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, 5 February 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Layered Card


This is my first project for February for CRAFTER'S COMPANION Inspiration Team. 

I have made a triple layered stamped card but with a twist as I also embossed the 3 layers.

I cut watercolour card at 6" square, 4.5" square and 3" square and put a small piece of tape to attach each layer together.  I then embossed through Ebosser with Embossalcious folder which was a corner design which overlapped into each square.  The used the swirls stamps to make a design in the opposite corner.  Each layer is then pulled apart and mounted onto lilac core-dinations card cut 1/8" bigger and then layered with foam pads.

CARD SIZE:-
6.5" x 6.5"
CARDSTOCK:-
Watercolour card and lilac core'dinations
STAMPS:-
Sara Signature Love & Romance "Hello beautiful" & "All my love"
Sentiment from free stamps in Crafter's Inspiration Issue 9
TOOLS:-
Spectrum Noir Aquas in Heather, Orchid, Crimson, Evergreen and Leaf green
INKS:-
Stayzon Black, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder
OTHERS:-
Gems from stash

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Pastel birthday card


I have so much lovely DSP and not used any for ages so this is my first card using some of my new DSP.  I love the simple layout and the lush spring pastel colours.  I used new papers from Spring/Summer Catalogue and the stamp is a freebie from Sale-a-bration.

CARD SIZE:
5" x 6"
PAPERS:
Birthday Bouquet
CARD STOCK:
Whisper White, Pool Party & Blushing Bride
STAMP:
Perfect Pairings
INK:
Watermelon Wonder
TOOLS:
Retired border punch
Bitty Butterfly punch
Elegant Butterfly punch
OTHERS:
Gems

All products from STAMPIN' UP!

This card fits the following challenges:-

Mojo Monday #433 - sketch
Winter Wonderland - Pastel Colours

Friday, 29 January 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Kraft Valentine


This is my last project this month for CRAFTER'S COMPANION Inspiration Team.

I looooove the Kraft card so thought this would make a fab Male Valentine and all the dies and sentiment are freebies in the latest CRAFTER'S INSPIRATION MAGAZINE ISSUE 9.

CARD SIZE:-
C6
CARD:-
Kraft card for base and one of the heart then scraps of red glitter, deep red & white card.
DIES:-
Elongated hearts free in CRAFTER'S INSPIRATION MAGAZINE ISSUE 9.
SENTIMENT:-
From stamp set free in CRAFTER'S INSPIRATION MAGAZINE ISSUE 9.
OTHERS:-
Lattice Embossalicious Folder
Scallop oval punch
Gems from stash

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Dots Heart Valentine


This is my third project this month for CRAFTER'S COMPANION  Inspiration Team.  I used the gorgeous new dies from SARA'S SIGNATURE LOVE & ROMANCE COLLECTION.

I cut the Decorative heart in pink card and made an aperture with the outer die on the front of the card.  The dots around the outside are made using SPECTRUM NOIR PENS.

Die cut "love" die and sentiment also from the same range. The "love" is cut from a piece of scrap red card.

CARD SIZE:-
6" x 6"
DIES:-
SENTIMENT:-
OTHERS:-
Spectrum Noirs in PP2, PP4, DR2, DR5, DR7
Pearls coloured with DR6

This fits:-

Inky Chick #61 - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Something new (dies and stamp)


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team - Ornate Trellis Card


This is my second project for this month for Crafter's Companion Inspiration Team.  I decided to use the Ornate Trellis die again but this time to make a card.

CARD SIZE
6.25" x 5.75"
DIES
SENTIMENT
CARD
Lilac and purple core'dinations
OTHERS
Flowers, pearls, pearl pins & gems from stash