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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

What do you think?

I just want your opinion of this little fairy. Any comments appreciated.


Blog Hopping

I've been ahving a great time blog hopping lately and I've been amazed at the fantastic work on some of the blogs that are hardly ever visited. I've always left a message to show how much I love what's been done.

Come on sisters.... I advise a good hour of blog hopping and leave comments other wise they don't know that you've visited.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Colour Challenge

Roses on Paper & Belles 'n Whistles combined Challenge Blog! have a colour challenge for Cranberry, Hunter Green and/or Gold! so I just had to make this little book and use those three colours. I've just spotted a challenge for embossing on Inky impressions so I just had to enter that too. What a surprise.

The stamp is from the new stamps from 'I Brake for Stamps' that can be found in out new in section on the Craft Fairy site.
The image was embossed in old gold embossing powder that I had in my stash and it was then coloured in using the, Zig, Kuretake Art and Graphic pens.
I love this stamp as I think that it looks really rich and baroque. Just perfect for Christmas. Next, I plan to make it look very late spring, early summer which is when the poppies bloom.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

In the Glossies

I'm so excited as the flowers and a stamp from Craft Fairy have been featured in the 'What's New...' page of the January edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft.






have both been featured by the lovely Alice who came to visit Craft Fairy on the stand at the NEC.
If you want them then you had better get over to the Craft Fairy site as they are going fast.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Taffy Crafty Creations

All of you that love the humerous senior stamps, musy pop over to Taffy Crafty Creations to see what she's done with the Bubblebath Belinda stamp. It'll have you in stitches.

This is the stamp that you'll see used so really really well. To buy the stamp, click on the image.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Anything Goes

'Anything Goes', That's the challenge on Creative Card Crew this week and it's really opportune as I've grandaughter number 2. She is small and cuddly and just love small animals and soft toys. So this is for her and it fits the theme too.

The card is made using:

Mouse with sign stamp

Pink Florella ribbon

Basic Grey paper that I had in my stash

the border is punched with a Fiskars border punch and the

circle is cut with a nestabilities die.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Little Presents

This is the time of year that every sort of givt needs to be packed with love and care. This is especially true since Kirstie Allsop showed us her idea of a homemade Christmas. Now we all have to make something cute to hand on our gifts.

So wonderfully, the challenge this week on the Stamp with Fun site is for little presents so instead of making a card I decided to make a bag similar to the blue one that I made before.

This cute little bag is embellished with a scalloped edged piece of card front and back and layered up with brown paper that I had in my stash. The little perfume bottle is from Savvy Stamps and is on special offer at the moment on the Craft Fairy site.
The brown dotty ribbon is here, and the pink dotty ribbon is here.

Poinsettia Card for Christmas

When else you might ask, but all will be revealed later on in the year when I show you how to use a poinsettia stamp that is not for Christmas. Today, however, I've decided to use this lovely stamp in the Red and Green challenge

I know that I've made red and green cards already but this one is really traditional so here are some details as well as the card.

All items linked below are available from Craft Fairy.



Happy crafting.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Champagne Pearl

Today's challenge on Allsorts is for Pearls and Swirls so I thought that this card of the lovely stamp Champagne Pearl was perfect.



The card is made with a fab stamp from I Brake For Stamps and you canget her by clicking the image below:


Happy crafting,


Saturday, 21 November 2009

Allsorts challenge week 28

Allsorts challenge week 28 is an inspirational one entitled

Christmas carol or a song title....!

What more could one ask at this Christmas time so I've entitled mine

Mistletoe and Wine

Readers, please note that she's holding the Mistletoe and she's already been on the wine.

I know that you are going to want to make this card so you will need the Mrs Santa stamp to get yourself going.

I also used the fabulous and now 'seen on tv' Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake. Colours used. 2, for the dress, 207 for the skin and 50 for the mistletoe.

The lace border was punched with a fiskars border punch.

The Merry Christmas is a stamp from I Brake foe Stamps.

The green and white paper is Jolly Holly dotted lines from Doodlebug.

Now get on and make the card by:

Cutting a base card 150cm x 150cm. I used white card for this.

Cut a strip of heavy red paper and adhere to the bottom third of the card.

Punch a lace border with the Fiskars border punch and layer over the red paper and adhere.

Layer on a strip of Jollyt Holly dotted lines paper and adhere.

Stamp the Mrs. Santa stamp onto white card and colour in with the Art and Graphic pens.

Mount on to Red card and adhere to the base card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment down the left hand side of the base card.

Punch out some circles of card and stick to the base card as shown.

Thread a red button with some green satin ribbon and tie in a knot. Adhere to the base card with foam pads.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Humorous Senior Christmas Card

The Challenge today on Charizma Cards is a sketch and as I've been making Christmas cards recetly, this seems to be the logical thing to do.

This hilarious image is from one of our ever popular stamp sheets that can be bought by clicking on the image of the sheet below.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Oh Christmas Tree!

A fairly cliched title to this post I know but you're entitled to be cliched at Christmas. It's the best time to be so.

For this post I've used one of our fabulous Christmas stamps that are so reasonably priced. This one is the green Christmas tree. Very modern, don't you think?

The card is simple too as I wanted to keep the lines very clean. So this is what I came up with:


This card is made with nestabilities and doodlebug paper but the star of the show is the tree image in the centre.

Ribbon is 3mm red ribbon with white spots.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Red Hat Ladies rubber stamp sheet now in.

New to Craft Fairy is the Red Hat Ladies rubber stamp sheet that you can see below.
These ladies are part of the fantastic and must have range of humerous seniors from I Brake for Stamps that we carry here on the Craft Fairy web site.

My Time to Craft Challenge 'Under My Umbrella'

The latest challenge at My Time to Craft is, 'Under My Umbrella', So I have the perfect stamps to use for this and it's one that I've been itching to use.

The image is created with the mouse and Umbrella stamp from Stampinback and you can get one just like it by clicking here.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Snowman card from our new stamps

We have a set of fantastic new stamps in the online Craft Fairy store and I've made a card from just one of the little snowmen. He is just the perfect size for an A6 card and I'm sure that you'll love him too.

To make this card you will need the snowman stamp which at only £3 is a super bargain.

Some of our dotty red satin ribbon.

I also used Doodlebug paper from my stash and Kuretake pens to colour up the stamp.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Thank You Card for Pink Elephant Challenge

I hope that I'm not the last one to enter this challenge. Better late than never though for the 'Thanks' challenge on the Pink Elephant blog.

This card is made with a stamp from the Cartes Postal sheet that I love so much.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Allsorts Challenge 27, 'Children'

The challenge on Allsorts this week is for a card for a child so....this card is for my grand daughter. It's a very special card this year as the one that I made for her last year was lost in the post.



The card uses my favourite colour too so for me it's just perfect.

If you want to re-creat something similar you will need:

Stamps Kids 76 from the Merry Stamper

Pink Dotty Grosgrain Ribbon

A pink bloom

A pink button

Some paper and card

Scissors, 3d foam pads. glue etc.

Have fun.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Ribbon Picture

Just when some of you might have been under the impression that all I could make was cards, here is the latest offering. It is a ribbon canvas that is decorated with paper flowers and a stamped saying from 'I Brake for Stamps'. This canvas is a joint venture with my daughter and you will find her blog, Bargain Queen Uk, here.

Give ma a little time and i'll give you the instructions too.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Beavering away

I've been beavering away today and adding new products to the web site. I can't seem to get them on the 'new products' section though. I really don't understand why. I also can't remove the things that are patently not new either. Computers!!!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #50

Now, you know me, any excuse for a pink card and a girly one was the challenge on Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #50 this week so here is my effort.


Products used:
1 base card 14cm x 14cm when folded.
I stamp from the Glamour Girls sheet
Stazon Ink pad in Stone Grey
9mm pink ribbon ribbon with white spots
Silver card Pin up stamp from the same sheet as the glamour girls.
Pink bloom
Pink button
3d foam pads
Double sided tape.

Thanks for looking and, if you like anything that you see, please leave a comment.

Allsorts Challenge 19, 'Stars'

Well I decided that as it's Sepember, and the challenge on Allsorts is for cards with 'Stars' I had better get on with some more Christmas cards and here's the one that I made. The stars are in the night sky.

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I used:
The carol singer stamp from the Variety sheet from I Brake For Stamps
I piece of Night Sky Glitter Card
I base card 10.5 cm x 15cm when folded
1 piece of navy blue saddle stitch ribbon
1 tag
Oval shape
3d foam pads
What I did:
I cut a piece of the night time glitter card to cover the top half of the card while still leaving a small border around the top. Stick to the base card.
Stamp the image onto the oval card and colour with shades of blue, yellow and a little red and brown.
Tie a knot in the ribbon and adhere it over the join between the glitter card and the base card.
Write a nessage on the tag and stick it to the card along with the image.
Now that's a fairly quick card.

Friday, 18 September 2009

My Favourite Colour

The challenge on 'Stamp Something this week is: My Favourite Colour. Most of you who know me well by now will have no difficulty in guessing what that is, so without further ado I present you with this pink creation!!



The fabulous tulip image is on sale here at the Craft Fairy site

The beautiful pink stitched ribbon is also available here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Sad

Where have all my visitors gone? My blog is being sadly neglected. Please come over and visit and leave a nice comment to cheer me up.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Love Larry for a birthday card

I've just made this card for the Allsorts challenge 17, which, this week, is for something for the boys card. I admit that is not your conventional card but I've never let that bother me. He's made using the Love Larry stamp from 'I Brake for Stamps' which can be seen here.

Isn't he a total hoot.

Monday, 31 August 2009

A Very Special Birthday Card

This card is for my grand daughter. It's a very special card this year as the one that I made for her last year was lost in the post. This year I am sending it from Italy so I really do hope that it stands some chance of arriving.


Thursday, 27 August 2009

The tulips are back


Many of you have seen this tulip stamp before and it's one

of my favourites as it's so versitile. I've chosen to pair it with some of the craft fairy blooms and a button with some ribbon.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Blooms and hand drawn flowers

As I said earlier on today I've found my calligraphy pens again and I've been creating. This is the first of my creations. I made the card with the calligraphy and art and graphic pens from Kuretake and paired them up with some of the Craft Fairy blooms and these are the results.




I really enjoyed making these and if you come to my stand at Ally Pally, I'll show you how to do them.

A new Calligraphy flower design

About time too I hear you cry. The calligraphy pens have been sadly neglected for a while but I have them out and I' on a roll.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Christmas in July

Well. why not. Everyone says that Christmas is starting earlier and earlier so we may as well start now. Cute Card Thursday is running this challenge. So I simply can't resist.


This little gem of a stamp will have your friends howling with laughter so please enjoy.


Santa stamp can be found here on the Craft Fairy site.

Challenge #28 on Charisma Cards.

After an enjoyable hour of fiddling and finding I came up with this card for challenge 28 on Charisma cards.

Many of you who follow this blog will no douobt have seen this stamp before as it is one of my favourites. It's from the glamour girls sheet that I absolutely adore to use.
Here is is in all its glory:

If you can't it then click on the image and you will be taken to the Craft Fairy site.


Happy crafting.

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #40

Today's challenge is a little late, almost a week late in fact but you all know the old saying, 'Better late then never'.

It's the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #40. This week it's a sketch and this is my take on the sketch:


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Dare you too

The latest challenge on Dare you too Digital stamp challenge is for Pink, Black and White so here goes.
Products used:
1 base card 14cm x 14cm when folded.
I stamp from the Glamour Girls sheet
Pin up stamp from the same sheet as the glamour girls.
Stazon Ink pad in Stone Grey
9mm pink ribbon ribbon with white spots
Silver card
Pink bloom
Pink button 3d foam pads
Double sided tape.

Cupcake Craft Challenge 48

This challenge is entitled, 'Blossoms and Butterflies' so I think that this hand drawn card qualifies for the challenge.
Some of you may have seen me demonstrating this card when I showed you how to draw with calligraphy pens.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Vintage Lady with Flower Dress

Something completely different!
Is the challenge site for this card. The theme this week is for vintage so without further ado I reached for another of my new vintage lady stamps and I was away. I've kept the colours muted too so that they add to the vintage feel.

Products used:
Fashion lady 7
Mixed natural buttons
Ivory and scarlet double faced satin ribbon.
Large Ivory Tea roses.
Border punch from Fiskars.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Pink and Brown for Theme Thursday Challenge

The challenge this week on the Theme Thursday site was for Pink and Brown so instead of making a card I decided to make a bag similar to the blue one that I made last week.

This cute little bag is embellished with a scalloped edged piece of card front and back and layered up with brown paper that I had in my stash. The little perfume bottle is from Savvy Stamps and is on special offer at the moment on the Craft Fairy site.
The brown dotty ribbon is here, and the pink dotty ribbon is here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Basic Grey Inspiration Challenge

I've been away for a few days but I'm back now and ready to take up the gauntlet of card challenges once again. This is today's attempt and it's for theBasic Grey Inspiration Challenge Challenge #81 on Carte Maniak', and The Next Level Issue Six.



Ingredients:
Base card in white cut to measure 14cm x 14cm when folded.Blue glitter frame form the variety Pack of ready cut frames.
Daisy from the Pink, green yellow mixture.
Button from the baby blue assorted pack.
Baby Blue swiss dot ribbon.
Sentiment from the Inspirational sayings plate of unmounted rubber stamps from ' I Brake for Stamps'.
Scalloped circles
Patterned paper from Basic Grey and ribbon to finish.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Newbury

How many of you are going to the Art Stamps Fair at Newbury at the weekend? If you are then please come along and say hello. Craft Fairy will be there with lots of goodies and demonstrations for you all. Please tell me if you read my blog as feedback is precious.

Vintage Lady with Striped Dress

Yet again, I'm drooling over new stamps and as the lovely producers have sent me samples I just had to get on with a card sraight away. I got the layout from Our Creative Corner and I was off. It is so similar to the layout on ICSketchers that I entered it for that too.

To make this card, you will need to use:
Vintage Lady 5, Unmouted rubber stamp from Stampinback
Sheer wine ribbon in 16mm width.
Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake to colour th eimage.

Monday, 29 June 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #21

The latest Pink Elephant Challenge #21 is for your favourite colour combination. Well.... those of you who know me well would be shocked if I used anything other than pink so here we are with pink and a little green.


Sunday, 28 June 2009

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #38

The theme on Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #38 is PRETTY PACKAGING. Well, I couldn't resist as I had a great idea that was all ready to go.

I just love this little bag that I made recently using the new fennel seed stamp from Stampinback . The stamp is coloured directly with the Art and Graphic pens from Zig, Kuretake in colours 308 and 58.

The two ribbons are blue saddle stitch in 9mm and 3mm.

Challenge #80 on Carte maniak'

Can this really be a card that I made. It is subtle and I don't usually do subtle.

However, I rather like it so I'm sticking with it for the challenge on Carte Maniak'. It's a French language site, but card sketches are pretty universal.
J'espers que j'aurais de la bonne chance.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Dare you to, Digi Stamp Challenge 13

Dare you to, Digi Stamp Challenge 13 is the inspiration for this card. I thought that Hopeful Harry who is just in at Craft Fairy, was the perfect subject for this challenge.

I must admit that th ephotography is not the best but the light is poor today and it was the best that I could do.

The stamp is Hopeful Harry and he is just in today. Let's hope that you get him before he sells out.

Happy crafting,

Yvonne

Now for something completely different

This card is not pink or particularly pretty but it is quirky. I like quirky so this is what I've come up with for the challenge over on Charisma Cardz Challenges and the Stamp Something Challenge and Cute Card Thursday. Nothing like killing three birds as it were. There was no theme on some but this card really suited the challenge on the other two blogs.

I have just coloured this stamp up for the web site and for sale at the Art Stamps fair at Newbury nekt week so it was just waiting to be used.

Materials used:

Click the links to be taken straight to the product.

Biker Bob unmounted rubber stamp from I Brake for Stamps.

Brown saddle stitch ribbon.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Ferns for CPS 121

I've wanted to make a card for the latest CPS 121 sketch but it wasn't until today that I came up with something that I like enough to enter. So here we are with the latest challenge entry:
You might well congratulate me as I've managed to make yet another card that has no pink on it.
This card was made with:
The Fern Shilouette unmounted rubber stamp from Stampinback
Brown 9mm saddle stitch ribbon.
Happy crafting.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Daring Cardmakers Missing You Challenge

I couldn't resist this challenge but I've decided to make it a simple one and this is the card that I've come up with:

The stamp is one of the ones that I used for the Ismaki challenge but I have used it quite simply here with a mst of silver and lilac card. It's from the Cartes Postal sheet of stamps.



The ribbon is 16mm lilac satin edged chiffon.

The stamp was inked up with the Zig kuretake pens.

Happy crafting

Yvonne