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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Merry Christmas Mam and Dad

 Merry Christmas Mam and Dad from a couple's 2 dogs. I get requested a card every year and its getting harder and harder to come up with a different insert!! this year I wrote

"here's a very merry hug, 
and lots of Christmas smooches
with love to both of you
from your favourtie pooches!!"

hope they are pleased with this years effort!
image is a fab Penny Black image coloured with copics. tree has red and gold glitter added for sparkle. backing paper is from a freebie from a craft mag.

thanks for looking

Merry Christmas to my Darling Wife



First of my commission christmas cards.
Used a LOTV bear image (I think!) I can't remember where from.
the beautiful snowflake was a kind donation from Adele on Docrafts. thanks so very much Adele they were fabulous. I glittered them as Adele advised me to do with glamour dust! very sparkly and Christmassy then added a candi dot to centre of snowflake
Wording done on pc and matted onto red card stock.
I've changed printers and the new one doesn't like to accept the thicker card to print direct onto! so I have had to resort back to printed and matting again for now.

thanks for looking and stopping by today!


hugs Rosie

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Exciting News!!!!!!

Not card related at all but I have some exciting news!!
My daughter Sian who is 19 as you all know is my pride and joy has just got engaged
to her boyfriend Kevin. (aka Mr Kev) to us.
We are delighted to welcome mr Kev into our family and wish them all the very best of luck in their future together!!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

With Love at Christmastime 2


Excuse the very dodgy photo!!
Image is from Digistamp boutique called Jasper. he is so cute. love the mistletoe and the robin
as always coloured with copics. Glamour dust added for sparkle. Wording done on PC.
matted onto a  freebie backing paper that came with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.
simple and plain, but quite effective I think?
but what do you other crafters think? too plain?

all comments most welcome!!
thanks for dropping by
Rosie xxx

Handy Hippo Christmas prize draw

Jules has the most amazing giveaway on her blog - Always With A Heart .



Its a fabulous giveaway from the lovely people at Handy Hippo
the draw will take place on Monday 14th November 2011.

good luck to everyone who enters.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

With Love at Christmastime


My first cute Christmas card using the gorgeous offer of the month image from
Digi Stamp Boutique.
As always she is coloured with copics.
the backing paper is a freebie from the Milton & Co christmas paper stack which came with
Papercraft Essentials magazine.
I added glue and glamour dust to her star. I might add snowtex to the snow at the bottom. am not sure at the moment!!
sentiment was taken from Kerry's gallery and blog. 


thanks for looking

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Friendship swap card



This is the card I sent to Deb on the Docrafts forum Friendship swap for October.

I used a gorgeous Lily of the Valley image called Milly Flower - isn't she gorgeous.
http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/acatalog/Stamp_-_Milly_Flower_Power.html

As always she is coloured in with Copics and I used some glossy accent on the centre of the flower.
Papers are from a download - can't remember the name but I do like the purple and green combo.
wording done on the PC using Greeting Card Factory. matted onto scalloped edge circle from the Spellbinders Nestability range.
corner flourish cut from purple card stock. flower gem from stash. flowers cut from xcut punch.

thanks for looking!

amazing giveaway!!

The very talented  Kerry (Pickle) and the generous people at Serif are offering this amazing giveaway to one lucky entrant
see the link below to enter the draw.
http://aloadofoldpickle.blogspot.com/

good luck to everyone who enters

Saturday, 15 October 2011

LOTV Happy Birthday


This was a quickie card for my daughter's boyfriends sister.
Another Lily Of The Valley image - again coloured with copics.
Matted onto pearlescent blue and pink card.
Backing Paper is from a Forever Friends pack of paper.
Wording done on PC.
it was made so quick I had no time for flowers or gems!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Forever Friends Christmas Card




This is my first Christmas card this year.
I made this for the Forever Friends challenge on DoCrafts hosted by Emisnanny.
I printed the image and added my own personal touch by adding Glamour Dust and glitter for effect.
Matted onto green card stock.
Sentiment done on P.C.

Happy Birthday


 


Card requested by regular card buyer for a friends 50th Birthday.
Request was for butterflies and bling.
Card was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder with script.
Circle cut with Spellbinders circle and circle with scalloped edge.
Smaller flowers from stash, with flower buds.
butterflies  cut from punch. with shaped gem for the body.
the bigger flower is a die cut I bought from Pink Gem Designs
This is my first attempt with this Die Cut.
Do you think it looks okay?




Excuse the blurry picture, LOL!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Baby Boy Card



Baby Boy requested card. Wording done on PC in Blue using BaaBook Hmk font.
Image is from Pink Petticoat download. Paper pieced with blue paper from stash.
matted onto blue card stock

thanks for looking

LOTV little girl with bouquet

LOTV image from freebie with magazine I think
coloured with copics. added glossy accents to flowers in image.
flowers and flower buds from stash.
sentiment from freebie download I think!
honestly I am hopeless aren't I!!?

thanks for looking and dropping by. please leave a comment so I can visit your blog too!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Make a Wish!


This is a card I made for a friends 40th Birthday. She loves wild and wacky printed papers and so I knew
she would love this.
Image is LOTV again coloured with copics.
I added some glossy accent to the cake icing to make it look glossy (LOL)
added glamour dust for some sparkle.
Butterfly cut with Xcut punch and added a diamond shape diamonte for the body.
Sentiment is from ??? I honestly cannot remember where its from (how bad am I!)
Paper is from a pile of 12" paper stash that I have had for ages.


thanks for looking and any comments.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

WITH SYMPATHY


Don't you just hate making these cards. Its not the image, its the reason for the card.
Anyway, its a sympathy card for my hairdresser Lisa's Grandmother in Law.
the Grandad passed away sadly while she was at my house doing my hair.
The image is a Pink Petticoat image called Dandelion Wisps. Printed directly onto card stock, matted onto black card for a mat.
Wording done on PC and added 3 little iridescent gems for a little sparkle.

have put this card into the Less Is More challenge. its my first ever entry!!
here is the link to the fab site -

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2011/09/week-33-1000-challenge-anything-cas.html

and also in Fab'n'Funky challenge too   - http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/
Truly Scrumptious challenge too  -           http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Just for you

my September friendship card sent to Crazy4Flowers (Wendy) on Docrafts
image is a LOTV cute image. coloured with copics.
matted onto a pink paper which was a freebie with Papercraft essentials magazine.
sparkly glitter corner cut with die cut using Cuttlebug
card candi dots added in the corner.
sentiment done on PC added xcut flower for effect and a gem for effect.

thanks for looking

Happy Birthday



Lily of the Valley image.
coloured with copics.
paper from free download but printed onto pearlescent paper (which doesn't show up very well!)
wording done on PC using Angelica font.
matted everything onto yellow card stock
corner swirl cut from die cut using Cuttlebug in yellow glitter card.

thanks for looking and any comments

Friday, 12 August 2011

Lily of the Valley


Image was a freebie set with Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
coloured with copics. My copics are starting to run out! LOL. But hubby reckons it gives it
a kind of water coloured effect. Strange but true.
Backing paper was another magazine freebie. matted onto pink cardstock.
Wording done on PC, added gem flower for effect..
Corner flourish is a die cut, but cut in glitter card. although it doesn't show up too well on here.
I must learn how to take better photos!!
LOL

any comments good or bad appreciated

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Happy Birthday Tilda



At long last a card!!
Happy Birthday Tilda. Ideal and help from the fabulous Natalie at NGCards. Thanks Natalie.

Image coloured with copics. Paper sent to me by Natalie from her fabulous card candy draw.
Flowers cut from punch. leaves from a Martha Stewart punch.
Wording done on PC. Added flower from stash. ribbon from stash. It has white thread running through it, can't remember where its from though! LOL


thanks for looking and any comments too x

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Baby girl card



Wording done on PC in Baa hmk font. Printed in pink. Image from Digi stamp boutique. Paper pieced it with a freebie paper download in pink gingham. Added a gem for sparkle. Button is from a Papermania Capsule collection.
do you think its too plain?

Just for you

Using the cute caterpillar from the Pink Gem website (thanks Janet), I mounted this onto pink card stock. Using Pink Petticoat papers which were a magazine freebie. Added glitter to the stars. Dew drops used for the ends of the antennae (thanks to Natalie of NG cards), wording done of PC, flowers cut from punch and corners from a cuttlebug die using pink glitter card stock which itsn't showing up very well. gems from stash

thanks for looking and any comments

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

RIP MARBLES (06.06.11)



Sadly on our 5th Wedding Anniversary we had to make the painstaking decision to have my beloved pet cat Marbles put to sleep
She was an unwanted cat who we came into our lives about 5 years ago and completely stole our hearts away. Her previous owner couldn't be bothered with her. She went on holiday and basically left Marbles to fend for herself.
She came along to our house miaowing madly for food. We couldn't refuse such a beautiful cat.
She settled in right from the start and even though her "owner" came back to get her,  Marbles refused point blank to go with her.  She told us she was a whingy cat and about 7 years old and if we wanted her we could have her.  How can someone be so cruel?

So she became a fully fledged member of our family. She loved being fussed over, and chicken and tuna were always a firm favourite not the mention all the things she shouldn't have eaten!
She was having difficulty breathing on Sunday and we got her booked in at the vets immediately. She had to be taken away immediately in an ambulance to the bigger vets for x-rays.
Sadly our worst fears were confirmed.  There was nothing they could do for her.   She had a massive cancerous tumour filling her whole left lung. Her heart and other vital organs were all pushed across to the right hand side of her body.
So it was no wonder she was lying down constantly and having difficulty breathing.We had noticed that she hadn't been flinging herself around like she used to and leaping onto the windows sills!
She wasn't a scrap of bother and I am just grateful to her for picking us to take care of her. She was a determined sometimes stubborn young lady! She had to have the last mew in a conversation and would sit on command!
She loved nothing better than lying in the empty bath to cool down. She liked to hide in the grass and pretend to be a "lion". She had the most amazing attitude of any cat we have had the privilege to own.


She was one of a kind and we will never ever forget her.
RIP Marbles - Mammy Daddy and Sian will miss you forever.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Hanglar Stanglar girl 2


I do like these little Hanglar Stanglar images. very cute
again coloured with copics.
matted onto reddy coloured card stock.
backing paper again another freebie download (I must try and remember where I get these from!)
flowers from stash
candi dots from Craftwork Cards

any comments more than welcome

Hanglar Stanglar girl


excuse the blurry photo!! LOL

Image is a hanglar stanglar that I coloured in and forgot all about.
coloured with copics
matted onto lilac cardstock. backing paper from a freebie download (can't remember where though!)
flowers from stash and leaves cut from a Martha Stewart punch.
Wording done on PC, matted onto a cuttlebug cut shape.
Candi dots from Craftwork Cards

thanks for looking x

sorry I frog-got your birthday



Idea came from Milliemoo's gallery on Docrafts
Frog image was a freebie download I think!!
coloured with copics,
matted onto pink card stock
wording done on PC using BaaHmk font

any comments welcome

Have a Purr-fect Birthday (2)



Again using an image kindly sent to me by Vicky (mrsvh) on Docrafts
Simply added wording from PC
matted onto black card stock and added gems for sparkle

any comments welcome

Friday, 27 May 2011

Have a Purr-fect Birthday



Image kindly sent to me by Vicky (mrsvh) on the Docrafts forum. thanks Vicky.
Matted onto light blue card from card stock.
Wording done on PC using French Script font.

thanks for looking x

Black and White card



Papers from stash Abis crafts. Matted onto black card stock.
Flowers and gem from stash.
Wording and butterfly from rub on from Abis Crafts.

thanks for looking

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Happy Birthday Art Deco Lady commission card



With an image kindly sent to me by Duffs24 (Hels)  from the Docrafts forum. Thanks very much

Wording and swirls done on PC used Odalisque font in purple to keep the theme going. Added glamour dust to the image for effect on her wrap and head dress.
Purple butterfly done with XCut punch and gems added for more sparkle.

thanks for looking and any comments x

Friday, 29 April 2011

Happy Birthday





















 




Request was for a plainish card with butterfly and flowers.
These are cut from punches. Candy dots used for centre of flowers.
Leaves from Martha Stewart punch. Gems added for sparkle.
Is it too plain. should I have added something to the top left and bottom right side of the card?

any comments really appreciated.

Happy Birthday Son in Law


Commission card for a motorbike enthusiast.
Snoopy on motorbike coloured with copics.
Matted and layered onto various shades of blue and black card.
Added candy dots for effect.
Wording done on PC using Americana font

thanks for looking and any comments.
Rosie x

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Incy's one colour tilda challenge on docrafts


My first attempt at a Tilda Challenge - this one was one colour or shades of one colour.
I chose a hot cerise pink colour.
Back papers are from Pink Petticoat, matted onto cerise card.
Coloured with copics.
Flowers, buds and ribbon from stash.
Do you think the flowers are placed right?

I always feel that the flowers are placed wrong!! LOL
Any comments and any suggestions on my flower placement predicaments are more than welcome! I am so hopeless! LOL

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Happy Birthday hAnglar & stAnglar card


Another hanglar stanglar card!! I just love this little girl, she is so cute!!

Anyway she is coloured as always with copics.

face E00, E21, R20
hair E57
dress and pants RV34, RV95
shoes E57.

the backing paper is from FF Triple Cd collection, matted onto lilac card.
Wording done on PC in Bambino font.
Gem from stash for some sparkle.

I must try and do another theme!! Or else I might run out of things to show!! LOL

as always thanks for looking and any comments you wish to leave.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Thank You!!

Just wanted to say a quick Thank You for the comments you have left me. Makes it all worthwhile.
I'm feeling rather down in the dumps and wondering why I am feeling so insecure about my cards. I know we all make different types of cards but where I feel like everyone else is moving forward with their cards , I feel like I am stuck.
I have been blog hopping and debating whether or not to carry on card making but the comments have made my day!!
so thanks to you all x

Saturday, 12 March 2011

hAnglar & stAnglar card With Love

With grateful thanks to Bev Rochester at All the Things I love blog for her kind permission to copy her layout.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_7OLD8EynZ24/S-cUxMHj5pI/AAAAAAAAJN0/bPRxX4VoRDU/s1600-h/hanglar-kit3%5B2%5D.jpg





Similar style to Bev's (although not as good!!).
Used same image from the hAnglar stAnglar range.
Coloured with copics - FACE - E00, E21, R20
                                    HAIR - E47, E57
                                    TOP - V 15, V17
                                    TROUSERS - BV13
                                     BOX - G21

Flowers cut using X-cut punch, wording done on PC, matted onto nestie flower shape.
Back ground papers from stash.

thanks for looking and for any comments you may wish to leave

hugs Rosie xxx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Happy Birthday Tilda boy


Happy Birthday card with a boy Tilda image.
Coloured with copics - E00, E21 and R00
Trousers and waistcoat - W1 and W3
Tie and edges of pockets B32
Shoes W3 and W5.
Candy dots from stash.
Backing paper from FF triple cd in the male section

any comments most welcome

love n huggies
Rosie
xxx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Happy Birthday hAnglar & stAnglar card



Another hAnglar stAnglar image. This time a little boy sitting on a box.
I have coloured him in with copics - E00, E21,E51 and for his cheeks R00
Not sure if the skin tone looks too orangey though!!
His top is G94 and parts of his hat.
His dungarees are B23 and B32.
Shoes are W1 and W2.

Matted onto paper download from Forever Friends Triple Collection CD from the Male section.
Candy dots from stash.

any suggestions welcome.

Friday, 25 February 2011

with love hAnglar stAnglar



another stamp from this collection.
coloured with copics. glitter and gems added for sparkle. ribbon from stash. wording done on PC and cut with cuttlebug. pink card across card punched with Fiskars edging punch.

any comments welcome
thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

hAnglar & stAnglar card





hAnglar & stAnglar card - girl on branch.
don't know if this has a correct title for the image. couldn't find one anywhere!!
coloured with copics. supposed to be a darkish pink colour although it looks orangey for some bizarre reason!
added glamour dust to edges of her wings. diamontes to the twirls of her antenae
Wording done on PC cut with cuttlebug.
added candy dots for effect.

do you think it needs something else?
its my first proper hanglar stanglar card so am not too sure if I have done it justice.

as always I appreciate you looking and any comments good or bad always appreciated

hugs Rosie x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Happy Birthday

happy birthday to me!! LOL



well its my birthday today and I made a card for a dear docraft buddy called Bashnee (Sandra).
Hope she doesn't mind me posting it on here first.

I think this is a Tilda image (or Magnolia) I'm never sure which one is correct LOL
anyway image is from my dear friend Kym from half way round the world in Tasmania. Thanks Kym.
coloured with copics. Added glamour dust to edges of wings for effect.
Flowers from stash, leaves cut with martha stewart leaf punch.
Added gems to the ends of her antenna for effect.

hope you like it and more to the point that Sandra does!!

any comments or suggestions welcome

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Thank You



A thank you card requested by a regular card buyer of mine!! LOL

Image is a free one from the stamp fairy called Lenny. Isn't he cute!!.
He is coloured (although not very well it seems!!) with copics. Matted and layered onto pink card with a sheet of tiny flower paper from the Forever Friends CD collection.
Flowers cut with XCut punch and gems added. Leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Not sure if the background paper is too busy.

Any comments/suggestions are most welcome.

thanks for visitng my little blog today

(((hugs)))

at last a card!!

At long last a card from me!! LOL



this is a freebie Bugaboo image, which I coloured with copics. Added gems and glamour dust for sparkle and matted and layered onto red paper and card. Xcut punched some flowers and added for effect.

Do you think its missing something between the flowers and the sentiment?

mmmm...advice and help would be appreciated

thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hello Friends

Very Belated New Year wishes to you all.

I only got back to work last week, as we only have 2 weeks off a year and its at Christmas time.
So with us being off I had a lot of catching up to do and luckily for us the studio was extremely busy!!

so once again I am sending out apologies for my lack of postings. I did 2 cards recently a dalek one and a JLS one, neither of which I took  a photo of!! doh!

so I am trying very hard to rectify this and make at least one card a week and post that on here or else my few followers may leave me!!

thanks for looking today