Sunday, March 25, 2012

Confirmation CArds

I really have to stop making cards in a mad rush.  First is a Confirmation girl card, stamped with Hero Arts Blossom Art flower and Papermania capsule ink, the sentiment is an outline sticker as is the image which I put on Papermania cardstock and fussy cut.  The dove was a free clipart. The vellum flower is an idea stolen from Edna's gorgeous blog, inked with the same capsule ink.

The Boy Confirmation was made with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and Hero Arts Pool ink for faux letterpress, Hero Arts script stamp silver embossed onto white card and edge distressed, an outline sticker sentiment.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mother's Day

Just about made the post with this card.  Creative Expressions image coloured (at top speed) with distress inks, Echo Park Victoria Garden paper, felt flowers cut with Sizzix 3d flower die, Spellbinders Labels 1, Tim Holtz Festive Greenery die, pearls. 

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Morning all!

Two lovely creative ladies have sent me awards this week.  Now I am a dead loss at getting around to fulfilling the conditions for these awards but I will try after I get through the birthday, confirmation and mother's day cards!!

Elaine's gorgeous blog features cards with jaw-dropping flowers - click here to visit Elaine

Cliona Larkin is a docrafts demonstrator, has written for Creativity magazine and having seen her demonstrate I can tell you she is a very enthusiastic and creative crafter.  Click here to visit her blog and while you're there check out her fab tutorials especially if you're short of mojo today!

Thanks ladies, you've made my week!

Ger x

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Green Birthday

Well I suppose it's the right colour for this week LOL

Papers: Echo Park Country Drive
Image and Sentiment: Ladybug Crafts Ink
coloured with: Promarkers and pencils
Dies: Nellie Snellen and X-Cut
Ribbon, leaf punch, made a ribbbon flower.

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for visiting! Ger x.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mens Cards

Sorry about the poor quality photo.  I had to make this in a hurry this evening so couldn't take a picture in daylight.

I used a Tim Holtz mask and Iced Spruce DI, Sizzix Gadget Gears die also inked with Iced Spruce and clear embossed, Tim Holtz Vintage Market alpha die and the gorgous new Waltzingmouse Stamps Heirloom Patterns stamp in Houndstooth check.  I always find men's cards tricky and left this card till the last possible moment which means rushing!

I'd like to enter this into:

Anything Goes Challenge 62 - Boyz to Men

Ger x

Monday, March 5, 2012

Get Well Card

I made this card for a neighbour who had her appendix out this weekend poor thing!

Die: Spellbinders Labels 22
Papers: Echo Park Country Drive, Bo Bunny Enchanted
Hero Arts Blossom Art flower stamp, paper pieced
Computer generated sentiment, button, string, pearl

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
docrafts Katy's Inspiration Challenge 28th Feb - 6th March
Scrap Creations Challenge: Pop it Up
A Gem of a Challenge # 41: Perfect Pastels
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 28 - Paper Piecing
Fairy Tale Challenge 36 - paper piecing

Crafting Ireland

Morning all!  Just a quick post to say I have two tutorials in Issue 8 of Crafting Ireland Online Magazine

One is a stick pin tutorial and the other is a quick paper gift bag tutorial.

There are lots of projects and tutorials in this issue - Click here to read Issue 8

Back later with another card I hope!

Ger x.