Saturday, 12 August 2017

Sweet Stampin' - flowers

Happy Saturday :o)

Our challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'flowers'... easy peasy!



I've used the FAB new Sweet Flamingo set from DigiStamp Boutique (sentiment included), coloured with copics.  The papers are Crafter's Companion, flowers cut with an MFT die with Doodlebug enamel dot centres, MFT frame die and ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says (Monday) - happy birthday
CRAFT - anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - things that fly
As You Like It - favourite embellishment & why (I love enamel dots as they add a bit of interest but they're quite flat, I also use this flower die a lot as it just seems to suit my style so works with loads of cards)

No whingy whining from me this week, as I'm feeling much better and I've driven the new car!  It's easy to drive and I'm not scared of it anymore lol.

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely weekend :o)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

A card and a car...

Happy Saturday :o)

Well this week has been a bit on the rubbish side... lots of rain and the worst cold I've had for a very long time!  I've had no energy at all and haven't been for a single walk - the dog hasn't gone without though, Pav's been taking him.  Finally feeling up to a short wander today so we're off out soon.

Here's a card I made for an order, using a free image from Sliekje HERE that luckily fit my customer's brief perfectly.


I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cards and More - dots, dots, dots
Creative Knockouts - furry friends
Moo-Mania - cats


And here's my new car... and me looking very rough after several days of this rotten cold!!  My face is flaky and spotty at the same time, and it looks like I couldn't even be bothered to brush my hair here lol.  I haven't driven the car yet, partly because I'm terrified, partly because I've felt too ill, and partly because I seem to be slightly too small for it!  I've had to buy a wedge cushion to boost me up a few inches and I'll need to add a mat under the pedals too, as my feet are too small to comfortably reach the pedals!  It's supposed to be a good car for short people apparently...

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely weekend :o)

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Sweet Stampin' - sympathy or thinking of you

Happy Saturday :o)

Our challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'sympathy or thinking of you', so I thought I'd use a brand new Hydrangea Set from DigiStamp Boutique, which includes the fab flower image and lots of useful sentiments.



Image & Sentiment - Hydrangea Set - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics
(Flower B60, B21, B63, BV25  Leaves G21, G24, YG67, G99  Background E41, E42)
White linen card - Papermill Direct
Papers - Crafter's Companion
Flower centres - Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White
Twill tape - Fantastic Ribbons
Inked Edges - Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Pearls from my stash

I've been to test drive my new car today... eeeeeek!  For the last 17ish years I've driven a Corsa... the same Corsa for all those years, gradually getting more and more decrepit, but still plodding along and running fine.  I don't like change!  Recently I was driving along and the exhaust fell off lol, but that got fixed and all was well again.  But my lovely mum decided it was time for a new one, so she's only gone and bought me one!  It's a Nissan Note, not brand new, but a very swish and shiny upgrade from my old faithful falling to bits banger... it'll be coming home in a few days and instead of being excited I'm terrified, I can't imagine driving anything else!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Teacher thank you cards

Happy Saturday :o)

I meant to blog my teacher thank yous earlier in the week but didn't quite get round to it... the last week of school is always so busy!  The school holidays have now officially begun (yay!) and Pav's off for the first week too (yay again!).

So anyway, onto the cards... the ginger ones were for Dex's teachers (Dex always wants ginger cats to match Boris)...



The black ones were for an order... 


The blackboard/ chalkboard bases are an MFT die-namics set - I've smeared a bit of white ink onto black card for a slightly chalky effect, and kept the embellishments simple... sentiments were added using 'longandlean' font.  The fab little cat is from Gerda Steiner HERE, coloured with copics.

We actually went out last night (very rare occurrence) to see The Wedding Singer at the Lyceum theatre... I wore a (new) dress and (new) very very high heels... getting brave lol!  It was lots of fun, we really must make the effort more often.... it's much easier to throw my comfy boots on and go for a walk though!!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend... thanks for popping in :o)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flippin' Birthday - DigiStamp Boutique DT

It... is.... too.... hot... that is all.

Here's the card I made from the kids for Pav - Dex loves pancakes, and Pav makes them as a Saturday treat most weeks, so this image seemed appropriate!



It's Ralph - Flippin' Birthday from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics - the sentiment is included with the image.  I think the papers are Basic Grey, they're old ones anyway... I keep all the smaller scraps of papers together with the pads, and sometimes I like to set myself little challenges to use leftover scraps exactly as they are, without cutting them down.  It gives me new layout ideas when I'm getting bored!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - lots of layers
Monthly Colour Inspiration Link Up - anything hand coloured goes
Come and Get It - use 2 or more designer papers

Thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July

Happy Saturday :o)

Our theme at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'Christmas in July'... I'm so disorganised when it comes to Christmas, anything that gets me doing some of it in advance is a very good thing!



I have no memory of buying this stamp... I had a look through my LOTV drawer (yes, a whole drawer...) for inspiration, and there it was, the sneaky wee thing!  It's called Penguin Pals and it's coloured with copics.  The papers are Doodlebug, sentiment is Clearly Besotted and the scalloped border is an MFT die.  Glamour dust and Doodlebug enamel dots to finish it off.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything Christmas goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + a sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Christmas penguins

Thanks for popping in :o)

Friday, 14 July 2017

Cute Pup set - DigiStamp Boutique

Hello :o)

It's Pav's birthday today, so I'm just quickly sharing one of the cards I made for him... I did one from the kids too, so I'll blog that soon.



I've used an image and sentiment from the fab Cute Pup Set from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics.  The papers are old ones from Prima (called Forever Young), and the twine and button are from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says Monday - distress it
The Male Room - add texture (twine)
Crafty Girlz Challenge - anything goes + optional make it masculine

Right, I'm off out again... apparently even though we already walked for 2hrs this morning, what Pav really wants to do for his birthday is go for another walk!

Thanks for popping in :o)