Sunday, 22 November 2009

No Christmas stamps or backing papers

Entering this card into Winter Wonderlands Challenge over here
The challenge was to make a card without using a Christmas stamp or backing papers .
I have cut the snow flakes and embossed the cards with the Cuttle Bug
Mounted them all onto Silver Mirri board then blue card stock all from my stash
Blue ribbon and merry Christmas tag added .
Made a nice change from stamping

Blue and Silver dancing snowmen

Making good use of this set of stamps and enterting into Lexi's Creations
Blue and silver challenge over here
The front of this 8 x8 card is Acetate, and i have dotted some silver snow flakes( Anita's ) onto it The ribbon along the top is silver with blue Let it snow lettering .
The background paper is from my stash .
The sentiment on the bottom front of the card is stamped in silver and the Happy Christmas inside stamped in blue .
Do hope this fits the Bill for Lexi's first ever blog challenge

Monday, 16 November 2009


Made this card for my brothers 50th birthday
The decoupage image is from Kanban , the happy birthday letters are done with shrink plastic and the banner is from GCF
I am entering this into Crafty Ann's Celebrate challenge over here

Christmas hug

Entering this wee cutie into the Cute Daisy May Touchy Touuchy Challenge here
I have made an Easel Card ,they are so nice to make.
I used a digi image, coloured with Promarkers, embossed the Nestie's shape added Red Stickles to the holly berries .
Sentiment is stamped and the large holly leaves are stamped and cut out with red gems for the berries . The holly on the base card is stamped , the backing paper on the front of the card is from the Forever Friends Christmas paper pad

Friday, 6 November 2009

Demo Cards

I can finally show what i have been working on this last week or two .
These cards were shown this am on Create and Craft .
The stamps are the new Deco- rate range from Dimensions Fourth in Barnsley .
Aly the owner ( and my amazing craft tutor ) has a few of us ladies make her demo cards for the show . and lucky me got all 5 shown ,
Its a real buzz to see them up there on the screen i can tell you
Ive been itching to post these but of course couldn't till after the screening .
I Will have to crack on now and get my Christmas cards finished , and what orders i have, started .
Some year i will be ahead of my self for Christmas . Certainly not this year lol.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Just how many cards can you create from 1 set of stamps ?
That was a challenge set by my tutor at card class the other week .
The dancing snowmen stamps were supplied by Dimensions Fourth , in Barnsley where i craft every Saturday ., and are this months club stamps .
I managed 8 but these are the best of the bunch .
Will have to concentrate on Birthday cards now as i have 5 mens to do for November , and no inspiration for any of them lol.
Hope you are all well out in blog land and thank you all for taking the time to comment on my work , they are greatly appreciated

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Well the holidays are over and its back to some serious crafting for me.
This card was made at craft class yesterday . A new set of stamps from Dimensions Fourth and a new style of card for me too,
the flowers on the side spin as they slide up and down
I can see me doing quiet a few cards using the side step template
Also got some very new Snowmen stamps from Ali which im desperate to use, so watch this space .
Hope all you ladies out in blog land are well

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Wedding Day Card

I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Devine Swirl folders to emboss Cream pearlised card .
Cut 2 gold hearts with Cricut , Cream ribbon and bridal flower tied around the middle of the card ,Gold coloured wedding car charm and gold heat embossed greeting complet the card .
I am entering this card for the challenge over here

Monday, 24 August 2009

Frillie Millie

Been a busy day but managed to make this wee cutie , its a new image from my fav didgi shop . The background paper is a freebie from an old craft mag and everything else from my stash .
Wishing now i had invested in theDoily punch as it would have been just right for this card. Never mind im off to card class tomorrow and she might have got some in .
The weather has turned cold today , could have done with the heating on Bbbbrrrrrrrrrrr!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Getting back into making cards after a few weeks off. Been away and started work again when i came back. Only 3 days a week and its not over taxing, doing Data input for my daughter in her Optitians . so still sat most of the day in front of a computer lol.
These 2 cards are made using Didgi images , Just a little colour and plenty of Glamour Dust lol. Im getting hooked on Didgi images but they do make quick and easy cards . Hope you are all well out in Blog Land

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Scetch Fun Cahallenge

Second blog challenge card.
The Owl is stamped onto patterned paper then covered with Glossy Accents glaze .
The same paper was punched to make the ribbons to place on top of the yellow card stock, which is over laid onto a green floral silk paper.
The sentiment was computer generated and is hung from the ribbon by a swirly coil.
(there must be a name for it but cant remember lol.)
I am entering the challenge here

Monday, 3 August 2009

This is my Pink and Green card for my first blog challenge
the main image is a didgi down load coloured with pencils , the backing paper is stamped and coloured with Sakura pens , Sentiment computer generated
I am entering Challenge Here

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Another take on the deco lady . did this at card class today . its mounted on acetate which has been embossed top and bottom with the cuttlebug borders folder
In class we were adding " & 40 " to make it" fab &40" but as i dont have anyone coming up to that age i left it off, but will add an appropriate number if and when i use the card .
This stamp is gonna be worn out lol. certainly getting my moneys worth from it

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Didnt have a card class today so did a few orders i had for next month.
Used my fav Deco lady yet again she is going to be all stamped out lol.
the background paper is yummy the flowers are silver glittered , got it in Torquay so will have to use it sparingly .
Had difficulty getting the face colour right for the Meerkat finished up using chalks but not happy with it
The retirement card was made from bits n bobs lurking in my stash .
No more crafting this week as we go on our travels again on Friday , so need to get ironing done and van loaded for the off.
have a good week all

Friday, 17 July 2009

Cant believe its been nearly a month since i last posted on my blog
Been having major problems with my computer but am now back up and running . hopefully everything is sorted with it now
Also had family visiting us for a week so no playing with crafts or computers .
Next Friday we are off again on our travels will be gone a week back home for a few days for appointments then back off on the road for a couple of more weeks .
Here are a couple of cards i did recently
The deco lady is another take on my favourite stamp
, cant think of any other stamp i have used as much
The cup cake card was made at the card class i go to . think i might have to buy the stamp
Hope all my lovely Blog followers are well

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Finally got back into some sort of routine after my hols and have made 6 cards this week .
I can only show 3 of them for now as the others are for a swap and a birthday . The 2 Deco Ladies are my latest stamps from my fav .company and the wedding one is a Didgi download . Used a selection of Promarkers and watercolour pencils and of course a good sprinkle of Glamour dust .
Hope you are all well in blog land

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Managed to get into my craft room today and made 2 cards. Been ages since i did any serious crafting , but got these stamps at the weekend and was determined i would do something with them . They are both from my favourite supplier , Dimensions Fourth , i go to a card class there most weeks
The Lady was stamped then coloured with Pro-markers , ribbons and brads from stash , the background is the swirls folder done on the Black Magic Coredinations card stock, then sanded over to reveal the Turquoise core .
The sentiment is one of the free stamps from this months Do Crafts Creativity Mag .
The Boot and flowers one is again a stamp from DF as are the flowers .
a bit of masking, then matted and layerd with Basil Bling.
The card ribbon border was punched using a border punch from Stamping up .
Going on holiday this coming Sunday and hope to be away for at least 2 week off down to Devon and Somerset with the caravan so fingers crossed the weather is kind to us
Taking a box of stamped images with me and my promarkers and pencils so if it does rain i will have something crafty to keep me happy .
Hope you are all well in Blogland

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Many thanks to Heather for passing on this award to me .
Heather is a good friend and talented crafter, see her work on her blog

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Been a while since i added anything to my blog . time just flies by these days . what with decorating , gardening and getting ready for our next trip out in the caravan .

31st May should see us heading down to Devon and Cornwall for at least 2 week .

Been getting stamped images ready to take with me and stocking up on Pro markers, so what ever the weather i will have some crafty goodies to keep my happy .

Made this card for a friends birthday .

Love using my Alpha stamps from Dimension Fourth ,

Cant remember where or when i got the Fairy stamps

Papers and cards were from my stash , and as always gave it a sprinkle of Glamour dust

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Birthday card for my Granddaughter

Knaban topper , blosom stamp on background filled in with Glamour dust although it doesnt show up well in the pic . .

Its very Bling , which is Jenna to a tee a typical 22 year old fashion plate .

Must find a bit more time for my blog , so many irons in the fire just now

Off for coffee this am with a friend then some retail therapy later with hubby , but NO craft buying , (we will see about that lol)

Hope all is well Blog land

Rita xx

Monday, 27 April 2009

Nearly a week since i last posted on my blog , where has the time gone ?.
Busy doing all sorts but have managed to get a few more cards done for the sale at the weekend . Im really please with the 3 i have posted .
The images are downloads from Cuddly Buddy , and i actually used some of my Coredinations card stock.
Its great for using with the cuttle bug , so will be investing in a few more packs of it .
Tomorrow i am going to a workshop at Dimesions Fourth in Barnsley, they were on Create and Craft yesterday so hoping we will get to make some of the fairy cards Aly di on the show .
No doubt i will come home with lots of new goodies .
They actually make the stamps where we are going , fasinating to see how its done and they have hundreds of stamps just waiting to be bought .
Hope all is well in Blogland

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Been a busy week again but a very good one
We picked up our new touring caravan yesterday
so today we have been finding out how everything works .
Last weekend was spent altering the garden and the drive way so that we could make enough space for it .
So now the pressure is on to CRAFT .
I am doing a table top sale with a friend bank holiday Sunday,and my stock of cards is very low .
these are 3 very quick and easy ones i have managed to knock up in between other things
the images are from PinkPetticoat , coloured with my new Promarker pens and a sprinkling of Glamour dust just for good measure and of course used my Nesties .
wish i had a few more sets of them ,

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

A quich and easy card made with Kanban die cut decoupage
The card stock has been stamped with a versamark pad and swirl stamp then coloured with chalks .A little bit of Cosmic glitter added to the main image just for that wee bit of bling
Good morning Ladies
Just want to thank my friends for encouaging me to make this blog .
It may take a while for me to get it up to a reasonable standard .
and i may not post every day either, but it looks an exciting way to keep in touch with my crafting friends up and down the country .
Hoping to get a few more cards made today as i need to get a stock up .
But as we are getting a caravan this week i should be getting things organised for that as well
Never enough hours in the day is there