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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Cards, cards cards and a dose of the old swine flu!

Hi, Haven't posted for a while on here, I've been really poorly with swine flu all week which thankfully is now subsiding so i've started to feel more normal again. Just felt so ill! I literally couldn't do anything but lie in bed with the tv on! Yuck! Anyway finally managed to do some cards today be it in my PJ's lol!

Anyway here's the first card using my gorgeous new little Claire stamp featuring the adorable Mr Darcy! I absolutely had to have this stamp because as you know i have a little westie too!

I used: Papers: forever friends and Daisy and Dandelion

Image: stamp from Little Claire's coloured with pro markers and glittered with glitter flock

Flowers: Prima
Sentiment: Fairy Doodles
Punched leaves: woodware

Second card is using my gorgeous Mo's Digital Pencil Winter Delivery image

I used:

Papers: Papermania christmas stack
Image: Mo's Digital pencil 'Winter Delivery' coloured with watercolour pencils
Punched leaves: Woodware
Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion

My third and fourth cards and are using my Rachelle Anne Miller Stamp which I love...

I love the colours on this one, I think the green and pink make it look really fresh and modern

I used:Papers Papermania and gemstones

Image: Rachelle Anne Miller coloured with watercolour pencils

Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion

Flowers: Prima

Punched Leaves: Woodware

For this card i chose a blue and lilac colour scheme.

Papers: Forever friends

Image: Rachelle Anne Miller coloured with watercolour pencils

Sentiment: Anita's peel off's

Snowflakes: punched then sprinkled with glittered flocking powder

My final christmas card of the card was another using Mo's Digital Images (Siku and Shiya)

I love these papers they are so funky and really different christmas colours!

I used

papers: papermania Naughty but nice?

Image: Siku and Shiya (Mo's digital pencil) coloured with watercolour pencils

Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion

Stars: from my stash

Wow what a long post! hope you're still awake lol... Just one more card for you and that's a thank you card for my friend at work who has been an absolute star and really helped me get a lot of jobs done... she adores baking so i thought it would be a good time to test drive my brand new Tilda with Apple Pie!

I'm not completely convinced by the card! I had trouble with the layout and the colours of paper I wanted to use so i'm not too happy with it... i just hope she will like it!

Papers: Forever Friends and Smirk plain coloured paper

Image: Tilda with apple pie, coloured with water colour pencils

Flowers: Prima

Punched leaves: woodware

Sentiment: own stash

thank you for looking, any comments greatly appreciated xxxxx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Hobbycrafts NEC!

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far... as you know I went to the NEC today courtesy of my lovely boyfriend, who also accompanied me (I know, how good is he?)

Anyway I had a fab time and got some amazing stash! I got my first Magnolia Tilda stamp (Tilda with apple pie) my first two Little Claire's Designs (I could have brought the entire stand because all their designs are just absolutely gorgeous!) A cute christmas stamp set and a beautiful Penny Black stamp.

I also brought two paper packs, two punches (snowflake and little branch) three packs of pro markers, an A3 cutting mat, and 9 different lots of flowers (can never have too many flowers) and finally....... wait for it....... my gorgeous boyfriend brought me a Cuttlebug for christmas!!!!! YAY cannot wait for christmas day now!

Hope those of you who went got some lovely stash too!


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Rachelle Anne Miller stamp

Hi again, here's my third christmas card from yesterday, i'm really happy with the colours of this one as they're quite bright but still feel christmassy. Here's the photo anyway...

Also it's the first time I've used flowers on a christmas card and I think they look okay.

Card recipe

Image: Rachelle Anne Miller image coloured with Pro Markers with a touch of stickles glitter glue on the holly berries.

Papers: Papermania Naughty and Nice and Home for Christmas

Flowers: Hero Arts Summer Collection with gems from stash for centres

Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion

Ribbon: from stash.

I've just finished my first christmas card order now which has pleased me no end! only 6 cards but trying to find the time to actually sit and get them done has been tricky (again that constant problem we crafters have of time!) i've got about 10 more christmas cards on order, then my own to make, then of course some to take in for work colleagues to have a look at lol! Never ends eh? I do love it I just wish there were more hours in the day...

Anyway that's it for another day, going to spend the afternoon catching up on blog hopping and with Most Haunted as I sky plussed last night's episode.

bye for now x

Mo's Digital Pencil Christmas cards

Hi bloggers, here are the two christmas cards I made yesterday with two of my latest Mo's Digital Pencil images. The first is Siku and Shiya (aren't they just gorgeous?)

Card Recipe:

Image: Siku and Shiya from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers and hoods decorated with glitter flocking powder from my stash.

Papers: Daisy and Dandelion paper pack, Forever friends paper pack and gemstones

Ribbon: from my stash

Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion

Snowflakes and Mittens: From my stash

Second card is using the Winter Delivery sketch from Mo...( another gorgeous image)

I'm really not happy with the colouring on this card, definitely need some more promarkers i think so I can give more of a blended look. At the moment it's looking too 'felt pen' like.

Card recipe

Image: Winter Delivery by Mo coloured (badly) with promarkers

Papers: Forever Friends paper pack and Papermania Naughty and Nice and Anita's mirri Card

Everything else from own stash

Hope you like them, if you have any comments or suggestions (particularly on my bad colouring) i'd be really grateful. Thanks xx

Friday, 30 October 2009

Hello guys! what a busy last two days... I've made three christmas cards and two birthday cards so am quite pleased with myself. I also spent last night stamping and colouring images so that's another job done!

Also i am a complete digital stamp convert! I completely fell in love with the 'Winter Delivery' squirrel on Mo's Digital Pencil and absolutely had to have it then when i looked through the rest of the christmas images i simply had to have the gorgeous Noelle Bearing Gifts and Siku and Shiya! Just couldn't help myself lol!

Anyway, hopefully i'll get the three christmas cards up over the weekend ...

bye for now

Jem x

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Tilda Birthday Card

Here is my third and final card...

This is my second attempt with my new promarkers I'm pleased with how the green shading turned out but it's definitely going to take a lot lot more practice to get the results i've seen a lot of you doing on your blogs! Here's hoping i eventually get there.


Image: Tilda image sent from my friend Mandy coloured with Pro Markers and hair done with Water colour pencils.

Papers: Papermania Venetian Skies Creative tones and Papermania Sweet Nothings and Paper Mill Green card

Ribbon: Little Claires

Flowers: Hero Arts Summer Pack

Gems: From own stash

Sentiment: from own stash

Any comments left will be much appreciated. Thanks for looking x

second thank you card

This is my second thank you card....


Image: forever bear image from Mandy and coloured with Marvy La Plume pens and Promarkers.

Papers: Claire Curd Signature Range 'The Big One'

Sentiment: from sentiment pack in my stash

Flowers: Hero Arts Summer Pack

Gems: From my own stash

now for the cards...

Here is one of my thank you cards and the first ever with Promarkers! I looked on a few tutorials this morning but i think it's going to take a long time for me to get any good with these! Anyhow here she is... another tilda


Image: From my friend Mandy and coloured with pro markers

papers: Dandelion and Daisy Paper pack and papermania sweet nothings? and gemstones

Ribbon: from own stash

Flowers: Hero Arts summer pack

Sentiment: Sentiment pack.

This post has taken me forever to write because my nutty westie has decided to sit on my lap (which already has a laptop on) so i'm leaning over him to write and he keeps having a lick of my hand which is really putting me off lol! He's a sweetie eh?

Anyway next card to follow ....

New cards!!!

Hey guys, it's been a long time since i've managed to find the time to make some cards, but today i actually made three! check me eh? i made two thank you cards for relatives for the lovely presents they sent me as they live away and also my nan's birthday card for Saturday. Before i show you the cards i thought i'd share a couple of pics of my michievous little westie Casper. Here he is in his winter coat...

LOL doesn't he look a handsome little chap! and the next picture is the little fella taking a nap... or rather looking at me like 'come on mum i'm trying to sleep!' lol

now for the cards xxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

So excited!!!

Yippee! I'm so excited... it was my birthday on Sunday and my lovely boyfriend brought me two tickets to the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC and my brother brought me two packs of pro markers!!!!!!!!! he got me a multi coloured pack of twelve then a skin tone pack too! how great is that??? so can't wait to get cracking and have a go with them! need to look online to find some tutorials so i know what i'm doing! also if anyone knows any good tips when using promarkers or knows of any particularly good tutorials i'd love to know!

Thanks guys.

Jemma x

Sunday, 18 October 2009

new baby

Here's the photo of the card, for some reason my blog wouldn't let me upload it!

new baby

Hi! finally got around to making a card! hurray! One the people i work with wife's just had a baby girl so i thought what better excuse to make a card?

Papers: Daisy and Dandelion and gemstones
Main Image: Forever Friends decoupage
Ribbon: From my own stash
Foam Letters: papermania?
Charms: from own stash
Flowers: from my own stash

Thursday, 24 September 2009

thank you card

hi guys, sorry it's been a while! I've just been so busy with work, taking on more responsibility etc, and doing general house work stuff that card making has been sadly put on the back burner :( However i owed my nan and Grandad a thank you card as they've been extremely good to me (even more so than usual if that's possible) so i came up with this creation! I've had the flowers for a while and have been itching to do a yellow and orange card but it kept getting forgotten so now i thought was my chance. I'm pleased with the end result after much layout dramas!

Papers: Gemstones and Forever Friends

Flowers: from my stash

Ribbon: Anitas i think

Sentiments: Sentiment pack from my local craft store

Stamped image from my friend Mandy and coloured with whisper pens and watercolour pencils

Nestie decorated with yellow stickles!

bye for now x

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Papers: Papermania sweet nothings paper pack, 2 shades of Paper Mill pink paper
Stamped Image: given to me by my friend Mandy, coloured in with water colour pencils
Ribbon, sequin flowers and bow: from my stash

Smirk card

Papers: Papermania Sweet Nothings, Pink Gemstones card
Main Image: Smirk Decoupage
Sentiment: Sentiment pack from Penco
Jewelled Flowers: from my stash

Rachelle Anne Miller stamp!

I absolutely fell in love with this stamp, it's just so cute! Such a pleasure to work with...
Papers: Forever Friends Christmas paper pack, Lilac Gemstones paper
Stamped Image: Rachelle Anne Miller Christmas stamp coloured with water colour pencils, nestie edged with Ice Blue Stickles
Ribbon and Snowflakes: From my stash
Sentiment: Daisy and Dandelion Sentiments

New Cards!

Hi guys, been so busy this week! first week back at school so getting used to having to work till six four days out of five, trying to fit in housework, makin tea and packed lunches, card making and dog walking so cannot wait for the weekend now! I have managed to squeeze in three cards this week though which i'm fairly pleased with though i would always like to have more time to spend on cards (as would we all i'm sure). Did manage to squeeze in a trip to Sir Stampalot on tuesday lunch though as i work literally round the corner! So i treated myself to a gorgeous Rachelle Anne Miller christmas stamp which jut stamps so beautifully! i actually said wow when i stamped it for the first time lol! so crisp and clear! Anyway without further ado here are the cards i've made this week. I'll start with my new stamp!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

card for 363 Cards challenge

Pretty in Pink Card

Papers: Dovecraft Eastern Blooms and Forever Friends 'Love' Paper pack

Stamped image: Forever Friends coloured with Whispers pens

Ribbon: Ebay

Bow:From my friend Mandy

Sentiments: Sentiments pack from Penco

Sunday, 6 September 2009

First christmas card

This is is my first christmas card this year!

Paper: Daisy and Dandelion christmas papers and Forever Friends Christmas papers. White and Green Gemstones card

Stamped Image: Tilda from my friend Mandy and coloured with Twinkling H20s

Sentiments: Anita's peeloffs

Snowflakes: from own stash

challenge entered

just entered my anniversary card into the Crafty Creations Challenge!! First challenge i've ever entered. I'm not sure if i have done it right though, my namehas come up on the mr linky and i linked it to the anniversary card post is that right??? should the photo of my card appear on the website?

Shopping Anya

Shopping Anya, again for the Autumn Fayre. Anya's are such a pleasure to colour in!

Papers: Dovecraft Glamour Prints, Papermania Sweet Nothings

Stamped Image: Anya from Mandy coloured with Watercolour Pencils

Ribbon: Dovecraft

Sentiment: Dovecraft chipboard

Botanical Tilda

Another card for the Autumn Fayre, I really love working with Tilda images, thanks so much Mandy for introducing me to them!

papers: Papermania Antique Cream creative tones and Papermania Botanicals Handmade

Stamped image: Tilda from Mandy coloured with Watercolour pencils

Ribbon: from own stash

Flowers: from Mandy

Sentiment: Claire Curd Stamps

blue and green gorjuss

Another Gorjuss girl for the Autumn Fayre, i absolutely loved doing this card everything came together naturally and i love working with the Gorjuss Girl!
Paper : Papermania Venetian Skies Creative tones
Nestie: Sent to my by Mandy and chalked with green Dovecraft chalk
Stamped Image : Gorjuss girl from Mandy and coloured with Watercolour pencils
Ribbon : Anitas
Flowers: From my friend Mandy highlighted with silver pen
Letters: From own stash

Gorjuss Girl

A General card ready for the Autumn Fayre
Paper : Dovecraft Easterns Blooms, Gemstones black and pink card
Sentiment: Smirk stamp
Stamped Image: Gorjuss Girl sent to me by Mandy
Ribbon: from own stash

Anniversary card

This is an anniversary card i made for my Boyfriends parents.

Paper : Claire Curd Signature Range Big Pack and Gemstones card

Stamped Image : Forever friends kindly sent to me by my friend Mandy

Flowers : Kindly sent to me by my friend Mandy

Sentiments : Sentiments pack from Penco

Hello guys!

Hi it's been ages since i've posted on my blog so I thought i'd post the new cards I made yesterday on it . I've been working like crazy in my craft room this week trying to get general cards, christmas cards and Wedding Stationery completed ready for the local Autumn Fayre that i have a stall at next Sunday. It's my first stall selling my cards so I am very nervous especially as I'm not sure my cards are up to scratch! I look on Docrafts galleries regularly and see all the amazing cards that people put on and wish that mine could look like that! However i do feel that my cards are improving slowly.

So anyway me and my mum are having a stall each at the Autumn Fayre, she has a small business selling wedding hats, fascinators and flowers so she suggested i give wedding stationery a try so we could work together a bit. I've completed six complete wedding stationery sets so far so we'll just have to see I guess (fngers crossed) I'm also trying to create a selection of both everyday and christmas cards to take along as well so people can see a general overview of what i do. Anyway here's some pictures of my latest attempts... i'm sure more will be added this week... watch this space!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

I thought it was time i put some photos on my blog so here is a photo of one of my Father's Day cards. I used card from The Paper Mill and paper from Claire Curds signature range, Forever Friends Decoupage, Sentiment from the Forever Friends Sentiment packs and ribbon from my stash. Just to warn you that this is my first time talking about my cards like this so forgive me if i haven't done it correctly, i'm sure i'll get the hang of it!

Anyway hope you like it.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sunday afternoon!

I'm currently working on my Father's day cards, i've already made 4, and now need to do the remaining 3. I'm actually really enjoying them which is unusual because i normally find men's cards really tricky. I'm finding Claire Curds range which includes the big paper pack and male stamps a real help and the Forever Friends decoupage range simply because there are so many you can use for males. The best tip i can offer when doing male cards though is to get on the blogs, particularly Do Crafts and check out what other people are doing - you can get excellent inspiration from other crafters work.

Over the course of this week i've got to try and get my brother's birthday cards done. All my family have asked me to come up with cards from each of them for him, so that's going to be a challenge, though i have already picked out some things i can use like the lap-top man from Paper Nation and Racing car images from Kanban. So fingers crossed they will turn out okay.

I'll keep you posted on how they turn out!
Hi, this is my first post on my new blog! exciting! I have been making cards for 6 months now so i would definitely say that i am still learning, but I absolutely love card making and i love the feeling you get when you finish a card and think wow i did that! I am new to blogging but am really enjoying checking out other crafter's blogs to get inspiration and ideas for my own cards.