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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happily Ever After

Morning all.

I was having a bit of a play the other day with some stamps from Funky Kits and Visible Image. I decided to go for an aged look so I've just stamped the images and done a spot of highlighting with some DI. I wanted to make the couple look like they were walking towards the castle but I think I might have gone slightly too far to the right when I stamped the castle - I had masked off the couple just in case!




Stamps 
Happily Ever After - Funky Kits
Once Upon a Time Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium
Antique Linen Distress Ink

 Ink 
Antique Linen, Vintage Photo DI
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

Thanks for dropping by today.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Day Dreaming

Morning all.

Hope you're enjoying some sunshine wherever you are, it's been really lovely here - makes a change to have some nice weather when the children are off!

So today's card is a birthday card I asked to make for a birthday which was yesterday, I know, and I'm sharing it already! I've noticed that in my wee folder of cards still to be blogged there are cards from last April so I think I need to share them a bit quicker than that!!

I've used the Crafty Sentiments Day Dreaming image. Isn't he fab, well, you know how much I like boy stamps. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Feeling Crafty - Anything For A Child
Flat Friends - Include a Sentiment
Just Be Creative Crazy - Anything Goes Linky Party

The Crafting Cafe - One For the Boys
Kit and Clowder - April Challenge

Stamps 
Day Dreaming - Crafty Sentiments
A Boy's Story - Just Rite Stamps
11 Today - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
Stampin Up

 Tools 
Star Die - Dienamics
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Prove It Donkey.

Morning.

Well we're almost back to normal after the excitement of camp. We went swimming yesterday and then Craig was at his friends for the rest of the afternoon and Scott and his friend were out practising their football skills.  More importantly all the washing got dried as it was a lovely day here. Hopefully that will continue for the rest of the holiday!

Today's card is a birthday card I made for an order. I love Kraft and black together I think it's a great combination.

For this card I stamped the Visible Image large rose from the Immortal Love set all over the base cardstock and then used the Live Well sentiment for the main focus of the card.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
ABC Challenge - Just As You Like It
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Stamps 
Immortal Love and Live Well from Visible Image
Sentiment - Unknown

Embellishments 
Button
Paper String
Lace
Flowers

 Tools 
Oval Nesties
Scalloped Oval Nesties
Concentric Tag - Go Kreate
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. We're off to the cinema today


PS today's blog post title comes from a conversation I had with my friend last night! It made me laugh.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Vintage Romance

Our sponsors this week are Tsunami Rose and Sami Stamps.

I've used a Sami Stamps image for my card - called With You. 

I decided just to print on Kraft and highlight with Copics. I've used a wheel stamp to very lightly stamp a vintage background and then in a darker brown ink I've stamped the floral flourish round the edges. Rather than add flowers I cut some tall Chloe stems (my birthday present to me) and I've added a wee die cut bow from a die set that my lovely friend gave to me for my birthday!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Artistic Inspirations - Monochrome
Bunny Zoe - Monochrome
Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Stamps
With You - Sami Stamps
Sentiment and Floral Flourish - Vintage Vogue Set, Stampin Up
Background - Very Vintage Wheel, Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Floral Oval Nesties
Tall Chloe Stem - Memory Box
Bow from a set - Elizabeth Designs
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


x

Sunday, 13 April 2014

And They're Back!

Morning!

Yep, the boys arrived home yesterday around 5 having had a fantastic time. And thanks must go to the officers in the BB who give up a week of their time to take the boys away. 

Today's card is a wee birthday card I was asked to make for my friend's Mum - made this for the kids to give their Gran.  And look, it's James the Bear again, don't you just love him. Got some more James images I'll need to make in to cards very soon!

 I've also made a very similar Good Luck one for my friend who was finishing off a unit at college which I had been her guinea pig for - stupidly I didn't take a photo of that one but it's very similar but doesn't say birthday wishes....

Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Stamps 
James and Flower - LotV
Sentiment and Butterfly - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

And before I go.... here they are :D 


Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Keep Calm. Drink Wine. Or Martini

Morning all.

Well the peace will be shattered around dinner time tonight as the boys will be home 5ish. It's been very peaceful without them but I am looking forward to having them back!

So on to today's card. The head teacher of Scott's school has taken early retirement and her last day with the children was last Friday. As I'm on the Parent Council we decided that we'd have a wee collection for her and give her something at our last meeting which was on 31st March. Despite me knowing about this for ages it was the afternoon of 31st March I put this card together, it was all planned in my head but it took a while to move from my head to action!!

I decided that I'd paper piece her to save time. It didn't! I paper pieced the sofa, her blouse and her trousers, it seemed to take forever, although I'm sure it's all relative and it didn't really take that long.


Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Stamps 
Martini Nikki - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Papers
Elegant Soiree - Stampin Up

Embellishments
Pearls