Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge Week 2/Birthday Card

I trust you all had a very enjoyable weekend, i suspect many of you have some lovely new stash to play with this week after visiting the NEC show in Birmingham. I am so jealous of you all, as i would have loved to have gone, but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I will look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you brought and more importantly what you do with it! We are enjoying some fabulous weather here this week, sunshine and warm temperatures. Im trying not to get too used to it as the weather man said it was changing towards the end of the week, typical, i suspect it will be a cold wet Mothers Day! What plans do you all have for Sunday? I'm having my mum to lunch which my hubby will cook. Other than that i have no expectations, i find its best this way, then i can't be disappointed!!!!! I don't want to sound ungrateful but my sons are pretty bad at picking gifts for me! i think ill leave a few hints of the funky kits webshop, although even with that, im sure ill end up with anything BUT crafty stash! Thank goodness for Jasmine, who has much better taste and with each year she gets older, i find my birthdays and christmas's are a little more cheerful, as she actually buys gifts that id like (even if they are just pretty and have no use!), instead of something that will be "useful", like a saucepan or hoover!!!!! She has a strong character, and will argue with her father over what she wants to buy! i had a lovely Build a Bear Bunny for Christmas. My hubby was beside himself, as he thought it was a total waste of money, me i was ecstatic with it! Anyway ladies you probably have hubbys and sons who are a little more thoughtful. Im waffling so ill get on!
CREATIVE CARD CREW CHALLENGE WEEK 2

Tuesday morning again and time for another challenge over at the Creative Card Crew Challenge. This week you are to make a card using no patterned papers. This i have to admit was a challenge for me. However it can be done, maybe not well, but done none the less. My card for this week is using the fabulous whiff of joy mouse and cupcake image, one of my favourites!

I've stickled the flame and icing on the cupcake. Flowers are from imaginese with some white flowers cut from lace trimming. Diamante centres from stash.


This week we have a set of Claire Curds sentiments stamps up for grabs, so we would love to see your designs. Please join us again. Last weeks entries were all gorgeous, and we would like to thank each and every one of you who joined us.





Yesterday was my friend Sallys birthday, as always i'd left making her card to the last minute. I used this lovely Lola Rose image from Pink Petticoat. I so love the downloads available from this site, as they are a real pleasure to colour in.



Papers are from a HOTP pad and the die cute is a Sizzix Bigz die, flowers again imaginese.


Just birthday/Christmas Card Challenge Week 24
I am totally disorganized as most of you know by now. For some reason i managed to lose the card that i made for this weeks challenge. I thought i had posted it on the challenge blog already and was surprised not to see it on this weeks post. So i have to make another one!!! I will be back to post it later this morning.
This week we have this wonderful whiff of joy stamp up for grabs, and a wonderful sketch from very talented Kirstin. So please join us in this weeks challenge, we always enjoy visiting your blogs and seeing what you come up with.


Hope you have a good day back later with my card. Hugs Linda x




62 comments:

scotspanda said...

hi hun, glad to hear you've got some sun, we are finally catching a glimpse of it today but it is still frosty and cold this morning!

In my experience dropping hints is no good with men, with my hubby I either buy it myself from the joint account then hand it to him to wrap or I email him the link to the item!! It is the only way to get what you really want.........I think men are afraid of craft shops. Either that or ask for a voucher for a craft shop/website thats what I do with my brother lmao........I have all the men in my life sorted :o)

Lovely cards by the way lol

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Moni said...

Beautiful cards, love the layouts! Hugs, Moni

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, especially Henry mouse he looks fabulous.

Paula said...

Hi Linda your card's are Beautiful hun love the card with the woj mouse he's so so cute. Men are useless when it come's to buying crafty pressies lol i tend to ask for money now saves on the dissapiontment lol.
Paula xxxx

Shary said...

Beautiful cards Linda each and everyone of them. Gorgeous!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Hello hun, I do hope all is well with you :) I love love love your mouse with cupcake card!!! I have been seeing that little darling image everywhere , and Im loving it!!! Love how you colored and designed your card!!! I know what you mean about the weather, it changes here in the blink of an eye. One day its hot, next its snow'n. sheeeesh mother nature cant decide...LOL Anyways I cant wait til it stays warm all the time. :)Well im off to get ready for work, I do hope you have a wonderful day and week, and I will be back to try out the challenge. Im hope'n later today :) Maybe Ill post wed, or thurs:) Thank you again!!

Hugs to you!!
Cheryl

Linnie said...

fab cards as always
linnie

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, I love the little mouse. I don't know what happening mother's day but I'll be lucky if I get any cards!!

Sue said...

Hi Linda,these cards are stuning,i absolutely love the first card and i have to say it is one of my faves you have made,really beautiful. I know what ya mean about gift buying..lol mine always end up buying me choccies,but today i hinted at hubby that i want something from Running with scissors craft shop ...so we will see..lol

love and hugs darl:)

Sue
xx

Enfys said...

Lots of lovely goodness to look at today, I am in love with that little mouse image. Hope you have a great week
hugs
Enfys xx

Riet said...

woww Linda,what a beautiful cards,l love the image ,l love the colour combo.

hugs Riet.x

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous cards so pretty and gorgeous ,love them ,hugs Dawnxxx

Denise said...

Linda,
Those cards are so pretty!! I love the way you use the flowers, so pretty with the bling. What a neat idea to cut the flowers out of the lace!! Thanks again for everything.
HUGS~

CraftyC said...

A fab selection of cards Linda, love the 1st one. I wont be holding my breathe on mothers day either, cook the dinner myself no doubt, and if I were to get a gift, I think I'll pass pass out so not gonna think about it! LOL. Be nice to spend the day with your family, enjoy!
Clairex

Tab said...

Hey sweetie! Gosh I blink and loads of cards appear on your blog...you must have card making super powers LOL, it take me ages just to make one LOL. Love all your creations honey, they are too delish for words!
Hugs Tab xxx

Ps I would have been dead chuffed with a Build a Bunny or Bear too LOL!

Emma said...

Gorgeous cards Linda as always...I just love Henry and he still looks fab with no patterned paper.
Lol at the boys buying pressies...thank heaven for little girls!!!
Emma x

maxine said...

Beautiful cards

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Linda you have been busy, the ickle mouse looks fab, lovely to see some sunshine.
Im looking forward to Alley pally in april maybe you could make that one??? sue.x

Annie said...

beautiful cards Linda and such cute images and pretty papers. hugs, annie x

Anesha said...

Your cards are wonderful. Hope you get some great gifts. Looking forward to having the house done. Have a great week!
Hugs
Anesha

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blogspot, I see you also have made some really lovely cards and the colouring is beautiful. I like the way youve given the icing on the cake a real glitter, what a clever idea, I think I might steal that one. Well done, love Shirleyx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

your cards here are so beautiful Linanna really love them!! :) thanks for your kind comment ♥

Jacilynn said...

Such great cards! I'm glad I found your blog. I'll be back. Hugs

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun, I so agree with you about boys although my eldest is always very good and usual buys me Gift Vouchers from Crafts U Love, I asked my No 2 son for a paper trimmer and laminator for my birthday but he wouldn't get it, bought me a dressing gown instead. he!he!
I love the cards you have made dear your colouring is perfect and how brave no DP
Hugs Jacqui x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both cards are fabulous Linda and I love the sweet mouse image and gorgeous papers, your second card is equally stunning and love the cute Bella, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Linda and your Henry Mouse card is gorgeous, I think he looks great without any patterned paper, it works really well. I think your hubby and my hubby must have come out of the same mould, he has no idea unless I send everything to him a link via an email lol! Donna x

Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful Linda, I especially love the pink one, its so delicate looking and the little flowers are adorable. Now Linda.....what you do is, tell the boys that you are ordering their Mothers Day present and when it arrives you will give it to them to wrap lol, oh but don't forget to get the money off them first, thats very important lol. I have no plans yet as to what I will be doing but a squabble free day would be bliss lol. Take care. Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Linda families eh!
Your cards are just wonderful!
Such gorgeous designs and wonderful colours!
I love them both!
hugs
kim x

Sharon said...

Your cards are so stunning Linda. You always manage to get the perfect image, with the right embellishments. Love your work
Sharon xx

Sparkle said...

Very cute cards!

JoanOttevanger said...

I'm so lucky to have 2 daughters and there making cards also.
So mostly I get craft things for Mothersday our Birthdays.
Only I had to wiat to the second sunday in May then its overhere Mothersday.
I like your pink card you did a great job.

bumblebee creations said...

Lovely cards Linda!!! I really like the mouse with the cupcake!!

Deb said...

beautiful cards as always Linda, I love the fabby images you used! We finally got some spring like weather today, hurrah! I so enjoyed it, even got some clothes dried outside, 1st time in months! so love spring!
Have a great evening, hugs Debx

Jodi said...

These are both so pretty! I love the detail you added to your first card with the stickles!! For your next card, I love the colors you used!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

joey said...

Hi Hun, gorgeous cards, I love your makes, they are always so different. Hope you are ok, shall reply to your email soon hun sorry Joey.xxx

Crafting Joanne said...

It's been lovely here too, but as you say I doubt it will last.

Both cards are beautiful hun, love the colours and layouts to both.

Joanne x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Linda.
You always add such wonderful details to your cards.
So beautiful!

Karen x

angeljakki said...

Lol, I know exactly what you mean about the boys. I only have 1 and on valentines I get "you don't need a day to know I love you" sometimes he can out do himself. On our crystal anniversary he managed to get a pair of glasses that I had seen the first yr we where together. So I can't work that one out.
Love your cards, the cake on the mouse card looks good enough to eat x x x

LOUISE said...

Fab cards Linda, love them ! Hope you are well, and I know exactly how your feel about dropping big hints, and getting exactly the opposite. I have just resorted to not hinting anything, and just what I want myself. Have a great day Lou x

betty said...

you've made wonderful cards! specially I like the pink one, because of the nice color :) The details with the stickles on your cards look very pretty!
liebe Grüße

Rleen said...

WOW! More gorgeous cards Linda. I love the cute images and the colors. Fabulous job as always.
Thank you so much for all the sweet comments you left in my blog. Much appreciated.
Have a wonderful day my friend.
Hugs,
Arlene

Steph said...

Hi Linda! Great makes today, as you might have guessed I especially love the Pink Petticoat one! Those aqua swirls are gorgeous x

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Linda. Love the images and the fab colouring. Michele x

Heather said...

These cards are so cute!!!

I love that little mouse and the cupcake and the glitter!!!

I really enjoyed your cards!!

Heather

Tasha said...

Linda wow beautiful cards - you are such a talented lady. And thank yo for worrying about me
love tasha xx

Jill said...

nice to hear you've been enjoying the sunshine hun and I love your cards they are gorgeous, hope you get some cratfy gifts for mothers day you deserve it hugs Jill xx

Terrie B x said...

Yaaah may we have sunny days forever!!!
Fab creations Lynda..
Have a lovely Thursday:)♥

Debbie said...

WOW so many beautiful gorgeous cards I love the little mouse Henry he has to be my favourite. He looks fabulous.

Gorgeous hun

Debbie
x

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful cards Linda!
I love the cupcake & mouse.

Julie

Sandra said...

Hi Linda...beautiful cards as always,love the WOJ one,i've had this stamp for an age now and still haven't inked it up yet.
Hope you get some new craft stash for Mothers Day,
Thank you for your kind comments and well wishes for my mom,
Take care
San xx

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Linda! love that sparkly blue swirl!!!
Linda you should just buy the gift you want and give it to your men folk to give to you at the proper time! Then everyone's happy! They're men, they're not programmed to buy the perfect gift!LOL
We had a beautiful day here too, but the forecast is for cooler, rainy weather by the weekend....spring will be here soon...keep watching out the window! :)
blessings, Maria

POPPET said...

Hi Linda, cards are gorgeous and your psot made me laugh, a hoover lol, my hubby buys me crap too, they have no idea but i warned him last year i would get him a new frying pan if he ever got me crap again, so he was trying to be sneeky and got me some stamps but had them addressed to me and they came yesterday fool he is lol...

Hugs Pops x x x

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Linda, I love the first one especially. x

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Linda, I love the first one especially. x

Angel's Delight's said...

Hi....
Been and had a look back on what i missed you uploading this week,
All absolutley gorgeous, loving them all...
Take Care,
Hugs Angel

Cheryl Joshua said...

Your cards are beautiful,you have done a fabulous job with no DP!!!
.....lol......I think all men are like that! Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog!

Carole said...

MORE stunning cards Linda...they are all super gorgeous. What a cute mouse image.
Hugs
Carole x

Chris said...

Hi Linda, your cards are so beautiful and I think you did the no patterned paper card brilliantly, it's so pretty! Hope you do end up with some nice gifts for Mother's day and I know what you mean about Sons as I have two and it's always a bit hit and miss LOL! Enjoy your day and relax anyway. Hugs, Chris xxx

Simone said...

Wow, really fabulous!!! Beautiful cards!
Simone

Jamee said...

i love that cupcake card!! i have a thing for cupcakes, haha!!

Heather said...

OK, so WOW! I love these cards! The girl one knocked my socks off! I have to see her!!! You colored her in so pretty! I think she is cuter / as cute as bella!!! and I LOVE my bellas! SOOO I will have to check her out!:) You are so talented! these are so sweet!

Love to Doodle! said...

More scrumminess Linda....I love the mouse card - such a fab image and I love the stickles...

The second one is so pretty - fab colour scheme...xx

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