Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Candy Folders

These are the Candy Folders I have made to accompany My PIF that I will be sending out tomorrow to Tracey, Debbie and Anita.
Hope they like them.


Monday, 28 April 2008

Two Tilda Cards.

Here are the 2 cards I have made today with my new Magnolia stamps.
The stamps is called Tilda in summer swirl, The flowers are out of my Prima Bucket of Blooms,
Greeting CWC and the rest is from my stash.
Hope you like them.

Maria x

New Stash.

Here is a Picture of my new stash that came in the post today. It includes 4 new magnolias, two of which are the baby Tilda and Edwin.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Cowboy Card..

This is my first attempt at a Zig Zag card. When I know who I am going to give it to i will put their name on the right hand side with Gold card.

Backing paper - Retro Prints Stack
Image - Sugarnellie Cowboy.
Oval Greeting - CWC
and I used my Whisper pens to colour the image.

Thanks for looking
Maria x

A Big Thank you to Natalie.

I would like to say a big Thank you to Natalie as she sent me this gorgeous wallet and images through the post and I was so happy to have recieved it this morning as I had just opened a very shocking Gas and Electric bill. So as you can imagine this really did cheer me up. Thank you Natalie, your cards and wallets are always so gorgeous and I had admired this one on your blog the other day.

Maria x

A Big Thank you to Tara........

I would like to say a huge Thank you to Tara at for this gorgeous wallet she sent me filled with these great images. I can't wait to sit and play with these as I have never used these stamps before.

Thank you Tara.

Maria x

Monday, 21 April 2008

Black and White

Backing Paper - Imaginisce Polkadot Panache
Image- Pink Petticoat
Flowers - From my Prima Bucket-o-Blooms
Ribbon- Dovecraft
Oval Greeting - CWC
Maria x

New Stash

This is the new papers ect that I got from my local craft shop over the weekend. I love the black and white paper and this is what I used to make the card in my next post.
Maria x

Tara's Blog Candy

Tara at is giving away some blog candy to celebrate getting 20,000 hits. Congratulations Tara. To see how to enter pop over to her blog.
Maria x


I have been Tagged by Natalie.

I have 8 questions to answer.1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? and why?2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?3. What are your three favourite crafting products?4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?5. What are the last three books that you read?6. QVC or Create & Craft?7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?8. What is your claim to fame?

Ok here are my answers;

  1. It would have to be Cameron Diaz as she plays good comedy roles and a film about my life could be quite comical!!!

  2. First 2 weeks would have to be with Enrique Iglesias ( You do not need to ask why!! He's GORGEOUS!!) The second 2 weeks would have to be Ricky Garvais as I can't stand him!!

  3. Rubber stamps, Pretty papers and my Big shot.

  4. I would invent a machine that does the housework so I had more time to craft.

  5. Jayne Eyre, Silence of the lambs and my son's magic key school book "The Market" lol

  6. QVC although I would never buy anything.

  7. DCWV

  8. I haven't got one!

I have looked at most blogs and most of you have played so I will leave it here!

Maria x

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Image Folders

This is the image folder I made for Tara after her plea for help in getting some Whipper Snapper images. Hope she likes it. It is always hard making cards ect for other cardmakers. You can see Tara's cards on her blog at

Maria x

Bil's Wedding card..

This is the card I have made for my Brother-in-laws forthcoming wedding.
Backing paper- The Spring stack
Image- Pink Petticoat.
Embossing folder - cuttlebug Swiss dots
Flower - Prima bucket of blooms
Oval greeting - CWC
Maria x

PIF from Nikki..

This is the lovely card I recieved with my PIF candy from Nikki at . Thank you Nikki the images and papers Ect were great as I was wanting to try the new Sugarnellie stamps.
So you all know what this means. The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will recieve some PIF candy from me. Then those 3 people must leave a post on their blog doing the same.

Thank you Michelle...

This is the lovely image folder I recieved from Michelle over at Thank you so much Michelle the folder is gorgeous and the images are fantastic. I can't wait to sit down and play with them....

Friday, 18 April 2008

Mummy to be..

One of my best friends who I have known since we were around 5 years old has recently found out she is expecting her first baby. So I wanted to make her and her husband a card to congratulate them. The only problem was I didn't really have the stamp for the job. Luckly I found the Pink Petticoat website and downloaded some images. It is so simple and the images are Fab. So here is the card I have made for them.
Paper - from my stash.
Image- Pink Petticoat.
Flowers - Prima espirit
Greeting- CWC
Ribbon - The Range
Sorry about the photo being so dark. But it is hard to get a good picture today and the weather is really dull here.
Maria x

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Bella Card

This is another one of my late night creations from last nights crafting session. I sat down to craft in my craft room at 8 o'clock and the next time I looked at the clock it was just after midnight. Needless to say I just left everything where it was and went to bed. So this morning it looks like there has been a massive explosion in there. I am such a messy crafter, I get everything out and end up with a tiny little area to craft on.
Today my son and I are off to Paignton Zoo. It is his treat for being sooo good on his school holidays. Hope the rain holds off as it is pretty dull here in Torbay at the moment. Hope you all have a good day too.
Maria x

Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Papertake Weekly Challenge.
This weeks challenge is to use Glitter on your work.
This is my entry for The Papertake Weekly Challenge. I have glittered the Prima flowers to make them sparkle. You can't really see it that well in the photo.
Backing paper - Paper Cellar Celebrations Pad.
Ribbon - The Range.
Flowers - Prima Sprites
Image - Best Friends by Whipper Snapper.
Flower Greeting- CWC
I'm not sure what I think about this card. I was up very late last night crafting and liked it when I went to bed. But when I got up this morning didn't think much of it lol. I think I need to start being a bit more inventive with my cardmaking.
Hope you like it
Maria x

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

More Paper Piecing

Now I have tried this paper piecing I realise how effective it looks. I got the idea of paper piecing this Tilda from Natalie at When she sent me a wallet with this Tilda on. I am pleased with the way this technique works and will be doing more of it. I love the way that it matches the back ground paper.
Maria x

Paper Piecing..

I saw this paper in my local craft shop today and thought it would be great for paper piecing. I couldn't wait to get home and try it, and here is the end result!
Paper - Lattice by The Paper Company.
Image- Sugar nellie
Greeting - CWC
Gems - Papermania
Flowers - Prima Bucket of Blooms.
Maria x

Monday, 14 April 2008

Time to craft at last!

I have finally managed to get a bit of time to make some cards. It is a busy time with the children being on school Holidays.
Above; Paper is Bazzill CS

Embossing folder: Tiny bubbles

Ribbon: Little silver hat

Oval greeting: CWC

Stamp: PB 3827J Fishing!

Backing Paper: Enchanted CWC

Ribbon: Dovecraft


Image Whipper Snapper CY853 Fancy Fifi

And last but not least, This card has been made for my brother-in-law and his Wife.

Backing Paper : The Spring Stack

Wording done on my P.C

And the image is PB 3343H Snuggle.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

New stash ( I did need it, I promise!!!)

Well, I am trying to think of an excuse as to why I needed some new stash. I can't actually think of one at the moment lol. I'm sure I needed it though! The top Pic is of the new card stock I got from my local craft shop. I love the Penny Black clear stamps as you get lots for your money. I also got the Bazzill card, 3 of which are spotty.
And these are my new stamps that I got from Ebay. They are from a seller in America and still worked out cheaper than buying them over here. They are all Whipper Snapper stamps, which I think are gorgeous. I have always been a big Penny Black fan, but I have to admit I like these just as much. Hope to make and post some cards later.
Ta ta for now.
Maria x.

Monday, 7 April 2008

You cheer me up Award..

I would like to say a big thank you to Bee over at For giving me this "you cheer me up Award". (Sorry Bee I have only just noticed this). It is great getting awards and it is also great to know that people are reading my blog. The 5 people I would like to give this award to are:
I wish we could just give it to everyone as all the blogs are so brilliant and inspiring.
I love reading them all (and spend far too much time doing so... !)
Maria x


I made this card using my new Whipper Snapper stamp which is called Kaitlyn. I love these stamps as they are so easy to colour in and they always stamp out really well.
Backing paper- DCWV Nannas kids.
Flowers- Prima.
Gems - Papermania
Greeting CWC.
Maria x

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Bella Cards

These are my first Bella cards made with the lovely images that Natalie kindly sent me.
Top Card: Backing paper -PM Creative Tones Rasberry Champagne.
Ribbon from Dovecraft
Greeting from CWC
Flowers are Prima
Bottom Card:
Backing paper- Dovecraft Birthday pack
Ribbon- Dovecraft
Prima flower
Greeting CWC

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Thank you Natalie

This is a picture of the gorgeous wallet that Natalie at sent me as a RAK It was filled with Bella and Hanna stamped images. I can't wait to sit and play and make some cards with them. So I would like to say a big thank you Natalie.

New Stamps

Above is a picture of the new rubber stamps I got in the post on Friday. I ordered them from the Glitterpot, and it is always a great service. The top 2 are from the new Penny Black stamps and are called Fishing (3827J) and the Bear is called Kickin (3829H). The bottoms ones are Whipper snapper and are called Kaitlyn (CY886) and the bigger one is Birthday Bear (AY848). Will hopefully use them soon.
Maria x