Sunday, 28 September 2008

Happy Birthday Vicki..

Just wanted to wish Vicki a very Happy Birthday. I am afraid I cannot show the card I made her because I accidently deleted from my camera!!

Happy Birthday Vicki x x

Friday, 26 September 2008

Craft Show..

Yesterday I went to the Creative Stitches and Hobby crafts Show at Westpoint Exhibition Centre in Exeter. I had a fantastic day with my mum and we shopped until we dropped!! There was several displays of my favourite Penny Black stamps. Here are the goodies that I bought..

I am hoping to get sometime over the weekend to have a play with it. Hope everyone is ok and hope you have a great weekend.
Maria x

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Michelle's Blog candy

Michelle Is giving away some great blog candy to celebrate reaching 25,000 hits. All you have to do is post a link on your blog telling everyone where to find her Blog Candy, leave a comment and then add her to your list of blogs that you follow. The closing date is 8th of October so pop over and take a look at her amazing blog, and all the lovely pics of her Donkey friends..

Monday, 22 September 2008

Get me..... 4 posts in 1 day!

I Found the tutorial for this Card Organizer on Splitcoasters you can View it here so I thought I would have a go. I don't know if I have finished the cover or not as i'm trying to decide weather to write card Organizer on the front. The tutorial is very easy to follow and is quite easy to make. I decided to put cute images inside of mine instead of stamping patterns inside as they have.It has a free download on the tutorial to print of the little calender pages
It really is worth taking a look.
Let me know what you think.
Maria x

Triple Embossing

I hadn't done any Triple Embossing for a long time. So for a change I did some today. I also had a change from making cute cards and went for something more simple.
The Bronze flowers have been made using the Triple Embossing method.

Backing paper- Bazzill Card Stock
Ribbon - Anita's
Image - Clear set by Inkadinkado (97622)
Oval Greeting - CWC
Maria x

Tri-fold Pocket Card

After seeing the Tutorial for this Pocket card on Splitcoasters I thought I would give it a go and make one. Here is the result.For the Pocket and the card I used Bazzill card stock in 3 different colours.
The verse stamp was inked with my Whisper pens and stamped onto the front of the card.
The stamp is called Fabulous Birthday (C4633) and is made by Hero Arts.

The Flower stamp is from a clear set by Inkadinkado. Patterned paper is by Dovecraft as is the Ribbon.

I would also like to thank Natalie for leaving me a comment with the instructions on how to make a link on my posts. Thank you Natalie x

Jolly Xmas Kitty

I made this card with a new stamp I bought recently. The stamp is called
Jolly Xmas Kitty and is by Penny Black (1516K)

Backing Paper - DCWV The Christmas Multi Stack

Glitter card from Stash

Ribbon- Dovecraft

Oval Greeting - CWC

Hope everyone is having a good day

Maria x

Sunday, 21 September 2008


I have been very lucky as to recieve two awards, the first one is from Becky ( and Natalie ( and the second is from Becky. Thank you both so much, it means a lot to recieve these from two very talented people. I love your blogs and all the cards ect you both make.
I have already recieved the Javablu award so will just pass the first award on. The Five people I would like to pass this award onto are Kerry Julie Gayle and I would like to give it back to both Natalie and Becky I would love to be able to give it to everyone as all the blogs I read are fantastic and so inspiring.

On another note.... Please can anyone leave me a comment explaining how to make a link to save me posting everyones blog address each time?? It looks so much neater but I just cannot figure out how to do it!! (i'm not good with computers lol)

Hope you are all having a great weekend
Maria x

Thursday, 18 September 2008

A Couple Of Christmas Cards..

Here are a couple of Christmas cards I have made using my new stamps. I have made half of my Christmas cards now, so no rush for me this December!This card was made using Bazzill Basics Card stock, To Create the Scalloped bottom I used my Dovecraft Corner punch. The red ribbon is also Dovecraft, Oval Greeting is from Craftwork Cards and the Stamp is called Santa and is made by Whipper Snapper
This card is made using Red card from my stash, Ribbon is by Dovecraft and the Stamp is called Snow Cuddles and is by Penny Black.

Maria x

A BIG Thank You To My Secret Sister

Today in the post I recieved my package from my Secret Sister and I have got to say I was Blown away. It came in the shape of 3 boxes, each beautifully decorated. In each box was a kit. Each kit has it's own papers, ribbons, brads and Images.

I am so grateful to my Secret Sister for this gorgeous package, Thank you so much. The boxes are stunning and the pictures (and my photography)really do not do them justice. This gift really does have such a personal touch.

I have a feeling I know who my Secret Sister is, but I will have to wait to see if I am right!

Thank you once again
Maria x

Bev's Blog Candy

Bev has some lovely candy on offer over at her blog. Pop over and leave her a comment and take a llok at her fantastic work.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

And the winner is.....

I got my DH to pick the number out of the hat this morning he picked out number 7 and that is Kerry (pickle) Congrats kerry. Please could you email me your address and I will pop them in the post. My email address is

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Forever friends

Just for fun I thought I would put these Forever Friends images on here as a little draw as I know some people are finding it hard to get hold of them.

Just leave me a comment and I will get my son to pick a winner out of a hat on Tuesday morning at 8 am GMT.

I would also like to thank everyone who comes to visit my little blog and as you can see by my hits counter I have now gone over the 10,000 hits mark. I will be doing some blog candy to celebrate this, and as I am going to a craft show soon I thought I would wait to get some Blog candy there to give away. So keep your eye out here for that.

I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend

Maria x

50th Birthday Card and Candle

I was asked to make a Card and Candle for a friends Mother-in-law and this is what I came up with. I hope she likes it as I think it's always harder when you don't know the person it is being given too.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Maria x

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Forever Friends

Just letting everyone know that The Glitterpot has the Forever friends goodies in stock.

More Blog Candy

KreativeKristen over at is offering 2 lucky people some blog candy. All you have to do is post a link to her blog telling everyone about her candy and then add her to your Blog Roll. Then Leave her a comment. Good luck!

Gina's Blog candy.

Hi Everyone Gina over at has some lovely Christmas Candy on offer. All you have to do is pop over and leave a comment and post a link on your blog. Make sure you take the time to look at her lovely cards while you are there..

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Free Standing Pop Up Card.

I made this little Pop Up Card after seeing the tutorial on Splitcoasters. The Instuctions were really easy to follow and I am really pleased with the finished result.

The Picture above shows the card free standing and the picture below shows how it looks when folded down to go into the envelope.

I am thinking of stamping a greeting just above the two little flowers, but as I am not sure I haven't done it yet.

Maria x

Image Wallets

These are the Two image wallets I made to send to Natalie and Michelle, I know it is safe to show them as they have both recieved them today.The pictures are not very clear and the colours not very bright as the light is so poor here today due to...... yes you guessed it... THE RAIN!!

Backing papers - From Stash

CS- Bazzill

Ribbon - Dovecraft

Image - Crossing Bridges Penny Black

Colouring was done with my Whisper pens

Maria x

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Forever Friends

Oh dear...... Look what happened when I went to the shops today. These little Forever Friends bears are sooo gorgeous I just couldn't resist! And of course you MUST ALWAYS have the matching papers lol.

I have tried them out already and they are great to colour and the papers go so well with the stamps. This is my first card made with one of the stamps and paper from the Romance pad.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Thank You Sue

I would like to say a huge thank you to Sue from for giving me this award. This means a lot to me Sue so thank you so much. Sue makes great cards so pop over and take a look at her creations.

Now comes the hard part of awarding this to just 5 blogging friends. The reason this is so hard is that everyone's blogs are all just as stunning as the next. But here goes.

I would like to pass this award onto


Michelle Short



and last but not least Gayle at

Many thanks Sue

Maria x

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Thinking of you....

I made this card with my new Changito clear stamp from stampendous. This is the same size as the wooden version of this stamp, but with the clear you have a choice of text to put in the frame. I purchased this from an American seller on ebay. Her ebay I.D is craftycarol. She has some amazing stamps and with postage this stamp cost me around £3.00.

Backing Paper - From Stash

Ribbon - Dovecraft

Flower - Prima

Coloured with Whisper and Marvy Pens.

Forever Friends

I made this card using the free stickers on the latest issue of Creativity Magazine. The Red backing paper is from The Christmas Stack from DCWV. The Green Textured card is core'dinations which I have run through my Big shot in the Baubles Cuttlebug folder and then sanded using a fine sandpaper.Backing Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Oval Greeting - CWC
Stickers - Magazine Freebie

Maria x

Pink Christmas Card.

I have been getting on with my Christmas cards the last few weeks and have managed to make quite a few. At least I will have no last minute rush this year to get them all done!Backing Paper - DCWV
Flower - Papermania
Oval Greeting - CWC
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Image - Snow Cuddle 2741H from Penny Black

Card made with Kerry's Freebie

This is the card I made with the free download from Kerry jo's blog. . I enjoyed making this card as Kerry's images are great to colour.

Backing papers - Bazzill Card stock
Gems. Papermania
Footballs cut from Papermania Masquline Pack
Circle greeting- CWC from my local craft shop
Image coloured with Pro Markers

Hope everyone is having a great day
Maria x

Monday, 1 September 2008

Wedding Anniversary Card

I also made this card for my friend to give to her Mum and Dad for their wedding Anniversary last week. I hope they liked it. The photos have come through in the wrong order but I am having probs with Blogger today so I'm just going to leave it the way it is!!

Backing papers- Laura Ashley Cont range

Image - Papermania

Flower made with Dovecraft Ribbon

Circle greeting - CWC

Wording - Done on my P.C

Maria x

Butterfly Card

Hi Everyone, It's good to be back! Had problems with our new internet provider due to our wiring apparently! and had no internet for a few weeks. Finally got it all sorted a few days ago thank goodness. Felt lost without it and lost my mojo for a while lol. Got quite a few cards to post so will try to post as many as I can today.
This is a card I made for my friend to give to her Mum for her Birthday.

Backing papers- Bazzill card stock
Flowers - Prima
Circle greeting - CWC
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Image - Stampendous Flower butterfly
Coloured with Whisper pens.

Hope you are all well, have been trying to catch up with everyone's blogs and will be doing so today if all goes to plan!

Maria x