Sunday, 29 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Just wanted to share my card for this weeks PBSC  which is Floral Frenzy

now I really struggle with flowers mainly because I don't have enough so when I do use them they are a little mismatched which I know looks fab on some crafters cards but I never seem to get the hang of making those beautiful clusters so first on my priority list (as well as getting the fab new stamps from craftwork cards for printing text on card candy) is a shopping trip to wild orchid crafts for some new flowers and some from prima too...if anyone could recommend a store they get them from id love to hear about it or if you can recommend a good flower die or punch :)

Papers - First edition (bird song)
Stamp - Penny Black cling
Flowers - Mix from stash 
Pearl - Prima (e-line)

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Allsorts DT More than one heart.......

Hi Guys! 
Back so soon where is the time going.....

This week at Allsorts we've been bitten by the bug the LOVE bug we would like to see your projects with more than one heart....

I made an Acetate tent card and used this adorable image from Digistamp Boutique who are our sponsors this week so cute!!! perfect for all you valentine,anniversary cards
My hearts are cut from a sizzix die and of course theres all those lovely hearts on the image...

Have a great Saturday everyone

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Using up odds and ends :)

This week I've been making some mega quick birthday cards to pop in my card box also using up odd squares of paper and off cuts to try and be a bit more rescourceful

Not the most amazing cards  I know but still not bad just made from scraps and perfect for that quick card you need in an instant

Saturday, 21 January 2012

What a mess!!!!!!! (Warning not for the faint hearted lol! and pic heavy ;)

Well after al the Christmas cards and Christmas fayre items that were made in the craftroom before Christmas it looks like a bomb went off and I couldn't ignore it any longer so thought i'd share some before and after pics with you.....


Total mess!! I nearly shut the door and walked straight out
not sure if you can see but its not decorated and still has the sketches of Jacks room on the walls he was staying in here until we decided to make it my craft for now I have stuck all the handmade cards I receive from friends and fellow crafters to the main desk wall hopefully if you sent me one this is where it will be living there are one or two to go up from Christmas but they are downstairs

Its like a personal gallery :)

And after much cleaning a full black bag of stuff and lots of recovered stash i didnt know I had here are this Saturdays results....

if you have a crafty space on your blog id love to visit please leave me a comment with a link to your crafty space so I can come and see :)

Allsorts - Needles and pins

Good Morning :) 
My DT card for Allsorts today is a little out of the ordinary for me as I decided on a colour I hardly ever use Blue!!!! and the theme id needles and pins....

Not too keen on her hair colour never get blonde quite right but im quite liking that the base card has been raised of the card blank and so has the border strip I was trying to acheive some depth..........

Image - Kenny K
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Flower die - Nestie
Papers - Pink Petticoat

Have a great weekend :)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Celebration of Nations - Allsorts

Hello and good morning !!!
cant believe we are almost to the middle of January already the time is rushing us all by....

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is 
a celebration of Nations

My Card is sort of British flag colours and football themed rolled into one I wanted to do somewhere a little bit further a field but Mr Mojo decided to do a midnight flit on tuesday and this is the result!

The image is a cute square from LOTV and I recoloured his shirt a football take from the net and some embroidery thread (Bargain!!!!!) picked it up at my local £1 shop it came with 20 skeins of pastels and bright threads :)

Enjoy your weekend 

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Allsorts and a Birthday :)

Good Morning 
Another quickie post from me i'm afraid as in an hour or so we'll be setting off out for the day for my Sons birthday which includes Cinema, shopping, Frankie and Benny's and Arcades so Me and Ian will be cream Krackered later lol!!

onto my card for this weeks Allsorts challenge which is 
Paper Piecing
This is the cards for Jacks birthday which actually is tomorrow  but thought Saturday was a better day for going out tommorow will be a family day with Just Dance and cake lol!
This a photo from a few years a go when Jack was about 5 I love this photo we were on Holiday in Ibiza and he had fallen and the lovely guy behind the bar of the hotel brought him a cup of warm milk made in the frother of the coffee machine  to help  cheer him up ( we were into our second week and he knew Jack loved warm milk but made it extra frothy for him hence the milk froth moustache and stuck together eyelashes from crying, bless they grow up so fast!!!!)

The image is a new PB stamp I got in Harrogate in September and until now had been uninked (slapped wrist!!!) the papers are MME from the robots collection and all the card is pearlescent and amazing quality from Craftwork Cards a few die cut and embossed stars and of course I paper pieced the kite the body of the cat is also layered but its difficult to see here, last embelishments are the good old faithful, Card candy from CC this is the white one which is pearlescent and I just coloured them to match with alcohol markers .

I'd like to enter this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge they have a case it challenge 

Have a great weekend whatever you may be doing
cant wait to pop over and see all your paper piecing projects