Monday, 28 October 2013


I love making cards using one of my many sunflower stamps.  This card is for a special friend who I worked with for many years in a Reception Class called 'Sunflower'. I couldn't work out how to take the photo without shadows showing over the card!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

I've had a busy week making cards and other papercraft items for my craft stall at a Ladies Pamper/Craft fundraising event this evening.  Thanks to everyone who bought things from me. All money taken on my stall will be going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Friday, 18 October 2013


My delightful great nephew will be four years old soon and knowing that he loves dinosaurs I made this card for him.  It took a while to adjust the dimensions of the card so that the stamped image fitted into the centre of the card, so I made sure I kept a note of the measurement for any future cards!  Having recently discovered Wink of Stella glitter pens, the gold pen was perfect to add a bit of sparkle to the dinosaur.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Autumn Colours

The new Lavinia stamps I chose for my prize as the Lavinia Stamps September blog challenge winner arrived last week.  It was like my birthday came early!!!! I've used a few of the stamps for the card I've made for October blog challenge ~ the theme is 'Autumn Colours'.  Trying to take a photo without distorting the shape of the card was a challenge in itself, but I've done the best I can!
The Lavinia stamps I used were: 'Autumn Fall (large)', 'Tree Root' and 'Vine', stamped using a Versafine Sepia inkpad. The background was made using Adirondack Sunset Orange and Walnut Stain Distress inkpads.
There are some amazing projects made by the Lavinia Design Team for this month's challenge, so have a look here and then make a card and enter the challenge yourself. 
I would also like to enter my card for:

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Cardiff Half Marathon

My daughter completed her first half marathon last Sunday in Cardiff, after many hours of training.  Such a great achievement deserved a special card, so I included the official proof of her time.  As the half marathon was in Wales, I used the traditional red, green and white colours of the Welsh flag. 
Her aim was to complete the Bath half marathon last year, but injury meant she was unable to take part.  You can follow her half marathon journey on her blog here.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Beautiful Bunnies

  A friend bought a card I'd made with the lovely 'Midnight Meanderings' rabbit stamp and asked me to make her four more. The beauty of the Lavinia stamps is that they are perfect for 'mixing and matching', making every card different.  I ended up making a dozen, so hopefully the rest will get sold at a charity fundraising event coming up at the end of this month. Here are a few of the cards I made.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Horsey, horsey, don't you stop....

My lovely great niece will be five this week.  I wanted to make a moving card, so decided on a 'rocking' card to make the horse look like he's trotting when the card moves from side to side.  I used my horse Sizzix die and decorated the saddle with a bit of bling!