Wednesday, 11 November 2009

More My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus Cards

Well thigns have gone crazy busy around here, meetings & parties coming out of my ears as well as a huge order for fairies for one of the local theatres plus enquiries for Stampin Up demos at Christmas Fayres...sleep is most definately going to be optional over the next few weeks! (It's also a great excuse for the housework not being done lol!) Of course on top of all of this the usual seasonal running around after Daisy has begun already with lots of parties and activities planned - and the dreaded parents night tonight. I'm guessing she's maybe too chatty in the class, nothing like her mother of course lol!

So here are some more of the cards I made with the My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus range.

I cut the hearts from Accent Essentials with the Cricut, scalloped the bottom layer with the Stampin Up border punch. The 4u is chipboard stickers and its finished with 3 buttons (how much do I love buttons lol!)
The butterfly was cut on the Walk in my Garden cartridge. The scallop was punched with the Stampin Up punch again. Flowers were an xcut punch, and the whole lot was distressed with the brown Staz On ink pad. And of course lots more buttons!
Label cut on Plantin Schoolbook, brown trim, "daughter" rub on, Xcut flower punch, stampin up scallop circle punch, ribbon thru top of tag and, you guessed it, another button!
This one's really quick and easy...I added some gold pearlised paper and just used the 3 fern rub-ons and the wording reading "together forever".
Rub-on wording on this reads "it's new". Used the scalloped punch along the bottom and cut the hearts from Plantin Schoolbook. I added a few gems to the hearts to finish off (no buttons!!! what an oversight!)
Another super simple one with a fern rub-on and the "darling daughter" wording. Just finished off with a few of the ribbon trims.
That's your lot for today! Hope your all fab and if anyone is passing by with caffeine loaded chocolate be sure to pop in!!
Take care everyone

Thursday, 5 November 2009

My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus Cards

Here are some of the cards I made with the My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus range. These papers are gorgeous and the pics really don't do them justice. I used the papers, gems, fabric brads, buttons & trims, ribbons, rub ons & alphabet sets.

For this one I also used an xcut flower punch. The flowers on the squares are each finished with a button, and the flowers in the centre finished with gems (except the very centre which is finished with a button with some trim tied through it...

This is made with the Stampin Up scalloped circle punch, a stampin up circle in the centre and finished with a fabric brad. I have used ribbon for the leaves and finished with 3 gems in the top right. The rub on reads "precios girl"...

The flower here is made with ribbon with the Stampin Up circle, and x cut punched flower and a button in the centre. Again the leaves are made with ribbon and the "hi" is using the cardstock stickers. I used the Stampin Up Scallop border punch on the bottom strip of green...

For this one I wrapped the top panel with 2 different ribbons, the rub on read "together forever" and it's finished with some knotted ribbon in the bottom right hand corner...
The topper in the centre for this one is a large scallop circle cut using Accent Essentials on the Cricut. It has been finished again with the Stampin Up scalloped circle & smaller circle. The rub on reads"baby" with a couple of flourishes. It has been finished off with some ribbon across the centre & 3 buttons... Super simple - 9 buttons & some orange trim with a "friend" peel off in the bottom right hand corner...
This is the same scalloped circle on the cricut I used earlier. I've tied the buttons with some of the wool from the tim pack and finished it off with 3 gems. It has all been distressed with my trusty brown Staz-On...

Last but not least for now, the heart was cut with Plantin Schoolbook on the Cricut. The wording reads "adorable" and it has again been finished with button tied with trim & gems...

I will try and upload the other ones I made very soon. I have saved all these pictures in the small format but if you would like these emailed to you so you can see them better drop me a note at
Hope you all stay warm and safe tonight, especially if you are watching fireworks. We're are heading to a local display with one of last years x-factor finalists performing. Should be fab.
Till soon everyone, and thank you so much for looking.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Is it not Christmas yet?????

(Got a bit carried away with the pics today - had a decent internet connection for once! Hope it doesn't take too long to load for you all xx)
Hey all...well I am almost well & truly fed up with Christmas, and it's only the end of October. Everyone else seems to be saying "It's only ???? weeks til christmas" and I'm like "Is it not here already?!!!! We have been working on Christmas projects since the stock arrived in JULY and I am almost all Christmassed out :-( Just as normal people start getting excited about it I am actually looking forward to working on Valentine, Spring & Easter projects!!!!!!

So anyway, back to business...Here's some cards & tags I've made with the free papers from Creative Cardmaking Issue 8 (I think lol!)

I was totally unsure about these papers when I first saw them because they're really quite hot, unchrissmassy colours, but the more I have used them the more I love them! THEY REALLY WORK! (pic of tags a bit rubbish...note to self, read camera manual!)

Also here are pics of my necklace which has been admired far & wide!
(this one was taken before I managed to get curry RIGHT down the front on my white top lol!)

It's made with coloured shell chips, memory wire & head pins & it's my first attempt at something like this! I am making another one for my mum she loved it so much, and I have to admit it has really developed my interest in having a go at jewellery making. Was at the big show at the SECC and came home with all jerwellery making stuff and no paper craft stuff! Who'd have thought it eh!
And last but not least here's my ma & pa's anniversary card...

It's embossed with a plate from Sizzix...I feel some new wedding designs coming on with this!

Right signing off now! As always would love to hear what you think either with the comments tab or by email at

Take care everyone xxxxx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Stampendous melts my heart!

Well today I have had a brilliant time playing with these GORGEOUS Stampendous melting snowman! It's one stamp which you can manipulate and make tall or melt. I love them!!!!!! So this wee guy is from the small set. I used a swiss dot texture plate with the Cuttlebug for the blue card in the background. And here's the big cute is he? I used some My Minds Eye (I think Bloom & Grow) papers for the hat, scarf and mittens. I used the texture plate again for the background.and I de-embossed the greeting which reads "Wishing you a COOL YULE"
I had so much fun with these stamps. I am demoing them on Thursday night in the Paper Mill Shop, Tillicoultry so come see them and have a go at melting!!!
As always would love your comments either via the link below, or you can email me direct on

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Forever Friends Fab Stamps

Just a wee quickie...these are a couple of cards I made for the shop with a fab wee christmas Forever Friends stamp set...RRP £9.99 down to £6.99 (plus an extra 10% off if you buy it at the loyalty night on Thursday night! I used them with some of the papers out of the current Do Crafts Goody Bag.

For this one I cut the bow and stocking out of the papers...they are quite hard to see on the pics!
This one I cut the heart and hat!!
Right,, told you it was just a quickie! Busy designing some wedding samples for the show at Alloa Town Hall tomorrow. Will try and post some more soon!
Take care everyone and have a fab rest of weekend, and if you're in Alloa tomorrow come say hi!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Creative Cardmaking Issue 6

So this week I have FINALLY had a chance to play with the papers from Creative Cardmaking Issue 6. Now anyone who knows me knows about my obsession with patterned papers, and I have had my eye on these papers for a wee while. Colours are gorgeous, toppers are gorgeous, sentiments are fact all in all I think it's fairly safe to say I think these papers are gorgeous!!!! So here are my makes so far...

Dragonfly decoupage on patchwork paper.

Card is 5.5" square This is made using the offcut from a 5.5" square card cut from A4. I have added two small punched hearts for leaves using an Xcut punch...

Again 5.5" square (how much do I love square cards lol!) ...

DL size this time....

and a wee gift tag...

I still have a decoupage & loads of toppers and patterned papers left. I can't tell you how much I love these papers and how far they are going!!! Don't think I will ever have enough time to make all the cards I want to make with them...although I really don't want to use any other papers at the moment so you never know!!! In fact I think I might even buy a second copy before we sell out because I love the papers so much (just don't tell Richard who will have a fit as patterned paper really is not something we lack in our lives!!!!)

Hope you like these!!! Feedback, positive and negative, gratefully received lol!!

Have a fab week everyone, and thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Night night xx

Friday, 25 September 2009

My Minds Eye Cards & Mirrors

Well here are the cards & mirrors we did with the My Minds Eye Christmas papers, but the pictures are RUBBISH lol!! These papers are all shiny and sparkly and lovely but it hasn't shown up great at all...they're up in the shop tho so feel free to come and touch the lushness lol!!

I used the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge for most of them and the narrow cards are the offcuts from the square ones (waste not want not!)

Used up the scraps for this one...

how do I take a pic of a mirror without getting a reflection of either myself or anything else ugly in it...answers on a postcard please (or in the comments will do lol!)

Here I seem to be getting better at this blogging regularly thing!!!!
I made the samples for next weeks class today and I love's "Chalk It Up" using loads of different chalk techniques and made some samples with the most GORGEOUS Penny Black acrylic stamps ever...a really cute wee bear! I've broken from the norm and done him lilac and he's lovely! (should that be she if she's lilac?!?!?!?!)
Hope you all have a fab weekend.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Mis-placed Blogs!!!!

Will get the hang of this yet!!! My last update didn't go properly the first time but it has gone now .... under Saturdays date!!!! AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!! Just a wee note to hopefully appear in the right place for those of you using blogger!!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Make Make Make!!!

Well, the back to school craziness started straight away this year...the big jump to Primary 3 means homework every night and 10 word spelling tests every week!!!! 10 words I tell you, a lot when your 6! She's come home tonight with 2 A4 pages to learn for her part in the school assembly so acting every night for me for the next 2 weeks.

Made loads over the last wee while so will just put a wee selection on just now and add more when I can over the next few days....I know I know I'm really really bad at regular updates but life seems to take over and I never seem to have a second!! (Plus think I'm harbouring a wee bit of depression at entering the last year in my twentie since my last blog...the realisation has hit hard and don't want to drag everyone down with me!!)

Had a play with some of the stamps from the Popcorn range and what gorgeous big stamps they are!! Coloured these with whispers markers and my trusty newly discovered blender pen...I seriously don't know what I did without it. It's so much handier than my water brush and can be used with Sakura pens, chalk, ink and just about anything else non permanent.

It's hard to see from the picture but when I came into work after making this the genius that is Isobel had glossy accented up the balloons and they are fab!! (So gonna miss her next week when she's away aunning herself again)

The next lot are using the Green Stack from DCWV...the papers are something like 70% reclycled and have a really gorgeous texture to them. The quality is fab. I have to admit to being a bit worried when I saw they were recyled but they really are nice to use...and patterns to die for!! (There must be a self help group somewhere for this out of control patterned paper addiction of mine...any ideas anyone?)

We did a class last week with the new My Minds Eye Christmas papers...glad to see the class were "oohing" & "aahing" over these as much as I was! Will update those pics soon!
Hope your all doing well and smiling, and that those of you who have been missing the past few weeks due to being poorly are getting better really soon (and you know who you are!) because we are missing you!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

a much delayed post...

Big post delay I'm afraid...sorry everyone!!! Does anyone have any ideas for magicing up some time? Wasn't it Hermoine in Harry Potter who duplicated herself so she could do more things at once? How did the spell go anyone?.....

I'm busy gluing together brooches at the moment for a craft fair on Saturday at the pub next to the Cat Protection League in Fishcross for anyone who fancys coming to say hi.

Here, finally, are the pictures of the thank you favours we made for little Lewis' christening...
Good old Paper Mill Shop card and the trusty Cricut, and when does gingham ribbon ever go wrong? (or judging by my ribbon stash any sort of ribbon for that matter lol)

Here's a card Daisy & I made for her friend Jennifers 7th birthday....
They went Tubing at the local ski slope and they all LOVED it! Could be a serious consideration for that dreaded 30th of mine next year, when in doubt act like a big kid lol!!
Here's her present, again especially requested by Daisy who chose the papers...I was really pleased with how it turned out and thought the papers were STUNNING!! If my name had been Jennifer I propably wouldn't have parted with it, had enough trouble as it was!
Looking forward to the Class tomorrow night with the Green Stack from DCWV...these papers are so much fun! Have made a whole set of mini notelets with them for the fair in Saturday so will share them afterwards. Also looking forward to the long awaited arrival of the Popcorn Christmas Range in the shop tomorrow!!!! So exciting!!!! We're playing with them at the class next week and can't wait to see some of the creations my oh so talented ladies come up with!
Right back to my glue gun, have a great evening everyone....promise promise promise to post again soon, and if I don't you all have permission to leave me horrible comments chasing me!