Monday 29 March 2010

Retro Fun Word Book download

Anice at Funky Hand has just released a new download called Retro Fun and boy is it lots of fun

The papers are bright and colourful and very retro- you will love them

These are my first makes with the download so why not pop over to the funky Hand website and grab the download just in time to join in with Aprils challenge that will be getting set in a couple of days time

Friday 26 March 2010

Fun Fridays at Daisy and Dandelion

Here we are at Friday and time for some more fun over at
Daisy and Dandelion with an Easter tent card using the Some Bunny Loves You range


Thursday 25 March 2010

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is Spring Has Sprung and as you can see I have made two cards this week
The top card was made first for the challenge but then when we got some beautiful images from our sponsor this week I just had to make a card using one of the images.
We are sposored this week by the Digi Stamp Boutique so check them out and their beautiful images
Looking forward to visiting to see you Spring creations

Tuesday 23 March 2010

2 Sketches 4 You

This is my take on the sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You and if you look close enough you might be able to see the elements of the sketch

And yes I have went all pink and fluffy with this one and yes it is more feathers- not my normal colours to work with so I hope it turned out ok

Away now to get a quick bath and wash my hair then settle down to watch my new New Moon dvd or should I say drool at all the lovely young male bodies!! oops drooling already


Saturday 20 March 2010


Over at Pollycrafts the challenge this week is Sparkle, so i added some sparkle to the rocking horse base and saddle- this is such a lovely image. The papers are K & Co.
Just been shopping and bought a new bra and i have grown a cup size!!!! Imagine waiting all these years to finally grow some boobs! Will need to buy more now as I will have to chuck the others in the bin and I cant be just down to one bra, oh and better just make them sets so I am all co ordinated - I feel another shopping trip coming on- better not tell the bank manager
Have a great weekend


Friday 19 March 2010

Fun Fridays at Daisy and Dandelion

Fun Friday again over at Daisy and Dandelion which means its my turn and the theme is still Easter
I used the Some Bunny Loves You range so pop over to Daisy and Dandelion for instructions how to make this card
Have a fun Friday


Thursday 18 March 2010

Charisma Cardz

This week over at Charisma Cardz the challenge is Something For the Kids
I used kraft for the card base and the papers, letters etc are basic grey, ribbon and a bit of doodling a la Jo kill styley.
looking forward to seeing you cards for the kids this week.
Have a great Thursday

Wednesday 17 March 2010


Over at Tales from Pollycrafts this week there is a double freebie- this amazing Codi image and a gorgeous Duck with a cupcake so you will be seeing a few cards with these cuties on them
There is a DT call also so hence the two freebies and the entries are open for two weeks
The minute I saw Codi I knew I had the ideal paper for her- this is from the Salt and pepper download from Funky Hand and yes I do have a thing about skulls- which reminds me I haven't used my skull die for a while....too busy being into feathers at the moment ... but not a feather in sight here
I do like a touchy feely card and things that stick out from them- pain to try and send in the post but...
Think this crystal beady thing was once some sort of Christmas Decoration but has been reincarnated to be a floraly type embelly
Added the touches of pink to brighten the card and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
Remember to pop back tomorrow to see what the challenge at Charisma is

Tuesday 16 March 2010

2 Sketches 4 You

This is the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week and this is my take on the sketch

Its been a few weeks since I joined in this challenge so I just had to make time this week to join in
I used a pearlised white card and embossed and layered it and yes it those feather again- only half the bag left now... might put them away for a little while now!
added a couple of flowers and a Just Married sentiment
A simple card but I always think that white makes a very elegant card but rather difficult to get a photo of

Monday 15 March 2010

Just Cute Bears

The challenge over at Just Cute Bears this week is All White- but you are allowed a coloured image
I used a white pearlised card and my new Peachy Keen Sleeping Teddy stamp and yes you guessed it- more feathers... won't be happy till they are all done so still a few to go!
I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day and I can't believe we are back at Monday again- better finish there before Coronation Street comes back on... see you later

Saturday 13 March 2010


Over at Allsorts this week the challenge is Black White and Pink- now having a thing about trying different shaped easels at the mo I thought I would try making one with my large sizzix heart die- it worked not too bad but you do see the fat end of the heart no matter now high or low you put the stopper sentiment
And rather strange feathers- new ones I got at the SECC and they seem to be more like a feather trim rather than an actual feather but I do like them
The card stock is from DCWV and the sentiment from Craftwork Cards and the pink circles are Heidi Grace
Off now to watch Most Haunted live as I forgot it was on so I have missed the beginning but will be just in time for all the lights out screaming at any sound part

Friday 12 March 2010

Circular easel card

These are quick instructions how to make a circular easel card- I used bright spotty paper and simple embellishments just to show you how to make one . If you have already made an easel card then it is just the same process except with a circular card blank instead of the standard square shape.

I used the scalloped circle nestibility to create my card blank but you could use a CD or similar to trace round to create a circle card blank remembering to leave a couple of centimeters at the fold joined together so it is an actual card and not just two scalloped circles(can you tell that that has happened to me before...more than once!!)

lay it out as in above photo and taking the top circle score and fold in half - folding it in the way to the centre fold

Cut a single scalloped circle with nestie in the same card and attach this to the folded half of top circle so it now looks like the photo below when you stand it up

And now you are ready to decorate- you will need to put something raised on the bottom circle to stop your card collapsing and for my card I used the sentiment Some Bunny Loves You and used 3D foam so it acts as a stopper for the top of the card

Decorated my card with Marshmallow decoupage image and a butterfly from the Daisy and Dandelion range

The card stock is from DCWV

A simple but effective card- hope that is some help to those who asked how to make one but if instructions are not clear then let me know and I will try and help you


Fun Fridays at Daisy and Dandelion

Fridays are now officially Fun Fridays at the Daisy and Dandelion blog and you can tune into Daisy and Dandelion every Friday to see what I will be making-the rest of the design team have different days so check every day to see what delights they have in store for you and there will also be tutorials on a regular basis too
The theme for this month is Easter and I made an Easter card on a budget so check out the blogDaisy and Dandelion for how to make it
Have a wonderful weekend


Thursday 11 March 2010

Charisma Cardz

this week at Charisma Cardz the challenge is Beautiful Butterflies,so we want to see all sorts of creations with beautiful butterflies
I made a scalloped circle easel card and the shape so reminds me of a clam!
I used papers from Craftworks Cards, the metal letters say MUM- they don't show up too well on the photo
And look at the beautiful butterly by Prima
There is aslo a DT call for a new member as sadly Sally is leaving us due to family commitments- we will all miss her- best wishes Sally


Saturday 6 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge

This week at Penny Black the challenge is to make an easel card- I am quite into making these at the moment and trying different shapes etc with them
So I got out my distress ink and inked up some card and used my scalloped nestie and inked that up too to create the easel card
The papers are from Recollections Autumn and the sentiment from Cosmo Cricket
I just loove that little mouse stamp and it reminds me so much of my little hamster
Was at the SECC yesterday and had a fabby day and a cuppa with my lovely Funky Hand team mate Kath and am going back for a little while tomorrow again- shhhh don't tell the bank manager- I managed to buy some essentials and some little treats as well, some new stamps of course and a little leaf punch
Hope you are having a good weekend

Thursday 4 March 2010

Charisma Cardz

Time for another Challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme is FAIRIES
I used a decoupage fairy and I do wish I had a lovely figure like her- but too much chocolate in my diet for that ever to be me!
Hope you can join in the fun this week and be in with a chanve to win a super prize

Wednesday 3 March 2010

Daisy & Dandelion Baby Project

Another month gone since my last D& D project- my time is flying
This month we were set a baby project as the theme and I made this wall hanging
For full instructions visitDaisy and Dandelion and check out the rest of the teams inspiration too


Tuesday 2 March 2010

Polka Doodles

The challenge over at Polka doodle this week is a shaped card and boy is this a shaped card- this shape hasn't even got a name!!its just a no name shape of some description
The flower is from the candy doodles CD and the stamp in the centre is by Stampin up and added a bit off doodling
Am all mixed up with the days this week and feel as if its Monday but then at least the weekend will arrive quicker and that means I am nearer to crafty shopping at the SECC... can't wait to spend some pennies and get new goodies to play with
Have a good evening... whatever day it is!


Monday 1 March 2010

Get Funky

This month at Get Funky its Dolly's turn to set the challenge and she chose
Girls! Girls! Girls
I used papers from the Funky Daze CD and the image is from Dreams Come True CD so I thought the sentiment was quite appropriate.
The flower is made from ribbon and I used my Martha Stewart punch
Hope you can join in this month and you could win a massive £20 voucher to spend in the Funky Hand shop
All you have to do is use at least one Funky Hand product on your project
Looking forward to visiting to see what you make