Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Young Girls Card

Another young child's card, which is very easy
to make.

Image – Scrappin Doodles
Patterned Paper – DCWV – Nana's Kids
Nestabilities – Twenty Two
Sentiment – DCWV
Cardstock – Darice
Ribbon – My Sash

A Boy's Monster Card

I really enjoy making cards for kids and although I have
never made one with a monster image before, I like how
this card turned out. 

Image – Pollycraft – Monster Pants
Patterned Paper – DCWV – Nana's Kids
Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
Sentiment – Word
Cardstock – Core'dinations
Distresser – Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Dots & Circles
Martha Stewart Punch – Mini Daisy
Ribbon – My Sash

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pattie's Creations Christmas Card Challenge

This is a first for me as I haven't made a Christmas card
before.but as I was sent this cute image as a DT member
of Pattie's Creations, I made this card.

Image - Patties' Creations - Pattieboop & Allie Christmas Stocking
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Background Paper - My own
Distressing - Tom Holtz Distressing Tool
Green Star Brad - Recollections

Friday, December 7, 2012

Baby Boy Card

Image – JW Illustrations-Bouncing Baby Boy
Cardstock – Darice
Nestabilities – Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Blue Plaid Pattern Paper – Generations
Blue Button – Button Ups
Sentiment – Scrappin Doodles

Baby Girl Card

Cardstock – Darice
Nestabilities – Labeks Seventeen
Pattern Paper – Generations
Stick on Embellishments – jolee's boutique
Pink Bling on Button – Bobunny
Sentiment – Scrappin Doodles

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Card for Teenage Girl

Well, I need to replenish my stock, so have been busy making
cards during the last few days.  The image I have used  is
one of many I have collected from here - great for the
older boy/girl.  The flowers were on sale and came as a bunch.
I just cut a few off the stem and tried to flatten them out a bit.
The current challenge at SSD is Celebrations, so I'll enter this card

Image – Sassy Studio Designs
Cardstock - Darice
Mat – Coor'dinations, ColorCore Cardstock
Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
Sentiment – studio g
Distressing – Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Sanding Tool
Flowers - Local Craft Shop 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nana Vic's First Challenge

Challenge will be for one month starting
Tuesday 11th December ~ 8th January 2013
Anything Goes Challenge
If you use a NanaVic image you could win a $15 prize.
If not it is a $12 Prize.
Vickie has lots of fabulous images for you to try out so
check them out here.
Another chance to be a winner will be from the DT members
they can choose someone who enters the challenge to give the 
image they are using from Nana Vic's too. So maybe it will pay 
you to leave a lovely message to your favourite DT member *smile*  

Here is the card I made as a  DT member :

Image – Nana Vic
Sentiment – Nana Vic
Patterned Paper – K&Co.
Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
Green Matting – Core'dinations
Large Yellow Flower – Prima
Two Smaller Flowers - Petaloo
Green Rhinestones - Queen&Co. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Challenge #57 at Pattie's Creations

Here is the card that I designed for the above challenge:
I hope you will go over to Patties's Creations and
take part in this challenge.  Theme is
"Harvest Time or Thanksgiving Holiday."

Image - Dude Time Doodles - Scotty Scarecrow
Card Stock – Core'dinations
Nestabilities – Labels Twenty Two
Patterned Paper – K&Company
Flowers – Petaloo
Leaf – Serviette
Turkey – Free Clipart
Pearls – Queen & Co.
Punch – Martha Stewart – Double Loops
Sentiment – Studio g
Distresser – Tim Holtz

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A child's Card

Sometimes it is nice to use images that are already
coloured.  The image on my card comes from a set
of animals, and each one makes a beautiful card,
which is also quick and easy to make.

Tomorrow I shall publish a card I made as a DT
member for the new challenge at Pattie's Creations.
Soon Pattie will have a big sale of her digi images, so
watch this space.

Image - Scrappin Doodles
Patterned Paper - DCWV
Punch - Martha Stewart - Double Loops
Nestabilities - Labels Twenty Two

Monday, November 19, 2012

After not having internet for a few days, then no computer,
then not getting my printer to print (I just needed to sort
out the ports), I am glad to get back to my blog.  Here
is a baby girl card, which I made using stick-ons, which
I don't use too often.  Also used my new Nestabilities.

Cardstock - Darice
Nestabilities - Labels Seventeen
Pattern Paper - Generations
Stick-ons - Jolee's boutique
Sentiment - Making Memories - Chunky Silver

Monday, November 12, 2012

A New Card

It's great to be back to my crafting and I'm enjoying my new
'toys'.  My Glue Glider Pro works a treat and I am going to
get lots of use from my Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics A.

Now for my card.

Image - DZ Doodles - Boxy Lady
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Flowers - Spellbinders Carnation Creations
White Edging - Martha Stewart - Mini Daisy Punch
Nestabilities - Labels Twenty Two
Sentiment - studio g (Michaels)
Green Mat - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A

Friday, November 9, 2012

Not looking forward to the long journey home but can't wait to
play with all my new crafting goods.  Mind you, where I shall put
everything is another matter!  But I do have plans for a niche,
which is behind the table where I do my crafting.  I just want a place
to put all the plastic boxes my paper, punches etc. are in, so that I
can have a nice tidy table when I need!

Here is my first post for the latest  challenge at Pattie's Creations. I
am one of the two new DT members and I am very happy to join this
great team. Challenges are bi-weekly. Do go and visit Pattie's page
and see what lovely digital stamps she makes.

Do visit the other new designer, Bettina, to see what beautiful cards she makes.

Image - Pattie's Creations
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Glitter Silk Cardstock - Glitter Sheen - Core'dinations
Flowers - Petaloo
Green Pearls - Queen & Co.
Happy Birthday Sentiment - studio g
Green Border - Martha Stewart Punch

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just an update.  Nothing put up recently because I am in the States.
Was staying in Boston and had planned to go for a couple of days
to Philadelphia, but along came Hurricane Sandy and we headed
right back to MD to family, even though it took us nearly 10 hours,
with a couple of stops on the way, We also drove through heavy
rain for a while.  Luckily we weren't affected but wish those that
were all the best.

I have now joined the DT of Pattie's Creations and will soon put
up the card I made for the new team's first challenge.

Michael's had a crop from 2pm-8pm that I went to and  had a
good time there. Afterwards the four of us in the class, including
the instructeress went out to eat together. Of course I did some
shopping at Michael's and ordered a few things over the internet,
and so was able to make a card here.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scrapbooking Again - Mum's Family

Actually got another SB page done for my family album - this time
I used a photograph of my mother with her parents and 8 siblings!
I just don't have photos of my mother as a child, so I am happy that
a cousin had this to give to me.  I never met my grandparents on
mum's side but I did meet some of her siblings, and now am in
touch with their children and grandchildren. My mother is the
one standing in front of her elder brother.

Patterned Flowers - Spellbinders Carnation Creations
Large Flowers - Petaloo (I tea-stained them)
Small Green Flower - Petaloo
Bling - Zva
Mat behind Word Sentiment- Core'dinations
Distressing around Mat - Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Friday, September 28, 2012

An Autumn Card

This card uses Autumn colours and gave me a chance to do a
slightly different style to my usual one.  The white part of the
two flowers I cut out whilst at a crop, so I can't say where
the punch is from.  I like the size of it, and, of course, it is
possible to colour them any colour you want.  I left them
white because otherwise the card might have been too dark
and I think they brighten the card up.

Image - Penny Wessenauer - Autumn Rose
Card Stock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - thank you Kiethann Hurt
Spellbinders - Carnation Creations
Sizzix - Embossing Folder
Green Ribbon - Create It - Michaels

Time For Another Card

Should be out doing some exercises but am a bit under the weather
so I thought it a good time to add a couple of cards.  I love to use
Core'dinations cardstock because I can, emboss, sand etc. and I
do this often.  I have ordered more Core'dinations pads, and can't
wait to receive them.  I use the A4 size for making cards and the
smaller pads for using as mats or to cut out using Nestabilities etc.
I embossed directly onto the cardstock and then sanded the

Image - CupcakeCrafting - White Lily (CD has been discontinued)
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Spellbinders - Carnation Creations
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Butterfly - Punch (sorry, don't know who's)

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Scrapbook Page Of My Parents

Here is another scrapbook page, which I designed
whilst at a crop at Paper Hearts in Ramat Hasharon, which I
believe is held once a month.  The green patterned paper
was cut out on a Big Shot machine (even if I had one, I'd
have nowhere to keep it!)  

Patterned Paper - Colorbok
Patterned Flowers -  Spellbinders Carnation Creations
Large White Flower & Small White & Green Flowers - Petaloo
Butterfly - Punch
Green Oval Frame & Green Heart - Paperbilities - Page Accents

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Scrapbook Page - Hila is 2

Haven't been very active here recently - had a lot of cards
to make and also was working on Hila's scrapbook page. 
Went to another 'crop' and really enjoyed it. Nice group of
women, who all are willing to help each other and who make
most beautiful pages.  I prepared a page using a photo of my
parents' wedding photo and an invitation to their reception held
in 1943.  At the studio where the crop is held they have a
Big Shot and Cuttlebug and lots of dies and punches, so I
prepared a few cut outs to use at home.  On the Big Shot  I was
able to cut out a large label to use on my page. I hope to finish
the page soon.

Patterned Paper - Colorbok
Animal Images - Mami Doodles
Title - Word
Large White Flower, Small Green & White Flowers - Petaloo
Other Flowers - Spellbinders Carnation Creations
Green Mats - Core'dinations Card Stock
Distressing - Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Large Circle Cutouts - Elmer's Story Keepers
Pink Edging Top & Bottom - Paperbilities Page Accents
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Challenge - Back to School - The Doodle Garden

Here is my DT card for The Doodle Garden.  Jenn has
lots of lovely Back to School images.  Worth your
participating in this challenge.

School Bus Image - The Doodle Garden
Patterned Paper -  DCWV
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Mats - Foam
Distressing tool - Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Word

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Card for August Challenge at Beccy's Place

The challenge this month is to make any card using one
of Beccy's images.  I used her Bride & Groom image
because wedding cards are always useful.

Image - Beccy's Place
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Patterned Paper - DMD
Brad - Stuff4Sb
Dot sparkler stickers - Stampendous
Sentiment - Done on Word

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Colour Challenge at Pholkart Blessings

This is the first challenge from Pholkart Blessings and the Challenge
is to use the colours pink and teal.  You can use any image you
like.  The challenge is on for another 9 days  Here is the card I
am entering to the challenge and I hope many more crafters will
take part.  You can enter a card, scrapbook page, ATC, ornament,
party decoration, etc.

Image - Nana Vic
Nestabilities - Labels Twenty-Two
Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop
Shapeabilities - Floral Flourishes
Spellbinders - Carnation Creations
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - K&Company
Ribbon - Michaels

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Card Using A Digi from Saturated Canary

Saturated Canary has fab freebie digitals, just like the
one on this card - isn't she lovely!  The  DT make the
most beautiful cards. 

Image - Saturated Canary
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - dots and circles
Pattern Paper - Generations
Cardstock - Core'dinations

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Found A 'Crop' To Go To

My first 'crop' in Israel.  I have found it difficult to find a
place, which is not too far away, for sitting with other
crafters to do scrapbooking/cardmaking.  This week I
went to a shop/studio in Ramat Hasharon called "Paper
Hearts" and joined 6 other crafters.  Sarit and Nirit run
the shop and Nirit helps the crafters at the 'crop'. They
have a few machines, including the Cuttlebug, and a
large choice of dies to use for each machine.  There
are also lots of other tools, such as punches to use.
I went, not so much as to learn something, but to be
with others who love to craft.  Nirit was open to any
questions and had lots of patience.  Hopefully I will
go again.  The shop is full of great things!
I prepared some cards to do and here are the ones
that I managed to finish.

Image - JW Illustrations
Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Circles
Flowers - Craft Store
Patterned Paper - Colorbok
Sentiment - Clear Stamp - studio g

Image - Fred She Said, Medallion
Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Rhinestone - Queen & Co.

Image - Anji's Antics
Shapeabilities - Floral Flourishes
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Rhinestone - Queen & Co.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

'Life's A Beach' - The Doodle Garden Challenge

This card I made as a DT member for the
August "Summer Fun" Challenge
on The Doodle Garden's 2nd Challenge.
sponsored by Patti with Pholkart Blessings.

Patti generously donated a fun digi for
us, The Doodle Garden DT gals, to use in
our inspiration pieces for this challenge
and is offering a WONDERFUL 2 Digis-
Winner's Choice to the winner of the
challenge (drawn randomly from qualifying
entries on August 16th!) 

Digi Image - Pholkart Blessings
Nestabilities - Lacey Labels
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Cardstock - Recollections
Background cardstock - Core'dinations
Blue Brad - Recollections
Rhinestones - Queen & Co.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ori is 4 - Scrapbook Page

I've been working on this scrapbook page for a few days now
- I don't have a lot of experience on scrapbooking, but I think
of each page like a large card and try not to put too much on it!

I love my Core'dinations cardstock and enjoy embossing,
sanding and distressing the card and embellishments.  I have
used a few embossing folders, as you can see.  Can I say again
- I love my Cuttlebug. 

Designer Paper - K&Company
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug & Sizzix
Lettering & Number - Fiskars Template

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Ori

When grandkids birthdays come along you realise how time flies! 
Ori's card was supposed to have a knight on a horse on it, and
although I prepared such a card, just hadn't stuck everything down,
I decided it was too 'old' for him, even though I'd spent a lot of time
looking for a suitable clipart picture.  I had recently downloaded a
digi of a little boy with balloons, and that I thought was more
appropriate - so here is the card.

Image - Scrapping Memories Party Boy Brett
Nestabilities - Labels
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Dotty Background Paper - DCWV
Balloons - Jolee's Boutique - EK Success

Thursday, July 19, 2012

DT Creation for The Doodle Garden

My latest DT card - the theme is "SUMMER."   Isn't it a cute
image!  It took me a while to make as I couldn't decide how
to do the background, but I am happy with the result!  Mind
you, it took a bit of doing to stick down the ribbon. If the
ribbon had been thicker, it wouldn't have been a problem.
I do have various glues, but if anybody can tell me what
works for them on flimsy ribbon, I would like to know.

Image - The Doodle Garden - Swimmy Sally
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Red Sticker - Studio112
Pearl - Queen & Co.
Ball Sticker - Recollections -  Pet pad
Bunting - Me

Monday, July 16, 2012

CAS Challenge - Favorite Sweet Treats!

This week's Challenge on the CAS group on Outlawz is to
make a card featuring one of your favorite sweet treats!

One of my daughters' always leaves ice-cream in my 
fridge and I never touch it - until now!  Perhaps because
of the very hot weather we are having.  So deciding on a
favourite sweet treat was easy.  Luckily I had this very
cute digi stamp to use.

Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop
Cardstock - Recollections
Stripped paper - Papercraft Magazine

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Wedding Card

I really like to make wedding cards (well, all cards really)
and I like images that are humorous - isn't this a cute


Image - Pollycraft - blog has closed down but is still up
            and you can get link of where Pollycraft
            images are being sold.
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Dotty Pattern Paper - Magazine - Papercraft Birthday
                                                    Card Ideas
Patterned paper on top of dotty paper & "I Do" sentiment - Colorbok
Dot Sparkler Stickers - Stampendous

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Guy's Card

The other day my step grandson had his 22nd birthday
and my daughter suggested I bring a card to his
celebration at their home.  I did not have much to
choose from!  So I need to replenish my 'guy' cards.

Image - Bugaboo - GuyCarKeys
Card stock - Recollections
Sentiment - Word

Entered into Bugaboo July Challenge Anything Goes!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I've Joined The Outlawz - My First Challenge There

I didn't actually mean to join but I wanted to see what it was
all about!  Anyway, I am going to see if I have time to be
active there - having a blog, being on a great DT team and
taking part in challenges and being active on a couple of
web sites is very time consuming.  But it is so hot here now
(in Israel), I don't think I will be doing too much walking around
during the day.

I joined a CAS (clean & simple) group and here is my card - I
like to add bows and pearls etc. but I had to remind myself that
the card had to be simple.

Image - Bugaboo
Nestabilities - Labels Eight
Edgeabilities - Classic Ric Rac
Patterned Paper - given in a magazine PaperCraft Inspirations
Sentiment - studio g

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Card For A 100th Birthday!

How many times do we make cards for people who reach
one hundred years of age!  MIL's sister will reach that age
this month - she is the only survivor from a large family, and
thank G-d I hear she is doing well.  (She's in the US). I
think I played it safe by using flowers on my card.

Image - Michelle Perkett
Nestabilities - Scalloped Circle
Edgeabilities - Classic Triple Scallop
Patterned Paper - Echo Park Paper Co. - This & That
Pearls - Queen & Co.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Challenge at Pink Gem Designs

The challenge this week is Buttons, Bows, Bling & Butterflies
all of which I like to use. This challenge will run from 23 June until 
6th July.  Worth going to the blog just to see the DT creations - 
each one is lovely.
It was difficult photographing the card because of the appertage on
the front of it.  The antenna of the butterfly are made from wire.

Butterfly Image - Diane Noble - Diane's Designs
Patterned Paper - DMD
Card Stock - Core'dinations
Nestabilities - Scalloped Circles
Red pearls - Queen & Co.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today is my first official day as a member of a Design Team

The DT have all made lovely cards using Jennifer Nilsson's
cute designs - worth taking a look.  Here is my first card
as a DT member and I must say that I am excited as it is my
first time on a DT.

Image - Jennifer Nilsson - Doodle Garden Digis
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Dot sparkler stickers - Stampendous
Sentiment - Word

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Picture for Yehela's Room - + Tutorial

First of all some news - I am now on the DT of Doodle Garden -
and I am very excited about this, as it is the first DT I have been
on - although I have designed before.  The owner of Doogle Garden
is Jennifer Nilsson and her digis are very cute - worth taking a look
at her blog.  The DT officially start on July 1.

Now for my picture.  I wanted all my figures to have wings, and I
found a 'fairyhouse' to suit the picture. Tutorial of how I
made the picture follows, so continue reading.  I still need to take
the picture to be framed.  It's a pity I couldn't capture all the
glitter on the flowers.  (Think I need a course in photography).
I used hardboard 28cm x 21.5cm. 

Images - Top right - C.C. Designs - Birgitta
              Top left - Pop N Stick Fairy
              Fairyhouse - Tiddly Inks
              Next to Fairyhouse - BA Friends Were Flowers - Bugaboo
              Bottom left - Sherlock Home
              Bottom right - Daisy Fairy - Inktegrity
Patterned paper - Colorbok - Pattern Pack - Spring Morning
Spellbinders -  Carnation Creations
Glitter Foam - from Wal-Mart

The white scrapbook paper is stuck to the hardboard,
then the patterned paper is cut slightly smaller than the
white paper and stuck on top

 The two papers stuck together

The images are coloured (using a computer), cut out and
ready to stick to the background.  Parts of each image were
also cut out in order to do a little paper piecing

The 'fairyhouse' is coloured and printed onto vellum

The vellum is attached to the patterned paper using glue dots

Starting to add images and embellishments until picture is finished.

Hope you like this tutorial.

I am entering this picture in:
Dream Valley Challenge "Things With Wings"
and the Whoopsie Daisy Challenge  "Things With Wings"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Card For Milk Coffee Embossing Challenge

I wanted to do a card for a 'young person' and therefore used
this delightful image.  I have just hours to add it to the
challenge but I'm having trouble because my internet keeps
going off - so I'd better get down to it now!

Image - Milk Coffee
Nestabilities - Lacey Labels
Patterned Paper - DCWV - Nana's Kids
Cupcake Embellishment - Recollections
Sentiment - studio g
Pearls - Queen & Co.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Wedding Card

I am getting adventurous - I made a card a different shape to
what I usually make!   My sis gave me a few oblong cards, so I
might as well make use of them.  I was thinking of this shape anyway
and had already bought envelopes to use.  On second thoughts
I did make a gate fold card recently, which was easy to do - as a
rule I don't look for difficult!

Image - Mami Doodles
Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Two
Patterned Paper - Colorbok
Dot Sparklers - Stampendous
Sentiment - studio g

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Here is a card I have designed for Jennifer Nilsson using
her pretty image - Flower Sitter. Do visit her new blog
to see her lovely digi images.  She has also started to
give challenges.  I'm off for a few days to visit Vienna,
so I'll be back next week.  Don't think I'll get to any
craft shops as I'll only be there for a full two days,
and there's lots of sightseeing I want to do.

Image - Jennifer Nilsson - Flower Sitter
Nestabilities - Lacey Ovales
Patterned Paper - quite contrary
Dot Sparklers - Stampendous

Monday, June 4, 2012

An Invitation to Tea!

Here's a card for someone from England - to remind
them of teatime there!  I've been watching a lot from
the celebrations going on in London now, and would
have liked to have been there.  I remember as a young
child I would collect photos from the newspapers of
the Royal Family and can even remember what the
album looked like, and even some of the pictures!

Images - Sandi's Samples
Nestabilities - Twenty Two
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment - Done on PS