28 June 2011

Passion For Promarkers - Babies

Here's a baby boy card I managed to create but honestly don't know how as I woke up yesterday with a very sore and slightly swollen back of the left hand. Today it has swollen so much I cant see two of my knuckles on my hand, swollen to my wrist and covered with blisters but only on the fingers. How bizarre as I've only got a few blisters on the other hand but god is it so painful. Can't bend my fingers and it is red hot. Got no bite mark and it doesn't itch. Tried NHS website and that didn't help, so maybe a trip to the doctors tomorrow. So that's my boring up date and now onto the card. At Passion For Promarkers the theme is Babies. The image is from Wood Cellar Graphics, coloured with Promarkers, and added lace, flowers, brad and a little glitter to the flowers and butterflies. Jeanette

Concertina Book - Graduation

And here is the book (needed to keep my labels correct!!). Jeanette

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Stitch It Up

One of my dearest friends daughter has been at Uni in Manchester and graduates next month, so in prep I've made her this card and a little photo book so that she can keep her memories for the special day. I know her mum and dad are very proud. I'm entering the card into the PBSC which the theme this week is Stitch It Up. I've used 'A Scholar' image...perfecto and coloured with Promarkers. Used faux stitching around the gingham paper and added some little stars. Decoupage the hat thingymagig. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Concertina Book - Baby

Quick post - back later. Jeanette

Anyone For Anya

Over at Anyone For Anya it is a sketch. I've chosen a Christmas image and I have a little girl in mind for this card but can't say who! I've colour with Promarkers, used flower soft polar white for the fur, sentiment is a rub-on, couple of snowflake embellies, faux stitching with a white gel pen and paper from stash. Hope you like it. Jeanette

27 June 2011

Krazy Chickens

This image is from Whipper Snapper and called Feathered Friends - look like Krafty chickens to me. It's quite a large stamp so takes up quite a lot of the card area so not many add on's. I've coloured with Promarkers, glossy accent the beaks and glittered the stars. Added a couple of star buttons with some thread. I'm entering this card into two challenges and they are: The Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels. Pear Tree Challenge - Stamp Something - Hope you like it. Jeanette

Less Is More - Sketch

So I thought before I put this stamp in the drawer, which then works it way to the bottom and gets forgotten for a year or so I thought I'd stamp it up again. I do like this - it's so cute......if you like frogs that it. Over at Less is More is a sketch. Using the PB Toadily Yours again, I've stamped and cut them out this time. Coloured with Promarkers and trying my hardest not to add more! Hope you like it. Jeanette

24 June 2011

Happy Anniversary

Thank Crunchie it's Friday!!!! No more work yeaahhhhh........and I have my grandsons staying over this weekend yeaahhhhh!!! So best get this posted before it's too late.

At Pear Tree Design challenge the theme is a sketch and At I Love Promarkers is Anything Goes. I've used this gorgeous PB image, coloured with Promarkers with added velvet ribbon and some gems. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Wedding cards & presents

I decided to show you all some of the lovely cards and gifts we received. Here is a lovely heart decoration handmade by my lovely northern friend (as Blue calls her) Vicky. I was shocked to receive it in the post, didn't expect it. It now sits proudly hanging from my fireplace.

And here is the lovely card Vicky made me too. She made it to match our beach theme and hand wrote our names and date of wedding. Thank you Vicky.

This card was from our children. Mum made this card for them to send to us. Should of taken a photo of inside as they done some lovely pictures for us (obviously take after mummy). Haven't posted the card mum sent us as she beat me to it already posted it on.

And finally the most gorgeous card I have ever seen. I so wish I was this talented. I was totally surprised by this lovely lovely card that Mandy sent us. It has really inspired me to get our my craft items and get back into it as soon as I'm back on my feet. Thank you so so much Mandy for your beautiful card and and lovely wishes. Michelle

23 June 2011

Concertina Book - Boy or Girl??

Just have to excuse me one moment I need to post this book on so somebody can see it. May be back later, depends how quickly I can get the ironing done. Jeanette

A New Home

Thought I'd better make a few 'new home' cards as the box is bare. This image is from Stampendous and called Birdhouse Fence and thought this would be perfect. As usually coloured with Promarkers, added three panels of paper to the background, circles, punched butterflies, flowers, pearls & ribbon. I'm entering this into the following challenges: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - 3 Rectangles, 2 circles and 1 tag and over The Crafty Pad Challenge the theme is 'Something New'. Hope you like it. Jeanette

22 June 2011

Forever Friends Challenge - Spots & Dots

Over at Forever Friends Challenge the theme is Spots & Dots and I had some card left over from making my Mr& Mrs book which I used Funky Hands download. I cut the dotted card into 9 squares and mounted on the card. The image is coloured with Promarkers and used roses which I glittered and some pearls. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Look What I Found In My Garden

I was digging away yesterday removing a tonne of weeds and grass when suddenly I saw this tiny creature wriggly at the end of my fork. My heart went in my mouth and I gently put him in an old fish tank and left him (for dead to be honest!). Half an hour later there he was gingerly moving (phew thank god!). I think it's a newt but he's very small, so I've put him in the tank (made it creature friendly) and at the weekend I'll take him to the little brook not far from were we live. Thought I'd show him to my grandson first. Jeanette

Totally Tilda - Anything But A Card

As always when I see one of those 'anything but a card challenges' I immediately thing book....book and here is one for the Totally Tilda Challenge. I was very lucky to pick up lots of these stamps from a car boot sale at such bargain prices - in fact I bought the lot! I've selected these three but don't know if they have names or titles as they came in clear bags. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Passion For Promarkers - Park Life

When Michelle start crafting together the name Krafty Kows cropped up (I wont bother with the whole story) and Michelle decided to go for a pink kow with brown spots and sticking with the theme I've coloured this image with Promarkers accordingly. At Passion For Promarkers the theme is 'Park' and I remember this Whipper Snapper stamp which is called Moo'd Swing. The background papers are from Funky Hands CD, added a few embellies, glitter on the bow and glossy accents on the hoofs and bell. I usually put this cow in a aperture card so it actually swings but tried something a bit different tonight. Jeanette

21 June 2011

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Flowers

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win some blog candy in a hop and here is a photo of all the goodies I received from Denise at The Crafty Den
And you know what it's like, you get some new things but you don't want to use them but tonight I made myself use some of the goodies. At Winter Wonderland the theme this week is Christmas Flower and here is my card.

This image is from Creative Stamping and I've decoupage the flower and added glitter and a gem in the centre. Ribbon and gems from my candy - see I told you I would use some of it, but not a lot! Jeanette

House Mouse Challenge - Summer

Well it is the longest day today and as from tomorrow the nights start drawing in again...ha ha boo hoo!! Cheerful old soul aren't I, but anyway this is a quick post as it is quite a nice evening and I'm going to get out and do some gardening instead aerobics tonight! For the House Mouse challenge I've used a fav stamp of mine which I use a lot. It is called Butterfliers. I've coloured with Promarkers, decoupage the wings and added glitter. I've tried out a rosette flower for the first time, hmmm not sure I think maybe the colour of it is not right. Card, ribbon and gems from stash. I'll be back. Jeanette

20 June 2011

PBSC - Birthday Blog Hop

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is birthday celebrations not only is the theme Pesky Critters but there is also a Birthday Blog Hop. I recently won this stamp on Ebay, it's called Toadily Yours, aren't they cute. I've used a combination of water colours & Promarkers to colour and used glossy accents for their eyes. The card/buttons and ribbon is oddments from my stash and used a MS punch. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Concertina Photo Books - A New Home

Here's a couple of new books - hope you like them. Jeanette

14 June 2011

The Wedding Season

Well The Wedding season - it certainly was for us, and after a year of planning, making, shopping and stressing there is a sense of calm..........for the moment. I just realised tonight that I haven't posted the card that I had made for Michelle and Blue. The image is from Whiff of Joy, coloured with Promarkers and keeping in with the theme of cream and black. I'm entering this card into the following challenge: Passion for Promarkers whose theme is 'Here Comes The Bride'

Father's Day/Male Card

This image is great for a male card and I use it time and time again. It's from Penny Black and called Bibliophile. I've coloured the image with Promakers, added buttons, twine and card from stash. I'm entering this card into the following challenges.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

Pear Tree Designs - Father's Day

Alphabet Challenge - Father's Day/Male Card

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

13 June 2011

Wedding - Table Decorations

Here we have the top table decorations. I bought the "Mr & Mrs" letters from ebay. I got Blue to cut me a length of wood and glued the letters on so they were free standing. I then painted them in ivory, once dried I sanded down the edges of the letters to give it a shabby chic look, which cannot be seen from the photo. I scattered shells around to tie into our theme 'beach'. Unfortunately I wasn't that clever to make the "Just Married" garland, it was a present from mum. In the background is netting hanging. This I got from our local crafting scrapstore whilst getting bits for the boys to do some crafting. Mum and Terry did a great job at fixing star fishes and shells to it to have as a back drop behind the top table.

The guest tables all had buckets for our beach theme. I searched for hours, days and weeks to find just the right buckets and came across them at a florist wholesalers locally. I filled them with sand and scattered shells and pearls into the sand. I used battery operated tea lights (to keep the little ones safe) to give it a romantic feel. I used some black ribbon to go around the middle of bucket, using the computer I made the table names matted up with black card. I named all the tables after local beaches that we spend time as a family together. Also used the computer to make the guests place cards, these were matted up with black card and pegged onto the wine glasses using mini pegs I got from Hobbycraft and glued a shell to them. Hope you can see the fab favours mum made. This was a real mother and daughter team making and organising our wedding. Hope you like. Michelle x