Monday, 29 September 2014

Heathers birthday card

This is a card I made for my lovely neighbour Heather's birthday.
I coloured the La la land digi Marci with heart balloon scene using the following copic markers:
E50, E51, E53 & E93 for blush
E11, E15, E29 & E18
Dress & headband:
BG10, BG13, BG15
BG13, BG15
B00, B02 & B05
BVO2 & BV04
E11, E15 & E18
1st present:
V01, V04 & V09
2nd present:
R22 & R29
C01, C02 & silver glitter glue

Embossing folder: from my craft project (no name listed)
embellished with butterfly- which is my signature and flowers with a trail of pearls

Im doing hair in my copics class (Kit and clowder), so still learning how to do it. Havent completed the clothing class yet.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

card I made today using the paper shelters kimono stamp, love this stamp & have to say the paper shelter, la la land & sugar nellies stamps are my all time favourites.

copics used:
E50, E51, E53, E02, E93 for blush
100, B29
YR02, YR04, YR07, YR16, YR68 & gold gel pen highlights
Hair accesories:
YR02, YR68 & gold pen
YR07, orange spica pen & gold highlights
YR02, YR68
gold pen & 100

paper used: oriental style 6" x 6" paper pack from

die used: Nestabilities floral ovals- largest size

Japanese symbols stamps- free with magazine purchase

Monday, 22 September 2014

A message came to one of the craft groups I am involved with about a transplant sister requiring a transplant, but not being well enough to receive one. Her very dear friend had asked for people to send a card to her which would help to brighten her day. I put the call out to another craft group where other generous & kind hearted ladies agreed to make a card & send it along as well.

This was my card.
I used my La la land Doctor Marci rubber stamp on Xpress it card.
Coloured her using the following copics:
E50, E51, E53, E93 & E95
Elastics & headset:
RV13, RV14 & Spica 02 pen
E43, E53, E57 & Y11
Top, shoes & headband:
BV00, BV02, BV04 & V09
C1, C2 & C3
100, C1, C2

Sorry but I dont remember the embossing folder I used. Ive taken them all out of the packets & put them in a folder (no brand name listed).
The doiley was made with the large Spellbinders floral oval & then pearls were added to highlight the butterfly trail & inside of flowers.
The stamp says: Bee happy, Be fit & get well soon, it was a free one with magazine that I bought (birdsong collection).

Hope she likes it

Jack's Christening card

This was a christening card I made for my 4th Grandson Jack. I found the baby in christening gown image on pinterest. I did try to locate the artist but I wasn't successful. If anyone can tell me who it is I'm happy to pay for using it.

I printed the image on Xpress it cardboard & coloured the babys skin with E50, E51 & E53 copic markers. I outlined the christening gown with B00 which made a very soft shadow. For the outline of the window I used 09 turquoise copic spica pen.
The Dies used were the Spellbinders nestabilities floral ovals (large & small). The cross was made using a string of floral beads I have by the metre, 4 in a row then 1 on each side. Then attached lace & ribbons & put it all together.

I made a small envelope with my We R memory keepers envelope board to be used as a money pouch inside the card & then made the card envelope . 

I really enjoyed making this and it looked better in real life than the picture

Monday, 15 September 2014

Roobydoobz was named after our adopted rescue dog Ruby, not sure of her breed but I'm told she's a Pomeranian cross. I think she looks more like a corgi or shelty mix. Either way she has barged into our life & made herself very much at home and I wouldn't have it any other way.

She sits by my feet faithfully every day while I try different card creations or trawl different sites looking for inspiration.

Ive been crafty all of my life doing various types of craft but never finding one in particular that I could see myself doing for a long time. Im the type that starts a new craft, but then gets sick of it after a short while.  Since having injuries to both of my arms & hands and being medically retired, Ive been searching for a craft that I can do without it becoming too painful and card making seems to fit. I can readily buy machines & tools that help me greatly. I can leave it if starting to get too painful & return to it when Im all fresh again. I get a real sense of achievement when I've completed a card & given it to a family member or friend. I love to receive hand made goods that someone has taken the time to think about me & what I like, then make something suitable. 

I'm part of a few different creative facebook sites & have been getting lots of ideas which I will start posting once I get the hang of this blog thing,