Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Note

This card is based on the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I left  a couple of parts out, but you can still see where the inspiration comes from.

Paint Splashes

This image is from my pile of digi's which I've coloured ready to be made into cards. I was looking through that pile and realised this painter would go perfect with the splatter stamp from the Just Chillin' set. The splatter stamp was used with a selection of ColorBox ink pads to create a fun background for the Owl. 

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Happy Birthday Bob!

Today is James' Dad's birthday. I knew I wanted to theme his card around music, and when I found these two stamps amongst my digi's I thought they were perfect. I used one on either side of a gate-fold card.

It opens out to reveal this inside.

Friday, 27 July 2012


I used the last two of the Octopode Rocky Horror stamps for this card. Those arrows were embossed on a few scraps of paper, and I used a sentiment from Wink Wink Ink to finish.

I also wanted to share a picture of what I currently have on my nails. Ready for the Olympic opening ceremony tonight I have the colours of the rings.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


This card was made for James' cousin using three papers from the Travel Light pad by We R Memory Keepers. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Ever since I first saw a post from Julie using some Octopode Factory images I have wanted some. When I saw there was set of Rocky Horror themed stamps I wanted some even more. Well, now I have them and I have used most of them to create this piece of art. I couldn't decided whether to add a quote from the film underneath the images, so I might make another one later with a quote and see which one I prefer.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Heart you!

I love Bugaboo stamps, and my favourites of their stamps are the Skelekinz. The image and sentiment on this card are both from the Skelekinz line. The background is a selection of papers from the Capsule Collection by Papermania. I added lots of faux stitching to this card so it has a patchwork look to it.

Saturday, 21 July 2012


I've always known them as ladybirds, but I know most people reading my blog will know them better as ladybugs so I wasn't sure what to title this post. Either way this one is cute, it's from a Nitwit set which came with Simply Homemade magazine. I paper pieced it using four papers from DCWV's 'The Sweet Stack'. The flowers around the edge were given to me by my Mum a while back, I'm not sure what company they are from.

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Today I have been with James and his family to Blackpool. There is a photo below of them all with Blackpool Tower in the background. We had a lovely day visiting Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, eating fish & chips at Harry Ramsdens and playing on the 2p slot machines. 

I made this card on Tuesday without actually thinking about the trip to Blackpool, but it's quite fitting that they've ended up in the same post. This is Marina from Delicious Doodles. She is backed on a paper from the Boy's Just Chillin' pad by Making Memories. I added an Elzybells sentiment to finish.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


I've not been feeling too good over the past week. I had a hospital appointment last Wednesday and then caught a sickness bug over the weekend so I haven't had chance to make anything. Luckily I already had my brother's birthday card made, and had the post scheduled so my blog hasn't been too empty. I am feeling better now though and have managed to make something. I kept this card really simple and just used a digi stamp and one paper. The digi comes from Birds Cards, and I chose a paper from Basic Grey's 'Life of the Party' stack to back it.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Happy Birthday Michael!

Today is my brother's birthday. It was hard to think of something for his card which I haven't done before. He spends a lot of his time nowadays playing a game called League of Legends,  so I decided to base my card on that. This character is called Amumu, and he seemed like the simplest Champion for me to make. I used two of the same paper for the background and popped some of the stripes up.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Fairytale Princess

Another digi from my coloured in pile for today's card. This is Princess Sweetcheeks from Bits N Bobs.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Happy birthday Mick!

Today is James' brother in law's birthday. I printed this image from Bird's Cards quite big, so it filled most of the card, and didn't leave much room for anything else. I managed to get a couple of brads and a paper from the Black and White pad by Papermania on it though.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Sitting on the Fence

This card was a challenge I got James to set for me. I laid out all the digi stamps which I have already coloured and asked him to choose one that I should make a card using. He chose Joszette from Stamp Insanity. All the papers I backed her on are from my scrap box.

Flower Basket

This sweet flower basket comes from Karens Doodles. I backed it on a couple of papers from the Designstax pad to go with the pink and purple I'd chosen for the flowers.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

On Your Feet

In my collection of cards which I have made I don't have many get well soon cards, so when I saw this image I knew it would be perfect to remedy that. This cute image come from Bird's Cards.

Dino Party

These are five of the cards which I made when working through my pile of digi's. I made them into a quick set of invites. 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Dixie Chick

This was another paper I pulled from the Funky Vintage pack. It went perfectly with this digi which was in my pile of digi's I've already coloured and cut out. After this card I worked through a few more digi's from that pile and got eight more cards made. I will be sharing them over the next couple of days.


I was recently given a little bag of craft goodies from James' mum. In it were these wooden cupcake embellishments from Kars. I've been looking at these the last couple of times I've been shopping but put off buying them, so it was really nice to receive them along with a few other things.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Orange Fairy

Another card using a Wee Stamps image. For this card I set a challenge for myself. I chose this paper from the Funky Vintage pack by Dovecraft and had to make the card using that paper. I knew I wanted to use this image on a card soon so I coloured her to match the paper.

Thursday, 5 July 2012


In this post I mentioned I wanted to get some more images from Wee Stamps, so I have went and got three of them. This is the first one I've coloured and I can't wait to colour the other two. She is backed on two papers from the Designstax pad by Papermania, and one just plain pink paper from my stash.

Chocolate Strawberries

This card is for the July challenge at Beccy's Place. You have to make an easel card using one of her images. I already had a few of her images printed and ready to colour, but ended up choosing Chocolate Strawberries.

Colourful Creature

This card started with me just playing around because I wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I embossed Gumbo from Doodle Factory's Creatures Set II all over a piece of paper with a glitter embossing powder. Then I used my ColorBox ink pads to add some colour. I then stamped and coloured Gumbo on another piece of paper and used a scrap of striped paper for the background. Now I just need to find something to do with rest of the paper I created.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad!

Today is my parents wedding anniversary so I'm sharing the card I gave them. The image I used is from Beccy's Place, and the sentiment is from the Celebrations set by Creative Stamping magazine.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pen Pal Cards

The couple of cards in this post are the ones I recently sent to my two pen pals. 

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