23 April 2010

A Sweet Golden Oldie

Hi y'all hope you are all well, we've been having some gorgeous weather here in Bournemouth on the South Coast and apparently we have a few more days to come so fingers crossed we'll have a beautiful weekend.

Well I've had a day to myself today, both kiddies were at school and I whizzed round and did some token housework and then I settled down and did a spot of crafting. Over on the Sugar Nellie blog HERE they've been showing some older stamps and sharing a little info on how it all began for them and I've really enjoyed reading it. They are also going to give away a voucher for Funky Kits for one lucky person and all you have to do is ink up and make something with an older stamp of theirs. Well I've gone ahead and used my special little 'Daisy' stamp she was one of the first ones I ever bought from them and even with all the new releases coming out from everyone she is still one of my all time favourites. This is what I came up with.

I've used the new sketch over on The Sugar Bowl as well which is a fab one just love it and the theme is punches this time. Well I have a confession to make I was all set to use some border punches but I got carried away and forgot so I went with punched flowers and I had a go at doing that thing where you make them wet and scrunch them up, great fun I can tell you. Pop over there and have a look as you have the chance of winning the new Manga stamps which are coming out.
Well I'm beat folks its past 2 a.m. here so I'm going to love you and leave it. Hope you all have a great Friday and hopefully I'll get to pop in on you all tomorrow and see what busy bees you've all been, I so love being nosey.
Take care
Sugar Nellie - golden oldie
The Sugar Bowl - sketch challenge with added theme of Punches
Papers - Basic grey Origins
Sentiment - Papermania
Image - Sugar Nellie 'Daisy' at Funky Kits

21 April 2010

I survived!!!!

Hi ya folks I have made it back I can hold my held high and say I survived, what the hell am I bleating on about, well I am referring to the two week Easter break that my kiddies have just had. They have gone back today and I think they were well and truly ready for it. Now don't get me wrong I love my kiddiewinkles dearly and treasure every moment I get to spend with them but by the middle of the second week I think they had had enough of me and I felt that perhaps I may have been drowning in Transformers toys and build a bear clothes and I think at one point I may even have been lost under a mound of cut out shapes that my darling daughter took great pleasure in cutting out and distributing throughout the house!!!!
Well today I managed to get a card done, but no housework, aah well in the grand scheme of things I weighed up what was best for my sanity and went the crafty route just to have a little me time and I must say it did the trick.

Anyway this is what I came up with and yes its another easel card!!

Papers used - Daisy & Dandelion and Papermania Signature
Sentiment - Daisy & Dandelion
Pearls - From Elaine at Quixotic Paperie (link on my sidebar)
Image - Gorjuss Girls stamp from Funky Kits (link on my sidebar)
I'm going to enter this into a couple of challenges. Firstly Cupcake Craft Challenges which this week is a colour theme of 'Red and White' and also Friday Sketchers which is a fab sketch and one I can see me using again and again.
Right well then catch ya later guys and I hope you are catching some quality crafting time wherever you may be.
Take care

2 April 2010

To have and to hold!

Hi folks, before I start just wanted to wish you all a very happy Easter and hope you've had a great start to the Easter weekend.

I'm back again with - let me see - oh yes another easel card and box combo. Sorry guys really hope you are not getting fed up with seeing these, but everyone seems to have asked for one of these lately. Anyway, what I have to share with you today is a wedding one and the only guide I was given was their colour theme of dusky pink so this is what I came up with.

A piccie of the card/box and the box I made for it to go in.

Front view piccie and finally a side view.

I used the gorgeous Greetings Farm "Cake Topper" stamp and followed the Mojo Monday sketch. The groom was coloured using copics and decoupaged and the bride was paper pieced onto gemstone cardstock so its nice and shimmery and then decoupaged. Of course I've used a ton of stickles on everything from the flowers to the dress to the box it comes in. Papers used are the new Papermania "Confetti" range. Cardstock used is Bazzill and flowers are from Hobbycraft. The charm is a bargain from the £1 shop - six in a pack for yes you've guessed it a £1.
Well thats it from me today everyone. I don't need to do anymore of these card/box combos for a little bit so hopefully I will now have time to play a little. I'm going to shock myself and enter some more challenges with this one as for once I haven't missed the deadline with them!!!!
Colour create challenge - choice of pastels
Mojo Monday - sketch
Catch ya later guys and hope you don't pig out on too much choccy. I'm going to be good and pace myself NOT!!!!!
Take care