Thursday, 29 May 2014

Hip Hip Hooray

Good Afternoon Everyone, 

Thought I would hop in and share with you a card I made for my Father In Law's Birthday. 

The card is an 8x8 card, matted and layered. The image is a stamp from Lili of the Valley, and is coloured with Graph It Markers, and Promarkers. 

Around the image I used Fran-tage to give extra detail. 

The sentiment was stamped and embossed using a bronze/gold embossing powder. 

I finished the card with a button, some twine and fake stitching.

I am entering this into the following challenges. 

7 Kids College Fund - #100 Anything Goes - 04/06
Creative Moments Challenge - #43 Anything Goes / Twine - 04/06
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #37 Anything Goes - 03/06
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - 02/06

Well that is it for me, thank you for stopping in and I look forward to reading your comments. 

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 26 May 2014

Meet Shirley

Good Morning Guys, 

Have you heard the news?

Bee Crafty have just launched a new range!

How great are these? I am sure you will be just as excited about them, as all of us at Bee Crafty are!

Clare introduced you to Vera yesterday, so today I am going to introduce you to Shirley. 

The card blank is an 8X8 Card matted with cream, yellow and pink card, finished with a flowery backing paper.  The swirls are made with funky foam, wrapped around a pencil and I used my heat gun to heat it up, once it had a good few seconds all around, I removed it and tripped it down to fit the card.

Shirley was coloured in with Promarker Pens and Graph It Marker Pens, I added glossy accents to her glasses to give it a bit of texture.

 The sentiment is from the wordage and I think this goes really well with it.

 The items I used:
 Card Stock
Foam Swirls 
Alcohol Marker Pens
Corner Die

 So what do you think? 

They are so sweet and I can not wait to see what you create with them.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Crafts - #95 Anything Goes - 30/05
Craftitude - #65 Thats Die-licious - 30/05
Jelly Park Challenge - Bold and Bright - 01/06

Crafty Hugs 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Die Cut Christmas

Hi Guys, 

How are we all?  I have just got back from a lovely family holiday with my husband and his parents, for once the weather was nice for us and we managed to see lots of the sites, a train ride, a boat ride, and a trip to the zoo that was local to our holiday cottage. 

 We only got back on Saturday and the first thing I did - well other then start the washing - was start decorating the bedroom - How fun!

 Any how on to today's card, and this time it is for a new challenge starting over at Scrapbooker PhD

Challenge #11: Use Your Die Cuts
Any Die Cut Machine Will Do.

What die cut machines do you use? What are your favorite die cuts? Start following this blog and then link your project - remember to link directly to your blog post. No back linking. You can enter up to three times! 

Codes: M, 3E, C10

Challenge ends June 23rd. 

The Top 5 Picks will be listed with links to their blogs. 

The winner will receive a custom Kathy's Cozy handmade die cut machine cover. Do you have a Cricut? A Silhouette? Something else? Kathy has it. Don't have a die cut machine, she has so much more. This is a fantastic prize. You don't want to miss out. 

Also, a random winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Kathy's Cozy. Buy one for yourself or buy someone else a gift. 

Check out what you can win HERE & HERE

Kathy has a BLOG too. 

To claim your prize, email 

So here is my card for the challenge - I know another Christmas card for me, I really am getting in the swing for getting these made. 

The doily and the reindeer were cut using my Cameo machine and the files are both free files from Birds Cards.

I hope you like and I look forward to reading your comments.

Crafty Hugs

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Recipe Fun

Good Morning Everyone, 

Today's card is for the start of a new challenge over at Fab n Funky.

This week the theme has been chosen as 


Our Recipe is :- 3 Designer Papers, Pearls or Rhinestones. 

I decided to use a LOTV stamp and create yet another Christmas card, I am determined that this year I will be organised with them.

 So that is it for me, I hope you like it. 

Thanks for popping in.

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 19 May 2014

TinMan Fun

Good Morning Everyone, 

Kelly here again today, these Mondays do come around so quick. 

Today's card is a little different for me, I don't normally like steam punk or anything to do with it, and this card some probably wouldn't class it as steampunk, but for me it is as close as it is going to get. 

Firstly I used Wizard of Oz Tinman, I stamped him in a well used black momento ink pad, so that it wasn't grey but wasn't tuxedo black either. I think he come out pretty well. Originally I was going to colour him in using greys and shading, but when he stamped out, the detail that was on him, I decided to show it all off and leave him "plain" I stamped him on 300gsm stamping card, matted it to silver mirror card and then to a thin layer of black card. I added faux stitching with a 0.1 fine liner black pen.

 To create my card I used a black A4 card stock folded in half, and added a backing paper of grey cogs. I used my Cameo machine to cut the cogs out, and then coloured them in using Warm Greys from my promarker collection. I then ran it through my embossing folder.  I certainly think you could get the same result with any cog die, or stamp.

I finished it with adding a sentiment from the Wordage collection, and matted this onto black card and again faux stitched around the edge.

Thank you for taking the time to have a read, I hope you have enjoyed. Don't forget to pop back each day to see more creations from each member of the design team. Up tomorrow is Sue. 

See you next Monday
Crafty Hugs

Items I used

Monday, 12 May 2014

Rose Garden Abi

Good Morning Everyone, 

Today is my turn again to show case my project on the Bee Crafty Blog.

Today's card is a card I have made using the "Rose Garden Abi" stamp. 

 I stamped her in memento ink and coloured her with Promarkers.

 I matted an layered her on to dark purple card, which I used a white gel pen on and used fake stitching around the image.

The completed card is a 6x6 card blank, matted with a light purple layer, and matted again with a dark purple layer, I embossed the top layer and added a light purple strip. I used a die cut of a garden fence and put this behind the image. 

I added a little flower to the corner, three pieces of card candi. 

The sentiment "Flower Power" is also included with the stamp, this has been stamped and embossed using a silver embossing powder. 

The items I used are:-

I hope you like it, and Sue will be back tomorrow with another lovely creation for you.

Crafty Hugs 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Oh So Pretty

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are we all? 

I have been super busy at the moment decorating (well buying all the bits and doing a lot of shopping not so much of the decorating) me and my hubby always like to take on a lot, and we decided it would be fun to redecorate our whole house from top to bottom - I think the only room that isn't getting touched is the kitchen and even that might get a fresh lick of paint over it. All this as well as my DT commitments, family commitments, college commitments and my hubby doing over 50 hours in over time whilst he is on call, along side is normal 40 hour week. - You can say things have become a bit manic in my household. 

Anyway enough about that! 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Fab n Funky and this week it is the Fab Team, and Pat has picked a really great theme of 


Our challenge has been sponsored by the talented Lacy Sunshine stamps, and the design team were lucky enough to be able to pick an image each. 

I started by picking my design "Fressia Flower Pot Pretties"

As this was a digital image I took it into my Cameo software and then downloaded a fantastic design from Birds Cards I decided on "Swirly Frame 7"

I resized this to fit the image, printed the image and then cut the design out. 

I coloured the image in using Promarker pens and Graph it pens (but I forgot to write down which ones - sorry)

I inked the background with a "teal" momento back- though when you spray it with water it goes a lovely blue colour

I added a ribbon, some gems, some glitter to my hair, and liquid pearls around the image, to finish it I added a sentiment that I stamped and embossed using Silver embossing powder, I cut this out with a nestability, and that was that done. 

The Card -

The challenges I am going to enter this into are:
Paper Make Up Stamps - Digi Makeover - Anything Goes #139- 12/05

That is it for me for today, 

Thanks for stopping in. 
Crafty Hugs

Monday, 5 May 2014

Fern Today

Good Morning Everyone, 

Today's post is for my Bee Crafty Design Team. 

Don't forget every day one of the Design Team have something new to share with you, and not only does Bev have her shop you can also order online.

Today I have a card I have made for you, using one of the Beautanicals stamps called Fern. 

This stamp you get two lovely ferns. 

I decided to create my own background using two different coloured inks and using both the ferns to make it. 

This was a simple white piece of card that I stamped randomly over with the different ferns and the different colours.

I took the larger fern stamp and stamped it with a clear ink pad, and embossed it using green embossing powder.

I did this three times, matted and layered each square with green and white card, then mounted the three on to a larger section of green card. I placed this across the middle of the card.

To finish the card I used one of the sentiments from the Sentiment and Phrases set from the Wordage collection. I used a die cut to create the frame, and finished with card candi.

The items I used are:-
Card Candi

Thanks for looking Sue will be back tomorrow with another lovely creations.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Golfer Day

Good Morning 

How are we all today, 

It has been a week of celebrations in our family, my grandad and I celebrate our birthdays one after the other, his was Tuesday and mine was Wednesday.

I always find it hard to make Male cards, but I do find them a little easier with the help of the Lili of the Valley Stamps. 

I stamped this image and coloured him in using my promarker pens. 

The card is a standard A4 card blank folded in half to create an A5 Card. 

I used different papers and mat and layered these. 

To finish the card I added a sentiment that I stamped, a handmade little flag, and card candi. 

I hope you like it.

I am entering this in to the following challenges:-

Crafty Hugs