Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Jolly Santa and Friend.

Here at last is my Christmas Card Challenge.
The image is one that my very good friend Liz sent me via skype.
I used dotty card and embossed it to get a different colour, the frame was one of my nesties.
I used Core Colour card and embossed the side edges then filed it to bring out the image, which worked pretty well I think.
From the Doncaster show I bought a Woodware crafty edger with which I cut out snowflakes.
To finish off I used a christmas tag and the corners that was from the cut out middle and embelished with gems.

Thursday, 23 June 2011


Here as promised is another Parchment Craft Card.
This is one of my early cards which I made when I was learning to colour and make 3D Butterflies.


Just to show you how mad us crafters are, here is a card I made last night.
I started this at about 10.45pm and finished it at 1.30 the next morn.
You may well ask why, well this card is for a very good friend of mine, she has just had an operation and this is a card for her to celebrate the start of the rest of her life.
The black and white shimmer card is what I bought at the Doncaster show.
I used my nesties to cut out the circle, then decked with peel offs,which I coloured.
The black and white swirls strip is a C&C paper.
Finally the lovely 3D flower well thats been kicking round my craft room so long I always knew it would be for something special and so it is.
Hope you like this card as much as I hope my friend does.
Please leave a comment and let me know.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Well here it is my card for 'Christmas Wings'. This is organised by and once again I enjoyed being set a challenge.
I downloaded the images for the fairy and backing paper from 'A Classic Christmas' DVD.
I used glossy accents on the wings, stardust stickles on the fairies hat and diamond stickles on the snowflakes on the background.
The sentiment was from C & C Christmas pack.
Then to finish I used some adhesive gems.

Sunday, 19 June 2011


This is my card for the Christmas Card Challenge.
 I decided after talking to my good friend Margaret that I would enter a card.
 A little late but here it is.
I used parchment for the main part of the card.
 Then I used my Big Shot with my cuttlebug embossing folders for the dots and the border.
The trees are one of my cuttlebug cutting dies with gems to highlight  and to finish a stamp from my favourite crafter.
Enjoy and I look forward to your comments.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


This is a pastel drawing of my Ragdoll cat Louie.
All though he looks like an angel he is a monster at times always annoying my other Ragdoll Cameron.
I named this blog 'The Eyes Have It' because of the gorgeous blue eyes as you can see.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Actualy managed to get my first Christmas Card finished thanks to good friends and their insperation.
Hoping you like my cute singing mice.
 Buttons included, which I had a lot of bother to find the right ones.
Hoping it will get onto to be entered into the Christmas Card Challenge.


Well here as promised is the next stage of the gorilla,
Spent yesterday at my friends Chris and Normans they are my insperation to do art work.
Norman was doing a Tiger in Pastels whilst I was doing my Gorilla, Chris was a marvel with looking after us both with drinks and food, she makes a mean egg and bacon sandwich but with a twist. The outer sandwich was actualy wholemeal pitta bread, try it it's diffeerent but gorgeous.
Keep looking for my next input it may be the final if I get my finger out.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Met a lovely lady today at the Doncaster Dome Stamp Magic Show, thought you might like to visit her web site. Barbra Grey is  Clarity Stamps. and  is my fav crafter, always pleasant, nothing is ever too much trouble.  Barbra was showing a tecnique with gilded flakes and stamping, beautiful results as always can't wait to try it out when I get home.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


This is a pastel drawing I am doing for a very good friend of mine.
As a work in progress I will post further pics.
Please keep looking.


This is a card I made for my friends wedding.
It is made from parchment with ribbon and gems.
It took me about half a day to make
with a lot of delicate embossing and cutting out.


Well here you are Margaret.
You persuaded me to put my chimp on my blog for all to see.
Hope you and everyone who views it likes it.
I drew it in pastel which is my fav medium.
Thanks XXX

Sunday, 5 June 2011


This is my Parchment Fan. This took a while as there are 12 individual pieces that make up the fan. I designed the frame myself. Parchment is my favourite all time craft, I hope there is more people out there that are fans of Parchment, I hope so.

Lazy Sunday

Well what a relaxing day, considering it's a Sunday. Out for Lunch to the Crown at Glentham, absolutly super lunch, try it you must. Went to Hackthorn to a wood carvers not much to see, a bit dissapointed. Still what a relaxing day, hoping now to get my friends wedding card finished then i will show it on my blog for all to see...........xxxxx

Demo Day

Been to a demo day today at MB Crafts of Cleethorpes. I learnt a few things about alcohol inks, distressing inks, embossing, and numerous other things, luckily i decided to make notes other wise i would have forgotten half of what i was shown. Of course had to try out some of the techniques when i got home and do you know what, making notes did work as the techniques i tried actually worked, oh rah. Keep you posted when i try out more of the techniques.