I haven't got a Mother's Day card to share with you today, but I have a super cute image of a hen on her nest knitting beside her chicks - it's a lovely imageby Milk Coffee Stamps. I've double printed it so that the knitting sticks out from the card.
Papers are LOTV and Tim Coffey and that's that die-namics die in action accross the middle of the card.
Morning everyone - as I type this up its a gorgeous Spring day - the sun has already appeared but no sign of my son & husband, who are still in the land of nod!
A perfect time to schedule a post for this weeks challenge over at MAWTT. This week it's the turn of Pami to set the theme and she has posted us a super inspirational picture to work from,
So it's up to you what you choose to use from this picture. My thoughts went to Easter, eggs, and flowers - I'm also not a huge fan of pink so I chose to go down a Spring route rather than a sugary pink!
So here's my card;
The image is a Di's Digi I won a while back - this year I decided to positively use digi stamp prizes as opposed to simply collecting them! I'm please I did too as I love this image - very sweet!
The paper is old Tim Coffey, then the dies a Memory Box Pippa butterfly and flower border.
Now head back to the main challenge page as we all went down different routes this week, and canme up with some brilliant cards - so even more inspiration there!
I'm working a bit ahead of myself here, but I was asked to make an 18th card last month for a dog lover - so I made it to tie in with the theme of this weeks Oldie But A Goodie challenge which Alison chose to be
(Please also use something older than 6 monthe on your card and tell us what it is.)
A great theme and there are some really super bunting dies out there - my favourite however is the La-la Land one used below.
My image is another beauty by Hannah Lynn - I so love these images and am gradually increasing the number I have.
Hopefully my niece will stay off my blog this week as this is her card for next month! Think this about the 4th card I have made for her this year - the others going to relatives, then today I found this new stamp and thought ... Eilidh, so I ditched the previous make in favour of this one!
So, the image - its a freebie by All Dressed Up - heard of them? I hadn't, then kinda stumbled onto their blog - and loved what I saw...so check them out!
Papers are a mix - the main sheet being a Karen Foster 12x12 - ballet stripe - the rest are form scrap mountain! The sketch this time is from SSW2 - love the fish tails & wish I'd bought both sizes to I could layer them up - but I didn't so I went with inky edges instead!
Colouring is by Promarker/Flexmarker & the dress is finished with a glitter trim.
On Sunday night I got back to my card making and managed to make my weekly Christmas card. I was going to skip this week as I'm a bit ahead, but then thought I'd be better keeping my spares till the holidays when the boys are home.
So my card uses two PB's - got that Sam! and old Craft Creations paper.
Morning all! Beautiful day, washing out and a card made...and it's not even ten o'clock! It's one of those days I have a jobs list a mile long, so hopefully by this evening I'll have ticked most of them off and be back at my cards!
For now, a Spring Birthday card using a super Penny Black - Sam told me I wasn't using enough PB's these days and she has a point as I do love their stamps, (too!)
Papers are by Papermania and Basic Grey and colouring as always by Promarker. And the flower is by a Memory Box die from Debs.
Yeah, Spring has finally arrived, we have had consecutive days of sunshine, the washing machine has been maxed out and the grass has had it's first cut of the year. I love Spring!
So, it's Wednesday again and back to team B at Diva's for the latest challenge, which is...
So that's basically any stamp by the Magnolia company as your main image, including, Tilda, Edwin, or any of the animal characters they have. Simply to use a Magnolia die or design paper is not enough!
Now it's positively ages since I've done a Tilda card and all my Magnolia stamps are years old, but thanks to Mrs Laurie Magnolia, I now have more recent Tilda's - thanks Mrs M!
Sorry for the shadows - it's the sun!
So, my card, it uses a gorgeous Spring Tilda image, I've then used Tim Coffey, K&Co papers and Andrea Jayne, Hot Diggity Dog papers, Kraft, WOC flowers and some die cut foiliage (thanks Debs). Colouring is by Promarker and the card completed with a PB sentiment and lagre pearls.
Today is one of those days when I want to do everything!
I was supposed to be in the garden again, but look at me - inside making Christmas cards. But it's not my fault - it's Sue's!!! Sue very kindly gave me a Bugaboo gift voucher for my Birthday - so clearly I had to spend it then use said stamps!!! Thanks Sue, you know hiw much I love Bugaboo!
Yellow and small, I got a lot of feathers and I'm not very tall!
Colin used to sing me that song - wonder if he can still remember all the words?
Anyway, my card - Spring and Sunshine inspired...
and obviously cat inspired too!
And why is my computer off whilst I'm typing a post - hmm, that would be Merlot - his favourite key on the keyboard is sleep and with unfailing regularity he shuts down my computer... but obviously I still love him!
Challenges; SSW2 - Just made it! PB@Allsorts - So sweet - Well how sweet is that cat being to those chicks - mind you he's maybe heading to the cooker with them! Thanks also for my prize last month, Jx Sweet Stampin - Inspired by a film, song or book - mine that the song I mentioned at the start of my post - don't know the title as it came from school, but I'll see what I can find on you-tube!
Finally, a huge thank you to Debs for my Birthday dies from Memory Box - the flowers are down to you, and I love them!!!
I realise my blog activity has been much reduced this past week, but that's because I was helping my neighbour with a huge fund raiser for the North East Romanian Support Group charity.
Well the event was yesterday - an "Intoxicating Tea- Party" - where cocktails were made and served from gorgeous china teapots into pretty china cups.
The event was a huge success, all 120 tickets were sold by word of mouth without advertising, the food and cocktails were absolutely delicious and the best bit of all...
The group managed to raise in excess of £2700 - final figure later once all monies are in!
So, the afternoon started with a welcome from the group leader then a party game. There was then a fashion show, cocktails & cake stand treats (- don't they look delicious,) vodka jellies and a raffle, cocktails, another game and another cocktail then finally supper and if anyone still wanted...a cocktail or two more!
A lot of hard work went in to organising & running the event but when the group saw just how much money they had made it was agreed that it was certainly worth all the hard work and effort.
Today I was out for Birthday lunch at my twin sister's house along with my nieces, Sarah & Eilidh - they popped home from school at lunchtime as it was such a special day and Eliidh drew her cat loving auntie this...
Isn't it just brilliant - don't think I could draw this good at age 7.
I love all these pussy cats - aren't their faces just brilliant, and they are all doing such interesting things.
Lunch was a very interesting Mulligatawny soup followed by an even more interesting chocolate cake - only joking Liz, lunch was fab!
So thanks everyone who sent me lovely cards and goodies in the post - you have all been really generous, I've had a lovely Birthday and hopefully will have a fun evening too.
Hi folks and welcome to the latest challenge over at an Oldie But a Goodie. Today, Helen is in the driving seat and has set the theme as
Spring has Sprung
(Remember also to use an item older than 6 months on your projest and to tell us what it is.)
So it's up to you how you interperet this - I went with Spring & Spring cleaning - the washing! I used a fabulous digi I won from Di's Digi's and LOTV papers for this one along with a lovely bunny ribbon & button.
Super quick post this morning ahead of my scheduled OBAG one. Another Christmas card following the super sketch at Christmas Challenges With Sketches.
Sorry about photo - it's a wet grey day. Use the flash and it over exposes if too close - hence the jaunty angle!
** Why is it that once you photo a card, you see layouts better - or is that just me? Once I looked at this card on my blog I thought the sentiment would sit much better on the right - so it moved! This meant a few more embellishments were needed, but in the end the card looks like this and not the one above!
The image is my favourite Delicious Doodles one which I used last year in it's original rectangle shape. Today, lots of zooming and cropping & it's a circle!
Challenges; CCWS - Another super sketch - I love layers! Delicious Doodles - One For The Boys - A Male Christmas Card or am I stretching things here???