Thursday 18 December 2008

Monochrome madness PTW

The challenge this week is to use only one colour on your project, you can use varying shades of one colour. I used a flourish stamp i got from a craft fair don't know the make. i finally managed to get my hands on that Santa stamp so used that for the first time, finished off with ribbon & flower from my stash. thanks for looking.

shell x

wow an award......

wow i've been given an award by the lovely Sue. thanks Sue, i have to tell you 5 things i'm addicted to ( only 5 there are so many ). then i have to pass it on to 5 fellow bloggers so here goes

  1. chocolate

  2. my lap top(i dont know what i did without it)

  3. card making and being in my craft room.

  4. blog hopping, i pop online for 5 mins and before i know it o/h and kids are home from work.

  5. my family and friends.

now the 5 i have to pass it on to;

  1. sarah

  2. carol

  3. vikki

  4. ruth

  5. vicky

Have fun girls and thanks again to Sue

Monday 15 December 2008

sitting tilda

OMG whats up with me 2 posts in one day, that's just not like me must be on a roll. Thought I'd have a go of making a card using my cricut which I've not used it in so long(kept forgetting to pick up some cutting mats) Used the home accents cart for this one. I'm not too sure about it i think it could do with something else but don't know what, what do you think. Thanks for looking shell x

Sorry about the poor pic.......

penny black challenge

The challenge this week is a


3 Flowers...2 Papers and 1 Ribbon.

As always it is entirely up to you what you create

a ATC....altered art

as long as you include at least 1 Penny Black image.
I used pink petticoat papers,
coloured image with my pro markers,
the hat is water coloured cause i aint got a red pm yet.
but that may change now because i just found
out my local craft shop sells them in singles yippee,
hope you all have a good day.
shell x

Friday 12 December 2008

Hubby's Card at Last

I have struggled to make this one every time i started it, it looked too girlie. Mrs j answered my last post and suggested i used Santa suit Lola i had forgotten all about her, this is what i came up with.

The papers are from Summer Driggs, the image is Lola occasions from pink petticoat coloured with watercolour pencils and pro markers, i cut some nestie shapes and covered them with a versamark ink pad then clear embossing powder, sentiment done on comp. do you think its OK? still a little unsure but gonna give it to him anyway.

I've got my works Christmas night out to night, Hopefully it'll put me in the Christmas mood, I dont know what is wrong with me this year maybe it's because the boys are growing up but i cant get in the mood, my tree is still in the loft. i may put it up over the weekend.

hope you all have a great day

shell x

Thursday 11 December 2008

Dawny's birthday candy

Dawn has got the most yummy candy on
offer on her blog, it's to celebrate her birthday on Monday,
all you have to do to be in with a chance to win is leave a
comment and a link on your blog, simple.
.............Happy Birthday for Monday Dawn have a great day.............
Ive been struggling all week to make a card for my o/h for Christmas cant seem to be able to come up with anything, all my stamps and things are all girlie or more birthday images for the fellas, i really don't like to say this but if my mojo doesn't turn up soon I'll have to buy him one...............

Tuesday 9 December 2008

penny black challange

here is my take on this weeks challange,
its to follow a sketch by beth.
i really enjoy doing these and dont
know what took me so long to join in.
anyway hope this is ok.
shell x

Saturday 6 December 2008

wedding pink petticoat

Another entry for the slice comp that liz is running.

Again using little swirls this time

in gold the image is happyily ever after.

Friday 5 December 2008

pink petticoat comp entry

Here is my entry to Liz's comp at pink petticoat. The prize is a slice wow I'd love to win this, i made this card using the new mini download little swirls. I think this is my fave paper collection yet it will be useful all year round. I made it using the positive and negative in the same colour, the tree was made by doing some t bag folding which i learnt to do on Monday at a card club i joined, never ever done any before but thought it looked great on this card shape which is also new to me, tree then matted onto nesties. hope you like it and good luck to everyone who entered.

shell x

Monday 1 December 2008

Christmas candles

I just thought i'd show you a few candles i stamped on the other day, they are for a friend at work to give to her son and daughter the are both having their first christmas in new homes so on the back i have put their names, year and address on as that is what she asked for. i enjoy doing these and have another order for 8 of them. only problem is i'm finding it really hard to track plain candles down.

katharinas fab advent calender

The very kind and talented katharina has got an advent calender on her blog.
Each day one window will be opened and the is a suprise under it for one lucky blogger, so pop over to her blog and check it out. click on the link on the right. hope everyone is well on the feezing cold day.
shell x

Saturday 29 November 2008

penny black challange no patterned paper

well this is my first go at a challenge dont know if i can do this linking thing but i'm gonna give it a go hope it works!!!!!!!! here's my card for this weeks challenge was to make a card without using any patterned papers.

white card stock put through cuttlebug snowflake folder, matted onto red card stock, red ribbon from stash, duck noel stamp coloured with watercolour pencils,sentiment is elzybells finished off wirh glossy accents.

more candy

whiff of joys blog candy on offer from
the lovely fran click on the
link on the right for a chance to win, good luck.
shell x

Friday 28 November 2008

Sara's blog candy

sara over on saz cards has some
fabby christmas candy on offer
pop over and check it out.
thanks sara fingers crossed.
shell x

got myself some pro markers

I went to a christmas demo last night at creative pastimes in ellsmere port. met dawny again and she was using them so it would have been just rude not to buy any. Dawn gave me some advise on what sets to start with, thanks dawn your a star , the only problem now is that i want them all.....NOW....oh well not long tilll christmas and i have been a good girl.......

this is the first card i made with them it's for o/h uncle what do you think i looove them.

Monday 10 November 2008

This is a card i made for my bosses nephew.
I ran a navy piece of card through my trusty cuttlebug,
the backing papers are out of my stash & the image
i got off a google search and i coloured him with watercolour pencils,
the 18 was cut on my cricut.
tfl Shell x

Thursday 6 November 2008

playing about with blogger

hope everyone is havin a good week, i'm just havin a play around on the dashboard of my blog adding some bits that are new, its been such a long time since i've done anthin on here there are loads of new things to add and it's gettin easier all the time. i've sussed out how to link all that lovely blog candy thats out there to be won, so i'm goin on a candy hunt.

Wednesday 5 November 2008

well what can i say???????i am possibly the worst blogger in the world. i have not posted any thing on here for ages. i've been really busy. anyway i'm gonna promise myself to pop a little post on here at least once a week from now on. i might even get some cards on too.
i'm going to take part in some challanges as well, hopefully it'll give me the kick i need to get back into crafting. i have done a few things lately i'll try to get them uploaded later on.

Tuesday 22 July 2008

i'm back on online

i cant belive how long it's been since i last posted anything on here, the computer decided to pack up on me so had to sort a new one out. i have lots to catch up on including putting an award i got and a pay it forward blog candy to sort out, hopefully it will be done by tomorrow.

Wednesday 25 June 2008


i've been tagged twice once by liz at getting crafty and by tara at happily ever after crafting thanks girls well here goes.

cant remember that far back but i'm pretty sure i was at collage training to be a hairdresser. i passed all my course work and became a qualified hairdresser then a year later decided it wasn't for me so gave it up. i dont do it at all now.

it's my day off today so all boring stuff
1. washing
2. hovering
3. make the dinner for when everyone else gets home from work.
4. pop to the shops
5. make some cards that have been ordered.

firstly i would pay off our morgage, then i would buy both our familes nice big houses, i would love a caravan on site at flamingo land, we go there every year on hoilday for a week and i just love it rollercoasters all week long yep i'm an adrelian junkie.

this is really boring but i have only ever lived in one place Birkenhead on the wirral, it's just over the mersey river from liverpool it's a nice place to live well i think so anyway.

ive got to tag five others now so girls if your up for it tag your it; vikki, kerry, sharon, liz and dawny.

Monday 23 June 2008

xmas tilda on a candle

i spotted this on someones blog(i'm so sorry cant remember who i will edit this post if i find it again). they are so easy to do.

1. stamp your image onto tissue paper and colour it in. i used tom bow pens.

2.when dry place tissue paper onto the candle and cover complete image with greaseproof paper.

3.using a heat gun over the greaseproof paper till the tissue paper sort of melts away. you will notice that the greaseproof paper looks wet, this means it's done.

exploding box and baby shoe

this was made for a friend who has just had a baby girl. i really enjoy doing these and they are always well recived

Tuesday 10 June 2008

cat in a bra

another new stamp i was given this by a friend of mine who bought 2 of the same stamp. coloured again with tombow pens, love using these

gothic fairy

here's another of kerry jo's stamps this one is my fav so fa. coloured this one using tombow pens and koi brush and i used a a clear sakura pen on her wings. flower again from poppicrafts.

Monday 9 June 2008

i made this using kerry jo's stamps she was coloured in using sakura stardust pens with a koi waterbrush. i then chalked around her (think i went a bit heavy handed, never done this before) th flower is from poppicrafts, the papers are from my stash.

Friday 30 May 2008

anniversary card for my brother and sister in law

i didn't want to do just a card so decided on this instead
used pinkpetticoat papers and flowers from poppicrafts
changed photos from colour to black and white for a classier look, i'm really pleased by the way it turned out.

i just hope they like it.

more pinkpetticoat cards

again using sakura, nesties and paper from stash.

i love this one used my new nesties, papers from my stash coloured using sakura stardust pens


using a stamp from an unmounted sheet i got from a craft show, coulored in using tombow pens and watercolour brush, embossing done with my cuttlebug.

how cute is this little fella? made with papers from dcwv mens paper pack(i think thats right i never keep the wrappers and got a very bad memory)

a few new cards

this is the first card i have made using the free doodle off the fabulously talented and genourous kerry over at kerry has just had her first set of stamps launched and i for one can't wait till pay day to get my hands on them. the papers i used were free of the web somewhere but cant remember where from.

win some candy

dawny over on has got some lovely candy to give away to celebrate getting 4000 hits on her blog, pop over and have a look.
it's been nearly a whole month since i last posted on my blog have been really busy.
i must promise myself not to leave it so long again. i have made a few more cards so i'm off to grab the camera and get them on here this mornin.

i've got an award

i've been given this award by the very talented tara over on happyeveraftercrafting.Tara has only had her blog for a short time and it puts mine to shame. thank you so much tara you have made my day.

Thursday 1 May 2008

i treated myself to a new cartridge for my cricut at aintree last week it's home accents, and the shapes on it are georgous. i made this for a friend to say good luck for her new job.

totally loving george, have also got some dotties but not had a play with her yet, you can download goerge and dottie from charmed cards and crafts. i think footie george is my fav so far. i cant wait till more are avabilbe, goerge at work would be a good one.

Monday 28 April 2008

I've been tagged

ruth over on crafty wanderings has tagged me so now i have to tell you 7 facts about myself.
here goes (here goes)
1* i have two boys aged 16 & 18

2* When i was 14 i entered it'a a knockout at butlins cant remember where i came though.

3* we have loads of pets including 2 cavalier king charles spanials called spike & mollie, tropical fish, koi in the pond a hamster called buffy and five bearded dragons.

4* i work in a clothes shop in town which i love, yeah really

5* i've seen robbie williams live 3 times he is fab and gets better every time

6* i have one brother and 2 sisters

7* my birthday is 21st november

that was harder than i thought it would be, thanks ruth, now i have to tag some people too

every monday on the do crafts forum member loretta put's up a sketch. i have only just started taking part in these challenges, they are great cause i get a mental block all the time and would never have thought of these layouts. anyway this is mine for week 4
this stamp i've been after for ages got it yesterday and couldn't wait to play with it. coloured it using water coloured pencils , thimk i'm getting the hang of it now.

this is one of the stamps i got from aintree show got the idea from a card there. think i'll use this stamp a lot it can be used for all occasions

aintree update

what a brilliant day i had at aintree, so much for taking a list and siticking to it, i bought 6 new stamps (one which i have been after for ages so i had to get it didn't i), got a new cartridge for my cricut,lots and lots of papers,a cropadile,3 more embossing folders for my bug, build a flower die and embossing set. i even managed to get the tan mat from oyster crafts that lets me emboss brass stencils on my bug. got more ribbon as well , think i have a problem cant stop myself buying more .oh well gonna go and have a play with all my new goodies now.

Friday 25 April 2008

aintree craft show

i'm going to the aintree craft show tomorrow with some friends. i'm really looking forward to it, list of things i need to buy ribbon, little gold heart brads(to finish wedding invites), straight border peel offs, some lovely prima flowers, only 2 new stamps, and some prisma pencils. i'll post again tomorrow with what i buy. i'm going to try and stick to my list ha ha well i can try cant i????

get well wishes

i just made this card for a friend tilda stamp, coloured using water colour pencils with a koi brush, i think i'm starting to get the hang of the blending a bit now, the papers are k & co, which i love at the moment.

Monday 21 April 2008

here is the pif candy i have up for grabs. the first 3 people to comment on this post will recive this in the post, then your have to pass it forward(pif) to 3 more bloggers. dont forget to e mail me your addy where i can send it to. you can e mail me or pm through do crafts my user name on there is craftyshell.

blog candy

this is the blog candy i won off chrissy marie. thank you chrissy its brilliant anyway now i have to pass it forward, just going to put some together this morning then i'll post it on here.

cuttlebug and pink petticoat

a few cards using pinkpetticoat and cuttlebug folders i really like the way the baby cards turned out. they were inspired by the brilliant heartprints site

more george


i've been busy lately i had a order for 230 wedding invites which took up all my spare time. I managed to make some crads over th weekend using sporty george from he is going to make mens cards so much easier. anyway here are my first attempts.

Tuesday 1 April 2008

just made a quicky card. never used this shape before. i spotted these in one of my old mags last night and thought i'd give it a go. i dont think it looks too bad. what do you think? another pink petticoat

maybe one day will pass when i dont use these images(i hope not)
morning, i'm off work today so was going to make some cards but ended up in blog land, will make some this afternoon. i have won some pif candy off chrissy maries blog. looking forward to seening the postie now, this means i have to now pass it forward my self so watch this space. i'm trying to put a link to chrissy's blog on here not too sure how i do it but i'm sure i'll get there in the end.

Wednesday 26 March 2008

here is my latest pinkpetticoat card i just love these images and of course there's no waitin for the postie to come because they are downloads. i think they are totally adictive

Tuesday 25 March 2008

this card is made using an image from its so cute and perfect for my god daughters birthday as she loves splasing in the puddles when it rains.
hiya my name is shell.
i live in wirral with my partner kev and two teenage sons. i've been making cards for about 2 and a half years now and it's taken over my life(and the spare room)
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