Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Oh nearly forgot this one ....

How could I.....the SU animal stories Giraffe is so cute This was another card for the baby shower I kept it simple and a simple poem inside for the mum to be .....
I'm in agony today as Ive twisted my shoulder again I must get something done about it.Its happening now more than its not..... lol

Something different for me

I was asked to make a card for a baby shower, Easy I thought,except the sex of the baby isn't known. It's so nice when its a surprise.So I kept it simple and tried to stick with naturals. Paper Trey's "bitty blessings" greetings were of good use here as I don't have much baby stuff.
I'm back making invites now after having a break from them only 50 to go then I can play again.
: )

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Late ... I hope not

I've always loved Alice in wonderland and when I saw these digi images from The Greeting Farm I had to put them in my basket along with a few others of course. Oopps there goes the band around my credit card.
This card is for the battle of the teams challenge over at the greeting farm blog. I'm in a fabulous team with Caz, Sandie and Sam "The stampastic four".
We were given an image of inspiration and to give it a retro-esque feel (hope I've achieved that as its my card that goes up first !!!gulp!!!)
Ive coloured the images in with copics , and used stampin Ups Circle circus and sense of time sets.The sentiments are printed and ink SU.
Hope you like it
Crossed fingers we get through to the next round
Please give us your votes
: )

Friday, 26 March 2010

Anniversary celebrations

.....that's for Hubby and I
I cant believe he's put up with me for all these years
( I had to say that he was peeking over my shoulder lol)
Seriously I'm blessed to have such an understanding hubby
He bought me some bling for our Anniversary (and I love it )
Me..... I bought him some ladders ( well he needed them lol )
There's decorating needing to be done and those windows are looking shoddy lol.
And its also
Hubby's Birthday

and Josh (with some help from Mom printing the picture out) made this card for him.
Josh loves making stuff and this picture is one of my favourites
Josh used a scrap booking kit and chose all the sentiments himself and colours
He's getting quite good at matching things
: )

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

oooh not a square

I love this image its so funny

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

its raining its pouring....

A little snippet of life to make you smile
Kids will do anything to stay outside in the rain
: )

Monday, 22 March 2010

Caught in the Act......

and we've all been there when on a diet and a sticky bun gets hid in the microwave when Hubby comes home lol
I used the spotlight technique for this one and just shades of grey for the back image
: )

This post went awol but seems to be back now lol

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Now I'm a bingo player and I have to say I do this little dance when I win (as I dont win very often )so for this new stamp I had to add a bit of action to my winner when I coloured her in.
I added a bit of bling to her jewellery, well you have to dont you lol.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

La Pashe Blog Hop

The Design team have a monthly challenge to make a card using La Pashe images and a theme
This months theme is "BUTTONS"
I've used the gardener image for my card and I had to make it simple as this card is for a gentleman to give to his wife while she is in hospital he didnt want frills or fancy bits, as he said its not me and she knows its not from him if he gets a card with them on ... so I came up with this. From the heart.
I've used SU buttons for the bouquet and coloured him with copics
Hop over to Karen's Blog to see what she created
then onto Lydia's blog

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring is here ....

Well they say it is but I'm still freezing most of the time and my daffodils are only just breaking through in the garden.
I've been playing with some tapestry stamps again (in between wedding invites)this time I used violets Sweet viola's and violet border (I think they are pansy's but what do I know) I just love the soft delicate effect you get from them. Hope you like it.I'm off to hunt for chocolate now and settle in for the night and watch a mid week movie.
Enjoy : )

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Its Mother's Day

.....and I'm a happy Mum today too. Allowed a lie in, coffee in bed and pressies too....I've got some wonderful Kids and I love them Heep's.
Joshua decorated a little box at school and popped a tea bag and a chocolate in there for mum for later, its been a secret in his bag since Friday and no one has been allowed to go near it til today.
Ive got another book to read (this one I've already read but its that good I will be reading it again lol) and apparently I'm not to do much today ( I can't think how that's going to work with all the odd jobs that need doing today but I'm looking forward to a lovely day of peace and quiet (I wonder how long it will last lol)

Hope everyone has a lovely day today be you a mum or not enjoy your Sunday
: )

Friday, 12 March 2010

On Safari ... I wish

Ive been so wanting to use this zebra stamp again as I just love it and the chance to use the new rubber stamp tapestry stamps give me the perfect opportunity.

I made the background for the zebra's with the African animal zoo set stamping each peg in different coloured inks and then distressing the edges
This card is for BIL birthday on Friday but as I like it so much I think I'll make another one with lions this time oooohh

For a stockist of Rubber Stamp Tapestry Stamps click here

Two weeks and hardest challenge so far...

yes I managed a social night out with the girls
I knew this would be my biggest hurdle to sit through a night of chatting but I did it and still enjoyed my night out without a cigarette.
: )

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Oh I have to giggle at this image.... we have all been there, either as a child or a parent
when we don't get our own way

Working in a Nursery I see allot of this behaviour and I giggle then
behind my hand of course.
Yep Mo's done her fantastic work again catching children's moods lol
I'm off to work in a mo so hope you like
Oh ! the elephants are from SU animal stories set.
: )

Monday, 8 March 2010

Dream, dream, dream......

many a time you can find me staring into space as an adult
let alone when I was a child
(I must have been dreaming I thought Id posted this card earlier )

I just love distressing cards its so therapeutic tearing a piece of paper and getting messy with inks
Makes a change from all the other jobs I've had to do this week and its only Monday.

This is another of Mo's images,they are so fabulous to colour in.
I found some of my flowers out again and buttons!
Don't you just love buttons, add a button to a card and it just pops.
The greeting is from Stampin Up
(which reminds me :) look in the side bar at the offers Stampin up are giving you this month
Perfect pairs 20% off selected punches )
Right I need a cuppa before I have to start again, more ironing I guess( sorry I swore lol) ....

Friday, 5 March 2010

Its friday and a week of being smoke free ....

Yes I had my last cigarette a week ago .
( OMG is it only a week ago )
Ive tried before but this time I am determined and quitting for good.
The week hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be,as I have been cutting down Recent events have made me think hard and rationally about giving up and after having a good talk with my son Joshua on the subject.It was a very in depth chat on the way to school about the pros and cons.
He had some very valid points so the decision was made.
What have I noticed in a week :
  • I'm not as ratty as I thought Id be
  • I'm drinking less coffee (weird)
  • My sense of smell is coming back
Will have to see what other changes happen in future weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend folks
: )

Game Boy... Oh Boy........

My son is so like this most of the time when home,except he has a headset to speak to his friends when sharing in live chat lol

Again coloured with copics and I used some new papers I have and for the life of me I can't remember where they were from ( brain freeze LOL)but its a lovely kit.
Hope you like it :)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Elephants on the stomp

Just a simple little card using SU tempting turqoise

the elephant is from animal stories stamp set
I think the one at the front has stumbled over a rock lol

Monday, 1 March 2010

So you've seen the card now see the dancer..

Watch out Swan lake.... well maybe she's not ready for it yet

but she's getting those turns done to perfection albeit on the floor lol

She makes you smile : )

this is one for a sketch challenge

Over at ILWS I thought Id have a play before the end of the month
I used pocket silhouettes and a couple of SAB sets
I love the close to cocoa and saffron colours together