Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Candy winner

Sorry this is late, I am having trouble trying to get the Ramdon thingy to appear without it being changeable but I give up...........

The number that cme up first when I used the Random.org generator was........




Congratulations Lynn, emil me your address at    crafty.user@gmail.com     and I will get the stamps in the post to you.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Christmas in July

The challenge on Card Crafter's Circle Challenge   is Christmas in July.

I adore these Lili of the Valley stamps and I hope their new ones out soon will include some with this little girl.  Coloured with Promarkers and cut out using a Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die.  I added glitter to the trim on the hood and the snow on the ground.

Card recipe

Christmas Candle stamp from Lili of the Valley,
Sentiment stamp from Crafters Companion, I think the Cute Companions range,
Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die,
Crystal Glitter,
Backing paper from Nitwit,
Pink ribbon,

Saturday, 14 July 2012

More topper cards

A few more cards made with the toppers hiding in my cupboard,  

Here is another window die, the Heartfelt Creations one with a Kanban 
topper behind it and Marianne flourish dies behind a Kanban sentiment.  I also cut the backing card using a Spellbinders Grand die.

Here is another card using the same window and backing card but with the window shutters closed.  Looks a bit plain in the scan like this.

and another card using the same window and more Kanban toppers and sentiments.

This time the window is cut with mirri card and the rest of the backing card from the card I made yesterday.  I like this card and will have to see if I can get anymore of it.

Card recipe

Various Kanban toppers and sentiments,
Kanban card, 
Heartfelt Creations window die,
Spellbinders Labels Grand die,
Marianne flourish dies,


Friday, 13 July 2012

Terrible weather

What terrible weather, deffinately not the weather to have a holiday.

Back to crafting.  I have not made a card for a couple of weeks but I will be back to normal soon.  I have a few to show you using my new dies and some toppers I have had for a few years.  Why I bought so many I don't know as I have hardly used any but they cannot stay unused.  

The topper is a Kanban one from a few years ago and she is matted onto the Spellbinders Lacey Squares die and the Poinsettia is also a Spellbinders set of dies.  I think the Poinsettia one is going to be well used this year.  The backing card is also from Kanban.

Another Kanban topper put behind a window die from Cottage Cutz.  The sentiment is also from Kanban and put ontop of a Spellbinders die and the flourish's are cut from a Marianne die.  I printed the card used to make the base last year and I think it was from a Crafter's Companion CD.

I have LOADS more toppers and I am determined to use them this year, well maybe not all of them but I will use a good number of them.  They make good quick cards especially with the dies I have.

Card recipe

Various Kanban toppers,
Cottage Cutz Spring Window die,
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Spellbinders Lacey Square
Marianne flourish die,

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Garden of Wishes Fairy

Bingo on the The Stamping Boutique blog this week.

I have chosen the top line Flowers, Bling, Image and Sentiment.  My bling is glitter on her wings.

The fairy is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with Copic's.  I think the backing paper is from one of the Crafter's Companion CD's not sure which one as I have loads that I printed of over the years and I am trying hard to use them all up before I print more.

Card Recipe

Garden of Wishes stamp from Lili of the Valley.
Sentiment stamp from Crafters Companion Flower Fairies range.
Copic pens.
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.
Small Flower punch.

I received some new Spellbinders yesterday and had fun trying some of them out.  I made a quick and easy Christmas card with the beautiful 2012 Holiday Tree.

Card Recipe

Spellbinders 2012 Holiday Tree.
Centura Pearl card.
Silver Mirri card.
Silver Peel Off.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Just For You

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Girls, Girls, Girls is the challenge on   Bunny Zoe's Crafts  this month.
I have used another of the digi stamps from Wee stamps, this one is called Silver Fairy.

I have coloured her with my new Copics.  The little dragonflies are made from a Quickutz die, I cut them in white pearlescent card and coloured the body of the dragonflies with a black pen.  I brought three more digi stamps from Wee Stamps  today, they are so cute so you will be seeing them soon.

Card Recipe

Silver Fairy from Wee Stamps.
Just For You sentiment from Jayne Nestorenko's Cute Companions.
Spellbinders Spendid Circles dies.
Spellbinders Circle dies.
Quickutz mini bugs die.
Daisy punch.
Stamen punch.
leaf punch.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Summer in my Garden

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I have been playing with my new Copics and I love them.  I coloured this Sarah Kay image and I am very pleased with the way the jeans have turned out.

Actually I am pleased with most of it but especially the jeans.

Here is the completed card

I am going to enter this into the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday  Here Comes Summer
Raise the Bar   There challenge is Summer

The sun was shining in my garden today although you would not know it was Summer, the wind was blowing a gale and it was cold.  I did have a visitor today, it's not often I see butterflies these days but one came in today, I think he was sheltering from the wind and he stayed still long enough for me to get my camera and take a photo.


Card Recipe

Sarah Kay Stamp
Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
Spellbinders Lacy Oval die
Cheery Lynn Flourish die


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Bundle of Joy

Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway  click here  to go to the Candy post

both have the same theme Babies

I have used a Popcorn the bear stamp coloured with ProMarkers and the sky was created using a blue ink pad.  Not sure where I got the flowers from I think they are Kanban.  I have also used Spellbinder dies, a cuttlebug folder and a leaf punch.  The flowers have a gem in the centre to finish them off and a heart shaped gem for the pram.

Been playing with my new Copic's and loving them.  Just going to finsh colouring a Sarah Kay image so maybe using it for my next card.

Card Recipe

Popcorn the bear stamp from Crafters Companion.
Spellbinders Circle die
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hello Mr. Frog

One for the boys challenge on Delightful Challenges 

When you look at the challenge blog make sure you pop into their shop, there is so much there.  I am new digi stamps and only have a few at the moment but I will be buying some from there, so many to choose from.  Not only do they not take up crafty space but you can re-size them to fit your project.  I really must get more of them.

My card today is not made from a digi stamp but one from Artstamps, it was one of the first stamps I brought and I have used it many times.  The branch stamp is separate and is from Carolines.

It is coloured with ProMarkers and made into an easel card.

Card Recipe

Little Boy stamp from Artstamps.
Branch stamp from Carolines
Spellbinders labels One die
Sentiment is an old peel-off I had.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Punch Drunk

Cute Card Thursday  blog has 'punch drunk' as the challenge this week.
You can either use punches or drink (punch) inspired card.
I have used some daisy punches and a stamen punch on this card with a cute stamp from Sheena's A little bit sketchy range.

The main card is cut using a Spellbinders Grand labels One die and I have coloured the little girl with ProMarkers and I think the backing paper is from one of Joanna Sheen's Cd's.  I have loads of paper that I have printed from Cd's that I am trying to use them up before I print more.  I also used some cloud backing paper that I had printed to make the daisies and used some pearlescent card the same as the base card for the stamens and mat for the stamped image.  A Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp finishes the card.

Card Recipe

Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy stamp - Busy Doing Nothing
Lili of the Valley circle sentiment stamp
Spellbinders Grand Labels One die
Spellbinders Circle dies
Daisy punch
Stamen punch

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fairies Bouquet

When I saw the title of this challenge I just had to use one of my Lili of the Valley fairies.
Something with Wings is the challenge on Stampavie and more   I am also be entering this into the Lili of the Valley challenge on Lili's Little Fairies  Their challenge is 'In the Garden, well she does have an armful of flowers so I hope that is OK.

Another card coloured with ProMarkers.  I was pleased with the blending on her but I think I still prefer the Copic's and I brought some more today, slowly getting more of the Copics.

Card Recipe

Fairie Bouquet from Lili of the Valley.
Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
Epoxy sentiment.
Crystal glitter.

Friday, 15 June 2012


I never knew there were so many challenge blogs out there, it's fun looking at them all and seeing all the wonderful cards made by everyone.

Freshly Bewed have an Anything goes challenge this week. 

This cute little stamp is from Joanna Sheen's Giordano range.  I thinkthe paper is also from one of Joanna Sheen's CD's, it was in my scrap box but the flowers on it were the wrong colour so I changed them using the same ProMarkers I used for the flower on the stamped image.

Card Recipe

Best Wishes stamp from Joanna Sheen's Giordano range.
sentiment stamp unknown.
Spellbinders Oval dies.
Flower punches.
Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Let it Snow

Looking around at all the challenge blogs I came across this one that is just for Christmas cards and projects.  All I can hear singing in my head now are the words 'Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow'.  So of course I had to enter a card into the challenge.

The challenge blog is called  ABC Christmas Challenge   and the challenge this time is 'L is for Lyrics'

This cute little bear is from Lili of the Valley and called James Bear - In the Snow.  I coloured him with ProMarkers.

Card Recipe

James Bear - In the Snow from Lili of the Valley.
Let it Snow sentiment stamp from Tanda.
Spellbinders Octagon die.
Spellbinders Fancy tags (I did cut a bit off the die)
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.
Card Candy (used in the centre of each snowflake and glittered).
Pink Petticoat dotty paper.


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Blog Candy

To welcome everyone to my new card blog I have some candy to give away.  Three lovely stamp plates from Jayne Nesterenko's Cute Companions range, they are called

Play days

To enter the give away all you have to do is become a follower and add your name below.  If you also add a link to my candy on your blog you will get another entry into the giveaway.  You do not have to put it on your blog but I would grateful if you do.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Spring Bringer

To celebrate my new card blog I will be having a giveaway soon.  I have three of Jayne Nestorenko's Cute Companion stamp plates to giveaway to one of my follower's.  I will post the Candy post in a day or two so make sure you pop back to enter.
I found a new digi stamp company, well new to me Wee Stamps  the stamps are very cute and of course I had to buy some and I know I will be buying more of them very soon.  I also found a new challenge blog     
Their first challenge is 'All that Glitters' and as I was just finishing this card I just had to enter.  Her wings and the flower centre's have glitter on them.

Battery has gone in my camera and the scanner did not want to scan this card properly as the base card is white so I had to put my A4 cutting mat behind it.  Never mind it's finally scanned.

I coloured the image with Copics and wanted to give the clothing a frabricy (is that a word LOL) look so once I had coloured it I covered the outfit with the blender pen and it does make a difference although it is not really noticeable in the scan and neither is the glitter   : (      Lots of different Spellbinder dies, a Marianne die and some punches.

Card Recipe

Spring Bringer stamp from Wee Stamps.
Sentiment stamp from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairy range.
Copic pens.
Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three.
Spellbinders  Lattice Rectangles.
Swirls from Marianne's Frames and Swirls set.
Two different flower punches.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Milk and Biscuits

Another lovely challenge from Lili of the Valley, their stamps are some of my most used.  

This week the challenge on Lili's little Fairies is One for the Boys.

This one is called Milk and Biscuits and I have used it several times on cards as it reminds me of my youngest two boys when they were small.

It was coloured with Promarkers and the sky was made using a watercolour pencil.

Card Recipe

Milk and Biscuits stamp from Lili of the Valley.
Tree Branch stamp from Carolines.
Spellbinders Labels One die.
Martha Stewart border punch.
Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder.
Do-Crafts epoxy greeting

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

You and Me

Anything Goes on   Bunny Zoe's Crafts   Challenge blog this month

I love the Morehead children and would love to get more of the stamps but I have only managed to get hold of this one and this one took a long time to find here is the UK.  I have coloured it with Promarkers and used a Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die to make the topper.  I used two different flower punches and two different papers to make the flowers, I added a tiny gem to the centre of each flower and some larger gems to finish it off.  

Card Recipe

You and Me Morehead stamp.
Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die.
Medium Flower punch.
Small Flower punch.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Big Present

A ribbon challenge for The Crafty Pad   this week

You have to have a piece of ribbon somewhere on your card.

I have used this Lili of the Valley many times and also the Go-Kreate die, it is my most used large die for card bases.  I have coloured it with promarkers.  The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat and I also stamped part of the image on the same paper and cut out the present.  The butterfly is made from a punch and the body of the butterfly is made from a Quickutz die.

Card Recipe

Lili of the Valley Big Present stamp.
Sentiment stamp - Unknown.
Promarkers pen
Pink Petticoat papers
Quickutz butterfly die - just the body
Butterfly punch - unknown.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Remember When

A lovely simple card made with the Faye Whittaker CD from Joanna Sheen.  I am going to enter this into the Remember When challenge on the    Joanna Sheen blog.

The 3D decoupage is from the CD although I cut if off the background and used some backing paper from the same CD as the backing.  The frame is made using the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die, I also used the Spellbinders Grand Large labels die to cut the backing paper.

Card Recipe

Faye Whittaker CD
Spellbinders Curved Rectngles die
Spellbinders Grand Large labels die
Sentiment stamp - Unknown
Centura Pearl card.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Happy Birthday Tom

Today's card is for an X-Box fans.  It is going to be entered into the Lexi's Creations Challenge # 66   
 The challenge is 'For the man/boy in your life'.

As you can see from today's card it was specially made for Tom

I wanted an unusual shape to the card so just cut it at an angle along the bottom.  The digi stamp is from Mo's digital pencil and is called  'Game On'. I coloured it with Copic's still not 100% sure if I like Copic's or Sprtrum Noir pen's best yet.  I think the paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD but I cannot remember which one.

Card Recipe

Mo's digital Pencil 'Game On' digi stamp
Sentiment stamp from Crafters Companion Flower Fairy range.
Spellbinders Wonky Squares die
Copic pens

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Life is Wonderful

Another   Lili's little Fairies  challenge, I only just made it in time for the last one so this time I am making sure I do not leave it to the last minute again.

I had trouble taking a photo of this and had to take it into the garden but as the little boy is laying against a tree it seems appropriate.
I used the same Centura Pearl card to cut the Splendid Circle die, Edgeabilitie die and some leaves from the Floral Flourishes die and used Broken China Distress Ink to create the clouds on the main picture.

Card recipe

Lili of the Valley 'Lazy Afternoon'.
Lili of the Valley 'Vintage labels' sentiment stamp.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Splendid Circles die.
Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities.
Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die.
Spellbinders Labels Twelve.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Anything but square

The Lilie's Little Fairies challenge is Anything but Square this week.

I made a Father's day card for one of my boys to give to Dave.  I was going to make the circles all line up in the middle but they looked like a bulls eye. LOL

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and used the Spellbinders Circle and Grand Circle dies. 

Card Recipe

Lili of the Valley 'Happy Times' stamp.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large.
Spellbinders Grand Circles.
Sentiment stamp from Crafter's Companion.

Polkadoodles doolded challenge

I have only recently discovered Polkadoodles, yes I know where have I been!  I love the CD's and the digi images are wonderful.

The challenge this week is to doodle a border or element, here is the challenge Polkadoodles challenge 21

and here is my easel card

I 'doodled' tiny stitches around the edges of the middle green scalloped circle.  I would have put pearls in the centre of the flowers but I have made this card for a little girl and don't like putting gems/pearls on small children's cards.  I coloured the little girl with Spectrum Noir pens.

Card Recipe

Polkadoodles Candy Doodles CD.
Circle sentiment from Lili of the Valley.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles Grand die.
Spellbinders Blossom die.
Cuttlebug Spots Embossing Folder. 
EK Success flower punch.
Carl Craft small Daisy punch.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Copic challenge

I love colouring in with alcohol pens and I have just brought some Copic Ciao pens.  I do have the Spectrum Noir pens already but loved how Mel Heaton used the Copics on TV the other day.  I coloured an image in with both just to see how each looked.

This card is for the Copic challenge blog

I used the Copic image to make the card mainly because it looked better on the card I had already coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink.

The little girl image is from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD from Polkadoodles.  The first time I have used digi stamps but I love them and will be using them more.  I used 3D pads to fix the image to the card.  The Cheery Lynn swirl die and the Joy card stand die also came this week so used both of them as well.  The card does stand on it's own but because of the shape it is a bit wobbly so used the card stand.  I did cut the stand twice and glued both pieces together as the card was a bit heavy for just one layer.

Here is the same image coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

I added the little flowers because one of the green pens 'pooled' ink and rather then throw it away I popped the flowers on with a little pearl in the centre of each one.  All ready for another card.

Card recipe

Sugar Plum Daisy CD
Grand Scalloped Oval Spellbinders die
Lacey Ovals Spellbinders die
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die
Joy card stand die
Copic pens
Spun Sugar distress ink

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Fairie Poppet

Well I keep forgetting to take pictures of my cards so I guess the best way is to join in challenges.

So this card will be entered into the Crafters Companion May challenge.

The challenge this month is 'Here Comes Summer'

This is one of the lovely Fairy Poppet 3D diecuts, I cut the main picture using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen. Then matted and layered using various Spellbinders dies and M-Bossibilities. 

Card recipe

Fairy Poppets 3D die cuts
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles (used the left over piece to make a frame around the embossed layer)
Spellbinders Imperial M-bossabilities
White and  purple Centura card
 Silver mirri card.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Paintbox Poppets

When I'm not stitching I'm card making or scrapbooking so I thought it was about time I blogged some of my cards.  Well actually I put this card on my stitching blog and someone said I should so here goes.

The decoupage is from the Paintbox Poppets CD from Crafter's Companion and the seaside backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker CD.  I used Go-Kreate dies to cut the card and the sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.