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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

One for the Boys...

Good Evening all...

Here's another of those rare male cards....Quite basic..not too fussy!

 I used this great Football boy stamp from Wild Rose Studio...
The black dot paper is from DCWV.

Coloured in with Promarkers...

I'm never sure what to do with embellishments on mens cards...
I had another stamp set with some accessories on it so used the backpack, ball and cone as a little bit of added interest along a strip of green card.

 
Some challenges...

Simon says stamp....Anything goes
Cupcake Craft...Boys and their Toys
Crafty catz...Something beginning with B...Boy, Ball, Black, Back pack
Dream Valley...Just for men

I arrived home today to find my new Tildas have arrived...so exciting!
I now have the Castle and some Princessess and the beautiful horse...so time to start perfecting the masking technique...
Thanks for stopping by...
TTFN
xxxxxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Less is More...Don't scrap it!

Happy Sunday Morning..
Hope yours is Easy...so far mine is.
Although I do have a few dilemmas with my cardmaking today...
I'm a very organised kind of gal...and a bit of a perfectionist and sometimes crafting pushes the limits...
My craft room for example starts off nice and tidy and then turns chaotic and messy quite quickly.
 
It becomes the dumping ground for all the things that the family don't know what to do with..sports bags, shopping bags and this week...an old tv turned up on my sofa from DD2 bedroom, so it's now on my desk cos it still works and I can't just get rid of it!
 
This now follows into my cardmaking...as I am trying to have more CAS style but also love using up all my stash!
The Less is More challenge this week is to use your SCRAPS!
 

How many bags, boxes of those do we all have?
I have quite a few and I must say I do love using them...
So from out of some of this lot I decided to start on an Easter/Spring card...
 

and it turned out quite pretty....
 
I used 2 flower punches and an egg punch and cut slithers of green card for stems.



 I even used a scrap that had little bird/chicks on and cut them out...(not so simple...bit fiddley)

 So it did start out as Less is more...but I had to stop myself as I could have added more....
I do hope the Lovely Limettes think this still qualifies!

Allsorts Challenge Blog have an Anything Goes...so that maybe the real mantra for the crafting day....
Thanks for stopping by...TTFN...xxxxx




Thursday, 23 February 2012

CAS Boo with flower...

Good Evening all...
A CAS card this evening...No stamping or background papers, no layers or ribbon! No jewels or glitter!
 
 
 Two challenges this week that asked for a CAS card...
 
Less is More...and their CAS challenge theme was to use Die Cuts/Punches...
My Boo Bear is a die and my flower is a Punch.
 

and Lets Craft and Create...Who have chosen CAS as their theme this week.


I wanted a simple sentiment to fit any occassion so I used my Night and Day Alphabet Sizzlets....
and I just had to add a button on to my flower...
It's nearly Friday and the weekend again!!!
Have a good one...
back soon!
TTFN
xxxxx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Paws for thought...



Time for a Wild Rose Studio card...
and this was one of the first stamps that Dulcie (owner and illustrator of WRS) sent me when she asked me to be on her DT...


I so love all her cute animals and especially the cute kittens.


Coloured with Promarkers and lots of glitter and gems added to the flowers...


The WRS range of products also includes all these lovely background papers
and sentiment stamps!
The Organza ribbon is recycled from the blanks cards and envelope pack.

I'm also linking this card up to the 
which this week is 'Layers'...

Thanks for dropping by....TTFN x

Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Bear celebration....

Good Evening all...
Sunday evening and it's all go getting two school uniforms and P.E kits ironed and ready for back to school tomorrow. Girls are having baths and showers so I just have a little bit of time to show you a card.
Last bit of crafting today....(sad face)

I'm sorry to say that I can't remember where this digi came from but it is so cute and I really enjoyed colouring in all these little bears having a lovely party.


Coloured with Promarkers.

 I added a couple of die cut balloons tied with some twine along the side with a my Happy Birthday sentiment.

 I highlighted some areas with glitter, the pressie dots, cake icing and hats and the bears noses.
Some challenges...

Tuesday Throwdown...Entwined...use twine
Bunny Zoes crafts...Celebrations
Card Makin mama's...Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments...Have the word Happy in your sentiment
Crafty Anns...Bold and Bright
Paper crafting Journey...Make it Cute

I hope you have all had a good weekend, especially those blog friends who were lucky enough to be at the big show in Birmingham...
Thanks for popping by....
TTFN
xxx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Boys Rock!


Good Morning all...
I'm up early today...not sure why but by 6am I just was wide awake.
So I have been up doing some colouring and now I'm going to tidy up the garden a bit and plant some sweet pea seeds.
But first a card to share for the Creative Card Crew challenge of Masculine.

  Using my Sizzix Sizzlets...lots of boy things!
Computers, Football, Rockets and just to boost his ego...Boys Rock!


 This was made for my friends son Jacob...also my little daughters bestie!

Hope you are having a good week...as always when it's a week off work...goes by in a flash and I'm not sure whether I have made the most of it but I hate rushing around so time spent on the sofa reading should count as re-charging the batteries...
Please agree with me so I don't feel so guilty.   :)
Must get on now!
Back soon...xxxxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Bring on the cake...

Hello there...
I'm having a nice week off...been to visit family and had a day shopping and a day relaxing at home. My eldest daughter cleaned her room while my youngest went to multi sports club at the sports centre...so I got to watch a couple of films and read my kindle...and do some blog hopping!

My time to craft have a great theme this week...Bring on the cake!
This should be my mantra...


 This is a Sizzix die lent to me by a friend... Once I had cut and dresssed up the die pieces it was just a case of jazzing it up with glitter and beads...which brings me onto the next challenge
ABC...J is for Jazz it up!




I have a few more of these up my sleeve which I will show another day...
Hope you like...leave me a comment and I will come visit you.
TTFN
xxxxx

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Flower Power...

Good evening all...
I've had a lovely day today... started with breakfast with my friend in the Village Cafe, then home to make chocolate brownies with eldest daughter...Hubby called off his football match after a pitch inspection so he was at home.
Did some cleaning and moving around of a few bits and bobs in the hallway, so created some more space and I do love a nice clean up...
then had a colleague from school pop in for a cuppa and a chat before she went off on the train to Brighton for dinner.
Then I cooked a nice Spag Bol and had a tall glass of cold fresh and fruity Rose sat down with my family. 

So now here's a card for you...
 Back to using my original sizzix dies...I love using my dog one to make these cute dalmations...
The flowers are a punch and I added button centres and glitter. 

Fence die with some hand cut grass and a touch of doodling...

My dalmation has a lovely shiny dew drop nose...

Just a little shiny butterfly to finish...

Some challenges...
Let's craft and create...Flower Power
Alphabet Challenge...A is for Animal Antics

Hope you are having a nice weekend...I'm looking forward to a week off spending time with my girlies.
Catch up with you soon...
xxxxxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Make my heart flutter...

Hello...
Hope you are all well...
It has just started snowing here in West Sussex...one day before half term so I'm hoping it's not too heavy so I can get safely to work in the morning  OR be so bad that schools closed!
I guess we'll see in the morning...
Meanwhile here is a card...

Hearts, Flowers and Butterflies...I used circle, heart and mini daisy punches, heart and flower buttons and butterfly buttons and brads. Theres also a flowerpot stamp as well.

 Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge this week is an interesting one...
A LOVE challenge with a recipe to follow.
L = 2 or more layers
                                     O =have an Odd number of embellishments
       V = use the colour Violet
          E = any colour except Red
and of course you have to use an angel, fairy or butterfly.


 Some other challenges that my card fits into...
Charisma Cardz challenge...Things with wings.
Papertake weekly...Anything Goes


The wooden buttons..butterfly and flower are my newest buys...just love 'em!
The handmade ivory paper was recycled from a gift bag that I got five years ago at the Eden project!



Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by....
Please leave me a comment and I will come visit you!
TTFN
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Colourcreate...Light and Dark Browns with white/cream...

Hello peeps and welcome to the start of another week...
They are really whizzing by!

My card today is a very rare personal order for a man and the brief was a shed with carpentry tools for his 70th birthday!

 I'm really pleased that I managed this using things already in my stash!
No new purchases necessary!
Lots of different brown coloured card, some alphabet stamps and a few workshop type tags that I found in an old odds and ends box...can't believe I had them...whooped for joy when I saw them stuffed at the bottom!



The 70 sticker was from a number pack that I bought in my local village shop in the summer and they were selling them 4 packs for a pound....




Colourcreate challenge is to use Light Brown and Dark Brown and White/Cream...they also have a rather delicious looking picture of a box of chocs...
My inspitation was purely the colours and my card brief but I rather like the chocolate idea!

We had a cabinet member visiting our school today....which caused quite a lot of excitement.
Parking spaces were cleared and there were Bourbons in the biscuit tin!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
TTFN
xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Penny Black challenge...Floral Frenzy

Hi there.
Hope you're all having a good week.
I have been cardmaking as much as I can for my stall in Boxgrove Priory at the weekend.
I was sent this very cute & adorable Penny Black mail hedgie image by a friend.
Coloured with Promarkers and watercolours.
I quite fancied lots of warm yellows and browns.
My favourite little honey bee stamp who usually makes in an appearance on a lot of my cards coming up to spring and summer time.
and here is my floral frenzy..a trio of flower pots filled with blooms.

Some challenges...

Penny Black...Floral Frenzy
Simon says stamp...Animal Antics
My time to craft...A is for Adorable

Thanks for coming to visit me.
Please leave me a little comment if you can!
TTFN
xxxxxxx