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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 21

This post is scheduled, as today I really want to enjoy myself and see if I can stay up until midnight.

This card was inspired by Leonie from Create and Craft. I liked how she teamed up the papers, and off centered the main topper. I have added the white gems and the At Christmas Have Fun. It was a quick card, and I really enjoyed making it. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my me to you cards, I have really enjoyed showing them to you all. Whilst I write out this post, I just realised I would love this one in Pink!!!! That may be next weeks card! Pink here I come.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Die Cut Tags
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
White Gems
Kraft Card Blank

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Creative Expression Northpole Friends

Friends, lol, I am not sure if I would want friends of this sort. Not sure what they would be like in real life, they look great on the TV and the Happy Feet Film! I wish I could understand their language.

Looking back at this card from last year, I just started to get into Distress Inks, before that it was too grungy and not me. Then I discovered all the ways you could use them, and now I have a right collection.

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I really wanted to show the remaining cards, and not leave it until another year!
Products used:
Creative Expressions Northpole Friends Stamp
DCWV Let It Snow Paper
Adhesive Gems
3d Gloss
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Letraset Fine Drawing Line Pen
Whisper brushmarkers

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Glitterpot Sale

I just wanted to pop along and tell you all about the sale at the Glitterpot. Lot of items, brand new have been reduced to clear out. The sale includes Penny Black items and Christmas items. So if you had your eye on an item and decided against it, it may well be reduced. Its worth a look. Click here to be taken to the sale

Monday, 26 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 18

Here is a very quick post from me, as I am on my way out to grab a lead to connect my Wii to the new HDTV 3D TV, the existing lead don't connect to the current TV. So I have googled it on the net, and I need a new lead. However not happy as when I bought the TV over a week ago, the guy said you don't need anything! Will tell you all about it later

This card again uses the Penny Black - Make A Wish Stamp set. I have fell in love with this stamp set. Catch up with you soon.

If you would like to join me in getting your money worth out of your unused products, feel free. Leave me a comment, I will come and visit your blog and leave a comment, and link you in this post. All i ask is that you link me to your post.
Products used:
Penny Black - Make A Wish Stamp Set
Basic Grey - Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, I wanted to pop on wish all my followers and readers, a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa has bought you all sorts of amazing gifts and you have an amazing time with your family. I think after the meal, there will be fun to have on the Wii with the new games.

Also it is Sunday, so here is my Forever Friends Sunday Card, it is week 40. Only 12 more weeks, and I would have been doing this for a year!!!!!!!! As I made a few Christmas Cards, I do have a number of them left to show you. So Card wise this post will carry on into the new year! Sorry folks...
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Ultimate Decoupage

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Eve & Me To You

Its Christmas Eve, wow and on a Saturday. Good feeling that I have managed to do my shopping in advance, and am not one of those out in a rush in the last minute dash.

Here is another Saturday of full of these cute Me To You bears. So Sweet and look it is the Kraft card blank again! yay. The trouble is I have so many ideas in how to use them in Christmas, but need to use them up for birthday cards as well. A lovely card, and used up a lot of glitter too. 
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems
Kraft Card Blank 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Creative Expressions

Wow! Christmas is this Sunday, where has December gone! Not long left until the new year. This card I do not take any credit whatsoever with, it is totally a version of Sue Wilson's stunning card with stuff I have in my stash. Before this card went into my basket, I put an adhesive Gem in each corner. The Punches, the embossing folders, do all the work here.

I remember making this card, even though it was a year back. because I went to punch the final corner of the card and made a mistake. A mistake, folks and not a happy accident. So I had to cut the card in half. Cut another card of the same size, emboss it again, then punch the corners. Then join it at the back with the sellotape. However, it was met with a great reaction from those who attended the demonstration and from those who worked in the shop!
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride
Embossing Folder
Corner Punch
Gingham Ribbon
X Cut Mini Punch
Red cardstock

Monday, 19 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 17

Welcome to week 17 of Penny Black Monday. I hope you can come join me and have some fun. It has been a while since I have had anybody join me on my Penny Black Monday. If you would like to use up your stash or get your money worth. Leave me a comment with a link to your post, and I will link your card in this post. And all I ask in return is that you link me in your post too.  I love Penny Black products, do come and join me for some fun if you love Penny Black or Me to You or Forever Friends products.

This year, as I have to cut drastically on my spending on my craft items. You will be seeing lot of past products being used on my cards and me making it current. I will explain another day in another post.

Todays card uses Penny Black Make A Wish Stamp set, as I said before it spent a year in my draw, then I had a fair bit of inspiration and made a few cards using this stamp set. Here is one of the cards I made.
Products used:
Basic Grey - Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 39

Hi, and welcome to another late Sunday post. This week from Friday afternoon I was not feeling so well. I am just beginning to feel better. I need a new TV for my bedroom, this is linked to my Wii console, and for a while my TV has been playing up. It has finally packed up. So I have decided to get a 3D TV, the next decision do I have it with full internet capability without the need of Dongle. Decisions. Decisions. And it is costing a lot of money!

On to todays card, It is again using the decoupage pack with papers and a Martha Stewart Punch. I truly enjoyed making this card during my demonstration.
Products used:
Forever Friends Ultimate Decoupage
Gold Mirror Card
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 19

On the TV I recently saw the toppers being used differently, rather than the standard shapes, i liked the way the card was done in cutting the shape as an angle. So I followed the idea onto this card by cutting the topper at an angle, then layered it onto patterned paper and Mirror card.

The best way I found to layer these accurately was to first cut the topper, then stick it on to the patterned paper, line up the patterened paper on the guillotine and cut it to size. Then I repeated the same for the Silver mirror card. The top and the bottom of the card with the silver, and pink lines were Papermania Metallic Markers. The Sentiment was also from the same Me To You Decoupage Collection.

The picture is not so clear, I had to take quickly a bunch of pictures and was not paying a great deal of attention to the detail. So I am not sure you can see the glitter around the topper and additional glitter on the image.

The idea of using Kraft card blanks with the embossing folder came from Leonie. I love your ideas.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage Collection
Papermania Metallic Markers
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Creative Expressions

I have finally gave in, and bought the new style sweet stamps from Creative Expressions. Now got to do the only bit I don't like with Creative Expressions is to mount it onto u mount foam, but at least you only have to do it the once.

Each demonstration, I normally try to do the A6 cards, since they are the most popular in my basket when it comes to selling. So I created a simple card with a simple layout, using the sentiment Joy and teaming it up with DCWV Noel Papers, and some gems in a corner to finish it off. I have recently ordered the Cosmic Shimmers Pearl PVA Glues in all those gorgeous colours. I look forward to receiving mine when finished.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride Stamp
DCWV Noel Paper
Adhesive Gems
Clear Embossing Powder
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Today it is confession time for me,  I have been a bad blogger again. I have still not managed to catch up on your beautiful blogs. I appreciate all the comments you are still leaving me. However, with the Christmas period and orders, and visiting friends and family, it looks like it will be Friday or Sunday, before I can start visiting your blogs. I miss all your blogs. But will be back visiting your blogs soon.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 16

Hi and welcome to another Penny Black Monday. Because of last nights late post, I scheduled this one in a bit later today. Wow! Little Mix won the X Factor, they have done well and you can really see their bond. I hope that they are still around and get the right records. And doing that En Vogue song, really did put them on the map for me. Congratuations.

There were so many talented people in there, and if you asked me right from the beginning I always thought one of Kelly Rowlands girl would win. There is still a bright future for so many in there. Kitty. Misha B. Janet Devlin. Marcus Collins. Sophie Habibis. Amelia Lily. Sammy. And the other male group, which I can not remember the name of.

Now to show you todays card. Here it is. It was made for the Penny Black Official Site, and one of their challenges. I did enjoy making the card. I hope you like it too. I do have so many other cards to show you from Penny Black. However, in order to post them I will have to go through all my stamps and draws to find out the names of the stamps I used. Because I can not remember!!!!!!!!

For a long while, you have been seeing cards from me using Wild Rose Studio or Me To You or Penny Black or Creative Expressions. I am going to try to change this, so you can see some variety. I hope you are not too bored! Also, I was able to use my new sewing machine on this for the zig zag stitch
Products used:
Penny Black - Yummy Mimi
Basic Grey Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 38

A wee bit late!

I had such a busy day, catching up on household stuff, and once you have caught up with those. It aint long, before you have to do them again. Then I completely forgot. And came online to check the post, and realised I never posted it or scheduled it in the first place.

This was one of my demonstration cards to show how to make quick and easy cards for christmas using the Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Pack. Inspiration came from the magazine.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Pack
Red Cardstock
Red Gingham Ribbon
Red Adhesive Gems

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 18

I bought a few too many Kraft card blanks when they first came out, I got a bit too excited me thinks! However I have been trying really hard to try and use them all up, although I don't think I will be able to go through all my stash of Kraft card blanks anytime soon. I have chopped them up and used them as layers, and have only recently started using them for their purpose I bought them in - card blanks!!!!!!!!

This has been my favourite embossing folder from this year, the snow flurry from the Me To You Winter Wonderland Range. And such a quick card, and a great way to use up those toppers in the Decoupage pack up and all that mirror card that I have in stock! For me, as money is tighter, 2012 will certainly be the year of using up my stash  and very limited new stuff. And hopefully a lot more sales!
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Me To You Winter Wonderland Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
Silver Mirror Card
Kraft Card Blank

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Creative Expression Sleigh Ride

This was another card I made last year using the Creative Expression stamp called Sleigh Ride. This is a very traditional stamp. Each year, Creative Expressions release the cutesy style and a traditional style. Last year was no exception. I think these are stunning. Here I only used a portion of the stamp for the centre and very slight use of distress inks on the edge. This was to give it a monochramatic look. Last year, looking back at my cards, I got the bug of using bows on my cards and it has stuck with me since.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride Stamp
Clare Curds Signature Range - Paper Pack
Black Archival Ink
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Red cardstock
Adhesive Mosaics
Adhesive Gems

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I am really sorry

I wanted to pop on a quick post, that lately things are a bit hectic here and I am only able to just pop along and make these posts. I will catch up on your blogs this week, please accept my apologies

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 37

A week to go before the X Factor Finals.... who will be there. I know who I want to be there. Lets hope the UK supports the act that puts UK on the map, and not someone who will be forgotten in a years time as the winner. That means that Dancing On Ice, will be on next. I read in passing about a week ago, that David Beckham is being rumoured to feature on the next series of Dancing On Ice. That will be a serious I will definitely be watching.

On to this weeks card, my little pudding. Its got such a traditional feel to the card. But to be honest, I am not a fan of the Christmas pudding are you? Much prefer anything chocolate based, as long as it has not got mints in it. This was also one of my demonstration cards.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Kit

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 17

Hey folks, its Saturday, and yes again its a Me To You Saturday. Again, I have used a Snow Flurry Embossing folder from the Me To You collection, and teamed it up with the Me To You Winter Wonderland decoupage.

I have always used 3d foam pads and glue for my decoupage as in the past when I have used silicone, i have had issues with the brand I used. However, I have recently purchased Pinflair, and will let you know how I get on with that one. What do you use and recommend?
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage
Me To You Winter Wonderland Paper 6  x 6
Me To You Winter Wonderland Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
Red Cardstock

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Creative Expression Demo Card

Wow, the 1st of December. There really is not a lot of time left now before Christmas will be here. Are your Christmas decorations up? Mine will be very shortly. Time to reflect on the year that has been 2011. Time of giving. Time to appreciate what you have.

I thought I would come along and show you the remaining samples I made last year using the Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride and Northpole Friends Stamps. I still have these and will definitely be pulling these out of the draws to make a few more cards. Last year I ran out of time, before I ran out of inspiration. Thats what you have when you see Sue Wilson demonstrating stamps on TV, recently she has done all demos on Nestabilities mainly. Don't get me wrong. Those cards are stunning. Would love her to come back and do a demo where the stamps are the main feature. She had amazing techniques and ideas. Also, by watching all the shows she has done on nestabilities, it shows me how to make more use of the sentiment stamps, and that I could do with some more of those.

Products used:
Creative Expressions - North Pole Friends Stamp
Dovecrafts Let It Snow Paper
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Nestabilites (alternative X Cut Shaper System)
Black Archival Ink
3D Gloss
Letraset Fine Drawing Line Pen