Wednesday, May 30, 2012

For You

Hello, I'm here today with another card I made for FATCATS Card Corner.

I started by inking up one side of the Sizzix Bricked embossing folder then running it through my Cuttlebug,
Then did a second one and cut it to size for my raised garden bed which I popped up with two layers of dimensional tape.
Then just cut a couple of strips of card for the roof line and the top of the garden bed.
I then filled the garden with the Marianne Creatables leaves 4 LR0229 Die and some punched Martha Stewart leaves and some tiny flowers to which I added liquid pearls to the center.
I added a piece of Peel off waste to the cats neck for a collar and the lamp post has acetate behind the lamp for glass.
The butterflies are also a Martha Stewart punch.
The background paper is from Kaisercrafts Chanteuse Collection.

Thank you for visiting today I really appreciate you taking the time.

Monday, May 28, 2012

80th Birthday Bookatrix

John's (husband) Uncle John is turning 80 tomorrow so I made him a bookatrix card.
I kept it pretty simple by just cutting the numbers with a Fiskars template and the stars with a Fiskars squeeze punch some peel offs for the star trails and Star Dust stickles around the edge of the white book page.
I had to use glossy accents to get the white layer to stick to the Glitter card stock.

Thank you for taking the time to visit its very much appreciated.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pontura and Liquid Pearls

Nellie Snellen has a new product out, Pontura paints, stencils and card packs.
I have made two cards using the Baby Carriage PONK019 card set.

One for a girl using the Baby pink Pontura paint, some pink diamantes and Crafts Concepts Victorian Rectangles for the computer generated sentiment layer.

The border punch is a Fiskars one called Threading Water.

For this one I used the Marianne Designable Frame cut and emboss folder, cut out the center and glued some tulle between two of the frames layers I then used lavender and Lace and Hot cocoa Liquid pearls to the holes in the tulle.
The flowers were made with the Cheery Lynn large Rose Die (looks like Kaaren is out of stock on those) and the stamens are a Nellie Snellen Floral Punch.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My first patchwork quilt

I have just finished making my very first patchwork quilt and I have to say I am quite pleased with it.
Most of the fabrics came from op shops and I used thicker wadding instead of batting which meant a bit of puckering/ bubbling with the very thin backing fabric when doing the quilting but with just a bit of unpicking it turned out okay.
The quilt block I used came from Ashley at FITF thank you Ashley I couldn't wait to try it out as soon as I saw it.

Here's hubby holding it out in the autumn sunshine for me.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

60th Birthday

I'm off to a 60th birthday party today and this is the card I've made for the birthday boy.

The products I used were:
Number templates downloaded from internet
Spellbinders Fancy Tags two.
Cuttlebug Corners.
Papers from my stash and my sewing machine.

Here's a peek at the inside.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Alphabet Cards

Angie had this brilliant idea of creating cards using alphabet and number templates.

Below are a few I have made

Some stitching and handmade roses for Nora.

Hearts, swirls and flowers for Kathy.

Stitching, copic coloured  Tilda and butterflies for Donna

Paper piercing, computer graphic, classic car and mirror tiles for Greg.

Love this idea thanks Angie.

Thank YOU for taking the time to look in today.

Friday, May 4, 2012


My card today uses the Marianne Craftable Circle die which I've used for the frames 
and the corners are Cheery Lynn Dies, it looks as though Kaaren is out of stock on both of these.

The design paper is from the Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless pad which I've distressed with antique linen.
The roses were made with the Marianne Creatable 6 petal rose die (also out of stock) and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Hello again everyone.

This is my latest card made with products from FatCatsCardCorner.

The gorgeous  image is from Elizabeth O. Dulemba's Colouring Page Tuesday free images and I've coloured her with copics, I then cut her out with a Craft Concepts Victorian Rectangles Die and using the same size die and drawing around it on the pink card cut it out by hand.
The flower circle is the Floral Oval Craftables Die and I've placed it over an oval cut with a Nestability and then ran it through the Swiss dots embossing folder.
I threaded some thin pink ribbon through the pretty white lace from my stash.
I'm afraid I don't know who the lovely background papers are by as they were a gift.

I've made the inside to match the front.

Thank you for taking the time to visit I really appreciate it.