Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Aunty and Uncle

I made this card last night, sorry the pictures are quite dark.
I got the idea from she has some fantastic cards, thank you Sue for adding her to your favs so I could find her.
I used an A5 card and cut away 3/4 of the top front to leave a hole. The backing papers were from pink petticoats new mini download range. I did the message on my computer using the christmas font layered that onto 3d foam. I also traced over the writing with a sakura clear stardust pen to give it some sparkle. The stamp I have used is penny black Snuggle, it is meant to have hearts above the mice but I did not ink them up. The stamp was then layered onto more pink petticoat paper and added to the front of the card. The ribbon was out of a kit from QVC.
I like this design so much I am doing another couple but with different papers, will try and add more tomorrow.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Let it Snow

Here is a Christmas card I made last night (well 2am this morning to be precise) I have used pink petticoat image and backing papers. I have also used some mirri card which I have put through the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder, it looks really effective in real life. I have added some ribbon around the mirri card and used a message from craftwork cards

Monday, 26 November 2007

Still here, but no cards :0(

Sorry no cards at the moment, can not believe how quickly the time goes. I am still finding time to look at everyones blogs and am in awe of the great cards you are all making. Will hopefully be putting a card on tomorrow, so please come back :0)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007


Congratulations card for a friend who has just got a batchelor of science degree thingy me gig (sorry not very academic myself) and is a lover of pink :0)
Card made up mainly from the lovely bazzill card, the message and date were done on the computer and matted onto bazzill, the stamp was coloured with sakura stardust pens and matted using my nesties, some ribbon and a flower were added.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Final one for order

At last I have finished my order for 4 cards, can not believe how quickly the time has gone (and how slow I am :o).
I have used penny black snow ride stamp and again used sakura stardust pens, I have also added stickles glitter for the hat and snow, it does not show how glitzy it is in the picture. I have layered the stamp and the greeting onto red vellum and used a red ribbon down the edge of the card.
Hopefully now I can get on and do a few challanges which I keep seeing, they look such fun and give you a good reason to use your imgination

Friday, 16 November 2007

Wey Hey a card

This is a similar card I made before for a family friends relative. I have used penny black royal mail stamp and coloured with sakura glaze pens and stardust pens. I have matted the stamp onto white card and then green vellum which has been done with my nestabilities. The backing paper is from a kit I bought from QVC and I have done the message on the computer and then traced over with the clear sakura stardust pen for an added bit of sparkle. I have finished of with some sticky ribbon and a gold bow

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Aarggghhh No Time

Sorry I have not put any cards on this week, I just can not seem to find time to make any at the moment and that is not for the want of trying. I will be making some tomorrow even if I have to turn the phone off, lock the door and barracade myself in my craft room, can not wait :0)
Oh by the way I can still find time to have a look at everyone elses blogs and wish my cards were as good as all of yours, go figure eh!!!
Gina x

Friday, 9 November 2007

Birthday Cards

Well the weather was a little better this morning so I have uploaded a couple of photos.
The first card is with my lovely penny black stamp crossing bridges!. I have watercoloured with whispers pens and used my new nestabilities to cut mat and layer the stamp onto

The card below is very bright and summery, something we need on a dull day. I have used all of the items from a new kit I bought from QVC from HOTP. Pastel Monograms, pastel flowers and the papers are paper pizazz sheets.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

What a horrible day

I have made a card and was going to put it on my blog but the weather has been that rotton and dark the picture is hardly recognizable. So it will have to wait until tomorrow. While I am on having a bit of a chat, I just thought I would say how nice it is to visit all of your lovely blogs and to tell you the truth I spend more time looking at everyone elses fantastic cards and reading all of your lovely tales that I don't seem to get time to make any cards, and it is very very very addictive. Oh well keeps me out of trouble and Dave gets to watch all of the football he wants now I am out of the way :0)
Gina x

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

I hate that is!!

I spent 2 hours in my craft room last night giving myself a hard time about what card I should make for my brother in law and came up with a pile of........well I think you can guess, I went to bed with a headache and woke up worrying that I was a useless card maker. I still think it but I have made a card for him, I think my problem is I over complicate things and should just be more simple, so the card below is very simple, just one piece of striped black and white card, some metal tags held on with brads and with letter rubons and some stickers below, it does look quite effective in real life. Luckily this is my last male birthday this year until Daves that is but he won't mind what card I do him, he is very easily pleased!!

Monday, 5 November 2007

Last Christmas cards for a while

Another 2 christmas cards, I have decided I will not be making anymore until I have made a few birthday cards, a change is as good as a rest as they say. This is my first christmas making cards and I am finding it quite hard to make them different. I have heard it might be best just to make a batch of the same but I do get bored doing the same thing.

Anyway the card below I am quite proud of, the christmas tree stamp was free out of a magazine, I have stamped it out 6 times into the shape of a large christmas tree, I have cuttlebug embossed a strip across the middle and edged that off with sticky ribbon.

This card is a pink cat studio stamp, I have stamped onto red card and white glitter card, shows up better in real life. I have then added a stamped holly (again free with magazine) and coloured in with sakura pens. The idea of the cupcake as a christmas cake was inspired by dawn (All pink Girl) recipe challange card. I am really having problems with the quality of my photos so if anyone has any tips please let me know.
Am off now to make some birthday cards whoopeeee

Order 2 of 4

So here is another Christmas card to add to the order I have from a family friend, I know the order is for 4 cards but I do have to pace myself. 2 cards in 4 days ain't bad for me :0)

I have used the same layout as the last card but used green instead of the red and changed the stamp to penny black lighting up.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

From across the miles

I have been asked by a family friend to make 4 cards for her relatives in America, I am struggling at the moment and have only made one, she wants A5 in size and is quite traditional wanting the reds and greens.
I have done the greeting on GCF5 and traced over with sakura clear gelly roll pen which gives it a nice sheen, the backing paper is from papermania traditional christmas paper pack, the stamp is penny black royal mail and I have coloured in with sakura glaze and gelly roll pens, and added some glitz it glitter glue for the snow, the ribbon is ribbon :0) it looks wonky on the picture and you know what it looks wonky in real life too..........
Oh well off to try and make another 3