Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Candy time - wow, look at that!!

Hello bloggers,

Isn't that amazing blog candy? I sure wish I'll win it! Fingers crossed - hehe!
Zoe asks you to take a look at some of her amazing creations and pick a favourite. Go and have a look here and see for yourself what you can win and which projects you like best.
My favourite is the Carousel Horse because I love it when things "work" if you know what I mean. Little gadgets, quirky surprises, etc. - just my thing! so well done, Zoe, very clever!!

Hop over to now for your chance to win!
If you choose not to, all the better for my chances *lol*

Monday, 24 May 2010

Some cards and a wordbook

Hello bloggers,
god, I have had a busy time lately! Hardly had time to create anything but hopefully will soon.
I managed a few things though and here they are. Hope you like them!

These two cards are both made with SU supplies and were made for the challenge on my Stampers Ten group. If you need any more info, please ask!

This one I made for my hubby for our 6th wedding anniversary which has a traditional theme of iron (Eisen in german) and I made this card almost completely with my cricut. The heart file is from a blog but I can't remember where I got if from... sorry!

And lastly: I made my first wordbook. I cut it on the cricut again after creating the file in SCAL. Love, how easy it was and like the look. I gave it as it is pictured here for the mum of Eva-Rose to decorate (Eva-Rose is a premature baby who was born at 26 weeks).

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Quick cards...

Hello fellow bloggers,
I am a little miserable old mum at the moment because I don't get enough crafty time at all lately. I have had the odd half an hour here and there, but nothing "proper" for about two weeks now! Scandal, don't you think?
Well, as I still had to do some swaps and a birthday card to make, they all had to be quickies. I am usually rather not that fond of my quick cards, but some of these turned out better than I expected, considering none of these cards took longer than 45 minutes to make. I hope you agree ;-)

This first card is a birthday card for a friend of my husband. I've met him and he's a very nice guy, so I made him this. It only took 20 minutes, which I'm rather pleased with. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, where I stamped another sentiment in, but it's gone now...

Papers are Basic Grey Archaic, SU linen thread and star punch, Fiskars medium star punch, metal button from stash and sentiment(s) are PTI - Signature Greetings.

This next one is for a very nice lady in Germany that I "met" on a cricut yahoo group. Unfortunately the picture isn't that great, it doesn't show the glaze on parts of the focal image nor the pearlised cardstock or glitterpaper. Hope you still like it and that Ingrid does, too!

Not much I can say about supplies on this as image was donated and I haven't got a make, glitterpaper and pearlised cardstock are from PDA cards and crafts (I think...), I used a Martha Stewart punch set for the rings, Copics for colouring and Diamond Glaze on top, sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and Ribbon I found in the Range, no brand that I can detect, sorry!

This card didn't photograph too well, the base card is actually a leather textured black card with red/pinkish (Mica?) shimmer on it. It was made entirely from scraps and I am rather pleased with the outcome, although it looks better in real life.

The paper I used is Papermania Chatsworth Collection, Ribbon is very old stash, I used a MS border punch and Butterfly punch and a butterfly cutout made with my cricut that I glittered with Stickles. Sentiment is again from PTI - Signature Greetings and I added a couple of heart shaped gems for interest.

This next card was made to fit with the floral challenge on DoCrafts at the moment, which said to focus on a sentiment and put flowers on opposite corners of it. I think this fits the bill.

Paper is Papermania Chatsworth Collection, sentiment from My Sentiments exactly, placed on a cricut cut out. Flowers are from stash and I added some ivory and cappuccino coloured half pearls in the flower centers and around the card. The ribbon is recycled from a T-Shirt...

I liked the feel of those colours and made another card in a similar style but still different.
No flowers this time but some nice little birdies.

Papers are again Papermania Chatsworth Collection, sentiment is from PTI set "Out on a Limb Sentiments" on a cricut cutout that I threaded some more recycled ribbon through. The birds on branches are from an SU punch.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Mother-to-be card and gift

Hello again,
wow, 2 posts on the same day... must be on a roll!
I have a very dear friend who I met when I first moved to England and we have kept in touch ever since. She is now pregnant with her second and very much wanted child. She's over the moon as they've been trying for a long time. I am thrilled for her and when I saw this image it so reminded me of her!! She has hair a bit like the lady, the dress would be something she'd wear and she loves purple, so I had to colour her in purple!
And to make her smile I also made a little suitcase to match and added a pack of Thorntons chocolate "Moments" in - a perfect fit!

Here's the card on it's own, Basic Grey Wisteria again, love those papers! I used a Martha Steward punch on the lower part, SU sentiment stamp and paper roses from the Poundstore again. Image is coloured with Copics as usual... *lol*

And this is the little suitcase on its own...isn't it sweet? I used a template from Lauren Meader as I was too buried in work to make the template up myself (although it's not that difficult, I am lazy! *ggg*).
Hope you like my creations and thanks if you decide to leave a comment!

*** UPDATE: I am so silly, it took a comment from my sweet friend Julie to realise I completely forgot to tell who the gorgeous image is from!! It's another beauty from Tammy at Adayfordaisies and you can find her images on and some on her website which hopefully will be updated soon to include all of her lovely digi stamps! Sorry for forgetting to put the name on!***

Mothers day...

Hello bloggers,
in Germany Mothers day is tomorrow so I had a little bit longer than the others here in the UK to make mine. Funny, how almost everywhere apart from the UK has it in May?!
As I was doing it a bit last minute again, I made both the card for my mum and my mother-in-law to the same layout, just changed the colours a bit.

First, the purple one: I used Basic Grey Wisteria papers, SU twine, stamps are my own makes, apart from the focal image which is Magenta, pearlescent lilac card, white square card to form the easel, Nestabilites Labels Three and roses from Poundstore.

The other one is mostly the same, apart from the papers which are from MME Bloom & Grow.
Both times the image is coloured with Copics.

Sorry about the fuzzy pics, wasn't in the best mood when taking them and just wanted to get them done, so forgot to check back... oops! Now they are gone and I can't take new pictures.