Friday, 16 January 2015

Normal at last!

Hey all.
At last I do believe we are back to normal at home. Why? Because "He who works" is back to "work as usual" again! It's always quiet in his job just after Christmas so he hasn't had to travel far to work each day so I've been cooking meals again - first time in ages I've had to think about what meals to make each day! Hells bells I really dislike thinking up menus! I don't mind doing the cooking but it's hard work trying to be inventive every day and providing different meals each night. Well, that's my problem, maybe you all don't have that problem as, no doubt, you're all brilliant cooks and put me to shame!
Anyhow, the reason for this post is about "crafting" as usual, as that's what my blog's about.
This weeks challenge that starts today at Friday Sketch Challenge   is to follow the sketch (as usual) and to use an image provided by our sponsor Fitztown who are a digital stamp image store and more! In fact, there is a host of digi images, svg files, patterns and cds plus loads more to choose from including fine art prints, portraits and puzzles and oodles more! Please do pop over and have a look!

I've used Spectrum Noir markers to colour the image with Nitwits collections backing paper and pearlescent card, sentiment stamp, ribbon and white base card all from my stash.

This weeks sketch provided by Rachael

The card!

Hope you also enter the challenge as it's always great to see how everyone else uses the images/sketches.

L x

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Challenge time again!!!

Hey all!
Have decided to enter 1 or 2 challenges again this year and this card is for challenge #93 over at From The Heart Stamps.
Challenge is to follow the sketch and/or use the colours suggested. Have to be honest here, I struggled! For some reason my mojo has beggared off again and although I made the card, my mind was planning what other projects I could be working on and for who! So, my decision to enter challenges again might be a little too early! Well, we'll see.

Here's the card I ended up with - even though it wasn't quite what I had in mind when I started it!

Tools used : FTHS Flappy Birthday image
                     Spectrum Noir markers
                     Nitwits collections papers
                     Liquid pearls by Rangers
                     Oval multi frame die by Nellie Snellen
                     Generic ribbon and lace

L x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday = funday!

Hi de hi to all you lovely bloggers!

Today, Sunday, I had planned to do absolutely nothing but craft my little heart out - but plans like that never happen :(
Up to now I have done the housework, washing, shopping at the supermarket and only just sat down to eat something (gluten free bagel and cornflakes!!!) and switch on the laptop to watch the CHA show live from California! Love their demos and stuff!
Anyhoo, I did make this card yesterday for the reader challenge at Papercraft Inspirations magazine. I have made a drawer easel card and the challenge is to use their free gift papers and decoupage kit which, I think, I've managed really well! There are so many options for filling the little drawer. It could be sweets, chocolate, tea lights, just about anything really! And, as the sentiment isn't occasion specific, then it could be used for any celebration too.  I love this little bunny - he's soooo sweet! Unusual for me as I don't usually enjoy decoupage or even cute images like this but I did enjoy this one. So, good luck and fingers crossed for me!

L x