Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweet Dreams Ali

Ali, our 12 year old Staffi, has just gone on her last journey to the vet's. We have decided it's time to put her to sleep as the tumour that has been growing inside of her is giving her pain now and so the decision has been made. We all love you Ali and hope that you meet all our other pets that have been waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.

God bless Ali, sweet dreams.
Love Fae, Steve, Lewis and Lianne xxxx

We will miss you.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Neverending Cards

This is my first attempt at making a never ending card, that I made for Steve's forthcoming birthday. He'll be 49 this year so I wanted to make something special for him. That's why i decided on the never ending card as I could add so many lovely messages and images to it to show him how I felt.

This part of the never ending card has a slightly wintry feel as his birthday is in December after all. I stamped the Happy birthdays in opposite corners and added some glittery numbers '49' and then added some other sentiments.

And this is the front of the never ending card in Steve's favourite colours. His birthday isn't until the 12th December, but I really hope that he likes it. Although it wasn't that hard to make, a lot of time and thought has been put into it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Suspension Card

This is a Suspension Card I made this week. As you can see I have been trying out new ideas and things to do with cardstock. I'll add the tutorial for this one also, tomorrow.

Pop-Up Card

I made this pop-up card for my bessie mate, Sarn to let her know I was thinking of her. I will be adding instructions tomorrow guys so you'll have to wait until then if you want to know how to make it... Watch this space!


Another of Dustin Pike's freebie dragons. I just love them so much. This one reminds me of Lianne's goth phase (full of attitude and spikey). I love the punk'd out teddy bear too. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the embossed web and ran it over with my Stazon ink pad. I then added some Anita's swirls in the corners and the 'Happy Birthday' greetings.

Bismark's Christmas

A great digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I love this dog, lovingly called 'Bismark'. This is one of many, so many of my friends are dog lovers, so they're all getting this one, or one like it, the colours vary along with the ribbon, but otherwise they're the same.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blue without YOU!

Was bored yesterday so I wanted to make something different to my usual square or A5 cards. I made this triangle card and coloured the whole thing in with my blue ProMarker pen and then stamped a Forever Friends image and cut it out and mounted it with foam pads. I made the sentiment myself, 'Blue without YOU!' and mounted it over some blue ribbon.

Claire's Tattoo

My friend Claire popped in to see me yesterday and she mentioned that she wanted a tattoo so we discussed it and came up with this. I drew this on her ankle with a marker pen and she loves it, so she's getting it done next week and has promised that once the scabbing has gone, she will allow me to photograph it again so that I can show you all the finished result. Doesn't it look great???

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free Digital Cherries

Free Digital Cherries for use with the Muffin.
Please feel free to comment whether you do or do not like them. These are sized perfectly with the muffin but again, the image has not been compressed so you should get them actual size for resizing to suit your needs once you have saved the image.
Don't forget to let me know if you are using them or just the muffin, so that I can have a look to see what you have made with them. Look forward to seeing what you make of them. Thanks

Free Digital Muffin

I drew this muffin the other day and Lianne said 'why don't you offer it as a free digital image on your blog?' because I have been getting a lot of digital images both free and paid for recently. So I thought why not, if anyone wants it, feel free to right click as I haven't compressed it so you should be able to save it and re-size it. I'll add some cherries that I had also drawn to go with it and I'll make a card in the week sometime, showing you my coloured version if you want to have a go yourself...Enjoy.
If you are saving this image to use to make a card which you might then add to a blog or forum, please let others know where you found it and please, leave a comment for me below so that I too can have a look to see what you have done with it. Many thanks. Please let me know if you have any problems with saving it, as this is the first one I have done.

Hungry Hamster

Another favourite from Mo. This little hamster is sitting on a muffin nibbling away, just like Lianne's rat SOXY.

I just used two coloured pencils on this card and used various degrees of pressure in different areas to shade. I added a greeting and a little fabric muffin to the corners and some ribbon.

Sending Hugs Greeting

A close up of the Sending Hugs image that I created on my previous card. If anyone would like a copy of this, I would be happy to send the non-coloured image to them digitally so that it can be resized and used personally on your cards, email me at with your email address or leave a comment below and I'll send it to you as soon as I can.

Sending Hugs

Sending Hugs. I really like this card and this image from Mo is just lovely. I handwrote the lettering at the bottom of the card as I wanted something special along the bottom and had nothing in my stamps that was a) large enough or b) appropriate. Thanks Mo x

Bronte and Louis

This is a freebie from Mo. Lewis, my son, loved this image and said that Bronte reminded him of our Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Ali. So I made the card to look like a younger Lewis with his mate Ali. She's always hovering around him when HE'S eating cookies or biscuits too. Coloured in the image with my ProMarkers again and added some letters to spell out 'Ali and Me'. Lewis gave the card to my mum, who cried... bless. Poor Ali - she's still with us but very, very poorly.

Yo Ho Dragon

A close up of this lovely little Pirate Dragon.

This is the finished project. I coloured the image with my ProMarker pens, my Copics and my TomBow pens and then cut the image out using my nestabilities and my Big Shot. I then added some other cut outs and the greeting and mounted the image onto a larger scalloped circle in red to coordinate with the dragons waistcoat. I then highlighted certain areas with my white pencil and my white gel pen. I then added the background paper, the ribbon and the 'YO HO' from letters cut out using my Big Shot. Hope I've done Dustin proud. I love this card.

Owl You Doing?

I know that some of you love owls and this is another freebie from Dustin. He is so sweet I just love the way this has been drawn.

I hand wrote the message below the image, as I have seen this stamp before but haven't seen it anywhere to buy so I wrote it myself as it seemed perfect for the image.

The lettered embossed background was done using a cuttlebug embossing folder and my Big Shot.

Whimsical Dragons

This is another of Dustin's freebie dragons. I love them so much and thank Dustin for sharing them with me and others.

I have coloured him in with my ProMarker pens and added the letters which were cut out of black mirri card with my Big Shot. This is a larger than normal card, not quite A4 but bigger than A5 as I was given some envelopes. I had to cut some white A3 card down to size once I had folded it. I then printed the dragon and coloured him in and mounted it with foam pads just above some background paper that I had left over from another project that you will also see among today's entries.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Come fly with me...

This is another of Dustin's freebie dragons. They're just too cute and I love the expressions on their faces. It's the cutest dragon I have ever seen (do you remember the Whimsical Dragons? I think that's why I like them so much, as they remind me of them).

This one was made for a friends birthday and I kept it really simple by adding a greeting and some matching ribbon.

Fire Dragon

This is a freebie from Dustin Pike's Blog. I just love his dragons (and so did Lewis, my son, which is why I had to make one of the images up on a card especially for him). Anyway, this little Fire Dragon was perfect for Lewis as he loves anything to do with firemen and I just loved colouring him in with my ProMarker pens (that's the dragon...not Lewis ha ha). I have a link to Dustin Pike's blog so pop over and have a look if you love this little chap as there is a new freebie this week. The writing on the left and the hearts were written and drawn freehand and the circle greeting was one that's been lying around in my collection for a while. We are proud of him as he just received a medal for being a 'Hat Trick Hero' in his football team at school. Well done baby!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Lavender Dreams

Another great Penny Black stamp, perfect for a little new born baby. The stamped greeting is also Penny Black and I kept the lilac theme going by adding some lavender coloured flowers and gems.

The background paper I bought at Ally Pally and sadly, I cannot recall who it was made by as I have previously cut the bottom off of the paper with the logo, but it worked perfectly with this colour theme so I used it. I coloured the image with my ProMarker pens and added some white gel pen to the cheek and toes to add some highlights. Glitter was added to the inside of the flower.