Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Another Card

Hiya Everyone,

Well we did the "visiting mum's" thing on Sunday, but we had some bad news about Jamie's mum's youngest dog :(  She told us earlier in the week that he had to go the vets and unfortunately, he had lymphoma.  The vet said he'd have a month to live, at most.  Anyway they tried him on some antibiotics for a week, but when we went round, he was just so poorly!  I could tell straight away that he wasn't good, and after talking through their choices, Sharon and Darren (although not said it to each other) know what's going to happen on Wednesday when they go back to the vets.  It's the best thing for Bailey, but we'll all miss that little guy :(

Anyway, onto my card....here is the card I made for Sharon.

Very simple card - green glitter card with circles punched out, matted onto pink SU cardstock and X Cut flowers added on top.  Doodlebug bling for the centres.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Allsorts - Three in a Row
- The Crazy Challenge - Go Green
- Love to Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Less Is More - Masking

Morning Bloggers!

It's a lovely sunny day here, not ventured outside yet, but hoping it's warm :)

Happy Mother's Day

to all the mummies out there today, but especially to my wonderful mum - love you lots!!!

I've been busy trying to get as much as my paperwork done as possible this week, and there's still so much to do before Wednesday!  I have a lady coming from the Early Years Team on Wednesday, to assess my paperwork etc, before I send off my registration form to Ofsted - it's going quickly now, but it still could be another 4-6 weeks before I am registered.......can't come soon enough if you ask me!  I can't wait!!

Anyway, onto my card for today, the challenge over at Less Is More this week, is masking, and here is my effort.

Sorry about the shadows on the photos...

A very simple card - I took the dog stamps and stamped onto a Post-it Note and then cut out each little dog. I then stamped my first dog straight onto my card blank.  I then took my mask and placed it directly over the first dog...then stamped the next one and masked on so on, until I had a line of dogs ;)

The dogs are coloured with, you guessed it, promarkers :)  Have left the colouring simple, no shading or blending as I wanted a very graphic looking image really.  I am going to use a black gloss pen and add some shine to the dog's noses, but my other pens are up in the loft, and Jamie is going to be working in the garden all day....I can't get up into the loft on my own :(

The stamps are made by Woodware - I think!

Finished off with the fab sentiment - Love me, Love my Dog!  So true!

Just entering this into Less is More today.

Thanks for looking. Xxx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Just Added

I have just added a couple of blog candy badges in my sidebar.

My wonderful friend Lizy, has been blogging for a year now, and has some lovely blog candy up for grabs.  If it wasn't for her blog, we would have never have become friends......now it's rare if we go a day without txting each other!!  She's one in a million ;)

And I recently found this amazing blog - Sticky with Icky.  Vicky has some amazing cards on her blog, and I only dream of being as talented as she is!  Her candy is a fab gift voucher for Saturated Canary.

Just wanted to let you all know ;)


One Stop Craft DT Card

Hello everyone,

Told you I have some exciting news to share....

I am now a proud member of the design team for One Stop Craft Challenge Blog.  And as it is Saturday, here is my first DT card for you all.

The challenge this week is Mother's Day with Ribbon, and we have two lovely sponsors for the challenge.

The Ribbon Girl are offering a £5 gift voucher to use on their website.

And Bugaboo are offering a prize of 7 digi stamps.

Fab eh?!

Onto my card:

-Image - Bugaboo - Ava Flower Patch, coloured with promarkers
- Patterned paper - DCWV Spring Stack
- Pink Cardstock - from Stampin' Up but unsure of the exact colour (sorry)
- Flowers - Hero Arts
- Bling - Papermanina - Henbury Collection

and the ribbon is just some that I found in my ribbon box.

I used a sketch from the Sweet Stop, but unfortunately, because I couldn't upload until today, I missed the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
- Passion for Promarkers - For Mum / Female Relative (this is for Jamie's neice)
- Divas By Design - Favourite Things (my favourite colour; pink & favourite embellishments; flowers & bling)

Thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Less Is More - Neutrals


Here is my entry in this week's Less is More challenge.

The challenge this week is neutrals.  I kept this card as a OLC and very simple.  I used watercolour card for the base and stamped the image with tea dye distress inks.  The image is a Wags and Whiskers image, and I think it is called, He Loves Me.  I finished the card off with some papermania bling.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

- Less Is More - Neutrals
- Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
- Lollipop Crafts - Clean and Simple

I've also got some very exciting news to tell you all, but not sure I can tell you yet ;)  Teasing I know, but as soon as I have the go ahead to tell you, I will!

Thanks for looking! xxx

Monday, 5 March 2012

Back Again!

Well I bet you didn't expect two posts in one day - nope, neither did I! LOL :P

I was just looking around some of the challenge blogs and came across Papertake Weekly's sketch, which finishes tonight I think....and I wanted to make another card today, so just HAD to make and upload it ASAP.

So here it is....

Sorry about the bad lighting....I used another Lili of the Valley image - this time, it's Blowing Bubbles.  Again I used promarkers....the paper is DCWV from a stack, but not sure which.....and then some pinky purply pearlescent cardstock embossed with Swiss Dots again - my fave at the mo.  And finished off with some lovely ribbon that I found in my box!

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

- Papertake Weekly - Sketch
- Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking. xxx

Missing In Action

I'm back!!

Sorry I have been missing in action for a little while - things have been really busy here the past couple of weeks!  Jamie had a week off work, so we spent the whole week decorating...we managed to get the kitchen finished - just need some shelves up now and we decorated the living room too.  His next project, is to fence off the garden, which he started yesterday.

I have also been busy sorting lots of things out ready for when I start childminding - the spare room is now completely full of toys, books and some clothes and lots of other bits and pieces too - no longer is it my craft room though :(  

That's another reason I haven't been doing so much crafting lately, most of my stash has been packed up and put into the loft.....I have kept essentials in our bedroom, but not really been feeling inspired by it to be honest.  But then I stamped some images the other weekend, when my mum and the girls were over...and spent the last couple of days doing some colouring...

Yesterday, with Jamie's help, I managed to get into the loft (being short with step ladders and a high loft, doesn't mix well) and bring down some more supplies.

So here is one card I made last night.....

I have used the gorgeous Lili of the Valley - Never Too Old For a Hug image, which I have coloured with some promarkers.  The pink embossed paper was a piece that I found in my stash, which I know for certain I have had for over 2 years!!  I have also embossing the white circle with Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots folder.  I think the flowers are Prima, and again, have had them for quite a while too - as I bought them the last time I went shopping at the craft show in Harrogate, which was definitely at least 3 years ago! I added some Papermania buttons for the flower middles, used some random Studio G letter stamps for the sentiment, and added some Papermania gems to finish the card off.

You can see our new wallpaper in the background....I LOVE it!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Sketch Saturday - Sketch 197
- My Time To Craft - Circle Circus
- Divas by Design - Spots and/ Stipes
and finally
- One Stop Craft - Button It

Hope you like it :)  Thanks for looking xxx

Oh, before I go - Lizy gave me an award whilst I have been MIA...I'm getting round to finding some bloggers to pass it onto - watch this space :)