Saturday, 28 April 2012

A Spring Bouquet for May is on the way!

Good Afternoon all...
Wow Blogger has changed...took me a while to work out how to do a new post!
Once again the week has flown by and left me way behind with my crafting.

But here is my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is May Day Spring theme.

I just love these Stickeroos...

 I'm still into adding a little string of bunting on my cards, especially on spring and summer themed cards. I love using up all those little scraps as well...

 The white picket fence is a Sizzix looks like this little hedgie is rushing past my garden to get to the party...
Sentiment is a stamp from Wild Rose studio and you may see a lot of these on my cards at the moment as I love putting them in the centre of my punched flowers.

I am also entering this card intoThe Creative Belli challenge of Animals.

 Well, at least with all this horrible cold rainy weather we seem to be is that keen to go out so I'm hoping to do some more crafting today and tomorrow...
Stay warm and dry!
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Bella the Elephant...

Good afternoon crafty bloggers...
It's been a busy week back to work after the Easter break and I've been feeling a bit tired so any spare time has been spent cardmaking rather then on the laptop...
I had some gorgeous stamps and papers sent to me by Dulcie and Matt 
at Wild Rose Studio and the main character in the new range is this little cutie...
Bella the Elephant.

I coloured with Promarkers and used blendable pencils to add a little bit of finer contrast in the shadows.

 The Bella paper pack is in lovely girly pinks and lilacs and has bold and gentle spray florals...spots and dots and some butterflies.

 WRS have also produced a stamping set of 6 very versatile circle sentiments.
One of which you can see here...I have threaded my green ribbon stem through it on this card.

and some challenges...

Paper Crafting Journey...Use 3 or more patterned papers
Paper Playtime.....A Birthday card with a sentiment
Card Makin Mamas...Make it Girly
Wags'n'Whiskers...Anything Goes

Check back here for my next Bella card or pop over to the WRS blog and check out lots of new stamps and maybe some news about the new DT members!

Just sitting watching the London Marathon on TV and enjoying seeing our beautiful Capital city bathed in sunshine...and all the incredible people raising money for some fantastic charities...
First celebrity finished, the model and presenter Nell McAndrew!
2 hrs and 54 minutes....Amazing!!!
 What an inspiration...makes me want to get my running shoes on!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Spotty red ladybirds....

Good Afternoon all...
Saturday is my favourite day of the week and is usually filled with some 
Cupcake baking and Disney film watching with my daughters...a little bit of crafting and a little bit of housework...(I actually quite like cleaning my kitchen)
and of course it's the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
 with a theme of Spots and Stripes...

I used this adorable Hedgehog and ladybird Stickeroo.
Layered onto a circle and scallop.

 I wanted to use some spotty and gingham papers so made some bunting to hang along the top...this just makes everything look like a summer party!

I continued the theme with this cute ladybird ribbon layered onto some more blue gingham paper.
This also links in with The Crafty Ribbons Challenge and their theme of
 Things with wings...
For those of us who have children or who work in Education tonight is our last late night as we are all back to school on Monday I had best make sure we all have our school clothes/P.E kits ready.
Back to Swimming lessons, Dance club and Gymnastics...
Roll on the summer Holidays!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend..TTFN

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Morning folks...
It's time to be nosy and see what everyone else is doing in WOYWDW!
Brain child of Julia Dunnit on her stamping ground blog!
Well, here is what is on my workdesk....

Do you wanna a closer look?
Here's a quick tour....

 Lots of circle toppers that I made last night with my
 Home Sweet Home Sizzix die...
I had a little bit of help from my 8 year old daughter
 who actually has a really good eye for picking colours and papers 
...I let her have a free reign with the top one....

3mm Ribbon...some rolls from last years trip to Florida, 50c each and some new ones that I bought from a wholesaler who came to a school craft fair and she was selling 50m rolls for £1...

 Some new stamps...Magnolia and Wild Rose Studio DT package!
Really want to start on those but am feeling very guilty at the pile of toppers that need to be made into finished cards...
I think I may have to help hubby replace two fence panels today and eldest daughter has just told me that she wants to be dropped off at a friends house..twenty minutes drive away and then there will be the picking up the other end and of course there is also this to distract me....

 Ok..better crack on then!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Spring is in the air....

Well...I sort of thought it was and then came the Easter weekend and it went back to being cold with gale force wind and rain....
I have been away to Derby with the hubster for a 40th birthday of one of my bezzie mates...she hired a band and a caller and we did some square dancing!
Excellent fun!
Good News is....
I still have some Easter Eggs left and I did some crafting today!!!

So here's a Springtime card with an older Wild Rose Studio stamp.
I have some new ones all waiting to go but Mr Mojo hasn't been kicking in recently and as we all know 'Life' gets in the way sometimes.
However I think I may have kick started it today...with a little help from an certain little daughter who wanted to help me in my craftroom.

I just love colouring in these little cats.
Gingham and floral papers and sentiment are also from the WRS collection.

Finishing touches are my little punched daisies and bead centres...
It's ages since I did some challenges so here are a couple I found.

Cupcake Craft...Spring is in the air
Crafters Companion...Four legged friends

See you back here soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter...

Hello all

Hope that everyone is having a lovely Easter!
We have been busy making some nice choccy treats...
Back with some more cards soon!