Sunday, 29 March 2009

The Same but Different

I've been in two minds whether to post this card as it's so similar to my last 'male' card, but what the hell, it is different in a couple of ways. The obvious difference is the colours, the CS is DCWV and the image has been coloured with Faber Castell pencils. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from my new set of sentiment stamps from Clare Curd's Signature Range, I just love these stamps. The cheers sentiment was done on the computer.

Hope you're all having a great weekend. x

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Family Affair

My baby is 19 today! I've been suffering from loss of mojo this past week or so, and really did struggle to make this at the last minute and then just by coincidence I discovered that the cutecardthursday challenge for this week is called 'Family Affair'. You have to make a card for a member of your family, so here is my entry. I used:

Papers: Chocolate Kiss
Image: Rubber Romance
Sentiments: Computer generated
Sizzlit Swirls die
Flowers and eyelets from stash
Faber Castell pencils

I did a bit of paper piecing on the cushion and some stitching around the pink card.

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so I'll say bye for now. Thanks for stopping by, especially if you've left a comment. It's always nice to know who's been visiting. x

Monday, 16 March 2009

Fairy Birthday Wishes

Evening folks, just a really quick post tonight as I'm still exhausted from the weekend, Friday night we were out for a Chinese meal for my hubby's birthday. Saturday, early start at the NEC; quite restrained really, I didn't buy too much, but did manage to stay for the whole day, my poor feet! Saturday evening, a friend at work had a 40th birthday party, needless to say I didn't do too much dancing. Anyway, enought waffle, I put this on the Do-Craft site and asked anyone interested in details to visit my blog, so I thought I'd better make the effort to post it.

You may know from previous posts that I really like Lavinia stamps, probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I like the fairy fantasy theme. The idea is to build a background using a brayer and Adirondack inkpads. I love doing this, it's great fun. Here's the recipe:

Lavinia Fairy, toadstool and vine stamps
Clarity grass stamp
Adirondack rainbow inks (Mountain Lake and Winter Sky)
Adirondack ink pads (Butterscotch and Red Pepper for the sun)
Stampman Sentiment
Gold braid from stash
Liquid pearls for the fairy dust
Ooops, that wasn't a quick post at all was it? Removing matchsticks from eyelids now and off to bed. x

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Male Birthday Card

Sorry about the picture quality of this one, my photography skills are cetainly not improving. He really hasn't got a blurred face. I'll put a close up of him on too so you can see (or click on the picture for a close up). It's a simple card for one of those awkward males. They really are so difficult to make and I'm not really sure men are really that bothered about getting a card or maybe they just say that and they'd be devastated not to get any. What do you think?

There you are, a bit less fuzzy. A simple card using the following:

DCWV background and matting card
Cuttlebug folder
Stamping Fella
Watercolour pencils
Sentiment from HOTP
Quickcutz Nesting Oval
A couple of eyelets
Some raffia and buttons from stash

OMG, I won!

Oh my gosh, look what I've won, Julie's blog candy, how chuffed am I!

It was such a surprise when I went to check out who the lucky winner was, I just had to keep pinching myself, I was sure I was imaging my name in print, I asked my daughter to come look and tell me I wasn't seeing So I'd like to send a great big thank you to Julie for such lovely candy and to her friend Teresa for choosing my card. What a hard decision she had, I was checking out the other entries and didn't think I stood a chance against all the fab cards made by the other ladies. Can't wait for the postie to arrive!

Anyone who has never visited julies blog, please go and check it out, she is a very talented card maker and well worth a look.

Even more excitement this weekend. My second favourite weekend of the year is approaching, the Hobbycraft show is on at the NEC (my first favourite weekend is the Hobbycraft show in November). I can't wait, I'll be there at the door when the show opens at 9.30, I hope to get some lovely new goodies.
I always take a list of things I NEED, but I always come home with nothing on the list and lots of other things instead, do you do that?
One useful tip, I always write a list of the ink pads I have and use a piece of copier paper to punch out all my paper punches so I don't duplicate any. How many times have you stood there trying to think if you already had something, decide you haven't and when you get home you have ended up with two? lol.

Well anyone else making the trip to Brum for the show this week, I hope you have a great time and get lots of exciting new things, I'll show you what I get in a later post.
One last thing, thankyou to you lovely ladies for leaving a message of congratulations on my win, I appreciate it. x

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 2

Just received my SU goodies for this month's Stampers 10 order. Julie sent this lovely paper, ribbon and die cut flowers and asked for a card to be made with these for her Japes with Julie blog. I combined this with the Truly Scrumptious challenge which is a sketch with hand made buttons as an addition, and this is what I came up with.

This is what I used:

SU cardstock, paper, ribbon and flowers
Sugar Nellie stamp
Studio G sentiment
Sizzlits Button die

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Colour Create - Brown and Blue

Hi folks, just a quick post as I'm dashing out to visit my mom. She'll have my dinner ready and waiting for me, yum, can't wait. Isn't it nice when someone else cooks for you! Anyway, I'm glad to have been able to get chance to make a card for the Colour Create Challenge, I've missed the last few weeks.

The lovely colour combination for this challenge is blue and brown with the option of adding pearls and lace. Sorry girls, I haven't got any lace, but I think I've made up for it with the

This is the recipe:

Cardstock: SU
Paper: DCWV
Flowers: Prima
Stamped Image: Rubber Romance (Melanie)
Sentiment (quote): from my K&Co embellishments box
Woodware corner punch
Pearls and ribbon from stash
Whispers brush markers

I cut the oval using a template and just added some doodling around the edge. Hope you like the sentiment, I thought it was very apt!

Bye now and thanks for stopping by, I'm off for my yummy dinner! X