Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm back

Good grief, that was a long 2 weeks without my computer! Anyway, I'm back online now and can share some of the cards that I made during my enforced absence from technology :)

This card I made using a digital stamp that I had already printed and have had in my 'ready to do something with' drawer :)

Lori Boyd digital Lollipop stamp and Crystal Wilkerson papers, Prima flowers, Papertrey twine and a corrugated card star completely inspired by my friend Jane who makes lovely cards :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Life Without A Computer ...

... is very quiet!  But hopefully mine will be fully repaired and back with me this weekend and I shall be back to crafting, blogging and chatting to my friends who live in my computer!

Anyway, I've jumped onto my Dad's computer to quickly post my card for this weeks DCM challenge as well as to say that my little Westie pup Haggis helped me pick a number for last weeks draw - he plonked all 4 paws onto my tummy as I lay on the sofa watching television earlier squishing all the air in my lungs and then proceeded to pin  me down whilst he gave my face a good wash with his licks!  So I had to pick comment number 4 which was left by Effie (I shall be in touch with your prize)

The challenge this week is to make a card that is inspired by snow and ice. Think snow sports, snowy mountains, icy colours, icy emotions etc.  Here is my card

Those little frosty birdies are from a Nitwit kit and I used Diamond Dust Twinklets glitter from The Hobby House to make my branches super frosty

Friday, June 18, 2010

The dare over at DCM this week is a bit different as there is a sketch and a sponsor!  Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker is the sponsor and I have a goody bag to give to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post.

This is the card I made using Nikki's products

Hopefully I might get back to blogging regularly soon - my laptop died at the weekend and my school got an Ofsted inspection on Wednesday and Thursday so it's been a stressful few weeks

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A Very Special Digi Stamp ...

My lovely friend Lori Boyd, the designer of those Lollipop stamps that I love so much, has designed a very special digital stamp to raise money for a very special little girl. 

She has her story on her blog here and if you would like to purchase this rather gorgeous stamp all you have to do is email Lori  byloridesigns@gmail.com with your paypal address and she will invoice you via paypal, then send your Macie's Rainbow Digi!!

For a donation of $5 you can have her!!

100% of the proceeds will go to Mission 4 Macie

This is the card that Lori made using the Macie's Rainbow digi stamp

I hope that you'll all visit Lori's blog to read about Macie's story and of course buy her digital stamp

Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Card Tutorial ...

Today was my turn to post on the Scattered Scarlet blog and I have done a tutorial to make this card.

If you'd like to see how I made it check out the blog here

Friday, June 04, 2010

DCM Challenge ...

The challenge this week over at the DCM challenge blog is to create a card using pearls (June Birthstone) and it certainly was a challenge for me as I'm not really a pearl person - I'm more of a glitter and bling girl :)  Anyway, I was looking through my embellishment draw for anything vaguely pearl-like when I spotted these adhesive Kaisercraft pearls that I'd bought from Jean, then I found some paper doilies and decided to make a flower.  That was really easy - I just scrunched up the doilie a bit and punched a few layers of cream tissue paper with my small scalloped cirlce punch. I joined them together with a pearl brad and scrunched the layers up before covering in several layers of golden Shimmerz Spray

Those pearls - I stuck them all on individually which I found strangely theraputic and I had to add a teeny tiny bit of bling in the form of two strips of sequins down each side of the paper panel. The papers are from a digital kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and the stamp is from Papertrey Ink

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A Birthday Lollipop ...

I used some more of those Delovely papers from Cosmo Cricket for this birthday card and teamed them with this ever so sweet digital Lollipop stamp by Lori Boyd, I adore these stamps and I am so pleased that Lori has started selling them in digital form (although I do have almost the full set in rubber from Stamping Bella too)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

An Engagement Card ...

I needed to make an engagement card and I was thinking very classy and elegant but actually when I started I kept being drawn towards the Delovely papers by Cosmo Cricket. I bought the 6x6 paper pad from Jean last week (well I guess it's on loan as I haven't paid you yet Jean!) and there are some of the designs that are just simply gorgeous and I know I'll want to use them again and again. So yesterday I met some dear friends at The Scrapbook Shop for some chatting and shopping (yummy muffins too) and I bought a few of the larger 12x12 sheets in my favourite patterns.

Anyway, I did use the Delovely papers for the engagement card and I really love how it came out.

I used my favourite Nestabilities heart dies (so pleased that I bought those as I've used them so often) and the large scalloped die from Papertrey