Sunday, 28 April 2013

Bunches of Love

A friend at work asked me to make a card for their mum - it got me thinking of how my mom would have loved it. My mom was really crafty - always sewing and patchwork. I didn't take up making cards until towards the end of my chemotherapy and sadly my darling mom died at the beginning of my treatment - I miss her so much. She would have really got involved with me making cards and buying stash - she loved butterflies and I think of all the cards I could have made her for her birthday or mothers day - but it was not to be.
I have used a gorgeous Mo Manning image - used pastel shades - as usual - even if I say it myself- it looks better in real life - more subtle and sparkly!!!
This card can be entered in the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge - pastel shades
sugarcreekhollow - numbers and letters
qkrstampede - favourite things [pink - flowers-butterflies]
simonsaysstampschallenge - anything goes

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Missing you already

Its really sad when people move on from work- obviously its good for them- but its also sad to miss a friendly part of the staff. This card is for the numeracy tutor who finishes on the first of May.
I can enter it into the following challenges
totallygorjuss - ribbons and pearls
sketchsaturday - sketch
tildastown - Mayday and flowers
sweetstampinchalleng - anything but birthday
stampinfortheweekend - die cut or punches

Just had awful trouble trying to load this - you know me and technology - the laptop nearly went out of the window!!!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wistful thinking

That's what I think when I look at this Mo Manning image - one of the first I ever bought - I just love the girls face and what she is wearing.
 Well I am surpassing myself this week - keeping up with my resolution of trying to post more often!! It makes such a difference having a craft room - but still not tidy enough to put photos on here of my lovely space.
I will enter this card into the following challenges
sketchandstashchallenge - sketch
whimsyinspires - pretty in pink
pennyschallenges - anything goes

Only 2 more sleeps til the weekend xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Noah's Ark

I love this woodware stamp [thanks for telling me about it Sarah]. It is so easy to colour and decoupage. I have lots of plans for it!!
Today after a lot of thinking I have asked to change my contract at work - after yesterdays trip to the hospital - I need to re-evaluate and although money is lovely - time is far more precious. I am hoping to work 4 days and not 5 - its gone to the big managers - so wish me luck. The thought of one day a week off is wonderful - I might not get more cards made or cleaning done - but the chance to do so would be so wonderful.
I can enter this card into the following challenges
promarkerchallenge - animals
craftdoormagazine - anything goes
addicted-to-stamps-challenge - birthday

Monday, 22 April 2013


Sent this to a special friend who is getting into crafting in a big way - so many penny black stamps its unbelievable!!
Been to the hospital today for my annual MOT - I think if I was a car - I would have been sent to the scrapyard - oh well keep taking the medicine!!
This card is a bit different from my usual layout - I have used acetate and its 8x8 - i wanted space for the sentiment using my favourite stamping up stamps.
i can enter it into the following challenges
cardsinenvy. - anything with wings
/lovetocreatechallenge - bingo [sentiment/ribbon/gems]
charismacardz - flag colors [the flag is red white and black] for my friend leah[trinidad and tobago]

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Playing in Pastel

Have coloured with my pastel promarkers for a change - gives a more subtle effect. I have embossed the back with musical notes - I have loads of embossing folders but never seem to get them out so I am determined to start reusing all my stash.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
ilovepromarkers -pastel colours
totallygorjuss - embossing

Off to carry on sorting my messy room.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Howdy Doody

The saga of the printers goes on - first one completely kaput - binned. The second one John got from work says they were getting rid of it - obvious why when I tried to use it - sounded like an exocet and printed with many various smudges - binned. Got the old printer out of the loft - just needed new inks - bought them - its that old had to be recleaned which used ALL the pink and blue ink- at least it does print black but as soon as that goes I am buying a new printer - which is what I should have done last week - as I have spent over £50 on inks this week thinking thats what the problem was - on a happy note I have just won £40 on last weeks lottery so I am only £15 out of pocket. aaaaaaaaaarggghhhhhhhh

Anyway, I have been using stamps as in proper wooden ones rather than my lovely digis. Here is a card I have just finished - I have finally opened up my Lily of the Valley paper pad - but it hurt!!!
I can enter this little fellow into the following challenges
sketchsaturday - sketch
daringcardmaker - childs play
stampwithsarahkay. - for a boy

have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 18 April 2013

blooming technology!!

I can't get my printer to work - brand new ink as well - everything pink - googled it ans still nort sorted - got the old printer out - thats run out - bought new inks and its patchy...aaargrhhhh. Think I will cut my losses and buy a new one. Luckily I had this image already printed off.
I have coloured it in greens and yellows - very springy colours. I can enter it in to the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge - spring
milkcoffeechallenge - spring
totallygorjuss - spring shades

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Friendship Cards

I am lucky that I have friends in many places - some I have met - some I hope to meet one day. Sometimes its just nice to send a hello card a sort of thanks for being my friend!!!
  I saw this stamp on ebay and it must have been a quiet time as nobody else bid so I got it a bargain price. Its a bit more pastelly than I usually go for. I can enter it in the following challenge
stampinfortheweekend friendship
sketchsaturday - sketch

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Quick Note Cards

Had a lovely stampin up set called bloomin marvellous - very tiny stamps. I thought they would look sweet on notecards - I have made a big batch of them in case I need to send someone a small not. The card was from a massive pile of card I bought at the Kanban shop - that I had forgotten about. Its not clear but some of the flowers are decoupaged with gems.These were definitely some of the quickest cards I have made but they are really effective. I decorated the envelopes to match.
I can enter it into the following challenge
totallygorjuss - something blue
papertakeweekly - anything goes

Monday, 1 April 2013

Grumpy Cat

I love this Penny Black image - whilst sorting I have come across old favourites - I love my digi stamps but forget how wonderful the wooden ones are. I am on a roll today - may even post another card later and thats not even an April Fool. I am going to enter this into the following challenges
challenges4everybody - anything goes
pennyblackatallsorts - one for the boys

In the words of Arnie - I will be back!!!