Friday, 16 April 2010

Birthday Card For Son In Law

It was my son-in-law´s birthday last week, and I have been waiting for it to arrive so I could show it to you all. Unfortunately neither the Spanish, nor UK postal services seem to have taken any notice of the fact that I paid a lot extra for it to be delivered urgently!!!

I asked my daughter what he would like for his birthday, and she said ....."An Aston Martin DB9"
There was a waiting list (LOL) so I sent him this instead.

The red card is Bazzill, and the chequerboard and DB9 image are both downloads from Google images.
Sentiments are computer generated.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Crafty Ann´s Challenge Blog

The challenge this time is for "Let The Sunshine In" with a fairly wide remit...........whatever this means to you, summer, sunshine etc.

For me, sunshine brings flowers, and when I lived in the UK my favourite summer flowers were roses.not very original, but then that´s me. LOL

So, here is my card, replete with roses:-

And here are the details:-
White linen cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder.
Backing paper - Cuddly Buddly
White mat - embossed using Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder, and with corners cut with corner punch in stash.
Image by Crafty Anne, coloured with Promarkers, and set on twin Nestabilities Ovals.
Paper roses to finish off- from stash.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Pollycraft/OSAAT/Digital Tuesday

As a Christian, sometimes a scripture comes into my head, and I can´t seem to get rid of it.
For my birthday a few weeks ago, my lovely son bought me "Chariots Of Fire" which I hadn´t seen in years.
I had forgotten about Eric Liddell, but as I watched, my favourite scripture came back to me.
It´s Isaiah 40:32, and that is the sentiment on my card.

Card details:-

Backing paper - free download.........Can´t find it again
Brown Cardstock - Bazzill
Base Card - scored with EaziScore
Sentiment computer generated, and cut with Nesties labels Dies
Flowers : Prima
Pearls - Stash

I am entering this for the following blog challenges:-

Pollycraft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Blue and White + One other colour ( the blue is turquoise blue?


Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Sweet Stop / Creative Inspirations/ and Crafty Ann´sChallenge Blog

As Anne said previously, I´m quite getting into this challenge thing.
My latest is for The Sweet Stop Challenge Blog, Crafty Ann´s Challenge Blog, and the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog
here is the sketch:-

I have chosen to flip the image.

My flower? Well, I´ll let you into a secret. It´s not where it´s supposed to be because the spot where it is now located acquired a greasy mark whilst I was out of the house, and as my printer is playing up, I decided to cover it with the flower.

I case you can´t read the sentiment it says" All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother", accredited to Abraham Lincoln. It pretty much sums up how I feel about my mother who has been gone now 16 years, but whom I miss daily.

  1. Backing Papers - all by Pink Petticoat.
  2. Circles cut with Nellie Snellen circle dies
  3. Flowers by Prima
  4. Ribbon - local shop
  5. Jewel from stash

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Mojo Monday

For my second challenge I decided to go for the Mojo Monday sketch:-

I decided on the square card......having no equipment to make the round one, and here is my attempt:-

Backing Papers - Angel Mother by Summertime Designs - if you´ve not seen these papers, do try them.................a terrific range and they are free!!!
Backing Card - Bazzill
Image - "Sophie" by Mo´s Digital Pencil
Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis 
The circles were cut using my new Nellie Snellen dies..................I love them. 

I think I may be getting into these challenges :-)

Friday, 2 April 2010

My First Blog Challenge!!!

Following the encouragement of the 2 Ann(e)s, I have entered my first Blog Challenge.
It is for the I Love Digi Challenge Blog, and was a "recipe" of 3 papers, 2 brads, and one embellishment.

Here is my entry:-

The 3 papers are from the Pastel Easter Papers set by Mamma MC, and I love them because they are so springlike.

The digital image is Irises by Crafty Ann, and have two black brads in the centre.
The embellishment (well there ARE 3, but only ONE type) are pearl circles.

The image was coloured using Marvy Le Plume pens, cuts out and matted using Nestabilities Lables dies, and Bazzill Card.

I am awaiting new stash!!! Some Nellie Snellen dies, and....................wait for it.....................I have decided to try some Promarkers after loads of research.
I can´t wait for them to arrive!!!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Grandma´s Wallpaper

I think I am entering my "Black and White "phase.

I just love the simplicity of these two colours, perhaps enhanced slightly by another. I am also in love with the "Grandma´s Wallpaper" papers from Pink Petticoat, so have designed two cards based around these two themes.

The card has first been scored using my new Eazi Scorer, and then I have matted a delicate rose from Crafty Ann, onto Swiss Dots cuttled card, on top of black and white Grandma´s Wallpaper.
The gems are from my stash.

Here is my second card

The BP is the same black and white from Grandmas Wallpaper at , Pink Petticoat and the matts are firstly white Swiss Dots, the plain black card,  and the two more cropped images from Crafty Anne, coloured using my Marvys, the flowers are Primas, and the sentiment is computer generated.

I´m having to stop myself from doing more black and´s a struggle!!