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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Card for my Nephew

Whoa, get me...my second post in a day! Reason being that I am going to stay with Mum and Dad for a few days to help out after her knee op so needed to get several cards made all in one go. This card is for my Nephew's 21st Birthday on Thursday.  It's in complete contrast to the card in my last post which was Less is More. I'm not that happy with the 21. I had to go freehand as I couldn't find the stamps I wanted to use, they have been AWOL since January when I made a 21st card for another of my Nephews...my craft room sure does need a tidy ;-)

 Items: Navy, Red and Green card from stash, DP from the Pink Petticoat Creative Cardmaking Special Edition, ribbon from local sewing shop, Sentiment from Pink Gem, Martha Stewart Border punch, Woodware circle punches, Ranger Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad, Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad, ProMarkers, buttons from stash and other stamps from a Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion set.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MAWTT  - Card for a Male
Friday Sketchers - see above sketch

Monday, 14 March 2011

Less is More

My hubby really doesn't like 'fussy cards' and much prefers when I add as little as possible to my cards (serves me right for asking his opinion I suppose lol) so when I came upon the Less is More Challenge blog I thought I might give it a try.  I really enjoyed having a go as it gives you a bit more freedom to get inky and stamp rather than spending time deciding what DP goes with that DP, which card candy to use, etc, etc, and stamping has always been my favourite part. This card is for my Mum who had a knee replacement last Monday and is a bit immobile and in need of some cheering up, I've bought some flower seeds to go inside the card as I know she'll be chomping at the bit to get back to the Greenhouse when she's back on her feet.

Items: Square 5" Cream Card Blank, Versa Magic in Thatched Straw and Persimmon, Perfect Pearls (a pinky one but forgot to note the name - oops), stamps both from Little Claire, and just a few dots on the flowers using Sakura Metallic pens in orange and gold.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge - Off the Edge
One Stop Craft Challenge - Clean and Simple
The Stamp Man Challenge  - Floral Theme
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Little Claire  - Flowers


Thanks for looking at my card I would love it if you left me a comment (if I know who stops by I can come and visit in return).

Friday, 11 March 2011

Bring on Spring

What is it with all the germs doing the rounds at the moment, I have now had yet another bout of flu and OMG it must have been bad as it's kept me away from crafting :-(

Anyhoo now I'm feeling a little more lively I have been playing with a new style for my blog and this time I think I happy with it as the colours, etc, etc, reflect me. I might do a bit more tweaking on the placement of things till I am completely happy but as I've just noticed the time I think I had better head for bed....I'm loving the evenings giving out a bit but the mornings being lighter means Elliot waking that bit earlier lol.

Night night and let me know what you think xxx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday and the roast is cooking...

I was doing so well at keeping up with the blogging but alas family life gets in the way. The roast is cooking, hubbies and dads haircuts done so here's a card I made on Friday for my Aunt's 80th Birthday (sorry about the crooked photo) I picked two of her favourite colours and kept things quite simple. The flower ribbon and image have been coloured with ProMarkers whilst the dress has been paper pieced with some lovely daisy patterned paper.

Item's: Rubber Stamp - Sugar Nellie Poppy Fields Gorgeous Girls from Funkykits, Ribbon from Hobbycraft, card from stash, Ranger Stickles, Number Stamps an old See-D's set, Happy Birthday Stamp from a cupcake set by Hero Arts, Imperial Purple Versafine, Tuxedo Black Memento and flowers and buttons from The Range.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at I Love ProMarkers which this week is to use purple and green.