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Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Birthday CJ

Our nephew was born on Christmas Day 12 years ago and this is the card I made for his birthday.

I based it on Laura's 15th Sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You . I had some cardstock stickers from Doodlebug which I thought were quite fun for 12 year old lad. The central panel is one of those, the ribbon strips and the circular ones are too, all with liberal smatterings of a Sakura clear glitter pen for a bit of bling.

The patterned paper is HOTP from the Creative Cardmakers Citrus pack. I do love the bright papers in this pack and am going to be gutted when they finally run out.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

CSAD Designer Cards #111

Over at Card Sketch a Day it is Christmas Tree week and I have been given a sketch to make 2 cards for.

The first card was made using a blank from a Brenda Pinnick Christmas kit I had from QVC for my birthday thanks to my lovely MIL.

The tree is a Sizzix die with little bells sewn on as the baubles. The design is finished off with Papermania peel offs.

The second design is a LMC blank with a freebie magazine tartan paper on top. The tree is a Dawn Bibby design rubber stamp which was embossed and decoupaged in 5 layers. The pot and trunk were cut from scraps of card and accented with gold pen and a heart shaped gem. Peel offs were used for the sentiment.

These sketches are sure getting me making Christmas cards earlier than I normally would.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

CSAD Designer Card #107

Today I have another of my cards featured at Card Sketch A Day.

The patterned paper on this card is from a DCWV Christmas Stack. The candy canes are glittered chipboard shapes from the DCWV 3 drawer set I had from QVC. The hoographic holly leaves are from Kanban, bitton and brads are HOTP and the sentiment is from Lets Make Cards.

Loving how productive these sketches are making me and I'm getting my Christmas Cards done early for a change :)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

CPS Sketch #93

This card was made using CPS Sketch 93 for the layout.

The main backing paper is from the DCWV drawer set from QVC, as is the snowflake ribbon. The strip of patterned paper is a wrapping paper from Paperchase. The panels were hand cut from card scraps and the snowflakes are Christmas decorations. The sentiment is a Papermania vellum sticker.

The card is A5 sized.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Happy 40th Birthday Hubby

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful husband in the whole wide world. Sorry girls, he's mine and you can't have him :)

Paul has been so very worried about turning 40, I couldn't resist teasing him even more !

This almost A4 sized card was made using a background paper which I bought forthe hearts on the other side but it was too busy so opted for this side instead.

The numbers were cut from card using templates I had made in Xara. To these I have added rubber stamps from Penny Black and stickers from Papermania's Forever Friends range. The images are coloured using Marvy le plume pens and Sakura glitter.

Inside the card I have used some of the Forever Friends paper and an Anita's peel off, but you can't see that as there are lots of slushy words to my beloved :)

I love this card, it says everything I wanted and the new stamped set is just absolutely perfect for this.

Di Hickman December # 1

Love the sketch over at Di Hickman's this week, I was inspired to make this card as soon as I saw it and KNEW the 3 elements had to be snowflakes, must be because it is so bloody freezing in Birmingham at the moment. The UK is having a very cold spell, goodness me you'd think it was Christmas soon as the weather is doing what it is supposed to at this time of year !

The main paper on the background is a recycled gift bag from last year and the white snowflakes are flocked, it is so very tactile and I thought it was a perfect item to recycle. Best bit is it was a large bag so I've got a nice big piece left !

The ribbon is a sparkly wired edge one I got from Poundland some time ago. The sentiment is a DCWV sticker from the QVC drawer set. I punched holes and set eyelets with my Cropodile Big Bite and used the wire from the ribbon to 'dangle' the snowflakes from which were purchased as Christmas decorations.

I really like this card and think all the elements work well together. Thanks to Di for a great sketch.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sketches by Tamara # 73

I used the latest sketch from Tamara to make this card.

The card blank was pre-embossed with snowflakes and was from a Crafty Bitz QVC TSV last year. The square panels were a perforated paper layered over blue coloured squares. The shaped panel was hand cut and edged in Brilliance ink pad. The glitter chipboard snowflake was from the DCWV drawer set from QVC. The metal snowflake is from Papermania, the elasticated cord a magazine freebie and the sentiment is a rub on from Royal Langnickel.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Glitter Snowflake

I got absolutely covered in glitter making this card and loved it!

The base card was lilac and I covered the lower half with DCWV glitter cardstock from my QVC kit. The ribbon is also from the same set. The sentiment is a glittered rub on from Dovecraft.

The main focal is the gorgeous glittered snowflake which is a Christmas decoration from ASDA, 10 for £1.97 ! Bloody bargain I say.

This card is proper blinged up and girly and has lots of Christmas twinkle :)

Tis the season (to sparkle)

This card is entirely made from DCWV items from the QVC drawers.

The main backing paper is a glittered cardstock that glistens gently. The pink and black strip is cut from a paper that had several different designs in it. The central panel is a glitteredccardstock sticker which has been adhered onto textured cardstock which I have used the corner rounder on.

This is a really lush glittery card which is just gorgeous in the flesh.

The case of the Armless snowman

Another craft day make, this card was made using Dovecraft backing paper and tag and I stuck the snowman on from the DCWV drawer set, but his twick arms looked silly sticking out so I chopped them off !! I hope I don't get done for cruelty snowmen!

The ribbon and the sentiment are from the Brenda Pinnick kit

Bundle Up

Another card made yesterday.

The backing paper is Dovecraft, the image is a freebie digital image which was matted onto cardstock from DCWV. The sentiment is from the same DCWV QVC drawer set and was also matted onto the icy blue and mounted on 3D foam squares.

The snowflakes are vellum stickers which I have embellished with Paperchase gems.

It is so cold at the moment I think this is appropriate BRRRR

Christmas Stockings

This is one of the cards I made at our crafty day. The central image is what started it all off and this is a freebie digital scrapbooking printable on photo paper. The backing papers are DCWV.

Not your traditional Christmas colours but they don't always have to be do they?

Christmas Bears

This card was made using a pre embossed blank, I have no idea who makes it or where I got it!

The central embossed panel dictated the size of the panel so I chose a recycled image to fit inside and matted it on gold and red cards to add definition. The scanner as usual hasn't picked the gold up well though :(

The sentiment is again from an old card. The flowers and gem are from the Brenda Pinnick QVC kit I had recently. The ribbon along the bottom is from Dovecraft.

I did consider chalking the embossing to bring out the design but was worried that I would ruin it so decided against it !

It's Christmas

This card started from the sentiment panel which was recylcled from an old Christmas card. It is metallic red but the scanner hasn't picked the colour up at all well. The sentiment dictated the choice of the DCWV paper and the 3D stocking was added to lift the card a bit.

Quite a quick card that pulled itself together easily once I'd chosen the paper.

Card Sketch A Day # 54

This card was made using sketch #54 from Card Sketch a Day

The backing papers are DCWV, the stripy one having been punched with my ever faithful Martha Stewart doily punch. The sentiment panel is a freebie scrapbook printable image on photo paper edged with white brilliant ink, the brad is Dovecraft and I have used some more of my new bobble trim that I love so much, even in the green colour!!!!

This is one of the cards I made on the forum day yesterday, proving you can craft, eat and gossip at the same time!

Sketches by Tamara # 58

This card was made using Sketch 58 from Tamara.

The snowflake backing paper is DCWV from the QVC 3 drawer sets, the perforated paper is from Inspire Me and the bobble trim was from the NEC. The snowflakes are Quickutz die cuts fastened with Papermania brads. The sentiment is a DCWV cardstock sticker on 3D foam and the snowflake brad is from DCWV.

I made this card at the crafty forum day and it was one of 7 that I was able to finish.

CPS Sketch #91

I made a few cards last weekend but haven't had time during the week to scan them or blog them.

This first card was based on CPS Sketch #91. I had a look through my circular images recycled from old Christmas cards and have a couple of circular ones so will probably make a few more cards using this sketch.

The sentiment paper is DCWV and the ribbon strips are from the large Brenda Pinnick kit off QVC

Crafty Forum Meet Up

Had an absolutely fantastic day yesterday as I had arranged to visit some of my forum buddies. One of the girls Clare's Mum and Dad are members of a bowling club and we were able to hire their clubhouse for the day for a very reasonable fee. There were 6 of us that went in the end and came from all over the country.

From left to right there is Me, Kerrie, Clare, Helen, Lisa and Becky. All are very talented crafters and lovely people.

Helen made us all a little project bag each which had all the materials needed to make a fab
little tag book/card. Looks really effective and is so easy to put together.

Our mission now is to decorate the inside, not sure whether to put a Christmas message, or photos, or maybe a mixture of both?

Kerrie made us all a little giftbag which has sweeties inside

I drove just over 100 miles there and back again. It is the first time I have driven anywhere long distance on my own and I really enjoyed it. It was foggy all day and I kept driving in and out of it going down and the same back again. My confidence is so much better now on the motorway and I really felt a big sense of freedom on this trip. I even went on the M25 which was a real biggie for me, Lisa said the same thing. Lisa and Helen stopped in a hotel for the night rather than make the trip back again. I have to admit I was so tired that I probably should have done the same. At least I have had today to recuperate :)

All in all, I made 7 cards, spent some quality time with some lovely people and really hope we are able to meet up again. The time flew and we all really enjoyed ourselves.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

2 Sketches 4 You - Kristin's Bonus Sketch

This card was made using the bonus sketch from Kristin who is one of the new DT members over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

The backing paper is DCWV, the embossed panels are from a Cuttlebug folder which has had silver inkpad run over to highlight the embossing. The sentiment and central snowflake are from a QVC Brenda Pinnick kit. I think the snowflake is missing something so I might add a bit of bling to it. Christmas isn't chrismas without a bit of sparkle is it ?

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura & Kazan 13

I have been suffering with an awful cold for over a week and haven't made any cards at all! I didn't even manage to do my beloved 2 Sketches 4 You sketch last week so I have done it this week with Laura's.

The blue card is for Laura's 13th sketch.

The patterned papers are from DCWV, the top one I have used my Martha Stewart border punch on. This is trimmed with a bobble trim I got from the NEC last weekend which I absolutely love. I have red and green too and I have a feeling you will see it on a lot of cards this Crimble.

The sentiment is from the QVC Brenda Pinnick kit and is a clear sticker mounted onto white DCWV card.

The snowflake is a Christmas decoration and is very dimensional so it sparkles really nicely. This is mounted onto a piece of a fantastic paper that Inspire Me make which is perforated with holes. I managed to pick up 2 sheets of irridecent blue and silver last weekend. This is then mounted onto a square panel from Brenda Pinnick and then a scrap of Irridescent blue paper which has also had the border punch treatment. I really love how this card turned out and ADORE the bobble trim.

The pink card was made with Kazan's sketch last week. The base card has a mat of a vibrant pink glossy card. The textured card is a Cuttlebug folder which has had 2 inkpads gently rubbed over the surface.

The sentiment strip is a magazine freebie from Crafts Beautiful, the sentiment panel is from Let's Make Cards and the snowflake is a Sizzix emboss and cut folder.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Been to Hobbycrafts at the NEC

I am suffering quite badly with a cold donated by my husband and wasn't sure if I would be able to make it to the NEC today but I was a brave soldier and faced my enemy (traffic jam on M42 queuing to get to the car park at NEC is always bad, but especially today as they had a car show on as well!)

I had a great time and was QUITE good with my purchases, but I couldn't wait to get home as my throat was really sore, and I kept sneezing a lot and was starting to lose my voice.

My legs were really shakey by the time I got home and I haven't even unpacked my bags. Keep feeling sick and as if my head is being squeezed in a vice.

Not got any appetite so going to goto bed and hope I feel better in the morning. I've got new crafty stuff to sort out dontcha know!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

CSAD Designer Card #73

The current sketch at Card Sketch a Day features one of my cards in the Guest Designer slot.

I used this design to make a thankyou card for a very special friend Sandra. By the time this post is published she will have received this card, I hope you liked it sweetie!

The patterned paper is from HOTP Ultimate Floral pad, the frame is from a K & Company die cut sheet. The sentiment is from a huge Brenda Pinnick QVC kit, double mounted onto card scraps. The brads are from a Docrafts TSV.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Di Hickman Sketch October #5

Both these cards were made using the last October sketch on Di Hickman's blog.

The stamped images were from a forum swap that we did last year. I had coloured most of them using H20's but Christmas was a bit of a non event last year and I didn't end up making many cards.

I decided I was going to make the 2 cards at the same time using the same sort of things but in different colours.

The holly pattern papers are magazine freebies, the stripy paper is almost the last of the afore mentioned HOTP paper ( I only have a small sliver left!)

The sentiment strips have been cut from a sheet of freebie patterned paper and the sentiment panels are from the latest Lets Make Cards pack.

That's another 2 more Chrismas cards done! YIPPEE!!!!!

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura # 12

This card is based on Laura's latest sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

I have combined patterned papers from Dovecraft and DCWV, with some sparkle paper for the Martha Stewart punched edge. I cut a strip off the card fron and sandwiched the edge between the card and the patterned paper. Thank you to Kerrie for that little tip!

The ribbon is a sparkly one from Dovecraft, the snowflakes are a Quickutz die assembled with Papermania brads. The sentiments is a DCWV cardstock sticker from the 3 drawer set I had from QVC. I used a silver Papermania peeloff to cover the join in the scalloped border but this has scanned in black!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

CPS Sketch #38

Are you ready for a golden oldie ? Oldie in the respect that for this card I have used Sketch 38 which was from last Christmas over at CPS.

I am finding that sketches in general have been a major influence in me getting my Christmas card groove on this year and have been using some of the older sketches for inspiration, then pick my materials and run with it. In my defence, this time last year I only knew about sketches via Di Hickman's blog and Becky Flecks Pagemap site, since then I have become aware of so many more sources of fantabulous designs and I can definitely see it has had a good influence on my cards and made me experiment more with placement of elements and the whole less is more principle.

The main image on this card is a stamped image from a forum swap we did last year. I think it is a Whippersnapper design. It is coloured in with H20's and matted onto a scrap of gold card.

The central paper is some more of the HOTP paper I mentioned in an earlier card. I've still got a bit left and it will be used up soon, I promise.

The flowers are some 3D stickers that came free with a Docrafts Creativity magazine a few issues ago. They have a glue dot in the middle of the plastic flower and the petals are left free so you can fold them and manipulate them so they stand away from the card. They have been squashed down in the scanner but look quite good in real life.

2 Sketches 4 You - Joke Bonus Sketch x 2

I have made these 2 cards using Joke's Bonus Sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You.

As I was cutting the patterned papers up I figured I may as well make a second card at the same time.

The text based paper is from the Dove craft Winter Wonderland pack, the tiny snowflake one is from LMC.

For the 1st card I used a glittered chipboard shape from the DCWV dwawer set from QVC. I layered a metal snowflake charm on it from Papermania and a large gem in the centre from Paperchase.

The second card was made using a Papermania flower, a Prima flower, a blue snowflake charm, a white snowflake brad and a small gem all from Papermania.

I edged the cards with a small Versamark ink pad to define the edges.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Kazan Sketch #12

I have used Kazan's Sketch #12 over at 2 Sketches 4 You to make this Christmas card.

The base card is from a DCWV 3 part drawer set I have had from QVC and was pre-printed with the main design on textured card. The glittered tag is from a DCWV chipboard pack to match one of the paper stacks. The brad is from the same range. The tree is from a 3 part glittered chipboard pack from a magazine freebie and the organza ribbon is a scrap from my stash.

The design team at 2 Sketches is changing from next week and the girls have thanked each departing member individually. I think it is really lovely and the personal touch is one of the main reasons why I think their blog is so popular.

Friday, 31 October 2008

CSAD Designer Card #61

There is another of my cards featured as a Guest Designer over at Card Sketch a Day today.

It is 'Halloween week' but as I don't in any way celebrate Halloween it seemed innapropriate to make that type of card so I made a birthday card with it instead for one of my best friends Hazel.

The patterned card is from a glitter card stack from DCWV.
The image is from Pink Petticoat and coloured in with permanent pens and lots of glitter, the ribbon is a self adhesive Docrafts one.

The sentiment was made by me! I stumbled across a 'Seal Generator' on this website and thought I might be able to make something similar to the rubber stamp designs that are so popular at the moment and this was one of the designs I came up with. I am tremendously pleased with the results.

Monday, 27 October 2008

CSAD Designer Card #11

I am really getting into the swing of making my Christmas cards this year. The last couple of years it has felt like a chore as I've left it too late but I'm amazingly ahead of myself this year.

I have some rubber stamp images from a forum swap (last year!) that are already coloured in and ready to go so I am using some of the older challenge sketches to make them up.

This is Sketch 11 over at Card Sketch a Day.

The stamped image is coloured with Twinkling H20's and I think it is an Elzybels design. It is matted onto gold card. The paper is an old HOTP one that I got from USA about 4 years ago and has never been used! The sentiment strip has been cut from a recent magazine freebie paper.

The brad is a from Dovecraft and is part of a selection that I have had recently from Mad About Cards. They had some brilliant bargains on Christmas packs so expect to see a lot of DCVW and Dovecraft items used on my cards (shhh..... Don't tell Paul!)

Sunday, 26 October 2008

CPS Sketch #88

Well I think this could be a first for me. Completing a CPS sketch the day it appears on the blog!

This card is based on sketch #88 at CPS and is A5 sized

The patterned papers are magazine freebies, the image is a Penny Black stamp, the photo corners are from a Christmas Brenda Pinnick kit from QVC and the round sentiment is one I made using the seal generator website mentioned a few cards ago.

Sketches by Tamara # 66

I don't always get chance to do a sketch in time for it to be published on a blog but I do try to go back at some point and do one for it. This is one of those occasions.

The sketch for this card is #66 over at Sketches by Tamara.

The backing paper is an irridescent one by Reminisce which I got in the Capture The Magic sale earlier this year for about 30p a sheet. It has a lovely sheen to it. The ribbon is by DCWV, the snowmen are a Royal & Langnickel rub-on and the sentiment is a chipboard shape with a DCWV rub-on. All the rub-ons and ribbon are glittery so it is a lovely blingy card.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Matts 30th Birthday

This card was made for a commission for a friend of ours who was turning 30. I was asked to encorporate some of his favourite things in it, A Team, Star Wars and Spurs football team.

I'd seen a tutuorial on YouTube of how to make a diamond fold card and I wanted to have a go at one, but the tutorial made the card quite small. I used a sheet of A3 card and it came out 6" square.

I used Google to get some images suitable for the card and as soon as I saw the Star Wars one I KNEW I had to use it as it is a 30th cake with all the figures around it.

Really pleased with how it came out, looks spectacular and both the giver and receiver were delighted with it.

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura # 11

This christmas card was based on Laura's latest sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.

I used a sheet of A4 silver mirror card as the base. The patterned papers are a magazine freebie, the darker blue section is accented with Papermania silver peeloffs.

The large snowflake is a tree decoration from Asda last year, they are so delicate I though they would look lovely on a larger sized card.

The sentiment and snowflake circles are glittered rub-ons from Dovecraft.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

CSAD Designer Card #52

Over at Card Sketch a Day I have another of my cards featured as a Guest Designer today.

The main image is a magazine freebie from Simply Cards & papercraft magazine. I'm not a fairy type of person but I really like these images.

The panel which looks like it has a postal stamp edge was one of the most laborious things I have done. I punched it out
by making pencil marks along a line and using by Big Bite. I didn't think it would take as long as it did and thought it was a good idea at the time. It is an A5 card and there were about 70 holes - never again !

The ribbon is from Paperchase, the sentiment is a rub on and the rubber stamp on the corners is a clear one from the Stamps Away range at Clevercut.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

CPS Sketch #87

For my birthday my hubby bought me a Netbook which is a mini laptop with a 10" screen. I am using this to watch prgrams that have been downloaded in my little craft room instead of watching TV and I am so glad I did as I have been much more creative and have actually MADE cards since.

I used the latest Sketch 87 at CPS to make this card. A wonderful friend of mine (you know who you are S) recently sent me some lovely goodies in the post and write a little note on the back of a stamped image that she coloured in so nicely. Being a card maker, there is no way you can throw away something so beautiful and I wanted to make it into a card, in doing so passing the love down the line to someone else.

I think it is a Penny Black stamp, but don't quote me on it. I have just added a little Sakura glitter pen to the dandelion heads and matted the image onto a scrap of dark green card. The spotty paper is one of theose strips you get free with magazines and the swirly paper is HOTP.

I am very pleased with the sentiment. When you buy clothes from Asda a lot of them have a really chunky chipboard tag on them. I covered it with paper and the message is a cheapie rub-on from Poundland. It has come out really well.

I am really pleased with this card, it is one of the nicest I have made in a long time. I really like the mix of papers and the colours go really well together.

Monday, 20 October 2008

CSAD Designer Card # 50

Sketch 50 over at Card Sketch a day is one of the first 2 sketches I requested to do Guest Designer cards.

The backing paper is from a DCWV drawer set that I had from QVC.

The swirls are rubber stamps from HOTP, accented with Papermania gems.

The tree has been recyled from an old christmas card and the sentiment is a long Doodlebug sticker that was cut into sections and mounted onto 3d foam.

This was quite a simple card but I think it looks really sophisticated.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Di Hickman Sketch October #3

I used the latest Di Hickman Sketch to base this card around.

Now, for the record I do not like the word XMAS and it is very rare you will see me use it, however this sketch just screamed it to me so I went with my gut instinct.

The red cardstock, patterned paper and chipboard glitter letters are all from the DCWV drawer set from QVC and the brads are from an assorted Christmas designs pack I got from Lakeland in the sale last year.

Kazan Sketch #11

I used Sketch 11 over at 2 Sketches 4 You to base this card on.

Paul's sister has just had a huge operation and will have to rest for a while to get over it.

The patterned paper is from Dovecraft, the sentiment is a magazine freebie rub on layered using nestabilities dies and 3d foam.

I used my mosta favourite punch in the world from Martha Stewart on the scalloped strip.

A stylish design for a stylish lady!

CPS Sketch #86

This card was based on Sketch 86 over at CPS.

I used a sheet of A4 gold cardstock for the base an the backing paper is from the DCWV drawer set I had from QVC recently.

The ribbon is a roll that I had from Ebay some time ago. The tree is an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

I was toying with the idea of putting a sentiment on it but felt it would imbalance the design. I am slowly learning that less is more and fighting with myself to constantly fill a blank space with 'stuff' so I decided to leave it as it is.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

CPS Sketch #85

As soon as I saw Sketch #85 at CPS I knew what I wanted to do with it.

I recently got a cardmakers clearance box from Artymiss and there were a lot of patterned papers by Twelve by Twelve that were flower themed with a square panel of flower. I thought the text would go great as the background and the flower panel a great focal point for the centre. I just added a little inking around the edges to make it pop a little more and mounted it on 3d foam to add dimension.

A nice simple card where the patterned paper does the talking.

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura # 10

This card was made using Laura's sketch 10 over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

I haven't been able to do the sketches for the last couple of weeks as I have very little free time, but this sketch was perfect for a card I needed to make.

I have a long last been able to use my Martha Stewart punch and I luuuuurve it so much. It was the easiest to use border punch and lined up perfectly.

The papers are from my assorted scraps with a tiny bit of ribbon. The flowers are Prima and the letters are from the Dovecraft Retro Flowers chipboard shapes tin.

A simple card, but reallt pleased with it. The sketch is brilliant and I am sure I will be using it again.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

The Ting Tings in Concert

Went to see the Ting Tings in concert last night at the Carling Academy in Birmingham and they were really good.

We saw them at the Irish Centre in June just after they had gone to number 1 in the singles charts. I'd bought the tickets months before as I heard a song of theirs on the radio and thought it was such a catchy tune and they were going to be BIG! The gig was great and as I'd bought tickets before I received notification of an advance booking on the next ones.

It was a much bigger venue than previous, but still quite low key. Katie was fabulous on vocals and I was on the balcony alongside the side of the stage and had a fantastic view of her performing. Unfortunately I could only see the drummer Jules (mmmm!!) when he came and went off stage, but he did do one of the songs on guitar at the front and I had a fabulous view of him (mmmm) He's a bit yummy. The sound was fantastic and the drumming was freally powerful, it were brilliant.

I went with Paul and our friend Garry. Unfortunately his girfriend Hazel was really poorly and she couldn't come. Gaz was very impressed with both of them although he knew none of the words. I was singing along all the way through ! It was a briliant night. I love concerts me!

World Card Making Day

Well it was World Card Making Day yesterday and I had every intention of making a card at the START of the day, but by the END of it, guess how many cards I had made ????

That's right, a big fat zero !

I think I no longer can call myself a card maker. At present I am more like a collecter of stuff. Don't get me wrong, I want to make them but at the moment I am just not getting the chance and would love more hours in the day.

Mind you, I DID tidy my room up yesterday and a little more this morning so I did something towards the whole card making thing. I suppose that's something positive :)

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Computer been neglected and 9,000 Hits !!!!

My poor computer has been badly neglected over the last few days.

I went on it very briefly on Tuesday just before we went out for the night, was really tired last night (out too late on Tuesday) and didn't go on it at all.

Tonight I have just finished putting the blurb on 2 cards I uploaded Tuesday and have opened my email, I've got 198 unread emails !!!!!!! My inbox was clear so God know where they came from.

Have just reached 9,000 hits on my blog! I am well chuffed considering I thought I would be the only person who would read it as I'm not that interesting really.

Better go and sort out my inbox then - I may be gone for some time !

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Card Sketch A Day # 5

I made this card for my hubby Paul to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary, also on my birthday.

The card base was a deep toned red card with black marbling. The black textured cardstock is from DCWV. The heart images are Pink Petticoat images coloured with Sakura glitter pens and it is really twinkly.

I was really, really dissappointed with the rub ons. They are from Papermania and most of the design would not rub off an stayed on the backing. This made them much more muted than they should have been and very nearly ruined my card!

I used sketch #5 from Card Sketch a Day to mke the card. I always encorporate hearts on my cards to Paul and this was the perfect layout for these images.

Susie Sketch # 2

This card was made for a friend's birthday who we went out for a curry with on Friday night.

The layout of the card was inspired by Susie's Sketch #2. This is a really versatile sketch and I could see me using it a lot.

The card blank was covered with Dovecraft Birthday paper and the central strip is a scrap of card embossed with a cuttlebug folder (he loved the texture and kept playing with it all night, it was sooo funny to see a guy do that!)

The centre panels were cut with a Nestabilites die set. The cake is a Pink Petticoat printable image coloured in with permanent pens. The gems are from Paperchase and the sentiment is Dufex.

He was so enthusiastic about this card, amazing for a guy really!