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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Grunge Christmas card

This Is a card that My Daughter asked me to make for a Friend , She is very into her grunge look Loves purple and lace, so a modern image suitable for a Christmas Card was what I needed.
The Image came from the web, And I would like to say thanks Anne for finding some great images for me to choose from. I had some Black lace background paper on the PC , I took this into my graphics Programme and changed it to Purple.
I mounted this onto Silver mirri card, and also Added some purple velvet ribbon and a bow to this mount .This background mount was then added to the purple pearlescent card,
I then did the same with the topper image and mounted it onto the same mirri card.
To this I added an acetate jacket , This was made slightly larger so that when stuck to the back of the mount it formed a dome at the front, To this I added some gold stars.
I then made a Christmas tag using the mirri card, background paper and Acetate with some added peel offs,
I then threaded some pearl beads onto a wire, threaded some thin tinsel through the tag, and wound the wired beads around the tinsel to finish off

Here is a close up of the tag and you can just see the raised Dome surrounding the topper

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

what a great award

What a great award, thanks Anne And Ed for thinking of me
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award. in no particular order HERE ARE MY

1.. Yvonne.
3 Joanie
4...Delicious scraps
4 ..Jane
5 .. Suzanne
6.. Jeannette
7 .. Rosie

Sunday, 23 November 2008

My sketch challenge 33

This Image comes from Colouring book.
A bit late posting this week, I gave the sketch to the girls on crafters companion forum yesterday, I also added the image above to be used on the sketch.
They could use all of the image or crop parts to use where they want
I did not manage to get my sample card done until this morning.
If anyone else would like to join in please do and leave a link to your blog so that I can come take a look

For this card I used Papers and the topper from Funky fairy's, The image I coloured in using Faber Castel pencils.
I just finished the card of with a large Prima flower and some threads from my bit box

Friday, 21 November 2008

My new craft room

I have been a bit Absent in my postings over the last week, Now that the youngest Son has moved out( not gone far just next door into my mums house, he has moved in with his girlfriend to keep mum company after the death of my brother)
we have turned his bedroom into a guestroom also a craft room for me( yippee, my own space) It will stop me cluttering up the whole house, I hope Here is how it look finished, we are thinking of changing the bed into a double sofa bed, This will be much better when my daughter and her partner come to visit us.
As you can see I have lots of space to craft in, and everything close to hand
Here is a short tour of my craft station, the unit came from Ikea.
In the first photo, you can see the clever use I have made of the Magazine rack, it was ideal for storing all my keepsake boards from the glitter girls.
Next to this is a shelf, this one is full of all my ink pads ,Felt pens, coloured pencils and watercolour paints.
The shelf underneath is stacked with Jars, I have fulled them with my ribbons wound onto dolly pegs and sorted by colour, the smaller jar is full of my prima flower. I still need to get another one of these as I still have plenty more flowers to store.
Underneath on the work surface Is my crafters companion, crop-a-dile, and a small box of draws filled with the embellishments I tend to use the most

Over in the corner There is a magnetic board.
Ikea sell a range of pots holders and hanging things that stick to this board, I have filled the pots with sakera pens and used the holders to display a scrap page of my daughter Aleysha.
On the shelf I have my wet glues, glitteglues, stickles etc.
Under neath this I have my guillotine, rotary cutter, and Cuttlebug all nice and ready to use( no more running up and down stairs to cut things, or getting my cuttlebug out of its box) I also have a file on top of the unit with all my cuttle folders in.
Also in this picture there is a photo of my punches, These are kept in a box that slip into the side unit,( just pull it out and rummage for the one I need) also in the side unit I have three box flies.
I went for nice bright reds and greens these hold some of my basic card stock, decoupage sheets, and crafting books

Also in the side shelved unit I have another pull out box, this holds some of my stamps and stamp pads.
I also have a boxfull of unmounted stamps that I keep in Cd holders, these are stored in a pink CD box on the top of the unit.
There is a draw unit under the desk, this is on casters so that I can pull it out , and move it to the side while I am working.
The top draw is full with all the everyday needs, Double sided Tape, Glue sticks foam pads, scissors.
The second draw I am still working on, not sure what it will store yet( but by the time I start to craft up there, I think it will sort itself out and find its own use)
The bottom draw I love It is a file cabinet, I have used one of the file rods to store some of my ribbon reels.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my tour Of my work space, I am very pleased with having somewhere to escape too.
I am sure it wont look so tidy by next week

Saturday, 15 November 2008

my sketch 32

Here is my sketch #32
For this sketch I have used papers and stamps from my stash not sure where they came from.
I have been having a bit of a sort out ready to go into my new craft room, And found lots of stuff that I Had forgotton about, so I have used them up on this card

sketch 3

Thursday, 13 November 2008


This card was made using papers from Funky fairys, This time I took them into my graphics programme and changed the colours.
The image was stamped and coloured using water pencils, then i just added a Prima flower to a lilac bow

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A bit of Pink

Here she is my sugar nellie stamp again, sooo cute The papers for this card all come from funky fairys, Layered them up just needed a prims flower to finish.
Just bought a large bag of Prima flowers last Friday, thats why they are popping up on everything, I just love them

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


I love all the magnolia stamp and have quite a few, one of my best buys, I use them again and again This one looks so wistful so I have done her sitting looking at the stars, wonder what she is thinking about
i put some silver mirri card through my cuttlebug first with a nestability scalloped oval then the Swiss dots embossing folder.
I added some ribbon for her to sit on and a prima flower with large brad.
the papers were left over from another card, and came from Joanna Sheen

Monday, 10 November 2008

Whos a clever bunny then

I love paintshop pro, I love paintshop pro, I downloaded it for a free months trial And I am Hooked im just going to have to buy this baby, did I tell you that I love paint shop pro.
As you can see I am feeling a bit( well a lot) pleased with myself.
I have just made my own background for my blog, Again all the elements came from delicious scraps The instructions of how to make and add to my blog came from The cutest blogs , She has a section that gives great blog tips, you will find how to make your own ton it.
If you dont feel like making your own ,you will find lots of free ones already made for you to use

My new scrap booking blog

I have just started a new blog to display my scrapbook pages in if you would like to visit please do, all comment would be welcome.
You can find it HERE

Aleysha`s Page

This is a page I have made using a favourite photo of my Daughter Aleysha, the backing papers came from Shabby Princess, the word overlay came from Summer time designs
I am really enjoying making these scrap pages, still plenty of room for improvement though

Wicked day

I have had a nice weekend stamping and colouring in here is the first of my cards Backing paper is from funky fairys, Image is a stamp from Sugar Nellie, I love stamp, Two prima flowers and a Velvet ribbon from my stash

Sunday, 9 November 2008

I have been playing in paint shop pro again, finally getting the hang of it.
this time I have made a digi scrapbook page of my nephew Evan, Mind you not sure if he would like to see himself with a big bow around him.
this was just for fun and practice Paper and elements came from delicious scraps

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Blog header

I have just made my own blog header, Been playing in paintshop pro and managed to make my own header, really pleased with myself as a bit of a Numpty on the PC.
All elements came from delicious scraps

Inspitational Challenge #3

I have set another inspirational challenge for the girls on crafter's companion forum this week, I have made a collage of some lovely hats.
You have lots to work from this week, Lilac, pinks, feathers, pearls and lace. I am sure you can find lots of inspiration from that lot.

If anyone else would like to join in please leave a link in the comment and I would love to come take a look
For this card I used my envelope template, I cut it out in pink pearlescent card, I went around the edges with peeloffs .
The image came from a Joanna Sheen's CD as did the backing paper( I just love these CDs and have just added another two, to my collection)I then put some lilac feathers behind the Topper layers and added lace around the edges. Lastly I made a paper flower bouquet, I also added a small feather to this and wrapped it all up with some lace, them all it needed was a sentiment to finish it all off