Sunday, 21 September 2014

To a Special Mum

Morning all (actually afternoon!!) I am back with another card, this one again was a recent order. I used one of the really bright colourful imaged from a LOTV art pad. The embossing is a folder from Crafters Companion, the ribbon, flowers and metal corner are all from my stash. 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Welcome to the world

Morning all, back with another card, although I was supposed to share this one yesterday so I am a day late and will blog again later on this afternoon so I can keep on the right track!! 

Todays post is an order from a while back. I used papers from Wellington bear pack and teamed them with this cute image from Hobby House. The name was added using letter beards

Thats all for today! 

Back later! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Welcome to the world!

Morning all, back again this time with a baby card. This again was a recent order (although seems like ages ago I made it but I make so many it takes forever to blog them all! I might need to start blogging twice a day!
Anyway, I used one of the images from a LOTV art pad, the papers are Echo Park and the sentiment is computer generated. I added ribbon and a button and voila! 

Thats all for today!

Back tomorrow! 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

For Someone Special

Morning all, back with another card. This one is part of the hobby house kits, I have mentioned before I was quite disappointed in the actual kits but now I have them I need to use them up!  The topper is a Wee stamps pre coloured topper and the papers, ribbon, sentiment and embellishments were all part of the kit! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Morning all, back to share another card after a much needed day off! yesterday was my sons birthday and he turned 12! I think it is safe to say he had a fab day! Anyway todays card is one from a short while back. I made this for an order and was given free reign to make a thankyou card! I had just received this lovely MFT die at the time and it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try! Love how it turned out in the end! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy birthday Dad!

Morning all, back a little later than usual as I forgot to blog this morning. One of my regular customers asked for a card for her husband from her 2 boys. She wanted football themed so I came up with this! The image is from Digistamp Boutique and I flipped it and lined them up using the football, coloured up with copics I made the hair colours the same as the boys and added some buttons and a computer generated sentiment! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Merry Christmas!

Morning all, back with another christmas make, this tie using a hobby house topper instead of the LOTV ones! I kept it simple adding some ribbon, a few pearls and a sentiment. 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Happy Christmas!

Morning all, back to share another christmas card. This one I used a LOTV topper, teamed with Echo Park papers from last year and some ribbon from my stash! The poinsetta is a die which I cut and embossed twice then layered and added some card candy to the centre! 

Thats all for today! 

Friday, 12 September 2014

We Wish you a merry christmas ...

Morning all, the weather is getting colder so it only seemed right that I started being a little more regular at showing the christmas cards I have been making for the christmas fairs! I have used quite a lot of pre coloured toppers this year, mainly for ease as I have lots to make! This one I used a LOTV topper, teamed with Echo Park papers from last year and some ribbon from my stash! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

My Love Story...

Morning all. Another card for the box! This one I made a while back, I love this stamp and love these papers! The image is MFT, and the papers are Echo Park. They look fab teamed together! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

25th Wedding Anniversary.

Morning all, back to share another recent order. This one was an 8x8 card for a 25th Wedding anniversary. 25 is silver so I used lots of silver card to make it. I cut the numbers on my cricut and mounted on circles and scallop circles. The flowers are a Marianne die and the leaves are an old whimsy die. 

It was really hard to get a decent pic so this is all I managed! 

Back tomorrow with something new! 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hello Notepad

Afternoon! Back for another quick post so I am all caught up! This one some will have seen on my facebook page as I shared it a while back. I made this fro a lovely friend of mine a while back. She loved it! 

Papers - Craftwork Cards
Image - LOTV Art Pad
Hello & corner dies - MFT 

Happy Birthday!

Morning all, back to share another card I made a while back. Again this one was a customer order. I used one of the fab toppers from the hobby house. I teamed it with papers from Echo Park and added some diecut flowers with big gems to the centre! The sentiment is computer generated! 

Back later to play catch up from sunday! 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Gorjuss set!

Afternoon all, just playing catch up as I missed 2 posts over the weekend! I have a very valid excuse though, some friends are visiting from London so we spent yesterday with them! 
These next cards (6 of them!!) I have decided will go as a set. a friend gave me a tag set feturing the gorjuss girls and whilst I wasn't sure how to use them before I found some gorjuss envelopes and card blanks which I cut right down and used as papers (otherwise they would have been wasted!) I just added embellishments and ribbons and voila! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

More Hobby house!

Morning all, guess who forgot to schedule posts for the weekend? so I am a little bit behind but I will catch up! 

Todays card is one a made a short while back. I love these toppers and these papers by MME just work perfectly with the colours! the flower die and mount behind the die are one by Marianne designs. The ribbon is also fab! I love that stuff and the sentiment is computer generated! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Friday, 5 September 2014

To a special Grandma

Morning all, back to share another recent order. The lady had seen one of the cards I made for mothers day and asked if I could make up similar for her children to give to their Grandma. Luckily I had another topper from LOTV art pads and everything else was from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated and the embossing folder is one from Crafters companion. 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Special Grandson - 2

Morning all. Today I am sharing an order. This one again was from a while ago. I used papers from Funky Hands Rainbow Polkadots!. The image is a really old pollycraft one. I did the large number 2 on my cricut and the sentiment is computer generated. 

Thats all for today! Back tomorrow! 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Happy Birthday Special Son-In-Law

Morning all. Back with another card from a short while back! Things have been manic! 
I was asked to make a football card for a ladys son in law. I knew the colours of the team from a previous card I had made so I used the same image, coloured him in copics, teamed him with some papers from Forever friends and some dry embossing. Added some twine and a few buttons! 

Thats all for today! Back tomorrow! 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


*wipes leaky eyes* 

Morning (sob sob) hope you are all ok. Today it is with a heavy heart that Ladybug Crafts Ink is closing its doors :( Kerry decided she hated us all and wanted rid of us and realised the threat of the P45 just didn't cut it!! (ok this is totally made up of course!!) So todays post will be the last ever Totally Ladybug Tuesday, all of us ladybugs (soon to be retired) used our favourite LCI stamp. 

The first ever LCI challenge was back in 2010 and we have been going strong ever since! 

My favourite image is Daydreaming Ruby. She is just beautiful! And in true tradition of the ladybugs ribbing me of my hate for pink it seemed fitting that I would make a pink card! .... 

So what else can I say? I am gutted that this will be the last challenge, I loved every minute of being a ladybug and my eyes are all leaky! Thanks Kerry for having me on the team, although to be fair you didn't get much choice lol ... I am not sorry that me and Lisa persuaded you into having a design team .... 

Oh and I almost forgot .... go grab a bargain from the shop ... 

Monday, 1 September 2014

A slighty different post

Morning all, 2 posts today! This one is a little bit different to my usual! Sarah asked me if I would participate in a hop to share a bit about my creative process.

Thanks for nominating me!

I have four questions to answer:
1. What am I working on?

I am working on a bit of everything, I have 2 current DT projects on the go which I need to finish today, I have also been working on packs of christmas cards for craft fairs on the run up to christmas, I have made 6 packs already but working on 2 different ones. I have a notepad to finish aswell for an order, as well as a list as long as my arm for other orders. My desk looks like a bomb has hit!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

My work is very much influenced by others, I spend hours trawling pinterest and hopping through blogs looking at what other people make. I love some of the ideas they come up with and bookmark the idea for later! unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day that I can't make it all! I prefer to make male cards that I do female as I find them easier without all of the faff, and I HATE PINK!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Now this is a hard one. I struggle to write things on my blog posts as I don't want to bore everyone lol. I try and keep it simple and to the point if I can! I also set myself a challenge in January to blog every single week day! I have managed this and now the card volume is so high I blog at weekends too! I create because it keeps me sane! most of you know the issues I had with my health a few years ago, this stopped me from crafting and it annoyed me so much that I couldn't sit and create! Then when we came to Scotland I decided to give myself a push and set up a facebook page to really push myself in selling my cards! Its going amazingly and I have lots of lovely customers who keep returning for more!

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

There isn't really logic to it, most days I tuck myself away in my craft room. I sit staring at the papers and then get busy! This only ever happens when the children are at school though. I struggle to create when they are home. Weekends I rarely craft unless I have a last minute order!
I am nominating Kitty to carry on this hop from me so please pop and see her next Monday. I don't physically know Kitty in person, but I have to say she runs one of the best craft shops ever!

Happy birthday!

Morning all, back to share a recent order. This card I LOVE! i love the colours and I love the layout! It's just perfect! I used one of my wee stamps toppers from The Hobby House. I added papers from Nitwit, all mounted on purple. The I added a computer generated sentiment, some flowers and some pearl brads to the centre. 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Happy birthday - 60!

Morning all, sharing a quick card I made a while back. The request was a birthday card for someone, they will be 60m, and love scotland! So I made my first ever tartan card! 

I grabbed a feather duster and buffed up the cricut for the numbers, printed out some tatan paper and added a computer generated sentiment. A few small gems in the corners and voila! 

Thats all for today! 

Back tomorrow! 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Cocktail Table Names - Charity Event!

One of my regular customers asked me to make up some table names for a charity event she was hosting for CLAN. I knew exactly how I wanted them to look so set to making them up. They are approximately 7x7 inches and are double sided. Both sides are identical. 

And these are photos from my customer: 

Love it!! 

Thats all from me today! 

Back tomorrow!