15 September 2014

Art Deco Ladies...I

I love art deco ladies and enjoy making cards using them.
This one was so pretty. I bought the lady & frame file from the clipart fairy. Printed it out on photo paper, and cut out the centre from the frame. I printed the wording on my laser printer in black, then hot foiled it in silver. and put the frame on top using pads to give it height.I  decided to make the decoupage into a few more layers than what it came with. I decided to make it into an easel card, printed the backing papers. Added a ribbon, some pearls, silver glitter for her jewellery, crystal glitter on the frame and on the feathers, and my lovely roses which acted as the stopper for the card.

I really can't remember where I got the file for this. A large card, lots of layers to the decoupage, added charms, pearls, lots of glitter and feathers.

Another decoupaged, layered  glittery card.

Such a cute card, I bought the pdf from the clipart fairy. Resized it, printed it out onto photo-paper, then printed it again and cut around the vogue and glittered it. Cut out and made the decoupage lady, decided on an an easel card adding a matching ribbon, more glitter and some gems.

Another pretty blue lady from the clipart fairy.  Printed the greeting and swirl directly onto pearlised card, then hot foiled the them in silver. Added a ribbon and some gems to the ribbon.  Cut out the lady and the frame, and decoupaged them, added some have to add glitter..

I think the image of the lady and the chandelier is from a MCS CD. Printed onto photo paper, the chandelier was glittered using black stickles. Matted onto black card, then silver card all put onto black shinny card.  The lady was  decoupaged and glittered using crystal glitter. The Happy Birthday was  designed in Inkscape and cut on my cougar. I bought the lovely diamond flourish.

All printed out on photo paper, decoupaged, glittered and a few gems added.

Hope you like them, please leave a comment if you have time, thanks...

14 September 2014

A Few for the Men...

Well I thought it was about time I updated my blog, yes I have been making cards but most of the time have not taken any photo's of them. Here are a few cards that I've made for the men..I always find these the most difficult to do. 

I loved making this card, it  takes quite a long time to make, I cut the Jake on my blackcat cougar, then glittered the letters. The card and paper were from my stash. The  Del Boy & Rodney decoupage was printed out on glossy photo paper from a CD by Card Creations, the main image was also decoupaged from a La Pashe CD.  


A Stepper card can't remember where I got the images from think they were from some freebie clip art site.
I think this image is off a CD I bought years ago, it decoupages up really well and I  love using it not just for men's cards but for any celebration
I made the background from various images using CAP2, after printing I went around the edges with a distress ink  I think the steampunk lady was a digi stamp I bought from Kenny K, I don't do a lot of digi colouring in, but I did this one using promarkers. Think I'd better practice more...

Although it doesn't show up much in this photo, this is decoupaged with quite a few layers. The image was printed onto photo paper from a CD by LaPashe. Perfect for the man who likes to tinker with cars.


Another decoupage, I think this was printed from a La Pashe CD, perfect for the bus enthusiast 

Another decoupage from a Remember When Sheet
A dangly decoupaged rugby player from a La Pashe sheet..I cut an aperture into the card made up the front view of the player, then did the rear view, inserted a thread between the from and back and  stuck them together  so the would dangle on the card. Covered the inside of the card with silver miri board, so the back was reflected in it. If you look closely you can see the reflection in the back. 

20 March 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader hello Bloglovin

If you use Google reader to follow my very infrequent posts (I am trying to do better..) you will be aware that it is closing down. I have started to use Bloglovin to follow all the blogs I read, so far it looks good..if you want to follow me using this click the link below or the link on my side bar, would love it if you did..thanks!!  back with some cards soon 

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10 February 2013

We have another lovely great nephew..

Here is the card I made for my niece Lisa and her partner Jay. 

She had a beautiful baby boy just before Christmas, I think it was her best Christmas present ever. 
Once again I used the stork, decoupaged. 
Printed the book pages and backing paper, prettied it up a bit by adding  some roses, ribbon,charms, 
glitter and pearls. 
Cut it all out with my cougar

On this occasion I decided to make a box for the card,decoupaged the stork again, added some lace
I printed the Joshua from a Crafters Companion CD.

Would love to know what you think...

5 October 2012

A Card for Tony..

Thought I'd share  the anniversary card I made last year for Tony. The base card was a large 8 x8. The frame was from the Clipart Fairy, which I layered and traced in inkscape, added the text and did a print and cut with my Cougar.I then matted the frame onto silver mirri card.
 I decoupaged the lady, & added lots of bling. 
Hope you like it.....

Donna from Bearly Mine Crafts is giving away such a fab candy you should really go and check it out. See the pic on my sidebar, 

Would love to know what you think...

6 August 2012

A fairy for Dawn....

Well if anyone still visits, I made this for my Sister. The beautiful  Fairy is by Linda Ravenscroft, from the Craft Creations CD, Enchanted. Although  Dawn is an Aquarius I liked Pisces, so decided to use her. I changed the colours in the program then let it turn it into a decoupage, then I saved it as a jpg, took it into Photoshop Elements and split up the file into individual components, then saved them as png files which I imported into Inkscape.  I traced them  in Inkscape and adjusted the decoupage to my liking, then I used my wonderful black cat cougar to cut it all out, so if I need to print and cut another one I have the file ready to go. YES!! 
All the lettering was printed directly onto the purple card with my lazer printer, then I foiled it with my foil master, except the 50 which I cut with my cougar, so nothing was cut by hand ....not even the circles..Just a shame the flash intensified the glitter it was a bit more subtle, hope you like it.  
Oh and don't forget to go and check out Donna's weekly candy, (link on my sidebar), I was lucky enough to win it a couple of weeks ago, so I have some beautiful roses and more lovely charms to play with.. thanks Donna.

Would love to know what you think...

7 November 2011

Something to brighten a grey day..

Hi there

What a cold miserable day it is today and as it's my day off I thought I show some summery baby cards I made. 
The first three I made for Freddie my great nephew who was born back in the spring. 
This was for my Mum to give. Rachel & Alex  hadn't decided on what to call the baby & Mum was impatient to give the card. So it had no name on it.

I made this one for My sister to give Rachel & Alex, as you can guess we all knew she was having a boy. 
I used downloads from the clipart fairy, along with ribbon, decoupage and embellishments from my stash.

The stork card was from us, I knew his name by the time I'd made the card, shame I didn't know the spelling, it should be Freddie...never mind it was  too late too change it.Don't know what happened to the photo, I must have squashed it somehow, lol...

I made this card back in May last year for a friend, using the same stork decoupage. It's an image which  I use quite a lot, I've had it for ages I think it was from Barbara Clooney, not sure though. 

 Would love to know what you think...if you pop by..

9 September 2011

Hello again..I love fairies..

Thought I put up a fairy or 2, seeing as I've not posted for a bit. I love this fairy and found it very difficult to part with her, but as it was for my sister birthday, I let her  fly away.... sob sob...but I made myself a bigger one to different colours I'll post her when I've taken a photo.  The gorgeous fairy is from Craft Creations Plus Enchanted CD, the artist is Linda Ravenscroft and I've just treated myself to the latest CD which is the POW on C&C.

I played around with the decoupage a bit and gave her lots of fairy dust in the form of crystal glitter and silver stickles. A bit fiddly in places but worth it I thought.
The gorgeous flowers were from Hobby House,  and I must admit I love them, added a bit of glitter to them as you do. Punched the leaves added more glitter.

The greeting I did on the pc on white card, cut the shape with my robo using a file that was a freebie from Birds Cards, I just changed the size and coloured  it using  dusty concord distress ink. Ribbon was white from stash,coloured with the same distress ink. Printed the backing paper which was a freebie from Making Handmade Cards,  I changed the colour a bit to match the card.

Thought I have a go at the following Challenges..
Magical Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Flutter by Wednesday No 170

Hope you like it,..
Would love to know what you think...

10 July 2011

One I made for my Mum..

Hello, to anyone that might pop by..

This was for Mums Birthday, although I made it before we went to Spain I didn't have a chance to post it. It's big, a large 8x8"card made from 2 A4 sheets, I used another Joanna Sheen Nostalgia decoupage sheet by Fay Whittaker, I love these, they are so pretty and easy to cut out. I used flower soft, guess the flowers and around the hats. Added some ribbon, glittered the flowers and leaves, matted the decoupage onto a lavender crinkle paper, then used a glue pad to stamp and glitter white card, punched along the side.  The greeting was printed, cut with a nestie and inked around the edges.

The insert is from a Bearly Mine Designs CD, I altered the size to fit the card, then mirrored the image so it could be used to print the verse on one side and somewhere for me to write on the other. Used a quickie glue pen and crystal glitter to highlight the leaves, the bows and around the oval.
Hope you like it...

Would love to know what you think...

18 April 2011

Hello ...Me again

Thought I'd show the cards I made for my wonderful Mum and Mum in law for Mothers Day. Both are easel cards, the decoupage images I used were from Joanna Sheen Nostalgia by Fay Whittaker.
I really love these, they are so easy to cut out and look far better in real life. 
The little girls were for Mum as she has 3 girls, and the boys for MIL as she has 2 boys, quite apt I thought.

A touch of crystal glitter on the dresses, red glitter on the bows, and red ultra fine flowersoft mixed with glitter around their hats. On the base I used some prima flowers distressed with Tim Holts ink. I know it looks cockeyed but it was just a very odd angle I took the photo, lol..

The base image is an insert from a disk by Donna at Bearly Mine designs, printed and decoupage, there are some lovely inserts on the cd, and wonderful service from Donna. By the way check out Donna's candy on her blog.

The story goes,I ordered the disk, about week later I still hadn't received it, so I got in touch with Donna who told me she'd posted it the day I ordered it, so it must have got lost in the post, without question she said she would send out another one to me..which I received within 2 days, guess what a few days later the original one she sent arrived,(it took almost 2 weeks to get here) I emailed her to let her know I'd received it, when I got home that night I had an email from her saying not to send it back and to keep it..but I'd already sent it back to her. I think I'll be buying more of her papers and inserts soon. Check them out here. As far as the post office is concerned well........... your guess is as good as mine as to where it was for 2 weeks..wasn't at the local sorting office as I phoned them to check.

 Again on this one I used one of Donna's inserts, decoupaged it and used some small roses. The smaller image is the whole of the insert used on the card.

Oh guess what.... Whoopee.. I won the Ribbon Girls Candy,
thank you, gorgeous pink ribbons, some button & stamps all lovely, lucky me..   

Would love to know what you think...

8 April 2011

A Card for Tony

Hi there, me again...last year we celebrated our Ruby Wedding, this is the card I made for Tony.
Got the shape from watching Nancy Watt on C&C. It ended up quite large and heavy good job I could hand it to him. I used the silver foiled hunkydory card mated onto silver mirri board, then on black pearlised card. Made the clasp from the circle nesties, added some ribbon & pearls and punched the edge. 

This is it closed.

On the inside I decoupaged the lady and glittered her up a bit, matted it onto silver mirri then on black pearl card, then onto more mirri, then some white pearl card finally onto black pearl card again....phew..see what I mean about

On the base I printed the sentiment and cut using nesties, and more of the silver foiled card.

Apologises for the photo's seems like I can never get them right...

Tony liked it, hope you do too..

1 April 2011

Hi there...

Hello to anyone that might pop by....thanks for coming...Well I love fairies, this fairy is from the Card Creations CD Enchanted, the image is by Linda Ravenscroft. Isn't she gorgeous..I played around with the colours a bit, till I got what I wanted,  this was so fiddly to cut out, it took me hours, lol...I've made a few others from the cd I'll post them another time, all very time consuming on the cutting out.... but I love the fairies, not keen on the cd's interface though a bit fiddly, it's much quicker to view the jpegs in a graphic program. 

I decided I wanted to make a easel card, and I wanted it to be round... had fun trying to make a rectangular image fit in a doing this I have decided I really need the Grand Circle Nestabilities, anyone know if they will fit my big kick?
I'm hoping they will as I don't really want to pay out for another machine at the moment.

I  added some crystal glitter, a few charms and flowers, I printed the backing paper and mounted the image on some mirri board,

Hope you like it..Please let me know what you think....... 

10 August 2010

Now don't fall off your chairs!!!

I'm posting a card...I'm back to blogging. Just spent a couple of days, blog hopping and leaving some comments, wow...did I miss a lot, so many beautifull cards, so to all my blogging friends if I haven't visited you yet I'm on my way.

I have no idea where I got the image from, but I thought she was such a pretty lady so I could bling her up a bit, 8" square cream pearlised card, so it was quite a large one. Love these papers, been waiting to find an image to use with them, charms, ribbons,pearls etc from stash, used an ink pad on the flowers to distress them a bit and gave her a little feather in her hair.

Well there is a first time for everything...Joanne a blogging friend of mine has just started a new challenge blog over at ....Craft Your Days Away, I thought it was about time I entered a challenge....then thought well in for a penny...I may as well enter a couple, so I hope I'm eligible to enter it into these..and that I've linked it right

Craft Your Days Away theme ... favourite things (vintage and charms)

Penny's Challenges #35 theme ... Anything Goes

Paperer play challenges theme ... 3Flowers, ribbon and a charm (Week 31)

Easy Craft Projects challenges theme....chocolate brown(Challenge 18)

Sir Stampalot theme..bring on the bling

29 May 2010

Hi everyone, well I still haven't got round to posting any cards, but I have made a few and are slowing getting back into it all again. I've been checking out most of the blogs I follow but haven't left many comments, this is just to say I still love all of your cards and congratulations to you all for always finding new ideas and thanks for sharing them.

I was just over at Jaks promarker tutorial site checking out her great tut on using the blender pen, she is offering a Promarker rubber stamping set 1, as Candy, please go check out her tutorial and her home site for some wonderful inspiration.

Hope to catch you all soon with a card, take care

31 December 2009

A belated Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Well if anyone sees this I just want to say I hope you are all well. A belated Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you all have a great 2010. Building work downstairs almost complete I actually have a lounge again...yippee.......and the dust and mess is almost gone.

I've missed crafting and all my lovely blogging buddies and I'll catch up with everyone in the New Year... now things are in better order here and I've got space again.

Love to you all

21 September 2009

Two for Tony

Here a couple of cards I made for my hubby.

I never know what to do for him, I was going through some cd's trying to find something suitable, and found this on Joanna Sheens Fashion Boutique, no it didn't remind me of Tony, but I thought it looked a bit like Sherlock Holmes, and seeing as Tony always watches the old TV series, I decided to use it. Printed off the topper a few times and cut up the images to decoupage it. Backing paper and lace is from Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen range.

This card was for our Anniversary,
words cut on Robo, hope you like them, he did...well he has to doesn't

Thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated


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