Friday, April 25, 2014

Sew Special

This card is for my Aunt - now in her eighties - many years ago she had a dressmaking business - I remember as a very young girl refusing to wear a very frilly pink and white gingham dress which she had loving made ( she never had a daughter ,only a son ). I'm not sure if she will recall this incident and I'm pleased to say we have always been very close . I only found out when I was in my forties that her and my uncle had wanted to adopt to me ( my parents didn't  want me ). If only that had happened my life would have been very different.

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 24 - Mothers Day or Special Lady . The insert has punched corners and the body form image.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Washi Tape Candles

In between the laundry and painting I managed a few minutes to make a quick card.

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 20 - Washi Tape .
This washi tape was the perfect width for candles.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's a Girl

Loosely based on the sketch at the top using more papers from Kaiser craft Lullaby collection and some pink dot from my stash..

Feeling Sketchy  - sketch 87 - Make a card

It's a boy

The papers and the BABY blocks are Kaisercraft from the "lullaby" collection . Die cut rabbit I've had for a very  long time - way back in 2006 to be precise.

Lets Craft and Create - challenge  91 - Punches and Dies

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clean and Simple

This pretty flower came from DZ Doodles .The flower head was printed out twice so that I could cut out just a few of the flowers and raise them up . Lots of Crystal Glaze , some tiny gems and peel of border.

Incy Wincy Designs -  Clean and Simple challenge .
Digi Galore -  Flower challenge

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's a circus

The wind has been howling and blowing really hard today but thankfully no rain - the sort of day to craft and kick back - I really should be painting -do I feel guilty - hell no. - the deadline to finish the kitchen has been and gone and I know it probably wont be finished by Easter so I've decided to chill out - the plus side of having no cabinet doors is that  DH can find everything at a glance.

The Squirrel and the Fox -  challenge 67 - All creatures great and small - I think I might just have this covered .

Southern Girls - challenge 89 - Earn your stripes - I even managed to mitre the corners . the stripey paper wasn't long enough to reach the top of the card so my sentiment covers the blank space .

Glossy Accents

I took this photo last night so the colour is not too good . Each of the flowers has been coated with glossy accents -  I have a few Birthdays in May so I will add a sentiment when I decide on the recipient.

Another week has passed on the kitchen reno - I was hoping to post pics last week but I'm waiting for a man to sort out my flue -( if you'll pardon the expression ) . After much debating we ripped out three wall cupboards to house the new cooker hood and this has caused the delay .

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Steam punk boot

Steam punk maybe yesterdays news but if you are going black and white then it's perfect.

Creative Craft Cottage -  challenge 19 - Black and White
Digi Choosday -  wk 14 - Ovals

Friday, April 4, 2014

Furry alarm clocks

Before I assembled this card I printed out the cats twice - I tried adding some colour - grey to the white cat  and some orange to the cat in the front - the grey was lovely but orange was just horrible -

Such a cute image from Victoria at AAA cards - This is a new challenge blog which will be starting in May - Victoria is looking for people to join her DT.

All of a flutter

Just a quick CAS card - all the elements came from a self adhesive pack -just assemble onto card stock.

My - what big cabbages you've got

One for the gardener - I used glossy accents on -carrots ,cabbages,sandals ,hatband and top of hoe.The image is Gardening Gus from Dr. Digi. Once I add a sentiment this card is going to my FIL - when he retired from work his leaving gift was a new greenhouse so I think he will like this card..