Saturday, 22 December 2012

Image in a frame for a new neice

I made a 12" x 12" page for a friend of mine who commissioned me to make something appropriate for a new neice.  The image is not great but my frind sent it to me as my image is on my work pc!

Hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!

Long time no post! VERY Pic heavy

Well i have finally got back to post on my blog, life has been very hectic and i have been very bad at remembering to take pics of my cards.  Rest assured i have been crafting hard!

Below i have put some pictures of the photos that i did remember to take!!!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Simple cards with my new image

These are a few more cards that i made with my new image, i loved colouring these images, they have both been coloured using promarkers and new papers that i bought for my birthday.

Thanks for looking!!!

CAS - Clean and simple

I saw this challenge on one of my favorite blogs and just had to enter - this is one of the first blogs that i ever started flowing.  I love Nic's cards she posts a card pretty much every day and they are always very inspirational.  Anyway the brief is clean and simple for passion for promarkers.

Promarkers used - all grey colours, limited edition squirel, and silver metallic promarker.  I was not sure if i liked the card being so underdecorated, i love bling and layers, but that said the more that i look at the card the more i like it.

Thanks for looking!!

Farrier retirement card

This card was for a friend of mine to give to her farrier next week when he comes out to work on her horse's shoes for the last time before retiring.  She has known him for many years and will miss him loads.  I hope that he likes the card. - I had some lovely feedback today for the below card! its so nice when your cards are so well received!

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, 17 September 2012

CLP Sketch - Birthday card

I saw this sketch on  and i thought i would give it a go with a card that i had been asked to make.  I searched for ages for an image to use and found one at Silly Dilly Beans,

I used to love painting when i was younger and i wish i had stuck with it, - that said i love colouring the images i use on my cards so that keeps me happy.

So here is my card - thanks for looking!!!!

I am entering this card into the challenge attached with the CLP sketch.I have just had a look at the entries already in and they are all so fab i dont stand a chance but great inspiration!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Saturated charity image

These cards were made using an image that was donated as a freebie with the polite request of a donation in aid of charity.  I used the image with the balloon from an a different saturated canary image. Coloured using my promarkers.

My apologies for the lack of chat in my posts - life in general and working and owning a home etc!  I love crafting and wish i couldgive more time to it.

Thanks for looking!

Male cards!!

Like a lot of people i do not find it very easy to do male cards, i stuggle with simple cards and always feel they lack something.  So when i am faced with a male card that i cannot decorate with glitter, pearls, ribbons, flowers etc!

So i did some cards which came in use the very next day as it was a work collegue's birthday, he was male, and a surfer so perfect!!

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your comments.

Happy 30th Birthday!!

Below is a 30 year old birthday card, i practiced distressing the sides (i need a lot of practice) I made the sentiment myself and got the image from Sureya from Deviantart where free images are available for people who love to colour!

Thanks for looking, i am very grateful for your comments which mean a lot to me as i know it takes time to do.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Happy 40th Birthday to me!!!!

Well I have had a great birthday today considering I was at work. I got to work with my desk covered in stars and happy birthday table confetti, a helium ballon with 40 on it for all walking past or into the office to see.  Balloons all over my monitor and sparkly ribbon. The day progressed with a handmade card from my work colleagues (my boss didnt want to give me a shop bought card!) and I had a bunch of lovely flowers from my friend at work and a huge bunch of flowers form my mother in law. I am taking the day off of work tomorrow and I am going travelling to explore new craft shops in Newton Abbot and Totnes. Huge thanks to Annette (Nettys cards) I am writing this on my phone so will  link her blog later on my lap top.
Well I give up trying to link pictures from my iPhone and don't even go there with trying to copy a web address so I can link Nettys cards blog!!!!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Happy Birthday - to my best friend!!

This card is for my best friend who has her birthday next week 4 days after mine!!! Mine will be the big 40! Eeeeekkkkk! My friend Paula has different taste in cards to me and i hope she will love this card.  I went for an image that was more for a friend than a standard birthday card from the family. 
Off too bed too tired to write the details of this card, LOTV image, promarkers, WOC flowers, spellbinders die.
Thanks for looking!!!!

First day at new school

I was asked to make a card for a work collegue if i could make a card for her to give to her nephew.  I really struggle as many people do to make male cards, but she was very happy with the card today when i gave it to her.  The image was from Sassy Cheryls, stock papers i have had for a while, i decorated the card as much as i could for a male card! Coloured with promarkers.

Thanks for looking!!!

Quick card

Just a quick card that i made using a stamp i borrowed from a friend, coloured in promarkers and layered using stock papers.

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, 24 August 2012

CPL-50 Happy Anniversary

Long time no blog post, i admire the people who's blogs i follow for posting regularly, i just get side tracked with day to day goings on and my good intentions go on the way side.

This post is a wedding anniversary present for my sister and brother in law, i used the sketch from CLP challenge blog which i spotted from Pops cards (  I always feel my cards lack something in comparison to the blogs i follow but nether the less i enjoy what i do and it makes me and others happy.  Hope my sister in law likes it!

Apologies for the photos i found it really hard to photograph!

Thanks for looking!

I am entering this project into the CLP challenge:

Friday, 3 August 2012

Whats another friggin candle?

I made this card for my manager at work, it was a very quickly pulled together card as she is going on holiday for her birthday week and i did not know it was her birthday!
The image is from Bugaboo, papers from old stash, coloured with promarkers and decorated with stickles and glossy accents!

Thanks for looking!!!

A birthday card for my Niece x

I love this fab freebie generously given by Krista, when i made the card below i also doubled up and made another card for my collection, my daughter is going to a birthday party on Wednesday so it has not stayed in my collection for long!!!!

This card is for my Neice as i thought her birthday was coming up rather soon.... turns out its not until November!

I just love colouring the saturated canary images!!!!!

Nephew cards

A couple of Nephew cards by request, i have used a colouring page for one of them as they are a James the engine fan. A pirate image for the other card from Mo's digital pencil Pirate Hugh.

Both Images coloured by promarkers and embelished etc.

Thanks for looking, feel my enthusiasm for card making lacking a bit at the mo, cards are not great - nor are the photos!!!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Nursery picture

I was asked by my sister in law if i could make a poem onto a card that would fit into a frame as  a goodbye present to the nursery that her daughter has been attending.  

The whole thing took me quite a while to make, however looking at it now it seems so simple and understated. 

I did take some progress shots of all of the layering that i did and close ups but cannot find which camera i took them on now!

Thanks for looking

Friday, 13 July 2012

8 year old daughter card

Here is the card i made for my daughters birthday, my daughter loves doodling in her journals so i thought this image was perfect for her.

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

8 years old today!!

Well it has been a long week, day off work tomorow but still really busy.  Couldn't resist putting a picture of my 2 daughters on here with one of her Saturated Canary image cards (i will post the other one tomorrow - there is a sneak peak on the second picture):

Here is a pic of the  sprayed and sprinkled giant cup cake birthday cake that Aimee had asked for!

Thanks for looking!!!