Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Mr Leeds United Snowman

Blizzard hit a West Yorkshire house. Thankfully only in a craftroom :)

There is a house.

Mr Leeds United Snowman.

Standing strong together, 
we gonna see through snow! 
We are so cold, 
we shout it out so loud, 
we love you snow, snow, SNOW!
(I hate snow and cold but well...)

Sassy Cheryl's one Snoman digi stamp
Marianne English Cottage 
Marianne Poinsettia
Marianne Fir (Spruce?)
Art Deco Snow Tex

20 Years and Counting

Contemporary wedding anniversary card.

Sizzix Framelits
Spellbinders scalloped oval
Unfortunately cannot remember the stamp who's or name even
Colorine Spectrum Noir
DP stash
Number Sizzix Lipstick Love Letter
Tonic Petal Pairs
Stamens from Malaysia.

Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, December 03, 2012

Sweet Kiss, Eskimo Kiss

Winter is coming. Watched too much Game of the Thrones? Nah, winter IS coming. :)

Usually I choose digital stamps from Mo Manning, but couldn't resist when I saw this :) This is a "real" stamp. :D

Mo Manning Eskimo Kiss
Memento Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor pencils
Lyra pencils
Prismacolor fine line markers
Deco Art Glamour Dust
PVA craft glue
Go Kreate

Tutorials I keep next to me "all the time" are from Dorcas' blog. Well, it's not helping if I just "keep" them next to me! Her tutorials are my favourite craft books. :) Her colouring skills are amazing and Dorcas' tutorials are wonderful step by stap to follow. :)

These challenges were running in my head:

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Winter
Ladybug Crafts - Winter
The Cupboard Trilogy - Frosty Winter
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Clean and Simple

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Few Months Till Summer

There's not much of daylight at the moment, and if there is, it's hiding behind cloudy and foggy weather. This Sassy Cheryl's digital stamp is just perfect. It cheers you up and your pencils and markers really want to get the job done. Good or bad, doesn't matter, as long as I enjoy it!

It's clearly school closing for summer holiday 
and girl celebrates it with new markers she was given.
She's painting grass green and daisies blooming. 
Heh, almost coloured one marker red, 
then of course it would be easy to say 
she's painting town red. ;)

Image Sassy Cheryl's Marker Artist
DPs probably from Laura Ashley collection
Gems from stash
Fiskars corner scissors
Brads WRM

That's it!

This is also for
:) Till next one

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lady in Gold

Nice to blog something for a change! It's not that I haven't done anything, it's just something... Don't know. Without further ado

Lady in Gold

Stamp is a freebie from one craft magazine 'Creativity'. 
Ink Versamark watermark
Embossing powder Gold (will check the label soon, whose it was)
White card is from Papermill Direct, it's white hammered around 250 gsm
Purple also from Papermills, around 250 gsm
Cardblank Craft UK 6x6
Golden lines Sakura Gold marker pen
Pearls bought from China

Card is made for 


Till next time 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

White Sox

If I followed baseball, my knowledge would be more than what I gained from A League of Their Own.

This is anyway Baseball Tilda playing for Chicago White Sox.

Image - Magnolia Baseball Tilda
Ink - Memento
Colorine - Promarkers
Card blank - Craft UK 6x6
Lace - Stampin Up punch
Frame - Nellie's
BP - wallpaper
Satin ribbon - stash
Roses - stash

Thanks for visiting :)


Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - WoW 
Totally Tilda BINGO* (lace, dry embossing, flowers)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Nice Colours of Autumn

Autumn is full of colours, different shades of red and green, grey and all. Kids are back to school, and in our house, it means son continues his electric engineering studies. Good for him! Good for me too, he fixed our cooker <3

This is "sort of" DT card for the very first 
Awesome Crafting Facebook group challenge #1
"Nice Colours of Autumn"

Awesome Crafting group is a group of likeminded craft loving people. 
We share tips and advise, love bargain hunting and relaxing.
We also have monthly crafting challenge, surprise prize draws etc.
It also works as our craft stuff flea market!

Image: Mo Manning gorgeous Carolina
Die cuts: Spellbinders 
Tag die cuts: Stampin Up
Buttons: Woodware
Kraft: Stash
Sentiment: Woodland Folk
Ribbon and twine: Stash

Couple of challenges for this one:
  • Simply Create - must be digital/papercraft - Always anything goes

    Thanks for visiting :) xx

    Saturday, September 01, 2012

    A Shoe Tower --- Really?

    Where to go for a good looking, holding minimum of 72 cards, easy to lift and move around card stand?

    1. Look around for ideas. Find a great idea from Leikkaan Mervi's blog .
    2. Shop around.
    3. Buy a Revolving Shoe Tower! (£6.58)

    Height 84cm (33")
    Diameter 28cm (11")
    Base diameter 22cm (8 3/4")

    This one holds stamps and stuff. I went through drawers and found "few" pots and tubes of glitters and glues, now they all are just there easily to grab. This works perfectly for me, because doesn't need lots of desk space, and of course the price was GREAT :)

    Binder rings would be good (as on the pic), but because of they are quite pricey, I might settle with key rings. Argh, it will take ages to twist and curl them around. Well...

    Easily holds 72 cards and more if you want to go and show your cards.

    Thanks for visiting :)

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Exploding Box Freebie

    I saw a bit different exploding box and thought, well, I'll try something. 
    No decorations or anything, because I just wanted to publish the freebie.

    1. Here's the box. 

    2. Another pic of the box.

    3. This is very very very easy to make, and I drew a sketch.
    You need 21 cm x 21 cm square.

    4. Lid/top/hat
    You need 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm square. 

    Hope you like it. :)

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    E and S

    Another wedding "card" :)

    3 tier cake and acetate box with carrying handle.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Handmade Roses... again

    Lucinda makes astonishing paper roses, never seen as beautiful as hers. Been drooling over this tutorial and of course want to share my first attempts with crafting bloggers.

    Second set (and the first)

    punch used Tonic petal punch
    cardstock around 200 gsm white hammered
    hot glue
    distress ink to give colour
    wet glue + glitter

    Pop over to Lucinda's and you will be amazed how gorgeous her creations are.

    That's all for now. Thanks for visiting :)

    Thursday, August 09, 2012

    New Life in Recycling

    Finally I have a clock hanging on my craft room wall, 
    and how beautiful clock it is! 
    Well, my opinion counts :)
    Simple, clear numbers and ticking the time.

    1 x LP record
    1 x clock mechanism
    numbers by Sizzix Alphabet Dies "Lipstick Love Letter"
    Spellbinders Octagons
    kraft card for numbers and the middle
    cream card for scalloped octagon

    That's it. :)

    Thanks for visiting :)

    Tuesday, August 07, 2012

    What a Heck of a Challenge!

    Lovely title? If you just knew the ladies behind this new Challenge Blog you would agree.

    Mandy and Mandy are two really creative women and they make you laugh and will laugh with you. 

    If you live in West Yorkshire, you should go and visit the shop and have a chat. Wonderful, warm welcome, even more wonderful prices and very inspiring creations. 

    Now the big news:
    (This is an advertisement)

    Heck of a Challenge

    Welcome to our New Challenge Blog and DT call

    Hello everyone and welcome to our new challenge blog.
    After months of planning (and pestering by Lisa lol) we are finally up and running.

    The challenge will be monthly with a new theme set on the 1st of each month. 

    All types of Craft are welcome and you can enter more than once but each entry MUST be a different type of craft.

    The first challenge will start on 1st September .

    before that time we need to recruit a DT ...and build up our followers.

    If you would like to enter our DT call please email telling us a little about yourself with some examples of your work and a link to your blog if you have one.( ps anyone from anywhere can apply)

    The DT call ends 15th august.

    Also we have Candy up for grabs to celebrate our new challenge.
    Just display our badge on your blog with a link to the new challenge blog, 
    spread the word and become a follower.

    Monday, August 06, 2012

    New Life for Old Mug Tree

    New Life for Old Mug Tree 
    and more

    I like recycling and finding low price solutions for my craft stuff. Here are few ideas. 

    Old mug tree. Sentimental value is priceless and of course it is nice. My friend, Andrea gave it to me almost 20 years ago and here it is now on my craft desk.

    Those bags, what are they? They are left over CD bags from CD storage boxes and they make perfect stamp pouches.

    Glass coffee jars are good flower jars. My friend Sharon saves these particular jars for me and I really appreciate it.

    CD storages. 99 pence each from discount store made perfect marker pen carriers and they look cool. Keep marker pens nicely and easy to carry if needed.

    CD racks from ebay, 99 pence each. Now they have a new life keeping stamps and miscellaneous pens and markers on order. Biscuit tins holding glues and stickles :)

    More recycling stuff coming soon. LP record is a clock on the wall and shoe box with old table lamp is a perfect light box! :)

    In 'artford, 'ereford and 'ampshire 'urricanes 'ardly hever 'appen

    My very favourite musical with wonderful performances from Rex Harrison and unforgettable  Audrey Hepburn among many many others.

    Why telling you all this? Because of this beautiful stamp!

    If you look at the butterfly you'll see the screws! Hih, those are from Tim Holtz collection, small screw top brads. Cool, innit! :)

    Image - Kraftin Kimmie's Eliza bought from That Craft Place
    Colorine - Prismacolor pencils
    Embossing - Tim Holtz embossing folder
    DP - Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
    Metallic butterfly - Dawn Till Dusk Crafts
    5 x butterflies - Anna Griffin punch
    Touch of Distress Stickles
    Ribbon, pearls and bp - stash

    With great pleasure I would love to join these challenges:

    Clearly Inspired -  Things with Wings
    Fashionable Stamping Challenges - no digi allowed - Anything Goes
    Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
    Mark's Finest Papers - Nature
    Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
    Paper Play Challenges - Layer It Up
    Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
    Penny Black and More -  no digis - Whiskers and/or Wings
    Pile It On - Add Some Metal
    Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
    Scrapbook Sisters - #93 Things with wings
    Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
    That Craft Place - Things with Wings
    The Crafty Pad - Show some Metal
    The Ribbon Girls -  Must use ribbon - BINGO* (ribbon-pearls-image)

    Thanks for visiting :)
    Oh yeah, it would be lovely. Lovely. Lovely!

    Saturday, August 04, 2012

    Johnny and Maria, Part II

    Remember this?

    Today it was the Part II.

    Congratulations, Mr and Mrs.

    All cream and red. I made those cream roses yesterday and wedding cake tiers I made earlier, but today was the all decorations. Everything was covered with cream hammered card, then lace, then roses.
    After cake was glued on the base, I thought pearls would give the final sweet touch.

    Edit 6 August 2012
    Before the wedding I asked bride's sister, what's the colour scheme and Jodie told me it's cream and red. I've now seen few pics and I think those 3 red roses are a good match!

    3 roses symbolize a 3-core marriage, husband, wife and God.

    Of course I had few challenges in my mind

    Dawn's Crafty Cards & Friends - #1 Anything Goes
    Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
    Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
    Simply Create Too -  Week 1, Anything Goes 
    Decorate to Celebrate - must be party decoration 
    Divas by Design - #46 Flowers
    Incy Wincy Designs - Anything but a Card 
    Jackson's Digital Expressions -  Anything Goes
    Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #79 Anything Goes
    Twisted Tuesday - Free For All- Anything Goes
    Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes 
    2 Sisters - #103 Anything goes 
    Catch The Bug -  Anything Goes
    Stamp Man - Week 2, Anything Goes / Celebrations
    Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

    Thanks for visiting!

    Thursday, August 02, 2012

    Sunshine and Tupu

    Yep, this is my sister, Tupu. I'm useless to keep contact but when I saw this image, I "had to have her" and honour my sister. Poor lass, broke her ankle and had pot for 12 weeks!!!

    It's been weird not been blogging, but I've been so so so tired. Love coloring and making things, but oh dear, how I could sleep 20 hrs a day. :D Old age, old age... I thought the older you get, less you need sleep.

    Image Mo Manning
    Coloring Promarkers
    Sky Prismacolor
    Ribbon Stampin Up
    Buttons Papermania
    Design Papers Born to Shop and Bazoo collections
    Die Cut Spellbinders
    Strawberries covered by UTEE (first attempt, LOVE the stuff)

    Challenges for this

    Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

    Thanks for visiting :)

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    Dance the Night Away

    I've been waiting for to blog this card. I love it and I think even got the colours right ;)

    Close up

    Image Mo Manning Little Irish Dancer digi stamp 
    Colorine Prismacolor pencils
    Cardstock cream linen
    Glitter Papermania
    Florals Unique by Annemaritta (yeah, that's me!)
    Gems Poundland 


    Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Easel or more than one fold
    Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
    Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
    Lia Stampz Challenge - Anything goes
    Simon Says Stamp and Show... -Anything Goes 
    Gingerloft - Fancy Folds
    One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
    That Craft Place - Anything Goes
    Jackson's Digital Expressions -  Anything Goes + using some sort of Colour media

    I hope you like this one. <3

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    Happy Couple

    Yesterday postman Pat dropped an envelope and in that very envelope was this gorgeous stamp! It was a surprise present from a friend and this is my first colourine and finished card using the stamp.

    Image - Kraftin Kimmie
    Colorine - Prismacolors
    Kraft - Samuel Taylors
    Die - Go Kreate
    Gems - Papermania
    Swirls - Joy Crafts
    All the rest - stash

    Challenge or maybe more:
    Kraftin Kimmie - My Favourite Kraftin Kimmie Stamp
    Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

    Thanks for visiting :)

    Sunday, July 08, 2012

    Octagon Box

    Clearly I have some sort of storage box fever at the moment. After I got this pigeon holes unit, there is no more (awful) mess in my craft room.
    This one is Very Important. Ok, I need needles and pins (immediately a song plays here in my head "Needles and Pins"!) and if there is loose box, all are always on the floor or nowhere to be found. Only after OUCH!
    Made a box for pins and needles. Needles and Pins! It's just a simple octagon with double bottom and double lid/top. After glued together got a piece of styrox cut the shape, covered with thin fabric.

    2 x A4
    Octagon shape - Spellbinders
    Stamp - Magnolia (well I was going to write "Needles and Pins" because image was just so good for the need.
    Ribbon - stash
    Ticket shapes - Sizzix Framelits + paper stack cover sheet :)

    Challenges I made this for
    Dream Valley Challenges -  Anything but Square
    That Craft Place - Anything Goes
    Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes (I trust cute Magnolia stamp counts)

    Till next time :)


    Couldn't get sleep so I thought well, lets make something!

    This is a "New Home" box. 
    All you need for the basic box:
    2 x A4 cardstock (depending the size of the box, ofcourse
    ribbon (it gives a bit of flexibility, if the lid is not "perfect size")

    Image is the same on every side, freebie from A Day for Daisies. 
    4 sides, 4 different shades of green and dress colour.
    Blossoms on the tree are, or suppose to be, same colour as girl's dress.
    Lots of yellow like bright sunshine.

    Image - A Day for Daisies
    Colorine - Promarkers and Distress ink
    Corner cutting - Fiskars scissors
    Ribbon - stash
    Sentiment - Lili of the Valley

    Challenges I made this for:
    A Day for Daisies - Anything but a Card
    Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 

    Thanks for visiting!

    Friday, July 06, 2012


    Noodles is my craft companion, as you can see! 
    After re-organizing my box room (I proudly use the term "craft workshop" or "craft room"), there's our printer and the "Photo Studio" I made when found instructions from Dorcas' blog. 

    Anyway, Noodles loves it and I love him. 
    From now on, there will be cat fur in every photo I take. :D

    Again beautiful image from Mo Manning, called Cherry. Colorine took me ages and I'm not happy at all with it, but didn't want to throw away either.I tried blending it and recolouring. Also using pencil eraser eased the job a bit.

    3-rose embellishment - 3 x satin rose, few inches of green satin ribbon, piece of pearl chain. All glued together using hot glue gun.
    I typed couple of paragraphs of Alice in Wonderland, re-coloured, printed, and now there is perfect backing paper.

    image - Mo Manning
    colorine - Prismacolors
    backing paper - from Alice in Wonderland
    kraft - Samuel Taylors
    sentiment - Lili of the Valley
    some card candi
    few satin roses and ribbon, all from stash
    sewing :)

    There is couple of challenges I would like joining:
    Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) - Anything goes
    Cute Card Thursday Gardener's world (Cherries) 
    Crafts and Me - #91 recipe: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (roses, card candi, pearls)
    Digital Tuesday - include a digital element -#167 Kids (digistamp)
    Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 

    Thanks for visiting :)