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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Strawberries And Cream Tea!

Afternoon all.  Haven't been around much this week, seem to have lots to do and still doesn't look like I've got anywhere at home!  Had a good weekend though, went to Bingo Friday night and had a few wins between my sister and myself, then found someone selling a Big Shot and dies at a really good if you think I paid it with my bingo win  lol....should have had a little dabble on the lottery I think!

Lovely and sunny here in Hull today, just perfect for the card I've got to post. I got the stamp last week and couldn't wait to colour it up and had this paper pack (which was a free gift a while ago) and thought they would work so well together.

As it's the start of Wimbledon and the "Summer" what better than Strawberries! It all puts me in the mood for a lovely cream tea....or failing that I'm heading up to Annan on 6th July for ROM (carnival day) and the baker there does the most fantastic Strawberry Tarts!!...can't wait!


Backing Card - From stash (originally bought from Hobbycraft)
DP's - Free gift from magazine (Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodness)
Gems - Kaisercraft
Flowers - Local shop (Boyes)
Sentiment - Lili Of The Valley - Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments
Image - Lili Of The Valley - Tea Time (Cut with Spellbinders Classic Circle/Classic Scalloped Circle)
Leaves - Spellbinders Foliage

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 13 - Easy as 1-2-3 (1 Image, 2 Embellishments, 3 Designer Papers)
Crafts And Me Challenges - Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Challenge 40 - To Die For
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 24 - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 222 - Here Comes Summer
Lili Of The Valley - Time To Play
Milk Coffee Challenge - It's Summertime Challenge


Friday, 15 June 2012

Sweet Like Chocolate

Afternoon all, are we ready for the weekend? I'm heading down to Ipswich/Felixstowe tomorrow so here's hoping the weather will get brighter before then! Think I've trapped a nerve in my back - or my disc has slipped again, am having to take it easy just in case it pops! Hope whatever you get up to you have a good one xx

 Had a few cards to make this week and this is one of them. I love this image and the colours of the Black and Gold CD.

Recipe :

Gold Backing Card - From Stash (had it for a while and can't remember which pad it came from!)
DP's - Forever Friends Black and Gold CD
Sentiment - As Above
Image - As Above
Ribbon - Hobbycraft
Pearls - Hobbycraft

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Forever Friends - June Monthly Challenge - Happy Bearday
Creative Craft Challenges - Gold And Cream
Papertake Weekly - 3,2,1  (3 DP, 2 Backing Card, 1 Image)
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 67 - Happy Birthday


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Baby Boy

Evening all, just a quick one tonight as I'm heading out for a darts match.  Had a pretty quiet week up till now and then all of a sudden got a rush on for cards!  Have 3 to make for Friday (good job the boss is away and tomorrow will be play day!  lol).  Today's card is one I've made for one of the ladies who I play darts with.  Her son had a baby boy last week but I wasn't at darts, was too busy getting soaked in Scarborough when we went to see Dionne Warwick.  Was really surreal stood atop the cliffs waiting to board the North Bay railway with a glass of champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other and the rain pelting down, while thunder clapped right above us and lightning forked directly out into the North Sea!  It did dry up by the time Dionne took to the stage so all was not lost.  Not going to bother with the details for this one - most of the elements came from the Me To You CD's (both the original and the Spring Chic) with the addition of some ribbon and gems from stash.  The actual card design was from a tutorial HERE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 107 - Baby, Baby
Here Come The Boys - Challenge 29 - More Than One Fold
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 114 - Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts - Challenge 9 - Distress Inks
Forever Friends - No 38 - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go - Challenge 11 - One For The Boys


Friday, 1 June 2012

Birthday Balloon

Afternoon all, muggy here in Hull today, was looking forward to some thunder yesterday but it didn't happen!  What you all got planned for the Jubilee weekend?  I've not got much on, although on Tuesday we're heading to my sisters for a nice buffet lunch.  Have taken an extra day's holiday on Wednesday as I'm off to see Dionne Warwick in the evening.  I won two tickets a few weeks back and they arrived last week, along with a letter to tell me we had to meet for a VIP reception and then we're being taken to the open air Theatre by miniature railway! - Just hope it's a dry night!

Coloured up an image the other day and made a card and although I liked it when I finished it, it wasn't quite what I wanted, so I coloured another one last night and came up with today's card, which I lurve!  The image was a freebie from Krista at Saturated Canary - she's called Ava and she's gorgeous. 

Recipe :
Backing Paper - From Stash
DP - First Edition - Desert Blooms
Image - Ava from Saturated Canary - Coloured with Promarkers (Balloon Coated with Glossy Accents)
Ribbon - From Stash
Flowers - Mulberry Crafts/Hobbycraft
Pin - Courtesy of Mandy (candy)
Image Cut - Using Spellbinders Classic Rectangles - Framed With Scalloped Classic Rectangles
Corners - Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 106 - Make It Girly
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 67 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 119 - Use A Digi
Crafts And Me - Add A Ribbon
Diva's By Design - Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes