Wednesday, 22 October 2014

martini nikki birthday

Hi all!!

I am very excited this week as I got some fab crafty news but I am afraid I can't tell you all yet! All will be revealed very soon!
I had a wonderful weekend with my mum here to stay. She crafts too so it was loevly to have someone to talk craft to! we went to the Whichcraft show at Doncaster and spent lots of money! Paticularly lovely stamps were phill martin and little claire

here is my card done just for fun a while back!
the image is Martini Nikki from ladybug crafts ink-I love her!

The wine bottles are Little Claire and the sentiment and tag is whimsy stamps I think!

entering this in:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Hi everyone! Hope you are all well.

I have another christmas card today for the design team post. The theme is 'BOWS' at Creative Card Crew. The prize is from Dies R us- a $10 voucher. We were sponsored by the gorgeous Lacy sunshine. My imge is called Holly and was a joy to colour! This is my second attempt-it definately worked better for me as a bigger image and that's how I came to make one of my first 8 x 8 cards! Must admit i loved it but the postage on these things would be way too much!!

My papers are DCWV and the shimmery card is from Create and Craft. I have coloured using pro markers, and added a bauble stamped from a freebie and heat embossed.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Hi all!
Just watched the Great British Bake Off-well done Nancy bringing it home to Lincolnshire!Although I have to say that the showstoppers were not up to previous years standards. Mind you I wouldn't mind tasting them just to see!

I have made a card using a Little Claire club set from a couple of months ago.
I stamped the square set 3 times then masked off the bottom and stamped the top row 3 times. Then I stamped it onto a seperate piece of card and layered it up in the middle set.
I added a yellow gross grain ribbon along the middle and used a Sizzix die cut to stamp a sentiment on. It has been coloured with promarkers.
Hope you like it!

I am going to enter this into the design team call for C.R.A.F.T here.
I am already on one and enjoy the challenge so it would be great to have another to get my teeth into!
I have experience and also a wide range of crafting tastes/styles. I like clean and simple, am starting to do CD crafting and also love to colour with pens. I like stamping mostly and if I see something on a blog or pinterest that inspires me then I will give it a go straight away!In blogging my new finds then I am sharing my cards and ideas with others which hopefully inspires them-this is what crafting is all about!
If you're reading this and think you could give it a go then check out the link here and try it too!! 

I am also entering this card in the little claire   september monthly challenge!
thank you for looking and for any comments you may make!
Irene xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Happy halloween and design team post

hi all!! hope you are well.
I am here with a halloween bag made for my big little boy Austin. He will be made up when he sees the sweets and probably not interested in the bag!

it is part of the creative card crew 'use black cardstock' challenge.
We are sponsored by Delicious doodles who are offering a prize of 3 digi's. 
Mariannes designs are also giving away a surprise! Oh I love a surprise!!

Anyway onto my bag.
I have had the template ages.
The main bag is made from bassill basics card and the image is from Delicious doodles. He's called Halloween crazy chemist (sorry any chemists out there!!)

He was fab to colour with promarkers. The web die is memory box.

Had to use a paperclip to keep it closed!It stays shut when you're holding it by the rope handles! (rope is upcycled from a bought bag!).

ope you like it and don't forget to join us in our challenge! Black works so well with any colour and even does monotone well!