Friday 15 April 2011

Birdcage Tilda

I have been playing with my stamps & have made a couple of cards with frame effects like this one, another will be posted in the next few weeks, whilst I am away.
I started out by stamping the leaves using a Lavinia stamp & chalked it to get the green background. I did the same with the grasses, which is a stamp by Dimension Fourth.
Coloured both Tilda  & also the Bridge which is a digi from Digi Doodle shop with Promarkers.
Then created a frame around the card, & stamped with another stamp from Dimension Fourth., then stuck the leaves & grasses onto the frame & placed Tilda on the edge.
Sentiment also by Dimension Fourth & not a flower in sight!
Entered into the following challenges
My Partner in Crafting Crime 3 or more layers
Totally Stampalicious Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Dimensional
Colour Q Colour Pallette with Orange & Green
Rubys Rainbow Amber
Secret Crafter Feathered Friends (There is a bird in the cage, hope it counts)

Don't forget to enter my birthday blog candy at the top of my blog & you could win some fab candy

Monday 11 April 2011

Doohickey Die

My card making has taken a back seat lately, what with all the appointments my son has had to do with buying his first house & of course mum has to be there too. I have had doctors, hospital appointments myself as well as getting ready for my hols on Sunday.
This image was from a  set of stamps free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, I coloured with Promarkers & used a MS punch to give an edge.
Papers were from a friend & I glittered up one of the edges as well as distressing the edges of the image.
Another MS punch used for the vine effect. Flowers from stash.
The butterfly & dragon fly are a Doohickey Die by Magnolia which my very good friends have bought me for my birthday.
Entered into the following challenges
Dream Valley Challenges Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesdays Butterflies
Creative Inspirations Punches/Dies
Make It Monday Anything Goes

Don't miss my sticky at the top of my blog for a chance of winning my birthday blog candy. It will run until 10th May

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Divas By Design

This is a new challenge blog starting up on a bi weekly basis starting 4th May. This has been set up by my blogging friends Rebekah & Jo & they have asked me to be on their DT, which of course I accepted with glee. I am also joined by some of my old OSAAT teamies as well as some new girls that I am looking forward to working with.
Now to start the ball rolling, we have some fab blog candy on offer, go over to Divas By Design for the deets & get your chance of winning this
For those of you who fancy joining us on the DT, details of how to apply are also on the blog, so I look forward to seeing you all for our first challenge on 4th May.

Monday 4 April 2011

Take It Easy

It seems ages since I sat & made any cards, my one & only child is buying his own property, so I am really busy running around & helping him through the process, whilst all the time feeling sick inside as I know I am going to miss him so much. He & I are so close & whilst he will be the other end of town, I realise its time for him to move on at the age of 23. He keeps saying he is glad I am still nearby, so I hope that once he has moved (July/August as it is a new build) things will settle down & I can start to relax again. I think until then I will be like most mums, wanting to keep your children safe each & every day.Better not write anymore, the tears which are never far away are on their way

Anyway, this image is a freebie I picked up somewhere on the net (sorry) & I have coloured with Promarkers. MS punch Deep edged Daisy used to create the strip. Sissix swirls made from scrap card. Chocolate box ribbon made from stash. Flowers from stash, as are the candy buttons.. Sentiment chalked & is from a QVC kit bought years ago.
Added Glossy Accents to the water to give more dimension.

I have entered this into the following challenges
Sentimental Sundays Lets Get Wet (plus sentiment)
Gingerloft Blue
Crafty Catz April Showers (water)
One Stop Crafts Spots & Dots

One last thing, I have not managed to get around my normal blog listings & comment, so please forgive me, I will get back in the swing of things soon..
Oh & and another thing...... I have a blog candy going up in the next week, so please look out for it, this is to celebrate my big 50th birthday.