Thursday, 24 April 2008

'Tag' Challenge

I’ve been using one of my favourite colour combos (pink & green) a lot lately.

I made this for Betys ‘Tag’ challenge over at ‘Iralamija’ (Check out her fantastic blog - link on the left)

Patterned Paper: Basicgrey ‘Perhaps’ Collection.
Bazzill Scallop & Tag: cut on Cricut using ‘Accent Essential/George’ cartridges & CDS.
Other: Pom Pom trim, Chipboard ‘U’, Pink flower button, White mulberry flower, Rhinestone heart, Rhinestones, Pink ribbon brad, Organza/Satin ribbon, Jute & SEWING.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Happy 88th Birthday Dad

I find it so difficult to make cards for men & rely on the colour & PP paper to look ‘masculine’.
I made this card for my Dads’ 88th birthday next month & as an entry to the challenge over at BCR8IV blog (check out Michelles’ terrific site - link on the left)

Patterned paper: Basicgrey ‘Skate Shoppe’ & Dasher collections.
Faux Chipboard ‘DAD’ cut from cereal box using ‘George’ Cricut cartridge & covered with my own computer designed spotted paper & inked edges.
Canvas tag: This was from a new pair of jeans my husband bought. I just printed happy birthday onto PP & sewed it onto the canvas.
Other: Ribbon brad, Polka grosgrain, ink & SEWING. TFL.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Bitten By The Bug 'Baby Card' Contest

These are the 2 cards I've entered for the contest over @ BBTB-You should check it out, the design team over there are so talented!


A6 white card
Bazill card
Patterned Paper: Basicgrey 'Perhaps' Collection
Baby rattle cut using 'New Arrival' Cricut cartridge
Other: Mulberry flowers, Organza ribbon, Pink safety pin, Pink beaded cord & SEWING.

A6 white card
Bazzill card
Patterned Paper: Basicgrey 'Skate Shoppe' Collection
Boat cut using 'New Arrival' Cricut cartridge
Other: Eyelets, Organza ribbon & SEWING

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Sugar & Spice Challenge

This card was made for the challenge over at (check out this very talented lady's blog!)

Square white card
Patterned Paper: Basicgrey 'Perhaps' Collection
Faux Chipboard Cut with 'Mini Monograms' cricut cartridge
Scallops Cut with 'Accent Essentials' cricut cardtridge
Other: organza/satin ribbon, white crochet trim, felt heart (cut by hand), mulberry flower, button, pink safety pin & lots of SEWING. TFL.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

'I Won' BBTB (Feb 08-Peachy Keen Contest)

I'm so thrilled to have won with my 'Happy Easter' card (blog archive Feb 20th) . Thanks to everyone for their congratulations & lovely comments. I'm new to this blogging business so please forgive me if I've got the protocol wrong-I hope to improve with practice! Regina & her design team over at BBTB are so inspirational & the blog site is the best fun ever. Check it out!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Enfys Blog Candy Challenge over at 'Going Buggy'

I've had to repost this. I don't know what I've done to the original but it won't republish-haven't got the hang of this blogging yet! LOL. It means I've also lost your lovely comments (but thank you ladies-I must try not to tamper with technology when I obviously don't know enough about it!!!!!)

Square White card

Patterned Paper: DCWV (I think)

'Autumn Leaves' clear stamp(Swirls)

Other: Craft flowers, eyelet & black 'Stickles'


Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Happy Easter

Egg Shape cut using the 'Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge'
then cut (cracked) by hand.
Patterned paper: Unknown
Other: Bazzill Cardstock, Eyelets, Glitter Glue, Mulberry flowers, Gingham/Organza Ribbon & SEWING. TFL.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

'Spring' Colours

Orange, green, yellow & hot pinks are the colours on this yummy Basicgrey -Perhaps Collection patterned paper. I added a faux chipboard flourish (made from cereal box) & cut using the 'accent essential' cricut cartridge then covered with brown Basicgrey PP (Urban Couture collection) The flowers heads are cut from coloured Bazzill cardstock using the George cartridge & I added little diamonte gems to the centres for a little extra bling. The flourish I used as the letter 'S' & printed the rest of the word on to the pp (Scriptina Font) Finished by adding some brown stitching. TFL.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Another shaped card using the genius ‘Design Studio’ All shapes flipped/resized/welded .

Shapes Used:-

Pg. 101 - J x 3 = Stiletto heel, side of shoe

Pg. 110 – Triangle2 = Toe

Accent Essentials:
Pg. 79- Accent48s= Tres Chic Frame

Other: Bazzill cardstock, Red gloss card, Mulberry flowers, Glitter card, Flower punch,Polka dot ribbon, Black safety pin & SEWING.TFL.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Cricut Design Studio 'Shaped Card'

I’m hooked on Cricut design studio.

I used the ‘George’ cartridge & the genius ‘Design Studio’
All shapes cut ‘shadow blackout’ & ‘welded’

Shapes Used:
Pg. 104 - Balloon2 = VASE
Pg. 101 - J x 3 = 3 Flower stems
Pg. 120 - Flower1 x 3 = 3 Flower Heads
PP-Basicgrey (Scarlets’ Letter Collection)
Mulberry flowers inked black (for flowerhead centres)
Polka dot organza ribbon & SEWING.