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Hello and Welcome. Thank you for stopping by, it is nice to meet you. My name is Alison and have been making cards/gifts for quite a few years now, so the kettle is on; please make yourself at home in my little corner of crafty heaven.

Where the creations are made with 'Love' and sprinkled with pixie dust!


Sunday, 29 April 2012

A very quick make .....

for me as this was made in 10 minutes while waiting for my two little pixies to get ready for bed.
Everything on this card came from my own stash to which the ribbon and lace are new, they came from my local market haberdashery stall. The black card which is holographic is also new and was purchased in Wilkinsons by ''create and craft''. The "With Love" sentiment came from Kanban along with the red mirrored card. The shapes are cut from spellbinders dies, which have been lent to me by another one of my wonderful crafty friends (her work can be seen here at craftygrannys) The images is from a Sharon Bennett Stamp to which it was coloured in with my lovely promarkers.
So altogether I think it turned out very well and as another of my crafty friends pinkies said in a round about way "some of the best pieces come from quick makes" to which at times I would have to agree.

Therefore I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges
Crafts 4 Eternity #Recipe 69-Spring
PanPastel  Challenge #16- Spring Time
The Crafty Pad Challenge #168 -April showers brings May flowers
Aud Sentiments  Challenge #53 - DT Call & Anything Goes Challenge
Joanna Sheen Challenge  - Flower Power
Creative Inspirations Challenge #160 - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers Challenge #146 - Cut it out

Saturday, 28 April 2012

A special Friends 21st Birthday

 Front of card

 Card front opened

 Right side of card opened

 Back view of card

This was made from a template/design that a wonderful lady (Lindyloo) who runs a weekly craft club gave me to do as homework lol. I have not followed the instructions to the letter (sorry Miss lol) as I already had a image of what I wanted to do for a very good friends 21st birthday and I am proud to say the finished product is what I had pictured. 

Therefore I would like to enter it in to the following challenges:-
2 Sisters Challenge blog - Black 'n' White with a hint of 1 other colour

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Black and White Theme

 Easel Card
 Inside the card
Card Box

Here is a last minute card I made last night for my Tutor's birthday today. The tutor in question is a very special lady to me as she has helped me no end during the last year of college, to which I would not have made it if it wasn't for her.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
  Moving along with the times - Garden or flowers
I Love Promarkers - Flower power -Floral image

Card Recipe
  • A4 white card stock - own stash
  • Black card stock - own stash 
  • Backing papers - local market stall (Hoyland)
  • Peel offs - own stash
  • Material Flowers - local market stall (Hoyland) coloured with promarkers
  • Ribbons-Card Candy-Gems - own stash 
  • Paper flowers - cut from own card stock
  • Butterflies - The works
  • Huggie Board 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Trying a new card design

This was made for one of my Nephew's
I would also like to enter it into the following challenge
 Crafts 4 Eternity - Something New

  • Black card stock - own stash
  • Mirrored card - own stash
  • Ribbon - The Works
  • Other backing papers - own stash
  • Image - Dottie & George
  • Card Candy - own stash
  • Peel-offs - own stash

Spring is here

This was a commissioned card that I was asked to do as a thank-you for their Holiday
I would like to enter it into the following challenge 
sassy-cheryls-challenge - Butterflies
  • White card stock - from own stash
  • Backing paper - Kate Knight
  • Boarder punch - Tonics
  • Image - Tatty Ted given to me by a crafty friend
  • Flowers - from local market and coloured in 
  • With Promarkers along with the image
  • Stripy Ribbon - The Works
  •  Peel-offs - from own stash
  • Green bow - from own stash

Party animal

This was made for a good friend of mine as she is a party girl through and through
I would also like to enter this into the Digi-design-challenge - Lets meet your animal friends

  • Image - Crafters Companion
  • backing papers - giving to me by a lovely crafty friend
  • Flower/leaves - given to me by the same crafty friend
  • Gems - Poundland
  • Purple card - also from my lovely crafty friend
  • Shape - Spellbinders
  • Coloured in with Promarkers

Just because

Just for you - just made for because!

I would like to enter it in these challenges 
Crafter's Companion - Four Legged Friends
CES Challenge - Button it

  • Boarder punches - x-cut and Martha Stewart
  • Backing papers - my stash
  • Image - Katie Knight
  • Card candy - bought from local craft shop
  • Stamp - from own stash
  • Buttons - out of Paper Craft goody bag
  • Butterfly - Poundland
  • Ribbon - own stash

Trying something different

This was made for my eldest daughters school friend.
I would also like to enter it in to The Cutie Pie Challenge - Circles

All things were from my crafty stash that I found while having a tidy up :)x

Lazy days

Made for another brother-in-law of mine.
Also entering it in the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Stripes or checks

  • Card - my stash 
  • Shapes - spellbinders dies
  • Image - Fizzy moon, gifted from a good crafty friend
  • Ribbon-The works
  • Peel-offs - my stash

Love in the air

This was made for my sister and brother in law for their wedding anniversary.
I also entered this into the CRAFT Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary

  • Image - Fizzy Moon, gifted from a good crafty friend
  • x-cut boarder punch
  • backing papers - my stash
  • hearts - poundland
  • ribbon - cut from clothes tabs (loops for hanging)
  • Peel-offs -  my stash

Pretty in Pink

This was made for a crafty friend for their upcoming birthday.
I am also entering it into the following challenges
PanPastel - Add a flower
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Loaded with Layers

  • Image - Lily of the valley
  • Coloured with Promarkers
  • Shapes - Spellbinders dies
  • Boarder punches - Martha Stewart
  • Card candy
  • Ribbon - The Works
  • Glitter glue
  • flowers - Poundland
  • Sentiment - my stash   

Both these images where made from the 'Remember When' decoupage series which I truly love as they are very nostalgic.

 This was made for my Hello Kitty mad daughter for her 10th birthday least to say she loved it :)x


This one was made for my niece who like my youngest daughter loves Hello Kitty also.

All Hello Kitty images were recycled from my youngest daughters 
Easter egg boxes :)x

This was made from a template that a wonderful crafty friend of mine gave me (Linda), I have yet to decide who is going to receive this, but I am sure who ever does will love it as much as I do.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Just to let all my blogger friends know that over the next couple of days I will be updating my blog with all the recent cards that I have made, be warned there is a few lol as I have now completed all my cards for family and friends for the year :)xxx
 Here is two more cards made with the great technique of iris folding, The vase and flowers was made for my mum for Mother's day and the ivory dress one was made for a good friend of mine. Both my daughters enjoy making cards this way too.

My first attempt at Iris Folding and I love this technique x 

This was made for my brother 
I used the Flippin' Men stamps 'Bathtime'
I cut the circle out using the Fiskars shape-cutter
The background paper was from my crafty stash