Friday, 21 December 2012

Wintery Scenes

Oh no!!!!  It is almost Christmas and I had such good intentions of regularly posting all the Christmas card designs that I've made.  Where did the time go??????

Anyway below are two cards that I made a few months ago now  - both using the Penny Black cling stamp Dashing Through The Snow, the wooden stamp Winter Berries and the clear stamp set A Bright Tomorrow.

On this card I used Distress inkpads for the background along with Memory Box dies - Swirly Tree, Frosty Border and Puffy Clouds. I'd like to enter this card into the Penny Black & More at Allsorts Challenge blog for the It's Your Choice  challenge.

The main card was made from Grand Labels One. I sponged Metallic Silver paint around the edge of the card to give a 'frosty' feel to it.

The girl and sleigh were coloured using Copic markers and Spicas.

With this card I chose to make the main card using a PATP Martha Stewart Snowfall punch set, combined with the Memory Box Winterland Tree die and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. I'd like to enter this card into the Penny Black & More at Allsorts for the It's Your Choice challenge and also the Allsorts Week 185 Oh Christmas Tree.

Again I used a Metallic Silver acrylic paint around the edges of the card.

And of course coloured the girl using Copic markers along with Spicas.

All products used on these cards came from The Glitter Pot.

Just incase I don't get around to blogging again before the big day HAPPY CHRISTMAS  to everyone and a MASSIVE  big thank you for visiting me this year.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

A Sweet Little Christmas

Oh dear!!!  That 'time' thing is still happening and I can hardly believe that it is less than 20 days until Christmas!!  Eeeeeeekkkkkk!!  Still haven't finished my Christmas Cards yet!!

Anyway today I have a few cards to show you that I made when I demoed at The Glitter Pot in October.  These cards all use the Forever Friends Christmas teddies along with Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock and the Memory Box Swirly Tree die.

Here's a closer look at the top left card. The Forever Friends Bear is called Santa.

The bear was coloured using Copics.

Here's the top right card. The Forever Friends Bear is called Christmas Gift.

Coloured with Copics.

Here's the bottom left card with the Forever Friends Cup Of Cocoa bear. The card was made using the Grand Labels One Nesties die.

And of course the bear was coloured with Copics!!

And lastly here's the bottom right card using the Pressies For You Forever Friends bear and that Grand Labels One Nesties die again.

Bet you can't guess what I used to colour him with???? LOL!!!

All materials used on the cards came from The Glitter Pot including the Craftwork Cards sentiments. And all of these bears that I used are still half price!!

Now I know that you won't believe me but I hope to post again very soon!!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Santa Teddy

Hi everyone!!  Oh dear!!!!  I always have such good intentions at posting cards up more regularly and somehow the time just slips past and I find my 'good intentions' have slipped away again!!

Anyway here we go with a card that I created a couple of months ago using one of the cute Forever Friends teddies called Santa.You can currently pick this stamp up for half price too!!!

Other products I used are as follows:
Wild Rose Studio: Annabelle's Christmas Paper Pack
Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
Craftwork Cards Christmas Messages
Nestabilities: Labels Three
Memory Box die: Snowflake Corner
Marianne Design die: Poinsettia Straight
DoCrafts: Silver Metallic acrylic paint

All available from The Glitter Pot.

Copics used:
Bear: E30, E31, E33, E35, R20
Coat & hat: R30 R32, R35, R37 R39, G20, G24, G28, C00, C1, C3, C5
Lantern & sack: Y11, Y35, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Ground and shadowing: C00, C1, C3, C5

I have just set up an Etsy shop and loaded up a few Christmas Cards for sale so if you fancy taking a look please click here. (You can also see the cards in my sidebar too :))

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Dream Time as some of you told me off for mentioning the 'C' word in my last post I thought I'd share this card with you today using one of the Gorjuss Girl stamps called Poppy Wood, which is very far removed from anything remotely Christmassy - lol!!!

Main materials are as follows -
Hobby Art CS023D Anna's Collection/Just For You
Magnolia 12x12 paper Pink Magic Bubbles
Memory Box die - Madera Corner
Magnolia die - Doily Flower
Martha Stewart punches - Doily Lace edging punch
                                         Monarch Butterfly

All available from The Glitter Pot.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E02, R20
Hair - E50, Y21, E55, E35
Flowers - Y02, R81, R85
Clothes - RV0000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Background - W1, W3, W5, G40, G82, BG90, RV0000, RV000, R81, R83

I'd like to enter this into the Sir Stampalot's Punches challenge.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

It's Christ-maaaaaaassss!!

Oh my goodness where does the time keep disappearing too?  I've got loads of cards to share with you and somehow things keep cropping up and I don't find the time to actually post them up!!

Now that we are into the middle of October I thought I'd start sharing some Christmas creations with you so first up is this little cutie pie. How sweet is he????  This stamp is of course from the Forever Friends selection of stamps and is called Cup Of Cocoa and what is even better is that the stamp is currently on sale at half price!!!  As too are the other Forever Friends Christmas Bear stamps so if you want a bargain you know what you need to do - lol!!!

Here's a list of the other stuff that I used -

Wild Rose Studio: Xmas Bella paper pack
Doodlebug 12x12 Sugar Coated cardstock: Silver; Beetle Black
Craftwork Cards: Christmas Messages
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Ice Crystals
Nestabilities: Labels Three
Memory Box die: Snowflake Corner
Marianne Design die: Poinsettia Straight
Black Memento inkpad
White StazOn inkpad
DoCrafts Silver Metallic acrylic paint and sponge
Silver and Crystal glitter glue
3mm and 5mm self-adhesive red pearls

The image was of course coloured using Copics!

Colours as follows – 
Bear: E30, E31, E33, E35, R20 
Coat and gloves: R32, R35, R37, R39,   C00, C1, C3, C9
Robin and mug: E30, E31, E35, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, R30, R37
Ground and shadowing: C00, C1, C3, C5

All products used came from The Glitter Pot.

Hope you like it!!  I have more to share again soon!!


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

All loved up!!

Hi everyone.  Today I have another mouse card to share with you using an image from the Artemio Love clear stamp sheet. They are just soooooo sweet aren't they?

Products used:
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Memory Box - Chloe stem
Daydream First Edition 6x6 paper pad

Coloured using Copic markers.

All products from The Craft Barn and this week The Craft Barn are offering 10% off of a set of 36 oil pastels by Faber Castell. Simply enter the code 'PASTEL10' at checkout.

Sunday, 30 September 2012


Hi folks.  Today I thought I'd share a card that I made earlier in the year using one of the cute mice stamp sets by Artemio.

The papers are from a First Edition pad called Daydream.

Dies used are-
Nestabilities - Grand Labels One
                      Labels Three
Memory Box -Floral Square

The mouse was of course coloured with Copics.  (Sorry can't remember the colours used as it was sooooooooooo long ago!!!)

All products used came from The Craft Barn.

Today marks the launch of this years Craft Barn Calendar Challenges. Click here to find out all about it.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Hi everyone.  Today I thought I'd share this card with you that I made back in July/August using StampAvie's Lila Libellule stamp.  Not colours that I would normally go for so am still undecided as to what I think of it!!

Materials used:
Artemio 10001037 Arabesque clear stamp set
First Edition 6x6 paper pad - Spring Feast
Bundled Sage Distress inkpad
Silver pigment inkpad and Crystal EP
Memory Box dies - Macarena Corner; Madera Corner
Martha Stewart PATP - Cherry Blossom
MS punches - Monarch Butterfly; Hydrangea
Ribbon and self-adhesive pearls
Glitter glue - Crystal; Tiara

All from The Craft Barn apart from the Cherry Blossom punch set.

Copics used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Eyes - B000, B02
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Toy - E50, E53, RV000, R83, R000, R32, G40, G43, W1, W3, W5
Clothes & Wings - YG0000, G40, G43, BG000, BG10, BG13, BG93
Shading & Background - W1, W3, W5, G40, G43, B000, E50, 0 Blender

Have a good weekend :)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Gorjuss Girls Are Going Fast!!

Hi everyone.  Thought I ought to let you know that the Gorjuss Girl stamps over at The Craft Barn are fast selling out as they are currently offering them with a 50% discount if you use the code 'GORJUSS50' at the checkout. Once they are gone they are gone!!

So I thought today I would share this card with you using Pretend Friend. (As I'm writing this post they still have some stock of this one!!)

Products used:
Artemio - Arabesque clear stamp set (100001037)
Paper Editions 6x6 paper pad - Spring Feast
Nestabilities - Grand Labels One
Memory Box dies - Petal Party, Madera Corner, Twirling Vine Frame
Black Memento inkpad
Pumice Stone Distress inkpad
MS punch - Monarch Butterfly
Glitter glue - Tiara and Rhinestone

Coloured using Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5
Fox - E50, E53, E08, E57, W3
Clothes - R000, R30, R32, R35, C1, C7, C9, BG90, BG93, W1, W3, W5
Background - W1, W3, W5, R000, R30, 0 blender
Shading - W1, W3, W5

All products available from The Craft Barn.

I'd like to enter this card into the Layers challenge over at Allsorts.

After being consistently asked at recent demos if I teach classes I have decided to take the plunge and offer one-to-one tuition or small group classes during October and November from my home at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.  These will be Christmas Card based and will be priced according to which card/cards you want to make. Click here for more details!!

Friday, 31 August 2012

A Peek As Promised!!

Well all the cards are finished for tomorrow and I'm currently packing them up along with all the materials that I need for the weekend because of course tomorrow and Sunday it is The Glitter Pot's Christmas Spectacular Weekend!!!

Here (as promised) is a peek at the cards that I've made :)


And this one shows all of them together.

Over the coming few weeks I will load them up individually so that you will be able to see them in greater detail.

Hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget that if you are going to The Glitter Pot's weekend to stop by my table and say 'Hi!'

Sunday, 26 August 2012

All In A Twirl!

Goodness I cannot believe that it has been so long since I last posted anything!!  The days just seem to fly by at the moment - I also cannot believe that we are nearly into September!  Where did August and the summer go????

Currently I am busy beavering away as it is The Glitter Pot's Christmas Spectacular this coming weekend (Sat 1st and Sun 2nd September).  I'll be playing with my trusty Copics and some of the new Penny Black Christmas stamps!!  Might give you a sneaky peek later on this week if the time doesn't run away with me again!!

Talking of demos the card I've got to show you today is one that I made for my last demo at The Craft Barn using one of the new StampAvie stamps called Angeline Ballerine.

Here's a list of what I used:
Artemio - (10001037) Arabesque clear stamp set
Isabelle First Edition 6x6 paper pad
Black Memento inkpad
White pigment inkpad and Crystal EP
Memory Box dies - Savannah Border, Petal Party, Fancy Blossoms, Elegant Scrollwork
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Martha Stewart PATP - Cherry Blossom
Self-adhesive pearls and ribbon
Tiara and Crystal glitter glue

Here's a side on view of the card.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair - E40, E23, E35, E49
Clothes and Wings - R30, R32, R35, R37, YG0000, G43, E40, E43, W1, W3
Shading and background - W1, W3, W5, R30, R32, B000, 0

All materials are available at The Craft Barn and now is a good time to shop as P&P is free on all UK ordesr until midnight this Bank Holiday Monday ;)

To celebrate reaching over 1000 followers The Craft Barn are giving away some Blog Candy worth over £150!! Click here to go see!!!!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the bank holiday.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Lady In Red

Hi everyone.  Today I thought I'd share a card with you that I made for my demo last Saturday at The Craft Barn.  (A big thank you to everyone who stopped by my table - it was so lovely to see you all :)!!)

This was made using one of the latest girl stamps by StampAvie called Lili Rose.  Isn't she a sweetie? The paper is from a First Editions 6x6 paper pad called Spring Feast.

Other products used are:
Martha Stewart PATP - Bubble Bath
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Memory Box dies - Savannah Border and Petal Party.

Here's more of a side view of the card.

Copics used:
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20 (cheeks), R32 (lips)
Hair - E40, E23, E35, E27, E49
Birds and bird food - E50, E53, E35, E27
Clothes and flowers - R000, R30, R32, R35, BG000, BG13, BG90, BG93
Shading and ground - W1, W3, W5

All products used are available from The Craft Barn and talking of The Craft Barn you may want to head on over to their website to pick up some bargains as their Midsummer Madness Half Price Sale starts online on Friday (10th August) and in store on Saturday!!!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Craft Room

Hi everyone.  Sorry to have been a bit quiet - I think that I may have melted in the heat that hit the UK last week!!  Thankfully it has cooled down a little now and so I feel a bit more like doing stuff again!!

This morning I have finally gotten around to uploading my photos that I took ages ago of my finished craft room and I thought that you might like to see it now that it is finished. 

So here goes-

This is the view that greets you as you enter.

Then this as you come around the door.  The island (at the front of the photo) is for me to sit at my laptop.  It has a shelf around the other side which pulls out (under where you sit) to put the laptop on so it is out of the way.

As you go into the room more you can see my bespoke cupboards and fab work top.  (The work tops were left over from when we did the kitchen!!)

This is the room taken from my round table in the window.

And again. This time I was standing the other side of the table. You can see my Grand Calibur and guillotine which live permanently on my worktop.

Behind these purpose built cupboards lurks all my wooden stamps plus some of my papers and cardstock.

As you can see I've kept them all contained in Really Useful boxes and they are all labelled!! How organised am I??

This is a close up of what my handles look like.  The knobs that are on the wardrobe match these as well.  Aren't they pretty!!

Now I know that this looks like a built in wardrobe for clothes and indeed it did use to be!

But now it houses some of my stuff such as my 12x12 papers, cardstock, pens, dies, magazines, etc...

And more boxes behind the third set of doors that you saw containing things like clear stamps, re-inkers, glitter glues, pens, glue, ribbons, etc....

Then lastly behind these doors......

are some more boxes!!  This time containing packing materials, envelopes and odds and ends plus all Mum's quilling stuff.  (She has got the top and bottom shelves in here.  It is surprising just how much stuff she has got!!)

Would you actually believe that I did get rid of a load of my stuff too - lol!!!

Anyway I am now all sorted and it is a real pleasure to be working in there!!

I'll be back soon with a card but meanwhile I must just tell you that The Hobby House are currently having a clearance sale of some of their fabulous self-adhesive pearls.  I bought a whole load a couple of days ago as I just LOVE their embellishments.  So if self-adhesive pearls are your sort of thing you might want to check it out as they are down to just 80p a pack - normally £1.50!!!