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, 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

Friday, 12 August 2016

40th Birthday card


This is card I made for my lovely friend Yvonne who turns 40 today.

I decided to be really subtle about her age LOL

CARD SIZE:
5.5" x 5.5"
STAMPS:
Number of Years from STAMPIN' UP!
DIES:
Large number framelits from STAMPIN' UP!
INK:
Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black from STAMPIN' UP!
CARD:
Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White from STAMPIN' UP!
OTHERS:
Embossing folder from CRAFTER'S INSPIRATION MAGAZINE 11
Gems

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Pootlers July Card Swap


This is my card for this month's swap with my Pootler buddies arranged again by the lovely Toni.

The theme this month is:-

CONGRATULATIONS

Through my many STAMPIN' UP! stamp sets I only have one "congratulations" one so decided on a generic card.

CARD SIZE:
4.25" x 5.5"
CARD:
Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum
INK:
Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black
STAMPS:
Garden in Bloom
SENTIMENT:
Guy Greetings
PUNCH:
Elegant Butterfly
OTHERS:
Gems

All items from STAMPIN' UP!

I also made my usual scissor charm to match.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thank You Cards


These are the Thank You card I made for our lovely anniversary gifts.  I used one of my favourite stamp sets and colour combos.  The large flower had to be fussy cut but was so easy to do.

CARD SIZE:
4.25" x 5.5"
STAMPS:
Grateful Bunch
SENTIMENT:
SAB Simply Wonderful (retired)
INK:
Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
CARD:
Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
OTHERS:
Pearls and dazzling details

All items from STAMPIN' UP!