Friday, August 31, 2012

Less is more

Well this is so not me !! lol
Clean, simple cards .......... !!! No bits or glam ....
Well I sat on my hands and made this !!
It was so hard to resist the bits...... 
It was good therapy for me !!! lol !!!
This week the challenge at C4E is Less is more !!! Pop over and join the fun !!

I used a Hot Diggity Dog image and added some words !! 
Not a lot else to say Lol !!!
Happy crafting !!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tiered Easel thank you card !!

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly using .....
(I begged my Aunt to use her dies !!!)
Mine are a coming for my birthday me thinks !!! lol !!! 
I saw my other half write down the details !!!)
 Grand circle nesties and Grand scalloped circles for the shape of the card !!!

Basically you make three easel cards all of descending size 
then place them on each other so the card in front holds the easel from behind !!

I had to use the same image and papers as my last card for them as my 
computer decided to not like the Microsoft update and shut me out !!
Thankfully I had printed loads last time and could make a card !

I decorated the circles using on the back Marianne Branch forest
The center I used Marianne swirl leaf all over to create texture,
On the front of the card I used the smaller leaf die from Marianne flowers and leaves !
The image is a pre-coloured one Little Sweeties bouquet
Papers are Patchwork of papers - purple !! YUMMY !!
and I blinged it up with Heart gems and Stickles Star dust !!!

So now I have to reload all my email contacts and all my internet bookmarks !!
Thank goodness I backed up my photos and videos !!!
So ..... happy crafting !!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cooking up a storm !!!

Well a cake at least !!! lol !!! This week at C4E the challenge is Food for thought !!! 
Pop over and join in the challenge !! You could win a prize !! Our sponsor this week is ............
Well I did say a few weeks ago you would see these papers and layout again !!! lol !!
LOTV image, Nitwit papers, Cheery Lynn die cut, WOC flowers and Marianne star die cut !!!

So its the last week of the summer holidays here ............. No more lie-ins .. mmm ....
New school uniform already washed and ironed and hanging ready !! 
My baby girl (11 really) is off to high school ......... where did the years go ??
Her baby sister will miss her during the day, she loves her so much and her face lights up when she sees her !
Ah bless, life is good !

Happy crafting !!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A card for Grandma

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly and have given it to my lovely Gran. 
She is becoming much weaker now, its so sad to watch. Her "colours" are lilacs !!!
 At one point there was every shade of purple you could get in her wardrobe and no other colour !! 
Lol !!! Still it does suit her ! So I couldn't give this card to anyone but her !!

I got SO excited when I opened the download for the papers they are AMAZING !!! 
I LOVE them !!!
The ribbon, flowers and lace I had in my stash, I have been stroking the lace for two years,
I took a deep breath when I cut it !! lol !!! 
The sentiment is from Garden Vignettes Tickets.
I used my Marianne corner die LR0143, the small leaves from Marianne flower and leaves LR0156 
and the swirl is from Marianne's leaf swirl die.

Hope you like it !!! Gran did !!!
Happy crafting and have a great weekend ! 
I am looking after my cousins daughter today so I guess the house will be not so tidy !!!
Have a great one !

Friday, August 17, 2012

Splish splash splosh !!

Well I have never done one of these before !!! Over at C4E this week the challenge theme is Water !! 
Pop over and join in the challenge !!! You could win a prize !!! Our sponsor this week is ......

Thankfully I had just got hold of the new House Mouse Cd !! I was looking for another challenge (oops nearly gave you a sneak peak there !!) and found this image !! 
Phew ......... water isn't one of those things I have bought for before !!

I used the Die-namics butterfly die (LOVE it !) and a tag from Doh-hickey (LOVE it again !) Ribbon is from my stash and flowers from WOC ! The paper is from the House Mouse Disc too, there is one with every project !! This was actually a piramage project but I just used a flat printed image and glittered it up!! LOVE this disc !! Actually I just LOVE  House Mouse !!!

Happy crafting everyone !!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Decorating the tree

Its time again for the Christmas card clubs challenge !!! 
This time it was Kerry's turn to set the challenge and she set a Sketch as below !!! Nice one Kerry !

So..... out with my fav Xmas Nitwit papers !! lol .. well I didn't have much time and I had to make 4 cards !!!! 
In fact you will see these papers and similar layout again in a few weeks !!! 

I used a LOTV image, yeah it a pre-printed one ..... hey time was not on my side !! 
Papers as  I said Nitwits, flowers WOC, Tree and Snowflake are Xmas tree decs !!!
Go check out the other ladies cards, you can find them on my side bar !!! 
They are a great bunch of ladies, if you fancy joining just email one of us !!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary !!

Yikes another week over with !!! The school holidays are flying by !!! Mind you I am exhausted !! 
We have done so much ........... Roll on Sept and I can have a day on the couch !!!

Well this week at C4E our challenge is a colour one !!! Entitled Sandcastles.
Pop over and check it out !

You could win a prize !! our sponsors this week are .......

So, I dusted off my House Mouse stuff ......... I haven't used them for ages and I LOVE them !! (I have used them for my next challenge too !! Lol ....... yeah I am ahead of myself for now !!! lol !!)
The hearts are a Marianne die, border is a Martha Stewart punch and sentiment from LOTV on a spellbinders die cut. Papers are Nitwits !! Phew ......... that seemed a mouthful !! lol !

So, hope the pics are better ......... I got a new camera !!! Well tomorrow we are having a family reunion !! We haven't had one for 11 years !! So I HAD to (cough cough) have a camera to take decent pics !! 
Well I couldn't say I needed one for cards !! Lol !!!
Happy crafting !!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Toby Tumble Friends

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly using Toby Tumble Just say Hi !! 
Its a great 3D image really easy to cut out.

Plain and simple but pretty me thinks !
Happy crafting !

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Xmas bears

I made this for Cuddly Buddly, aww the image is so sweet !!! Its a pre-coloured image Beary Merry Xmas. The papers are from this too and from Quilted Holly. Sentiment is from Christmas Tickets.

Flowers and ribbon are from my Stash and I used the Marianne Star  with the flowers and punched leaves, glittered up with Stickles Crystal for efffect !!! I also glittered up the cuts from my Icicle die by Marianne. I have had the corner die for ages and not used it !!! Crikey it got to the bottom of my dies !!! So ....... at last it got used !!! lol !!!

I have to laugh its a hot sunny day here and I am making Xmas cards !!! lol !!! Ah well ..........

Friday, August 03, 2012

Summer fun !!

OOh it has been so nice having all this sunshine !! The challenge this week at C4E was so well timed !!! Summer sun ! We want to see all your summer projects !! Come and join us you could win a prize !!!
Crafts 4 Eternity are our sponsors this week !!! Thank you !!

I used Scarlette Beach from Bugaboo, I just love this image, I have already used it once this summer !!! I even coloured it with my promarkers !! lol !! The papers are from DCWV pocketful of posies, I have had these ages and not used them !! I am terrible with bought papers ........... !!! The ice-cream stickers are from K&Co (I thhink) I have had these 2 years and not used them till now !!! I really must make an effort to use stuff and not keep it cos its nice !!! And the sentiment was from a a die cut sheet but who knows where that came from !!! sorry !!!

Well I hope the summer hols are going smoothly ............. no "I'm Bored: yet I hope !!! I don't think my feet have touched the ground the last two weeks !!! lol I'm gonna need a rest after the hols are over !!!
Happy crafting everyone !!!