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Wirral, United Kingdom
Hi i have been making cards now for more years than i can remember. I am married and have two grown up children. I mainly like to do stamping, my favourite stamp companies are, LOTV, Penny Black and Paper Artsy just to mention a few.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Gosh were does the time go, i have had quite a busy couple of weeks, we had a card class last Saturday with about 50 ladies split over the morning and the afternoon, so quite a bit of time was spent designing and prepping for that, but it was all worth it, as we had a good fun day. Then this week we have been designing some cards for Dimension Stamps Ltd, Roy is on Create and Craft on Tuesday. We also did a demo for our local craft shop on Tuesday and a make and take on the Thursday.

Just wanted to share with you the two cards i designed for our Saturday class, the first card is called 'Hold my Hand' by Diane Carubia, i've not used any of her designs before, but i thought this was so cute, it stamps beautifully. The second card is one of Dimension Stamps images, i thought it would make a good mans card.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Santas Selection

Hello everyone, what a horrible wet day. I was on holiday last week in Porthmadog, weather was a bit mixed, but managed to get a bit of walking done. Before i went away i did some examples for Dimension Fourth, using a stamp set called "Santas Selection". Here are just two of the cards i made using the set. For the first card i used shrink plastic for the greeting and the little embellishment on the thread, after i stamped the text block i then used distress ink and a water brush to high light the text, the 25th Dec stamp in the middle i covered with Glossy Accents. The second card, i coloured in using Promarkers, i used three of the stamps from the set to make this card.

Monday, 26 September 2011

I think summer has come back to us, been a nice sunny day here today. Just want to share a card i made you. I used an Inkylicious daisy stamp, it is a set of stamps, and there are a couple of flower heads and leaves in the set so you can build up the image further.

I have stamped the image on crumbcake card from SU, then i masked the flower, and stamped over with a Hero Arts script stamp. I coloured the image in with Karisma pencils.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Good afternoon everyone, giving myself some time to update my blog. I have had quite a busy couple of weeks, I have been doing some examples for Dimension Fourth, and we also had a workshop on Saturday, which was a very busy day.

The two cards which i have put on my blog were just two of the cards the ladies made on Saturday. The first card using the snowmen was a stamp by Dimension Fourth, i enjoyed working with these stamps, the images were always crisp and sharp. The second stamp was Penny Black, its a stamp i have had for a couple of years, one of my favs.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Gosh didnt realise how long it has been since i last updated my blog, i was on holiday for a week, then i just didnt seem to get round to taking any photos of cards i have made. I have been quite busy doing card designs for classes and Dimension Fourth.

One of the card i have posted wasi made for one of our workshops, the flowers, sentiment and the Ledger stamps are all from Hero Arts.

The second card is a LOTV stamp which i bought last year, couldn't resist using it again this year, iit's so sweet.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Butterfly Tree

Well the weather is better than they forcast today, i've had a nice day in today catching up with bits and pieces that needed doing around the house. Thought while i've got chance i would update my blog. My latest card i have made is by Little Claire, 'Butterfly Tree', its a pretty stamp set, i think it was the tree that attracted me to the set. The circle sentiment is by LOTV.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Another warm day today, i have been on a bike ride to Chester and back, saw lots of people on the bikes, nice to get out in the fresh air. Here are two cards i designed for a class last week, The hero arts stamp is one that i have had for a couple of years, one of my favourites, i coloured the background to the stamp with alcohol inks and also the ribbon. The other card is a LOTV stamp i bought at Port Sunlight in May. Hope you like them.

Monday, 25 July 2011

What a lovely day its been, nice and sunny with a nice breeze blowing. My first card is a LOTV stamp, I bought from the Port Sunlight show in May, i've only just got round to using it, it's so sweet, think it will be one that i will use quite often.

My second card has been stamped with Rubber Stampede 'Woman in Repose' and Hero Arts Italian Poetry, these are two stamps i have had for a number of years.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Stitch and Sew

We have had another lovely day today, makes you feel so much better when the sun is shining. We have been looking for a new venue for our classes today, think we have found one.
This is a card i did on one of our workshops a couple of weeks ago, i couldn't find the photo i had taken. The stamp is one from Personnal Impressions, i have only used two of the stamps in the set there are about another 4 or 5 stamps in the set.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Christmas with Dimension Fourth

Here are a couple of cards i have designed for Dimension Fourth, the little snowmen are back to back snowmen, they are sold in a set and you get the front of the snowmen and the back, so you can place an apperture in your card, and when you open your card you will see the back view of the snowmen. The stamps of the second card are also in the same set, there are 13 stamps in all.

Friday, 8 July 2011

What a beautiful sunny day it is here, have just been looking through some cards i made a while ago, so thought i would put them on my blog. These two cards are from a Make and Take class we did a month or two ago. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Make and Take cards

Rain has stopped now and the sun is shining here, had a nice week away last week in Cornwall, the weather was lovely, saw some beautiful places, St Ives, Padstowe and Falmouth. While i was away i missed my crafting, we have a make and take class this Thursday evening so have been quite busy prepping for that, here are a couple of cards which i have designed.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Workshop Cards

Hi everyone,just a couple of cards to show you today, these are just two cards the ladies made last Saturday on our workshop, it was a good day, i haven't taken pictures of the others yet, hopefully in the next day or so i will pull my finger out and get round to it. The first card is a LOTV stamp, a couple of the ladies were going to use this card for Fathers Day. Sorry but i can't remember the name of the stamp company who make the stamp i used with the Fisherman.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Hi everyone, wish this weather would make its mind up what it's doing. I have been busy designing a couple of cards with Dimension Fourths stamps, Beauty is a state of mind' the stamps were really good to work with, i particularly like the stamp which says 'Beauty is a state of mind', its looks really nice stamped onto shrink plastic . Now i am making some cards using distress ink and alcohol inks for a demo i am doing at my local garden centre on Saturday.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dots Birthday Card

Good morning here is a card i made for my friend Dot. I have been trying to upload a post for the past 4 or 5 days but it wont publish, i'm ready to pull my hair out, so just testing now, fingers crossed with this one.

Monday, 23 May 2011

'Pom Pom'

Hi this is a card i did on a workshop on Saturday, i love these LOTV stamps, they are so cute. Went to PortSunlight recently to the Stamp Festival and bought quite a few more stamps by LOTV, bought the new circle sentiments but haven't used them yet.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

I must be on a roll now, here is another 2 card i designed for one of our classes, I used an Inkadinkadoo stamp for the first card, and coloured it with Distress inks. I applied the colours to a plastic pallete and then picked them up with a waterbrush pen.

The second card was done with the Woodware Poppy stamp. I have only used part of the image and cut it into six pieces then pieced it back together again leaving small gaps inbetween. I coloured the poppy with Promarkers. The stamp behind the poppy is a Hero Arts stamp 'Manuscript Background'.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Hello, it's been a long time since i have put anything on my blog. I think its the taking of the pictures that put me off, they never seem to look right, or i never seem to take them at the right time when the light is best, so i end up doing nothing. These next two cards i have made for examples for my local craft shop. They are from 'Wild Rose Studio', and i have coloured them with Promarkers. I had a go the other day of using pencils to colour in my images, and then using Sansador, but i didnt have much sucess, i shall have to keep on practicing. Hope you like my new cards, will try and post more often.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Dandelion Clock

Hi this is one of my latest cards i have designed for a class i did last week. I think this little fairy stamp is so sweet.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Hi bit of a dull day here today, were's the sun gone. I have been quite busy this week, i have made a couple of cards for our local craft shop, so thought i would share them with you. We will be using them on a workshop tomorrow, along with Maria's cards, we are hoping to do 6 altogether.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hi everyone, the sun is starting to come out now after a wet start. Just thought i would post a card i made on a workshop on Saturday, the other cards i cant't seem to get the photos right, will try taking them again later on, and post them on to my blog.

Friday, 18 February 2011

This is a card i made for Maria, it was her birthday yesterday. I bought the stamp from the show at Manchester a couple of weeks ago. LOTV have designed some beautiful stamps, i have built up quite a collection of them now.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Here are another two cards which the ladies made on our workshop last week.
The first card is another Stampington and Co. stamp called 'One man show', i am not sure what the text stamp is as i have had it a long time, and i mounted it on a piece of wood when i first bought it.
The second card was made using a Go Kreate die called 'Boo on his bum'. Hope you like the cards.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Workshop cards

Hi everyone, i didn't realise how long it had been since i posted anything on my blog. These cards were made for a workshop, i did last week with two friends Dot and Maria. I have been meaning to photograph the other cards, but as yet haven't got round to it, will hopefully post them on in the next few days.