27 February 2009

Home Sweet Home

Yes another new stamp. This stamp is by Stampendous called 'Birdhouse Fence' and it seemed ideal for a new home card. I've coloured it with my Whispers pens using a water brush. Used crystal laquers for the centres of the sunflowers. The 'Home Sweet Home' sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I used some wooden embellishments which have been lying around for about 6 years (honest). I think next time I'll decoupage some parts of it as I think it looks a bit flat.

26 February 2009


Yet another new stamp arrived today in the post and couldn't wait to get it stamped up tonight. I love this one it's such fun and I can think of lots of people I can send this one too. (All chocoholics ofcourse). It's from 'American Art Stamps', which I'm not familiar with. It's etched really well and stamps beautifully. I must investigate to see if they have any other fun designs.

25 February 2009

Easter - Pink Petticoat

Well i've not put a post on in a while now and not even made any cards. Kids have been struck down with this cold going around. Poor little Lucas has suffered and still is with a nasty cough. Though this week I've managed to get back into the cards again. As you can see been busy making easter cards with pink petticoat images and papermania papers with ribbon and eyelets. As mum said we went to a show last friday. I was very good (only because I want my utility room finished so I can move some of my craft stuff out there. Blue and my dad are going to put an extra bit of work surface in for me once my kitchen is done) I did buy a few bits and as you can see one was the x-cut corner punch. I love it makes such a difference to the cards.

23 February 2009

A Grand Day Out

Michelle and I went to the 'Make-It' craft exhibition at Farnborough last Friday. Oh dear, I'm ashamed to say that I did go over budget quite a bit, but there's so much I need....really!!! I got some embossing folders for my new 'second hand' cuttlebug die cutting machine and lots and lots of rubber stamps. Picked up some bargain 'Penny Black' stamps and some real cute 'Sugar Nellie' stamps (been wanting them for ages). Michelle had much better control than me. Been busy making cards with all my new toys, and I think I'll try the market again this Sunday. Haven't been for a few weeks, what with working away and being struck down with this damn flu bug again!!

9 February 2009

New Stamps - Naughty but Nice

I just love these new stamps that I bought yesterday. I've only managed to get time to do a few. I did buy some more of the characters and can't wait to get them stamped & coloured up. I also bought a pack of the backing papers which are very bright & glittery.

8 February 2009

Mother's Day Cards

With the snow at the beginning of the week and the kids driving me mad I took them for a walk in the snow to local newsagents. Whilst I was there, I couldn't help myself and brought a craft mag. It came with some free decoupage sheets. The mag itself wasn't very inspiring but the freebies were. So I got to work and made some Mother's day cards with the freebies and this is what I produced.

Pink Petticoat

Well after my friend Vicky talking about Pink Petticoat many months ago, I finally got round to purchasing some. I started to have a play around beginning of the week. These wedding one's I brought have made me decide I'd like to use these for my wedding invites when I finally get round to getting married! (In the process of chatting about dates at mo) I love the designs so simple but very effective. Will have to save my pennies to buy some more now, as I love all of the designs. Spent hours looking and deciding.