Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Card for a friend

One of my friends is celebrating her birthday this week and this is the card I made her,

I decided on an easel card and it was created using,
Rain Anya from the Greeting Farm coloured in with Aquamarkers
Nannas Kitchen paper from DCWV
Nestabilities Label 17
Martha Stuart Flower Punch
Quikcutz tag die
Bling and ribbon from stash

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Craft your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Red, Blue and Green
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Gingerloft challenges - Bows
Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge Blog - Birthday card
Some Odd girl Stamps Challenge - Girly
Fab 'n' funky Challenges - Birthday

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Princess Card for our little Princess,

I made this card for our daughter's 7th birthday, and thankfully she really liked it saying it was her favourite card.

It was created using,
the princess castle from Craft Robo Megastore cut on purple card from the papermill shop
clouds stamp by Hero Arts,
Green card embossed with crafts too dots embossing folder
yellow glitter card
princess embellishments and sentiment from a disney princess die cut pack

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Very Simple Christmas Card

This was a very quick simple and effective Christmas card made by using Asda's snowflake tree ornaments

I just embossed the background with a papermania snowflake folder, stuck the large snowflade on with strong glue and added an appropriate sentiment.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Side Stepper Birthday Card

I really enjoy making side stepper cards and this is one I made for my Mother-In-Laws birthday

It was created using,
Sugar Nellie Gorjuss  Stamp "foxy" coloured in with papermania watercolour pens,
Card from the Papermill shop
Papeer from dovecraft eastern promise paper pack ( I think)
Lace and flowers from stash,

I would like to enter it in to the following challenges,
Freshly Brewed Blog - Anything Goes
My time to craft Challenge - Quick and cute
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge - Anything Goes Birthday Challenge
Craft your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
The Paper Players - Anything Goes
Stamp Challenges - No Digi's and use Pink

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Mum and Dad's Anniversary Card

This was one of the first cards I made when I started card making in January,

As my stash levels were very low then it was created by using random scraps of paper and  the Bigshot Grandad and Angie gave me, the letters are coloured in using chalk and all the embellishments are cut on the bigshot as well,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 25 October 2010

Christmas Glitter Card

I have made this card for the Gemma's current MSE challenge which is Glitter and Bling,

It was created using
Stamped image (not sure what she is called) coloured in with aquamarkers,
DCWV  christmas design paper,
card from the papermill,
hobbycraft snowflake punch ,
Nestabilities label 8,
glitter brought from West point craft show,
Frosted Lace Stickles, sentiment and green beads from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - Celebrations
Allsorts Challenge Blog - spot and stripes
Marks Finest Papers - Die Cut or Punch
Tuesday throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Birthday Card

I made this card for one of the ladies on MSE.

It was created using,
A Sugar Nellie Stamp,  ( but I cannot remember its name) coloured in with Prismacolour pencils,
Laura Ashley papers,
Blue card from the papermill shop
ribbon and bling from stash

I would like to enter it into the following challenge.

I Did It All Creations - anything goes
The Paper Players - Recipe Challenge - one design paper, something punched and a sentiment.
2 sisters challenge blog - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenges - Birthdays

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Tilda Gatefold Card

I made this card for one of my friends little girls, and I had not tried a gate fold card before, I'm pleased with how it turned out and most importantly so was my friends little girl.

It was created using
tilda with basket coloured in with papermania watercolour pens,
card from the Papermill,
2 different  daisy punches to create the flowers,
My |Minds Eye dp ( free from a magazine earlier in the year)
brads and bling from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

The corrosive challenge blog - no white paper
craftalicious challenges - anything goes
I did it creations - girl of my dreams
Charisma Card Challenges - more than one fold
The ABC Challenge - F is for flowers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 15 October 2010

More Milestone Birthday Cards

It seems an age since I last posted on here, life is a bit busy at the moment and I'm not really having time to craft or blog so here is a quick post,  These are another couple of milestone birthday card I have made the are basically the same with just a change in paper and colouring,

For both of them I used,

DCWV retro paper stack ( well they were for children of the 70's)
Its a Man's world Couch Potato stamp,
Craft Robo to cut the large 40's out
papermill brown card
gold peel offs,
and the images were coloured in with aquamarkers and papaermania watercolour markers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Creative Stitches Show Exeter,

Last Saturday Sarah and I ventured north and attended the Creative Stitches and Papercraft show at Exeter's Westpoint arena, it was not as large as the ones at the NEC or Ally Pally, but it did have a lot of craft stalls and it was lovely to see things in person instead of just on a web page, I even met the lady who designed the Hougie Board. I did however get some new stash.

I ended up with ,
4 sugar nellie stamps,
3 sets of ollyfants stamps,
new sizzix clear mats and flourish dies,
2 laura ashley paper pads
one LLB paper pad,
some beautiful glitter and the pots,
a bow maker
2 sets of nesting shapes templates
A messy mat and some tiny scissors

We then ventured down to Trago Mills where I got,

Some more glue,
gilttery paper ribbons,
2 docrafts christmas paper packs
an embossing folder,
a metal ruler and craft knife and My Craft Room lines and waves embossing mat,
we had a good day shopping, just have to find the time to play with the new stash now

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

50th Birthday Stepper Card

It is a year of milestone birthdays for us this year, and today my Auntie turns 50, I wanted to make her something different and finally decided on a Side Stepper Card made with the Hougie Board

I was really pleased with how it turned out and to create it I used,
Nana's Kitchen design paper,
gold mirror card,
pink card from the papermill,
Sarah kay  image coloured in with aquamarkers,
martha stuart flower punch,
large number 50 cut out on the craft robo,
ribbon and sentiment from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Another Smirk Card

I really do enjoy using the Smirk range by Dovecraft, they are just lovely fun characters. This card was made for another MSE members birthday,

The recipe for this card was,

Papermania capsule collection papers in black and white,
Smirk chipboard person,
black and pink card from the Papermill,
3 inch scalloped circle x cut nesting punch,
x cut hearts edging punch and bling from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x
x cut 

Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Quick Birthday Card

I was short on time and needed to make a birthday card this is what I came up with,

To make it I used, 
Smirk chipboard  person, 
A swirly embossing folder, 
Wild rose studio poker dots design paper, 
Martha Stuart flower punch, 
large scalloped circle nesting punch
bling and ribbon from stash, 

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 17 September 2010

Dressing Up Maggie

I love this stamp by Sugar Nellie, it reminds me of my daughter who spends a lot of time dressing up, and can always be found wearing my shoes and slippers around ( and she is always raiding my make up bag), this card was made for one of the ladies on MSE for her birthday.

It was made using ,
Sugar Nellie Dressing up Maggie coloured in with prismacolour pencils,
Papermania capsule collection papers (black and white)
Silver and black card from stash
Martha Stuart flower punch
Rectangle Nestabilities,
ribbon and bling from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Born to Shop Card

This was a birthday card for one of the Ladies over on MSE,  I do love the Born to Shop range they are nice and girly.

To make it I used.
Born to Shop Stamp coloured in with Papermania watercolour pen's
Born to Shop Design Paper,
Claire Curd Happy Birthday stamp,
Bling Pink Card and Ribbon from stash.

thanks for popping by Jo x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Fairy Birthday Card

Over on MSE  it was Dragonllew's birthday. This was the card I made for her,

To make it I used,
Anita's card blank,
Sixxiz embossing folder, 
Anita's fairy decoupage 
gold stickles,
Mica powders mixed with water and sprayed, 
gold ribbon from stash.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges
Fairy Fun Friday - Embossing

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Black and White Challenge Card

Over on Mse Fifi Folle has set us a challenge of making a black and white card, here is my attempt,

 I'm really enjoying doing the side stepper cards at the moment, and I think I have finally got the hang of matting and layering.

I would also like to enter it into the following challenges

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage
Oh La La Creations - Elegant ladies
Daisy Doodles creative challenge - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - S is for Scallops

To make this card I used,
Card from The papermill,
Black hand made paper
Papermania elements paper (the black and white pack
Vintage lady free digital stamp ( sorry i have no idea where from) coloured with prismacolor pencils
silver Mirror card
claire curd happy birthday sentiment stamp,
ribbon and butterflies from stash,
scalloped oval nesties,

I would also like to 

thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 27 August 2010

Red and Green Challenge Card

Over on MSE Artydoll has set a challenge to make a card using red and green, this is mine,

It was made using,
Minton and Co stamp coloured in with Papermania Watercolour markers,
Milton and Co backing paper,
Red and Green card from The Papermill,
Quikcutz tag die
Anitas happy chirstmas stamp
Anita's clear gloss and Glitter, brad and ribbon from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 23 August 2010

My first stepper card,

It seems like ages since I last posted, well it has been really we have just came back from a lovely but hectic week in London, we managed to fit loads in including two days in Legoland, Sightseeing (DS wanted to see all the big versions of the landmarks that are in Legolands mini land) visits to family and a few museums, and lots of walking and taking tubes.

Tower Bridge

Part of St Paul's Cathereal

and Big Ben, even though we all had a lovely time it was nice to come home.

I wanted to attempt to make an Stepper card, after seeing them on other peoples blogs and I have clear instructions on the Hougie board and this is what I came up with. It was very easy to do, the hardest bit was decorating it,

I have used cream card from The Papermill shop, 
DP are from DCWV latte stack, 
Stampin Up two step bird punch, 
Sixxiz Happy Birthday embossing folder, 
Green and Purple ink around the edges, 
Martha Stuart flower punch, 
Ribbon, bling and brads from stash,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Monday, 9 August 2010

Some More Boxes.

I have spent a some time playing with my Hougie Board today, making some different shaped cards, and some more boxes, This one is a copy of the box I won at a Stampin Up party I attended yesterday. It was filled with tealight candles and it was just beautiful,  mine is no where near as good as the one Lynn made but I'm happy with it for a first attempt.

and the inside I have just put some tealight candles inside.

It was made using red cardstock from stash,
papermania chirstmas paper
nestabilitie shaped rectange dies
Anita's christmas stamp set and ribbon,

I also made a couple of 2-4-6-8 gift bags these were so easy to make and very quick to do as well, I really like these bags

I made these using papermania Christmas paper,
Smirk Christmas stamps, coloured in with papermania watercolour markers
Crafts too oval punch
fiskars small hole punch and string from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Boxes and more Boxes,

Today there was a demonstration day at Just Traceys  Dulcie from Wild Rose Studio was leading the demonstration and she was just lovely. The shop was very busy and I met some lovely ladies and of course got more stash.

 My main purchase was this lovely bright green Hougie Board, I had been thinking about getting a score board for a while ( well at least 3 day's) and I'm so glad I did it really is fantastic, making boxes is just so easy here are some I have made in the last hour.

They are a peek - a - boo  which didn't come out as planned but was not bad for a first attempt,
A Milk Carton box,  please excuse the smudged stamping I was impatient about putting it together,
and a mini pizza box which took literally minutes to make, I think the Hougie is going to be a well used bit of kit.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 6 August 2010

A Hedgehog Get Well Card

This is a card I have made for a friends dad he is recovering from an operation, I like this little hedgehog he came free with Papercraft Essentials this month. and my sort of flowers are because its for a male.

It was created using an 5 x 5 inch card blank
DCVW  retro prints paper stack,
DVWV neutrals card stack,
Sizzix tag die
1 inch circle punch
x cut leaf embossing punch
henry the hedgehog stamp ( free with papercraft essentials) coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
alphabet peel off's coloured in with brown permanent markers,
ink it up blue ink
crafts too tree embossing folder and brads from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches
 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - sketch
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - O is for Oval
Paper Cutz Challenge - Use a hedgehog,  monkey, squirrel or skunk
Craftalicious Challenges - make your own flowers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

A New Baby Girl Card

I became an Auntie again this week, my brother and his partner had a baby girl. I had some idea of what I wanted and it has come out completely different, I'm not to keen on the pink borders around the edge though.

This one was created by using a 5 x 5 inch card blank
all paper ribbon and card is from stash
large classic scalloped oval nestabilities
peel offs coloured pink with permanent markers
embellishments from the paper cellar

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Another Christmas Card

This is a variation of a card Sarah taught us to make during a craft class at the children's school,

It is a spinny card ( i think that's what they are called) and the Santa moves along the red strip,

it was made using,
papermania chirstmas paper,
Anita's christmas stamps,  santa is coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
red card from the papermill,
1.5 inch circle punch
2 inch scalloped circle punch and ribbon from stash

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

One of the first card's I made

This is one of the first cards that I made, it was for my sister in law's partner and I really didn't know where to start or what to do and I ended up with this,

I just used various paper and created the shirt by drawing on a piece of green card and adding the details with a black fine liner, the tie is more paper and I added a simple sentiment,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 31 July 2010

My First Christmas card.

I know it's only July but I need to get motivated and make some, I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve but it didn't really turn out as planned,

To make this card I used,
A6 card blank,
Papermania snowflake embossing folder,
Marianne Creatables snowfalke die,
Nellie Sneddon Circle dies,
Silver embossing powder
ink it up silver ink 
Anita's Christmas stamp set and silver card from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Playing with colours

After watching a demonstration with Aquamarkers last week by Kirsty Wiseman , I decided to take the plunge and get some, it has taken me a week to get around to having a play with them, at the moment life is just hectic with the children being home, and Miss S always wants to use my pens, and I'm not to keen on sharing these.

This image has been coloured in using the Aquamarkers, really do get the best of both worlds with them,the finish has a subtle colour, for more in-depth colour I just used the markers straight onto the image.

I have coloured in the same image using Prismacolour pencils, I love the variation you get 
and the richness of colour, that the pencils give. now I just have to make some cards to display them on.

Thanks for popping by Jo

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A card for my Brother.

It was my brother's birthday yesterday and I wanted to make him a card with a bit of a difference, the only problem was that what I had in my mind didn't quite come out as planned. Still he was pleased with it when he opened it.

The supplies are,
Bottle template cut with my craftrobo,
Footballer stamp from Papermania It's a Man's World stamps, coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
Dots embossing folder from Crafts Too
Football hero beer label from Creative Cardmaking magazine
Sentiment and peel off's from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 23 July 2010

Wow two post in one day

It must be the holidays, I have had a nice productive day at home with the children, I got some housework and baking done, cut the grass played with the children and made a card,

It was made using,
My minds eye papers,
plain brown card, ribbon and brads from stash,
lily of the valley stamp (thank you sarah) coloured in with papermania watercolour markers,
smooch pigment inks in green and yellow
Martha Stuart flower punch 
Gold glitter glue on the wings and  the edges are inked with ink it up brown ink.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Creative inspirations - chocolate and mint
Charsima Cardz Challenges - Anything but square
Melejens - Easel card
Paper Sundaes - Make your own flowers

Thanks for popping by Jo x

A very quick alien card,

I decided to try an adaptation of a card made by Helen, it was made very quickly as i was running out of time, and nothing is stuck on straight,

I used a light blue card blank,
stickers from accessorize,
blue and white card stock from the papermill shop
a plain 1 inch square punch from x cut and a happy birthday peel off, and just finished off the edges with a bit of faux stitching with a blue gel pen,

thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 10 July 2010

A Monotone Thank You Card

My husband wanted me to make a thank you card, but not use pink or any girly colours!!!!, I had no idea where to start so I ended up with black and white and some bling

A close up of the thank you sentiment, 


It was made using the following supplies, 

Design Paper unknown, 
Crafts Too dots embossing folder, 
Nellie's eastern eye cutting die,
Quikcuts thank you embossing folder, 
Martha Stuart Flower Punch, 
bling from stash, 

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Girly Card

It is very busy in the run up to the summer holidays, so my crafting time is very limited, but after a very hectic day in work I came upstairs to take five and have a play with some of the new stash I have purchased in the last couple of weeks,

To make this  card I have used,
My Minds Eyes DP free with a magazine this month,
 Green Card stock from The Papermill
Anya Stamp ( kindly stamped by Sarah
Martha Stuart flower punch,
Large scalloped square Nestabilitie
Claire Curd Sentiment Stamps,
Ribbon, Glitter and Bling from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Any one for Anya - Anything Goes
A pocket full of posies - One for the Girls
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Nice and Girly
Crafty Angels - Square, Circle or both
Incy Wincy Designs - punches
Glitterbabe's Challenge - Glitter Bling or both
Friday Sketchers - Sketch

And for the current challenge on MSE which is to try something new, My something new was following a sketch,

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Another Easel Card

I think I am finally getting the hang of easel cards, and I find it easier to use a pre-formed card, fold it in half and then add the top bit of card to make the easel bit.

For this card I have used, 

DCWV latte stack design Paper, 
Retail Therapy Stamps by Papermania coloured in with Prismacolor Pencils, 
Shaped Rectangle Nestabilties, 
Ribbon and Bling from stash.

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sports Day 2010

Last Thursday it was the children's sports day. The day was split into two parts KS1 in the morning and KS2 in the afternoon, with a picnic lunch for everyone at lunchtime,  Here are a few photo's of the children taking part,

Miss S taking part in the sack race

On the obstacle course,

And this was taken shortly after she came 1st in the 100 metre sprint.

Mr A doing the ladder run, 

Taking part in a balancing activity, if only he concentrated that much on his school work,

And showing of his first place sticker after finishing his 100 metre sprint, Unfortunately we had to finish at 2pm just as the rain came so we have no idea which house won overall, but we all had a great time ( both Andy and I came 2nd in the parents races), the children are much faster than us.
Thanks for popping by Jo x

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