Thursday, 30 July 2009

Baking Birthday Tilda!

Hi all,

It's been toooo long I know! Unfortunately I have been really busy at work and have the VAT (boring!) to do for Daemo so although I've made some cards I haven't had a spare minute to post them yet. But I'm posting them now, and then finishing off the VAT - a girl has to get her priorities right aye! lol. So here we go with the first card. I hope you like it?...

I made this card for a friend of my God Mum's, my first commissioned card! Norma (the lady the card was commissioned for) loves cooking, especially cakes, so when I saw this stamp I had to use it as I knew it would be perfect! I'm going to enter it in the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog - Week 15, A Sketch by Tab so wish me luck! The last time I entered the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog I received some fantastic comments from the design team, and that really made my day! What do you think?

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I absolutely love it! I do love every card I make to be honest, but I really enjoyed making this one. Card ingredients are:
Images: Cupcake Tilda Cowberry Muffin and Cowberry Muffin Cake
Charm: Magnolia Rolling Pin stamped onto Shrinkies White Shrink Plastic
Papers: Craft Creations Ltd Gingham Red, My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Full of Flowers and Laundry Line Flirty Fun Loving Funny Flowers
Card: Core d'inations Rouge
Sentiment: Anitas Happy Birthday Stamp
Brads & Gems: Doodlebug Jewels
Ribbon: From stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Glitter and Doily Lace Border Punch, Woodware Big Circle Punch and Glamour Dust
I'm off now to enter this in the card in the challenge, so I'll catch you later!

Penny Black

Hi again,
Well I told you I had made lots of cards that I hadn't had time to post, and here's another one! I made this card for my Dad. The two cats in the image are just like my cats George and Millie and the dog is like my Sister-In-Laws dog Storm, who my Dad looks after when we go on holiday. He loved the card, and I really liked it too, the stamp, papers, everything! What do you think?
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Card ingredients are:
Image: Penny Black And All My Friends
Charm: Hobby Art Bear Paw stamped onto Shrinkies White Shrink Plastic
Papers: The Paper Company Paws and Claws Stripe and Paws and Claws Dog Bones
Card: Core d'inations French Roast
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards Oh My Word! Birthday Circles
Ribbon: Anita's Everyday Ribbon in Spotted Brown
Brads: Doodlebug
Flowers: From Stash
Tools: Derwent Coloursoft Pencils and Sansodor, Fine Liner, Glamour Dust and Woodware Big Circle Punch
My Dad was really pleased with his card, as I was too. I love the stamp and papers and really enjoyed making this one!
Lots of love

Monday, 27 July 2009

My First Ever Gorjuss Girl!

Evening all!

I have made soooo many cards that I haven't had time to post yet - bad blogger lol! So I'll be posting them all over the weekend, starting with this one, my first ever Gorjuss Girl! Don't you just love them? I know I do! So, what do you think?

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Card ingredients are:

Image: Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl A Little Birdie Told Me

Papers: My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Blossoms and Stripes

Card: Core d'inations Montego Bay

Sentiments: Craftwork Cards Oh My Word! Birthday Messages

Ribbon: Smirk

Pearls: Basic Grey Opaline

I made this card for my Cousin-In-Laws birthday. She's been a really good friend to me and I don't get to see her as much as I'd like, so I really wanted to make her a gorgeous card to let her know what a Gorjuss Girl she is! I hope she liked it?...
Lots of love

Sunday, 19 July 2009


Here's the final card I made this weekend. It's for my God Mum who has just spent the weekend with my Mum at a spa, so I thought the 'Primp' stamp from Penny Black would be perfect! I'm also going to enter this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Week 58 - Soft & Sweet I think it's really sweet!

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Card ingredients are:

Image - Penny Black Primp

Charm - PM Clare Curd Signature Range Clear Stamps Doodles flower

Papers - Doodlebug Pink Lemonade Plaid and Berry Pink

Card - Core 'dinations Celery Stick and Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coated

Shrink Plastic - Shrinkies White Shrink Plastic

Sentiment - Oh My Word! Flower Messages

Brads & Gems - Doodlebug Strawberry Brad and Jewels

Ribbon - From stash

Tools - Martha Stewart Glitter and Doily Lace Border Punch, Nesties Standard Circle and Scallop Circle

I created a charm for this card, the first time I've ever created a charm but I think it turned out ok. I stamped the flower onto the white shrink plastic, coloured it and shrunk it. Then attached the rings and added a hot pink jewel for the middle of the flower. I'm really pleased with it and I think you'll be seeing a lot more charms on my cards in the future!!

I have more cards to make next weekend so pop back and check out my blog soon. Until then, have a fab week :o)

Lots of love,

Cazza B


Fitness Man

Here we are then with the second birthday card I made this weekend. This time it's for a friend of mine at work, who goes to the gym every lunch hour, hence it's Jolly Nation's 'Fitness Man'. What do you think?

Card Ingredients are:

Image - Jolly Nation 'Fitness Man' Decoupage sheet

Papers - Sandy Lion 'Upper Deck' and 'Cruise Director'

Card - Core 'dinations 'Raspberry' and The Paper Company 'White Ice' Shimmer card

Sentiment - Oh My Word! 'Birthday Circles'

Tools - Woodware Big Circle Punch and Regular Corner Rounder, Fine Liner

I used the same papers for this and the aeroplane card as the colours worked with both images. I wanted to make them a little different though so I switched them around for each card.

Now onto the third card...

Aeroplane Birthday Card

Hi all,

I hope you're well this evening and have enjoyed a lovely weekend. I think the summer may well and truly be over but when you have cards to make, it doesn't matter what the weather is doing does it! That's why it really is such a fantastic past time, he he he.

I have three cards to publish this evening, yes I've been busy this weekend! The first is a birthday card I made for my cousin, who's a pilot for British Airways, so I hope he likes his card. What do you think, do you think he will?...
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Card Ingredients are:

Image - Panduro Little Boys image sheet

Papers - Sandy Lion Cruise Director and Upper Deck

Card - Core 'dinations Raspberry and The Paper Company White Ice shimmer card

Sentiment - Oh My Word! Birthday Circles

Gems - Artwork

Tools - Woodware Big Circle Punch, Glamour Dust, Fine Liner

I guess he's used to flying bigger planes but when I saw this image I had to use it for him! I especially like the little puppy passenger, soooooo cute!!

Onto the next post, see you in a min!...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Get Well Soon Stepharoony!!

Look at me, twice in one night, he he he!

This is a Get Well Soon card I made for a very special friend of mine who's going into hospital tonight for a back operation tomorrow, good luck Steph! I'm also going to enter this card into the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog, Week 13 - A Sketch By Mina. And who knows eh, you've certainly got no chance of winning if you don't even enter! So, what do you think?...

Card ingredients are as follows:
  • Bandage Tilda Stamp
  • Stamped Image Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
  • Papermania Clare Curds Signature Range - Sentiments 'Get Well Soon' Stamp
  • Core d'Inations 'Montego Bay' card
  • Doodlebug 'Ice Cream Parlour' paper
  • Doodlebug 'Sundae Stripe' paper
  • Pebbles Inc 'Easter Time Sprinkles / Green' paper
  • Nestabilities Classic Ovals Dies
  • Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals Dies
  • Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace' Punch
  • Anita's Everyday Spotted Ribbon in Pink
  • Flower Paisley Shaped Brad from Doodlebug
  • Glamour Dust Glitter, Flowers and Brads from stash

I hope it puts a smile on Steph's face whilst she's recovering from her operation...

Lots of love,

Cazza B


Footballing Shaker Birthday Card

Hi All,

I'm sooo sorry I haven't been on for a while, I will get the hang of this blogging lark soon I promise, lol!

I'm posting the Footballing Shaker Birthday Card I made at the weekend for my mate Jenner who (tragically!) supports Tottenham (booooo!!) bitter rivals to the team I support (the best team in the world!!) Arsenal. But I put my grievances behind me and made his card, I hope he likes it?...

Ingredients are as follows:
  • Core d'Inations 'Royal' card
  • White ShrinkArt Shrinkies Shrink Plastic
  • Football Stamp from Inkadinkado (stamped onto the shrink plastic and shrunk)
  • Sizzix 'Smart Guy' Alphabet Dies
  • Nestabilities 'Labels 1' Dies
  • Tottenham Logo from their website
  • Happy Birthday Shaker Background Paper by Cazzaroo Crafts
  • Football Paper and Acetate from stash

It's his birthday tomorrow so I'll let you know what he thinks of it. If he doesn't like it I'll make him an Arsenal card next year, he he he...

Lots of love,

Cazza B


Monday, 6 July 2009

Toddler Car Birthday Card

Hi all,

I promised cards were coming soon and here's my first one! I made it for my Nephews 2nd birthday, what do you think?...

Ingredients as follows:
  • Jolly Nation Toddler Car stamp
  • Core 'dinations Royal card
  • Sandy Lion Rush Hour paper
  • Doodlebug Sea Breeze Dotted Line paper
  • Craftwork Cards Oh my Word Birthday Circle
  • Sizzix Smart Guy Alphabet die
  • Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle die
  • Ribbon from Hobbycraft
  • Stamped Image coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • Funky foam, googly eyes and number 2 Sticker from my stash

I hope Oliver likes it?!

More cards are on their way soon, watch this space...

Lots of love

Saturday, 4 July 2009


Hi all,

I'm sooooo excitied!! I ordered some goodies from Sir Stampalot yesterday in the hope that they would arrive today. I didn't hear anything from them so just assumed that they would be delivered next week..........and then they arrived, wahoo!! What a fantastic service Sir Stampalot offer and such a huge range of goodies too, they're definately in the top websites I use to buy my craft goodies, and I buy tonnes!! I ordered two Martha Stewart punches, 'Embossed Snowflake' and 'Doily Lace', and the 'Smart Guy' alphabet die set from Sizzix. I can't wait to use them. I also subscribed to Papercraft Inspirations as the free gift they offered last month was a '24 piece set of Martha Stewart Glitters' and guess what..........they arrived today too!! Whoop whoop!! Can you tell I'm excitied or what! And my August issue of 'Cardmaking & Papercraft' was also delivered which features my very special friend and tutor Lisa Baker, who won 'National Card Maker of the Year' last year. The sun is shining and I am off to the haridressers soon (being pampered, something else I love!) then visiting my gorgeous Niece, Nephews, Sister-In-Law and Brother-In-Law later is definately going to be a good day...

Lots of love

Friday, 3 July 2009

Cards are coming soon!...

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you all know that I'll be posting some cards very soon. I have a Birthday Card to make for my nephew who'll be two years old, plus another Birthday Card for a close friend of ours and a Wedding Anniversary Card. So keep posted!..

Lots of love