Monday, 29 April 2013

Woe is me!

Hi everyone

I promise this isn't going to be a whining session - honest! But if someone can find where the last few days have gone it would be lovely - I can't find them anywhere. I can't really complain as the ironing is reduced to very little left in the basket, washing is done and housework up to date! To be honest I only did the ironing because my offspring is going away tomorrow for a few days and needed some clothes!

Today saw me have the worst driving lesson I've had to date so I had to spend this evening swotting up instead of cardmaking. I do however have a card to show you that I made recently. It was made using parts of a Hunkydory kit and bits from my stash. I made it for my sons very lovely girlfriend. I'm not sure what this post will look like as I am doing it from my iPhone using the app. If there is a problem I apologise in advance and will rectify it when I fire up my laptop.

It's been good catching up. I hope you and yours are all really well out there in blog land.....Lea







Ps. I put my laptop on and discovered that my photos had uploaded quite small and when clicked on they stayed small so I have re-uploaded them...Lea

Saturday, 27 April 2013

All work and no play!

 Hello out there in blogland, I hope this finds you well.

Well I can not believe I haven't made it onto here in days. All I've been able to do in the odd spare moment.is quickly duck in and out of the blogs I follow. I seem to have been busy, busy, busy. I started in a new class this week at school and it has absolutely wiped me out - thank goodness I am part time. Hubby and I are also looking for a new car so we have been looking online for that. We went out earlier to some garages to see them in real life (I just hope I pass my driving test after the beauties I have seen!).

I didn't get to craft until last night and to be quite honest I am not pleased with the card. It was for my uncle. Well as you can see I couldn't even get the screw brads in straight. The photo is not the best either. The brown panel on it is actually a metallic piece but it just looks dull as anything on here.  Actually all in all it all looks very dull - must've been the light. As you can probably gather this card will not be travelling anywhere apart from the waste paper bin after I have dismantled any re-usable bits. Does everyone else have days like that?


Never mind I shall now have another go at making a card for him - hopefully it will be more successful. Watch this space...Lea

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Baby Card

Hi Everyone

Wow I am very late today. The day has got away as usual but better late than never I suppose. It's not as if I was overly busy either. I must admit I had a fabulous afternoon with my new class. We did flower arranging! The children are growing flowers and vegetables to sell at a big school show in the summer. We will be selling baskets of veg and selling some more flower arrangements we will make. Here is a pic of my very first flower arrangement. I am very pleased with it. The children's ones were just as fab too.


I then came home and faffed about for a while then settled down to make a baby card. It is the first baby one I have made. I used a teddy from my new stamp set- the one I bought for the bargain price of £3 yesterday. I did a boy one because I have a friend who is expecting a boy in a few months time....this is me being on the ball! Obviously you could change the sentiment by replacing 'boy' with 'girl'. Sorry am I teaching you all to suck eggs? I apologise if it seems that way!

Anyway back to my card. I used my piercing ruler to go round the edge of some white card. It isn't very clear in the photo. I then chose some papers to go with the image I had already coloured last night and mat and layered it on a pale brown card. I stamped the sentiment straight onto one of the papers - I am getting braver and doing that more and more these days. I then added some ribbon and pale blue jewels.


All in all I think it turned out quite sweet. Well it is off to my bed I go now. Hopefully I will be earlier tomorrow....Lea

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
sweetstampinchallenge - anything-but-birthday

Monday, 22 April 2013

Bargains!

Hello everyone

I've had such a lovely day today! The sun has been shining here in Gloucester. I had a two hour driving lesson this morning which went so well. I actually feel as though I understand what I am doing (thank goodness you all might say as I am driving on the road) and have no idea why I left it until the grand old age of 52 to learn.


 I then went to Hobbycraft where I spent two and a half hours. I knew a couple of things I wanted but it was full of bargains today. I got some fab stamps - I hadn't got anything suitable for a baby card....I have now! I found some storage for my buttons. I have hundreds of buttons all sizes and colours which have been stored together in a plastic bag. As you can imagine it is very annoying for my hubby when I'm looking for a particular colour of button and I am raking through them all. I have just spent half an hour sorting them into little boxes - fab!




My card today is one I did just for fun really. I was originally doing it for a challenge involving button, bows and spots...or something like that! When I had finished buttons just didn't seem right for the card so it was a change of plan. The image is from Angelica and friends from Crafters Companion. It's a good job I checked the name of the stamps because I put in Angelina and friends to start with and it has come up with an escort service! Whoops! I coloured it with my promarkers (which incidentally I got a bargain lot of those from Hobbycraft too) and then I cut it out with a Spellbinders blossom 5 die. I also cut one in purple just to give the image a shadow. I stamped the polka dots background using my Inkydoodles background stamp then added some embellishments, a sentiment and ribbon and that's your lot!

Anyway I hope the sun has shone where you are. Long may it stay out. It just makes you feel so much better doesn't it? Well I am of to at least start my next creation. Catch up again soon....maybe not tomorrow as it is Slimming World night (not that I have been very good this week - I've lost the plot!).....Lea

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Keeping up!

Hi everyone

Well as the title says I am really struggling to keep on top of things at the moment. Life seems to be a juggling act. I like to try to blog and try to make a card everyday as this is my way of chilling between jobs but it just hasn't worked out that way over the last few days. Still I will be grateful that I do have some time to craft as I know of many people who are juggling two or three jobs to keep their heads above water which I think is quite sad.

My card today is one I have made for a friend - actually the poor lady who has the job of teaching me to drive! It is as the card says for her nephew. I find male cards extremely hard to conjure up. For females there are so may options - flowers, fairies, cuddly things etc. but for the male species.......Well I decided to use checked papers with a piece of ribbon running through the two different ones and my labels 18 die from Spellbinders. The sentiment was made from three different sentiments put together (does that make sense...I hope so). I then left the shape in the die and inked it to give the shadow effect. Then I just added some black pearls to the corners. This was all mat and layered onto black and red papers to give it a bit of ooomph!

My hubby has popped his head in. Do I want to go to the gym? Now I am torn...gym or craft......craft methinks. Anyway thank you as usual for all the lovely comments over the last few days. You are all too, too kind. I am off to see what I can come up with for a challenge I saw earlier. It was for a button, bows and polka dots. I reckon I can manage that as it is all my favourite things! Watch this space. Until tomorrow hopefully....Lea

Friday, 19 April 2013

Where did the week go?

Hello everyone

Well can you believe another week has gone already? I have no idea what I have to show for it. I didn't even make it on the blog last night. One thing I do know is that I have done two weeks back at school already! Only five to go! I had the news that I am moving around at school as of next week which should be interesting. I am off from year 4 down to year 3 eeek!




My card today is one I've been asked to make for a colleague for her to give to her husband. I'm not sure about it so I would really like some views on it. My hubby said he doesn't mind the design but doesn't particularly like the colour which has left me worrying a bit. The dies I have used are from Venetian accents and motifs from Spellbinders. I stamped and cut out the numerals but as I stuck them on my circle I got a little bit glue happy and had to change it. I stuck a circle of double sided adhesive paper over the glue to hide it and then added micro beads to it....no more glue spots I am pleased to say. I have a question to put to you all...what do you do if someone says they don't like the card you have made for a commission? A tricky situation methinks!

Anyway that is me caught up for today. Hopefully I will be popping back tomorrow. Am  off to start my next creation.....Lea


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WOYWW

Hi everyone

Well today I decided to do something a little different for me! I decided to join in with everyone on whats on your work desk Wednesday over at Julia's Stamping Ground. Cathryn who visits my blog put me onto it.

Well I have posted a few pics today because I wanted people to see I haven't got a workdesk. Everyone say ahhhh please! I do use my dining table to use my Grand Calibre and to ink and stamp my images but my main work is done on my lap and a footstool. Considering I have only been crafting for a year I have acquired a lot of stuff. I have also taken over a chest of drawers in our spare bedroom. I am currently waiting for my twenty year old son to leave home so I can have his room as a craft room. I can't have the spare room because it is saved for when family visit as we live away from 'home'. As you can see from the pics I tend to surround myself with my crafty bits. I love it but I think I drive my hubby potty with the mess. I do tidy up between sessions but it doesn't seem to look any different.







 
 The card I was working on today was made using one of the little flower pictures I inked the other day. It is not quite finished as I am trying to decide whether to add some more flowers.

Well I am going to post this then I am off blog hopping on WOYWW. Catch you tomorrow everyone.....Lea



Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The same but different!


Hi everyone out there in blogland

Boy am I late today. Tuesday is a busy day for me. I do have a nice morning at home but my card making spirit had left. I just could not get going. Amazingly when I started this evening after going to work and attending my Slimming World class a card came together from bits and pieces I have inked over the last few weeks and not used. The picture is a little iffy. I took the photo on my camera to start but because of the mirror card it didn't like it very much. The photo I have posted was taken on my phone. I still had the same problem but it isn't as prominent....I think!

This card again is made mainly using Inkydoodles stamps again. The background was inked using two different sets of Inkydoodles stamps, the knitted background stamp and the flower from Dandelion Dreams. I was having a bit of a play around with the stamps the other day. I wasn't intending using this but it just seemed to jump out at me today. I then just added some ribbon, buttons and I thought it needed some pins to finish it off. Oh and I nearly forgot, if you look closely you will see that I used my piercing ruler to pierce holes all round the mirror card. Like the title of the post says it is the same stamps but what a different result. I do believe that Inkydoodles are demonstrating their new stamps on Create and Craft this Thursday. Unfortunately I will not be near a TV all day and I am no doubt all the designs of stamps will sell very quickly.

Well it is about time for my bed. Hopefully I won't be quite so late tomorrow. Good night all...Lea

I am entering this card into
 brownsugarchallenge - get well soon
clearitoutchallenge - its-time-to-button-up
pennyschallenges -use a sentiment


Monday, 15 April 2013

I've got a badge!

 Hi everyone

Well here I am feeling much better today. I have got lots done to make up for yesterday (as in housework etc) and also managed to make a card. I was able to do some blog hopping yesterday so the day wasn't completely wasted. My blog list is growing daily. I wish I could have them all because there are so many fab ones. I can not believe how many crafters are out there.

Before I talk about my card I have to tell you I am very excited and very chuffed to have been awarded a top three in last weeks Whoopsidaisy challenge. I was so pleased when I read today's post on the Whoopsidaisy blog. The best of it is, it was a card that I wasn't quite sure of. I really loved the image but I had put a swirl on with a flower (the challenge was swirls) and I didn't know if it was over the top. Well obviously not! I grabbed my badge before they told me I had imagined it.

Today's card has been made for my darling Mum. The card will be the one my son sends to her. I started by adding some pretty pink paper and some embossed white card to some pink mirror board. I then used yet another stamp set from Inkydoodles which as you can see is fab. I inked some card in pink then stamped and cut out the sewing machine. I coloured the flowers with promarkers. Then I stamped the sentiment and the cotton reel. I have actually put real embroidery thread on the reel. I then added buttons as the embellishments. My Mum used to be a seamstress so I am sure she will love it.

Well I am off to make up for lost time and start another card. I hope you will come back along tomorrow to see what I have made. Thanks.....Lea

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

ilovepromarkers challenge - - embossing





Sunday, 14 April 2013

King Alfred!

Hello everyone
I am gutted to tell you I have no card to share today. Unfortunately I have mainly been in bed today poorly. I did go downstairs for an hour and put some papers together but that was all the energy I could muster. I do have a lot of cards I did at the beginning of this adventure that I haven't shown but they were mainly made with kits and I would rather show my more up to date stuff. So I will show nothing. I have had a few hours blog hopping on my iPhone while resting. It's the next best thing to crafting myself. I love looking at the fabulous work out there. I had no idea there were so many talented people in the world. I thank you all for keeping me sane today. 

I am not the only one with a hobby in this house. My lovely husband is a cake maker and decorator in his spare time. He has however had his first disaster today. He misread the temperature for his fruit cake and it looks (and smells) like King Alfred has popped in and burnt some cakes. I feel for him as he spent hours preparing and making it. It's not like a piece of card that you decide you're not happy with and can dispose of. Unfortunately dispose of it we have had to do. Poor old darling needs to start all over again. Fortunately he has laughed about it (helped along with feeding him chocolate and beer). 

Well I am off. I hope to be back at my crafting best tomorrow. I hope you will pop by and see....Lea

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Just for a change!

Hi everyone

What a day I had yesterday. It just seemed to get away from me and then before I knew it I hadn't had time to craft or blog. I have had terrible withdrawals! So sad when that is what my life revolves around now. I missed not having a blog hop either.

Well this morning I decided to catch up. When I looked at my blog I decided it looked rather gloomy so I decided to 'spring' clean it hence I now have a springtime feel to it.....for now! I am one of those people that get itchy fingers every so often and I have to have a play around with things. It didn't take me as long as it did last time as I sort of know what I'm doing now. Sharon's tutorials on Plumroselane are fab and easy to follow when I get stuck. I do have a link to her website on here. She must be one clever lady to do what she does.


Anyway I have also made a card! This card started out like the pink 60th birthday card on my blog (but in different shade of purple)  but something happened along the way and it completely changed. This getting sidetracked is becoming a habit. I hope my daughter who ordered it is going to be happy with me. I'm sure she will let me know soon enough! I might end up having to do another. I'd be interested in your thoughts too. For the tags I used my lovely Inkydoodle dandelion dreams stamps. I then used distress inks to soften the edges. The sentiment also came from the Inkydoodles set. The numerals were from a set I have had for a while. I can't remember which though. I made the flowers myself by cutting some circles into a swirl and then rolled them up. The leaves and purple swirls were from Spellbinders. A bit of ribbon and some jewels finished it off. The photos today are pretty terrible but my camera battery had run out so I took these on my phone. The batteries are charging as we speak.







I have to say I am really pleased that people have started writing such positive comments on my blog. I know it takes a long time for new blogs to become established. I do believe we all have to start somewhere and considering I only started the blog about a month ago I am pleased with how it is turning out. I would be grateful if you would keep popping over here to see what I am doing and if you are happy with it please 'pass me on'.

I am off to do some more crafting. Hopefully I won't be too bogged down with chores tomorrow to be able to drop in again myself. Have fun.....Lea














Thursday, 11 April 2013

Lost the plot!




Wow, am I late today! I have had one of those evenings where I have just completely lost the plot. I started a card for a friend and it has had so many different guises it is untrue. I have changed my mind about six times - I just could not get the look right. I think I am happy with it now.....I think! I decided to have a play with my favourite Inkydoodles stamps. I used my Argyle stamp for the back ground and was quite happy with how that turned out. The 'score card' is also from Inkydoodles too. I have stamped three different versions of it and then I couldn't decide how to place it. Fortunately I wasn't in one of my frustrated moods (usually happens when I can't get a card right) and just sat and looked at it while glugging on a cup of tea and eating a chocolate biscuit. Well this is the final version.  I hope my friend likes it!

Well I am going to keep it short and sweet tonight as it seems to have been a long day today, probably to do with the fact that I had to work all day today. Not a lot of crafting time for me. I hope you have all had a more productive day. I am going to have a whistle stop blog hop to see what you have been up to then I think it is up the stairs to bed. 

Before I go I know I say this every day but I have received some lovely comments on the blog and I am really grateful. I love my card making and I love to be able to show it to you all.....Lea

I have entered this card into the following challenge:



Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Not enough hours for crafting

Good evening everyone

My title says it all tonight - now I am back at work there are not enough hours in the day for my crafting . I am devastated because the whole day has been a Spellbinder day on Create and craft and Ideal World. If anyone has worked out how long until the next school holidays please let me know.....or maybe I need to work out how many years it is until I retire!

I did have an image already coloured with my promarkers so I have used it to make a pretty poppy card. I absolutely love poppies - they are my ultimate favourite flower. I haven't added a sentiment yet. I thought I would put it in my special box until needed then I can add one that suits the occasion. I very rarely use black and white papers and this is the second card this week I have made using them. I think I am moving away a little more from my comfort zone and trying new things. What will I do next?


 I am off now to do a bit of colouring with my promarkers. Thankyou again to people who have left me lovely comments on my blog. I hope you will visit again tomorrow....Lea

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Wedding card


Hi everyone

Hopefully this will find you all well. I haven't had very much crafting time today because it has been back to work for me. I will need to be working out how many weeks until the next school holidays later on!

My card today is a very simple one. Someone I know got married and didn't say to anyone it was happening. I therefore wasn't prepared for needing to make a wedding card. I used an embossing folder for the background and cut the scolloped edge with a spellbinder die.The heart shape was from a Darice embossing folder. Before I ran the folder through the Grand Calibre I inked it to get the pink effect then I just cut the heart out. A sentiment and a bow finished it off. It was a very quick and easy card to put together.

I am going to leave you now as I think it will be an earlyish night tonight. Before I go I would once again like to thank all who have left comments on my blog. I really am grateful....you are all very kind. I hope you will keep visiting to have a look at my cards. Until tomorrow...Lea

I would like to enter this card for this challenge:  
sweetstampinchallengeblog - scallops
sirstampalotchallenge - special occasions

Monday, 8 April 2013

A little bit different!

 Good evening everyone

Here we are again. Where do the hours go? I am pleased to tell you that I actually cleared my ironing pile today, probably why I am so late again!  I know what I would rather be doing. I also had a two hour driving lesson too.

In between having a cuppa and the ironing I managed to make a card with the little flower pics I printed last night. I wasn't sure I liked the result at first but it is growing on me the more I look at it. I think I have got so used to adding a little extra to my cards lately that it seemed a little plain. I am going to enter it into a couple of challenges going on at the moment more for the experience than because I think it will be a winner. Words fail me when I see some of the creations around. I am completely addicted to blog hopping when my laptop is on. I love looking at other people's work - it is stunning! There are some very talented people out there.


Well I promised myself I would keep this short tonight so I will...I can get back to my crafting. I need to make the most of it as unfortunately it is back to school tomorrow. Before I go I would like to thank people for coming along and reading my blog. I really look forward to reading any comments from you. I would particularly like to thank Ami who I have never met but who is the young lady who 'puts up' with my eldest son. I knows she reads the blog even if my son doesn't. Thanks Ami!!!

I am off now anyway. Until tomorrow with hopefully another creation....Lea

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Late today!

 Well hello everyone

I am very late today. I have fitted so much in today even though I was fairly late getting out of my bed. Housework is done, I have gymned (yes I know there's no such word but there could be now!), and I have actually cooked some dinner! Those that know me well know that cooking doesn't come very high on my list of priorities....along with the ironing which incidentally is still piling up (I plan to tackle it tomorrow other wise we will have nothing to wear). I do enjoy washing clothes - probably because all I have to do is put them in the machine and dry them but I do despise ironing. Anyway back to what I was saying, I have done loads.

I also busied myself making a baby card for my nephew and his partner because they have just had a new edition to their family called Daisy. My list of Great nephew and nieces is growing very large. I was going to be doing another black, red and white card but that went on the backburner. Anyway this is what I ended up with. The image is from the Daisy and Friends CD I own which incidentally is where yesterday's image was from. I downloaded yesterday's image from the Whoopsidaisy website (yes I worked out where I had got her from in the end) and it wasn't until later I realised I already had it on the CD. My background paper I made myself using my Inkydoodles Fabric stamps. I stamped strips of the different 'fabrics' and then cut them up and put them back together and then used a stitch stamp to finish them off.

 I then went on to play with some stamps I have had for ages. I put blotches of different colour distress inks on my inking mat and used a paintbrush to paint the stamps. I then huffed on them to dampen them again and stamped them. It is the first time I have attempted to do this so am pleased with the results. I will be adding them to my stash to make them into cards so watch this space to see what they turn out like. As a newish crafter I am still very much finding my feet. I have noticed that most people who have been crafting for a long time have found their niche and tend to stick to a similar style for all their cards. I don't think I am there yet. I am still enjoying playing around.

Before I finish waffling for tonight can I just say thank you to those people that have left me comments on the blog. It is very kind of you. I hope you will keep popping by. Until tomorrow....Lea

Saturday, 6 April 2013

What a colour combination!






Hello all

Well I have been busy today. I actually made it to the gym after not going for months. I actually feel really good for it too. Hopefully I will get back to sparing the odd hour looking after my body better now the lighter nights are here. I just do not want to go out in the winter in the evening. I don't know anyone who does.

 I saw a challenge on line yesterday for people to come up with cards made with black, red and white so I thought I would give it a go. I needed to make a card for my Mum for her birthday next month so I wanted something special too. Well this is the card I came up with. I am really pleased (she grins). I hope you will agree it is quite effective putting all those colours together. I tend to stick with pinks and pastel colours usually so if I hadn't seen the challenge I would never have done a card like this. I used my promarkers to colour the image - I can not remember where I got the image (memory like a sieve - have you noticed?) but it was a freebie I found the other day while blog hopping. If I can find where it came from I will let you know. If you are out there and you see this and it is one of yours please let me know! I don't like not giving the credit to those who deserve it particulary when they have been kind enough to share their work. I used two stamps I own to stamp the sentiment and I added a little ladybird. This was given as part of a birthday present one of my dear friends bought me for me. She kindly gave me lots of little crafting goodies - very thoughtful!

One thing I have noticed with my card making is that if I haven't been given a particular brief (like maybe put someone's name on the card like for an order) my cards flow much easier. I do far too much thinking about the card before making it then I become quite frustrated with myself. I am much happier just going with the flow.
I am itching to get on and do my next one which will also be in these three colours because I coloured two images with my promarkers because I couldn't decide which to use.


 Well guess what? Yep you guessed correct - it is time for more crafting. I hope you pop by tomorrow for more of my rambling....and maybe to look at my latest offering. I would be interested on your thoughts on this card. All the best....Lea


I have entered this card for:
pennyschallenges - Black,red and white

sweetstampinchallenge - scallops


Friday, 5 April 2013

Oh so girlie





Well I was a bit rushed posting this card. I had all of 8 minutes to spare to get it posted on the sweetstampinchallenge for their 'Oh so girlie challenge'. I got there in the end though - phew! I must admit I look at all the other entries and I can not believe there are so many talented people out there. My cards just do not compare....I am not courting compliments - it is just that's the way it is! There are wonderful blogs. I have spent hours just blog hopping nearly all day. People probably think I have too much time on my hands but I am making the most of being on holiday from school. Back to normal next week.
Anyway back to my card my little girl is a digi stamp I had on a CD - my brain has gone to mush and I can't remember which. I coloured her with my promarkers. Gosh I find that so, so relaxing! Girlie to me is lovely pastel colours so I went for the pale blue and pink gingham backed with a darker pink mirror card. Then I obviously finished with a pink flower and ribbon and added my favourite buttons. I enjoyed putting her together and that is the main thing.

I am off to do some more blog hopping. Until tomorrow...Lea
ps. CD was Daisy and friends

I have entered this card on:
 sweetstampinchallenge Oh so girlie
 ilovepromarkers - What's your favourite colour?
Whoopsidaisy challenge - swirls

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Bow or no bow?




Good evening everyone

Well I've had a busy day yet again. I have been tweaking the look of the blog with the help from a comment posted by Sharon from www.plumroselane.com With the help of her tutorial I was able to change my Banner so that the edge of the flower wasn't cut off.Yet again I thank her for her help.

I have also been working on a card for an 18th birthday. I have a bit of a conundrum which is does the card need a bow or do I leave it without? Now there will be those of you that will think 'Is that all she has to worry about?' but us crafters know those little extras are very important. I haven't fixed it yet - it needs a bit more thinking about. I would welcome any comments about this.

My dear husband and son are at football watching Tottenham. I think my next job must be to look at the score so I can gauge what mood they will be in when they get home. Do I stay up to do more crafting or do I sneak off to bed before they get home? I'll let you know.....Lea

I have entered this card WITHOUT the bow into:
whoopsidaisychallenge - Bling challenge

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Spot the difference!

Well hello everyone

As you can see I have no card for you today. I have had a busy afternoon altering my blog. I found a brilliant site for which I am posting the web address www.plumroselane.com The tutorials that a lady called Sharon has put on there are really clear and easy to follow and the new (I hope you'll agree) improved  blog is what I ended up with. I am pleased anyway. It has taken all of my afternoon though so make sure you have a few free hours if you are going to play. I am off to craft now....have fun....Lea

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Quick cards!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you all had a good Easter holiday. It's been very quiet here....but that's just as I like it! I seem to have spent an awful lot of time chatting on the phone. I apologise to those who's ears I have talked off...you know who you are.

Today's cards are two quite quick cards that I did for some friends of ours. I always find it very challenging when I need to come up with cards for two people in the same family in the same week. I managed it but decided to keep both of them really simple. I used two different embossing folders to make my background papers for both (always a really easy way to transform a piece of paper to something a bit different). I used my spellbinders yet again for one of the cards with ribbon just to lift it and the other I just simply added a diecut sentiment I had with a piece of bakers twine.

Time for a walk to blow the cobwebs away and then back to my crafting. Until next time....Lea



Monday, 1 April 2013

Children's cards



Hi Everyone

Well I thought I'd do tomorrows post now and schedule it (I am finding my way around  Blogger a bit more now and have learnt how to do this) as I will  have a busy day. I have had a lovely quiet Easter Sunday and have just played around with my crafting bits and pieces.

I made a couple of children's cards today. The  fairy card was made using a topper from the Sugar Buttons collection from Kanban. I find it is sometimes just nice to do a card that comes together really quickly. The other card is using Birthday Tizzy. This is a digital stamp from a CD. This CD was the first thing I ever bought from the crafting world.....it's all been downhill since then and I have bought an awful lot since then!

I coloured Tizzy with my brilliant promarkers. I just love these pens. I have watched people use other makes of pens on Create and Craft but the promarkers are what I started with and all that I own for the minute. I am quite happy with them for now and I am starting to really get the hang of them. Good old You tube I say - it has been a lifesaver when I haven't known how to go about doing a technique (although I just can not master black hair!!). I did colour Birthday Tizzy on a card I did in an earlier post and I can not believe how different the two versions are.

I have entered Tizzy into:
 pinkgemchallenge - Make it cute

I did start a third card today which as yet is unfinished. My hubby looked at me when I started it and said "You're not doing another surely?". Well you have heard of golfing widows well I guess my hubby is a crafting widower......I am sure there must be many of them out there......I'm off now all. I hope you enjoy your Easter Monday. Until tomorrow....Lea