Thursday, 21 August 2014

Rockin' Robin...

Well the weeks are rushing by, I'll be starting my new job soon - eeek! My eldest, Jack, had a nasty fall off of his bike on Tuesday afternoon. He really hurt his arm and I cleaned him up the best I could but did get him checked by the nurse at the doctors too. The nurse managed to get more dirt out of the cuts than I had the bottle to do and she said hopefully the rest will come out over time. It is pretty nasty bless him. We went to a country park with friends yesterday and we have a friend of Thomas' over for the day today, giving me time to catch up at home and hopefully squeezing in some crafting ;-)

I had a bit of a sort through some of my crafty stash the other day and found a whole box of Craftwork Cards Christmas papers, die cuts, cards etc that I ordered in a sale months and months ago and had forgotten all about, oops! Well here's my first card using some of it and a gorgeous cute bird button that I am pretending is a little robin...


Supplies:
Paper - Christmas Post from Craftwork Cards (last year's design)
Robin button - Little Gingham Bear
Ribbon & twine - stash
Other - kraft card & brown inkpad

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - These are a few of my favourite things (kraft card, patterned paper, button, ribbon & twine - basically everything I used!)

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Star Is Born...

Good morning, we had a great day at Whipsnade on Saturday. The weather was breezy but thankfully dry. We are off to my new school later so I can drop off some paperwork that I needed to complete then the boys and I are out for lunch. I am hoping after a lovely lunch they will be more inclined to get their hair cut ;-)

I have a baby card to share today. I absolutely loved making it. Unfortunately my rubbish photography skills have left me with a rather washed out photo :-( The paper is pale but not as pale as my pic suggests...


Supplies:
Image/sentiment - A Star Is Born by All Dressed Up coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Paper - Baby Papers by All Dressed Up
Ribbon, charm, buttons, pearls - stash
Kraft card blank - Dovecraft
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, Quickutz corner die, twine, brown inkpad

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, hope you have a good day x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Have A Relaxing Day...

Good morning, it's my gorgeous dad's birthday today :-) We are off to Whipsnade Zoo to celebrate, he loves Whipsnade, especially the big cats. Fingers crossed for lovely weather!

It's also time for a new challenge at Allsorts today and our theme is 'Masking and/or Stenciling' hosted by the lovely Helene. Our wonderful new sponsor is ACE Envelopes and this is the fabulous prize...  

http://www.ace-envelopes.co.uk/ 

I chose to use Stenciling for my card. Now, as you know up until a couple of weeks ago I had never owned or used a stencil and I have so far only had a little dabble - I am an absolute novice at this inking stuff ;-) I now own 4 stencils and 4 coloured inkpads! On this card I have used the same stencil 3 times at slightly different angles and different coloured inks - blue, yellow and orange. I love how the colours I have used look on the kraft card background.

 A close up of my stenciling (it is supposed to look messy!)...

Supplies:
Image & sentiment - Sea Scape 1 from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Other - Dovecraft kraft card blank, Texture Mesh stencil by Memory Box, Tim Holtz Mini Distress Pad Kit 1, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Anyone For Cricket...?

Morning peeps, as promised this is the card I made for my boys to give to my dad for his forthcoming BIG birthday on Saturday. I bought a cute cricket themed card kit from ebay so the card was a doddle to put together. I don't think I've ever used a card kit like this before but I quite enjoyed it. I decided to use the whole kit which included 2 images and 2 A4 sheets of paper so I made a z-shape card using 2 6x6 card blanks stuck together. I made a pocket for the middle section of the card and a tag to pop inside. The message from the boys is written on the reverse of the tag...

A top view of the folds...
The front of the card... 
The tag...
The third panel...
 

Supplies:
Card kit (paper & decoupage images x 2) - Kanban from ebay
Buttons & ribbon - stash
Other - Quickutz star dies, Bazzill dotted swiss blue cardstock

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

70 not out!

Good morning! It's my lovely dad's birthday on Saturday and it's quite a big one. He is feeling a bit low about his age so I wanted to mention it on his card but not make a huge thing about it. I hope I have achieved this with this card. I spent ages thinking and searching for images and stumbled across this fab cricket image from Delicious Doodles. My dad is a huge cricket fan and used to play for the local team when he was younger. I know 'not out' is a cricketing term so used this for the sentiment...

I decorated the inside of the card with an image I found online of Lord's Cricket Ground in the 19th century...
  
A close up of the Lord's image...

Supplies:
Image on front - At The Crease from Delicious Doodles
Image inside - found online for free ;-)
Sentiments - done on pc
Paper - old Basic Grey
Button & twine - stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 9 August 2014

All Sentimental

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'All Sentimental' hosted by the lovely Jo. Our wonderful sponsors are PPR Papercrafts and Buttons For Brains.   

 PPR Papercrafts   Button for Brains

I've made a very pink card with a beautiful quote by the wonderful Maya Angelou (sadly no longer with us but boy didn't that lady speak a lot of sense!). I've kept the details simple...

 A close up of the lovely sentiment...
Supplies:
Sentiment - from the Simple Sentiments set from Pink Petticoat
Paper - Kitsch from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon & buttons - stash
Other - Marianne Design Craftables Circle & Flower Stitch die set, Spellbinders circle die, Quickutz corner die, Coredinations cardstock, brown inkpad

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 
Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

Grab our logo
 
Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)