Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Celebrating generations

I so love this wee lily of the valley stamp it just looks so cute and cuddly. I love the fact that its got ready made matting and layering and the stitching details and the stars are the perfect finish.

I coloured my image with promarkers and the stars with sakura gel pen after stamping with memento black ink on a die cut from kurate I think will have to check the spelling apologies if I've got it wrong.

I made this card for my parents who became great grandparents for the first time when Maddison came along earlier this year.

I used a white base card and kept the design simple by simply adding a base layer of pink gingham from birdhouse.I used a scrap of dry embossed white copy paper with dots vertically and crossed this with a strip embossed with flowers horizontally which I tied ribbon round it and added a hand tied bow before adding the die cut with the image.I finished it using peel-off wording and added this vertically for a change which I thought was quite effective.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Fantasy stampers-pretty pastels

Suzy Bee's -use ice cream shades

sugar and betty-anything goes

not just cards-always anything goes

paradise of stamps -anything goes

Proud grandparents

Can't believe I've actually found time to visit blog-land and post twice in a week,after being absent for so long. Things have been changing and life has continued to move forward, mostly in a positive way which is good.
Hope all my fab and faithful followers and visitors are having the same degree of positivity in their lives too, if not hope fate starts to deal you a more favourable hand soon.

My first card today (hoping I get chance to post more than one) is made using a super cute image from One Stitch at a time, I so love this cutie and he really is quite versatile as I've used him for girlie cards, children cards and now a baby card. I guess if you added some holly or festive ribbon he would make a super cute Christmas card too.

I made this card for my step-brother and sister in law when their daughter had her beautiful daughter and made them into grandparents.

I love white on white cards as I like the purity of the look it has so used a white base card and added a layer of embossed dotty paper topped with a ribbon and a hand tied bow.The image is fussy cut and colored with promarkers and mounted on a spellbinders diecut. I added peel-off sentiments to finish it off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The corrosive challenge-use one or more dies
Quirky crafts-quirky white
Eureka stamps-anything goes
craft your passion-anything goes

Sunday, 26 July 2015

childhood memories

This cute image from lily of the valley so reminds me of my childhood, we lived near fields that had lots of trees and I use to go tree climbing all the time along with my friends. We would spend hours playing and running through long grass ,ferns and trees from early morning till dusk and only returning home when we were hungry or shouted in. We had 2 German shepherds who were part of our play gang  and instead of shouting our names to call us in mum would call the dogs they would go and we would follow.I even remember getting into trouble on odd occasions for getting dirty and even tearing a dress when I had been dressed to go to a wedding and whilst mum was getting my younger siblings ready I went tree climbing and slipped....oops!
I kept my card simple using an embossing folder that I love as its fun as has a real retro feel, seems funny thinking my childhood can be thought of as retro.I used butchers twine for accent and simply fussy cut the image after colouring with promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

dream valley challenges-embossing wet or dry
Kitty Bee designs-summer fun
Glitter and sparkle-something beginning with B, I used butchers twine
The craft barn-clean and simple
Brown sugar-anything goes
artbymiran-anything goes
613 Ave.create-anything goes opt .twist shabby chic