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Sunday, 4 August 2013

4th August 2013

Well it is months and months and months since I wrote anything on this blog. Lots of things have been happening in my life including a very big birthday.
The summer has been lovely so far, a little bit of sunshine makes you feel so much better.
I thought that I would enter a card for CD Sunday challenge "Types of travel". I have made the card using Craft Artist 2 which I haven't used for quite a while so it isn't brilliant but at least it is a start.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Saturday 19th May

Another rainy day so another day in the craft room :-) At least this awful weather means that I get some challenges done, I am on quite a roll at the moment

The following card II would like to enter for -

  • Rainbow Lady's challenge - Lets get inky
  • Crafty Ann's challenge - Hide and seek
 I must admit Cynthia, my fingers and nails certainly did get inky with this one, in fact they were filthy :-)


For this card I used 2 5x5 card blanks. I folded the first one to make the easel and the second one to make the front opening card. I then took a 5x5 base card matted onto gold textured card and stamped it with stamps from Creative Expressions . I re stamped the label and the Bottle label  and distressed them using "old paper" and placed them using foam pads. The images were coloured with promarkers and the card was then distressed .The front panels were cut to size and matted onto gold textured card then stamped and gold embossed with stamps from Clarity. The images were coloured with Promarkers and the panels distresses. The base of the easel has gold ribbon in a criss cross pattern (it looks like silver in the picture) The label is from a Spelbinder die and the lettering done on the Cuttlebug

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thursday 17th May 2012

Well what a rush today has been, weight watchers this morning, out for lunch and garden centre with hubby and then called to number one son's to pick up their two budgies that we are looking after while they are on holiday. I am just having a quick coffee and then  am going out again. Oh what it is to be retired :-)
This card I am entering for CD Sunday challenge - Reflections

The base card is blue card matted with spotted backing card from the Seraphina and Friends CD . The backing paper in the frame and the frame are also from the Seraphina and friends CD. Both images are stamps from a Cupcake Crafting Range and they have been coloured with Promarkers. The butterfly has been cut with the Silhouette, the flowers and the plaque are cut using Spellbinder dies. The frame, plaque, butterfly and flowers have been distressed with Adirondak egg plant.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Monday 14th May

Yippee, that sun is shining but on the minus side the weather forecast is once more for rain (I wonder if I could build an ark in my craft room :-/ ) On the plus side it means that I can hide myself away this afternoon  with my Promarkers and do some colouring - very therapeutic :-)
Today's card I am entering for the Rainbow Lady challenge "age" - Decoupage
, Crafty Blogger Challenge - Decoupage and Oh la la Challenge - Ribbons and twine

I have used an 8x8 base card, white with a scalloped edge. I have matted it with dark green miri card and again with mint green linen look card. The background image and the decoupage are from Cupcake Crafting "Petals". The flourish is cut from the same mint green linen look card using  Cheery Lyn die and finished off with a satin bow. The bow on the flowers is made from mesh ribon

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday 8th May 2012

Wow, I must be on a roll, two postings in three days has got to be a record for me, I am not sure that I can keep up this pace but I will try.
I hope that everyone has had a good bank holiday. I think that there have been mixed fortunes as far as the weather goes, we don't appear to have fared too badly, we have had a lot of sunshine mixed in with the showers but I know that some areas have had floods.
My hubby has had a nasty tooth abscess so we haven't been anywhere, I think that being housebound may be the reason that I have spent more time in my craft room :-)
This card I am entering in the CD Sunday challenge "Shrubs and Trees"

The light wasn't very good when I took this picture, perhaps I should have waited or scanned it but it is too late now.
The base card is cream and the backing card I got from Kanban a long time ago. The topper is from Joanna Sheen's Oriental Dreams. I have printed it onto canvas and made it into a scroll using bamboo skewers. The mat behind the scroll is a piece of silk brocade that I bought in a pack the very first time I went to the NEC, it is matted onto gold card. The three Chinese images are from a set of stamps that I have had for a long time, I have stamped and gold embosses then matted onto gold card. The coin and tassel are from my stash

Saturday, 5 May 2012

5th May 2012

Hello again fellow bloggers. Well we are now into May and the April showers are still with us. On the plus side I have just booked two weeks on the Isle of Wight where we will visit my brother and his lovely family.
I haven't managed to get as much crafting done as I would have liked because we have had a lot of hospital visiting but I did manage to creep in there yesterday and make this card.

I would like to enter it for Crafty Anns challenge "Stitching real or faux" and Rainbow Lady's challenge "Memories"
The base card is cream and it is matted with lace type printed card from Kanban . The image is a LOTV stamp which I have coloured using promarkers, it has been cut using a Cheery Lynn  die. The topper has been mounted onto faux wood card which in turn has been matted onto bronze pearlescent card (this is not very visible in the picture) The sentiment has been done with a stamp that I have had for ages and the flower is from my stash

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tuesday 24th April

Well, still the April showers come so roll on May. I am getting more crafting time so that is one good thing, the only problem is that while I am snug in my craft room the garden is getting sorely neglected.
This card I have done using Seriff Craft Artist.  I would like to enter this for the Rainbow Lady challenge "Patriotic British"

 The picture of Queen Elizabeth is from a royalty free site that I googled