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Hello and welcome to my little piece of blog-land where I share my cards and other crafty stuff I do.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Fave Colour Combo

Chocolate, Lime and Red are one of my favourite colour combos. I am going to enter this little thank you into My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 40 What's your fave.


Ingredients
Stamp: Abi's Craft Thank You So Much.
BG Papers: Pattered paper made on my computer and printed at home, plain paper from my stash.
Punches: Flower and circle punches from Hobby Craft.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Butterfly Thank You

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: CASE Study Challenge 73 and Craft-room Challenge Clean and Simple.

This lovely card is the inspiration for the CASE Study Challenge by Jan Rzasa.


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I hadn't tried negative die cutting before, it was a bit tricky getting them centered as I only have a butterfly punch and my circle Nesties, but I think I got there in the end.


Ingredients
Stamps: Fancy Paisley stamp for the butterfly backgrounds. Not sure the make of the stamp but I got it in the Hobby Craft sale last year for a couple of pounds. Sentiment stamp from 3 Birds Clearly Hand Stamped kit.
Embellishments: Clear flat backed gems that I coloured with my Promarkers.
Punch and Dies: Butterfly punch from Hobby Craft and Classic Circles Nestabilities.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Happy Birthday Matt

I made this card for my eldest son Matthew. Blokiees can be really hard to make cards for so I stuck to the Union Flag. I made a similar card a while ago for a friend but this time I used patterned paper instead of just plain coloured card stock. Simple but quite effective. Thanks for looking :o) xx


Ingredients
Stamp: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments.
BG Papers: Made on the computer and printed out at home.
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

A Little Thank You

Life got in the way a bit last week, hence no blogging and a slip on the new years resolution. But, I am back with a thank you card that I am going to enter into a couple of challenges: Lili's Little Faries Challenge 2 Your Favourite Stamp and Sarah Hurley Challenge 57 Giving Thanks. Thanks for stopping by :o) xx


Ingredients
Stamps: LOTV Rosy Posy and Sentiment stamp from 3 Birds Clearly Hand Stamped kit.
BG Papers: Dotty paper made on my computer and printed out at home, plain paper from my stash.
Promarkers: Maroon, Pastel Green, Forest Green, Pumpkin, Amethyst, Rose Pink, Blush, Ivory, Canary, Buttercup and Cool Grey 1.
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Something New from Something Old

I recycled this Tatty Ted Tag that was in my stash, I don't normally like TT but he is quite cute. I am entering this card into the Little Red Wagon Something New challenge.


Ingredients
Image: Tatty Ted Tag I had in my stash.
BG Papers: Patterned paper set up on my computer and printed off at home, Pain paper from my stash.
Sentiment: Made up on my computer and printed off at home.

Stuffed with Love

This very cute little donkey is from the great MelJens Designs. The digi stamps they produce are brill and they also give away freebies, and I love a freebie!  I am gonna have to do a pink version as this will make a good new baby card. I am entering this card into the following challenges: MelJens Design Team Challenge 90 Blue and  Just for Fun December's 5th Week Anything Goes. Thanks for stopping by :o) xx


Ingredients
Stamps: Sweet Little Donkey and Stuffed with Love from MelJens Designs.
BG Papers: Plain cardstock from my stash.
Promarkers: Pastel Blue, Duck Egg and Sky Blue.

A Sunny Thank You on a Wet Day

A nice bright sunny card for this very wet windy Tuesday morning (just!). Thank you to Lucy's cards for the sketch, I think I will be using this layout for the many Thank You cards I have to make for all the lovely Christmas prezzies my son received. I am going to put the off-cuts from the card blanks I made for xmas to good use as this card is just 13cm x 7cm, just the right size! I can use my Crafters Companion Envelope Pro (bought with my xmas money) a good try too. I am entering this card into the following challenges: Lucy's Cards Sketch Week Day 3, DYSU Challenge 52 Rainbow of Colors and Rainbow Lady's Challenge 185 Your Choice. Thanks for looking :o) xx


Ingredients
StampSentiment stamp from 3 Birds Clearly Hand Stamped kit.
BG Papers: Dotty paper made up on my computer and printed off at home, plain paper from my stash.
Embellishments: Flower and circle punches from Hobby Craft.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

I dusted off the punches for CSC71

To carry on with the 'enter more challenges in 2012' resolution here is an entry for a couple of challenges, CASE Study Challenge 71 and Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge 50 Bingo.


This is the inspiration card for the CASE Study Challenge by Amy Sheffer.
I love the colour combo and the layout.


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This is what I came up with.


For the Ladybug Crafts Bingo challenge I chose Ribbon, Flowers and I dusted off my Punches from the list of options.

Ingredients
BG Papers: Patterned paper freebie from web and printed at home, Plain paper from my stash.
Embellishment: I made the main flower embellishment from 2 flower and one circle punch from Hobby Craft I mounted it onto the Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties.
Ribbon: 12mm Red satin ribbon from Dunn Elm Mill.
Embossing Folder: Crafts-too Spots.

Kiss Kiss

This cute digi stamp is from the very talented Sliekje. All the digi's on the site are free which a result if you are on a tight crafting budget like me! I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: Sarah Hurley Challenge 56 Colouring, Creative Inspirations Challenge 143 Anything Goes and My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 37 Anything Goes. Thanks for looking :o) xx


Ingredients
Stamps: Papermania Sentiment Stamp and Kiss Kiss digi stamp from Sliekje Digi Stamps.
BG Papers: Plain card from my stash.
Embossing Folder: Not sure what it is called but it came free with my Cuttlebug.
Promarkers: Bluebell, Purple, Lime Green, Forest Green, Hedgedhog 1 = Sandstone, Caramel and Cocoa, Hedgehog 2 = Tan Cinnamon and Henna.