Sunday, 30 November 2008

Maddys blog

Over on Maddys blog, she is giving us the chance of winning a pair of her amazing earrings she is amazing with fimo!!! Go checkout her blog its amazing,she has just been the guest designer for Dotties World,so we've had her amazing inventions to admire first hand!

Sunday Challenge..

Its Karens turn to set the challenge over in Dotties World. She want you to incorperate a real photoraph, not clipart, an actual photo, it could be of the recipient or not, also must include a Charmed Cards download.
Now!!! I have never,never,never done a scrapbook page, so this was a tough one, but love taking photos so that wasnt a problem!!
This is on 12x12 colossal Christmas pack sheet papers, i chose various complimentary colours and added the fairy from the Christmas Bundle of downloads at Charmed(check out the blinkie)
for the pictures, this was a beautiful morning in the week over my backgarden, which is lucky enough tobe surrounded by fields and water alot of the time as the River Loddon from the Thames likes to show its face in my garden far too regularly!!! This is just after silly o'clock, i call it that as no one apart form silly people are up at that hour, as my son has to catch the bus at 7.30am!! One thing though it means you get to stop and admire the beauty which is right infront of you for free!!!
Make sure you pop over and have a go at the Challenge, as theres a free download if you take part!! So you simply cant loose!!!xxx

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Happy ThanksGiving

I'd like to wish all my American Visitors a very Happy ThanksGiving.xx

Christmas Wishes...

This is a large A4 Card using the fireplace template from Helping Hands Templates.
I used Joanna Sheen paper printed from Victorian Christmas for the backing paper and Paper Cellar embellishments on the mantel piece.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Card making and papercrafts card maker of the year 2008 Competition, cards and stash

This is my winning entry for the Joanna Sheen category of the competiton. I used the wardrobe from Helping Hands templates and the image,backing paper and lace was from Joanna Sheens Dancing with Shadows cd.

And for the Hot off the press category i came 3rd,this is my entry,i used Helping hands templates lantern template and hot off the press paper piazza 6x6 friendship papers for inside the lantern and for the flowers which i punched. The lovely lady is from Crafty individual.

See down the side for the relevant blinkies.
This is my winning stash from Joanna Sheen she sent it soo quickly,had wonderful retail therapy choosing it, i havent heard from Hot off the press yet.xx

Sunday Challenge..Fabulous Flowers

Over on Dotties World its the wonderful Louises turn to set the challenge and she has Chosen flowers.
She wants you to add lots,including a download from Charmed Cards and crafts ofcourse.
I got a bargin wooden Heart it was 99p in a sale!
I used the Dottie and George image from the Christmas Bundle,checkout the blinkie,down the side,I added the colour using Whispers Watercolour pens.

For the poinsettia's i used papercellar red/gold holly leaves, so each leaf is individual, i just curved each leaf and added to the heart with silcone glue, for the finishing touch i added a blob of silicone in the centre of the made up poinsettia and then added gold seed beads to the glue and added dabs around the heart ,using the beads in the sameway. The sentiment is a cute companion un-mounted rubber stamp,stamped directly onto the wooden heart with Black Stazon.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

When Two hearts become one-Brand new template

This is the totally brand new Church Template from Helping Hands Templates, its just in their online site now!
This a large a4 card, i used a cuttlebug folder for the stone effect,i made minture stained glass windows on acetate the designs are on the template,the sentiment is from Joanna Sheens Unmounted rubber stamp wedding set 'Diana' for the words and the heart. The backing paper is from Joanna Sheens Victorian Romance cd also

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Its my turn to set the challenge this week over on Dotties world
My Challenge is:-Fur or Feather.Using a download,i want to see either fur or feather, it could be from Animal Magic, dress up dottie or the reindeer etc,but if you dont have a set with one in, you could just add a feather or make something furry!!but be sure to add a download too.
There are some fantastic cards this week, Maddy the new guest designer has come in with a bang!! Be sure to checkout each designers blog, to get the details of each card.
These are using the panto reindeer & Dottie Robin from the Dottie & George Christmas Bundle,available at Charmed Cards,click on the blinkie

I wrote the word Christmas on 'word' on the pc,formatted the letters & added the reindeer,then printed and added the colour using Whispers watercolour pens.
I printed several images of Dottie in her Robin suit on word,then paper pieced her onto her legs and added layered cut out feather on top, i used swiss dots Cuttlebug folder,with colossal Christmas papers,used snow writer for the snow.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Another competition entry

This is another entry for the Simply Cards and papercrafts competition,im showing all my entries, but am sure i wont br picked. This is using the Fireplace template from Helpng hands templates and the banner is from the Christmas Bundle of Dottie and George available at Charmed cards and crafts.
Check out the blinkies!!xx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Messy Rabbit Card

This Card is made from A4 Cards,joined together,which opens out to the images inside, i added Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Backing paper to the centre of each page. For the fencing I used an xcut die (half price in a sale,bargin!!)fencing,for the images i stamped the images where wanted them to be on the card and then stamped them separately on a piece of card and added colour using my 'desert island product' Whispers Stroke Duo pens, i scribbled on a piece of acetate and used a water brush then added to the image, adding neat pen to areas i wanted more colour,by blending with water brush. The greeting is using Letraset Rub off alphabet. The flowers are from Prima and i used a micron black archival pen for the hand drawn doodle which i highlited with a bronze gel pen. The tassle is from a Crafty Templates kit. Then i added the Cut out image of the messy rabbit,adding colour directly to the card for the extras and grass.

This is the inside of the card,again i added hand drawn doodles hi-lited with a bronze pen, i copied the fallen leaves in the backing paper to extend the picture into the boarder.

The washing line is an extra to the backing paper, i stamped it on to the backing paper,added colour using whispers pens and then stamped again on extra card, aded colour and cut the clothes out then attached to the relevant stamped image on the card.

I added the bubbles straight to the card and hi-lited with blue,extending out of the frame into the boarder again. I again stamped the messy rabbit,soap& ;ady bird directly to the card and added the coloured cut out image on top,the jug and towel were cut out and added to the card, i then added the extra grass around the tub,soap & ladybird

I cut out the brush from the stamps and sewed it to the tree to give a bit of dimension.

Tea bag wreath....

This card made uaing Scruff from Animal Magic the latest collection,which is available from the usually place,Charmed Cards and crafts & designed by the multi talented Louise
I had an email asking how i made the tea bag wreath which is way back in december2007,HERE
i havent got a template and im sure it has been done before but i have done the following tutorial to help,if anyone gets stuck please let me know,please do not add my tutorial anywhere else without asking me.
Firstly you will need 8 sqaures to make this wreath and folded this way, if you dont know how to get to this point it is in my previous tutorial Here.
Take two folded tea bags and turn them over

Keeping one teabag with the 2points on the left. Line the second teabag point to the centre of the first teabag,with the straight edge horizontal along the line inbetween the 2 points,i have added a cross to show you where to lay your next teabag.For this shape,tape is better at it doesnt effect the right side.

Again turn the tea bags so the newly added teabag has the 2 points to the leftContinue,joining the teabags in the same manner,each time making sure the last teabag is at the top with points to the left When you have attached the last teabag to the previous one,simply join it in the same way to the first one in the ring,so you have a circle

Turn the wreath over and i then like to add stickles glitter glue and open the flaps slightly

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


I have been bursting to say,but I cant!!! Not yet, I can on the 24th of November!!
This is a little look at a bit,keep a look out in the December Card Making and PaperCrafts Magazine, out on the 24 November & also Quick Cards made Easy!!!!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Sunday Challenge...Colour me silly!! Juliets

Whoops now for the correct blog,lol, i just posted this on Dotties world sorry about that people!!
This week its Juliets tyrn to set the challenge she said:-

The challenge this week is inspired by fireworks and, as we were limited to one colour last week, this week I want to see LOTS OF COLOURS on your cards - the more the merrier! As usual, you must include one of the Charmed Downloads too, so get those papers out and start creating!!!
This is my take on Juliets challenge, all the images are from the Dottie and George Christmas Bundle and the Conservatory is made using the Green house template from Helping Hands Templates. Checkout the blinkies for the Dottie Downloads and for Helping Hands Template.xx

Saturday, 8 November 2008


I have made this for a my my sister-in-law's Birthday, i used the image and backing papers from the wonderful Joanna Sheen Triple Cd Fashion Boutique,i got this with my new stash from Joanna's online shop. I used semi-gloss photo paper and it gives the satin sucha lovely subtle sheen it looks real !!This is an A5 card.xx

Friday, 7 November 2008

As I had major problem with my internet connection, I unfortunately missed sending my challenge to the lovely Adele,sorry :@, this is the card I made for

Black & White & Colour.

My colour was Gold. I used A CHARITY- OCTAGONAL FRAME from Helping Hands Templates,I stitched strips of beads and black thread around the edge and then used rub off's for the greeting around the Angel which is from the Christmas Bundle,adding gold to her halo,wings,gown and belt. This 'card' has a stand or a wall mount so would make a wonderful Christmas decoration

Thursday, 6 November 2008

News Flash!!!!....

I am so thrilled to announce, that I am now a member of JOANNA SHEENS design team!!
Which means you'll be seeing my creations on Create & Craft,in various magazines advertising Joanna's new cds & products!! To say im pleased is an understatement!!

Christmas Settle

This large a4 card has been made using the Settle/toybox template from Helping Hands Templates. I used the wonderful flocked paper and silver swirls that come in the Lets Get Crafting Papercraft Christmas issue 9 magazine, the papers are gorgeous!!
I added a key onto the top of the seat,which you can just see, as all the pressies are hidden in the box.
This template would work equally aswell made up as a birthday or a birth card,in pink or blue.

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