Saturday, 31 May 2008

And then there were 4 ......

Another lady has joined our Design team over on Dotties World!! Its the ultra talented Juliet,we all know each other from Charmed cards and crafts,checkout the blog for a sneek preview of the fantastic new range of Christmas designs, in the words of Lou 'ITS GONNA BE BIG!!

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Louise does it again!!

Louise our star among stars, has just had her design of the curvy card template launched on WS Designs http://www.wsdesignsonline.co.uk/!!! Watch this lady she is going places!! Im an honured to be associated with this lady by being on her Design team for Dotties World,
Go for it Girl!!!!xxxx

These are some designs made by Loiuse

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Craft Central 'Wings' ATC swap for May

I am hosting the May ATC swap on Craft Central and the theme is 'Wings'
I used two wonderful tildas for these. A Bird in the Hand
A Flight of Fancy

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Boots!!


This card was made using a template from Crafty Templates.
I used my Cropadile to put on the eyelets and added cord for the laces.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Goodies I received today!!


OOh look what the postie bought me this morning, £45 of Hobbycraft Vouchers!! For having my Exploding Box published on the 'Its your shout' page in April's Quick & Crafty Magazine, a sister magazine of Crafts Beautiful!!

Hmmm, I wonder what goodies I can buy, as I believe thye have a half price sale on at the mo!!!

A card for FA cup day!!

This is a fantastic card for Football fans all over, as my son is glued to the TV I thought I would make this card, its using one of the wonderful templates that are available each month from Crafty Templates & items from the Crafty kit to compliment the templates.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Go green with Dottie's world!!


This is a massive jute bag! I thought it would make a fantastic shopping bag as we are all being encouraged not to use carrier bags!! I initially thought my daughter would like it for school, but its sooo big she could fit in it!!

I used a Iron on fabric sheet from Crafty Computer paper,which I added 'sleepy cat' from the new Cat Collection available on Charmed Cards and Crafts,to word and inserted a globe picture from clipart,then formatted the images to suit and added Dottie's world and blog addy on wordart. I added the colour to kitty with Whispers Water colour pens and the fake stitching with a Micron permanent archival pen.

Atleast you wont have to worry about which bag in which shop!!!


And this is the reverse side

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Fantastic New collection of Downloads-The Cat Collection


Wow! go have a look at the new downloads available on charmed Cards and Crafts, designed by Louise Brigden.
The new Collection is The Cat Collection, a wonderful array if different types of cats, Cheeky cats,a dangling kitty they are wonderful. This is just a taster, the deisgns lend themselves to bright New England fabrics, shabby chic or pastel papers,ribbons and flowers,the possibilities are endless!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Paper Piecing Cards

Over on Dotties World its Challenge day and Lou has done a tutorial on paper piecing, as the challenge is make a card using paper piecing to match the backing paper.

These are the example cards I made.



Saturday, 10 May 2008

I've been so lucky!!

I have received some wonderful cards and lots of goodies lately!! Everyone is soo kind!





This Beautiful Card and loads of goodies were from Martine Mcknight, a friend from the Crafts Beautiful Forum,she is now a team member on 'Inspirational' blog,welldone Martine and thankyou soo much for all the goodies!!!
And this gorgeous touchy feely card and goodies I received this morning from Maggie, a fellow Moderator on Crafts Beautiful forum, thankyou maggie for cheering me up the card is wonderful!! and for sending all the lovely goodies!!!
And this beautiful little card was sent to me by MISSY FAMOUS herself, Louise Brigden,Crafts by Louly and Dotties & Georges inventor!! the papers and little birdies are just so sweet! Thankyou Lou

Latest trend!!



I made this cap for my daughter(again!) to wear at school, as she hates the navy school caps & I think A DARK cap in the sun is a bit daft!! I made it the same way as the t-shirts,bit more difficult because of the shape of the cap, but still went on,perfectly! Using again Crafty Computer paper transfer paper & one of their caps too! and the dottie at home download from Charmed cards and crafts.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Shout from the roof tops I got an order sent with in one day!!

Wow!! Crafty Computer Paper(www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk) has surpassed itself, I ordered,more transfer paper and some other goodies which you will see soon!! yesterday!! And it arrived today!!!!
I use their waterslide paper for mugs and for the t-shirts i used their iron on transfer paper, have got for the first time some transfer paper to go on Dark fabrics!
Would like to say a Big thankyou!!for being sucha suberb company and having a superb product!!!

Thursday, 8 May 2008

DOTTIE T-SHIRTS





As its such lovely weather I made some t-shirts.

I used 'funtime Dottie' download for the summertime Dottie T and 'Dottie at home'(see the blinkie) for the Pink T.

Using Iron on transfer paper for light fabrics from CraftyComputor Paper,excellant company,first class delivery times!!
Anyway...

I imported an image onto word and adjusted the image to my desired size,then added the'summertime Dottie' in on WordArt and added colour accordingly.

I then printed the deign onto the transfer paper. Leaving it to dry throughly I then used Whispers Watercolour Pens to add the colour, they work perfectly ,straight onto the transfer paper!!

Cutting around the images and peeling the backing paper off the transfer,using a wax paper sheet ontop between iron and image, I used a hot,dry Iron, best to try a sample piece as the iron has to be hot enough to seal the transfer or else the design wont be water proof and will run when wet or washed,I have the iron on Cotton but with no steam,obviously it depends what fabric you are using too,these are cotton t-shirts,would you believe only 75p from Asda!!!



And these are the finished results!!



Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Welcome Dotties World!!!!

Please welcome the arrival of Dotties World! A brand new blog, invented by louise Brigden the Designer of Dottie and George !
Louise has joined forces with myself Nicola and Karen from Charmed Cards and Crafts ( where the downloads are available!!)
Every Sunday there will be challenges.
Monthly prizes
Every thursday there will be a Customers Card displayed in all it glory.
Designs
Once a week Challenges
Techniques
Tutorials
Inspiration
Exciting Designs to come!!
Pop over and have a look!!!!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Happy Day Recipe!! Stamp challenge



I have made this card for the Crafts Beautiful Challenge 'Food' anything food related, or chefs, shopping etc.

I used dottie at home download and George at work download , available at charmed cards and crafts,click the blinkies,I also used a download backing paper from Crafts Beautiful March 08 for the cake paper, the bookmark(which is the first time i have made one for a card!) was made by using a lovely un-mounted stamp from Stamp Magick in the states, she is so quick with her delivery and as the stamps I buy are un-mounted the postage doesnt cost much. I attached the bookmark to the card with a brad so it can be removed.

FIREMAN GEORGE-YOU LIGHT MY FIRE!!





I TYPED IN FLAME ON CLIP ART AND FOUND THE BACKING PICTURES OF THE FLAMES AND HEART.

I EMBOSSED THE FLAME PIC WITH CUTTLEBUG SCRIPT,ADDED GEORGE TO IT AND LAYERED WITH RED GLITTER CARD.

TYPED AND PRINTED THE SENTIMENT ON WORD AND FINISHED WITH RED METALIC BRADS.

This is another image from Louise's(crafts by louly) wonderful new download George at work,avalable on charmed cards and crafts.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Monday, 5 May 2008

George at work-chef


This is another image from lou's downloads, checkout post below for details or click on a blinkie!!

This is another card for My paperworld #9 sketch challenge

Sunday, 4 May 2008

George at work-Fathers day card/My Paper world Sketch challenge #9 and Cute Card Thursday-Garden Challenge

This card is using the wonderful brand new download from Louise Brigden, available on charmed cards and crafts,see the blinkies all over my blog!!

I made this card for the wonderful blog My Paperworld, sketch challenge #9

And also Cute Card Thursdays lovely blog is running this challenge and my card fits the bill.

This week, a nice easy theme, anything to do with gardens. Could be people gardening, having fun in the garden, a garden scene or perhaps some little animals you might find in the garden.
Make it cute and have loads of fun!


Yeah new George download available!!

Available over on charmed cards and crafts is the very new download from Louise Brigden of George-At Work!!
Fabulous as usual, includes gardening George,Builder,Lollipop man,Techie,Chef,Fireman,Traffic policemen!!
Checkout the download on the site click the blinkie!!!
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Goodluck in your new Job-New Dottie Download,Dottie at work



This is my first card to make from the new dottie downloads-Dottie at Work.

The set is pure genius again!!

I tried to make it look like you were looking through a window at dottie and George with pink hair!!

I cut a circle aperture using my Xcut Shape cutter in the front of the card. The backing paper is a download from Mad About Cards-Occupation set

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