Wednesday, 23 June 2010

My first WOJ :-)

I can't believe it!

I was just scrollling down through the Crafty Ribbons site & looked in on their blog, can you imagine my surprise (& initial confusion - I momentarily thought I must be on my blog, my brain must be truly addled today) when I saw that they had posted the photos of the 2 cards I had sent them!!!!!!! I made them with some ribbons I won the other day (& that's another story, as I'm not normally lucky, so hadn't looked at the list of winners - doh, that'll teach me!). Here is a link to the post on their blog, they have some great tutorials for using ribbon, it's well worth a visit.

I saw a post on Katharina's blog about a new release of WOJs, so ordered my first ones.
They are gorgeous, & as I love the beach, I don't think I will have any problem using them - a lot. lol

This one was sent to the very talented Natalie , who makes such amazing & beautifully embellished cards.
Images coloured with Promarkers, glazed with Anita's 3D gloss
Papers - My Mind's Eye SU punch for decorative strip
Mats cut using Nesties
Prima flowers, stamens from local shop
Ribbon has subtle glitter on it, & as mentioned before, is from Crafty Ribbons
tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Butterfly Moments

Made for the friendship swap on DC forum
Magnolia Tilda, bench & roses, coloured with Promarkers
Sentiments, butterflies & backing papers free from magazine

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Monday, 21 June 2010

Multiple Image Girl

I love the simplicity & effectiveness of this card, I'm going to donate it to the birthday box at work
Based on a card I saw in Craft Stamper.
Stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper
DCWV paper
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Father's Day '10

I haven't felt like crafting much lately as I have been preoccupied with other things, but hope that things will soon return to normal. I have found some time though to create some cards this weekend. I have posted some of them off, so once I know they have been received I will add them on here.

Dovecraft papers (slit cut in vertical strip to slot horizontal strip through)
Edwin image (with wings cut off) on Magnolia bench
Dog is a Craft Stamper free stamp (designed by Janet of Pink Gem Designs)
Images coloured with Promarkers
Letters cut using Cuttlebug & Impress alphabet dies
Circles cut using nesties
Image & dad glazed with Anita's 3D gloss (after photo taken to avoid glare)

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Anniversary card - requested by WIllie

Willie asked me to make an anniversary card for him.
The brief was it had to be a gatefold card, with windows in it.
The front had to have a Staffie on one side & 4 cats (at least 1 black) on the other.
Inside to be a water scene in pink & black with an island, & if possible a waterfall.
Sentiment on back of card.

I decorated the front of the card using part of a tree stamp from Kanban to make it look like wallpaper.
Images kindly given to me by @ngie - thanks SO much.
Big & Juicy pad & black ink used to create scene (which can be seen in  post below), using brayer & Clarity stamps

Detail of the front (apologies for glare from flash)
Anita's 3D gloss used to glaze animals.
Sentiment generated on PC, mounted onto ink brayered paper.

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Attempt at brayering a waterfall scene in pinks & black

I have attempted to brayer a water scene including a waterfall.
The waterfall has been very challenging - this is my best attempt so far.
I would love to know what you think.

Clarity stamps
Big & Juicy ink pad
Hills sponged with black ink
Small areas of white on waterfall - SU whisper white ink

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 12 June 2010

AWARD - received from Peter

I have just received this award from Peter, I have put a link to his blog in the column on the right.

The rules are that I :
  • Thank him ( Many thanks Peter)

  • Display the Award above and in the column on the right

  • Tell 6 bare faced lies and 1 truth , or visa versa, about myself

  • Nominate 7 others to receive this award.

Please note you do not have to join in, to pick up your award, But joining in makes if more fun.

I'm not very good at this but here goes:

1. I like to craft with a large glass of rioja.
2. I am a size 10
3. My first choice of career was as a florist
4. I am left handed
5. I have blue eyes
6. My surname is Larry, but I used to have a boyfriend with the surname Lamb
7. I love the colour purple

Good luck, and remember no prizes this is just for fun
I nominate the following people for this award:

Annette for being a wonderful hostess
Kerry for sharing her fab Promarker tut
Carol for all her hard work with the DC friendship swap
Rachel  for being so talented
Kathleen for her blogging help
Kay for being such great fun
Vicky for her amazing creations

I hope I have done this correctly LOL.

Can't wait to see which one(s) you think are false/ true...Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Summery Tilda

Made for my Aunt's birthday
Irridesent paper is a sheet of wrapping paper.
Backing paper - free from mag
Tilda coloured with Promarkers, glazed with Anita's 3D gloss
Anita's gems to corners
SU & HOTP stamps combined for sentiment, heat embossed then punched out.

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Spider Henry

I've made this for Jill-from-before's (a DoCrafter) son for his birthday, hope he likes it.
The card is white (though it looks more cream here)

Spider Henry is a fab digi image from & can be found here

Image & words coloured using Promarkers.
Cuttlebug embossing folders used
Mat cut with nesties

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Girl in tights

Made for Jill-from-before's (a DoCrafter) daughter for her birthday, hope she likes it.

Kate Knight backing paper
Digi image can be found at here at
Image coloured with Promarkers.
Mat cut with nesties

tfl, & for any comments you may wish to leave

Saturday, 5 June 2010

2 more from lovely Dcers

DoCrafters really are the most amazing & generous people.
The postie brought 2 more cards for my daughter today

From Messi-Jessi

From VeganMaxine

Both are so beautiful thank you very much ladies.

Friday, 4 June 2010

DoCrafters are amazing people.

These wonderful ladies from DoCrafts sent my daughter some amazing cards.

Thank you SO much to all you wonderful ladies.




Thursday, 3 June 2010

VIP birthday #3

Well, here are the cards I made for VIP birthday #3

I think this image is very appropriate for an 18th birthday

I am very grateful to Coops from DC for sharing her Promarker tutorial on her blog, this was my first attempt following her tutorial, part 1 of which can be found here, & part 2 here. Thanks Nic, I really appreciate it. I didn't have the full rnage of colours Nic used, so improvised using what I do have.

Funky kits image coloured with Promarkers,
glazed with Anitas 3D gloss
Cuttlebug embossed sentiment with score lines either sides

Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossed onto front of card
Flowers debossed (by mistake - I had intended them to be embossed too)
Cuttlebug dies used to cut out "Congrats"
Cuttlebug embossing folder for "celebrate"
"18" cut from glitter card, embossed with Anita's 3D gloss

The second offering is a "Flippin' Women" decoupage by La Pashe

I mounted some thick acetate into the front of the card so I could
put the front & back of the decoupaged images onto it.

Image is decoupaged onto a sheet of acetate, ensuring reverse image is
 lined up onto decoupage on front of sheet

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Choose your friends

My daughter asked me to make her friend a birthday card - & it had to be pink.
 I think this was pink enough!

Funky Kits stamp & flower coloured with Promarkers
HOTP sentiment.
Asssorted backing papers

tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.