Wild seas & warmer climes.......

Believe it or not it's almost June but you wouldn't think it from this pic! My sister, BIL & two great-nieces came down for Bank Holiday and they wanted to go to the beach, so off we trundled on Sunday to Lee-On-Solent beach. Cripes it was breezy! My BIL flew my little niece's kite and boy did it go! We were sitting nursing cups of tea at the Beach Shack and the kids were in the water in their wellies! Why don't kids feel the cold?!!!!

Now, this card is for a lucky lady moving to warmer climes. One of the nurses who works with my hubby is moving to Dubai to work and the Department wanted a card for her. It's a biggun- A4- and incorporates icons for her job, and the place she is going to, hence the nurse's top and the palm trees (well, dates actually!) I've used this top before on the nurse/doctor shaped cards I made a while back. I put a stethescope in the pocket and added a name badge. The background paper has a medical theme but I've had it for ages and can't remenber where I had it from. I cut the trees from textured cardstock and adhered them with foam poads to the front of the card. I then adhered the nurse's top slightly overlapping it. I cut the 'Au Revoir' sentiment from pale blue card shadowed with dark blue then adhered it with foam pads above the other elements. The main sentiment was cut from tectured cardstock and adhered with foam pads in the spaces above and below the centre panel. A smattering of Candi dots completes the card.
Carts used:
Nurse's top-Everyday Paper Dolls
Stethescope-Wild Card
Palm trees-Life's A Beach
Au Revoir-Sentimentals
'Good Luck Sharon'-Winter Woodland
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx

Bad Mr Blogger.....

Sorry folks!!! I want to post but Blogger is playing silly b*##%$s! He won't let me post any pics so I'll be back after giving him a jolly good spanking!


Sweet Wishes Choccy box.........

A feminine box of yummy chocolates adorn the front of today's card. It's another card made from the fab Everyday Pop-Up cards cart. The card base is a 6x6 square and the papers are Papermania Henbury Lane. The chocolate box was cut from two shades of textured cardstock and the lining was cut from gold mirri (although it looks pink in the pic!). The choccies were cut from brown and cream cardstock. I added some thin ribbon to the lid of the box- there is a slit cut in the lid which is handy for this! The sentiment was cut from pink glittercard and adhered to a banner. All elements were adhered to the card with foam pads. A ribbon bow and some pearls complete the card.
cart used:
Chocolate box, sentiment & banner- Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Heather xxx


Inspired Hearts Baptism.......

These cards were made from another new purchase, Inspired Heart, a Cricut Lite. Now, I don't make an awful lot of religious cards but this cart is useful for so many other occasions. There are some beautiful words on the cart too. Different religions-Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jewish- are represented, with relevent worshipping places and symbols.
I loved these images of praying children and thought that they would make great Baptism (for an older child) or Confirmation cards, although, surprisingly, there is no 'confirmation' word on the cart. I made both of the cards the same only changing the colourway and the image. The images were cut from pearlised card with a mirri ovals, which were embossed after cutting. The images were adhered to the ovals with foam pads. A simple plain white mat edged with the same pearlised cardstock and mirri was fixed to the front of the card with foam tape and the image was adhered to the mat with foam pads. The 'Baptism' word was cut from pearlised cardstock, shadowed with mirri and adhered below the image. I could have added some silver cord down the side if the card with a cross charm on it, but I'd already fixed the panel to the card.
Cart used:
Praying Child & Sentiment-Inspired Heart Cricut Lite
Just a note- All the new carts are in the Cricut Lite-style boxes.
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Expecting A Big Event?.....

I bought THE fabbest (is that a word?!) cart last week. It's called Everyday Pop-Up Cards and it is crammed full of great phrases & images- oh, and pop-up inserts too! I can't see myself using the pop-up parts, not very often anyway, as there are absolutely NO instructions whatsoever as to how to make them up. Typical of PC to not think things through! The phrases are interchangeable- the phrase on my card is not the one that goes with the cut, but it works.
I used some background paper from PC with expectant ladies on it, and the green paper is a freebie (I'm using loads of freebies lately!) The expectant Mum was cut from textured card and her dress from Pink Petticoat paper. She was adhered with foam pads over a punched ribbon-trimmed border. 'Congratulations' was cut from DCWV glittercard and double-shadowed with white & pink cardstock. This was adhered at the top of the panel with foam pads. A layered bloom, a pearl heart and a smattering of pink pearls completes the card.
Cart used:
Expectant Mum & 'Congratulations'- Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


For A Labrador Lover.....

I was commissioned to make another card for the same customer who I made the Nadine & Dave cards for. This time the brief was for a card for a labrador lovers 25th birthday. I don't have a cart with a recognisable labrador on, so I turned to trusty Google Images and downloaded a picture of a golden labrador. I printed it out twice onto textured cardstock- giving it a look of a canvas print- then decoupaged the images for dimension. I used papers from the DCWV Natural stack and a simple layout. The image was matted onto brown cardstock & gold mirri card. The panels of patterned paper received the same treatment. The completed image panel was adhered to the card front with foam tape. The sentiment & '25' were cut from paper and shadowed with gold mirri, then adhered with foam pads. Gold Card Candi dots complete the card.
Carts used:
Happy Birthday- Stamping Solutions
'25'- Don Juan
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


Kick It!......

It was my BIL Steve's birthday last week and this is the card that I made for him. I thought that he'd appreciate a fun card as he's a fun bloke! He's also has a black belt in karate and runs his own Dojo. My little great niece Chelsea loves to go along with her Grandad and joins in- she even got her first belt a few weeks ago! Not bad for an almost 6 year old!
Anyway, back to the card. I used some freebie papers from Creative Cardmaking (Pink Petticoat papers I think!) and a very simple layout, the best thing where guy cards are concerned! I cut the little karate guy from white card, shadowed him with black and gave him some googly eyes. For added fun I adhered him to the card with a Papermania spring. The sentiment was cut from black card and adhered flat to the card.
Cart used:
Karate kid & sentiment- Car Decals
I hope you're having a great weekend. The weather here is glorious, I've got my washing blowing in a gentle breeze and I've cut the lawn (no mean feat with a 170ft garden on a hot day!)
Happy Weekend!!!
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Oooooh Doctor!!!.....

I found some great cards here, and as usual I tweaked them so that they weren't exactly the same. I cut two tops @ 5 1/2" to make a base card, then one in textured cardstock (white for a Doctor and blue for a nurse). I added neck trims to both tops and then they were decorated with various cuts. The finished tops were adhered to the front of the card with foam pads. I had great fun making these and it took me back to when I wore a uniform (albeit theatre scrubs) a good few moons ago!
Carts used:
Card base- Everyday Paper Dolls
Stethescope-Wild Card
Pen-Locker Talk
Scissors-A Child's Year
Plasters and thermometer (in pocket),fob watch & badge- hand cut from scraps
'Get Better'-Wild Card
'Feeling sick?'-Just Because Cards
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


To The Happy Couple.......

Don't these little cuties look happy?! Wedding cards are usually quite formal but I decided to make a humourous one with this little pair. I used a pop-out stepper for the card base and Papermania Wedding Collection papers. The little couple were cut from pearlised (bride's dress) and textured cardstock. The bride's dress was embossed and I added pearls to her headdress. I didn't cut the flowers for the bouquet (just the leafy background) adding teeny flowers instead. I gave the groom the same treatment for his buttonhole. They were both adhered to a scalloped heart then fixed to the front of the card with foam pads. A smaller scalloped heart holds the sentiment and a pearl heart. A punched ribbon-trimmed border and a floral arrangement completes the card.
Carts used:
Bride & Groom/'Happy Couple'- Simply Charmed
Scalloped hearts-Doodlecharms
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Baby Bear.........

At the moment I'm making standard C5 cards for my workshops and I've made a few for my stash, but I've still got some shaped cards to show you. Here are a couple more scalloped oval cards, this time for babies, with the cutest bear as the focal point.
I cut the card base from plain white card and covered the front of the card with pink/blue paper. I then cut a plain oval from patterned paper shadowed with plain white cardstock. I added a punched ribbon trimmed border, then adhered the whole oval panel to the front of the card with foam pads. The bear was cut twice, from cardstock and patterned paper, adhered together for extra stability. I added contrasting paws, a ribbon bow, and teeny black pearls for the eyes and nose. The bear was adhered across the border with foam pads. 'Little Baby' was cut from glittercard shadowed with white cardstock. The sentiment has a heart between the two words but I removed it because otherwise the sentiment wouldn't fit on the card.

A bloom was added to the bow to complete the card.
Carts used:
Card base-A Child's Year
Plain ovals-George
Teddy Bear- Christmas Noel (yes, really!)
Little Baby-Nursery Rhymes
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Missing You.....

Poor Tatty Teddy..he's lonesome & blue...he's Missing You!
I love these cute images from the Design Objectives 'Me To You' 8x8 paper pack.
My cards are generally Cricut generated (as you all know!)but I couldn't resist using this little chap along with the usual Cricut cuts..it doesn't hurt to mix it up once in a while does it?!
I used a simple layout on a 6x6 card- three squares (one scalloped), one centrally placed and the others offset. The second largest panel was embellished with a punched, ribbon trimmed border. The Tatty Teddy image was adhered with foam pads to the scalloped square which was then adhered to the punched border. The sentiment was cut from glittercard- once in pink, once in blue, cut apart then re-assembled to create a two-tone effect. It was shadowed with pink cardstock then adhered to the card front, slightly overlapping the image, with foam pads. A bloom and a smattering of pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Scalloped square- Accent Essentials
Missing You- Stamping Solutions
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx



Here's the second commission card that I made for our customer. Her brief was camping or scouts and A4 size. The recipient is in the Royal Navy but likes camping when he's on shore leave, and I have to tell you that I had more fun than any cardmaker should have making this card! I don't have any of the 'outdoorsey' carts so I winged it with a couple of things on the card. The tent was hand cut as were the bushes behind the tent, but everything else was Cricut generated. Everthing was cut from textured cardstock except for the flames on the campfire which were cut from glittercard. I covered the front of an Anita's A4 card, leaving a border all round, with textured cardstock. I then created the centre panel camp scene which was adhered centrally to the card front with foam tape. 'Happy Birthday' and 'Dave' were added with foam pads above and below the centre panel.
Carts used:
'Camp' sign/campfire- Everyday Paper Dolls
Grass-Paper Doll Dress Up
Birds-Wall Decor & More
'Happy Birthday' & 'Dave'-Life's A Beach
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx



I was asked, by a regular customer to the shop, to make a couple of cards for her. This is one of them (I'll show you the other one tomorrow) for her friend who plays for a ladies football team. The brief was lady footballer, yellow & blue and large (A4)and I think I came in on that brief pretty well! She was chuffed with it!
I used an Anita's A4 card and papers from my stash which, miraculously co-ordinated really well!
The layout is simple with two matted & layered panels. The footballer was cut from black textured cardstock and the strip cut from blue & yellow. I added a blue band to her ponytail and another football which was adhered with foam pads. The name was cut from patterned paper shadowed with blue and 'Happy Birthday' was cut from plain blue cardstock. Both sentiment & name were adhered with foam pads. I steered clear of a flower and added a 'goal' tag with a double bow instead, adhered to the top of the starry panel.
Carts used:
Footballer-Sports Mania
Football/Happy Birthday-Life's A Party
Nadine-Ashlyn's Alphabet
Thanks for looking!
Heather xxx


Just For You.....

Well, there goes another week! Crikey, before we know it, it'll be Christmas!
I've another shaped card for you today. It's made in exactly the same way as the 'Dream' birdcage card a couple of posts ago. This time I used DoCrafts 'Tulip' linen texture papers. These papers are sooo pretty! I cut a vase from white cardstock and spotted paper, adhering the two shapes together for extra stability. I added a couple of branches, then adhered tiny fabric flowers to them. The flowers were from the local Garden Centre- I bought a couple of stems and stripped the flowers off them. I scattered a few around the base of the vase, then added a pearl to the centre of each flower as a finishing touch. The sentiment was cut from glittercard, shadowed with plain cardstock then adhered to the front of the card with foam pads. A ribbon, bow and smattering of pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Oval card base- A Child's Year
Plain ovals-George
Just for you-Stamping Solutions
Thanks for dropping by & have a great weekend!
Heather xxx


Birthday Girl Bella.....

Isn't this the cutest little girl evah?! She has a brother/boyfriend called Baxtor and I got both of them as an SVG download from myscrapchick.com for about £4. There are 6 cuts- Bella & Baxtor with balloon, Bella & Baxtor frame and the Birthday girl/boy word art. I cut Bella from textured cardstock, assembled her and then adhered her to an embossed square on the largest panel on a single pop-out stepper card (haven't made on of these on yonks!) The papers used on the card are the new Tatty Teddy Me To You papers from DoCrafts. I added ribbon and a bow to a punched border then adhered it with foam pads to the card. The word art was cut from blue cardstock, adhered to a white shadow then fixed to the smaller side panel with foam pads. A couple of fuzzy flowers with pearls added to the centres completes the card.
Carts used:
Bella with balloon /wordart-My Scrapchick svg
Scalloped square-Accent Essentials
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx


Happy Birthday Naren!......

Our No.2 son Naren was 18 yesterday! My baby is all grown up! I made him this A4 sized card for his special day (he was pee-ed off because he had to back to college on his birthday!) I have to say that I'm not thrilled with this card (the 18's too big & the drumkit is too small) but Naren was and that's what's important isn't it?
I used Imaginesce papers and an Anita's A4 card. The papers have musical images on which is very apt as Naren plays the drums really well, so I used a set of drums as the centrepiece.
The drum set, & 'son' was adhered to a musical note embossed panel in the centre of the card with the 'Happy Birthday' and '18' adhered above and below it. I added a star punched border and some stars punched from the same gunmetal grey mirri card as the drum kit.
Carts used:
Drum Kit-Quarter Note
'18' & 'son'-Life's A Party
'Happy Birthday'-Stamping Solutions
Thanks for dropping by today!
Heather xxx