Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vellum Vision

Today I decided to share a card I made to join in with a challenge over at This time the Diva Dare is to use vellum somewhere on your card and to include one of their stamps too.

Here is my card which I made using 3 scraps of vellum I found in my Christmas stash box, I have had these 2 patterned pieces for years but just couldn't throw them all know how that goes right!

The card is a 5x7 which I added a sheet of blue snowflake paper to, then I matted both vellum papers on white so you could see them. The snowflake die from Spellbinders is using another plane sheet of vellum along with white, blue and silver mirri. I added some blue sequins to the mix and 4 brads.

I decided to hang the sentiment off the card which is from "O Christmas Tree" set. In the next photo you can see the dimension to the card. Goodness knows how this will fare in the post!!

I am also sharing this card on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree....challenge 147

Today it's my turn to choose the theme this time around over at and I've come up with this. Make a card or project but it must have a Christmas Tree on it somewhere.

There couldn't be easier at this time of the year. Remember you can add up to 3 items per challenge so lets make this one a blast.

Here is my first of two cards which have Christmas trees on them.

This is a 7x7 card using a kraft cardblank. I chose to use the image off a Graphic 45 sheet of Christmas toppers I bought last year. I picked out the peach of the girls dress and then a frosty blue from the image to use as my mats. I mounted the image on dark red glitter card which linked in the ribbon and the strip of paper I embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment on (that was a freebie) I also rubbed over it with some gilding wax. The two smaller sentiments are Verve Stamps from their O Christmas Tree set.

Now this second card is one from a kit I picked up free in a magazine. The background papers were included as well as the toppers and sentiment discs. With this I just added ribbon and the strip of red with the stars punched out.

Hope you can join in this time around as it is the last of the year. Thanks for popping in.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Verve's Naturally Navy Challenge

Today I decided to join in with the Naturally Navy challenge over at
I have been watching and enjoying all the cards the Design Team have been posting for a few months now and thought "well it's time to join in" so here I go.

This is a wedding card I have made to take along tonight to the reception (talk about last minute Charlie!) of a work colleague of my husband. Their colour is navy so there you go.

I have made a 7x7 cream card blank added Blue Awning paper after it went through a embossing folder. The stamp is Heart Wreath by Chloe and embossed with WOW diamond white. I added some perfect pearls to it too. This was then matted several times. I added a crushed navy bow with some twigs in silver mirri and a gem. The sentiment stamps are from the Wishing You set and they too are on silver mirri.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

challenge 146 Turkey Time

My good friend Sandy picked this challenge for us over at For this time around we have to make a card or project with a turkey on it somewhere. This should be fun as there are quite a few images out there, I know cause I've been looking lol.
I have made two cards for this challenge and instead of it being a Thanksgiving card (which we don't celebrate over here in the UK) they are Christmas cards. They have a nostalgic feel to them as I am using images from a search on vintage Christmas Turkey Dinner I made on the web.

I have used up papers from Kaisercraft along with other from my stash. Added ribbon, doily and buttons to lift them. I also embossed the background paper on each too.

Now please pop over to see what the others have made and then have ago yourself.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Time Challenge 145.

Hi There,
over at it is design team sister Peachy's turn to choose the challenge and this time around she has picked "black magic" no I don't mean the box of chocolates either lol. We have to produce a card or project with a Halloween theme.

Now this is a first for me, I have made a 8 sided cup filled with a sachet of hot chocolate, a bag of chocolate shapes and a stirrer with a happy balloon flying witch. Now truth be known I saw this on the TV and just had to have a go at one.

I used heavy black card as the cup but added Kaisercraft 13th hour paper which I inked. The base is made up with a burnt orange paper and yet more black. I used my Cricut to cut the Boo and SB dies to cut the top of the stirrer. The bag of sweets are from Marks and Spencers and came with a plastic spider. I also added a hot chocolate drink to the cup too. The handle is strong enough to lift the cup up totally filled.
Now its your turn to give it ago, show us what you have come up with for Halloween.

Happy Crafting

DH thinks this photo is more atmospheric, what do you think?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Autumn Abundance Challenge 144

This time around over at it's Marge's turn to choose the challenge and its another great one. This time around you have to make a card/project using "Fall" items we see everywhere right now. Things such as leaves, acorns, fruits of the season, pumpkins etc.

I decided to make a card this time around using a sentiment stamp as the focal point and added lots of leaves around it.

The card is 6x6 and a placed a sheet of paper I have had in my stash for ages, its from a paper pack and I made the strip and the mats for the sentiments from little bits I had left over from the pack. The leaves have been stamped with various sets I have then hand cut. All have been raised on Pinflare glue.

Now pop over if you haven't already to see what the other girls have made then link up your own project with us.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mum's Birthday Card

Here is another card made using the sweet bunting banner my good friend sent me for my birthday. This time I used it on a card to celibrate my Mum's birthday yesterday.

I made a 6x6 card blank and using all papers from Kaisercraft and this lovely P.G. tip Bestie I created this card. My mum is what we call a "tea belly" hardly ever drinks coffee and almost always has to be her favorite tea "P.G.Tips.
I trimmed up a little off the side of the card to add the stripe paper, the flowers on the bottom left are raised up on foam dots over the top of the same flat paper. I ran the top left and bottom right through an embossing folder and inked with marmalade.
Hope you like it.