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

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Birthday Bash

Hi everyone, it seems to be brightening up here - hooray!  I'd like to share with you a card I've made and would like to enter for this month's Sir Stampalot Challenge.  The image is a Hero Arts cling stamp which I've stamped onto yellow card and embossed.  I layered the image to give it a 3d effect and added a button to the centre of the flower.  I've used a Martha Stewart PATP punch to create a pretty mat.  The base card is the same as used for the stamping.  I've stamped the background with the Hero Arts stamp and embossed with detail clear.  I used distress inks over the embossing.  I cut a swirl with my Cricut and added the happy birthday greeting.  Hope you like.  Linda X

Sarah Kay Engagement Card

Afternoon everyone, I won't say good because the weather here is atrocious, but on the positive side it's good for blogging and crafting!  My share with you today is an engagement card I was asked to make for a work colleague.  The image is Sarah Kay which I stamped onto a mat cut with my Cricut and coloured with Copics.  The background papers are digital and the borders were created with a Martha Stuart punch. I used raffia lace underneath the mat and diecut corners using Memory Box dies to which I added a bit of bling.  The sentiment was computer generated and again the mat was cut with my Cricut.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've punch some leave. The butterfly from stash.  Hope you like!  Enjoy the rest of the day - Linda x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

I've got one!

3 posts in one day - never heard of before.  I've had a great weekend with lots of crafting.  Hubby cooked a lovely roast dinner with a bit of guidance and I've had flowers and cash from the boys.

I made this card a little while ago for a friend's 60th birthday.  He's a keen fisherman so I thought it apt.  The image is Penny Black (just love these stamps) which I stamped onto water colour card and coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens.  Background papers from stash and a fish charm to finish the card.

I'd like to enter this card into this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge 'This, that and the other!

Take care, Linda

Brown and Blue - Die-Ing For A Challenge

Hi Everyone.  After a dull start the sun has finally come out here in the Fens.  Just a quick post as I think the boys have dinner ready!

I am entering this card into this weeks 'Die-Ing For A Challenge' which is a Brown and Blue theme.  The image is Molly Blooms which I have coloured with Copics and used Tim Holtz distress ink 'tea dye' around the image.  The background paper from stash.  The die cut frame is a Spellbinders 'Frameabilities' die which I mounted around the stamped image.  I cut a tag with my Cricut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cart, punched a strip of brown card using a Fiskars punch and attached a length of brown striped ribbon to the top edge.  A button was then attached to the tag completing the card.  Hope you like, enjoy the rest of the day, Linda x

Sunshine Yellow - Allsorts Challenge '3 in a row'

Good morning everyone and Happy Mother's Day!.  I had a beautiful bunch of pink tulips from my son who's still at home and also some toiletries - he said he was going to buy me some Olay products but it had for 'Aging Skin' on the box so he thought better of it - bless, he knows not to upset mother!  Anyway no cooking for me today, the boys are doing it - hope it's edible (lol).

My card today is for the 'Allsorts Challenge' 3 in a row.  The stamp is from a Woodware set which I've coloured with Copics.  The background is a digital paper and I've used a Martha Stewart punch around the page for the mat. I used Tim Holtz distress ink 'Antique Linen' around the edges although it's not that clear. I cut a frame using my Cricut which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The corners are cut with Memory Box dies which I have just bought (they are really beautiful dies - I'm already looking for more). The butterfly is cut with a Marianne die and I've detailed the body with crystals.  Three buttons at the base complete the card.

Hope you like,  Take care, Linda x

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Hi Everyone, just a quick post tonight.  This is a card I made for my sister's birthday recently.  Background paper from stash, outer frame cut with nesties, inner frame cut with my Cricut both from Bazzill cardstock.  The image is from a Hobby Arts set.  Butterflies (Hero Arts) were stamped and coloured with copics.  Martha Stewart butterfly punch for border.  Sentiment from Personal Impressions stamped onto a tag cut with my Cricut. Ribbon from stash. Hope you like it- Bye for now, Linda x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

The Fluffy White Stuff

Hi Everyone, just thought I'd share a few photos with you that my hubby took in the garden this morning.  The dogs loved all this white stuff, the bees were hopefully snug in their hives but the chickens were completely bewildered by it all.

The snow had blown into quite deep drifts in places.  The car was imprisoned in the garage which didn't matter too much as the snow had drifted from the road to our gate  so we couldn't get out anyway.  Just as well we bought a new snow shovel yesterday! Well, I suppose we had to have some sooner or later 'Roll On Spring'

I'd also like to share with you a card I made for my Great Niece a while ago.  The image is digital, can't remember where from.  Using bookatrix I cut out pearlescent card in shades of pink which I layered.  I made pink roses using Brenda's template (I had a bit of trouble with them, they didn't hold together very well - my fault entirely) and punched out some leaves to finish.  The sentiment was computer generated and I used nesties to cut out both this and the image .  Finished with ribbon and crystals.  I also made a little stand with a template from the internet.

Thanks for looking. Take care, Linda x