Saturday, 31 December 2011

Tri-shutter Thomas...

A friend of mine asked me to make a "Thomas the Tank Engine " card for her grandson's second birthday. I bought a second hand Thomas book, and cut up the pictures to make this card.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Golfing hedgie...

I made this card for my brother-in-law using yet another cute Penny Black hedgehog!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

For Mike...

This Christmas card is for my husband who is a postman! Yet another lovely Penny Black stamp!

From the dog...

This card is for my parents from the dog (Bailey, who is a liver and white Springer Spaniel). This lovely stamp by Helz Cuppelditch seemed perfect, and I layered the dog so that he looked just as if he was peering around the snowman!

Happy Christmas Dad!!

My dad had an i-pod touch as an early Christmas present, so I couldn't resist making this card for him. The images are cut from one stamp by Francoise Read.

Out of this world...

A friend asked me to make a card for her grandaughter who is very interested in the solar system. I cut the planets and rocket from "Everyday Paper Dolls".

Formula One Christmas !

I was asked to make a card for a chap who is  a real Formula One fan! His wife was clear that she wanted Rudolph in the leading car, with Santa following close behind! The cars are cut from "Graphically Speaking" and Santa and Rudolph are from "Doodlecharms".

Happy Christmas Kai..

A friend asked me to make a card for her young grandson. This lovely stamp is by Penny Black.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Happy First Christmas....

A friend of mine asked me to make "First Christmas" cards for her two new grandchildren. I used lovely Penny Black stamps, and I'm pleased with the results.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Happy Christmas Tim!!

My parents regularly go on outings with a local coach company (Sewards).They always have the same drive - Tim - who is very helpful, but also has a great sense of humour. He is always full of nonsense, so I thought I would make a special Christmas card for him! Both the bus and Santa were cut from Doodlecharms. The font is from Nursery Rhymes.


I made this for a colleague who is expecting twins. The baby out fits are cut from "Wrap it Up", and I added the hearts from Plantin Schoolbook.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas Fairy!

I just love this Penny Black Christmas fairy! I layered her skirt and stocking for dimension.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Fayre goodies!

I packed up these sweets to sell at a Christmas Fayre. The tops are decorated with a variety of Penny Black stamps.

Hot chocoolate "sliders"

These wallets contain a sachet of hot chocolate which rises like magic when the bow at the top is pulled.
I cut the mug from Gypsy Wanderings.

Friday, 18 November 2011

War-time wedding!

Our neighbours got married on November 11th in war-time style (apparently he is fascinated by the history of the two wars). He was dressed as a world war 2 soldier complete with tin helmet, whilst she wore a 1940's dress. The cake was decorated with poppies,and  the invitations looked like ration books. Somehow this seemed the most appropriate card to make for them! Both the stamp and the sentiment are Hobby Art.

Just for you....

I was asked to make a card for a colleague who is retiring next month. I still haven't decided between these two! Both the images are Penny Black, and the greeting is the very useful banners set by Woodware.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

I told you that..........

...............I couldn't stop using this embossing folder!! Another lovely Penny Black stamp, layered to give some dimension.

Hooked on this embossing folder!!

I've made a couple of cards already using this folder (and I have another in the planning this space!!). I couldn't resist using my new Fido stamp for this version!

Variation on a theme!

I so loved the card I made for this week's Penny Black challenge, that I made another very similar one!

Silver and snowflakes....

This is for the Penny Black challenge here ; . I used a lovely Cuttlebug embossing folder, and just added a few gemstones and some silver mirri-board.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Holiday Hugs...

I just love this new Penny Black stamp!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!!

I couldn't resist these gift bags and a card cut from the "Mini Monsters" cartridge!

Get well soon Victoria....

A colleague of mine came back from a holiday in Kenya with a mystery illness, which hospitalised her in order to be re-hydrated! My card must have done the trick though, as she is back at work now! My favourite Penny Black hedgehog!

Happy Birthday Mum!!

It was my Mum's birthday on Friday, so I couldn't put this card on any sooner in case she saw it!! The satmp is yet another lovely Penny Black image, with a sentiment stamp by Little Claire.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

80th birthday bicycle

I was aksed by my friend's daughter to make this card for her Godmother's 80 th birthday. She specified a gatefold card and wanted a bike with a basket full of flowers on the front (apparently the birthday girl still rides her bike!). I cut the bike from Sweethearts. It is actually a tandem, but cutting it up for the gatefold card enabled me to cut out one of the saddles!

Happy Anniversary...

A colleague of mine asked me to make a card for her parents' Golden Wedding. I used Simply Charmed to cut both the bottles and the glasses.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Cookie card............

This stamp is by the wonderful Helz Cuppelditch, and the greeting is a Little Claire stamp. The dog is apparently called Cookie!

Warren cards..........

I made these cards at a workshop at "My Mum's Craft shop" in Dorchester.The materials are by Craftwork cards.

Penny Black Hedgehog...

Another wonderful hedgehog from Penny Black!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Our stall!!

This is my mum at our most recent you can see she is already studying ideas for Christmas!!

Happy birthday twins....

A friend asked me to make these cards for her nephews. I used Plantin Schoolbook to cut the numbers and the stars, and welded them to a rectangle using my Gypsy.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Gift card wallets

I made these as a combination of a card and a gift (I plan to put eithr money or a gift card in them. The sentiments are from a lovely Fiskars set.

Hedgehog birthday

I just got this lovely Penny Black stampp and couldn't resist making a couple of easel cards with it. The candles are cut from the Wrap it Up cartridge.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Hello Kai!!

In the post below is  a card a friend wanted for her grandson Kai to send to his new baby brother Dax..................., and then she wanted one for Dax to send to his big brother! This is what I came up with. The stamp is by Ollyfant, and the paper is Baisc Grey.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Welcome Dax..............

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her grandson Kai to give to his new baby brother Dax. I used Everyday Paperdolls to cut the baby and Plantin Schoolbook for the lettering. I couldn't resist adding the Molly Bloom stamp inside to represent Kai!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Get well soon............

A lovely new stamp from the "Bazoo" range by Helz Cuppelditch. The greeting is from a Little Claire stamp set.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Another Anniversary card!!

It is my in-laws wedding anniversary next week, and although I have made a card, I couldn't resist trying to make something better!! This is a Penny Black stamp, coloued with Promarkers. I also used a Martha Stewart punch.

Golden Anniversary

I was asked to make this card with the greeting in Hebrew ( I was given the greeting, so I just hope it is correct!) The lighting doesn't do it too many favours, but I'm quite happy with the finished result.