Friday, 15 April 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

It was my Mum's birthday on 8th April and I used one of my favourite Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie to make this card for her:

I really like these colours together and just LOVE that image. I used my Nesties to cut out the image and trimmed the Nestie shape with some ribbon from my stash. I punched the butterfly and added some bling to the wings and body. I followed the sketch for the current challenge over at The Sugar Bowl and I also added the optional colours of purple and green.

I added bits of bling to the flowers in her hair and a little bit on her boots (I coloured them as boots to keep the colour theme going).

My new favourite embellishments, LOVE Wild Orchid's flowers!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenge:

Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Christening Day!


Not so nice here this morning. Looks like the sky is about to open up and pour with rain for the day. Off to my mum's today to swap computers with her for Robert's - loonngg story. Have to save all her stuff to disc first and transfer it all....

Before I jet off I have a card to show you that I made for a commission. It was for a wee girl Daisy's christening day, and I personalised it using my Foil It machine.

Here it is:

The image is from Mo Manning and coloured gently with my PMs. The PP is from Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' and have used my Nesties for cutting.

Wee close up with the Wild Orchid flowers (these are taking over my house now - never used to be a flowery person me - how things change ey).

And the little charm from Meiflower - love those ickle feet.
This photo is pretty awful, but just couldn't get the camera to do what I wanted so had to live with it. Used my Foil It to do the verse and for the personalised sentiment.

That's it. Off to haul a teenager out of bed now and make him dress in something half-decent to go to his Gran's...

I'd like to enter the above card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Truly Dimensional
TLT Challenge - Celebration!

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Bottoms Up!


Been fantastic weather here in Scotland today (and yesterday), for a change - hope it continues into next week so I can bask in it (as if I'll get to do that hahahahahaha).

Ross was out playing most of today, so I got a bit of time to craft. I made this wee card for the TLT Challenge, which is a sketch this week.

Here's my card using Martini Nikki from Ladybug Crafts Ink, which you can buy here:
This is the first time I've inked up Martini Nikki. Ain't she sweet, although likely a teeny bit tipsy...
The DP is from Dovecraft - Sugar n Spice. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and she is coloured with my PMs and cut with Nesties and I added glamour dust to her top and her eyeshadow so she sparkles a little. The sentiment is also from LCI, the whole sentiment is 'Sit back, relax and enjoy!' Just stole the enjoy bit for my card!

...and looky here - I did the inside too, only coz I had a bit of peace to do it :o). Tried to reflect the outside of the card, and I think it looks okay!
This is the sketch, and you still have time to enter if you're quick!

I'd like to enter the following challenge with my wee card:

TLT Challenge 22 - Tams' Sketch

Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave....


Thursday, 7 April 2011

A 40th Anniversary and a Fabby NEW TOY!

Evening all!

Apparently it was a really warm day today??? Not that I noticed while I was converting my car 'James Bond style' into a boat this morning to get to work!

Thought I was going to crash at one point when a truck driving in the other direction drove through a swimming pool on the road and drowned my car - couldn't see a thing in front of me! Lucky I am still here and praying for the sun to please make an appearance next week when I'm off on holiday!

One of my friends was having a wee wander through Facebook a wee while ago and came across my craft album, she then decided that I'm just the person she was looking for and I have so far made 6 cards for her. I love all my crafting and making cards, but making them to order for other people makes me sweat buckets! I suppose if they don't like them you can always use them in the future for someone else though ey?!

Fortunately, she has loved everything I have made her so far. It's her Mum and Dad's 40th wedding anniversary on 17th of this month and I made this wee card for her:

I didn't use any PP as I wanted the red for the ruby wedding to stand out quite a bit, and I also couldn't really find a lot of red PP to play with :o(. If anyone knows where I can get some nice red papers PLEASE let me know...

The stamp is from LOTV, coloured with my PMs, the little bell charm is from Mei Flower and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. CS cut with Nesties Labels - like this one as it is quite similar in shape to the card I have used.
Now - let me introduce you to my new toy. It's a FOILING MACHINE. Yes - no more peel off greetings for me! Billy (lovely hubby person) got me a Laser Printer for my chrimbo (as you need to print the greeting on one for the foil to stick to it). You print your greeting, make sure your Foil It machine is hot enough (has a wee ready light - so really 'dummy proof'), stick your greeting through the machine with the foil colour of your choice wrapped in a wee bitty of paper (so the foil sticks to card and not machine) - and it come out all supercalafragilistic at the other end!!! Doesn't it look fabby-do! I love it. Want to foil everything now! Foil comes in loads of different colours too. Wait til you see the Christening card I made with the pink foil for the greetings - see - it's even made me like PINK!!! Love it, love it! If you'd like to be the lucky owner of this fabglorious machine you can buy one from Patsy May HERE, and postage is just a wee £1 at the moment for a limited time! All the foil is there too - go on - you know you wanna :oD

Also foiled this wee sentiment! Told you - no stopping me now - you can even print digi images or any image really and then use one of the colours (or more than one if you like) to make it all shiney, shiney!!

Do you think I really like my new machine then??

I'd like to enter the above wee card into the following challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie - Wedding or Anniversary
Craft Your Passions - Challenge #52 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - 14 Weddings/ Anniversaries
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (optional extra - my new flowers from Wild Orchid)
The Crazy Challenge - #61 Just Add Flowers

Thanks once again for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

I'm away to have a HUGE M & S Cookie (mmmmm) and that lovely hubby person I was talking about earlier is making me a nice cuppa to go with it - might even give him one ;o)


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day


Hope all you mum's out there are having a lovely day. I got a humungous box of chocolates this morning from my boys, knowing them they will be finished by noon - kinda makes me wonder who the choc's were for ??? I am going to sit and craft all day and do hee-haw housework... just like most other days really LOL.

I popped up to my mum's yesterday with her pressies and card. This is the card I made for her, which she thought was beautiful.

The PP is Tea House from Dovecraft and the CS is from stash, puched with my MS punch.

The image is a Digistamp from Mo Manning, when I purchased this all the proceeds were going to a chartity for the Japanese Tsunami. Coloured with my PMs. Isn't she sweet.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little heart charm is from stash.

I hope you like my wee mum's card.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Mum's the Word
Catch the Bug - April Anything Goes
Stamp Something - April Digi Day
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly

Thanks for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave.


Friday, 1 April 2011

I'm giving up crafting and selling all my craft stuff.

Haha! April Fool! AS IF - never ever ever would I do that. If my house was burning down I'd go in and save my craft stuff - well, after the kids and cat were safely outside of course :o)

It's another dreich day on the West Coast of Scotland, staying in where it's nice and warm. Just as well as I have 5 cards to make this weekend, 4 for myself and 1 for an order, so will be busy busy.

I made a card with some of the stamps that I bought at the SECC in March. It's a bright and cheery wee card, and is very sparkly IRL. Here it is:

I'm getting quite used to making step cards, I did find them a bit footery when I first tried them, but persevered, and am glad I did.

The stamps are by Kanban and coloured with my PMs. The PP is Birthday by Dovecraft and CS is from stash.

I added about a ton of Glamour Dust to this wee vocalist to make him all sparkly, just like a star should be.

I positioned the drummer on one of the steps of the middle step card, so it kinda looks like a group on stage. I also added GD to the drum kit.

Finally the guitarist, he has a couple of bits of bling on his guitar and again a little bit of GD.

I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge 92 More Than One Fold
Charisma Cardz Challenges - No 13 Bling and Sparkles
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 51 Grin and Bear It

Thanks for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave

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