Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sitting Pretty

Hi everyone

Well, here's the card I said I would post yesterday. Better late than never, eh? I got this stamp for Mother's Day - I think she's gorgeous.

And a side view:

And a bottom view:

What a lot of photos. Excuse the bit of green - it's Suzanne's kitchen wall!

My card recipe:
Image: Magnolia - Dinner Tilda and Dot Muffin
Papers: Imaginisce: All Kinds of Happy - Chatty Cake, Chatty Cake and Pink Frosting with Sprinkles
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and from stash
Pin and pearls from stash
Silver glitter
Metal Embellishment: Brenda Walton for Kay and Co
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch; Leone Em Fern Punch

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
Just Magnolia is an easel card this week
Cute Card Thursday is Anniversaries or celebrations
Flourishes Timeless Challenges is Borderabilities or Punches

I've put a nice wee round sentiment on the bottom right side since Tilda was photographed. Can you believe I didn't have a suitable "Happy Birthday"? We went to our favourite shop, Craft at Home to buy a wee stamp and ended up buying half the shop! I got a beautiful MS punch - one of those ones that does the edges as well for £22.50. Then we went to Hobbycrap today for a bead box and they wanted £29.99 for the exact same punch. I know they are overpriced but that's ridiculous. Craft at Home is just a wee local busines and Hobbycrap is a nationwide store; they don't need to mark things up as much as that. Beware!

Hope you don't mind me having a moan. Thanks for looking.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Lazy days

Hello everyone

Thought I better get the finger out and make a card. Mr Mojo had gone walkabout for a while but Suzanne has been chucking stuff on her blog like there's no tomorrow so I thought it was time to do a bit. I've been doing a bit of cleaning as well, mind you. Kim and Aggie have been on and we definitely don't want the house to end up like that, do we! So here it is, then, the effort for this week.

This little guy looks like he's having a suberb day. I can see his fishing rod and picnic lying at the other side waiting for him to wake up. I've been promising myself some Lili of the Valley stamps for ages so I bought some at the SECC last week. This is my first attempt at using them and I love them.

My card recipe:
Image: Lili of the Valley - Lazy Afternoon
Coloured with Distress Inks
Papers: MME - Quite Contrary
Cardstock: Coredinations
Buttons and ribbon from stash
Sentiment: computer generated

I distressed it a bit to try to make it more interesting. I'm sometimes a bit lost with men's cards.

I can enter this for quite a few challenges:
Creative Inspirations is male cards
Cards for Men is birthday cards
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges is Masculine
Stamp Something is Distressed Somethings.

I'll have another one tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Coffee and Cream

Hi everyone

Hope you all had a nice weekend. I've had a really nice one - went to the SECC on Friday to the Hobbycrafts Show. It was my future daughter-in-law's first time and she loved it! Met the fantastic Kath and the equally brilliant Lorraine - can't wait for the next one so we can meet up again! We bought loads of lovely new toys, including the new Tim Holtz Distress Inks which Craft at Home had on special offer. They were £4.75 each which is good value right away but then if you bought 4 you got the 5th one free! How cool is that? I honestly have never known this shop to be over priced. Angela is so fair and they have always been fantastic with the kids. Needless to say I bought loads of new MME papers from Craftwork Cards. I'll look at them for a while before I use them; they're much too nice to cut up. The folk at this stand are always so nice and so generous in showing you how they have made their creations. You can see we had a lovely time!

On Saturday, Jack, Erin and I went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. How good is Johnny Depp? It doesn't matter what film he makes, he just seems to get better and better, if that's possible. Kim's 15th birthday was on Saturday as well but she's 15 now so she wanted to disappear with her pals for the day. We all went to Suzanne's for the cake and stuff at tea-time. Beats cooking, doesn't it! Chummed Suzanne to take wee Steven to a fancy dress party on Sunday and Celtic had a nice wee win so all in all, quite a nice weekend. Anyway, enough rambling. Onto the business.

This card is a first for me. I've never made a tent card before. I was just about to attempt one of those easel card thingies (it takes me a while to try anything new!) but then I found the instructions for these tent cards and they were so clear I thought even I couldn't go wrong so I gave it a go. It's for my mother for the big day - I hope she doesn't look at my blog before then!

My card recipe:
Image: Willow with flowers by Whiff of Joy coloured with Distress Inks
Papers: MME - Wild Asparagus; Baby Girl Floral/Coral
Cardstock: Coredinations
Brads: Papermania
Pin: WOJ
Flowers: A mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tabbycrafts and Hobbycraft
Lace and jump rings from stash
Tools: Leone Em Fern Punch; Cuttlebug and Nellie's multi frames
Setiment: computer generated

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
WOJ: Coffee and Cream
Cupcake: Flower power
Stamp Something: Something girly
C.R.A.F.T: Mothers Day/flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day/girly
Crafty Cardmakers - A Feminine Celebration

I'm off to catch up on that 5 Days programme that was on last week. I only got to Wednesday and then I missed the rest of it. Our Jack's been staying so we've had football and wrestling all weekend. Great stuff.

See you all soon. Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretty in Blue

Hello again,

I hope you are all well and braving the cold. It is absolutely freezing up here. The canal has been frozen over for I don't know how long. Don't know how the swans are surviving.

I have another birthday card to make this week. This one is for my granddaughter, Kimberley. She's going to be 15 on Saturday. These are not her usual colours, she's usually pretty in hot pink, but she's growing up a bit too fast for my liking so I'm keeping her young for a bit longer. Tilda always does the trick, doesn't she? I think this particular image is supposed to be part of the Christmas range but it's perfect for a birthday, don't you think.

My card recipe:
Image: Unwrapped Tilda by Magnolia
Coloured with Distress Inks and Water Colour Pencils
Designer papers: Magnolia
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems: Paper Adventures
Lace, ribbon and glitter from stash

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
Just Magnolia: Birthdays
Lili of the Valley: the beautiful sketch
C.R.A.F.T: Ribbons and Sparkle

I hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by.