Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Well, it's been a wee while since I posted...ok, a big while, and I apologise. So much for all my good intentions! Anyway, getting our new house all ready and liveable took quite a while, and I'm only really just settling back into making cards for people again.

So! I'm making it my new year resolution to keep this thing a little bit more up to date, and to take part in more challenges when I can. I've also started getting orders for my cards in work, so if I make any cards to order I'll post a couple of pictures here too.

For Christmas I was a lucky girl...I got my mum's old Cricut because she upgraded hers to an expression, and I also got a sewing machine! So you can probably expect some lovely cut files, paper piecing, and stitching on my cards from now on!

MC x

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mr and Mrs...

Well, we did it! The wedding was incredible - definitely the best day of my life. I grinned from start to finish and savoured every moment of it. Here's a wee picture (we haven't got our professional ones yet, but lots of people took their cameras and passed photos on to us).

That's my mum and dad in the second photo, by the way! The honeymoon was brilliant too. I dragged David away from Disney and Universal for a wee visit to Michael's, where I bought a couple of Ranger goodies for mum which were discounted, and raided the dollar bins for myself. Got some ribbons and stamps, and they had awesome little pots of flocking in every colour under the sun - four for a dollar! Bargain! Never used it before though, so I put it to use on the card I made today for some challenges. Here you go!

The digi is from the lovely collection at Pink Cat Studio, which I discovered thanks to one of the challenges being sponsored by the site. Isn't it brilliant? It reminds me of American Beauty (which I watched on the way to America on the plane). Plus, it's just so cute!

That last picture has a couple of the flocked little hearts - they look really cute. I used the pink on the sentiment too and I'm not so sure about the result. I think it looks better when the colour underneath matches the colour of the flocking. Lesson learned for next time then!

Well, here's the rundown:

Digi: Pink Cat Studio (Lily & Billy laying in hearts)
Coloured with Promarkers (Ruby, Crimson, Rose Pink, Amethyst for the hearts, Cocoa, Pastel Beige, Blush, Lime Green for Lily, and Terracotta, Satin, Duck Egg and Ice Grey 3 for Billy)
Studio G flocking
Font is another freebie - 'Musa Ornata' from
Papers from the Best of Kim and Company Too pack
Fake stitching with a wee pink pencil!
The hearts were just cut out of card and coloured with Ruby and Rose Pink Promarkers

I am entering this into three challenges this week! They are:
and finally,

I hope you like it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Here comes the bride!

Well, tomorrow is the big day! Last minute preparations are being done as we speak, and I'm putting the finishing touches to the big guest Table Plan. I will take photos of all the bits and pieces we have done and post them after the honeymoon...

My pride and joy is the stationery - mum and I made everything ourselves, and we've had so many compliments about them being gorgeous. One friend even claimed it was the nicest wedding invitation she's ever received - high praise! Photos to, I'm off to be bridal!

Love, MC xx

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First post, and first pictures!

Hello! Welcome to my blog. This is basically going to be a place for me to upload photos of my cards, so that people who are interested in ordering from me know what sort of thing to expect. I like stamping (especially digistamps) and colouring, and I like using unusual card shapes from time to time. Most of all, though, I love making a card that is totally personal to the recipient, so I like to spend time getting to know exactly what they like!

So, here's my first ever upload. Tomorrow is father's day in the UK, and as such, I have made a very quick card for my dad. He loves nothing more than coming home from work, eating his dinner, and then conking out on the blue leather armchair in the corner of the living room while we have to watch whatever rubbish he has put on the TV. When we ask if he is sleeping, he always tells us that he is actually "just resting his eyes". Hmmm...

Card shape: Easel
Main technique: Digistamping and colouring
Products used: Kim & Company papers (from the best of two block)
Digistamp by
Letraset Promarkers
Coloured pencils
Free fonts (Honey Script at the top, Reprise Title at the bottom)

There it is! I hope you like it. I am entering this into the One Stop Craft Challenge this week, where the theme is "One for the Boys". I think I'll also enter it into the Easel Card challenge at Digital Tuesday Challenge...I've also since added it to the Creative Inspirations Challenge 65 - One for the Boys!

MC x