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Thursday, 21 March 2013

1st Birthday Card

Hello Peeps. I've been busy with baby cards this week. This cutie one is for a first birthday. 
The recipients request was a vintage rocking horse. I searched high and low for a stamp that I could combine with a LOTV stamp.
I found this gorgeous rocking horse over at Sirstampalot. It's a Molly Blooms stamp -Rolo the Rocking Horse. Doesn't he look good merged with The Baby Blanket stamp?
I have to say - this is one card I don't want to part with. I spent hours colouring with my pro-markers and poly pencils for shading. I really wanted to get the colours just right. To me it looks perfect.
I've added tiny white dots to the baby's clothes too. This really can't be seen that much.
Flowers are as always Wild Orchid Crafts and a docraft large white rose.
Gems Docrafts.
Ribbon from stash - love the pink and dusky pink together.
Papers used are Forever Friends - New Arrival. LUSH!!!
I also made a large box and decorated to match the card. This shows above - bottom right corner.
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Yesterday I was rather naughty and made a large purchase from The Range. Have you seen the Gorjuss range that's available - OMG!!! I'm in love. I've always loved the stamps but never bought until yesterday. The papers are amazing and so can't wait to play.
Aren't they just GORJUSS? Click on the above image and it'll take you to the article over at Docrafts.
Then.....................yes, another purchase LOL - naughty me.
Dovecraft have some amazing new papers too. Cupcake Boutique.
OMG! OMG! I was in heaven yesterday. My Daughter wasnt happy when I got to the till to pay, as I told her we were skint this month and that I hadnt got any pennies spare for her.
So for the next couple of weeks - they will be living on beans on toast, while I will be happy crafting in my little space. Does that make me a bad Mummy? I bet I'm not the only one who stashs some cash away for craft goodies. He-he-he!!
Well, that's it from me today - I'm now off to hide my new stash.
Hugs & Loves
xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Easter Card

Good afternoon peeps. Hope I find you all well. Another wet weekend - when is the spring and sunshine coming?
Though it as got me in the mood for card making and getting an Easter card made up. I bought these wonderful cuties the other day and just couldnt wait to play with them.
This is a mixture of two digital stamps which I merged together. 
The bunny on the left is called " Easter Bunny Parade " the right side is called " Easter Bunnies Plantpot ".
They can be purchased over at Di's Digital Stamps - HERE is the link to her new store. 
It is under construction at the moment but you can still get around the store. She has some wonderful stamps, if you've never been there before, do pop over. I only found her the other day and I'm loving them all.
I've coloured these little cuties with pro-markers - all pastel shades.
Papers are Papermania - Capsule Collection - Spots & Stripes - LUSH!!!
Buttons, gems and ribbon from my stash.
Magnolia Die Cuts - Butterfly and Dragon Fly.
Sentiment - Docrafts.
I'm going to enter this card in a few challenges for a change.

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Well, I'm off to clean my mess up and tidy the house before Victor Meldrew gets in from work. 
Else he'll be moaning I've say on my bum all day. MEN!!!!
Hugs & Loves

xxx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Clipart Fairy - Wedding Day


I purchased these cute bears from The Clip Art Fairy. I did a google search for them as bears were a must for this card. This is a pre-coloured card kit, with coloured image and papers to match. It wasnt until later that day looking at the terms of use, I found the artists blog and could of bought it black and white to colour myself. Nevermind.
Here is the link to the image.
I have added more colour to the bears with pro-markers.


I've used some wonderful papers - Pion - which my dear blogger friend Jill sent me in the post. It was a gorgeous gift.
Sentiment was also within the kit.
 Flowers are Wild Orchid Craft - gorgeous as always.
Gems and ribbon from my stash.
 Cheery Lynn Die - fanciful flourish.
 SPELLBINDERS Nestabilities - Floral Ovals.
No butterflies for a change lol.

 A close up of the image its self - I added high lights around the image and made their cheeks a bit brighter. Also added some colour on the brides flowers - all done with pro-markers.

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Yesterday, the washing machine man came and made me feel so small as he found no fault with the machine at all. I have had it on today and its made NO sound......so.....next time I will be recording it and taking it to the manager in Currys. I was not happy!

I will be entering this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Flowers

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Happy Crafting - catch you all again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wedding Card and a Moan.....


 Morning everyone, what a week I have had - disastrous is more like it.
 Let's go back a month. My washing machine broke. It was old, had it a number of years and was going to cost too much to repair. So we invested in a new one. Larger machine 9kg drum / 1600 spin, which is perfect for all the washing my girls give me. 
Friday, I went in the garage to take some meat out of the freezer to find it had broken down too. Everything defrosted, blood and water every where. I sat and cried at all the food we had to throw away. We had only just bought a whole pig and lamb from the farm shop. I took photos etc - then found we wasnt covered on our insurance. I was so upset to say the least. It was 12 years old and we got it second hand back then. 
Sunday my toaster broke, Monday the kettle went pop. Then yesterday as I loaded the washing machine - that went bang as it went on spin. The machine sounded like it had nuts and bolts inside it. Only 5 weeks old - by this time I was a wreak. An emotional one - not been myself lately so this made me worse. I got on the phone to Hotpoint who said it could take 3 weeks for the engineer to come out. I lost my temper, screamed and shouted at him to get one here today or tomorrow or I'm taking it back to Currys for a new one. Engineer is coming at some point today.
 So.....I went to Currys to buy a freezer, kettle and toaster. To be told I had to pay £28.00 for delivery on top of the £349 for the freezer. So I said that we would pick it up from the store. They then said "we don't do that anymore". I told him I didnt want the freezer then and would go else where. He then said " suit yourself ". How rude!!! So I came home went on Curry's website - got the same freezer for £314 and FREE delivery and it comes tomorrow. 
Some times LIFE just sucks!! So all in all Curry's have had just under £1000 out of us in a month. We been saving for a new settee - won't be getting that for a long time yet!

So on to a happy note lol. Wedding season is upon us and requests are coming in already.
I so love making wedding cards. I get so much joy from them. 
For this I used a LOTV pre-coloured image. Now I was going to put a link for them but they don't seem to be in their store anymore. Sorry folks.
The theme for this wedding is lilac but as I have 2 cards to make for the same couple I did this one in blue.
I have used NitWit Papers from LOTV - Petal Fresh.
These are LUSH and so need to get some more. Love them!!
I went for a criss cross card as 18 people were signing the card. So there are 3 inserts in the flap for them to sign. I put a sentiment in the corner which reads " Something Blue " thought this was ideal with using these lovely shades from the paper pack. 
 I decorated the front and back of each insert. This picture also shows the box I made. 
Card measures 7"x7"'s - large for me and I did stress over over. Especially with the week I had.
Flowers are as always from Wild Orchid Crafts and some from docrafts.
Ribbon and gems from stash too.
My favourite Spell Binder Die - Floral Ovals.
Magnolia Butterfly / Dragon Die Cut.
Well, that's it for me today. I'm now off to finish the other wedding card. I'll catch you all soon. So for blabbing on a little to you all. But as they say, it helps to talk.
Take care all - catch you soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Easter Card - Saturated Canary

 Good morning everyone - I hope I find you all well. Easter is approaching us - another expense!
I don't get asked to make Easter cards but I tend to send a few out to close friends and family.
I've coloured the lovey Easter Dress from Saturated Canary. Krista's stamps are to die for - super cute and wonderful to colour.
 I coloured with my pro-markers - colours that I wouldn't usually use. I so love the brights and it's turned out rather well. A pleasing result. Telling myself I should use them more often. 
Papers are First Edition - Blank Canvas. I can't get enough of this pack - beautiful embossed and linen textured sheets. LUSH!
Magnolia Die - Butterfly/Dragonfly. I personally think it looks more like a butterfly.
Ribbon from my stash.
Flowers from Docrafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.
Easter Sentiment - Forever Friends.
Live & Love Crafts, have a challenge on Instagram - which is an Easter Challenge. I believe this is their first IG Challenge. So I've entered my card over there.  I've been blogging for a few years now and not heard of Live & Love crafts. They have a super store and a fantastic DT. Their cards are amazing.
Well, that's it for me today - I have two wedding cards to finish. Sat and did my colouring the other day, so now I have to create - though today I don't really feel like it. Not got my card making head on. Think I may have got out of bed the wrong side. Feeling rather ratty. :((
So catch you all soon. Take care.
Hugs
xx

Monday, 4 March 2013

Mothers Day


Good afternoon my lovelies. Hope I find you all well.
Sorry I haven't been about much of late but I have been snowed under with Mother's Day cards and birthday cards for March. I'm not complaining mind, it's just when you get last minute wants and the recipient wants them now! I don't think some people realise how much time we put into our cards. 
I know mine arent the best and there is some wonderful creations around but I like to please, to get a good end result.


Anyway, on this card. 
My gorgeous blogger friend sent me some wonderful papers and stamps in the post. What a surprise I had and just couldnt wait to have a play.
Beautiful magnolia papers and this sweet, sweet Tilda. Just had to get started on a card straight way.
Rose Romance and Rose Magnolia papers.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash.
Ribbon from my local market.
Magnolia Butterfly/dragonfly die.


These are certainly not colours I would go for but I honestly should use them more often.
 I so love the end result. Gorgeous. Well, I have to shoot now as I have lots of boxes to make for peeps to come and collect their cards.
Happy Crafting folks. See you all again soon.
Hugs & Loves
xx