Monday, 29 April 2013

Sometimes you just need a hug.

Just  a quick post from me today...
my time seems to be running away from me right now.
Here is a card I made for a crafty friend, who needs a big {hug}

You can't tell from the picture, but that  DP is gorgeous. 
The pink stripe is flocked, so it has a lovely, soft, furry texture.
I kept everything else really simple - colouring lightly with my Copics and adding die cut 'hugs'.

I wanted to make the 'hugs' letters more 3D, but they are so tiny I couldn't cut the foam pads small enough. I ended up just using a dab of glue on each letter.
Dilly Bean Designers - Think Pink
Digi Stamp Boutique - April Challenge, use a DSB image
Crafty Creations - Pink + 1    (Pink and Green)
Sweet Stamping - Anything but Birthday
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Saturday, 20 April 2013

I just called to say hello

The sun is shining - again!
That means going out into the garden for the big tidy up.
Hmmm... maybe I can leave it just a few more days ;-)

On the net last week, working hard hardly working, I came across this adorable image from Mashi's Muffins. 
Why have I not seen these before?
I used this cutie for my SIL's birthday card.
Her birthday's not til the end of May, so I'm ahead of the game :-)  

I played along with the sketch at Seize the Birthday.
My card seemed to lack something at the bottom, so I added those little corners, that I found in my 'bits & pieces' box.
Hmmm... I'm not sure about them now, but they are stuck down, so there's no going back!
Seize the Birthday - Sketch 
All that Scraps - Spring Fling  The dreaded 'spring cleaning' came to mind when I saw this cutie in her apron, so I matched her with pretty spring colours.
Digi Galore - One for the Girls 
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes  This is their very first challenge and they are open to any style crafts, so pop over and check them out.
Copic Marker Europe - Only Girls Allowed 

  • Digi Image, Mashi's Muffins Mom, from All That Scraps 
  • Coloured with Copics
  • Digi Papers, Echo Park Sweet Girl
  • Do Crafts Smallest Nested Heart Die
  • Spellbinders Nested Oval Die
  • White Gems
  • Grosgrain Spotted Ribbon  
  • 'Hello' Stamp, Wild Rose Studios, Girly Greetings

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hey, I'm swingin' here!

**Please scroll down for my card**

Having a white dog, with little legs, is not a good idea in the winter!
And Suzie is a real muck magnet.
This morning we decided to give her a good old bath - 
not just the dip in the sink that she usually has after a walk.
It took 2 of us to keep her in the bath and there was water everywhere
Now she's ignoring me  :-)  Can you tell she's annoyed!

Anyhoo - enough of my ramblings and on to my card.
I played along at CAS(E) this Sketch

I need some more 'guy' cards for my pile and came across this Spider Henry, in my digi stamps collection. 
I don't know why I haven't used him before, he's super easy to colour and great for guys.

CAS(E) this Sketch - Chrissy's Sketch
Moving Along With The Times - Song or Film   No prizes for guessing 'Spiderman' :-)
Digi Tuesday  - Boys

  • Whiff of Joy Digi Stamp, Spider Henry
  • Copics
  • DP Echo Park, Note To Self
  • Sentiment Stamp, Penny Black Critter Party

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Hugs and kisses and get well wishes

My BFF was whisked into hospital on Monday and,
because I now lives miles away, we had to make do with long phone conversations.
She's a 'frequent flyer' when it comes to hospital stays, but I still wish I had been there.
Here's the card I made for her, now she's home.

It was a quick make, so the design is very simple.
I thought I would make it even quicker by filling Wryn's dress with a digi paper and then printing her out - and then I spent an absolute age trying to colour her hair 'just right'  :-)

Papertake - Bingo (Glitter/Free/Gems)
Sentimental Sundays - Get Well
Bunny Zoe - Favourite Colour Combo - At the moment it's 'Lemon and Grey'.
Marker POP - Anything Goes. Wryn's dress and shoes are paper pieced, but the rest of her is coloured with Copics, and a touch of glitter!

  • Digi Stamp - Tiddly Inks, Wryn Grow a Little Love
  • Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat, Dots and Apples
  • Copics and Gold Stickles Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch
  • Sparkly Gems
  •  Get Well Soon Stamp - Papermania Scrolls & Sentiments

Saturday, 6 April 2013

It's 5 o'clock somewhere

Finally - the last of the snow has gone from the garden and today we have - sunshine!!!
I don't want to jinx it, but I think Spring may have arrived.

It got me in the mood for some pretty, spring colours.
For my card I followed the sketch at Seize the Birrthday - just changing the oval (I'm allergiK to ovals)  
to a photo frame.

I know it's hard to make out the frame in the picture, but it's there. 
I printed out my sentiment and used a rectangle nestie for the opening, then cut the frame like a polaroid.
I'm sure somebody makes a die for this, but this way you can make your frame any size you like.

Seize the Birthday - Sketch and feminine birthday
Totally Papercrafts - Birthday girl in pink. One of my birthday girls is in pink, hope that counts :-)
Simon Says Stamp - Congrats on their 4th Birthday. Happy Birthday/Celebration
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Sparkle
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Buttons and Bows.

  • Stamping Bellas, Victoria and Juliette's night out - coloured with Copics
  • Glamour Dust
  • Spellbinders nested rectangle and circle. 
  • Edgability Die, Classic Bracket
  • Ribbon, Button, Bakers Twine
  • Echo Park, Country Drive digi paper

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Born To Shop - Forced To Work

It's Tuesday -  back to work day!!   Hope you all had a lovely Easter break.
My eldest dd, Maria, came home for the weekend and we had fun.
This year we decided to have the Easter Bunny for dinner - literally!!!
We defrosted the little guy and set about jointing him, only to discover - 
to lots of screams and shrieks and giggles - that he had all his insides intact!!! Eeeewww.
I can honestly say - despite the fact that he was delicious - we won't be doing that again!!

Here's the card I made for Maria's birthday - she will be 24 on Friday.

I had 2 definite ideas for this card. I knew I wanted to use this Stamping Bella girl and my blue stripe ribbon.
I went through my whole stack of papers trying to find a match to the blue, but couldn't find a thing. 
As a last resort I checked my comp and found this pretty, echo park digi paper. Perfect - especially considering that hexagons are so popular right now.

Totally Gorjuss - Something Blue
Papertake Weekly - Anyting Goes (Kraft is the Optional Extra)
Digi Tuesday - New Crafting Trends. Chevrons are out and Hexagons are IN   :-)
Pretty Little Ribbon - Spring Is In the Air
Sweet Stampin' - Girly
Crafty Ribbons
- Anything Goes with Ribbon

  •  6 x 6 On the Edge Card Base
  • Stamping Bella, Uptown Girl, Posh has a present
  • coloured with Copics and Glamour Dust
  • Echo Park, Country Drive Digi Paper 
  • Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch 
  • Spellbinders Pennant Die
  • Sentiment made on my comp.