Yet another Get Well!

I have been asked to make a few cards recently including a number of get well cards - this is the final one and then I'll be able to make some 'just for fun' cards.  For this one I used the layout on the Sketchy Challenges. The paper is from  Nitwits pad from LOTV and the stamp is by Great Impressions, coloured with Promarkers.  The ribbon and oval punches are from SU.  The pearl flower embellishments are from Dunelm Mill.
Dreadful wishy washy photo - it has a lot more colour in it than this IRL!

Get Well Wishes

Another quick get well card - this time using the Mojo Monday sketch.  The kraft card came from Anna marie designs, the cream floral card from Craft Creations and the sentiment stamp form LOTV.  The flowers, leaves and ovals were all made using punches and the basket was made using a Quickutz die.  The ribbon was from MeiFlower - I have four large rolls - I bought it for wedding stationery but the bride-to-be changed the colour scheme, so I'm now trying to find uses for it!!  The Simon Says challenge is 'Anything Goes' this week, so I can enter it there as well.


Get well card

I used this weeks Sketch and Stash layout for this quick get well card.  The paper is from a Nitwits pad from LOTV and the image is also from LOTV - it came in a free pack that came with a magazine ages ago (my old stash).  The aqua lace and the dies used for the corners and scalloped oval are also quite old stash.  I used Promarkers for the colouring (some of these are relatively new ) and the sentiment stamp is from a clear set by LOTV.  The oval punches are from SU.


Back again

Sorry I've been AWOL recently - just got back this evening after a few days at Mum's.  We were down to help with the awful job of plucking turkeys! (75 of them!) - so a different kind of craft (not a very nice one!- didn't think a photo would be appreciated!). Since I got home Hannah and I have had to do a wee bit of baking as we are having supper after our carol service in church tomorrow night.  I made some German biscuits and Hannah cut the snowflakes out of ready to roll icing and then sprayed them with a shimmery spray stuff - edible stuff - not the type you put on cards!! It didn't all get off to a great start though - I had left the mixer working away and was doing something at the other side of the kitchen when there was a loud crash followed by silence.  When I looked round the cake mixer had vanished - it had 'walked' itself over to the edge of the worktop and toppled over onto the tiled floor, pulling the plug from the socket. Unbelievably it was still working when I plugged it in again - Kenwoods are built to last - at least they were 20 years ago! (It will soon be 20 years old!)

We got great cutters out of our new Lakeland shop, recently opened and greatly appreciated, in our local shopping centre - I've been a mail order customer for years now, but it great to be able to go in and actually see all the stuff - its just a pity they stopped stocking crafty things a few years ago! 
I've a few card orders still to do this week and then I will be able to relax and make a few just for fun ones, before the next major project begins - the next set of wedding stationery!



On my desk this week you will see lots of card and lace - all ready for making another set of wedding stationery in my Christmas holidays.  We get two weeks off school so I hope to get the invites made then.  I won't start 'til after Christmas as I have to go down to Mum's for a couple of days at the end of next week to help with the turkey plucking - my brother has over 70 of them! - such a horrible job - needless to say it will be roast beef and ham on my menu on the 25th!!
I had some company in my craft room last night - I think she thought if she hid under the basket I would never notice that she was lying up on my nice M & S bean bag! 

To visit everyone's desk this week, go to Julia's blog HERE.


First Christmas card

No - I don't mean a card for a baby's first Christmas - I literally mean the first of my Christmas cards to post - I thought I was doing well - the last date for 2nd class is just over a week away, so I've plenty of time - but this one has to go to Africa, and it should have been posted last Friday ...ooops! I'm always very last minute about these things - every year I intend to do better, but I can't get motivated to make Christmas cards in my summer holidays (like some super organised people!!) and then everything else takes over and the cards get pushed back to the last minute!
Anyway, I have used this Magnolia stamp I won in one of the recent challenges (she's from last years Christmas collection), coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, paper pieced her dress and hat, then added some shading with a dark grey Prismacolor pencil.  The papers, card (cherry cobbler) and ribbon are all from SU and the snowflake and doily were both made using dies (Marianne ones, I think).  I followed the layout on this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge (new stash is the paper and stamp, old stash is the dies) and I am also entering it in the PFP challenge (Happy something), I love Promarkers (Anything Goes), Simon Says (Snowflakes), CCT (Red and Green) and Simply Magnolia (Tis the Season).

Memo pads

Just a quick post today - busy preparing things for our last craft fair on Saturday.  Here are a few of the little memo pads I made using various pieces of patterned paper, card, ribbon and my poinsettia die and SU border punch.  The little pearl heart buckles came from MeiFlower and the pearls were made with the Viva pearl pen.  The memo pad was a large refill one from Tesco (which I divided up into 4 pieces) and the mini pens are from Asda (they come in a wee pack of 8 different colours.  I have already sold 4 of these pads at my craft class last Thursday night - they were bought as I made them!! (together with another couple of dozen mini crackers!)  The Papertake Weekly challenge this week is 'Anything Goes' with the option of making a gift, so I will enter it there.


Felt bookmarkers

Just a few more felt bookmarkers for our next craft sale - we were told we didn't have anything suitable for boys so I decided to make a couple of 'boy' bookmarkers this time! I also made another 20 mini crackers - that's over 70 now altogether - they have sold really well!


Wellies! - times two - part of my nieces Christmas presents.  I decided to make a wee felt flower to hang from the back of each welly so that they would be able to tell the difference - K for Katie and L for Lauren.  They are only two and a half, but it should help them to learn their initial letters (typical teacher!!) The letters were cut using Sizzix dies from SU, borrowed from my friend.  The bows were already on the wellies, so it was easy to attach the felt shapes. I'd love a pair of these myself, but they don't come in size 4! Mind you, I'm not sure my students would want to go out on fieldwork with me if I arrived in a pair like this!

The sides of the desk are piled high with pieces of paper on the left and stamps waiting to be cleaned on the right.  I have been busy making more stuff for our next craft sale - so busy that I didn't even have time to join in WOYWW last week! If you want to join in the fun this week, visit Julia's blog HERE.


Anything but square

The Stampavie challenge for this week is Anything but Square, so I am entering this shaped card - the blank card is from Craftwork cards.  The stamps, ink, large flower shaped punch and pink and green card stock are all from SU and the Happy Birthday was cut using a Sizzix die.  The small flower and leaf punches are from Woodware.  The wee green pearl things in the centre of the large flowers came from Dunelm Mill.


Back again!

I think its about time I updated my blog - its not that I haven't been making anything all week, but rather that I just haven't had time to upload photos etc - busy, busy! Anyway here is one I would like to enter for the I love Promarkers challenge - Anything Goes.  The stamp I've had for ages and I used Promarkers to colour it. The kraft card and nice teal leathery paper both came from the NEC and I got the wee buttons at the craft show in Belfast.  The photography is very poor - think I had too many lights on!

DH got his diploma in Christian Education last night - so we got the chance to dress up in our gowns - pity he didn't look a bit happier to have finished all his studies!!


Craft Sale

We held our craft sale to raise some money for school today.  This picture of my friend was taken just after we set up this morning - by the time we'd finished we were half frozen! At least we had been advised to brind a wee piece of carpet to stand on to try to keep our feet from freezing - next time we'll maybe bring a blow heater.  We raised quite a lot of money, but still have lots of things left, so we're planning on going back to the next one on the 15th of December.



More mini crackers this week! A few people were wondering how they were made - so I'm showing some unfinished ones here.  We made these at a SU workshop last winter and I kept the card template then scanned it into my computer and used the scan to make a template for the Craft Robo - you can cut two out of an A4 sheet of card - and the Craft Robo saves a lot of time cutting out.  The size of each cracker before folding is about 5 inches wide by 5.5 inches long and you can see where the litlle diamonds are cut out to leave 5 'sides' - one slightly smaller than the others - you overlap and stick this side to form the shape.  The folding is made easier by scoring each side first.  You punch a strip of patterned paper with an edging punch and stick this across the centre before folding.  Then you can put a couple of wrapped sweets inside and tie the ends tightly with ribbon.  Finish by decorating with a small poinsettia or snowflake. 
You can also see lots more felt keyrings, bookmarkers,etc, just waiting to be packaged for our craft stall on Saturday!
To view lots of other workdesks, visit Julia's blog HERE.


Its a Gift!

The Allsorts challenge this week is to 'Make a gift.' So here are a couple of felt brooches I made for my sister, to co-ordinate with a scarf she had been given.  I used various dies to cut the felt - it cuts really well on my Vintaj machine.  The heart shaped button came on a label from White Stuff! - I have to buy lots of their stuff just to get the buttons now!!!

80th birthday

My blog is feeling a bit neglected these days - just too busy getting stuff ready for our craft sale next Saturday - if you'd like to see what we have been making click HERE.  Anyway, I have still been making a few cards and here is one I made for a customer recently, for an 80th birthday - why is it that ones for men are so much more difficult - I think all men should have a hobby, then it would give you some idea as to what you could put on their cards! If all else fails, I generally go for a boat, car or plane, so this time is it was a boat!  This is a stamp I've had for years now, made by Hobby Art.  The leathery look paper came from my visit to the NEC - I think the company was called A1.crafts and the sentiment stamp is from two co-ordinating clear sets by Personal Impressions.  The colouring was done using Promarkers, although it looks as if it was left uncoloured in my photo!



A very untidy desk this week, due to the fact that I still haven't put away all my purchases from the NEC (all the buttons, ribbons, brads etc you can see lying in a mess) and instead, I have been making more stuff for our craft stall in a couple of weeks.  The wee crackers contain a couple of chocolate mint sweets and the 'house' boxes contain four tea lights.  I have knit a couple more scarves as well, so I hope we get lots of customers!
To see what everyone else is up to visit Julia's blog HERE!


Another bear

While I had the wee bear stamp from Panduro out on my desk, I also made another baby card using the layout on this weeks Sketch Saturday.  The paper is from one of the Nitwits pads from LOTV.  The oval were diecut using Nesties dies and then embossed.  The scalloped strip at the top was made using a border punch from SU.  I think the lilac card is a retired shade from SU as well. I thought maybe this lilac colour would do for either a boy or girl and would be a change from lemon.



A bit late with my WOYWW post this week - hadn't time this morning with rushing out to school - and went to bed early last night, well, earlier than usual - around 1am! I have been knitting some scarves for our craft stall at the end of the month and here they are, waiting to have all the 'tails' stitched in - I just like knitting them, but not the finishing off bits! I also have been planning more  wedding stationery samples, hence the lace and 'angel hair' fibre stuff.  The notebook underneath all this is where I have been making my lists for the NEC on Friday - no doubt I might buy a few things that aren't on the list as well!!


Baby bear

Another baby card today - following the Sketchy challenge layout.  The shaped card is from Craftwork cards and the paper is from a First Edition pad (Love Letters). The cardstock is from SU (crumb cake and pink pirouette).  The seam binding ribbon is also crumb cake from SU.  The bear stamp is one I've had for years now, from Panduro, coloured as usual with Promarkers and Flexmarkers - so I can enter this weeks I love promarkers challenge as it's 'Cute.'  I can also enter this weeks Simon Says challenge as it's 'Get in shape' - ie, anything but a square card.

Another 40th

As I had the paper and card out on my desk, I thought I would use it to make another 40th card - for a different customer and recipent.  So SU certainly celery, and paper from one of the Nitwits pads from LOTV.  This time I just used one of the LOTV die cut squares and added some extra colour to it.  For the layout I followed the Papertake Weekly sketch (#73).  The flower was from a little pack from WH Smith and the leaves are a sizzlets die from SU.  I embossed the green card with a craft concepts embossing folder, called 'cottage floral.'


Crafting birthday card

I have just come back home after a couple of days down at Mum's. While there, I don't get any cardmaking done, but I managed to knit five scarves for our craft stall - I even knit one in the middle of the night when I woke up, wide awake at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep!
Anyhow, I have a card I made a few days ago still to blog.  I was asked to make a 40th birthday card for someone who likes to craft and makes cards, so I thought of this Elyzabells stamp of a girl making cards.  I used cherry cobbler red card from SU and paper from Teresa Collins that I have looked at for ages now and finally plucked up the courage to cut into it! - I bought it ages ago in Doodlecraft in Cookstown.  For the layout I followed the sketch on Friday Sketch challenge



That time of the week again, when we get to see what everyone else has been making - to join in, visit Julia's blog HERE
My first photo this week is not of my actual workdesk, but I was so pleased to get my new machine that I just needed to show you!! As you will notice from the cutting pad, I have been trying out lots of dies already and everything is working really well - dies that I couldn't cut properly before are now working perfectly.  I know it is supposed to be my Christmas present, but I just HAD to open it straightaway (and you never know, maybe he'll forget about it and buy something else as well!! ;-)

On my main desk you will see I have found more felt - I spotted these lovely bright colours in 'Doodlecraft' in Cookstown and needed one of each colour (well two of the teal coloured one!) I am now trying to make a cover for a tape measure - I have one that has an apple cover and thought I would try out a couple of ideas for our craft fair at the end of November.
There are also a couple of decoupaged men's birthday cards, just waiting to be completed and the lovely one, sitting up with the leaves on it, is from Julia and contains my WOYWW badge, so that I can wear it next Friday at the NEC and maybe bump into a few other WOYWWers!  We have worked out that we will need to leave home shortly after 4am as our flight leaves Aldergrove at 7:10! - are we mad or what!? (So annoyed that BMI Baby have pulled out of Belfast!) Anyway - it should make it easy for you to recognise me - I'll be the one with matchsticks holding my eyelids up!!


40th birthday

I was asked recently to make a couple of 40th and 50th birthday cards - so I made this one using the sketch from this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge.  The paper is from my new Nitwits pad from LOTV and the stamp is also from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  I found some lovely blue and green cotton lace in my long neglected stash of bits and pieces, and it matched the colours just perfectly - mind you, I ended up nearly covering it all up again!  For the scalloped edges on the green panel, I used the SU scalloped border and corner punches - the green card is also from SU (certainly celery).  The blue card is from the Papermill - I bought a big box of A3 size sheets just before they closed down all their shops - you really miss having all that choice - mail order just isn't the same and the postage costs make it too expensive now, anyway.  The corner was made using a Marianne die and the scalloped circle is a Nestability die.   I added some stickles to her skirt and the flower in her hat and then Viva pearl pen to her necklace.

Baby with toy dog

We need more baby cards for the shop, so I made a boy one today following the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  The blue and green card are both from SU - 'bashful blue' and 'certainly celery' and the paper if from one of the new Nitwits pads from LOTV.  The flowers and leaves are die cut with Marianne dies and the scalloped square is a Nesties die.  The ovals used for the sentiment are punches from SU.  As the 'Here come the boys' challenge this week is to use die cut and/or punches, I can enter it there as well.  The image is from SU and as usual I coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers - so I think I can enter the PFP challenge as its 'Pets' this week (although, admittedly the wee doggy isn't real!!)


Birthday girl with cat!

I made this card a couple of days ago (actually it was in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep!) for one of Hannah's school friends who has a cat!  I followed the layout on this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge and coloured with Promarkers as usual.  I can't remember what pad the paper came from (well, I was half asleep at the time!) but the pink card is from SU, as is the seam binding ribbon. The happy Birthday stamp and label punch are also from SU. The colouring looks a bit strange - not sure whether it was the photography at that time of the night - or whether it actually looks like this!



To join in with the rest of us for WOYWW, go to Julia's blog HERE!
Back to felt again this week - no I have not made my cupcake pincushions yet - I was asked about a keyring like the dog pincushion from a couple of weeks ago, so I made three! Then I was trying out a rhinestone setter kit to use in school, so I made a lilac corsage/brooch with rhinestones in the centre.  I intend to bring all this stuff with me tomorrow, so that the girls in my creative craft class can choose what they want to make - the sidekick is nice and easy to carry, so I will just bring the smaller heart and flower dies which will fit through it.  For quite a long time now I have been thinking about updating my big old red original sizzix machine as a lot of the newer dies don't really work in it, but I couldn't decide whether to go for a Cuttlebug or a Bigshot - well after spotting the new Bigkick Vintaj on Minxys desk last week, I decided it would be perfect - right down to matching up with the colourscheme in my craftroom (and half the rest of the house!!)  So DH thought it would be a very handy Christmas present from him if I ordered it - just waiting now for it to be delivered!  Hopefully it will be here before next weeks WOYWW.


Yellow and black

Yellow and black are not colours I would normally choose, but its good to try something different and as the PFP challenge is 'Bee happy' this week, I thought I would try out this wee free stamp (from Papercraft Essentials) that had never been inked yet!.  The background bee stamp is an 'Anitas' one, sadly neglected as well and the bee-lated sentiment stamp came from Elzybells.  The colouring was done using Promarkers and Flexmarkers as usual and I have followed the new sketch on this weeks 'Sketch and Stash.'  After I had finished I found some black ribbon with white dots, that I now wish I had used instead of this plain black grosgrain, but eveything was stuck down by then so it was a bit too late!  The 'I love Promarkers' challenge is 'anything goes, so I can enter it there as well.


Birthday girl

A quick birthday card today, using a LOTV stamp, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  The paper is from one of the new Nitwits pads, also from LOTV.  The scalloped card and sentiment are both from Craftwork cards.  I will enter the LOTV challenge as it's 'Anything Goes' this week.


Another baby boy

While I had the LOTV stamp and Nitwits paper pad on my desk, I thought I would just make another baby boy card, using this weeks sketch from The sketchy challenge blog for the layout.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers as usual and paper pieced the balloons.  The star and leafy branch are both die cuts and I have a really big roll of this lace from the time my MIL worked in a factory that made children's clothes - they had a factory shop and she brought me home lots of lace, fabric, buttons and ribbon - I've still got so much I could nearly open a shop!



Yes its that time of the week when we can have a nosey at everyones workdesk - to join in, visit Julia HERE.  First of all I need to say a big thank you to all those who gave advice about my doily die last week, and in particular Mary Anne, who was very helpful indeed.  I tried a bit of everything - I wiped the die and the card all over with a tumble dryer sheet, then used waxed paper (well it was actually silicon coated baking paper as my local Tesco didn't have waxed paper) between the die and the card.  It all cut out really well and afterwards I just needed to tap sharply on the back of the die and all the wee 'bits' fell out - now wasn't that a great success!
My desk is even more cluttered today than normal - I'm still trying to do a few things for the craft stall in November so I bought some small jamjars yesterday to cover with felt to make into cupcake style pincushions (I hope - haven't actually tried this yet).  Then I bought some Ruffles yarn to make a scarf - I have lots in blues and greens but my friend told me last year I needed to do some in reds, purples and pinks (green and blue isn't everybodys favourite colour!!).  The messy pile to the right is still waiting to be tidied away, after making some cards recently.


Baby girl

Another baby card using one of my LOTV stamps, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  The paper, card and ribbon are all from SU (Pretty in pink) and the flowers were made using a punch and then the centre made with a Viva pearl pen.  The challenge on this weeks PFP is to do 'Shabby in pink or blue' - I don't really do 'shabby' but I did sand the edges of the patterned paper, so I hope that will do!


Baby boy

A baby card - for a change from engagement and anniversary!  The stamp is from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  The paper is from one of the Nitwits 8 x 8 pads from LOTV - I had to put an order in when I discovered they weren't coming to the NEC - but I really wanted to see all the paper and new stamps IRL! :-( For the layout I followed the sketch on this weeks Friday Sketch Challenge and as I paper pieced the balloons, I can also enter this weeks CCT challenge.  I used Nesties dies for the ovals and a DooHickey die for the leaves (- so its eligible for this weeks Simon Says challenge).  The flowers were made from scraps of the paper using a small punch and small adhesive pearls.

Mojo Monday engagement

As I had all the materials on my desk from making the previous card, I thought I would make another one following the Mojo Monday sketch. Same paper pad etc as with the previous card.


Too late!

I made this card a few days ago, following the Sketch Saturday layout, but forgot to blog it until now, when it's too late to actually enter the challenge! The papers are from a MME 6 x 6 pad - I love these papers and don't want to use them up!  The image is a die cut square from LOTV, as is the sentiment stamp.  The flowers were a bargain buy from WH Smith, when I was on holiday in York.  I don't know why the photos recently are looking so pale and insipid, but it is much brighter than this IRL.


Lilac anniversary

I'm still using up my lilac/purple paper and card - it just happened to match up with the die cut image from LOTV.  For the layout I followed this weeks Sweet Stop sketch - 179.  The doily die is a Marianne one and the flowers and leaves are made using punches - so I can enter it into this weeks Simon Says challenge as it's 'Dies and/or punches.' I finished it off with tiny buttons from Papermania and a little bit of Stickles.


I'm still making aniversary and engagement cards - so lots of bits on my desk this week.  The paper pad is MME and is one of those ones you just like to look at rather than actually use!  I have just spent ages picking all the wee bits of paper out of the doily die - if anyone has any tips for an easier way to do this than with tweezers, I'd be delighted to hear about it!  The double sided tape in two widths is my preferred method of sticking everything together - I go through rolls and rolls of the stuff - I order a dozen at a time from Viking Direct!  The rubber stamp is an old Sugar Nellie - I'm hoping to use it soon to make a card for their latest challenge.  The beads are still there from all the felt creations I was making last week and the phone is in the middle of all the clutter as I've just made my wee bedtime call to my Mum!
If you are wondering what this is all about - visit Julia's blog HERE to join in with the fun!


100th Birthday

Recently I was asked to make a 100th birthday card, so as I already had some lilac paper and card on my desk, I thought I would use up some more of it!  The stamp is from one of my favourite SU sets - 'A rose is a rose' (now retired) a 'two step' set of stamps - so no colouring required! The paper is from The Craft Bug and the card is SU 'lovely lilac' (also now retired).  The large shaped 8 x 8 card is from Craftwork cards.  The scalloped edged circle and oval are both Nesties dies.


Yet another engagement!

This one has been made using a Magnolia stamp, coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolour pencils.  The plain card is from SU - sage shadow, really rust (both retired) and soft suede.  The paper is from a First Editions pad called 'New Leaf.'  For the layout I followed the sketch on this weeks Sketchy challenge.  Just realised I can enter it into the Just Magnolia challenge as well as its 'Anything Goes with fabric' and I think the crocheted cotton lace would count for fabric.


Another engagement

Another engagement card using a LOTV diecut square.  The paper is from a First Edition pad called Love Letters and the brown card and taffeta ribon is from SU (soft suede).  Flowers are made using punches and the leaves are a DooHickey die.  The pearl heart is from MeiFlower.  The challenge on this weeks CCT is Lotsa ribbon - so I think I will enter it there.


Just a quick post as it's away past my bedtime! I have been making some engagement cards using some of the LOTV die cut squares.  On this one I've used paper from The Craft Bug and card from SU - lovely lilac (now retired).  The muslin fabric came from a local craft shop and the flowers were made using my favourite flower punch.  I've added Stickles to the stars and bow, so can enter this weeks Simon Says challenge (glimmer and sparkle).  I will also enter the Papertake Weekly challenge as it's 'Anything Goes' with the theme of 'to celebrate.'


More felt!

I'm now getting a bit carried away with making things from felt - it's very addictive!  I've run out of embroidery thread for a cross stitch picture I'm working on at present, so its nice to stitch something else while I wait for the post man to deliver my skeins of thread.  I think I'll soon have to put in an order to The Felt Fairy for more felt - they have a great selection of colours - I like to choose colours which I can then match up with my large collection of ribbons and buttons!



Lots of embroidery thread and felt - that's what's on my workdesk this week.  I thought it was about time I started making some stuff for our craft fair stall in November.  I had seen some pincushions and keyrings on Etsy and Pinterest made from felt, and decided to have a go! The shapes were all cut out using Nesties and Sizzix dies - I'm sure its OK to cut felt with them - hopefully it won't make them blunt or anything - it really gives a much more professional finish than using scissors.  I used beads for the eyes and nose on the dog and stitched on co-ordinating ribbon and bows so they could hang up.  I'll probably do a few of the heart keyrings/handbag fobs in different colours. 
To find out what everybody else is up to this week, look at Julia's blog HERE.


Yet another wedding card

I used the sketch on Papertake Weekly to make yet another wedding card, using a Magnolia stamp.  The Just Magnolia challenge is to use pearls and diecuts/punches, so I can enter it there too.  The leaves are a Doohickey die and the flowers are made using puches.  The seam binding ribbon and kraft coloured card are from SU (crumb cake).  The paper is from a Papermania 6 x 6 pad.  The pearl heart is from MeiFlower and the 'Bride and Groom' stamp is from a LOTV clear set.  I used Promarkers for the colouring and then added Stickles (after taking this photo!)


Two posts in one day!!

Don't know how I have managed to do posts in one day - I must be getting better! This card was made using lots of SU products - stamp from the 'For Father' set (now retired), paper - 'Orchard Harvest,' embossing folder - 'Square lattice', ribbon - 'Early Espresso' and card - 'More Mustard,' 'Crumb Cake' and 'Early Espresso.'  The Thank you label is from LOTV and the apple is die cut using a Sizzix original die. Colouring was done with Promarkers as usual.  It hasn't photographed very well - the colours are brighter than this IRL and the apple DOES match the paper! For the layout I followed this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  This weeks PFP challenge is 'Autumn Leaves,' so I can enter it there as well.

Pink wedding

Another quick wedding card today - I've been making a few for the shop these past couple of days.  I've used one of my last few LOTV cute squares (just found out they're not coming to the NEC this time - what are we going to do!!?) and the paper is from a Tilda 12 x 12 pad.  I added stickles to the dress and hearts.  The sentiment is from SU as is the punch used to cut it out (edged with a pink Promarker).  I used the layout on this weeks Friday Sketch Challenge.  The pearl heart is from MeiFlower (- who are offering free P & P at the moment!)


White with a hint of aqua

The LOTV challenge this week is to use 'White with a hint of colour,' so this wedding card has a hint of aqua in the background and pale colours of Flexmarkers and Promarkers used on the main LOTV image.  The patterned paper is from a Papermania pad and the blue square piece of paper and ribbon is from SU.  The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the flowers, leaves and ovals are all made using various punches.  The layout is this weeks Sketchy Challenge sketch.


A card at last!

Yes - I actually got round to making a card today! In fact I made quite a few of them to send out to the members of my needlecraft class to let them know when it is starting up again for the winter.  I had coloured in a couple of extra stamped images, so I made one of the leftover ones into a birthday card.  The stamp is PB 'embroidered' and I coloured it with Promarkers.  The cardstock is from SU - 'cajun craze' and 'more mustard', as is the paper - from the new 'orchard harvest' pack.  The buttons are die cut from card using sizzlets dies and the 'happy birthday' is also a PB stamp.  I will enter it into the PB saturday challenge - 'buttons and bows', as well as the Simon Says challenge - 'anything goes.'

I also took a photo of Whiskers investigating my cards when I sat down to put them into the envelopes - don't think she was all that impressed with her 'likeness!'