Wednesday, 25 April 2012

An old favourite

in our family is Peter Rabbit.  We read all the books to Christine when she was a little girl and it is the first set of books I  bought for Jamie when he was born.

So when I saw this challenge on Cupcake Inspirations I just had to use a Peter Rabbit image.

I have used First Edition Spring Drop papers.  The leaf pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the cardstock and ribbon are from my stash.

I am entering this into:
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie  - On the Farm/In the Garden
My Time to Craft - Garden Gem
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - The Great Outdoors
For Fun Challenges - Bunny - no Easter

Saturday, 21 April 2012

A gorgeous freebie

from Saturated Canary. 

This image is called Boobie Love, and a great reminder of all those brave ladies who have fought breast cancer, some winning their battles and some not so lucky. I have friends on both sides of this horrific disease and remember them all in my prayers.

Image - Boobie Love from Saturated Canary
Designer Papers from Pink Petticoat
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat
Memory Box Die - Ivy Tendrils
Flowers and Pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
Cardstock and Bling from stash
(PS I have straightened the diamond that went walkabout)

I am entering this into:
Sundays with Chrissy - Your Favourite Colour combo
Dream Valley Challenges - Earth Tones
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges - Freebie Week
Paper Pretties Blog - For the Girls
Card Makin Mama's - Getting Girly

My favourite flowers are...

poppies, so I could not resist this digital stamp when I came across it at Just Inklined.  I'm not sure who i will give it to yet, but as I have found in the past - the opportunity always arises.

Image:  Poppy Cluster - Just Inklined
Designer Paper: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment:Pink Petticoat
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Buttons, Bakers Twine and Card-stock from stash

I am entering this in:
Paper Sundaes Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Digi's Only
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Bright and Bold
Glitter Geeks Red and White
Polkadoodles - Red and White
CES Challenge - Button It
Craft Us Crazy - Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything with flowers

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A New Baby Girl

My neighbours have just had a baby girl, and I have just popped in to see her.  Wow, I have never seen a baby with so much hair - it is really thick and black.  I suppose I am so used to blonde babies as we are all fair in our family.  What age to you have to be to stop feeling broody? 
Here is the card I made for her.
I have used Pink Petticoat image and papers.
I am entering into:
Divas by Design - Charmed I'm sure
Polkadoodle - Pretty in Pink

Isn't it funny how quickly days off work go?

I have had a lovely long weekend. As I had to work Good Friday and Easter Monday, I had Thursday and Friday off - and here we are, it is Sunday already. I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed my time off spending lots of quality time with Christine and Jamie and I have managed to do some very long needed spring cleaning. 
So today is me time again, and I have challenged myself to do something new card wise today. But first here is one I have been working on for a while and is for Kev from Jamie.

Image -  Ronnie Relaxing image
DP - First Edition Up Up and Awau
Cardstock and Card Candi from stash

I am entering this into:
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Its a Celebration
Paper Pretties Blog - 2 or More Designer Papers
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Quick Midweek Card

My friend Amanda has not been feeling too well currently, and I had had already coloured this gorgeous Mo Manning image so along with a lot of scraps from my scrap bag I put this card together for her tonight.

I realised after I sealed the envelope that I had not taken a photo of the inside.  It says "I hope you get "put together again" soon."
I am entering this in:
Mo's Digital Challenge - Sketch/Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches - Fantasy
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Basket Suprise

I downloaded this project from Canon Creative Park.  There are lots of gorgeous projects on this site and for the clever crafters out there, you could even use them as templates to make them your own.

I am entering this in:
Here Come the Boys Challenge - Anything but a card
Crafty Card Makers - Easter
Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Anything but a Card

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter everyone

I am so looking forward to our day today.  We are going to Church, then visiting the family and giving Easter Eggs to our grandchildren.  My daughter, Christine, always gives up savoury snacks for Lent as she prefers these to sweet stuff, so she  gets a bag full of her favourite flavours of crisps and chips.  She does not take after her Mum there, nor her Dad either if I remember rightly (we divorced over 26 years ago).

This afternoon, in between cooking and baking, I am going to do some crafting.  It seems ages since I had some me time (although it is only a week in reality). Then get myself ready for work tomorrow.  I work in a calll centre for a mobile telephone company, so no rest for the wicked.

 It was my friend Stef's birthday yesterday and here is a little card that I sent her.  Isn't Bella adorable.

Image: Bella's Birthday from Wild Rose Studios
DP: Pink Petticoat Perfect Papers
Ribbon and Card from stash

I am entering this into:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Pastel/Easter
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Papercraft Star - Anything goes

Friday, 6 April 2012

Gorgeous Candy from Hazel at Simply Be

Look at this gorgeous candy. 
Hazel at Simply Me is offering this over at her blog.  Just click on the link and it will take you there.  Follow Hazel's instructions for your chance to win.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Two in one day

and loads of others prepped. 

This is made from a Free Digi from the Stamp Fairy, that I have had since last year and a free sentiment.  The papers are First Edition, Spring Drop and the cardstock from stash.
I am entering this in:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Easter
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
Polkadoodle - Easter and Blog Hop

Chores done - now me time

This is the first of a few cards I hope to make today.  I have used Bunches of Love stamp from Lili of the Valley and made a clean and simple style card with a sentiment from Pink Petticoat,  a freebie round sentiment and some Bakers Twine.  It is a design that I will be using to make some charity cards to sell at work.  There is not much cost involved so more money for the charity.

I have entered into:
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Easter / Spring
Stamping Royalty - Spring Things
Rubys Rainbow - Easter

Sunday, 25 March 2012

A freebie from A Day for Daisies

called Blooming Cherry Branch. These flowers really remind me of Spring and look so beautiful, except when you have to sweep them all up.   I have practiced with my Promarker Bender to get the shading effect on the blossom, and am quite pleased with the result.
Image from A Day For Daisies
DP - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon, Cardstock and Pearls from stash

I am entering this card into:
Paper Sundaes  Spring Blossoms
Creative Inspirations  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge  Spring is in the Air
2 Sisters Challenge Spring is in the Air
Joanna Sheen Challenge Spring is in the Air
That Craft Place Anything goes

Friday, 23 March 2012

Attitude or what?

I love this image from Mo Manning.  She is called Mariko is mad and really reminds me of me when I was little.  Kev says she still reminds him of me?????
Image -  Mariko is Mad digital stamp from Mo Manning
DP - My Minds Eye Stella and Rose  - Mabel Papers
Card and Pearls from my stash

I am entering this card into:
Totally Paper Crafts - Humour
Mo's Challenge Blog - Bling It  Up
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Easter

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Lazy Afternoon

I bought some cute squares from Lili of the Valley last year, and loved them so much I ended up buying this stamp anyway.  I have made this card using just scraps left over from other projects.

Image Lili of the Valley Lazy Afternoon
Everything else is scraps from my stash

I am entering this card into:
Craft your Days Away - Just for Men/Boys and Buttons
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Lots of Green

Something different

City Crafter challenge have really challenged me this week.  The challenge was to download an image from The Graphics Fairy and to use it on a creation.  I don't usually do vintage, however as my Dad has always been a bird lover (the feathered varity), I thought immediately of a Fathers Day card for him.  I hope you like my card.

Image from The Graphic Fairy
DP - 12 x 12 from a large pack from Cosco and  My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel Papers
Doilie from Sarah's Cards
Description of Canada Warbler from Wikipedia
Flower and Embellies from Stash

I am entering this card into:
City Crafter Challenge - Use the Graffic
My Time to Craft Challenge - Doilies and Flowers

Monday, 19 March 2012

Its Kev's birthday tomorrow

and here is a card that I made for Christine to give to him....

The images are Dude Time Doodles' Howie Hot Hot Hot and
Meljens Topsy Turvey Birthday Cake with Crystal Ice Stickles and Glossy Accents
The sentiment is computer generated
DP - My Minds Eye Stella & Rose - Mable Papers 6x6 pad
Card is from my stash

I am entering this into: Cards for Men - Challenge 6 Cheeky Chappies

Birthday cards for Susanne

It was Chrissie's half-sisters birthday on Saturday and these are the cards that I made for her. She is a very girly girl so PINK was the order of the day.
Stamp - Saturated Canary Pink Punkette
DP - Docrafts Pink Capsule Papers and
First Edition Pink Owl C6 Paper Pad
Embossing Folder - Tri-boss
Card and Card Candy from Stash

Entered into Moving Along with the Times Challenge A Special Lady

Image - Digi from TPS called Magic Bubble Bath
DP -
First Edition Pink Owl C6 Paper Pad
Card and Ribbon from Stash
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Craft Candy

 at The Tiny Blue Butterfly
American Crafts Ribbon Candy

I have now found my  wire to connect my camera to my laptop, so I can start uploading my cards again - as soon as I have enough time.  I am a very busy Grandma now and love to spend as much time as I can with my gorgeous little Jamie. 

Its been a busy couple of weeks cardmaking, with several family birthdays and a few orders too, most I have had to send without taking photos, but I'm getting  back into a routine slowly.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Did I or Didn't I...

Yes I did manage to do lots of crafty stuff last weekend, but I mainly consisted of colouring digi stamps.  I have made Kev's birthday card too, but I can't find the cable thingy to download the pics to my laptop.  I'll have a good look over the next few days, cos I am off work from Thursday at 12:00 until Monday at 10:30.  Yayyy.

Chrissie gave me a gorgeous piccy of Jamie last night, and  I am going to get her to down load all her photo's onto my laptop too, so I can start a scrapbook of him.

Tonight I am going out with the girls from work.  We are  going to the Toby Carvery for a meal (we are all doing Slimming World so this is the best choice for us).  Then we are going to the cinema to watch The Vow - a chick flick that will make us all cry. It is the first time I have been out in ages so looking forward to it, with a bit of trepidation.  I am sure it is going to be fun.

Friday, 17 February 2012

T G I Friday

Thank goodness the weekend is nearly upon us.  It has been a long week, with my main positive being I lost 4lbs at Slimming World.  One more 1lb will make a stone since Christmas.  I have 2 colleagues from work, Sharon and Amanda  who are doing this with me and I am finding them a great support, as well as healty competition.  If everything goes to plan we should all get our 1 stone award on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Another Day

wishing that weekend was here.  I am working 10:30 - 8:00 shifts this week, but I need to be in work before 9:00am to get a parking space (or I have to park on the public carpark for £5.00).  That makes for a really long day or an expensive week. And I really am getting the bug to start crafting again.
Tonight is "weigh in" night at Slimming World - I have been really good this week and am hoping for a reasonable loss after only 1/2 a pound last week.  At least Kev knows not to buy me any chocolates and the Olive Tree shrub that I casually remarked would last longer than flowers is only on sale from Thursday.  He did get me a lovely card though.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Getting my mojo back

Looking through some of my favourite blogs is helping me get my mojo back.  I have already missed making cards for my Dad's 80th (yesterday), Rob's 40th tomorrow, and Valentines day tomorrow. Its the first time in years that I have bought cards.
I have Billy, my step grandson's 14th coming up, a dear friend is going to reach 70 shortly and Kev, my husbands birthday is in March, so I had better get cracking. 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Back to me

Wow it has been a long time since I have been on here.  Such a lot has happened .  I finished my councilling and am in a better place mentally, but I think the thing that helped me most is Christine's pregnancy with the safe arrival of my gorgeous grandson Jamie.  Sorry I can't share a photo with you, but Christine does not want his photo's published on the internet and I have to adhere to her wishes. He was born on 26th  November 2011, by emergency C-Section and both mother and son are now very well.