A great welcome to everyone who takes a few minutes to visit my blog, and hope you will return. I started off scrapbooking, but making cards soon overtook and I really enjoy seeing the end results. I enjoy blog hopping to see the wonderful creations from other crafters, there really are some talented, friendly people out there.

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Wet Sunday Morning .....

Good morning to all you fellow crafters out their, this very miserable and wet Sunday morning in South Birmingham.  It's definitely a day to stay in and lock ourselves away in our craft rooms.  My hubby has been on his night shifts, and is in bed so I thought I would take this opportunity to post a couple of cards I've made, and also to post my effort onto the Allhallowes card making competition.

The first being a 'thinking of you' card using  the 'Hero Arts~ rubber stamp, and once again I have to thank Eileen G as she has used this a couple of times and I thought it was such a simple stamp but also so pretty.

I have used mainly greys, greens and cream as my theme colours.  Stamped with memento grey ink pad onto Lavinia white card, layered onto green card, layered onto grey card embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder. Martha Stewart butterfly and loop punches, ribbon and a gem.

My second posting is a 21st card  made for a colleague's son who is 21 on Tuesday.  Again because I needed masculine colours I used mainly silver and greys.  Kanban die cuts and card stock, along with Bazzil on the edge in blue and white.  I used 2 sizes of nesties scallop large circles to mount the 21, card craft card candy, small tag embossed with cuttlebug dotty folder and ribbon to finish.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

3 Postings but created Separately....

I've put 3 postings on tonight but just to confuse you all, I've done them all separate, so please look down to see them individually

Thanks for looking, please take the time to call again soon, you're all very welcome. Dee xx

Grand daughter - 1st Birthday

Well this is the last card of the 3 cards I've posted tonight... I bet you're all thinking what a treat hee...
This is a similar card to the one I made for a work colleagues grandson's 1st birthday.  My boss liked it so much she asked me to make one for her granddaughters 1st birthday.  So it's again using Kanban die cuts, in a similar theme, but I do think they look really nice, especially as easil cards.  I also used Martha Stewart's loop punch across the width of the card to create a wall affect for the little elephant to sit on.  I think her name across the top finishes it off.  Sorry about the quality, I tend to take my photos of an evening and you don't seem to get the same quality as with natural daylight.

Well that's all for tonight, I have 9 cards for family and friends I need to crack on with from now until end March, besides any extra that I may get asked to make.  Thanks for looking, please take the time to call again soon, you're all very welcome.  Dee xx

Stylish Rose

My second card I made for an elderly neighbour who lived next door and moved 2 years ago into warden controlled accommodation locally.  I still keep in touch with her and try to go and see her at least christmas and birthdays.  She's a lovely lady and very kind and thoughtful, and loves flowers and decoupage cards.

I stamped onto white cardstock using Artemio swirl stamps I bought from QVC, they give a lovely impression, I used black Versafine detail stamp. A yellow decoupage rose in the centre, some yellow organza ribbon, mounted onto black card and again onto silver card at an angle, and stuck onto a yellow square 6" card.  Finished off with a couple of small roses in the corner and a card craft birthday wishes.
Makes us think of summer...

LOTV Valentine

Hi,  it's been a while since I posted any cards, so here goes, I've got 3 to post tonight... hee hee...
The first one is my hubby's valentine, my first attempt with a LOTV stamp, I don't do colouring in very often as I;m not very good, but have purchased some promarkers, and must say they blend beautifully using Lavinia card stock, a tip from my mentor Eileen...  I stamped onto lavinia card coloured in using pro markers and die cut using nesties labels 8 3rd from smallest die.  I layered at an angle onto a piece of card coloured in using a combination of adirondack red pepper and distress inks black soot, I typed the little message and cut this out using the last but smallest labels seventeen nesties die.  Using cut and dry foam I edged both with distress ink tattered rose.  These were layered onto some music paper and some speciality bark affect paper in my stash (can't remember where it came from),   top and bottom corners cut with Martha Stewart large fan punch, HOTP striped paper and mounted onto a dark coloured card A5 size.  I used a thick red vellum for the insert.  Not too bad a job as I haven't coloured for a long time, must try it more often...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Another Blogger Award!

Hi All

Thanks so much Aud for your kind stylish blogger award.  I'm such a lucky crafter having received two awards in the past month, and have only been blogging for nearly 2 months.  It's so nice to see that there are such kind people out their who take the time to look and appreciate your work.

Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
Step 3 – Award 15 recently discovered bloggers with this award
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award


Well, I work full time, have a wonderfully considerate husband and a loving son and daughter in law. I am soon to become a Nan, which I am so looking forward to. I have a lovely father and sister. I started card making about 3-4 years ago by accident, and I absolutely love it. I go into my own little world and time passes by so quickly. It takes away all the stresses of work.  I'm so sorry Audm but I just haven't got enough time to pass this onto 15 so here's 5 below

I am passing this award onto:-
http://craftingdiary.blogspot.com/ - Melissa Latcham
http://catherineshandmadecards/. - Catherine
http://maryscardworld.blogspot.com/ - Mary B
http://craftinghelen.blogspot/.  -  Helen
http://mishel2701.blogspot/ - Michelle

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Flowers and Swirls in black and gold

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last posted but just seem to have been so busy lately.  Just a quick couple of cards tonight that I've made over the past few days.  The first being a birthday card for a friend's 65th.  Felt like doing something a little different using peel offs, glimmer mists and metal flakes.  I used an  8 x 8 white card, sprayed with bronze cosmic shimmer mist.  Using a stix 2 double sided sheet and a peel off, I covered one side with metal flakes.  I layered this onto gold and black card.  I layered swirl peel offs onto bronze card.  A piece of black ribbon, a ribbon bow,a few black gems, job done..

My second card is an A6 card for a new baby boy.  I ran a piece of blue card through my big shot using the cuttlebug spotty embossing folder and layered a kanban picture onto it.  Made a bow with blue ribbon, a couple of embellishments, a few gems and a teddy peel off in the corner.

Hopefully at the weekend I will post 2 more that I have in the pipeline.  I will also post my cute valentine I made for hubby.....bet you can't wait to see it....... thanks for stopping by and any newcomers who have stopped to look at my blog along the way you're all very welcome.  Dee xx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

It's a Dog's life

Hi  Everyone,
Just a quick card I made today for a work colleague's birthday that I forgot. She has a dog just like this, so thought it appropriate.  It's another Kanban topper, layered onto Bazzil card with some pink ribbon, flowers and gems.  Finished off with some peel offs.  Quick and simple.  I'm also in process of completing my card for Eileen's Allhallows Crop card making competition - February challenge, I will post this onto the events page in the next week.  Back to work tomorrow, can't wait for tomorrow evening to do a bit more crafting.....te hee....  Thanks for looking tonight.  Dee xx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Jack The Gadget Lad

Hello to all you Crafty Folk out there...
Just time for a very quick post tonight.  Had a very busy day at work today and feeling a bit worn out.  But.. Hubbies gone up the Albion tonight as they are playing Wigan so I am trying to play catch up with a couple more cards I have been asked to make.  Need to get a move on, I have about 9-10 family birthdays coming up over the next month, so really feel I need some 'umph'.

The posting tonight is a card I made a short while ago for one of my Great Nephews.  It's a simple but  effective easel card, made using  a Kanban die cut.  As can be seen I have put his name at the front with felt letters.  I used Buff cardstock to make the card, and added green card and some paper from a HOTP paper pack I've had for ages in my crafty stash, and that's basically it.  See you soon.  Cheerio Dee xx