Saturday, 24 September 2011

Another Baby Boy ...

There seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment for baby boy cards at work, although the next two babies due are supposed to be girls, can't wait to get started on pink cards lol. I used this cutie image from Mo's Digital Pencil as they are so fab for baby cards.

I did make a bit of a mistake though I dropped the copic after I had coloured him in and made a bit of a mess of the circle he was sitting on, so I cut him out and placed him on an embossed circle instead and I must say I prefer it now, a happy accident.

Image: "Diaper Crew" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "Baby Boy" Nit Wit
Cardstock: Stampin up
Brad: Eyelet Outlet

Thursday, 22 September 2011

4th and Final entry for tonight

This is my first Christmas card for 2011, all my best intentions went out of the window in January so I will be skidding in by the skin of my teeth again this year lol.

I think I may need to take the picture again in daylight lol as it looks a bit weird.

Image: Nit Wit Stamps free with Simply Homemade magazine
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Cardstock: Stampin up Kraft
Sentiment: Elzybells ( Sadly closed but not forgotten)

3rd Entry for Less is More Challenge

3rd and final Halloween entry for the Less is More challenge, be back in a minute with a different variation on a theme.
Images: Dustin Pike

2nd entry Less is More

Second entry for Less is more, same as before but with an orange glossy caramel apple lol.

Images: Dustin Pike

Less is More 1000 Entries Challenge

I am so sorry for the picture quality tonight but I really wanted to enter the Less is More 1000 entries challenge. I have made 4 cards all almost identical and I will post them all one after another so I can enter them all lol.

I am always inspired by the creations I see out in blogland and have loved seeing all the LIM creations for a while but never dared to join in until now. I think it was Lisa's mammoth entries this week that made me pull on my big girl panties and just get on with it....

So onto the first entry....I saw these images on a card on Dustin's blog and couldn't find them anywhere so I asked him if they were for sale...and it turns out that the lady concerned had combined two of his images to create them so Dustin being the kind and generous person he is made three versions and offered them as freebies. thank you Dustin they are awesome.

Images: Dustin Pike

It's just not cricket....

Before I say anything about this card I need to apologise for the pants photos, I finished this card late at night and needed to get it posted first thing in the morning so the light was awful.

You may recognise the papers and layout from the golf card I made a few weeks ago, I used the offcuts and as I liked the other card I decided to almost copy it lol. My friends hubbie loves cricket and as he is Jamaican the flag colours needed to be featured. I have no idea if the colours of the uniform are correct and no time to check I went with what I thought would look good.

Image: "Cricketer" Just Inklined
Papers: "Fresh Start" Summer Driggs
Cardstock: Papermill & Walmart multipack
Nailheads: Josy Rose

Saturday, 17 September 2011

I like to ride my bicycle...I like to ride my bike...

bicycle, bicycle....are you all singing along or am I the only one old enough to know the words lol.

I made a card just for fun woohoo, the crafting seems to have been one event after another recently and no time for a just in case card. I think I need to start planning ahead a bit more and then I wouldn't find myself with ten cards all needed for that week lol.

I love the cards Vicky makes and she is always tempting me with papers, images and bits so I thought I would make a card inspired by her. I have used a Pollycraft image and nitwit papers, I must confess to already having the papers but never using them together. The photo looks a little washed out, need to find a better place to take the photos.

Image: Pollycraft
Papers: Nit Wit
Cardstock: Stampin up "Crumb Cake"
I love brads and am just about to place an order from eyelet outlet, when I see them on the screen I can think of loads of ideas to use them but when they arrive I can't bear to, is anyone else like this or am I all alone lol.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Happy Anniversary

I am sharing this card a tad late, my friends had their first anniversary last Sunday and I made this card for them but unfortunately it has sat in my bag until today.

Well the event was a huge success, a few hiccups on the day but I was remarkably calm, I seem to get nervous the few days before when everyone is swapping and changing but once all the competitors turned up I relaxed. Have a whole year until we do it again lol.

Anyway onto the card, I used a digi stamp from Wee Stamps, link in my side bar and I really enjoyed colouring this one. I used a paper and design I have used before as it works so well.

Image: Wee Stamps
Paper: Nit wit

I still haven't been into my craftroom so the advent calendar is still the same as last week ....soon I promise

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

MIA for a few days

Morning, just wanted to say hello to my new followers and say thank you for following me.

I am going to be MIA for a few days, nothing exciting but a large event at work which means late nights and no crafting time boohoo.

I had a fab time on Sunday with all the Bristol playday girls and if/when I finish the advent calendar I will pop in on here for you all to look/laugh at lol.

See you all soon.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Three Little Dogs

Morning All, I couldn't sleep last night so decided to get up and do something useful lol. It has been a really busy week and I am still getting over the lurgy so the craft room has been a colouring zone only for the last week. I have used three separate images from Just Inklined for this card as my friend has two jack russells and a bulldog. They came as jpgs though and as hubbie was snoring loudly I couldn't work out how to merge so printed them all separately and cut and stuck them on.

I have just realised I took this picture before I added the nailheads...what am I like.

This is a part snippet card as well, I used snippets for the cardstock and even the white they are mounted on but I did print the main paper so won't be entering it in the weekly snippet makes. Note to self, must try harder to use the mountain before it takes over the room.

Paper: Pink Petticoat

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lime green baby

Now although I like green I wouldn't say lime green is my favourite but I might change my mind after making this card. I love the fresh greens in her dress and had a blast colouring her in. I am ashamed to say I have had this digi stamp for over a year and she has never seen the light of day....shame on me.

Paper: Raspberry Road Designs "Fresh Raspberries"
Image : Instyle Stamps "Sasha"
Card Candy: Craftwork Cards
Bakers Twine: Crafts 4 You

Monday, 5 September 2011

Lil Pops

Anyone who visits my blog will know my fondness for digistamp boutique images and this new set is no exception, the lil pops set 1 has six images and each one is super cute. I have used one of these for this birthday card and I had loads of fun colouring her in.

She has been stickled, glossy accented and copic spica'd to within an inch of her life lol. Love these papers, bought them from Raspberry Road in their sale and ashamed to say this is the first time I have used them, they are from the journal collection (just checked the site and they are a bargain at only $1).

Image: "Lil Pops" Digistamp Boutique
Papers: "The Journal Collection" Raspberry Road Designs
Cardstock: Stampin up
Sentiment: Tatty Ted free stamps with docrafts magazine

Friday, 2 September 2011

A special new home card for my cousin who is buying her first home with her boyfriend, just wanted to say congratulations and hope they will be very happy there, they certainly deserve it.

Quite a plain and simple card as she doesn't like a lot of fuss and definitely no pink. They are going for brown and cream colour scheme in their lounge so this seemed the perfect combination to use.

I don't have a digi stamp for a new home card except the Mo Manning one which seemed a bit too cute for this young couple so needed something different when I remembered a font from Lettering Delights called "Home Sweet Home" seemed quite appropriate really.

Image: Lettering Delights "Home Sweet Home"
Papers: Summer Driggs "Sit a Spell"
Cardstock: Stash