Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All that glitters

Challenge 42 over at The Lollipop Ladies is Fruit Loops and Glitter.My card is very simple ,the paper was a magazine freebie .I used a circle punch and edged it with glitter.The glittery flower is on the inside of the card,just for a change.The sentiment was also a freebie.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Please pop by and say Hi

My lovely friend Merry sent me this award a few weeks ago, a big thank you .

This award is meant for up-and-coming blogs with less than "200 followers". You need to pass the award onto five bloggers and let them know. I would like to pass this award on to the following inspirational blogs, hope you can check out their beautiful work.

Now the hard part choosing only five bloggers .

Just Cards =I love the simplicity of her cards.

Jan at chai tea 'n me > =Not a stamped cutie or any colouring in sight.The queen of tags.

Marcia Pringle = I love her cards and scrapbook layouts.

Kasia = Another gal who keeps it clean and simple. Check out her button card (posted March 13th) .I will be making one of these.Her card on March 9th also made me smile.

Sophia's Sundries = This lovely lady makes a little go a long way and is always sewing or knitting .Her items usually go to charity and in Africa and India there will be lots of very happy faces.

So ,as you can see my ladies are all very different and when they receive this award some of them might say "Gail who" . I may not always leave a comment but I do stop by on a regular basis. Please pop in and say hi to all these very talented crafters.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Birthday

I've got a few male birthdays coming up and when I saw this paper I thought it would make some effective cards.I used a black card blank as a base.The paper is
'Faithful' from Bella . I used a HOTP tag template to make the oval ,a bit of twine,some brads ,stitching and a sentiment.It works for me.

bird house

I've seen a couple of the book birdhouses and thought it might be fun to make one. I actually made two last week whilst watching TV. I don't seem to have the time during the day to do any crafting .

I didn't join this one together but left it flat and stuck it to a length of wood. I'm not sure how much decoration to put on it. Some of the pages have flowers or buttons stuck inside. I quite like the clock face and the butterflies,not so sure about the blue Easter chicks.

Unstampabelles - challenge 9 - Easter + folds .

Papercraft Star - challenge 89 - Spring.

I will be back tomorrow with another card and other stuff ,the housework will just have to wait for once.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Too much chocolate is a good thing

Our challenge 41 at The Lollipop Ladies is Malteasers,with a hidden message. I must have eaten hundreds of these as child .
This was a very easy card to put together ,the paper is from Kaisercraft and was already stamped ,I just had to cut out the section I wanted .I only stuck the paper to the card edges and left the top section open to slide in my message .The flower and butterfly were part of a prize win along with the sentiment stamp,I'm pretty sure they all came from Kaszazz.For a little extra detail I used a white pen to add a few dots. The 'celebrate' sentiment is on acetate and came from Hot off the Press ( "Cardmakers Birthdays -Clear & Frosted Overlays"). I'm not sure I like the double stamped idea,it looks like a bad attempt to cover up a mistake.Anyhow it was a pig to photo as the light kept bouncing off the acetate .The clock and tag came from a cheap craft pack I picked up some time ago,
I haven't had much time to craft as the decorating seems to be taking longer than I thought ,I've also been making some new cushions .