Delicious Steampunk

I was browsing the web and getting lost in Blogland and all of the fabulous creations that are being made when I came across The Delicious Doodles Blog  and most importantly the gorgeous Digi Stamps for sale in the shop. I just had to have this stamp. I luuurve it!!
She is gorgeous isn't she? I have never made a Steampunk style card before so this was a challenge, I like challenges!
This is the finished result

Didn't turn out too bad did it? I have never coloured Auburn/Ginger hair before but i'm loving how it turned out. I made her slightly 3D by cutting and colouring 3 layers and colouring the parts that are  to be seen with Promarkers.
I made the backing sheet myself with a lot of fiddle farting about using distress inks blobbed over a piece of card then I worked some Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders into the card to make it metalic looking then let it dry before cutting to size and mounting onto black card that I had distressed the edges of. The frame is from the Silhouette cutting file site, I applied a bit of the cosmic shimmer to that also.
I made the cogs out of card cut to shape on my silhouette then made them all coppery and rusty with the shimmer powder again. I also steampunked up the little butterfly charm with the help my Promarkers and cosmic shimmers also!! The state of my hands and desk after all of this experimenting!!!!!

I will be entering the card into the Delicious Doodles Challenge - Layer It Up!

take care 


Wedding Cake Shaped Card

I don't make many shaped cards but thought I would attempt cutting one on my temperamental Silhouette. Well it managed it without too much fuss! The file is a free download from Birds Cards she is so generous sharing her talent. She designs digies as well as cutting files Go Check Her Out!

I made a matching box also 

You can see the glittered swags better here 

That's all for now take care ...

Vampire Diaries card for a Stefan fan....

Having never watched this show I had to Google this Character to make this bespoke card
I love the Gothic papers and Elements they are from a pack called Hellish Vamp form Cindys Creative Designs

Enjoy The Eye Candy 

Babies and Bears

Forever Friends Bears make the cutest cards.

I have tried to keep the cards pretty but not overdoing the decorations
the images are die cut stickers
and the papers are from a Boofles paper pack the papers are so sweet and ideal for childrens cards
The hearts border is a Martha punch, The wording was cut on my Silhouette, The heart is Nellie Snellen 

Socks Again!

It has been a while since I have blogged, I have been busy doing a little decorating around the house and exploring a few other crafts such as knitting which I have not done since I was a little girl 
Anyway I have this card to share today. Male themed cards can be difficult to think of anything except football gardening or beer! Everyone groans at getting socks as a gift but they make a great subject for an amusing card and suit a birthday across the ages

I copied this idea from a card magazine as I thought it was a great card to make for a man
The socks are paper pieced
I have popped the die cut letters on foam pads and added some glaze to make them stand out a little.

I am entering this card into  the secret crafter saturday challenge which is Male themed cards  
Cards for men  Spring Colours ( green backing paper)


Valentined Out!!

I have a couple of cards to share that were made for a couple of orders for some workmates. Hope they like them..
The Owl card was paper pieced. I cute the pieces on my Silhouette. Lots of swearing and wasted quality papers was had as it never seems to want to play nice and just wants to chew paper. I am going to box it up and buy something better, which is annoying as along with the software I bought for it it cost me well over £200

The Pink Hearts Valentine card was made by using a piccy of the two lovebirds, handsome couple hey?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Papertake Weekly -  Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - Pink Valentine  


"Love is in the air"

Well it is over at the Paper Shelter

This is my last card as part of the Design Team at The Paper Shelter 
I decided to step down due to a lack of time with work and home commitments and I thought I was not doing the images real justice.
Anyway! They have chosen some fantastic new Team Members who are amazingly talented and I know they will so enjoy being part of the design team as I was
On to my card
I have used Enchanted love Digi
and Sweetest Love Paper Pack
both available @ The Paper Shelter 
I have coloured the image with Promarkers and used Stickles on the wings and hearts
The swirly die is from Die-namics dies
Flowers and gems from my stash
The sentiment is word art but not sure where I got it from Sorry  :0(

Remember you gotta be in it to win it 
and if you use a Paper Shelter image you could win 


A card to share and a DT Call at The Paper Shelter !

Exciting News From The Paper Shelter 
There is a brand spanking new DT Call !!!
They are looking for 7 new DT members so if you love working with fantastic images and want to be part of a brilliant supportive DT Team then get your card made and enter it onto the Challenge Blog, Simples!
You have until the 24th January to enter Good Luck!

On to my card
Don't you just love this cheeky chap?
he is called Hilarious Cupid and can be found in The Paper Shelter Shop
I have coloured him with Promarkers and added  Stickles to his wings
The sentiment was a freeby from a craft magazine 
and the gorgeous paper is called Up and Away by Trimcraft it is gorgeous and glittery

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges


The Paper Shelter Challenge #45 Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter have some fab new digis in store and I have used Be My Valentine on my card for this weeks challenge
Anything Goes 

As usual I have coloured with Promarkers
The DP is from the Desert Blooms pad
I have used a MS border punch 
the gorgeous roses and flourish are from my stash as are the sentiment stickers that I have has for years!

 Remember if you use a PS image and your entry is chosen there is a prize
There is a prize of 3 digis if your entry is a winner and you have not used a PS image!
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you come up with this week.