Tuesday 27 March 2012

Easter Card

I fell in love with this botanical daffodil stamp as soon as I set eyes on it, I don't seem to have any Easter stamps for some reason so thought it might be appropriate for an Easter card. It had taken me longer to make the circle sentiment on the computer than to make the rest of the card! the first one I made I stamped the flower in the middle and smudged it and being in tidy mode tonight I had put the punch ,the stamp and the ink pad away so had to get them all out again! doesn't pay to be tidy ........
I'm putting this on a few challenges

Fashionable Stamping -Spring is in the air
Stampman - bingo - green/flowers and swirls
Try In On Tuesday - Easter
Paper and Such - spring or Easter

Monday 26 March 2012

Back In Time

My First card made using Pan Pastels, love how fast can colour a background! stamped a cover a page stamp with versamark and used Pan violet shade to make the resist background. DP is a piece of Debbie Moore paper from a magazine, The Boot's number seven advert is a Inkilicious stamp I got at the Harrogate show and the flower is memorybox die, also one of my new aquisitions ! Made this for the Random Redhead challenge on Gingersnaps, the theme is go back in time to the last century ,I would think this advert would be about 1940 ish going by the lady's clothing.

Gingersnaps Creations Random Redhead Challenge - Last century

Saturday 24 March 2012


Back from Northumberland yesterday after a lovely break, really lucked out with the weather, warm enough to walk on the beach without a coat, blue skies and sunshine !  Its a beautiful county,we love it up there, I have always said if I couldn't live in my lovely Yorkshire I would have to live in Northumberland.  Finally got a little play with some of my new stash and made this card for a family birthday on Monday.The collage stamps are from Designs by TabbyCat and the papers are Debbi Moore's. Somewhere I saw a challenge for "Time" so I'm off to look for it now.

Found the challenge after spending ages getting distracted skipping around various sites !

Crafty Cardmakers - Time 

Sunday 18 March 2012

Harrogate Show

Had a great time at Harrogate Show yesterday, got lots of new "stuff",there was loads of things to look at and ooh and ahh over, some lovely demos, finally gave in and bought some Pan Pastels after seeing Kay from Indigo Blu using them with her flitterglu and flakes, just had a very quick play with them and lurve them! going to need lots more colours .........  Caught up with lots of people haven't seen for a while and came home totally exhausted but ready to create... but we are off to Northumberland tomorrow for a few days so will have to wait until we get home to play. Back soon.

Thursday 15 March 2012

Family Women

Meandering Book !
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This post is in a horrible muddle as I can't get the photos to stay where I put them . Its called a meandering book and thats just what its done,meandered all over the place!  The top photo is the book opened and the third one down is the book closed, I couldn't post it at  all with blogger as it would only let me post one photo.  The lilac in the background is not part of the book, just something I used to take the photos on.  The Gingersnaps Chestnut Challenge theme for Granny's Photo Album gave me the idea for this project. Often in the family tree the woman are not focused on as much as the men as they don't carry on the family name so I thought I would make a little book about them. I am fortunate to have photographs of them all back to my great,great,great Grandmother who was born in 1786, her youngest son was one of the early photographers. I was never lucky enough to know either of my Grandmothers unfortunately.One Grandmother and a Great,Great Grandmother were dressmakers so I like to think thats where my love of  sewing /haberdashery stuff comes from(not that I do any actual sewing these days!) 

Gingersnaps Chestnut Theme - Granny's Photo Album

Sunday 11 March 2012

Buttons and brads

Two posts in one night after a weeks absence !  I have so enjoyed making this card, love all things haberdashery......... I have bought a couple of Debbi Moore's magazines and although there is not a lot of magazine content the papers and the little stamp sets are lovely. Most of this card is made from the papers and stamps with the exception of the dress form which is Girls Paperie and the spotted paper which is out of my scrap box. I'm putting this on a these  challenges

Our Creative Corner           - Tic Tac Toe and the line Brads/buttons/blue
The Stamp Man                  - Vintage
Craftroom Challenge          - Vintage

Spring flowers

I made this card a few days ago for a challenge but since then I have been having a bit of trouble with broadband and gave up trying to do anything !Fingers crossed its working again now. Although I missed the challenge it was made for I found another couple of challenges it might fit

Crazy 4 challenges                         - spring is in the air
Gingerloft challenge                      -  spring
I have no idea what make the stamp is, have had it for years and had forgotten all about it, found it while I was looking for something else. The flowers looked a bit flat although I had tried to shade them, doesn't show up much on here , so I added a bit of glitter to them and covered the vase with glossy accents.

Thursday 1 March 2012

For a child

Gone all cutesy wootsy with this card, love those fat little dimpled legs ! Stamp is a Penny Black cling,papers were free with a magazine,buttons,trim etc all from stash. I have done quite a bit of crafting this week but nothing I can post on here. Anyhow this is for Fashionable Stamping challenge which is Make It For A Child. This will go to one our great grandaughters, I left enough room in the bottom corner to add a name later, luckily all three of them have short names!