Thursday, 31 January 2013

Callie's Room

Remember just before Christmas I was asked to make a Christmas card with a silhouette of a pregnant lady (OH's niece who was due to have her baby around that time - see Last Minute Rush post if you missed it!). Well anyway, baby Callie arrived safe and sound on 22 December 2012.

When her sister Molly was born, I made a card with her name on, which her Mum put on her bedroom door, so when Callie arrived she asked me whether I would make something along those lines again. So here it is, something a little different, but something I enjoyed making and discovered my Cricut again!!! Making things for little girls is always enjoyable because you can use pretty colours and bows etc. and I might even make a few more for next craft fair I do! (I live in hope that something sells!!!).

Just got to get it to her before she turns 21 lol! Don't think she'll appreciate it then lol!!!
Thanks for looking and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Take care xxx

Monday, 14 January 2013

Boys & Their Toys

What a great start to the New Year so far, I've had a card published in the Docrafts Creativity magazine (January issue) and also been asked to join two design teams. One of which is the Cards Galore Scrapbook Group.

I had been a scrapper over the years, but never got round to doing many pages, cards always seemed to take precedence when crafting. However, when I got the invite to join a scrapping team I was delighted and jumped at the chance, my first entry can be seen at http://cardsgalore The theme this month is any theme goes, with a fantastic prize from our sponsor The Stamping Shack.

It's a rather simple paper layout, I've used a picture of my OH with one of his model planes, not a good picture of him, looks a bit scruffy, but he hates having his pic taken at the best of times. This is one for his scrapbook, should have plenty to put into it with all his hobbies past and present lol. The image is from The Stamping Shack, it was lovely to colour in (using promarkers) nice clean lines and I hope it will inspire you to join in the challenge. Thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

On a Roll.....

Now I've started I can't stop! If you've got the Holly Pond CD you'll know what I mean. Here are two more cards I've made this afternoon. It's been a real pleasure doing so as well. Think it's using bright colours again, makes you think of spring and summer - not long now, it'll soon be here (I hope!!!).

I think the cards are self explanatory - the one thing I will say is I used the Cosmic Shimmer PVA Pearl glue to do the pearls around the edge of the wedding card - in fact I did that last night, so that I didn't smudge them today when putting the card together - is although I used the white glue, it took on the colour of the paper behind it, which was lovely as they are now a really delicate pink so well pleased with that.

Once again, thank you for taking a peak, hope you like them as much as I do xxx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Holly Pond Hill Time

I love this time of night when everyone is in bed and it's all quiet, no television and a lovely cup of tea.
After all the birthday celebrations in our house this week for my sons's 22nd, baking two cakes one chocolate and the other a checkerboard cake, which thanks to someone lending me the proper cake tins made it a lot easier - but still time consuming and family coming round to help him blow out the candles lol x I finally had time this evening to print off and play with my new Joanna Sheen Holly Pond Hill CD. Wow - the images are just so beautiful and some of them are so beautifully coloured. I have made two so far, and one I actually took a picture of the backing paper before I put on the topper - they are stunning. You can make them as complicated or as simple as you wish - gone for the simple options tonight! Hopefully if I get some more time to myself tomorrow so a few more may get made! Watch this space.

Thanks for popping by and stay warm and safe - looks like we've got some nasty weather coming in this week so take care xxx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Chronology - time flies!

At last I can upload this card I made on Saturday for my son whose 22 today! It only seems like yesterday when I held him in my arms for the very first time and my has he grown!!!!

The card was made using two sheets one orange dotty and the other turquoise stripes from the Papermania Dots & Stripes 12 x 12 pad, which is actually double sided so you get twice the choice. I distressed the edges with TH distress inks and cut out the oval using a grand nestability. The lattice cut is made using a Spellbinders extendable die and the cogs, topper and the orange paper (behind the lattice) are all from the Docrafts Goody bag, which I must admit is a brilliant deal this time.

My son liked it and I hope you do too enough to leave me a comment. Thanks for piping by and see you soon xxx