Saturday, October 30, 2010

Little boy blue

I hope your weekend got off to a good start .I was up and about before 6.00am this morning and just about half way through a cup of coffee Steve joined me . An early breakfast and back into sorting through those pesky boxes ,I'm pleased to say we have almost finished. A trip to the local Salvos with our unwanted stuff,a grocery shop and we were back in time for coffee at 11.00am. After all this activity I'm tempted to do my craft room next.
I'm not sure if I should have added a bit more to this card ,I can never decide and sometimes my creations are just too messy.
Southern Girls- challenge 4 - Glitter it up - the moon and the large star have had the glitter treatment.
Moving Along With The Times - challenge 70 - A card for a child. This is probably for a new birth or 1st birthday.
Paper Romance- challenge 22- Make a card with some sort of pleated ribbon on it. I'm never sure how best to secure the pleats so I've used tiny pearls .
Totally Papercrafts -challenge 40 - Bling it on - Jewels,Gems ,Pearls, Glitter,anything sparkly or shiny. Again the moon and large star.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Christmas

This is really in your face bright colours and I'm not sure if I love it or hate at the moment. I do like the clean and simple layout.

The Crafty Pad -challenge 94 - Christmas theme

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Swim little fishes ,swim

A quick and easy card for a man who enjoys his fishing .The stamped circle is the base from my Justrite stamp kit.
The Stamp Man - challenge 8 - A card for a man .

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- challenge 90 -Anything goes but Buttons and Bows .

With Love

This card is for
Paper Romance -challenge 21 - A Round Card - not my favourite shape ,but I always think other peoples round cards look good.

Stamping Vacation - Bear Country , the Movie - Now I haven't seen this film so Denise might not accept my entry.

Digistamps4Joy -challenge 5 -You Spin Me Right Round - Use circles -I've got a round card with a round doily and a round stripey button.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I hate shopping for clothes and shoes ,me and my feet are too fat.Whatever I buy I know will have to be altered in some way, and as for shoes I need extra wide fittings. On Friday afternoon I launched an attack on the shops but I couldn't find shoes or clothes to fit. I saw this chunky bracelet which I liked and bought two extra to make a matching necklace so a good ending to the day. I love the beaten silver and chunky shapes.

A blast from the past 2009

Over at Tsuruta Designs they are playing 'Flashback Friday 4' post the first Christmas Card you put on your Blog. Not only is my card truly awful,the photo is even worse. My card making and photography skills have improved slightly since then. You can see the original post here .
If they have a prize for the worst card I am sure to win.

Hello Kitty

This card is for
Just Cute Bears & Friends - challenge 38 -the layout above .
Digital Tuesday -challenge 81 -Yellow,Black and Purple .
The cute kitten is a freebie from Dawn which I printed out twice ,the yellow paper is a scented drawer liner , a painted doily and a few black flowers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

One for charity

I really need to think about making some Christmas Cards for friends and family.I made lots of cards for the Christmas in July challenges but they will all go in the charity box along with this one.

good morning

I hope you all had or are still having a great weekend. My weekend has been very industrious,mixed with feelings of sadness and pleasure . In my almost 55 years I've lived in 23 houses in 3 Countries on 3 Continents as well as visiting another 50 + Countries for holidays. During this time I have gathered and collected more than enough for a whole life time.Each time we move the house has to be bigger with more rooms to store all this 'crap' ,can I say 'crap' without causing offence. Over the weekend the big clear out has begun. Boxes labelled 'Kitchen' that were packed up in 2006, I obviously don't need the contents or I would have unpacked them years ago. When did I last have a round dining table ,I'm guessing 1998,so out go the round table cloths . I'm sure most of you know what I mean so next weekend get into the loft or garage or spare rooms and make a start. All my stuff is going to the local charity shop ,books are going to the library.

You will feel better once it's finished and it means you have extra space for your craft stuff ,did I mention I won't be throwing anything away from my craft room.

Have a great week.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Birds in silhouette

Sentimental Sundays- challenge 25 - Black and White plus one other colour .The bird image is from 'my grafico' ,the sentiment free with this challenge.

All buttoned up

Plain and simple ,this card is for day 232 at 365 Cards -Bounty of buttons-Use 15 buttons.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A patchwork affair

This is for Get Sketchy -challenge 60 which is the layout above. The papers are from my local discount store ( Chicken Feed ) .The sentiment is a stamp from Kaiser Craft.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fishy tales or should that be tails

This little fisherman is so cute and the card is for
365 Cards- day 225 -In stitches- Blanket stitches to be exact .not my favourite stitch as it never looks neat and tidy.
Digital Tuesday- challenge 80 -Sew special and a digi image.
Southern Girls- challenge 4 - 4 layers of patterned paper.

It's a Girl

Just Cute Bears -challenge 37 -Baby Creation with the option of gingham paper and ribbon.This card blank had an oval aperture ,I hand cut flowers and stuck them around the edges.The centres of all the flowers have small gems attached which don't show up very well.

On yer bike mate

This card is for a few challenges -
365 Cards -day 228- Sanding and Sponging -My sanding was done with an emery board ,I was too lazy to get sandpaper from the garage. I haven't joined in with their challenges for ages and I need to get back into the habit of making a card everyday.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday- challenge 88 -Ink and Edge Distressing. A big thank you as I won last weeks challenge.
Paper Romance - challenge 20 -Use 3 buttons on your card.

Sitting Pretty

This card follows the layout above which I turned and is for challenge 4 at Digistamps4Joy. The image is one of the freebies they gave away a few weeks ago.The stripey paper is double sided and I can see the spots showing through from the other side,I will probably throw the rest of the paper away.
Paper Romance- challenge 20 -Use 3 buttons on your card-My buttons are chipboard.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's snowtime

This is my first acetate card and it's not too shabby ,in fact for me it's pretty darn good. I've taken two piccies cos the first one shows all the shadows ,the second one against a dark background is better.
This is for
Just Us Girls - challenge 54 - Technique- use acetate . Thanks to all the girls ,I was a lucky winner last week on the Birthday Blog hop.
There's Magic in the Air - Magical Monday - a card with snowflakes -this image was a freebie from them .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

In the pink

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - sketch 87 - I've used the sketch above but instead of a square behind my circle I've used half a doily.
Digistamps 4 Joy - challenge 3 - Think Pink.

Birthday wishes

Beary Sweet Challenge 11 - sketch above. the images are from Penny Black.

Wishing you the breast of health

At Just Us Girls better known as JUGS they are celebrating a one year anniversary .October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month . Make sure you get yours checked out, don't forget.
My card is using sketch 53 shown above.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two for Tuesday

How simple does this heart look yet it took me the whole afternoon to make it. I've added a little glitter to the edges of the peach flowers.I cut a heart shape from stiff card and cut out a smaller heart from inside. Punch a few small hearts and thread with beads .

The butterfly is from a sheet of Penny Black stickers, the background paper is a stamp from Ippity 'Music of my Heart '. I think it looks a bit drab ,a yellow cardstock might have been a good idea.

Friday, October 1, 2010

I've got the music in me

Stamping Vacation - Fountain of Youth Challenge- Make a card with a musical instrument on it.I thought it would be easy as I have a free image of a lady playing the violin ,but another card using the same image has already been entered. I went through my stash and came up with this and the alpha bubbles.The paper is Kaisercraft.

If you haven't visited Stamping Vacation before they have a list of challenges for the coming weeks. You can pick your favourite themes and topics and make your cards well in advance.

Have a great weekend ,I'm off to make a Malaysian Chicken Curry for dinner ,courtesy of a recipe by Rick Stein.The lemongrass and chillies await.

a star is born

Crisis in the craft room ,I've run out of blue gingham paper, I've gots lots in pink,green and yellow but no blue.. I'm determined not to buy any more as I have lots of blue paper I can use up. I haven't stuck to the sketch exactly but I wanted to use this stamp from Cuddly Buddly.

Tuesday Morning Sketches- number 61 - as shown above.
Pear Tree Designs- challenge 19 - Celebration . A new arrival.