Monday, June 28, 2010

Beach Babe at 70......

Hi there, I was asked to make a card for a Mum who loves her holidays. I hunted through all my images and came up with this one. I'm afraid I don't know what it is, so if anyone can tell me I'd be really grateful so that I can give credit for it. It was in a bunch of images a blogging friend from ages ago sent me and it was already coloured.
It's a fun card and I'm sure she will have a good chuckle when she opens it.
I've used Cuddly Buddly striped paper download called a Portfolio of papers, Pink
The bubble paper is a free download from Carolyn's Crafts, and I've used MS Doiley punch. Oval nesties and Label 2 nesties and flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and I've added self adhesive pearls to the centers. The sentiment was computer generated.

Thanks so much for your visit I hope you enjoyed browsing around.

Challenges for this card....
Crafty Creations...........Sparkle or shine on your card..I have both

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vee's sketchpad...

Hi there !! Just a short post tonight to let you know I have posted a new sketch in Vee's Sketch Pad for anyone who is looking for a new layout to play with. Enjoy....

Thursday, June 24, 2010 for the boys

Good morning everyone, this is just a quick post today as I'm still flat out decorating and we are having problems with the refit of the bathroom...nothing ever runs smooth in this household

This weeks challenge is ONE FOR THE BOYS and we have two lovely sponsors this week. The Digital Stamp Boutique. Sally Anne the owner, has very kindly given the DT some of her Jim images to play with. I think they're so much fun, she has a wide variety of images in her shop so why not pop over and have a browse. The second sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous
ScrapsThat who are also offering a digi prize.

Now onto my card here's the recipe............

Image ...Jim collection 2 relax and diy from Digi Stamp Boutique
Label 2 Nesties
My Minds Eye Spring papers
Summer bubble stickers, origin unknown.
Papermania brads

Oh!! and remember Carly's fab wedding candy, the prize is just absolutely amazing, best I've ever seen in any candy. You can find it on the Charisma Challenge blog .

I hope you can join in the fun this week and look forward to seeing all your fab entries.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nursery Graduation......

Hi there this is my second attempt tonight to load this card. Blogger deleted my post while I was typing...just as was getting to the end...grrr.. Anyway this card is for my Grandson Daniel who Graduated from Nursery to Primary School today. We had a lovely little Graduation Ceremony this evening and the kids all enjoyed themselves. For my card I used Billy Graduate image from Pink Cat Studio and coloured it very simply with Copics in the same colours as the Graduation Gowns and Caps. I made the rosette with blue satin ribbon and added a computer generated center, and added a few stars.
I've got a couple of cards still to do for other things this week so I'd better get on... Thanks for popping in

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Two lovely Awards.....

Hi there, I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, both these awards were passed to me by my lovely blogging pal Fiona, please take time to visit her blog and view her beautiful cards, thanks so much for thinking of me Fiona.
The conditions of this award are that I'm to give you 7 statements about myself and either 6 will be true and 1 false or 6 false and 1 true. It's up to you to guess which and sort out what might be true. I would love to hear which of these you think is true.

I play football in a ladies league

I once climbed Slieve League in Ireland the highest sea cliffs in Europe, while pregnant, 600 meters high and got to the top.

I hate ice cream

I don't drive

I am a hairdresser

I have three dogs, a cat and a budgie

I hate decorating

I have also to pass this onto 7 bloggers, and here are the names of the ones I've chosen....

Elaine, Leanne, Carly, Chris, Jan, Susie and Allison


Fiona has also given this lovely Blogging Buddies award to every one who sent her a card while she was in hospital recently. Thanks so much Fiona and I'm so glad you're back home and feeling much better.
Well I'm off now, getting a new bathroom fitted today and tomorrow so I might not have much time for crafting today, maybe just squeese in some colouring time later on. Have a lovely sunny Sunday...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Charisma.....challenge #24

Good morning everyone, I've scheduled this post to go live Thursday morning as I' in the middle of getting my Bathroom redesigned and fitted so very little time free for crafting this week.
At the moment it's all preparation work and the fitting is being done at the weekend. Fingers crossed all goes well.

Right now onto my card, I gave you a little sneek peek on Tuesday, did you guess the challenge..?
It's Tasha's turn this week to set the theme and she's chosen
I decided to go all Christmassy and used my new Cuddly Buddly image Winter Fairy. I think she's just so lovely, very happy and carefree....You can purchase this digi stamp and loads of other fab craft essentials at Cuddly Buddly I've coloured her with Copics and used the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing pad on the background.
Ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts , I love these ribbons they are gorgeous and a little bit wider than most so they make a fabulous bow.
I've added lots of stickles and some snowflakes with bling too.

I hope you like it, a bit early for Christmas I know, but you've got to make a start sometime....
Thanks for popping in and don't forget to visit Charisma to see the Fabulous cards from our very talented DT. Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A little sneak peek.....

Hi there, just thought I'd give you a little sneak peek at my DT card for Charisma's challenge this Thursday. Hope you can all join in again.

Happy crafting..........

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Forever Friends Christening....

Ooooh it's really wet here today so I thought I'd cheer my blog up a bit and post this nice pink Christening card. I made it for my friend in work last week and forgot to post it on here.

I've used Forever friends little bear with balloon
Free download papers from Crafts by Carolyn
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also the ribbon.
The little cross is from the Works
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Oval Nesties and liquid pearls at the corners

I've another few cards that I've not posted yet so I'll be back later after I photograph them.

Hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend, I'm off till Wednesday this week as I've got loads of tiling to do in the Bathroom and took a little time off to get it started.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Crafty Creations.........Childs Play

Creative Inspirations...........Babies
Stamp Something......A happy event
Simon Says....1 image. patterned papers, 3 embellishments

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seeing Spots and Stripes @ Charisma

you all loved our challenge of Flowers last week we had an amazing amount of entries, so thank you all so much for your continued support of Charisma Cardz.

This week we are looking for SPOTS & STRIPES on your projects, and we are sponsored by the Cutting Cafe. So to find out last weeks winner and of course the prize on offer from the Cutting Cafe please pop over to the challenge blog, and while you're there have a look at this weeks fab creations from our very talented DT.
For my DT card this week I have used two Cutting Cafe digi images, Mushrooms and Bees. I thought they would go nice together and I have added my own sentiment which is computer generated. The images have been coloured with my Copics and and I added some stickles which you can see a little better if you zoom into the second pic. The papers are from the Wild Asparagus set, which I just love.... The colours are very earthy and not my usual style at all but Hey!! you gotta try something new now and again so I hope you like the finished result. Thanks for popping in and happy crafting.....

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June Wedding...

Well here we are flaming June already, half way through the year and the Wedding season is on.

This card is for a Wedding next weekend and I was asked to make it by one of my friends.
I have used the gorgeous Henbury Lane papers for this one, they are already glittered and are beautiful colours. I made a pearl trail from the two butterflies at the top and added two champagne glasses die cut on my Sizzix. She wanted a money pocket inside so I folded it so that the pocket is on the top half. I've put a Nestie circle in the pocket for effect....and I also had to add a thistle and a shamrock as the groom is Scottish and the Bride is Irish.
The card I used is pearlised water taffeta, I don't think you can see it very well here but I use it a lot for Wedding cards. I have only added one flower as I didn't want to distract from the gorgeous paper.
Thanks for popping in. I'll be back later with a 60th Birthday card.