Trick or treat?!!!!

I had a blast making this little combo. This is a little Halloween favour box made with the Bags,Tags & Boxes cart. and some fabbo paper by My Mind's Eye The outside is decorated very simply with DP and a tile cut from the Makin' the grade cart. It comes into it's own when opened...BOO!!!!!! I added ric rac around the box and a super spidey and his web over the acetate window. Boo! was cut from Makin' the grade with an orange shadow, then I stuck them onto black card so that they were touching and cut around the whole thing by hand- sorry, I can't be doing with the Design Studio! It's too much of a faff! Then I stuck it onto the inside of the lid. The card was made with much the same elements, web, spidey etc with the exception of the sentiment which says ' A hauntin' we will GO!' I used a smaller strip of DP with some paper from Pink Petticoat (black dots printed onto orange paper) which was mounted onto black paper. I know that we don't do Halloween like our American cousins but there are so many damn cute images on the Paper Doll cart that I couldn't resist!!!! Hope you like them!!!
Recipe as follows:
Card- 7x5 tent fold
Paper- My Mind's Eye & Pink Petticoat
Orange card- local craft shop (JDI)
Acetate- as above
Ribbon- from my stash (you can't see it in the photo but there are bats & witches on it!)
Ric Rac- local Haberdashery
Lettering & tiles- Makin' The Grade
Spider & Web- Paper Doll Dress Up (with RDS button ON)
Brads (in tiles)- Papermania
Black gems( bottom right of card)- Papermania
These little boxes can be made for any occasions e.g Weddings,Birthday Party Bags and can be made really different just by changing the colour of the card and the trimmings. My idea of heaven would be to have pile of these filled with Haribo foamy jelly sweeties!!!
BTW I cut the box on my expression at 6 1/2" This gives you a relly good sized box.


Vicky-Sweet 16!!!

This was a card that I made in a bit of a rush for no2 son to give to a schoolfriend to who's party he had been invited! I used a layout from a card posted on a blog but I can't remeber who's it was!If you recognise it please let me know and I will accredit you!!!
Again, a very simple layout (they are very often the best!) Unusually for me I used a fabbo sticker for this card aand just added the recipients name and age.
I'm led to believe that she was thrilled with it!!!
Recipe as follows:
Card- 7x5"side fold
Ribbon-from my stash
Sticker-Penny Black Young Things
Scalloped oval & circle- Coluzzle and scalloped scissors
'Vicky' 7 '16'- Storybook cart.
Coloured cardstock-Papermania 12x12 stack
Hope you like it!
SORRY about the rubbish photo!

Ten tiny fingers......

Two baby cards- one of my favourite topics!!
The card on the left has a very simple layout. It is just a strip of paper decorated with ribbon and Primas, an sweet little chickie image from the wonderful Pink Petticoat and a Tiny Tag from the same scource.
The other card is also very simple with just a panel of paper with another paper strip laid across it again decorated with ribbon and Primas. The sentiments- ten tiny fingers-ten tiny toes- are computer generated.
Recipe as follows:
Chickie card-
Card- 7x5" tent fold
Paper- DCWV
Image- Pink Petticoat Sweet Chick download
Tag- Pink Petticoat Tiny Tags download
Ribbon- from my stash
Scalloped circle- Accent Essentials
Sentiment-All mixed up cut at 1/2" and 1"
Coloured cardstock- Bazzill
'10' card:
Card-7x5" Tent fold
Paper- DCWV
'10' & contrast strip- Brenda Walton Baby pad from K&Co
Ribbon & Primas from my stash
Pink Gems-Papermania
Sentiment- Computer generated
Coloured cardstock- Bazzill
'10'- Base Camp cart, with shadow
Brads for both cards- Papermania

Christening Day

These cards were unbelievably easy to make. My ladies will recognise this cross, as they made something very similar in one of my workshops.The cross is cut from silver mirri card and laid over a very simple background of a paper strip and velvet ribbon. Although they are aimed at babies they could be made for an adult too just by changing the backing paper, maybe a script or damask print paper.
Recipe as follows:
Card- 7x5" tent fold
Backing paper- DCWV
Ribbon- from my stash
Brads- Papermania
Cross- Wedding Solutions cart, cut in silver mirri with contrast cut at same size with blackout enabled. Silver cross is raised on foam pads on top of contrast cross.
Baptism- All Mixed Up
We also made this cross as a topper for a Sympathy card but used smoky grey cardstock for backing the cross and added an artificial Calla lily behind the bow.
Hope you like it!
Sorry about the strange position of the pink card but the 'O' had fallen off the 'On' and I can't find it!!!!


He passed!!!

Just a quick one today everyone! Just like to let you know that my eldest son Krishnan passed his driving test today at the first attempt with only 4 minor faults! We are really proud of him.Well done Dol!!


Ladies day......

Sometimes we tend to used paper 'as it comes' - as a complete piece for a background to a card. On the 'Relax' card I actually used the images as individual embellies rather than as a background. They were cut from the paper with a coluzzle template and mounted onto scalloped circles (the paper looks like a piece of swiss cheese now!) There are lots of these papers on the market- equally good is wrapping paper which can be used in the same way and decoupaged too! The second card uses a fabric butterfly as an embellishment.
Using the same method as the Relax card this could be adapted for a man using paper with footballers, cars, cricketers etc. Have a go! It's fun!
Tent fold 5"x7"
Paper- multi image (sorry! don't know who makes it!)
Patterned panel- ditto!!
Cardstock- Bazill
Embossed background- Doodlebug Designs
Relax- Stone Script Solutions
Scalloped Circles- Accent Essentials
Ribbon- American Arts
Brads- Papermania
Tent fold 5"x7"
Paper- K&Co
Cardstock- Bazill
Fabric flower- The Range
Ribbon- from my stash
Flower- Prima
Flwer gems- The Range
Flower sentiment- Pink Petticoat
Sister- Jasmine

You are the world......

This card was made for a lady in the USA who is a regular customer of mine. It was a Father's day card for her daughter to give to her Dad. Now anyone who knows me knows how I feel about about peel-offs. I think that to some extent they can be a cop-out. I've seen so many cards that have been quote "finished off" with a peel off and it has done just that - finished it off to the point of completely spoiling an already perfect card. Saying that I have used peel off borders which I have to say CAN add something to a card if used in the right way. I have used them here to edge the stand for this globe. I have to admit that in this case they did indeed finish it off. It added a touch of opulence and a look of engraving to the stand and I was really pleased with how it turned out. We all struggle sometimes to get ideas foe men's cards and I was inspired by a card made by Enfys Cashmore (Going Buggy) but I tweaaked it slightly and added a computer generated sentiment,
Hope you like it!
Side fold card 7"x 5"
Paper -world map (unknown scource)
Globe- Going Places
'DAD'- Opposites Attract (opposite enabled) could be changed to 'Grandad'
Sentiment- 'To the world you may be one person..but to one person you may be the world' computer generated
Big Brads- Papermania
Ribbon- from my stash