Monday, 31 March 2014

gone fishing

A change of card shape today, used an A6 blank for this fishing themed card.
Its actually supposed to be a pyramid topper, but I only used the main image.

paper kit/stamp by
Creata dark mirror card
coloured in candi
fishing topper/sentiment unknown

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mothering sunday

My mum suddenly passed away in 1990, when I was just 18, I'm now 41 & 3/4's (to be precise!), that sort of math just sucks.
I'm not going to get all maudlin' - this is a just a nice little scrapbook page of a newly found photo of me as a babe in the arms of my mum, (dad was and still is camera-shy). I was born in April so this must have been the late(ish) summer wedding of my dad's youngest brother.

100% digital, using Daisy Trails "Butterfly Garden" kit, its such a dreamy and serene kit.


pretty in pink

My sisters birthday is on the 2nd, I always leave it too late as it needs to be posted! It just one of those dates that sneaks up on you *lol*

backing paper  Hot off the Press "Soft Nostalgia"
flower Nitwit
peel off sentiment
pink sticky gems

the ribbon is a gorgeous baby pink, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.

entering this into: nutcrafters - pink & brown

Thursday, 27 March 2014

seeing stars

I haven't used Craft Artist to (properly) design anything for months, possibly a year. So when I spotted a digital challenge blog, I decided to blow the cobwebs off the old thing.
I designed this to be used as a tag on a birthday card, fairly basic design, but will be embellished when I make the card up.

used "Steampunk curiosities" digikit
cycling image from digikit by

Sunday, 23 March 2014

butterfly birthday

the colour is a bit dull on here, and the butterflies are metallic, camera doesn't like to play ; (

Websters pages "Best Friends"
butterfly embellishments from stash

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Dad's 70th (2)

This time my card for Dad

A5 tentfold white
Backing card KanBan
image from The Graphic's Fairy
(coloured over by promarkers)
Creata mirror card
sentiment done in Craft Artist

Friday, 21 March 2014

Dad's 70th

card made for my dad's 70th, from my Uncle.

Topper decoupaged by Judith Ann Pounder (cardexhange uk)
A5 white card blank
old map
sentiment done with Craft Artist
Creata mirror card
random backing paper

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Monday, 17 March 2014

hippity hoppity

A quick card today, done with one of my favourite fonts - KG Hippity Hop - downloaded from

all papers from NitWit "Spring Whimsy" collection
Creata dark mirror card in black
grey mini card candi
white DL card

entering into Cardz4Guyz - typography (words or names)

*does happy dance*

Yay!!! It uploaded, the computer must like me today ; )

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

fiddle diddle

Last year on a visit to Chatsworth, I bought two postcards, meaning to use them as toppers for birthday cards, one was of a veiled lady (statue) and this one, which is a photo of a door in one of the majestic rooms, its actually a 'trompe d'oiel' of a violin. When you're stood in the room you still have no inkling that the violin isn't real.
As I was doing a 5ish x 5ish card, I chopped the sentiment up.

card in stock over at  purplemurtle crafts

backing paper from stash
Creata dark mirror board
peel off

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

one becomes two

A very lovely couple got engaged recently, so this was my card to them..... still waiting for that party!

Crafters Companion "Love & Romance" design sheet
rings backing card (hunky-dory or kanban)
Debbi Moore designs chameleon glitter
Creata dark mirror card
peel off sentiment

Sweet tweets

Using Hot off the Press "Sweet tweets" design pack, put this card together for February's partner swap over at card exchange uk (yahoo group).

Monday, 10 March 2014

Spring has sprung

A commission card done for one of my Uncle's, also tied in the theme for cardz4guyz  weekly challenge, I love this image, its so serene and I don't think it needs a very embellished card so I kept it simple, printed a few off and I'm going to have a go with water colour pencils, also got an idea for some sort of  wall hanging - totally enamoured with this stamp!

delicious doodles "Spring Green Man" digi stamp
Creata dark mirror card - green
debbi moore designs backing papers from Autumn Glow cd
Silver card candi
Iternet Explorer will not let me link into the challenge blog  ;(

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

simply purrrrfect

 I was asked to do a Valentines card for 'husband' using the same concept as this post but matching the colouring of Oliver, their gorgeous family cat.

digi image "Kitty - valentine critter" from Bugaboo Stamps
backing paper/heart "Me to You" papers.
ribbon bow
sentiment done in CAP