Sunday, 26 October 2014

Birthday Wishes...

This week I thought I'd practice my colouring on a lovely Polkadoodles digi image from

As they are doing birthdays this week the image was perfect!  It has sat on my desk all week and I finally got to make it into something today.  I've entered it into their most recent challenge here

My colouring is still a learning process, but the more I practice the better I will get!  The image is coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

The paper is by Papermania purchased from Carshalton Craft.
The Vintage embossing folder is Crafters Companion.
The ribbon, doilies, and roses are from Hobbycraft.
The lace and bow topper are from China via ebay!
The small pearls and hat pins are from my stash.
The leaves are cut from a Tim Holtz strip die Spring Greenery.
The Tag and background die are spellbinders Framed Tags One and Timeless rectangles.
Happy Birthday stamp was free in a magazine years ago and it was stamped with a gold ink pad and edged with a pale pink ink pad.

I will add the list of Spectrum Noir pens and pencils used tomorrow!

Till next time...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Two very different leaving cards...

 I was asked to make a couple of cards for people leaving work.  They are both A4 and I use Anita's A4 card packs and it was all mounted on Mirri card.
The first is a stamp used called New Heights which is apt for the type of card.  I used A4 gorjuss girl paper and ribbon.  The Good Luck stamp is from Sheena Douglas Mystery sets and I used pearls from my stash.  The butterfly stamp is also from the New Heights stamp set.

The gorjuss girl was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils and cut by hand.

The second card I also coloured and is a maternity leaving card.

I used an image that I know I purchased and I'd love to share where from but I cannot remember and despite spending 20 mins on google and pininterest I still have no idea!  If anyone knows please let me know! It is signed!
The word stamp was a free indigo blue stamp free in a magazine.

The pink and green papers are American Crafts 12x12 papers which have been embossed and the bird paper is Stampin Up. The main image and word stamp were cut with spellbinder dies.

The ribbon, twine and green button are from Hobbycraft and the flowers are Petaloo Love. The metal pearls are from my local craft shop. Again the digi stamp was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

Next week I would have been at the beginning of September for my makes as I am trying to catch up in order, but I've finally been making Christmas cards so will share those instead! 



Monday, 6 October 2014

Dad's 80th Birthday...

A Special Birthday

As promised here are the projects I made for my dad's birthday in August.

I used a Hunkydory topper and card with a spellbinders die and kept everything gold!  I cut the largest die from the Timeless rectangle three times, in black, gold and craft card.  As the middle was covered by the topper I cut them in half so I could mat and layer them as it is the largest die I have in this style and shape.  I stamped the Anna Griffen happy birthday stamp onto Polkadoodles card which is the best for colouring really but it was a bit that was a leftover! This was mounted with another die from the same set Blossom tags and accents that I used on the stamped image.

The 80 is cut from Tim Holtz alphabet die and the tag is cut from some dies that were free in a magazine!  The gold ribbon and dots are from my mountain er stash of craft stuff!

This is what 'we' made for Grandad!

The cars pull along so it was a fun card for the kids to help make.
It is using Hunkydory die cut decoupage toppers and a couple of pennies to make the pulling bit a little more sturdy!  The bow is just from the Lattice bow set by Sue Wilson and the button from my jar!
The background paper is create and craft dainty dots in the red and the blue is the sparkly paper they did at the same time but I cannot remember what it is called!  Anyway it was embossed with a Crafters Companion Vintage embossing folder which I wanted for so long!

This is another card I made for my father in law to give to him as every birthday my father in laws gift from me is the years worth of cards he needs!

I used the Sheena Douglas stamps from the little bit sketchy range - Visitor.  The birthday stamp and banner were free with a magazine!  It was all done with gold fine detail embossing powder on water colour card.

The Album
I also had a task and a half, I decided that all his photo's shouldn't be in a box any longer.  I went the project life route as I had so many pictures to fit in.  The cards are all left blank as I wanted my dad to write on them.

I only took a couple of pictures as they are his private pictures.  It was a challenge as I ended up in tears every time I did a bit to it!  From his tough childhood to all the family that are no longer with us it was very emotional but well worth it as he loves it and keeps looking at it.  My cousin now wants to make one the same!  He is not crafty in any way but I think with Project Life it's so simple he will be fine!

I also found out my son is the spit of my dad...

My son aged 4 and my great grandmother and my dad aged around 4.

Till next week.