Friday, May 31, 2013

Humour - LIM

What a fantastic day today! - the sun is shining!  Well, made this card last night after looking at all the loveliness the Limettes entered for this latest challenge at Less is More - lots of giggles!  Hopped over to the Bugaboo digi stamps site and chose this digi from the Stella collection.
Easy to colour with my promarkers, and mat and layered with red and grey card.  The sentiment from the Happy Birthday set from Clearly Besotted fitted quite nicely.  Will try to leave comments later folks - just finishing off cleaning windows, washing nets and draw curtains - oh, and the wall behind the curtains now :-(
Have a good day. x

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hi there, hope everyone had a great Bank Holiday weekend - back to rain and more rain now :-(
Here is a make for Father's Day.
I have used patterned papers (Basics, and Ditsy Rose) from Digistamp Boutique, and a new digi image.  As I have a few soda pop tops left from Stampin Up, I thought this would be a suitable embellishment!  Just ran it through my Big Shot to squash it down, and computer generated the sentiment and cut out with my 1" circle punch. Entering this card into the Digistamp Boutique Blog, where there are freebies up for grabs. Thanks for looking. x

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday Sketch challenge

Challenge 44 at Friday Sketch challenge, and the sketch is by Marie -
This is what I came up with, using Stampin Up regals colour base card,  scraps of DSP, the last of my black card (*sigh*), nestabilities dies and a sentiment and images  from Clearly Besotted 'Happy Birthday'. Oh, and the little '21' tag is one of the tag shapes from Digistamp Boutique, which are proving to be very useful. As I have used shippets, I shall be playing in the sunshine in the Snippets Playground  (challenge 73) at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
Thanks for looking, and have a great Bank Holiday weekend - the sun is shining! :-)

Friday, May 24, 2013

STB no. 17

Hi there, hope everyone had a good day.  I am now looking forward to a week off work :-)
This is my card for Seize the Birthday, and here is the sketch:
My card takes inspiration from Glenda, where she turned the sketch around - my image seemed to sit better that way -
The image and backing paper is from Digistamp Boutique, and the 'happy birthday' is a freebie,  but unfortunately I did not tag where it was from.  The 'brother' is a stamp from a birthday set from Clearly Besotted, which happened to sit nicely on the sentiment tag.

Monday, May 20, 2013

pamper yourself

Hi there, hope you all had a good weekend.  The weather yesterday was glorious, and we managed to get out into the garden again.
This is a commission card, which uses a Digistamp Boutique image and papers.  I have also used the new sentiment and tags (the heart).  This card is being entered onto the Digistamp Boutique blog (you could win some freebies).  Thanks for looking. x

Monday, May 13, 2013

Joy fold card and snippets

Hope you all had a good weekend - we have finished decorating the bedroom at last! Not my favourite thing to do.  I have used the tutorial in this month's Quick Cards magazine, which was done by Jules - you can see one of her creations here, to make a joy fold card.  I think this design may be one I will use again.  Thanks Jules.

The papers are Parkers Pattern Papers from Stampin Up.  Now it does look like an explosion, and this card is for my son, who is not particularly fond of too much colour - but I thought at least he's not wearing it, it is just standing on the mantlepiece, lol.  It does look better in real life, but I may just try again with different design papers.  As the papers used up snippets I'm off to play in the playground

Saturday, May 11, 2013

STB challenge 16

Seize the Birthday has had a bit of a make-over (love it ladies!), and it is now a fortnightly challenge, and a voting system thrown in too!  This is the sketch: (Can't seem to upload the sketch, so have given the link to the website only - sorry)
and here is my card:

I have used Stampin Up Collage Curios, and the co-ordinating bottle caps, which I flattened in my Big Shot. The sentiment is one of Pink Petticoat's Happy Birthday messages.  Thank you for looking x

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Made Easy Monday

Hi there, hope you all had a glorious Bank Holiday - hubby and I spent the time in the garden; bliss!  Yes, I know it is Tuesday, although at work I have had to keep reminding myself - but I made my card last night.  And why 'Made Easy'?  Well, Mr. Mojo had gone walkies, so I picked up my pile of Quick Cards Made Easy mags and had a look through - this is what I came up with.

I used one of the fab Pink Petticoat stamps free this month, but I printed my backing paper from my PP files - it should have been 'celery', but the ink was running out and it turned out yellow, but as it happens it was a happy accident :-)  The rectangular panel is a mixture of three washitape designs which were free from another mag ages ago, and I used the quick bargello technique which was featured in a previous Quick Cards.  The chipboard heart fitted in with the gingham on the panel, another freebie from the mag, I think last month - the sentiment is PP also -  there you are, job done!
As I have used up bits and pieces, I am entering this card into the Snippets challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop - hope the ice-cream van is still in the playground!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Engraved Happy Birthday

Hi there, hope you have all had a good day - it has been gorgeous weather here.  I recently tidied out my craft box, and thought I would use some stamps that have not seen much love.  This card features the Engraved Happy Birthday stamp from SU, and I have used up some snippets of DSP, and so I will be going over into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop - hope the sun keeps shining.