Friday, 30 November 2012

Knitted Snowmen.

These Snowmen are what I have been knitting since I have had problems with my hands...
I hope to be back to card making soon now my hands are been sorted...
My friend Janet now owns them and they are going to be a present for her great grand children Logan and Charlie hence the L and C on their hats...
Hope you like them and please feel free to leave your comments....

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Dolphins in Pastels.

 This is my drawing of dolphins drawn in pastels on velour paper.
This is a drawing I did for a commission sale, it is the first drawing I have ever sold.
I hope you like it and will leave a comment about it.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


This is my entry for Deb's challenge. Four small cards.
I had decided to make tags out of parchment...
but while I was looking for a pattern I came across a sheet of images on parchment paper.
I used a cutting die to make the cards and another one to cut two of the images.
I used gems and peel off's to embellish.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


This is my challenge...and what a challenge...
You would not believe how many times I changed the colour and design.
Using parts from the Hunkydory Christmas pack I bought recently from C&C.
The Santa I glittered with Glamour Dust on his hat, beard and eye brows.
I added stickles to his eyes, mouth and berries.
I put Glossy Accents on the leaves and used candis for the three buttons.
Finishing with some red organza ribbon and a sentiment.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Dawn's Challenge...Adding an Angel..

I made this card not particularly for Dawn' Challenge.
I remembered I had seen this a few years back at The Hobby House..
The main tree is a stamp and the embellishment's are stamps which I used on shrink plastic.
If you look carefully you can see why I have put it into Dawn's Challenge for adding an Angel.

Sue C's Challenge...Humour.

This is Sue C's Challenge. Humour.
This I found a difficult one as I could not find anything that was humurous.
I found this topper which I bought from Hobby House a long time ago.
The outer shape is a Sizzex cutting die and I made a candi button flower to finish.

Chris's Challenge..Santa in Blue.

This is Chris's Challenge Santa in Blue.
I used a Sizzex die for the Santa and a punch for the snowflakes.
Santa's fluffy bits are flower soft.
I used distress inks for the background and finished with snow flurry acetate to cover the front.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Janet's 65th Birthday Gift.

Well here it is finished at last.
Just in time for my friend Jane's 65th Birthday..just as well as it is for her..
This art work is done on velour paper in pastels, which is my favourite medium.


Well here's my sketch..hope it inspires you.
Still behind with my cards on my blog so I have just put the sketch on until I have time to do my card...
Hope you have fun....

Monday, 25 June 2012


Had a days crafting at friends and decided to try out Grunge Paper.
I used a PaperArtsey cutting die then used distress inks to colour..
I then stamped an image on them with stamps which matched up with the dies.
I also cut out the leaves which came with the PaperArtsey Stamps.
I distressed the leaves then used my pyrogrophy tool to make the veins in the leaves.
I used a hat pin for the centre of the rose.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Anne's Challenge...Clean and Simple..

This is my card for Anne's challenge...clean and simple.
At last I have caught up.
I used my Cuttlebug Universal embossing folder for the sentiment.
The layering is cut from a Spellbinders Nesties Die...
And to finish I used a Sizzex die to cut out the corners.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fathers Day Card.

This card started off with making a grunge tag at a friends house.
I then decided to carry on the grunge theme with a card for father's day.
Everything on this card is made from scratch including the flower in the centre.
The lettering was cut out on my new toy..the Ecraft made by Craftwell.
On the tag I fixed a penny on one side and some old parchment nibs on the other.

Lorraine's Challenge...Use a sentiment as the main feature.

For this card I stamped an image using brick red distress ink.
I layered it then cut out the corners with a punch then added some gems.
The corner flower is made out of Craftwork cards Candi dots.
These I learnt to make at the lincoln show I went to recently.

Zoe's Challenge..Including an Aperture.

Well here is Zoe's Challenge.including an aperture.
You may well ask why there is two cards .
Well I started the parchment card then made the bauble card in the mean time .
It seemed a shame not to finish the parchment card so I finished it and decided to show both cards.
Sorry about not been able to enlarge all the images, if anyone knows how to do that please advise me.

Clare's Challenge. Anything but a Card.

Well Clare sorry about the delay. Hope you think it is worth the wait.
The main is made from parchment.
I had trouble getting a candle so I improvised and made my own, I had to adjust the pattern as the candle is supposed to be the same width all the way up.
The red parts are ribbon with decorated parchment flowers and gold star peel offs on the star shapes.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Mother's Birthday Card.

Well just for a change I decided to put a Birthday Card on my blog.
This is a card for my Mother's Birthday.
The main card is Pearlised card which I used on my Hogie Board to make the criss cross patterns.
I used a Martha Stewart Doilie Lace Punch for the centre pattern then embellished it with gems.
The corners are cuttlebug cutting dies.
The butterflies are made from parchment paper with embossing on the wings, finishing with liquid pearls on the criss cross patterns and the body of the butterflies.

CAROL'S Challenge- Lace and Ribbon.

This is my card for Carol's Challenge. I used a paper doilie for the lace part.
The circle easel card is a freebie template out of my craft mag. The stamp is a Fuzzy Moon stamp which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens, I added Pinflair Iced Diamond to the furry parts on his hat to make it more 3D, and added stickles glitter to the doilie.
I used a snow flake embossing folder for the base then added a bow made from organza ribbon.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Margaret's Challenge...Black and White..

The centre piece in this card is an origami snowflake made out of a sheet of parchment covered in white glitter...
The sentiment and the holly corner pieces are double sided sticky peel off's which I also covered in white glitter...
Simple if you like origami and have a lot of patience..

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hazels Challenge...Pearls and Swirls..

This card for Hazel's challenge was an easy one for me..
The tree is an embossing folder which is my swirls,,The pearls I used are from a fake pearl necklace..
Finishing off with sticky gems and a sentiment...

Sally's Challenge...Winter Sport...Skating, Sledging or Skiing

Well back to Parchment for this Challenge..
This is for Sally's Challenge..
I decided to use this image that a good friend sent to me as I had no images to go with..
I used blendable pencils for my colouring adding embossed snowflakes to make it into a snowy scene.
I made a simple edging of my own choice...finishing off with a gem in each corner and a peel off sentiment.

Lizzies Challenge..Two or More Folds..

So Sorry girls for being ever so late for my challenges..
Here is my first late card which was for Lizzies Challenge..
The Decoupage images are from a Hunkydory kit...
I used a triple twisted easel card template from BCE finishing with peel offs and stickles.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Posted by PicasaWell here is my latest parchment card...Hope it is to your liking.
Can I keep it up I wonder...I certainly will be trying.
Embossing, and cutting is all I had to do on this card...Oh and a bit of dorsing on the reverse.
Adding a final touch with peel off's.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Pinky's Challenge...A CRITTER.

Hi Ladies, sorry about the underlines if anyone knows how to get rid of it please tell me.
This is a card that I first did for a friend of mine a couple of Christmases ago.
It is made from parchment with dorso colouring on the background.
I had a little bit of colouring to do on the polar bear but most of it is embossed.
I embossed the snowflakes then added glitter to highlight them.
I cut out an aperture with my X cut oval cutter applying glitter around the edge, then mounted my polar bear in the oval aperture.
I then finished off with a sentiment.
I will hopefully be doing parchment for my future cards as it is easier for me to do.
Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy making them.

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Well here we are another year starts and plenty more challenges ahead...
Sorry I missed the last two cards...hand was still giving me jip...
Will probably try to get them done and put them on my blog in the near future..
My card for Keryns challenge is a template that I cut out with my craft robo....
The red parts are coloured parchment cut out with the craft robo,
then embossed through my big shot.
I then finished with a green star centre and a gem...
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