Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another set of cards..

These are another set of cards that I have been inspired to do. Kristina, http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/ is an amazingly talented stampin up demonstrator and even though I havent done much stamping I use alot of her cards for inspiration. I normally just substitute the stamp for a crciut diecut! :)

These three cards were inspired by one she made. I used two (strip) border stickers, a large strip of paper, ribbon and embellishments. Hope you Like.



Monday, March 24, 2008

My Grandma is AMAZING

My Grandma (the whole family calls her Narny) has ALWAYS been my mentor when it comes to the craft. She taught me to cross stich and paint and is the one person in my family who truly knows what my creations are all about. She is the kindest soul and spends most of her time raising three of her seventeen grandkids, as her daughter is mentally ill. About 8 weeks ago she went to her doctor for her local checkup and abnormalities were found on her liver. After further investigation it was found that she has numerous tumors over her liver and they have extended to her lungs. She was given 2-3 months to live.

I still dont think that it has sunk in with me yet. (Im dealing with another termially ill family member on the other side of the family!- so its all still very unreal at this point) So I wanted to share with you one of her paintings that she created for me. She is amazing and it brings me to tears to think that someday soon that her talent will leave this world forever. I hope that my creativeness will be passed onto my children and that I can continue the craft within the family.

Isnt Hubby clever!

My ribbon was building up and becoming a bit of a mess. I'd looked everywhere (even ebay) to find something to hold my ribbon, found nothing. Dan even went on a hunt to a couple of craft stores for me to try and find something, again no luck. So I come home one afternoon and look what he made!!! what a darling! LOVE IT~ LOVE IT ~LOVE IT! Thanks Honey!

Kiss me!

This one was inspired by Bety over at http://iralamija.blogspot.com/. She is amazing and I get alot of ideas from her. This one is actually a combination of two of her cards that I love. I cut the heart from doodlecharms (DC) cart on the cricut at 5", the lettering is alpha stickers, a little chipboad heart for accent. The diamonties around the scallops were actually a flower middle and I picked each of the diamonties off and glued them onto this card (next time I think I will just buy adhesive diamonties! hehe) The flowers are simple punches with a touch of glitter. One of my faves.

Im on a roll..

As you can imagine I have been making cards for a while now..so i have quite a few to post. Im going to try a couple of photos in the one post. Cross fingers and Toes and wish me luck! weehee! It worked :)

So I got my new PaperDoll Cartridge for the cricut and had an idea to make a 'collection' of cards. I wanted them to have the same formula for each card but each with a different theme using everyone of the characters from the cart.

Here is my first three. The formula is a two base colours and patterned paper.A strip across the middle (same colour as the base card) and a character from PD and a 'background' die cut. A ribbon accross the front and a tag with a greeting along with a couple of brads. I like all of them. I cant wait to do more!

My Prince Charming

This is a card I made for my partner for Valentines day. I had seen some 'shaped' cards and wanted to try one so I decided on the truck. I cut two squares and attached them to the back of the wheels so that it would stand up and it worked really well actually! Im really proud of this one! And Dan loved it too. I cut the truck shape with my provocraft cricut machine (cricut-as its so fondly known) and I used the cuttlebug for the embossing on the 'load'. Enjoy.

Truck Load of LOVE!

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post :)
I have been looking for a while now at so many of the lovely blogs around which showcase the artistic abilities of some very creative women and I wanting to get in on the act :)
I have been 'crafty' for as long as I can remember and when I was in highschool I dabbled a little in making cards for family and friends but it wasnt until I met my partner and had our daughter Hannah that I started to spend more time...and money (!) on making my cards. I have found a couple of really good blogs and spend a lot of time on the cricut cards message boards to get some amazing inspiration.
I would love to find a career in cardmaking or design and have though about becoming a demonstrator but dont quite have the courage yet! And Im mostly into cricut and papercraft rather than stamping. Although I'm getting an ich to expand :) OH OH!
So I hope you enjoy all my ramblings and photos and feel free to ask me anything- ill do my best to answer!
Just a quick disclaimer to cover my butt!- I have taken inspiration and scraplifted many 'ideas' from images found all over the net. I will always try to provide reference to the original if I have the information however this is not always possible. The work I do is my own and any photos of work other than my own will be clearly marked.