Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to my little place in the blogging world. :)
I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
I would love you to leave me a comment so I know that you have visited me.
Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Sunday, 30 January 2011

FF Challenge card - ends 30th Jan

Another challenge card from me today, really pleased with some of it, not so sure about the overall finished card though!
This was another DC challenge, this time by CrossStitchQueen, another with a recipie to follow:
* nice pastel colours
* at least one ribbon/bow
* a sentiment/greeting
* backing paper(s)
* a stamped image of any FF bear you wish
* PLUS he/she has to have a friend too.

As the only FF stamp I own is the freebie one from a previous DC mag I decided to attempt something I have seen Barbara Grey do with her stamps, a reflection technique.

You ink up the stamp then carefully roll the brayer over it to 'stamp' the image onto it. Next roll the brayer onto your chosen card/paper and the image will print backwards - a reflection of the original image! Tadaa! (If you look at my bears the one on the right is lighter in colour as this is the reflected image and some of the colour depth seems to have been lost in the transfer process.)

I wanted it to look like the bears were holding the greeting as a banner, not sure it's worked very well though as I didnt notice to start with but the cord is actually coming from the back of their paws and I needed to make a wider card so I could 'hang' the banner from the cord top rather than in the middle!

The rest of the card is pretty obvious, my favourite Happy Birthday sizzix die greeting, a paper ribbon and I cant remember where this spotty backing paper was printed from, oops!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

1st Cricut card & a mini canvas!

Almost another week gone by, crikey I've been so busy!

Here is a pic of my first proper card I made using my new Xmas Cricut Baby Bug! YAAAY!!!!! :)
Also used my new MS Monarch butterfly corner punch, and the small and large xcut flower punches.

I have just bought one of these little mini easels to put my cards on to take my photos and it came with a mini canvas. My cousin is decorating her little girls bedroom and so I thought this would look cute on her wall!

Again just a few little flower die cut/punched shapes, canvas painted with pink emulsion and the butterfly is a chipboard shaped I triple embossed with pink ink & embossing powder. I really like this and my cousin liked it so much she is putting on the bedroom door! :)

Another Cricut phrase card on the way soon, in very specific colours! Ni x

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

3 Birthday Cards.

Wow 2 posts in 2 days! Still this is another quickie just to prove i have been crafting.
The other 3 cards I mentioned yesterday were for the birthdays of my cousin & a friend I work with.

These two are pretty similar,

and this one is using the new DC freebie cupcake stamps and the MS border punch! Yum!

I'm also working on a mini canvas and 2 more birthday cards today! Busy busy Ni! Pics to follow in next few days! :) x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Wow how bad of me, I have not posted in over a week, hardly a good start to my blog is it!
In my defense I have been busy! Completed two cards for DC challenges, another FF one and the Recycle an Xmas card one!

The FF one was Laineymo's challenge. You had to follow the recipie of 1 bear, 2 backing papers, at least one flower and a sentiment.

The Recycle an Xmas card one was by Lisaxx. Her challenge was to make a card using parts of a shop-bought card you had received. I got this cute lil FF card which was only about 3.5" x 3.5", trimmed the top and bottom off and matted it onto red pearlescent card to highlight the red of the post box and the santa hat, also it matched this tiny strip of ribbon I had left over!

I also have another 3 cards I made for a family members and a friends birthday that I plan to share with you tomorrow! :)

Friday, 7 January 2011


Well yesterday was a busy day, spent a lot of it clearing up!
Took all the xmas cards down (and checked which I could use for DC recycle an xmas card challenge!), both trees, lights and other extra decs & packed them all away.

Argos were supposed to deliver my new storage bits but they didnt arrive till 7pm! Got all 4 pieces built today and already my crafty space is looking better, had forgotten what colour the carpet was!
I'm one of these people who has to be organised, I craft much better when everything is tidied up and has a place to live, make my creativity much clearer!

Here's a couple of pics, before and after of just two pieces!
Now just to do the other two! :) x


and after!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


This week I am off work as working in retail you just dont get any time off over xmas so I always book myself a week in Jan to rest up and play with my new xmas goodies!

Oh and what goodies they were;
my cricut personal, paper lace & wild card cartridges, 1st MS punch monarch butterfly corner, docrafts border and larger flower punches, tons of card and an embossing folder.... phew!
Thats a lot for me, in the next few weeks i'm hoping to upload cards made using them all! :)


Here is my first card of 2011, one of my resolutions was to take part in more DoCrafts challenges so this actually fits the criteria for 2!

The ABC colour challenge was to use grey, a real challenge for me as I didnt think I had any grey papers - I didn't so I made some using MCS!!
I also used my new border punch from DC to make the lace border with my new capsule collection card, and the, G for gold, embellishments using the new large flower punch layered with my small one. Yay used some of my new stash already!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Yay! I have a blog! =D

Hi there! (if anyone reads this apart from me that is lol!)

This is obviously my first post, its also my first blog so i'm not very good at working out what to do yet!

One of my new years resolutions was to use up some of my existing stash, to do that I need to make things with it, and I thought part of driving me to do that would be to start my own little blog where I can record my progress.
I also want to enter more challenges and so this will be a place for me to note down what went into making a card, which will be good for future reference when my mind has gone blank haha!

Anyway, if anyone does read this then thanks for visiting! Ni x