Sunday 21 September 2008

Saturday makes :)

After seeing the fantastic embossed card on Marlou's blog I said I'd give it a go. I used a brown/copper pearlised card, some American Craft ribbon and a chipboard sentiment I had lying around. Not half as elegant as Marlou's card but I really like the idea :) So here is my effort...

Love this embossing folder, the birds and swirls are so pretty:

While I had my craft area in a mess I decided to go for it and make a few more. I already had some images stamped and coloured so it was just a matter of matting and choosing papers.

This one I used the same technique, with the embossing but only did it on the top half of the card. 2 self adhesive white gems, some ribbon and a sentiment finished it off nicely. I really love this particular card.

House Mouse cards :)

The text on this card was from a challenge on Daring Card Makers. I didn't enter the challenge but I liked the text so I saved it and finally decided to use it. I'm not entirely sure this card is finished, it's just missing something.. imho :)

And finally just a couple of others I made from bits of paper I had and didn't think I'd use!

I used the DCWV Spring papers on this one:
Piggytales "Gretel" collection:
This was just some pale blue cardstock (should have embossed it!!) and some 7Gypsies paper I had left over from the MCC class layout this month.

So, all in all I had a very productive evening :)

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Hallowhimsey :)

I recently bought these wonderful, wonderful Halloween papers!! Even though I bought them with the intention of making a book, having to cut them was painful!! LOL I didn't have any black flowers so I inked some white ones with Staz-On, it worked brilliantly (thank you Mandy). These have to be my favourite Halloween papers EVER!!

I found a wonderful blog candy giveaway today. Fabby embellishments, jounalling spots and stamped images! Go check it out HERE

Right now I am working on the layouts for the MCC's monthly class. I will be posting a little sneaky peek on the MCC Blog when I'm finished.

Friday 12 September 2008

It's time...

Well you've had your warning,. .it's time for the 'C' word...

Yes, it's that time of year again.. the countdown to the big bearded guy's visit. Only 104 days you know!! So in anticipation I have started with the green and red crafting..

My CHRISTMAS album :)
So there you have it.. It's been said.. CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS!! I love it :)

Thursday 11 September 2008

DCM Sketch

Having found a few mins to myself I checked out Daring Card Makers and decided to give their sketch a go. Here's what I came up with. I just love Wild Saffron papers :)
I even got to finish off a layout today. Pics later....

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Forever Friends

Here is my card based on CPS's new sketch, Sketch # 81 It was a quick card, as usual, because my DD was insisting on 'helping' me.
I used a mix of Daisy D's (Maybe Baby Collection) and Piggy Tails (Gretal Collection) papers.
The sentiment and ribbon came from my wonderful K&Co. box of embellies :)
White glitter brads from DoCrafts and eyelets are Provocraft Zision.

Being the domestic goddess that I am (teehee!!) I made the card while I was waiting for a batch of scones to bake. OK, so these are not craft related but they are handmade, so warrant their own 15mins of fame, LOL
NO cream on the side, I've never had cream with a scone and I've been advised never to try it... what I never had I won't miss and all that... and I guess my heart and waistline would probably agree ;)

Prepare Yourselves....

The 'C' word is coming.......... ;)

Friday 5 September 2008

The one that drove me nuts!!!

As much as I loved these papers, and as much as I love doing mini albums.. THIS one was challenging to say the least. 20 pages to decorate!!! That's 20 layouts, in one book .. next time I get one of these books I'll be making 2 out of it!! I started this one a while ago, ran out of ideas and paper.. ordered more papers but the ideas went on a hike up the Slieve Bloom mountains!! Then finally, and believe me no one was more shocked than I, I needed to finish it. The will to finish it was there and I jumped at it. So here are some pages from the one that almost sent me over the edge of reason...

There are waaaaaaaaay too many pics to show! I am happy with how the album turned out and I still LOVE these papers :)

In between (and avoiding) this album I've also made a few others. Mostly paperbag albums. Pics at a later date though :)

Right now I'm working on an album just for me!! It's something I've been wanting to do for ages but never found the right time, and I always feared I'd mess it up :) You only get one shot with papers that are no longer in stock anywhere!! Wish me luck that I'll be happy with it :S

Tuesday 2 September 2008

Quick '21st' Card

This card was literally thrown together in about 10 mins. It was something that came up unexpectedly so no time to be fussy. I used the BG Archaic papers, some vinyl thickers, button and ribbon. Plain, but not too shabby, LOL!!