26 August 2007

Buttons Rock!

Me loves me buttons so loved this weeks DMC dare
All the buttons are stitched on the background paper. I glued on a bit of lace round the edge because it just needed something and a frame didn't look right so I settled for the lace. The message is just printed out.
I was thinking this card would be great to send to another crafter as they'll be able to chop off the buttons to use again! And I defo know they would even if they said they wouldn't lol, well I would!
Background paper is Making Memories, buttons are a mix up of new and vintage ones from my stash. Thread is embroidery thread along with lace from my local haberdashers.

Thanks for another fabby dare!

If you're bored this week pop along to the Crafty Templates blog and check out the competition. All you need to do is make a shaped card with a birthday theme. I've got a Basic Grey Periphery kit to give away as a prize and there's some lush buttons in there too along with some of the papers, diecuts and some yummy ribbons and lacy bits too, it's defo TDF stuff!
xx Leo

18 August 2007

The Frill Of It All!

I've been super speedy with my DMC dare this week! I needed a card quick and sparked by the frilly prompt I created my frilly card with frilled up ribbon and lace. It's hand stitched on so I could catch it easier. The torn and cut paper on it is my new Scenic Route papers I've cut into at last after two weeks of stroking! lol.
I added a message with an old Scenic Route sticker and rub ons, then finished off with a felt flower and chipboard button I made.

Thanks for another fabby dare!


17 August 2007


So yesterday teatime I was checking out the lush pink Queen & Co blog and having a peek at the glittering Fontastics technique by Johanna Peterson. Now anything that involves glitter has to be worth a play so I had a play and made another owly card and this morning it's only on the blinking Queen & Co blog, how cool is that!

I followed the technique here, peeling back and painting the letters. Then dotted glue on the Fontastics and sprinkled over glitter. I made owly from felt and made the two o's into his eyes and added a mini square brad for his nose/beak. Then finished off with a bit of doodling.

Thanks Queen&Co girlies for sharing fab ideas!

14 August 2007


I posted another Tuesday challenge on the Brain Jelly blog this morning with this card as a sketch so here it is made up. I cut out the sunshine shapes (try saying that over and over quickly, :-D) from felt card and paper and stitched them together then curled the ends of the sunshine a bit to make them 3D. I stitched some more ribbon on and gathered it a bit just for a different effect.

If you're wanting to play along with the challenge too take a look here and spread some sunshine! awww

xx TFL

13 August 2007

Photo Card

The DMCers dare this week threw up the prefect oppotunity to do a bit of a card/scrappin mash up!
I was playing along with the summer scrappin classes on UKScrappers on Sunday and used Scrapdollys class as inspiration for my card.

I used Banana Frog stamps, ric rac from Ribbon Oasis, Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts marker pens, Scenic Route and Creative Imaginations paper, felt flowers and Papermania buttons.

Thanks for another fabby challenge! :D

xx Leo

9 August 2007

Elsie Challenge

Challenge details are here

So I did my LO with my 26 things to do before I turn 27. Gawd that sounds so old. In my brain I'm still 16, rubbish how time makes you have to grow up eh. lol
I put things on there that I have to get through from now until then (like having to have a thyroidectomy - not nice) as well as nice things I want to do (like learn to knit from my grandma).

The Kraft paper and lined paper is Scenic Route, dotty one is Circus Rose (IP) The numbers are MME and there's a couple of Love Elsie chipboard buttons on there as well as my own made ones, lots of felt and a little bit of doodling.

6 August 2007

Heaven Has Another Angel Today

Our special boy passed away this morning. I wanted to put up a tribute to him because he was so loved and so special to our family. he really loved everyone he met and everyone loved him to bits. He was an absolute angel, so loving to everybody he was not a cat like any other he really loved people. I always used to say he had some doggy DNA in him somewhere because he'd do stuff that doggies normally do like run to the door when you opened it, follow you everywhere and wag his tail when he was happy. He also seemed to know every word we said to him. If you'd ask him to do something he'd do it. He also used to invite himself to the neighbours BBQ's, he loved a good BBQ and used to follow his nose till he found one and beg for a bit of sausage or burger, which he always got away with because he was such a cutey with it! He'd do a cute doggy begging thing putting his paw on your lap!
I can't imagine at the mo how much I'm going to miss him. I'm so glad I have lots of super cute photos of him and pages I've scrapbooked. They're making me smile now which is a comfort.
Duncan was adopted from the Cats Protection League. He was the most special cat you can ever imagine so if you're ever considering letting a cat share your home please please please consider adopting a cat or kitten from the CPL. You don't have to go to a rescue center you can phone up and they'll put you in touch with a local carer. Your cat will already be vaccinated, microchipped and neutered all free of charge too.
Love you Mr D

4 August 2007

It's About Time

It's all about time this week over at the DMCers place. It's pizza time is something we say a lot here. Is it pizza time? That just means it's a vegging out time in front of the TV with pizza and appropriate beverages. Maybe a bit of ice cream too.........
I used a piece of Bazzill chopped in half and folded to make the base card then did a bit of stamping with some Papermania swirl foam stamps and some acrylic paint on it. For the title I used a mix up of chipboard alphas and the embellishments I've made up with scrapping leftovers. Bit of doodling with pens to finish and that's it.
Thanks for another challenge DMCers!

I've got an anniversary card to do for tomorrow, no ideas other than it's a 30th which I think is pearl so maybe something pearly beady? If anyone's got any ideas to share please do. xxxx Hmmmm will have to get the gear out and have a play.

1 August 2007


Thanks Lou for tagging me! With this tag we have to send a card too, fun!

If I've tagged you you can read what it's about here

Here's who I've tagged:
Sillybirds (for her practices in lushness card making and cute pink blog!)
Enfy (who's inspiring me to bits with her lush crochetness!)
Monica (such a tallented lady and fellow ribbonholic!)
Cal (because tags are like buses and should always come in twos! ;)
and.... Beate (whos blog I've only recently discovered while blog hopping and it made my jaw drop with lushness!)

xx Leo