Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Today's cards

These are the cards I made last night. I had to wait to take the pics this morning as it was too dark last night. The photos are still a bit dark as it is tipping with rain AGAIN today... so much for The English Riviera!!!

Top card;

Backing paper - The Glitter spring stack
Image - Penny black "Crossing Bridges"
Flowers- Papermania 99p
Greeting - CWC.

Bottom Card;
Backing paper- DCWV Nannas kids
Greeting - CWC
Image - Whipper Snapper "Flowers For You"
Flowers - Prima
Clip - Making Memories

Maria x

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

I've Been Tagged..

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. Ten Years Ago
10 years ago I had just moved into the bungalow where we live now and we were decorating like MAD!!

2. 5 Things in todays 'To Do List'
1. Ironing
2. Read my son's school books.
3. Tidy my craftroom
4. Washing.
5. Make some cards (Hopefully)!!

3. Snacks I Enjoy
Brazil Nuts and pumpkin seeds

4. Things I would do If I was a Millionaire
Make sure my family were ok.
Give some money to charity
and buy loads of craft stuff.

5. Places I have Lived
I have only ever lived in Devon.

Most people have now been tagged But if you haven't played yet consider yourself TAGGED!!

4th Post today!!

Well Get me.... 4 posts in 1 day!! I have made this card for someones birthday in a few days. The layout and materials I used were inspired by the cards I see on Michelle's blog . I have used Bazzill Bling card stock for this card and I embossed the darker lilac centre strip with my Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder. The clip is by Making Memories, the stamp is called Ballerina Bear and is from Whipper Snapper, Greeting from CWC and the Gems are Papermania.

I have been in a real crafting mood the last couple of days, as you can proberly tell! My youngest son is not well and has a terrible cold so only wants to lay on the sofa and watch TV, though he has managed a packet of sweets this afternoon!!! which did apparently make him feel better, that is until he realised it's Beef casserole for tea and has suddenly took a turn for the worst and says he doesn't think he can manage any tea tonight!! Hmmm.... !!

Hope you are all having a good day, I am going to go now and clean up the mess I have made in my craftroom. How come you go in to make a few cards and end up with everything out and before you know it it looks like there has been a major explosion in there!! ha ha.... bet i'm not the only crafter that is like this. I keep meaning to post a pic of my craftroom but it is never tidy enough lol. Maybe one day...
Maria x

Jo's Blog candy

Jo over at has some blog candy up for grabs. All you have to do is make a pretty pink card especially for this challenge. This is my entry. Pop over to Jo's blog for details. x


I would like to thank Michelle ( for these awards.
I would like to thank everyone that visits my blog for all the lovely comments they leave. It really is great to have the support and encouragment that everyone shows to each other.
So thank you to everyone and I pass this award onto all of you.

Maria x

Lola card

This is a birthday card I made a few days ago.

Backing paper - The glitter spring stack
Ribbon - Celebration from The Range
Clip - Making memories
Stamp - Sugarnellie From Funkykits

Maria x

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Circle of Friends Award

I would like to thank Natalie (, Michelle ( and Julie ( for giving me this award. Thank you ladies, I can't believe how many great people I have met through blogging.
Maria x

On a roll.....

Well I don't know what has happened today, but the ideas are flowing!! I have had a great afternoon in my craft room and have made 4 cards already. I am going to stop to feed the children lol, then i'm gonna come back in to make some more.

In a few weeks time I am selling my cards at my son's schools summer fayre, so need to be making lots more. The mouse stamp and duck stamp are new ones that I got in the post yesterday from The Glitterpot.

The mouse stamp is Penny Black and is called crossing Bridges and the duck is by Whipper Snapper and is called Flowers for you.

I hope you are having a great weekend. The sun has now come out in Paignton and the rain has disappeared for a little while! ( I'm sure it will be back though)!!! Have a great Bank holiday, and by the way thank you to everyone that sent me an award I will be putting them on my blog as soon as I remember how to... LOL. ( Computers and me are a bad mix!!)

Maria x

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Happy Birthday Hannah..

This is a card and candle order for my friend. Her daughter will be 8 next week.
My photography is terrible so you can't see a lot of the details. I have used Stickles to give it some sparkle but it does not really show in the pictures. I have also used my swiss dots folder to emboss the Lettering at the Top.

Backing Paper - DCWV Nannas kids
Ribbon - Little silver hat.
Greetings - CWC
Flowers - Prima Espirit
The rest is from my stash.

I haven't been blogging lately as I have been busy making a card that is very different to my usual style. I had hoped to get it finished and posted today, but after doing this card and candle I lost my mojo.

I would also like to thenk Natalie for the lovely award she has given me. I will post it lateron and also pass it on. I am in a bit of a rush to go and collect the kids from school. So TTFN and I will be back later.

Hope your all having a good day.

Maria x

Thank you Natalie

Yesterday I recieved this Gorgeous wallet full of images from Natalie ( It really is Gorgeous Natalie, thank you soo much. I can't wait to sit and colour these. x

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Bella Card

This is a card for my friends daughters birthday.

Backing paper - Papermania
Pink card- Paper mill
Oval greeting- CWC
Gems - Papermania
Images courtesy of Natalie (

I thought this was a bit different to the Bella cards I usually make.
Maria x

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Happy Father's Day

This is a card I have made to give to my Dad on Father's Day. The photo is not that great and you can not see the greeting.

Spotted card stock - Bazzill
Plain brown Bazzill Card stock
Cream Ribbon- Dovecraft
Brown ribbon - The Range
Cream cardstock - Papermania
Oval greeting - CWC
Stamp - Hobby arts Vintage car H21 F

Maria x

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Brother Card

A friend asked me to make her a card to give to her brother. I always find men's cards harder to make. I used my Changito clear stamps set and came up with this.

Backing card - Bazzill spotty card
Green Bazzill card
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Oval greetings - CWC
and I used my Whisper pens to colour the image.

Hope it's masquline enough!!

Hope you are all having a good day. It's tipping with rain here.
Maria x

Friday, 9 May 2008

CCT Challenge Mum's Birthday Card.

Today is also my Mum's birthday. I have made her card simular to my last one but in different colours. It is also my entry for this weeks CCT challenge which is "Gems and Jewels".
I have used gems under the greeting and in the middle of the flowers.

Backing paper - K&co.
Bazzill card stock
Stamp is by Magnolia
Flowers from Prima Bucket-O-Blooms
Gems- Papermania
Oval greeting - CWC

Thanks for looking.
Maria x

Friends Birthday

This is another card made for a friends Birthday.
Backing paper- from stash (can't remember who it's from)
Flowers - Prima hydrangia.
Prima - Dovecraft
Image - Magnolia
Greeting is a floral greeting from CWC but cut into a square.

Hope you having a good day. The sunshine has now left Devon and has been replaced with RAIN!!!

Maria x

Monday, 5 May 2008

Cool Dude courtesy of Kerry.

Kerry over at is very kindly letting us use one of her doodles. For details pop over to her amazing blog. I got so inspired by her free doodle that I printed it off straight away. This is what I came up with. I would just like to thank Kerry for the chance of using one of her doodles, they are FAB and great to work with. You really need to make these into stamps as I am sure we would all want to buy them. Thank you Kerry.

BackingPaper- K&Co
Ribbon - little silver hat
Image - courtesy of Kerry
letters- Sizzix Smart Guy Alphabet
Round Birthday stamp- Hero Arts

Thanks for looking
Maria x

Please respect Kerry's copy right which she has on her blog...

Experimenting with Pink and Brown.

After viewing other peoples blogs and noticing how good Pink and Brown look together, I decided to try them myself. For the second card I used my new Whipper Snapper stamp which I think is very cute! The last time I posted cards made with my Whipper snapper stamps alot of people asked where I get them from. I get all my Whipper Snappers from an American Ebay seller his Ebay I.D is olddonsgeneralstore (all one word). His stamps are great value especially with the good exchange rate with the Dolar at the moment. This seller also offers a combined postage that is a very reasonable price. I have placed three orders with him and have always recieved my parcel around 6 days after paying. I have always recieved a GREAT service from him aswell.

Hope you have all had a great weekend.

Maria x

Bella card

This is a quickie card I made last night with one of the Bella images that Natalie ( sent me a while ago. It is only a simple card but I was still quite pleased with the finished item.

Backing Paper - Papermania
Card stock - Papermania Colossal card stack
Oval Greeting - CWC
Flowers - Prima
Gems - Papermania

Maria x

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Hannah Cards.

These are the cards I have managed to make this morning while everyone else was still in bed. I vowed I would have a lay in over the Bank Holiday weekend, but the seagulls outside our bedroom window had different ideas about that! Noisey is not the word!! So I ended up in my craftroom at around 6 o'clock this morning lol.

Stamped image- Courtesy of Natalie (
Oval Greeting- CWC
Papers - Basic Grey. ( I love these papers)
Flowers - Prima Espirit.
Clip- Making Memories
Gems - Papermania

Thanks for looking. Hope you all have a great day.

Maria x

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Michelle's Blog Candy

Michelle over at is giving away some Blog Candy in celebration of getting 40,000 Hits. Congratulations Michelle. Please see her Fabulous blog for details.

Maria x

My Entry For Gina's Blog Candy

Gina over at is offering some blog candy to celebrate getting 10,000 hits on her fabulous blog. To enter all you have to do is make a card which includes pretty papers, ribbon and flowers and then leave a link to your card on her blog.

This is my entry, it is a card for my best friends birthday which is this week. I hope she likes it.

Maria x

Bella Card.

I got the inspiration for this Bella card from the lovely image wallet that Tara at sent me. This card was easy and only took about 10 mins to make.

Image courtesy of Natalie
Papaer- Papermania
Card stock cut with Nestabilities
Flowers-Prima Espirit
Oval Greeting CWC

Maria x

Friday, 2 May 2008

Crafty storage...

As my collection of stamped images just keeps growing and growing thanks to all the kind people that have sent me images and beautiful wallets, I thought it was high time I got something to store them all in. After searching endlessly on the internet trying to find a Maya Road coffee break tin and getting nowhere I came across this biscuit tin in Morrisons for £2.99. I decided to pick it up as I thought it would be ideal for altering into a little filing tin.

I used Cup cake papers to cover and then added some Ribbon, prima flowers and a stamped image. I used my sizzix Smart Guy Alphabet to do the wording. I am pleased with it but it didn't come out as I expected it to.

Hope you are all ok. Have a good bank holiday weekend whatever you maybe doing.

Maria x