Sunday, 28 November 2010


Good morning from snowy Wales!
I made these two little cards last night using the gorgeous Santa 1 cutouts from Peggy Loves Vintage. These are such cheery Santa Claus images and print out beautifully in any size you want and you get 7 different Santa images altogether!
As you can see I am a bit addicted to this ribbon weaving and have made the Ribbon wreaths on my card as I think they frame the santa's perfectly!
My cards are 5"x5" and I used Pink Petticoat paper downloads Stripes and bubbles and added lots of computer generated Ho's in different fonts to the bubble paper, this is why I love digital papers as I can add to them before printing as I'm not much of a stamper! I made my wreaths using 6mm double sided satin in red and white (ribbon from Hobbycraft) and added some gems and holly confetti to one and some snowflake buttons on the other. The Merry Christmas sentiment is computer generated using 'Antsy Pants' font. I got the tutorial for the wreath's here and they are so quick and easy to make!.
Making these cards has made me start feeling all Christmassy!

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Good afternoon
My friend asked me to make a wedding card for a wedding she was attending. I saw the invite which was cream with accents of black and red so I thought this may be the theme and set about making this card
I went simple and elegant, less is more as I usually do for cards I send or am asked to make so the card base is ivory hammer card and I also managed to purchase some ivory hammer paper from Hobbycraft to match for the insert. (looks white in my photo but in real life is ivory!!) The card is A5 in size (8 1/2"x5 1/2").  I used Tie The Knot Cricut cart to cut the cake   cutting the shadow twice to pop dot in black, base in black and layers in cream. I then 'went to town' with lots of red crystal gems and pearls to finish off. The text is computer generated font is amaze.
Hope you're all enjoying the snow I love it as long as I don't have to try and drive!!
Keep warm and have a lovely weekend everyone!

Monday, 22 November 2010


Good evening
It's BBTB2 challenge day and Heather asked us to use the Christmas Kitty from Hello Kitty Greetings. I've had this cart for a while but not used it much so this was a little challenge for me in itself!
My card is quite large an A5 side opening card (5 1/2"x8 1/2" approx) as I woulldn't advise this kitty to be cut too small as there are some very small pieces! Kitty is cut at 4 3/4" base and layers and I cut an extra blackout to pop dot  for some dimension.The papers and greeting are from a mixture of DCWV Christmas stacks and I also used black American Craft card. The dotty ribbon is from Costco and I added a strip of white card under the ribbon which I edged with my Martha Stewart loopy border punch. The gems , flower, pom poms  and cute little heart picks that I used as little balloons are from Hobbycraft.
My DT sister have created some gorgeous Christmas Kitty's so be sure to pop over to BBTB2 and see them and we'd love to see your take on the challenge too!
Have a great week everyone and for my Amerian Blogger friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Good Morning
Over at the Cuttlebugspot this week we are following on from our last 2 challenges of the Thanksgiving Invite, then Setting the Table and Nilda has asked us to make a Thank You to our host for a lovely dinner .
I found this fabulous video tutorial for a ribbon weaved wreath HERE (thanks to  Lynn for posting this link on her blog and thanks to En-May for the great tutorial) and it was so quick and easy to create!
For my card I used a cream A6 (US A2) card and cuttled it with the A2 trellis embossing folder from the Sizzix 'Hello Friend' set. I computer generated Thank You (sorry didn't note the font)  onto some cream card and punched out with a 3" paper punch and adhered to the back of the wreath. My wreath is made from 6mm  mustard gold satin ribbon from Hobbycraft and I added some little branches in cream using Martha Stewart branch punch which I finally found at Andy's shop Pinnacle Crafts! Finally I added some gold coloured gems to finish.
I can't wait to make some more of these wreaths for Christmas cards!
As ever pop over to the Cuttlebugspot and see the wonderful designs the DT have created this week and we would love you to join in with us too! We have a new sponsor this week , Letraset  and there is a chance to win some  fabulous Promarkers!

Monday, 15 November 2010


Good evening
This week at BBTB2 the wonderfully talented Donna chose the Give Thanks cut from the Thanksgiving cartridge as Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the US,
I don't have this cart so after a little searching I found that Designers Calender also has a Give Thanks cut and also a nice maple leaf on the circle shift button.
I cut the base card using the doily card cut from Wildcard cartridge at 5 1/4". The leaf in a circle frame is cut at 4 1/4" twice and I handcut the leaf from the second cut which I then embossed with a Creative Expressions 'Crackle' embossing folder and inked with Ranger Brushed Corduroy ink pad then pop dotted on to the first circle cut. I cut Give Thanks 3 times in gold mirricard and adhereed together. All the papers used are printed from Pink Petticoat Autumn collection download and to finish off I added some gold ribbom and a little heart which I coloured gold with a gold leaf pen.
My DT sisters have made the most beautiful creations this week so  pop over to BBTB2 this week and please join us in the challenge.
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Hello everyone
Following on from last weeks Cuttlebugspot challenge to create a Thanksgiving Invitation this week Nilda asked us to set the table and create Thanksgiving Table decor.
I decided to follow the theme of my invite and since I was so pleased to finally find my CB cut and emboss maple leaf I decided to get as much use out of it as possible!
I cut and embossed 3 maple leaves in copper glitter card, 3 with ivory Pearlescent card and 3 with gold mirri card, adhering 3 different ones together and adding some gold squiggly wire. I then punched out 3 strips of gold mirricard using Martha Stewart  Double Edge Weave deep edge punch. I used 2 strips on my candle and adhered the leaf decor atop, and used one to make the napkin ring with another set of my leaves. Finally I used my gold leaf pen to write the name on my placecard. This was a quick and easy project and could easily be used (using different toppers) for any occasion.
By the way once I'd done with photographing my project on Sunday evening that glass of wine was very enjoyable!! Oops I forgot to put the knife and fork in! Never mind you get the picture!
Pop over to the Cuttlebugspot to see all the fabulous creations this week and please join in with us too!

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Good evening
This is a card made back in October . My mother and father in law have a laundry/ironing shop and my father in law always delivers the laundry to the customers and has become known to the staff as 'The shirtman'as this is what he delivers amongst a lot of other garments. The staff wanted to send him a card for his birthday and I found this great free template here. cut some buttons from an old shirt that my son no longer wears and the papers are fromP ink Petticoat Little Check download. I added two metal studs to the pocket and made a little credit card  from white card and an edge rounder with a computerised greeting( sorry I can't  remember the font) but this could also hold a gift card!
A quick and easy template to use for those oh so hard make male  cards!!
Thanks for popping in

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Good morning
Tuesday's are the new day for the Cuttlebugspot challenge and this week Nilda asked us to create a Thanksgiving Invitation.
I decided to go simple and hopefully elegant and as I eventually found my Cuttlebug maple laef cut and emboss die after much searching I thought  I would use it for my card!
The card is cut from ivory pearlescent ribbed card and measures approx 8 1/2"x4" and opens to the side. I cut and embossed two leaves, one in gold mirricard, one in a coppery brown glitter card. and added a brown satin bow. The strip across the middle is the same pearlescent layered on a strip of gold mirricard. The invitation words are computer generated, Thanksgiving is LD elegance and Invitation is Castellar. Another simple card and quick to make if you need to make a few!
Hop on over to the Cuttlebugspot and see the fabulous invites created by my DT sisters and join in too we love to see your work!


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