Thursday, 28 August 2008

Golden Wedding........

This is a card I was asked to make a few weeks ago.It was to be a special card from 6 girls for a Golden Wedding Anniversary. I decide to make it 8x8 as that's a very special size and I seem to be making quite a few of them lately. I used Papermania Silk Screened Paper (Gold Ornate Metallic).I then took another piece and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Script embossing folder,tore the edges and inked it to look old.I added a piece of vintage looking lace around it.The hearts were stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. (I think the stamp is an Anita's one)I matted them onto cream hammered card,punched two eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile and tied a bow between the two with gold ribbon. The 50 chipboard numbers were from a Brenda Pinnick kit that I embossed with gold too.The ivory organza ribbon I ran down the length of the card and added a row of ivory pearls,a bow and two ivory heart shaped pearls.To finish it I wrote the sentiment on the Robo and matted it onto some left over gold card and added two gold brads.

I'd also like to enter this card into Kerry's (A Load Of Old Pickle) blog candy challenge to celebrate 10,000 hits on her blog. Well done Kerry!. The challenge was to make a card using Kerry's favourite crafty essential,which is ribbon.

Thanks for looking

Cass xxx

Monday, 25 August 2008

Birthday Cards.....

These are three lovely Birthday cards I received from friends on the Docrafts forum. Another year One is from Lesley,one from Hazel and one from Heather. Thanks ladies for the lovely cards.I know Lesley would have needed help to make hers as she severed a tendon in her right hand and can't use it properly yet.

I'd also like to wish two of my fave people who share their birthday with me a very Happy Birthday.The gorgeous Scottish actor and best James Bond ever....Mr Sean Connery and one of the best guitarists ever,from Def Leppard...the gorgeous Vivian Campbell. Hope you have a great day!

This is a card I was asked by Lesley to make for her niece.The image is Pickin' Apples from the Sweet Ebony range,coloured with my Prismacolors.I still prefer these to watercolour pencils and Promarkers.I matted the image onto green Bazzill.K&Co Blue Awning PP matted onto green Bazzill. Lace from stash and added a row of little pearls.Sentiment was written with a pen on my Craft Robo.The flowers are Prima with little ribbon loops attached at the back.The beaded flower centre is also from the K&Co Blue Awning range.Some little blue gems to finish.

Thanks for looking
Cass xxx

P.S. I've got to apologise for not doing my tag as I couldn't think of 7 individual strange characteristics.Call me totally strange!!!.....pmsl

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Oh So Lovely.......Ladies

The first card is a card I made for the lovely Emma (Elf Creations) as a thank you for her support and friendship since I set up my blog. I decided to use my Stampin'Up goodies to make this card. The image is from the Oh So Lovely Hostess Set. I coloured it with my Prismacolors and then went over it with my clear Sakura Glaze pen.I inked all round the edges with a Versa Magic chalk ink pad in Pretty Petunia and matted it onto some SU Lovely Lilac card.I then tied some SU Elegant Eggplant ribbon round it.The card is an 8x8 and I used SU Lovely Lilac and matted some deeper lilac Core'dination card on top. I then used the reverse of the Core'dination card which was a paler lilac and ran it through the Cuttlebug embossing folder with the wee birds and swirls(can't remember what it's called).I then inked it with the Versa Magic chalk ink and matted it onto the SU Lovely Lilac.I cut the fancy corners with my cuttlebug and the sentiment is by Studio G.

The second card I made for the lovely Kath (All That Glitter).Kath is a fellow Scot and makes the most amazing cards.She regularly takes part in card challenges and had mentioned she didn't have any House Mouse Stamps for their challenge blog.I made this wallet card and added some stamped images for her. I used the Gruffies stamp Bouquet Of Lavender and coloured it with my Prismacolours.I faux stitched round the edge of it and matted it onto some SU Lovely Lilac card edged with my Multishaper punch.I then used my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite and added some eyelets and threaded the lilac gingham ribbon through and tied in a bow.The base card is white cardstock matted with SU Lovely Lilac and white card I ran through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.The sentiment stamp is Studio G.

The lovely Donna (luvocardz) has tagged me.

* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.
I'll pop back later with my

Thanks for looking
Cass xxx

Monday, 18 August 2008

Another New Beginning.....

Today was Louis first day and school and he was soooo excited to be going. I can believe my baby is at school now. He looked so grown up in his uniform. He was big and brave though and not a tear, (can't say the same about mummy!) and was quite happy to be there.

Cass xxx

Today also would have been my Dad's 80th Birthday but he is sadly no longer with us. Love you and miss you Dad xxx

Saturday, 16 August 2008

New Beginnings......

After everything that's been happening recently it's time to move forward so I decided to give my blog a bit of an overhaul.Hopefully I'll get the rest done soon as I've only changed the background. I've seen some lovely blogs with gorgeous backgrounds so decided on the Rock theme....surprise! As my post says....New Beginnings,so I decided to post some baby cards I've done.
The first three boy cards I was asked to make for someone.The papers are all Craft Creations.Both stamped images are from Stamping Bella. The pram image I stamped onto card then stamped onto PP and cut out the pram body and decoupaged.The middle card pram is made using the Multishaper punch.I punched a circle and cut out a quarter to make pram shape.

The baby girl cards were both also commissions.PP is Craft Creations and the pram has been decoupaged as on the baby boy card.The baby cake and box were cut on my Craft Robo using a fab template from UKScrappers,and the bib and bottle were made from Sculpey clay.

Lastly is 2 cards I was asked to make by Stu as his friends were due a baby.I got the inspiration for these cards from here.
I didn't have the right size Scalloped ovals,so Stu made the shape for me on Autocad and I converted to a Craft Robo GSD file and cut it on my Robo. The papers were printed out from Hallmark Scrapbook. The sentiment was printed onto a tag shape on Shrink plastic and heated t0 reduce.

Thanks for looking.

Cass xxx

Monday, 11 August 2008


I'd just like to thank everyone for all your lovely messages and best wishes. Sorry I've not been around for a while but I've just not really wanted to be bothered with blogging for the last few weeks. It was the last thing on my mind.
Time to look forward now and move on from here after our devastating news. It's something I don't really want to put on a public blog but it's not the end of the world.
Our holiday was great. The weather stayed nice for most of the holidays.I'm only sorry I didn't get to meet some of my blogging buddies from up north while I was there. I probably wouldn't have been much company anywa

I'd also like to thank Donna (luvocardz) and Lorraine (crafty coo) for these two lovely awards. As I haven't been around I'm guessing everyone will have had them by now.So to everyone who comments on my blog,consider yourself awarded

I'll hopefully later try and catch up with all your lovely blogs and see what gorgeous crafty creations you've all been making. I'll try and post some of mine too as I've got quite a few going back a month or so.

Cass xxx