Friday 16 May 2014

First Creative Craft Cottage Digi Design Team Project

My first Creative Craft Cottage Digi Design Team Project sponsored StampArt by Kathryne
I used a mixture of techniques on this card with the theme being Anything Goes Sponsored by StampArt. Including Die Cutting, Dry Embossing, Masking & Inking. I coloured my Image using a mix of Pro Marker Pens & Spectum Noir Pens.  Is where you need to go to view the other Design Team Members work and to submit your own for the challenge and maybe win the prize of 5 Digi Stamps from StampArt by Kathryne!

Friday 18 April 2014

My DT Project for the Creative Craft Cottage

Hi guys, as you all know I recently became a member of the Creative Craft Cottage Design Team B!
The Creative Craft Cottage host craft challenges every few weeks and the challenge this week was Washi Tape.

For my card I used 1.5cm and 1cm Washi Tape and alternated them with small gaps in-between to create my background. I then die cut my square topper and used a large Happy Birthday stamp for the sentiment which I coloured using both Spectrum Noir and Pro Marker Pens. I Then made 3 different flowers each of which I embossed and coloured & added them to the bottom of the sentiment.
For the finishing touch I used Pastel Pearls to line the top of the card.

You can view this card plus the other DT Members Washi Tape cards and enter the challenge yourself here:

Thursday 10 April 2014

Creative Craft Cottage

Just to let everyone know I am now the latest member of the Creative Craft Cottage Design Team B! Please go over and have a look around the amazing blog and partake in their Challenges I do believe the challenge this month is Black and White and will need to be submitted by the 15th April

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Boys Cards

After spending the last few months making Valentine Cards, Mothers Day Cards, New Baby Cards & Birthday Girl Cards I decided with a little inspiration from a friends little boy's birthday to spend a few days on Boy's/Men's Cards.

So here's a peek at my Boy Theme Cards (Sorry about the bad quality pictures I am awaiting a new camera)

8x8 Sports Birthday Card
Made using Black Adorable Scorable Card Stock with a Silver Guilding Flake Border.
The toppers are from the Kanban Urban Collection and I stamped the Sentiment.
Both the topper & sentiment are backed on Silver Mirri Board that has been Embossed with a Dolice Flame Embossing Folder

A5 Gardeners Birthday Card
Very Simple Card. Base Card is Hunkydory Adorable Scoreable Mint Green Card Stock 
Gold Mirror Board Matting. The Green Topper mat has been stamped with a Kanban Daisy Stamp then Embossed with Dolce Dotty Embossing Folder. I also used Grey cord for the Sign Posts.

8x8 U R Awesome Happy Birthday card
I printed stripes on to some Adorable Scorable Card Stock & used toppers from the Kanban Urban Collection,
The toppers & sentiments are backed on to Silver Mirri Board that I embossed using Dolce Flame Embossing Folder. 

A5 Fast Cars Card
A very quick simple card using Holographic Silver Mirror Card for matting and layering.  
8x8 Happy Birthday Card
I printed both the backing paper & topper, I used transparent glitter to highlight some of the strips on the backing card and as a border for the topper. I Die-Cut the Sentiment then inked & glittered to match. I used a chipboard No4 & Heat Embossed it with Glitter Sky Embossing Powder.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

A Day of Stamps

My New Kandban Stamps have arrived! I have really enjoyed the bit of stamping I have been doing so decided to invest in some more stamps with a bigger variety then what I currently have. 

Kanban Denmask Diva's let's Do Lunch

Kanban Steampunk 

Kanban Romantic Couple 

Kanban Urban Bellies

Kanban Wolly Bears

I whipped up this quick card using the Urban Belles Stamps and a Happy Birthday stamp from the Range. I used Specrum Noir Pens to colour in my stamped images and finished them off with a touch of glitter. I used Grand Labels One Die cut which I then embossed for the base of my stamped images and 6x6 Pretty \Pink Floral Paper Pad for my back ground. I die cut and glittered my each flower before putting them together and used pearls that I coloured with my Spectrum Noirs to co ordinate with the card in to centre of my flowers. I Used organzer ribbon to make the bow's in the girls hair and a yellow scallop ribbon for bow on the sentiment.

Friday 28 February 2014

Owl Birthday Card

This is my Owl Birthday Card I made today. I used a 8 inch scalloped card blank and drew round it on the back of my chosen backing paper to make it easier to cut out, I then inked the edges of both the card blank and the backing card with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Ink Pad & then attached the backing card to the card blank, I then used Silver Peel Off Boarders round the edge. I then cut out my circle topper and used a glue pen to apply Glitter and Silver Foil to the owls and then Black Pearls for the eyes. I stuck down the circle topper in the centre of my card andused the same Silver Peel Off's round the edge. Next I used my Crafter's Companion Small Dot's 8 inch embossing folder with the red decoupaged outer circle then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Red Brick Ink pad before using Silicone Glue to raise them on the card. I finished the card of with Red & Green Pearls.

Monday 24 February 2014


I Have been trying more stamping since returning from my Crafty Holiday and I decided to finally open all the new stamps I bought from the NEC last year including one of my fav's Popcorn Bear. I must say I really did enjoy the stamping although not as much as the colouring! I have used both Pro Markers and Spectrum Noir and although both have the good and bad points I find myself preferring the Spectrum Noir Pens.

I made this Card for a friend who recently had a baby boy who is just beautiful. I started by choosing the Light Blue & Purple BK Paper and cutting  it to size and sticking to my card blank. I then cut 5 Grand Labels One die's descending in size, 3 in White Card, 2 in Silver Mirri, I then went on to Embossed 3 of the die cut squares with my CC Small Dots 8x8 Folder then inking them on the de boss with Tim Holtz Broken China ink. I then layered them up with the 2 Silver Mirri Square Die Cuts. I stamped my image of baby popcorn on the smallest die cut square and coloured him in with my Spectrum Noir Pens Blue & Yellow & stamped my sentiment underneath. I went on to add a Light Blue Glitter Boarder and added it to the 5 layered mat I had put together. I made the flowers using the left over backing paper and a flower die. I added Create & Craft Brads to the centre of the flowers for the finishing touch.

I think back to the days when I first started crafting using nothing but Card Kits using no imagination just putting the pieces together. Now I enjoy designing my cards using my imagination, looking through my stash for ideas! Using Stamps, Masks, Die's, Guilding Flakes and just recently CD Crafting. I have seen my cards go from heavy, stiff mass produced cards to unique, beautiful cards each one different and none of them from cards kits lol