Monday, 27 February 2012

The Creative Bunting

I wanted something to bring some colour to the plain white wall above my desk in my loft space, So when xcut brought out their bunting dies I created this bunting to coordinate with the summer wreath I made earlier in the year.

The papers are Ohh la la from My minds Eye I think, and I have also used
Xcut Bunting Dies, scalloped and plain,
Martha Stuart flower and butterfly  punch,
daisy Punch, and Heart Punch,
Xcut Bunting Dies,
X cut leaf punch,
The Letters and the fern leaves were cut on the craft robo and the bling is from stash,

and here it is with the summer wreath I made in the same paper, it certainly brings some colour to the plain white wall,

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Flying Above It All Card

I made this card for my friend Karen, and I wanted something a bit zingy for her,

To create the card I used,
Gorjuss Girls Flying above it all stamp, coloured in with specrtum noir pens,
Nellies Multi Flower die,
The flowers and leaves were cut on the craft robo,
the paper is a making memories pack I think,
modern label punch by stamping up and the bling is from my stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Just some Lines - Girly Girl
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Bright and Bold
Crafty Catz weekly Challenge - Something beginning with B mine is Bird and Bling
Crop Stop - Include at least 3 flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

The 10th Birthday Card

Our son turned 10 last week, and I can tell you the time has just flown by so fast, it does not seem that long ago he was a baby, and now he is in double figures, (that's what he keeps telling me ) this is the card I made for his big day.

It was created using,
A Saturated Canary digital image, coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
DCWV retro paper stack
The stars were cut on my craft robo
The happy birthday sentiment was a digital freebie but I cannot remember where from, it is cut using a 1.5 inch circular punch,

I would like to enter in into the following challenges,
CES Challenges - spots and dots
Crazy 4 challenges - stripes and polka dots
Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday
Wags n Whiskers Stamps - Masculine Birthday
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Birthday,

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Friday, 17 February 2012

A Little Bit of Hooky

I have recently discovered the joy of  Crochet, and I have to say I love it, I find is so relaxing to do, and it is something I can finally do unlike knitting, ( which is sad I come from a family of  very good knitters I think the gene missed me).
With this week being half term I had some time on my hands and wanted to finally discover how to do Granny Squares, I found this great tutorial and set out to make a huge granny square blanket,just  like the one I had when I was younger.

This is it so far and I'm so pleased with how it's coming out at the moment it is about the size of a large cushion, Once it is finished it is going to live in my loft on the back of my chair in case I get cold,

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Husband's Card

This is the card I made my husband for his 40th birthday, It is an image I love and is nothing like hubby honestly.

Supplies are,
Gus digital stamp and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured in with spectrum noir pens,
The Paper is from DCWV retro stack,
the 40 sentiment is a freebie from Netty and the buttons and husband stamp are from stash,

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,
Flying's MSE Challenge - make a card for a male
Creative Card Crew - Masculine,, 
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Celebrations
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog - Masculine
Hotshot Crafts - for the boys

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Another 40th Birthday Card

This is another 40th birthday card that I have made, this one is for my friend Lea, 

Supplies are, 

Greeting Farm Anya Stamp, coloured in with Prismacolour pencils
Latte paper matt stack from DCWV
Scalloped and plain oval nestabilities, 
Triple heart punch
Pins are normal sewing pins,
swirl embossing folder,
Sentiment a freebie from the fabulous Netty
and ribbon and bling are from stash.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges, 

Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes, 
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Lets Get Girly 

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Distressed Card

I have recently purchased some Tim Holtz stamps, They are ideal for men's cards and I just love the old styling of them, This is the first card I have made with them,

I have used kraft card and a mixture of different Tim Holtz stamps to make the background ,
I stamped the car on a different bit of card and stuck it on foam squares to give it a bit of definition,
then just added  some Tim Holtz tickets a button and a sentiment to finish it off.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges,

Craft your Passion Blog - Anything Goes and no patterned paper,
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Make it a Guy Thing 
Challenge Up Your Life - Tone on Tone Monochrome
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Vintage

Thanks for popping by Jo x

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Anniversary Card

My Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary has just passed and this is the card I made for them,

I have used a fantastic image from Bugaboo Stamps coloured in with Spectrum Noir Pens,
The paper is from a paper mania pack, which has been matted onto plain red card,
I have used a tiny heart punch for the gold hearts and the ribbon is from stash,
and the sentiment is set on a stampin up modern word window punch,

I would like to enter it into  the following challenges,

Ali B's Card Challenge MSE,
Fresh Brewed Blog - Love,
DYSU Challenge |Blog - Anything Goes,
Rainbow Lady Challenge Blog- wear something red

Thanks for popping by Jo xx

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