Monday, 20 December 2010

Go on...just throw it....

I love this Little Claire stamp, and used it to make 4 very similar Christmas cards.

Good Luck

A colleague is leaving after a short-term contract with us. Whilst she has been with us, she has been most aggreived that we sometimes go out for a slap-up lunch of egg and chips on a Friday, which is the day she doesn't work. (We are even planning to go on Christmas Eve-snow permitting!). Another colleague asked me to make a good luck card with egg and chips on it! I hand cut the food (and added glossy accents to the egg yolk for realism!), the cutlery is from the From my Kitchen cartridge, and the lettering from Plantin Schoolbook.

Get well soon

A friend at work has just had cardiac surgery, and I just had a few minutes to make a get well soon card. I used my new Winter Frolic cartridge, and cut the sentiment from Beyond Birthdays. I used one of the lovely Peachy Keen stamps for the face.

How old?

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her brother-in-law. Apparently they have a standing joke about the fact that he is older than her, so she wanted something to that effect on the card. After scratching my head for a while this is what I came up with. The numbers and text are all cut from Plantin Schoolbook.

Happy 70th

A friend asked me to make a card for her dad who will be 70. I asked what he liked, and she said "ducks"! After a lot of thought I came up with this. The duck is from Animal Kingdom. the balloon is from Pooh and Friends, and the sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Happy Christmas Kai....

A friend of mine asked me to make a special card for her great-grandson's first Christmas. I used these lovely little Claire stamps, and cut the frames for them from Winter Woodland. I just hope Kai appreciates it!!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Card for a rugby fan

I was asked to make this card for a fan of our local rugby team. I usesd Everyday paper Dolls, and "doctored" the shirt to make it look like their kit! The greeting is from beyond Birthdays, and the numbers from Plantin Schoolbook.

Monday, 25 October 2010

feelin' rrruff?

This for a friend who recently had a nasty car accident. Apparently he had to be cut from the car, but luckily sustained only a few fractured ribs and a fractured sternum. I cut the dog from Everyday Paper Dolls, and added some white ribbon around his leg to look like a bandage!! The font is Plantin Schoolbook.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Gift box for one of mum's birthday gifts....

I cut this from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to hold a rubber stamp for mum's birthday. I decorated it with a few bits I had "lying around" (thanks for the paper flowers Lynne!).

Happy Halloween!!

I made this in double-quick time, and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out! The stamps are by Inkadinkado, and I heat embossed them with black sparkle embossing powder.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Thanks for....

Well, I've made some thank you cards in my time, but someone asked me to make a card for the sales rep who sold them their new Jaguar car!!! I used a photo of the car (nothing on any of the Cricut cartridges quite resembled a Jag!), and cut the letters from Plantin Schoolbook.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Another easel card..........

These are just so addictive!! I cut the scalloped circle fromWinter Woodland. The tree is a Kanban stamp which I embossed, and the greeting is an Inkadinkado stamp.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!!

This is for my Mum, who loves flowers of all kinds....the primulas are from Freshly Picked, and the font is from Winter Woodland.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Thanks for the apples

A colleague at work kindly gave me loads of apples from the tree in her garden, and I was inspired to make this card (any excuse really!)
I cut the basket and apples from Pooh & Friends, and the sentiment from Opposites attract.
Perhaps she'll give me some more apples!!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Good Luck

I made these cards for a couple of colleagues who are leaving soon. I cut the tulips and the pot from Walk in My Garden.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Instructions for pop-up cards...

I had several nice comments about my pop-up cards, and a few requests to share the instructions, so here goes:

1. I used a five inch square card, and decorated the "upper" side with patterned paper , and the "lower" side with a stamped greeting.

2. I cut a strip of card 4.5 inches long, and scored and folded at 1", "2, 3" and 4" (see above)

3. I overlapped the half inch section and glued it  to form a square (see above)

4. Finally I glued that square into the fold of the card, and stuck the cup-cake (but of course it could be anything ) to the third side.

They are so easy to make, but so effective. I hope these instructions help...I'd love to see what you make!

Sorry I forgot...

This is for someone whose birthday I missed....I'm toying with a sentiment along the lines of; "Sorry I turtally forgot"!!
The turtle and the plant are both from Pooh and Friends, and I welded them together in Design Studio.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

More pop-up cards!!!

I really think I am in danger of becoming addictted to these pop-up cards!! The 18 is cut from Plantin Schoolbook, and the cake from Doodlecharms. The paper is some lovely stuff that my friend Lynne gave me....thank you Lynne!!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Pop-up snowman

This is the first pop-up card I have made, and I am amzed at how simple it was (I can see a lot more of these coming along!!). The snowman is from Christmas Cheer, and the stamps are by Inkadinkado.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Dog of the Day!!

My friend Ruth took her 16 year old Border Collie to a dog show organised and judged by Martin Clunes yesterday. (He lives near us, and organises a similar event on his land each year to raise money for local charities-this year it was the hospice.) Anyway, Ruth entered Belle in the "Dog of the Day" class, and she came 1st!!! Belle won a silver cup, a pink rosette, and a sack of dog food. Ruth was so happy she cried and made her mascara run!! I made this card for Belle to celebrate her win! The dog and the trophy are cut from Everyday Paper Dolls, the lettering is from Opposites Attract, and the rosette is from Plantin Schoolbook.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


This is for Lauren who will be 17 on the 27th. I used the car cut from Sweethaerts, but left out some of the details....I did add an "L" plate though as she will be starting driving lessons! The lettering is from Opposites Attract.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Happy Birthday Carl!!!

I was inspired to make this "pocket" card by a picture I saw in a magazine. I cut both the pocket and the tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

50 sucks!!!

I have long admired the lovely lollipop bouquets that I have seen on the Cricut messageboard, and finally I have had the opportunity to make one. A friend of my husband's has just been 50, and we are going to his party on Friday.

I bought a large pot from the garden centre and filled it with oasis. I covered this with foil, and then used a skewer to make 50 holes, into which I pushed the assortment of lollies. I cut the "50" and "sucks" from Mickey Font, and then decorated the band with a greeting from A Child's Year, and lots more lollies cut from Doodlecharms.

Now I just need someone else to have a significant birthday so I can make another!!!

Monday, 9 August 2010

A Blog great is that???

I have been awarded the "Cherry on the Top" award by Peggy from Daily Grace Creations...isn't that just fantastic??
There are some rules to accepting the award...

1. Thank the person who gave it to you...Thank you Peggy...I am honored!

2.Copy award to your blog....
3. List three things that you love about yourself...ummm...err...
I love my ability to see the funny side of situations...and....I love that I enjoy the simple things in life...and....ummm....I love that I have a hobby that is so rewarding and engrossing.

4.Post a picture that you love...

This is Springer Spaniel!

5. Pass the award on to five others...gosh, difficult to chose, but here goes;

Please visit these talented'll be glad that you did!!!

Thanks again made my day!!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Top Bloke !

This is for Brian who worked non-stop today, plumbing in some new radiators for us. He wouldn't even stop for lunch. More colouring with those promarkers!!

8 Today!

I saw this card demonstrated on the tv...and had to have a go!! The number and the lettering is from Mickey Font.

Train shaped cards!

I used the train from the New Arrival crtridge, and welded it in Design Studio to make this shaped card.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

paisley toadstool

Yet another shaped card!! This is cut from the Paisley cartridge, and I added the two flowers at the base so that it would stand up,

Shaped snow globes...

I just love making these shaped cards!! I welded the globes and the holly *(from Joys of the Season) and then added the snowman form Doodlecharms.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Colouring with promarkers

This could be seriously addictive, but takes a-g-e-s (probably just me!!) The image is a lovely Ollyfant stamp, and I added a stocking cut from Joys of the Season just for fun!

Snowglobes!!! I'm getting ready for Christmas!!!

The globes are cut from Joys of the Season, and I added shop bought snowman stickers how quick and easy is that??

Put your feet up Lynne.....

I made this especially for my friend Lynne. The feet are from New Arrival, and the font is from Nursery Rhymes....I just hope that she does as she's told!!!!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Good Luck Barry!!

Barry is also off to pastures new...his post involves some gardening so hence this card!! It is cut from Walk in my Garden, and Pooh & Friends.

Good Luck Chris!

This is for a colleague who is off to pastures new. The apple is cut from Home Accents, and I just love the colours!

Well Done Andrew!!

This is for someone who just heard that he got a 1st in his degree. Everything is cut from Plantin Schoolbook, and layered for dimension.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Thank "U" Ruth

This was a very quick card to thank Ruth for looking after our garden while we were away. The font is from Plantin Schoolbook.

Hello Lynne

This is an Easel card I made for my friend Lynne. The dragonflies are from Pooh and Friends, ,the swirl is from Home Accents, and the greeting is from Wild Card..Hope you like it Lynne!!

Following some help from Donna Mundinger!!!

I love the fantastic carsds that Donna makes (check out her blog..Popsicle Toes!), and she recently very kindly gave me some instructions about welding more than one shape and creating matching card backs and fronts. This is what she enabled me to make!!

It is simple, but I'm happy with it!! All of the cuts are from Walk in My Garden.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Over the Hill....

This is for my Brother-in Law, and was inspired by the sentiment on the stamp! The car and the trees are from Doodlecharms, and the hills were from Plantin Schoolbook ( stretched in Design Studio).

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Get Well Soon

This is for a friend who is about to have a hip replacement. The letters are from A Childs Year, and I welded them to the ric-rac (from Plantin Schoolbbok) in Design Studio. The flowers are also from Plantin Schoolbook.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Congratulations Grandma

A colleague of mine has just become a grandma for the first time, so I made this card to congratulate her! It is all cut from Doodlecharms, and was inspired by the example in the handbook.

Happy Birthday Belle!!

My friend's border collie will be 16 next week, so this is for her. The dog and the bow are both from Doodlecharms, and I welded them in Design Studio to make a shaped card....hope Belle approves!!

Paisley cat

This card is for a cat lover! I cut the cat from the lovely Paisley cartridge, and the sentiment is from Storybook.