Saturday, 31 January 2009

First attempts

I have recently purchased a few Promarker pens, with a view to start colouring a few stamped and printable stamp images. Here's a couple of my first attempts, don't look too closely, as i need more practice to get the desired effect. The ribbons used on both these cards are from Ribbonoasis.

I made these cards last week when my mojo was still awol.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Pop up cupcake

I made this pop up card using some of the really pretty ribbons Bea from Ribbonoasis sent me to work with.
I love this cupcake from the Home Decor cart, it's so different from any of the other cupcakes on other carts.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Be mine

This is another card i made with this Sarahcards cardmaking kit, i loved the papers in this kit as they were double sided, the only problem i had was which side to use.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Frame shape card

This is another card i've made using one of Regina's shaped card cutting files, this one is called 'frame' and can be purchased in The Cutting Cafe'. Again the sentiment is from one of Regina's All Occasions Circle Word set 1.

The branch with flowers is from the Home Decor cart.

click on image for a larger view

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Circle card

I've been itching to use this chandelier cut from the new Home Decor cart (which is amazingly available to purchase here in the UK), so when Regina sent the The Cutting Cafe' design team members the shaped card templates , i knew i had to use it on the circle shaped card (i love shaped cards). The sentiment is from the All Occasion Circle Word set 1. I've kept the design very simple, and attached the chandelier with tiny black foam pads to give the card dimension.

click on picture for a larger view.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Kiss me

Here's a cute little heart bag i made as a Ribbonoasis DT project, i'm gonna fill it with candy lips, ( that's if i don't keep eating all the ones i've bought).

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Notelet folder

This is a cute little folder i made using the gorgeous Sarahscards January cardmaking kit, it holds five 4"x4" cards and envelopes inside, which are a great size for sending little notes to friends. Sarah's kits are such great value, and have more than enough in them to make 15 cards. Remember if you subscribe to these kits, you also get a free clear stamp each month.

Here is the closed view............

and open it looks like this..........

Friday, 23 January 2009

Happy Birthday Cupcake

This cute cupcake and sentiment are both printable stamps from the All About Cupcakes set, available from The Cutting Cafe'. I printed the cupcake onto different papers, cut them out and pieced them together using foam squares to give the card dimension.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

I've been given two awards.........

the first one is from Caryn and the Marie Antoinette Award is from Snoflak, thanks to both of you, go check out their blogs, they are both very talented, you won't be disappointed.

I need to pass on these awards to five other bloggers, so i'll pop back to do that later.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Cupcake holder

Here's a cupcake box that's now available to purchase as a template from The Cutting Cafe'. You can use these templates as a PDF file and cut them by hand, as i did, or they can also be used as wpc files with your cutting machine, i.e. Pazzles or Cricut (with SCAL). If you love to make boxes and bags, Regina has a special offer on until Sunday.

As i'm trying to loose a few pounds, (who am i trying to kid?, i need to loose lots of pounds), i made the cupcake from a pair of first size baby socks. I thought this would be cute to give instead of a card. The circle frame was cut on my Expression using the new Home Decor cart.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Still creating

I'm still busy creating but it's all stuff i can't share yet, but here's a couple of cards i can share with you that i made using the December cardmaking kit from Sarahscards. There are still a few of these kits available for purchase without subbing, so if you want to give the kits a try before subbing you can.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Another Craftytemplate card

This is the third and final card i made with this months Craftytemplates kit and the cute little dress template. I threaded the lush pearl beads (that come in the 'Audrey' crafty goodies kit) onto a piece of very thin wire, so they looked like a necklace.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Gift card

Here's another card i made with the yummy Goodies kit and templates that Leo at Craftytemplates sent me.

This card is not only shaped like gifts, but the largest gift is a flap, and underneath that flap hides a little pocket to slip a gift card into, neat huh?

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A bit of Craftyness,

no, that should be Craftytemplates(ness).
This months Crafty Goodies kit is called 'Audrey' and is available for order now, it features some gorgeous Jenni Bowlin Designs papers and some really cute embellishments. This kit is ideal for making Valentines cards or just pretty girlie cards and it compliments this months templates perfectly.

Here is just one of the cards i made with the kit and templates Leo sent me.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

My first Cutting Cafe' project and an award

Here is my first DT project for The Cutting Cafe', i used the PDF version of the Heart Bag file, it's as easy as this..... print out the template using your printer, cut out with your scissors, score, assemble and then embellish. I also used the Big Holiday Words (Valentine) and one of the Valentine Circle Words printable stamps.

I'd also like to say a huge thank you to all the other Cafe' DT members for all your lovely welcome messages.

I have received this really pretty award from a very talented online friend of mine, Michelle, thank you, you are so kind. Although i really love to get these awards, by the time they get to me, most of my favorite bloggers have already received them, i am meant to send it onto seven fellow bloggers, but i really haven't the time to do that right now, so if you haven't yet received it, please feel free to snag from here.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

So busy...

and getting busier.
I had the most unexpected email from Regina Easter last night, she asked me to join her design team for The Cutting Cafe, i was so honoured and quite overwhelmed that she asked me, and after thinking about it for all of five minutes i said yes! Regina already has an amazing team, you must go and check out some of their work and Regina's fabulous printable stamp sets and cutting files.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Love, Love, Love

Well, now that Christmas and New Year have been and gone, i guess the next 'big' thing for cardmakers is Valentines day. With that in mind i had a little play in design studio and came up with this card.

If you would like the Cricut cut file for this card it's here

Sorry but because of recent events you will need to contact me for the password email me

Saturday, 3 January 2009

An award

I have just received this award from the very talented Nancy, thanks Hun.
The rules are to List 5 addictions and List 5 of your favorite bloggers, it's just so hard to choose, i have soooo many favorite bloggers, and way too many addictions....
My 5 addictions are:
1.Paper crafting, i'm never happier than when i playing with paper, glue, ink and of course my Cricut Expression.
2.It's gotta be crisps, any flavour except Smoky bacon, but if there's no other flavour available i'll even eat them.
3.The internet, if i can't get online for a couple of days i get serious withdrawal.
4.Coffee, i can't speak (only grunt) until i've had my first sip of coffee in the morning.
5.Buying stash, i have a room full of stuff, but still keep buying more, i just love pretty paper, and cardstock!

Now for five of my fav bloggers..... these are five bloggers that have given me so much support and encouragement with my card making, thank you, i love yer all.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!

I'm really not sure what happened to 2008, it's just gone so fast. I'm quite glad the holidays are over and Hubby has gone back to work today, this means i get to play in my craftroom in peace again.

I've made this card for my Nephew who turns 3 on the 10th Jan. I made the base using the design studio and Street Sign cart, Tigger is cut from Pooh & Friends and the Happy Birthday is from Zooballoo.