Monday, 16 December 2013

Natural world with a twist

For this card I have used a window die with a view of trees and a cat sat in the window.
I have put a flower and foliage to the side of the window

Vintage Christmas polychromatic card

Again this is a traditional Christmas card using dies of baubles border, candles, holly and poinsettia

Vintage Christmas polychromatic card

For this card I have been very traditional with holly and baubles using eight colours

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Monochromatic card 2

This card I have stamped and coloured in with shades of brown
The embossing folder and the holly die are crafts too and the loopy rectangle is a Nellie snellen die.
This is a three fold card tied with a beige ribbon

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Monochromatic vintage Christmas

For this card I have used shades of brown to create my monochromatic vintage Christmas card.
Using crafts too dies for the poinsettia and holly and a nelly snellen topper I have created a simple vintage Christmas card. Layering the topper gives it a framed picture effect.
The happy Christmas is a gold peel off that I have coloured with a brown permanent marker.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Visit to Santa

My c2cu card this week is about my memories of Christmas past. As a child I loved my visits to Santa 
And this card is depicts just that.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Christmas Angels

This card is so simple to, the dies do it for you. All dies used are crafts too. I have used an oval for the centre, Christmas angels for the main decoration and holly for the top and bottom of the card. 
I have used red, clear and gold gems with stickles on the M and C and on the angels.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Through the window

This card is a view from the window, one of this months c2cu challenge blog cards.
I have used cheery Lynn and marrianne dies to create this card. 
Blue Mirri card is used for the background with peel off stars in the sky and sticklers glitter on the roof tops. A bright red bow finishes it off.
 I love this card it make me want to snuggle up in front of the fire.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Christmas sparkle

This is the first Christmas card this year. I love sparkle so Christmas gives me a good reason to use as much as I can.
I have used 2 Christmas trees across the centre of a folded A4 sheet of pearlised card and a selection of 3 different sized snow flakes for the centre piece with a diamanté in the middle. Everything is cut out of Mirri card with the words merry Christmas placed above and below the snow flakes.

A little bit of glitter

This is my second card in the c2cu texture and glitter month
For this card I have put double sided sticky sheet over the black flowers and covered with ultra fine hues glitter. I used green red glitter this makes the black look green and the white look pink. Very easy to do and very affective. Have fun

Friday, 6 September 2013

Felt roses

C2cu challenge this month is textures and glitter. One of my textured cards is this beautiful rose card.
For the roses I have used felt and for the background I cut out a lattice in white and put it onto the card to create an embossed effect. 
The foliage and words are cut out in white and coloured with distressed ink.
Try using felt to get stunning effects. 

Friday, 23 August 2013

Fun in the sun beach colours

This weeks card for c2cu challenge is beach colours and I have kept the colours very pastel to get a dreamy effect.
The backing sheet has been embossed using a crafts too folder, the boat and anchor are from marianne dies. I have used pastels to colour the background and stickles to enhance the embossing and the sea. 
I have gone over all the background with titanium white pastel to subdue the colours.
Have fun

Friday, 16 August 2013

Fun in the sun BBQ invite

This is the third week of the second month of c2cu challenge and for my card of fun in the sun I have created a BBQ invite.
This invite to a BBQ is bright and summery, the border is done with one inch squares of bright spotty paper from a paper block, with a mirror square in the centre. 
The letters are cut out in a bright blue to match the striped apron. 
The utensils are made from a marianne die and I altered the top of the fish slice by cutting the rounded top off and replacing it with a straight piece of card.
A very easy card to do, bright and colourful. I would love to receive this invite.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Colours of the seaside

This is the 2nd card for the second month of the c2cu challenge
I have used marianne shells and starfish dies for the heart, the papers are from a marrianne block.
I have stamped the words onto a piece of card, cut to shape using a crafts too die
The shell are coloured in with yellow, orange and grey inks.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Fun in the sun

This is the second month for c2cu and the theme is fun in the sun
My card this week is a swing card with a  marrianne stamp  and spotty paper from a marrianne paper block. The small flowers are made with a Nellie Snellen punch and emboss set, the stamped picture is coloured in with Sakura pens and tiny diamontes finish the card off. 
Happy days

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Decades anything goes 1950s

This card is my 4th card in the c2c challenge. 
The papers that I have used are from a marrianne paper block, the words are a cheery Lynne die and circle is a Leane creative die. For the rose I used a marrianne flower die.
I like this card it make me feel nostalgic

Friday, 19 July 2013

Layered card

This is the third week of crafts too challenge blog (c2cu) and this week is 3 or more layers.
My card has 8 layers. The first layer is a picture from one of marrianne's paper blocks the second is card stock, the third is a Leane Creatief die, the fourth is card stock, the fifth is a marrianne die, the sixth is paper stock and the seventh and eighth are card stock. I finished the card off with a ribbon bow and the words are cheery Lynn dies.
If you are entering the challenge do have fun 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Week 2 of Crafts-Too challenge (c2cu)

This is my second card for the c2cu challenge blog I have chosen the 1950's for this card.
I just love this card, so simple but so classy. 
There are three layers to the topper, the first layer is from a marianne paper block.
The top of the card is done with a new marianne die the leaves  and lace are done with Cheery lynn dies and the flowers are with a nelly snellen punch and emboss flower set. Black crystals finish of the card.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Anything goes

Today is the launch of Crafts-Too challenge blog and anyone can enter.(
The theme this month is anything goes, different eras and with a twist.
My card for this week is this vintage card using marianne dies, marianne stamp, cheery Lynn word, washi tape and glossy accents. 
The roses are made by putting washi tape onto a piece of card then cutting them out using marianne flower and branch, the edge is created by cutting in half the die from the frame centre (twice). These are glued to the inside of the front edge, then a piece of black card is attached to the whole of the back of the card front.
 The stamped picture is covered with glossy accents to create the look of a photograph.
I really enjoyed making this card.
Good luck to all of you that take part in the challenge.

Monday, 17 June 2013