Saturday, 22 May 2010


Oooops ... my computer is playing up again so only one card appeared, here is the second tipsy frog plus a really cute pup.

Tipsy Frog

I just love this little chap, he makes a great man's card. I've made these two for my Son and my Nephew (typical of both!). The frog himself is coloured using just one Promarker and a blender, neat eh? I got the technique from a brilliant website I have just found called Passionate about Promarkers, they post a new technique every Friday, I have only just discovered it so I am still going through loads of past workshops and learning lots in the process.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Favourite stamp

This very elegant lady has to be one on my favourite stamps, it's a Clarity Stamp. The deep pink and purple ladies were stamped three times, once onto white card then twice onto two coloured papers, I then cut out the dress from one colour and the jacket, gloves and hat from the other colour (slightly different combination in the case of the deep pink lady) then it's just a case of reverting to your childhood and dressing the "doll". The background swirly stamp is from Stampin' Up.

The lady in blue is coloured using my Promarkers, the background stamp is an Elusive Images which I love, this is just tinted with chalks.

Friday, 14 May 2010

CM&P freebies

I love the Bentley Bear stamps given away free with this months Card Making and Papercraft Mag. I've made a card using one of the stamps and two cards using the free papers.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


I've been led astray by my Daughter in Law! It doesn't take much and it is usually my friend Sue who tempts me with crafting goodies but Sue is on a Baltic cruise so I thought I was safe for a couple of weeks ..... not so ... we went over to Adrian and Debs last weekend and she introduced me to Promarkers and that was it ... I'm now hooked! Here is my first attempt with my (at the moment)very limited number of pens, I'd love to know what you think of it, any hints and tips?

Thursday, 6 May 2010

So much happening

I can't believe that it is May already and judging by the weather we have gone back to March! What has been happening since I last posted? Well, we went to Wales for a week, had a wonderful time although it rained a lot, the cottage we rented was lovely, very isolated but with spectacular views.

We have totally gutted and refurbished our bedroom, of course nothing went according to plan but at long last it is finished and I'm really pleased with it.

I have been trying my hand at different crafting things. I made an altered art photo frame, I loved the bubbled effect of the Terra when it was heated. Then there was the needlework ... I usually only do cross stitch but we had a workshop at the sewing club that I attend where we were shown how to do needlepoint (I think), anyway I got hooked and made a little sewing case that would hold small items of needlework when on the move, a pin cushion, scissors fob, key fob and bookmark.

And last but certainly not least, last week my 17 year old Grandson passed his driving test on the first attempt, needless to say we are very proud of him and of course I had to make him a well done card.

I will now upload a few photos but of course they will be in no particular order as this machine does exactly as it pleases! Just look on it as a game of guess what the photo is.