Sunday, 18 July 2010

Golden Anniversary Card

I have spent all day since eight this morning working on this card to try and get the flowers to look right.  I am not very good with fiddly bits like this as it does not come naturally to me.  I had to visit some of your lovely blogs to see how it is done. You are all such a talented bunch out there and you all give me so much inspiration, though I will never achieve your high standard. 

The butterflies are metal and is actually cut out from an old birthday card using my square Nesties.  The flowers are from my stash, but I know some of them are from Wild Orchid Crafts, (as are the beady-twiggy things), which is handy as I am entered this into their very first challenge "Say it with Flowers".  I am also going to enter it into the challenge across at My Time to Craft - "Butterflies".


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Summer??? - Where's the Sun Gone!

Well, if this is July, I can't wait for August!!! It might bring some sunshine........ lol.  It has been a windy, rainy month so far.  So today seeing all these challenges with summer in mind cheered me up a bit from out of the doldrums.  I have lost my mojo over the last wee while so I am hoping it is returning.  Funny how it comes and goes - do you think it has something to do with the moon?

I do so love these new characters from Lili of the Valley.  Quite a few of these stamps over the last few months have ended up in my virtual shopping basket - and making it all the way through check-out.  I am prone to do shop "window shopping" online and then log out before I actually reach checkout, it feels like retail therapy, without costing anything!  As I mentioned earlier, there are quite a few challenge blogs with similar themes so I have covered a few, they are:-
I am off to a BBQ a little later - weather is not promising at all - so I shall pop my pac-a-mac in my bag just in case.


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Bunny Anniversary Card

Afternoon again with a second post for today.  Made this card using the fabulous sketch across at Moving along with the Times.  The image is a Messy Rabbit one from Joanna Sheen.  Papers are from Papermania and other stuff are from stash.  The other challenge is Spoonfull of Sugar is "Animal Crackers".  They do have an optional challenge for your child to enter too, but since my two pussycats are having a very lazy day sleeping upstairs, I am entering alone


Challenge Card

Afternoon everyone and a very wet and wild afternoon it is too.  Sorry I have not been on for a while but we had a wee hiccup with the Internet connection, (Barry playing about with the wifi thingy) so hopefully that is it fixed now - with the help of our friend Dougie.  I haven't been doing much crafting either this week as was not feeling too well (Caught a bit of Barry's man flu!  lol).  Anyway, today I am spending a day at my table playing with my stuff.

This is an image I have in my box for ages and I have no clue where it came from The English Paper Co.  Diecut buttons, sticky ribbon and sentiment are from stash.  The papers are from the This card I have made for the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly  -  "SIn Stitches"
Stamp with Fun  -  "Birthday"
My Time to Craft  -  "Zig Zags"

Hoping to be back with a few more.