Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Home is the nicest word there is.

I commiserate with anyone trying to move house right now.
Our move last year was fraught - to say the least.  
So, I am happy that my brother and his family, have just moved into their new home.
Here's the card I made for them.

I started with a panel of my favourite woodgrain paper from Pink Petticoat. It looks kinda grey in the picture, but it's really a very pretty, duck egg blue.

For the house I used a freebie sentiment from Birds Cards  and placed a little punched heart in the middle.

I finished off with some die cut clouds (Memory Box) and bakers twine.
It's a shame I didn't  have any twine in lemon yellow - it would have looked so pretty (sigh*)
So, top of my wish list is bakers twine in EVERY colour...  lol**

My Craft Spot - Strings and Things
The Pink Elephant - Clean & Simple
Love to Create - Pastels
ABC Challenge - Just as you like it.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

What Are Little Girls Made Of ?

My weekend starts NOW!
I have just done a big shop; my fridge is stocked up with goodies (including alcohol) and I have a stack of DVD's to watch.  So, bring on the snow - again!!
I don't care - I will be all snug and warm under the duvet until Monday :-)

I better dash out to the postbox and mail this card to my friend's daughter
before I batten down the hatches!

I played along with the 'Muse' challenge again this week.
Marion created a lovely effect, o her project,  with strips of blue and green card. I took this as my inspiration, but as I wanted a more girly look,  I used  strips of a pretty, paper pack.
I adhered the strips to a white card panel and then attached them to my card base.

You can't get much cuter than this Pure Innocence girl. She's coloured with Copics, cut out and stuck on with foam pads. I also added some pearls to her shoes and one on her dress.
I almost added a button with a twine bow to the sentiment banner, and then I remembereed that they have a toddler in the house - you know how little fingers always find things like that - so I opted for a simple, card candi instead.

Muse - Inspirational Card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girly
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - The Kids Are Alright
Aud Sentiments - Girl Power

  • DP, GCD Studios Tea Time
  • Pure Innocence Girl with Balloon, coloured with Copics
  • 'Happy Birthday' Stamp, Papermania Stamping For Him Set.
  • Adhesive Pearls, Card Candi

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Is It Spring Yet?

My daughters, Maria and Annabel came up to visit at the weekend - and we have just about recovered.
We did lots of eating, drinking and laughing and I think we may be barred from the local pub!!! 
So a good time was had by all :-)

The little men have finally stopped pounding their hammers on the inside of my skull, 
long enough for me to make a card. 
This is for my Mum & Dad's Anniversary.

I dug around in my flower box and found a couple of purple blooms, which I hope will remind my Mum of spring Violets; she loves those.

Have you ever tried to add random gems to a project. These crystals refused to be random!!
Every time I moved them around they ended up in a line, or in a uniform pattern  - does that even make sense to anyone - or am I still drunk!! :-)

City Crafter - Woodgrain
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Flowers for Spring

  • Pink Petticoat, Woodgrain Digi Paper
  • Crystal Gems, Lace, Blooms
  • Martha Stewart Leaf Border Punch

Monday, 11 March 2013

Girls just wanna have fun!

I can't sit still this morning..
Suzie, is at the vets having some tests done and I jump every time the phone goes!
I'm trying to take my mind off it by planning tomorrows activities.
It's my BFF's birthday and she is coming up to stay. So excited :-)
Here's the card I made for her - that's the two of us right there - 
I am the mouthy red head and she is the pretty blonde. :-)

Isn't this Stamping Bella image fabulous. 
I love it when you find a stamp that loooks exactly like you  -  ha ha!! I wish!!
The girls are coloured with Copics and a generous sprinkling of glamour dust.
I know the colours look a bit washed out on the picture below, but I wanted to try and capture the sparkle.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Happy Birthday
By The Cute & Girly - Favourite Things. There are so many of my favourite things on this card - the stamp, gems, that gorgeous brocade paper and of course, the glitter.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girly
Stamptacular Sunday - To Die For.  I think I use my banner dies more than any others. They are great to stamp a sentiment on, but I also like to group them together. They make a perfect embellie.
Sentimental Sundays - Embellies that start with 'B' I went for 3 banners. It's hard to make out on the photo, but two of them are cut from metallic paper, that gives a pretty sheen.

  • Stampin Bellas, Victoria and Juliette's Night Out.
  • Copics, Glamour Dust
  • Pink Petticoat Digi Paper, Brocade.
  • Spellbinders Nested Pennants Die
  • Crystal Gems and Ribbon
  • 'Party' Sentiment was a magazine freebie.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bloomin' Lovely

So, here I am with my MOST difficult card make of the year - Mother's Day!
My Mum does not do cute and girly, and as you know, I am florally challenged,
so this was a tough one.
I was thrown a lifeline, when I saw the Mother's Day Set at Digi Stamp Boutique.

I used a sentiment and vase of flowers from the set and combined it with the tea cup, from Coffee BreakThe images were coloured with Copics, cut out and popped up on foam pads.
I added some glitter and gems and some white gel pen on the flowers.
Am I the only one that struggles with a white pen - it never seems to flow properly for me, no matter what I do? Have you got any tips for using one?
 I also used a couple of flowers from a ribbon strip. I cut them out and attached them to a punched flower. If you bend the petals of the punched flower up, it supports the lace flower and makes it look better than just lying flat.

Digi Stamp Boutique - March
Digi Galore - Mother's Day
One Stop Craft - Mother's Day
Cupcake Craft - Sparkle
Creative Creations - Just For Mum
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations -  Mother's Day

  • Digi Stamp Boutique images, Mother's Day Set and Coffee Break
  • Pink Petticoat Digi Paper - Woodgrain
  • Copics, Stickles Glitter, Ribbon, Crystal Gems
  • Lace Flowers

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Spring Bunny

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I'd make a start on my cards.
I haven't sent Easter cards in the past, but with living so far away from friends and family now, 
I think it would be nice to send some out.

The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch gave me the base for my card.
I used strips of dotty paper from Pink Petticoat, in pastel colours and my bunny is from Digi Stamp Boutique.

The bunny is coloured with Copics, a touch of glitter and I gave him a cute, fluffly tail.

CAS(E) this Sketch - #17
Aud Sentiments - Easter
Simon Says - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring