Monday, 30 March 2009

flowery card

Made using items brought from Graphicus & the ever yummy Glimmer mists (brand new colours) yummy pink ribbon along with my ever faithful cuttlebug for the word 'Hi', plus a pen or two to colour in with. It was the backing paper that jumped out at me to make this card & I'm so pleased it did, because I feel this is one of the nicest cards made in a long time.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Auction in aid of....

'Friends of the Animals' which is a Charity that helps in the rescue & re-homing of animals. They have an auction running until 9pm 10th April with loads of fab things donated by kind forum members & very kind companies as well..... from fun days out & short stays away around the country to items for the kids or yourself to things for the pets in your life, so if you've a bit of time please go visit the forum & take a look at whats on offer.. you never know what you might find :-)


Wednesday, 25 March 2009


Don't mean to speed you all forward to Autmn, but after making a fab background using glossy card a brown inks, it just shouted Autumn to me, so dug out a leaf stamp & some rub ons & a sheet of green card & came up with this...

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Flying high

I've not been about much this last week due to sorting out my craft room. Got myself a few bargains for my room in the shape of shelving for 99p & a secondhand Ikea desk for a super bargain of £16.00, which put a very big smile on my face.
Managed to squeeze a hour in to make this fun card using more Doodle factory stamps, & those fabbie pencils again. Here's my little rapper man complete with gold necklace & cap flying high in his private chopper lol.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Mono magic & a memory

I really like the way this card tuned out, so clean & crisp, black & white never dates which is why I like it & I should really use it more.

The memory trip I had today was invoked when I had a clean up in my craft room (hopping to get a new desk & shelving) & came across this wonderful rubber stamp which was the first ever stamp I brought. I remember it well... after watching Dawn Bibby on QVC for the first time years ago, I was soo taken with what I saw I just had to have a go at what looked like loads of fun....& it turned out to be just that. At the time I didn't have a heat gun so used an iron.... the wrong way round, lol, instead of putting the paper on top of the iron I tried taking the iron as close as I could with out it touching the powder. I feel so silly now thinking about it, but like so many crafters out there I've come along way since then & it turned into an addiction.. which I know sooo many can relate to. I also remember after making up I think it was something like 10 cards I'd brought I had this down feeling because I'd no more to make up, so my addiction was sealed from the off set.

Friday, 6 March 2009

MTTC challenge

I've gone for an ATC for the MTTC challenge #51 which is themed on Hats, It's really funny because I made this before I even knew what the theme was going to be. I soo love these cute little people (from Starving Artistamps) The scene is suppose to be a theatre stage with gems along the bottom for lights & velvet scrolling to depict curtains...I hope this comes across.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Derwent inktense pencils tips

In answer to Carolyn's question asking if I've any tips on using these wonderful pencils, all I can say is have a good play around with them.... one thing I will say is where you want the shaded parts, colour these first with the pencils & pull the colour away using either water or if you add a second colour you could use the blender pen, that way you'll get an image that's got a darker inner that gets lighter towards the outer part, this is the way I did both the flower cards. Try mixing colours to, first colour in an image with say a red then go over with say a brown or an orange then take the blender pen or water both give a wonderful effect. Glenda gave a great demo of these on Create & Craft (if your able to get this channel on sky, it's well worth a watch) I've looked on her website & at the moment there are no video's of this, don't know if she has any plans to add any Derwent demos, you could always drop her a line here:-

Monday, 2 March 2009

Not very observant am I

Well what can I say, I've gone past the 1000 mark & never even notice, lol. Looks like I need to go on a special shopping trip for some wonderful goodies to put up as candy to say a big thank you to all who have been kind enough to visit my blog. Hummmm will go away now & see what I can find.