Friday, 24 September 2010

Another Beatrix Potter

Well this is my last one (at the moment) using the lovely Beatrix Potter free papers from Crafters Companion, I just love them. This is not actually a card but more of a Christmas decoration. I used the paper from BP and cut it into squares using my spell binders and then used them with tea bag folding.

 I have entered this into the following challenge:

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

Well another wet and windy day in the North East, so what better way to spend the day than crafting. I just love this free download from Crafters Companion so thought that I would make another card. This one is just a straight forward card. I have used a sizzix embossing folder for the blue background and my spellbinders for the flowers and the centre design. I have cut the centre out of the framed design of Peter Rabbit, he is just so cute.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Beatrix Potter
The Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjus - Wild Thing

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Peter Rabbit

Sorry it has been a few days since I did a post but have just come back from a few days in Scotland. This is the first time I have been anywhere in Scotland other than the big cities and found it a really beautiful place. Well what a great surprise when I got back to find that Crafters Companion have another challenge on their blog. Also their new range of Peter Rabbit 'A Winters Tale' is just lovely, just what a needed to get me started on my christmas cards. For this card I just used plain navy card stock and the elements from the free downloads that can be found on the Crafters Companion web site.

I have entered this into the following challenge:

Crafters Companion - Beatrix Potter Challenge
The Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjus - Wild Thing

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thought this might be good for Halloween


Thought I would try and post this as it would be great for either Halloween cards or just for making Halloween decorations, they would look great hanging down on a piece of thread, as it can be made in any size. I first saw this at the Harrowgate Craft Show on the Standing Up stand. I used a small piece of black card and used the Spellbinders Nestibilities Large classic die the third smallest one. But as I said you can start with any size square.

I then folded this in half :

I then made two small slits about 2 thirds down on each side parallel to the scalloped sides.

Fold the two top corners back to form the shape below :

Draw two eyes and a mouth in the centre panel :

Sorry that the photos are a bit blurred, but hope you like it.

Wow Amazing Blog Candy

Wow I have just come across another amazing Blog Pink Gem Designs and she is giving away this amazing "Blog Candy", I have just bought my first Tilda stamp, so to win this would be fantastic. Great Blog

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Little Princess

Well this is a card I have made for my favourite craft blogs, Crafters Companion, Ginger Snap Creations and My Time to Craft.I just adore the stamps from this new range S.W.A.L.K, there are so many things you can use them for. For this card I used a sizzix embossing folder for the pattern on the white card and added small gold gems. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and my Cricut to make the frame. I colour the S.W.A.L.K image with Papermania Whisper pens. Hope you like it ???

I have entered this card into the following blogs:

Crafters Companion - Challenge No 4
My Time to Craft - Jewelled

Fun with Folds

Well another wet and windy day, but at least it is dry and warm in my craft room. So today I have sat and made this card using images from Crafters Companion Peter Rabbit CD and the border has been punched using a Martha Stewart punch. This fold was given to me by one of my friends at the Debbi Moore craft day that I go to every month, if you would like to know how to do it please e mail me and I will send you the instructions.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Our creative corner - Fun with Folds
Ginger Snap creations - Punches
My Time to Craft - Jewelled
Crafty Calender Challenge - Blue and Flowers

Monday, 13 September 2010

Wet Monday

Welcome to a very wet Monday, it is really dark and miserable today so have decided to cheer myself up by entering the Papertake Weekly challenge. I have created this card using some pink card that was in one of my Hunky Dory kits together with a spellbinder die and Martha Stewart punch. I have tried several photos but unfortunately the mirror card keeps reflecting back, so hope this one is OK. I love card making so please check out my other cards on my blog.

I have entered this card into The Papertake Weekly Challenge

Friday, 10 September 2010

Project Tuesday

I had a good day yesterday and made this card also, so thought I would enter into another challenge, getting quite hooked on this, but must stop at some stage and do some housework - well maybe. I really enjoyed making this card it was something different from anything I had made before, it took a few goes to get the panel inside to sit right, but think it was worth it in the end, hope you agree. I used 12 x 12paper from
Debbi Moore Designs and two peel offs for the centre inside. I just added to small ribbons to the front panel as I wanted to keep it quite plain.

I have entered this into the Project Tuesday - Gatefold Card

A Spoon Full of Sugar

Hi  - Today I am entering the Spoon Full of Sugar blog challenge, I really didn't realise how many blog challenges where out there, I think I could spend the next twelve months going through them all, but at least it gives me a reason to make more cards. This one has been made from House Mouse which I just adore and if you look on the Joanna Sheen website you can view the whole range. Wish me luck

I have entering this into the following Blog Challenge:

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Clean and Simple

Well I think that I might now be starting to get the hang (well abit) of how to blog. This is the card another card that I am entering into a craft blog challenge.  This is a craft blog that I came across by chance and I am really glad that I did. I have made it from the lovely Popcorn Kids cd from Crafters Companion I used the fantastic decoupage and matching backing paper together with the tea bags which I have used in all four corners. Hope you like it ???

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Very First Challenge - The twelve days of Christmas

Well after managing to create my own blog, I thought the next step is to enter into my first challenges, once again not really quite sure that I am doing it right but have had a lovely e mail from Max of Bah Humbug with some great instructions so here goes.

I have made this card using the Cute Companions Winter Tales cd and MCS, the twelve tags each contain the words of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas and the third side of the card hold the verse.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Bah-Humbug - Christmas - A Christmas Song
Charisma Cards - Inspired by a song.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Wow, just come across and amazing craft blog called All the things I love and Bev is giving away a lovely stamp by Tilda. This site is certainly worth a visit and will be following it on a regular basis, some amzing cards and ideas !!!!