Retro Fun!


Anice at Funky Hand has just released a fab new Wordbook download called Retro Fun.  60s inspired patterns and zingy colours such a joy to work with,  just right for your spring makes.  Check out the Retro Fun page in the gallery for more examples from the design team.

Love birds for DCM


Here's my entry for this weeks DCM challenge set by the lovely Vanessa

Tweetie Pie
Please use a bird or birds on your card and that's it, any kind you like.

A bit of a different look for me - shabby chic!  The birds are acetate, from Craftwork Cards, I've just covered them with patterned paper and changed the shape slightly of the pink bird to look like a girl. Tfl :)x
Circle card blank - Anitas
Papers:  Funky hand - Huge Funky Love
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Flowers from stash

Winter Wonderland - Victorian Christmas


Here's my rather simple take on the Winter Wonderland challenge this week - Victorian Christmas. 
A bit late, I've had this idea in my head all week and only just had time to make it, not sure if it exactly translates from the idea in my head, but no more time for tinkering now. I had to take the photo before the light fades!  Tfl x

Getting Funky!


Well this is a new one on me - but I am still pretty new to the cardmaking game!  A hinged card, I saw one over on Peri's blog and just had to have a go.  So much fun to make. 
Here it is closed.

The papers are from Funky Hand - Shabby Saturday.
As you can see I'm in a funky mood today hoping you'll all join in with my Get Funky - Girls, Girls Girls challenge, still a week or so to go, it closes on 31st March, if you win you get a £20 voucher to spend on Funky Hand deliciousness!  If you need some Funky Hand papers to enter don't forget the freebie download available HERE.
Edited to add: There's a tutorial on You Tube for a hinged card HERE

DCM - Daffodils!

Mothers Day for me meant more crafting time.  No cooking or washing up for a whole day, and plenty of tea in my mothers day pressie! 
All that time and just one card made. Why doesn't a simple card mean a quick card? I spent hours on this!


Although lets face it I'm no Jennifer McGuire but I was determined to use this stamp, bought about 5 months ago and never inked! I tried to get clever with the versamark and resist techniques and just made an unsightly mess - mainly on the versamark inkpad. 1st lesson in stamping learnt - clean stamp properly !.....

I'm entering this card in this week's DCM challenge, set by my very lovely blogging buddy Lynda.

A Host of Golden Daffodils

Please use daffodils on your cards or maybe make a card inspired in some way by those sunny yellow flowers.

Cardstock: Kraft - Stampin up; Doodlebug crushed velvet
Stamp: Anitas
Ink: Colorbox
Cuttlekids flower die
Linen thread: Stampin Up!

DCM - Aquamarine


This week's challenge over at DCM is

We have arrived at the start of another month which means it is a colour theme based on the birthstone of the month -

Aquamarine.

This is take 2 for this card, I used a very similar (the same!) design I used for my amtheyst card back in Feb HERE.  But there is a method to my madness.  I have two very special Aunts, who both have birthdays in April so their cards are now done and dusted!  Here's me organised for a change.  The flower is a variation of the layered scallop flowers, there's a tutorial HERE. They remind me of hydrangea blooms. Tflx 

A Mini card!


My first mini card make.  I used scraps of paper, card and lace for this one.  The stamp is from Funstamps, I paper pieced it and used tissue paper for the wings.  Such a fun way to use up your scraps!
I'm entering this one in the Cards blog mini card challenge!  So pleased that my eyelet card (see last post) made it on to the gallery last week. 
Must give a big thanks to Sally for the link to Cards.

Messing around...


With 'Man' cards.  I always dread making 'man' cards and as I've got quite a few to make this month I thought this week I'd have an experiment and try and come up with a couple of designs I'm happy with, and this is the first one! Tfl x
Papers:  Pink Petticoat Big Fella collection
Ribbon: Tesco gift wrap
Sentiment stamp: Elusive Images
Metal tag: Stampin Up
Eyelet: Woodware

Get Funky - March


A new month means a new Get Funky challenge. This months challenge has been set by me!

Girls Girls Girls!

Let's face it we all like making girlie cards don’t we and with Mother’s Day on 14th March it’s a perfect opportunity to get out the Funky Hand papers and join in the fun. It doesn’t have to be a Mother’s Day card though, you can make any girlie card or project you like, as long as it has at least one Funky Hand paper or extra included on it you can be up for the £20.00 prize voucher.  Would love to see you join in with us this month.
To be inspired check out the Get Funky blog for the design teams fabulous creations, well worth a look, in fact they've put me to shame. I really should have pushed the boat out it being my challenge this month but been struggling with the mojo this past week.  Tfl x

Wordbook papers and elements: Dreams Come True CD
Flowers: Prima and Retro flower punch
Rubons: Doodlebug