Friday, 30 April 2010

Happy Birthday brother

I really like these boy images from Lili of the Valley.
This card is for my brother whose birthday is on Saturday, Ive stamed the image onto watercolour paper and used my Marvy pens as watercolours. Papers are by Crate Paper and circle message is from Craftwork Cards

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Lace around the middle

I' m liking this lace around the middle look just now, just in caes you hadn't noticed. This is quite a simple card, stamp is Sarah Kay, not sure which one as it's one of Caroles, paper is basic grey Lily Kate which I overstamped with Judikins Plum Branch, flowers and pearl brads are from my stash and the base card and card for the image is from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Workshop cards

These are the cards we made on Sunday with Francoise Read. Really enjoyed the class, it's ages since I did one.

All stamps are by Francoise for Woodware, papers are Basic Grey and they were coloured with Copics

Little bit of lilac

This image on this card came from Carole at the craft group, it's just been colored with promarkers and matted onto some brown card. The papers are 3 bugs in a rug and then I've finished it with my favourite dotty organza ribbon and a little flower with a zoom in it, well I think thats what they were called when I bought mine ages ago.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Here's a card I made a while ago using the Craftwork Cards ovals.
Base card and scalloped oval are also from Craftwork Cards.
The Maya Road ribbon charm started life as pewter but was modified using alcohol inks, papers are Sandylion overstamped with a Judikins stamp - Plum Branch.
Ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

Monday, 26 April 2010


I love this Penny Black stamp as it always makes me smile, but it spends more time in my stamp drawer than out of it so I took it to the last craft night and inked it up and coloured it in with Promarkers. I inked around the edges and then mounted it onto a base card with Myminds Eye papers which I overstamped with Judikins Mince Flowers and Leaves stamp. Paper ribbon is by Paper Cellar, red card was kindly donated by Carole and flowers are from my stash. The blue pearls and the big flower were coloured with promarkers too, I was really pleased with how they came up.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Need to get busy

Well this is the only non wonky scan in my pictures so I'd better get scanning soon if I am going to keep this posting level up.
The stamps are from a Woodware stamp set which I bought years ago and are designed by Francoise Read. It's quite appropriate to use this card today as I am off on a workshop with Francoise this morning then over to the Stamp Man open weekend this afternoon. Seems like a good day to me

Saturday, 24 April 2010

It's such a lovely day today that I thought I'd find a sunny layout to post.This pictutre was taken in Venice when we were there 7 years ago, can't believe it's so long ago. This layout was done some time ago for a weekly challenge on UKScrappers.

Cardstock is Bazzill, papers are sandylion, brads are making memories and the rub on stitching is DCWV.

Friday, 23 April 2010


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, I really appreciated all of them.
This card was made a while ago and was inspired by the Kay Carley DVDs which were gifts at Christmastime.
The main image is made up from the Penny Black salutations set, cardstock is all from Craftwork Cards and the papers are by Sandylion. Ribbon, jewels and flowers are from my stash.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Penny Black Saturday

Here's my card for this weeks challenge.

Stamp is Penny Black Blush which I stamped 3 times with Versamark onto Craftwork Cards Silver Ice cardstock and embossed with Savoury Autumn UTEE from Blonde Moments. Patterned paper and base card are also from Craftwork Cards.

Other embellishments are from my stash

Last of the mojos

Here's the last of those mojo monday sketches from the craft group. I used a magenta stamp which I bought at the GNPE shopw in Harrogate, stamped onto translucent shrink plastic and coloured in with chalk pencils. I stuck it on with pinflair but will use something different next time as it shows a bit. Paper is by sandylion, ribbon is May Arts, dotted scallop came from Craftwork Cards a while ago and the green card is Bazzill.

I'm off to attempt a card for the Penny Black Saturday challenge now. Theme is monochromatic brown, not sure how I'll get on with that............

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Another mojo sketch

A bright card today to match the weather. Paper is my little shoeboc, stamp is from a Stampin Up set, other embellishments are from my stash

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

18 posts

Can't quite believe that I have managed 18 posts in the last month, I 'll be running out of things to show if I'm not careful. Good job I have a couple of days off this week
Here's another one of those mojo monday sketch cards. I actually did it on one of the tiny 3x3 cards from Craftwork Cards. Paper is Basic Grey, main image is Penny Black - Whispers stamped a few tinmes and coloured in with Marvy pens, sentiment is from a Woodware set.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Not quite all there

This is another Nov 09 Mojo Monday sketch, my scanner seems to have missed a bit off the right hand side of it, but I think you will get the idea.
This is an Anya stamp I think.
I coloured it in with Marvy le Plume pens and then left it on my table for a week before I made it up into a card.
All the papers are from the Craftwork Cards candy cane set, green card is bazzill, message is from Craftwork cards, paper ribbon is by paper cellar and green organza ribbon is from my stash

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Club challenge for April

It was our club night on Thursday and the challenge for April which we set back in March was to use red and white on your card in honour of St Georges Day and to combine this with one of 5 Mojo Monday sketches which were from November 2009.

Here is my red and white effort.

Main image is a Buzzcraft twisted pyramage, base card, red and white cardstock and circle message are all from Craftwork Cards , happy birthday embossing folder was purchased from Little Claire at the Harrogate GNPE and buttons are from my stash, I think they may be Hero Arts.

I did make a card for each of the other sketches so I'll post those over the next few days

Friday, 16 April 2010

New Sarah Kay

Here's the card I have made for my great-nephew who will be 4 on Monday.
I've used a new Sarah Kay stamp for the main image and Basic Grey Oh Baby Boy papers.
Card is a mixture of Craftwork Cards and Bazzill, number 4 is n American Crafts Thicker

Lola card

Here's a card I made about a month ago, although it could be longer than that the way the days seem to fly by sometimes.
I was rummaging in my unmounted stamp drawer and came across this image along with a few other Sugar Nellies and decided to ink them up.
Stamp is a Sugar Nellie- Lola with gift
Sentiment stamp - Little Claire
Papers are Sandylion
Ribbon and gems are from my stash

Sunday, 11 April 2010

DIY with Promarkers

I made this card a few weeks ago. The image is a Penny Black Slapstick - Hedgehog Birthday.
All the cardstock, the embossed flower and the card candy are from Craftwork Cards and coloured with promarkers.
Th sentiment was one I had from a die cut sheet and I coloured it with Promarkers so it all matched up

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Italian Life

It's a lovely day here today so I am reminded of sunny days in Italy.

Thought I'd share this simple layout of the old folk gathering outside the San Matteo gate in San Gimignano, it's a daily occurrence when we are there, hence the title 'Italian Life'. I also like the fresh green colours on this, very springlike.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

It's my great-nephews birthday later this month, he will be 4. Here's a layout of him when he was just a few months old with his Uncle Matthew.
Papers are American crafts, cardstock is bazzill, ribbon is most likely from the Little Silver Hat kit which I used to be part of and which is sadly no more.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Another Birthday

It was another friends birthday on Saturday and as one of the reasons for this blog is somewhere to record what I did, well here is the card.

Image is a Craftwork Cards oval with a Pebbles Inc rub on for the sentiment.

Papers are 7 gypsies

Gems are Kaisercraft

Base card is Craftwork cards

Ribbon is from my stash

Easter Monday

This is a card for one of my friends at work, it's her birthday on Wednesday.
Stamp is Sarak Kay - Elodie in her garden coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Katrin by Crate Paper
Brad is Papermania
Other embellishments are from my stash.
Card is from Craftwork Cards
Happy Easter