Friday 1 August 2014

Out Of The Shoe Box

Good Morning all,
 I have a trio of cards to share with you today!
Recently I was lucky enough to snap up some crafty stash when a friend 
was having a crafty clearout! 
I love to do this, as not only can it work out a cheaper
 way to get some stash but you can also use the chance to play with 
things you may not normally purchase! 
It's also ideal if you make cards for charities etc.
These cards were all made from an A4 die cut sheet that was 
intended to make just one card.

This card is a little A6 offering. I cut a decorative edge around the image & one 
of the sentiments provided (there were two) using a rotary cutter.
These were popped up on some foam tape for dimension.
  I added a border rom the kit, some fluffy fibres & a couple of buttons from 
my stash to embellish. The inside of this card has a plain insert.

The second card is also A6, lanscape this time!
I simply matted one of the panels onto a piece of white card on which I had
a punched border & inked using a Colour Q liquid chalk inkpad.
I added a single button to embellish.
The inside of this card was decorated with a panel of white CS & a
couple of small decorative panels.

The final 6x6in square card was made using what was the backof the original
card & another panel which was trimmed down to make a topper.
The topper was matted on to some black CS. The sentiment was
popped up on some foam tape. I added some ribbon &  black lace 
from my stash. The inside was decorated too!
Here's a photo of them all together!

I hope this inspires you to think out of the box a little when you look at
 those little kits you have languishing about in your stash!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 31 July 2014

It Must Be Love Love Love

Good morning all!
It's Thursday already. I'm getting excited as it's almost time for my annual 
week off to take in all the sights sounds smells & all the action of the 
It's also time for me to post a card for Just Inklined lol
Here's what I made this week!

The image I've used is Wedding Carriage, one of my fav wedding images.
I've used it on a variety of wedding cards, all different styles
I always wonder where the happy couple are off to on Honeymoon!
I coloured the image a little with some Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
The die cut & distress inked while still in the die!
I distressed the edges with a pair of serrated scissors.
 I've used Paisley Patterened papers from American Crafts
& added a strip of lace from my stash.
I also tied a bow with the lace & sewed on a pearly green button.
The button is just gorgeous in real life, but it hasn't shown up so well in my photo!

The gorgeous, love words, were cut using a Memory Box Die.
I also cut a little border with a Spellbinders die!

Thanks for popping in to visit, I'll try to visit you as soon as I can!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind:

Craft Room Challenge - Green Inspiration
Deep Ocean Challenges - Summer Colours
Loves Rubber Stamps - Buttons & Bows
Shopping Our Stash - Lace, Pearls, Die Cuts
Card Mania - Vacation Or Travel (Honeymoon)
Love To Create - Summer Lovin'
Perfectly Rustics - Bow Or Ruffle
Robyn's Fetish - Wedding Cards
We Do Doobadoo - Celebrations

Tuesday 29 July 2014

New Home

 Good morning all!
I have two little new home cards to share today.
I made these a little while back but forgot share them with you!

These were made using parts of a kit by Karen MacKellar.
The lady who asked for them wanted two cards which were similar
 but not the same. I made the card up using one of the backing papers sheets
 printed on to cardstock for the easel base then added sentiment on some 
foam tape as the stopper.
I also added a wooden button threaded with raffia.


For the second card, I used plain white cardstock for the base then
added the second sheet of backing paper as a matt.
Such a pretty little kit & always popular.
Such a quick & simple make too!
Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday 27 July 2014


Good morning all, I have a card to share today!
This is one I made for my MIL's Birthday.
She's chicken mad & has a little chicken run in her back garden.
She enters them & thier eggs in to local shows & wins a number of prizes
with them too! I have to say the eggs are delicious!
We're off out to lunch with her today, to celebrate her Birthday!
Here's my card!

I used a free image Vintage Chickens
The sentiment was from the Never Too Old To Party set by
Paulette at Create With TLC

I added a little punched boder & a piece of ribbon detail!
I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Addicted To CAS - Celebrate
Less Is More - Anything Goes
CASology - Cue Card Run
Pattie's Creations - For The Birds
Cute Card Thursday - For The Birds