Saturday, October 31, 2009

and finally...

This is the pumpkin that I made for my family this Halloween. We bought the tombstone from Asda and the pumpkin, which is huge, was a bargain at a £1.

I then bought a plastic spider and stuck it on the top of the lid so that when the pumpkin has a candle inside and is glowing it gives the spider a spooky glow... creepy!!!

FINALLY... I would like to wish you all a happy hallowe'en that's full of treats and no tricks. I'm off to fly on my broomstick now... ha ha ha ha ha

Simply Lilac

This is just a really simple Wedding card. I decided that I hadn't used this stamp in a while and I wanted to see what it looked like coloured in with my ProMarkers. I stamped the image and then stamped it again so that I could decoupage it and stamped 'a day to celebrate' underneath the image. Simple and elegant...

Bella and Bronte

Here's Bella and Bronte again, this time coloured in a completely red theme. Again, the card is for Sarah's nineteenth birthday, but this one has COUSIN on it as Lianne and Lewis wanted to give this card to Sarah.

I decoupaged Bronte and Bella's arm, body and head and her boot. I added some red ribbon for texture and highlighted certain parts of the background paper by adding glitter.

I think Bella looks good in red and I just love Bronte as s/he reminds me of my dog Ali. Although we rescued her from a dog rescue centre just a few months ago, after she had already been there for twelve months. It turns out that we will only have her for a short period of time as she has a tumour growing in her stomach. She stopped eating for a while and got very, very skinny so we took her to the vet, who gave her a steroid to help her gain her appetite back. Unfortunately, now that she is eating, and eating well, she is also feeding her tumour, which has grown considerably in the past week or two, which means that her time here with us is borrowed and therefore, we won't have her for very much longer. Which is sad, but I am grateful that she is with us, with a loving family, surrounded by people who love her, instead of her dying in the kennel that she had called home for twelve months. Although she was well cared for there by the workers and the volunteers, I still wouldn't swap the past six months for anything. We love you Ali xxx


Here's Bella again. This time she's on a card for my niece, Sarah. Her nineteenth birthday is coming up soon in November. This is an A4 card and the letters were made by cutting them out on my BigShot. The background papers were purchased from Ally Pally.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


YAY 4 ME, Teena in Toronto just reminded me that... today is my BLOGOVERSARY!!! Happy birthday Blog, you've served me well.

Soaking Up the Joy 2

Soaking up the Joy again. A different version this time without the grass. It didn't look right with this background that I created so I coloured another one. The background was made with my clear Hero Arts flowers and a bit of black and metallic purple ink. I think it looks great with the image mounted onto black mirri card and the pink gemstones. I wasn't going to but I added a circle birthday greeting just to finish it off.

The full version of the card in all its glory. I was really pleased with this as it was a very simple sketch but the card came out really well. And although I have made my own backgrounds before and they have never turned out very well, I am pleased that it did this time and I like it.

Soaking Up the Joy

This is another digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil - this one called, Soaking Up the Joy. Bella with her dolly in a beautiful grassy spot surrounded by flowers. I did the grass myself as this is not part of the stamp, but it seemed that that was where she ought to be standing.

A close up of Bella. As you can see, I glittered her skirt and added white spots to her top, shoes and hair ribbon.

Patient Friends 2

Another version of Patient Friends.
This time in a red jumper and blue jeans with a black border and three black gemstones with a black and white gingham ribbon and a little birthday greeting. It didn't quite look finished as it was so I added three black buttons on the opposite corner that I threaded with black ribbon. I think this is really cute.

A full version of the card. Thanks Mo's Digital Pencil...

Patient Friends

This is Patience again (from Mo's Digital Pencil), still in blue and green but this time with spots. I do like this little madam and her pet cat although I do feel rather sorry for the cat! I made this card for a friend who I know will love it too. I coloured this image with my ProMarkers and added a metal 'friends' charm and some colour coordinating adhesive gems. A bit of blue ribbon and some scalloped circles and a birthday greeting.

This is the whole card and I am really pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it.


Another digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. This one entitled 'Patience'. Coloured in my favourites, blue and green. I love this image so much as it just about sums up young children.

I added some black adhesive glitter, that I cut with my nestabilities and then a smaller white scalloped circle and mounted a white 'Birthday' greeting. I coloured this one with my Copics, although I am fast losing interest in them as they don't seem to be lasting as long as my ProMarkers. Anyone else experiencing this problem, or is it just me???

Making Cards too

This is the 'Making Cards' digital stamp again, but with black mirri card behind the image. Mainly pink and browns this time rather than lilac. A really simple but effective card. Again, I love these images.

Making Cards

This is Bella and Bronte. A digital stamp (my first one) that I recently purchased from Mo's Digital Pencil. Great isn't it? I love the fact that I can resize it to any size I want and love colouring in these images. This is the first one I bought and I just can't get enough of them. I've printed off quite a few and me and the children have been having a great time. This one was coloured in by me though (in Bella's favourite colours - apparently she loves purple). And I just love Bronte, mainly because he reminds me of our dog Ali.

I finished the card off with purple adhesive glitter and stamped some Hero Arts clear borders along the bottom in metallic purple too and added some purple and white diamantes. Added a thin piece of ribbon and a 'star' charm.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

How much is that doggie...

I always enjoy colouring in these doggies... from Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped the image twice so that I could make the tail and back legs on the top grey dog move so that it looks like the tail is wagging and the back legs are moving when you pulled the tabbed strip. I coloured in the image with my Copics and highlighted certain areas with a white pen (I don't know what I would do without my trusted white pencil).
This is a close up version so that you can see that the whole thing has been decoupaged. Once the whole thing had been mounted onto brown card I then used my white gel pen to go round the entire image with white faux stitching (I also added a little to the beige background paper) and then stamped 'Friends always' along the bottom.

Pumpkin and Aubergine

Here's 'Pumpkin' and 'Aubergine' from my Halloween stamp collection, just goes to show you that you don't have to just use them for Halloween cards. I love these little critters. I coloured Pumpkin with my ProMarkers and coloured Aubergine with my Copics... can you tell which one is which?

I then added some grass and stamped 'Friends always' on the top. I mounted the image onto black mirri card and then mounted some black background paper onto plain white cardstock and mounted the whole thing with foam pads.

Mice to see you...

This lovely little House Mouse stamp has always been a favourite of mine, but I put it away for a little while and now I have taken it out of storage again. I coloured the image with my Copic's and then 'glazed' the doughnut with my clear glaze. I then stamped and coloured the image a second time and cut it out with my scalloped circle nestabilities and mounted it onto foam pads. I then mounted the whole thing onto a larger scalloped circle and stuck it to the pink flowered background paper.

I then stamped my 'thank you ever so much' greeting in the corner to finish.

Bring Me Sunshine...

Love this Penny Black cat. Added some extra 'foliage' to the plants at the top though, I always think that there isn't enough there, especially after all the detail in the stamp elsewhere. Mounted it onto silver card and then added it to the pink flower background paper from AP.

I been really sick with Bronchitis this week so I have been doing lots of colouring in from my sick bed to prevent me from dying of boredom.

Forever Sparkly

Loving these papers that were purchased from AP. Added some glitter to the outline of the flowers just to create a little bit more sparkle. Added some more glitter to the champagne bubbles and coloured in the FF bear with my new Copics.

I love my Copic pens but have to say that although I have kept them flat, rather than standing up, as instructed, they still seem to be running out a lot quicker than my ProMarkers have. Either that or I am using my brown and grey a lot more than usual. Which seems a bit unlikely as I have used them no more than I have my ProMarkers...???

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Moon Gossip

Only 40 days left until 'New Moon' is released at the cinema, I can't wait!!!! I'll be there at the cinema before the doors have even opened.


Well, that's it for now. I haven't made that many cards recently as I have been really poorly with a chest infection the past few days. Since Wednesday I haven't had much energy to do much, these are mainly a selection of cards I made at the beginning of the week and last weekend.

VW Camper Love

I love this stamp. My good friend Sarn gave this to me. I think it's by Little Louise??? It's lovely isn't it! I love it so much, but I think it's my love for these little camper vans that makes me love it so much. I'd love to own one of these myself but can never seem to find one that's in my price range or one that doesn't need too much work done on it, although I would definitely do the art work on it myself. It works perfectly with this background paper and the ribbon makes it look just that little bit more special. I decoupaged the image and coloured it with my ProMarker pens.

Papa Bear

I love these gorgeous bears. I decoupaged his head and feet and coloured him with my Copic pens. Added some pretty background paper and added some strips of silver card which I curled around a pencil.

O' Christmas Tree

More from Lavinia Stamps. This christmas card was made using Acetate. I stamped the snowflakes onto the Acetate using White Stayzon and then added a black border to the tree which was stamped onto silver card. I then added the Penny Black greeting and then some glitter to finish the card off.