Friday, August 31, 2012

C-attitude - TV Critic

There is no such thing as cat owner -ain't that the truth but we love them to bits .

I paper pieced the chair and the cat I stuck on some very thick card so he is slightly raised , I tried him on some sticky pads but it was too high and didn't look right.

Created With Love - challenge 05 - Furry Friends - they have 3 challenges running this week ,Monday,Wednesday and Friday . You have to do all 3 challenges to win and entries must be in by Sunday .

Made Especially For You - Week 4 - Paper Piecing -I did the chair.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Candy time


There is Blog Birthday candy on offer from Sharon at Bonkers about Buttons .A gift certificate of $10.00 for Meljens Designs ,they have the cutest images.The draw closes on August 29th so be quick.

Rubber Boots -it's raining

A few years ago as part of a longer trip I spent a few days in Helsinki ,Finland .They take their rubber boots to a whole new level -shops full of every colour and pattern you could ever want . I really wanted a pair but space in my case was already tight.

Over at The Lollipop Ladies ,challenge 53 we have Sherbies and embossing .I have to confess I've never eaten a Sherbie. I struggled with this one as I'm not a fan of orange but my umbrellas worked quite well and pulled the whole thing together. Prize on offer $10.00 for Annabelle Stamps.

Craft Your Passion - challenge 125 - Emboss It -Dry or Wet -I'm not a great fan of wet embossing -so dry it is on my umbrellas which are wet.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

I rarely make Sympathy cards but when I do they have to be old school and quite respectful.I like to use black,grey,lilac , pale green and possibly lemon. I would only use bright colours if requested ,say pink for the death of a young girl .
Once the colour has been decided what to put on the front ,if you choose an image like my poppies then a short sentiment is best . For something a bit longer perhaps in a frame Psalm 48 is good as is Matthew 11.28 and whilst it's not pertaining to bereavement Psalm 23 'The lord is my Shepherd ' is very soothing to read.
If in doubt about the religious element then 'Our thoughts are with you at this sad time ' , or possibly 'With Deepest Sympathy ' .

Created With Love - challenge 4 - Sympathy - using text from the Bible.
The Pink Elephant - challenge 163 - Sympathy /Thinking of You

All ready for 2013

All ready for 2013 with this easel calendar -I wish ,at least I will know what the date is .The fashion plate is from graphic45 'fashionista collection' ' haute couture' . Vintage is a rub on from Quickmate and aptly called vintage .

Unstampabelles - challenge 14 - Paper flowers or flower in my case -I did make more than one but the paper is so busy it just didn't look right.

Robyns Fetish - challenge 122 - Anything but a card. My calendar will keep you up to date.
Allsorts challenge blog - week 169 - It's a gift - I think a desk calendar is an easy gift to make and can be personalized for your best buddy -male or female.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Up,Up and away in Turkey

We gathered very early in the morning quite excited about our trip.

Our pilot was very skilful and at one point we were very close to the ground and I managed to get a shot of the other balloons.

We've all seen balloon landings in Africa where the basket hits the ground and then falls over ,not so for our pilot who landed us on this small trailer - we were somewhat impressed.

Papercraft Star - challenge 109 - Holiday or Vacation - I would love another trip to Turkey ,there is so much to see. I would quite like to go now .. this very minute as the heavens have opened and it's raining.

The balloon paper is Bo Bunny and everything else is Kaisercraft.

Friday, August 24, 2012

All the B's - Blue- Bear- Baby -Bunting

Crafty Calendar - August challenge -Teddy Bear and lots of layers.

The Ribbon Reel - challenge 35 - Baby -Bunting -plus photo colours at top of post.

Monday, August 20, 2012

All the fun of the fair

All the papers were magazine freebies ,the image is from Beccy's Place.

Papercraft Star - challenge 108 - Fair or Carnival - I always wanted the white horse. Thanks to PS for my second prize last week.
Beccy's Place - August challenge - Anything you like , just make sure you use one of Beccy's images .How easy is that .
Blogger is making me so cross .......................AGAIN.

Birthday love and lots of it .

This is the second card I made as GD on Made Especially for You . The challenge this week is to use 3 pearls and this card could not be more different to my previous post . I even managed to part with some some lace , I buy all this lovely stuff and then can not bear to use it. The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.

ATC's and Cards With Attitude - challenge 20 -Anything goes- with Lace .

Pause Dream Enjoy - challenge 33 - Pink or Flamingos - Question -eating Krill makes flamingos pink -will too much Krill oil have the same effect on humans -now there's a thought.

Christmas in August

I'm GD at Made Especially For You this week .The challenge is to use 3 pearls . Red pearls = Red noses - I couldn't resist doing this reindeer Chrissy card. Black and White with a touch of Red is one of my fav combo's.The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps .

Paper and Such Designs - challenge - Stamp on Designer paper - My paper is ' POSH by Teresa Collins . I certainly made things hard for myself picking this paper to stamp on.

A Gem of A Challenge - challenge 53 - Animals or Teddies -

Crafty Ann's challenge blog - challenge 72 - Christmas in August or Winter Olympics - not a great fan of the Olympics so Christmas it is.

Created With Love - challenge 3 - 3 of a kind.

I hope you all had a great weekend ,things were pretty quiet here until late yesterday afternoon. I decided it was time for a change on my blog and things went from bad to worse .I don't think I will have much spare time today so just for the moment the colours are pretty naff, need I say more. Enjoy your Monday.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Acetate window

Our challenge at The Lollipop Ladies is all about Barley Sugar and Acetate. I used a sticker on acetate and then added glass paint .The bottle said 'golden yellow' but I think orange is nearer the mark so I was a bit disappointed that it is so dark.. I've also used an acetate sentiment . Mad For Markers are providing the prize.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anyone for apple pie

Papercraft Star - challenge 107 - Include some fruit - Apples -probably the most used fruit for cooking sweet dishes.

Cupcake Craft -challenge 204 - Bunting -It's back in a big way this year.

Incy Wincy - challenge -Sugar and Spice and all things nice.

Seems A Little Sketchy - I've used their layout above and added a few extra bits'n bobs .

Monday, August 6, 2012

the apple of your eye

This little cutie was coloured with Promarkers ,don't you just love them . A set of these pens came my way from Merry and I have probably had them more than a year before I started to use them . I bought the apple buttons for a card I will be posting on Wednesday but decided to use them for this card as well.

I love ProMarkers - challenge 128 - Spots and Stripes.

The Ribbons Girls - August challenge - Bingo - Twine .Buttons, Image .

Cupcake Inspirations - challenge 172 - Photo inspired .

Just Add Ink - challenge 129 - Sketch .

Bizzy Becs - August challenge - Spots and Stripes

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dare to Dream

Made Especially For You - week 5 - Colour combo - pick 3 -I went with aqua,dark brown and grey . Thanks to MEFY as I won the easel card challenge from last week.

Papercraft Star - challenge 106 - Maps - My map tag and travel notice are from Kaisercraft 'Pack your Bags ' collection.

Bloody blogger -not working again-

Sweet Treats

Over at The Lollipop Ladies challenge 51 is another yummy pic inspiration. Strawberries and Cream + Layers ,I've gone for the lovely pink of strawberry ice cream with lots of layers .Come and join us our sponsor is Annabelle Stamps ,they stock lots of goodies.

My Mum's Craft Shop - challenge 68 - Ice Cream flavour combos - Has to be strawberry and vanilla -I occasionally buy a Neapolitan tub and always eat the chocolate flavour first ,I'm not a great fan.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sew nice

My needle case is so scruffy I've had about ten years ,this was a perfect excuse to make a new one .I'm not terribly impressed with finished result but this was the only cross stitch pansy in my collection of patterns.

The Craft Garden - July challenge -Photo inspiration,you would wish for rain with this fab umbrella .

Incy Wincy Designs challenge -No Cards Allowed - Not a copic or a scrap of paper in site.It was quick to make and it's useful.