Friday 30 March 2012


I love Easter, not just for the chocolate, but this time of year, especially at the moment with this fantastic weather down in the south east. So I thought it was time for an Easter card. This sweet bunny's name escaped me for a while, I picked up several images of him from my local craft shop and did my usual and threw away the original packaging, doh!

Image - Warren Rabbit - Craftwork Cards coloured with promarkers
Papers - Docrafts Daisy & Dandelion 'Picnic Patch' a5 pad
Roses & buds - Wild Orchid Crafts
Shapes cut using Classic Circles, Scalloped Circles & Labels - Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
Everything else from stash

'Mmm Chocklit' - Pollycraft Monday
'Get Ready for Easter' - Anyhing Goes
'Bead It' - I Love Promarkers
'Happy Easter' - Cute Card Thursday
'Use A Cooking Recipe' - Allsorts
'Spring' - Crafter's Companion

Tuesday 27 March 2012

In The Pink

Why am I such a messy crafter? I started this card with a lovely clean empty desk with loads of room and ended up working in a space about 10" square because there was so much stuff everywhere! Lol, I know I'm not the only one though! I struggle with card layouts, so it's nice when a favourite challenge blog has a sketch theme and this week at Lili's Little Fairies that's exactly what we've got. I didn't have the shade of background card that I wanted in my stash and so I coloured a piece of card with one of my promarkers.

Image - 'Rosie Posy' - LOTV - coloured with promarkers
DP - Papermania Capsule Collection
Ovals cut using Spellbinders Nestabilites dies
Large Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Everything else from stash


'Use 3 papers' - I Love Promarkers
'Anything Goes' - Cute Card Thursday
'Springtime' - Penny Black @ Allsorts
'Spring' - Crafter's Companion
'Mum/Pink' for National Craft Month - LOTV

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Monster Birthday

I know that I have mentioned before that like many crafters I have a problem with ideas for male cards and tend to stick to making pretty things! However, sometimes we have to come out of our comfort zones, especially when a male birthday comes up! So here is today's card, made for a friend's little boy, I don't think he turned out too bad, I did wonder whether the orange was actually a bit peachy and I'm never sure whether to use ribbon on a male card!

Image - 'Spike' - Pollycraft, coloured with promarkers and cut out using Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities Dies
Ticket Sentiment - Stamping All Day
'Have Fun' Sentiment - Dovecraft
Green paper - Papermania
Peach/orange papers - Trimcraft 'Basil & Buttercup'
Ribbon & button brads from stash

CYDA - 'Just for Men/Boys + Buttons
Pollycraft - 'Check It Out
I Love Promarkers - 'Anything Goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Happy Birthday'

Thursday 15 March 2012

Mum 3

Here is yet another Mother's Day card, couldn't resist using another cute image from LOTV. I was going to be on the football pitch bright & early yet again on Sunday morning, but the game has been postponed, shame!! So I'll be getting up late, doing very little and crafting without feeling too guilty!

Image - LOTV - 'Thomas-Big Bunch of Flowers' coloured with promarkers
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Circles & scalloped circles - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Swirls - Sizzix Sizzlits
Card, paper, glitter, daisies, brads from stash

'Anything Goes' - I Love Promarkers
'Say It With Flowers' - Allsorts
'Spring' - Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge
'Springtime' - Penny Black at Allsorts Monthly Challenge

Monday 12 March 2012


A friend of mine is getting married soon and so I have made a Wedding card for a change. I have used some pretty lilac ribbon and so I've entered the 'Ribbons & Bows' challenge this week at I Love Promarkers.

Image - Henry & Zoe get wed' - DigiStamp Boutique coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
White card embossed using a Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Circles - Spellbinders
Swirls - Sizzix Sizzlits
Heart doily & ribbon from stash

Mum 2

My second card for the 'Mum/Female Relative' challenge at PFP and 'Mother's Day at CYDA features another cute LOTV image. I think my colouring is improving, but I still aspire to the talent of many bloggers out there!

Image - 'Bunches of Love' - LOTV coloured with promarkers
Papers - Papermania (plain blue) & Daisy & Dandelion A5 pad - Docrafts
Border punched using Martha Stewart Layered Arches punch
Frames - Lacey Ovals - Spellbinders
Ribbon, gems & glitter from stash


Yesterday was such a lovely day and for once I had the morning off from standing in the cold cheering my son on at football, so instead I barricaded myself in my craft room and soaked up the sunshine under the skylight while I got crafty. This is first of two cards I am entering into the 'Mum/Female Relative' challenge at PFP and 'Mother's Day' at CYDA.

Image - 'Teddy - For Mum' - LOTV coloured with promarkers
DPs - Papermania
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Swirls - Sissix Sizzlits
Fleur de Lis Rectangles - Spellbinders
Card, glitter from stash

Monday 5 March 2012


Last week it seemed that Spring was on it's way and this week a lot of challenge blogs are challenging us to make Spring related projects. How quickly things can change, temperatures here are barely above freezing and the wind is bitter! Thankfully, we crafters have good imaginations! For this card I have used another Penny Black stamp featuring the hedgehogs, (can't get enough of these cute characters) and I have followed the sketch at ICS.

Image - 'Hedgehog Visit' - Penny Black, coloured with promarkers and paper-pieced
DPs - Papermania
Circle, scalloped circle and Fleur de Lis rectangle - Spellbinders
Swirls - Sizzlits
Candy pips - from stash and coloured with promarkers
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges -
Penny Black Allsorts March Challenge- 'Springtime'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Signs of Spring'
CYDA - 'Mother's Day'
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - 'Spring has Sprung'
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge - 'Spring'
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring/Easter