Thursday, 22 March 2007

Friends Pop up Card

This is the card I have made using the spring ATC, I have never made one of these cards before so it was trial and error really, the little pop up's could have done with being a little bit biggar, but you have to be careful that you don't make them too big because they will stick out of the card when it is closed.
I used my cricut, of course, the Walk in my Garden cartridge, and bits and pieces from Willow Designs. Also my souffle pens......I love them at the moment.
I tell you what I have just bought......a rounded corner punch which is great for your ATC's the small or medium size is best for them, I bought a medium and large size and they punch through pretty heavy card as well.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Another ATC

Here is the other ATC that I made yesterday. I used the frame and picture that I used on my Mothers day card , put it onto the computer and made it smaller, the hearts are made using the George cartridge in my cricut machine, coloured with crystal laquers and glittered.

I am hoping to get a card made using the springtime ATC today, in between everything else I have to do.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

ATC cards

I am going to try and incorporate this ATC into a card tomorrow, I bought some ready made A6 cards, I don't normally buy ready made cards I generally cut and fold them myself, but I thought I'd try them. I printed our logo onto the back which took me forever to get in the right place, I hate doing it. I am going to have to have the card horizontal because the ATC is the wrong shape for it vertically.
I have also done another ATC which I've named Romance, I tried to photograph it but the light was going so I will do it tomorrow.
My desk is a mess again, I try to keep it tidy but I can't, I get over excited when I get an idea and tidiness goes out of the window lol lol.

Spring ATC's in the snow

I had decided to make some spring atc's today..when I got up this morning the weather was appalling to say the least, anyway I have done one atc, called spring, and it was blizzarding outside. Might get another one done later won't be a spring one.

This Spring ATC was made using shapes from Walk in my Garden, coloured with souffle pens, everything else from Willow Designs.

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Mothers Day

We have been to my daughters today for a Mother's Day buffet, we took my Mum also our 2 nephews Lewis on the left and Alex.
They were no bother at all, we had some of my Mum's homemade pie, there was also spring rolls, sausage rolls, all kinds of dips, prawns ,cakes, strawberries, crisps, chicken curry, lasagne, you name it we have had it.
I got my card and every now and again my daughter buys me a trinket to add to my collection and that's what I got today.
All in all it has been a lovely day, one to keep in my memory as very special.

My card to my Mother

This is my card to my Mother, to me it is very special because my daughter has drawn and painted these images, I just put it onto the computer and made the frame and backing paper. I love the colours they are rather feminine and pretty just what was need for a Mother's Day card. Most of all to tell my Mum I love her very much.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Taylor's Birthday

This is the layout I have been working on for 3 days...I deffinately ran out of inspiration doing this. This is Taylor my neice, as I have mentioned before, on her 5th birthday.
I used George for the lettering number, hearts and flower 2 all size 1, cut onto white card and coloured with a pink stardust pen, I put a pink brad into the centre of both flowers. I also used Walk in my Garden using bldhrt's (3 small) size 1, rose 1, size 1 and 2 also coloured in a pink stardust pen.
I love those little rose 1's, they are so versatile for borders and things.
Everything else from Willow Designs
I struggled with this project, but enjoyed it as well.

Thursday, 15 March 2007

No Inspiration

I have been on 2 days with this scrapbook page of Taylor and I'm no further forward. I haven't done much at all today.
There is a big venue on at the Newcastle Arena this weekend called Pins and Needles, I am in two minds whether to have a look or not. I have been there the last couple of times and I was disappointed I don't know why I keep going to tell you the truth.
My Mum has been buying herself a blood pressure machine.....I told her not to because if it was high she would worry, but she has a mind of her own my mother and takes no notice of me lol lol.....anyway if it keeps her mind occupied so be it. I still feel like a child when I'm in my mother's company, but to my mind she is always right, even if she is a million mile wrong I never contradict her. She keeps all the family right, dishing out advice, keeping them in line from the oldest to the youngest great grandchild and woe betied anyone who doesn't listen to her.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Scrapbook Page

I have already done a page about Taylor but I'm not happy with it......when I have finished I will put it on.

Taylor in stages

I then managed to get her to smile. This is the finished article above with a little help from my graphics programme lol lol

This is Taylor my beautiful niece......Taylor is someimes a proper little madam......I was at my mum's and it was Taylor's 5th birthday, so I decided to take some photographs of her for a scrapbooking you can see this is how we started off.....

Monday, 12 March 2007

2 of my Girls

You know I have 5 dogs now........and that I am mad about them...... well here are 2 of my young dogs, we had them out obedience training and doing a little bit of retrieving......these pictures were taken last year, during the warm hazy days of summer, can you remember them.

Lots to Do

I am falling behind with the designing of papers for the next cd......I have got a few done but I am busy with other things at the moment..then Willow has given me drawings of the new range of stamps that she has done, they are beautiful, and I have been playing around with them. Then I have got this new cricut to play with....I am enjoying scrapbooking at the moment, that isn't as easy as it looks, and I have to go out today so can't work , maybe later on.

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Whimsicle Springtime

Here is my scrapbook page using my cricut.

I used the Walk in my Garden for the flowers which were painted with H2O's and decoupaged, flower power, patchwork made with love, willow cottage, (butterfly and dragonfly new designs coming soon) all from Willow Designs. The 8" x 8" scrapbook backing paper from the Springtime cd also from Willow Designs.

I really did enjoy making this scrapbook page, there were so many different techniques involved, I could have also used some stamping and embossing but I don't think I could get it onto the page lol lol

Friday, 9 March 2007


It's not as easy as I thought it would be ...this scrapping I mean...I was lying in bed trying to think up ideas. I am not a serious kind of person as far as creating is concerned, I do however like some kind of order to my work, I also do fact I love whimsicle and small, I love small. So what I am going to do is...... I am going to cut some shapes from my cricut using white card and paint them ( I'm no artist mind you ) then decoupage them and see what I come up with.......

I think ( I think too much for my own good sometimes lol lol) I am going to take my dogs out for a long walk, see if I can blow some cobwebs away and to stop me sitting and thinking about Ria (ouch it still hurts).

This where I am going today, the English countryside is beautiful isn't it. Click on the picture and have a good look, I hope Ria is somewhere like that romping around and having fun.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Scrapbooking Page

I have never done much scrapping, I think that's the right terminology, but I am going to have a go.
I am going to keep on the theme of Easter and Springtime, I took some photographs yesterday of snowdrops and daffodils so I am going to use them and my little cricut and see what I can come up with.

Easter Box

I have tried to turn it on different sides to get the effect.

Here is the easter box I have been working on for 2 days, I really struggled with it yesterday because of circumstances as you know, but in the end I started to enjoy it. My little cricut certainly helps me out when I run out of inspiration......he is a sweet little thing but he does like the sticky stuff on my mats lol lol....only those of you who have a cricut will know what I am talking about.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Easter Box

I haven't felt much like crafting today but I am in the middle of making an easter box. It is decorated on all four sides and I am using a mixture of decoupaged framies and shapes from my cricut machine...I just love that little bug, I have got 5 cartridges now ( I have just received another 2 today) so maybe I might get a photograph of my easter box on here tomorrow.

A very sad day

I had to have one of my labradors put to sleep yesterday. She was 13 years old and her name was Ria. She was a very very gentle girl and wouldn't hurt a fly. In the end her heart just gave out and she was finding it hard to breathe, we decided it would be better for her to let her go.
I awoke during the night and I couldn't get back to sleep because I was so upset and I got up this morning and she wasn't there lying in her usual place, that set me off again.
I console myself that she has had a wonderful life, she was the apple of my eye and got most of her own way lol lol.
I will never forget her, she was a wonderful friend to me and my family and it was a priviledge to have known her for thirteen years.

Monday, 5 March 2007

Inside of Easter card

This is the inside of the card.....using the Cricut machine, the for you letters from the Jasmine cartridge in lower case.....the flowers are from the George cartridge. I coloured using souffle pens.

Another Easter Card

Here is another easter card using my new cricut machine. I used the yellow gingham paper from the springtime cd, the Willow Cottage framey.

I used the George cartridge in my Cricut machine for the flowers, tag and letters. I also used souffle pens for the dots on the flowers etc.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Craft Fair

We have a small craft fair today......I haven't got much time to chat yet because I haven't even started to get ready....Willow has already gone early this morning but I'm not going until lunch time.......I wanted to take my Mum with us but she has got the flue and still feels listless ........I will let you know how we got on when I come home.
Well I'm back from the fair and we did extremely well..our cd's really do well at fairs, we take the lap top with us to show people how to use the cd.
I have eventually done it..I have bought a cricut machine...I am a bit too tired at the moment to play although I have had a go....I will let you know how I go on.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Easter Card

My first Easter card.

I have read Willow's blog and she has used some of the new papers I have been designing, she told me it was sooooo unprofessional to use them and she has done it......well all I can say is what's good for the goose and all that.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Easter Cards

I was going to try my hand at a waterfall card but Willow has decided she is going to make am going to make some easter cards....I am going to make a selection in lovely spring colours....that will keep me quiet for a couple of days, in between I am designing backing papers.......if I had my way I would give you a little taste of what they are going to be like, I have no patience you see, but Willow won't let that's that, she says it's not professional. I sometimes wonder who is the mother and who is the daughter.
Oh I forgot we have got a fair this weekend, just a small one, so I have got some things to do for that as well. Better get on then hadn't I.

Pyramid box and card

Here is the pyramid box as promised......this box had a little stick pushed through the holes at the top to close it but I thought it would be more feminine to close it with ribbon.