Friday, August 26, 2011


Christmas card with a double bow. I managed to finish this card today in spite of the temperature!!

I have been practicing tying bows and decided to try one of Becca's double ones. She is a very inspiring lady and does some very good tutorials too.

I have always struggled with tying my shoelaces and bows because my lovely Dad was ambidextrous and showed me the left hand way...I have been confused ever since. It is strange because I have also found that I do various things left handed even though I am predominantly right- handed.

Card Supplies:
Ribbon: Par Market, Cornwall.
Medallions cut using a Sissix die and Big Shot.
Bling coloured with Sharpie pens.
Backing paper, card and greeting from stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky #87: Mono Madness.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes.
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Ribbon.
Crafts 4 Eternity #34: Christmas.

Thank you for visiting my blog, your comments are really appreciated.
Have a wonderful week. xxx

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Christmas card

of the year....and it took ages.
I am beginning to make samples for the girls in the card class I run in Pilar de la Horradada. This is a middle step card....again in golds which I am liking more and more.

I followed the instructions from a well known card magazine...only to discover they weren't quite accurate. Well, not according to my limited understanding. The instructions said to score all the lines so the middle step had score lines along the middle of it. I therefore had to make another card but as I was on a roll I made 2 so that I have a template for the card class. I really enjoyed making this card and hope it shows.

Card supplies:
Image for internet.
Backing paper Papermania, designed by Tina Higgins.
Glitter strip/ribbon- Papermania.
Medallion cut using sissix and Big Shot.
Inked edges with Studio G.
Half pearls from Papercellar, bling from Poundland all coloured with Sharpie pens.
Card, snowflakes and poinsettia from stash.
Stickles glitter around image and on flower.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Blog-a-doodle- Fancy Folds.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best- Shaped Card.
Fab 'n' Funky-It's Christmas.
Wags 'n' Whiskers- Sparkly.
Gingerloft Challenge 22-Sparkle.

Thank you for visiting...I hope you liked it enough to become a follower. I appreciate all your comments and hope you have a blessed week.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm working at slow speed...

due to the heat but managed to finish this card yesterday. I bought the lovely hand-made paper at China Blue in Totnes on my last visit to the U.K. Naomi is so pleased to be finally decorating her salon and flat that we have to visit lots of interesting places...I am not complaining, though, as she has some great design ideas.

I placed the paper on my desk and in only a few moments I had all the card, embellishments etc all laid out to match. I had not really thought about it but this is one of my favourite colours. I also realized that I have a few tops and cardi's in this colour too!!

Card was made using:
Hand-made paper from China Blue.
Card from Craft Creations.
The image is one from my friend Jo, coloured using ProMarkers.
The flowers were punched using a Woodware punch and glittered using Stickles.
Other flowers are from WOC and stash.
Sentiment is Anita's Foiled Die Cut.
The flourishes are cut with my Big Shot and the die is from Cheery Lynn.
Ribbon is from Ollie Doodles, Costa Blanca.
Pearls from Papercellar.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousal Challenge - Let's Get Crazy Anything Goes.
Gingerloft Challenge - Make it Sparkle.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #84 - Friendship.
Crafty HO's Challenge...sadly last one - Anything Goes.
Cooking it up with Katie - Old/ Flowers New/ Image and ProMarkers/ Favourite is Easel Card Fold.

Thank you for all your comments. I really appreciate them,
Have a wonderful week.