Sunday, 28 February 2010

Why do bad things happen in Threes?

Why do things happen in threes??? On Friday night my washing machine broke down. This is awkward at any time but with a 13 week old baby that needs at least 3 changes of clothes a day it gets somewhat more frustrating, but what's worse is that I only have 3 pairs of trousers that fit at the moment and 2 of them are trapped in the washing machine until the man comes to fix it on Monday, the only pair of trousers I have left are jogging bottoms and I'm not setting foot outside the house with them on! *sigh*

I spent most of last night in Casualty with little Benny boy as he poked himself in the eye whilst visiting his grandma fortunately it was just a nasty case ofconjunctivitis, I'm now attempting to apply cream to the inside lower lid without touching his eyeball - as if that's possible on anyone! And the third thing to happen was the ticket machine swallowing my money at the hospital. What can I say, it's been a frustrating couple of days, but it could have been worse.

Onto happier things, before the day turned into a trip to A&E, I was allowed a couple of hours on my own to make some cards - rah! So I took advantage and made up 'one for the boys' which is the theme over at
Quixotic Challenge and Roses on Paper.

I used TGF Ian Laddie stamp and coloured with my copics. The DP is scrapbook walls which has been in my stash for a number of years. The ribbon is more of a rope with fluffy bits. I have no idea where this is from, but I'm pretty sure I nabbed it off something. What can I say, we crafters are all about the environment and recycling :O)

I hope your weekends turned out slightly better than mine, and more importantly you like the card. Thanks for stopping by. Please do let me know what you think so that I can come by and visit you too :O)


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Club Anya Sketchy Saturday - Geisha Anya

I inked up my Geisha Anya last week, oh how I love TGF! I coloured with my copics which are rapidly becoming my medium of choice. I thought I would follow the Sketchy Saturday Sketch for this card over at Club Anya. I've used some beautiful oriental style papers by Yuzen Chiyogami, which I just love, but rediculously expensive. If you know of anyone that stocks oriental papers, do let me know!!


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mother's day card & FBW #98

I've put together a mother's day card for what was going to be an entry into the Quixotic Challenge, but I missed the deadline again. But all is not lost as The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge also want a Mother's day card - huzzah! The Corrosive Challenge Blog is looking for cards with wings and Flutter by Wednesday is a freestyle card but featuring wings as always, so I've managed 3 challenges afterall :O) I really enjoyed making this card and it is somewhat closer to the quality of what I normally do. Looking at the state of my blog you wouldn't know I've been cardmaking for 20 years! (but if you saw my craft room you would!)

I've used the beautiful Kraftin' Kimmie Bird Fairy stamp and coloured with my copics. I've only been using copics for 2 weeks now but I'm really pleased with the results I'm getting already. Still need to practice lots, as if I needed an excuse! Papers are Basic Grey and I've used a rub on sentiment from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know what you think, it really does mean a lot to know what you think and it means I can go and take a look at your uuber fabulous blogs.


Friday, 19 February 2010

60th Birthday Card

I've just rushed this card together this evening for my uncle's 60th birthday on Monday. My uncle is quite a tricky customer as he's blind and there's not a lot that he's into anymore. Men are hard enough without any hobbies to tap into! At least the card didn't turn out to be quite as hard as finding a present. We're having a surprise birthday party for him on Sunday, so I'm heading off to my mum's tomorrow - yay, perfect opportunity for some sleep.

The stamp is by stampendious featuring the fantastic fluffles and I've coloured with watercolours. I had to cheat with the number 60 as my quickutz dies aren't big enough. I bought the 60 from hobbycraft and the stars and happy birthday tag came in the set.

Seriously dodgy pic - it's not even in focus - lol. I'll dig out my photoshop software and get it re-installed soon, so that you don't have to look at the mess in the background. It's coming up midnight and I haven't even started packing yet - oops!

My cousin also asked me to make a card, as if one wasn't enough. Total cop out, here it is...I wasn't going to post this one, but I figured you all need a giggle :O)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Valentines galore

Just a quick post to show some of the valentines cards I threw together. I have so many ideas buzzing round my head and no time to create them. Oh well one day I'll get there.

Sorry about the dodgy photos!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

I believe in fairies

Here's the card I made for the Quixotic Challenge 'I believe in fairies'. It features another Joan Elliott Fairy stamp from Ladybug and friends. I've coloured with my good old faithful watercolours and I've coloured the wings with a Copic Spica glitter pen. The DP is from the Smitten collection from K and Co and I've finished with some flowers from hobbycraft.

Back to those valentines cards, hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow - yay!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Valentines day card

It's ages since I've been able to get a card done to post, whilst I've been visiting blog land physically making a card seems to have been a step too far, but I'm on a roll for valentines now. Here's the first one, and I'm sure I'll post some more before the week is out :)

I've used the beautiful Beary Big Hugs stamp from Belles and Whistles. The lovely Elaine over at Quixotic Paperie sent this stamp to me 3 weeks ago now and I've only just got round to inking it up, despite it calling me every day. I've coloured with watercolours and mounted on some stunning K and Co paper from the Smitten range and finished off with a Making Memories Sweet and some ribbon from my stash. I think it might be Bazzil, but don't quote me on that!

I've entered this card into the Roses on Paper challenge blog. It's a colour challenge this week of pink, brown and cream. Fingers crossed - lol, I never get anywhere with challenges, but its all good fun :)

Thanks for stopping by...See you tomorrow...


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