Saturday, 16 February 2013

What a Hoot!

Hiya peeps!
Hope you are fit  and well on this bright, spring like day! Just thought I would say hello and post you another of my woodland projects. I'm still in between commissions at the moment.

I just love the owl's eyes, they almost look like they are going to pop right out of his head. This and the other six cards in the set are in the March 2013 issue of Crafts Beautiful, out now. You can download the tree stump, grass, speech bubble and all the other templates and illustrations from the Crafts Beautiful website - for free!

Why not check out some of the font websites (I have a link to some good ones on the right) for free fonts you can download? You can save them to your computer and use them whenever you want, it's quick and easy to do. It will save it as a zip file, then once it has downloaded you can go into the zip file and install it. It's then ready to use!

Well, that's me for the nonce. Thanks for visiting ;) xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Hoppy Birthday

How goes it me lovelys?
Hope you are all well on this cold wintry day. I've just made a nice hot cup of coffee and I thought I would say hello. As promised here is another card I've created for the current issue of Crafts Beautiful.

I really enjoyed doing this project, the images are so cute. I thought the tree stamp would make a lovely bright bush and I adore the little bunnies sat looking at it, probably thinking 'Mmmm that looks tasty'.

There are a couple of cards in the set which use my own illustrations - a fox and a badger, unfortunately I haven't had the samples back; but they are showcased along with all the supplies and instructions to create all the woodland cards in the March issue of Crafts Beautiful. You can download the free digi images of the fox and badger from the Crafts Beautiful website.

If you want to ask me about materials or techniques used in any of my projects, please feel free to contact me through my blog or email.

Thanks for calling by. Until next time. xxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

You're Such a Deer

Aft'noon chums!
I'm back! I feel much better now. Hope you lovely peeps out there don't get this chest thingy that's going around - not good :(
I have another sneeky peeky at another one of my cards from the March issue of Crafts Beautiful.

The woodland theme is really big at the moment. The good thing about these cards is that they are suitable for all. They would make good Easter cards too.

The March issue of Crafts Beautiful is out now and available at all good newsagents and most supermarkets. Why not check out the Crafts Beautiful website for more ideas, projects and inspiration?

That's me for now. I've got a couple of commissions to catch up on, but I'll post back soon...promise :) Thanks for popping by xxx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Happy Spring

Aft'noon peepsicles!
I must apologise again for the lack of posts. The cold I got at the beginning of the week went to my chest and to say I've been feeling yukky is an understatement. I'm still not 100%, hence this is just a quickie.
I'd like to show you a sneeky peeky of one of the cards from my 7 Ways With Woodland Motifs feature in the current issue of Crafts Beautiful.

Check out the instructions and supplies needed for this and the other six cards in the March issue, out now. I may show another couple in a later post. I did a couple of cards with my own illustrations. You can download the illustrations of my fox and badger from the Crafts Beautiful website.

Before I sign off, I just want to say hello to all my lovely new followers and thank you all who are joining in my blog candy giveaways :) You are really a great bunch of fab peeps! Until next

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

You Make Me Happy

Mornin' all!
Sorry I've not been around for a couple of days, haven't been feeling 100% (finally gave in to the cold bug that's going around - boo yah)
Any hoo! Did manage to get another little card done. So here we go...

What you need...

Stamps: Fanfare - Avery Elle
Dies: Grunge Flower #1, Grunge Flower #2 & #3 - PaperArtsy
Punches: 1.5" circle; corner rounder
Card stock: lime, turquoise, orange
Ink: Key Lime, Sea Breeze, Persimmon - VersaMagic; Onyx Black - Versafine
Resin flower, turquoise
Crochet cotton, white

What you do...

Create a top fold 12cm x 15cm blank and round the bottom corners. Stamp the scalloped border along the top of the blank with Sea Breeze. Repeat with the Persimmon and Key Lime. Stamp the sentiment in black in the lower left corner.

Die cut the largest flower in turquoise, the medium one in orange and two leaves in lime, also punch a circle of lime card. Scrunch them all up and assemble, catching some strands of cotton between the orange flower and lime circle. Glue the resin flower in the centre. When dry, attach to the right of the blank at the lower edge of the scallop border.

There we have it, another quick and simple card. I think the colours are so fresh and spring like. I apologise for the photography (just can't seem to get it right these days) it really doesn't do the card justice.

So that's me for now. I'm going to make a fresh hot lemon and honey drink, then get on with my Crafts Beautiful commission.

Thanks for dropping in. xxxx

Friday, 1 February 2013

February Blog Candy

Aft'noon all!
Here is the February blog candy giveaway, as promised.

This candy consists of 40 assorted 8" x 8" papers (including some glittered and double sided), 1 pack of Tulip embossed card blanks, 2 packs Tulip dimensional toppers, 2oz bag mixed buttons, a selection of glittered and spotty fabric flowers, a selection of die cut flowers and 5 x 1mtr lengths of ribbon.
To have a chance of winning this fab candy:-

1. Be a follower either through Blogger, Google or email (see sidebar to follow by email)
2. Post a piccy of the candy with a link to this post in your sidebar (if you have a blog)
3. Leave me a comment (with your blog address if you have one) ta da! You are entered!
If you do have a blog, it will be great to have a look and see what you are up to :)

This candy will close on 28th February 2013, I will then use RANDOM.ORG to choose a winner!
The candy is open to all, nationally, internationally, those in outer space and previous winners.
Thanks for popping by and good luck! xxx

January Blog Candy Winner!

Greetings chums!

Well here we are. The January blog candy winner.

As last time, I gave everyone a number who left a comment to enter, this is the list and a snap shot of the number generator. 

1 ~ Luanne
2 ~ Dawn
3 ~ Asia
4 ~ Heidi
5 ~ Paperkate
6 ~ Sonya
7 ~ Sonia
8 ~ Lucretia
9 ~ Bhawana
10 ~ UT's Hobby Time
11 ~ Catherine
Da da da da da da dah! The winner is Lucretia! Congratulations! Please email me (my address is in my profile) your home address Lucretia, and I'll get the goodies posted out to you.
For those who weren't lucky enough to win this time, I'll be posting the February blog candy later. Previous winners of candy can re-enter.
Thank you all for following my blog and entering the candy giveaway.

Miss You

Mewnin' peepsicles!

How are you? Keeping well I hope.

I have another little card for you, which is very quick and simple to make.

What you need...

Stamps: Sentiment Sampler - Paper Smooches
Dies: Homespun Hearts - X-Cut
Embossing folder: Seeing Spots - Cuttlebug
Card stock: red, white
Ink: Onyx Black - Versafine
Ribbon: black/white spot
Pearls: white

What you do...

Create a 12cm x 13.5cm blank and cover with red card. Die cut a partial heart in a piece of card 10cm x 11cm, then emboss with Seeing Spots. Mount onto the blank with foam tape, adhere a length of spotty ribbon, with a bow along the join.

Die cut three tiny hearts and a slightly larger one in red card and attach randomly around the cut out heart with foam pads. Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner and finish with a few pearls.

There you have it. Layering the layers with foam tape and the addition of the embossed card really gives the card dimension.

Well, that's me for now. I'll be back later with to announce the winner of the January blog candy and to show you the February blog candy - oooooh!

See you soon :) xxx