Friday, June 15, 2007

More apologies

Hi guys,
I'm sorry again for not posting but my little one is going through a hard time at the moment, I can't go into details, but he's having a really tough couple of weeks, which in turn means I'm not getting any sleep and I'm just trying to get through the day at the moment in one piece.
Your hugs would be nice if you have the time.

Monday, June 04, 2007


Sorry everyone for not posting for such a long time. My son was on a week's break from school and DH had the week off too and we were really busy. We went to Cornwall for 4 days and just got back. It was a lovely break and now I just need to get back into cardmaking, lol. I have forgotten where my craft room is. This is the longest I have ever gone without making a card apart from our main summer holiday.
DH and DS go back to school/work tomorrow, so woohoo, get my life back! :)
Thank you for wondering where I was Jenn, that is so sweet.
Hugs and hope you are all well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wow! So talented

Look at this wonderful card that I received from Allison Fillo this week, how beautiful and unusual is it. I absolutely love it, thank you Allison. I wonder if all Allisons are so talented, lol. You can find her wonderful blog here I love her blog and I was so blown away to receive this card, so thank you, thank you, thank you Allison.

This card was for today's color challenge on Splitcoast. It uses Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery and Old Olive. My favorite color combination is Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive and so it was really good to try Violet instead. It is a while since I used this color and I forgot how much I love it. It's so pretty and I think it works really well with gold, so there is lots of gold embossing on this card, lol.

Details of the card

Sets - Artfully Asian, Canvas

cardstock - white watercolor, Vintage Violet, Certainly Celery, Old Olive

inks - versamark, Vintage Violet, Old Olive and Certainly Celery reinkers

accessories - aquapainter, ribbon, brads, eyelet, gold embossing powder, ticket punch

Monday, May 21, 2007


I have never tried this colorway before, it is Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise and Taken With Teal with one of my favorite sets, Bodacious Bouquet.

It's really hard to see, but I used Taken with Teal craft ink on the background and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, it is soooo sparkly in real life.

I'm so sad about Cool Caribbean retiring, I love that color. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I love VSN on Splitcoast, but this weekend I only had time to make 4 cards, this was one of them.

You had to make a card with quilling. I used to teach quilling a lot a while ago and I got so fed up of it, I could never do any quilling. But I've had a break and I really enjoyed making this card, it only took me about 30 minutes all in.

So, I am determined to make more non-stamped cards, like quilling or teabag folding, but I don find myself going through stages. This stage is obviously scallops and cuttlebugging lol.

The scallops were actually made with my cricut and not scallop punches.

Details of card

sets used - Papertrey Green Thumb

cardstock - Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, white

inks - lovely lilac

accessories - cuttlebug, cricut, ribbon, quilling tool and papers, slit punch

Saturday, May 19, 2007

This week

This is the card I made for the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoast.

I'm going to miss this little frog when it retires, I'm not a demo, but I'll miss seeing him on other's cards.

I don't know why, but I always preferred him to the frog on Unfrogettable, he has more character.

Details of card

sets - Frolicking Frogs

cardstock - Cool Caribbean, white watercolor, DCWV retro papers

ink - Versafine black, versamark

accessories - prismacolor pencils, gamsol, white embossing powder, dimensionals, brads

Friday, May 18, 2007

Today's challenge

This is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge, you had to use one image, stamped only once, one background stamp, one sentiment and no more than three colors of cards plus white.

I really should do this challenge more often. Lots of times I get so overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I have that I don't know where to start, so this challenge is fantastic for giving you a starting point but also for testing your creativity.

I used my favorite form of coloring, reinkers and an aquapainter to color the main image. It is hard to see but I used Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses for the background.

Details of card

sets - Sassy Stems, Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses

cardstock - Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean, white watercolor

inks - versafine black, reinkers in same colors as cardstock

accessories - ribbon, aquapainter