Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ribbons, Twine and Thread Challenge

Crafters Companion have lovely challenge this month using the theme of Ribbons, Twine and Thread. This is my entry for this challenge.

Items Used - Crafters Companion Everyday 2 CD-ROM for Background Paper (UK) / Made the gate fold card using the Top Score board  (UK) / Metallic silver ribbon / Holograph card / Blue and white A4 card stock /  Stamped image -Papermania docrafts Enchanted Fairies of Little Venice / Martha Stewart border punch / Pink adhesive Gems / Fiskars Petal Punch / Both the die cut shape and Happy Birthday was cut on the wonderful Silhouette Cameo Machine.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog hope its inspire you in your crafty life.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Moving....boy it was bit hectic but I am here now.

I am now officially on BlogSpot and this is going to be my proper home now, my other wordpress blog with be closed very soon in next few weeks. Please excuse the pictures on my blog still containing my old blog but I haven't had chance to change them. That will go on my to do list.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Another Besties Challenge

I had some lovely spotty paper from that was left over from the Crafters Companion Challenge on this month, So I decided to use the leftovers and enter the new besties challenge UK blog which is spots and stripes so hence this creation today. I am loving the using Sherri Baldy digi stamps as they such cute figures. I even had excuse to use my Silhouette Cameo too.

Recipe of items used - Angelica and friends Background paper Cd rom - Two paper flowers - Two blue buttons - Sherri baldy digi stamp  - To special friend on silhouette cameo - Blue, white, miri card.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Chilly days are here again

Over at Crafters Companion challenge blog this theme is Winter / Christmas and so I decided on the theme of winter and wanted to catch that feeling when the chilly days arrive and out comes the scarf . This is my entry for this month's challenge.

Recipe of items used

5.5 inch x 4.5inch card blank and envelope - Using the boxer/envelobox UK -Background paper using Angelica and friends CD-ROM UK - Wellington bear clear stamps docrafts -  Have some fun stamp Buzzcraft - Colourbox chalk ink -Blue/white cardstock -3x Grey card candi. Coloured in with coloured pencils WH smith

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Besties are the best

I came across these cute Sherri Baldy digistamps over at Creata with Carley Facebook group and just fell in love with these rather cute figures and you can purchase and download them at Esty, which I think is such great idea and makes life so much easier as you cant always pop to the stores for new clear stamps so being able to download digistamps is such fabulous idea.

This I will entering for the Use 2 of something Besties challenge UK blog.

Recipe of items used

Birthday Wishes (Silhouette Cameo) 2 fonts - Adhesive gems used 2 - 2 Buttons -Sherri Baldy digistamps -2 Besties -Two flower punches -Purple/magenta cardstock - Backing paper from My Craft Studio Quintessential Garden Cd rom UK.  I use coloured pencils to colour my images as I love the feel of the look it gives you.. Coloured pencils used from WH Smith.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Good news

When I received the news from the very lovely Carley Duff who's the Creata presenter on Create and craft shopping channel ( said I was on the Carley's Silhouette Cameo design team, I was so excited and over the moon and couldn't stop thinking about what I would design for the design team samples. Carley is such a inspiration with her fabulous style of card making that's a bit different from the norm I feel and is real breath of fresh air.  I would like to say massive thank you to Carley Duff for giving me the chance to be on her Silhouette Cameo design team.

Hope the samples inspired other Silhouette Cameo Crafters to make some lovely cards with this fabulous machine, I will let people know when the shows are due to be on when I hear and post it here.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

You're so sweet

I wanted to make a baby card with a bit of a twist from normal baby pink and baby blue and thought these colours make me smile as it seems so bright and fresh which any new parents will really love. I also wanted a card that was unisex for neither gender as these days new parents wait until the baby is born to find out the gender so this card is handy for those times.

I decided to use coloured pencils for this card as its a bit of change than using alcohol marker pens, I do love alcohol markers pens but  I really love the effect of lightest of pencils and its capture the innocent of the toread too, also proves you can get the right shading with colouring pencils and not just alcohol markers.

Over at Crafters Companion challenge blog this month's challenge is the theme of "Baby" hence this card was born and the challenge inspired me to come up with something different and will be entering this as my entry to this month's challenge.

Recipe of items used

6x5inch card blank - made using the Crafter Companion The Boxer board UK

Toread baby rubber stamp / You're so sweet rubber stamp UK

Toread cdrom - stripe background paper UK

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - dots

Large corner punch - just love using corner punch - one of my trademarks

Red satin ribbon - Red flower buttons

glue gel

Coloured Pencils - (I used WH smith  watercolour range)

Aqua blue / Red cardstock

Largest die - Spellbinders small petite scalloped circles

2nd largest die - Go Kreate No 12004 Concentric Circles

Crafters Companion Rock a blocks

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Handmade baby gifts

I believe that its always better to make a handmade gift instead of going to the shops and spending your money on something that could be purchase by everyone. Handmade makes a gift that bit special and of course you can personalised it to suit the person your going to be sending it too.

Also this idea is great for when the monthly budget is taking a hit, and something like this can be creative for next to nothing and not only is this gift its something that can be treasured for many years to come.