Thursday, 20 July 2017

Age As Focal Point

Mid July, well it is when this goes live, but I'm still in June!  I am however working ahead and this is the card for Carole's challenge over at MAWTT
So she has asked us to make

Age the Focal Point 

in our creations.  So I have done this using a super digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique and some rather old papers which I found at the back of a drawer!


Hope you can spare time to join us, Jx

Challenges;
Dragonfly Dreams - AG
Glitter n Sparkle - AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Calendar - AG
Digi Stamp Boutique - AG using a DSB

Monday, 17 July 2017

Landscapes

Monday Morning in mid July - time for a new Ooh LaLa challenge and this time it's Lynn who's looking for;

Landscapes

So let's see those scenes where ever they may be!


My card is made from the Paula Oakley CD, I'm thinking the field is full of Oil Seed Rape - but I ain't no farmer so I could be wrong!

Hope you can spare time to join us, Jx

Monday, 3 July 2017

Anniversary

Monday morning again and time for a new challenge over at Ooh La La.  This time it's Julie who has chosen the theme, and she's picked,

Anniversary

as our theme, which happened to be perfect for me, as my parents celebrated their 60th (diamond) Wedding anniversary back in April so I made them this card to celebrate.


Again it's from the Shawn Jenkins Collection, and I made it a big 8x8 card with a scalloped edge...that's the beauty of CD crafting, you can scale up or down size to suit!

Challenges;
Di's Digi's - layer it up
Alphabet Challenge  - H is for hearts
As You Like It - Favourite way to add ribbon - a strip down the side or bottom of a card - just breaks up the layers and adds a nice bit of detail!
In The Pink - Special occasion - my parents anniversary.
Double D - Anything Wedding - wedding anniversary

...and here they are, my Mam & Dad on their wedding day!




Saturday, 1 July 2017

Get Well Soon

So, there's been a bit of a demand on cards of late, first graduation, then my neighbour going in to hospital for a hip replacement, hence the need for get well and thank you cards, all mixed in with the usual birthday requests!

So this demand has spurred me on and today I'm sharing my get well card with you, as my neighbour comes home today and it will be so good having her next door again so I can pop in and out as I please!



I'm not even going to begin naming the papers - they are old, but colouring is by Promarker and the stamp by LOTV.

Challenges;
Creative Knockouts - For the girls
Sketch Tanten - Sketch 33
Pink Gem - Summer Colours

Finally, I promised I'd share some graduation pics with you...so here they are.  So proud of Alan, five years of study and he graduated with First Class Honours in Master of Chemical Engineering.






Thursday, 22 June 2017

An English Country Garden

You can always count on our Ang to pick a belter of a challenge, and yet again she has!  (Love it Ang).

So for the latest challenge over at MAWTT, we are following the theme of...

In An English Country Garden

But wait, that would be too straight forward for an Ang challenge...so her twist is... picking a flower from the verse of the song!


Now half of these floweries I'd never recognise, so I bet some of you will quite successfully pull the wool over my eyes, however I do know a fox glove when I see one... and these are they courtesy of Poppy Power Stamps!

Challenges;
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Favourite stamp - well favourite at the moment cause its new!
Ribbon Girls - Any image & ribbon


Monday, 19 June 2017

Summertime

Oh me! What a mix up this morning! My card scheduling has gone all to pot and I'm entering 2 cards into one challenge then leaving another blank!  Pauline, thanks for putting things right and helping me get things as they should be!

So... today's card, for the latest Ooh La La challenge which has the theme of

Summertime

So what do we associate with summertime? The sun, visits to the beach, the garden in full bloom...any of these and a whole load more!

I went with the beach, my favourite place on a sunny day and chose this delightful image from the Paula Oakley CD - can you tell it's a favourite of mine and if you don't already have it, might I suggest you look into getting it as it really has so many fantastic images!


Challenges;

Sunday, 18 June 2017

More Graduation

So it's another graduation card today - this time for one of Alan's closest friends who is from Ghana - so I thought I'd use a tartan ribbon to remind him of his time is Scotland!

Challenges;
SSW2 - Use sketch provided.

Sketch 114

Jx


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Graduation

After several weeks...if not months of card block, I have eventually managed to start colouring and make cards using stamps not kits!  Not sure if this was simply due to necessity or if I'm actually getting back into my card making...we can but hope!

Today's card is for our son Alan, who heard last week that he will be graduating in Masters Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours!!! Can't get better than that so I thought I'd best make him a card to celebrate!  His graduation is on Thurs so I dare say you'll see a photo or two!


My card uses a sweet Penny Black stamp and a selection of old papers - I am trying to use what I have...for now!

Challenges;
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with spots & stripes
PBSC - Masculine
Cheerful Sketches - Use Sketch Jx