Friday, 30 December 2011

Brand Spanking New!

Here is my design card for this week Glitter Geeks Challenge, the theme is "Brand Spanking New" i have used my first ever acquired Belles n Whistles Stamp called "Happy Mail" isnt she just adorable!  coloured using flex markers, design papers are from polka doodle pretty sweet cd. the design is a tent card and with this weeks theme in mind i decided to turn it into a 2012 desk calender and this is for a special lady that i met this year, long may our friendship last, so inspirational , just hope she doesn't see it lol , Happy Brand New Spanking year everyone and ...have fun crafting folks!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Glitter Geeks DT New year Rocker card!

This weeks theme over at GLITTER GEEKS BLOG CHALLENGE Is "Happy New Year" so i created a rocker card using a tim holz die and design papers from Polka doodles cd, the image is coloured with flex markers and is from Quixotic Paperie hope you all enjoy the forthcoming New year celebrations and Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Glitter Geeks Challenge Dt card; Anything Goes

This weeks theme is "Anything Goes"  i decided to make a mini style tissue box , i have used Chocolate box co ordinations card stock, this is embossed and sanded to enhance the core colour which is pink, flowers, lace and gems from stash. pop over to the Glitter Geeks blog and have join in the theme, there you will find other cards by the design team  for some inspiration....have Fun Crafting Folks!

Proud to become a permanent member of Team Doodle over at Polka Doodles...

Im very happy and proud to announce that i have now permanently joined the design team over at Polka Doodle, Nikky and Tracey have been very supportive and i have had the loveliest welcome from the rest of the team, 2012 is going to be a very busy and exciting time and i'm soooo excited for  the new year and hope you all enjoy the designs i bring to you :)))...For my first design card with the team i have used polka doodles Windy Tree Stamp and free polka doodle stamps from a magazine for the image and sentiment,  coloured using a combination of Flex and Pro markers, design papers are from magical winter cd the window/aperture was created using layers from Nestabilities shaped dies. i used an embossing folder to create the snowflakes on the card stock, pop over to POLKA DOODLES CHALLENGE and join in the fun!.. Love to you all for continuing to read my Blog and leaving such lovely comments, i really do appreciate them all, hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and Best Wishes to you all for the New Year!... most of all Have Fun Crafting folks!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Quick Christmas card!

Well another Friday soon comes round! and what better than to inspire you all with a quick Christmas card idea, this is my design card over at POLKA DOODLES this week, pop over there you will find even more inspiration from the rest of the TEAM DOODLE gang!  here i used scraps of paper from design papers, Holly embellishment i had left over from the  WINTER WONDERLAND and A DOUBLE SPRINKLE OF CRAFT cd's , sentiment was free stamp from a magazine, piece of ribbon from stash box and in approx 10 - 15 mins you have a quick super card to put in the post!
...Have Fun Crafting Folks

Let it Snow

Hi Everyone , for this weeks Glitter Geek's design card "let it snow"  i have used polka doodles winter stamp Doodle set, i have stamped the snowman then masked the snowman and stamped the winter tree. images coloured with pro markers, the card shape was created using nestabilities scallop circle dies, snowflakes were punched from a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, the holly was punched from a Woodware punch and the berries are candy dots, design papers are from echo park, accented using glamour dust, pop over to Glitter Geek's challenge look at the design teams creations for some inspiration and have a go!... Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 2 December 2011

this weeks Glitter Geeks challenge; decoupage

This weeks theme is decoupage and is sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen, i have used the "Puppies and Kittens" cd by Joanna for this weeks design card, there you will find the design papers, image and sentiment too, i have used a teardrop pre scored card for the easel shape. pop over to the Glitter Geeks blog and have a go, there you will find other cards by the design team  for some inspiration....have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Polka Doodle Red Green and White Christmas

Happy Friday to you  all,
This weeks Challenge over at  Polka Doodles is Red White and Green Christmas card, my design card  is a triangle easel style card, i have used the magical winter and pretty Tuff cd's For the images and design papers and elements,  all of which can be purchased HERE  the image has been coloured using a combination of flex markers and Prisma Colour pencils, the  snowflakes is a Tim Holz die and i have distressed using the the new winter range distress inks from Tim Holz, and as always some glitter and cosmic shimmer iced crystal to accent. pop over and join in the challenge and Happy Crafting Folks!

Exploding Cracker!...Glitter Geeks DT design " Rudy Reindeer"

Good Morning all,
Another Friday comes around so quickly, not enough hours in the day at the moment! its that time of the year for us crafter's eh! 
This weeks design team project for this weeks glitter geeks challenge is an exploding Cracker, the reindeer  image is on the Glitter Geeks Blog site and can be downloaded for free, the cracker template can be found HERE! the design papers i have used are a cosmic cricket design. i have used this template to make everyone that's attending my house for Christmas lunch this year,but what i have put inside them is a secret,but rest assured i have also placed a corny joke inside, well it wouldn't be Christmas day without one would it!...Have Fun Crafting Folks

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Shopping

Oooh Christmas shopping! dont you just love wrapping up the gifts (not) he he! and i for one don't look this good once i have wrapped the gifts and put them into their santa sacks! ... i decided to step away from traditional Christmas colours, Mrs clause  by Kenny K is coloured with pro markers, design papers from Pink Petticoat, The "Noel" sentiment is Glittered chipboard from Papermania..... my Husband has got his eye on this card!...pop over and join in the fun at this weeks glitter geek's "Christmas Shopping" challenge....have fun crafting folks!

Friday, 11 November 2011

My first polka doodle design card!

A very happy Friday to you all :) i sound happy? ...well as you read this I'm probably skipping around the office at my day job as today my first design card over at POLKA DOODLES is published for this weeks "PEARLS SWIRLS & PASTELS challenge :)) I have been so excited about this new venture and had so much support from my family and friends i have been overwhelmed by you all and for that i thank you so much Mwahh X even my biggest critique (daughter) loves this card and that's saying something I can tell you!
 my next card will be published on November 25th so i hope you will pop over to polka doodle or my blog to see it, all i can say for now its Fabby ;-)

for this card i have used the following products;
 images, design papers, embellishments (butterfly and large flowers ) from Polka doodle's double sprinkle of craft cd, image coloured with Flex markers, leaves and flowers centres pro markers,  printed twice and decoupaged the leaves and flowers on image,  Kraft card, twine, clear 3D lacquer, small flowers i used a punch, Swirl is from a Marianne creatable (rectangle frame set) pearls from stash and Greeting punched from a medium tag punch from Dp Papers!  Tim Holz distress ink, oh and lots of Glitter lol!
most of the ingredients can be found HERE!
Have Fun Crafting Folks!


Hello all, for this weeks design card im sharing with you a made card for my husband's best friend 50th birthday! he was best man at our wedding many moons ago, I thought it brought a touch of humour to the fact we cannot escape the big number Birthday's even when we don't actually feel like we are getting on so to speak he he... the image is a Bugaboo digital design image and coloured using pro markers, the backing papers are from papermania mans collection (although i bought them 3 years ago so not sure if they are still around) as it's a male themed card i have embellished using papermania natural raffia and red polka dot brads, I have also decorated the inside of the card with the rest of the design papers ....I  hope he still has his sense of humour when he opens this he he  .... pop over and join in this weeks glitter geek's "Humorous" challenge... Have Fun Crafting folks!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Restful Day !

Good Evening all, i have had a complete rest today following a hectic few day at the Birmingham nec,  had a fabulous time though and met some wonderful people :-) ...  ill try to pop some pictures of my goodies in a later post, but for now i wanted to post this Christmas card i have made today whilst playing with the new Lushy Lush Flex markers ! its a 12inch side circle stepper card, design  papers are my minds eye edged with Limited edition Tim Holz distress inks,  poinsettia flower is accented with gold glamour dust, Ribbon from stash...Have fun crafting Folks!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Snuggle Up

hello everyone! for this weeks Glitter Geek's design card i have used "Kitty Snuggle" house mouse stamp isn't it cute and they look so cosy!, it's at this time of the year we need to ensure our pets are safely indoors, maybe not under the Christmas tree quite just yet...i have coloured the image using pro markers, the card has been shaped with Tim Holz on the edge die and embossed using a snowflake embossing folder and chalked to highlight,  the design papers were a dovecraft brand i bought last year (sorry i don't remember the name) the sentiment is from this winters Molly Bloom collection which i have stamped onto a die cut shape, raffia, glitter and gems to  accent.....pop over and join in with the glitter geeks Snuggle Up Challenge ..enjoy this weekends Fireworks parties everyone and happy Crafting Folks!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Autumn...The year's last loveliest smile!!

Morning all,

What a beautiful Autumn day we are having today! ... I had coloured this image in some time ago at a craft group using flex and pro markers...thought it was time to bring her out to play! here she is playing amongst my Autumn rose bushes!!   ...have fun crafting folks!

Challenges i have entered polkadoodle; Ribbon and Bow's

Friday, 21 October 2011

More News!....and what an exciting week I've had too!!

Hello all! 
I have had to keep this under wraps all week and cant tell you how hard that was! but i can finally share some more news with you all! i have been invited to Guest design for the fab u lous POLKADOODLE !! so excited im dancing on my crayons! ....such a fantastic bunch over there im so looking forward to it! ill keep you all posted on this news!

This week i celebrated my Birthday too, i had lots of wonderful gifts and cards form family and friends (thank you all muchly)  and i will also be enjoying Birthday celebrations this weekend so not much time to play with my new prismacolour pencils ...any experts out there are more than welcome to give me some tips using these lol!

so for now im posting this weeks design card i have made for this weeks GLITTER GEEKS CHALLENGE theme is "Recipe"I thought this may be a recipe for disaster as I opted for something other than my usual "first choice preferences" 
section 1 Turquoise and Grey's, section 2  Ribbon, section 3 sentiment, section 4 beads.
L.O.T.V image coloured with pro markers, nestabilities oval deckle edge die and i paper pierced around the edge, design paper from my minds eye " true blue" collection, stamped around the design using sentiment from woodware, silver grey ribbon and pearl beads from stash.....have fun crafting folks!...X


Saturday, 15 October 2011

when is aTrouser hanger not a Trouser hanger????

Hi everyone!
I'm still laughing to myself but think I will be the only one in my house that can see the funny side ! ....Saturday morning and my family was off out doing fabby fun things whilst i stood doing the ironing ready for Monday... I went upstairs with  hubby's trousers on hanger in hand when I got distracted in my craft area as I needed to get some ribbon out of the box it was all stuffed away in,.... when this happened! ... don't ask where his trousers are..... he he he!!! 

Friday, 14 October 2011


I mentioned in an earlier post id let you know why I  have been so busy, well the reason for this is I have been invited to join the Glitter Geek's Design Team !!! ...oooh im having so much Fun! ... its quite exciting creating designs that i hope, you will like and hopefully bring you a little inspiration to your crafting, the team are a fabulous bunch and im very proud to be involoved, everything is quite new too me but im loving every minute, wish me luck :)

For this weeks theme "two's company" I have chosen an image from my favourite stamp collection, two adorable Tilda's, stamped using dye based ink and coloured two different shades of pink pro markers, it's an easel style card created by using Marianne circles die on cream card for the base and antique gold mirror for the layer, this die is so versatile as it can be used in so many different ways! some ribbon and flourish to accent the finished card and of course two pink and cream roses from my stash! ...have Fun Crafting Folks!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Gorjus ..poinsettia flowers!

Good evening all,
Wow its been more than a week since my last posting! been very busy though and ill reveal more about that in  a later post!! first i want to show you the wonderful flowers i made using Docraft's poinsettia template , very simple to make, you just choose your paper, draw round the template and cut out , decorate up and wow just look at the finished flowers on this card, makes a fab change from buying bought or die cut flowers and less expensive than the punches, go on give it a go .... Have Fun Crafting Folks!

i am entering this card into the following challenge
polkadoodle; theme "handmade flowers"

Friday, 30 September 2011

Napkin Fold

Hi Everyone,

Ooooh i so love this fold!....i wanted to make a 21st card for my daughter using this design but she was looking over my shoulder all day, so i let her choose the stamp! I saw this fold on Thursday evening when i was surfing the blog sites this is my first attempt and thought it had the wow factor for that special occasion card,  i will be making some more ! if you would also like to have a go at this you can find the destructions HERE .... here is my take on this tutorial

card Front       
Band fastener  


close up of image 

Hope you like this design, time consuming but worth it wouldn't you say?...
have fun Crafting Folks!

i have entered this card into the following challenges;
Polka doodle ; "theme age card"

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Hi all,
I hope you are having a super Sunday?... im having a crafty Sunday and its becoming my regular day for making my cards and im loving every minute, I don't even have to get dressed if I chose not too he he! and given that it's teaming down with rain here I think I chose the perfect day!

 I have crafted this card for the glittergeeks monster challenge, I must admit i didn't enjoy this one he he, my closest friends will tell you I cant watch doctor who or anything that has the slightest possibility of making me jump! so I choose bright colours to help cheer the card up :-) ...given that its Halloween soon someone will be receiving this card if they dare to knock on my door and I dare answer it... he he!!!! 
Have fun crafting folks!

I have entered this card into the following challenges;

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Distressed Santa....

Afternoon everyone .... I have so many cards to make this weekend,  so watch this space for lots of postings lol!  I have started the day making this Christmas card ....this Santa image made me laugh so much when I saw it as it reminded me of myself on boxing day he he ....
  the card is an 8x8 easel card created using shaped die cuts,

 I have punched holly  to enable a stopper so that the card will stand well, the holly has been embossed and sanded  to give a distressed look

 I have coloured the image using flex markers.... distressed glitter and gems to accent....have fun crafting and ill be back soon bloggers ....X

I have entered this card into the following challenge;
Polka doodles; theme "Distress it"