Saturday, 31 January 2009

Brrrr....! It sure is chilly out there tonight, so quite happy to stay in and craft away to my heart's content. Feeling a wee bit frustrated today. Is it just me or does anyone else find that you can't get most of the craft items/stock you want just from one website? It means you end up paying several postage fees. Grr. Sorry, that's my moan of the day out of the way lol.

Last night I made my first Hanglar card. I just love these characters and wish I could get my crafty mitts on more of them! I am quite pleased with the way the card turned out (suprised myself actually) I couldn't find quite the right coloured flowers and papers to match the promarker colours used on the image so I took up a tip from the (fab) elzybells website which suggested making your own. I simply coloured in some white card with my the colours used on the image and wallah! Hope you like....

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Pretty in Pink

Well, it's been a hectic day so a late post! Although have spent the last half an hour or so fiddling around with my camera to try and get the best shot of this card I made at the weekend for my friend's little girl's 1st birthday tomorrow. I love this stamp but this is the first occasion where it's been appropriate to use it.
I coloured Tilda with my promarkers (Blossom and Rose Pink, pastel green and edged with Cool Grey 1). I mounted her onto spellbinder's scalloped circles on coredinations cardstock. The main papers used are from the PaperMania Sweet Nothings pack. I punched two holes at the top of the card and threaded 'Celebrate' (I think that's the make) organza ribbon through it and tied in a bow. The Birthday sentiment is a stamp from a Doodlebug set; not particularly happy with how it came out on the card though (grr!).
Hope you like it... already thinking about my next project..
Thanks for visting. Any comments welcomed.
Ta ra for now.
Trixi x

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Pick of the Day

Hurrah, it's the weekend again. Had a evening to myself last night so made the most of it and got crafting! I decided to have a go at making a birthday card for my older sister using one of the gorgeous Sugar Nellie images from Teen (Macpurp). Let me know what you think.....

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Monday, 19 January 2009

Happy Monday Peeps

Last night my beloved bf told me he needed a card for a member of staff at his son's today! Nothing like a bit of notice hey!?
Anyways, here's the result. Let me know what you think..


Pink Coredinations cardstock

Anita's ribbon

Personal Impressions sentiment and flower stamps (from a set)

Cuttlebug Swiss dots and Swirls embossing folders

Thanks for stopping by,

Trixi B

Friday, 16 January 2009

Yay! It's the weekend!
A bit of a late post for the day, but hey, I have been busy at work and since home have been trying out my new promarkers that the postman brought me this morning (lost interest in work once they turned up) I love receiving goodies! hehe.
Been checking out the latest challenges on thesugarbowl blogspot and trying to think of a design I could enter...hmm.
Ta ta for now. x

Thursday, 15 January 2009

'Be My Valentine'

Hi there

Welcome to my 'crafty blog'!

Today I managed to finish my attempt at a Valentines card for my boyfriend. I am quite suprised at how organised I have been this year. Usually it's not ready until the 13th!

Firstly I must say thanks to my lovely new friend Tina MacDonald for the gorgeous Sugar Nellie image which inspired me for this card.


Coredinations cardstock

Cuttlebug embossing folders (Swiss Dots and Buttons)

Free papers from Card and Papercrafts magazine (issue 54)

Personal Impressions flower and Sugar Nellie 'Luvvie' stamp coloured with promarkers and white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!