Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Little Bit of Gossip...

Sorry, I don't actually have any gossip today, just telling you the name of the gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp I'm using today for Pami's challenge over at Moving Along With The Times.

She has chosen
Fairies

as our theme this week, & I was going to use a lovely LOTV fairy for the job, but then in an indulgent splurge, (you know the ones!) I bought new stamps from the Sugar Nellie Fairy Glen Collection.  I have admired these cuties from a far for some time now, and after my first pay from my new job I thought I deserved a treat!

So here is my card, made using Basic Grey papers from a long time ago and Promarker colouring.  Finally the card is finished with punched flowers and fern and LOTV tags. Ooh and a few splashes of glossy accents!


Challenges;
Papertake - Punch it Out
Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital - SN digi
Sweet Stamps - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Tag You're it
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Punch
Simon Says Stamp - Tag It

The rest of the DT have made some super cards this week, why not hop back to the main page and leave them a comment, Jx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Birnam Wood

Hands up those who studied Macbeth at school, remember Birnam Wood? Duncan told his men to chop down boughs from Birnam Wood and to disguise themselves behind the branches and in the shadows as they advanced on Dunsinane Hill to commence battle with Macbeth!

Literature Lesson over, now for the card!


Tree themed, hence the above reference to Birnam Wood.  And the reason for trees being topical at the moment is the annual hedge trim.  I say trim cause that's usually all I manage, but Colin decided to help this year, which meant chain saws and power tools in action.  The result...about a foot off the top of the trees - and a load of tree cuttings to dispose of!  He did a grand job, pity he left with only one side done though!


So this is his card to send him on his way & to wish him all the best at RGU.  Missing him loads as you can imagine, Jx

Challenges;
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - No Stamps

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Chums

It's so lovely to be back crafting, I've really missed it over the Summer and hope to get caught up on cards over the coming weeks.  We have loads of family Birthdays in October, so I best make a start on them, so today's offering is a boy birthday card made using the OLL CD Say It With Words.


Challenges;
Ooh LaLa 65 - Birthday Boys
Jelly Park - All about pets
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - CAS

Finally I must share this photo with you, Merlot & the catch of the day... I hasten to add, the mouse was not harmed in any way and is now back in the field!


Monday, 15 September 2014

I'm Back!

After a somewhat extended crafting break I think I'm back and card making again.

The household has shrunk significantly, Colin moved out on Saturday, Alan the week before so now it's just me, hubby & cats!

So before I get onto my card, here are a few photo's of Colin in his new flat...

His room is tiny and is just one in a flat of 8 boys.

This is the front door to the flat.

And this is the outside of the building - sadly they are on the top floor!

I did hope to get a few more photos, but tears got in the way - mine obviously not Colin's!  He however is delighted to be a student, loves his flat and is getting on well with his flat mates.  Hopefully this will continue to be the case once Freshers Week is over and the real work begins.

Now, my card, made for a wedding this weekend using lovely Wild Rose Studio papers and a gorgeous Stamping Bella image.


Challenges;
Sketch Saturday - 327 by Debra
316 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Gold or Silver
Brown Sugar - Celebrations - Wedding

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Mad Hatters

Well that's Alan away back to start 3rd year at Uni, Colin leaves this coming weekend and then the house will be empty.  It's been kinda busy as you can imagine getting things ready for them leaving home hence the lack of cards, but after next weekend, I should be able to return to making more cards and doing more comments.

In the mean time, I'd like to share a CAS card I made from the the Ooh La La "Say it With Words" CD, This time I chose the image A Great Hat along with the co-ordinating papers.





Challenges;
Ooh La La - CAS
Hobbybook Designer - Girly
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More  - CAS
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Golden Wedding Box Card

I'm a bit ahead of myself here, but hopefully by the time this posts I'll be in full swing with Christmas card production.

In the mean time however I want to tell you about the latest challenge over at Moving Along With The Times - chosen by Debs, it's...

A shaped card - no squares or rectangles allowed!

Now this challenge has had me stumped in the past - I'm a square kinda a girl - till I discovered box cards!


Quite a difficult one to photo - but I hope you get the general idea.  The couple are LOTV, the bells PB and the papers Wild Rose Studio.

And if any of you haven't made one of these before, instructions can be found here.

And like last time, the card was too big for an envelope, so I had to make a box too - don't like doing boxes, but Bev's tutorial here does make matters a lot simpler.



Challenges;
Storyteller - Wedding
Crafting at the weekend - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - A touch of kraft
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Bingo - Flowers, Pearls & Ribbon on the box
Paper Shelter - Stars or hearts - I chose hearts
Simon says Stamp - No digi - PB & LOTV

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Birthday Blooms

It's been another long gap between makes for me, but I was asked to make this one for someones 50th at the weekend - the thing is, I was actually asked to make this one a few months ago, so I bought new images, planned it all then thought I'd plenty time, which I did back then!

Anyway, the image is a digi from From the Heart stamps - don't have too many of these, but I do love them. This one is called, Mixed Boquet, available here.


Papers are Doodlebug & Papermania, and the layers are set on kraft.  The sentiment used is based on the one issued with the image but I re-typed it to personalise it.

Sorry about the pic colours and angle of my easel card - I took the shots at night and meant to take more, but the card is now gone and I forgot to re-photograph it first!

Challenges;
From the Heart - 077 - sketch or flowers
Sketch Saturday - Old sketch - No 228

Papertake - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Prunes Anyone?

It's been ages since my last blog post - ages since I've made a card too, but I had to rustle this one up as it's my Mum's birthday this weekend.  Now this image and sentiment are from Bugaboo, maybe not suitable for everyone, but I know my Mum will see the funny side...I hope!



Papers this time are Bo Bunny Pin Cushion and colouring by Promarkers.

Challenges;
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch or Summer Fun
Catch The Bug - Colour Challenge
Bunny Zoe - Summer colours
Allsorts - Bright sunshine colours - orange

Sorry there hasn't been much blog action here for a bit, we are just back from a week in Berlin and aside from that I've just been enjoying having the boys home all Summer, in a couple of weeks they'll be gone! Jx