Add a heap of inspiration, a spoonful of creativity, oodles of patience, a pinch of hope and a sprinkling of love, bind it all together and stand back and admire.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Mr and Mrs

Back with a vengeance I think. I'm loving these little easel cards so much. I've made this for my friend's daughter who is getting married in July. I made her wedding invitations for her and wanted to make her a special card and I thought this would fit the bill. I'm also going to enter it for the Anything goes Challenge I've used a Marianne Doily Die to cut the easel card and cut different sizes and shapes of circles to mat and layer. The image is from Lotv and has been coloured with Copics and layered with glamour dust for the veil and dress. Computer generated wording which took me ages to get right and nearly ended up in the bin a few times!! But perseverance paid off. Paper flowers were also from Lotv and were bought at the Harrogate Show in March. Self adhesive pearls to finish along with some die cut leaves.

Its Spring Again

Well its been ages since I posted on my blog. Life tends to take over sometimes. Sadly I lost my mother in law early December so it kind of knocked the stuffing out of me for a while but hopefully I'm back with my mojo and my interest and hope to be a better blogger than I used to be lol. Can't promise mind you but good intentions and all that. I've made this little card a few days ago to enter into the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge. I've been off work sick for nearly 2 weeks with this dreaded flu bug and a chest infection to boot and only felt like making cards as and when. Anyway I love making this little easel cards, they are so easy to make and look so pretty. Saying that I don't much care for cutting out all the circles even though I do them on the cuttlebug. I keep getting my C plate mixed up with my B plate. Take Care all and happy crafting.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Sing like no one's listening

Well looks like my good intentions to post maybe once a week went out of the window lol. Anyway I made this a while ago now and just haven't gotten round to uploading it to my blog. I've totally fallen in love with Lotv stamps. How cute are these little beauties, they have so much detail and I can't wait for the new releases on 12th November. I loved making this card but I find red copics are hard to work with and I can see where its bled onto the hymn sheet (sigh). I've tried to blend it but it ain't happening and it was just spreading. So don't look too closely and if you do remember I'm still learning. (My excuse and I'm sticking to it). Hope the weather in your corner of the world is better than here Northern England, the wind is really strong and lots of rain and hailstones to boot. I think wer'e in for a bad winter which reminds me I must buy some trendy wellies this year.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Butterfly flutterby

Brrrrrr - Well it looks like its official , winter is finally here its so so cold today. Can't help wondering where Autumn went but there you go. I know its been a while too since I last posted and once again sorry, I do pop on sometimes to comment but not to post. Anyway I made this card for a friend of mine who loves butterflys, its her birthday today and I hope it cheered her. I'm also going to enter it into the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge which I've only just found tonight - see you do learn something new every day. I decided to keep it clean and simple and not put too many embellies on. I did have to put some self adhesive flat backed pearls on around the outer edges of the pink spotty circle as I'm so addicted to these little beauties but theyr'e not showing up too well.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Tra la la la la

I can't believe that I'm posting a card again so quickly. I'm either ill or getting better at being a good blogger. How cute is this little image. I found him on a colouring page site and I'm sorry but I can't tell you where because for some silly reason known only to myself I haven't saved where I found him. The background paper was made by me with lots and lots and lots of help and tuition ( and a few cross words) from my very kind and very very patient hubby. I downloaded the music score and then added the words - apologies to all you people who can read music out there because it probably doesn't make sense but I was pleased with the finished product. I've coloured him with copics and think I might just be getting the hang of these, I quite like the way I've done his face (self praise - blush). Anyway off now, going to make something nice to eat.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Well I've got to say that I'm just not a very good blogger. I guess I'm okay at browsing / lurking on other peoples blogs but when it comes to maintaining mine well that just goes out of the window!!!. Anyhow I think I've come to terms with the fact that I might just post a card now and again, maybe 2 a month or even 1 a month and hope this is okay. I love the image that I've used on this card, I think she has to be one of my all time favourites alongside Daisy from Sugar Nellie. I've used copics to colour her using the demo from LOTV Its a fab fab tutorial and takes you through it step by step. I'm still trying to build my colouring skills so I'm quite chuffed with this as I think its turned out just dandy. I also got a chance to use my new MS punch for the border up the side and I added a few papermania gold flatback self adhesive gems for a bit of bling. I think I'm going to give this card to my niece for her birthday in November or then again I might just keep it seeing as I love the image so much lol. Anyway going for tea now. hope you all have a brilliant crafty night.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Flowers for You

I can't believe its been that long since I posted, shame on me for being a bad blogger. To be honest I don't know why I haven't posted either. I've been busy moving offices at work and had quite a lot going on but nothing dramatic so I can't even use that as an excuse. Anyway I'm here now and with a card so that kind of makes up for things. I hope your weekend has been very productive. Mine has. I've made this card for my mam's birthday and made the box for it to go in as it wouldn't fit into an envelope with the flowers on and I must admit I think I may make a few more boxed cards . The gold and red flocked paper was salvaged from christmas crackers, As soon as they had been pulled I was pinching the bits of paper, saying that my eagle eyed sister in law was hot on my trail and I think we both came out even lol. The vase is a Clarity stamp and has been raised onto foam pads to make it stand up so the roses could be slotted underneath. Not sure about the photo though I think its a little bit too light. Anyway off for a look aroung blog land now before the footie starts then I'll head to the kitchen with a glass of red wine and my craft stuff and see what I come up with. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.