Thursday, 22 March 2012

I love sketches competition

Hi there on a lovely sunny Thursday.  One of the groups I have recently joined is I love sketches.  Daisy Collins is a brilliant designer and she gives us a sketch a day to do.  We were asked to do a card for a competition to celebrate her 50th sketch so this is what I came up with 

As you can see, the sketch we were given I decided to use on the card.

Everything was done using the Craft Artist Serif programme and then I decoupaged the roses.  The sentiment was mounted onto the Lacey ovals Spellbinders die, and coloured with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink.  The pearls I had in my stash. Please come and have a look at Daisies blog at
There is a brilliant prize on offer to the winner.
It certainly stretches your imagination to fit your design to the sketch, and is really great fun.
Hope you will come and join us.
  I apologise for the bad quality of the photo.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Good morning everyone, on a lovely bright sunny Mothering Sunday.  The next three posts are my interpretation on sketches designed by Daisy from I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose.

The base of the card is Hunkydory Shimmer mirri board, the second layer I used Hunkydory Embossed Floral card, the sentiment is also Hunkydory.  The image is from the 'Four Seasons' CD by Card Creations Plus,  the  flowers I had in my stash, and the design down the edge was done with the Memory Box die - Freemont Crest.

The backing paper and image on this card is from My Craft Sudio CD, the circle is the Spellbinders butterfly circles, the embossing is done with the new Spellbinders Splendid embossing folder, all done with core-
 dinations all in the family card

I have used the Hunkydory swirls, plain card, and sentiment all in coffee colours, the scalloped circles were done with Spellbinders edgeabilities and the flower I had in my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, because there will be more sketches to come.  Thanks for visiting x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Todays sketch card

Afternoon everyone, at last the sun has decided to come out - a bit late in the day, but good that it has put in an appearance.

This is the sketch we were given -

And this is what I came up with -

All the card (bazzill), mirri board, the card to make the flowers and the gems, I already had in my stash. 

I didn't have the right coloured ribbon, so I coloured it with my Aquamarker Pen.  The Flower was made by using the smallest Daisy Flower Topper die.

Monday, 12 March 2012

News on an award

Good evening everyone, hope you have all had a lovely day and enjoyed the sunshine.

Pauline Steward has been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award - read her post here  -

Pauline has selected me as one of the people to whom she wants to give this award.  Thank you so much for thinking of me Pauline xx

  There are a couple of conditions attached to the award:

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award". First, thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog,
  • Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly,
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award,
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
The awards can be for bloggers you know well and those you have recently visited and who have inspired you.

My nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award are: - Michele - Monica - Angela - Martha - Kimberley - - Gwyneth - Angela - Charlie

Ok, now I need to tell Pauline 7 things about myself:

1.I have two sons - Ian and Sean, and two grandchildren Callum and Oliver

2. I live alone in Wokingham
3.  I like gardening, but am a lazy gardener, so mostly grow stuff in pots
4.  I love cardmaking mostly
5.  Will be starting tapestery in the not too distant future
6.  I have made so many friends since joining facebook
and finally
7. Have only been blogging a very short time

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunny days

Hi there, on this gorgeous sunny Sunday.  

The first card was a quick make from this morning on the lines of the sketch above.

The card was assembled from Floral designs for Cardmaking CD from Flowersoft

The second card was much more complex and lots of cutting and gluing was involved, but no embossing.  Again it is taken from a design by Sue Wilson, but I did different colours, and used those colours in a different way to hers

I used Damask Motifs die for the base, and Persian Accents in the middle.  The sentiment is from Polka Doodles.

I'm off to enjoy the sunshine now, hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Another Saturday Post

It would seem that Saturday is the only day I seem to blog!  Another dull day here in Berkshire.

I joined Sue Wilson's blog, and decided to try one of her designs, but used different colours - so here it is.

For the base of the embellishment I used the Romantic Rectangles - but it's a square, I hear you say - well yes it is!  What you do is cut the die as is, take it out and then lay it widthways across the die (like a cross) and cut again - hey ho you have a square.  The next layer is a Lattice Motif from Sue's own design of dies.  On top of that I cut two of the same Persian Accent dies, which makes all the points.  Next is another die from the Lattice set, laid down as a diamond shape.  Finally the top layer was done using another Persian Accent die, and what I did, before I cut the die, I placed a tiny flower die from the set and embossed it in the middle and topped it with a black gem.  All the card, ribbon and gems were from my stash, and the sentiment is from Hobby Art Stamps.

Hope you like it x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

my latest post

Afternoon all on a gorgeous Saturday.  I am sitting here blogging with the patio door open, it seems ages since I have been able to.

I have made a sympathy card for a friend's family, who sadly died last week.

The base card was in my stash, which is pearlescent, and the dotty acetate is from Hunkydory.  I made the topper with the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and then Stamped the image from Wild Rose Studios, using a Clearly Better Turquoise inkpad.  The ribbon I made from Seam Binding and coloured it with the inkpad and threaded it through one of the buckles from the Spellbinders Ribbon buckles.

It is always difficult to make these types of cards, but I hope that it is tasteful for the occasion

not a very good photograph because I was getting a lot of glare and also a shadow of myself from the acetate lol x