Monday, 31 March 2014

Subtle Sparkle!

And finally! I have one more creation to add to the challenges at Outlawz Challenges - Saturday paper a la mode.
The idea is to add some glitter - so I did but very subtly as I personally don't like too much bling!
In fact this is definitely a CAS style card but I think it is quite effective.





Cutie Mousie!

Hi Everyone!
Hope all you lovely Mums out there ( And even my lovely peeps who aren't Mums) had a fabulous weekend and even better Mothers Day.
I know I did! My 'better' half came home on Friday night and actually stayed all the weekend before leaving this morning for destinations unknown to me - I think Worcester might've been mentioned!!!
The weather yesterday was absolutely glorious so I helped his nibs empty the back of his van out so he could have a clear-out and tidy it up a bit! It took hours- especially when my daughter and her hubby borrowed it to drive to Stafford to pick up a buggy - NO! not a pram type buggy! That would be too simple. Oh no, they picked up a carting buggy - something to whizz around a carting track in!
The next-door neighbours' son earned some beer money as he cut the front and back lawns for us as our mower is deceased.
The saving grace of such a busy day was my Indian takeaway for tea! My daughter ordered and paid for it (a little treat for us all) so ended a tiring but fun day! My bed was very welcoming so I got in it at about 8.30!!!

I decided to enter the challenge at Digistamp Boutique Blog at  the last minute today! Had an idea so needed to go with it.
I covered the sentiment with acetate and attached a little acetate behind so it "jumps" out from the card!
Spectrum Noir markers were used on the flowers and pearlescent i-kandee chalks on the cute little mouse!
A little glamour dust was added for sparkle.





Friday, 28 March 2014

Happy 18th birthday!

Hi everyone,
No. I'm not digressing and wishing myself happy 18th birthday, I have completed a scrapbook page of my son's 18th last year which was on the same day as my daughters 'UK' wedding reception!
It seemed cost-effective to have them both at the same time rather than one after the other.
Anyway, yes, we're tight! HAhahaha - only kidding.
We'd just spent 2 weeks in Greece for the original wedding so I guess money was like water flowing through our fingers!!!
Thankfully it was all worth it - as was the UK party the week after we came home.

I followed the sketch at Scrapology - Theme follow sketch and/or Use your stash! I have loads of stash so it's no biggie to dig things out and stick 'em down!!!

I prefer to make a scrapbook page when I enter the sketch challenges - if I complete enough of them I might even finish my scrapbook!!! (don't hold your breath xxxx)













TTFN
L x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sketches

Good morning all.
I hope you've all had your porridge or bacon sarnies this morning. I stick to porridge, it's supposedly healthier and keeps you fuller for longer...............yeah, right!!!
Anyhoo, it's a lovely day out there today but still very cold. The birdies are nesting in the trees and it's great watching them fluttering about doing whatever birdies do. I may have to pop out later on so I thought I'd pop my entry into the sketch challenge at Outlawz Challenges.

As I need to complete (for complete look under start!!!!)  my scrapbook, I thought it would be better to do a new page instead of a card....


TTFN
L x









Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dotty!

Hi all,
Just a quick check-in, make sure you're all doing what you're supposed to be doing!!!
I've spent this morning rearranging all my ribbons - and as I have loads of ribbons in zillions of colours it became quite a task but I finally did it.....my way!
Anyhoo, after all that fun and frivolity (there is actually a sense of satisfaction when D I Y-ing and completing a task) I got down to brass tacks and found the Tuesday Colour Challenge at -
 Outlawz Challenges.
The twist was to make a card suitable for a boy using the colour palette chosen by the DT.
I went with circles! Or bubbles or whatever you choose for them to be!
I selected all the relevant colours, punched different sized circles and mounted them onto sticky foam so they stood proud of the card, and eventually made a very CAS card with them.
For the greeting, I glued individual letters to a piece of acetate which I attached to the card front quite simply,

I like it and I think any boy would like it too as it's not girly or sissy!!!





TTFN
L x