Wednesday, 1 September 2010

OK now i am officially fed up :o(

A few days ago the desktop decided to curl up it's motherboard (it was 7 years old)so I went onto the little netbook. To cap it all, last night the netbook refused to play. Our Internet connection this far down the line has always been dodgy and it has been taking so long to comment on blogs that I gave up. Well now the netbook won't start up. I have connection to the www via the mobile but it's not the same. I can still see the challenges and make my cards, I just can't upload the photos. The mobile signal is too weak to upload photos also. The downside of rural living.
So the upshot is I will be creating but not posting for some time until I can either get the netbook fixed or afford a new laptop.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Another gorgeous image for a baby card

This gorgeous image is one from LOTV, and the card is also getting entered into their latest challenge which is dotty for circles. The sketch is for the Sketch Saturday and the third is for the Wild Orchid Challenge who have the theme this time of Make it Sparkle.
The image is from LOTV and has been coloured with distress inks, his little top has stardust stickles on.

The roses have been made by me and stickled and glimmer misted, the little dummy is from my stash and I forgot I had it.
The beautiful lace is from WOC, the border punches are both MS and EK Success. The embossing folders are from Cuttlebug.
I just got to show these little bootees .............. aren't they just too cute!

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Babies touch the world with love

This is going to be a quick post as the boys want to go down to the beach today.
This is from the fabulous sketch over at Whiff of Joy this week.
The image is Willow holding baby and the sentiments are from the Baby Sentiments set.
Willow has been coloured with distress inks.

The flowers are handmade, tinted with sky blue chalk ink and sprayed with Pearl glimmer mist.

The lace is from WOC, large flower has been handmade from a Bigz die, 3d rose. The swirls are Marianne dies, the charm from ebay and the pearls from a local shop.

Thanks for dropping where's those buckets and spades!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Delightful Challenges

Here's my card for today, for the challenge blog Delightful Challenges. This week the theme is 'Cute and Girly' with the use of pearls and lace. Two of my favourite embellies to use at the moment :o)
Okay, so I'm using purple again! I didn't put the purple scraps bag away yesterday..........lazy mare! I do feel chuffed though when I can make a card completely from the scraps bag. I can then leave the cupboard full of papers and card untouched ........... I'm like most of you and could paper the house in the amount of cardstock and papers I have here! I really must give some away that there isn't a hope of me using, I'm sure the local Brownies group could be getting a shed load when they re-start in September.

The card then, the flowers are a combo of Marianne dies and EK success flower punches with a PM pearl brad. The ribbon border is Marianne and the punched border is Martha Stewart. The swirls are a Marianne die and the lace is from a local store.

Tilda has been coloured with the usual distress inks and  a little bit of white gel pen to highlight.
Predictable to the end...........another easel card! The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

I love this little guy......

I think he is adorable, it takes me back to when mine were little and standing on stage in their tea towels!
I've used the sketch over at Inspirational Card Sketches, though one of the panels is slightly hidden by the flower. Spoonful of sugar have the theme 3flowers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon this week, they do have the option of a shaker card in there but I chickened out on that one. Which ties nicely in with the Papertake Weekly challenge of 3-2-1!
The flowers are Papermania, I think they are years old! The image is from LOTV and has been coloured in with distress inks. The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs. They are the freebies on the site, it's so nice to try before you buy..........and I'll defo be back to buy! They are gorgeous and I was really pleased how I managed to change the colour in PaintShop Pro. Who's a clever girl then? Actually I just read the book which I've had for 2 years (finally) and it was easy peasy.

I've made an easel card again which accomodates the third flower nicely. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the die cut snowflakes are Marianne dies. The ribbon is from my local craft shop.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tilda at Easter

Okay I'm not completely mad...........well depends who you talk to. I've made an Easter card to go with the challenge over at Die Cuts Dreams who have the task this week of Tilda in Lemon. Well, I have to say that lemon nor yellow are top of my list when it comes to crafting or clothing. So on went the thinking cap and I thought about using Tilda with lamb as an Easter card.
Tilda has been coloured with distress inks and hightlighted with a white gel pen.

The flowers are handmade, the leaves are a L-Em punch.

This has ended up being a nightmare to post, I started on the desktop and have had to move onto the tiny netbook as I think the desktop has finally packed up for good :0(
I'm entering this into the following challenges
Die Cut Dreams - Tilda in Lemon
Stamp with fun - for a girl
Challenge up your life - celebrations

Monday, 23 August 2010

Big yellow parcel

I'm late posting this, hope I'm in time to catch the  challenge deadline over on Papertake Weekly Challenge, I loved the sketch and then couldn't remember who had set the challenge......doh! I need to make little notes on who the challenge is for. I'm also going to enter this on Create 4 fun with the theme of a birthday card and Stamping for the Weekend with anything goes.
This is another of those little cuties from LOTV, I think I have most of them now! He's been coloured in with distress inks and then decorated quite simply with a Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon and a charm. The sentiment is again from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for joining me, now I'm off to spend some time with the boys after bathtime.