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Sunday 29 January 2012

Happy Birthday Alan!

Today is Alan's birthday.

I made this card with one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps.I also used a LOTV Happy Sentiment Stamp, my promarkers, Basic Grey 6X6" Oliver paper pad, a Woodware punch and some glittery blue cardstock.

I'm entering this card into the Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge 4 'Oh Boy' for masculine cards.
Thanks for looking.

Happy Birthday Alan. xxx

Saturday 28 January 2012

Happy Birthday Jamie

I was thinking what to do for a card for Jamie's 8th birthday and was rummaging through some decoupage sheets when I found these Margaret Sherry football images. Thought I would use them both on one card.

I used the 'Time to Celebrate' stamp from Lili of the Valley and a scalloped circle punch from Woodware. So with some red and white Bazzill and 3D foam pads here is the result.

I expect you are at the football match today, so have a great day Jamie - Happy birthday!

Friday 27 January 2012

Three Little Pigs and Co.

Hi, back with more animal cards. Pigs, cows and owls this time.

Again I used Create a Critter cartridge for the Cricut, Lili of the Valley Greetings stamps, bazzil card stock and DCWV paper stack. I addd gems and pearls, glitter and perfect pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 26 January 2012

More Wildness

More of the wild animals I was asked to make.
Again mixed card and paper including Kid's Safari paper pad from DCWV, this and the Cricut products from Cardinal Colours.

I have made cats, dogs, bunnies, giraffes, zebras, alligators, elephants, bears and lions.

I still need to do pigs, cows and owls to complete the order.
This cart has certainly been put to good use.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Twirling Carousel

My sister and me on carousel horses on the merry-go-round in our local park, back in the Summer of 1966.  The patterns and colours on our dresses matched the Basic Grey Picadilly collection perfectly.

I made this layout in response to the Weekly Challenge on the Basic Grey blog - Double Up - Use papers/embellishments from at least two BasicGrey lines, two photos and a two word title.

The papers I used are from the Picadilly (two patterned papers and element stickers) and Eskimo Kisses (carousel horse and blue background paper) collections. Two little girls on two carousel ponies in two photos with a two layer, two word title.
The original layout on the blog is created by one of my favourite scrapbookers and BG DT member Georgia Keays . Thus this layout of mine is rather influenced by Georgia's style of using borders.

I used a dark red and blue Bazzill cardstock, to reflect the colours of our hand knitted cardigans. The photos were scanned from colour slides and they came over a little dark and with some loss of definition, but maybe this adds to their 1960's charm.

The carousel horse is created using the Cricut and the Once Upon a Princess cartridge, the title is from George and Basic Shapes. The other elements are all from The Picadilly Element Sticker sheet.

Thank you for looking and for the challenge which runs until tomorrow. Bit of a dark, grey, foggy day - hope to take a better photo another day.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Catherine is performing in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?  It's a set piece for part of her degree course at Uni. Earlier this week she sent me publicity pictures. The play follows the lives of a disparate group of contestants involved in an inhumanely gruelling dance marathon in 1930's America.



I can't wait to go and see the show in March.
These are temporary costumes, she is having a dress made.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Wild Things!

Further to my earlier blog entries with cards made using my Cricut here are the first batch of many I have been comissioned to make with a wild animal theme.

Again I have used a selection of papers and cardstock. Some using an 8" x 8" paper stack from DCWV - Kid's Safari. I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the Cricut. All supplied by Cardinal Colours.

The greetings are stamps from Liliof the Valley. I added some inks, stickles, perfect pearls, gems and flat backed pearls.

Some of these will have names and / or ages added too.
Off to make some more!
Thanks for looking.

Saturday 21 January 2012

Sneak Peek

I will be teaching a layout class at the Cardinal Colours Spring Weekend Crop 2012 along with Linda, Anita, SJ and Angie from 31st March to 1st April 2012. More information on the shop web site and blog.

Here is a speak peek at my scrapbook layout class using beautiful paper from Kaiser Craft’s, Sweet Nothings Collection. During the class you will embellish pre-made crochet flowers and a butterfly to create a pretty floral layout which will suit any feminine themed photograph including weddings. You will need your usual scrapbooking tools and a large photo. Details to follow after booking the class - you can email me HERE.

Anita, Linda and I have had a special offer running for early bird booking which runs out midnight on 22nd January. The class will be £10 if booked before then, and £12.50 thereafter. Those who are already booked onto this weekend have had these details for a week. If you would like to book the weekend I believe there are still just a few places remaining (please contact Jill).

Friday 20 January 2012

Raining Cats and Dogs!

Today is Jessica's 6th birthday Where have those years gone!?

I made her one of my Create a Critter, Cricut cards, I think she will like this cat.

Happy Birthday Jess. xxx

Then I made a few more using the terrier and the cat. I used some Basic Grey Olivia and Max & Whiskers papers. I also used the Cindy Lou Cartridge.

Then I made some with bears and bunnies.

The greeting stamps are Lili of the Valley, the punches are Stapin' Up and Woodware.
All the cardstock is from my scraps - had a great time rummaging through my scraps box and sorting it out.
I added lots of gems and crystals, glitter glue and perfect pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Happy birthday Jess. xxx

Monday 16 January 2012

Hearts and Ribbons

Over on Scrapology you will see full details of the January Card Challenge.

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is Ali from Craft Ribbons.

The challenge is - Say it with Ribbons - create a 'Love Is...' card .... an ideal theme as Valentine's day falls next month the day before the end of this challenge.

These two cards use ribbons from Crafty Ribbons, Stampin' Up heart treat cups and Making Memories Love Notes papers. The first card treat cup is full of heart confetti, an so doesn't need to be accessed from behind. The second card contains pink smarties and so I used the foil trick I talked about in yesterday's post. I also found a little charm to add.

You will see many more cards on the scrapology site all made by the design team and Carin our guest designer for this month.

Ali has offered a prize of the 'Love Is...' set of all 16 ribbons featured by the DT.
The prize is available to UK residents only.

Please comment with a link yo your blog entry or email an image using the address in the sidebar.
Looking forward to seeing your cards.
Our thanks to Ali and Carin.