Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween...

Good morning everyone, Happy Halloween to you all. Hope the sun is shinning where you are today. In devon it is bright and sunny but quite cold. Well enough with the weather outlook lol. This is a card I have made for my son to give to a little girl from his class. She is 8 today and she is having a birthday / Halloween party today. So I thought I would make her a spooky card! I have used stickles around the spider and on the little dog but it doesn't show in the pic.

Backing paper - Bazzill cardstock & Jeepers Creepers spiderweb from The Paper co.

Stamp set - Spooky spooky spooky. From Dies to die for. Seen this set on Natalie's Blog and decided I needed it!!! Your fault Natalie!! haha.

Glitter - Stickles

Letters cut with my Cricut machine using George and Basic shapes

This was coloured with Whisper pens.

Hope everyone has a great day

Maria x

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Elzybells stamps

I made this card with one of my new Elzybells stamps. These stamps are so cute and the little sentiment stamps are a perfect size for cards.

Backing Paper -DCWV

Stamps - Elzybells

Ribbon - Dovecraft.

Charm - From my local £1 shop

Flower from stash

Coloured with Whisper pens.

Hope everyone is having a good day despite the Rain

Maria x

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Another Christmas Card

Backing Paper - Dovecraft

Border punch - Fiskers threading water

Oval Greeting - CWC

Ribbon - Dovecraft and docrafts

Image - Penny black

Hope everyone is ok

Maria x

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Elzybells Carol singers

Backing papers - From stash

Snow Flake punch - Dovecraft

Oval Greeting - CWC from the Craft room

Stamp - Carol singers from Elyzabells

Black and White

I made this card with my new Penny Black rubber stamp. The photo is not very clear due to the poor light as it is very dull here today.

Black and Silver card - From stash

Gems stones - Papermania

Ribbon - The craftroom

CWC ovals from the craftroom

Image - Penny Black as is called "Fantasy"

Hope everyone is having a good day

Maria x

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Pink Christmas Card

Thought I would try to make a card without using a rubber stamp. So instead I used the Die cut Christmas trees from Craftwork Cards. I cut the aperture with my Nestabilities and mounted some Acetate to the inside of the card. Sorry about the picture it is really dark here today and the flash keeps coming on and reflecting in the Acetate..

Backing papers -DCWV

Christmas trees and Oval greetings- CWC

Ribbon - Dovecraft

Hope everyone is having a good day

Maria x

Monday, 20 October 2008

Thank you Natalie..

I would like to say a big thank you to Natalie for this lovely award she has so kindly given to me.
Thank you Natalie, it means a lot as I love all the cards you make and love reading your blog.

Now the 5 people I would like to pass this onto are Gayle, Michelle, Bev , Sarah and Jill.

Thank you to everyone that reads my blog and for all the comments

Maria x

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Jennifer's Blog Candy

Jennifer is giving away some great blog candy. All you have to do is pop over to her fabulous blog and leave her a comment and post a link. Good luck everyone.

Saturday, 18 October 2008


I have had a lovely afternoon playing with my Bind-it-all Machine. I thought I would make a little book as I have no card orders or birthdays in the next week or so. It was nice to just sit and create something and not have a theme or topic to stick to.

Papers - K&Co Berry Sweet

Flowers - Prima

Ribbon Dovecraft

Image - Magnolia

Pink Bind it all wires

Coloured with Whisper pens.

Ila's Blog Candy

Ila is giving away some Fabulous High Hopes stamps for her Blog Candy. To be in with a chance pop over to her blog and leave her a comment. While you're there take a look at her AMAZING cards.

Thank you Vicki

I would like to say A big thank you to Vicki for sending me this fabulous book to keep all my blogging buddies details in. The book and card are fabulous Vicki, thank you so much. It really made my day when I received this in the post.

Pop over and take a look at Vicki's fabulous blog and take a look at all her lovely creations.
Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous sunshine.

Maria x

My Secret sister...

Well.... I don't really need to reveal who my secret sister was as she sussed me out as soon as she received her goodies. I don't know how... but she did. But for everyone else my secret sister was Julie. These are the goodies I sent her and as she is a SU demo I think I had quite a hard job. If you would like any Stampin up Goodies pop over and take a look at her fabulous blog and tell her what you would like. She provides a great service.

Have a great weekend

Maria x

Thank you Secret Sister

This is the lovely package I recieved in the Secret sister swap I was a part of. It was organized by Michelle. Yesterday everyone had to reveal their secret sister and I have just found out my secret sister was Julie

so I would like to say a big thank you to Julie for the all the time and thought that went into these lovely boxes and their contents. I would also like to thank Michelle for organising the swap.

Maria x

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Jilli's Blog Candy

Jilli Is Celebrating her Blogoversary so is giving away some fab blog candy. Pop over and take a look at her fab blog and leave her a comment on her post to be in with a chance to win.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Julie's Blogoversary

Julie is celebrating her 1 year Blogoversary. To mark the occasion she is giving away some fabulous SU candy. Pop over and take a look at her fabulous blog and leave her a comment to be in with a chance to win. Don't forget to take a look at her fabulous cards too.x

Spring Cards

I can't believe how fast the weeks are going. I don't seem to have had much time for crafting lately. So last night I made time to sit down and make some cards. I decided to have a go at making some Spring cards and here is what I came up with.Papers - Little Twinkle Toes
Stamp - Penny Black Poppy Fields
Ribbon and Buttons from stash
Coloured with Whisper pens

Papers - DCWV

Stamp - Penny Black Snow Family

Oval Greeting - CWC

Coloured with Whisper pens

Hope everyone is ok

Maria x

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Natalie's Blogoversary Candy..

Natalie Is celebrating her 1st Blogoversary and to mark the occasion she is giving away some great candy. Pop over to her blog and take a look at her stunning cards.
Happy Blogoversary Natalie

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

75th Birthday

My friend asked me to make her a birthday card to give to her Dad for his 75th birthday this month. I always find men's cards so hard, but have come up with this.

Backing Paper - Bazzill card stock

Patterned paper - Papermania Forever Friends

?Oval Greeting - CWC

Ribbon - Anitas

Image - Papernation.

Numbers cut on Cricut with George and Basic shapes cartridge.

Hope everyone is having a great day

Maria x

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Breast Cancer awareness month

As it says in this cute little pic October is Breast cancer awareness month. Please pass this little penguin on and raise awareness.Maria x

Monday, 6 October 2008

Wedding Card and Candle

My friend asked me to make this card and candle for a friends wedding that she is attending at the end of the month. You can see how the box was made in the tutorial in my last few posts.

Backing Paper- Bazzill card stock and Silver card

Ribbon - From stash

Heart from my local craft shop.

Image. Papermania Bride and Groom

Gems - Papermania

Maria x

Daisy Bunnies Card and Candle

Backing paper- The Spring stack DCWV

Flowers - Prima

Image- Penny Black Daisy Bunnies 3108K

Maria x

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Candle Box Tutorial.

Firstly take a piece of card that measures 14 cm x 14 cm. Then measure and score a line from each side measuring 1.5 Inches in depth as shownThen cut along the line to the meeting point to creat 4 tabs
Then fold along your score lines and glue the tabs to the inside of your box as shown
Your box should then look like this.
Then as shown below score every 6.3 cm along the bootom of an A4 piece of Acetate to create the four sides of your box. Trim the remainder to measure one inch.
On the remaining inch place small glue dots down this edge and glue to create a square box
as shown here

Then place a glue dot on the bottom of each side of your acetate on the outside and then slide into your card box. (Acetate should be on the inside of your box)
Then push the sides of the acetate in at the top to create a fold and use a Cropadile to punch the holes for your ribbon as shown below.

Thread your ribbon through the holes and tie in a bow.

Then to finish take a piece of coloured card measuring 2 and a quarter inches and at the top use a punch to create a decorative edge. This piece of card should be anout 27 cm long to stick around the bottom outside of your box. Always make sure that the seems are both at the back of your box. I hope everyone is able to understand what I mean... lol. If you don't please feel free to email me at
Maria x