Monday, 26 September 2011


Hi Guys

Today its all about Pirates!  I did pirate thank you cards for my son's birthday which are very simple as I needed to do 35 of them.  Conal loved them!  I've used the corner edger and Early Espresso for the pirate ship then Crumb Cake for the words.  Think it works quite nicely and it was very quick too.

I did another thank you card, for Conal's Godmother which took a bit longer but we wanted it to be a bit more special.  My best friend Gill is his Godmother and had to hold off on this post until I'd sent the card, haha.  I think she'll have it by now so...

The card was done on Craft card but not sure why it looks so yellow in the picture!

Happy Monday

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Step cards

Hi Guys

I've been doing these cute little step cards that I first saw on Dawns Stampin Thoughts, they are so easy to do once you get the technique down.  I've actually done a video tutorial of these if you want a peek go to youtube and type in Tutorial Season of Joy.

The colours used are Pear Pizzaz and Poppy Parade In Colour DSP.  and the stamp is from Season of Joy.

Hope you liked it.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Following on from last night


I'm back and I bet you all thought I'd forget, haha, nope.  Here are the last two cards I did at Lorraine's technique class

The background here was created running acetate through the big shot then rubbing the raised parts with a nail file, its a lovely effect.  The trees are of course from Season Of Joy, a huge fav of mine.  Luckily I did this class with my best buddy Gill who very nicely pointed out that I cut all the bottoms off my trees, oops! Had to root around my scrap paper to find them and quickly cut and glue them on, thanks Gilby ;o)

This next card is a stunner, everyone I have shown it to, loves it.  This is using a brayer which I have to admit is not my favourite thing but it turned out beautifully and I think I'll be doing brayering at my next class, can you believe it!

Isn't that a beautiful scene?  Lovely as a tree is a wonderful set and defiantely a staple.  We used acetate and Stayz on black ink with glossy card.  Stamping first the 'real' trees, then stamping again onto the acetate, turning it over, and rubbing it so that some of the ink comes off but not as much as with the stamped image above it, giving the illusion of a reflection.  I adore this card.

Alrighty people thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Hellooooo techniques!

Hi Guys

Sorry been a bit rubbishy on the old blog this week what with all the kids getting back into a routine (obviously I just bounced right back ;o)) after the summer haven't had a minute.

I also have to let you know that last week I was asked to go along as an extra on a movie, woohoo! Was very excited but ended up hanging around for hours waiting to go on for my wee nano second, only to be rained off and not getting on at all!  I did however meet a lovely bunch of ladies (some of which were actual actresses and one was an extra in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy!)  Was lovely getting all the gossip from all the films/programs they've worked on.

And now to crafting, I have 3 absolutely gorgeous cards for you.  The reason I can rave about them is that they aren't my design ;o)  I did these (and one other which I gave away) at a technique class/day, run by Lorraine.  Cant remember her blog details but will get them for you as her things are just lovely.  I had a fantastic day and learned a lot with some fun girlies, does life get any better?

The first one is a bleaching technique and the colours Lorraine chose were ideal I thought adding a dated sepia feel.  The image was embossed in black then the image was highlighted with bleach using a brush.

 Here she is a little closer, isn't she the cutest thing?  I think the colours used were Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and More Mustard.

The next card we did was a spotlight technique and this one was simply yummy!

Sorry the picture looks a little bit shaky, not sure what happened there.  Could be the fact that its 3.40am - my sons 6th birthday party is tomorrow and I couldn't sleep wondering if I've remembered everything!  Pretty sure I have everything on my list now but I guess it would be a bonus if mum was awake for the party ;o)  Okay off to bed I go, and I definitely saved the best for last with Lorraine's cards.

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Simply Less Is More Challenge & others

Hi Guys

Okay here is my challenge card, LIM ladies have given a One Layer - Seeing Double challenge.  This actually works perfectly for me as I was making a card today for my daughter Beth who started boarding school in Perth on Wednesday.  I am missing her so much so thought I would pop a little card off and try not to spoil it with tears!!  She is 14 but I am gutted and the house seems very quiet with only 2 children :(

I've used Fast & Fabulous which is actually retiring at the end of September.  I love this set and will be reluctant to stop using it ;o)

Sorry the picture seems to be a little bit fuzzy, not sure why, I tried several times and sincerely hope my camera isn't about to call it a day!

I've used Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise for the flowers and the sentiment says Thinking of You from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Off to write it now.
Have a great weekend


Hi Guys

These Christmas cards are a slightly different feel to the others as there is more white space which is nice sometimes.  These are very simple and I'm not sure where I saw them first to give credit :(  The only thing is cutting out the little baubles can be a bit footery but definately worth it.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Cup of Tea Anyone?

Hey Guys

I have been thinking about convention swaps and also little gifts to say thank you, and one of the things I like is the idea of is the teabag holder.  This is my take on it, pretty simple but cute I thought and you really do get some lovely teabags individually wrapped that I'm sure would match the colours you decide to use.

The colours are Night of Navy and Always Artichoke although the pictures aren't fantastic.  The bottom of the holder is scored and folded to create a little ridge for the teabag to sit it but I would use a little snail to adhere the teabag to the inside incase it fell out.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Christmassy ones

Hey Guys

I have yet more Christmas cards for you but what better time to do them?  I have a horrible suspicion that Christmas will creep up on me and so am trying to be prepared ;o)  Still using Season of Joy but it is just lovely!

I'm still trying to decide on the cards I'll do for Christmas.  If you haven't decided crafty ladies, get thinking ;o)

See you soon

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Second post!

Hi Guys

I have another little Christmassy one for you and I love how it turned out as I started out thinking of something completely different but couldn't get it to work.  This is my salvaged one so am really pleased with it.

Love the Cherry Cobbler, think its fast becoming a firm favourite.

Have a great day.

I'm back....and so is school!

Hi Guys

Woohoo, school is back today for all 3 of my lovely children!  I've been up since 4.50am, yes you did read that correctly.  Miss Bethany, my 14year old starts boarding school today in Perth, Scotland and her dad was taking her on an early flight so they are well organised for the day ahead.  She is so brave, I'm not sure I could've done it at that age but she has been determined so fingers crossed it all goes well for her.  Megan also goes back to school today & she'll go into Year 11 and Conal to Year 1, aw how cute.  Where does the time go?

I must apologise for the lack of posting but I was up in Glasgow last week and didn't have any time between coming back from holiday and going up to schedule any posts.  I did however have a lovely day crafting with my friend Juanita which means I do have some cards to show you.

As you can see they are all variations on a theme but I do love the Season of Joy set!

Have a great day whatever you are doing.
See you soon