Sunday, 31 January 2010

Celebration Bear!

I don't need a new baby card at the moment but I printed this cute little guy out yesterday and just had to use him lol!
Just Cute Bears - Celebrations
Die Cut Dreams - Bears
Paper - Free with a scrapbook from The Works :c)
Bear - Ildi Co Cuddles Kuma Plushie
Promarkers - Caramel, Vanilla, Cocoa and Apple


Saturday, 30 January 2010


As we're away for valentine's day this year I thought I would ake my daughter a card as well
in her favourite colours of blue and purple.

The card hasn't come out very well in the picture it's deep blue with a gold sheen on it depending how you hold it to the light.

As it's non traditional colours I'd like to enter it into the Catch the Bug challenge and also the Saturday Challenge as there are hearts on it.

Paper: Makin memories fresh anthology Eliza
Embossing - tiny mosaic
Image - Bugaboo Bear Valentines Basket
Promarkers - Blue Pearl, Orchid, Amethyst, Ivory, Vanilla and Walnut.
Writing - my own LOL!


1st Anniversary Card

I can't believe my friend's daughter has been married for almost a year! Where is my life going lol!

The Pink Elephant challenge this week is polka dots, pink and a bow and Bee Crafty is romance

Paper - Papermania Sweet Nothings (am so glad I bought 2 packs of this :c))
Embossing - one of the cuttlebug with love set
Image - Bugaboo A Kids View in love piggyback
Promarkers - Baby pink, Fushia pink, Denim blue, Tan and Blush


Friday, 29 January 2010

At last a Birthday card for the Hubby

I finally made my husband's birthday card tonight! as he's going to be 40 ouch!
And would like to enter it for these challenges:
Friday sketchers
Fab'n'Funky - digi image or sentiment
Paper - Daisy Bucket Nantucket Island
Image - Bugaboo A Kids View Love
Numbers - Sizzix Alphabubbles
Promarkers - Cocoa, Duck Egg, Cornflower Blue, Lilac and Amethyst


Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I'm going on holiday

she sings in a really irritating sing song voice! Our visas finally came this morning so we're off to Goa Sunday week. I can finally get excited now we'd had them rejected once as we didn't have a signed letter from my daughter's dad! How easy it to get one of them from an ex - fortunately we get on better now than we ever did.
Hopefully we'll be able to ride on an elephant like we did in 2007 and you can apparently see dolphins swimming off the beach near where we're staying.
Wonder if I'll be able to pick up any crafting goodies while I'm there. Came back with an engagement ring last time lol!


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Cute Bear for a Cute Bear Challenge!

The first challenge over at Just Cute Bears is "One for the girls" so I thought I'd played it safe with pink and lilac and use up the offcuts from the easel box I made during the week.

The sketch is from Moving Along With the Times with the added option of digi.

I've had the papers for years and think they came from a craft fair at Doncaster. The super cute image is from Bugaboo and coloured with antique pink, orchid, vanilla, caramel and burnt sienna promarkers

Yet Another Card!

I'm trying to get ahead for February as fingers crossed we will be away for most of the month :c)
I really liked the sketch this time on Sunday Sketch and Stamp and as it was for my aged Aunt I was just going to do the flowers. Rummaging for the tulip stamp I found this tiny bear who insisted on jumping on lol!

Papers - Papermania
Embossing - script folder
Images - Tulips from Ebay, Teddy free with Cardmaking and Papercraft Mag
Promarkers - Aubergine, holly and caramel


Boys card!

I really struggle making boys cards - so invested a whole £1 in this Buzzcraft designer collection when I spotted it on Madabout cards

The layout is from The Pink Elephant

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Beary Big Hugs!

My favourite things (other than bears of course) at the moment are the free My Mind's Eye papers that I got with Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine and this Belles & Whistles stamp called Beary Big hugs which I ordered direct from them rather than waiting for it to be in stock here.
This time I coloured her with Antique Pink, Cocoa, Caramel, Vanilla, Ivory and Blush Promarkers for the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Blue & Green................

(and white) should never be seen - according to my mother (it's the current challenge on Fab n Funky) and I'd never used this combo before but had been itching to use this stamp since it arrived all the way from Hawaii during the week. Plus I'd also treated myself to some peony Nestabilities.

Paper - My Mind's Eye free with cardmaking and papercrafting.
Sentiment - Little Claires peel off
Image - Beary big hugs from Belles & Whistles
Promarkers - Soft green, Denim blue, Tan, Vanilla, Primrose Yellow, Ivory & Blush


For My Valentine!

Not being one to break with tradition I made my husband's valentine card today with red and white (or fire and ice) for the Pollycraft Challenge using the sketch from The Sweet Stop

Paper - Papermania
Embossing - Swiss Dots
Image - Forever Friends
Letters - Sizzix Alphabubbles


Thursday, 21 January 2010

Easel Box Instructions

Rainmac has asked for some instructions for the Easel card box so here you go!

These sizes will make a 4 x4 inch box with a depth of an inch and a lid depth of 1/2 an inch

Cut a 6x6 square for the box base and a 5 and a little bit square for the lid.
For the easel cut a 4x4 square and a 4x8 rectangle

Score an inch from the edge on the box base on each side and half an inch on the lid.
Score the rectangle at 2 inches and 4 inches and crease to make the easel card support.

Cut a triangle as per pic out of each corner so it folds up into a box shape.

Decorate and assemble the easel card

Decorate the sides of the box (it's easier when it's flat) - I've only done the top but it's up to you and stick the base of the easel card onto the top of the box - I used DST but you could glue it.

Make up the box using glue of choice on the little flappy bits and put the lid on - it will be slightly bigger than the base
See post below for finished item

Another Easel Box!

There's a lovely sketch over on Stamp with fun this week.

So I've made another easel box.

Papers - free My Mind's Eye with Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine
Image - Imagine from Pollycraft


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Is it a card? or is it a box?

Yes would be the answer to both questions!
I love the way easel cards stand up and had another one of my strange ideas - plus my husband bought me a scorpal for xmas that I hadn't really used - however did I manage without it? LOL!
I used punched flowers rather than prima ones so I could enter the Creative Card Crew challenge.
Image - Rosie Dancing Karen's Doodles
Papers - Papermania Colossal Basics Pad
Flower Punches - EK Success Retro Floral
from Papermaze

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Final Diary!

I was going to get my friend a diary for xmas but last year she got 4 unfortunately as we all knew this no one got her one so she wondered if I had a spare lol!

The challenge on Nutshells at the moment is pink and brown and on Passion for Promarkers is Girly

Image - Miss Anya Love from Nutcrafters
Paper - Papermania Retro Floral


Monday, 18 January 2010

Caution Bear at Work!

I hate Mondays but the boss was out this afternoon so I got the camera out lol!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Easel Frame

I was dusting (yes I know I'm ill) this afternoon and wondered if I could make an easel card into a photo frame and here is is - it fits the current sketch at The Sweet Stop even though I rotated it.

Paper - My Minds Eye Bohemia
Flowers - Nutcrafters
Forever Friends image coloured with Ivory, Blush and Vanilla Promarkers
Sentiment - free with docrafts mag
Papermania brads and cardstock


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Just A Cute Bear

Rainmac very kindly pointed me in the direction of the new Just Cute Bears Challenge. They wanted me to pick my fave bear!! How on earth could I pick just one without all the others sulking??? So I used the first one I bought years ago to stop them fighting lol!

The papers are English Stamp company and the flowers came from Mad About Cards in their sale. He's coloured with Vanilla, Tan and Caramel promarkers.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Bugaboo Bears!

I found these fabulous bears after a wander through blogland and just had to buy them. They're from a new company called Bugaboo. Check their blog for a cute rabbit freebie and a mini challenge.

The first card uses the current sketch from Allsorts and Lily Boo Too has a love theme (the sentiment actually says with love but it reflected badly from the flash! Papers are Sweet Nothings from Papermania and the flowers are an EK sucess retro flower punch which came from Papermaze and only arrived this morning.

The second card uses a lovely sketch from Scrap, Paper, Scissors which is the Papermaze shop blog where I bought the Cactus Pink papers from (have a look at their clearance section) It's a thank you card which I would like to enter for the current Bee Crafty Challenge and also for the Fab n Funky challenge which is anything goes.

Friday, 8 January 2010

More snow!

I'm so fed up with this white stuff! After braving it to the shops yesterday my husband took pity on me and offered to drive me to work and even agreed to pick me up again!- glad he did as it was a tad slippery.
It started snowing on the way back and was throwing it down at school chucking out time - how does the weather manage to do it???
Has been a lot warmer here today checked mother in law was ok and they've been iced in for 2 weeks, it was -12 at 4 in the afternoon and they don't even live in the sticks!
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