Tuesday, 17 August 2010

I got a stamp as a present...

.. from a teacher at work, just before we went onto summer holidays. I thought it was a lovely gift - really thought about!

I knew immediately, as soon as I saw it, what I wanted to do with it. I knew I had used this backing paper before and thought it would go perfectly with this sentiment. She said she had bought this stamp from Hobbycraft - I haven't been there for ages, but I think I should go and have a look at the other stamps like this. I had a go at making the same card with slightly different colour themes, and they all look the same - but different, if you know what I mean!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Another post!

I made this card about 3 months ago and it has just been sat there, waiting to be finished. I knew I wanted a sentiment on it and remembered these lovely peel offs yesterday, so popped one of them on. I love those brown flowers and seem to have been using them quite a bit reently. I am loving brown at the minute!

I made this a couple of days ago, for my friends birthday in a week. This card is for a male. I love this monkey image from pink petticoat, so thought I would use some male dovecraft papers and if you can see, I wrote "happy birthday to you, you live in the zoo, you look like a monkey...and you smell like one too" all around the inside edge of the circle. I think he will find this funny and it might give him a laugh! (I hope!!)

Not sure if this card is finished yet...does it need a sentiment? I thought it would work for a lot of different occassions. It is a fabulous freebie which I found on S.J.Musings . She has a lovely blog, and gives away fabulous freebies (hand-drawn by herself!!) every friday. worth a peep at her, definately!!! I printed this armchair image off twice, and decoupaged the cushion, cat, book and cup of tea. xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Twice in three days!

What a busy weekend!!!

We had our 6 yr old neice for her first sleepover on fri night... such a cutie!... such a wriggler! I slept most of the night with her bum under my chin and her feet on my knees! hehehehe.....

We were very busy, playing on the park, making cookies, car booting (where she bought books! :) ) and making jelly at 8am on saturday morning!

Anyway - Sunday was a bit quieter...

It was our 5 yr anniversary. My lovely Hubby surprised me with a gorgeous bunch of roses - I never get flowers, so it was a lovely surprise. I made him the card below, using a digi set I have had a while. I have started to use these digi sets quite a lot now, as they are sooo easy to use! I decoupaged the frame and put glossy accents on the stitches and the buttons. He liked it :)

On the same day, it was also my friends birthday. And what a coincidence.... Hubby and I were at a boot sale in the morning, and i couldnt believe it when i saw a bigshot...the black and pink model, boxed, as new (used once by look of cutting plates), and only £30!!! Now,I knew that my friend, whose birthday it was, liked my big shot, so I text her to come and see it. 2 hours later, we were passing the same carboot again, and I hadn't heard from my friend so I thought we'd drop in and see if it was still there. It was! I called my friend as it was almost 10am by now and she was on the other side of the bootsale looking for the stall! I held onto the bigshot till she arrived and haggled the stallholder down to £25. It made my day that she got such a bargain! (and she is absolutely thrilled with it!!)

Anyway - below, is the card I made for her...and she loved it! Again, the image is a digi image. The backing (gold) paper is from pink petticoat. I used glossy accents on the main word "live".

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Half way thru' the summer hols now :(

.... How depressing!!! At least there are 3 crafting weeks left....

As you can see from the card below, it has recently been my mum and dads 40th wedding anniversary - ruby wedding. The last card I made which was similar to this, was loved, so thought I would use the same type of idea. (made it slightly different this time tho!)....
(image is pink petticoat, hearts embossing folder strip in the middle )

I was having a little play with a gorgeous girl and came up with this card...thought it was quite cute. no particular reason for it, just liked the image. (sentiment butterfly is from craftwork cards.)

Below, is a new pink petticoat image that I bought as soon as it was released. I just love dandelion clocks! The paper behind is also pink petticoat too...from the "old fashioned papers" range, I think. Just had a play and came up with two versions of this card....

Just a little update on Lily and Timbit - as you remember a couple of posts ago, we got Timbit from a rescue centre (3 weeks ago today!) and he was NOT getting on with Lily...our cat of 8 years. GOOD NEWS... they are great together now! I t has taken a lot of time, work (and tears on my part!) but with a bit of love, catnip bubbles, feliway and bachs rescue remedy (for me AND the cats!!) we are all one happy family now! The hissing seems to have stopped (fingers crossed!) and they often pass each other, stop, and touch noses, or sniff each other...then walk on. Both love attention and purr almost constantly. I am much happier and am feeling much better now!!! Yeeaahh!!! xxxx