Monday, April 19, 2010


This is one of my friends, Mavis. Her hubby, Bruce makes the most beautiful wooden items and recently they gave me a bird feeder. Well the doves in my garden now think it is Christmas every day!

Here I am with my good friend, Jools. This pic was taken at last year's Cardi-ologist Christmas Party, hence the silly hats!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cuttlebug Cards

Have Cuttlebug, will play! I have a stack of images lying around just waiting to be used on cards and this teddy was one of them. He's been covered with Sailor Glue and then Fuzzy Flock was liberally poured on. It was then left to dry for an hour or so, then brushed off, leaving the bear with a fuzzy feel! The background was, believe it or not, the scrap paper that was under other things I'd been sponging with pigment inkpads and sponges. It made such an interesting background, that I couldn't 'bear' to throw it away. The card front itself was put through the Cuttlebug with the textile folder.

This PXS Rose was given to me years ago by my card making friend, Lynne Finaughty. I've coloured it in with good ol' pencil crayons (which is a bit tricky when the image is embossed!) I love the flat pearls, they just finish it off nicely.

This train was also embossed and also coloured in with pencil crayons. I was most chuffed to find square gemstones as the match the Cuttlebug background and angular image so nicely. I used one of the Distress Inkpads for the edging - picked up colour on a sponge, spritzed the sponge with a bit of water, then wiped it all the way along the card, which by the way, was originally white. I gently chalked it with a bit of cottonwool & the brown chalk.

This is the same bear that I used on my post the other day, which I also coloured in with pencil crayons. I love the Cuttlebug button border and the teeny weeny button brads. My friend Jools also made one just like this in Casual Club the other day, except she made it with blue. It was also stunning!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 2010 FunDay

I made this card for a recent challenge with my Cardi-ologist friends. As it was my turn to host the day, I also had a say in what the card must look like. My requirements were: Square, a scallop somewhere, whether Nestie or straight, an animal image and you had to use colours that are opposite on the Colour Wheel! I was chuffed with the result.