Friday, 31 December 2010


Yesterday, rather earlier than expected, a little boy was born. So to celebrate this fantastic event I've made him a card.
The stamp can be bought here.
The ribbon here.
I've entered the card in the Alphabet Challenge, I is for Infants, I found a challenge in the end and it's just perfefect.
Elephantastic Challenge, both of which are, New Beginnings

No Challeges as yet

How will I cope today? As yet I've not found a challenge that I can enter. There is one on Fussy friday but that will take time to do so you may not see it until tomorrow.

If, I've missed one, dear reader, then please, please, let me know.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Blue Fairy

Today is a productive day as I am already on my second card. I wanted to enter the Moving Along with the Times challenge for; 'Birthday with circles'. I have made a lovely card with ovals but I guess that it just won't do so here is one that is definately right for the theme.

The stamp is available here.

Forgotten Stamps

Sometimes a much loved stamp gets forgotten in the jumble that is my stamp collection and it can emerge in a much needed tidy up. This beautiful glamour girl is one of those lost treasures. I've done somrthing different with her today as I've used lots of elements that I don't usually associate with a glamourous figure, gingham being one of those.

If you really love this stamp you can get the stamp here.
The gingham ribbon here.
As I chose the colours that are in the Colour Create challenge 61 - Pink, red and white it is entered in that today.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Poppy Card for the New Year

Well, Christmas may be over but the year goes on and I thought that I would keep the Christmas colours going for a while with this green, red and cream card. The poppy is always a popular flower and it lends itself so well to this colour theme too.

The stamp is from Stampinback and available here.
The ribbon is available here.
The sentiment is from I Brake for Stamps and is available here.

I've entered this in the Craft Your Passion Challenge 38.

Crafty Ann's Challenge blog anything goes.

City Crafter challenge blog. Stamp it out.

Little Red wagon, Leftovers

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A Very Special Thank You

Post Christmas is the time for thank you cards so here's one to kick off the season.

If you want to make something similar with this fabulous stamp from I Brake for Stamps then you can get the stamp sheet here. It is only £11 for a sheet of 9 stamps of varying sizes.

The willow stitched ribbon is here.

The thank you stamp is here.

The image is stamped in Stazon and coloured with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake available here.
This card is entered in the

Papertake Weekly challenge Be Thankful

Phindy's Place Challenge, Give Thanks

My First Easel Card

I know that this technique has been around for some time, but, this is the first one that I've ever made. So be gentle with me dear reader as it may not be up to the standard that many of you seem to achieve on the blogs that I've read.

What I like about the easle card is that it allows the recipient to see the front of the card. That, after all is what we've worked on. That's what we've spent hours trying to perfect. So let them see it!!!
If you like what you see and want to make it for yourself you can get the
rubber stamp here
the digital version here for only £1.50
leaves here
I've entered this in the
My Time to Craft Challenge 121, Brand Spanking New
Digital Tuesday Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room, Shabby Chic Baby. This requitres some fabric and I have used ribbon.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Today's Freebie Sentiment

Every week, at the Craft Fairy site, we aim to offer a free sentiment to all of the lovely crafters who visit our site. I also do my best to create a card to go along with the sentiment. So here is the latest for you to see.

I also saw a fab challenge on Mojo Monday challenge blog that I used as my layout for the i card so without further ado her is the card. If you want the saying as a free download then click here.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Fairy or Angel?

Fairy or Angel? I actually think that this fits both categories. I've been waiting to do something with this beautiful stamp for a while and today I came up with this.

Stamp can be bought here.
Ribbon here
I Brake for Stamps sentiment here

This is entered in the Crafty Creations 'Angel 'challenge.
the AiFactory challenge.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Vintage image birthday card.

The challenge on Creative Craft Challenges and on Papertake Weekly is 'Anything goes'. Now that might seem like an easy challenge, but it means that you have to think for yourself. Not an easy thing in my case. So I've decided to go with this vintage stamp as a focus for my card. She is so sweet and I love the age old feel of this card.
There is also a sketch and an invitation to
'Frame it' on the Truly Scrumptious blog so I'll enter that as well. Just to make things even better I'll also enter it for the
Think Ink challege 34 on Artful Inkables. I think that I'm too late for the entry to count but it's the thought that counts.
Next there's the Crafts and Me challenge for anything goes.
Top Tip Tuesday is for embellishing and I think that this card fits that bill too.

Flowers from a selection that can be seen here.

16 mm satin ribbon from here. The colour is rosy mauve.

The stamp is from a set of children's ATC's avilable here

Monday, 20 December 2010

My what an elegant card

The title of this is, 'My what an elegant card'. I gave it that title as that's what my husband said when he saw it. That is really a compliment as he never really says anything in particular. I feel very flattered and I have Mojo Monday, sketch 170 to thank for inspiring me to do this one. I just loved the take that Julee Tilman did so this is why you see this in front of you.

To make this card you will need:
Large ivory curly roses., which can be bought here.
Tan brown rose leaves from here.
Stampinback floral silhouette available here.

Hope that you like it as much as hubby!


Fit Fairy for a challenge

Don't you just love this Fit Fairy? She is one of the series of fairy rubber and digital stamps from Craft Fairy and she fits in with this sketch perfectly. The challenge is Sketch and Stash challenge 51.
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash catalogue as the layout. You can see it below. The challenge is to use any of the sketches from the last year and this is my choice.
To make this card, I used:
Universal twill ribbon in willow green
Happy crafting.

Fairy Happy Birthday

How cold is it with you? I bet that it's freezing and that you wish that this awful snow would go away as soon as possible. There is a silver lining to all of this snow: you can stay inside and craft!
I've decided that the best thing to do is to enter as many challenges as I can. So I'm starting with the Stamp with Fun Challenge by Tina.
Cute Card Thursday for 'One for the Kids'
Stamp Fairy challenge. Rather appropriate for a Craft Fairy don't you think?
Digital Tuesday challenge, Let's Celebrate.

I've used the Party Fairy stamp from Craft Fairy natch, and you can get it here.

She is also available as a digital image here. At only £1.50 she is a snip and no postal costs, no waiting, and no worries that the delivery is not going to get to you as the snow has stopped play.

I used some of the craft Fairy flowers, which are here.

I coloured her in with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake, available here
The ribbon that I used is the rosy mauve 16mm double faced satin availabe here
I hope that you like it as much as I do.
Stay warm.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Calling all gardeners.

I bet that this awful weather has upset a lot of would be gardeners. The cold has frozen the earth and stopped them all from going outside to get on with the winter work. To compensate for that I’ve made this humorous card for the gardeners in your life. Go on, give them a laugh.

To make the card you will need:
Big Daddy stamp from I Brake for Stamps. This can be bought here at Craft Fairy.
Art and Graphic pens to colour up the stamp.
A selection of papers to layer up the card
Foam pads to stick on the layers
Grosgrain ribbon which is available form Craft Fairy
Eazi-score board for making the perfect crease on your card.

I'm entering this card in the Sketch Saturday challenge. So wish me luck.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Sentimental verse freebie

Over on the Craft Fairy website we have started a freebie section. So far it has mainly been verses or funny quips. So today, I've added a verse, that I wrote, for a sentimental card. I hope that you like it. I've only printed half of the verse on the sample card but you can get the whole verse on the Freebies section of the Craft Fairy web site.
Happily this fits in perfectly with the theme on Allsorts challenge blog which this week is, Free and Easy. To see the challenge pop on over.

To make this card, use a 14cm x 14cm base card.

1 sheet of patterned paper 13cm x 13cm

1 piece of pink satin edged chiffon 9cm

A selection of flowers from Craft Fairy flowers section.

Tan brown leaves

Free sentiment from the freebies section on Craft Fairy

See the tutorial on corsages for a 'how to' on the rose corsage.

One important point.

The card was scored and creased using the Eazi-score board from Diamond craft.

if you want to see how to use it then click here to be taken to a set of video tutorials.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A Birthday Card for my Grandaughter

It's almost birthday time for my youngest grand daughter and I decided to get in early with her birthday card. I chose the gardening fairy for her as my littlest granddaughter may be only three but she really loves gardening. She also loves the flowers that I drew with the Kuretake pens so I decided to make a card that combines the two things that she really loves the most. Except me that is!

What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Gardening Fairy Unmounted rubber stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin) 50 for stems and a variety for the fairy,
a saying.
Baby pink and pure pink Kuretake calligraphy blending pens
6 mm green gingham ribbon

This card is easy peasy to make.
Draw the flowers (see the 'Quick and Easy guide to drawing flowers with pens)
Put a strip of double sided sticky tape across the base of the card and stick the ribbon on to the card. Add a bow to the ribbon.
Stamp and colour the fairy, cut it out and use some foam pads to stick it to the card.
Add your desired sentiment and doodle around the edge of the card.