Saturday 24 September 2011

LOTV Stamp, Nestabilities Butterflies Circle and a Quickutz Butterfly

LOTV stamp, Cuttlebug Corners
Coloured with Copics and Polychromos Pencils
Inside decorated to match the front. Quickutz puppy and Butterfly
Quickutz Butterfly
Shapeabilities Small Butterflies

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant Die and Nestabilities Hearts..... from 2010!

Nestabilities Classic Hearts
Hello... what lovely day today has been down here in Kent.
Too nice to stay indoors and craft!
So nothing new from me tonight just three cards using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Pendant
Dies from last year!

 All the information for the Heart Card can be found here!
Thanks for looking at my blog today... new post very soon!

I promise!!!

Eileen xx :)

Lovely Lavinia Stamp
Lavinia Poppy Stamp

Monday 12 September 2011

Marianne Creatables English Rose Die, Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folder, plus a Lavinia Stamp.

The lines were embossed using my Hougie Board

Just a quick post today to show you a card that was inspired by my crafty friend, Sandra.

Please take a look here at Sandra's super blog.

I love the card Sandra made ( her flower is stunning) a lot more than my effort, but I am pleased with the clean, simple design nicked from her blog!

I am going to use this Flower border  again!

I used a Lavinia Maple Leaf stamp.

The flower is made from primed canvas (unpainted) die cut from the Marianne Creatables  English Rose Die.

I am very pleased with the look of the embossed flower border from a Cuttlebug Folder, in my view, the best bit of my card.

I am still playing with my brayer and Adirondack Inks and I have the new Adirondack Snow Cap pad on order.

I am hoping that will arrive tomorrow, cos I have a plan!

I have not produced a card yet but I am having fun and making 'loads of mess'!

Thanks for stopping by and for some really kind and complimentary emails.

Many, many thanks for taking the time and trouble to contact me  xx 

Luv Eileen xxx

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Nestabilities Circles, Kenny K Digi Stamp and my Foil It Machine

Attitude or wot!

Evening all,

I've  had a lovely crafty day today... not too many phone calls and a new Ian Rankin CD to listen to! 

I stood in the garden for a while, earlier, watching the rain pouring down, so cool and fresh.

I hope you will not think I'm strange, but I love listening and watching the rain fall.

I wrapped twine around the backing card
The rain evokes  very  happy memories of my childhood, when, on many  rain soaked  Friday nights I would snuggle down in my comfortable bed, in my tiny bedroom looking at a 'real' log fire and start to drift off to sleep knowing I was warm and safe with NO school for two whole days! Ahhh happy times  lol :)

All  the text has been foiled with my 'Foil It' machine

This card is for my grandson, Thomas. He is growing up fast and is a credit to his mum and dad.

 I have used Quickutz Retro Dies, Nestabilities Circles Dies and my Cricut  Expression to cut out the bigger, narrower circles.

The Image is a Digital download from Kenny K and I have coloured it with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils as normal! 

The back ground  paper is from a pad called the 'Retro Stack'

All text, inside and on the front of the card, has been printed on  my husbands lazer printer then foiled using  my 'Foil It' machine.

The foiling does not show up too well in the pictures but, trust me, I am a card maker, lol, it is very purple and shiny!

It does SHINE honest!

 I have made a box, so along with a few quid, I hope Tom will be happy with it !

Thanks for looking today and  for leaving such great comments.

Tomorrow and Thursday will be ......Adirondack and Distressed inks, my brayer and melting pot time!

Rock and Roll!
I love messy.... I do messy very well indeed!

Stay safe


Eileen xx 

Sunday 4 September 2011

LOTV Christmas Dance Stamp.... In Pale Lavender

New LOTV Christmas Stamp

Hi, I hope your weekend is going well. 

Hubby and I spent most of yesterday in the back garden, cutting grass and pulling  up weeds you do, after three weeks away !

We did not enjoy it.  Both our doggies got bitten from the 'clouds' of gnats / midges we disturbed!

We both like to look at a beautiful garden, shame we haven't got ONE!

We hate gardening! 

We have tidy WEED beds ( I kid you not!)  Lots of bird feeders cos we luv the birds, and holes... dozens of holes as Daisy and Holly try to help with the digging!

Lets get back to my card!

The image is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos Pencils

I used this 'kit' to make it:.
LOTV Christmas Dance Stamp
LOTV Christmas Sentiment
Large Classic Nestabilities Circle
Marianne Creatables Circle from The Double Frame Die Set
Marianne Creatables Small 'Snow Flake/Flower Element' from the Circle Frame Die Set
Quickutz Sparkle Die
Quickutz Photo Corner Die
The inside is decorated to match the front of the card

Inside the card

Large Classic Nestabilities Circle
Marianne Creatables Circle from the Double Frame Die Set.
Quickutz (pretty!) Photo Corner Die.
Marianne  Creatables Icicles
Machine Stitched Detail
 I hope you like this card.

I have a couple of cards to make this week for my family, birthdays and stuff. 

THEN,  it's back to my Brayer, Adirondack inks, Clarity and Lavinia Stamps and, maybe, some rolled Canvas!
A special hello and a very warm welcome to my new followers   :)

Finally, another picture from our holiday, taken by my husband  and featured on Daisy's Diary

"Don't tangle with me"
Thanks for stopping by today... see you soon  xx

Eileen xxx

Thursday 1 September 2011

Marianne Creatables Corners 1 and the Poinsettia Mini Die.

I love Red and Gold for Christmas!

Morning all, I wanted to post this card yesterday but I ran out of time!

A Hanglar and Stanglar stamp with a Lacey Oval Die. and loads of Marianne Creatables Dies! I just luv 'em!!

The inside is decorated to match the front of the card

Coloured with Copics
Here is a list of all the dies I have used
MC Leaves from the Flower and Leaves Set
MC Poinsettia Mini
MC Corner from the Corner 1 set
Nestabilities Lacey Oval
Quickutz Small Photo corners

Inside the card:
MC Circle from the Double Frame Die Set
Cuttlebug Corners
MC Poinsettia Mini

The image is coloured with Copic markers and Polychromos Pencils.

Thank you so much for looking today.... I love making Christmas cards and I plan to put this one and some of my other cards on eBay.

Machine Stitched detail inside and on the front
Mini Poinsettia.... so sweet!

I am going to enjoy a crafty day tomorrow cos I have some 'Rolled Canvas' to play with and I need to make a birthday card for my lovely grandson Thomas as well.

I will be getting messy with my distressed Inks! .... Rock and Roll !
Thank you so much for popping by today ... have a great weekend :)

Eileen xxx