30 September 2011

Colour Inspiration & A Teddy Bear

Over at C.R.A.F.T. the theme this week is 'Inspiration Picture' and here is is. Now with my card I thought I'd take the colours from this but I'm not sure I've achieved what I had set out to do. I think I've got all the colours in my image, which I've coloured with Promarkers but got carried away with the orange, but the sun was shining through the window and I'm sure that was why this turned out to be a bright orangey card. Still hopefully it is acceptable. The image is from  Wild Rose Studio and called Mia with Teddy.They are also having a DT/GDT call so pop over if you fancy having a go.
I'm also going to include this into Cupcake Craft Challenge where the theme is 'if you go down to the woods today' include a Teddy Bear on your card.
Now I must go as I am preparing for Sunday and having a last minute rush making some books. Bye for now. Jeanette

28 September 2011

Distressing & Stitching

Here's a fab stamp from PB called 'Cat Bath'. The background is from Pink Petticoat which I've distressed the edges and added white faux stitching. Coloured the image with Promarkers and again added black faux stitiching. Crochet three little daisies and added buttons to the centre's (these are the only things I can crotchet!). I'm entering this card into the folowing challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Get Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Whoopsi Daisy - Make You Own Embellies
Bye for now


27 September 2011

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Parchment

Over a  CRAFT challenge the theme this week is Parchment. I've stamped a sentiment and mat & layered it. The background paper is from Pink Petticoat. Flowers and faux stitching added. Two layered butterfly, the top wings are in parchment with gems for the body. Hope you like it. Jeanette

26 September 2011

Halloween Just Around The Corner

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme this week is 'Monochrome' and so I'd thought I'd drag out my fav Halloween image. There are lots of great digi images this year available but this one still makes me smile the most. It's called 'Three Headed Monster', isn't it so cute. Keeping to the theme I've used Promarkers to show a bit of shadowing, added a spider and cobweb charm, die cut the word 'spooky' which I've used the edge of the ink pad just to add a few random lines, I think I was trying to achieve a 'bandaged' look, added a couple of wiggly eyes and a few spiders. Hope you like it. Jeanette

22 September 2011

Baby Shower Cupcake Toppers

I'm back! Just a quick post - wanted to show you a finished set of cupcake toppers. Hope you like them. Jeanette

Road Map Bunting

 St. Ives
 Evening Folks, being so inspired from my trip to Cornwall, I was buzzing with ideas for my next craft fair. The little shop that I had mentioned in a previous post, they had some paper bunting and I just had to have a go. I made this bunting from some twine and an old road map. It measures 3 metres and now that it is complete I think the next one I'll make the gaps a little smaller. Hope you like it. Jeanette

21 September 2011

House Mouse Blog Hop - 3rd Birthday

I love the House Mouse characters and thought I would join in the blog hop...why don't you!
The theme is of course 'Birthday' with the optional bunch of flowers. I have included a oval of flowers and coloured my image with Promarkers and glittered the icing, added some green pearls, ribbon and a sentiment. I hope you like it. Jeanette

20 September 2011

Back From Hols - Knitted Cupcake

Well I've returned back from my lovely holiday in St Ives in Cornwall and what a great place to inspire your crafting. Lots of 'Shabby Chic' shops but the shop that inspired me the most was a little shop in Redruth. In this shop there was everything handmade nothing brought in. Chatting to the friendly lady there (sorry didn't think to ask her name - how rude!) she was telling me that there is a group of ladies that all create different things and sell them in the shop and it's brilliant. There's paintings, jewellery, cards, flowers of all kinds, bunting, well just about everything. They've only been opened 3 months so I hope they do well. Anyway just a quickie post - whilst I was in my chillaxing holiday I took to knitting and back enjoying this craft again. You may have seen my little packs of cupcake toppers which sold very well at the craft fairs but some people weren't sure what they were, then it came to me........knit a cupcake and display a topper! Tah dar and here it is! I googled a few patterns, the first one came out like a 'willy warmer' but the second one, after a few tweeks and adding some tinys beads, looks a bit better. Hope you like it. Jeanette

19 September 2011

Gift Tags

Just a quick posting today. Here are some gift tags I've made to add to my nappy cakes I've made. The images are from Pink Gems. I've used my computer re-size them and print. I've coloured them using pro markers, glittered with some glamour dust and matt them up and punched a hole using crop-a-dile ready to attach to nappy cake. Hope you like, Michelle xx

13 September 2011

Thank You Cards

Just a quick posting tonight as I'm not feeling to well at moment, but having withdrawal symptoms from not been able to do some crafting. Been meaning to post these cards for a while. Here are some thank you cards I made to send out to our guest to thank them sharing our wedding day with us. The background papers are from pink petticoat along with the wording. I borrowed mum's nesties to matt and layer up the wording and used a heart gem to decorate. Hope you like. Michelle xx

9 September 2011

Back To School

At last I here you cry - the children are back at school - whoop whoop more crafting time!!! Well I don't have that problem as mine have grown up and flown the nest but I still have to work full time and squeeze in as much crafting as possible. I've currently picked up a V neck sleeveless top that I started knitting about 6 years and have decided I must finally finish it before I start on the boys jumpers. In the meantime I cannot stop paper crafting and tonight I've finished a card with 'school' in mind. This stamp I've had for yonks and never used it before. This image reminds me of my niece. Anyway, coloured with Promarkers I've had apple, pencils, staples & paper clips as embellishments, and cut out a tiny piece paper from a GCSE maths book. It's the answer page so lets hope nobody will ever need it! Oh and by the way the image is from Inkadinkado. I came across a few challenges that I can enter these in and they are:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Children
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - At the Office

Gone All Pink For Christmas

Over at MAWTT the theme this week is a sketch. I used Chester from Pollycrafts and coloured with Promarkers, added snow writer to the hat and boots, glossy accents to the eyes (not dry yet!) and to the top of the star bauble. DP is from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas' Hope you like it. Jeanette

8 September 2011

It's Gonna Be A Great Disaster

I created this card with PBSC in mind and their theme is 'Create a Scene' but I wanted it to tell a story as well and here it is. The two fab PB stamps are 'Snow Joy' and 'Ice Pals', so cute.. The Christmas tree and sentiment is from Forever Friends 'Cosy Christmas' collection and Think Snow was a cheapy from many years ago. I've embossed the snow area with dots, used glitter, snow writer on the images and dotted snow with a gel pen on the sky area. Promakers to colour. Brrr makes feel cold just looking at it. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Play - Use 2 or more stamped images
Paper Take Weekly (2) - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything But A Square
Hope you like it. Jeanette

7 September 2011

Whipper Snapper - Kitty Litter

I'm on a roll now and here is another card tonight. This image is from Whipper Snapper and called Kitty Litter and this is the first time I've used this stamp. I've coloured with Promarkers and cut squares to make a patchwork back ground. Faux stitching and glossy accents are also used. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Challenge - Patchwork
Allsorts Challenge - Green & Blue
Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes

Baby Evie's First Waistcoat

I didn't post much during August as I was busy making cards & books ready for the forthcoming Christmas events. During this time I have had the bug for knitting again and I just finished this little waistcoat for my granddaughter. Now I have done lots of knitting in the past and usually rise to a challenge but this pattern did my head in - I don't know why, it's not exactly difficult but I kept making mistakes mostly on the left front so don't look too closely because after unpicking for the umpteen time I decided enough was enough and this was the best it was gonna get. I'm sure Evie wont mind. Jeanette

Flutter By Wednesday's

I'm hoping my daughter in law is not looking on the blog only I've just finished her birthday card ready for next week. Yes she is the big 30, did I say that loud enough THE BIG 30. Oh to be that young!! Anyway, she very kindly got me some die cut flowers a little while back and I thought I would use them. I bought the stamp in Hobbycraft in a sale and I really love all the effects that you can create with it. I used it as a back ground and as cut outs. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - P is for  Pretty Pastels
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

5 September 2011

Christmas Cupcake Toppers

Well these are a great success and with Christmas coming soon (yikes) these are perfect as a novelty on top of cupcakes. The kids will love them. Listen to me sounds like an advertisement ha ha. Anyway, I've used Doodlebug clear stamps called 'Believe' for this set of 12 cupcake toppers which have been coloured with Promarkers and glittered. The sticks are proper food sticks - the sort they use in coffee stores. I'm entering these into the following challenge: I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes. I hope you like them. Jeanette

1 September 2011

Glitz & Glam Wedding Card & Gift

Been meaning to add these photos for a fews weeks now and only just found time. Myself and Blue went to our friends wedding a few weeks ago. I wanted to make their card to match their colour theme. Here I've used another sqiggle stamps digi image, i'm addicted to them at the moment. This one is called True Love. I used my pro markers to colour the bride and groom, added some glamour dust to brides tiara. I've matted and layered the image using a shiny purple card and silver glittery card which you can not see very well in the photos. The background paper is from papermania. I'ved used stashes of flowers, pearls and ribbon to decorate. I stuck on some shiny gems in the middles for the flowers. I hope you like. Michelle xx
I'm entering this card into Squiggle Stamps Challenge

I also decided to make a gift that was more personal too and also matched the colour theme to their wedding and also the card I made. Here is a cd photo book that I made using recycled cd's. I've covered them using papermania paper (cannot remember name of it), all the papers used was from a pack that all matched. I then used the computer to personlise the front with the couples names and wedding date, matted and layered the wording using my nesties. I decorated each page slightly using ribbon, gem hearts and flowers. To make the holes I used my crop-a-dile and eyelets for front and back page. Used a ring to clip the pages together adding some ribbon to match from both card and inside the book. Hope you like. Michelle xx