Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Magnolia V Stampovie challenge

Hi, this is for the Magnolia v Stampovie challenge :-). I think maybe this card is a little 'plain' but I did try to plonk some flowers on and they just looked ughughug ! :-)
Please leave a comment, I love to read them and then come to visit your blog :-)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

These are better photo's of our new kitten 'Gypsy' , she is settling in nicely and isn't hissing at the other cats and Jessie dog quite as much, though she's not completely convinced that Jessie won't eat her :-) Her leg and tail are healing nicely and she now knows where the cat litter is !!!

4 Challenges in 1

Hi , I made this card to enter 4 challenges , time being short at this time of year !!The sketch is from the Twinkling Tuesday challenge, I used acetate for the OCC challenge, The ABC challenge is 'U' for under , so the image is under the acetate, and last but not least is the 2 bananas challenge , which was to make something using your favourite stamp and say why it's your favourite
The stamp is by Magenta and I like this stamp particularly because it is so easy to use. It can be used for a christmas card with a stocking in his mouth , a valentine if you use a heart, birthday with the bone or a gift , anything really , this stamp is so versatile. And as I make cards to sell for the local SPCA it gets alot of use :-)
Hope you like this card, I appreciate your comments and look forward to reading them
Happy new Year to all x x

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Hi , This is for the Friday sketch challenge.This is one of my most used stamps , isn't she fab :-)
Happy new Year
Your comments are much appreciated, cheers !!

Our New kitten, Gypsy

I know this is a terrible photo but I wanted to post a photo of her and this is the best of a bad bunch !! Will try to get a better photo later:-) She spent the night on Amy's bed !!

Friday, December 26, 2008

New Kitten!!

Last night Amy left her bedroom door open for a few minutes while she popped next door to speak to her friend ( it opens into the driveway)then she went out for the evening and a kitten sneaked in without anyone noticing. I went downstairs, locked her door and switched her electric blanket on, not noticing a kitten amongst the pile of clothes n bags strewn on her bed !!When she came home at about 11 pm, this little kitten was all curled up n purring. She was full of fleas n tics and has half her tail missing and has a sore on her back leg !!!
Anyway , now she is all clean and de flea'd and her name is now Gypsy!! So that is cat No 7 !! What a nice Christmas present eh !!

Papertake Weekly and Cupcake Craft challenges

Hi, I made this for the cupcake weekly challenge, which was to use something printed on the card so I printed the words onto the ribbon on my computer. I thought the papertake weekly sketch was lovely so i used that to make this card :-)
Thanks for looking, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and then I can come and see your blog too

ATC's available

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday :-) We had a quiet day, me and my husband Ray and out 2 children for lunch , then friends came round in the evening. Nice relaxing day :-)though I did miss all my family and friends who live in the UK and my sister and family who live in Nijmegen ,Holland.

Anyway i am posting these ATC's if anyone would like one leave me a comment telling me which one you would like and send me an e-mail with your address

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

View from My Balcony

Hi, i just thought some of you might like to see what i can see from my balcony :-)This is one of my cats, Bob, he is completely deaf and was adopted from the Gozo SPCA, isn't he gorgeous:-). That is the mediterranean you can see in the distance !!:-)
This photo was taken by Kathi Childers, who, along with her husband Bert,stayed at our home and took care of out pets and kids while we were in Barcelona at the begining of December :-)

Please scroll down to see my christmas card to all you bloggers out there. I would put it at the top but i don't know how to do that !!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Penny Black Saturday/Caardvarks Challenges

Hi , I made this card for my sister-in-law's 60th birthday, she is always knitting so i thought this image would be 'fitting' for her !! I love the cordinations card, it is my favourite 'thing' at the moment , especially with the cuttlebug embossing folders and a bit of sandpaper :-)
Hope Frances will like it, and you of course :-)
Please leave a comment , I REALLY appreciate it, and then i can come and see your creations too :-)
Please see card below too . I tried to keep it at the top but don't know how to do that, maybe my computer Guru , Andrew might help !! :-)


This is Jessie our lovely girl wearing her Christmas antlers :-) Isn't she adorable:-)she is obviously hoping that Santa puts a bone in her Christmas stocking ha ha
I made this card to wish all my blog visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Amy , my DD has helped me with the photo editing, cos the original was a little dark.
Please leave a comment to let me know you've been. I love to read them

Our Creative Corner Love Challenge

Hi , I made this card for the OCC challenge which was to make a card for someone you love, so this is a valentine's card for my DH Ray :-) ( He doesn t usually get one so he's in for a shock ha ha ) I borrowed this stamp from a friend, cos i was asked to make an elephant card for someone and i din t have one, so i thought i would use it for this too, as it still had ink on it !!! Anyway , I know it's VERY red/gold , but I did want to give an 'Indian luxurious' feel to it.I don't like the red heart I plonked on and will remove that,,,
I would love you HONEST opinions about this card , even if you hate it please tell me I NEED to know ha ha

Friday, December 19, 2008

Claire's Crafty Corner Blog Candy sketch challenge and Cute Card Th

Claire has lovely blog candy go and see ;-)
I love this sketch and am really happy with how this card turned out, it's one of the nicest cards I've ever made I think. Thanks Claire:-)
I also thought i could enter it for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is just to make a cute card, and i think this is cute so ,,,,
Merry christmas and Happy New Year to all

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge Xmas/ New Year

I made a Tilda going for a picnic in the pine forrest for this challenge :-) I also made 2 others that i am posting here too they were were made was using the splitnegative technique that i discovered on Anesha's blog.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all to all x

Thursday, December 18, 2008

House Mouse Monday Challenge

I made this card to enter the House Mouse Monday challenge and to be honest this is THE only house mouse stamp I have, I need to get more eh !! my wish list is getting longer n longer ,,,,
The challenge today was to use this sketch,and then give the card to someone in need.As I don't know anyone who i could give it to I will buy this card for myself and give a donation in memory of Joanne to a charity called 'Friends of the Sick and Elderly' which is a local charity in Gozo.
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Penny Black Saturday and Sketch Saturday Challenge's

Hi, I made this card at 2 am,well,thats when I started it !! I am often awake during the night , think it maybe due to my biological clock being programmed for when I was working night duties! Anyway, instead of starting to make mince pies I thought I'd enter a challenge or 2. I have just bought this fab penny black stamp, evening glow, and was dying to use it :-)
Hope you like it, I appreciate your comments
Thanks and a Merry Christmas to all

Phone Card Holder

Hi, I made this phone card holder for the OCC Challenge and also for the Caardvarks challenge too. I made one a couple of weeks ago for a SCS challenge which you can see on my SCS gallery, the address is on my sidebar. You can see an instruction video here

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monochromatic gift box

Hi, I made this gift box for the Carrdvarks 'core' challenge and also for the papertake weekly challenge which is to use just one colour. The box is made with cordinations card which I sanded on the edges to reveal the colour in the core. Then I embossed a square piece of the card with a cuttlebug embossing folder and sanded the raised ridges. Then I layered everything with silver stardream card. The fan was made using black shrink plastic, the stamp is from Judikins , and I used beige brilliance ink.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My first OCC sketch challenge :-)

Hi, I made this card for the OCC sketch challenge. it is also my friend's birthday soon so i made this for her. The cat face is from Stampendous , I 3D'd the tongue but it doesn't show up too well on the photo, In real life it is sticking out :-) The text is done using the mixed alphabet set from hero arts. Thanks for looking, your comments are appreciated :-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Saturday Sketch No 2

Hi , i really liked making a card using this sketch so i made another one :-) This time i used my new big shot and nestabilities to cut the circle shapes. The image is a penny black clear stamp from the Christmas critters set isn t he cute ;-) I also used a cuttlebug swirl embossing folder to emboss the cordinations card which i then sanded to let the core show through. The snowflakes are from hero arts and papermania.
Hope you like it, I appreciate your comments
Merry Christmas

Sketch Saturday

Hi , I made this card for the sketch saturday challenge. The photo doesn t look so good , it's better in real life :-) I used the Penny Black little snowy as the main image and the text is penny black too.The ovals and embellishments were cut out on my cricut. Thanks for looking. I appreciate any comments
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Penny Black Challenge

Hi , I made this card for the Penny Black Challenge , week 26, which was to make a card using this sketch.
I used the PB brightest christmas stamp. The text stamp is a SeeDee's one from the christmas messages set. The DP is from HOTP,christmas lights and was a gift from my friend, thanks Alison :-)
Thanks for looking and I appreciate any comments :-)
Merry Christmas to all

Saturday, December 6, 2008

ATC Swap

Hi , I just received this lovely ATC in the post. This is my 1 st ATC swap , Thanks Anesha

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tilda , Warm and cosy challenge

Hi , This is my 2 nd ACT to enter the Tilda and friends challenge :-)
This week the theme is warm and cosy I think she looks pretty warm in there :-)
thanks for looking and I appreciate any comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Phone/gift card holder

Hi ,I made this phone card holder for the splitcoast stamper new technique challenge, you can find the instructions here
I used the 4 calling birds penny black stamp from the 12 days of christmas clear set, which i coloured with marvy le plume markers and white H2O's
The stripy gold background was stamped onto cream card using a judikins bollio
thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments :-)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Funky Chistmas

I made this card for the penny black Saturday challenge , which is ' funky Christmas' and also for the Binky crafts 'K' challenge( k for knot , the bow is a knot !! ) ( See the link to Binky Crafts on my blog )
It is not very visible but i stamped the image again onto vellum for the dress and front part of the scarf, it does look nice but doesn't show up very well on the photo
Merry Christmas to all , and thanks for visiting my blog :-)

Tilda and friends ATC challenge

This is my 1 st ATC , and maybe my last !! they take such alot of work and what am i going to do with it ?? Well , I am going to enter it into the Tilda and friends ATC challenge :-) The challenge is to make an ATC with a christmas decorations theme :-)
Thanks for looking , i appreciate any comments

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas cards, snowy and little snowy

Hi , I made these cards to enter the cute card thursday and the papertake weekly challenge's. This week both of them have to have snowflakes so I made 2 :-)
The snowmen are penny black snowy and little snowy and the 'let it snow' is penny black too. I stamped the words onto frosted shrink plastic , to make it look 'frosty' :-)
thanks for looking , your comments are appreciated

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fantasy Tree

Hi , I made this card for the penny black saturday challenge week 23, which was to make a monochromatic card.
I stamped the penny black fantasy tree with black versacolor ink then embossed with silver embossing powder
I rounded the corners and layered with silver glitter and white card then mounted them onto a black 14.5 cm square card ,then added white sparkle brads and a mixture of black pearl and diamond crystal stickers and a few dots of icicle stickles.
Thanks for looking and I appreciate any comments ;-)

Ribena Ruby's blog

Hi Here is a link to ribena ruby :-)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Chicken Knitting Christmas

Hi , I made this card for the cute card thursday challenge which was to use red and green.
the image is penny black knitting chicken
Thanks for looking

Friday, October 17, 2008

uplifting occasion !

Hi I made this stamp using the penny black 'uplifting occasion' the word stamp is hero arts have a fabulous birthday.
I made this card to enter the splitcoaststamper callenge which was to use pink & black to create a card. I know the darker card looks peachy on the photo but it is pink !

thankyou for looking , I would appreciate you comments
please visit my 'other blog'

Monday, October 13, 2008

ISMAKI 34 challenge

I made this card for my first entry to the Ismaki challenge. i really enjoyed making it and this card will be sent to a very special friend this christmas :-)
The fairy & word stamps are by personal impressions. The snowflakes are made using the woodware punches

I used frosted shrink plastic for the words & coloured them with a pencil, the circle is edged with papermania ribbon & the silver ribbon is sewn on using pink silk thread. I used DTPT using pink pigment ink & embossed with sparkle.

Friday, June 6, 2008

wedding card

wedding card

wedding cards

Graduation card

25th anniversary photo album

I made this as a gift for my friends 25 th wedding anniversary. The album is 8"x8", i used papermania papers to cover the front and back covers. I then added a little silver glitter to add sparkle ! the dove and wording was cut aout using a cricut machine. For the inner pages i used ivory cardstock , then i used my bind it all machine to finish with a silver ring binder

Sunday, May 25, 2008

birthday card

This card was made using a' funstamps' beetle stamp. The foreground car was stamped first, then masked , then the next car , & then the last car ,

Herd the Moo's

This card was made using penny black stamps. The background was coloured using chalks & the cloud was made using white liquid applique

' Dad's card '

this was made using a variety of diferent stamps, a fireplace stamp , penny back bibliophile & here's looking at you stamps then i made shrink plastic mantle clock & shrink plastic books, the mice stamp was also stamped onto shrink plastic

Graduation card

hi ,my best friend Alison told me how to make this card,( thanks Alison x x she is a fab card maker & she s my craft guru :-)) i used black square cardstock, then slightly smaller red card, then another smaller black card then white card stamped with black die ink script. the cap was made using 2 small squares of black card , one slightly smaller than the other. I made the red tassle using red embroidery thread and using a needle threaded it through the centre of the larger black square, securing underneath with tape. the smaller square was then attached using foam squares, then attached to script card with foam squares too. the scroll was made using parchment paper with a small piece of red ribbon tied around it. Then the 'congratulations was stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with black sparkle embossing powder onto red card and secured with foam tape to bottom of card

Thursday, May 8, 2008

bind it all notebook

Hi , i just made this notebook and pen as a gift to myself !!!!!!!!!
The doodlebug paper was bought for me as part of my birthday present from my lovely friend Alison, thanks Alison :-) , the ribbon & 'things 'embellishment are made by papermania. the flowers were cut using my cricut & fixed with brads that I embossed with bronze glitter powder, then i just added a few hot fix gems to finish. then obviously it was all put together using my bind it all and a few ribbons tied to the rings

Sunday, May 4, 2008

birthday card

I made this card for my friend's birthday to go with the photo album i made ( which can be seen a few pics below ) the main image is a hero arts stamp & the ' happy birthday' was cut out using my cricut

Well Done Card

  • Hi , I made this for my friend's daughter when she passed her driving test !! ( she had failed it once or twice, so this is a bit tongue in cheek ha ha )