Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Blop hop event 26th November

On the 26th November over at bunny zoes crafts there will be a blog hop event with lots of prizes and you wont want to miss out.

If you also want to be in the chance of winning £10 voucher, all you have to do is spread the news of the event and go pop your name on the link at the bottom of the page HERE.

x laura x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

One for my dad

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend what ever you are doing. Im having a wonderfully relaxing day all by my self. This is actually the only thing i plan to do today. My boyfriend has gone off to watch Southampton football match today so im all by my self, apart from the cat. I do love having quite days all to my self. I really should be doing some more Christmas cards but im feeling a little tired(ill do them tomorrow). I am hoping to go see the new harry potter film tomorrow(i love harry potter) in fact im watching him now on itv 1. My boyfriend would say addicted lol. Anyway enough dribble onto my creation. I made this yesterday but didn't have time to post it.

Yep its another twist box this time imade this one for my dad. If you would like to make one, you can find the tutorial HERE. The DP i have used is from dovecraft the winter wonderland pack. Glitter is stickles waterfall. Gems are from eBay.

Image is magnolia, peppermint cane. All images have been coloured with distress inks.

Sentiment is magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark.

Image is magnolia, christmas lighting edwin.

bunny zoes crafts-christmas but not a card
totally gorjuss-not so traditional
the secret crafter-handmade christmas gifts
just magnolia-white + one other colour
abc christmas-X is for Xmas

x laura x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sledging Edwin

Gosh i didn't relies how long i hadn't posted for, naughty me. But i do have a really good excuse, honest. I am currently looking for a job, went down the job center yesterday to sign on and they were actually really helpful. The lady i saw has made an appointment for me to see a disability adviser, this adviser will help me to find work and an employer who will help me get into work and stay in work. If you don't know i have M.E i have had it for 3 years and in that time have not been able to work. I have spent that time learning and trying to manage my illness and i am at a point were i feel i can at least do some work. Not sure what i can do but i can only try. It may take a while for me to find a job i can do, but at least i feel better knowing help is available from the job center. Anyway onto my card.
This card is another first for me. I have made a shaker card. I have to apologize for the really bad photos.

Gems are from eBay(as always). The sentiment is from magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark. Just stamped the sentiment straight onto the DP.

All glitter is stickles waterfall. Charm is from bunny zoes crafts. Bow is made using the bow-easy. Ribbon is from ebay(again). Snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch called aspen snowflakes.

Image is magnolia, Edwin riding sledge . Circle and scallop circle have been created using spellbinders nestabilites. I filled the shaker card with diamond dust twinklets. Image is coloured with distress ink refills.

All shaken up.
The papers are from dovecraft winter wonderland paper pack(love these). If you would like to make a shaker card you can find the tutorial HERE.

magnolia-licious-shaker card
the pink elephant-sketch
wild orchid-blue christmas
simon says stamps-sparkle
polly craft-a glittery christmas

Well i hope you liked my shaker card.
Night all.

x Laura x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One for the other half

Evening all, i have finally got round to making my other half a card.

Wish i had a body like this. lol. Image is from kenny k called mrs claus. Im not totally happy with my colouring on this one but it was the best out if the 4 i did. Due to the fact i colour with distress inks i printed this image onto my water colour paper, i had to leave it a couple of days to dry thoroughly. And even then when i used to much water the image run. I am getting a new printer for Christmas, and i cant wait to be able to print digi backgrounds and other digi images. Anyway back to the card. Poinsettia is from wild orchid crafts. The DP is from papermania a silent night collection. I added gold stickles to the dots to give it a bit of bling(took ages to do). Gems are from ebay.

Did you guess it would be another easel card. I have made and added a small envelope which will have a message inside. Red ribbon is from ebay. Bow is made using the bow easy(love it).

But wait there is more.

This is my first easel card with built in box. Yipee and i didn't follow a tutorial(very proud of myself) I added gold stickles around the edges for even more bling. The card measures 5"x5".

I have attached a "LOVE" charm to the handle to make it easier to pull the draw out. There is just one big draw.

I added gold stickles around the edges for even more bling.

lili of the valley-Anything goes and any stamp can be used + a blog hop
the secret crafter- Red and gold
simon says stamps-Prince charming(mens card with a charm)
abc-H is for holiday
crafts and me-Glitter
everybody-art-challenge-116# sketch

Just a quick note to you all lili of the valley are having a new collection release today and have a blog hop on the go with goodies along the way so go check it out. Plus there challenge is anything goes and you can use any make of stamp you want.

Hope you enjoyed my creation today. Im hopping off now.

x laura x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Blog hopping

Today is the release of whimsy stamps new collection. They are having a blog hop to spread the word and show case the wonderful release. Gosh they have a wonderful group showing off this collection, there really is some wonderful work. If you wish to go and join the fun start the blog hop HERE.

Oh and i nearly forgot there is prizes along the way . Yipee. I have everything crossed that i win 1 of the prizes(well a girl can dream) lol.

x laura x

Sunday, 7 November 2010


No card today. Just a little post to let you all know i am having a clear out and have listed some things on ebay. So if you are interested please take a look.

 My Ebay

x laura x

Friday, 5 November 2010

twistin time is here

Today i have my first, yes my first none card project. Yipee. I have wanted to do something like this for ages, then i came across a brilliant tutorial which i just had to do. You can find the tutorial i used HERE.
This is a twist top box. As this is my first christmas of making my own christmas cards and gifts i thought i would my this for my mum. I will make my dad one as well, but to be honest this has taken me a few days to complete due to my M.E. For some reason i have had headaches all this week. It has been a real pain, i have been popping so many pain killers on top of the tablets i already take, i think i may start to rattle soon.

Are you ready for lots of photos????

Image is from magnolia tilda on ornament. I have used stickles for the glitter called crystal. I have also covered the ornament in glossy accents to try and give it a little bit of a glass look. Tilda as always has been coloured with distress inks.

Image is from magnolia christmas party tilda. Again i have used stickles for the glitter and coloured her in with distress inks. Im afraid the pictures done quite do this justice.

This is a gem set that i have had for ages. I'm afraid i don't know where it is from. The papers are from DCWV called rose tinted christmas.

This is the bit that took me the longest. But i think its worth it, i didn't want just plain white showing at the top.

I have put purple tissue paper inside(i didn't have pink) I have glittered all round the edges off the box with stickles cotton candy.

This is the box open.

crafts and me-make a christmas gift
cute card thursday-gently does it
just magnolia-anything goes
sir stamp alot-christmas traditions
everybody-art-challenge-untraditional christmas
charisma cardz-with love @ christmas

x laura x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

52 days to go.

52 days to go till Christmas. I have to apologize now for my poor photos, serves me right for leaving it till the last minute to photograph today's card.

 yep its another easel card. The sentiment is magnolia, merry christmas with holly post mark. There is green glitter around it. stickles, holly. Gems and ribbon are from ebay.

Bow is made using the bow-easy. Charm is from bunny zoes.

The flowers are all from wild orchid crafts.

The image is from lili of the valley, james with pile of presents. He is coloured with distress inks. The green doily is by Marianne Design called designer doily. DP is from the paper pack by papermania called a silent night.

pocket full of posies-winter bouquet
a spoonfull of sugar-relish to embellish
abc-g is for glitter
lil red wagon-use the colour red
wild orchid-classic christmas

x laura x