Friday, November 13, 2009

An untraditional Christmas card

I recently hosted a challenge on the Imag-e-nation forum and was so taken with one of the entries that I had to try to produce my own version of it. So a big thank you to Kim for being the inspiration for this card. I hope it makes you chuckle as much as it did me.
I have altered the dog image since first posting it, so this is my second attempt.
Just in case you are wondering, the two circles inside the little card are magnets for closure.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What would I do without my Craft Robo

Once again my Craft Robo has taken all the hard work out of cutting out this card.
I have kept it simple and plain apart from the dove where I used Glamour dust.

The snowflakes on the next card were mainly cut by Robbie. I am selling him very soon, and I have bought a Pazzles to replace him. This new machine will be known as Paco and I'm hoping that he will also be as good, if not better, than Robbie has been.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pleated Card with Cuttlebug Border bars and Rollographed background

I really enjoy doing these pleated cards and thought it was the best way to show off the new Cuttlebug embossing border bars.
I used the rollograph to stamp and emboss the backing paper which seems to have given a good effect. Hope you like it too.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

3 Side step cards

I love the versatility of these cards.
They are great for any event.
Here are 3 that I have done recently.
The first one is for Father-in-Law's Birthday
The second one is for our son's partner who did so well obtaining her 1st, and the third one speaks for itself - lol.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An amazing chance to win a cutting machine.

Wow, Jak is offering the most amazing blog candy prize. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this up for grabs before, so if you have always wanted a cutting machine, then now is the time to go visit Jak's blog.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bev's Collab Candy

Bev has some amazing candy to give away, visit her blog to see how to enter, you won't want to miss the chance of winning this one!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tickled Pink

The umbrella was made using the Cuttlebug build a flower die

Ballet shoes with ribbons

A paper weaving card, inspired by a card seen on Toni's blog.
Thank you Toni.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A few recent cards

An engagement card for my niece.

A wedding card for a customer

and a card for class.
It is a tunnel card and I used the Spellbinders die for the clock .

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It is about time.....

I added some more cards! But this is July and it is the start of our visitor season. We have just had our great friends Richard and Brenda out to stay and have had a wonderful relaxing time with them. This is Brenda and I in Murcia - one of the few trips out that we made as it was impossible to stray too far from the pool for too long - scorchio is the word I'm looking for! I'm also adding a picture of the buoys that Brenda paints when she is at home in the Isle of Man - aren't they stunning? The card is one I have made since they left yesterday and is for friend's granddaughter, who is spending her birthday in Spain. I'll put up some more cards later, that I have been making of late, but with my sister and BiL due here in a weeks time, it might be later rather than sooner.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All aboard!

I had to get out of my sick bed yesterday having been there for 3 days with a flu virus (no, I don't think I was oinking). I realised that brother-in-law Chris would be 50 in June and a special card was needed.
Thankfully I had cut this one out and put it to one side, so all I needed to do was add the frills.
He is the engineering officer on P & O Aurora, so although it is a bit like taking coals to Newcastle, I hope he likes it.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Birthday Cards

I had two birthdays to make cards for this week. One for my neice and the other one an order. I hope the all like their cards.

Men's cards

Once again I have been ignoring my blog for too long. I have had tendonitis in my wrist for the last few weeks which is really painful, but thankfully it is all better now.
I have also been busy at classes with a couple of men's workshops.
Here are a couple of cards from the class. The baseball one also won me first prize in the Imag-e-nation forum challenge, so I was very chuffed about that. I think this one could be really nice as a girl's hat too, so I may have to try it in pink and fluffy stuff.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Some recent cards

I really have been so busy lately and have forgotten to update my blog with some of the cards I've been making. My latest excuse is a bad case of tendonitis in my right wrist which has forced me to spend less time on the computer and even less time making cards.

I am pleased to report that it is on the mend now though and I'll soon be back in the swing of things again.
So, here are a few cards that I have done with the girls in class lately.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Amazing blog Candy

To all those reading my blog, you just have to go visit Bev's blog as she is giving away the most amazing candy for her blog anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Bev, and may lady luck shine down on me!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Some more great blog candy

....and a chance to win some fabby Martha Stewart punches. Check out this blog for a chance to win!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I'm supposed to be retired!

But I've been working virtually full time at Ollie Doodles. Two classes on both Monday and Tuesday and then another class this morning followed by a workshop tomorrow afternoon. Roll on Friday ....I've got a day off! Here are a couple of the cards that the girls have been making this week. My physiotherapy has finished now, so at least I don't have such early mornings to contend with. It might have made a little difference so I have bought a T.E.N.S machine to carry on with at home.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cantilever card

Just when I am up to my eyes in cards for extra lessons and a workshop, I have orders coming in as well. Thankfully, today at our card group, we did a cantilever card, which turned out to be appropriate for one of the orders. For those of you who haven't done one before, I have added a picture of the inside.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bev R's birthday candy

For all the card makers that may be visiting my blog, go and look at Bev's blog and see the wonderful array of birthday candy that is up for grabs. What a fantastic prize for some lucky person.

Happy Birthday Bev!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A card for Mother in Law

I feel a bit guilty in not producing something a little more special for my favourite MiL.
However, the Kanban sheets are so pretty that I couldn't resist making one up.

For those that are following the progress of my knee, I am currently having physio at 9 am every day! It is extremely hard to get out of bed so early each day to get there on time, and Mike is suffering too as he is taking me in case of any twinges afterwards....hey if I have to get up so early so does he too! lol
I am not sure if it is coincidence or the physio, but I think it is getting fractionally straighter, so keep everything crossed for me please?