Wednesday 30 June 2010

Beside the Sea

This tag is not for anything in particular, just enjoyed making it with these new stamps from Artistic Outpost The boats are from a stamp from Butterfly Kisses.

Tuesday 29 June 2010


This is the first time I have made a "skinny" which I understand is 3"x5", not the easiest of sizes to work on ! Something Completely different challenge is for Flora and Fauna, hope the butterflies count as Fauna ! The seedframe and little girl are Artistic Outpost Stamps,butterfly and flower are ISC.(now I have put it on my blog I think I should have cropped the background ,the black is just a piece of card I use in the scanner so it picks up the edges )

Monday 28 June 2010


Here is a card I made for one of our grandaughters. she loves everything pink and "girly" As its pink and brown thought I would also enter it for the One Stop Craft Challenge The background paper looks more lilac on here but it is really pink. I had not intended putting the bows and pearls across the bottom of the card but wouldn't you know ? I caught the edge of the birthday stamp and made two marks, tried to rub it off and made it worse so had to cover them up with something! should know better than to stamp direct onto an almost finished card but I never learn !!!

Friday 25 June 2010


Tag your It asked for a handmade ribbon embellishment this week, easy I thought, duh!
made a flower, looked rubbish, tried to make a fancy bow, kept coming undone, ended up with a simple double bow and a button !

Love letters

A quick tag for Tag Tuesday which this week is postage. I did get out my collection of postage stamps but I was reluctant to actually stick some of the prettiest ones on a tag and while I was searching about for an image to use I came across these faux postage which I downloaded ages ago from Go Print Something .

Tony's card

A birthday card for our son-in-law who's birthday is tomorrow (actually its today as its well after midnight ! ) Made with the ever lovely Graphic 45 papers. His birthday is the same day as my Mother's, she has been gone from us for thirty years but we still remember her as if it was yesterday and still miss her very much.

Monday 21 June 2010

Cornish Heritage stamp

I love this stamp by Cornish Heritage as I have the picture by Harrison Fisher, its been around since I was a child(long time !) I don't get to use it very often as I don't have anyone who is interested in horses other than me. This card is for a friend who is 86 today and up to a couple of years ago she was still doing a day a week as a volunteer for riding for the disabled. She has had a life long love of horses started riding as a child , worked for a famous racehorse trainer and loved to visit the yards when ever she got a chance. I hope she likes this card.

Friday 18 June 2010


I've struggled with Tag Your It challenge this week as it asks for a tag created in the style of someone who inspires you. I cannot choose one person as I am influenced by so many different people. Yes, I love Tim Holtz ( who doesn't ?) I am filled with admiration for Louise of KardKrazy and Jacqueline of My Scrap Basket but there are also numerous other people who I take inspiration from. Eventually I decided to go with my favourite stamp company which is Artistic Outpost, I love their stamps and the fact they come in sets,plus most of the sets also interact with each other. I love the card gallery on their site, full of fantastic samples and they have a fabulous design team who all have great blogs too !

Thursday 17 June 2010

Life's a beach

Think the sun has gone to my head ,I have visions of sitting in a deckchair with a nice cold drink in my hand, instead I am melting over my computer having a second try at posting this card for Sentiment Sunday challenge which is Summertime !

Best friends

A very quick, simple tag for Kard Krazy tag challenge this week. The challenge is for a man tag, I did make another tag but when I came to put it on my blog I realised I had almost copied Louise's tag ! (nowhere near as nice of course) I love this stamp of the three guys, it really does not need anything else much with it. I wish I was looking out on the ocean with them, its so hot here today I had to give up on the gardening and come inside. We are never happy with our weather here its always too hot or too cold or raining !

Wednesday 16 June 2010

vintage bookmark

Challenge on Tuesday Taggers is for a Vintage Bookmark, right up my street ! I love all things vintage.The ladies are from Graphic 45 paper and the other bits out of my box of bits and pieces.

Sunday 13 June 2010


made this card for a couple of challenges. First one is Tuesday Taggers which is all that blooms (I think? )The second one is a new challenge "Anything Goes" which asked for pink&cream,lace and pearls. Have'nt used this stamp for ages.seem to be digging out a lot of old stamps recently even though I have new ones as yet unused!

Thursday 10 June 2010

sewing notions

I started to make this tag for Tag Your It challenge which is "needle and thread "but as it progressed I realised it also fitted Tag Tuesday's "favourite things" challenge". I don't usually enter things for more than one challenge but am doing so this once.
For Tag Tuesday this is the list of my favourites"
1. Stamping !
2. Sewing themes (don't do the real thing anymore)
3. Fashion
4. Buttons ( I,m a button junkie !)
5. Distress ink backgrounds
6. Collage (think I could class it as that ?)
7. Tag (of course !)
8. Ric Rac braid (I have it in every colour I think )

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Bird has wings

Just made this card for Sentimental Sunday, the challenge is to use new stash. I have used new Tim Holtz alteration dies for the bird and flowers.The sentiment is a freebie from Raindrop Echo designs.

Sunday 6 June 2010


Here is my card for Ready,Steady,Stamp challenge. material is the little swatch of different fabrics attached with pin. Couldn,t think of a fashion theme punched item so just used punched circles for the caption.

Saturday 5 June 2010


This is my card for Tuesday Taggers, this week is "Touchy,Feely, textures" Paper is sprayed with moonglow inks, then embossed with diamonds in the rough embossing folder, edges distressed etc. The birdcage is embossed with copper ands verdigris utee. The bird is cut from black velvet. All stamps are Paper artsy.The stamping is a bit hit and miss but think it adds to the textured feel (thats my excuse and I,m sticking to it ! )There is a prize from Tanda Stamps for one lucky entrant !

Friday 4 June 2010


A quick tag for Tag Tuesday ,this week the call is for "Music". Coloured the tag with distress inks , the violin stamp is from The Stampman music sheet. I spent forever looking for the music ribbon which I had in my head was white,as it was in the tin with the black ribbons it was some time before I found it ! Bit of torn music from an old music book.

Birthday card

Had a friend over today and we spent some time supposed to be making cards but a lot more time chatting! I did manage to finish this card which is for a third birthday girl ! Having looked at it again I think it needs something in the middle of the flowers to finish them off.The stamp is Penny Black and the cute papers are Papermania "Honey and Hugs"

Tuesday 1 June 2010


Sunday Sentiment challenge this week is Thankful. The sentiment on my card is one of their freebies which they generously give every week. Stamp is Stamps Happen. Die cut butterfly (lovely but have to pick out all the bits with a pin after using it !)