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Sunday 25 July 2010

The Project

I have been thinking about a 'word book' for a while now, I suppose I just needed an opportunity. I had made a card for my daughters birthday already, but because its a 'special' birthday, I thought I would actually do it this time.

As a little girl she loved Sara Kay and Holly Hobby images (bedding, wallpaper, books etc.) so a good opportunity to use these stamps. I wasn't sure about sizes, so just played about with the various sizes of the card to fit her name, I think it worked out quite well and I'm really pleased with the end result!

I inked and distressed all the card and paper edges. The papers are MME Wild Asparagus, the sentiments I found on the Internet, along with the the alphabet.
I used my Retro punch for the flowers so that they would lie flat.

When I finished this card, I thought I would use up some of the papers and image and enter the Simon Says Challenge which is a sketch this week.

It also fits the Papertake Weekly challenge - Cute

If your still with me after this marathon, thanks for looking.


Friday 23 July 2010

House Mouse Challenge

The challenge over at House Mouse & Friends, is " B ". There are some fab DT cards for inspiration.
I have use Happy Hoppers stamp Bumble - 'Relaxing Bubbles' coloured with Distress Inks. I added Flock Glitter to the bubbles.

The 'Bs' on my card are - Bunny in the Bath with Bubbles on a Bathmat. Blue paper, Brown paper, Brown cardstock, punched Borders. Blue ribbon, knotted Bow. Blue pearls and a sentiment that reads 'Beautiful Birthday' - plenty of 'Bs' there!

The 'project' is almost finished - hopefully I will upload the pics tomorrow.

Thanks for looking and have a good week end.


Thursday 22 July 2010

Summer Cards

I have been very good this week, I am working on a project that I have thought about for a while, but its not yet finished! Next week is deadline!!

This card was made a couple of weeks ago for one the many summer birthdays that I need to send cards. Its an 'old' Sugar Nellie - Daisy - she may be 'old' but she is still one of my favourites.

I have coloured her with watercolour pencils for a change, the papers are from stash, can't remember who made them.
I am entering this card in 4 'new' challenges for me.
Allsorts Challenge 61 - Summer Days
Crafty Calender Challenge- Summer
By The Cute & Girly Monthly Challenge - Warm Summer Days
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight challenge - Easel Card

Saturday 17 July 2010

LOTV Challenge

I have been trying to get this card finished all week for the LOTV challenge. I just love these cute stamps from Lili of the Valley and this was a great sketch to work with.

I coloured her with Distress inks, but made a mess of her flower in her hat, hence the ribbon rose and feathers! My papers are Papermania Capsule Collection, ribbon from stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for looking,


Friday 16 July 2010

Sweet birthday

Have had a busy week this last week, but don't really know what I have done - apart from meeting friends for coffee, visiting another friend for lunch and crafting friend Diane coming over(talking and not doing) - suppose that's why I haven't made any cards this week, too busy socialising! Fortunately, one of the summer birthday cards that I did make a few weeks ago fits the Papertake weekly challenge which is 'In the Garden'. I used one of my favourite Sarah Kay images which was coloured with, as usual, Distress Inks. The papers are Laura Ashley.

This card also fits the Wild Orchid challenge - Say it with Flowers - my flowers were punched from the same papers with a Retro flower punch and then scrunched up to within an inch of their lives, and then unfolded and attached with a brad.

So - for not having made a card this week, I am entering in 2 challenges - not bad!

You might want to check out Lorraine's Loft, she has some great House Mouse candy.

Thanks for looking.


Friday 9 July 2010

Circle Card

Have had a peaceful night to myself, Daughter and Hubby are both out (Not together!)
I have been thinking about this card for a couple of days, I have never done a circle card, and although I have one of those circle cutter blades, I have only used it once! It actually cuts a decent circle - must use it more often.

The challenge on Sketch & Stash this week is a 'circle card' and I have made mine into an easel circle card, - had to try to be clever! I enjoyed this and it wasn't too difficult and it is different.

Creative Card Crew challenge this week is 'die cuts' and there are plenty on this card - Nestabilities large scallop circles, the flower and swirls are my new Marianne Creatables and the paper I have just downloaded from Summertime Designs, there are loads to choose from and all free!

This card also fits the Simon Says challenge, which was a picture of a 'Blue Lagoon' cocktail and the actual Lagoon which looks beautiful, the water is the most gorgeous shade of Blue/turquoise - blue papers.

The image is a swap from my craft buddy Diane, who like me loves the House Mouse stamps and this little mouse really does look relaxed! I have added some glitter to the blue water 'lagoon' that he is floating in. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thats it for now, hope its a good weekend!

Thanks for looking


Thursday 8 July 2010

Two in One

Just a short note today, getting organised to have a 'girly' night in with my daughter as she is home from university for the summer break, not that it's much of a break for her as she is working an 8 week Pharmacy student placement with a well known Chemist, better not advertise! Wine, DVD and nibbles - you know the sort of thing!

I have made a card for the House Mouse Challenge - the theme being 'Happy Birthday' and I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, so I am entering there as well!

The image is Maxwell & Muzzy -Lip Stamp and coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are from stash.

The MS border has been run through a Xcut crimper (present from DD) which gives a lovely frilly effect - something different!

Off to watch the DVD now.

Thanks for looking


Friday 2 July 2010

Pocketfull of Posies and more Birthday cards

A new Challenge has been launched this week - Pocketful of Posies. Bev Rochester "All the things I Love" mentioned it on her Blog. She has been asked to be a DT member. This weeks challenge is - One for the Girls. I made this card a couple of weeks ago for one of the many June/July birthdays I need cards for.

The image is Lili of the Valley and I have coloured her with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2Os and a 'touch' of Stickles - wings/dress/shoes/flowers you know what I mean! The papers are Papermania Rose Garden, I just love these papers, they all go so well together. The lace and ribbon are from stash.

I am also entering this card in Stamp with Fun and Everybody Art which are both 'Birthday'

Thanks for looking