Saturday, July 31, 2010

True Friends

I made this card for my friend, I just love the words !! I cant remember the stamp now it one I had for ages. I did get it from Hobby Lobby tho !! The flowers I made using the cricut cartridge sweet treats !!!

Thanks for looking

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My stash !!!

Ooohh I am so excited !!! I have traveled all of those 4,500 miles to see my Grandma !! Its fantastic to be with her ! So I will be quite on the blog front in challenges for 4/5 weeks but Ihave a few cards up my sleeve to post !

BUT .... look I finally got promarkers !!! Yippee !! I used them last night with the aid of The Lilly of the Valley video. They are a brilliant place ! I LOVE my promarkers !!! I was so excited I wanted to share ! I havea few weeks to practice before I do some challenges with them !

Have a great day I am off to the seaside for Fish and chips !! Yummy !!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Side step Photo frame card for Grandma

Well here is another card I made for my Grandma !!
She is 92, and lives 4,500 miles away from me so I try to make her cards on a regular basis.

She cried when she opened this one .......... it has photos of her parents, wedding, family and special memories linked with each one. It took me ages to bling the frames but they are so worth it !!!

I used the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge to cut the frames. The pink and brown paper came from Jo-anns and the paper for the frames from Hobby Lobby. I thought they added to the vintage feel of the photos!!!

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day !

Friday, July 16, 2010


As I live in the Sunflower State I made this for my Gandmother, I love making her cards !! She loves receiving them too !!!

She loved it hope you do too ! I used the cricut cartridge Walk in my Garden and my Design studio to create the card itself. The sunflowers were cut at 2" with the centres cut at 1 3/4"

I just love sunflowers they are so cheerful !!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #19

I used the image Gentle friends from Sassy Cheryl's for this challenge and used the words With love for my sentiment. The paper Iused was from Jo-anns and was all on one sheet !!! The stripes, checks and pale green so it contrasted nicely !

The challenge was to follow a sketch.

Hope you like it !

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge # 38

Here is my card I created for this challenge; its the first time I have entered Mo's Challenges !! We had to use material (lace counts) as part of our creation. So I found I had this lovley lace ........... the card I had in mind cetainly isn't what I ended up with ! Using the lace really changed things !!! Its so great to use things you wouldnt normally, I now have another card boiling away in the background ............ !!

The image I used is Sorry Shanna, I decided not to put any wording on the front of the card as it can then be used for a multitude of occassions ! I coloured it using watercolour pencils ............. I havent got any copics yet !! Note the yet !!!!
Thanks for looking !

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #18

This is my first Sassy Cheryl's Challenge !!! What a great challenge it is too !! I learnt what color Kraft is !! I know .......... well now I do know !!! I also find Peach a difficult color to see so I had to ask the shop assistant to make sure I was on the right lines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah well !

I chose Sick Sally from Sassy Cheryl's collection and printed it so I could cut it using my nestables. Get well was cut at 2 inches on the cricut from Beyond Birthdays and glittered to give some dazzle with Kraft as the background color ! We all like dazzle when we are ill !

The peach was incorporated by using the ribbon and the check paper; the light blue also in the check paper and square of card; Kraft as a layer behind the check paper and background of get well.

Thanks for looking, happy crafting everyone.

Sassy Cheryl's Birthday Cake Card

I am so pleased with how this card turned out ! I just love Sassy Cheryls designs and have been itching to use the Cake Lady image ! Then I had an email to say she had a 20% sale on !!! So of course ............... I just had to get it and the No Calorie Birthday Cake image too !!!

I accented it by using Jolees cupcake 3D stickers .( I did swap around the cupcake liners tho so they all matched ) I also used the Cricut machine to cut the Happy birthday (from Beyond Birthdays ) and Birthday girl (from the Storybook cartridge). Of course I just had to add lots of gems to make it sparkle and the Diamond stickles glitter glue for the top of the cakes to give it an added dimention.

Hope my friend likes it, its for her birthday in 12 days time !

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Card I Made for Grandma

I made this card for my Grandma, the pic is of her as a young woman, she is still only young at 92 !! She loved it when she opened it !!!

I used the Sentimentals cricut cartridge to make the frame, Martha Stewart trelis punch and the Sweet Treats cartridge for the flowers. I cut the leaves at 2 inches from Storybook !!

To make the flowers I cut 4 layers for each flower. The larger flower started at 1 3/4 inches decreasing a 1/4 inch each cut. The smaller flower started at 1 1/2 inches ! Cut a darker colour, a lighter colour of card and then two in the co-ordinating paper and fasten with a paper fastener !!
Hope you like it as much as she did !!