Tuesday 19 March 2013

Easter + Olly!

This week sees the end of Term 2 for my eldest who is studying at Aberdeen Uni, so come the weekend I'll be mother hen with all her chicks back in the nest, just like in the card below!

Today however is a new challenge over at An Oldie But A Goodie, and this time the theme is 


The challenge this week is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, and although I didn't use one of their stamps, they have some beauties on their site and our lucky winner will be able to get their hands on some!

For my card, I used another favourite by Milk Coffee Stamps.  As soon as I saw this image I thought of knitting on it, and was so eager to get my plan on paper I couldn't wait to post my card - it's been sitting scheduled for weeks now! Colouring is by Promarker, & my dotty paper by Andrea Jayne.  The wool here is my 6m+ item - I used it years ago on a baby jacket & that's just the left over scraps.

Milk Coffee Challenge - Go Green - Either colour or re-cycle.  I re-cycled cocktail sticks as knitting needles & the wool is a scrap left from knitting a baby jacket years ago.
The Paper Shelter - Easter
Stampavie & More - Easter
Sweet Stampin - Easter
A Gem of A Challenge - Easter/Spring
Digi Sketch Challenge - Easter
Deep Ocean Challenge - Cute & Cuddly

Please head over to the main blog and see what the rest of my teamies came up with and while there you'll also be able to see our new faces on the team.  Great to have you with us ladies, Jx

Finally, last night and the Olly Murs Concert - FANTASTIC! Loved every minute - here are some pics...

 With the bad weather that was forecast, we booked a hotel for after, lucky we did as it was really wintry again last night.  We left yesterday with no snow and came home to several inches! Brr.

25th March
I made Top 3 in the Digi Sketch Challenge with this Easter card - thanks ladies, Jx


marion said...

Lovely easter card, hugs, Marion

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and gorgeous colours.xxx

Sue said...

Awwwwww I love that cute image and the little piece of knitting you have added looks wonderful!!!
Sue xx

kelly ledder said...

Gorgeous creation, you still have time to enter over at http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com with your easter theme.

Hope you pop by and see us x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Janice - the knitting is just the perfect touch - you clever girl :o)
Thanks for sharing the fab photos too - looks like a great Brrrr wrap up warm hun - we have glorious sunshine here and I hope it stays that way.
Take care
Debs xx

Chris said...

Lovely Easter card! The knitting looks so cute and I like the way you've wrapped the wool around the card to match! Thanks for joining the challenge at Sweet stampin' this week.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A brilliant card and I just love the knitting what a lively touch! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter hugs Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this card with the real knitting!
bet you cant wait to see Alan and looks like great fu at that concert!
Lisa x

Whisper said...

I'm not surprised you couldn't wait to upload this one, as i'm so loving the bit of knitting on it.

Glad you enjoyed Olly Murs - apparently he is Robbie Williams support band, in July, and my friend is going - who did you go with ?, Luv Sam x

coops said...

so adorable janice.really fab papers and details and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

kingsharon1967 said...

Hi gorgeous card.Thank you for entering Digi sketch challenge - Sharon King -DT x

Sue said...

Hello again Janice, just popping back for another look at your cute card and to say thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week.
I seem to have missed your fabulous photos on my first visit!
Sue xx

Shannon83k said...

Great card, Thanks for joining this week's TPS challenge. Shannon DT Member

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with this fabulous card. Love that knitting!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Fabby CArd, Love it with the Wee Wooly bit. Im loving the Olly pics too, I wasnt on here much yesterday so didnt see them. Hes just too cute!!!
Lots of snow inland here too but none outside the house.

Love Hazelxo

Sue B said...

Aww what a cute, cute image Janice… and I love the knitting that you've added … it looks fab! Love the twine detail also.. it's a really sweet card
glad you enjoyed the concert - it looks fab!
hope you are keeping warm and snug!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your card is so creative and fun! Love how you added the scrap of knitting and made your own knitting needles. What an awesome creation with gorgeous coloring and the cutest image! Fabulous design!!

Sonia said...

I love the image and the little piece of blue crochet look super fabby.
YOU did a Super FABulous creation.
Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge. Good Luck!~
-Sony DSC-DT

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Janice, just wanted to pop over to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my OBAG entry - it means a lot so thank you very much!
We've had some snow but thankully nothing like what you've had up north which we're very glad about!
Your card is beautifully coloured and has a fab lay out - but my favourite is the knitting needles and wool - very clever and so cute too! hugs Karen P