Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter card for DT

and I went for CAS and pretty.
The challenge this week at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge is Lace.
I am always amazed at how I can get an idea from another blog and come up with a card that is so different from the one I first looked at.

This was a lovely card to make as it included so many of my favourite things...lace, beads, inking, pretty Backing papers. Mind you it was not easy trying to thread the very fine needle needed for the seed beads!

Card Supplies:

Card blank, beads,lace and paper from stash.
Ink for lace and card - Lavender Colour Box.
Whitecroft beading needles.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pink and Brown....

one of my favourite combinations....and yet I never think to wear these colours together. I shall have to go and have a look in my wardrobe and see what looks good.

This card is for my Pastor and his wife for Easter.

That double bow really stretched me...I had a sleepless night trying to remember how to tie it!! I first saw it on Becca's blog. She had made quite a few tutorials on tying bows...her blog is wonderful if you want to visit. A few weeks ago she took all the tutorials off her website as she is now producing a bow maker with a DVD...I completely agree with her decision...but gosh it was hard!!! I am going to look into purchasing the DVD etc but postage costs may make that difficult.

An update on Mum's house move...she has had about 6 viewings so far which is very encouraging and she is decluttering her cupboards...well her version of it anyhow!!! ha ha

Card Supplies:

Card blank: Ollie Doodles, Costa Blanca.
Pink card and ribbon: stash.
Backing paper : Dovecraft Sugar & Spice.
Pearls: Buyology,Par,Cornwall.
Border: Craftworks Goody bag.
Image and flourishes cut using BigShot and a Sissix and Xcut die.
Sentiment : Dogi Doodle shop.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:
Anything Goes # 63 Easter.
Digi Doodle Shop # 100 DDS Inage.
Dream Valley #28 Easter.
otshot Craft # 5 Ribbon.
Word Art Wednesday # 20.
SSIC #131 New Season (Buds on backing paper)
Lothian Crafts: 2 colours.

Thank you for is a pleasure reading your kind comments.

Have a blessed week,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lots of rain...

but I have been snuggled up in doors all day. It started raining heavily at approx 1am and it slowed up about 3pm!!! Lots of flooding which must be really miserable for the householders.

I wanted to show my girls a little distressing this week so we all looked out men's images from old cards and recycled them...this is my attempt.

I really wanted to use up stash and recycle this week so supplies were from old necklaces,twine and all the backing papers and card were from my stash. The corregated card was from a pack of paper from Lidl I bought about 10 years ago!!

Challenges I would like to enter this week:
Cards for Men # 6 - Cheeky Chappies.
Ribbon Carousel- Baker's Twine

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Been a busy week

but managed to make this card.
I bought the sheet of images ages ago and knew I had some lovely paper that would match it perfectly. I had a few less at my class this week but it meant we could play with the of my favourite craft purchases! I spent ages wondering whether to buy it or not but I am so glad I did. I have had it for a few years now and wouldn't be without it. The main problem I have is getting hold of the dies as many companies don't deliver to Spain...or if they do they have extortionate postage charges.

Life is very busy at the moment. My dear Mum has decided to sell her house and move into a retirement apartment. It will be a huge transition for her as she leaves the house and town she shared with Dad for over 20 years, but we all know it is the right thing for her. Difficult enough selling a house but try doing it from Spain..ha ha I look forward to sharing some of my experiences in my blog!!!

This is my DT cardfor Ruby's Rainbow Challenge which is Lace.

Card Supplies:
Card blank Ollie Doodles.
Border using Spellbinders Triple Scallop Die.
Center using Marianne Die.
Lace and backing paper from stash.
Bling from Papercellar.
Image from Buyology.
Greeting from Anitas.