Saturday, 31 May 2014

Blossom Bird

Today, I could not decide what sentiment to put on my card, so for a change I decided to leave it off all together so I can use it for any occasion.


I will also be entering it into these challenges :

Addicted to Stamps want us to
        "MAKE YOUR MARK" 


and Inkspirational have the theme of 
      "BLOOM"










the sketch comes from Mojo Monday


House of Cards have this photo inspiration and colour palette 



                                         

I haven't used a DL card for some time, and I quite enjoyed the challenge of creating something slim lined so may use one again soon.

Supplies :
Card = Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and DL base FMS
Stamps = Whimsical Wings, Simply Soft, and Everything Eleanor
Inks = Black Archival, Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder, and Blushing Bride
Tools = Stamp-a-ma-jig, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads, Gems, and Ribbon FMS

I have spent the last few days with my family working hard in my garden. We (well, they! helped by me ) laid a concrete slab base and built a shed on it, and painted 13 6' x 6' fence panels.

This is before, and after the shed. There is still a lot more to do to tidy it up, and to build raised flower beds so I can easily reach weeds and the plants. 




Thanks for dropping by








Tuesday, 27 May 2014

New Home

Morning everyone....I started my day at 3am because I was driving my friend to the airport to jet off to sunnier climes, so I feel like it's now afternoon!!
Anyway, I needed to make a new home card, and while looking through blog challenge land I see that I made Top 3 at CAS Colours and Sketches Yaaaaaaay! So Thank You to their lovely DT.

Right, here is my card, and I'm entering it into these two challenges :


First the sketch comes from CAS Colours and Sketches







and the colours are from Just Add Ink








Supplies
Card = Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Base FMS
Stamps = Good Neighbours and Flower Soft
Inks = Baked Brown Sugar, Primrose Petals, and Gumball Green
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, X-Cut, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads

It's another busy week for me as its half term again, so I'll be spending time with my niece and nephew. Hopefully, Sophie will have the plaster off her arm on Thursday, so we can do a lot more things......maybe even some crafting??

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope you'll call again soon








Thursday, 22 May 2014

Ring of Flowers

Yaaaay! I've just seen that I was one of the Top Picks at Sunday Stamps, so a big "Thank You" to Marie, and the DT. 

Well the weather stopped play for me today, but I'm glad it did, as instead of doing the gardening, I made this card. Looking for flowers, I turned to my favourite stamp set of the moment, Apothecary Art from SU.


I am entering into the following challenges:



The sketch is from Sunday Stamps,

the colours from ColourQ,





                                                         

the Paper Players have a theme of clean and simple
"FLORAL"


and lastly, Less is More also have a theme of 
"FLOWERS"




I coloured the flowers with my Aqua Painter and SU Markers, and fussy cut it before laying it on turquoise card that I also cut by hand. I pieced the sentiment together using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, and placed some tiny gems on the added butterfly.

Supplies :
Card - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and base FMS
Stamps - Apothecary Art and Papillon Potpourri
Inks - Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and Melon Mambo
Tools - Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fancy Fan EF, Fiskars Scissors, and Butterfly Punch
Extras - 3D Pads and Gems

I must get a new daylight bulb for the lamp in my study/craft room, as the photos taken with my old camera are quite dark, so I apologise if the colours don't look quite right. Either that, or I must find time to do my photos and posting earlier in the day!

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you all have a good weekend.








Make a Wish



I'm sorry for the brief post today, but I don't want to miss the challenge deadlines.

I heat embossed the dandelion and sentiment, and sponged the colours through a Nestie aperture, before finishing it off with a fussy cut dragonfly



I will be entering these challenges

Make My Monday have a theme of
"NATURE"








The sketch is from Case this Sketch

and the colours are from Color Throwdown








Supplies
Card - Whisper White
Stamps - Organic Grace and Personal Impressions
Inks - Versamark, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, and Calypso Coral
Tools - Heat Gun, Big Shot, and Nestabilities
Extras - 3D Pads and Black EP

Thanks for dropping by, and I will be back soon


                                                        

Monday, 19 May 2014

Blue Monday

Well, here we go into another week, and I start it with a very quick post from me. My sister and nephew, Henry (1 year old) arrived for a surprise visit this morning, and so time has got away from me and I don't want to miss the challenge deadlines.

Here is my card


For a change, it's a gate fold card, and this is a view of the inside.           The front sentiment, rose centres, and wing edges of the butterfly were heat embossed with gold EP. A Martha Stewart punch was used to decorate the edges of the brown, turquoise, and blue stripes of card on the front folds, and the brown rose leaves were fussy cut, with one pair sticking over the edge of the left hand fold.

These are the challenges I'll be entering:

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday with the added twist
  "SMELL THE ROSES"

The colours are from ColourQ



and lastly, Addicted to CAS with
"OFF THE EDGE"

(I hope the blue and brown stripes qualify for blank space?)
Supplies :
Card - Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Turquoise card FMS
Stamps - Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, Sassy Salutations, and Docrafts
Inks - Pool Party, Tempting Turquosie, Versamark, and Adirondack Espresso
Tools - Big Shot, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, and Heat Gun
Extras - 3D Pads and Gold EP

Thanks for dropping by


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Apothecary Art Birthday


Today, I'm avoiding the sun, and hiding in the shade indoors to do some crafting, and I made this card for my friends birthday.


I will also be submitting it to these challenges :


The sketch is from 



                                                                     




The colours came from Color Throwdown

and from the photo inspiration at 





and  lastly, Seize the Birthday have the extra topping of 
                         "FLOWERS"



Supplies
Card - Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Silver card and base FMS
Stamps - Apothecary Art, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks - Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Black Archival, and Versamark
Tools - Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, and Heat Gun
Extras - Silver EP, and 3D Pads

The Apothecary Art label was coloured with my Aqua Painter, and shaded with SU Markers, before being laid on silver card. The Butterfly was coloured the same way, with the wing edges and body touched with Versamark and heated silver EP. The sentiment was pieced together from the original stamp of "Happiest Birthday" using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I'm still recovering from my nightmare of loosing my all my comments, and I will make sure I don't have too many email pages open at the same time in the future!!

I hope you all have a good week, whatever you are doing.



Tuesday, 13 May 2014

DEVASTATED TO LOOSE COMMENTS

I am having a terrible day!!, and the straw that broke the camels back, is that I accidentally deleted approximately 2,200  comments from my Gmail account so has deleted all my comments on my blog posts between this April, and October last year. How did I manage it???? Well I thought I was in my BT (Internet supplier) Email account so merrily deleted the lot.

I am DEVASTATED, and am typing this through tears.  I have tried all that I can by following "help forums" on the Internet, and cant find out if it's possible to retrieve the comments. If any of you wonderful Bloggers and Blog genius's know how to resolve my problem, I will be forever in your debt.

I hope to be able to pull myself together in the next few days, and blog again, but right at this moment in time I cant face it

I hope someone can help me








Monday, 12 May 2014

Sleepy Owl

Another week begins, and after a lot of rushing about today, I finally found time for a quick crafting session and made this sleepy Owl card ( sorry about the photo, I couldn't get my flash to work!)


I will be submitting it in to these challenges


CAS Colours and Sketches had this sketch,


the colours are from Sunday Stamps,

and Make My Monday had the theme of 
      OWLS






Supplies
Card = Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and base FMS
Stamps = Fine Feathers and Simply Sketched
Inks = Coastal Cabana and Black
Tools = Owl and Bird Punches, and Fiskars Scissors
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Be Back soon


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Blue Sunday


Today, I've made a Birthday card for my friend's birthday at the end of the month.



I will also be entering it into several challenges


The sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches



Stampin' Royalty have the theme of MAY FLOWERS





The colours are from Color Throwdown

and lastly,
the extra topping of    
 FLOWERS


                                                    
Supplies
Card = Whisper White, Concord Crush, with Blue and base FMS
Stamps = Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, and Express Yourself
Inks = Concord Crush, Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade, and Crumb Cake
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Fiskars Scissors, Fancy Fan EF, and Butterfly Punches
Extras = 3D Pads, Ribbon, and Gems



We had two surprise visitors today.

My nephew, Nathan, came to show me his new glasses

and my niece, Sophie, came to show me her arm in plaster! She had fallen off one of her donkeys and broken her arm just above the elbow.....ouch!




We've got to take her back to the hospital tomorrow for another X-ray to make sure the bones are going to set in the right place. The poor little mite has really been through the wars lately, as she was in hospital with a blood poisoning virus a few weeks ago. 








They say things come in threes, so let's hope Nathan's glasses are the last thing.(fingers crossed)

Thanks for dropping by, and I'll be back soon




Saturday, 10 May 2014

Raspberry Florets

Today, I think my mojo may be coming back!. I am chuffed to bits to see that I was a Top Pick at Stampin' Royalty, and had an Honourable Mention at CAS(e) this Sketch, so a big "Thank You" to their DT's

This afternoon, I have made this Birthday card


I am entering it into the following challenges

The sketch is from  CAS(e)this Sketch,

The colours from Colour Me,


Stampin' Royalty have the theme of
      MAY FLOWERS



Seize the Birthday have the extra topping of       FLOWERS


and Addicted to CAS have

OFF THE EDGE         
                                                   





I embossed white card and laid it on maroon card, and added a flag in the top corner. I stamped some flowers and foliage and fussy cut them out, before laying them above the sentiment, and hanging over the edges. The finishing touch was the addition of some gems.

Supplies
Card = Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, and base FMS
Stamps = Fabulous Florets and Simply Sketched
Inks = Black, Raspberry Ripple, and Smoky Slate
Tools = Big Shot, Mosaic Madness EF, and Stamp-a-ma-jig
Extras = 3D Pads and Gems

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you will call again soon