Wednesday, 14 March 2012

My Apologies

Hi all

I'm sorry for my absence yet again, but my health has let me down big time!.

Not only did I get a bad cold which prevented me from having my RA treatment, but I have become embroiled in a boundary dispute with my neighbours son (while his Dad is still critically ill in hospital) and my RA has flared up so I cannot use my right hand to hold scissors or craft knife.

Sorry for the excuses, but God willing I will get my treatment on Monday so will be back in the crafting saddle real soon.

Thanks for your patience

Monday, 5 March 2012

H 'O' ppy Birthday

I'm really under the weather today....the hospital refused me my treatment due to my flu symptoms, and my old neighbour ( who is in hospital) has "gone down hill" so I'm worried about him.

Yesterday, I pulled out a box with my dies in and found this old friendly frog, so decided to use him for my project.

The layout came from Clean and Simple

 and the colour palette from Pals Paper Arts, my choice colour was Melon Mambo ( you know I cant help but use the green/pink combo!!)

Here's the card where my hungry frogs are trying to jump the highest to catch their prey

I sponged the frogs with Always Artichoke, and made the long tongue out of a scrap of Melon Mambo. The foliage and dragonfly were stamped in Always Artichoke, and the Melon Mambo flowers were stamped on white card and cut out to place in the grass. The sentiment was done with SU Write markers so that the green O could be added at the end, and it was raised on 3D pads.

Recipe :
Card = Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and white card base from my stash
Stamps = Organic Grace, Out of the Box, Fresh Cuts, and Woodware sentiment
Inks = Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, and Black fine Letraset pen for the eyes
Tools = Big Shot and Sizzix Frog

Thanks for looking, and I hope to have the energy to be back soon

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bear Hug for Mum!

Again this week has been pulled from under my feet without me realising!!

So today I've tried to mix several challenges into one creation.

The first is ColourQ for these gorgeous colours

and the second is
Mojo Monday where they have this sketch

And the last is Stampin' Royalty where they set us the hard task of making a project with

After a lot of head scratching, I decided to put my trusty Big Shot to work and came up with this card

Here is a close up of the bear. Isn't he cute???        I'd forgotten about this die ( and the others in the box) so you may see a few more turning up in my next creations!!

The yellow and orange cards were embossed ( sorry my photo doesn't do them any justaice!! ) and had their edges sponged. The green card was shaped with a border punch and stuck down before the stamped label was placed over it. The bear was cut with a large die, edges sponged, and face drawn on before he was raised on 3D pads to "hug" the sign.

Card = Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, White card coloured with Lucky Limeade Write Marker, and brown card from my stash
Stamps = Baby Blossoms, and sentiment from Just Believe and Papermania
Inks = Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede, Black, and White markers for the bears face
Tools = Big Shot, Sizzix Texturz, Nestabilities Labels, Die-Monde bear die, Martha Stewart border punch, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D pads

I'm due in hospital tomorrow for my new RA treatment, however, I seem to have come down with a heavy cold and a cough that sounds like a barking dog!!!! so I don't think the Dr will allow me to have it. Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for me.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to be back soon with another card.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Floral Get Well

My second card of the day is one for the Clean and Simple challenge where they have this sketch

This is my second attempt, as the stems I drew to flow through the words on the first one didn't quite match up, although I prefer the pink with the green instead of the blues. What do you think??

This was my first attempt!!!!

Card = White from my stash
Stamps = Garden Silhouettes and Curvy Verses
Inks = Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for dropping by

Romance and Diamonds

Today, I've finished the card I started at Jacqueline's on Tuesday, that I was making for the Make My Monday challenge where the theme is still Romance, and this week they are looking for Flourishes and Diamonds.

Here is my card

The heart flourishes were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold and the hearts cut out by hand ( I must get a set of heart dies) with the one in the front raised on 3D pads. The rose buds are a spiral circle rolled up with a pink diamond bead in the centres, and the leaves were made with the SU Bird punch in white card and coloured with the green SU Write Marker. The sentiment "always" was  part of a stamp from Whimsical words, and the "love" was written by hand, with a diamond in place of the O.

Recipe :
Card = Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and cream card from stash
Stamps = Always Elegant, Baroque Motifs, and Whimsical Words
Inks = Versamark, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler
Tools = SU Bird Punch, and heat gun
Extras = 3D pads, pink diamond beads, diamante gems

Thanks for looking today.