Thursday, 31 July 2008

Now heres another one of those cards that I struggled for inspiration with. Maybe it was the picture but I just didn't seem able to decide what to do with it to make it look like an anniversary card. The brief I had was a golfer and a nice sunset, well think I managed that bit. I just cuttllebugged the top and bottom of the card and printed the greeting on the computer added a few hearts to try and make in more anniversary like.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Ok so not what I call an exciting card but I didn't seem to have any inspiration. The only brief I had was that he was a Hartlepool United supporter. This is what I came up with.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Wylde woman award

Thanks to Elaine for this lovely little award. It's the Wylde Women Award and the rules are:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
I am having a real struggle at the moment to upload pictures so I will give it a rest and come back later and try again.

Well its been a week I think since I last posted but I have made a couple of cards since then. I was asked to make a christening card and thought I would make a baby shoe instead of a card as I haven't made one of these for a long time now. Then I decided I would make a card as well in case my customer didn't like the shoe, as it happens she is having both the shoe and card. The image on the card is from bear fairies at pc crafter then just added gems and bits and bobs to snazz it up a bit.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

blog candy.

Take a look at funky fairy inspirations blog , free crafty stuff for a whole year available to win.

This was a card request that I found extremely easy to do. The recipient is fond of a column called "remember when" in our local newspaper so thought this card was apt. It's from a range called "remember when" from La Pashe. Have a look at these decoupage images as they make outstanding mens cards and we all know how difficult they can be.

I have also just completed another laptop card, I haven't put the picture on here as it's just the same as the other one I did. This one scares me slightly as it is made for another card maker to give to her son, I don't like to make cards for other card makers in case they are the worlds best crafter......ever!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Many thanks to Wendy and Linda for this little award. Now the rules for this award are:

1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3.One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award. Quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I give this award to:

Friday, 18 July 2008

Ok I know that this is not one of my cards but thought I would put it on anyway, it a water colour picture done by my 12 year old daughter. We were at parents evening last night and her art teacher gave it to us she thought it was outstanding, to be honest her whole report was outstanding, a star pupil. I wish my water colouring was this good though.

These are some cards that a friend asked me to make for the hospice she works at. Their summer fete is on Saturday so they are trying to get plenty cards together to sell. The style is not my choice, this is the kind of card the hospice make and that sells there, so they have all taken a similar format. I have made others but dont want to bore you with them

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Meet George, isn't he fab. You can download him at charmed cards and crafts. This was a very quick card I made for a friend, it took me about 10 minutes. George is precoloured so that saved some time, the sentiment was printed on the computer and punched out and the papers are from my stash but I can't remember what make they are. I am pleased to say the recipient loved it.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Yeah!!! I have finally made another card. If you can't tell what it is (I really hope you can) then its a laptop. Obvisously this is the inside of the card, the outside is just plain black. The only brief I was given was computers so do hope that this will be ok. Took me an age to cut all the little letters out and as long as you dont look too closely you wont notice they may be a bit wibbley wobbley

Thursday, 10 July 2008

No cards

I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with regular posts. I am off card making at the moment as I have no inspiration at all. Its been ages since I actually posted a card but hope in the next couple of days that should change as I have a commission for a card. Watch this space!!!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Blog candy!!

Well I have been too busy decorating to make any cards the last couple of days but I just thought I would tell you about some blog candy up for grabs on one of my favourite blogs. Claudia over at pretty pressings is offering some lovely goodies get yourself over there and have a little look, you wont be able to resist.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Blog candy!!

Nikki has some amazing blog candy to give away on her site. Why not pop over and have a look

Also Michelle has super blog candy available too so you can pop over there aswell.

Both are celebrating 10,000 hits on their sites. Well done ladies.


I have been sent this award by Elaine, Gail, Wendy and Pauline for which I would like to say thank you so much. The rules of the award are:-

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

Now for my chosen blogs, the only problem here is that I think quite a few people have already received this award so may just be duplicating it, so here goes.

Agnes stamp cards - one site that I use for inspiration.
Crafters Kitchen - lovely cards, Jak obviously has a lot of patience.
Stamp Owls Studio - one of the first blogs I ever discovered with fab cards.
Love to scrap a card - great cards for inspiration even if I can't understand what she's written.
A work in progress - although not a blog for cards, Vicki gives away the most wonderful papers and elements.
Pretty pressings - truely inspirational cards.
Crafts by Louly - great cards as always. Go and check out Dottie and George.

I could go on and on forever as there are some fantastic blogs out there.