Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tellen's Place

I just wanted to share with you all again.. and of course remind those that have already read about Tellen's Place...

It is run by a wonderful kind hearted woman called Terry.. her son Markus does the graphics that can be purchased at their Etsy store...and of course Terry along with her DT do the cards.  You can also find her Etsy store on the right hand side of my blog.. yes over there some where ------>>>>

Take a moment out of  your day to click on the title which will take you to her blog... she will be starting a challenge on the 18th Nov with a FREEBIE image.. and it is well worth nabbing and entering.

Have fun there.. she is really lovely!

Bee Crafty Colour Challenge and Allsorts and Pollycraft Challenges

OOO well I made the template for this hanger ... it is actually a FREEBIE here on my blog... 

And I saw this lovely challenge at Bee Crafty.. so thought wow.. this sort of fits.. so have entered it... 

Also as I nipped over to ALLSORTS.. they had for a child... and thought perfect.. :)

Still looking around I see that it will also go for Pollycrafts Challenge.... no cards yay!

I made this with my little beautiful niece in mind.. she is nearly 8 and when her wonderful mummy passed away we built a room in our house for her as we were converting it at the time.  Her room is purple with splashes of pink.. so thought this would be lovely to go on her door :)

I used an embossed wallpaper here and sprayed it with some shimmer copper paint that I mixed up.... then made the flower.. stamped Tilda was painted with water-colours and the little purple heart.. I made that with plaster and then painted and varnished it.  The brad in the centre of the big flower I just put some glue on and added some multi glitter.

Thank you for taking the time to look.. and if you do use the template I made.. I would love to see what you create.. so link it back to your comment.. Just think how cute they would be for Christmas.. or Get Well.. Thinking of You.. oh so many things....Have a great weekend! 

Daring Card Makers.... Scraplings ... Play Date Cafe 004 Challenge - JUGS Challenge.

This week over at Daring Card Makers they are asking everyone to make something with their bits of scrap cards etc... hence the name SCRAPLINGS!

Here is my little creation...  Made from a scrap piece of card, I embossed and then stamped a little tbag image and water coloured that in.. added some glitter and edged the card... but I also did the back.. so if seen from all angles it does really look like a cup!

The colours for Play Date Cafe Challenge this week...

It also fits in for JUGS Challenge.. which is dry embossing...

Hope you like it and if you do leave me a message lol.. why not take a look at the rest of my site..HERE


I couldn't resist putting in a picture  of the lead crystal frame I got for my hubby for our Anniversary today!!

FREEBIE - Mug Template

Well it is my Anniversary today... and it is always nice to make cards that are a little out of the norm isn't it!  I have made a really cute mug card that I will photograph tomorrow and put on here....

Anyway... here is another Freebie.. yep!  Another on... a Mug Template...

Please if you do take this template ... leave me a message and do nip back and show me what you have created with a link back to your blog.

Also if you do like my freebies.. maybe you would like to start following me :) Thanks and enjoy... oh and do check out my other freebies!

I just made an adjustment to this mug as I didn't like it lol.. but think it is better now!

FREEBIE ~ Door Hanger

With Christmas coming up and many of us looking at how to save a few pennies, I thought I would do a template for a door hanger.  I made this on an A5 sheet... so when you print it out it should be ok.... but then I say this and I am upstairs in my bedroom on my laptop and not printed one out myself yet!  Yes another night I can't sleep!

But this would be great to give a child ... fully decorated ...for Christmas or Birthday.. or even an every day gift! 

Please if you do take this.. leave a message and of course please link back with your blog photo so I can see what you created.  Thanks for looking and enjoy :)

You can print direct from this screen... it will come out ok.. I promise ! 

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wedding Photo Change!

Just thought I would change the look of two of our wedding photos... one to black and white and one to sepia... what do you think?

I have put one of them in a lead crystal photo frame for him for our Anniversary....


The one below I have given him! Seems so long ago now.. well is 11 years!


My Anniversary...

OOoo... 11 years tomorrow... married for 11  years... wow where does the time go!

I am going to cook a lovely dinner and a nice gooooey cake lol   well have to have something to keep my child bearing hips as they are... not that I am at child bearing age anymore lol

Have to find a nice photo of my husband and I to put in it now and wrap it up... bbl :)  Happy Crafting All

FREEBIE ~ Blank Theatre Tickets...

Crafty Cardz Theatre Tickets Blank 09

Deflated :((

Well what a day... not sure I really want to be crafting anymore.. maybe a couple of days off and I will feel better.

Sometimes I wonder why we cross paths with some people.. and why we let them affect our lives so much... but this is life isn't it!  Life is odd how you can be so happy one moment and then not the next!  How we can be judged and yet not even known..... this is really sad... I know that none of you have any idea what I am prattling on about... maybe I am just really cross with myself for allowing someone who you think is nice to make snide remarks and basically make me out to be a bad person... and me not doing anything.. just goes to show.. I am not a mean person... what goes around comes around I guess...Karma they call it isn't it.... I am just so disappointed....

On a more cheery note.. got my daughter a couple of things towards her Christmas stocking today.... she never lets me down.. always has a smile.. I can't wait to see her soon.

Sorry all.. not normally feeling so miserable.. tomorrow is a new day isn't it!  

Be Happy Everyone.. cause you never know when someone is going to spoil it for you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Circle Card Sketch

Why not give it a go...

Why not give it a go and post your finished card here.... for all of us to see.

If you balance the embellishments just right the card will stand straight.

Sketch 3

A sketch to try out.. this time of year I have seen so many square cards.. thought it might be nice to bring the DL back in lol...

Give it a go.. would love to see your finished cards if you follow this sketch!


Well sadly today hasn't been a great day... but hopefully I will get a nice card made later.. 

I love making cards.. takes my mind off things... my appointment with the Orthopaedic Surgeon is looming and well.. who likes appointments... but would be great one day to think I won't be in pain.. hey ho.. they are sadly worse people out there suffering more than myself.

Please if you get the chance .. visit the last two posts.. Peechy Keen Stamps and JUGs.. they are both running good causes at the moment.

Well my moment of sitting is up.. gets too painful if I sit here for too long.. so bbl with an idea for crafting a card hopefully.

Don't forget to check out Tellen's Place.. she is starting a Challenge soon and you don't want to miss out do you!

Oh do check out my Tips Section and Envelopes.. I do try to add there when I can.  I always thought.. people make these lovely cards .. what do they put them in. lol

Hope you all took the time to look at the Easel Tutorial.. if you made any cards.. I would love to see them... it is always lovely to see others hard work.

Peechy Keen Stamp - Card for Noah

Please nip along and see what Peechy Keen Stamps are doing for this lovely boy.. you can get his address from their site.

Heart wrenching..

More information on little NOAH.

MUST SEE! Special on at JUGS

This is so heart warming.. please nip over there to see the challenge that they have on and how to raise money for a lovely Anderson family...more on their blog.. please read it.


Envelope for Easel Tutiorial

Just added the envelope for the Easel Tutorial Card I added on here... just click HERE for the Envelope section... hope it all works out for you.. would love to see some of your envelopes when you have made them along with your Easel cards :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tellen's Place CHECKI IT OUT!

Girls just wanna have fun! -- Cindi Lauper (singer)

What's new and exciting at Tellen's Place? A fabulous Design Team and fun new challenges!
That's right! Starting Wednesday, November 18th, the first TPDT will launch a delightful fun challenge that you won't want to miss! Why? Because it's going to be loads of fun, great designs and challenges by the design team with some yummy blog candy that will include cool embellishments, ribbon, designer papers, crocheted flowers, card kits, craft kits and more! All you'll need to do is become a follower of Tellen's Place! AND -- if you recommend someone and they follow along, YOU'll be entered into a special blog candy for doing so! How exciting is that? So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Tellen's Place and get ready for some FUN!!

Here's a sneak peak at our first upcoming challenge and freebie image:

Well you know what is even better... if you nip along to the store.. TELLEN'S STORE you can purchase some of their fantastic designs for your crafting!


Just want to let you know that Tellen's Place has a new design team.. go check them all out!

Terry (Who owns the blog..The Boss lol)  Tellen's Place
So much going to be going on.. you must nip over there and take a look!  She has some fantastic Digi art... watch out for the Freebies too!  Join in the Challenges..

Jeri from Crafty J's Place 
and Lynda from Blackdragons' Crafts

Why not take a moment to nip over to their sites and say hello... 

Christmas Easel Card

How easy is it to get hooked up with making easel cards!!

Here is a another little one I made up... the image is from..Tales from Pollycraft..  cute little thing isn't she.


As usual I used water-coloured paints and glitter.. got to have a little bit of glitter no matter what the time of year it is! 

They are just so quick to make up... when I do the envelopes for these I will post it in my envelope section for you all.

Monday, November 9, 2009

How To Easel Card


I have wanted to make one of these for a while now.. so thought while I make one.. why not do one as a tutorial to share with others who haven't ever made one before.  I have also added this to the Saturday's Challenge.. for easel cards..

Also I have added it to Simon Says Challenge.

I gathered together...

Ink pads
Pearl touch
Rubber Stamp

1.  Your base card stock should be approx 21 cm x 10.5 cm  (8.5 in x 4.3 in)

2.  Fold this at 10.5 cm ( 4.3 in - so in half) and then again at 15.8 cm.. (6.4 in approx - so that will be one side in half again).

3.  Cut a square of approx 15. 5 cm x 10.5cm ( 6.2 in x 4.3 in - using the same base card stock.

4.  Cut a piece of your paper to 10 cm x 10 cm. (4 in x 4 inch)

5.  Ink all the edges of the square matt the paper and then stick together.

6. Stamp your image on to your scrap card, paint and glitter.

7.  Stick your square matt to the base card.

8.  Measure your smaller paper to 10.5 cm x 6 cm   (4.3 in x 2.6 in) and ink all edges.  Add your ribbon.

9.  Stick this to the bottom on your card on the inner side.

10.  Add your glittered stamped image and a daisy or what ever you like.  You can see that I have used a daisy along with the pearl drops.

It is then ready to give to that someone special!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  

Don't forget to check the Envelope section as I have added the size and directions to make one just for this Easel card!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

JUGS Challenge... Week 6 Saturdays

This week at JUGS they are doing a sketch.. so here is my take on it... I often do my husband several cards for our Anniversary.. so I based one of this sketch!

Used two types of paper and a heart punch... water coloured the cake and added some glitter... also the sentiment Celebrate... 

Crafty Card Cards... Selection