Jo and Alex’s New Home

Sunday, 31 October 2010

My niece got married in April and with her lovely hubby Alex, they have just bought their first home together. This is the card I made for them.

New Home 2

Materials used – White square card blank, Cricut plus Create a Critter, Cuttlebug plus Spring Floral die, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row papers, Making Memories Chloe's Closet papers, Woodware Home Sweet Home clear stamps, Butterfly punch, Brown gel pen, Button and Fibres.

Cuttlebug Spot – Fall

Monday, 25 October 2010

Not much has happened here this week but I really am trying hard not to buy anything crafty with Christmas coming up, but there are lots of things on my wish list. I’d love some more stamps, especially Hero Arts. They are just great to use.

Here’s my Fall card for this weeks Cuttlebug challenge. I love these little leaves so I’ve used them again this week. Check out the other great designs at the Cuttlebug Spot  and it would be great to see what you come up with.

Fall 2

Materials used – White square card blank, Assorted cardstock and paper, Cricut plus Create a Critter and Mini Monograms, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots, Spots and Dots Embossing Folders and Spring Floral die, Hobby Arts General Greetings, Versamagic blue and pumpkin chalk ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Brown pen, Ribbon, Button and Twine.

Cuttlebug Spot – Boo

Monday, 18 October 2010

Can’t believe we are on week 3 already. Nildas challenge this week is to create a Halloween project or card. Now Halloween is not my thing at all so to create 2 Halloween projects in 2 weeks is a lot for me. I’ve used quite a few folders and dies on my card and you can see the embossing this week :)


Materials used – Black square card blank, White, black, green, orange and brown card stock, Cricut plus Create a Critter and Paper Doll Dress Up, Cuttlebug plus Swiss Dots, Forest Branches, Distressed Stripes embossing folders and Olivia Alphabet and Spring Floral dies, Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder, Sizzix Dress-up Faces rub-ons, Versamagic black chalk ink and a Black pen.

Joshua's 20th Birthday

Friday, 15 October 2010

Joshua isn’t into cards, but of course, you have to make a card for your son’s birthday. Keeping it simple, I just went for his name in fun colours. I cut out the letters using chipboard first and then patterned paper. I glued them together and then mounted them onto the card blank using foam pads.

Joshuas 20th

Materials used – Cream, red, blue, green and yellow cardstock, Cricut plus Plantin Schoolbook and George and Basic Shapes,Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pad, Dovecraft Sent with Love sentiment stamps,  chipboard, Star punch, Brown pen, Buttons and String.

What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The aftermath of making my Cuttlebug Spot card which you can see on Monday 18th. I just love love love my Cuttlebug and it’s great that it’s getting more use. Don’t you just love those cute rub-on faces. I bought them to use with the Paper Doll carts but I’ve used one on my Cuttlebug Spot card too. Have a good Wednesday.


Cuttlebug Spot – Halloween Treat Box

Monday, 11 October 2010

My week at work didn’t get off to a good start – I managed to delete all the products from the website for the shop where I work. A website without things to buy, is not good. What a nightmare!! Thank goodness for backups, so all is now restored.

Here’s my treat box for the Cuttlebug Spot, but it doesn’t look as though I’ve used the Cuttlebug at all, but I have - honest. Black cardstock is not easy to photograph but it has been embossed with the Forest Branches folder to make the container have a tree bark effect with the web on top. I also embossed the web with the Swiss Dots folder.The spiders have been embossed too. I’ll keep things lighter for my next project.

Halloween Treat Box (1)
Halloween Treat Box (2)

Materials used – Black, orange and purple cardstock, Cricut plus Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and Doodlecharms, Cuttlebug plus Forest Branches and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Googly eyes, Wire, Fibres, Versamagic black chalk ink and Yummy sweets.

Three Daisies

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Another “using up what I have” card. Marthas daisies have been laying in a drawer for a while, so I dragged them out and used them to make this card. The petals look so realistic and add a ray of sunshine to an October day.

3 Daisies

Materials used – A6 white card blank, White and blue cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pad, Hero Arts Border stamps, Dovecraft Sent with Love sentiment stamps, Martha Stewart Daisies, Versamagic brown chalk ink, Button and Fibre.

Cuttlebug Spot – Breast Cancer Card

Monday, 4 October 2010

Here’s my very first card for the Cuttlebug Spot and what fun I had making this card. The theme was to make a card for National Breast Cancer Awareness month which is October. I used the first 2 embossing folders I ever bought and they are still my favourites – Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls. No patterned papers, just cardstock, lace and a bit of bling. Check out what the other DT members have come up with, thy are just fab.

Breast Cancer

Materials used – White square scallop card blank, White and pink cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Frills borders and Curls and Swirls alphabet dies, Cricut plus Paper Doll Dress Up, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Lace, Gems and Glitter.

A Card for my Sister

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Oh, how exciting, I won the September challenge over at Funky Hand so I have 2 CD’s on there way to me, can’t wait to have a play. Thank you Anice.

When I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect for my sister. I little Promarker colouring (still practising!!), a bit of fluffy stuff and a button to finish it off.

Dibs Birthday

Materials used –Square white card blank, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row paper pad, Promarkers, Papermania Chic Party clear stamps, Alphabet clear stamp set, Versamagic brown chalk ink, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Fibre and buttons.