Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I have managed to finish Lola's wall word.  I am giving to her as a Christmas gift so I had to hide it when she came to stay with me last week.  I think it is really cute.  She loves Minnie Mouse and has just started ballet lessons so I incorporated those things.  Anyway, here it is.  Hope you like it.....

 The ballet toppers are from a MIC set which I have had for a couple of years.
 These are Magnolia stamps coloured with Promarkers and the gems and flower/skeleton leaves are from my stash
 The rosette is from Lettering Delights and cut out on my Black Cat machine.  Minnie is also an SVG file cut on my Cougar
Lola loves Rosie.  I just printed out a couple of images and cut round them.  The ladybirds are MIC and  to add some interest to the gingham paper covering the A, I have added a dot of Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearl in each little square.  I've had the Liquid Pearl for years and never used it.  I think they look really effective.  I'll definitely use them again!!

It is Lola's birthday tomorrow - the last day of November.  Lola is my granddaughter.  She will be a very grown-up 3 years old!  I call her Looby Lou and have done since she was born.  She calls me Dangar which is lovely - I hope she doesn't start calling me Grandma because that will mean she is growing up too fast!!  Anyway, here is the card I made for her birthday......

Looby Lou and I often sit and watch an Andy Pandy DVD so I thought she would love this card.  I simply downloaded an Andy Pandy colouring page and coloured with Promarkers.  I then cut it out with a scalloped circle nestability on my Spellbinders Wizard machine.  The backing papers are from Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD Rom.  The number 3 has just been cut out and glittered
Wow.... time is going so fast - we are about to move right into December!  I was looking after my little granddaughter last week so didn't get the chance to do much in the way of craft and also had to hide some things which are to be sent to Santa!  Anyway, just before Lola (I call her Looby Lou) came to stay, I managed to get this card done to send to CBeebies in the hope it will be shown on the television birthday slot on my grandson's birthday in January.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Christmas Cards!

OK so I am a little bit too organised!   I have worked really hard to get these done and I am not too far off finishing now.  I like to have a theme and do the one card for most people.  I do special ones for my grandchildren but near enough everyone else gets the same card.  I try to do something a little different and I am quite pleased with these this year.  Apart from anything else, they flatten completely out so great for posting.  I send many cards abroad so it can be quite expensive!!   Some of the credit must go to the lovely Bhanu at Sunrise Crafts just outside Wolverhampton www.sunrisecrafts.co.uk.  She is so friendly and helpful, always gives fabulous ideas and advice and has a lovely smile.  Sunrise Crafts is an absolute treasure trove - I can't resist calling in when I have the slightest excuse!    When I started to work on my Christmas cards, a happy accident got me to the final design.  I used my Spellbinders Wizard to cut out a Spellbinder ornament die but I had not placed the spacer plate properly and it didn't cut out the whole thing - that gave me an idea!!  The main image is HeroArts and it is dusted with four different colours of Perfect Pearls.   I have added glitter to the image.   The other stamps used are Stamp Addicts.   The third photo is not very good but there is a sentiment on there.  I'll try to take another photo to upload tomorrow during daylight.

A few months ago, I bought some chipboard large alphabet letters with the idea of decorating them for my grandchildren's bedrooms.  I have finally got round to making a start on them.  I decided to do Ethan's first because I thought that it would be more difficult to come up with the ideas for a little boy whereas Lola should be soooo easy - just pink and pretty!  Anyway, here is Ethan.   Lola's will follow soon.  In the meantime, I am working on Christmas cards!!   Hope you like it.

Friday, 4 November 2011

A card for a friend

The base picture of this card has been created in Serif Digital Craft Artist using the Fall Splendour digikit.   I used one of the pre-designed layouts.  The flowers were made using a spellbinders die.  They are so lovely to make.  I made a box to go with the card which turned out lovely too.  I love this card.  The colours are super for an autumn card and the flowers give it that touch of dimension and interest.  It's a thought-provoking picture - just where does that ladder go?  Anyway, Happy Birthday Kim - hope you like the card. xx

Teenager's Birthday Card!

A real girly card this.  The stamp is a very old one - can't remember where it was from!  Let me know if you have any ideas.  I used my Spellbinders Wizard and an embossing folder to emboss the pink mirri card.  The stamp was coloured in with Promarkers and the top is glittered in black.  Looks lovely in the flesh!  Happy Birthday Beccy!

Retirement Card

A retirement card made using bits and bobs from my card stash.  The peacock (Kanban) stamp was stamped with Versamark onto black card and dusted with different colours of Perfect Pearls.

Cute Halloween Dressers

These cute Halloween Dressers were made using an SVG template from Scrappycuts.  They are so easy to make.  They have little drawers to put sweeties or tiny gifts in.  There is one for each of my grandchildren here.  Scrappycuts can be found here: Scrappycutsonline.com