Sunday, 11 December 2011

Shopping notebooks

These are some notebooks I made for a recent craft fair.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Rollercoaster card

I made this card for Beth's 17th birthday. Always a challenge to find something new and different to do. She loves rollercoasters and the bigger and scarier the better. This is our between year, we go to Florida every 2 years so she has a bit of time to wait for a go on a proper one! Most cuts were from Carousel, but the Happy Birthday is from Paper Lace and the congrats typeface is from Hannah Montana

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Circus Birthday Card

This card I have just completed for Maisie's 11th birthday in October. I have used the Carousel and Create a Critter cartridges on my Cricut for all the cuts except the Happy Birthday which is Paper Lace. It starts off as an A5 gatefold card. This opens out to reveal the Big Top with the dancing bear and jumping poodle either side. The big top drops down to reveal the elephant rider and the Happy Birthday. Add plenty of bling and sparkles and Voila!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Poker cards

Just a couple of cards I made recently in an effort to use some of my stash. Have had these papers and stickers for a few months and not really been inspired until recently.

Cruise picture frame

I decorated this picture frame for my best friend who has just been on a cruise around Spain and Italy. It was the holiday of a lifetime and I wanted to do her something special to commemorate it.
All the cuts are Life is a Beach which has got to be my favourite Cricut cartridge.

Disney Magic Kingdom

This is an almost straight lift from a layout shown on the Cricut messageboard, but I loved it to much I had to have a go. I have used American Crafts paper and also the Mickey and Friends cart for the car, ears, Disney wording and signpost. The road came from Everyday Paper Dolls.
We love the Magic Kingdom and have been many times, so it is a challenge to get the photo's different, so here I have gone for scenery and not a character in sight!

Tractor Girl

Having not been able to blog for a while due to family bereavement and job issues, I am now back on track and have refound my craft mojo, so here is my first card. I used Country Life and some American Crafts papers to make a tractor card for a very glamourous 17yr old who loves farming

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Treasure Chest

This is a treasure chest I decorated for the Treasure Chest summer course at Horseshoe Crafts. I used papers from Paper Parachute plus various gems and flowers and stamps. There is also a selection of books, frames and trinkets to go inside

Monday, 16 May 2011

Butterfly cards

These are some cards I designed from the Take One Summer Stamp course at Horseshoe Crafts. Using the Woodware large bubble butterfly stamp and a variety of techniques including fantasy fibres, vellum and embossing.

Seaside Card

Following a wonderful day out at Port Sunlight Stampers Show, I had was inspired to try something a bit different. This card uses papers and stamps from Crafty Individuals plus a few of my own bits and pieces. The frame was cut on my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge

Monday, 9 May 2011

Diners Card

This is my homage to Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network Channel to which the whole family is addicted! For Husband Carl's birthday. Made using Cricut cuts from Nifty Fifties, however I did double up the burger because nobody on Triple D has single burgers!

Rock Princess Folder

This is a folder I made using Rock Princess for the girls and nifty fifties for the wording. Not Completely Blonde is the singing group my daughter and 3 friends formed last year. They have some videos on Youtube if you want a treat!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Country Life Farmer

We live in a very rural area of Shropshire so there is an abundance of farms locally. I thought it was about time I made a card to reflect this. I used DCWV paper for the straw and grass and all the cuts were from Country Life. I adapted the tractor because it has a girl sitting on it and I wanted this to be a man's card. She was actually quite easy to cut off without it harming the overall appearance of the tractor

Crown Card

This card was made for the BBTB2 challenge to use a crown. I used the crown from Slumber Party and layered it on a scalloped background and embellished with jewels and flowers.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Straight from the Nest chicks

Following through with my challenge of working through my cartridges, one by one, and making two cards or layouts from each, here is my latest Straight from the Nest. I must admit that I did get inspired by a card on the Cricut Message board, but have added my own twist.

Straight from the nest card

Supposed to be a really elaborate Mother's Day card but just wouldn't work. So I decided to cut my losses and make a relatively simple birthday card. Bird and branch are both cut using Straight from the Nest

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Paw print card

This card was produced using the Accent Essentials cartridge, to weld different size circles together to make a paw print. Stamp is from Great Impressions

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Friends wall plaque

Did this plaque for Beth's friend Karen. The picture was taken in the Summer of 2010 at Colemere, in Ellesmere. I used Tim Holtz paper for the background which I distressed and spritzed. The flowers were cut out of grunge paper and patterned paper, then grunged and mounted. Typeface for Friends is Ashlyns Alphabet.

Great Impressions Paw Prints

This is my remake of the Pets leave Pawprints on your heart artboard from Great Impressions. Tried to do some different fresh colours with unusual designs. One of my favourite GI artboards

Monday, 14 February 2011

Owl card

Playing around with lots of matting and layering. The owl and branch are Woodware stamps and the paper is My Minds Eye.

Butterfly card

Its been an age since I've posted anything due to family stuff. Still, got my mojo back and am starting to get back into crafting. The Butterfly card is my latest offering. I have done it in a variety of colours, but pink is always my favourite. The outer card is from Wild Card and the inner circle is Basic Grey. The butterfly is cut from Sentimentals and the Happy Birthday from Sweet Treats

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Sailboat card

This is my first card for 2011. Keeping it simple to try to get out of the Christmas frame of mind. I used Life is a Beach for the boat, seagulls and waves.

Sunbathing Santa

This wonderful card was done by Bethany my eldest daughter for her Dad and Me for Christmas. Inside, the card reads "thankyou global warming"

BBTB2 challenge winner

I am so thrilled that my Deck the Halls card was the winner of the BBTB2 challenge. First International prize winning card! Thankyou BBTB2