Sunday, 27 February 2011

Been very cheeky!

 The other day, I was getting a cuppa while waiting for my youngest (who was in her swimming lesson) when I noticed a big basket of small doilys on the counter, so I decided to be very cheeky and asked if I could have one or two? I think the chap serving me was new - he must have given me about a dozen! So now I have the doilys, I had to put at least one of them to good use didn't I
Tilda coloured with Promarkers, Crealies die & EK success punch used. Doily inked with Colourbox chalkpad. SU sentiment heat embossed. Kate Knight & Papermania papers, cardstock from stash. Prima flowers, Papermania brad.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Tigger Hug

Phew, I've now returned from a few hectic days with my youngest two in EuroDisney. The 18yr old had never been before, & was just as enchanted with everything as the 11yr old, the look on their faces & the pure enjoyment they (& I) gained from the time away was worth every penny - even though I am now exhausted. Lots of photos to scrapbook, including a fabulous one of Tigger completely enveloping my youngest in the biggest hug ever :-)
My youngest had drawn a heart with Tiggers name next to it on her menu, at first Mickey saw it & was very comical, miming he was hurt that it wasn't his name there, then Tigger came along. He signed their autograph books & had a photo with both my daughters, then suddenly caught sight of the heart with his name & that was it - my daughter was completely engulfed in the biggest Tigger hug ever! I promise you, she is under there ................. somewhere.
Truly magical memories to treasure

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Twisted easel card for Ellen

I made this card for a friend's young daughter & decided to try something a bit different.
Messy Rabbit stamp coloured with Promarkers
Flower made from cardstock
Papermania Capsule Collection paper
Edge puncher down side
Sentiment edged with Distress ink
Circular sentiment punched out with SU punches
Here's a slightly different view

Now I'm off to bed as I have to be up very early as I'm taking my two youngest daughters to EuroDisney - not sure who is more excited, them or me!

Tfl, and for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 19 February 2011

"Peter Pan"? & simple masculine card

I finally seem to be getting some mojo back. I had to make two cards this week which were a real effort to make (I even considered buying my first cards in 6 years), but once I had made them it seemed to inspire me with ideas for more - bit ironic as I'm going away for a few days now, so no crafting for me for a week lol. 
I made this card as my youngest's card. She was in the panto Peter Pan recently,& although I thought this character was Robin Hood, she immediately thought he was Peter Pan! (Peter Pan's panto costume was quite similar)
Green isn't a colour I often choose to work with, but it suited this image. (Green never was my fav colour, but as a teenager I went to stay with relatives for a week, & on my return found my Mum had done my whole room, inc dressing gown, sheets, curtains, walls, lamp shade, tissue box cover out in green cos she liked it - not something I really appreciated!)
Close ups of ribbon threaded through Marianne die cut piece of card, & image.
Edwin iamge coloured with Promarkers
Papermania papers, cardstock & gems
Edge of EK success punch used on brown cardstock
Ribbon from stash

Here's the other card I made. Sentiment & shadow cut with Scal on Cricut
2 different ribbons from stash (one over the other)

I'm off to watch my youngest daughter in a show soon, but hope to have a quick catch up with some blogs in between washing & packing tomorrow.

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Retirement card #2

I made this for a fab colleague, who is also a great friend, I, along with many others miss her at work, but we will still continue to see her out of work. I wanted to try somethig a little different for me for this card, & this is what I came up with.
Tilda coloured with Promarkers. Papermania capsule collection papers, stamped sentiments cut ou with SU punches, ribbon from stash, gardenia flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, card candy from Craftwork Cards
Orange card from stash, all edges inked with brown Colourbox ink

Closer detail of the image - unfortunately the ink bled a little, so it looks like the water is lapping around her legs!

Whole thing made into an easel card.

Tfl, & also for any comments you may care to leave

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Tempus Fugit

We have had lots of people (at the last count, I think it was 11!) hand in their notice at work in the last few weeks, lots of reasons why, but three of them are retiring. One chap is a particularly lovely gentleman, much loved by everyone & I have made this card for him 
The stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper, stamped onto white cardstock, & distressed with SU Close to Cocoa ink. Paper is from a pack of sale paper, maker unknown (how unusual for it not to state maker on the pack!), ribbon from stash (I suspect it was salvaged from a box of chocs by a well known firm), card candy from Craftwork Cards & peel off sentiment from Papermania.

I am hoping to make cards for our other colleagues who are retiring, but my mojo has deserted me lately, which has meant I have struggled with even the idea of cardmaking lately, I hope it returns soon. Part of it may be because of this time of year. In the meantime I am very pleased to see the days starting to lengthen again.

Our colleagues are going to be much missed, & it is going to take a while for them to be replaced, let alone new staff trained to do their job, so we are anticipating that work will be much harder for a good while.

Tfl, & also for any comments you may care to leave