Thursday, 30 July 2009

Papertake Weekly :O)

Paper and Cardstock: DCWV- Citrus Stack
Image: The Greeting Farm- Reeta, watercoloured with whispers, sakuras and pastles.
Embellies: Pearls, hand-made flowers and Card Candys
Good Evening,
Yea... i've manged to make a card. I've followed the fabulous sketch over at Papertake Weekly, i really loved working with it so thanks girls xx
The gorgeous new stamp is one Nikki sent me in my DT pack from Bunny-Zoes Crafts. Her name's Reeta, and is from The Greeting Farm range of stamps, i just think she's adorable! The papers were also in my DT pack and are from DCWV- Citrus Stack.

I really enjoyed making the flowers:

I just cut various sized circles, inked them, and attched together, i think they look really nice, and save a lot of money from my usual fabric ones!
Anyway, sorry for the short post, i need an early night lol!

Fern xx

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Sorry about the early post, it was too late to show you my latsest card lat-night. Thanks for all the lovely comments and congratulations i recieved from you all.... we went to the Emmerits,
{ Arsnel} yesterday as a treat with my sports group. {not that any of us support them lol }
I'd been up since half 6 and i didn't get back till half 7.... what a jam packed day!
Luckily i had this card made.

Paper and cardstock- BG Offbeat
Image- Edwin from the new Magnolia set
Embellies: Brown Raffia Lace, Boy Charm, Buttons and brad from stash.

This is the first time i've used a charm on my card, i couldbn't work how to do it at first, and thgen i found Bevs fab tutorial. Thanks.
The little Charm is from Nikki at Bunny-Zoes Crafts ... i just love it! I've also used some gorgeous Raffia Lace.
I've made a boys card for once as i always struggle with them, i thought surfing would be great for most ages so out popped Edwin! :O)
I've followed the fab sketch over at Truly Scrumptious, thankyou girls, i really loved working with such a great layout.
I'm also antering this into Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is a recipie,
2 Papers, { the purplish cardstock is actually BG Sugered, hope this counts xx }
1 Ribbon, and 3 buttons.
Here's a Close-Up:

My gorgeous parcel arrived from Jacqui yesterday with my fab stamps and a stunning card, i tried to photograph it but my cameras played up, i'll get a better picture today! :O)

Thanks for looking, any comments are appreciated,

Fern xx

Monday, 27 July 2009

Gorjuss and a win

Wow what a great day, it was my last day at the sports collage, and the prestentation.... firstly there was a certificate for everyone who took part, then either bronze, silver or gold for a triathlon we took part in. I won gold! :O)
But then, our teacher presented two trophy, for the girl and boy accademy winner of the Year.... i was accademy girl! My mouth is aching from all the smiling! It now has pride and place on my mantle peice!

Paper and cardstock- PM and Dovecraft
Image- Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie, coloured with pro-markers, whispers and sakura's.
Embellies: Purple Raffia Lace, Doodle Bug Ribbon, Spacers, Prima and Petaloo flowers, pearls.

Anyway... onto my card. I've made this to fit into this weeks Stamp With Fun Challenge, which is pearls. This card was actually for an order, for a little girl who liked pink and purple, and can yopu believe it's my first Gorjuss Girl? xx { no me niether lol}
She's fab to colour, i decided to use a mix of pro-markers and whispers. I then glitered and highlighted with my sakura's.
I used that gorgeous Raffia Lace from Nikki at Bunny Zoes Crafts... i think the Purples got to be my favourite! :O)
I really wanted to go to the Crafts U Love demo this weekend, but my dad said it was too far away, { i felt a tantrum coming on. } Instead, i told him about the free P+P on their website.... and with a little bit of persuasion and i managed a £20 order! :O)
I also won a little something on Jacqui's Blog when i participated in the WOJ Blog-hop, i can't wait to ink my cute elephant!

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Tilda again!

Paper and Card- Citrus Stack, from DCWV
Image- Magnolia, coloured with promarkers and sakura's
Embellies: Prima flowers, punched daisys, perfect pearls, and woodware brads

Hope you're all well. I thought I'd share with you another Magnolia card i made for the challenge over at Friday Sketchers, i was awkward and rotated the sketch 90 degrees anticlockwise! Thanks girls, i really loved working with it.
I just had to use my Citrus Papers from DCWV again... they're addictive!
For this card, i coloured the background fence, and then Tilda. I embossed her so she curled, and then popped her on top with silicone glue. I think this gives a really nice affect
I'm also going to enter this into the Stamp Something challenges which is winged things, my paper has little bee's on and Tilda has got one in her hand. :O)

A Close-Up:

I might do a tutorial on this if io find the time!

Fern xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

Just Magnolia

Happy Friday! :O)
Hope your all enjoying the evening. Well, i've managed to make a card for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenges which is a fab sketch by the uber talented Tab.
( see above)
I wanted to go really bright with this card and i knew that my new Citrus Pack from DCWV would be perfect. Nikki, is currently selling them in her shop, Bunny-Zoes Crafts, they have a fab range of gorgeous designer Paper to chose from including the delish new BG Pads. So why don't you pop over there and have a browse!

They are really glittery- not that you can tell from my rubbish picture lol. I've never used glittery paper before, and i think it looks really pretty!

Paper and Cardstock- DCWV: Citrus Stack, avaliable from here.
Image: Magnolia, new Summer Collection.
Embellies: White Raffia Lace, perfect pearls, and white peel-offs.
For this card, i cut out the image of Tilda leaning, embossed the back so i would curl, and popped it on top of the strawberrys with silocone glue. I coloured the images with Promarkers and sakuras. I made the flowers myself, from punched cardstock and white peeloffs. :O)
The Inside:

I also decorated the inside for a change, with another Tilda, some more paper and a few gems.
Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pink and Girly

Paper and Cardstock: Dovecraft and PM
Image: The Greeting Farm coloured with whispers, promarkers, and sakuras
Embellishments: Prima and Petaloo flowers, the spacers and raffia lace available from here.

Hi Everyone,
Hope your are all O.K.
Wow what a fantastic day, the sports were fantastic, and i've still got 6 more days to go! I still managed to make a card though, and i thoroughly enjoyed it. I picked out lots of girly colours of embellishments! :O)
I've used some gorgeous White Raffia Lace, and beautiful Silver Spacers from Bunny Zoes Crafts. I used a mixture of flowers, as i thought the dark pink petaloos matched the paper exactly, but i also wanted a lighter shade.
I am entering my card into this weeks: Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a colour combo.
I have chosen, pink, lilac, and white.
A Close-Up of the embellishments:
I also recived this fabulous award from Avril and Cheryl aswell.
Thank you so much girls, i really appreciate you thinking of me! xx
Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment if you have time, i LOVE reading them! :O)
Fern xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

sMiLe... :O)

Good Evening,
I broke up from school today, i was really looking foward to the Summer Holidays, but i've been crying all afternoon. I'll really miss my Primary School... and today made me think of the 8 years i'd spent there...

Paper- K+Co
Image- C.C Designs... i have to get this stamp, i love it lol! x Coloured with whispers and sakuras
Embellishments- Perfect Pearls, Prima flowers, and woodware brads.
Tools: MSBP

Anyway.... { lol } onto the card! I'm entering it into this weeks Roses On Paper Challenge, which is summer! I think my card is fairly summery, i tried to keep to a light colour combo! :O)
Can you tell?.... i've edited the photo in a Lexmark Programe. The image is sharper and i blured the background... the original lighting was terrible, so i played around with that too.

My GDT package came from Nikki today, so i'll get some cards done for you to see soon. I'm on a sports course all this week though... so fingers crossed i'll have some spare time! xx

Fern xx

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Feeling Blue, and a few Anniversarys.

Paper and Cardstock: PM
Embellies: Hearts- cut myself, Card Candys, and the roses are from The Range.

Hope your all enjoying the last of the weekend, and guess what? I've still got 2 more days of school before i break up for the Summer hols! :O(
I've been really busy this afternoon with all my orders, and i thought i'd share a few of them.
I am entering the first into this weeks Colour Create Challenge, which is a combo of blue and white.

A Close-Up of the Embellishments:


My next two cards are just Anniversarys, i haven't followed any challenges.

Paper and Cardstock- K+Co
Embellishments- Perfect pearls, prima flowers, and buttons from stash.
Tools: MSBP

Ok... so i've got a felling that every card i make from now on is going to have prima flowers on... so be prepared lol! :O)
I tried to kepp this fairly clean and simple, i like the textured white card, and it's a shame to cover it all up with papers.

My next card has been made using lots of scraps of BG papers, i cut a 6.5CM square out of 4 diferent patterns inked the edges, and viola.....

Paper and Cardstock- BG + PM
Image- Unknown- sorry! Coloured Whispers and Promarkers, highlighted with a white gel pen.
Embellies: Prima flowers, woodware brads, perefct pearls, and a PM peel-off.

I hope you like them.... i've got plently more to show you tommorow!
Thanks for all your fabulous comments.

Fern xx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Finally some cards... and a fabulous award.

Paper and Cardstock: K+Co, PM
Image: Penny Black: coloured with whispers, promarkers, and highlighted with a white gel pen.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, woodware brads, and perfect pearls

Good Evening,
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend.
I've just had a fantastic afternoon. My dad took me to a shop near Tamworth called Forever Cards and Crafts they have their own website too.
I managed to get hold of some gorgeous Prima flowers while i was there... i've looked everywhere for them, and the Glitterpot always seems to be sold out lol. I also got my hands on some perfect pearls which you can see down the side of my sentiment.
I am entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is Soft and Sweet.
This little girls is sooooooooooo sweet, and i have used very soft and subtle colour tones.
The image has been coloured with whispers, promarkers and highlighted witha white gel-pen.
I'm really proud of my colouring, i think i'm finally improving.


My next card is for Lyndseys little girl, Abbie, as some of you may know, she hasn't been feeling the best at the moment, so i sent her a card to cheer her up a bit.

Paper and Card: PM and Dovecraft
Image: Digi Download availible from here. Coloured with watercolour paints.
Embellishments: Prima flower, Card Candys, Pin- i made myself! Brads, gems are from stash.

I thought mermaids would be sutible, and i was dying to use my Digi- Download set i won from True.
I watercoloured the background myself.

Here is a Close-Up of the glitter i added, and my handmade pin.


And finally the fabulosu award i recieved from the wonderful Christine, thankyou so much- i really appriciate it! :O)

I'm passing this onto 10 AMAZING bloggers, so here goes:

Oh, and i won the challenge last week over on Cute Card Thursday!

Fern xx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday Sketchers.

Paper and Card- PM and BG Offbeat
Image- The Greeting Farm, coloured with whispers and Pro-Markers
Embellishments- Card Candy, Prima flowers, brad, pencil topper, and ribbon from stash.

Sorry for the lack of posting, i've been so busy lately with loads of card orders ( 13 THIS WEEK ALONE!) and the teachers handmade gifts! I haven't had chance to follow any challenges. Until i came across Friday Sketchers, and i knew i had to use the layout- it was great! :O)
I've just bourght a few items from Joanna Sheen, i've never shopped there before, but it's great for adhesive, and embellishments, because the P+ P is free!
One off the items that accidently fell into my cart was a single promarker- blush. I can't find a whisper pen that suits the skin colour, and this pen is fantastic. I might just buy myself a new set of Pro-markers....

Anway got to go, school awaits me!

Fern xx

Monday, 13 July 2009

Little Gifts.... something different

Paper: PM
Image: Whipper Snapper, watercoloured whith whipsers
Embellishemnts: Buttons, PM and gem from srash
Tools: MSBP

This is going to be a quick post, i'm going to the Mini Olympics today- i'm in cricket and relay! Eek! :O)
Anway i've made this for my teacher, along with a bourght present, i thought it was quite nice.
So, i'm entering it into this weeks Charisma Card Challenge- which is to alter a container.
I got these little adress books from hootys for 15p. All i did was attach dome apaper to the front and back, some buttons, my MSBP, a cute Whipper Snapper image, and it was done.

A Close-Up Of The Image:

And a side view:

Sorry about the amount of photo's, i just wanted to you to get the idea of how i made it.
Oh, and before i go, i thought i'd show you a few flowers i made yesterday, i'm selling these on Ebay if your interested, take a look here.

These are called Sunkissed Tropical:

And these are called: Pretty Pastel

Thanks for dropping by,

Fern xx

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Thankyou Mrs.T

Paper and Cardstock: PM and Dovecraft
Vellum: PM
Embellishments: Peeloffs, brads, spacers and Doodle-Bug Rub-Ons.
Image: Sugar Nellie, watercoloured with whispers and glittered with a sakura pen.

I was really busy yesterday, i had a lot of teacher cards to make. I am entering this card into two challenges:
ABC: Vellum.... i don't normally like using vellum, and i don't have alot of it either. But i really wanted to join in this week, beacause i had the idea of making vellum flowers from peeloffs.

Here's a closer picture:

I just cut them out, and added a brads and spacers.
The second challenge is Cute card Thursday: They want you to make a thankyou card for a teacher.

I tidied my craft room yesterday, my dad brought me a set of wooden draws to put on my desk, and it's big enough for all my wooden stamps, and papers.

Anyway, i hope you like it, thanks for popping by, please leave a comment if you havee time.
Oh and before i go, i won a digi stamp set from True a few days ago, and i've had a load of trouble setting it up, but i got it working this morning, so hopefully i'll have a playaround this afternoon! :O)

Fern xx

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Blue Day

Paper and Card: PM
Image: Penny Black: The Essentials and Woodware
Embellishments: Hnadmade flowers, and Craftwork Cards Card Candy

Good Evening... hope you're all well.
I've been meaning to join in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for a while.... but i've never got round to it. I do just love these stamps, especially this one: The Essentials!
The theme this week is swirls... well i don't know if you can see but my paper has got lots of swirls on it... but i kind of covered it with more layers. Ooops...
I completely understand if this doesn't count! :O)
Next Challenge is Sketch Saturday... i really loved working with it so thanks girls! I am also entering this into One Stop Card Crafts with a theme of furry things.... well what's more fury than my cats? :O)

Here's a Close-Up of my decoupaging.

I just thought it looked nice for a change.
I also made the flowers myself with a woodware stamp and a few scraps of paper.

Before i go... i would like to say THANKYOU to Jane for my gorgeous packet of goodies and fabulous card that was waiting for me yesterday when i got home from school, it really brightened my day! O)

Fern xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

1 Card 2 Challenges! :O)

Good Evening,
Firstly i'd like to say a huge THANKYOU to all you lovely people who congratulated me on my SATs results yesterday... i just loved reading all your encouraging comments. :O)
Secondly, i've finally managed to enter some challenges:
Creative Inspirations- Pearls or gems, i've used some gorgeous pearl brads, and
Papertake Weekly- Favourite things, i've used my favourite papers.... BG Offbeat.
What's It Made From?
Paper and card: PM and BG Offbeat
Image: Whiff Of Joy, watercoloured with whispers and glittered with a sakura gelly roll pen.
Embellies: Brad and flower punch from stash
Tools: MSBP

A Close-Up:

Thanks for looking, hope you like!

Fern xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Brown and Blue

Good Morning,
Hope your all O.K.
Firstly, i have some exciting news to share... i would like to thank everyone who supported me, and wished me good luck when i was doing my SATS tests...i recieved results yesterday afternoon:
In all subjects i got STRAIGHT 5's!! :O) (I've been jumping up and down ever scince lol.)
In English, Maths and Science, i was marked top score! I am so chuffed, because i got so stressed.

Paper and card: PM, and BG Offbeat.... what a suprise!
Image: Sarah Kay, "Time For An Apple Pie" watercoloured with whispers.
Embellishments: Petaloo flowers, BG Rub-Ons, and brad from stash.

I've followed the fabby sketch over at Sketch Saturday. But i moved the sentiment slighty.... i tried to remove it, but i riped the paper! :O)
Hope this still counts.

Thanks for looking, i'm off to school.

Fern xx

Monday, 6 July 2009

Pretty Anya

Paper and Card: PM and K+Co
Image: The Gretting Farm, watercoloured with whispers and sparkled with sakura's.
Embellsihments: Petaloo flower, Doodle-Bug Rub-Ons, and the gems, brads are from stash.
Tools: MSBP

Hello! :O)
Told you i'd got more cards to show. Hey.. that rhymes, i'm a poet and i don't know it! lol.
Anway... that's enough joking for now... i've made this card to follow the fab sketch over at Sunday sketch And Stamp. Thanks girls.
I've rotated it 180 degrees.
I decided to use some pretty colours on this one, and pulled out some delsih K+Co papers.

Side view of my tags:

Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment if you have time, i really love reading them!
Fern xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009


Paper: BG Offbeat AGAIN... sorry
Image: From google
Embellies: Craftwork Cards Card Candy, and PM peel-off
Tools: MSBP

Good evening,
I've been sooo busy this afternoon... i've made three cards, (which i'll post tomorrow) and i managed to enter a few challenges.
ABC: USA! I've used some red and blue papers, and the trian has the american flag on too.
Crafts4Eternity: They have a fab sketch to follow... thanks girls!I've printed an image off google again... i just think it's so easy if you've got a tricky order, and you need a certain image... the internet is always there to help! :O)

A Side-View:

Thanks for looking, and just so you know, i bought a new X-cut craft knife from Hobby Craft, and it's fantastic! It's got a really soft grip on the handle too. :O)

Fern xx

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Boys Will Be Boys!

Happy American Independance Day! ( You don't know how long all those colours took lol )
And what a lovely afternoon it is too... the sun is shining! :O)
I thought i'd show you the card i made for an order. I really struggled with this one... teenage boys! Ahh. Absolute Nightmare!
Finally, i found a nice picture from google of an ipod... i knew instantly what papers i'd use: BG Offbeat! They're just do bright and funky, perect for teenagers!

Paper and Card: PM and BG Offbeat
Image: Printed from Google
Emberllishments: Card Candys, Doodle-Bug Rub-ons, and a gem from stash
Tools: MSBP

I had a real disaster this morning, my craft knife broke and the joint, and my finger was stuck!
My dad had to carefully unwind it, and luckily my finger luckily escaped!

A Side-View:

Well, i'm off spending again in Hobby Craft today, i'm looking fr a paper trimmer... i've fell out with my craft knife.
Oh, and before i go, guess what?, i won the Stamp Something Challenge last week cool huh? A $20 voucher to the Ebay shop: My Little Ribbons!

Fern xx

Friday, 3 July 2009

More cards.,..

Hello everyone, 2 cards from me today... makes a change lol.
Sorry i haven't been around much, the High School calls and i have been there for the past two days.
I had a great time, being introduces to new children, teachers... ect.
Anway... my card. I have entered this into 2 challenges:
Colour Create- Lime green, apple green, lemon and cream.
Truly Scrumptious- Have a fab sketch to follow.
Sorry about the appauling picture... the light wasn't too good this morning.
For my card i have used some delish BG Offbeat papers, i just knew these would be perfect for the challenge with all the exotic and bright colours.
the gorgeous bright green flower is from petallo, and the litle yellow is a prima daisy, the loevly Greeting Farm image has been watercoloured with whispers and glossed. The rest is all from stash.


My next card has been made following no challenges, i made it for my Grandads birthday yesterday.

A Close-Up of my poo colouring! :O)

I tried to keep the layout nice and simple.
I have used some Dovecraft paper, Doodle-Bug rub-ons, Card Candys, and string form stash.
Right... i'm off to blog-hop. :O)

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx