Sunday 28 November 2010

It's a Thank you thing!!

Hi , my post today is an overdue Thank You to lovely Karen at Sugar Nellie, I won the latest release stamp from Simply Sassy, I give you my heart.

 and this is my card using the pretty stamp, I think she's gorgeous and it was lots of fun using her on my card. Hope you like it too, The background is stamped with Artemio stamps  and the sentiment from Happy Daze, Catslife Press, lots of circular greetings, great to personalize. I paper pieced her dress and legging with doodlebug paper.
I used a blue heart from some confetti and put some Tim Holtz crackle paint on it and was really pleased how it turned out, it's cracked in a star , how about that!

Of course now the crackle glaze has come off, WARNING HERE............. here don't use it on foil stars:0)

This award came from the lovely Spyder, Thank you so much, it is a very welcome gift. I would like to offer this award to all of my lovely followers. You all deserve it, display it with pride on your blog and Many Thanks go to you for your support, it's the wonderful comments that spur me on to try and improve.
Keep warm everyone. Bye for now:0)

Thursday 25 November 2010

OLW 30 Inspiring minds

Hello chilly people, hope it's not too cold where you are:0)

 Today I've been inspired by the OLW challenge hosted by Jennifer Styles
 Jennifer has challenged us to be inspired by the artist Walter Erhard, some of his work is here.
Very interesting stuff, I had a go and was really taken by this card and totally copied it
Right I thought "I like that", so I made this
and then these
Great fun and I've now got a few more Christmas cards made, Yay! for me and many thanks to Jennifer for her wonderful idea:0)

Wrap up warm people and have a lovely day wherever you are:0) xx

Wednesday 24 November 2010

WOYWW 77 and I've lost count how many for me!

 Good morning and Happy Woyww 77,
 Sun is shining in the sky, Sun is shining in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped raining everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day hey,hey

Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mister blue sky is living here today hey, hey!

Yes, yes it's a very old song  I know but you have to make allowances for the old folk(me). Up with the lark this morning to rush over and look after my lovely sick Grand daughter but wasn't needed so I'm gonna bug you Woyww ers instead. Desk not too bad was up late again, can't seem to get an early night doesn't matter how hard I 'intend'  :0)
This is 'tother end of desk, Tidy, yeah impressed Huh? I can do it sometimes especially when other half shares that bit. Right I'm off to have a snoop, have a lovely day people TTFN :0)
OOh oh oh, I forgot to say, If you would like some idea what all this desk hopping is about pop over to Julia's and all will be revealed HERE

Monday 22 November 2010

Friends Birthday.............................

Hello crafty people, I'm back again, got lots of cards to be making this month.

This is for a wonderful friend who I don't get to see often enough but always when we meet it's like we've just met last week except there's so much to catch up on. She doesn't read my blog so I think I'm, safe putting it here.

I used some velvet paper and embossed it with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade, retro circles I was quite happy how that turned out, it didn't spoil the velvet nature of the paper but added texture.
The image is from A Day for Daisies
 The sentiment from Happy Daze, Catslife press, Sentiment seals
And the little circle sentiment from Lily of the Valley the new Calendar set
 I used Copics to colour and some Diamond Glaze for the apples.
Gosh that's an awful lot of links! I need to go and make some more(cards, not links) so TTFN, have fun:0)

Friday 19 November 2010

Poinsettia Christmas and a promise not to mention how long to go.

Happy Friday everyone, here comes the weekend, hope things are good with you.

I've been playing with some Tim Holtz rock candy crackle glaze, this is definitely my new favourite. I used it on card first and liked it but then used it on copy paper and thought I'd messed up because as I watched, the paper curled furiously in front of my eyes. After it had dried and with a little gentle coaxing I got it to lay a little flatter and hey presto my poinsettias emerged I was really pleased with the way they turned out.
Marianne Creatables die for flowers.A little spun sugar distress ink on some of the bracts and Tim Holtz tissue tape and a stamp from Banana Frog for the Noel, it's the Retro Baubles set, on sale ATM and is mica powder on Versamark ink.
 The little silver balls I bought years ago at the NEC so they are pretty old.
Have a great weekend TTFN :0)

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Christmas, I love it :0)

Hi there, just 39days to go,  love the warm fuzzy feeling that Christmas conjures up, this little fairy is hanging on in the holly just waiting too.

I was pretty fed up when I added stickles to her wings because it made the ink bleed, my ribbon isn't perfect either but I felt 'that's life' not perfect, just like me!

Sentiment ticket, Tim Holtz
Ribbon Stampin Up that I got from Jenny at 'Don't get mad get crafty!'
Cuttlebug embossing folders for background 'Textile and Snowflakes'

Hope you have a great day, lots of warm fuzzy feelings from over here to you :0)

Thursday 11 November 2010

Shoot for the moon!

Hi there, I hope all's well in your world today, what dreadful weather here in the UK, rain and wind a perfect day to cosy up in the warm and craft away to your hearts content:0)
Yep, shoot for the moon, that's what it says and why not, we all need to aim high! But of course this is just a little greeting card..........

Which came about due to Sarah Anderson's excellent help, she introduced me to A Day for Daisies an amazing artist and fantastic images, wow I was knocked out. So thank you Sarah :0)
I'm now the possessor of  some of these beautiful images.
So there may be a few more to come from this brilliant artists work.
Tim Holtz, Tattered Florals for the flowers
Happy crafting everyone. Bye for now:0)
p.s, sorry can't remember where I got the sentiment from but it's in Brilliance ink , pearlescent orchid and on translucent shrink plastic:0)

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Busy busy, go go go!!

Hi Hello, it's another lovely day, I hope yours is too.

I've made some cards, I had a request for some everyday cards, birthday cards. You don't always want the big production cards that we get excited about. So I got out my Penny blacks and had some fun..................

 Then I got out a lovely new stamp from
Polkadoodles,   I love this image..........and I had some more fun.

Then after all that I made a Christmas card and............................yeah! you guessed it................... I had some more fun, I love making cards, they may not be beautiful or life changing but I really like doing it, one happy bunny:0)
 For this one I used my new dies from, Marianne's Creatables the poinsettia , so much dimension in the embossing. Okay I'm off now, have a good week everyone:0) xx

p.s I'm still not Debbie but you can call me MC if you find mustavcoffee a bit of a challenge, I do!!