Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Sail Away....!

A friend asked me to make a crd for him for his wife's 30th; when I asked what she liked etc to get an idea of what to put on all he could come up with was sailing as they have a boat - had to think about it for a while but thanks to a Magnolia stamp I came up with this [and apparently she loved it, phew!]

Magnolia 'Sea Background' Image from Bon Voyage Collection
Coloured with ProMarkers
Mounted on Scalloped Circle Nestie
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Prima Paper Flowers
Sentiments done on Word


Gem xxx

PS Just noticed I have two new followers - thank you!! xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Another 60th Birthday

Another commissioned card for a 60th birthday; I was advised that the lady it was for likes holidays so I used two images from the Tilda 'Bon Voyage' collection and used a 'Ticket' tag for the sentiment to tie in with the travel theme.

Tilda / Magnolia Images & Tag Coloured with ProMarkers
Mounted on Large Scalloped Square Nestie
Basic Grey Papers
Random Flowers from Stash
TFL, Gem xx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


A commissioned card for a Graduation

Magnolia 'Tilda Graduation' Stamped Image
Coloured with ProMarkers
Polka-Dot Paper printed from DoCrafts 'free' CD-Rom
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Roses from Joanna Sheen, leftover cream ones from wedding stationary coloured with a red PM!
Oh, and text done in Word


Gem x

Monday, 4 October 2010

And Some Girly Cards!

For my Friend's 30th
Miss Anya Image; Coloured with PM's, Clare Curd Papers

Commissioned Card - For a Lady who likes Flowers' 60th
Penny Black Image; Coloured with PM's, My Minds Eye Paper

Greeting Farm Dahlia Image
Coloured with PM's, Papermania Capsule Collection Papers

Wedding Card & Gift Card

Wedding Card for my Friends' Wedding

Accompanying 'Gift Card' to put the US Dollars they asked for in!

Images are DigiStamps from Pink Petticoat

Coloured with PM's

Male Cards

Birthday Card for my Daddy

Commissioned Card for a Golf Fan!

My Poor Neglected Blog....

Well I thought moving house would mean my blog, and card-making in general, would be neglected for a while but didn't think it would be for this long! Thanks to BT being the most useless company I have ever had the misfortune to deal with I have had to wait 40, yes 40, days and nights for my landline to be installed and thus have not had internet access at home.... Finally got it installed last weekend and then over the last week I have had revision to do but now - internet working, study over [for now at least] so I can pay some overdue attention to getting my blog up to date. I have made a few cards since I moved house, though, and will now try to remember how to upload the pics on here!!!

Gem xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

July Cards

A few cards made over the last week for Friends / Family in July - as my potential house move appears to still be going through, touch wood / fingers crossed etc, these may be the last cards I get to make for a while!

Birthday Card for my Godmother

60th / Dad Card Commissioned by a Friend at Work

Card for my Fiance's Grandad

Doncaster Goodies

I went to the Stamp Magic and Papercraft Show at Doncaster Dome at the end of June. A lovely day out, despite getting stuck in traffic onthe way there and the heat - the tenperature in the car was 37!! when we got back to it. These are the goodies I bought there, minus the paper flowers as I forgot to put them in the pic, doh!

Gem xx

Monday, 28 June 2010

Wedding Stationary

Wedding Stationary Commission from a Friend at Work for her Daughter's Wedding
Place Names

x 104!

Table Names

x 10!

Order of Service

x 60!

Father's Day Cards 2010

A Daisy and Dandelion Theme for this years Father's Day Cards!!

Golden Wedding Card

Commissioned Card for a Friend at Work for her Parents Golden Wedding

Random Cards May / June 2010

For my Sister

For my Friend
Inside of Baptism Card
Baptism Card for my Friend's Daughter

Card for DoCrafts May Friendship Swap

Quick Card using Pepper and Friends Decoupage Kit

Another 'Quick Card'

My poor neglected Blog....

Oh dear, my poor neglected blog hasn't been added to for nearly 2 months - oooops... In my defence, I have been very busy, with a couple of weekends away, studying and nearly all of my crafting time has been spent making wedding stationary for a friend of work. Unfortunately I can't guarantee to be more attentive to it over the next few weeks either but will try not to leave it so long next time!!! Anyway, I'll now see if I can remember how to upload pics on here with the wedding stationary I've been making and a few other cards I've done as well!!!

Thanks for looking,

Gem xx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Cards Made Today / Yesterday

Here are three cards I made today/yesterday. The Tilda and Sugar Nellie are done with colours that I don't usually use - a change from my usual pink and purple themes! I also made 20 wedding place cards and a couple of 'quick' cards but haven't taken pics of these yet.

Another Tilda from the Spring Kit; papers are Kate Knight ones that were free with Cardmaking Papercraft this month, Tilda mounted on Nellie Snellen frames.

Sugar Nellie / Elisabeth Bell stamp - first time I have used this stamp; papers are from Basic Grey Cupcake range
Anniversary card for my Sister & Bro-in-Law; digistamp from Pink Petticoat, background paper is one I've had for ages [not sure where from?!]. Glasses have been highlighted with Stardust pens and then 'filled' with 3-D gloss to give a ''bubbly'' effect!
All images colored with ProMarkers

Thanks for looking,
Gem xxx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Another busy week - won't bore you with the details(!) but did get a little bit of crafting done too. I still have tomorrow and Tuesday off, although I don't think tomorrow will have much doing crafting time but I am planning on going to a craft shop, yay! I also made a start on the wedding stationary order I've got, starting off the first 20 place cards but can't do any more yet until I order the rest of the stock! Anyway, cards done over the last few days:

Another new Tilda from the Spring 2010 Kit

Messy Rabbit 'Party' Stamp

Thank You Card for the Pet Crematorium where we had
our beloved Joon cremated :(
All images coloured with ProMarkers; various papers used
[one day I will list these properly]
TFL, Gem x

Monday, 26 April 2010

Another Onion

Another 'Onion Plays Football' card. This time I've decoupaged the stamped image to give it more depth. The image has been coloured with ProMarkers; The background has been stamped with the football stamp that accompanies the set as do the Trophy and Football Boots that are used to decorate the inside:


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