Sunday, 30 September 2012

Samuel Taylors Giveaway

Samuel Taylors are giving a £25 voucher to spend on their site in the blog candy competition. There are a few things you need to do to enter but pop along here for the details. Entry closes on the 13th October.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Playing Guitar

A card this week for my other nephew who will be 8 next week so another male card. I thought this LOTV stamp was quite appropriate as he's learning to play the guitar. To make the card base I took a ready made 8x8 card & cut it to make the stepper card for a change.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges

The card was made using the following
  • Playing Guitar Stamp - LOTV
  • Guitar Stamps, Main Backing Paper, Ribbon - Dragon Lair Designs
  • Card Candi & Lettering, Embossed Layer - Craftwork Cards
  • Music Backing Paper - Freebie from internet I forget where, sorry!
And a close up of the main image

Hope you like this design

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Computer Fun

A male card this time for my nephew Tom whose birthday is later this month. I've used the Lili of the Valley Computer Fun stamp as the main image for the card. The sentiment is also a LOTV stamp. I always struggle with male cards but hopefully he'll like it.

Things used in the making of this card are:
  • Computer Fun Stamp & Sentiment Stamp - Lili of the Valley
  • Main Backing Paper & Glitter Flowers - Dragon Lair Designs
  • Glitter Card (Red & Black/Blue), Card Candi & Candi Stamps (Lettering) - Craftwork Cards
  • Ribbon - Fantastic Ribbons
  • Blue Paper - Card Making Downloads
...and a close up of the main stamp

Super Striker

My sons birthday card this time afraid it's another Lili of the Valley stamp (sorry addiction is continuing) Super Striker. My son is a football addict so it's had to be done in Liverpool colours although I had to have a contrasting background.

I can't remember where the papers came from so apart from the LOTV stamps the other items used are Card Candi from Craftwork cards & ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons.

The stamp I coloured with Promarkers after I'd lightly inked the background & used a Spellbinder die to cut it out.

First One of the Year

Well I know it's only September but as I'm laid up at the moment I thought I may as well get started on the Christmas cards so here's one I've made. The aperture was created using a Spellbinders die but everything else was from Craftwork Cards.

A simple design I know but I don't think the tree stamp requires much more to be added apart from a little glitter & glaze on some areas. Card candi & promarkers were used to colour this.

I'm entering this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 234 - Christmas in September

Coffee Break Birthday

This card I've made for a friends birthday who loves drinking coffee so what better stamp from LOTV could I have picked. I just love the fact that they are sat on the high stools that are found in a lot of places these days.

The backing papers (except the gold star one), ribbon & flowers for this card were all from my blog candy win from Dragon Lair Designs, the colours of which just make this card.

I'm entering this card into the Lili's Little Fairies Embellishment Bingo Challenge. I've selected the line containing pearls, lace & glitter (not a lot just on the ends of the swirly die-cut shapes)

Also into the Totally Paper Crafts use your favourite stamp challenge

& here's a closer view of the stamped image coloured with Promarkers

Items I've used in making this card

  • Coffee Break & sentiment stamps - Lili of the Valle
  • Backing papers, Ribbon & Flowers - Dragon Lair Designs
  • Lace - Fantastic Ribbons
  • Gold star paper was from my stash
Hope you like it

Friday, 14 September 2012

Chocolate Box Thank-You

A thank-you card today for the nurses that looked after me while I was in hospital having a hip replacement. Another Lili of the Valley stamp (afraid I'm addicted to these at the moment) called Chocolate Box which is just right as that's the present I took them in.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

On the card I've used Cherry Blossom, the larger Roses & leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts - need to order more of these as I'm running low.

The backing papers were a freebie in a magazine I got a while ago but matched beautifully with the colours I chose. The ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons & the card was finished off with the Card Candi & letter stamps from Craftwork Cards.

A close up of the stamp which was coloured with Promarkers

and a close up of the flowers, the small roses were from a blog candy I won from Dragon Lair Designs everything else is from Wild Orchid Crafts

Hope you like the card

Friday, 7 September 2012

Bearly Mine Crafts

Another chance for some blog candy at Bearly Mine Crafts this week the following prize is available. You just need to follow the blog & add your details to the post

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


My sister-in-law Julie got married last week to a lovely guy Sebastian. I wish them all the best and was just sorry that due to my current health problems I couldn't attend the party they had at the weekend. I did however make a couple of cards for them one from my husband & I and the other from the kids.

This is the card from my husband & I, it's the Together Forever stamp from Lili of the Valley:

Things used in this card are:

  • Together Forever Stamp, Sentiment stamp - Lili of the Valley
  • Paper Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Embossed Card, Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
  • Ribbon - Fantastic Ribbons
  • Backing Paper was in my stash

I've included a close up of the stamp which was coloured using Promarkers

Now for the second card

Items used were similar to before except the main stamp used was LOTV Filigree Heart of which there's a close up below. I just love this as it looks so delicate

Hope you like these