Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Good evening
Over at BBTB2 this week the wonderfully talented Beth from the DT chose the banner  from Country Life cartridge . I don't have this cart so I chose the banner cut from Give A Hoot which has these lovely birds holding up a small banner and thought they would make a nice Christmas card. My card is very simple as I just used the cut as is, shadow ,base and layer. The card is DL in size (8 1/2x 3 1/2") and the base card is gold mirri card. I cut a layer of  red glitter swirl card from DCWV Christmas Glitter card and pop dotted on to the base. My cuts are made at 2 1/2" as I like the 'off the card' look shadow in black, base in gold mirri and the birds are cut in white glitter card and pop dotted . I added pearls to the top of the banner,some black gems for eyes, white glitter letters and finally dangled some tiny bells from jump rings at the bottom of each of the banners (this was the harderst part of this card as I had to make the tiniest of holes to thread!).
As you know it's month end so some of my DT sisters are doing a blog hop so make sure to pop over to BBTB2 and follow the hop for some prizes along the way and feast your eyes on the gorgeous projects my DT sisters have created this week and as always we love to see your take on the challenge too!

Monday, 25 October 2010


Good morning
It's a lovely crisp Autumn morning here today and that's also the challenge that Nilda has set us this week over at the Cuttlebugspot, anything Fall related.
Well I love the song Autumn Leaves by Nat King Cole so that was the theme that I used for my card!
First of all I set about finding the Maple leaf die and embossing folder that I purchased early this year especially for Fall cards. Hmm do you think I could find it..... No! I searched and searched! Do you do this, buy things and when you want to use them they're nowhere to be found, I blame it on my age lol!
Anyway having given up on that idea I found a sizzlits die with a nice leaf on and some little leaf punches in my stash.
The background is actually Autumn Leaves sheet music which I printed on a very very pale leaf background and cuttled with CB folder Autumn words and highlighted the words Autumn and leaves with a soft gold inkpad. I typed out the words of the song using font LD Elegance and printed onto to Autumnal coloured card and cut out the 2 largest leaves, I also cut a few in gold. I punched some little leaves in the same colours to trail down the card and cuttled these with the small folders that come with the 3x3 dies, I used one from the butterfly set and the folder from the snowman set so you get the miniature embossing for tiny items. After adding these to my card I added some swirly gold net ribbon from my stash. I have also added Nat to my playlist singing Autumn leaves to get me in the mood for Fall, one of my favourite seasons!
Pop over to the Cuttlebugspot and see all the wonderful creations made by the team this week and we'd love you to join in too!
Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful week everyone

Friday, 22 October 2010


Good afternoon
My friend asked me to make a card for her mum who was turning 80. Her mum used to be a seamstress so she wanted a sewing theme for the card.
I searched the net and found a fabulous digikit here for just $7 and used it for the base of my card. The sewing patttern background, lace, faux stitching, tape measure  and sentiment frame are all from the kit. I love digikits because you can recolour the elements to match with your graphics programme! I printed it all straight onto a 6x6" card and printed twice and cut the sentiment panel out from the second one to pop dot for a bit of dimension. The sentiment is also computer generated and the stitched Happy Birthday is Primerapples font and Mum is Pristina font. The cotton reels are cut with my Cricut and Happily Ever After cart at 1 1/2 and 1" and I wound some blue and pink floss around the reels. The thimble and needle are from a button pack from Hobbycraft and the rest of the buttons are from my stash. I was a litte lazy and insteead of stitching through all my buttons I used my white signo gel pen to make them look like I had stitched cotton through them! I think this is what the scrapping world would call a hybrid card?
Thanks for popping in to take a peek, have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


It's freezing here today! There was even ice on the windscreen this morning Winter is certainly setting in now!
Over at the Cuttlebugspot this week Nilda asked for Spooky Halloween!
I thought I would make A Halloween luminaire which turned out great irl but unfortunately due to my terrible photographing skills doesn't look so good here!
I used my Cricut and DS and the following carts:
Mini monograms for round edge squares
A Childs Year for the Halloween silhouettes cut inside the squares
Plantin School circle for the cut out moon
Don Juan Cut out half moon
Behind my luminaire I lined with a lovely pearlesent vellum and embossed each side with a different folder using Cuttlebug folders Deb Devine, Divine Swirls, A folder from the CB Robotz 4 set and a Quikutz polka dot folder.
Sorry about the awful photos!
I hope you'll join in the challenge this week there's a great prize up for grabs and be sure to check out the fabulous spooky projects the design team have created this week!
I am also entering my project into Top Tip Tuesday  challengewhich this week is 'anything goes'
Have a great week everyone !
Thanks for visiting

Monday, 11 October 2010


Good evening!
Well I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks I came down with yukky flu for about 2 weeks but I'm on the mend at last!

Over at the Cuttlebugspot this week the challenge is Halloween Treats!! I made a couple of little treat bags using 2 cut down cellophane card bags (the3"x8" are perfect  for these!). For the top I used nesties Labels 3 die (I used the largest di) and it's folded in half tomake the top. I embossed with Cuttlebug folder Skull srolls folder . The pumpkin is cut using Sizzix Bigz die Pumpkin Toy and the little sentiments and hats are also cuttled with CB Swiss dots and I added 2 little pompoms to the hats.  You can see the embossing better on the second and third photos!

All the fabulous papers and sentiments are from Funky Hand who just recently released this fab new download kit called Spooky Dookie for just £3.49! I am entering this project into the Get Funky challenge this month which is to use Five background papers.
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great week!


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