Another Batman for Kabir.....

Our friends' little boy Kabir was 8 at the beginning of this month. I made him a Batman card too (I've got one more to show you, but not yet!) . I used the same card base as Louis' card but just changed the figure.....

...to a running Batman. I added the 'POW!' word and adhered it to the card with foam pads. 'Kabir' & '8' were cut from blue holographic card, and also adhered with foam pads.
                                                                         Carts used:
                                    Card base and all other cuts- Batman, The Brave & The Bold
                                                               Thanks for dropping by!
                                                                         Heather xx


NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa Naaa...BATMAN!!!!

Cripes! That's a long post title!
One of the little BoyzNextDoor had a birthday at the beginning of the month and I decided to make him a Batman card. I usually steer clear of Licenced Character carts unless it's absolutely necessary 'cos the Disney Princess carts are a flamin' nightmare! Too many fiddly bits! But some are ok with fairly decently sized pieces that are easy to put together. This card came together quite quickly...
The card was made in it's entirety on the Cricut. I cut the card base at 'Fit To Page' and it came out at about 7.5 ins. The back of the card has a bat cutout in it! How cool! I covered the card front in yellow cardstock then cut the smaller orange and yellow mats on the machine. Batman was cut from blue cardstock, then adhered to the front of the card with foam pads. 'Get Ready For action!' was cut from dark blue cardstock then adhered flat to the card. 'LOUIS' was cut from blue holographic cardstock and adhered to the card with foam pads. Simples!!!
Cart used:
Batman/Get Ready For Action/LOUIS- Batman: The Brave & The Bold
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Eastern Inspired.....

I have to admit that I am NOT a huge fan of the oriental look, so I was a bit doubtful about how I'd cope with an Eastern inspired card. I was commissioned to create a card for a lady turning 40 who has lived in Hong Kong, and this is what I came up with....

I had some lovely DCWV paper in my stash, which was oriental looking but pretty and feminine too. I matted the paper onto blue cardstock and adhered it to an 8x8 card. I embossed a piece of white cardstock and adhered it to the centre of the card with foam tape. 'Fiona' & '40' were cut from more paper from the DCWV stack then adhered to the card with foam pads. The little pagoda was cut from dark green and red mirri card then adhered to the card front. A WOC cherry blossom floral arrangement, some die-cut leaves, sheer ribbon bow and a trio of pearls completes the card
                                                                           Carts used:
                                                                      Pagoda- Pagoda
                                                              FIONA & 40- Base Camp
                                                               Thanks for dropping by!
                                                                         Heather xxx


A Cut Above....

I picked up a lovely embossing folder (Trimcraft, I think) that had sewing accoutrements on it, and a blank area in the centre for stamping etc. But I thought that I'd use the centre space as an aperture to create this card....
After embossing a piece of white card I cut out centre. Then I adhered it to a piece of patterned paper slightly larger all round, after adhering a piece of sheer ribbon across the card just below the aperture. I then cut out the centre of the patterned paper leaving a border around the aperture. The computer generated sentiment was adhered behind the aperture then the whole panel was adhered to the frongt of a C5 card. I cut a pair of fancy scissors from silver mirri, and adhered it above the aperture. A stamped 'Sister' label, WOC bloom, die-cut leaves and a trio of pearls completes the card.
Cart used:
Scissors- Sentimentals
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx



I get a lot of inspiration for my cards by blog-hopping. I love to see what other crafters are making and sometimes it takes just that little spark to send your imagination into overdrive. That being said I make no apologies for these cards. They are a blatant COPY!!!! I saw them on Regina Easter's Cutting Café blog and thought 'I can do that!' So I did!

Now, I have to say that I have changed them a little, making one a little more 'blingy' than the other. I cut the nail polish bottle from cardstock twice in the shadow mode then once again in black pearlised cardstock at the same size. The bottles were adhered together at the top with a hinge, then the black cardstock was adhered to the card base. I then cut the bottles again in normal mode from purple holographic and glittered DCWV papers, and adhered the bottles to the card fronts with foam tape. I embossed the mirri card lids with a starburst embossing folder and added gems to the centres. I added glittercard numbers, ribbon bows and WOC blooms along with computer generated tags. The bottles were finished with gems around the curves of the bottles.
                                                                  Carts used:
Nail polish bottles- Forever Young
Numbers- Suburbia.
Pop over to the Cutting Café blog to see more of Regina and her DT's work.
Thanks for dropping in!
Heather xxx
p.s Just a heads up for the ladies who are coming to the Swarm on Saturday- In the words of Noddy Holder ....'It's CHRISTMAAAAAAS!!!!'
Yes people I will have Christmas cards for you, so if you could bring along your Christmas carts and papers that would be great (if you want to make Christmas cards that is!) I'll have other cards as usual too
See you Saturday!