Friday, 28 January 2011

Happy Friday...

...although by the time I finish typing, it'll probably be Saturday. ;O)

Today’s card is brought to you courtesy of Stamping Bella’s Execubella. I love this stamp, totally retro yet up to date at the same time. I partnered the stamp up with some Basic Grey papers. I got my copics out to find I didn’t have any colours that co-ordinated with the papers. (yeah I know shopping trip is a-calling, but nope, can't do it, got to be good) I decided the DP was perfect so I got my prismacolour pencils out and voila. The plant is really bugging me though, I thought I'd go for a more realistic plant green colour, but it doesn't work. Oh well maybe I’ll crack it next time.

I hope your week has ended well and you’re going to have some crafty time over the weekend.

See you soon.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Happy Hump Day!


Happy Wednesday. Boy have I had a nice day. No work and no little person. I got up at 9:30, went to weigh in and lost 2lbs, then the supermarket and I've spent the rest of the day making cards. I'm so relaxed its fab. I'm wondering how long this feeling will last when I'm back in the office tomorrow, but I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

I have a brighter card (especially for Mary, but you're right, pastel tones are more me!) featuring another fabulous image from Kraftin Kimmie. This is my only Miles the Mouse stamp and I had a bit of a mare finding someone in the UK that stocked it. There's a couple of others that I've got my eye on, but I guess I'll have to get them direct from Kimmie and ship them over from Canada. Not a big deal, but I'm trying to curb my spending, so it'll be a while before they make it into my stash. I coloured Birthday Cake Overdose with my copics. The DP I've used is from a stack of Making Memories paper that has been stashed away for a couple of years and I've used some more Craftwork Cards Card Candy. Apologies for the finger in the photo, airbrushing it out, would just mean less time for crafting, so I hope you'll forgive me :)

Fingers crossed I'll be back tomorrow with some evidence of the cards I made today.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Flower Power

Hello again :)

The theme over at the Basic Grey Challenge blog this fortnight is Flower Power. I made this card at the weekend which fits the bill perfectly.

Today's image is from Stamping Bella and I've coloured with my copics. I've teamed it with some gorgeous Basic Grey paper from the Wisteria stack. The pearl swirl is Prima.

Nice short post today. I'm so exhausted that I booked tomorrow off this morning (all hell broke loose this afternoon, so I'm feeling a little guilty about it) so I'm going to have nice day all to myself. Cant wait! All I'm going to do is sleep and make cards (probably in my pyjamas) - Yay!

See you tomorrow.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Did you think you'd lost me???

Sorry it took me a bit longer to say hi than I'd anticipated. I still haven't posted all of the cards I made over Christmas! Last weekend we were child free, which was a-ma-zing. Hubster and I have been full of cold and I'm now up to week 5 of this cold thing (yes that does say five!!!). We were supposed to go to a works do last Friday and as we had the opportunity, we thought we'd go out to dinner. Neither of us were well enough to go out on either night, so we had a Chinese on the Saturday and got food poisioning - nice! At least we didn't have to worry about the little mister and could actually be ill. Before the food poisioning I did some colouring and I've just made some cards with them - yay!

The theme over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is 'fairytales'. Kimmie does have some fab fairytale stamps to chose from. I have lots that have yet to see ink (something I will rectify over the coming weeks, I hope) I coloured up Cinderella last weekend which is just perfect. I've teamed her up with papers from Basic Grey's Cappelia stack. I chalked the edges and finished with some Craftwork Cards Card Candy. As always, apologies for the dodgy photo...

I hope you've all had a nice crafty weekend. I can't wait to see what you've been getting up to.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Another day, another card

Well we're up to 4 days in a row. I really am spoiling you! At this rate I wont have any cards left to share, so I better get some more crafting done, but as I don't finish work till 8.30 it does get rather tricky. Never mind, where there's a will there's a way!

So today I have another birthday card. I've used another Bella image Lulu's Cherry Blossom Tree. I've coloured with my copics. I took about 20 photos of this card, but couldn't get the lighting right. I've actually glittered all of the the blossom on the tree. It looks lovely in real life, but I'm afraid you'll just have to trust me on this one! Papers are from the gorgeous Glossomer stack from Memory Box. I don't deny it. I'm totally in love! Sentiment is Craftwork Cards, but you knew that already didn't you...

That pretty much sums it up for me today. Hopefully I'll find some time to stop by some of your blogs tonight. I've had serious withdrawal symptoms over the last few month.

See you soon (maybe even tomorrow!)

Monday, 3 January 2011

Birthday card

Just a quick post today as I'm ready to crash after my first day back at work after the holidays. Work is so rubbish, it gets in the way of quality crafting time. I had stomach ache all day yesterday, just cause I didn't want to go back.

I made this card for my dearest darling pal Nic (same person who should have received yesterday's card).

Today's card features Savvyshopabella from Stamping Bella. I've coloured with copics and mounted on the forever beautiful Gossamer papers from Memory Box. (The lovely Elaine tipped me off that these papers have been discontinued, so I've ordered some more - teehee!) The ribbon is from my stash and rather annoyingly it's freyed as I couldn't find any decent scissors, they have since turned up, which is all good. 

I'm going to love you an leave you. Fingers crossed I'll be back tomorrow with another creation (work permitting)


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Never stop sparkling

Its a sentiment that I could give to so many lovely, lovely people out there. I made this card for one of my closest friends that's fighting cancer, but my mum fell in love with it, so I thought I'd make another and so far haven't got round to it :(

The fabulous image and sentiment are Stamping Bella. DP is from Craftwork Cards. Today I've coloured with my copics and prisma colour pencils.

Lets see if I can make it three days in a row...


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I know I said I was back months ago, but hopefully this time it's for real. Things have been somewhat challenging and I'm been finding absolutely no down time, let alone craft time. But it's a new year so that means new me :)

I hope you've all been having a fabulous Christmas and New Year. We've all been full of cold, so not as merry as I would of liked, but it's been nice not to be at work. The upshot is I've made some cards over the last two days wooooooohooooo!!! House is a complete bomb, but that's what tomorrow's for (and tomorrow never comes...)

Today's card uses a fab new image I bought from Lili of the Valley. Their store is closed for the holiday, so I can't check what it's called!  I've coloured with my copics and mounted on some gorgeous dp which is Memory Box's Gossamer (My sister's tooth fairy was called Gossamer, but I digress!) I'm totally in love with this paper as you will see by the number of cards I'm going to post over the next few days featuring it. I may have to buy some more...The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts, the flowers are prima and the sentiment is craftwork cards.

The theme over at LOTV is new beginnings, as this is a new stamp, I'm going to have a punt. Wish me luck!

Now I have a question for you. What method do you use for sticking lace to your cards? I have so many different glues, but none of them seemed to be the tool for the job. Please leave a comment, letting me know your adhesive of choice - ta

I apologise in advance for the dodgy photos that are going to be appearing over the next few days. I need a daylight lamp!

Enjoy the remains of your holiday.
See you soon (for real this time)


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