Sunday, June 30, 2013

New release CD

Yes that's right over at Polka Doodles
there is a new release !!


Wow its a double CD and packed 
with amazing stuff!!

Here are a few CAS cards I made

For some reason I'm in a CAS phase !
so not like me I know !!!

Happy crafting !!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Owlie friends

This week at Polka Doodles the challenge is 

For my card I used the new Bonbon Belles CD!
ooh its sooooo lovely !!

I made the card from my Go- Kreate dies,
used a Martha Stewart Punch, kraft paper,
Marianne Dies for the swirl and leaves.
The flowers, paper and image are from the CD.
I cut the flowers out and then cut the inner out and 
layered up after curling them over.
I glittered up the Owls wings and skirt
with my Stickles and added gems !
Hope you like it !!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dressing Up

Oh how I loved to dress up as a child !
My Grandma had a box for us all,
my cousins and I used to argue over the silver strappy heels !!
Well that I can understand but we also argued over
the ver long high necked nightie too !!! Lol !

I used an Image from the Angelica CD, glittered it up.
The card I made using my Marianne die.
Added some flowers and job done !
I love these style cards
they are very quick and easy to do.

Well better go get some cleaning done ....
Mmm maybe not !!! Lol !
Happy crafting !

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chocolate !

Oh my how excited was I to get my House Mouse triple CD !
So excited but I only just got to use it !
WOW is all I can say .....
its BRILLIANT !!! 
I have loved these little mice for years and treasure the stamps I have.

So this time I thought I would make an easel card.
I used Nitwit papers, LOTV sentiment,
the fabby La La Land banner die
a punch and my spellbinders.
Oh and a Cheery Lynn die for the flourish !
Phew ........
I just love this image, its a great one for either male or female.
And we all know hoe difficult those males are !! hehe !!!
Happy crafting !!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Time to decorate.

What a great image from LOTV!
I just love this painter
I used nitwit papers, 
layered with Kraft card.
Added a sentiment and used 
my alphabet die for the word DAD.

Hopefully someone will love this card so
much they want to take it home at the cart fair on Saturday!
Yes I am trying selling some cards for the
first time since coming back from the USA!
Fingers crossed!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anyone for golf?

Well I finally got my sticky hands
On the LOTV vintage boys
Thanks to my Aunt who took pity on me
and lent me hers!
My Aunt is fabby!

I used Nitwit and Cuddly Buddly papers
layered them up with Kraft card.
Mmm... I just bought some at the Doncaster show 
Now I'm hooked!
Used my new spellbinder scalloped die
(Well its new to me! Infact it has sat on the side since Feb!)
Added some ribbon, sentiment and banner
and voila!

Phew I'm all done in now, I've made cards all day
so it must be time to sit in the sun and 
Have a beer!!
Hope you like it!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Best Friends

Its my daughters best friends birthday soon
and she asked me to make her a card !
So ..... 

I got out my Go-Kreate dies to make the  card,
used papers from Cuddly Buddly
image from LOTV (the hair colour matched the two girls !)
and used my new Martha Stewart Punch.
I love these easel cards !
Well its Fathers day so I hope those of you with Dads 
are spoiling him rotten.
Give an extra hug as I cant do that for my Dad or Grandad.
We are however going off for a picnic so my 
daughters Dad has a special day.

Have a wonderful day
Happy crafting.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Birthday Banners

This week at Polka Doodles the challenge is
I made a very quick clean card for this
you will see why as you read down ........

I used the banners from the
CD Cherry Blossom Lane
added some text in my computer program
and cut it out layering onto white card.

Sadly on Friday
Dharma, a Hungarian Puli.
One of three dogs we have.
Sadly had to go to sleep.

She has had a heart condition but in the last
week it has got worse and 
there is no way I could let her suffer in pain.
So she has gone to doggie heaven now.
She will be missed, both by us and our other doggies.
This is the best photo I ever took of her
 on friday as she lay in the sunshine.
It was like she knew and posed!
Sleep peacefully Dharma xxxx

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tile Coasters

Wow these are so easy to make ......
BUT you need a lot of patience, and the right tools.
They are not an instant make !

All the images are made from that CD.
I made up the image of the watering can and tree
in my graphics program using elements from the cd.
Words are from the sentiments on the CD too.
The pink flowers are one of the papers !

Here's how to make them.

1. Spray your inkjet printed image with a sealant so the image doesn't run.
If you have a laser printer you don't need to do this.
It will need two coatings but it is important you let each one dry.
Don't spray close to the paper/card as you get black marks
(I learnt the hard way in that!)
2. Make sure your tile is clean and dry.

3 Cut your sealed image to size.
4. Use a flat foam brush to paint Modge Podge on the tile.
Be careful to not overload it as this will cause air pockets.

5. Place your image on the tile and press down securely 
So all edges and corners are not lifted up.
(I used another bit of card to press on top so I didn't damage the image)
Important, let it dry! Don't miss this stage out as I found when I did the final stage didn't work
As I got enamel under my image.......
Wash your glue brush too.

6. Paint a Layer of modge Podge over the image, 
a thin layer is better, keeping all brush strokes in one direction.
You will see them slightly when dry.
You can create a nice effect of hatching if you alternate vertical and horizontal tho!
Let it dry!

Repeat so you have at least three layers of Modge Podge on top of your image.
Leave for at least 24hrs before the next stage.
I left it for 48 hrs.

7. Spray your tiles with clear enamel spray.
Again thin layers are better, if you put too much on
It will make a mark, stain .. Not sure what to call it.
Let dry as per instructions on the can.
Mine was to dry and spray within an hour
or leave it then for 24 before spraying another layer.
Spray at least three layers.

Your coasters now need to be left for at least 48 hrs.
I used some furniture sticky pads under my tiles
so that they wouldn't scratch any furniture, you could use cork also.

Here is what I used, I spent hours searching the internet
to find the right thing to use so I could place hot cups on !
Hope this will help you !

Modge podge takes 4 weeks to cure but I found by using the enamel
I could put a hot cup on it without it marking or sticking in 48 hrs.
But after 4 weeks you can feel the difference, leave if possible.
They are able to take a cold glass and deal with the condensation too.
Wipe dry don't put in a dishwasher.

Monday, June 03, 2013


OOOhhhhhhhh I just LOVE my new CD's !!
Fabulous Fashion and Fabulous Shoes !!
I have been playing while the weather has
Been so rubbish! Pah! Coldest Spring
in 50 years.... Great!! Come in sunshine!
Anyway back to my card!!
I used the PNG images and made up
this arrangement of hat, shoes and bag!
Found a saying online and put them together.

I was looking for a clean and simple card 
so I just layered up white card to give some dimension.
Oh and of course I had to get my glitter glue out
and give it some pizzaz !
I love my glitter glue as you can see.

There are so many lovely designs to choose
I made another exactly the same but a different 
design set of accessories!

Well I better go as I'm going out for the day
with my God-daughter and her family!
Have a great day everyone!
Happy crafting.