Sunday, 28 June 2009

Keeping it simple

Afternoon from a very muggy Herts. Don't know if we're in for more thunderstorms but I wouldn't be surprised.

This card was inspired by Cookie - her designs are uncluttered and just so gorgeous. Please have a visit to her blog and you'll see what I mean. Anyway I thought I'd have a go and have enjoyed making this card. Image is Elzybells as is the sentiment, coloured with stardust pens for a lovely shimmer and just a strip of gingham paper which I stuck to card and then layered a strip of ribbon on top.

Wish I could take better photos but you get the gist and thanks for popping by.

Thursday, 25 June 2009


Second one today - love this set of images as I do adore cats and Olive is such a cute kitty. This is the offer of the month (June) set from and I had to have these. Think I must have a thing the colour orange at the moment as I've used that colour on nearly all the cards I've made lately but it's nice, cheerful and summery so maybe that's why.

Paper is Kay Miller - Light of my Life, image coloured not very well I'm afraid with Promarkers,
corners and Hi are cuttlebug dies and that's it I think. Thanks for visiting.

Ooooh Betty!

Hi anyone. Another glorious day but a tad too hot for me. I used to love the sun but can't seem to take it any more so don't go out in it if I can help it. Anyway this is a cute download called Betty and Friends which I bought a few days ago from Very talented lady and a lovely variety of downloads at very good prices.

Now whether this is Betty or a friend I don't know but she's very sweet. Coloured with Promarkers, used a pink ink pad on the mat, papers are Zoe Pearns Sugar and Spice which are lovely, sentiment is Elzybells, corners and flowers cut from lilac glitter card and that's about it.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Another Gorjuss image - Miss Stroppy

Afternoon all - glorious day here and I'm on holiday this week so I've actually finished a card! My son has gone to Glastonbury leaving me home alone which is just how I planned it.

Second of my Gorjuss girl stamps - I think she looks like a stroppy young lady but couldn't think of a sentiment to fit. Papers are Zoe Pearns Persimmon again - they are actually greener than in the photo but the camera wouldn't co-operate with me. Nestie mats and a strip of pearlescent orange card swiss dotted. Didn't have any liquid pearls the right colour so used my glaze pen for the dots round the scallop.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Fathers Day Cards

I hate 'having' to make cards but these two were nice and easy. I have used digi downloads before but always had disasters colouring them in as the printer ink always ran - however I decided to try my Promarkers and they worked brilliantly. You're bound to have seen Jim around a lot lately as he is just perfect for mens cards. You can find him and many other great downloads at as I'm sure you know already.

Kept it as simple as poss with just the image, a bit of matting and layering, a sentiment and one backing paper one each - both of which came from a Dovecraft Masculine paper pack. Hope my Dad likes his (top one). Thank for looking.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Just Gorjuss

Hi there - it's been a long time since my last post but I've finally finished this card. Just not feeling in a cardmaking mood lately but I'm happy with how it turned out in the end.

I am probably among the last to come to the Gorjuss Girls but I've wanted them for ages so I treated meself to 3 of them. Papers are Zoe Pearns Persimmon which I really love. Image coloured with Promarkers and used some liquid pearls and a bit of glitter.

Thanks for looking.