Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Hello crafty bloggers. Hope you all have a happy Halloween. I made these two cards along the theme of Halloween using a set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Really love the set as they are not tied to Halloween and can be used anytime you need something a bit creepy. The inks used are all distress from Tim Holtz apart from the tree in the howling dog card which was some silver Brilliance. I love the howling dog as the silhouette could easily be that of our dog, Ellis, thankfully he is much more well behaved than the dog in the picture!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Butterfly Tree

Hi bloggers, hope your Tuesday afternoon is going well. The card I have to share with you today is this butterfly tree birthday card that I made for one of my daughter's friends recent birthday. All the main images have been stamped using a set from Little Claire. The happy birthday sentiment is from a stamp set from Stamp Addicts and was cut out using a spellbinders die. I coloured the stamped images with promarkers and sponged some pink distress ink around the edges of the top layer and the happy birthday. Its hard to see in this picture but I have added some crystal stickles glue to parts of the tree and main butterflies which adds an extra little sparkle to the card.
Thanks for looking...........

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Oriental Lady

Hello everyone. The card I have to share today is a something I made for a friend as she is off to China tomorrow and it was her birthday last week. I think the lady is Japanese but I thought it was close enough and I think my friend appreciated
The stamps I used are all from an oriental set by Michelle Marsden and they have all been coloured with Promarkers. The red ribbon is just a strip of card coloured with the red promarker used in the main image so that it matches. The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped onto a spell binders die cut and the coins were stamped onto gold card and then cut out with a small spellbinders circle die.
Thanks for looking and will be back soon.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Introducing Ellis

Hello blogger folk. Big apologises for not posting anything crafty for nearly a month but I have a reasonable excuse this time lol! Bloggers that are not Facebook friends will not know that I am now the proud owner of a rescued collie cross called Ellis. We have had him for five weeks now and the time has gone so quick. He is a fantastic little dog but just needs some work when he is out on walks as he is not sure how to greet other dogs. He runs up to them and gives them a doggy sniff but then quickly runs away again while the other dog looks on thinking what a loon! He also loves jumping up at people if they happen to glance at him to give him a friendly smile. Ellis takes this as they want to play and doesn't think to check that this is ok with them before he goes and bounces on them......very embarrassing!

Ellis does not like his photo taken and he does not like the hoover. In this picture he is hiding at the top of the stairs away from the hoover and I go and make it worse by taking his pictures so he is not looking very happy. We can only take pictures of him while he is asleep because as soon as he sees a camera he will look or run away. Obviously not going to be a model then......