Saturday, 22 February 2014

Kitten Cuddles

Hi there.  Today's card is a little different for me but I thought I'd have a go at a more dimensional style of card. I'm always conscious of postal charges so keep my cards reasonably flat but a lot of cards that win in the challenges have flowers etc. so I thought why not try it. The stamp is from Lotv called Kitten Cuddles. I do have stamps from other companies, I promise, but have a lot of Lotv stamps I haven't used yet ( don't tell my hubby that though or he'll never let me buy anymore stamps!) So here's my card I hope you like it.

and a close up shot


The little rose on the butterfly was one of the die cuts that came free with my order from Craft Mojo . It's such a good idea to send them as once I rolled it up it looked so pretty I just had to buy the die. So expect more roses! Also Sally, from the site, was so lovely on the phone when I rang to ask which die had been used for it.
I'd like to enter the following Challenges:

Live and Love Crafts Challenge- Love N' Lace

Divas by Design- Rubber Stamps Only

Papertake Weekly Challenge- Lovely Layers

Craft-room Challenge- Color Challenge

Card Recipe

6"x 6" Card blank and stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Papers- Lotv Always and Forever paper pad
Paper for banner and rolled flowers with pearls- lovely present from Lexi!
Stamp- Lotv Kitten Cuddles
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, white ink on little rose ColorBox Frost white and Rosebud on doily and round the image
Pens- Copic Ciao
Heart Doily- Dovecraft
Die- Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Bitty Blossoms
        La La Land Heart Banner
Ribbon Organza Trim, Lace, Carnation and Flat Back Pearls- Ribbon Girl
Butterfly- from stash
Other stuff- Stampendous Fran-tag in Shabby Pink. Distressed with Tim Holtz distressing tool

I'm still sorting through my mums craft stuff! She was a prolific crafter to say the least. So far the list is: knitting, crochet, quilted cushions, fur toys, pyrography, china painting, cross stitch, watercolour and acrylic painting, glass painting, patchwork and card-making. I'm making sure I find good homes for everything with charity groups and friends who donate to my mum's charity but we're still surrounded by lots of bags!!
So I'd better go do something or the Secret Hoarder gang will come round, lol.

Thank you for your visit, your kind comments make me very happy. Sending you all a hug
Debra x 

Friday, 14 February 2014

James- Big Heart

Hello. I know what you're thinking, I don't post twice in one week or month even, but there were a few challenges on a love theme and one of them ends on Saturday so I thought I'll break my trend and just do it! Brave or what? Lol. I managed to make Stuart a Valentine card which I normally buy ( I know I shouldn't, but I like cards with nice words) but the only decent card shop we had shut down so I had no choice. I'm quite happy with how it came out, I hope you like it too.

And a close-up shot...

No Glamour Dust in sight but I had to add the little hearts to it as a little bit of sparkle!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lotv- Name That Tune -'A Good Heart' by Feargal Sharkey

Crafty Little Fairies- Teddies

Deep Ocean Challenge- Love Is All Around

Ribbon Girl Challenge- 'Lovely Lili' Lotv Challenge

Card Recipe

5"x7" Card Blank- Papermania
Stamping card- Craftwork Cards
Cardstock- Papermania Solid Cardstock
Patterned card- Kanban Harlequin
Stamps- Lotv James Big Heart, Lindsey Mason Designs Everyday Words Sentiments from Hobbycraft
Pens- Copic Ciao
Die- Spellbinders Circle die for red circle
White circle- eksucess circle cutter
Other bits- White Craftwork Cards candy coloured with red Copic pen,  Flat back heart shaped gemstones.    

Just waiting in today for a guy to fix the roof which is fun :( but I should be able to get cracking on another card. I've had a word with myself about trying to do some card-making everyday but you know how other things just get in the way so I couldn't promise myself.
Anyway have a great Valentine's day and equally splendiferous weekend, hopefully with less wild weather!

Thank you for your visit and comments,
Debra x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit....

Hi there. I hope you're all safe and well in this awful weather. We lost 6 ridge tiles and 2 fence panels last night in the strong winds! Thanks for the lovely comments for Lexi's card, they made her a happy bunny. Talking of which... today's card is an Easter card. A bit early I hear you shout and you're right as I haven't even made Stuart a Valentine card yet but I needed to take something to do at my craft class and I'd just bought some stamps in the sale at Lotv and this is one of them- Hoppy Easter

and a close-up..

The bottom layer of the butterfly is glitter card but it doesn't look it in the photo.
As I wanted to enter the Lotv challenge,  Name that Tune, I needed a song that fit the card and Stuart came up with 'Rabbit' by Chas and Dave. He said the bit where they sing 'rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, rabbit'.... I think you get the idea! I know it's not actually about rabbits so I'll have to put an alternative song but it did make me smile.

I'd to enter the following Challenge-

Lotv Challenge -Name That Tune- Song 'Rabbit' by Chas and Dave or 'Bright eyes' by Simon and Garfunkel.

Card Recipe

6"x6" Card and stamping card - Craftwork Cards
Background card- Papermania Solid Cardstock.
Glitter card- from stash
Papers- Me to You Spring Chic, Forever Friends Kraft Notes.
Stamps- Lotv Hoppy Easter and Simply Sophisticated sentiments set 22
Ink pad- Memento Black Tuxedo
Pens-Copic Ciao
Dies- Tonic Layering Butterflies.
Other stuff- Ribbon from local shop, Glamour Dust in Crystal, flats back pearls from Anita's pearl wheel and a fine black pen.

I hope you like the card.

I want to say a big Thank You to Lisa from Wishcraft who helped me out with a blog problem. Go visit her blog as it's full of Fabulous cards!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great week.
                                                    Debra x

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Lexi's card.

Hi there. Hope the weather isn't bad near you and that you're all healthy.
Today's card hasn't been made by me but by Lexi, my eldest son's lovely girlfriend. Having had two sons who have shown no desire to do any kind of crafts, despite my numerous attempts to interest them in knitting, cross stitch, glass painting, card-making etc. etc. I thought I'd not have anyone to talk about crafts to until Lexi. Much to my son's dismay Lexi started card-making after trying it out at our house and has been making fab cards for a little while now, when her Med School work allows.
This is the card Lexi made for my birthday-

I'm sure you'll all agree that it's a beautiful card. I'm glad Lexi let me share it with you.
I can't give you the card recipe as I don't know what was used but I think the paper is from Lotv and the large stamp is from Inkylicious- Vintage French Rose. With a very small stash of craft goodies Lexi combines them in ways I wouldn't have thought of. Also her truffles and shortbread are to die for, a woman of many talents!
Anyway I better go and do something, not sure what but I need to at least look busy. Thanks for looking in, it always makes me smile to see your comments.

                                                            Debra x