Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pretty in Pink

I made this card using the Mulberry Wood Everyday collection by Crafter's Companion.  The images in this collection are just so cute that I love working with them.  The toppers already have the gold foiled border and the pink background card comes with the striped corner so I feel a bit of a cheat as there's not much actual crafting but sometimes you just need something quick.

Spring Is Coming (honest!)

Sadly I was a bit too late to enter these into the I Love Promarkers Four Legged Friends challenge, but I can add them to my blog anyway!  I've been doing a bit of Promarker practice recently and am beginning to fall in love with them all over again.  Not sure why I stopped stamping and colouring in the first place as it really is a very relaxing thing to do.

I made 2 cards virtually the same so that I had 1 to use and 1 to pop into my spares box (the spare one has now been sent out so it didn't last long!).

I used some yellow Core'dinations embossed spotty card for the background.  I received a huge 12x12 pad of this card not last Christmas but the one before, so I get a tick for using up something old.  The message ovals are by Craftwork Cards and again are something that I've had 'forever' (and to be honest wouldn't be without as they are so handy).

February Rudolph Day

Continuing my theme of 'use it up' I found this really old Kanban kit in a drawer when I was having a bit of a tidy up (and I'm talking circa 2009, so not just old but really old!).

There are a couple of reasons I haven't used it previously - for one it's just too lovely to use and send and secondly it came with some really strange spacer things that made no sense (and the 20+ reviews on QVC at the time confirmed it wasn't just me).  Anyhow, today I bit the bullet and just went my own way with it.  I decoupaged some elements onto the A5 pre-printed card blank that came in the kit and then used the remaining layers to create and 5.5 inch square card.  Got another 9 nine sheets to use but I shall crack on with them and get it all used up.

I'm entering this in Stamping For Pleasure's February Rudolph challenge and, as usual, I've made it by the skin of my teeth!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Purple Birthday

So carrying on with my theme of using up stash that I've had for ages I found a lovely set of LOTV squares.  I used some Docrafts paper from 6x6 stack along with some purple Centura Pearl card.  I found the little flowers in a bag (can't be sure where they came from) and added a Craftwork cards oval sentitment.  I've got another 19 of these squares from the same set to use....

Friday, 1 February 2013


After the last couple of weeks of dismal weather it is so nice to be able to look forward to Spring.  We're starting to get the odd glimpse of sunshine down in Hampshire!  I made this card for a birthday and the image is from a 2012 calendar which I simpley matted onto purple and then yellow card.  I used some purple and yellow organza ribbon to 'tie' it all together(!)  I'm beginning to enjoy this recycling game!