Monday, 29 November 2010

Little Dancer

What a day full of trials, firstly like all of your I suppose trying to get to work in this weather! - luckily we haven't had as much as the east coast has had, but last year I had to leave my car at work as it was stuck on thick ice, this morning the traffic was horrendous, secondly a big meeting fell through due to the weather and people being snowed and then tonight i've just spent over an hour trying to get onto blogger - he wasn't playing ball saying that suspicious detections had been noted from my computer, what me.......? I only ever look at blogs and a little browing.... I wouldn't know how to do anything suspicious! .... rant over.....

On to a current card ...
Aren't these new images from LOTV so cute - I bought a few from the NEC along with the sentiments. I always used to struggle with sentiments, but these fit any kind of card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and have used my new MS punch modern garland - I think this is going to be one of my favourite punches (it looks so lush punched in a square). Papers are from Papermania but unfortunately the weather and lighting it doesn't look quite as pretty as it does IRL.

Lili of the Valley - Sketch.
Passion for Promarkers -Old and New (old card stock and papers - new stamp & punch)
I love Promarker - Anything goes with a bit of sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Cut it out

Hope you all keep safe and warm in this weather, take care, hugs,

Sunday, 21 November 2010

New Job.

Hope you have all had a fab weekend, mine has been anything but, with a back that is playing up, a sore throat that makes me have a deep husky voice and the kids have been taken over by gremlins!!! lol Anyhow enough before I waffle on about my woes!

I coloured this card as per the sketch and challenge of The Sugar Bowl. and black white and a colour of your choice. I tried my hand at colouring black hair for a change, it went really well I thought until I saw a helping hand had been at it! - yes Emma had decided to assist (can you tell where?) - so the shading isn't as good as it was :( but at least she kept in the lines! - this was the best salvage I could do! Anyway the woman who wants this card loves it so that is why it has stayed as it is.

The sentiment has been covered by one of those dome stickers which has given it a hazy orange colour. I've rotated the sketch to fit my design - hope this is ok.

Hope to see you all again soon,


Friday, 19 November 2010

Hippy Chic

Whey hey another day off today and it is Friday - ahh the weekend, time to play (really I should be getting organised for Christmas but I do that next week! ).

Here is another card I made using the Sassy Chics from Sugar Nellie.

The papers were sent to me by Elaine - thank you and are from Memory Box. The image has been cut out and 3D silicon mounted although it doesn't look like it in the photo! The green papers are actually vellums. I really like the soft greens on this card. It is also the first time I have done stitching on a card - by hand as well and no the usual fake! It took an age to do, but I think it was worth it. I've also shimmered spritzed the flowers from Wild Orchid.


A Spoonful of Sugar = Distressing (inking edgesor vintage)

Passion for Promarkers = Stitching and Distressing.

Colour Create Challenge = robin egg blue, sea foam green and cream.

How far have you all got, all prepared and ready - or like me, not a lot done?

Take care,


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Such a cute times two

Isn't it always the case that just when you think you have a little time to "play" that you have to do something else... hummmm! Anyway, I managed to put together this little ensemble..

Challenges:- Friday Sketchers -sketch and One Stitch at a Time - choose your favour colours.

The image is from Sugar Nellie, the flowers are Wild Orchid, papers are Papermania, MS doily punch and Promarkers. These images have so grown on me and are really easy to colour in. My favourite colours at the moment is brown and pink - I'm even dressing my daughter in those colours!

Yesterday we made our Christmas cakes (all 5 of them - no I'm not greedy, they do get given out to close relatives, I only keep one!) I thought we'd better get a move on as I have a friend who has shopped, wrapped all her presents and written all her Christmas cards !!!!! - Boy am I so behind.

Here is my daughter "helping" make the cakes ....She says the best bit is licking the spoon and bowl!

Take care, hugs

Friday, 12 November 2010

Pillow Talk

Hi again,
Just going to squeeze this card in before I shut down for the night - I think sleep is finally catching up with me.
This is one of the images I won from Elaine over at A Technophobes Blog (thanks again Elaine). I have been watching Elaine's cards with these images and at first didn't know whether I liked them or not, but they have really grown on me - I now love these images - you can even colour in their iris's. As this is my first attempt I thought I'd keep the layout simple.

Challenge:- Cute Card Thursday - anything goes.
OK that is me done now.

See you soon,

New addition.

Hey there peeps,
It seems an age since I last blogged .... well home life has been somewhat turbulent.... some of my immediate family have got some serious healh issues to deal with so with dashing here and there I've not been playing much but did manage to get to make this today...I didn't want to follow a sketch today, just have a play and the result was this. It does fit a couple of challenges ....
Simon Says - A male card with a charm.
Craft and Me - Put glitter on your project.

I used the new sentiment stamp from LOTV and my new magnolia stamp.

Anyway short and sweet,
Take Care,