Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bouncing Bunnies!

Hello again!
I did say earlier that you might hear from me again before this day is out and yes, I'm back!
This is the card I had to upload to enter into the Outlawz Challenges - Spring has Sprung.

I bought the bunny images from Pink Cat Studio as they are soooo cute and I coloured them with my Spectrum Noirs. I cut around each one and used 3d foam to layer them onto the garden flower image i have from Digi Stamp Boutique which I also used SN markers on.

By drawing a little spring below each bunny I reckon they are really bouncing into spring! Yaaaaaayyy!!!

L x


Hello everybody!
Well it's sunday and a little housework must be done and I just can't be bothered! I have cleaned the kitchen but sometimes I wonder why I bother as it'll be messy as soon as "he who works" and the son are up and about!  It's that trail of dripped coffee and puddle of crumbs that winds me up. Grrrrr!

I've just been reading the latest blog post of Christina at Flowers Ribbons and Pearls and she is hosting an Easter giveaway - thankfully not chocolate but plenty of crafty goodies!
Everybody loves to acquire new stash, even when the craftroom is overflowing so, I've put my name into the hat and i'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Speaking of fingers, I cut one of mine on a knife yesterday and it really bled---alot! Eventually it stopped (as they do or i wouldn't be writing this now) but it was so chuffin sore! Now I'm reduced to typing with the 9 remaining digits and I keep making errors so this post is taking forever!!!

So, that's all for now folks. I might get some crafting in later as I do have one card to upload which I finished last night and I would like to make a new one for a friends birthday so we will just have to wait and see if I get the chance!

L x

Friday, 4 April 2014


Good morning all!
Today (a very wet and soggy friday) I'm entering this card into the challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches #68 - colours.

I have used my Spectrum Noir markers and Ink It Up! Ink pads in the colours as close to these as possible

and I have kept the card as CAS as possible with the addition of a few pearls for definition.

L x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Blue is the colour!

Hi all!
I wanted to make another scrapbook page this afternoon so went with my sons' 18th birthday album.
Of course, he was wearing his 'wedding clothes' as we held a joint reception/18th that day so I incorporated lots of blues in the picture to go with his bow tie - thankfully my daughter and her husband had selected my favourite colour for the wedding outfits!

I'm posting it into Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday as it suits the challenge because of my fave colour!
Win, win situation methinks!

L x


Good morning everyone.
It is very overcast and gloomy today so I'm not going out!
Had a paper bow to make for this card this morning, before it was completed, so I'm going to post it into the challenges at :-
Outlawz Challenges - Tuesday colours
Artistic Inspirations
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - cute/dies/punches
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Loves Rubber Stamps #97 - Anything Goes

I took the inspiration for it from a card making magazine - I love the way the layers are placed.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Fool?

Happy April peeps!
Can you believe how fast this year is going by? I can't! It doesn't seem right that Christmas was....Oh yeah, we had Christmas again on March 8th!!! No wonder time seems to be flying past!!!! Lol :)
Anyhoo, down to cardmaking - and this is my final entry into the March Challenges at Outlawz Challenges - Theme CAS Get Well.

I bought the birdie image from "From the Heart" digital stamp store - I've had other images from there as they're great!

So, here's my card.

L x

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.