Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jack

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a nice Sunday.

This card is for our Jack. It's his birthday today, he's 11. He couldn't wait because he's wanted a PS3 for ages so he's been "saving up" for one! Every time he's managed to get a bit of money together he spent it on a new football or an X Box game but he should get off to a flying start today with birthday money. We'll see...

I had to make this card in green, white and gold of course because they're Celtic colours. Another Lili of the Valley stamp for this card - I can't resist them. I'm going to have a look tonight and maybe treat myself to another couple. This wee man reminds me of Jack, he might not be the fastest but he's got a lethal right foot. I can just see that ball going right in the top corner!

My card recipe:
Image: LOTV - Football Crazy, coloured with Promarkers
DP: Bo Bunny - Kiwi Double Dot
Cardstock: WH Smith Gold Metallic Card
Football, Boots and Ribbon from stash
Sentiment: computer generated
Tools: Cuttlebug and Nestabilities Circles

I can enter these challenges:
LOTV: Go Dotty For Circles
CRAFT: Milestones/Birthdays
Totally Papercrafts: Keep it Plain and Simple
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - The Sketch

I'm off to see Jack now. It's birthday cake time. Yummy! Then that's the birthdays for a wee while so it's time for some more Christmas cards. Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

All Wrapped Up

Hello eveyone

I'm making a good start on my Christmas cards. I'll get them all done and then a new batch of stamps will come out and I'll want them as well - just when I'm forging ahead! It's another blue one I'm afraid. I've promised myself I'm going to make a green and red one next time. No imagination, that's my problem.

Image: All Wrapped Up by Lili of the Valley coloured with Distress Inks.
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Papers: Nitwits
Cardstock: Coredinations.
Embellishments: White Flower Soft, Star Dust Stickles, Kanban Pearls, Smirk Ribbon and Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Cuttlebug, Labels 2, Round and Scalloped Circles and Spellbinders Floral Accents

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Lili of the Valley: The Sketch
Stamp with Fun: Card for a Girl
Creative Card Crew: Sparkle and Shine
ABC: B is for Blue
Stampavie: Christmas in Summer
Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes

We had a wee family challenge for this card. Suzanne says her mojo had gone walkabout and Kim hasn't made a card in long enough so I thought I'd jump start them. We each had the same image and the Lili of the Valley sketch to work to. You can find Suzanne's card here and Kim's here if you would like to have a wee look.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My new Doo Hickey

Evening all

I hope you are all well and enjoying the bit of sunshine we've been having. I got myself a new Doo Hickey this week. I wondered what on earth it was when I first saw the name. I swithered about buying it for ages because I wasn't quite sure what to do with it and then I bit the bullet and ordered it from the Glitter Pot. I could just go mad in that shop, but I have to say I was very disciplined. A Doo Hickey I was looking for and a Doo Hickey I ordered. It's a die cutting thingy by Magnolia and you can use it in your Cuttlebug (or Wizard or whatever), just in case you didn't already know. It end effect is like a punch isn't it, but I like it because it's much easier to use. I've got rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and I find punches quite hard to use sometimes so this little thingie was ideal. I just ran it through the Bug and Bob's your uncle as they say. Anyway, here's the result. The design is supposed to match some of Tilda's dresses so that's an added bonus.

I've given you a few views of the card so you can see what I've been up to.

My card recipe:

Image: Dancing Tilda by Magnolia
Coloured with Inktense Pencils
DP's: Somebunny Loves You by Magnolia - Vintage Yellow Quilt and Daffodil
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, Pins, Leaves and Gems from stash
Gold and Star Dust Stickles
Silver Glitter Glue
Tools: Cuttlebug, Labels Nine and Doo Hickey
Nellie Snellen Floral Punch
Sewing Machine

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
Just Magnolia: The Sketch this week is by Dawny P
Totally Tilda - Use Stitching on your project
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - What Are Little Girls Made Of
Stamp Something - Fairy Tales (what a lot of Tildas!)
Charisma Cardz - Make an Easel Card
The Crafty Pad - Glitz and Glitter

I think that's everything. I thought this card was never going to be finished but I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Isn't she lovely?

Evening everyone

I can't believe it's a week since I posted that last card. My life flashes before my eyes...

This is a card I've made with the beautiful Woodland Fairy from Sugar Nellie stamps. I was lucky enough to win her a couple of weeks ago through one of Karen's blog candies. I think she's absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't wait to make something with her.

My card recipe:
Image: Woodland Fairy by Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Promarkers
DPs: Green At Heart - Basic Grey
Cardstock: Coredinations
Prima Flowers coloured with Promarkers
Pin and Brads from the Hobby House
Adage Ticket by Tim Holtz
Branch Punch and Sewing Machine
Cuttlebug and Labels Nine
Ribbon from stash

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl: Do It Yourself - you can choose from a variety of sketches and any theme you like. I chose sketch number 20 and my theme was obviously Woodland.
Cute Card Thursday: Whateva!
Wild Orchid Crafts: One for the girls
One Stop Craft: Summer Fun
Sir Stampalot: Bring on the Bling

That's it then. Thanks for dropping by.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Shepherd Boy

Hello everyone

I've just gone back to work today after a fortnight off. We didn't go away this time but we've done plenty of castles and beaches and things. The weather wasn't brilliant sunshine but very little rain and it was very warm so we've had picnics every day. Going back to work was a bit of a shock - I'm blooming exhaused!

A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to some of the new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps. I love these little images. They're just the right size, not muckle great big things and they always stamp perfectly. Look at this little chap looking at the teddy as if to say "there's something not quite right here." And check out those socks! These little images all tell a story - I love them. They remind me so much of when Erin, Kimberley and Jack were in the Nativity plays. It will be Wee Steven's turn soon.

My card recipe:
Image: Little Shepherd Boy - Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Christmas Sentiments
Coloured with Distress Inks
DP: DCWV (from an old Christmas stack)
Cardstock: from stash
Lace: from stash
Poinsettias: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Cuttlebug; Labels One; Stars 5;
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Stickles; Stardust and Gold

I'm going to enter this card for these challenges:
Lili of the Valley - The sketch
Simon Says Stamp - We are all going dotty
Cupcake - Distressing
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Wild Orchid Challenges - Lovely Lace

That's all for now. I'm not going to post a blue card for a while. For someone who's favourite colour is green, there have been a lot of blue cards recently. The next one will be completely different colours!

Thanks for looking.