Thursday 31 December 2009

Lifting my Spirits

This butterfly certainly lifts MY spirits so I made this quick card with some scraps of paper.

Supplies: Stamp and Images (butterfly, script) - Hero Arts; Digi paper - Sande Kreiger; Nesties - Labels 8 
Pink and purple is one of my FAVE combinations.  And thanks to my friend Kathy for teaching me the dot method of colouring! If you haven't seen her blog, you are missing a TREAT - check it out HERE.

Tuesday 29 December 2009

Baby Baby

Baby cards are one of my favourite cards to make.  And this pram is just so CUTE.  I made a Baby Boy card like this a while ago, but my sister demanded some baby girl cards (she's so bossy!!!), so I tried out some new patterned paper.

Supplies: Image, Stamp and buttons- Hero Arts; PP - Zoe Pearn; Corner Image - Carina Gardner; Sewing machine.
I love this background paper - it's from  a Zoe Pearn digikit called 'Rustic' available HERE.  It was originally orange - but I recoloured it in Photoshop.  Just one of the MANY reasons why I love digital. :)

Sunday 27 December 2009


Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying time with family and friends like me.
I'm still without craft space / broadband, so thought I'd share a quick card I made a few weeks ago.
This little coffee cup from the Cosmo Cricket 'Early Bird' range is adorable.

Supplies: Stamp, Kraft paper - Hero Arts; PP - October Afternoon; Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket; Nesties - Labels 1; sewing machine.
I really enjoyed making this little card - it makes me smile.   :)
Lots of Christmas Love

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Christmas CD Holder

Here is the second project I created for Jennifer's 'Cards that Give' theme over at the Hero Arts blog this week: a CD holder for my mum.  Here I used the Pinstripes and Dots digikit to create the snowy background.  And I can NEVER resist my FAVOURITE little deer.

Supplies: Click HERE for details.
I'm just getting over a HORRID 24 hour (hopefully) sickness bug.  Great timing (although I suppose I should be very thankful that it wasn't this time last week while I was frantically packing.)
Anyway, HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all.  Have FUN.

Monday 21 December 2009

I don't love orange but..

but I do like THIS orange...
These cute butterflies come from a sweet digikit called Rustic by Zoe Pearn.  I combined it with some GORGEOUS paper from Michelle Underwood's 'Singing in the Rain' digikit. 

Other supplies: Stamp - Hero Arts; Nesties - Labels 1; Sewing machine.
So I am FINALLY in my new house.  Still on dial up for now... and to think I only switched to broadband about a year ago.  How did I manage???  My new craft space is coming on well... need lots of new furniture now.  Any recommendations???
Hope everyone is enjoying the run up to Christmas.

Friday 18 December 2009

Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop!!!!
Hooray for Hero Arts.
Here are my cards made with sparkly new Hero Arts 2010 stamps and my favourite 2009 stamp - Old Letter Writing.
First...  how AMAZING is this beautiful Dandelion Frame stamp????

And how gorgeous is this butterfly.  It was just calling out for a bit of sparkle. :)

And finally, look at this gorgeous hummingbird.  I actually squealed when I saw this clear set - Antique Engravings.  So many wonderful images... just my style.

Hope you enjoyed this step on the hop... 
Next stop is the FABULOUS Julie Ebersole.
Click HERE to keep hopping.
Or click HERE to go to the start of the hop.
Have FUN!!!!

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Thinking of You

I made this card for my lovely, amazing mum.  She's the BEST mum in the world.

Supplies: All Hero Arts (frame, sentiment, script, notecards); Lined paper - Michelle Underwood.
Love you LOADS mum. xxxxxxxx

Monday 14 December 2009

Cards that Give

I was thrilled when the lovely lovely Jennifer McGuire asked me to create for the Hero Arts blog this week. The theme is 'Cards that Give', so I decided to make this gift card with a pocket for some Christmas money!  I love these cute birds.

Supplies: Click HERE 
I really love the new Hero Arts metallic decor - it adds sparkle without adding bulk - they are virtually flat - so perfect for the post.
And click HERE to see Jennifer's stunning gift card holder.
 Thanks Jennifer  xx  :)

Sunday 13 December 2009

Snowman Happy

This morning I've been playing with some new digital kits from twopeas.
First, this CUTE kit by Katherine Teague - Snowman Happy.  I love the buttons in the kit... they look like mini snowglobes.

And this big snowman makes it easy to make multiple cards.  All I added was stitching and gems.

And then this kit: Katherine Teague's 'Bit of Pretty', perfect for love themed cards.  

I especially love this pale pink lined paper.  YUMMY.

Supplies: Stamp and gems - Hero Arts; Ribbon - Creative Impressions; Nesties - labels 1.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I am moving house on Thursday... things are a bit chaotic here right now.  My husband is AMAZED that I still appear to have time to make cards AND blog about them :)  
I have my priorities right. :)

Friday 11 December 2009

Merry Little Christmas...

I am always on the look out for circle stamps - I think they are so sweet, and I love making circle cards too.  So I was thrilled to see THIS cute Carina Gardner digikit released last week at twopeas.
I just love this "Merry Little Christmas" circle - especially the double layer of sentiment... I layered it over some pretty Jen Allyson paper and used my nesties to cut the circle.  I made sure I left space for stitching.  I added my fave Hero Arts acrylic penguin stamp. 

Details: HERE 
And this card is so simple - the dove is part of the stamp, so this makes mass producing Christmas cards easy. 

Supplies: HERE 
Hope you are all well - don't forget you have a few more days to enter my challenge. :)

Wednesday 9 December 2009

It's Cold Outside...

I made this card with Michelle Underwood's new digikit 'Baby It's Cold Outside' - released this week at I LOVE the brown polka paper, and the grainy white paper.  And that sentiment... just too cute.  I thought it went perfectly with this Hero Arts snowman.  I love the expression on his face. :)
Supplies: Papers and sentiment - Michelle Underwood; Snowman -  Hero Arts; Glitter pen, sewing machine.
I added a little glitter to his scarf with a glitter pen.
Check out Michelle's gorgeous kit HERE.  It's packed full of wintry goodness :)

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Ice Blue Butterfly

Jen Allyson released an oh-so-pretty digikit 'Ornament Ice Blue Papers' at Twopeas last Tuesday.  I've been looking for some paper with tiny polka dots for AGES.  And here it is.  And the best thing is... I can recolour it to suit ANY project!!  Yay.  I added Hero Arts Old Letter Writing over the top of the aqua paper.  (Just LOVE that kit...)

Supplies: listed HERE.
Haven't used my heart-winged butterfly for AGES.  So happy to see her again. :)
Just noticed that this card qualifies for my own challenge ;)  Mind you, so do MOST of the cards I make.  Butterflies and string... pretty much on ALL of my cards :)

Sunday 6 December 2009

It's Hero Arts at Caardvarks!!! Hooray!!!

The current Caardvarks challenge is sponsored by Hero Arts... and the challenge is DIGITAL!!!  I made some cards to showcase a selection of my FAVOURITE Hero Arts digi images!
Firstly, this butterfly.  I love him. (Not sure why I think it's a boy butterfly though...)  I combined him with some digi papers from Michelle Underwood's 'Vintage Holiday Memories' and 'Winter Romance' kits.

Supplies: Digi butterfly, sentiment and notecard - Hero Arts; digi papers - Michelle Underwood (lines, dots); sewing machine; Nesties - Labels 8.
I am sure you all realise that this line of birds is one of my all time favourite images... I mean, how cute can you get. I combined it with the digital 'Polky Dots' stamp printed directly onto a Hero Arts notecard. So simple.
Supplies: Digital Images (polka dot, birds), Notecard, Button and Sentiment - Hero Arts; Nesties - Labels 8
Here, I decided to use more of these adorable owls. I added twill and thread here, stitching the thread to the twill for a bit of a change . :-)
Supplies: Image, sentiment, Notecard - Hero Arts; PP - Bo Bunny; Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
And finally, a quick and simple Christmas card using this adorable snowman.DSC06496
Supplies: Image, Sentiment, Notecard - Hero Arts; Gems - Joy Crafts
I hope you get a chance to create a card for the challenge - you just have to use a digital element on your card - ANY type of digital element - check out the challenge details HERE. And don't forget, there are LOADS of free digital kits and fonts at TwoPeas. Click HERE to see some of them :)

Friday 4 December 2009

Lucy's Cards - Challenge 1 Winners!

So tonight my husband and I judged the entries for my first challenge.  And boy were we impressed.  I am so grateful to you all for taking the time to play along - I loved seeing all your gorgeous cards; you certainly made the judging process VERY tricky.
I let Andy have the final decision, and he chose these top 3 (click on the picture for a full view)
                Kiara Lee                       Sue-Ann                    Vera Rhuhay 
Congratulations girls - we LOVED these 3.
But we had to include some honourable mentions too.
So, make sure you click on the links below for more gorgeous creations.
So happy you all played along.
Don't forget my 2nd challenge is up too.  Click HERE for details :)

Thursday 3 December 2009


Lots of gorgeous new kits released over at Twopeas this week... so much to PLAY with!!!
I made this simple Christmas card using 3 of the new kits.
First, the GORGEOUS paper is from Jen Allyson's kit: Ornament Ice Blue Papers.  I recoloured it a little to make it more sky blue.  Then I layered the cute reindeer from Hero Arts 'Children's Christmas' and added the sentiment from 'Reindeer Games', another Hero Arts kit.
Rudolph - close-up
Supplies: All from twopeas ; Ribbon - Creative Impressions; sewing machine.
My new challenge is posted below, and the judging of Challenge 1 is in process. :)

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Lucy's Cards - Challenge 2

And the details:
Create a card which features wings and strings.  Any type of wings and strings allowed! (think birds, bees, butterflies, angels... twine, thread, jute, raffia...)
Your card can be any theme.
This challenge is open to EVERYBODY - wherever you live. :)
Link me to your blog post or photo using the Mister Linky box below.  Remember to link directly to the card.

Challenge closes: Tuesday 15th December 2009
Hope you can participate - thank you.

1. Jennifer Styles
2. Lynn
3. Nela
4. Leah the Orange
5. Brenda Weaver
6. Kathy Racoosin
7. CraftBelle
8. Katia
9. Sally
10. Virginia L.
11. kasia
12. Rosemary D
13. shelly p
14. Judy
15. Mary Dawn
16. Jane
17. Nicky Hsu
18. Lin
19. Linda aka Oz
20. Jill
21. Clare P.
22. Nela
23. Josephine L
24. Nikita
25. Stampin Sue
26. krolski (kathy)
27. Kiara Lee
28. SmilynStef
29. dustypenny (Joy)
30. Sav O'Gwynn
31. VeraRhuhay
32. Sav O'Gwynn (trying again)
33. Mariana Grigsby

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Caardvarks Micro Challenge

There's a fun Micro Challenge going on over at the Caardvarks blog.  It's a speed colour challenge... and the colours are fantastic. 
Supplies: Background Image, Stamps (stem, sentiment), Notecards and Gems - Hero Arts; Buttons - various; sewing machine and thread.
I am in LOVE with the Old Letter Writing digikit  from Hero Arts (here); looks so pretty printed tone on tone directly onto a HA notecard. And the 'Scattered Leaves' stamp set is another favourite - I especially love this stem.
Click HERE to check out the challenge. Hope you get time to create.