Monday, 28 February 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge 85 ~ Circles

Good evening everyone, hope you all had a good weekend, Monday soon comes around, where does the time go, I think it's true what they say, the older you get, the faster the time goes!

This is my entry for the Lili of The Valley Challenge 85 ~ Circles.  Its my sister and BIL anniversary in a couple of weeks so this is ideal for the occasion.  The image I coloured with Promarkers, the paper is 'K&Co Classic K McKenna', the Circular shape is Marianne LR0112 and the flower I made using the new Marianne flower die LR0145 and the little rose is Wild Orchid Crafts.

Quick post from me tonight, loads to do and Corrie is on the box!!

Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your evening.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Carmen Electrafying ~ aka Katie!!

Hi there everyone, hope you are all having a good weekend and the weather hasn't been too cold for you, we had a mixture of sunshine and showers today but it was a bit chilly too!! A good day to stay in and craft which is exactly what I did.

This card I made a few days ago as it was my son-in-law's 30th birthday yesterday and this image by Kenny K I thought suited him to a T! She is called Carmen Electrafying, isn't she just so beautiful and sexy ........... !! My daughter Katie (his wife) asked when she saw it, 'is that supposed to be me '............. ?? LOL!! Well she is beautiful, she has a lovely figure and she does have long blonde hair, oh and she has a similar tattoo on her back, so she could be!

Carmen is coloured with Promarkers, I have put Glossy Accents on her glasses although you can't see that on the photo.

Thanks for dropping by today, hopefully I will post the card I made today sometime very soon.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another side stepper!

Hello my lovelies, hope the sun is shining for you today, its lovely here in Cheshire, makes you feel so much better to see a bit of sunshine! I think at last we can say Spring is definately on its way!

Today's card is another side stepper, I like these they are so simple yet look so effective when embellished. This one is for a friend's grandson's 1st birthday next week. The cute little images are from Cuddly Buddly Itty Bitty Nursery. I feel a bit of a cheat as the images were ready coloured but it did make the card a tad quicker to make!
I used white linen card for the base, the paper is Prima Jack & Jill (love this paperpad!), sentiment done on PC, the scalloped edge is Fiskars Treading Water punch.
Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for dropping by, I really do appreciate it!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Twisted Easel Wedding Card

Front view with card closed

Hello again everyone, what a beautiful day it is here in Cheshire, the sun is shining, the birds are twitterpating and the spring bulbs are poking their little heads through. Yesterday was a washout, a wet and miserable day, I think the whole of the UK was the same so it's nice to see some sunshine today, makes you feel so much better and looking forward to Spring and what follows Spring........... Summer!! Yay!!

Well today's card is a twisted easel, been itching to have a bash at one of these for ages and as its almost Spring/Summer weddings come to mind.
There are lots of tutorials out there for this shape of card but the very talented Bev has an excellent one on her blog right now if you want to give it a whirl!

  • Image is LOTV, coloured with Promarkers, with lashings of Stickles Star Dust and Platinum for a bit of bling.

  • The paper is Papermania Confetti

  • The sentiment is Katie & Co ~ Happily Ever After.

  • Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.

  • Lace border is Martha Stewart.

  • Ribbon is Siam Pink Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Crafts

That's all from me today, so enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for dropping by.
Barbara xx

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Rosie with Presents

I intended to post this card last night, but I started fiddling around with my blog background and got myself in a right old pickle!! I decided to have a change so browsed around, as you do, I won't bore you with the details but the upshot was I lost my fonts, colours, everything, it looked a right mess!! Anyway, I just kept pressing buttons and hoping for the best and by some sort of miracle managed to get where I wanted to!! Everything looked fine and dandy except my fonts, there were all sorts of a mixture! I have to give a great big 'thank you' to Marie (Cardmaking Bird) ~ she very kidnly left me a comment and easy instructions and it all worked perfectly, phew!! Blogging buddies really are the best!!
Well onto this card, I love side steppers, it just takes me ages to figure em out! I always do a practice run with scrap paper first, otherwise I waste such a lot of my precious card, does anyone else do this?
The recipient of this card is a friend's daughter who is very girly and I know she will be thrilled with it, especially with her name on it, I think kids always like to see their name on a card, don't you? The image is of course Lili of the Valley ~ Rosie with Presents, she is coloured with Promarkers. Sentiment is also LOTV, the lovely paper is Eline's Huis 'In The Meadow' and the swirls are a Sizzix die. Lots of glitz with Stickles Star Dust.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for dropping by!
Barbara xx

Friday, 11 February 2011

Done that bit.. now the fonts changed!!

Please bear with me, I have managed to remove the Cutest Blog background and re-install the LeeLou background, phew!! Now if anyone can help me with the font, its awful!! I haven't a clue how to change fonts.

Please, can anyone help me !!!!???


Please excuse my blog!

No card from me today, I am trying to tart up my blog ..... not very successfully and it's driving me potty!! If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it, as you can see I have a LeeLou blog background and a Cutest Blog on the blog background, how do I delete the Cutest blog one, I removed it from the HTML gadget menu but its still there, arrgh!!! I want to keep the LeeLou one, I get really mixed up with the templates thingy's but I will keep fiddling about, have a nice weekend! x

Monday, 7 February 2011

I am a lucky girl!!

Hi everyone, no card from me today, just had to share my news with you!
I entered a lucky draw to celebrate Natalie of NGCards reaching 300 followers and guess what, I won all the scrummy candy pictured here!
I am soooo thrilled, can't wait for the postman to bring me my goodies!
Thank you Natalie (and Mr Linky!)

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Blog Award!!

Wow, I have been passed this award by 2 of my lovely blogging buddies, Tilly and Jacee, thank you so much girls!!

The award is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light, I am honoured to think that someone thinks my blog is good enough for this award and happily accept it.

There are a couple of conditions to follow in accepting, and they are:

  1. If you have been tagged, do you want to accept, then you have to create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
  2. Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your blog too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

There are lots of lovely blogs out there and its very difficult to choose, every blog deserves an award and I would love to pass this on to every blog I visit, but the aim is bringing unknown blogs to light and these 5 fab blogs are my choice.






Please pop by and have a peek at these lovely ladies blogs, become followers and give them the recognition they deserve, you won't be disappointed!!

Thank you my blogging friends!!


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge # 52

Here I am again with those gorgeous Simply Adorables images, I just love them, can you tell lol!!

This is my entry for the Sugar Bowl Challenge # 52, a sketch by Marie Therese and as I have rarely used this lovely Marianne Creatable Butterfly die I thought it was ideal for this sketch.

Two lucky winners will recieve their choice of 6 super sweet Sugar Nellie rubber stamps. To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize just follow the sketch and perhaps add the optional theme of ...... LOVE!!

This lovely little lady, her name is Verity, has been coloured with a combination of Promarkers and Prisma's, the paper is Prima Jack & Jill Collection, loving these gorgeous papers. Edges are all distressed with Bundled Sage DI and lashings of Star Dust Stickles. The butterfly wings are also covered in Star Dust, lace and bling are from my stash.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day!