Friday, 30 March 2012


I used white centura pearl card to make a square card
the image and backing paper are from MCS
Klever Construction Once in a lifetime 2
matted and layered with gold mirri
then trimmed with yellow gems and lilac ribbon


Monday, 26 March 2012

Pink and Girly

I used bright pink card to make the single twisted easel card
then matted and layered with silver mirri and
pink glitter card, I used cuttle bug to cut the shape for the happy birthday
and special daughter and inked these with Tim Holts
spun sugar, then trimmed with a pink bow


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Dragonfly Birthday Card

The papers I used came free with Making cards feb issue

these are part of the Nancy Watt collection
then matted and layered them with silver mirri card
coloured white card with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar
then made flowers from the coloured card
trimmed with bow and gems


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Chocolate Easel Card

The card was designed and cut on my silhouette SD.
One end was folded and glued along with a draw to
 form a box with a window and chocolates added.
The easel was decorated using image and backing papers from 
Shoes in bloom with image of cherry blossom.
Then decorated with cream organza ribbon and pink gems


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Wow Im proud to say Ive been nominated for 
The Versatile Blogger Award
by the talented

To accept this award you have to follow the rules below....

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded
"The Versatile Blogger Award".
Thank the person who gave you this award.
1) Include a link to their blog.
2) Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly.
3) Nominate those 15 bloggers for the versatile blogger award.
4) Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My nominations are as follows in no particular order..
1/ Evelyn - My Little Craft Blog
2/ Suzee - Crimson Moon Crafts
3/ Gemma - Gems Handmade Crafts
4/ Cath - Caths Crafts
5/ Sharon - Sharons Handmade Cards
6/ Marleen - Marleens Crafty Space
7/ Pauline - Mrs O Crafty Blog
8/ Tina - Forever-Memories-for-you
9/ Lucinda - Cards by Lucinda
10/ Leslie - Krochtas Creations
11/ Angela - Angelas Crafty Place
12/ Linda - Life in the Craft Lane
13/ Lanie - Annies Angel Greetings
14/ Kelly - Kels Makes
15/ Nicola -  Pink Delight Crafts

Now for the 7 things about me

I/ I have a wonderfully supportive husband and a gorgeous 17yr daughter
2/ I love cats and have 5 of them, 2 are strays that have made themselves at home
3/ I love baking and decorating cakes, this was the start of my love of crafts 
4/ I have been card crafting for about 5yrs, but the last year have been enjoying
getting really into my crafting.
5/ Up until last February I worked as a store supervisor for a large supermarket
and left after 16yrs due to moving out of the area
6/ I have and interest in Crystal Healing and Angels, I have crystals everywhere
and I love reading books by Doreen Virtue 
7/ I love doing nail art

Spring Song

Our Challenge this time was to have a "Spring Song" inspired theme.
I used the big rose cutting file, this reminded me of
Bette Midlers The Rose
I cut an easel using my silhouette Sd, matted and layered the easel with silver mirri
and white card, I used distress ink round the edge.
the top layer of the rose was embossed then went over with the same distress ink.
I embossed the leaves and went over with green ink
the base was edged with the distress ink again then pink lace border added 

Head over to the challenge at Cooking with  Cricut for the  bi-weekly challenge. 
This is a die cutting and/or stamp challenge. Any stamp or machine can be used

challenges  spring

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mothers Day

tutorial for the triple twisted easel is here

I made a triple twisted easel card, and unusual for me I didn't use my silhouette SD
using my cuttlebug I cut the shapes and frames for the panels,  stamped a "MUM"
verse for the centre panel and put flower image in the side panels the base was matted layered
with gold mirri and a lilac paper with butterflies on it, the same paper was used for the frames and 
centre panel

The Perfect Pair

Im proud to be a guest designer for The Crafty Pad
This weeks challenge is "The Perfect Pair"
have at least 2 pairs on your card ie; 2 bows and 2 flowers.
On my design I had 2 butterflies and 2 butterflies.
I cut 2 butterflies using my Silhouette SD to make a book style card trimmed this 
with ribbon and gems, made roses out of the same paper used for the card.
The verse and the butterfly image
The Crafty Pad
Make sure you pop over to the 
and take a peek at the DT inspirations,
and join in with the challenge

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And the prize

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sports Car

I cut a single twisted easel on my silhouette
backing paper and image are off  My Craft Studio
Everyday Mens
I matted layered the backing paper on to silver mirri
along with the image I used as a stopper on the base.
the black frame was cut on my silhouette
then used peel off for the wording


Mothers Day

Double easel was cut on my silhouette SD along with the frame and the mat that the verse is on. The lily image has been glittered for a little exta sparkle. All the pink effect was from distressing with Tim Holts Spun Sugar then finished off with organza ribbon and pearl sticky gems 


Card For Rotherham Supporter

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Dr Seuss PCW Challenge Reminder

Reminder for Dr Seuss Challenge
I used Cat with hat book Jpeg
I started with single twisted easel card on my silhouette SD, then
used red mirri card and matted with blue card.

Head over to the challenge at Cooking with  Cricut for the  bi-weekly challenge. 
This is a die cutting and/or stamp challenge. Any stamp or machine can be used

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Dr Seuss PCW Challenge

My first project as a Design Team Member for Paper Crafting World.
I used Cat In The Hat Sitting-Reading Digital Stamp
I started with a book template on my silhouette SD, then
used red card from my stash to define the book shape.
the image was matted and layered on white and gold mirri card.
I used gold pen to mark lines for pages then I found a Cat in Hat saying for the front

Head over to the challenge at Cooking with  Cricut for the  bi-weekly challenge. 
This is a die cutting and/or stamp challenge. Any stamp or machine can be used

the image I used can be found at Paper Crafting World

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Leibster Award

I have been honoured with a Blog award!!!

Evelyn at  has kindly awarded me the Liebster award.   Thank you so much Evelyn im so honoured that you chose me.

The LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy. It comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean FavouriteAs part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.

The other rules are:
The blogs I choose must have less than 200 followers.
I must comment on their blog, so that they know about it.
I must link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them, and post the award on my blog.
These are the five inspiring people that I would like to give this award to:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sassy Purse

This was cut using a Kelleigh Ratzlaff template Sassy Purse. This can be found at Digichick
I used papers digipapers by Nicole Sietler
and handmade roses for the flap
These templates are for using with cutting machines that use AI, .JPEG, .PNG, .DXF and .SVG files

Book Christening Card

This book was cut on my silhouette 
and is made up of cream Centura pearl card,
silver mirri and white card
the stand is made in silver mirri
the image is of Tatty Teddy and then
trimmed with blue ribbon and gems