Saturday, 29 September 2012

..back home..

Good evening all! It's lovely to be back home, Devon holiday was fabulous but it's always nice to sleep in your own bed, and I really missed my craft room!!! Have had quite a lazy day, enjoyed a lovely visit from my gorgeous girlies (anxious to see if Nanny had any presents....!) caught up with a few phone calls and I made this card for this weeks Less is More challenge -Love and marriage.  (Sorry photo isn't good!) The lovely shoe stamp was stamped and heat embossed cut out and mounted onto the embossed white panel then mounted onto silver card. Small tag, bow and brad and a few tiny gems to finish -quick and simple! I can hear a large glass of wine calling to me... so I'll wish you all a pleasant evening!
Challenges entered LIM week 87
casology shoe
thepapershelter anything goes

Thursday, 27 September 2012

My first DT card!

Morning all! I am at present on holiday in beautiful Devon (my husbands favourite saying is "it's heaven in Devon" and I can't disagree!) not really looking forward to going home tomorrow, although it will be lovely to see my gorgeous girlies (grandaughters are very special people!). This is the card I made for my very first DT challenge over at southerngirls challenge. If you haven't already discovered this fun challenge blog just pop over and take a look, you'll love it! This card was made using Lila May fairy, a lovely digital image from dtsart . She is so easy to work with! I paper pieced her dress and shoes, coloured the rest of her with copics and added a tiny touch of stickles to her wings. This is the first time I've paper pieced a digital image and I'm quite pleased with the finished effect (think the lovely clean lines of the drawing helped here!).
also entering these challenges partytimetuesdays anything goes
papermakeupstamps anything goes
crazychallenge spots or stripes (this has both - does it count?)
whoopsiedaisy things with wings
nomatterwhichchallenges. die cuts or punches (the lettering!)
2sisters things with wings (+glitter -just a tiny bit!!)
pattiescreations anything goes
craftingforallseasons. things with wings
divasbydesign fairies and fantasy
fabnfunky starts with f
Well that's all from me until I get home - back to reality - holidays are great while they last but WHY does the time pass so quickly???

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

First the good news....

... and very exciting news it is! - I have been chosen to join the design team at southerngirls, an amazing New Zealand based challenge blog! It's really fun , with something for everyone, so if you haven't already discovered it check it out now! I am really looking forward to it, can't wait to start - my very first DT!
On another level, life has been a bit difficult lately (work related, not going to whinge about it here!) haven't been able to concentrate on anything much, so very little crafting has been done. However, I have made a couple of CAS cards based on this week's Less is More challenge-foliage.They're not quite what I envisioned when I started, but at least making them made me feel a bit better! I got nice and inky which is always good!
Wishing you all a very pleasant evening
PS -Have linked both cards to challenge as totally messed up the first link (brain just not fully functioning....!)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

old favourite

For this week's Less is More challenge I decided to use this gorgeous flower stamp, a real old favourite of mine. When I first bought it I used it loads, but it has been left, sad and neglected for ages! Just stamped it on pink cardstock, cut it out, shaped it slightly and mounted it onto brown card. used glossy accents to stick tiny seed beads to the centre of the flower - there are now lots of tiny seed beads decorating the floor.....stamped and embossed the sentiment and that's about it!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!