Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bank Holiday Morning Craftathon!

So I got some craft time in on Monday afternoon and evening under the pretext of a thank you card for my parents for all the work they did in our garden for the previous few days ... any excuse huh!

So here is the card, made from some free papers and elements- from a magazine - nice!  Teamed with a punched edge from a new Martha Stewart punch - so much for no craft spending hey and some cute paper flowers I'd bought off ebay a while ago.  V cute me thinks!

Well after this there was no stopping me ...

Using up the freebie papers and with some cute stamps I bought a while ago, added a punched border at the bottom layered up and then lemon grosgrain bow and ribbon.

Another one - very cute stamp here - loved the promarkers work I did on this and the cute stitching on the stamped panel.

This time a new stamp from a magazine matted and layered up with some cute floral paper and some more of the cute little paper flowers.  This time I used water colour pencils - although still not so comfortable about using them I was happy with the results for this.  Mainly I love the cute panda stamp!

Another stamp from the same freebie set from the magazine, but this time the giraffe.  Coloured more confidently with the promarkers and layered up with the pretty floral paper and coordinating colours.  Then added the flower embellishments including brads and the roses etc and the ribbon embellishment.

Another panel of the floral paper, this time a puppy dog stamp and decided to test my construction skills a little and made a stepper card.  Added the ribbon and the beautiful orange paper flower and then cut out some leaf shapes.
Then moved onto some slightly different designs!

Freebie paper pack (Pinic Time - Serif) came with another magazine - I really spend too much money on them!  Anyways this was following a sketch from the magazine for some inspiration but then used the panel from the little easter cart we made, and then added the button - recycling in action!

Using the paper pack from the magazine again and this time some lace, a punched border and a stamped image from the Debbie Moore set I bought at the NEC.  Finally added some paper flowers and some glitter and bling.  But focus on the stamped image - I didn't colour it - well except the skin - instead I used the green and red papers from the pack and paper pieced and added the brown from the card in the background.  Really pleased with my hard work on this - it was hard work cutting it all out so finely - it was lovely.

Another use of the stamp and some of the papers from the pack - this time added a gingham ribbon and a little bit of punched paper to make a feature of the ribbon.

Again more of the paper and a different Debbie Moore stamp from the same kit.  I thought the summer papers - which look a little dark on these pictures - contrasted nicely with the stamp of the rainy image - typical English summer huh!  glittered the water droplets and added some gems on the right hand side.

And last but not least - same papers with some green gems and a Barbara Grey Clarity stamp image - It's a naked tree and some blossom type leaves and then used a white marker pen to add the blossom effect and the stitching effect.

This is it!  What an afternoon and evening - thoroughly enjoyed the craft time!


  1. Wow! You have been creative. Lovely cards :-)

  2. Blinkin ink! 11 cards in an afternoon/evening - you're a girl on a mission when you get going :-) It would take me two weeks to design and make that many cards. Well done

  3. I love these cards, how do you manage to make so many in so little time??? You must have a secret you are not telling us all about. :) They are all really good designs too. Glad you had a good time too, its a nice to relax.