Tuesday, 31 August 2010

First christmas card

This is my first Christmas card that i have made. It is a bit plain as i didn't realize how little Christmas stuff i have. (note to self stock up) Well i managed to scrape together some bits and came up with this.

Stamp-lili of the valley, James bear with Christmas cracker
Flowers-wild orchid crafts, poinsettias
DP`s-both are Bo Bunny, 12" st.nick holly berry, 12" st.nick sugar plum

secret crafter-make a start on Christmas
lili of the valley-lets go dotty for circles

x laura x

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Wedding card

Afternoon all, I have to start with an apology to you. What for i hear you ask? well for the amount of photos i have taken for this card and box. I must say i am very proud of this card and i hope the wedding couple will love it as much as i do.(i dont really wanna give it away, lol) Anyway on to the photos.

Told you there was a lot of photos. Ok now i just have to remember where everything is from. If i miss anything just leave me a comment. Here goes:

Stamp-whiff of joy, willow as bride, oakley as groom, wedding cake, wedding carriage,
            magnolia, happily ever after
DP-magnolia, sixpence, Best creation, Mr & Mrs
Flowers-all from a selection at wild orchid crafts
Punches-Martha Stewart, heart lace, lace scallop heart
Glitter-stickles, platinum
Colouring-Distress inks
Grey corners-quickcutz, photo corner

I have never designed the inside of a card before and am really happy how it turned out, i think i will be doing this more. On the veil of the bride to give it a bit shine, i used ranger perfect pearls in the colour perfect pearl.

On the back page of the card you will see a little stamped image at the bottom which says "hand made by" and then has my name. I love this stamp and you can find this one and similar ones HERE.

sir stamp alot-bring on the bling
wild orchid crafts-make it sparkle
crafts and me-petals and  pearls
c.r.a.f.t -big celebration
the secret crafter-blue and cream

x laura x

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

horsing around

HI all, im annoyed at my self today. I made a baby boy card as a neighbour has had her baby today. So thought i would do the neighbourly thing and make them a card. Why am i annoyed at my self? well i forgot to yake pictures and i was very pleased with it. Oh well next door is about to pop (lol) so will be able to make a card for them as soon as i know what they are having.
On to the card i had done this evening.

Stamp- magnolia, riding tilda, brunte, floral background
Paper-colossal paper pack(dont know the make)

I coloured the images with distress inks. I love these images, i bought Brunte and riding Tilda as i used to work with horses when i was younger. Loved the job but unfortunately it didn't pay well enough, so gave it up :-(

by the cute and girly-animal antics
2 sisters-sketch

x laura x

Monday, 23 August 2010

4 you.

Hi bloggers, how rubbish am i. I thought i would have been able to post more this weekend but haven't managed it, but i have been busy. I have been waiting for a few things to come arrive in the post so i can get on with my wedding card im making. Unfortunately, the shop i ordered the stamp from i am waiting for has sent out the incorrect one, so i am having to wait untill i can show you my card. It is almost down, if the stamp doesn't arrive before the weekend i will show you the card anyway, as the wedding is on Saturday.
Anyway i have put together a card this morning, it is small and simple so don't expect anything to spectacular.

Stamp-magnolia, mini flying tilda
Sentiment-stampin up, tiny tags
Punch-stampin up, tiny tag
Corners-quickutz, photo corner
Glitter-stickles, crystal

I coloured Tilda with distress inks and i have yet again used my bow easy to create this amazing bow. Just love it. I am putting bows on all my cards at the moment. lol. I am going to make this cute little card as a set of 5(i think) all different colours. I wanted to show this card today though. I havent got time to make the other little cards this week. I have alot to do and some other cards i want to make and to show you. The card measures 3x3 inches, so is very small.

Allsorts-miniature 3"
just magnolia-lets get sentimental
paper cutz-anything goes
creative card crew-sparkle and shine
my time to craft-glitter and glitz
moving along with the times-glitter

x laura x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

sailor edwin

Hi all, i have been feeling a bit rubbish this week. But have been working on a wedding card this week which i will try and get finished and put it up soon(just waiting for a stamp to arrive so i can finish it).
On to the card i have done today. Its for my grandads birthday, Im not too good at men cards but im pleased with this one. Im afraid there is only one picture of my card today as my camera had low battery.

 Doesn't Edwin look soo cute? I coloured him and the background with distress inks.

 Stamp-magnolia, Edwin with binoculars, sea background
 DP-magnolia, vintage peacock plaid

ABC -blue

x laura x

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Baby time

Hi all, Just a really quick post as i have another one to squeeze in tonight. I went through all the challenges i could find as i wanted to do a baby card today. I have a friend that is having a baby girl in September, so just in case i thought i would get this done, so it is ready.

sketch and stash-sketch and the stash i have used is the baby girl ribbon, I have had it for ages and not got round to using it.
cupcake craft challenges-lace(hope my lacy doily counts)
creative card crew-cute and girlie
charisma cardz-easel card
the secret crafter saturday challenge-what are little girls made of

Ill be back in a little bit to give you all the recipe.

x laura x

Ok i think i was being a bit to postive when i said i would be back with another card. I have just seen the time, no wonder i am feeling tired. Well i said i would pop back and give you all the recipe.

Stamp-magnolia, tingla
DP papers-flair designs, baby of mine collection
Ribbon-its a girl from hobby craft 
Doily-a selection from bizzy becs
Glitter-stickles, cotton candy
Punch-martha stewart, heart lace

And again i used the bow easy for my perfect bow, this is my new love(until i find another) 

 x laura x

Friday, 13 August 2010

Home Sweet Home

Hello Bloggers, sorry i have not managed to get a post out before now. As i said in my last post i had a week away with my partner and his parents. It was lovely, we went up to the Lake District as they have a time share there. I have never been to the Lake District before and it was a brilliant week although very tiring for me. James and I visted an animal park which was amazing, I love animals and never get tired of going to different places to vist them. I think it was called south lake animal park, a must if you are in that neck of the woods.
I got back on Saturday evening and have taken the last week to recover and and get back on top of things. James has a friend at work who is in the process of buying a house with his girlfriend, so thought i would get ahead and make them a card for their new home.

For this lay out i followed a sketch set by a challenge blog but didn't relies it finished this morning(silly me) I was waiting to show you this card as i wanted to add the bow before uploading it, I was waiting for my bow easy to arrive in the post. I got it this morning and love it, so clever. A perfect bow every time. You can buy one HERE.

Stamp-magnolia, wooden house
DP-my minds eye, complete boy
Punch-martha stewart, quilted edge punch
Glitter-ranger stickles, baby blue

Dont forget to keep an eye on my blogs side bar for up to date candy for you to join in and win.

x laura x