Sunday, 11 December 2011

Xmas cards

Here are a couple of xmas cards made my favourite is the white deer and snow both are die's. Ive then cut out around them and created the image behind acetate with distress inks.

The second card i really like the tree stamp and will experiment a bit more to make the card better.  Its stamped in brown momento and then coloured using copics and the background in distress inks.

Scrapbook sisters card challenge

its been a while since I blogged and today I got round to making some xmas cards - a grand total of 3!!  One of which was for scrapbooksisters card challenge this week which is a sketch.  The stamp is a sugar nellie stamp coloured in copics mounted on red snowflake cards.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Scrapbook sisters scrapbook page challenge

Scrapbook sisters scrapbook page this month is anything goes.

this is the page I made from pieces of paper from a class together with some ribbons, flowers and buttons.

I used some old peel of swirls as a stencil then sprayed the white card with a blue perfect pearls and water mix unfortunately its not very obvious!

Scrapbook sisters card challenge

Its been a couple of weeks since I made a card for the scrapbook sisters card challenge so thought I better make one this week.

I also don't normally make large cards but this one is 8 x 8.  I decided to use a picture I had created with stamps and distress inks last week and as the theme was fairytale I used a sheet of my 8 x 8 one upon a time papers to cover the card

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Card Challenge

This card is made for the scrapbook sisters challenge  "silhouette":  The image is stamped and then coloured using distress inks.

The design of the card is using the sketch from Card patterns so will also be entered into their challenge also:

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Card for Challenge

This card is using the card patterns sketch 126 and is also for the scrapbook sisters challenge this week - happy birthday.

The image is stamped and cut out using nestability die then mounted onto the larger die which is embossed.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Card Challenge

I have never made a card from a sketch before, but after doing some googling this afternoon I came across a blog with card sketches on:, so I used their sketch to make this card.  I will enter into their challenge as well as scrapbook sisters challenge which this week is "thank you".

The image is stamped onto white card stock then onto pink spotty paper which has then been cut out and siliconed over her top to make it raised.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Card Challenge

This is the card for this weeks challenge at Scrapbook sisters - "Just for Teacher" The image has been stamped and coloured using copics the tag of the muffin is a gorjuss girls tag. The shield is a nestabilities thats been die cut out then embossed.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


This is the first time for a while that I have blogged on general craft rather than the cards/pages i've made for the scrapbooksisters challenges. Anyway today has been quiet a productive day and after doing the challenge card I continued to use my distress inks to make an image of a sun rise that we saw when we were in South Africa.

I then decided to get my altered art book out which I have recently been experimenting with at Julie's classes. Anyway did some more work to one of the images in the book of betty boop that I put in it a while ago.

Scrapbook sisters challenge

The challenge this week is summer fun. I made this card after going to the stamping/inks class at the weekend. the image is made from masking and using distress inks to create the view. Hopefully its obvious that the image is of a beach and the sea!

I have then used a stamp that has been masked before inking so that I only have the one sail boat - the stamp has loads of boats. the boat is then coloured using copics

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Scrapbook Challenge

This months scrapbook page challenge at scrapbook sisters is Men.

My page is an image of Rob in Malta (one of my favourite pics :)). The blue paper is mounted onto brown card that has been distressed with stormy skies. The circle is from a piece of 8 x 8 paper stock that has been paper distressed.

The dream is a Tim Holtz die cut that I have used as a stencil on the paper as well as on the card the photo is mounted on.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Anything goes challenge

This is the card I am entering into the card challenge at scrapbook sisters - anything goes (its the card I made for bunting and banners) but it didn't get entered for the challenge. Anyway I stamped both the tea party image and bunting.

The bunting is coloured with copics and cut out the tea party image is distressed with vintage photo.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Card Challenge

This weeks card challenge at scrapbook sisters was an english country garden, I decided to stamp one of my sugar nellie stamps coloured in copics markers and mounted onto pink cardworks papers.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

This is me card for this weeks card Challenge - Men. I have used my distress inks to stamp the image then my copics to colour. Ive then split the image into three like a canvas and mounted on black and gold.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Challenge card

i've totally lost track of the number for the card challenge at scrapbook sisters but this week it is row, row, row your boat.

This is the card I made although not rowing boats. I used distress inks on my matt, then stamped image mounted the image onto blue paper and punched the edges.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Scrapbook Challenge

Scrapbook sisters scrapbook challenge this month this month is flags and bannersall most of the papers are from the rockstar pad I've punched aroung the edge and then mounted onto black. The photo is from prague. x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

card challenge

This is the card I made for a friends wedding this week as well as the card challenge for scrapbook sisters which was black and white. The image is stamped with momento, i've used a nestability to cut out the image and a slightly larger shape which has been embossed then had a pearlescent white chalk over the top.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

card challenge

This weeks card challenge is called birds and the bird cage is us stamped as is the wording. The papers are papermania.

Monday, 9 May 2011

card challenge

This weeks challenge at scrapbook sisters was a recipe: 2 ribbons, 1 brad and 1 flower. At the weekend I went to the crop and one the raffle!! Got lots of nice goodies including the stamp of the gorguss girl.

The two ribbons are the purple velvet ribbon down the side and the black ribbon with gorguss and hearts the brad is in the centre of the the flower which has been distressed on the edges.

Monday, 2 May 2011

card challenge

This is my card for the Scrapbook Sisters challenge 'distressed'.

The stamp is a new one of tatty bear - really nice stamps. All card, paper and flowers have been distressed with either tumbled glass or pumice stone also with a paper distresser.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

scrapbook page

This months scrapbook challenge is Wedding.

For this challenge I chose to scrap one of our wedding photos.

I chose lilac as this was the colour of our bridesmaid etc. As we are kissing in the photo the journalling tag has a definition of kissing on it. The Celtic stamp was the one I used to make all our wedding invitations and is stamped in versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

card for challenge

This is me card for scrapbook sisters card challenge this week which is buttons. I was fortunate that I finished it as every punch I used jammed and I kept dropping stuff - not a good day for crafting!!

Anyway the image was stamped in brown momento and coloured with copics the buttons are put on a button punch I have.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge

The challenge this week at Scrapbook Sisters is wedding/anniversary.

I bought some new nestabilities this week so i've used them for this card.

The image is stamped and coloured in copics then cut out with the nestabilities - as is the corner and red border down the side.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Scrapbook Sisters card Challenge no. 30

This is the card I made for scrapbook sisters no. 3o challenge "yellow" this week.

The stamp is new but matches the girl with umbrella that I was stamping loads a while ago. Anyway, she's stamped in brown momento and coloured with copics.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge this week

I have been considering my card making of late and am now convinced that something is lacking from most of the cards i've made for the challenges. Anyway i've made another one that I think needs something else.

Didn't know I had the tulip stamps until I looked through for my stamps! anyway as normal they are stamped with momentos and coloured in copics then through the cuttlebug and distressed with vintage photo distress ink.

I then stamped ivy round the card (after covering it with yellow paper

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Anything goes challenge

This is my card for this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters which is anything goes. I am currently away from home but bought some craft stuff with me in order to do the challenge!! This is the first time I have bought craft stuff on holiday with me :).

Anyway the stamp is one I purchased recently at the stitch and craft exhibition at olympia. I coloured her in copics then cut out using nestabilities. I then stamped a swirly stamp (technical term ;)) down the edges of my cardpunched the edge of the background paper and then put it together with ribbon flowers and buttons.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spring Flowers Challenge

I've lost count of the number for this challenge, however, this is this weeks card challenge at scrapbook sisters - spring flowers. I spent nearly all day today on my scrapbook page so I wanted to make a quiet easy card and came up with this. each of the flowers is made from two colours of pearlescent paper and two sizes of punches. Think this is the first card I have made that doesn't have a stamped image on it. The pink ribbon has been heated to make it ruffle (one of Gayle's techniques).

Scrapbook Challenge no. 1

Scrapbook sisters have started a monthly scrapbook chalenge. Their first one is "framed" and here is my page.

I believe this is the first page I have created on my own with my own papers rather than using ones from class. The 3 photos are taken in South Africa - we were in Kruger national park where generally you weren't allowed out of the car unless you were in specified areas - in the middle of a bridge or the occassional are overlooking rivers. We got out here and was looking at the view when we turned back to look at the front of the tree there were a number of monkeys in the tree. They all started getting out and coming towards us so we swiftly retreated to the car where the monkeys then posed for us.

Anyway back to the page the frames are made from nestabilities the punches are the new woodware edger with a brown ribbon. The circles were cut out on the cricut, the green one is embossed and then distressed.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Challenge 26 - easter animals

Here's my card for Scrapbook sisters challenge no. 26 - easter animals.

The ducks were one of my very fist stamps and as I stamped bunnies last week thought I would stamp the ducks today.

As normal the image is coloured in copics, i've cut it out using nestabilities and then the larger shield in green which has been embossed and distressed.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Spring Challenge

The challenge at Scrapbook sisters this week is Spring and this is the card I created for it :). The stamp is one i've had for some time. The stamp has four rabbits on it but I have only stamped two.

I've then coloured in copics and mounted on a yellowish pearlescent card. the papers are distressed with either green on yellow and then green and yellow flowers and gems.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Challenge 24 - Lace and pearls

This is for the Scrapbooksisters challenge lace and pearls.

The image is a rubber stamp that was first used in one of Gayle's class a while ago!

The red punched lattice is an ek success punch the image is coloured with copivs and has a red pearl on her scarf and a black one her clutch bag. The lace is the black lace down the side of the image.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Busy Busy

i've had a productive day today! and this is my third post!! Here are some images of a few of the stamps I have bought this week. Hubby gave me some money for my birthday so thought I would spend on crafting bits and bobs :)

Inevitably I bought a couple of things that I thought were a good idea at the time but once home wondered what I was thinking! The first one being sepia coloured glossy accents!! The second which I have changed my mind about again is the "keep calm and carry on" stamp. the three stamped images have all been distressed :)

the card is with the poppies is as normal coloured with copics markers.

Altered Art

At the altered art class on Thursday we were using canvases. For this canvas I painted it on gold covering the left side with card stamped with harlequin pattern, then covered in a gold wash. The swirls are stamped with black acrylic.

The pics are stamped images - onto card and distressed the stamp of the patisserie reminds me of a lovely old fashioned shop we found in Prague and the other stamp is of the clock tower in Prague.

The wording is stamped direct onto the canvas and says "life is not a matter of milestones but a matter of moments".

Challenge 23

This is the card I made for this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters - Baby Baby. I have made very few baby cards although this year I will need to make at least 3!!

Anyway the image is a forever friends stamp which i've stamped in memento's then coloured with copics markers.

the image is then cut out on the cuttlebug using nestabilities circles. I decided on yellow as it can then be used for either sex.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Card challenge 22

Card challenge 22 at Scrapbook Sisters my valentine. this is the card I made.

The bear is a stamp. I've had the bear coloured, cut out and decoupaged for some time.

I decided on an easel card as it makes a change :)

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge

This weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters was Red Red Red. This is the card I've made. The girl is stamped and coloured her dress is then covered with glossy accents. She is then layered onto gold.

I've also used the woodware craft edger with the heart cartidge for the border on the left.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Card challenge

Hi this is my card for the scrapbook sisters card challenge I made over the weekend nearly forgot to post it!

Again pretty much like most other cards I've used nestabilities for the shield shape, stamped the image in momentos and coloured it in with copics markers.

With a butterfly added for the challenge :)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

altered art

Thursday evening I went to an altered art class at scrapbook sisters. This is the image i did in class.

This second image is one I didn't get round to doing in class so did it this afternoon after buying a few supplies :).

its painted in acrylic paint with a few touches of copics markers.

Scrapbook sisters Challenge

Scrapbook sisters challenge this month is thank you and here is my card. The girl is sugar nellie i've stamped her the cut around her legs then used a nestabilities die to cut out the shape. I then stamped behind the image and backing papers with leaf swirly stamp.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge

This card is for the challenge at Scrapbook Sisters - Hearts Desire.

I used new stamps of a chocolatier shop it's a darkroom door stamp featuring in this month's craft stamper just had to buy it when I saw it!!

Anyway I stamped it and distressed it with vintage photo used the stamp with the wording from forest gump" life is like a box of chocolates...". I then bunched the edge of the card blank brown and pink card and layered them all.

Gold paper is embossed with a cuttlebug fold.

The hearts are a nestalbilities die which I have been waiting ages to use!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Scrapbook sisters challenge

Here's my card for challenge 17 at Scrapbook sisters - Anything Goes and its back to Sugar Nellie for this one!

Again she is coloured in copics her wings are glittered with glamour dust she is then layer onto a piece of 'once upon a time' paper which is punched using an ek success stamp then layered onto pink and blue.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Challenge 16.

Hope everyone had a great xmas and new year.

This is my card for it's a mans world scrapbook sisters card challenge.

Image is stamped and coloured using copics markers.

All the best for 2011 x