Sunday, 29 January 2012

Scottie note box

Today I have been gripped to the Australian Open Tennis final, and what a match!!!

Anyway, while I've been sat in front of the TV, I've played around with a pretty box that my friend Pat had saved from a Christmas present, and then gave to me to make something useful out of it.

As she is crazy for Scottie dogs, and has one called ' Ebbie', I decided to make it into a box for note paper and pens to sit by her phone with a dog motif on the front ( I drew this by hand so hope she thinks it resembles Ebbs.)

Here it is 

And here is a better view of the inside where I've lined it with contrasting card and the rest of the matching packing paper.                                        I hope she will find it useful when I give it back to her!!
Recipe : 
Card = SU Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Black and the box with packaging
Tools = Big Shot
Extras = Ribbon, square note paper and two pencils 

Tomorrow, I should receive my new computer router from my new provider, so I am hoping to be back on line by tomorrow night, and crafting can resume as normal at home.

I cant wait!!

Thanks for dropping by today, and please call again if you can. Oh yes, and a big 'Welcome' to my new follower Clare, I hope you like what you see here on my blog.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mothers Day Swing card

Hello friends

I'm still having trouble with the old Internet so I'm doing this post at my Mum's place.

I've just seen that my scenic card last week came in the MMM Top 3!!!! Thank you ladies, what a great start for the new year!!

My card today is again for the  Make My Monday challenge , they are still doing a theme of Nature but this week its Flowers and Leaves.

I made a swing card for a change, in my favourite combo of Pinks and Green, what do you think?

and here is a photo of the front.

I used a single leaf from the Vintage Vogue border, to add on the stems of the daisies.

The butterflies are on 3D pads to add some dimension, and the ribbons are wrapped around the front and back panels and finished with a bow.

Recipe :
Card = SU Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Stamps = SU Upsy Daisy, Vintage Vogue, and Woodware
Inks = Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Adirondack Black
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = Ribbon and 3D pads

I cant wait for Monday to come so that I can have Internet access at home again, it's right what they say "you don't miss something till you cant have it!!". Soooooo true.

Anyway, please drop by again when you can, and thanks for looking today.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Country scene

OMG!! What a nightmare I'm having with my Internet connections. Some days it's ok, then the next I have nothing...........hopefully by the end of the month I'll have a new provider and the nightmare will be over, and I can blog and comment on your blogs too. ( sorry you've not been getting them)

This is the first card that I've tried to post that I think will be ok, so fingers crossed it will be able to be published. It's for the Make My Monday challenge , where this months theme is NATURE and this week they want us to Create a Scene.

I'll also be entering it into Anything Goes challenge where Anything goes!!

Here is the scene I've made

I've used the sponging technique to create the hills and misty valley where my majestic stag is strutting his stuff!!!, and stamped the leafy branch and daisies in the foreground.

One of my New Year resolutions is to reduce the waffle in my posts, so I hope you can see what I've done and how I've done it!?!

Recipe :  Card = SU Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, and square card from my stash
Stamps = Upsy Daisy, SU Stag, Clarity tree, and my design branch
Inks = Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Adirondack Pesto and Espresso

I will try to post again soon so please call back if you can.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2012 everyone!

I'm soooo sorry that there has been no activity on my blog since 19th December, but there are numerous reasons for my absence that I wont bore you with, but I can assure you that I will be creating again very soon.

Thank you for your patience and please drop by again to see what I've made.