Monday, 9 March 2009

B-Day X-mas card challenge week 22/Pollycraft Cards

Monday morning again, the sun is out but don't be fooled, its cold out there!!! having done the school run this morning, i am not looking for my jumpers!! This morning im taking Ben bowling and we are meeting up with another child who is home educated. Personally i would rather stay indoors, but needs must.

So another week and another challenge. This weeks sketch is mine, so i hope you enjoy working with it. This is my card. This is one of the gorgeous pink petticoat downloads. The papers are again from the smirk range. Its a bit bright, brighter than i would normally do, but i coloured the image in whilst in bed, and the light in the bedroom is obviously rubbish!! as is my camera and the quality of my pictures. I am always so disappointed with my pictures, i don't know what else i can do to get a better shot. Any suggestions will be greatly received.

We have a fabulous prize up for grabs this week, two of the wonderful Whiff of Joy stamps, im sure this will attract alot of interest this week. Come on ladies we will love to look at your wonderful creations.

Thank you to the other design team members who have made beautiful cards using my sketch. I love them all!

Another couple of Pollycraft cards, using my favourite image. This time a couple of thank you cards. I am trying to get a few quick cards made for Jasmines fund raising on Friday for Red Nose Day. I have promised to donate some cards. As per usual i have left it to the last minute.

So ladies, i hope you enjoyed your weekend. I had a day out at a rescue centre and then onto the Barleylands Centre at Billericay. There were two craft shops there both with loads of gorgeous goodies to tempt. But i had hubby with me, so had to be quite good, i only ended up buying a new fiskars border punch called apron lace, will be using it on a card later today if i find time.

I also brought a rubber stamp and a sizzix die of a clover leaf. I hope you are all impressed at my self control!!

We are going back maybe this weekend, im not sure the self control will be as controlled!!

Well i have to get on and get ready for todays trip. Speak to you all later i hope. Hugs for now Linda x


cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun stunning cards again I am sure you are superwoman, how do you manage to make so many stunning creations in so little time
Hugs jacqui x

Tasha said...

Oh Linda i love these card especially frilly millie! Its beautiful i love the brightness of it. I usually place my card under a lamp light makig sure i dont cast a shadow when i take my snap - i find it help and also if you place white card under and around the card it helps reflect the light.
Hope ben has a great time today - you meeting with Jai?
love tasha xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Excellent self control! Well Done!!!!

Great cards, you are so clever!

Mrs W x

Debbie said...

Fabulous cards Linda, I love them all and your pictures look fine to me!
Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Enjoy your time out with's good that he is making new friends...just wrap up warm :D Debbie x

Diane.W. said...

Hi Linda!!! Glad you had a nice weekend & managed to shop,lol!!!
Your cards are beautiful,have a luvly day :o)x

Sue said...

Hi Linda
i think it looks lovely nice n bright card, luv the colours, luv all ya cards, great work hun, have good time bowling, sunny but nippy here to, sue.x

Lesley said...

hi huni!!! i love ur cards that u have been making!!! and ur sketch is FAB!! i will be trying this later!!! and YES I am totally impressed with ur self-control!! as i have none!!! hehehe...luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Wow fab cards linda and your sketch is fab too.hugs amanda xx

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Linda wonderful cards!
You are amazing your produce such gorgeousness and have such a big family to look after I really admire you.
Sounds like the spending was fun over the weekend. Look forward to seeing your new punch on a card.
Hope you win at bowling the best I ever did was 3 turkeys.
kim x

Love to Doodle! said...

Hope you have a fab day - I know what you mean about the chill factor - brrrrr.

These are all fabby cards Linda - how you make so many, I just dont know...I'm down to one a week now it seems - oooerr! Have a good week....have you got that Stampin Up kit yet?


Riet said...

woww Linda,what a beautiful cards.

hugs Riet.x

Rica said...

Hi Linda, stunning cards - I just love them all. My favourite has to be the second one - but that's mainly because I just love pink and green together.
I'm always disappointed with my photo's but everyone says that cards are better in real life.
hugs Heather xx

Trina said...

What adorable cards!! I love the girl in the first card! And your other cards are amazing too!! Great colors and coloring!

Rosemary said...

As usual your card is fabulous.
How you restrained yourself at the craft store I will never know , hubby or not!

Anonymous said...

Fabby cards Linda, love them all :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Tara said...

Great cards Linda, your pictures look just fine! xx

Marcea said...

I am mighty impressed at your self control .... wonder how good you are when you go back,lol
Fab cards hun - they are all brilliant. Hope you ahve fun today

Aija said...

Wowzy, what a great sketch you have done! And ofcourse very beautiful card :)
We are having snow here in Finland. I would rather have sun shine but no...
I am really amazed about your selfcontrol or maybe it is only a hubbycontrol :))))

CraftyC said...

Sounds like you've had a busy few days Linda. Bet your were itching to buy more stash. Tell him your going to the ladies next time and fill your basket while he's not looking LOL. Beautiful cards and cant wait to see more. Enjoy the bowling!

Emma said...

All gorgeous cards linda...lovely to see you got some crafting time.
I am impressed by your control...good job David was with you or who knows what you would have bought!!! Lol
Hope you have fun today out bowling with Ben.
Emma x

Rita said...

Your cards are gorgeous! You have a great blog here & all your cards are so beautiful!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog & leaving a comment it's much appreciated!

gina said...

So pleased you havd a good weekend, gorgeous card as usual Linda, I have been looking for one of those punches, lucky you, they are quite hard to get hold of, look forward to seeing your lovely creations with it :)
Hugs Gina xxx

Sue said...

oh wow these cards are all gorgeous,love your sketch this week and i will try and have a go at this one just for you:) beautiful pollycraft cards too and well done on your spend in the craft shop..i'm sure you will make up for it on your next visit:)


Annie said...

great sketch Linda - I'll have a go a bit later on. and a gorgeous card you made. I never take pictures with the flash as I find it fades the colours, I just find a sunny spot or take a picture under my daylight bulb. I'm no expert and although I'm using DH's Canon digi camera it's always set to auto! hugs, annie x

Scrapmumur said...

Your cards is so pretty, Linda.
Love the colors and the papers., and your coloring is beautiful.
The details are fabulous.
Hugs, Mumur

Donna said...

Hi Linda, fabulous cards hun, love the lace border, don't tell me where you got it because i might be tempted to shop. I'm about to send off my su agreement and have already spent £25 on promarkers so I've been very naughty. Still not getting much crafting done, just too busy shopping lol. Donna x

Jodi said...

Wow! You have been so busy and these cards are absolutely terrific!!
Jodi =)

Donna said...

Hi Linda, I am loving the card you are making they are so bright and cheery and you use such wonderful design papers, hope you enjoyed the bowling this morning, I wish I could have come :) Donna x

Glitter Monkey said...

Really stunning cards Linda! Wonderful images and great colours. Lol Lynn ♥

Denise said...

Linda, your cards are always so pretty! Love those soft pastel colors.

LOUISE said...

Hi Linda, hope you are well... loving all your cards, especially the Pollycrafts. PP download if fab too. I know what you mean going to Barleylands, it is so hard not to walk away from there without something. Love going there too! Have a good day. Lou x

scotspanda said...

great cards, loved the sketch this week! love the papers on the other cards :o)



PS I am in awe of your self control with the craft shopping.......

Natalie said...

More gorgeous cards Linda.

Bev said...

More stunning cards sweetie. I'm with Jacqui here - I want your secret on how to make so many fab cards in such a short space of time!!! x

Ninchen said...

great cards!
i love the images!

hugs janina

Rleen said...

Stunning cards as always. I Love them all!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the images.
Hugs, Vanja

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fantastic cards...can't get over how super productive you are! Love the Sherbet cards again, must dig mine out...thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration Linda.
Carole x

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