Saturday, October 23, 2010

Willow with Cookies

Hi everyone

Goodness me, I'm doing well - two posts in one week!

I'm still camped out in the living room although things are better than they were. The kitchen is not done owing to the painter not finishing. I'm still waiting for him and the carpet fitter to lay the floor covering and then the washing machine and fridge can go back in and we can get the rest of the cupboards filled up. Can't possibly expect them to work on a Saturday morning to complete it, can we? I have to say, I don't know where I'm going to put everything. There is definitely less cupboard space although I was assured it was the same size as the old one. Never mind, it will be lovely when it's finished so I'll just have to down-size and stop complaining.

I'm still working with some of my older stamps. This time it's a WOJ one; Willow with Cookies.

My card recipe:
Image: Willow with Cookie - Whiff of Joy
Coloured with Distress Inks
DP's: I can't find it now but I think it's called Christmas Hearts - Paper Adventures
Cardstock - Coredinations
Gingerbread men and flowers from stash
Platinum and Lace Stickles
Tools: Cuttlebug and Season's Greetings embossing folder
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly

I can enter the following challenges:
The sketch is from Papertake Weekly
Whiff of Joy is Distressing
Totally Gorjuss is Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy is Winter Wonderland

I hope you like this card. I didn't quite know where I was going with it but here it is, warts and all.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just Swinging By

Good morning everyone

I'm off work this week so I thought I would get a card posted at long last. We've got the men in fitting a new kitchen so I'm sharing the living room with a cooker, washing machine and over-sized fridge/freezer and my bedroom with boxes of kitchen utensils so I thought I'd escape and make a card. Mind you, from the noise they're making you'd think they were building a new house never mind a new kitchen. I feel like we're camping at the moment; I hope it's worth it when they're finished.

This is another of my older Sugar Nellie stamps which I dug out a few weeks ago. A few of their lines are coming to an end. I'm so glad I've got my Maggies and Hamishes, I wouldn't want to have missed them. Maybe they'll become collector's items!

My card recipe:
Image: Rope Swing - Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Distress Inks
Papers: MME - Wild Asparagus (my last bits, sob sob)
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Handmade
Brads: Papermania
Tools: Cuttlebug; Petit Ovals Small; Beaded Ovals
Sentiment: a stamp from my stash

I can enter this card for these challenges:
The Sketch is from the Sugar Bowl (what a lot of layers - it took me ages!)
ABC is Flowers this week
Totally Gorjuss is Pink (or predominantly pink)

That's it - thanks for looking.