Saturday, 7 March 2009

Especially for You

Its another bright day and another week has passed me by. March is already in full swing, can you believe it, Easter will be upon us before we know it. Things seem to have settled down here for the time being, and for that im very grateful. So why havn't i got round to more crafting? i have no idea! do any more of you have weeks like this? i seem to have achieved very little this week, craft or otherwise!

I had this weekend planned out, crafting, crafting, and maybe a little more crafting. However, my hubby has other ideas. We have decided to take the children to a wildlife sanctuary in Benfleet, Essex. We had tried finding it once before but failed, we had left the address at home ! anyway today we will try again and i shall have the address firmly in my hand before we leave.

With lunch at my mums tomorrow, thats the weekend almost sorted. Not quite sure when ill fit in that crafting i'd planned!

I have a couple of gorjuss girl cards to post, but will do that tomorrow. In the meantime these are the cards i made this week.

I love the Pollycraft images as you know and this is one of my favourites.

Pink is my all time favourite colour and pink/green combination amongst my favourites. The image has been coloured using my pro-markers.
Papers are from the smirk range and also DCWV. I have used the McGill punch for the leaves and the flowers are of course mulberry flowers. The wings have been glittered and there are some glossy accent highlights to the hearts and flowers, but thats not clear on this photo. As you know im the worlds worst photographer!
Secondly i made this card using one of Sally-Anns fabulous grab-a-doodle designs. I adore Sally-Anns work she is a very talented lady.
Have to admit im not overly sure of this layout. Do you have days when you move things around, and around, and still can't make your mind up? well this is one of those days!

So if this card looks a bit dis-jointed, you know why. I have used the sizzix flourish die cut and the flower is the retro flower punch. The corner is the quickutz die, and the sentiment flower is from the SU punch.

Im still sat here in my PJ's im ashamed to say. So i best be making a move. Need to do something to the bird nest on my shouders, before hubby starts moaning.
Hope you all have a great day however you choose to spend it, will come visit your blogs this evening, sorry i have been a bit behind with my blogging!
Hugs for now Linda x


Jill said...

Ohh Linda I love the sherbert card the colour combo is fab and so preftect for the image, I love your other card too the image and flowers are gorgeous, enjoy your day out with the family hugs Jill x

Suzanne said...

Linda I have days weeks and months like this time seems to go by much quicker as you get older!! Two gorgeous cards and also the ones below which I have looked at but had no time to stop and comment there's that time thing again!!.Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Sue :o)

denise said...

Great cards Linda. love keeping up to date with your creations.Denise x

joey said...

Hi Linda hun, I love the layout on the bottom card it is different and really pretty. enjoy the wildlife sanctuary.

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards Linda. x

Tasha said...

Oh Linda these cards are fantastic they really are beautiful, that bird card is the weetest ever i love it. Thank you for your email, you are such a wonderful friend
love tasha xx

gina said...

I think everyone has weeks like it, even months in my case :) hope you find your sanctuary today and have a good time,
Gorgeous cards love them both
Gina xxx

Donalda said...

Your cards are just beautiful dear. So love them dear such gorgeous coloring as always

Donna said...

Beautiful cards hun, Love those Gorguss stamps.I seem to have done a lot of nothing this week too, Unfortunatly i have a lot of weeks like that. As for your birdsnest, I live with one on my head constantly lol, people used to call me Madusa as they said I had hair like snakes, well that's my lovely friends for you. Enjoy the sanctuary, remember to put the address in your bag this time. Speak soon. Donna x

Lesley said...

hi huni!!! fab card...there is a little something 4 u on my blog!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, I love green & pink together too :o)

Have a fab weekend hun & I hope you get time for a bit of crafting too.


CraftyC said...

I love sherbert too! Lovely cards Linda, enjoy your day out and hope you sorted the birds nest LOL

Sue said...

Hi Linda
i often have weeks like that nothing goes to plan!! two gorgeous cards, beautiful colours pink/green, the little bird one is so cute fabby card, have great weekend enjoy your day out, sue.x

Riet said...

oh woww Linda,what a beautiful cards,l love the image and colours.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Denise said...

Glad to see your back posting your very beautiful cards!!! I just love that pink one! Pink is my favorite color :). That image is so cute. Love the birds too.

Rleen said...

WOW! Linda, your cards are stunning as always! I love the color of the first card and the image is so cute. That cute birds are darling and the design is fabulous, I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.


JoanOttevanger said...

Beatiful Cards you made this week.

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards
Wendy x

Shary said...

Beautiful cards Linda.Really pretty with great colours.
Have a great time with your mum.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, makes it all worthwhile when you get them. xxxx

Marcea said...

scrummy colour combo - love this too. Sounds like you have a nice weekend planned hunny. Looking forward to seeing you GG cards - they are such a dream to play with. Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Love to Doodle! said...

Pure gorgeous-ness Linda! Loving Sherbert and the papers are fabulous - may have to invest - silly thing is I was looking at them in The Range the other day - ah well - there's time! Hope you enjoy your day out tomorrow....and that the weather is kind to you...xx

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Linda and so perfectly embellished, you have used such pretty papers on the first card :) Donna x

Tara said...

Very pretty cards Linda, beautifully coloured! xx

angeljakki said...

These cards are sooo sweet and the colours so fresh. I know exactly how you feel I have not been very productive this week and I am on a training course this weekend so thats a pain too x x x

maddy hill said...

Evening Linda !
fabulous cards as always ! love the pollycrafts - my daughter couldnt resist the stamps lol ... you made a terrific card with it !

love all the cards you have been making and if i was you id stay in your jim jams and craft too ! sounds like a busy weekend !

love maddy x

tiggertastic said...

what a sweet little image you have used in your first card, just lovely use of pink and green as well.

the bird card is very modern and fresh, lovely design

sarah x

Maria Matter said...

Lovely cards Linda!
The Pollcraft image is really adorable, I really must do a little shopping!
I love the papers and flowers you chose for both! I like the birdie always do beautiful work my friend!
Hope you enjoyed your day!
Blessings, Maria

The twins mum said...

Hi Linda your cards are really wonderful i love the pink green combo.
I have to admit I to have many weeks were I plan to do things and they just don't go to plan but as my grandmother used to say "there is always tomorrow"
Hope you enjoyed your day out

Bev said...

Two utterly fabulous cards sweetie!! I love the delish colours of the first one - so pretty and the second card is fab to - those birdies are soo cute x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Perfect Sherbet card gorgeous and yummy colours. In fact, both cards are amazing....hope you have a great day out...sounds like fun.
Carole x

Sue said...

wow, linda these are both stunning cards.gorgeous pollycraft card and colours and the lovebirds are so adorable,love the layout on this one:)

Hope you had a a lovely day out,enjoy the rest of your wekend:)


Kirsten Alicia said...

Hello Linda, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Your cards are lovely - the little birds are gorgeous - and I think we have a lot in common! I can spend hours moving bits around, trying to decide on a layout & I never seem to get as much card making done in a week as I intend at the start! :) Hope you're having a great weekend. Kirsten x.

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Linda, such pretty colours, so love these images.

Joanne x

Sylvia said...

Wow! Linda your cards are both gorgeous! But I especially fell in love immediately when I saw the blue cards with the sweet little birdies...
There are so many beautiful details to discover..and I love the colours you have chosen.. well.. just perfect!!! :-)
{love} Sylvia
PS: Waiting for your Gorjuss Girl cards.... :-)))))))))

Emma said...

Love both cards...the colours and images are gorgeous.
Emma x

Annie said...

two gorgeous cards Linda and love the pretty papers and images on them both. hope you found the wildlife place .. . hugs, annie x

Chrissy said...

These are beautiful Linda, love the colours and hope you had a good day :-)

Vicki May said...

Another 2 beautiful cards. Especially love the first one, the colours and images are so pretty. Hope you enjoyed you day out, and didn't leave the address behind again, you sound more and more like me the more I get to know you lol. big hugs Vicki oxo's

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!! love the design of this card, hun!!!