Friday, 17 September 2010

Merry & Bright Magnolia!

Hey All!

Happy Friday! I thought I'd share a card I made last night. I decided to ink up one of my many new Magnolia stamps! It was really relaxing last night to colour her in with my Copic markers. I used the gold Spica pen to colour the bow and tassels and also the middles of the poinsettias. I added some stickles for the coat fur to add a little more sparkle!

I used Kaiser Craft designer papers from the Dear Santa and Belle collections along with some PTI card stock. I then added some Viva Decor to the circle strip down the left hand side and also round the scallop sentiment. So fun and easy to do!

A slightly more layerlicious card but nowhere near as layerlicious as my friend Kerry gets! Lol! Any how I must be cracking on I've got this & that to do before my hunny is home from work!

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Stock: PTI Kraft & Scarlet Jewel
Ink: Memento Black
Stamps: Magnolia Silent Night Tilda. PTI Holiday Button Bits
Accessories: Kaiser Craft DP Belle & Dear Santa. Kaiser Craft Pearls. Viva Decor Ice White. SU! Scallop & Oval Paper Punch. PTI Scarlet Jewel Twill.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Christmas Mouse

Happy Thursday!

Well, I've been getting into the Christmas spirit this week and started to make some CAS Christmas cards that are quick and easy to produce! I have also been very OCD by cataloguing all my rubber stamps! I'm about a 1/4 of the way through! Whilst in my tidying and organising mood I decided to ink up some old favourite Penny Black stamps.

I just love this cute mouse stamp and it fits perfectly in the Mat Stack 4 die from PTI which just happened to arrive this week along with some other goodies :)

I coloured the mouse using Copic markers and added Stickles to his hat. The background on the card is Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes which I stamped in Aqua and added Prisma Glitter with a 2way glue pen. The sentiment is PTI from the Holiday Tags 2009 Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, ColorBox Pigment Aqua
Stamps: Penny Black, Hero Arts & Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Twill. Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Stickles.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Mini Break & Fall Card

Hey All!

Happy Wednesday! Today I thought I start by sharing some photos I took using my iPhone at the weekend. We took a trip North West to see my uncle who lives in Cumbria. It's not like me but I forgot to take my camera and so had to rely on my iPhone!

On the Sunday afternoon after a lovely pub dinner my uncle drove us around where he lives. One of the stops on route is a lovely hamlet called Dent. It's about 4 miles from his town of Sedbergh.

This first photo is a memorial to Adam Sedgwick a founder of modern geology.

This is a view of one of the main streets. I love the cobbled roads and quaint little cottages and the views around are amazing as you will see in the other photos!

On Monday morning before we headed home, Karl and I took a short walk in the surrounding countryside.

This photo is of the fells behind the town of Sedbergh.

There are many little cottages surrounded by the countryside like the one in the photo above.

Our walk took us by the river. It was a lovely sunny day with a bit of a breeze!

Another shot of the countryside looking East.

This last photo is of a lovely interesting building in the town as we walked back to my uncles house. I wish I had remembered to take more of the town but was busy chatting away to Karl!

Now onto something crafty! This is a card I made last week and have only just photographed! It's for the current monthly challenge over on Hero Arts.

It's been absolutely ages since I made a card or project for the challenges over on Hero Arts, but with being on holiday from work and not going away I found the time and inspiration!

I broke out an old un-inked set for this card, 3 Designer leaves. I created the background by inking one of the leaves in the set with Pumpkin Pie and rolling the edges in Ruby Red ink and stamping. It gives a lovely two toned effect.

I did the same for the greenish brown leaves and cut 2 out. I then created a small sentiment panel and stamped a sentiment and 2 leaves from the PTI Falling Leaves set. Some grosgrain ribbon and a button tied with linen thread finished the card.

I really enjoyed making this card. I hope to make some more projects using the Fall theme in the next week! Well, it's time I moved from the computer and carried out some of my other tasks for the day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Stock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White. PTI Ripe Avocado & Orange Zest
Ink: Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Ruby Red
Stamps: Hero Arts 3 Designer Leaves, PTI Falling Leaves
Accessories: SU! Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip & Old Olive. Corner Rounder, PTI Vintage Button in Orange Zest. Linen Thread.

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Hey All!

Happy Saturday! It's been a quiet one here today in the North East. The weather has been lovely today which is a bonus and I just hope it continues like this for the next few weeks!

Today I thought I would share a card I made at the beginning of the week when my new PTI goodies arrived! This card is totally inspired by Maile Belles. Maile is such a talented stamper and I love her CAS style. The colour combo she used on THIS card was my starting point.

I had to break out the New Embellishments set from PTI, I couldn't wait to ink it up and use the coordinating dies! The colours are some I would have never of thought to put together but they are so fresh and zingy and fun!

Thats about all I have to share today as I have had a lazy day with my man watching films and just lazing around! I found a lil time to craft so I will share them another day! Tomorrow we are headed North West to see my Uncle over in Cumbria.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & thanks for stopping by!
CS: PTI Hibiscus Burst & Orange Zest. SU! Whisper White
Stamps: PTI Embellishments & Friends Til The End
Ink: SU! Rose Red & Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: PTI True Black Satin Ribbon, Black Gems from Stash and Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

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Today I thought I'd share the card I made for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger HERE. I really liked the colours in this photo and instantly thought of Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise and Fresh Snow!

This is the card I came up with. Whilst at the super show in Chicago I had a go at the PTI make and take on the Friday with Heather Nichols. We made a super super cute broach using the beautiful blooms dies, felt and buttons. I have been hooked on making them since I got back to the UK!

I kept the rest of the card super CAS so the flower can be centre stage! I stamped the leaf image tone on tone onto the Hawaiian Shores CS. The sentiment is from the NEW Embellishments set from PTI. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that set and can see myself using it A LOT!

Above is a close up of that yummy flower! The PTI felt is SO lovely to use and cuts so nicely using the dies. I can't wait for PTI to release more colours! Anyway, thats about all for today, I am back at work tomorrow for one last 12 hr shift before 2 weeks off :) I've been working loads recently doing extra shifts due to staff shortages :(

I'm looking forward to 2 weeks R&R before I am back at Uni for my last year in my degree. Lots to do though before I go back! I hope to catch up on the blog a bit more though in the coming days!

Thanks for stopping by!
CS: PTI Summer Sunrise & Hawaiian Shores. SU! Whisper White
Ink: ColorBox Pigment Aqua
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms & Embellishments
Accessories: PTI Beautiful Blooms Dies, PTI Delightful Dahlia Leaf Die, PTI Bitty Dot DP, PTI Vintage Cream Button, Embroidery Floss, Friskars Scallop Paper Punch, SU! Label Punch.