions' Beryl Peter's range. I had my eye on this stamp for months at Topaz Crafts and managed to get it in a 50% off sale earlier this year. The trolley bus stamp is from, I think, Fun Stamps, but I can't just find it! The bus is coloured with ProMarkers. Images are stamped with Impress Black ink.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I just love this Elzybells stamp. I used it for last year's Christmas cards - do you think people will remember that? This year I have used paper piecing for her clothes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inky Snowman

The background on this card is made the same way as yesterday's post. I sorted out my Christmas stamps today ready for a mammoth crafting week. I added santa's sleigh to the 'moon'. The snowman stamp is from Penny Black. Inks used are Distress Inks from Tim Holtz.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spooky Inks

I copied this technique from Lindsay Mason. The background is created by building up Tim Holtz Distress Inks using a foam applicator. I left a part of the background uninked to give the illusion of the moon. The gorgeous stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper a few months ago, designed by Sugar Nellie stamps. I drew the branch freehand! For a first attempt, I am quite pleased.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This handbag is made using DCWV papers. The gorgeous crochet flowers are from a friend over on UK Scrappers. (There is a link to her site where you can purchase the flowers on a previous post).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blackburn Rovers/Elzybells

Yeah, I know it's almost identical to a card I posted last week, but today my team beat our Premier League neighbours 3-2, so I'm allowed to post another Rovers card to celebrate!

Friday, October 16, 2009

80s Girl

Made this card at the request of a friend. Thank goodness for Jolly Nation's decoupage.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Here's a card I made for my son's girlfriend's dad. Obviously he's a golf fan! Papers from stash. 50 cut with my Cricut.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Distress Inks Backgrounds

Here are 2 very similar cards made with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink Pads. The technique is widely known, but I have detailed it in a previous post. The stamp is by Penny Black - I bought it recently at Topaz Crafts at a bargain 40% off!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sugar Nellie's Gorjuss Girl

Made this card at the request of a friend. The stamp is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie. Papers are various from my stash.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Elzybells Footballer

Ok, there seems to be a footbal theme going on here! The stamp is from Elzybells. The blue card is Core'dinations. Footballs is a stamp which has 3 different balls on - not sure what make it is, but it's really useful. The boy is coloured (once again) in the colours of my local team Blackburn Rovers.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mercurial Vapors (Boots to me and you!)

Here's the card I made for my son's 17th birthday last week. The card is a copy of his latest football boots. The boots are doing a good job as he scored 3 goals today!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Elzybells ATC

Can't believe we are 6 months into our alphabet ATC swap. The image is from Elzybells. He is coloured in Blackburn Rovers colours with ProMarkers. I needed to add something extra to the ATC but wasn't sure what. I decided on red and yellow cards!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Thinking of You

Made this card for a colleague and friend who lost a relative this week. Doubt if these kind of cards are the favourite of anyones to make. The background is made with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads 'splodged'on a heat-proof mat and spritzed with water before pressing white cardstock into the 'mess'! I heated the ink between colour-adds. The stamp is, I think, from Stampendous. It's a stamp I find really useful and lends itself to many occasions, including this sad one.