Thursday, 30 September 2010

Let me kiss it better

As I promised.... this one makes the change and is my last post for September.
I found October Afternoon papers in my New Forest craft shop, Emerald Crafts. Splendid paper!
DP: October Afternoon, Making Memories ledger paper
Stamps: Kanban
Colours: Copics and Distress ink
Embellies: flowers; Making Memories, button; Papertrey Ink, brads: Basic Grey, MS borderpunch.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


... the next one won't be a Christmas card. I promise. Just sit this one out and the next one will be different. I do like this little snowman from Whiff of Joy an I am particularly keen on these papers. So this is a romantic one...
DP: Marianne Design Eline's Vintage
Dies: Marianne Design Creatables, Nestabilities
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Hero Arts
Embellies: Petaloo flowers, Viva pearl pen, Distress ink and Fiskars label punch.
Coloured with watercolours from Cotman.

Warmest wishes

Just back from another late shift and just a bit too awake to go straight to bed. So I 'll post another of my Christmas cards. Yes, again. For me these are really usefull and also get well cards.
I tried with no stamped image and just a sentiment. 
DP: My Minds Eye
Spellbinders labels and snowflake
Stamps: Sei
Distress ink by Ranger
Embellies: lace brad and beadcap, Stickles
MS star border punch

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Whiff of Joy - Snowman

Good morning,
A rainy Thursday, but nothing can spoil the fun, as I have the day off work.
I have another Christmas card to share and I 'm sorry if you 're not in the mood just yet...
I have a lot to make for this season and I haven't scratched the surface yet.
I have a few stamped images ready, all coloured with watercolours. Although I had a limited color palette, I think they came out alright. They have to look a bit vintage/ shabby.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Hero Arts, Sei
DP: Marianne design Eline 's Vintage blue & green
Color: Cotman Watercolours, Distress ink, Stickles, Shimmerz paint
Embellies: Viva pearlpen, MS borderpunch, Nestabilities, Making Memories ribbon, McGill branch punch, Kaisercraft flowers, beadcap, brad, Fiskars label punch.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Just posting one of my 2010 Christmas cards. I meant to do them while on holiday, but the weather was good and I had too much fun outside.

DP: Marianne Design Eline's Vintage Christmas in red & blue
Stamps: Hero Arts, Autumn Leaves frame, Sei snowflakes
Dies: marianne Creatables, MS  borderpunch and fiskars label punch
Embellies: Kaiserkraft flowers, stamped with Distress ink and Sei stamps, Making Memories ribbon, Stickles, Viva Pearls and Liquid Applique.

Friday, 17 September 2010

I'm back!

Hello everyone,
My goodness, I haven't posted for more than a month!
I didn't think I was ever going to have a chance to craft again. Nevertheless, we had a wonderfull holiday in the Lake District. I took my craft box in case the weather would be wet and dreary, but we were very lucky and only had rain on a few days. Then I sat down to stamp and colour with watercolours, but didn't make a single card. I only managed to assble them yesterday.
I' ll post a card I was making before we left on holiday, but didn't manage to finish it.
A booklet card, cut with the Cricut Wild Card

The front cover

The inside panels
Another view

 And this is what we have been up to...
Fishing, kayaking, hiking, fell walking,....enjoying life.

Up Black Crag Fell; windy, with stunning views.

Walking in the Grizedale Forest
Catching pike

Walking round the unnamed tarn.

Walking around Grasmere Lake

On our way to Skellwith Waterfall

Taking in the view, behold the traffic...

At Skellwith Falls

Fishing at dusk at Coniston Lake

An old Quarry

Californian tree

Fishing from the kayak

Me, getting us around

On our way to Black Crag

Fishing in Coniston
Fish we were here again!