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 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 25 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!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

CASE'D Crafty Carolines boxes


When I saw the You-Tube tutorial from CRAFTY CAROLINE CREATES today I just had to have a go!

Her tutorial is here.


I made general occasion boxes for my stash ready for "emergency gifts".

I made two colour combos:-

Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry

Both have DSP from the Brights collection and retire sentiment from Tag It set.

All from STAMPIN' UP!

Friday, 16 September 2016

James Bear Christmas


This is one of my fave Christmas Images as I love love love James Bear from LILI OF THE VALLEY.

This is also my first attempt using Copic markers for James.  After advice from my lovely friend Marianne (who's colouring is A-MAY-ZING!!!) I purchased some tones of brown and had a play.  The remainder of the image is coloured with SPECTRUM NOIRS.

I'm quite pleased with the result  and I'm sure I will be purchasing more pens too.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
IMAGE:
James with cracker from LILI OF THE VALLEY
SENTIMENT:
Good Greetings (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
CARD STOCK:
Whisper White, Sahara Sand from STAMPIN' UP!
Neenah white from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
DSP:
Under the Tree (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
TOOLS:
Curvy corner punch (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
Classic label punch from STAMPIN' UP!
OTHERS:
Sweater trim (retired) from STAMPIN' UP!
Gems from stash
PENS USED:
BEAR
Copics E29, E31, E33, E37
HAT
SN DR1, DR6, DR7
CRACKER
SN BT2, BT4, BT5, TB2, TB3, TB4, LY2, CT2, CT4
HAT TRIM AND BOBBLE
SN Clear sparkle pen

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pootlers Card Swap - August


This is my card swap for this month's theme organised again by the lovely Toni which is:-

Flower & Trees

I decided as I use flowers quite a lot on my projects I was just use trees.  Again I made a scissor charm for my swap buddy too.

CARD SIZE:
5" x 5"
STAMPS:
Lovely as a Tree
Hello (Retired SAB)
CARD STOCK:
Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
INKS:
Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
OTHERS:
Wink of stella pen & candy dots

All products STAMPIN' UP!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

A spot of colouring - take 2


Whilst colouring the card from 2 days ago I also coloured this image with  SPECTRUM NOIR PENS to make another card - same image and colour but different paper, sentiment and angled the image.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
STAMPS:
Birthday Blooms from STAMPIN' UP!
PAPERS:
Sara's Signature English Country Garden 6x6 pad from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
CARD:
Rose Red & Thick Whisper White from STAMPIN' UP!
Neenah card from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
INK:
Momento Black
OTHERS:
Downton Abbey Opulent Corners from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
Diamond Press from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
White gel pen
Pearls from stash

Spectrum Noir colours used:-
Flower - CR4, CR6, CR8
Leaves - DG2, DG3, DG4
Shadow - TB1, Blender

Monday, 22 August 2016

A spot of colouring


I haven't sat down and coloured anything for AGES!!!! so I decided to have a little "me" time and colour this stamped image (which is the first time I have inked it up - my bad!!!)

I really enjoyed colouring this image with SPECTRUM NOIR PENS.  I have forgotten how relaxing it is.

CARD SIZE:
6" x 6"
STAMPS:
Birthday Blooms from STAMPIN' UP!
PAPERS:
Sara's Signature English Country Garden 6x6 pad from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
CARD:
Rose Red & Thick Whisper White from STAMPIN' UP!
Neenah card from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
INK:
Momento Black
OTHERS:
Downton Abbey Opulent Corners from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
Diamond Press from CRAFTER'S COMPANION
White gel pen
Pearls from stash

Spectrum Noir colours used:-
Flower - CR4, CR6, CR8
Leaves - DG2, DG3, DG4
Shadow - TB1, Blender