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.

Monday, 14 June 2010

It really wasn't me - honest

I don't know what happened earlier when I tried typing this but for some strange reason I was typing in English but it was coming up in Hindi. Panic set in and I found a button and kept clicking (manically) on it and eventually everything turned back to English. Anyway on to my card, how cute is this little image? I found it one day while browsing/lurking and knew I would be able to use it one day. You can find the free link for it in my side bar or click here. I've been itching to use it and made this card for my friend at work who just loves cats. I love the colour combo of the navy blue and turquoise it just seems to work so well. Anyway thanks for looking and for any comments left. Hope you all have a good evening.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I've just finished my Fathers Day card and decided to enter it into Challenge 95 - Extra Special The remit is for you to make a card for someone special or for a special occasion, and as I had just finished the card I decided that my Dad was someone special so here is my card. The image is a Just Jim image from Digistamp Boutique and has been coloured with copics. I wanted the chair to look like leather, not quite sure that I've got it looking that way but maybe next time, because they do say practice makes perfect! Anyway Ive used taupe coordinations card stock and a freebie download blue paper called Let it Snow. Sorry but I can't remember where I donwnoaded it from but if anyone recognises it will you let me know so I can give credit. I've added some rustic looking brads and a piece of garden twine that I came across in hubby's work box. The stars are die cuts and I've raised some of the smaller ones on foam pads to give a bit of height. I've used rub on sentiments but I don't really like using these very much. Seems to be so much effort for not much show if you know what I mean.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

A Perfect Pair

Oh what a change in the weather. You never get 2 days the same in England!!!!
Brilliant sunshine and very hot yesterday, so was out and about with my mum and sister shopping after doing the bare minimum of housework again and cold and splashing down with rain today. So seeing as it was cold and horrible I got some of my craft stuff and plonked it in the conservatory, switched the heater on, grabbed a couple of coffees, a few biccies and made a few cards. I've made this one for my niece's 1st wedding anniversary plus I'm going to enter it into the Create4fun Challenge. I've never entered a challenge before so this is my first time ever and I hope I've got the remit right. The challenge this week is to use black, white and one colour of your choice. So this is my entry. The image is a freebie from Little Paper Shop isn't this just gorgeous. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and had to download it and for once made a note of where I downloaded it from. I've coloured it with with my chalks except for the leaves which I did with my copics- I don't trust myself to colour it fully with copics, so much easier to rub it out with chalks lol. Maybe when I've had more practice I'll do it with copics, still in the beginners stages with them. I bought a card stack of the green and white spotty card from Harrogate show in March and only wish I'd bought more. There was so many colours, pink, blue, lemon, green, lilac and all in spots, gingham, etc. I'm using it loads, I just love the freshness of it. Anyway I'm starting to waffle again and going off on a tanget!! I'll try and keep focused. Lime green card was from stash, peel off sentiment coloured black, Papermania mosaic gems (aren't they just fab) added to centre and some black flat backed self adhesive gems added to top and bottom. I've got to say I just love this card. Biased - yep I think so but I do love it. TFL.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

I do I do I do

Isn't this weather just gorgeous. It really lifts your spirits when its as gorgeous as this. I love seeing people out and about and enjoying the warm sunny weather. Lunchtime today I went out onto the street to do some shopping and there was lots of people out and about. A street band was playing in the centre, people were sitting about listening, others chatting. The park beside the library had people lying on the grass reading, people playing swingball, people sitting. It just puts a different slant on life doesn't it. Anyway I waffle too much must be the weather lol. I made this card at the weekend for a lady who asked me to make her wedding invitations. I've used the same colours purple and silver. The only remit I got from her was for Cadbury purple and silver. Anyway I made 5 samples up and let her decide which one she wanted which turned out to be my favourite as well. So that worked in my favour. I don't want to post them yet until after her wedding in November. I loved making this card. Isn't this image too cute. I love Lily of the Valley stamps. I've kept the background white and used Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. The image is coloured with copics and double matted. The flowers are 3D die cut but have been cut out of the paper if you know what I mean. The leaves are die cuts too. A little piece of lilac ribbon has been tied across the middle over the top of a Martha Stewart border. And of course some flat backed self adhesive gems added simply because I love them. A girl can never have too much bling now can she.