Sunday, February 27, 2011


Last week Pink Petticoat announced a new guest designer, the amazingly talented Lucy Abrams and Liz did advise you to get a cuppa n a comfy chair before you browsed her blog and she was so right! I've spent a good few hours on Lucy's blog and Flickr stream over the last few days and more than a few of her amazing designs have found their way into my inspirations folder. Her style is so bright & fresh and quite often clean and simple which is a style I wish I could adopt successfully! (She does tend to finish a lot of her cards with sewing though and I don't think my moms fragile mental state could cope with me and the sewing machine making friends!)

My best friend is about to give birth to her second child (she already knows its a boy) so in my recently inspired way, I combined the elements from two of Lucy's cards here and here to create this:

N.B. I had no idea 'Twinkle Twinkle' had so many words!

The Kraft 'card base' is printed from Pink Petticoats 'Organics' Kraft pack (I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of this!) and I created the label shape myself in Robo Master for Robo Cop to cut out. They need a little tweaking as they are not perfectly square but as this seems to be a big shape at the mo, it seems worth the effort.

All in all, I'm mightily pleased with this!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hurrah! I tied my first *successful* bow! I followed this tutorial but I think the green bow is neater than the pink so I might have to watch it a few more times before I declare myself cured, lol

Sunday, February 20, 2011

As a fellow sufferer of an uncommon name, I figured my cousins daughter Niamh wouldn't own many things with her name on (or in my case name spelt correctly!) when mom suggested making the gorjuss tag part of this design into a removable bookmark, I thought adding her name would be a useful touch.
I followed a tutorial from Jacqui on the Lili Of The Valley Ideas To Inspire blog to make the base card, the paper is from a magazine freebie Kate Knight stack, the ribbon is American Crafts and the lettering & border were cut out by good ol' Robo Cop.

I'd like to enter this for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Special Birthday

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Machine

A regular WOYWWer, the incredibly talented Mary Anne posted a tutorial for a pop-up slider card and I just had to give it a go... I did away with the top flap (altho in hindsight not sure it was the best idea) and drew it up in Robo Master. Then I was at a loss for how to decorate it until I managed to bully the rep at work into letting me make him a Valentine card for his wife. The Pollycraft digi stamp is called Tin Rose and I printed him on to a sheet from Funky Hand's Sticky Lemons collection and coloured the rose with a Promarker.

I'd like to enter this for:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Valentines
By The Cute & Girly - Red Is All Around

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Young Love

I love easel cards. They are so simple to create and yet look like so much more work has gone in to them than a bog standard card, three cheers for the person who invented them!

Ok so technically this is a calendar not a card, but still... The calendar is downloaded from as a printable freebie AND I actually cut it out with a ruler n scalpel! Proud of me?! Its sitting in some cut up packaging that I glossy accented to the card to make a see-thru pocket. The check paper is from Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD and I created the border 'punch' in Robo Cop's software by welding some flowery shapes together.

I'd like to enter this for:
Simply Create - Colour Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - In The Roll Of A Die