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Monday 27 February 2012

My favourite colours

It's me again! Two posts in one day...that will teach me to have a lazy weekend lol. Went out for a walk on Sunday with my two sisters around the Marina in Hull as it was a lovely day and had a great time. We stopped half way for a pub lunch...Roast Beef and all the trimmings, then cheesecake for afters....tasted even better as I wasn't cooking lol. View out over the Humber was lovely, Sun was trying to break through and there were rays shining on the water. Anyway enough waffle from me, today's card was one I made for a work colleague to give her friend (in truth I'd forgotten she asked for one but I just happened to have some images coloured....thank goodness for last weekend!) so was able to make her the card below. The colours I've used in this one are some of my favourites, I love all shades of brown and the pumpkin promarker just fitted in so well .

Recipe :
Card For Matting - Bought from outlet store at Spalding.
Orange base card - Papermania Birdsong
Two Other Layer Papers - Papermania Creative Tones - Antique Cream
Image - LOTV - Times To Treasure (coloured with Promarkers)
Flowers - Orange from stash, Brown Wild Orchid Crafts
Pin - Prize won from  Mandy.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Simon Says - Use 3 Different Papers
Moving Along With The Times - Mawtt-says-lots-of-layers.html
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 60 - Die Cuts
Allsorts - Week 143 - It's Your Choice

Pins n Things!

Evening all, this is the first of two posts for me today, my later one will have a card but this one is just to show what I got up to at the weekend. Saturday was going to be a lazy day but by the afternoon I was bored of doing nothing so I got out my bag of beads and decided to make some pins to go on my cards. These were all spare beads I'd bought ages ago and hadn't got round to using up. Am really pleased with how they look, not so much the pic I've taken (had to take it on my phone so it's not the best!). Hope you like them too! xx

Thursday 23 February 2012

Fairy Pom Pom

Another of the LOTV images came out today....guy I work with has a daughter who is 11 tomorrow so he wanted a card for her. I had a go at colouring her with just the blender and one colour for her dress and am quite pleased with how she looks...a bit more practise needed but he seemed to like it lol. I used some glamour dust on her pom pom bits too but they haven't shown up too well on the pic. I followed the sketch on sketch n stash to make it a bit easier for myself (see below).

And this is the sketch :
Recipe :
Border - Martha Stewart PATP Eylet Lace.
Backing Paper - My Momenta Hidden Hues Tranquil.
DP - Sorry was a freebie ages ago and can't for the life of me remember where from.
Ribbon - From Stash
Hearts/Bling From Stash
Image - LOTV Pom Pom
Scalloped Circles - Spellbinders
Leaves - Spellbinders Foliage
Flourish - Marianne Creatables.
Flowers - Hobbycraft/Boyes.

 I'm entering it in the following challenges :
Sketch And Stash - Challenge 81
Ladybugs Crafts - Spring Is In The Air
Crafts And Me - Challenge 72 - Shades of Spring
Diva's By Design - Challenge 23 - Bling It Up
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 205 - Winged Things
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 104 - Ribbons and/or Bows


Monday 20 February 2012

Happy Birthday!

Afternoon all! Not very bright here in Hull at the moment, looks like we might get a wee bit of the wet stuff! Hope you all had a great weekend, bingo again on Friday night and came away £140 richer!, which was rather good as I was feeling a bit guilty cos I'd bought some of my favourite Lili Of The Valley stamps last week lol. Spent Saturday doing some colouring and as I had a birthday card to make for my nephew thought it was the perfect opportunity to use one of my new images. This is the result

Recipe : Base Card - From Stash
Loops - Martha Stewart PATP Ribbon Loops
Backing Paper - The Clipart Fairy
Image - Lili Of The Valley - Oops - Coloured with Promarkers, edges inked with Distress Ink Faded Denim
Green Dots - Candi Dots

 I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Crafty Catz - Challenge 120 - Favourite Things
Allsorts - Challenge 120 - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - 108 - Birthdays


Monday 13 February 2012

Valentines Card

Well at last all the snow is going! Drove down to Ipswich on Saturday and although there wasn't a lot of snow/ice enroute there was freezing fog in Lincolnshire and I not likey lol. Made it there and back in one piece though and think Stepdaughter was happy with her 18th birthday pressies....and I enjoyed the champagne hehe so it was worth it.

Back to normal today and as it's the 13th thought I'd better get a card made for Hubby for tomorrow. Old faithful Tatty Ted was put to use again and a bit of faux stitching just cos I like it!

Recipe :
Red Background card - From Craft Outlet at Spalding.
Backing Paper - Made By Me in Docrafts Digital Designer.
Image/Sentiment - Me To You Especially for you CD - Image and mat cut with Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle.
Card Candi - From Goody bag swap.
Faux stitching around the edge.
Heart Border - Martha Stewart Punch.
Ribbon - From bargain bag in stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cards For Men - Challenge 4 - Valentines Day/Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 84 - Be My Valentine
Diva's By Design - Challenge 21 - Love Is In The Air
Simon Says - Love Is In The Air
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 73 - Love And Hearts
Paper Play - `12 Week 6 Love Letters
Crafty Catz - Challenge 119 - Valentine's
Fussy & Fancy - Challenge 56 - With All My Heart
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 58 - Love
CD Sunday - L is for..........

Thursday 2 February 2012

Birthday Bear

Morning all! It's a wee bit chilly here in Hull today (was -2 on the car display when I left for work at 8am this morning!!). At least it's warm here in the office lol. Nephew and his girlfriend are both back from Australia now and it's her mum's birthday soon so she's asked me to make her a card. Got the FF Black and Gold CD free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine so couldn't wait to have a play, this is what I came up with (sorry for the squint - I haven't had a drink...honest!) :
Recipe :
Decorative Edge - Martha Stewart PATP Eylet Lace
Beige Card - Bazzill Bling Blank Check
Backing Papers/Image - Forever Friends Black And Gold CD
PAIR of Flowers - From Stash
PAIRS of Diamante - Papermania Mosaics (Tiger Eye)
Die Cut Shape - Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges :
ABC Challenge - I for In Pairs
Colour Create - Challenge 89 - Light and Dark Browns with White and/or Cream
Secret Crafter - Challenge 170 - Ribbons
Creative Craft Challenge - Bingo - Ribbons/Brown/Flowers
Divas By Design - Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 50 - Anything Goes