Sunday, 29 November 2009

Cute as a bug

A very cheerful good morning,
Let's get posting. I made a card, a tag and an envelope with the dearly beloved Cricut.
I used a few of my favourite items on this project. I really loved fiddling on this one.
See what you think:
A shot of all 3 items together.
The card on it's own.
The tag on it's own on the inside of the card.
Supplies: K&Co paper, MakingMemories ledger paper, Marianne design Eline's Vintage paper, DCWV Spring for the red dot paper, blue paper from Tesco, glitter foil from Lidl.
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Colors: Caran d'Ache aquarelle pencils, Sand and Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist, Pink Shimmerz, Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls from Ranger, white Sakura gel pen, Flowers from Hero Arts, Shimmer and Pearl dots from Papermania, velvet ribbon from Crate Paper, patterned ribbon from Hobbycraft, Martha stewart border punch, Nestabilities, Woodware scalloped circle punch, We'R MemoryKeepers gromlet, 3D-foam, Doodlecharm cartridge for the bug-card cut at 8 and 8.5", tag cut in 5", stamps are from the Bug's Life set from Crafty Secrets.
Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. Enjoy your Sunday and bye for now.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Goodmorning everyone,
What a night we've had. Storm winds and gushing rain. The sun has come out finally this morning.
I have another card I would like to show you.

Supplies: Memento black tuxedo ink and Versamagic red ink, grey card from stash, patterned paper from Marianne Design,  stamps from the Greeting Farm, JustRite and Somerset Studio, colors Copics, Stickles, Nestabilities, Swiss Dots embossing folder, red foil from stash, black lace from Veritas, Tom Tas heart punch.

Monday, 23 November 2009

New stamps

Hope you had a nice weekend. I sure did. The weather wasn't, but that doesn't bother a keen crafter.
Saturday, my DH drove me all the way to Surrey, first to Crafts U Love and then to The Craft Barn. He planned on buying me my Christmas presents. Ain't I a lucky girl!
Of course I couldn't wait to start using them... Don't worry DH, I've kept a few for you to wrap and give on Christmas day.
I decided to make some cards for 3 colleagues of mine, who will be leaving for other clinics. In one way or the other, they are all moving to be closer to their families.
And now the cards:

Couldn't resist this happy hippo from Motivet. I used some pink and mint Shimmerz and a lot of cutting and ebossing with the Cuttlebug. I used K&Co + Making Memories paper, flowers from American Crafts colored with Shimmerz.

This little girl is from The Greeting Farm. On this card I used Glimmer Mist. I must say I am won over by the Shimmerz. Less mess, easy little pots to use and cheaper than Glimmer Mist. Definetly my choice for making cards. The sentiments are made with JustRite stamps and I used my new circle Nestabilities to cut them out, which is a lot nicer then using the punch. I finally got the complete Copic set and I really enjoy them. It's worth investing in them.
Thanks for looking and have a nice day.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Happy Holidays

Here is my card for the CPS142. I did stick with soft colors this time. Only the cookie tray had to be red. Hihi. I do actually love the way it has turned out and I'm getting quite addicted to my JustRite stamps and embossing. I just wish I found a way to cut or punch out the 1 5/8" circle. Such an odd size.
Supplies: Marianne Design paper, vintage pink Glimmer Mist, Whiff of Joy, MakingMemories Passport and JustRite stamps, silver embossing powder, Woodware punches, Nestabilities, Copics, white Sakura gel pen, Paperchase ribbon, crystal bling, VersaMagic DewDrop inks.
A close up to let you have a peek at the embossed gros-grain ribbon -I havn't tried that before- and the neat sentiment from JustRite. I have now seen them online in England...

Holly-Jolly Christmas

As promised, my next batch of Christmas cards.

Supplies: Clear, gold and holographic embossing powder, stamps: Hero Arts, Woodware, MakingMemories Passport and JustRite, card from craft supply, patterned paper from Sizzix Little Sizzles, ribbon from Paperchase, Xcut courner rounder, Cricut, Cuttlebug Swissdots, Copics, Stickles, Woodware round punch, McGill punch, buttons from John Lewis, Martha stewart punch.

I've stuck to the traditional colors for Christmas. Maybe I'll try something in pastels soon. I can't just stick to one style. I just like pretty things no matter what color or style.

I turned the cardstock into background paper by using clear embossing powder over some flourish stamps.

Seasons Greetings Tags

I finally manage to post these tags I 've made. I finished them yesterday, but due to my late shift, I didn't get to uploading them.
I really love this cute little stamp from Hero Arts. I embossed them with holographic powder and colored with Sakura gel pens and Copics.

Supplies: liquid applique, Hero Arts Holly Jolly clear stamps set, Copics, Sakura, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, Cuttlebug Swiss emboss folder, Nestabilities, Hero Arts flowers, Making Memories brads, McGill branch punch, Paperchase ribbon, lace from John Lewis, peel-off stickers.

Thanks for visiting. I'll be posting some tag-cards soon, made with the same stamp set, but just another image.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Happy Everything

I 've just finished the card I made for the BBTB challenge. I kept it simple without any patterned paper, because I wanted to do more cutting and layering. I was almost going to make it a Christmas card, but held off because was ment to be a bit more spring style - hence the flowers.

I love how it 's turned out. I cut the branch in 4" and robin in 2". The flowers and leaves are 1".
Supplies: 3 shades Tsukineko ink for the robin, DCWV Neutrals and Coordinations Elements cardstock, Martha Stewart punch, clear embossed Hero arts sentiment, Orange and Stardust Stickles, popdots, chalk for the background.
Hope you like it. I 've been looking at all the art work on Regina's blog. Amazing stuff! I do love Michelle Kovack's creation. Great job!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Snowflake card for Friday Sketchers 77

I did make the challenge card and managed to finish it today. I followed Jacqueline's sketch to make this card with a Crafty Individuals stamp.
As I had already stamped the image in Midnight Blue ink, I decided to stick to a blue and white colorscheme.
Supplies:  Marianne Design paper (blue), white glittered card from DCWV, blue cardstock from Coordinations, Copics, white Sakura gel pen, Papermania adhesive shimmer dots, MakingMemories brad and ribbons, Accent Essentials cartridge for the Cricut, Nestabilities, Fiskars tag punch, Woodware retro words stamp, Xcut corner rounder punch, Anita's 3D-Gloss, Pearl Glimmer Mist.
I wanted to give a close up on the white accents I did on the bird with a gel pen. Unfortunately the picture kept coming up blurry. Maybe it is too shiny for a picture. I tried the macro setting, but that became even worse.

Thanks for stopping by and good night.

Morehead Card and Tag

I'm back again after a very busy weekend. When I work a Saturday, I miss out on any crafting time. The Sunday turns out always short of hours. Sigh. Today is my day off and I 'm crafting without a worry in my mind. Well almost...

I made a card and a gift tag to go along. I finally got back into my Morehead stamps. I hadn't inked this one yet. Isn't she cute? And I don't know why, but I prefered my roses yellow and my shoes red. I tried to match the colors with the June Bug paper.

Supplies: Basic Grey paper, Versamagic Dew drops ink, Copics, Nestabilities, MakingMemories delaney flowers and ribbons, Basic Grey brad and button, Plantin Schoolbook cart for the tag.

Hope you love it, I'm on to my next project, something for Friday Sketchers maybe...

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Goodmorning, The stormy winds and rain from last night have eased off. It truly is autumn now. The weather has inspired the card I made for the CPS challenge.

Supplies: white card from Royal & Langnickel, yellow cardstock from DCWV Neutrals, patterned paper from Basic Grey Mellow, Copics, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Tonic Distresser, Ranger distress ink in Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold, flowers from Marianne Design, brad from Basic Grey, chipboard heart from American Crafts, green metallic paint from DecoArt, ribbon from stash, eyelets fom MakingMemories.

Thanks for visiting, have a nice day.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Friday Sketchers 76

I'm playing along with the Friday Sketchers and this is my interpretation of the sketch:
Supplies: Basic Grey Sugared paper, DCWV Neutrals cardstock, Motivet stamp, Tsukineko Gingerbread and Pearlescent Orchid ink, clear embossing powder, flowers by Hero Arts and Prima, Basic Grey brads and fibers, Fiskars oval punch, McGill branch punch, tag cut with Plantin Schoolbook cart, Vintage Pink and Olive Vine Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copics.
A close up of the card allows you to see the embossing and shine. Thanks for looking and leave a comment if you like, telling me what you think and I'll come and visit your blog.

Too Cute to Spook

I finally managed to upload my project for the BBTB challenge. We had to use the tag feature from the Stretch Your Imagination cart. I used the card function on the tag and made it into a Boo! banner.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

I used a few carts to make this one: Stretch Your Imagination, Doodlecharms, Accent Essentials and Storybook.

Supplies: DCWV Glitter Spring Stack, Papermania cardstock, black card from craft supply, Glitz it Sparkles, wobbly eyes, bling flowers from John Lewis, Prima flowers, orange ribbon from Hobbycraft, fibers from Avec, twine, McGill pine branch punch.

I made a little purple accordeon flower to give some weight to the banner. It is not completely symmetrical, but that doesn't matter to me.

I thinh it turned out really playful. It actually is the first banner I 've ever made. Might try a Christmas one soon. It's so much fun. |Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.