Saturday, 31 January 2009

Spring is nearly Here...Just a note

Its my turn to set the challenge over on Dotties World this week,dont laugh but i thought we need cheering up and thinking of all thing new and colourful in Spring,so it thought of..
Spring is nearly Here.....
I want to see shades of yellow and green,including a Charmed Cards Download...... The card i made using the a download from the New 'Back to front Dottie' Downloads,available from charmed,click on the blinkie.
I paper pieced Dotties dress and the daisies,joined the back and the front together then added to the front of the acetate square with pva,so it then goes clear when dry.
The just a note and flowers are from Hot off the press
This is the back of the card,where i have cut a matching aperture so you can see straight through the card to the front image.

Friday, 30 January 2009

On your wedding Day...

This is a large A4 card made using some of the Hot off the press papers from my newly acquired goodies,i used two sheets(i know how could i use my new papers!!)and decoupage a layer of flowers at the bottom,also using the lovely Cross from ArtyFarty,I am a big fan of Caroles templates,this is sucha simple but beautiful template.


When i came first in the Joanna Sheen section of Cardmaker of the year competition,i also came 3rd in the hot off the press section,i have just received my box of goodies,all the way from the States,cost them $37.50 postage!
It was a lovely suprise,as had forgotten about it,there is a pillow packet of ribbons,a very thick scrapbook,brads,8x8 papers,quotes,instant card art pads,blank cards and envelopes,loads of all colour co-ordinating packs...Thankyou Hot of the press

Thursday, 29 January 2009


These beautiful freesia flowers were sent to me by my dear friend Louise, she sent them to cheer me up,but made me cry anyway!
I havent been blogging much as my mum is ill with two forms of cancer this time,having survived Hodgekins lymphoma 9years ago. I am finding it very hard to cling on to what the purpose of life is, my children keep it real.
Louise is a sucha a dear friend and i have never met her, we met through the web and our love of crafting and my goodness she is an amazing talent, thankyou Lou! And thankyou to Linnie, Rita & Margo for your support,i do soo appreciate youxxx

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

18th Birthday-Girl about town

The challenge over on Dotties world is a recipe:-
1 Ribbon
3 buttons
A flower,Handmade( whoops i did 3)
And ofcourse a charmed Cards Download
I used the download from the new collection 'Girl about town' available at charmed Cards.
I cut the numbers after re-sizing on word and then ran through my Big shot using the Swiss dot embossing folder from cuttle bug,also available at charmed.
For the black buttons, i used black shrink plastic with a flower die in my big shot again. The lemon flowers i made using a punch and adding layers of petals,then a pearl embellishment in each one along with the swirls on the card.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Been Havin a play...

I have seen this idea in the January 'making cards magazine' and have been wanting to have a go. I picked the most difficult card to work with lol,shows every mark!
Any way very pleased with the result! It is ideal to beat the Royal mail with the postage to, as it folds down flat to fit in an ordinary size envelope so will be a normal stamp!!!
The embellishments are fro 'Hot off the press' in the wonderful box of goodies i have just received for coming third in their section of Card making and paper crafts Card maker of the year comp, having already come first in the Joanna Sheen Section

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Two more Joanna Sheen Cards

Joanna Sheen has put these cards of mine on the Joanna Sheen Website. The swan card is a large A4 card
This is an a5 card. These are using the images from the new Cottage Gardens cds

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Especially for you...

This is a large A4 card using the new 'Mansion'Template from Helping Hands Templates and the images from Joanna Sheen new Cd Cottage Garden. I added flower soft to the house which carries the colours acroos from the images perfectly!
Inside i used images from both the new cd of Joanna Sheen and the new CD from Helping Hands Templates, i used the snapshot tool on word and shrunk the images down to size then added to the house.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

As seen on TV!!

On Sunday 18th my first sample cards were shown on Create & craft Tv also Ideal World for Joanna Sheens launch of the new Cottage Garden double cd, Nigel,my mate,was also presenting.
These were the one that were shown, as Joaana did 5 demos didnt leave a lot of time for showing samples.
Notelet Set

This is a decoupage a5 card

And this is a large A4 card.

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