Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Staces 21 st

This one - yes another of those little people cards ! ,is for a friend of mine from work who left to travel the world , she just got back in time to hold an enomous birthday bash ! Everyone has to wear black and white so that she will stand out as "belle of the ball" in her red ballgown that she bought in Thailand and carried around in her rucksack for 6 weeks !.
i used mickey font for the name and numbers and wildcard for the happy birthday . the sparkles are adhesive gems. I cut the words from silver mirri paper and my stock is running drastically low - if anyone knows where i can get some more i would love to hear from you . I can find card but not paper

Monday, 29 June 2009

polkadoodle challenge no6

After missing out on last week's challenge, due to too much work and not enough play , i made a point of setting myself some time aside to make a card and join in. My big sister's birthday is next week so this weeks challenge card is for her .
I used my sugar birdies cd to print out the little Polly and the flowers , i coloured polly with promarkers , hand doodled the border and the heart and coloured a strip of paper with promarkers to match polly's dress to make the "ribbon " and bow

Friday, 26 June 2009

Flower power of love

A friends husband contacted me and asked me to do something special for his wife for her birthday . He was quite specific about what he wanted and he even wrote a really romantic verse to put inside . It brought a lump to my throat -all slushy and miles apart from anything my dear hubby could come up with. I used Karen miller download papers for this one and added a few printed flowers to some silk and paper ones from my craft box . A bit of faux stitching finishes it off .

A few of my little people cards

These were all special orders from my friends at work for various people . I am usually given a rough description of the person and am told what they are meant to be doing on the card . hence some of them appear to be doing some very random things . I am told thats what makes these cards so popular as they can be tailored to meet specific needs - who am i to argue !

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Another quilted one

I am really loving making these quilty cards i have always fancied making a quilt but i cant sew for toffee ! i can just about cross stitch but it does nt go any further than that !
Thes papers from nitwits just make it so easy ! i just add faux stitching with my tracing wheel and a pen. I emboss each piece lightly too before mounting with different thicknesses of foam tape to add to the quilty feel .

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Thank you Nanne

I have just received an award for my blog ,from Nanne and i just want to say a very big thank you to her . Her work is amazing just click on the award and it will take you straight to her blog

Rachel's 40

Anyway here's a card i've been working on for a friend's birthday - she is actually one of my best customers too so this one had to be good !
She is very girly and loves shoes etc so i made these gorgeous ones fromm the wedding solutions cart. The background paper is "happy bornday " from nitwits .It was very brightly coloured so i changed it !the letters are also just printed out and coated in glossy accents then cut out after they had dried .the little charm bracelet is a sizzlits die and i added a few extra gems for bling !

Friday, 19 June 2009

Father's Day

These two are for my dad and my step dad , both of whom are very special - i am very lucky to have 2 Dads ! both are made from Nitwits downloads from the new "Tailwags " collection - and yes i am addicted to them !

Vicki's 30 th

This one is for a work colleague to give to her best friend . She wanted to have vicki in the card holding a glass of wine and her handbag - because thats how she is in almost every photo of her !
I used Karen Miller downloads "hey girlfriend" and "Miami pink" i also used the 8x8 cards from craftwork cards and a little of their card candy .

Sunday, 14 June 2009


As soon as i saw the sketch for this weeks challenge , i knew what i was going to do with it . These owls were the first set that i bought from the polkadoodles shop and i thought the shape at the bottom of the sketch was just calling out for them . i covered the card blank with the downloaded freebie paper which i had changed to brown - a little bit of freehand doodling and there it is !

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Nitwits and Karen Miller Collections

Thanks to loopy Lou i am now an addict of these downloadable kits from Nitwits and Karen Miller .
The fishy one is made using the Karen Miller ocean adventures collection and the quilty tilda is a nitwits Fqb luvbugs collection

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Quilted bear

I really did nt think that it was possible to have so many favourite crafting products , but i've just added nitwits downloads to my list of must haves !
Here is a card for a friend's mum using the fuzzybears collection .
My printer seems to print much more muted tones than they look on my monitor - so i shall have to have a fiddle with it . Thankfully i like the tones it printed for this one .

Monday, 8 June 2009

quilted card

I have had so much fun this afternoon,making this card . i used the fqb strawberry bundle from nitwits - god i am so in love with all the different designs on that site!
Its a good job they are reasonably priced as i can well see myself buying loads from them .I mounted each element on different thicknesses of foam tape and embossed each from bahind to really give it a feeling of depth . i even went over the stitches with my tracing wheel to make them look real . I am really pleased with this one and dont really want to give it away !
I also used one of the new 8x8 size cards from craftwork cards these are such a good size to work on - another firm favourite

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Toby's Christening

I had been asked to make a Christening card for a little boy . little BOO BEAR is so cute so i thought i would use him The scallop frame is from Craftwork cards it came in my cardmakers survival kit that i got for joining as a gold member !. I cut the little cross from my Wedding solutions cart

Saturday, 6 June 2009


I really love this cute little Tilda so i had to use her for the 3 rd POLKADOODLES CHALLENGE.
I used K and co papers and my cricut to cut the flowers .

Friday, 5 June 2009

Tilda Birthday and a Holy communion

I went back to work after 5 weeks off and had to spend about an hour going through loads of useless emails in our internal mail only intranet site. I had missed so many orders for cards it is unbelievable . i felt so bad that i had let so many people down as these people had nt got a reply from me for their orders. Thankfully they have all forgiven me on condition that i get on and make their cards immediately !
Here are the first couple . i have nt taken pictures of the rest yet so they will have to follow

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

My first Tilda

I ordered some tilda stamps yesterday and they came today !I had to get straight on and make something with it !

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Tilda inspired image

I desperately want some tilda stamps as they are just so cute - but i am rubbish at stamping but
i ve ordered some anyway . I am terribly impatient so i drew my own .
She is loosely based on the Tilda image and what with copyright and such like i would nt want to copy but i think it is fair to say she is inspired by tilda !
I call her Hannnah as she looks a bit like my eldest daughter did about 10 years ago .
I used Accent Essentials to cut the flowers and the flower centres are card candy from craftwork cards . The image is coloured using my whisper pens and a water brush