Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Creative Card Crew Challenge wk 48 - Birthdays

Good morning to you all how are you enjoying this fabulous weather we are having just now? it really does put a spring into your step doesn't it? certainly has lifted my mood, and not before time. I have to say though i just wish the wind would drop a little as it has been a little too cold to sit outside in it. Can not believe just how quickly this Easter holiday is going too and i seem to be chasing my tail a bit. Off to see my sister later this morning, so no crafting from me today.

Now despite feeling quite upbeat at the moment I am not sleeping too well. Why is it as soon as you settle down to sleep your head starts filling up with worries? worries you hadn't given any thought to in the day?????? then you spend the next couple of hours trying to shift them with no avail!!!! I have to say last night I had a particularly bad night, worrying about getting old (something i've never really given much thought to in the past, at least for no length of time) and then worrying about something happening to my lovely hubby and being left on my own!!! now honestly, where did that come from????? All I know is it made me feel awful and it also made me think several things over and now im tossing things around in my mind!

Yes, I know im rambling on, but the point of me telling you this, is I realized I have once again got a little too obsessed with my crafting. So i have decided i will be cutting back on my crafting time even more than before and also clearing alot of my crafting stash. I've done it before, but this time I am going to be a little more ruthless.

Im off to Shepton Mallet next week, but on my return I plan to start clearing all those things i dont use, so if you are looking for anything crafty, watch this space, i might well have it for sale!

Enough waffling from me, your probably asleep by now, and down to business, its week 48 at the Creative Card Crew Challenge. This week the fabulous Janna has set the challenge - "Birthday".

We have the fabulous Stamping Boutique sponsoring us this week, if you have not yet seen their wonderful designs, please go take a look.

For my card i have used the chair and background image from Stamping Boutique, and added one of my favourite tilda images.

I have distressed the background with my distress inks and added stickle highlights.

I have added glossy accents to the flower and stuck tilda on with 3d pads for extra dimension.
The sentiment is from an Anna Griffin set, and i have used my swiss dot embossing folder to add extra dimension.

The papers are from the fabulous Papermania papers - Boutique. I love the classical designs of this design set.

Hope you will join us this week and i look forward to visiting you and seeing your wonderful creations.

Another Stamping Boutique Image

Made this card using another fabulous digital boutique image, how adorable is this little girl, i want a pram like that!

Enjoy your day and the sunshine hugs Linda x


Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, especially love how you have done the background on the first one
hugs Mandy xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

These are gorgeous hun. Love them both. Hope you are well. Hugs, Lainy xx

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous cards hun, love the Tilda one most. Sorry that you are not sleeping well, our minds do some very funny things at times. Hope it settles down soon. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous cards Linda, your Tilda one is outstanding.
Sorry to hear you are not sleeping too well at the moment, try and relax and get a bit "Linda" time.
Nicola -x-

Becky said...

Wow! What beautiful cards Linda, they are absolutely stunning!
Sorry to hear that you're worrying, it's funny because crafting is the one thing which keeps me sane and helps me to escape from worry, so I'd never give it up he he!!
Please don't leave us completely, we'd miss you too much!!

fairymadjo said...

hi hun,
your cards are stunning as always hun,
sorry you did not sleep well :( .i know that feeling hunny :) . well i hope tonight you sleep better tonight :) huggs jo x

p.s look forward to sale hun :)

Tracy said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love the details on the second card, hope you sleep better.
Tracy x

Rebekah said...

These are just gorgeous Linda. I love your Tilda image sitting on the chair it's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing hugs Rebekah x

Paula said...

Hiya Linda,

Wow i adore this card i love this sweet tilda and she looks fabulous on that chair.

Please try not to worry yourself hunny i know how you feel as i do the exact same but you need to try and relax. Chat soon.

Hugs Paula xxxx

JoanOttevanger said...

Hi Linda,
Your card are awesome I love them very much.
And have a great time in S M.

Crystal said...

Linda these are GREAT!!! WOW I am lovin both of these creations!!! WOOHOO Fabulous...AWW I noticed my chat yesterday on fb I was away from my cpu and when I came back you were gone...:( Hopefully we can catch up soon!!! Hugs sweetie!


Beautiful cards Linda. You've really made Tilda come to life!
Hope your worries disappear very soon.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Pascale said...

Love these cards Linda great use of the chair with Tilda. Hun hope you get more sleep tonight. You certainly sound as if you need it.xxx Hugs Pascale

gina g said...

Good afternoon Linda these are gorgeous love Tilda sitting on her chair, sorry your having trouble sleeping hun join the insomniacs club lol. take care luv gina xx

CraftyC said...

These are both gorgeous Linda, very pretty. I agree with the crafting. Family must come 1st and now I craft when I've the time, think its makes it more enjoyable as well. I've had a few sleepless night to let me tell you. Flamin kids are a worry and I'm not even talking about one of mine lol.

Mandy said...

hi Linda,
These are gorgeous cards..Sorry your not sleeping well at the moment..Please don't disappear compleatly we would miss you..
Mandy xx

Marlene said...

Fantastic cards, as usual!!

I hear you on the not sleeping because you have worries! I'm with you on that one. I, too, have worried about what would happen to me if something happened to my hubby, too! Not a pleasant worry....and where did it come from?! I do feel your pain.

craftymum said...

These are gorgeous Linda.
Hope you sleep better tonight. I know what you mean about being obsessive with crafting. I think I am like that at the moment.
Hope you still get a chance to blog a bit and to visit
Love Sarah XXX

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Linda it is so horrible when you can't sleep and horrible thoughts go through your head. I hope you start to sort things out soon.
Love your amazing cards!
Beautiful colours and such gorgeous designs and details!
Take care.
kim x

Nannieflash said...

Hi LInda, wow two fabulous and stunning cards, they are beautifully coloured as well.
Now my love getting old is something unfortunately happens to everyone and worrying about it isnt going to change a thing, so I think its time you but that worry behind you and enjoy your time with your family. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hunny, two such beautifully different cards! Love the colours and images.

Try to have some warm milk, that always helps me sleep, has since childhood, hope you get a good nights worth tonight.

Sending you lots of love and big sleepy hugs, lol! hugs always Heidi xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Linda, been having a bit of a catch up with your blog. Love all your new creations you have been very busy even with what it seems such a lot going on for you. Sorry to hear your not sleeping well, hope things resolve themselves soon.
Lyndsey xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun,love that image,gorjus detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Loving both your cards Linda they are beautiful.
Lorraine x

Karin said...

Morning Hun,

your card are beautifull!!!
Love the designs, colours, papers and beautifully coloured images.

try to enjoy each day hun... life is to short to worry every day. Just take each day as it comes and don't feel guilty when you haven't done everything on your to do list. A lot of things will be there the next day.

Talk to you soon.
Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

Emma said...

Morning Linda
Sorry to hear you haven't been sleeping well. Hope your worrying calms down.
Your cards are gorgeous as always, love the images and beautiful colours you have used.
Hugs Emma x

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