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.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sugar Nellie

Long time no crafting! Thought I'd re-post a card I made a while ago. I really like this card - am I allowed to say that?