Monday, 31 March 2014

Commissioned card for a train enthusiast!

Hi Folks

This is a card I have made for a friend to give to her husband who is a train enthusiast (that's putting it mildly!!).  The image is from Just Inklined and although I at first thought it would be a nightmare to colour, I thoroughly enjoyed doing it and feel reasonably proud of the finished card.  I used paper from my stash, a computer generated message and some Candi.  Hope you like it.

Mother's Day Cards

Hi Everyone!

Although I didn't get to see either of my beautiful daughters yesterday, they made sure I had a lovely Mother's Day and didn't forget their Grandmother either.  She particularly loved the card I made for her this year so here is a picture of it.  Hope you like it.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Donemark Craft Club Challenge - Wk 9 White Wedding

Hi Everyone!

I'm working hard to get this blog up to date but this will be the last post for today.  I love wedding cards and really enjoyed making this one.  I printed the sentiment onto a piece of A4 card (having worked out the spacing on a piece of scrap paper first) and then embossed the card with the Die'sire Embossalicious Regency Frame embossing folder.  I added the ribbon to match the card layer beneath and then added the die cut hearts (the top heart was embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl folder).  I added the bow and pearls to finish the card off.  Hope you like it.

Donemark Craft Club Challenge - Wk 8 Feeling the Christmas blues

Hi Everyone!

It's Christmas again!  Both these cards were completed quickly and easily which has got to be a good thing.  I used the Die'sire "Snowy Village" and Memory Box "Snowflake Border" dies for the first card and for the second I used the Cuttlebug "Ice Crystal" die and "Snowflakes" embossing folder.  Hope you like them.

Donemark Craft Group Challenge - Wk 7 Female card with 3 or more embellishments

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to make a card using a dress template which I've used before for my niece's 17th birthday card. The dress was cut out from some of my stash card and I tied some ribbon around the waist before attaching it to a hanger made from some coloured wire.  I added two corner die cuts embellished with pearls and then added the stamped sentiment on a tag.  Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of this card (it can be seen on the Donemark Craft Club facebook site) but below is my niece's card on which it is based. 

Hope you like it.

Donemark Craft Group Challenge - Wk 6 New home shaped card

Hi Folks!

This week I got my inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest by "luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot".  I'm very happy with how it turned out and hope you like it.

Donemark Craft Group Challenge - Wk 5 Vintage card

 Hi Folks!

This week I managed to complete two cards for the challenge.  The first was a picture of a vintage golfer which I found on the internet.  I used some text paper from my stash and the cover of the John Lewis catalogue (I always thought it would come in useful!!).  The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut tag.  On the second card I used a die cut and embossed camera which I then ink sponged in places and arranged on the card with an old piece of film negative still in my possession (showing my age now haha!).  The sentiment was computer generated and finally I added some candi and the camera lens which was covered in Glossy Accents.  Hope you like them both.


A Day's Labour!

This is a commissioned card for our friendly group of crafters to give to someone who is moving on to a new job and his cheerful face will be missed by all.  It took me far too long to complete but I'm pleased with the finished card.  Hope you like it too!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Koala Bear card

Hi everyone!

Two posts in one day - it's quite a shock to my system!  This card is designed by Bronwyn Eastley ( and I wanted to do one as soon as I saw it.  I didn't have all the punches used by Bronwyn so I had to improvise but I am so pleased with the finished result.  Hope you like it.

Donemark Craft Group Challenge - Week 4 Christmas die cuts

Hi everyone!

Having a Christmas card challenge once a month is a wonderful idea!  Cards for Christmas 2014 will be sorted by September at this rate (haha!).  My two cards are shown below and I hope you like them.


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Week 3 - Donemark Craft Club Challenge


I missed Week 2 unfortunately but Week 3 is a sympathy card in non-traditional colours so here is what I produced.

Hope you like it.
Hi Folks
As you can clearly see, I haven't used my blog in ages and was really on the point of giving up with it.  It's not as though I'm not making cards, it's just that I can never find the time to put all the info on the blog.  Anyway, I am going to give it one last try - I can hear all my friends saying "haha".
My friend, Karen, who runs our small but friendly craft group has decided to set us a weekly challenge and this is the card I completed for the first week under the heading "Female - Flowers".

I was supplied with the digital image and used promarkers to colour it.  I chose some Grand Nestability dies to create the base card and used card from my stash.  Thanks Karen for what will likely be my mother's birthday card.

Hope you like it too.