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.

My Crafty Followers

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Musical Christmas Wreath Card

Hi fellow crafty mates,

Today I am posting my first christmas card for 2011.. Yippee.... It isn't quite finished yet , still need to add a couple of bits on the front and a sentiment and complete the inside but thought it would be nice to share it with you.  It's an 8" x 8" card BTW.

I've listed all the materials used underneath the card.

 Musical Christmas Wreath

SB Grand Calibur Scalloped circles
Adirondack Inks Butterscotch
Big N Juicy - Spice
TH Distress Inks Forest Moss
Stickles Lime Green
SB Corners - Christmas from 2010 range
Pearl card and papers
Die cut musical bell for centre
SB Pointsetta will be added later at right hand bottom and sentiment.

I've also got a couple of links to blogs that are well worth a look as there are some lovely cards to see.

Back soon with more christmas offerings I hope....

Dee xxx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Garden Gnome

Hi, Well after a long wait I'm finally posting my garden gnome card, made for my son's birthday at the end of September.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it before giving it to him and I've now finally got it back to take the infamous picture.  (this is especially for Eileen as she borrowed me the die to make it).  I do agree with you Eileen it is a bit of a faf putting the pieces together, and I did lose my patience a couple of times....lol.  The inside is decorated very similar to the front of the card.

I made the card using:-

Cuttlebug gnome die
Quickcutz photo corners
SB Labels 8 dies
SB Nesties scalloped circles large
SB Stars 5 die
SB Crown dies
Crafty Individuals paper pad
Other papers from stash.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Vintage birthday cards

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted for a while trying to catch up with birthday cards through to December so that I can concentrate on getting started with christmas.  Here are a couple of birthday cards vintage fashion that I really enjoyed making.  The first card I made for my sister in law's birthday and the second was my nephew's birthday which is today.  Both are decorated inside in a similar design to the front. I've listed below items used to make them in case any bloggers like the style.  Hope you like them.
Be back soon with a couple more, and hopefully the promised gnome card for Eileen G..... all for now.  Dee xxx

HOTP papers
La Blanche Stamp
Grand Calibur Plain & Scalloped Oval SB dies
Distress inks
MC flower button die
Cuttlebug corner die
SB labels tag die
lace ribbon
coloured card stock from stash

HOTP paper stack
plain cardstock from stash
SB label dies 8, 16 & 21
map of Uk downloaded from net and aged using TH distress inks
Clarity minature stamps
creative expressions bike stamp
metal cogs
SB Edgability
sepia & glossy accents
sentiments using pc