Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 22 and a daughter Emma aged 19. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 24 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 29 April 2016

Pootlers April Card Swap


This is my card for this month's swap in our Pootlers Team.  The theme this month is:-

ANIMALS OR PETS

I love this cute little koala with his smiley face :)
I used DSP and stamped onto white card for make my own patterned paper.

STAMPS:
Kind Koala & Pretty Thankful
INKS:
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey & Wild Wasabi
CARD:
Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey & Whisper White
DSP:
2014-2016 In-Colour stack in Hello Honey
OTHERS:
Image coloured with Spectrum Noirs Pens
   Koala - IG2, IG5, IG7, IG8, PP3
   Flower - CT1, CT4, GB8, EB2
   Shadow - IB2
Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Subtles Candy Dots

All items except alcohol markers from STAMPIN' UP!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Purple Birthday card


This card is for CRAFTER'S COMPANION INSPIRATION TEAM.

I used an edge die to create a square frame.  I measured the length of the die, which was 2 7/8" and added 1 1/2" on each side and scored a frame to line up the die.  A sentiment stamped in stayzon is layered ontop and embossed background finishes the simple layout.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
CARD:
Lilac and plum core'dinations.
SENTIMENT:
DIE:
INK:
Jet Black Stayzon
TOOLS:
Ebosser
OTHERS:
Ribbon, pearls and flowers from stash

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Triangle Box


This is my first project for April for CRAFTER'S COMPANION INSPIRATION TEAM.

I decided to set myself a challenge of one die set only, so I made a triangle box from Kraft cardstock using Scoremaster Board and used Sara's Signature Floral Delight In Bloom Die Set.  I inked through the dies on the white card and cut some through gold card to accent.  A doily and pearls to finish.

Here's a view of the box open.



It's lovely to be back in my craft room as I have been sick for month with Viral Chest Infection and been unable to much for that time as getting so out of breath.  Thankfully I'm now much better.


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Pootler's Card Swap - March


This is my card for this month's card swap for our Pootles Team.  The theme is:-

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILIES

I decided that my card would all be stamped so I started with Background stamp Brushstokes and coloured each one with a different marker colour.  I then stamped onto white card and stamped the  World stamp from The Open Sea set all over.  I stamped a border with the compass stamp in The Open Sea and then stamped the hand-cut banner with sentiment and image from Guy Greetings.

I then ink distressed all parts with Crumb Cake and finished with Seambinding and Candy dots.

CARD SIZE:
4.25" x 5.5"
STAMPS:
Guy Greetings, The Open Sea & Brushstrokes Background
INKS:
Basic Black, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
MARKERS:
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip & Early Espresso
CARD:
Whisper White, Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip
EMBELLISHMENTS:
Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Candy Dots


Sunday, 6 March 2016

Mum's Birthday Card


This is birthday card I made for my Mum's birthday which is today.  Double treats for Mum as it's Mother's Day in the UK today too.

This DSP is one of my faves - I just love the subtle colours and the prettiness of it.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
STAMPS:
Watercolour Wings & Crazy for You
PAPER:
Birthday Bouquet
CARD:
Whisper White & Pool Party
INKS:
Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
TOOLS:
Bold Butterfly Framelits
Banner Punch
OTHERS:
Candy Dots

All supplies from STAMPIN' UP!