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Monday, 27 February 2012


I am a member of a group on ebay and we have a monthly challenge. February's challenge was to do a card that related to transport.  For this card I have used a lot of Tim Holtz craft items.

The backing paper is from the Tim Holtz paper collection, the aeroplane is from the Stamper's Anonymous range and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.  I hope you like it.  I have stamped this using the old paper Ranger ink distress range.

Love Bex xxx

1st Birthday Thank you cards

I am one of these people who love to do thank you cards for presents and basically anything else.  It was recently my little Chloe's 1st birthday and she was very spoilt and so I designed a little thank you card to send out.

 This is the little girl walking from Lili of the Valley which I have coloured in using Promarkers.  I then stamped Thank you but it was one that I got from my mum and so not sure where it came from. I hope you like it

Love Bex xxx

Winged Things!!!!!

This is a card that I have done for my best friends little niece.  It again uses a Lili Of The Valley and it took me a little while to get it just right but I got there in the end.

I have used paper from the word stack collection but I can't remember who designed it.  I have used birthday fairy from Lili of the Valley and coloured her in using Promarkers.  The name and number I used Broadway Melody by Sissix and my cuttlebug.  To take a bit of the whiteness away from the page I used spun sugar from Ranger and distressed the card. I hope that you like it and I am entering this into the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday.

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 205 Winged Things

Love Bex xx

Afternoon Tea

I have managed to blog again. It seems to be a bit far and between at the moment but there was a couple of challenges that I wanted to enter.  This one I have done for the challenge over at Lili of the Valley.  I love their stamps and I will use them forever. Here is the card I have done for a birthday.

The backing paper is from the DCWV piece of cake paper range.  I love the 2 girls having a cup of tea and makes me think of my best friend( not that we drink tea :-) ). The cupcake is made from the create a cupcake from the Stampin' Up mini catalogue.  I also used the decorative label punch and the word window punch to do the sentiment and background. Again, all the products use 2 of my loves.  One is the newest and we have a very good friendship now.  I coloured this in using Promarkers. I hope you that you like it. I am entering this into the following challenges.

Lili Of The Valley - Afternoon Tea
Delightful Sketches - Using Patterned Paper

Love Bex xx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Phoebe's 1st Attempt at Cardmaking

I just had to share this with you as I know how much it will mean to you.  The last few weeks, my little girl who is 3 and a half has been sitting at the end of my craft desk watching everything that I do.  Yesterday she got bought a little stamp set and so today we made her first card.  She was so pleased with herself, I just hope her Nanny likes it.

Here she is looking so proud of herself. The little stamps were from Tiger and she did all that  herself. I then stamped the Nanny and Happy Birthday sentiment and attached them for her.   I am a very proud mummy.

Love Bex xxx

My 1st Stampin' Up workshop cards

Well, I have been busy trying to get sorted out for my 1st workshop next week and these are 2 of the cards I am going to get them to have a go at making.  I am so excited but I think that it will soon turn to nervousness.  It will be a group of ladies from church so people that I know who hopefully will give me some constructive feedback for the next one.  I hope that you like them.

This card I have done using just one colour.  I have done the background with the colour spritzer tool with the Rose Red write marker.  I then stamped the Triple Treat Flower on to  whisper white paper using the Rose Red Ink pad and punched it out using the flower punch.  I attached 2 of these with double tape and then made one of them 3D. I then put some buttons in the middle of the flower.  I then used the spotty frame from the four frames set again in the Rose Red ink pad and punched this out using the decorative frame punch.  To make sure the sentiment was in the right place I used the Stamp a ma jig to get the alignment accurate and I was so pleased with how that came out.  I guess I used the one colour to show just what you can do with a few different techniques.
This the 3rd card for my class. It is a small 4' by 4' square. I have used blue cardstock from Stampin' Up, I then used the cupcake roller to create the background and inked this with Baya Breeze blue.  I used the crazy for cupcakes stamp set and stamped this onto whisper white and coloured in using write markers.  I used one of the frames from the four frame set and punched it out using the frame punch.  I used the sentiment from the cupcake set and got it right where I wanted it using the Stamp a ma jig.

For this card, I have used black cardstock from Stampin' Up  for the back background and then I used Real Red cardstock for the next background.  I used Whisper white to stamp the image onto and cut this to the right size so I knew how much space I would have.  I then used the Stamp a ma jig and the greenhouse garden 2 step stamp set to create the orgeous flower.  I wasn't happy with all the white space left at the bottom so I used the same cardstock to create a bit along the bottom and also a background for the happy birthday sentiment.  For the sentiment I used happy birthday from the teeny tiny wishes and punched it out using the word window.  I then just added a little bow in whisper white satin ribbon next to it to add a little extra. The ink pads I used were Real Red, Old Olive and Basic Black.

I really hope they are going to enjoy themselves

Love Bex xxx

Happy Valentine's Day

Two days late I know but unfortunately have been having trouble with my charger and so am managing to get it on tonight but not sure when I will get on again. This is the card that I did for my husband using some of the products in the starter kit from Stampin' Up.

 All of the card used some of the different products in Real Red, Real Red cardstock, Real Red Ink pad. The alphabet is the letter it stamp set and the I heart hearts stamp set.  The only bit that wasn't Stampin' Up was the heart lace border which is Martha Stewart.  He really liked it so that was good.

Love Bex xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Love is in the Air!!!

We went to the Hobbycraft and Creative Stitches show at Bluewater at the weekend and my mum fell in love with this little fella and so I have made a valentines card using him for her.  He is of course a Lili of the Valley stamp and he is so sweet. This is one of 10 that I got new at the show. 
The paper is from My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 boyish.  I love this paper pack and the words were so fitting for my mum to my dad.  It is nice to see how in love they still are after 31 years of marriage.  The brown card has a gold sparkle to it which is a bit hard to see but it tied in well with the backing patterned paper.  I then stamped my image on to a pearlescent card and coloured it in using Promarkers.  I even tried a proper bit of shading as I have a new daylight lamp and was pleased with how that turned out.  The hearts I punched out using Creative Memories heart punch by using the cardstock and the backing paper.  I am going to enter this in to the challenge over at I love Promarkers Love is in the Air and the challenge over at Alota Rubber Stamps Love Challenge with No Red.

Alota Rubber Stamps - Challenge 76 - Love Challenge with No Red
I love Promarkers - Challenge 103 - Love is in the Air

Hope you like this one.

Love Bex xxx

Buttons and Bows

This is a card that I have made for a friend of mines birthday but it also happens to fall on Valentines Day.  That was why I did the heart with friend on it in the corner. 

 The backing paper is My Minds Eye spots collection. The red strip was some red card from the Old Paper Mill Shop. I then stamped the triple treat flower from Stampin' Up in real red and old olive.  I cut round these and then added a button in the middle of the flowers.  I stamped the heart from I heart hearts also from Stampin' Up,(can you tell I have been getting a lot of use from my starter kit).  I then tied a little bow with a bit of ribbon that I recycled from inside a red top.  The sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes also from Stampin'up.  I am going to enter this into the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday where the challenge was Buttons and Bows.

Cute Card Thursday -Challenge 202 Buttons and Bows

I really hope you like this one as it is something completely different but I love how it turned out and enjoyed making it so much.

Love Bex xxx

60th Birthday!!!!!

It has been a few days since I last blogged but hopefully am back on track now, or so I hope. I have been busy with making cards so not all has been lost.  The weekend we went to the Hobbycraft and Creative Stitches show at Bluewater. I got some lovely new Lili of the Valley stamps, which can't wait to make some cards with them, I finished of my set of Promakers which is very exciting. My mum and dad got me a daylight and that is making a massive difference. Anyway, sorry about the ramble.  These were a couple of cards I have made for my brother in laws mum which was yesterday.

The backing paper for this card was from My Minds Eye Lost and Found collection. It is a gorgeous soft pink with script all over it.  I then  cut a small square in soft pink and then a slightly smaller square which I embossed using the flutterby embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I used Sizzix Broadway Melody for the 60 and the glitter paper was from WHSmith. I then tied a bow in pink ribbon and put along the bottom of the square.

For this card, I used some of the gorgeous new products from Stampin' Up. It is the Greenhouse Garden 2 step stamping set.  I used the real red inkpad and just randomly stamped the stamp for the background.  I then stamped the proper stamp to create the flower. The stem was stamped in Old Olive. The 60 was again die cut using Sizzix Broadway Melody and I stamped the Happy Birthday and then put red glitter over the words to add a bit of sparkle. 

Hope you like and hopefully be on again later with some other makes 

Love Bex xxxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Aeroplane Birthday!!!

This is another card I made today.It can be so hard to come up with cards for men but I seem to have been on a bit of a role with them at the moment.  This card has been made using the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Frayed Burlap for the background, Then old paper for the map and again Frayed Burlap for the aeroplane.  The Stamps were from the Tim Holtz collection.   I have used brown cardstock from the Old Paper Mill shop.

  I hope that again you like it.

Love Bex xxxx

Happy 60th Birthday!!!

These are a couple of birthday cards that I have made for a 60th Birthday.  One has been made using mainly  Stampin' Up products and the other uses other products.

For this card I used My Minds Eye Lost and Found paper for the backing. I then used some pink lemonade cardstock and the flutterby embossing folder with a small square of card. I then distressed it using Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar .  I put a piece of pink ribbon along the bottom which was what the card came tied together with. I then used Broadway Melody Sizzix font for the numbers and peel offs.

This Card I used the Stampin' Up 2 step greenhouse garden.  I stamped the background of the card with one of the stamps and then used the 2 step for the flower image.  I used Stampin' Up Real Red for the stamping.  The numbers were again using the Sizzix Broadway Melody.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday and put glue on the words and then used red glitter over the top.  The red card is from Stampin' Up and also called Real Red. 

I hope that you like them

Love Bex xxxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake!!

Well it has been a few days since I last posted and so here I am back again.  As you may know, I have become a Stampin' Up demonstrator and so my starter kit arrived on Tuesday.  Today, I managed to get into my craft room and use some of my new goodies.

I used pink and black cardstock for the background and then I used the Stampin Around cupcake wheel to create the cupcake background.  This was so much fun and I have fallen in love with it.  I then used the Crazy for Cupcakes and stamped the cupcake 3 times and coloured them in using Promarkers as I don't have the Stampin' Up ones yet.  I then used the sentiment from the set but unfortunately the sentiment stamp didn't go straight. I think I need a Stamp a Majig so that I can get it straight next time.  I then did a bow in the Whisper White satin ribbon.  I hope that you like it as I really enjoyed making it.

Love Bex