Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lots of fussy cutting!!!!!

Its the last day of term next week and my daughter wanted to give all her class a little present and card.  We have been busy cutting lots of class photographs to make fridge magnets for each of them and I have made cards for her.  I have fussy cut 30 Hero Arts Foxes in different colours to make these little cards.  It took ages and my fingers were sore but it was well worth it.  She loves them!

I cant wait for the summer holidays, I am just hoping the lovely weather will last!!

Have a great week

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Lavender Fields!

No Cards today as I have had a very busy weekend, yesterday the school where I work had its annual Summer Fair and Music Festival.  We were very lucky with the weather as it was a glorious day.  The crafty teachers at school had their own craft stalls and I sold lots of my cards.  I must get busy and replenish my stocks now ( any excuse to sit in my craft room ha ha!!)

Today was a bit overcast but my daughter and I still decided to go to the local Lavender Festival,  plenty of photo opportunities as the flowers were stunning!! 

Have a great week.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lets Be Clear!!

The latest Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says is called "Lets Be Clear"   The variety of choices for this include acetate, glossy accents, vellum etc.  I decided to use some clear embossing powder on my Hero Arts Poppy.  As the poppy is the star of my design I have left the rest of the card as simple as possible. 

The window has been cut using a Spellbinders wonky rectangle die.  

Have a great Friday!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Shake it 2

I am enjoying making Shaker cards at the moment, so here's another entry for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says!!  I used my Silhouette machine to cut the balloon window in some white cards stock.  I cut the image again and coloured the balloons with Copics then adhered them to the cut image.  The base card just has a piece of patterned paper attached for the background to the window.  I added loads of sequins as its quite a large window and I wanted lots of sparkle!! 
I am also linking this card to the Die Cut Challenge at Virginia's View.

The sentiment is cut from this new die from Poppy Stamps.

My DD went to Glastonbury last week and managed to bring home a nasty summer cold with her, unfortunately the whole family has now caught it and we are all suffering!!  Hopefully we will all be better for the weekend as we are hoping to go to a Lavender Festival held locally!

Enjoy your week.

Friday, 4 July 2014

"Shake it " !!

Although they are quite fiddly to make I quite enjoy making Shaker Cards, so when I saw the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge I had to have a go.   I wanted to try something a little different this time so decided to use an old flower die that I have had for ages.  I have made two pockets for the sequins so that they shake easily in both flowers.

I am also going to add this to Challenge#5 over at Virginia's View which this month is Die Cuts!

We have had a "Fun Day" at school which involves lots of different activities, I had  the pleasure of taking 20 boys to the local angling society for a day of fishing.  The weather was fabulous and we all had a great day although I am really tired now so Its going to be a relaxing evening watching the football.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, 30 June 2014

A one layer card and More Glitter!!!

At last I am crafting again, its still busy but I have been missing my craft room!!  This first card is for the "One Layer " challenge on the Hero Arts blog and it also fits the "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  For this card I made a stencil using a Spellbinders die and then stamped and embossed through the stencil.  I then coloured with my Distress Markers. A very easy but effective card!!

For this second card I used my new Poppystamps die again, this time going for a more masculine look but still using some glittery card.  It shimmers beautifully in real life.

Have a great week.

Saturday, 28 June 2014


I have just got this new die from Poppy Stamps and couldn't wait to use it.  I can see its going to be so versatile and will be so useful for masculine cards.  I  coloured the inside of an embossing folder with Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather distress inks and sprayed with shimmer mist , then embossed some card and placed it behind the die cut. For the sparkly green I cut some glitter card with the same die and re inserted the letters.  I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

My neighbour asked me to make a Naming Day card for her niece's baby so I got out my favourite Baby set from Hero Arts and stamped the cute elephants onto gingham paper.  I seem to be using a lot of glitter card lately, not my normal style but I love the added sparkle!!

After a few really busy weeks at work I am finding more time to craft, hopefully I can visit a few blogs as well this weekend.

Have a great Sunday.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Bokeh Effect

For those of you unfamiliar with the Bokeh effect, it's a photography term, and it refers to the look of sparkles that appear in a photograph when part of the image is out of focus or if light reflects. 

I made a couple of cards for this challenge, the bottom card is my favourite although the top has more sparkle than you can see as I have sprayed the background with shimmer mist!!  The Happy Birthday is cut using my Silhouette machine.  

This second card is made by just dabbing the card with my Distress Stains, I have also added  "A Touch Of Stella" to the dots for added sparkle.

The weather here has been glorious this weekend and I am out to sit in the garden now.  Happy Sunday!!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


 I have made this scrapling for challenge 4 set by Virginia over at the Virginia's View Blog  I have been really busy and hopefully have sneaked this in just before the challenge closes.  A Scrapling is basically the scraps that you end up with after you cut from your 11x14 card stock (when you make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card). You can easily fold the rectangular paper into a a small tall card .  

My card is much brighter in real life, it wasn't the easiest to photograph , my recycled item on the card is the die cut background which is cut from a paint sample great for an ombre effect.

Just a quick post again as I am about to watch some football with DH.  Have a great evening!!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Thank You

Yeh I had time to make a card!!!  My cousins daughter is getting married this year and she has asked me to make loads of special thank you cards for her, this is for the girl who has organised her Hen Do.  She asked for Peacock colours and lots of sparkle.  I hope this fits the bill.

I am hoping to find time to get back in my craft room soon, especially now the World Cup is in full swing!!