Sunday, 1 February 2009

Crafty Pad Challenge wk 7 / My Babies/A Swap Blog

This is going to be a long post my friends so hope your sitting comfortably.

Sunday again and another challenge on the Crafty Pad blog site. This weeks challenge is to include embossing, albeit dry embossing, or heat embossing.

I decided to incorporate both in my card this year, although you can't clearly see the heat embossing frame surrounding the faith image. The swirly border down the left hand side is a cuttlebug embossing border, highlighted with stickles. The water is also heat embossed.

If you enter this week you have the chance of winning this fabulous prize below.

The wonderful Debbie has been very busy lately and is releasing these new stamps tomorrow. Aren't they just great? Go and check them out here.

So its been a fairly busy weekend. I have been catching up with my image swaps, and am pleased to announce i am up to date, so anyone expecting images will be getting them early part of this week, apologies for the delay.

I also made a few cards to accompany the images, unfortunately i forgot to photograph some of them, but here is one i made.

I didn't get round to making the valentine cards though and only have this one to show you today. This is using another one of the fabulous grab a doodle downloads from my very talented friend Sally-Ann.

Now ladies for something i thing alot of you might very well be interested in. I have recently been in touch with the lovely Emma. She had been thinking about a new blog where we have the opportunity to swap images. With the credit crunch hitting us all, we thought it might be good if we could find a way of getting some new images without having to buy all those wonderful stamps that are out there right now! So ladies if you are looking for any specific images and can not afford to buy the stamps just now, but have something you can offer in return, go over to the Stamparound blog and find out how you can do this.

Please feel free to add this banner to your blogs. We are still looking for 25 ladies to join us in this venture, if your interested please remember to go here.

Hope to see some of you there.
These are the latest cards by my daughter Jasmine, i have to say i was very impressed with them, as she had absolutely no help from me!!! and she did these 3 in less than an hour. I need to get some tips from her i think!!!


And finally, my babies! These are my bearded dragons introducing Sandy on the right and snowflake on the left. This is them after having a bath, they are drying off on one of my newly washed towels!!!! - dear hubby put them on here!!! as if i havn't enough washing to do as it is. I now have to re-wash this towel!!!!

I am very pleased how clear the second photo came out, i just wish my photos of my cards were as clear!!!

So we went to pizza hut for tea yesterday, and I ate far too many carbs!!! and later wished i had stuck to the salad bar. When will i ever learn, to listen to my stomach, telling me its full already!!! Mind you that goats cheese pizza was delicious! unfortunately i had no room left for desert, no matter how much i jumped up and down!

So ladies it salad for me today for lunch, or a plate of vegetables and a bit of meat. While the rest of the family tuck into roast potatoes, yorkshire putting and honeyed parsnips!

It is very cold here this morning and the wind is blowing everything everywhere! I have no plans for venturing out today. Just a bit of crafting and maybe a film.

Hope you are having a good day, will speak to you again in the morning. Hugs Linda x


Tasha said...

Your babies are gorgeous, i showed them to Millie and she said she wants one lol! Jasmine has certainly caught the crafting bug - she has great spacial awareness, im so suprised they are all her own design!
Loving your cards as always - what CB folder did you use for the embossing?
Love tasha xx

Kath said...

wow fabulous card Linda and your daughter is one talented little out Mum...crafty stuff disappearing...enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Kath xxxx

Chris said...

Love those bearded dragons, the photo's are wonderful Linda! Your cards are stunning too, love all the embossing and pretty colour schemes. Jasmine's card is so beautiful, she has a lovely style, you have a very talented girlie there. Hugs, Chris x

Donna said...

Lovely cards by you and Jasmine, Linda, its lovely to see the children creating and I think Jasmine is a chip off the old block lol! :) Donna x

Donalda said...

Oh hon Jasmine's and your cards are just beautiful dear. You should be so proud of her. Isn't it nice having someone to stamp with??? Just gorgeous dear.

joey said...

Hi Linda hun, Wow wee your babies are lovely but I would run a mile lol. fab cards as always. will email you sorry i havent had the chance sooner.

ps: Jasmines cards are fabby too.x

Riet said...

what a gorgeous cards Linda.
en hele mooi foto's'.

hugs Riet.xxxx

bubblegum said...

Hi Linda - thank you for making such a beautiful card with Faith for this weeks challenge. :) Love the paper you have used and the dwhole design of your card. :) :)

Your other cards are fabulous too - you have been busy. :)

And your babies - great pics of them - they look adorable. :)

xxDebbie the crafty pad

Lynsey said...

Beautiful cards Linda! Hope you are well.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Jilly said...

your babies are gorgeous Linds. Will have to send you a pic of my dragon sometime although he is not very tame poor thing i think my little ones frightened him.

torpenhow07 said...

Great cards you have made there Linda and Jasmines are fab too.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend

mueppi said...

Your cards are wonderful, Linda!!!!
I can see, that your daughter is one talented little lady!!!!
The photos are great!
Hugs Gisela

Natalie said...

Linda, both yours and your daughters cards are lovely. Great photo of your babies. TFS. x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What great photo's of your babies, Your cards are all gorgeous Linda and such beautiful details, Jasmine's cards are also wonderful and she is a very talented, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sue said...

another gorgeous selection of cards Linda,they are all fabulous.I love Jasmines cards and i'm pleased she's using her die cuts,she's a very talented little girl...just like her mam:)

Take care if you get snow tomorrow and don't go out in your car:)


Zoe xx said...

Woow, you have been really busy sweetie - i adore every single one of those cards - they are gorgeous. I like Jasmines the best though :) How clever is she - i would get her making the rest of your valentines ones!!!! It has been soooo cold here and we have had snow - woohoo i love snow, i am like a kid when we get it!!! Take care babes and i will catch up with you very soon!!
Zoe x x
oooh and Jasmine - your mum said that you can go and play with all of her gems and to make sure that you get alll the glitter out!!!!! Dont finish untill the new craft room sparkles :D

Dawn said...

Hi Linda
wow you have been busy - your cards are stunning and loved your Crafty Pad one this week - gorgeous background!

And wow I love your dragons - how cool are they!!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda.
Love Jasmine's cards too.
The pics of your babies are great. They look really majestic ...but I am terrified of them. LOL.

Karen x

Angelo said...

I have an award for you on my blog! Go have a look :)

Hugs, Kristin :)

LOUISE said...

Fab cards Linda, love them all, you always do such an amazing job. Love your little babies too! Louise x

Love to Doodle! said...

More fab cards Linda...and Jasmines are even more fabulous!

Love the cutey photos of your pampered pets!

Mmmm....we love Pizza Hut! Glad you had a good time...xx

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