Tuesday, 31 May 2011

just another card

A very quick one today as back to work today and house is a tip due to the fact we have just used it as a dos house all weekend. So a quick tidy around, a dog walk then workies. Todays card is using Pink Paislee 360 degrees think it a bit of a mixture of 6x6 pad and 12x12, not much too it really just a few strips of pp, kraft stars and some thickers. I struggle a bit with male cards................anyone got any more ideas?????

Monday, 30 May 2011

Father's Day

Here is the start of this years Father's Day card, hopefully I'll have a different one to share with you every day this week. For this one I kept it fairly simple, using image from "lilli of the valley", its so cute, coloured with promarkers. Add some gingham paper and a scalloped circle cut from a nestability die. 


I've had an exciting weekend, and most of it quite spontaneous. But best of all was Take That on Friday night they were awesome, although the show wasn't as spectacular as "the circus".........the boys were amazing and Robbie well do I need to say more. I'll leave you with a few pictures of the night.

totally awesome 

Friday, 27 May 2011

Sketchy Thursday

Two layouts in one's a while since that's happen. When I spotted the new Sketchy Thursday Sketch, I had this layout in mind. Photograph shows my puppy (not so small now) running ahead on our morning walks, love when shes the only dog on the path, she reminds me of the littlest hobo (can you remember that program?) it had a fab theme tune. Well she runs ahead and sing to myself the theme tune...........people must think I'm mad singing as I walk along. I have used old stash with this layout, more old crate papers, rub ons and fabby flowers from an old kit...................mixed with sparkly thickers and some journalling. 

I'm uber excited about my day today......................I'm off to spend some time with a friend, a bite to eat and a few drinks, then we off to see "Take That" Its their first date of the tour..............whoop whoop, me a bit excited. Bring you "Take That" news tomorrow.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Another Shimelle Sketch of the Week

Today my lovely friend Amanda came over to scrap and have a little lunch. We caught up on the gossip and ate cake. I chose the sketch from Shimelles blog here. I had the perfect photos of Mable with her ball on a walk, but I did struggle with the construction of layout, after three attempts..........I eventually got there. I used more old paper from Crate think some bits are from "prudence" and other bits from "mia" ranges. Once I sorted the journalling panel and title the rest just fell into do you put your pages together?? 

This page with constructed in this order
1. the sketch
 2. the photos
                           3. the papers and die cut sheet
  4. then the title 
5. journalling
            6. added the little bits 

Heres some of the details

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

what on your Workdesk Wednesday.

Today's desk is my a messy one, busy with Father's Day cards......oooh and the list in the bottom right of the photo.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

new home

Happy Tuesday to you...................just a quick one this morning, a new home card featuring Lily bee designs "happily lost"  6x6 pad and I used some tando creative as a template for the house. Simple but quite funky.

Still extremely windy here but the sun is shining so great drying day if your washing doesnt blow away.......haha even better as no ironing if it does :) :)

Monday, 23 May 2011

one blustery day

Its sooo windy here on the North East coast............was blown off my feet taking Mable for her walkies this morning and its a tad chilly too. Today is the kinda day when you should stay inside and craft all day, but unfortunately I had to go to work. Its a short week for me as its a bank holiday weekend again.......just three afternoons then off for 5 days, hopefully in those five days I'll get all my Father's Days cards complete. This looks at these gorgeously cute stamps that arrived today, I have stamped all three images out ready to colour this evening. These are from Lilli of the Valley designs......and I'll use these for some of my Fathers Day cards, so watch this space

Right must get off to work, Have a lovely Monday x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

shimelles sotw

As I said in previous post, yes I've posted twice today, Thursday is my day this afternoon after doing a few chores and having bloods done, I had some me time scrapping. I used a lovely sketch from Shimelle, she posts a sketch to play with every along here. I wasnt sure where it was going but I love the finished page. I was a bit extravagant using a whole zva crystal swirl, normally I would chop it and only use a little bit at a time. The papers are from a 6x6 pad from Lily Bee Designs, the collection is "happily lost" very nice papers and gorgeous colours.......been using them a bit lately (will share another time). The large size butterfly is a die from Tim Holtz and the other is the old faithful punch from Martha Stewart.

Here is some details

Taaadaaa........... heres the finished layout 

Thanks for looking x

what on your desk Wednesday..........on a Thursday

Heres what was on my desk last night........I bought those little cute jar yesterday morning 4 for £2.00 bit of a bargain so last night I set about sorting my button box out, filling each jars with various colours so wish I had bought a few more as could do the same with blooms and other bits and bobs. Oh a sneaky peak at a plaque I'm busy with and some letters that are waiting to be painted, its a bit of a mess but organised choas is good, right?  Heres the link to other desks

Today is my day off so hoping to get a bit scrapping done, a nosey at other peeps desks and maybe a few cards.............................gorgeous day here so will have to fit in a long dog walk too. 

Have a lovely day and I'll share a few bits later xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Seems life got in the way of blogging, so been a delay in posting last card from my Blog a Card a Day..............sorry folks.

So here it is. I had a few images coloured with pro markers so I put together these simple cards, stamps are images from "lilli of the valley" and very cutie.

Hope will get back to working part time and get jobs done at home, I may get some crafting done on my day off on Thursday......ooh and I have a couple of thing to share soon!!!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Todays card

Today's card features Popcorn the bear..............this image coloured with promarkers make the ideal birth, christening and birthday cards for youngester and can be coloured to suit boy or girls. Off now for tea got spicy meatballs, pasta and some rather tasty looking garlic bread, then heading out for a few glasses of vino with a friend.



Have a fab night everyone and I'll be back tomorrow with the last cards of the week.

blog-a-card day 5

Today we have to pretend its blogger was down yesterday when I tried to post yesterday card, so I'll post yesterdays card now and today's later. 
For today's card I have used a rather cute stamp from "lilli of the valley", I bought at the craft show at Harrogate earlier this year, team it up with some papers from pink paislee, think they are a 6x6 pad from the 360 degrees range. I coloured the image with, you guessed it promarkers............its fab I chose the papers then just coloured image to suit also coloured my stamp message, which by the way is from lilli of the valley too. 

the pink variation not sure where this paper is from was in a Studio Calico or could have been Scarlet Lime from years ago............found in a box of old papers. I'm trying my best not to buy any new papers....................but have you seen the new dots and stripes papers from Echo Papers???? I HAVE TO HAVE BOTH COLOUR WAYS....but I'm trying to resist

Thursday, 12 May 2011

its thursday already

Today's card, have blogged this card before but its my favourite for using up those little scraps.....and as I've been making cards this week with these pastel papers they was lots of scraps. I think this punch is my favourite from Martha Stewart, its featured on many cards and scrapbooking pages. What do you do with your scraps? and how do you store yours? Mine are all in one box but been thinking maybe I need to sort them into colours then I may use them more.

same papers a slightly different look just adding some kraft.

also slightly changing the colour combo.

Some more cards tomorrow

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

day three and woydw

Firstly today is of course Wednesday so heres a peek at my desk thanks to everyone who left comments last week.Find more desks to nosey at here On my desk is a peek of my card for day three of my blog-a-card-a-day-week

 Secondly heres my card for day three.....I have blogged this stamp a few weeks back, but love the colour combo of this one. This combo and card came to me when I was sleeping, I know I'm a bit sad, but it happens quite often actually. The stamp is from "Stampedous" and combined it with message stamps from "lili of the valley" with a little bit of sparkle..

I added kraft and came up with this too.........

I'll be back tomorrow with a card using scraps and lots of pastel colours, seems to be the theme of the week.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

day two...........daisies

For today's card I dug deep in to my stash and found this daisy stamp........mmm why haven't I used it before? I stamped and coloured with yes the wonderful Promakers use 2" scraps to mount the daisies on to. A little tip if you don't have the right colour cardstock to use as a mount...........why not colour some white with the broad tip of your Promaker, you don't need to colour it all just a inch border so you dont waste your ink, I did this with the pink mount.

loved the card I made variations in a few colours....its easy to change the feel of the card by just changing the colour scheme.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Over the last few weeks I have been beavering away making cards for a couple of orders, most of them are new designs so I thought I'd share them with you. Every day for a week I will share a card or two with you, hopefully they will inspire you to get creating.

My first card is completed using this gorgeous giraffe stamp designed by the uber talented SJ, find her gorgeous creations here her blog of full of inspiration.....................dont blame me if you want everything. I coloured image with Promakers and combined it with this gorgeous polka dot paper. These cards are ideal for baby's birth, christenings and birthdays.



Hope you like my first card pop back tomorrow for more.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

NSD 2011

Yesterday was a busy day, filled up with little jobs that seemed to take up all day to do the simplest of things. So wasn't much me time for scrapping, which was annoying really as it was National Scrapbooking Day. After a bath and a hot cup of tea, I felt revived and started a page. So using a sketch from Sketchy Thursday and some more Echo Park " for the record", this is what I created. This photograph of my son is very rare at this time in his life, he never will have his photo taking so I have to use every opportunity I get.......I wanted to document how quickly he is growing up.

At moment I'm finding that my male scrapbook pages are getting quite samey (not sure that's a word but you know what I mean) You can use stars and buttons in so many ways. Anyone got any ideas? or could point me in the direction of male get more inspiration

Starting tomorrow I'm going to post a week in cards, I'll share a new card each day.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

WOYWW its my first time....

This week I thought I'd join in with WOYWW (whats on your workdesk wednesday ) This was started by Julia @ stamping ground its her 100th week. I've seen many posts on other peoples blogs and I love having a nosey about so thought I'd show you all mine.................well the small desk I work at while busy with cards. Have a gander its has some sneaky peaks of some bits of cards I'll be sharing this week with you all.

I spy..................
1. A lots of stickers made for the back of my cards
2. Promakers, my favourite product of the moment
3. Martha Stewart punch......this butterfly is sooo useful
4. A momento ink pad a must have when stamping and using promarkers.
5. A little musing giraffe stamp.................this sooo cute
6. A stamp from "lilli of the valley"
7. oddments of papers
8. Daisies cut and coloured from a Stamp's Away stamp
9. stickles, gems, good old pokey tool and other bits.

By the way main desk is way too untidy to work on let alone share with you..................I dream of being organised, maybe one day. 

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Very old stash...........and new photos

A very big HELLO from a very sunny South Shields hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather and another Bank Holiday weekend. I've been home from work since before Easter, we haven't done much exciting just spent time walking the hound and enjoying the sunshine.......ooh and a little crafting al-freso. I've been enjoying Shimelle class "beyond Blogging for scrapbookers"............but now I'm a little behind got a bit disheartened as when I installed Google Analytics I didn't input the code correctly, so didn't  have any data :( I'm rubbish at as techo stuff but with Shimelle's help I'm up and running. 

Today's layout features photos which were taken on my day in photos featured the other day......I took loads as it was a gorgeous sunny day. I had photos so then to find papers, I think these old Crate papers from the "Prudence" collection also some of the embellishments worked well and along with another sketch from creative scrappers..............hey presto!!!

Remember I posted about journalling a few days ago...........Well I have journalled. Journalling reads " Mable your such a friendly soul. On our walks you love to say Hello to everyone"......shes such a sweetie, very short journalling but its a start.

As I use old stash for this layout, I wondered while doing this layout if people like me prefer to use new stuff?or dig deep for some old stash? or even mix both old and new? Why not challenge yourself to use a old paper range? please leave a link if you do.........thanks x