Sunday, 28 September 2008

R.I.P Paul Newman.xx

Those blue eyes have finally faded!
One by one they are all leaving us,but my goodness what they leave behind for us to remember them always,God rest his soul!

Dottie's Sunday Challenge

Its Adeles turn over on Dotties world and the challenge is Geometric.

I chose rectangles and Circles. I used an image I havent used before,so goes towards juliets challenge of using images not used before. The image is the Nutcracker from the Christmas Collection of Downloads available from Charmed Cards and Crafts. This a very bold and bright card, I found some wonderfully red red card and bright green card, so they bounce off each other quite well. The sentiments are the sentiment circles from the collecton too,i used basic grey brads.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

At Home for Christmas

This is a Helping Hands Template 'Dolls house'.It is made to the size of an a5 card(a4 in half) There are lots of different pieces with this template, but its worth it in the end,as the result is wonderful!!
For this house i used images from The Christmas collection and a few from the Love & Marriage collection of downloads available at charmed Cards and crafts, click the blinkie and it takes you directly to them.

I added a fireplace using a new Christmas unmounted stamp from cuddly Buddly, I cut off the surround to get the right size. The fencing is ct down also to size and is available from Charmed Cards & Crafts online shop.

Then had fun adding the snow writer all over the front, i love the stuff, its like icing a cake lol!!

The roof and the front sections open to reveal the upper floor or attic and the downstairs. I put the li dots up their for their own bedroom, this are fron the Love & Marriage collection. Downstairs the images are from the Christmas collection
I made the bedroom furniture using brown paper and water colour pens

Friday, 26 September 2008

Time for Blog Candy!!

Over on Linnie Pinks blog you can have the chance of winning a Helping Hands Lantern template, I have made 'Dear to my Heart' amongst others with this template,its fabulous!!
Go take a peek!!

Monday, 22 September 2008

New Template at Helping Hands

This is Helping Hands Brand new Truck Template it was realeased a week ago. It can be made to suit any occasions,little boys would love this! But then I have made a universal Christmas card that would suit young and old alike.

I used the new Christmas Stamps from Cuddly Buddly, the truck has two doors on it trailer which opens to a compartment,the wheels I used are from Arty Farty Designs.

The Truck is mounted onto a card,so it makes a perfect greeting card.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sunday Challenge..Go green

Its Karens turn over on Dotties World and it Go green time,
See how green you can go,sprinkle 3 buttons or brads and a dash of ribbon, a special something 'recycled' This is my card, I used the witch Dottie image from the Halloween Collection and suspended her on a recycled string spiderweb,she is also printed on a brown paper bag and I paper pieced her in all her coloured glory onto it. I added 3 basic grey brads & a tiny bit of ribbon for the tie on her cape. I cut the aperture out of the green glitter card and added backing paper from Hot off the press 'Paper piazza' 'Friendship' 8x8 paper. Brads,Papers and Dottie image all available from Charmed Cards and Crafts

Friday, 19 September 2008

Dear to my Heart

This is one of my entries for the Card Making & Papercrafts Card Maker of the Year 2008 competition. this is for the Hot off the Press Section, you had to make a card using one of their products.
I used 8x8 Friendship papers,paper Piazza available at Charmed Cards and Crafts .I made the flowers using a flower punch and the papers. The Lantern is using using the Helping Hands Lantern Template
The beautiful lady image is from Crafty Individuals

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Sunday challenge

Its Sunday Challenge over on Dotties world again,my where has the week gone! Been busy making lots this week,all will be revealed soon!!
Anyway this week its the amazingly talented Louise's turn and if you enter a link to your card by wednesday you have the chance of being chosen for the guest designer slot for two weeks,the challenges still runs til sunday.
Louises challenge is to incorperate a song or words of a song inyour card.
I used the Christmas download Carol singers image from Charmed cards,the paper is English paper company, to which I added holly and berries using tapestry stamps & versa pad 'alantic' ink.I used sparkly blue crochet cotton to wrap the card,punched out some snowflakes with a punch and added some sparkle by using Stickles glitter glue. Checkout Dotties world for the other Design teams wonderful cards

Thursday, 11 September 2008

A4 Anniversary Card for My Nan and Grandad

A Tale of times gone by!!
Friday saw my Nan and Grandads Wedding Anniversary,73 years!!My Grandad is 93 and my nan 89.
On Joanna sheens Dancing with shadows cd there is an image of a couple riding their bikes,well my Grandad used to ride his bike from Chester-le-street,Newcastle,County Durham to see my nan,when they were courting,for her half day off work when she was in service in Kendal,they used to spend a couple of hours toghether riding their bikes around and then he used to ride all the way back up home! And he still is ultra fit,goes swimming every morning!! This is a large A4 card and I made the box to display the card so the roses dont get squashed.

This a pic of my nan and Grandad bless 'em!!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

G is for Gifts....ABC Challenge

Over on ABC challenge,which last time my fellow dt member for Dottie was guest designer,it is
G....for gift.
I have posted this before but think it fits perectly as they have their gifts all wrapped by the tree in the window.
This is using, for all the images the Chirstmas Collection Downloads from charmed cards and crafts and the window is using the Greenhouse template from Helping Hands Templates.
I hope,now the kids are back at school and nursery to join in more challenges, as had run out of time will the holidays.

A4 Anniversary Card

This is a very large a4 card I made for my Mum and dad I used the most wonderful images and papers fron 'Dancing with Shadows' by Joanna Sheen,the roses were from Madabout cards
The width of the card is a4

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sunday Challenge...AND ALSO

Its my turn over on Dotties World and I have set the challenge...
AND ALSO..........
I would like you to make a card or something using a Download from Charmed Cards and crafts...And also....... include something that can be removed,it could be a tag,bookmark,notelets etc. This card I used my own design
It is folded so when it opens out
It has pockets to put money or gift vouchers in.
I used images from The Christmas Collection over on Charmed cards,the lovely sentiments are 'lil messages' and the lovely patchwork paper is by The English paper company. I used my Cropadile to add the eyelets which secure the pockets,this can also be used to attach ribbon or tags to to close the card.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


This lot is made using Louises brand new 'Halloween collection' available on Charmed cards.
For the trick or treat bag,I used Karen foster paper for the back ground,Snag 'em Imaginsce Clear stamps for the 'Happy Halloween' greeting,also available from Charmed Cards and the delightful group image of all the trick or treaters themselves from the Halloween collection.
For the straw I again used the Halloween downloads,this time using the individual images and re-sizing them on word,then i laminated them and attached to straws,which i picked the co-ordinating colours to match the images

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