Thursday, 25 April 2013

40th Birthday Card

Hi fellow bloggers, another late one for me.  I had hoped to make a few more cards this week but time has flown by as usual - not enough hours in the day!  Anyway, I did manage this very simple one for our Nephew who turns 40 shortly.

The background paper is We R Memory Keepers (free with mag).  The Birthday Greetings sentiment I stamped onto contrasting card and cut with a paper punch and layered onto a larger circle.  The tag is computer generated using a typewriter font and I used screw head brads to fasten. Very quick and easy but I don't like anything too fussy for a mans card!

I am entering it into this weeks 'Cards for Men' challenge which is Anything Goes.

Hope you like,  Hugs Linda xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Fairies and Butterflies

Good evening everyone, another late post for me after a busy Saturday.  Our new bathroom refit has turned into a major job.  I should have known that being married to a builder it wouldn't be straightforward but I know when it's finished it will be beautiful.  So today I kept out of the way and made this card.

I wasn't too sure where I was going with this one but I like how it has come together.  Both the background fairy stamp text and the fairy image are PSX which I have had for years and only used a couple of times. The text was stamped onto pink card and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I distressed the edges and embossed them with Frantage - aged rose.  The fairy was stamped using Ranger Archival Ink (Coffee) and I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to colour her.  I cut her out with a nestie circle and stamped around the edge with a leaf design.  I also used a Sakura Pen Clear Star on her wings and dress. I then mounted the image onto another nestie lacy circle die. The flowers were cut using a free SVG file on my Cricut Expression and the leaves are a Marianne die.  The butterfly is a Noor design die and again I have Frantaged the edges.  Where I have mounted and layered I have stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.  I added a few pearls and a tag (also a Noor Die).  All the papers and card are from my stash.

I am entering the card into two challenges this week:

My Time to Craft - stitching and Oldie but A goodie - Make It Girly

Hope you like - Hugs, Linda x

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Hi everyone, a late one today/tomorrow - however you look at it.  At last the weather is improving and the forecasters are saying it will be up into the 20's next week - wow I can't wait!

The card I'm sharing with you today is a bi-fold card, the images (from La Pashe 'Flippin Men') are stamped with Memento and coloured with Copics.

The hinges were cut with my Cricut using Sure Cuts Alot and a SVG I found on the net.  I added 'Glossy Accents' to the beer droplets and the beer glasses.  The papers and card from stash.

I am entering it into 'Cards for Men' challenge -April Fools!

Hope you like!  Hugs, Linda x

Friday, 5 April 2013


It's me again.  Today I'm sharing with you this card I made which I would like to enter into this weeks 'Less is More' challenge.  A very simple card to make - I've stamped onto patterned paper a scallop design border, cut it out and mounted it onto brown card.  I've cut circles and a scalloped circle using nestie dies which I then layered and mounted onto the card.  Hope you like. Have a nice day - Linda x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Poppy Tilda

Good morning everyone.  My god it's cold in the Fens this morning and sleeting a little - when will spring arrive?  Today I'm sharing with you a card I made using 'Poppy Tilda', I think she is so sweet.  I've coloured her with Copics and Prisma pencils which are my favourite colouring mediums at the moment.  I've used  nesties dies for the circles, a border stamp (can't remember the make) a Dawn Bibby stamp (little flowers) on the large circle and a stamped sentiment.  Papers and ribbon from stash.

I would like to enter it into this week's 'Bearly-Mine' challenge which is a sketch.  Hope you all have a nice day. Hugs, Linda x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Another Flower Fairy

Hello fellow bloggers, I'm back!  Just a quick post with a card I made for my charity box at work.

No stamping apart from the happy birthday sentiment .  The fairy is decoupage from a Flower Fairies CD and I've added a bit of Fairy Dust to her wings and dress with a sprinkling of glitter.  The frame I cut using Cricut carts George and basic shapes and Fabulous Finds (I think) . I then ran it through a cuttlebug embossing folder. The lattice was cut with a Spellbinders die.  The papers are Raspberry Road digi's.  I've used a memory box die for the fancy corner, a Tonic punch butterfly with a sprinkling of glitter. The flower and leaves are spellbinders bitty blooms and the book is cut from an old Sizzix die (glad I kept it now).

Hope you like - have a lovely day.  Hugs Linda xx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Fairies, Flowers & Butterflies

Hi Everyone, hope you've had a good day.  Rain again here this morning but brightened up a tad this afternoon.  Our poor bees have been cooped up in their hives for days.  Yesterday in the glorious sunshine they were very busy having a good old stretch of their wings and hopefully gathering some nectar - don't expect much of a honey crop this year.

 Anyway, for today's post I have made a card using  LOTV stamps - I think she's so cute.  I've coloured her with Copics, I added some sparkle to her wings and pom poms. Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen (one of my favs) was used around the image.  The background papers are digital from Bearly Mine Designs, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, the leaves I punched with a L.Em punch,  ribbon - Making Memories which I've had for year's and found in my stash.  I punched out the butterfly with a punch I bought when I first started crafting, I love the shape.  I ran it through a cuttlebug embossing folder to give it some detail and added some bling.  The mats are Nestabilities, sentiment is LOTV and I added some bling.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Lili's Little Fairies (Sketch)
Anything Goes (Things with wings).
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge (Die Cuts & Punches)

Have a great evening.  Linda X