Friday, 30 December 2011

Cupid in a Teacup

Hello to all, here I am again with a new card.  This card features the beautiful image 
 Teacup Fairy by Mo Manning and I think it lends itself wonderfully to making a lovely Valentine Card.

This really is one of my favourite images and I have used my ProMarker and FlexMarker pens to colour and have highlighted with glitter.  I have used my new Martha Stewart punch to decorate the edge of the card, also new sparkle ribbon and lace all kindly provided by   
 Mr S Claus.
  I am a bit into making Enveloboxes at the moment as they look so good and are so easy to make.  I use the Envelobox Board from Crafters Companion.  Matching paper and a 3D embellishment have been used on the front of the box.

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges :)

A closer view of the colouring of the beautiful cute image.  I have mounted the image on a shaped die cut panel and the backing paper used is Webster's Pages.  I have been planning to combine this paper with the image for a while.  The heart images reflect the inspiration provided by Some Odd Girl's challenge.  I have had these for a while now, I think they are from K & Co and they have been so useful.  Definitely a favourite.  The charm is from Bo Bunny and is lovely and the butterfly is wooden, from Kaiser craft and I have coloured and glittered this.  Pearls and roses are from my stash.  The flourishes are Dies to Die for and are another favourite.

Featuring the Websters Pages paper which is gorgeous.  I think that the card looks a bit shabby chic and this is due to the paper used.   I have also decorated with some hearts and there is a panel to record a Special Valentines Greeting.

The front of the box with matching paper and 3D foiled embellishment. 

Thank you for reading this post.  I hope you like the card.  I had lots of fun making this.  

Sending Warmest Wishes to all,


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Celebration Fairy Birthday Card

Happy Day to everyone. This is my first post Christmas card and I have so enjoyed making it.  I have had a real problem with my blog over the last week or so and have had shrinking of both the header and background on my blog. 

The image for the card is Born of Blossoms Fairy from a Day for Daisies and this has been coloured using Pro Marker and Flex Marker pens and detailed with Stickles glitter.
A variety of cutting dies have been used to frame the image and to add detail.  The Sweetheart Frame from Cheery Lynn Designs has been used round the image and is coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink and glittered.  The butterfly is Small  Lace Faerie Queen from Cheery Lynn Designs and I have made the little roses using a Cheery Lynn Design Die.  The flourish is from Dies to Die For.  The ribbons are from the Ribbon Girl -Vintage Seam Binding and the lace and shiny ribbon is from my stash. The card measures just under 6" x 6".  I have made the Envelobox to fit the card and have decorated with lovely HOTP matching paper and some die cut elements.

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenge:

A closer look at the sweet image and the lovely die cuts which are a joy to work with.   The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

A side view of the card showing the matching inside with die cut panel and decorated Envelobox.

The inside of the card has been decorated with HOTP matching paper.  This page features the Sweetheart Frame from Cheery Lynn Designs which I have coloured on inside hearts only and glittered centres of hearts.

This is the matching Envelobox which has some die cut embellishments and HOTP paper to match card.

I hope you like this card.  I am hoping to make more this week as it is my passion and joy.  Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

Sending Warmest Wishes to All.


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Animal Print Shoe Box

Sending warmest wishes to all on this very chilly Sunday afternoon.  I have been very naughty and neglected my blog recently as I have been concentrating on getting the family Christmas organised.  I think I am almost there and am now just waiting for last minute pressies and shoping to arrive and on to the big day.  I do enjoy the lead up to Christmas.

I am not posting a card today but a box.  This is the next project in my paper shoe obsession.  I have visited many fabulous sites and seen some wonderful shoe projects recently by searching via Goggle on paper shoe images.  There are very creative crafters out there. 

This project has been to make a box to hold a necklace which I bought for my elder daughters Christmas.  Two of her favourite things are shoes and animal print (fake fun fur).  So the shoe above was created to fill this criteria.

I would like to enter this box in the following Challenges:

The box top was made from a sheet of foiled Kanban paper and I have used foiled swirl die cuts on the box and on the shoe.  The wonderful shoe template is from Chocolate Baroque and can be found here.  The animal print card was in my stash and I have used mirror card - gold for  the lining of the shoe.  The underneath of the shoe is made from red mirror card.  I have used lovely beads for the heel and these are held together with thin metal wire.  The flowers are all Spellbinder Rose die cuts made from plain white paper and coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks and glittered.  I have used a wonderful rich gold ribbon and feathers, lace, embellishments and pins from my stash.  I really hope my daughter likes the finished product.

Showing closer detail of front of shoe.

Showing the die cut vintage stained roses and other embellishments.  I love the colour tones on this shoe.  The central embellishment is a wonderful charm.

A view of the other side of the shoe showing swirl and lace details.

Thank you so much for reading this post.  I really hope you like my shoe.  I will hopefully be back later in the week with further posting but in case time disappears, as it tends to do.  Let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your interest in my work in 2011 and to wish you a            Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and All the Best for 2012.


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Fabulous Festive Shoe Card

Hello and Happy Day to everyone.  Today's card features a template from Chocolate Baroque which I have made into a Christmas Shoe and this card will be for my Mum.  There will be extra personal decoration added to the card for Mum and I am only showing the outside image.

I am a bit obsessed by these fabulous little shoes and if you visit regularly you will see my future efforts. 

I have used paper form my stash to make the backing for the shoe and the shoe itself is made from the template found above and fabulous Christmas papers from my stash which I have added glitter stars to and added embellishments from The Ribbon Girl.   Pins, bling, flowers, ribbon and lace are from my stash.  I have reduced the size of the shoe template to fit a 6" x 6" card and it is delightfully delicious to work with.  I spent hours choosing papers and decoration.  Far to much fun.

Another view of the card 'cause I love it.  I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges.

This card features two of my most favourite things, Christmas and Shoes, what more can a girl ask for.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and I hope you like this card.  This is probably the last Christmas Card I will be listing this year but will be back shortly with some new projects - probably shoe related.  Sending Warmest Wishes to you all.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Teen Fairy Pia with lots of Sparkle and Embellishment

Season's Greetings to everyone.  Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  I think I enjoy the build up as much as the day itself.

My card for today again features the image Teen Fairy Pia from Mo Manning and can be found here

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

I have coloured the Card using ProMarker pens and shaded using FlexMarkers and covered the wings and skirt frill in glitter.  I have used Spellbinder dies to cut out the image and contrasting backing papers.  All papers are from my Stash.  I found some lovely die cut snowflakes with crystals in my stash and these have been added to the card.  I have die cut a snowflake swirl and decorated this with tiny  pearls.  Ribbon, lace, flowers and greeting panels are all from my stash.  I glittered the background paper to resemble frosting and it looks really seasonal.  I have not used traditional images or colours on the whole this year to make my Christmas Cards and have enjoyed making a series of cards mostly in pinks, purples and blues.  With the odd touch of red and green.

A closer slightly fuzzy view of the main image ( my camera).  with embellishment details.

Showing the inside of the card with further glitter highlights and matching die cut panels and snowflake swirl.  I have stamped a Lili of the Valley sentiment and there is a blank panel for recording of a greeting.

Thank you so much for reading this post,  I hope you like the card.  Sending warmest wishes to all.


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sparkling Fairy

Happy chilly Sunday greeting to all.  Its still sunny here but is getting colder. 

Today's easel card features the fabulous Autumn Digital Stamp from Crafts and Me and can be found here.   I have coloured the card in lovely pink and lilac shades and glittered and frosted to create a Christmas Fairy.

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

The wonderful image has been coloured using ProMarker and FlexMarker pens and then glittered with Stickles and silver glitter.  Several layers of paper have been used to mount the card and silver die cut snowflakes and flowers and embellishments from my stash.

Showing the inside of the easel card with matching image decorated with Stickles and mounted on toning papers.  Embellishments and ribbon are from my stash.  I have used a lovely little Wish bead mounted on twine and there is a metal fairy embellishment on the ribbon.

A closer view of the lovely sparkling image showing decoration details with dewdrops to snowflakes and crystal drops decoration.  Flowers are from my stash.

I had lots of glitter fun making this card and got covered in the stuff as usual.  I hope you like the card.  Thank you for reading this post and sending Warmest Wishes to all.


Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Saturated Christmas Fairy

Happy sunny Saturday to everyone.  Its lovely and sunny here, a perfect Autumn afternoon.
Today's card features the fabulous 'Whispy a Fairy'  image from Saturated Canary and can be found here.  I think you will agree she is very beautiful.  I have as usual got carried away with making this card.  The idea for the double pocket diagonal fold card can be found here.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

The card has  been made from one sheet of 12" x 12" paper from my stash and folded as per the instructions above.  The edges of the paper have been distressed and lace trim and ribbon have been added to the pockets.  The lovely image from Saturated Canary has been coloured mostly using FlexMarker pens, which I am loving more and more and detail has been added with  ProMarker pens.  Various cutting dies have been used to include Spellbinders for cutting image and spotted rose decoration and leaves.  Frosty border from Memory Box, flourishes from Die-namics, small tag from Magnolia Do Hickey Dies and snowflakes from Marianne Designs Creatables.

The large tag has several die cuts and a stamped panel from Butterfly Kisses.  Other flowers and embellishments are from my stash.

Showing closer detail of the front image 'Whisy a Fairy' from Saturated Canary and die cut spotted rose and leaves.

This is the inside of the card with greeting panel and coloured and glittered 'Whispy a Fairy' image.  Further die cuts have been used using similar cutting dies to front of card.


Showing front of the card with small gold mirror card tag with Happy Christmas greeting and larger stamped verse topper with decoration.

Thank you for reading this post.  I hope you liked this card.  I have really enjoyed making this.

Sending warmest wishes to all



Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy

Happy days to all, its cool here today.  Today's card features the lovely image Holly the Friendhship Fairy from Michelle Perkett which can be found here.

I have made a 'Book Card', this is a technique I have used before but have used the tutorial  provided here. I am pleased with the size of the end card which is almost a  6" x 6". 

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:

The image has  been coloured using ProMarker Pens and has been glittered. I have used various papers from my stash.  Die cuts are Dienamics and edge details using a Martha Stewart punch with distressed edges - Vintage Photo from Tim Holtz.  Flowers and peel offs are from my stash.  I have tried to create a vintage feel to this card.  There is a metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Card shown from the side showing 'Book' detail, ribbon tie and die cut edges.

Showing detail of the outside of the 'Book' with decoration.  Lovely foiled paper has been used.

The inside of the card showing the 'Book' detail.  A foiled panel has been used.  There is also a plain die cut panel for recording of a greeting.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, thank you so much for taking the time which is much appreciated.

Sending warmest wishes to all.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Cutie from Saturated Canary

This is my third and last card for today, phew!!!!  These cards have been so much fun to make and my old brain has been working over colour combinations and does this or that work. Anyway this is the finished product and I hope you like her.  She is a real cutie pie.

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:

I have used my Promarker and FlexiMarker pens to colour this image and she is so sweet.  The image is die cut and mounted on lovely mosly pink papers from my stash.  Lots of embellishments, flowers, lace, ribbon and a metal charm have been used to decorate the card.

A closer view of this fabulous image called Christmas Nutcracker from Saturated Canary.  I am in love with these images produced by the extremely talented artist Krista Smith.

Showing the inside of the card with matching papers and die cuts.  I have used some Christmas embellishments to decorate the inside of the card and  there is a plain topper for recording of a greeting.

This is all for today, I hope you read and enjoyed all three posts and cards.  Thank you for your time and interest.

Sending warmest wishes to all.


Wedding Memory Book.

Hello to all.    Following my daughter Suzanne's recent wedding to Harry and all of the beautiful pictures of the event.   I have ...