Wednesday, 31 March 2010
This weeks Challenge is "Pretty Pink", how simple is that? we want to see your pink creations. That was easy for me, as pink is my all time favourite colour, did you know that??? the wonderful Home Sweet Home Kit lends itself perfectly for this challenge. It is available to buy here. At just £1.99 for the complete download kit, can you afford not to buy it? All the elements in this card apart from the ribbon and pearls are from this wonderful kit. Great value and great quality too!
What yummy papers, combined with brown hues! delicious, almost good enough to eat! and as you all know im loving those easel cards!
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
I found this fabulous papers in a QVC set that ive had in my cupboard for some time. I believe the papers are cosmo cricket, but am not sure. What a fabulous kit this was too, so many papers and other elements, which were invaluable for this card.
I would like to say this effect was done on purpose, but you know different. I coloured the white lace flowers with the same distress ink pad and added pearl centres.
We would love you to join us this week at the Creative Card Crew, and look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.
Monday, 29 March 2010
Inside decorated with more delicious "Sweet" papers and some of those lovely glass baubles.
More papers from DCWV this time the Latte stack.
Downloads by the talented Sally Ann at the Digi-Stamp Boutique.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Rocky Bear woke us up at 7.00am this morning, it was really bright and sunny. I hope this weather is going to last as it does really life your spirits.
I have so far had a very good weekend, firstly after an absolutely gorgeous walk yesterday morning through the bluebell woods, we went to a nearby garden centre for an English Afternoon Tea, oh my goodness, ive never had such gorgeous homemade scones in my life. I shall be returning today given half a chance! and if not definitely next saturday!!!
Then we came home and i set to work on some DT cards, while my hubby started tidying the garden, and un beknown to me, started erecting the recently inherited greenhouse. It has spurred me on to think about summer and sorting out our much neglected garden! As you know we got Rocky Bear at the end of last May, a very wet winter has left the garden totally destroyed! we need to think about what we are going to do, starting with getting a skip and clearning the garage and garden of debris. We have planned to do this over the Easter weekend, even son Jamie has agreed to help!
So watch this space over the next couple of months, where hopefully you will see my creativeness taking a new direction!
Now im waffling, and on with the reason for my post today. I received some fabulous news last weekend, I had been offered to join a new DT. I am absolutely thirlled to be given this opportunity, and it has helped to lift the dark cloud that has been hanging over me for sooooo long. This along with other happenings lately has made me feel positive for the first time in a long while!
My lovely friend Helen has been creating her own digi-downloads. This is a fairly new project for Helen, who also creates lots of other crafty items, including her famous knitted dolls that have infact been hitting the television shows of late. Please go take a look here at all the wonderful things she makes. She is a very clever lady! Anyway, im waffling! Helen has decided to put together a DT to promote her digi-images, and i feel honoured to be asked to join her. The other DT members are Jilli, Jane, and Heidi, all a lovely talented group of ladies, whom im thrilled to be working alongside. Please go take a look at their wonderful cards im sure you will be inspired, as i am, each time i visit their blogs!
I hope you will enjoy the images and my cards! I have to be honest this is my favourite image of this adorable easter rabbit - Roger!
I have coloured in roger with my pro-markers and he is a dream to colour. Have used just plain cardstock which ive embossed and punched. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp that I received in a RAK ages ago, I love the font!
Border punches are fiskars apron strings and a x cut scallop border punch, a bargain at £3.99!
My second card has been made using again basic cardstock that has been embossed and also some MME papers, im afraid i dont know the design.
The Easter wishes sentiment is a stamp by Papertreyink. Another gorgeous font and the set is called Mixed Messages Vol1 No29. Which has a selection of very useful greetings!
Now i have waffled on for far too long already, i hope you enjoy your sunday I will be back tomorrow with a card for the JCBC challenge!
Hugs Linda x
Have used one of my favourite Martha Stewart deep puches and added pearls and ribbon which ive had an eternity.
Have glossy accented the flowers and stickled her wings. Running out of frosted lace stickles, otherwise would have completely stickled her little wings!
Thank you for looking have a lovely weekend, hugs Linda x
Friday, 26 March 2010
Have done another easel card, sorry for those of you who are sick of seeing them! kept the colour plain and the layout simple. Silver and gold looks fresh and fit for a wedding celebration, dont you think?
I love these Martha Stewart heart punches, but havn't used them nearly as much as i should do!
Stickles on the flowers of the brides head dress and the martha stewart flower punch for the flowers and foilage.
Do you think they're comfortable????
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Papers are from my scrap box but digi downloads from The Creative Cottage. Im not sure where the image is from, so if anyone can enlighten me i would be very grateful.
Might be back later with more cards using this sketch! Enjoy your afternoon hugs Linda x
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
We are thrilled with the number of you joining in with our challenge, we hope you will join us again this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and looking at your wonderful creations. Remember you dont have to use Creative Cottage products to join in, although it would be great if you could.
Monday, 22 March 2010
At the weekend i came across a post about a new Sweet Pea Challenge. Oh my goodness a challenge devoted to those gorgeous Sweet Pea images, how wonderful. There is also a DT call.
These papers were in my stash, but i have no idea where they come from! i cut out the acetate dragonflies from a sheet i had from a Dawn Bibby set! yonks old, and about time i used it!
Thursday, 18 March 2010
This fiskars apron strings border punch has unlike my nestabilities been used time and time again, definitely one of my favourites!
This was the sketch you could use ifyou wish, but the actual challenge this week is to use 3 circles! easy!
Am also entering into this weeks Cards for Men, which is titled Happy Birthday!
Back later with another challenge. Hugs Linda x
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
I have used one of my favourite Creative Cottage Kits called Bags of Style. Available to buy here.
These papers are just great, in tones of pink and black! my favourite combination.
I have made this card for my friend Sally's birthday which was yesterday. She loves bags and shoes, this card has a bit of a twist!
If you life the handle of the bag, you pull out another small bag/purse.
The first bag has been put on 3d pads to give dimension and to take the additional bag/purse!
This purse opens and has been embossed with my cuttlebug embossing folder to make it look like leather!
And although i havn't shown it here, ive added a Marks and spencers voucher inside.
I hope you like my card this week, and will join us with week 2 at our challenge blog.
I look forward to visiting you and seeing what you come up with this week, enjoy your week, hugs Linda x
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
We would love to thank everyone who joined in with our birthday celebrations last time, we had a ball looking at your creations.
Also a big thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy. I am sorry you can't all be winners, but my daughter chose My BLOG CANDY WINNER therefore is Bev from Bev's Creative Crafty Moments. Please can you contact me via my email firstname.lastname@example.org so i can get your prize out for you. Thank you. If i do not hear from Bev by Saturday then i will draw another name.
Onto another fabulous challenge this week for which I have used one of these dragon image which i think is High hopes, but may stand to be corrected! Have used some MME papers i believe, and used my prisma colour pencils to colour the image and distress inks round the image.
Well its tuesday and i have to get ready for walking rocky bear and the school run. Its my friend Sally's birthday today so we are having a light lunch out. Im sure it will do me good when i get there, but as i feel at the moment i would much rather stay tucked up indoors and asleep! im so tired, and this awful low mood has returned, although maybe it never really went. Finding it very hard at the moment to stay motivated, but hey ho, on with the day!
Monday, 15 March 2010
Go take a look for yourself there is sure to be something you will fall in love with. Again papers are from the DCWV Latte stack which i just adore!
Right, must dash, hopefully back later with my christmas cards, have a fabulous day , hope the sun is shining where you are.
Hugs Linda x
Secondly thank you to Katrina, who sent me a surpise RAK yesterday totally unexpected and much appreciated, it really did bring a smile to my face. Thank you.