Wednesday, December 17, 2008

1st birthday

This was for my friends son who was 1 at the end of November. She really liked the candle so im pleased, its her favourite picture of him 2.

Rocket in space

Heres a card for my cousins 5 year old boy, his birthday was in november so im a bit behind and im trying to catch up now, so I hopefully will be blogging some more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Candles for a friend

These candle I made for my friend Kaz to give to her friends on Halloween, I think they all liked them :o)

Exploding box for 60th Birthday

I made this exploding box for my Uncle who was 60 in August. Unfortunately I forgot to take some photos of it and have not long got my hands back on it! I think he really liked it!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pink castle

This card is for my friends daughter who turned 5 yesterday. She loves pink, fairy's and castles, so this was hopefully the perfect card for her. I have used some glitter on the front on the castle and the background paper and inside I used it again for the swirls from the fairy's wand!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Is the theme for craftaway a sunday. This is what I come up with.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Birds is the theme for craftaway a sunday. For this atc I use my brayer for the first time and adirondack stained glass ink. I used some oriental stamps with black stazon ink.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Niagara Falls

Water is the theme on craftaway a sunday, so I decided I would try a scrapbook page for the 1st time so here it is. I have used a swirl stamp using versamark ink on the background but the photo doesn't show it. This memories mean a lot to me as I went to Canada on my own & with out knowing anybody when I got there. I'm quite a shy person and to me this was some achievement.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Christening Exploding Box

I was asked to do Exploding box for A christening and here it is, hope they like it!

4th Wedding Anniversary Card for my Husband

I was kindly given some clear stamps, so I decided to use them for my husband's card. I was making this card wednesday night as it was on thursday! Nothing like last minute cards. I didnt know what I was gonna do until I sat at my desk!

Cute card

This is the theme over at craftaway a sunday. I think he is cute. I know is says sunday but i might be able to get to it on the right day soon (well hopefully lol!)

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Is the theme over at Craftaway A Sunday. This is my first time doing a challenge! So I hope I have done it right. Ok I know im a bit late with my entry but better than never is what I always say!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mums Birthday cards

The top card I have used a dragon stamp from stamposaurus. I used versamark and gold embossing powder and used sakura souffle pens for the colour. For the back ground I used the Sprizter shown here for an airbrush effect. (I bought my from my local craft shop).
The bottom card I googled an image and printed it out and used a silver pen to edge around the elephants. I used black stazon and white shrink plastic.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Christening Card

This is a quick and simple card to make (After I made my own backing paper with the word christening over and over again) printed onto vellum in grey. I used gold peels off the the message and I used stamps for the hands and embossed them in gold.

Birthday card

A bit of decoupage for this one and some peel offs. (I know not all crafters like peel offs but I think sometimes they can finish the card off, they are useful for quick and easy cards too!)

Fairy Atc and Forest Box

The idea behind this is that fairies live in the forest and this is what I came up with for a circle of friends for August for Audrey.
You cant see it on the pictures but I used Sakura silver stardust pen with water so all the panels are sparkly (like fairy dust! if you believe that is lol!!!!!)
I hope you like it Audrey!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cute Penguin Christmas card.

This is my first christmas card of the year and I probably wont do any more until december now lol! This is from crafters companion festive occasions cd rom. So quick and very easy to do.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Two quick male cards

Top Card
I have used one of my swirl backgrounds using the shaving foam
and a googled image of the Wii remote. I have decoupaged the remote a little.
Bottom Card
This is also a googled image of a pair of tigers and edged with a silver pen.
Stamped the greeting and the paw prints in black ink.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Exploding box - for a baby girl

As you can see this is for a baby girl.
I have used some baby stamps and pink card stock and embellished each square with some kind of baby themed stamp. I have coloured them in using whisper strokes pens.
The lid have used tea bagged folded papers and a pink teddy button for the center and I used shrink plastic for the dangling bits with some silver thread and pink and white beads.
For the top layer I decided to leave space for all the details, Name, date, weight and time.
To finish inside the box I was kindly given a template for the shoe and the idea to put the shoe in the middle from Fran.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Thank you Patsy for my award it really does mean a lot to me,as it is my first one.
Now here are my nominees for their fabulous blog and creativity
and who are also my good friends:


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shaving Foam background technique

For this you will need the following supplies; Shaving foam, Pot, Paint brush or similar, Card stock cut to size (can use glossy if you prefer), Scarper (i used an old member club card) and any inks of your choice.
I also used a piece of kitchen towel (sorry not in the picture).

Take the dish/pot you have chosen and half fill the dish with foam.
Take you paint brush handle and flatten it out the best you can.

Now add a few small drops of your chosen ink and colours. Here I have used Alcohol inks (stream & wild plum). But you can try any inks you wish. (I have used Pergamano inks aswell in the past).

Take your paintbrush handle and gentle mix the ink into a swirl,
but don't over do it mix.

Next take you card stock and place into the foam and lift up and out at the same time.
Turn you card around until all of the surface it covered in foam.

This is what it should look like (a bit of a mess but don't worry!)
Take your scraper and scrape of the excess foam and put it back into the dish/pot.
Rub over the surface of the card stock to make sure all the foam has gone.

This is what it should look like, a pretty bright swirls.

You can do more than one in a batch of shaving foam,
the more you do, the lighter they become.
This was the 2nd one from this batch.

You can add more colour if you would like (here I added butterscotch)
but eventually they will all mix into one colour.
If you are going to try this please can you let me know how you find my instructions!
Thank you.
Have fun!