Wednesday 10 March 2010

R.I.P. Guillotine!!!

Yesterday, my rather temperamental guillotine decided to die on me :o( I've had it just over a year but I've worn a big groove in the blade so it was sticking when I was cutting, especially on paper. Alas, this story has a happy ending. I knew I wanted another guillotine type rather than a slide trimmer as I prefer them. I asked a few crafty people on the docrafts website for advice on what I should buy as a replacement and was told by all of them to get a x-cut. After a bit of looking on the net I found the pink maxi x-cut guillotine at crafty devils on sale for £24.99 instead of £34.99 so I bagged a bargain. To get free P+P I also bought 3 of the new x-cut border punches which are (only) £3.99 each. I'm really mad with myself for having to buy this as I've already spent a fortune on crafty stuff this month but I feel lost without my trusty cutter! I do not want to delve back into the dark ages with a craft knife and a cutting board! Even my hubby said "well, we'll have to get you another one won't we!" - Yay!
Am off today so I'm going to tidy up my craft room as it looks like a bomb's hit it - literally! I'd love to take pictures of my fabulous space but at the moment it's a deathtrap wading through plastic boxes of stuff. I need to be ruthless and get rid of stuff I know I won't use but I find it really difficult as I am a terrible hoarder (which I blame my parents for! Lol)

Thanks for listening!

Paula. x

Saturday 6 March 2010

Boys birthday card!!!

I have made this card as I noticed a few male card challenges and a few green card challenges so I thought I'd combine them!

Manga boy stamp coloured in with promarkers
Papers from Summer Driggs "courage" set - torn and distressed with inks
Pocket paper pierced with faux stitching
Textured green card from DCWV
Courage text and sentiment done on computer - font is 1942 report
Leather cord, button and eyelets from stash

The challenges I'm entering into are:-

The pink elephant - green
Pollycraft - distressing
Gingersnap creations - celebrate
Cute card thursday - green
S2G challenges - green
Belli - Eyelets
Sew many challenges - Let's hear it for the boys
Allsorts challenge - Just for men
Crazy for challenges - Paper piercing
Double dutch - Boys only
Creative card crew - celebration
Stamp, scrap and doodle saturday - open challenge
Inky impressions - green
Prairie fairy fridays - green
Crafty catz challenge - shades of grren
Crazy challenge - show me anything!
Lots to do challenge - distressing
Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Mother's day card!!!

I made this Mother's day card for a friend of a friend.

Forever friends image
Papers from funky fairy
Blue and white textured card from DCWV
Mum letters cut from sizzix alphabet "azure" set
Flowers cut from x-cut punch then embossed with dwiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. Flower centres are card candy coloured yellow with promarkers. Edges of flowers shaded with pink pearl chalks to match daisies on main image
Leaves cut from x-cut border punch
Scalloped edge done with MS border punch
Flower charm from quixotic
Pearls, diamantes, ribbon ans bows from stash
Tag done on computer - font is swing set

I entering into these challenges:-

Cupcake craft - round and round (circle of pearls)
Flourishes timeless tuesday challenge - Scallops (scalloped edge)
Creative craft challenges - Thanks a bunch!
Quixotic paperie - Leave it out (leaves on bottom flower)
Crafty creations - one colour
Cooking it up with Katie - decoupage and metal (charm)
Belli challenge - Eyelets (there is one on the tag!)
Gingersnap creations - celebrate
C.r.a.f.t thursday - Mother's day/flowers
Pixie dust - 3D creation
Bee crafty - embossing (flowers embossed with swiss dots!)
Creative card crew - celebration
Papertake weekly - Button, bow, brads and bling
Lexis creations - anything goes
Magical crafts - something for mum
Pile it on - One colour and one neutral

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Good Luck card!!!

This I have made for a friend who is starting her own on-line equestrian business in about a weeks time. She always loved horses so I tried to find a cute horsey image for her. I think she's very brave for starting her own business especially now in the economic downturn.

Cute horse image and fence etc are from cuddly buddly downloads - Glossy accents used on eyes and ladybird - I also cut up a fence panel to make a signpost!!!
Blue daisy paper and corner features also from cuddly buddly
Blue distressed paper from funky fairy (which is sadly no more)
Pink textured card from DCWV
I made a rosette out of 2 die cut circles, ribbon and a button!!!
Sign done on computer - font is kristen (horseshoe cut from another cuddly buddly image)
Pearls, brad, ribbon and button from stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Papertake weekly – button, bows, brads and bling
Creative card crew – it’s a celebration
crazy 4 challenges – 3 textures (Papers decoupaged, ribbon, glossy accents)
Creatalicious challenges – create a little something
Incy wincy designs - horse
lexis creations – anything goes
Quirky crafts challenge – cute
pile it on challenge – lucky me (good luck)
cute card Thursday – ribbon tastic

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x