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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sweet Baby Girl

Success at last! I have tried several times to load this card but for some reason it wouldn't. Now I don't know how to crop it which it needs. Never mind I'll leave it for now so you can see  I do enjoy stamping too.
This pretty baby is from Lili of the Valley stamps and has been coloured with Promarkers.
I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a couple of weeks but I'm taking stamps and pens with me just in case I get bored. I'm also taking my laptop so I can play around with Craft Artist and all the new digikits I have loaded onto it but not had time to use. 

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mothering Sunday

I'd just like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day and hope you are being thoroughly spoilt.
This is another image from the Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD - layered for depth
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Nestabilities hearts
Pink Peticoat papers
Ribbon coloured with Promarkers

Friday, 16 March 2012

Another cat Mother's day card

I am trying to paint the dining room - not the easiest thing as it is so full of bits and pieces that just don't have a home of their own. I've had to paint two walls first so I can then shift everything to the other side before I can do the other two walls. This is how I work in my craft room too! I have two 4' desks side by side and end up working in a space about 12" x 15" - the size of my cutting mat.

I have used this cute kitten to make another Mother's Day card but it would make a lovely card for any age or occasion.
 Image form Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD
EK Success deep edge punch

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Mother's Day Card

  The white and blue makes a clean, crisp finish to this card that I love.
The cat image is just adorable and has been layered up ( only 3 layers ) to give some depth.
Image from Joanna Sheen Fury Friends
Pink Petticoat papers
Lili of the Valley stamp
EK Success deep edge punch
Nestabilities Lotus die

Challenges  124 Mother's Day or special lady  154 Something for mum

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Shoes and bags request

I was asked to make a card with either bags or shoes, neither of which are my usual style so I was a little stumped until I remembered this La Pashe image. 
and the inside...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Elderly Wife's Wedding Anniversary Card

A elderly gentleman asked me to make a Wedding Anniversary for his wife. 
I hope she likes it!
Stamped and water-coloured.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Cone flowers and butterflies

I've been up for a while this Sunday morning and already made a couple of wedding cards using the fantastic Jane Shasky CD from Joanna Sheen. I held off buying the CD as I thought "not another floral CD" but I'm glad I bought it. This card is made using it - I love these Cone flowers but can never get them to grow in my garden. 

Beautiful Magnolia flowers decoupaged and '50' glittered make an eye-catching special birthday card.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sailor boys

I have been so busy completing card orders that I haven't had time to post on my blog for a few days. Hubby doesn't say anything but I'm sure he'd rather I was doing some work around the house instead!
I made this card for my Niece who has a 5 year old son who is gorgeous, she shares a house with a friend who has 2 older boys too so I thought this was appropriate.
Image by Faye Whittaker - decoupaged

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Hummingbirds and Orchids

Flowers are suitable for any occasion - this time it was a special birthday.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sweet Guinea Pig

I made this card with a young teenage girl in mind.
Image from Joanna Sheen Furry Friends
Martha Stewart Doily punch

Friday, 2 March 2012

Cat in a Bag

The photo doesn't do this justice, it is a combination of gentle pink and soft brown.
Image Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD
Polka Doodles Fairy dots papers
Martha Stewart doiley punch

Gone Fishing

This is such a fun card for the fisherman in your life.
And in the inside...
Image La Pashe Fishing
Background from Joanna Sheen's Pamela West CD

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Birthday splishes

A daring card but always loved by the receiver of this card. 
Generally aimed at the slightly older man.
Makes a great Birthday or Father's Day card.
And the inside...
La Pashe Flippin Men - Image layered

Newspaper dog

Monday, 27 February 2012

Spaniel's eyes

Printed image
Pink Petticoat paper
Tim Holtz embossing folder
 Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Card for a golfer

Printed and layered image
Tim Holtz backing paper
Tiny bubbles embossing folder

Friday, 24 February 2012

Pretty pink box

I've had a break for a while as blogging was taking too much time. I have decided to keep it simple and just use my blog as a show case for the cards I sell.

A card made for a friend
Image printed and layered
Nestabilities die Lotus
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Friday, 10 June 2011

Last posting for a couple of weeks

I'm off to catch the ferry to France in about 4 hours time and our house there is without telephone or internet access. I get withdrawl symptons for a few days then I settle into it.
So it's a quick posting to show you the Thank You card I sent to Sue at to thank her for my fanastic PiF gift she sent me.
and a side view
Penny Black Stamp - Bee Happy - I just love this character
Doily - Kindly sent to me by Pops
LOTV - sentiment coloured with Sakura pens
Tonic punch butterfly - inked and glittered
First Editions - Hideaway papers ( my favourite at the moment )
Coredinations orange card - doodled with white Sakura pen

Alphabet challenge - E is for Easel
Penny Black 154 - Doodle bug, doodle it - faux stitching and flowers

Hope you keep well and I'll see you in 2 weeks
I always appreciate it if you leave me a comment, many thanks for coming to visit. 
Happy Crafting Teresa x

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WOYWW 103 and Butterflies and Flowers PiF

Wasn't that fantastic last week at the Stamping Ground for the 2nd anniversary of WOYWW?  It certainly went smoothly here with Rebecca receiving my Pif gift and me receiving my wonderful present and matching card from Sue - I was really delighted with her wonderful hanging plaque which for this week is hanging off my drawers for you to see. So a BIG THANK YOU to Sue. I will find a more permanent home in my craft room and hang it properly but for now I'm just happy to have it infront of me.

Not a lot to see creatativity here today but I had a few goodies arrive - LOTV stamps, some under the sea stamps, 6 favourite water flowers  stamp set ( on offer at Joanna Sheen ) and a couple of others. I index the stamps using a technique I saw Kay Carly from The Stamp Man doing once. It's a bit time consuming but it does mean you know what's on each stamp and which is the right way up.
The beautifully wrapped gift I received and the gorgeous card.

Isn't it brilliant.
Now for a view of the gift I made. It's a Maze book which I had so much pleasure making I just had to keep on adding to, if I'd had longer I probably could have added more. 
Lots of photos to show but I need to show page by page.
Martha Stewart butterfly stamp - Inktense water colour pencils and  diamond sparkles

Sizzix cut letters, artylicious words, Aspects of design butterfly  with mica powder

Jayne Netley Mayhew rabbit stamp water coloured, Marianne swirly die, MS leaves sm butterfly,  punch and cut flowers glitered

Creative expressions botanical stamps, artylicious words, Small square brayered and purple distress ink

Sentiment from Craft Robo, nestie rectangles inked and stamped from CE botanical set

Aspects of Design Butterfly Beauties stamp water coloured and pearly doodles , Sizzix corner, bee and butterfly ( underneath ) printed and cut on Robo 

JNM stamp, artylicious words

MS Butterfly stamp set water coloured with Inktense pencils

Selection of tags and LOTV friendship sentiment which seemed appropriate

The End

Hope you all had a wonderful week and that all the PiF gifts arrived safely.
Thank you Julia for organising such a great event.

Happy Crafting
Teresa x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Icicle in summer

This is my dog Ice, she looked so lovely in the sunshine I just had to take a few photos of her.

Oh and a House Mouse for you too.
half a sheet of decoupage 
Cuttlebug embossed and inked square. Martha Stewart around the edge punch
Martha Stewart flower punch
Nitwits paper
Ribbons and button from stash

Just a quick posting as I still have 101 things to do tonight.
Hope you are all enjoyed the sunshine today too.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A Special Thank You

I am always hartened by the kindness shown by people. Last week I commented that I liked some doilies that the lovely Pops at Pop's Place had used and out of the blue she offered to send me some. I made this thank you card for her.
I followed Papertake Weekly challenge sketch turning it on it's side.

Clarity stamp
Nestability Fleur de lis die coloured with glimmer mists
Cuttlebug tiny bubbles
First Impressions paper - Hideaway
Coredinations card
Versa Magic key lime to edge card

Papertake Weekly 56 sketch ( turned through 90')
sketch #56

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Unusual teenagers card

This is an unusual card for a 13 year old boy but he's not your normal teenage. His name is Drew and he's into acting in a big way having stared in several shows and just winning his first paying part. He's also a brilliant cartoonist. But the most unusual thing is his appreciation of my handmade cards ! 
His mum has 3 cat's but one particular one Pandora follows him and him alone,  even sharing his bed with him. The piece of newspaper is from an original 1881 copy of the times I picked up in a charity shop for £2. There were the words YOUTH and GRAND THEATRE staring at me so I highlighted them with glossy accents.
It almost seemed shameful to cut it up though but it's much thicker than modern papers which makes it great for making flowers with.

The two tickets were cut and printed using my Craft Robo which I am slowly starting to master.

Fussy and Fancy - man or boys
Lothian Crafts online - for a ( young ) man 

I always appreciate it if you leave me a comment, and I can then visit your blog too! Many thanks for coming to visit. Happy Crafting Teresa x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Flower Power

I'm not very happy with the photo of this card but I wanted to post something today. In RL I'm actually quite happy with it.

I have foxgloves self seeded around my garden, they look so elegant and eyecatching. On close inspection they are all varying shades of magenta to pale pink. No white ones this year although I have had them in the past.
This makes it sound like I have a lovely garden but the truth is it is a mess. We inherited lots of concrete, gravel and paving slabs and are still no nearer creating a beautiful garden that I dream of.. I suppose I should post a photo but I don't have one. May be I'll add one later.
I have this beautiful foxglove stamp so decided this would fit into a few challenges. The flowers are painted in H2O's with glamour dust in the centres for extra sparkle. The strip along the top is from a quilling flower cutout I had left over.
DCWV paper
Jayne Netley Mayhew - foxglove
LOTV - birthday sentiment
Martha Stewart - doily punch
Butterfly and ribbon from stash
Nestability saclloped rectangle die

A spoonful of sugar - flower power
Truly Scrumptious 58 - summer sparkle
Whoopsi Daisy - ribbon and lace
Oh La La Creations - birthdays
Simply Stamping 9 - floral frenzy
Sarah Hurley - summer