Friday, 30 November 2012

SBS Secret Santa

Secret Santa

I am so excited!

My secret santa was so thoughtful

So below are a few pictures i took of the stash that i was given!

I love everything i received but one thing will hold a special place in my heart for a long while and that is the plaque that Robin's daughter Ashley made for me as part of my gift!  Isnt it gorgeous!

I love glitters i am going to have so much fun with my new stash! And have some super duper fun with, including the fake snow, mixture of christmas embellishments etc.  And i even have some stuff for halloween next year!

So many many thanks  to


So thanks for hopping to my blog and now onto the next lucky person

Betty Roberts, Vanessa Bland, BreAnn McFarland

Rio Judy Ford

Corinne Jones

Trish Sakulich

Sheri Loatwall

Louise Mann

Kelly Millett

Trudie Howard

Anita Blake

Anda Nicolson

Robin Bogle

Ginger Paige

Rachel Mutchler

Lisa Nelson

Emily Candy

Erin Fairclough

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer

Marie Franklin

Kathy Gillon

Stacey Stratis

Katrina Benton

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you.....

Hi all! 
My card for My Mums Craft Shop Challenges had to be inspired by a song.
 So  this one we know very very well....Suitable for literally anyone!

I have been laid low by bad case of flu for over a week and this was all that my poor addled brain would let me come up with!  But hey it is a song and the card is cute!

I used a gorgeous Magnolia stamp and i was lucky enough to be given the doily by a friend.  I love the muted pastel colours and the lovely bow and ribbon embellishment as i didnt want to over crowd the card. I hand wrote the sentiment  in a pale blue gel pen.
I had a great tip the other week for taking photos and i think this week the photo has turned out quite well if i do say so myself!
Well thats all today as i am still not 100% but i will have quite a few cards lined up for you over the next few weks as i did manage to colour quite a few images when ill.
As always papers were from My Mums Craft Shop
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bye for now

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Seasonal Sentiments

My Mums Craft Shop Challenges
Sentiment Only Card
Hi there and this week we had  to do a sentiment only card and i chose to do a  christmas card.
This week i made a card primarily using Hunky Dory cardstock snowflake, red adorable scorable and Holly mirricard.  I hand wrote a sentiment and sprayed it with iridescent glitter spray.
I then added a length of sequin ribbon and a bow made from the same ribbon to the card.
I added a  Spellbinders snowflake die cut  in gold glitter stick on paper and finished off with a lovely decorative stick pin.
I hope you like my card this week.
I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Friday, 2 November 2012

Betty's hop any Betty digi image

Betty's Hop Any Betty Image

I have taken a break from making christmas cards and decided to make this lovely card!

Ist a lovely  Simply Betty Stamps  digi called Movie Gala Betty


In case you havent noticed i am terrible at taking photos and they dont do this card justice by half!

This one was really simple i coloured the image in with copics and distressed with Tim Holtz inks called Dried Marigold and Tea Dye.
I decided to make the card by only using papers from one paper pad!
Which was first Editions New Leaf..... i stuck the striped background to the card blank ad then angled the next two layers so they were angled like how you would hold playing cards.
I then added my dgi image and used a Memory Box die called Rieviera Corner and a bit of orange cordinations card from the school days car pack to embellish. 
I still wasnt quite happy with it so i added three white feathers, two sprays of ribbon in cream and peach and then finished off with Kaisercraft sparklets in daffodil....

So you can see from the blog list below that you should have seen all the other girlies first!
I hope you are enjoying your hop!

If not start at the beginning with Betty and work your way through!
Bye for now
Anita x

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Betty's Birthday Hop

So hi all and welcome to Betty's Birthday hop!
We have all gone nuts and decided as Betty so hates her birthday that we would go ahead and give her one to remember.  So enjoy the hop and follow the link below to the next person on the list.
So Betty here is my creation for you i hope you like it!
Dont worry i used an SBS image and i  hope you like peachy colours :-)
I am not going to bore everyone with they whys and whats of how i made it i will do that in a seperate blog......this is all for Betty
So here is the birthday blog list to follow many thanks for having a look see.

Michelle K.
Michelle S.
Tammy O.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

diecuttindivas 89 anything goes
lejdesigns no 27 anything goes
party time tues 92 anything goes
everybody art challenge 211 bingo
the paper shelter 88 anything goes
penny's challenges 100th birthday
ladyannes challenges anything goes
Fussy and Fancy

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bettys Halloween Boo Hop UK

'Halloween Boo Hop - Cause we can do it too'!

Yes Betty just to show you that we brits can do a fabulous Boo hop

Morning/Afternoon/Evening all - well this has been a long time coming and its finally here - Now as you know there are a number of us around blogland that LOVE Simply B Stamps - but here in the UK Halloween is not something many people get into - so we have decided to do a special hop for the one and only Betty to show her that over here we are trying!!!

So welcome to the hop! 

So glad your here!! Now if you have come from Katrina  your on the right tracks - if not you need to pop back to Corinne's blog and start from the beginning!!

So i used papers from Glitz - Pretty in pink paper pad and cArt US Stylish paper pad. I loved the purples black ad greens as they went really well with my Simply Betty Stamps image Little Munster Lady. I then distressed the outer part of the image with cnady eyed chalks.
I then finished off the image with a little bit of black lace and four cobweb charms placed at the corners....i have to admit i dont enjoy doing halloween cards as inver have much crafty stuff covering halloween in thefirst place and i have to scummage about for bits and pieces.

The Two Candles Betty and Christian Addams

I had a lot of fun making these believe me!

So the colours i used on these two were:

Betty: Dress BV 23,25,29
Hair C5,7,8
Skin E0000, 00,01
Rose R17,85
Christian: Suit V20,22,25
Hair C 9,7,5,3
Skin R0000,00,01

So that me done for my first hop with Simply Betty Stamps Fan Group and i am glad you could all join us!

Just to keep you on the right track heres a list of all the bloggers in the Boo Hop for you to folloe:

Scatty Batty Jan

A big big thank you to Katrina for setting this up and getting us all involved!

Bye for now Anita x


Challenge 81 So Spooky
for My Mums Craft Shop Challenges

Not sure why i called this card Boo other than the fact it is halloween based and i have to admit to me she isnt overly scary!

Any way today i have this lovely little card that i made....well actually two versions as i couldnt make up my mind which one i prefered!

So i used papers  from Glitz - Pretty in pink paper pad and cArt US Stylish paper pad.  I loved the purples black ad greens as they went really well with my Simply Betty Stamps image Little Munster Lady. I then distressed the outer part of the image with cnady eyed chalks.
I then finished off the image with a little bit of black lace and four cobweb charms  placed at the corners....i have to admit i dont enjoy doing halloween cards as inver have much crafty stuff covering halloween in thefirst place and i have to scummage about for bits and pieces.
I am lucky to be able to buy lots of lace and ribbons from Hansons in Sturminster Newton and they have a wide selection of stuff ideal for crafting with.
All the papers and card blanks were bought from and are available from My Mums Craft shop
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simply Challenged Challenges  Halloween Anything goes

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Have a beautiful day

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and i have to admit i have become a bit of a SBS addict of late!  Shame on you Betty for giving us such wonderful stamps!

I have made this card for a very special person for their birthday!
I used papers from First Edition called Blank Canvas as well as a Bo Bunny paper pad called Alora.
I used an SBS digital stamp called Rhi which i coloured in Copics.
I distress Inked the edges of Rhi with Tim Holtz Broken China.
I also bought these lovely butterfllies from Hazel Crafts (Ebay)
and finished it off with coloured gems and a hand written sentimet following the curve of the gems.  I think this card is going to be well received.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bye for now
Anita x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

My very first posting on MMCS Challenge DT

Hi there and wlcome i am very very excited to welcome you today as this is my first posting as a member of My Mums Craft Shop Challenge DT a very big hello and welcome!
This week we are sponsered by Di's Digi's and th theme is Tickets. 
 So today i have  a card depicting a lovely little digi stamp called swingtime by Di's Digi's.
I first started by colouring her in using Copics and then gently gave her a very light blue background and then distressed the edge of the card using Tim Holtz distress ink Spun Sugar.   I then found a lovely floral card pack by Cart US called Roses and mounted that onto my card blank followed by a pink piece of CoOrdinations card across the middle which i had already embossed using a  Darice embossing folder called Fall Leaf background and then gently sanded.  I then added lace to the top and bottom edge of the pink card.  I finished it off by adding my Di's digi stamp and three lovely paper flowers on the bottom right hand corner supporting my pink tickets saying Special friend and friends forever.
Well thats my first MMCS Challenge posting and i look forward to seeing what everyone does with their creations!
You will be glad to know that the  Copics, embossing folder, paper pack, Distress Ink and card blanks are all available from My Mums Craft Shop!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Kardz challenge 39 BaddaBing
Crafty sentimentsDesigns Anything goes
Bye for now
Anita x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

For the boys

Why is it that making a boys card is so hard?

There is so much embellishing you can do for a girl but when it comes to a boy i a totally stumped sometimes....crafters block!

Okey dokey i have two boys cards for you today......

Super Boy
They are both lovely digital images made by Mo's digital pencil and are available from her site
They are absolutely fab and just right for the little super hero or knight in shining armout in the making!  Both hero's in their own right.
Super boy was first coloured in using copics(i lost the list of colours in the turmoil, so sorry)
I then  used Tim Holtx distress inks in stormy sky and China Blue to bring in a stormy sky.
 I decided it needed alittle more so i sprayed the image (masked super boy first) with Crafters Companion Iridescent spray glitter and then added stars in silver and blue for a bit of bling he was then backed onto silver mirriboard and mounted onto a card blank that was coloured in 3 shades of Cosmic shimmer vintage mists........
Last but not least i added BROTHER and gilded it with Indigo Blu's Gilding flakes in.......
I thought it turned out rather well!
I would like to enter Super Boy into the following
Charisma Cards Challenge 39 Badda Bling
Mo's Digital challenge 155 anything goes

The Knight
So now we have another cutie Kitchen Knight

I firstly used paper for men for the background of the card.
I then mounted Kichen Knight (coloured in copics)
onto blue speckly card and then mirroboard before finally mounting him onto the card....I stamped in a festive flag along the top in celebration of our young brave knight and finished him off with a  mounted "Happy Birthday" and four silvery stars....

Not bad for a couple of boys cards .....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Charisma Cards Challenge 39 Badda Bling
Mo's Digital challenge 155 anything goes
So that me done and i am now going to get to grips with the new computer that has just arived to replace the old one.
Thanks for looking hope to see you soon x x

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Combustable Computers

Hi everyone,

quick note just to let you know that i am waiting on delivery of a new computer as my one has gone cuput....should be here by Friday 5th October.  I will try and upload my creations this week but am having a few problems as you can imagine i will do my utmost best...I have two childrens cards to upload ....will have to wait and see.

Bye for now

Anita x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Things with wings ( fairy girl)

Well this is my last blog entry today and it will also be my last challenge entry of the day

Lovely little stamp from CC designs
So i firstly coloured this lovely image with copics and then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress inks in Spun sugar and Milled Lavender
She was then mounted onto  vellum that wa die cut using Spellbinders dies.
All the papers used were from a My Minds Eye 12 x 12 paper pad called Lost & Found
I then added a Papermania sticky border that i have become fond of for some reason. 
I wanted to add flowers but decided not too as i thought i t would overload the card.
Iknow plain and simple but it works! :-)
I would like to enter this card into Charisma Cards
Challenge 37 Thing with wings

Digital Diva Card

Ok so this is my entry for this weeks whimsy challenge 51. I have been really busy this morning and have managed to get quite a bit done!

Whimsy - Kenny K Digital Diva

I coloured a Whimsy image by Kenny K called digital Diva and i have used the following materials to make this lovely card...

My minds Eye 12 x12 Lost and Found Papers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and Weatherd wood (used on the outline of the stamp and on the Whimsy Grafitti Stamp)
Papermania Black sticky border
Hobby House - Rhinestones corner flourish

I ove this card i have done it outside of my comfort range colour wise and think it has come together wuite nicely with just a little bling factor!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Gorjuss stamp
I loved creating this one
i inked some pearlescent card and then added two inked vertical strips.
I backed this lovely Gorjuss stamp onto paper, silver card (with ribbon criss corossed across it) from one end to the other and then added the topper which was inked with smudgy clouds and coloured as you usual with my favourite pens
Bye for now
Anita xx


I love making cards from scratch but sometimes you need to cheat a little to keep up with demand....I have quite a few crafting/christmas  events coming up first one being this week and i have done quite a few from the Hunky Dory christams toppers range....So here is one i made earlier!
I love their adorable scorable card and yeas it does what it says on the tin...

I used some of their lovely backing card, quite a bit of foil and matteed and layered and then popped a decoupaged winter scene ontop along with a matching sentiment (bought seperately) I dilded the edges with silver gilding flakes and finished it of with (ssshhhh dont tell Hunky Dory) Kanban blingy snowflakes.....i love the colours of the card and think they have worked well together.
Ta ta for now

Blog Candy

Hello fellow bloggers

Now we know we all love blog candy, and i am no different so spread the word!......Once i reach 100 followers i am going to give one lucky follower (chosen by a nice selection of crafty goodies!  So next week you will know all the complete details! So spread the word crafters as the sooner i have more followers the sooner someone is going to walk away with a stash of some smashing this space!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

So its Saturday and i know i promised a different card but i couldnt get on eith the CD! Usually its always a bit hectic here, but for once Kyle (17) is over visiting my brother darren and Charlie (5 six next week ) is being very very good!

So that has meant that i have been able to crack on with some SBS digis and a Whimsy, and CC Designs stamped images

SO this lovel image is from Simply Betty Stamps her name is RHI in digital format.  i have coloured her in the following copics
T shirt B04,B02 and B00
Shoes/skirt E99,E97 and E95
Skin colur is R01,E000,E00 and E01
Hair is C3,C5 and C7
Bow and hair flower are R12,R14 and R17

I like the way she has come together and hopefully tomorrow she will become a card.I love this image it is so cute.

Now thia little lady is my favourite so far she is Simply Betty Stamps Movie Gala Betty....i was a bit unsure of what colours to use for the dress but i like how it has come together.
Skin E000,E00 and E01. 
Hair is  E53,E55,E31 and E57
Dress is R000,R01 and R02

A lovely combination.

Whimsy, Kenny K Didital Diva
Hair is coloured in E43,E44 nd E47
T shirt are new copic colours this year in V12,V15 and V17
Skin E00,E01,E000 and R21 for her lips
Jeans are B93,B95 and B97.
I know a young lady who will love this on the fron of her card.

CC Designs
Dress R81,R83 and R89,
WingsY000,Y00 and Y02
Hair E27, E17 and E15
Skin R000,R01 and R02
And last but by no means least is her done in a different colour combination.
DressYR02,YR04 and YR07
Wings C00 and C02
Hair E30.E31 and E33
Skin E01,E02 and E04
Phew well that it for today and i am going to have a break and then get on to transforming these lovely mages into cards!
See you soon
Anita x

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Next i will be doing a Mulerry Wood Christmas card using stamps and CD rom made for the range, so watch this space :-))

Dolly's Delight

Another gorgeous card i have enjoyed making is this lovely one using a Hobby House topper pink ribbon a poem (inkylicious dandelion wishes) , and flowers witha Marriane Creatables leaf die Anja (LR0226)in green and cream paper. The background paper is Nitwits 12x12.  Majority of the items yet again are found at my most frequented store for supplies is so have a looksee.
Hi ya

today someone asked for a girly Tattyteddy card so we aim to please sont we! i had originally coloured in an image and mucked it up when i was cutting it out so this topper i had came in very useful.

So i used a lovely fom cArt-Us Roses, with rhinestones tatty teddy topper, corner bow die from momory box, some lace and papermania paper which i just ripped the edges off for a different look.  the shaped card is from hunky dory and a lot of these items can be found at
so get along and have a look at the wonderful things Kitty has for sale you wont be disappointed.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

The bee's knee's

Today i was lucky enough to have Katrina visit my blog and help personalise it for me as i am a complete klutz when it comes to computers! She is the bee's  knees so thanks Katrina it is appreciated.  I have to admit i learnt a lot and had a really good chat while we were sorting it all out.

So i am going to show you my latest creation which i SOLD! Am totally chuffed to bits that my cards are selling to the locals and of course family and friends it makes my hobby a little bit more! 

Over the next month i am going to enter some challenges. So watch this space! Am really looking forward to it!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Monday, 13 August 2012

Colouring with copics for the first time

So have managed to personalise my blog to a point now i just have to figure how to upload pics etc...that is so gonna be fun!

Any way i have recently had a class at stamp and craft in colouring with promarkers that can also be used for your copics.  Totally enjoyed it and Beth was really helpful. One of the main basics in colouring is you start with your dark colour first wherver the shading is darkest and lay that colour down first using small strokes.  Then you use your mid colour brushing again with strokes over the  dark colour and onto the next area you want to cover (so basically you always go over the work you have already done). And last but not least you go over eith your lightest colour.  Take an overall look at your stamped image and then add any finishing touches to it. This was the total opposite to what i had already been taught and was a bit sceptical to start with.  The blending was really good and better than what i had already done in the past.  Any way the result was the above Kenny K didgistamp that i coloured with copics and made into a 16th birthday card for my son.  He liked it so much he framed it!

Thats it for today more to come!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Total beginner

Here goes i am totally new to blogging and decided to do a cardmaking blog where hopefully i can share hints, tips and any other news as well as my own creations! So here goes it will take me who knows how long to figure it out so lets see!