Saturday, 21 February 2015
As you are reading this post I am on a plane and heading off to Benidorm with Mum and Sister for a three day Birthday bash for Mandy (Sister), so let you in on all the gossip when I get home!
As it's Saturday another challenge awaits you at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Spring Flowers"..I hope this means that Spring is on it's way....Yipee!
Our Sponsors this week are "Petal Lu".
I hope you like the card I have made for this week's challenge, it is for my Sister's Birthday today. I have used a Printed Panel with a flower print on. This image is one I picked up last year and it's made by Kanban. I don't normally like many Kanban toppers (a bit blingy for me!) but i actually like these flower toppers and there's a space to add a Sentiment (which is what I have done).The added Happy Days is something I wouldn't have put on a card, but it's my Sister's favorite saying and tattoo, so added it at the last minute.
There are four images of these flowers to a sheet and some of the others would work perfectly as a sympathy card, and unfortunately we all need to make these at some time!
I have used some leftover papers from my stash box, I added a few enamel dots, a filigree metal butterfly and some sheer ribbon. The punched border shape is an X cut punch. The flower is sparkled up a bit with some Stickles.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Hope you are all well this Bright and Sunny Day (well for me anyway!)
I have a Scrapbook Page to show you today.
I am finally getting round to Scrapping the pictures from a couple of my Benidorm Holidays last year.
This photo is from exactly a year ago, 22nd of February 2014 to be precise.
I have managed to make three pages this week, and the other's are all of the Benidorm June 2014 Holls.
I have chosen to follow the sketch over on the "Stuck!" Challenge, it's a great sketch so thank you girls.
I have used three different sheets of Kaisercraft Papers, the background green sheet with the butterflies on is one of my favorites and I have several sheets of it. I stamped all over with distress ink splodges from a set by Stampin' Up called Gorgeous Grunge (love this set).
Arrow Dies are Little B
Crochet Flower is Little Birdie
I have also used some hessian, and paint circles.
Right, that's me off to the Gym........DebbieX
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Can you believe it's February already (something tells me that this year is gunna Zoom by just like last year).
I have a Holiday to Amsterdam in 6 weeks, can't wait (apart from the flying part!). Hubby and I have not been away for ages, so really looking forward to it.
Then before I know it, I will be popping off to Benidorm again with Mum and Sister in June, and with a bit of luck we might have enough money to do another trip in November!!! Wishful thinking, but we managed it last year, so lets see!
So.......Onto the Challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'......"Add a Heart" (perfect challenge if you have a Valentines card to make!)
Our Sponsors this week are Quixotic Paperie.
I have also used the "Free" Heart stamp off the cover of February's Craft Stamper Magazine, a great stamp, perfect for this weeks challenge.
I coloured the image with Copic's and used my Tonic die's for the matting. I have added a small Hobby House Heart to the corner and a touch of mock stitching.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Hope you are all doing well.
Gosh January is flying by, it will be February before we know it!
My Kids (well not kids as they are 24 and 22!!) but kids anyway, have gone Skiing, so it's all quiet on the Western Front here!! Ha ha...
Mind you that will be normal soon when Matthew moves into his first new home.
My Daughter moved out in October last year, (she is organizing her Wedding at the mo for 2016), and now Matthew is just waiting for his keys and then he will go too! Boo Hoo.
I know they have to leave and do their own thing, but I know I will miss Matthew as much as I miss Eve. Good thing is......They are both less than a mile from me, so easy to see them, and no doubt he will do what she does and ring me to ask if its ok to come for tea!!
So sorry for the Waffle.....I wanted to show you what I have been doing all last and this week.
I bought this "Tim Ink" storage Unit back in October last year, and I have waited till now to assemble it as I wanted to spend time having a lovely play with it. It was really easy to put together, I then primed it with Gesso, painted it green then covered all the draw bottoms with pretty papers.
I had a beautiful long calender I won from Katy, and It was so lovely I wasn't going to throw it away, but did wonder what I was going to do with it.....well they fit on the sides and back of this storage unit perfectly. The calender was a very unusual "long" shape so I was delighted when the individual pages fit this unit, I overlapped them slightly to get as many on as I could.
I am really pleased I have been able to use these and I am delighted at how it's turned out. Oh and it is great for my Timmy Inks! I must admit I have not got as many inks as the storage takes, but i did squeeze some "oversize" other makes of ink pads in too, it looks a bit miss-mashed but I am happy with it.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
This week at Sweet Stampin' we have a great Challenge for you...."Cute & Cuddly", Easy right?
Our Sponsors this week are Craft Mojo, so why not head on over and have a go!
I hope you like my card for our Challenge this week.
I honestly can't think of anything more "Cute & Cuddly" than a Teddy Image by LOTV, and in this case Four teddies! so very cute. (well I think so anyway!)
I wanted to keep it quite C&S, so stamped the teddy bears and cut them out with a Tonic scalloped circle die. The four rounded corner square's in the Anna Marie Dotty cardstock are cut with a Heartfelt Creations die, these are really good and were bought for Scrapbooking, but they are still perfect for cardmaking. I have coloured the images with Copic's, and added a few Hobby House Pearls in lilac. The Sentiment is also from a LOTV set.
Crafty Catz--Oh my Teddies
Winter wonderland--One Designer Paper
Thanks for looking. Debbiex
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Welcome to the First Challenge for 2015 (for me anyway) at Sweet Stampin'.
This week it's "Girly, but NO Pink".....So nice and easy.
Our Sponsors this week are "All Dressed up". Good Luck.
Don't forget we are a Stamping Challenge, so some stamping somewhere on the project please.
I have taken today's photo on my New Camera (Lovely Hubby bought me for my Birthday,) not sure it will make a photographer of me, but my photo's cannot be as bad as the ones I used to take, can they? Saying that....this is a bit shadowy and not exactly right! Oh well..
I have the most amazing Standard Daylight Lamp for my Craft Room, (another fantastic pressy off Hubby, he does spoil me rotten!) It's fantastic, makes taking pictures and making cards at night so much better, my eyesight is getting worse and this helps alot.
For my card I have used a Topper I bought a while ago, not sure exactly who makes it, but it could be a Hobby House sheet, whoever made it, I think it's gorgeous.
I added some stickles to the cycle umbrella, and a Whimsy Sentiment Stamp from the Friendship collection. All the papers are from my stash, I have added a few pearls and a spot of mock stitching.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
I would like to wish you all a safe and Happy New Year. I hope 2015 holds great things for you.
I have a good feeling this coming year is going to be a good one (like last year), so I hope it is for you all too.
I have a 30th Wedding Anniversary to look forward to on January 12th, and then a holiday to Amsterdam to celebrate it, cannot wait.
Speak to you all again in 2015!