Saturday, 17 January 2015

Gone Fishing!!

No not me lol, but a card I've just finished for my brothers birthday - so far so good in keeping on top of things - as his birthday isn't until February :-).

The image is a Jolly Nations stamp (that I got for a bargain price of 50p from a jumble sale!!).  I have coloured the image with promarkers and added glitter pen to the scales of the fish and a googly eye.  He has also been coloured twice and I have decoupaged him - althrough that doesnt show too well in the image.The image has been matted onto grey and orange card.  The dp is from a smirk pack that I have had for ages and added some jute from my stash and I made the sentiment on word.

I would like to enter this into:

I love promarkers - hobbies
Simon says stamp - its a guy thing
Sweet stampin - masculine.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thanks for looking


Friday, 16 January 2015


Another post - whoop!!! Lol. I also want to thank you for the kind comments and welcoming me back blogging :-) your comments have really helped. But where does the time go - I though when I stopped work I'd have loads of time to craft but I don't!!!  Saying that I've been trying to make time as got a few birthdays and events coming up so I'd like to get organised so I dont have that last minute panic.

A couple of friends are expecting babies, one iminently (she doesnt know what shes having) and another in a couple of weeks who knows shes having a boy - so I've got one boy card made and hanging on to see what colours I need to make for the first baby thats due.

I've used a pre-cut from craftwork cards easel card but it was tricky to get a good photo of it, but I hope you get the general idea:

The gorgeous image is from digi-stamp boutieque and was lovely to colour with promarkers, I have added glossy accents to the bubbles.  the papers are dovecraft I think matted onto pale blue card.  I'm not sure where I got the sentiment stamp from and the button and bobbly ribbon are from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Passion for promarkers - Teddy Bears
Papertake weekly - New (new baby)
Digistamp boutique - January challenge (using one of their images)

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 11 January 2015


... I know - me - writing a post!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.  Can't believe its been so long since my last post - I can only apologise I had a serious lack of  mojo relating to card making, blogging and comment leaving - I got a bit fed up with it all and seriously considered packing it all in, but I've hung on and started to make a few cards again.   I have been having a little nosy around and seeing lots of gorgeous makes as always so hopefully I'll get back into full blogging/blog hopping mode soon :-).

Here is a recent card I have made for Ians aunty who's birthday is at the end of January.

The Image is Elisabeth Bell from an art pad, coloured with promarkers.  The dp's are cut from a 12x12 sheet, matted onto Blue textured card.  I have then punched some butterflies and added pearls and then added ribbon and charm from my stash.

She was a lovely image to colour especially after a long break.

I would like to enter this into:

Sweet Stamping - girly but no pink
Papertake weekly - anything goes

Thank you for sticking with me through my absence, I really appreciate it and thank you for looking, hopefully I'll be back soon.