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