Sunday, 31 October 2010

Men singing bad romance by lady gaga

For all those in need of a giggle today this definately has a feel good factor.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Sketched Lady - Clarity Stamps

One of my favourite Lady stamps, she is called Sketched Lady and is by Clarity stamps and she is so Chić.
Coloured with Copic Markers, Stampin Up designer papers a pretty ribbon some pearls and a bit of love to bring it all together.

A close up of the Lady herself, doesn't she just ooze class.

Friday, 29 October 2010

In Memory of my dear Dad

He taught me many life skills but the greatest lesson he gave me was he taught me how to love.
Jack Cummings 4th Ocober 1927 - 29th October 2008
Love you Dad.

He taught me to have a sence of humour and he nearly burst with pride when I did crafting on TV.
Dad, brothers Alan and Russell and little me.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


A simple mans card for a golfing fanatic, coloured with Copic Markers, a few choice words stamped and DCWV designer papers, some buttons Golfer image by Kenny K and a bit of love to bring it all together.

I love the attitude on these guys, the card itself was for my md at work who is golf mad.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Peony Bloom

This is the Peony 2 Bloom by Just Inklined which is being given free from the Imag-e-nation online shop this week if you sign up to their newsletter you get informed every time a new free image is available.
I printed the image at full size then cut out a square from the printed sheet keeping the head of the bloom in the corner of the square, coloured the image with Promarkers added a pretty ribbon and some pearl pins, stamped a sentiment then added a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to Detail...

You can see in this photograph that I printed out the image twice and cut out the first 2 layers of the Peony petals to make the flower pop.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Nativity

The Nativity, I made the stable so that it folds into a concertina and the base fold up so that the whole of the stable folds flat all of the images of the Nativity are by Mo Manning and can be purchased as a set here.
All coloured with Copic Markers.
Click on the image for a larger view.

***News Flash***

I give up!

All night I tell you, all night I have been trying to get something right to show you tomorrow.

I started after my tea and I've just got it finished, I'm thinking at the moment I should lay down my craft tools and not pick them back up until after Christmas.

I have been crafting most of the day at work but that is on things that I can't show as yet and yes, I know, I am privileged to have a job that is also my hobby but it also means that it is a 24/7 kind of craft and I feel mentally burnt out.

So if the photography takes as long as the project I have just finished it may well be after Christmas before you see it.

If I'm not back here by morning can someone come and rescue me????

Autumn Leaves

Just a quick card today as I have been working on theme project which has now got me scratching my head on how I'm going to build what I need next.
A simple card using punched out leaves and inked up to add the colour I wanted, I used the sizzix fall embossing folder on the cream card, added a few berries and a pretty ribbon and a bit of love to bring it all together.
You can see from below that the leaves started their life yellow in colour, I used dye inks and blended them onto the leave to get the colour tones I wanted.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Grans little Helper - Jack 24th October

We looked after Jack today while his Mum was at a meeting and he turned into my little helper.
  1. He helped to eat the chocolate cake so that Gran wouldn't get fatter.
  2. He helpedwith his spoon to smoother his dinner all over his face.
  3. He helped make the dinner by playing stack them high with the tea caddy and anything else he could find.
  4. He helped to brush his Grans hair with the sweeping brush.
and this was his last bit of helping...

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Pop-Out Card - Challenge 34 - We Love Our Furry Friends

Challenge 34 - We Love Our Furry Friends

I had a bit of fun with this card and made it into a Pop-Out and not a Pop-Up card.
The image is Reindeer Pull by Sassy Cheryl the embossed background is a Cuttlebug Enbossing folder lots of Crushed Glass Glitter and a Stampin Up wheel stamp for the swirls.

Attention to detail...

I wanted to show you the mechanism to the pop out, it is a box but with and extra scored fold at two of the sides so it will work as a concertina, this means that it will still go into an envelope but it will pop out again when removed.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Floral Friend Card

Oh yay! It's Friday and the weekend begins.
I used 2 stamp sets by Papertrey Ink for this card, "Silent Night and Friends Till the End" teamed with Promarker colouring, pearls, ribbon and score lines made using the Scor-Pal and a bit of love to bring it all together. Not a bit of designer paper in sight this time.

Attention to detail...

Adding a few basic score lines onto your card can make it look classic a more expensive card stock, it's amazing what it does.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Mo's Dream Team Project of the Month - 1 Year on...

Mo's Dream Team Project of the Month 1 year Celebration

Its that time again and this Month's theme Frogs and snails and puppy- dogs tails, that's what little boys are made of. And Kerttu is our host.

We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way.

The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit.

You should have landed on my blog from Kerttu

My Image is Tex (no puppy dogs tails but there is a horses tail) and he can be purchased here

Couldn't you just pick him up and give him a big slobbery kiss? Tex is a smile image because everyone smiles when the see him I love his little holster with the bottles and the soothers tucked in the belt, sheer genius.

Next up on the blog hop is the uber talented Peri who will as always have something breath taking to show you.

We would love you to join in our 1 year celebration and if you visit the Dream Team Blog you can play along on the hop as showcase your own card with the theme Frogs and snails and puppy- dogs tails, that's what little boys are made of made with Mo’s images.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Dancing Mr Santa - Sassy Cheryl

I'm thinking that this card may have Jack's name written all over it, it is a scalloped circle card made into an easel card, Dancing Mr Santa is a digi stamp by Sassy Cheryl and I love it.
Coloured with Copic Markers and a snowflake and a leaf punch to make the garlands.

Attention to detail...

The attention to detail just has to be the leaves and the snowflakes each one individually glues in place to create a garland around the image.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Blog Candy - hAnglar and stAnglar stamps

The winner of the blog candy is...

Sandie said...
eeek, I missed this set on ebay!! Thanks for the chance :)

Linking on my sidebar now!!

19 October 2010 08:57

Sandie if you drop me a line with your details I will get your stamps in the post.


3 of the cutest stamps by hAnglar & stAnglar up for grabs, Good luck everyone
I will announce the winner on Tuesday 26th October

What do you need to do?

Simple, leave me a comment then tell people about it on your own blog, your side bar will do.

If you haven't a blog shout about it on Facebook or even a forum if it is allowed.

Of course I would love you to become a regular follower but that is entirely your choice.

The List - Sassy Cheryls Challenge 33 Lets add some dimension

The digital image is called The List and can be purchased here

I wanted to keep it simple so my dimension is adding layers and seperating them with double sided foam pads you can see this more clearly in the picture above

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Mummy - Mo Manning

Check out his gym shoe peeking through the bandages.
Most of you that know me will also know that I struggle with Halloween cards, I love to see them but I'm just not that good at making them, so this one is my 2nd attempt I got the whole card made the first time and decided that I just didn't like the layout but I have to say now that this one is finished I'm pleased I pulled the last one apart to save my image.
Mummy is by the uber talanted Mo Manning and can be purchased here.

Saturday, 16 October 2010


It's not my Birthday, It's not my Anniversary, he ain't in the bad books, yet I got a bouquet from my wonderful husband today.
Now this can mean one of two things, either he loves me orrrrrrrrr he has done something that he daren't tell me about yet ha ha!
Either way they are gorgeous & I'm feeling a very spoilt girl at the moment.

Larabelle - Tiddlyinks

I thought as soon as I saw this image by the talented Christy Croll I thought that it would make a fabulous card for a younger person as a good luck card, something like University or starting a new job or going for an interview, I love the suite she is wearing and I think it would have been my choice when I was younger and in fact both of my girls would have wore this type.
Any way.... Lara Belle can be purchased here
Coloured with Copic Markers, backing paper Stampin Up, edges done with the Fleur di Lis EK success punch, some black nail heads and purple ribbon and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Hopeful Thoughts

Possibly the quickest card I have ever made, 2 minutes and it was done.
Clean and Simple most definitely.
Black and white card sock, Hopeful Thoughts stamp set by Stampin Up, Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch and some black ink the white card is all one piece just scored and folded like a shadowbox but without the aperture.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sadie with Apples - Mo Manning

I wanted this card to have an earthy feel to it, I think I managed that, yes?
Sadie with Apples by the talented Mo Manning the image can be purchased here.
Coloured with Copic markers and then distressed with sponge and ink around the image.
Design papers by Stampin Up, a few berries and some ribbon from my stash and a bit of love to bring it all together.