Frosty the snowman.....

Here's a jolly little card for you! Very simple but cute. I cut the snowman twice- once in glitter card and once in brown cardstock ,cutting the arms off the glittery one. I layered them up and added black buttons & eyes punched with my Cropodile from black cardstock, an orange 'carrot' nose and a sliver of black card for his mouth. I then placed him on a panel made with strips of paper from Provocraft and a silver knotted ribbon. I left the background white & added punched snowflakes. 'Frosty' is on dimensionals and has been glittered & 'the snowman' is flat on the card.
Carts used:
Snowman- Doodlecharms
Sentiment-Makin' The Grade
Hope you like him!
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In Love

When I made this card I got to the scalloped panel then hadn't a clue what to put on it-so I put it to on side and had a think! Then I remembered that I had a HOTP book of quotes and I found the perfect one! The beautiful paper is from a 7 x5 pad I bought from A.C.Moore's. I layered everything up and then just added a layered flower and some ribbon and pearl brads. Rub-on letters and a cricut sentiment complete the card. I think this colour combination is really classy( it's actually cream & black not white & black)What do you think?
Carts used-
Scalloped rectangle- Celebrations (No5 on top row)
Love-Beyond Birthdays
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For Your Eyes Only.....

I made this card at the weekend for my brother's birthday which is today... Happy Birthday Andrew!! It is,again, quite simple in design. The Secret Agent image was cut from a pattern which was a freebie with Papercraft Inspirations (I think!) I enlarged the pattern and cut it by hand from black card. I then cut the file folder and sentiments and layered them onto some classy grey and black herringbone paper which was in a pad that I bought from A.C.Moore's during my recent rip to the States. The file was cut from tan paper. I added a few little sheets of paper as I thought the file looked a little bare. I then added 'Top Secret', shhhhhh and Classified to fill in the spaces. Three red brads finish it off.
Carts used:
File- Fabulous Finds
Sentiments-Graphically Speaking
I hope you like it!
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Hold the 'phone!!!!

Another very simple card from the Wild Card cart. I cut the base card from white card then started another in pink and stopped the machine just as it was about to cut the sides of the card. I inked the edges of the pink piece for definition and along the small cut lines just below the dial and above the handset. I covered the inside back of the card with Pink Petticoat paper and added a large Papermania brad to the centre of the dial (there is a hole in the centre of the card which I covered up on the inside with a punched circle of white card) I added the curly 'phone cord and the lettering, which is on the cart by the way! The inside of the card reads- Have a great day!!
This card can be made for any occasion just by changing the colour of the 'phone and the sentiment. I think Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds would own a 'phone like this!!!
Carts Used:
Phone card & sentiment- Wild Card
p.s to the lovely Sue. Look at the photo! Is that BETTER or what?!!!! THANK YOU and have a great holiday in Mouseland!
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Sweet Baby Girl!

I reaaaaaally love this card! It was made with the Graphically Speaking cart . The 'G' circle was cut from Bazzil c/s and chalked around all the edges. The scalloped circle was cut from DCWV glittered paper. The pink scalloped panel was cut with Fiskars cloud scissors and embellished with tiny pearls from Lakeland and flowered ribbon. The 'irl' was cut from white c/s as was the 'sweet' sentiment rectangle above the circle. It is SOOO glittered that you cannot make it out on the photo!! The white flower is from Papermani and the other flowers are Prima. The brad in the centre of the flower is Papermania too. Three pearls under the 'irl' finish of the card. Hope you like it!
Carts used:
'G' circle, 'irl' and 'sweet' sentiment- Graphically Speaking
Scalloped circle- Story Book
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Happily Ever After!

I made this very simple wedding card using the Happily Ever After Cart. As you can see it is very simple and quite minimalist. The silhouette of Sleeping Beauty and the prince was cut from black card with the blackout enabled and layered onto an embossed paper heart with scalloped shadow. The sentiment came from the same from cart. Some lovely black and white sheer ribbon finishes the card. The embossed paper is from Doodlebug. What do you think about using black & white for wedding cards? I think it's classy but I know some don't like using black for a supposedly joyous occassion. Let me know what you think.
Carts used:
Bride & Groom- Disney Happily Ever After
Sentiment- As above
Scalloped Heart-Wedding Solutions (white heart hand cut to fit)
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Topiary Tree

I really like the way this card turned out (I only wish the pic was a bit clearer!) This lovely little tree is one of two topiary trees from the Joys Of The Season cart. I cut the tree 3 times once in brown,once in green and once in red. I chopped bits off each tree leaving the brown one intact and layered up the tree and pot. I used a punch which was a magazine freebie for the little flowers and some peel offs (yes you did hear correctly!) to decorate the tub. The tree was then matted and layered on some red dotty Doodlebug paper and green and red card. The sentiment 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' is computer generated onto Safmat. The paper is DCWV (I think!). The join in the paper is covered by a piece of gros-grain printed ribbon and a knotted bow. The centre of the flowers have a little dot of red Stickles to add a little sparkle. I also did this card with red flowers on the tree, but it could be used at any time of the year with different coloured flowers and a different sentiment. I think it would make a lovely Mother's Day card. What do you think?
Carts Used:
Tree -Joys of The Season
Scalloped Rectangle-Graphically Speaking
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Back home!!!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't blogged for a week, but I've been to visit Uncle Sam . Had a great time but it was a nightmare at times-3.30am fire alarm (just as I was getting to sleep!) followed by getting stuck in a lift for 15 mins, crazy driving, potholed freeways ,awful roadsigns so that you have no idea where you are or how to get back (you have to live there to understand them I reckon!).Otherwise it was good , Boston was absolutely beautiful and New York was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey! We saw the usual sites- Harvard (or Hahvahd as the locals call it)in Boston and The Empire State, Lady Libert and Ground Zero in NYC. What struck us most especially about New York is how detached everyone is from their surroundings. They appear to be attached surgically to either a mobile or I-pod and also there were more foreign accents than American. Still we had a good time, and the kids spent LOADSAMONEY! But it's always good to be home.
I'll add some cards soon