Monday, 12 February 2018

Adorable Elephants

Hello! I'm a bit late, but .. Happy 2018 to you all xx

I'm back with a card that I've made for my friend's daughter...

I've used images from the aptly named Adorable Elephants stamp set by My Favorite Things. I had to do a bit of masking to add the balloons, and coloured the final image with Promarkers, adding spectrum noir clear glitter to the balloons and butterflies.
The sentiment is Birthday Banners die by Tonic Studios, I also added glitter to the lettering.
The bright, fun, pretty paper is by Doodlebug (Hello Sunshine).

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Happy Birthday RJ :)

We have 3 wonderful grandsons. The middle one, Richard Jnr (RJ), is 3 today.
This is his card...

This image is Mo's Two Toby, and even though RJ is 3, he found being 2 quite an ordeal, the terrible 2's as they call it, was something that we as a family certainly can relate to, as i'm sure many families across the world can relate to also.
This image reminds me so much of him through this past year, so I just had to use it. I know it will make my daughter and son-in-law giggle, although they were not laughing at the time as you can imagine, lol.
I coloured the image with promarkers, then fussy cut around it.
The papers are Perfectly Plaid (Rainbow), and Watercolor Wishes.
Other supplies are: By the Number die (Die-namics), Crafts Too die (Grandson), Craftwork Cards (Label Tape Sentiments), Sizzix sticthed oval thinlit die, and a stitched star die.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Seven Hills Crafts October challenge - sketch
I love Promarkers - use dies
Crafty Creations - anything goes

and here is RJ's card made for Uncle Jake to give to him...

RJ's new love is Paw Patrol, so I had to make a card with Chase on it.
I grabbed the image off Google (it's for personal use only), and coloured it with promarkers.
I embossed the background with a paw print folder by Darice, and the starry paper is by Doodlebug (hip Hip Hooray).
I hand cut the shield, then added Dienamics letters on top.
'Nephew' is from an old stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps (For everyone).

I'd like to enter this card at:
Sketch Saturday - sketch #484
Passion for Promarkers - embossing

Friday, 8 September 2017

Oh My!

My sister, Helen, will be celebrating her birthday on Monday.
Helen is owned by her very bossy cat, Woody.
So I've used part of this digital image by The Paper Shelter, called Oh My! for her card this year...

I coloured the kitty with Promarkers (and added a bit of wink of stella to the pink bows too), before fussy cutting it out, then adding funky foam to the back for dimension.
The HAPPY balloons are from a Mama Elephant stamp set (Celebration Balloons)
The paper is by Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid)

I'd like to enter this card at:
I Love Promarkers - animals
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
In The Pink - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Now, onto the card i've made for Jake to give to her...

I was given a gift of some metal dies. This cat die was in with them.
I teamed it up with a few balloons from that same Mama Elephant stamp set that I used above.
I used metallic sequins and Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up (Tasty Treats).

I'd like to enter this card at:
Seize the Birthday - anything goes

AAA cards - creatures great and small

Thank you for looking xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Number of Years

Here's a card that I've made for a friend...

I've used one of my newest stamp sets, 'Number of Years' by Stampin Up
I used Memento dew drop inks Rose Bud, Pistachio, Grape Jelly & Lulu Lavender.

I'm entering this card at:
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Moving along with the times - add a number
Penny's Paper Crafty - quick & easy
Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Thanks for looking xx 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Stippled Blossoms for 2 special birthdays.

I was asked today to make cards for 2 ladies celebrating special birthdays over the next week.
Time was against me a little, because these needed to be done quickly so that there is time for them to be signed by all the staff where we work.
I decided to get out my SU Stippled Blossoms set again, and do the same card but in 2 different colour ways.
Here's the results...

I stamped the design on inside of each card to match, using the more detailed stamp of the set. I've seen this done before and really liked the resulting 'backing paper', and i'm really happy with how they both turned out.

Only wish that I'd realised that i'd run out of lilac/purple gems BEFORE I stamped and stuck it all down!

I stamped the flowers and leaves using Memento dew drop inks.
The colours used for the pink card were Angel Pink & Rose Bud, and for the purple were Lulu Lavender & Grape Jelly, The leaves for both cards were stamped using Pistachio & Olive Grove.

Hopefully they'll like their cards.

I'm entering the challenges at:
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - anything goes
MAWTT - add a number

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Stampin Up

Today is my beautiful Mom's birthday.
Here are the cards that i've made for her...

I CASE'd a beautiful card originally found on Pinterest by Ann Schach at
This is my take on her design...

Stamp set : Stippled Blossoms by Stamp( Stampin Up)
Sentiment : Bring on the Cake (Stampin Up)
Papers : Bonnets & Bowties (Nitwit); Let's Polka in the Meadow (Lawn Fawn)
Other : Tattered Lace alphabet dies; Nuvo drops.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes

And here's the card made for Jake to give to his Nan.
This die set does all the work for you, so it was just a matter of layering it up ...

Dies : Balloon Pop-Up thinlits (Stampin Up); Tatttered Lace alphabet.
Papers : Festive Birthday DSP (Stampin Up); Assorted glimmer paper (Stampin Up).
Other : tiny (nail art) sequins.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Die Cuttin Diva's - sequins/gems/pearls
Penny's Paper Crafty - quick & easy

Thank you for stopping by today xx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sweet Faith

The Birdbrains are crying, and the Pigwits bow their heads with respect.

Our beautiful, kind, and generous friend, Faith Skrdla, owner and illustrator of From The Heart Stamps, has passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. This lovely lady touched the hearts of all of us on the design team, past and present, and although we may not have met in person, I will always regard Faith as my friend.

I joined the From The Heart design team, first as a guest designer for April & May in 2014.
I was then asked to be a full time member, and I was delighted to stay on with this group of talented and caring ladies. It truly is like being part of a family. We are all so saddened by Faith's passing, such is the love and respect that you have for online friends.

There is a GoFundMe campaign to support her husband and children, should you wish to donate.

Thinking of Nate, their children, and the family.
Rest peacefully sweet Faith, I will remember your kind spirit always. xx