Thursday, 30 October 2008

A Halloween Birthday

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, I have been suffering with a terrible cough for three weeks now and I am at my wits end with it, I've had enough of feeling ill now and just want to feel normal again. Anyway, my niece Shannon, is going to be 13 on 31 October and I wanted to make her a special card for her birthday. I knew that she would like money for her birthday so in the end I decided on making her a wallet card. I really couldn't decide on how to decorate the card until I found some Forever Friends stamps in my local craft store. They are lovely stamps and so decided to buy a FF stamp and some FF papers to go with it. As it will be Halloween I also decided to decorate the back of the card with a Halloween theme. The image I have used is designed by Janet Roberts who designs for Spiral Whisper. I love this image, it is so cute. The images are coloured with Promarkers which I am still practicing with really, I only bought them 3 days ago and I am still trying to get the hang of them, a lot more practice is required I think lol, I might be calling on some fellow bloggers for tips. I have been holding off posting these pictures as I didn't want Shannon to visit the site and see her card but I think it is safe now, she'll be tucked up in bed now and will be wanting to open her cards and presents first thing in the morning. I really hope she likes the card. Thanks for looking and I hope you like the card also. I will try and post a bit more often, I hope to make a few more cards over the weekend.

Take care and Happy Halloween!!

Joy xx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Panduro Christmas

I recently received a Panduro image in a recent image swap and fell in love with the stamps. Of course I then had to go and buy two sheets of the stamps one of which was christmas stamps. I loved this image so decided to run up a quickie card. Instead of using my usual brush markers to watercolour I used Twinkling H20's, I have had these for ages and not really used them so rather than waste them I thought why not have a go. The papers I used are from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas, some white glitter paper, ribbon, peel off sentiment and the brad is also DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas. I hope you like it.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

My First Award

Woohoo, the lovely Erin has given me an award and it is my first one, I am so happy. I am full of cough/cold at the moment and generally feel rotten but this award has lifted my spirits. Thank you very much Erin.
Its purpose is to send love to and acknowledge women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy - Anyway, it does have rules attached which are:
  1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between;
  2. Make sure you link to their site;

  3. Link back to Tammy at so that she can visit all these great women;
  4. Remember the purpose of the award.

Now comes the difficult part, I know most of the blogs I visit have probably already received this award but hey ho you're probably going to get it again lol as well as a few who haven't so here goes, you're blogs are great and a great inspiration to me and I think you deserve this award:-


Sunday, 19 October 2008

Wedding Card

I was asked by a friend at work to make a wedding card which she will be taking to Texas with her at the end of the month. It is for a lady she is friends with in Texas who is getting married to a guy who is on Death Row. My work colleague said that a romantic, soppy card would be suitable as she knew this was what her friend would like. I had a bit of difficulty finding a verse that would be suitable, most verses tend to say about spending your life together or always being together which obviously isn't the case. I posted my dilemma on the Docraft website and a fellow crafter penned a verse which she posted on the Verse section called "Love". It seemed to suit the occasion so I have used that in the card. I hope my friend and the bride and groom like it.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

My first Forever Friends Christmas Card

I cheated on this I am afraid, these are stickers that I bought from Hobbycraft rather than a stamped image. I have seen all of the Forever Friends cards people seem to be making recently and fell in love with them. I am now on the lookout for some of their stamps needless to say lol. I hope you like it.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Blog Candy

Just wanted to let you know that Natalie, a lovely fellow crafter is putting up for grabs some blog candy to celebrate reaching 1000 post on her blog the address of which is All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog and advertise the blog candy on your blog. Good luck everyone.