Friday, 30 April 2010

wallpaper card

Brown cs with a layer of gold mirri board. Punched corner pieces in the top two corners to hold wallpaper which had been stuck onto scrap card. Stamped the bingo card from Creative Expressions and used distress inks on it. Made 2 little ribbon ends from the wallpaper hanging out from the bingo card. Stamped a bingo number and distressed it and added to card. Glazed over some of the numbers on the bingo card. Added a few peel offs.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

May your day be truly magical

Just a quickie made with die cuts and MS punch

Medallion made from kitchen roll

Two sheets plain white kitchen towel. Cut 4 scalloped circles with the cuttlebug, folded them to make a slice shape, cut them in half and refolded into slice shape. Edged with spritzed distress inks. liberally spread with stickles to use up a nearly empty bottle, think it is too much myself but hey if you gonna bling you might well mega bling !! Adhered felt shape to the middle and of course... blinged that as well..

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Memories another challenge from Tuesday Taggers

Black cs. covered with SU paper and corner piece made up with other side of SU paper. Erasmic Soap Topper slotted into corner piece. Printed sentiment from computer. Die cut black corner shape. Distressed everything in sight !! lol
The sponsors for this challenge are

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers

SU paper Rub on flowers cuttlebug sentiment black cs distress ink around the flower

just like an egyptian ...

Navy blue cs punched with MS punch at both sides

CS folded in half and then one half folded back on itself
Cut out lace pattern for the base and folded to make all round pattern
Cut out a cuttlebug shape and embossed and then distresed with distress inks
Peel off of Pharoah added.
Added a sentiment and placed onto a tag also tied on a bit of ribbon and stuck them on card
Added 3 star peel offs
Printed the paper for the inside of the card off my computer. Also printed sentiment for the inside which cannot be seen
Added some punched butterflies and gold trim

Friday, 23 April 2010

wings n flower made for Bizzy Becs challenge

the cs is folded in half and then folded back on itself I then stamped with a MS punch down the side. Added backing paper from Graphicus Guild. Made a butterfly (I think its a butterfly) from Alterations Die Cut. Glued bead accents to the body. Punched some flowers from kitchen roll and dabbed with distress ink. I printed the sentiment into white cs and then die cut with a cuttlebug top note and also coloured with distress inks.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Crafty Quotes ... love these

To craft or not to craft, that is the question:
To layer, perchance to mat,
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to decoupage
or embellish,
To trim, perhaps to weep to wet the mulberry,
Spirelli or spin, or seal, or stick,
Or stamp and emboss,
aye there's always the rub (on transfer)
Or simply dust.

I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed
My dishes aren't done, and the house is a mess
Have not done my work, or fed the cat
Just on line for a second, and popped into chat!Theres so much to say, so much crafting to do
I'm sitting here now with glitter, scissors and glue
But O'dear me, i'm finding it hard
When all I need is to make my next card.....
I know tomorrow, I'll make a fresh start...........
Just You wait till you see My New Work of Art!!!!!!

She learned to stamp on Monday
her embossing was quite fine.
She forgot to set out dinner....
so away out we went to dine.
She brayered backgrounds Tuesday
she says they are a must....
they really are quite lovely
but there was no time to dust.
On Wednesday it was birthday cards
she claims that chalking's fun
shading, blending and water-colouring
but the laundry wasn't done.
Her card swap was on Thursday
she had to use green, blue and red,
it was obvious she was really engrossed
when she failed to make the bed.
It was Shaker cards on Friday
using techniques that she just adores,
what a pity she then failed to notice
the crumbs dropped all over the floors.
I found a maid on Saturday!
My week is now complete
my wife can stamp her hours away
and the house will still be neat.
Well, already it is Sunday
and my forehead's feeling damp
cos I've cursed, and raved and ranted
for the Maid has learned to stamp!!

I started out with just one topper,

and then I bought some more.
I decided that a shoebox would make
an ideal store.
Then as I added inks & pens,
my craft collection grew.
So I bought a roomy plastic crate,
it would last for years, I knew.
Embossing then became my thing,
with powder & a heat gun.
Metallics, tinsels, pearls & clear,
I soon had everyone.
By now my lovely plastic crate
was spilling everywhere.
And my glitter glue collection
lay scattered on a chair.
My husband started muttering
and said things had to stop.
So I bought a huge old wardrobe
at the local charity shop.
But after a while, I couldn't shut the door  
and I put shelves in the spare room
to accomodate yet more.

Our house is now for sale,
something larger being sought.
By the way, did I show you,
The latest stamp I bought!

A Craftaholic’s Prayer

Dear Lord,
I’m going to need some notice
Before my days are done.
You see, I’m a craftaholic.
A fact not known to some.
My craft room, it is bulging
All corners, crannies and nooks
There's loads of boxes under the bed,
I hope no one ever looks
I tell myself when shopping,
“No more craft bits today,”
But the craft shops are like magnets
Drawing me their way.
I’m totally at their mercy
Just "need" a dozen of each.
Then I hurry home to hide them
Before the family starts to preach.
So Lord, I’ll need a little time
To dispose of all this stuff.
And Lord, can we just keep all of this,
Between the two of us

Come on baby ... light my fire !! Entry for Tuesday Taggers Challenge and One Stop Craft Challenge

The base of the card is black cs. I also used brown and grey cs for the matting. I used white card for the cuttlebug die cut and double embossed. I coloured the stamp of the dragon with pro markers. and made the little heart on the cuttlebug which I embossed and coloured with distress inks. Found some paper for the footprints and edged with peel offs. Other peel offs have been used as well. Cut out background for the sentiment and printed the sentiment off computer using Annabelle font. Added a bow every decent dragon has a bow !! lol
The challenge for this week at Tuesday taggers is sponsored by TandaStamps
here is the link:

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Frosted window technique

Stamped Tabbykat's Mardi gras stamp twice once onto card and then onto acetate. Coloured with pro markers - deep colours on the card and lighter hues on the acetate. Stamped acetate was then fixed onto the stamped card with foam pads. Embossed a piece of card in the cuttlebug and then die cut the top note shape. Adhered the embossed card onto gold mirri board and then onto card base. Added a bow and sentiment.
This does have a lovely frosted effect in RL but alas I have never bonded with cameras so you cant see the effect  in the photo but give it a try ... its different !!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Pharoah on Vellum Border

Egyptian topper placed onto a vellum border I made with pricking and embossing tools. Corner punched the bottom right hand corner of the card with MS punch. Gold foiled sentiment layered onto black cs.Added a couple of peel offs coloured with Micron Pen.

Cupcake made for Birthday Challenge in Tuesday taggers.. and I won !! hooray

The backing paper is one of Joanna Sheen designs. The scallops were cut on the cuttlebug the big one was embossed with cuttlebug folder and I rubbed it over with a distress ink. The cupcake is a digi stamp which I coloured with promarkers. The cake case is glittered and the cake top is covered with little tiny bead accents stuck on with glaze. I made the sentiment on the computer and then printed off and adhered to gold mirri board.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Acetate butterfly and distressed frame

Stamped the butterfly image onto acetate with Black StazOn and glittered using quickie glue pen and glitters. Cut out backing board and used distress inks around the edges. Used foam sticky pads on the backing board and put in some beads. Fixed acetate to the foam pads and then cut out a frame on the cricut. Also distressed the frame and added a flower also distressed ... of course :)

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Mardi Gras ~ Acetate and Glitter

Used a mardi gras stamp by Tabbykat Designs and stamped on acetate with black stazon. Used quickie glue pen on the back of the acetate and sprinkled different coloured glitter on to certain sections. Making one coloured section at a time. Adhered some backing paper onto card and then folded my acetate over the backing card and stuck at the back. Stuck my acetate piece then onto some card stock and added peel off strips.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Rock Chick

Black card stock cut on Cricut Expressions using SCAL2 . Made card into a tri fold - it was 4 sections at first. Musical Instruments taken from Silhouettes CD. Rock Chick made in PSP. Attached a couple of gems and a place to write a message on the back of the card.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Some tags I made for Tuesday taggers Challenge

Georgina issued a challenge for tags this week
You can see Georgina's beautiful work at

My tags were cut out on Cricut, kissed with distress inks and also stamped with a distress ink and then glittered with stickles. Added a bit of string and a tag is born....

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Hollywood Gift Boxes and 2 cards

I made the cards from a Joanna Sheen cd and a Jayne Netley Mayhew cd. Matted all the layers onto white cs. Glazed the rabbits eye and glittered the flowers. Put the sentiments on with PSP.Made a matching insert for each card
Also made 2 little gift boxes and put on some Hollywood Stars namely Bette Davis and Kathryn Hepburn

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Blue/White Side Stepper

Printed the background paper off the puter and adhered to thick card.
Added all sorts of blue bits n bobs and cuttlebug shapes I had lying around, glittered some bits and added ribbon... embossed with heat gun on the back label
and thats it .....   :)