Sunday, 15 June 2014

Perfect Patience

I have made this card for a lady, who has spent the last year and a half training me at work.  Last week I passed one of my exams, and have another coming this week.  She knows I make cards, so hoping this goes down well with her.

I was recently at a craft demo day with Ruth Hamilton, and she introduced me to this range, and also gave me some guidance with my promarkers.  Whilst I know it is far from perfect, I can see that I have taken on board what she advised and hopefully I have improved.

Everything I have used on this card comes from The Sontoro London range.  I have used their stamp, papers and flowers to create this card, mixed with a few spare gems, card stock and ribbon.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny's Challenge Blog, Challenge 180, Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop, Challenge 18 Ink It Up
Stamping for the Weekend, Anything Goes

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Grooming Great Lady

A rather significant role model of mine is parting ways with the company I work for and she will be terribly missed.  She has lead and innovated so many of our careers and I just cant quite believe she is going. Nevertheless, I saw this as a great opportunity to make something bespoke for her, as she is quite bespoke herself.

She has a number of Briads at home, and recently has welcomed another young pup into her family. Hopefully she will keep this as a memento of our careers together.

I recently attended a workshop held by Ruth Hamilton at, who, as if by magic inspired me to come back to my blog, and post what I have been working on.  Ruth introduced me to the wonderful papers that I have used for this card and also showed me the technique with the lace on this tag, thanks Ruth.

For this card I used:
A silhouette image of a Briad
A scissor charm 
Pink lace
Embellishment flowers
The Sontoro London A4 paper pack, with background papers, and roses cut out

I would like to enter this card into the anything goes challenge, at Papertake Weekly 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Just a Little Reminder

From my last post you will have seen that I have recently moved house, and I haven't blogged for a very long time.  The main reason, other than time, was that my craft things were packed, but I had been passing my crafting time away with a new craft I've stumbled on called Decopatch.  With my life in boxes I found it very easy to decopatch as it takes very little time and you need very few items.  I have decopatched a Cat, and Home ornament, and a horse.  But it was my sisters birthday, (months ago) and I was strapped for money with the house, so I rang my mum and asked her what she thought of my idea.  My sister works as a receptionist and I was sure that she would be the type of person to have post it notes all over her computer screen and desk, so I came up with this little idea.

I took some basic wooden pegs and decopatched them using, and added my own decorations to them that I thought would be to her taste.  I like this craft as you get to rip up paper and glue haphazardly, there is no need for accuracy or concentration.  Once the glue was dry I used ribbon, buttons and gems in my craft stash and a hot glue gun to secure them to the pegs.
Samples of the pegs
Awaiting their Reminder
Pretty in Pink

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges - Lets get Krafty
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Missing You

I haven't blogged for months, but here is a card I made two weeks ago for one of my friends who is moving away.  This card taught me that I need to get back in the swing of things as I spent way too long making it.  I don't usually make busy cards, however I hope it works well.  She loved the card I hope you like it.
I used bits and pieces I had laying around, as I have just moved house and I haven't had time to get organised yet.  However this this card uses a Gorguss stamp, from Do crafts, and the die is from Spellbinders Nestabilities, Majestic Elements.  The back ground comprises three pieces of paper cut into three squares and I have paper pieced the girls dress.  I dressed up the card with double sided sticky lace, and plain white ribbon, decorated with a pre cut sentiment, Miss you and embellishment flowers.

I'd like to enter this card into:

CRAFT Challenge - Paper piecing
Crafty Creations Challenges - Lets get Krafty
Papertake Weekly - Childs play
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Good bye and Good luck

One of my colleagues is leaving this week, and although I haven't known her that long she does make me laugh.  Obviously that's not the only reason we work together, but nevertheless there will definitely be less laughing when she leaves us.  She is an animal lover with all sorts at home, including donkeys.  This card is designed around her little old lady Mia, who is a 14 years old shitzu. Mia is such a dote, and I knew that she had to be the center piece of the card.  Hope you like the card, and I hope she does too!
For this card I used:
The shitzu digi stamp from Just inked
Craftworks square card 15x15cm
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Twenty Nine
Especially for you, Me to you papers
Silver mirror card stock
Flower embellishments, pink and white
White pearls
Pink Ribbon
Good luck peel off sentiment
Sentiment tag from Especially for you, Me to you paper pack
Paw charm
I'd like to enter it into the follwoing challenges:

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Fairy Fun

This is my second card this weekend, I must be neglecting something or someone.  I have made this for my sisters birthday coming in a couple of months, she isn't aware I have a blogg so no issues with posting it now.  It took quite a while to pull it all together, as I my initial vision didn't quite work out but nevertheless, here we are, hope she likes it.

To make this card I used:

  • Craftworks square card 15cmx15cm
  • Hot Diggity Dog papers by Andrea Jayne
  • Lili of the Valley Stamp, Birthday Fairy
  • K & Company sentiments to go
  • Promarkers
  • Glossy Accents on the Fairy wings 
  • Pink Card Kandi
  • Gingham Blue Ribbon
  • Pink Flower Stock
  • Make and Create Pink Flower Embellishments  
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pretty in Pink

Hey, well it has been some time since I have had a chance to post anything, I have made very few cards of late, and took pictures of even less.  However I sat down last night and used a stencil that I had bought over a year ago but had misplaced.  It was one of those moment where I knew I had bought it however, couldn't place it at all.  But low and behold it was lurking in my ribbon box that I had got round to sorting this week.  I have only ever used this technique once, and was quite impressed with the outcome, and despite my first thoughts its not actually that messy.
I choose the colour scheme Pink, as two of my friends have had baby girls in the last week.  Hope you like the card, I am not sure about the ribbon I have used and its application to the sentiment tag, but it was getting late.

I used the following to achieve this card:

Craftworks cards 15cmx15cm Square
Pink gingham ard
Pearlised white paper
Pink pearls
"With Love" Hartcage rubber stamp company
Flower stencil from
Studio G chalks, pink on the inside petal, red on the outside edge
Make and create pink and red ribbon set
Kars corner punch

I paper pieced the flower from the stencil with the Gingham and pearlised card and chalked it appropriatly, and inserted the ribbon in between to become a feature in the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Anything goes Challenge  - Handmade Backgrounds
Charisma Cardz  - Here comes the summer
Cute Card Thursday- Tie it up
Deep Ocean Challenge  - Ribbons and or lace
Papertake Weekly - Paper Piecing