Monday, 21 March 2011

Birthday Bumps ~ Lili of the Valley Challenge #88

Well it's Monday again, where do the days go??  Hope you all had a fab weekend, we had a great night on Saturday as it was my brother's 70th birthday and his family had organised a surprise party for him. His face was a picture when he walked into the room and saw us all waiting there! His wife had told him they were going to a friends wedding reception so he had no idea that the party was for him!

Isn't this image just so cute?  This card is my entry for Lili of the Valley Challenge #88 this week which is a fab sketch by Bev. 

The papers are Prima Jack & Jill.  The image I coloured with Prisma pencils, not used these for a while, I usually stick to Promarkers, mainly for quickness but if I have the time I like to use Prismas now and again, they give a much softer finish and I find easier to blend.

  The sentiment is Lili of the Valley and the large flower is Marianne LR0129
 Ribbon is from my stash.

Well thats it for today, thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your evening!


Thursday, 17 March 2011

Christening Card and Matching Box

Matching Box

I made this card ages ago and forgot to post it, duh!!
Pink and girly, just up my street!
  The image is of course Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. 
The papers, sorry have no idea, its so long ago I can't remember. 
 Flowers are Wild Orchid, lace and ribbon from stash, border punch is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy the rest of your day,
 sorry this is a rushed post today!


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar Challenge 97

Hello there peeps, hope you are all well.  The challenge over at Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar this week is a fab sketch by Bev and this is my entry.

This cute little lady has been coloured with Promarkers, the little tulips and butterfly are a magazine freebie, I thought they matched the lovely paper perfectly.  The paper is Prima Sweet Fairy collection. Sentiment is a digi from Lili of the Valley and the flowers are Wild Orchid. 

Sorry about the poor quality of the photo, the light wasn't ideal for taking photos today. 

Well that's it from me for today, thanks for dropping by!


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mint Aero Cheesecake

Mint Aero Cheesecake

Look what I made today!!  Looks delish doesn't it, loaded with calories and Slimming World it aint!!  The recipe is below if you want to give it a go, you know you want to!!!

You need:

10 Digestive biscuits
2oz margarine
1tablespoon golden syrup
1 tub of Philadelphia cheese (200g)
250ml whipping cream
4oz Icing sugar (sieved)
2 bars Mint Aero (broken into small pieces)
1 Chocolate flake (broken into pieces)

Melt the margarine and syrup over a very low heat until melted, take off the heat and stir in the crushed digestive biscuits.  Stir until well mixed and press this mixture into an 8" flan tin.  Beat the cheese and gradually add the sieved icing sugar and cream.  Beat until the mixture thickens, fold in the broken aero bars and then pour into the biscuit base, add the flake and leave to set.  


Monday, 14 March 2011


Just had to add this lovely photo of Evie taken at the weekend, isnt she just so cute? 

I am biased of course!!

Sunday Stamp and Sketch Challenge #49 & LOTV Challenge 84 ~ Say it with Flowers

Hello again everyone, hope you are all well.  Its been a lovely Spring day here, I even managed to do a little bit of tidying up in the garden, it was quite warm and pleasant in the sunshine, lets hope its here to stay!

Well onto this card, its my entry for Challenge 49 at Sunday Stamp & Sketch and this week its a fab sketch by Marie.  The image is one of the new Lili of the Valley stamps, they are just sooooo adorable and a breeze to colour.  The sentiment is also one of the new releases from LOTV, there are a few more to come yet and I for one can't wait!  I have also entered this card for Lili of the Valley Challenge #84 ~ Say it with Flowers. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and the gorgeous paper is Prima Sparkling Spring collection. The pretty tag shape is Marianne RL1054 and the flowers are made with an X-Cut flower punch.  The edges of the tag and the image have been lightly distressed with Tim Holtz DI Spun Sugar.

Thank you so much for all your kind comments regarding Evie, my little granddaughter, who I am pleased to tell you is much improved, not 100% but certainly better than she was last week.  Poor little lamb was so poorly, she lost quite a bit of weight, luckily she has a really good appetite so I am sure she will soon be back to her happy little self.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs, Barbara

Monday, 7 March 2011

Christening Card

Hi there everyone hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunshine, a bit chilly but it's nice to see some sun.  This card I made for my great-nephews Christening Day yesterday. The lovely cute image is from Di's Digi Downloads Christening Boy ~ coloured with Promarkers and Prismas.  The sentiment I did on the PC, a nice quick and simple card, I hope they liked it.

Had a worrying couple of days as my 13th month granddaughter Evie is really poorly with gastro-enteritis. She started with it on Saturday afternoon, poor little mite can't keep anything down.  Yesterday she was so sick we had to take her to Primary Care, they just said to give her plenty of fuids and try to keep the temperature down.  Today she was no better so she was taken to A&E, we were worried that she may be dehydrated, thankfully not the case. They checked her over really thoroughly and sent her home, hopefully she will be her happy little self very soon, she loves her food so when she starts to eat again we will know she is feeling better!  Kids eh, they don't half cause some scares and grey hairs!!

I am entering this card in the Everybody Art Challenge which this week is 'Baby'.
Thank you for looking, see you all again soon!!


Barbara xx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Magnolia & Hanglar + Sketchy Colours Challenges

Good evening folks, hope you are all well and enjoying the same lovely weather we have had in Cheshire today.  This card I really enjoyed creating, its for the Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge number 95, which is a fab sketch by Mina.  Unfortunately I dont possess any of these gorgeous and much sought after stamps, this one I received through a stamp swap. 

The lovely papers are K&Co Classic McKenna, image I coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils.  When I first started stamping I used just Prismas, then moved on to Promarkers and Copics, now I seem to have reverted back to my Prismas, even better I have discovered they work beautifully together, especially using a dark Prisma pencil for shadows.

The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts, the smaller roses I sprayed with Old Lace Glimmer Mist and added lots of sparkle with Stickles 'Tiara'.  The lace is from my stash, the ribbon is seam binding Siam Pink, again from Wild Orchid. The sentiment is a digital download from Cuddly Buddly ~ Bits of Ivory Garden Vignettes.

I am also entering this card into Sketchy Colours Challenge # 60 ~ Pink & Biege. 

Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again real soon!!