Monday, 25 July 2011

Love is in the little things

Good afternoon everyone, hope you all had a good weekend and still enjoying some nice sunny weather.  Hubby is off to hospital very shortly for a little procedure to be done, so I thought I would post this before I take him as I could be there for hours (groan!!!) ....... but it has to be done and I think he will be glad to get it over with............ he will be sedated so shouldnt be too bad for him.

My card for today is intended as an anniversary card for my daughter and SIL and as soon as I saw this gorgeous new die from Marianne I just had to have it (as you do!!).

The flowers are Wild Orchid and the sentiments are both Lili of the Valley.

Well better dash as its almost time, thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp #65

Happy Sunday everyone, its a lovely day here in Cheshire..... been sat in the garden, could feel myself starting to burn so thought I better come inside...... and as promised here is my DT card for todays Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #65 which is a fab sketch by Uma. First time ever I have used bunting on a card!!  I am also entering this card into the Lili of the Valley Challenge 106 this week which is 'Fun and Games' so it fits perfectly.

The papers are Masculine by Dovecraft 
Image -  Lili of the Valley No 7 Bear coloured with Prismas
Sentiment -  Lili of the Valley

Well thats it from me for today, I will be back tomorrow with another creation!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Easel Drawer Card

 Hello there everyone, hope you are all well this fab sunny weekend, hope wherever you live you have had some sunshine.  Sorry about the lack of posts this week, had a couple of family problems, its been a bit difficult to concentrate and my mojo went AWOL.  Things are a little better but still not resolved but I won't bore you any longer...... onto my card today and its yet another easel drawer card, really loving this style at the moment!   For this card I used 300gsm watercolour card....... its a bit sturdier than normal card  and I quite like the effect of it.  I have used a Martha Stewart punch around the page..... sorry, forgot the name of it! ........ The edges have been distressed with Frayed Burlap DI........  The papers are Nitwits Thimbles n Threads..... Image is Lili of the Valley coloured using Distress Inks................. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the small metal corner which has been painted and embossed to give it a shabby vintage look............ sentiment is Lili of the Valley and tag is Spellbinders.... little leaves are Marianne.

I will be back tomorrow to show you my DT card for this weeks Challenge #65 over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp which is a fab sketch by Uma.


Monday, 11 July 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #63

Hello everyone, hope you are all well this lovely sunny evening, its been a glorious warm sunny day here in Cheshire today, hope it lasts, can't believe we are already into July know its true what they say... the older you get the faster the time flies.............before we know it Christmas will be upon us, oops.... I mentioned the dreaded 'C' word!!!!  I keep thinking I should really be making a start on the old 'C' cards but somehow it just doesnt seem right to be looking at snowflakes and snowmen when the sun is beating down!

 This is my DT card for this weeks challenge #63 at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - a fab sketch by Marie. 
The gorgeous paper is Nitwits Thimblesnthreads
The beautiful image is from Tina46Kreativeblog
Stamping around image and edges of card - Stampelgede Grunge Collection
Flowers, metal corner, pearl button and seam binding ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts
Film strip ribbon by Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Butterfly - Martha Stewart punch
Lace, pearls and charm from stash

Just noticed ... oops ... the charm is hiding behind the ribbon!  I sent this card to my granddaughter for her birthday so I can't take another photo of it..... note to self ... make sure all embellishments are visible before taking photo .... duh!! 

Thats it from me for today, thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.



Friday, 8 July 2011

Easel card with Drawer

Good afternoon my lovelies, hope you are all well and ready for the weekend.  I really hope this weather improves very soon, don't know about you but I am soooo fed up with all this rain.  It should have been sports day today for my grandson and it had to be cancelled as its too wet, hopefully it will take place next week when it might just be a bit better, we can live in hope eh!!

Onto my card for today, I fancied making an easel card with a difference so hence this little card with a pull out drawer.  I followed a really easy tutorial here by Missmagic 1975.  It was great fun putting this together and one I will definately be making again only next time I think I will try and make it a bit larger.  This one measures 4" x 4" excluding the punched borders.   

The papers I used are Prima - Sparkling Spring
Punch is Martha Stewart Punch around the page
Image - Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Film Strip Sentiments by Whimsy Stamps
Lace and crochet flowers from stash.

Well thats it from me today, thanks for dropping by