Friday, 13 July 2012

It's a Funny Old Life!!

Morning Peeps. I hope this post finds you all well? I think I've been round and visited most of you by now and been amazed by everyone's beautiful creations, I've still got some visits to make but I'm getting there!!
I coloured this image up a few weeks ago while I was away on holiday and I've only just made it up into a card.......
Image - Kraftin' Kimmie watercoloured with DIs (I've also stamped the edge with an LOTV grunge corner stamp and then added Antique Linen DI).
Papers - First Edition Boho Chic.
Flowers - Hobbycraft.
Sentiment Sticker and Pearls - from stash.
Ribbon - I've found a stall in Bromley High Street that sells gorgeous ribbon and every week, they have a box with different 3m rolls in it, all for £1!!!

I loved these flower girl images as soon as I saw them and this one 'Rose' is my absolute favourite - I think she'll look good in lots of different colours!
I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Right, that's it on the challenge front! If you're still with me, I'll explain my post you know, I've had a lot going on with my family lately - very sadly, my uncle who had been having chemo and was told there was a positive outlook in his treatment for lung cancer, was taken into hospital last week because he'd developed pneumonia. While they were running tests at the hospital, they discovered that the growth of his cancer has accelerated and have told the family that there's nothing they can do for him. This disease is just so devastating to so many families and my heart goes out to everyone who is in the same position, or has been at one time or another, as mine. It's a funny old life because the other day, after spending the day at the hospital visiting my uncle, as my mum and I left to go out to the lift, we looked out the window and this was the view........
Strange how your spirits can feel so low and something appears to lift them. Do you know what I mean? (And yes, I've also discovered instagram, so may well be boring you with some more photos at a computer near you, very soon ;-)) Well, I'll leave you with that thought.......I'm off to the hospital myself soon, I've got an appointment with the dietitian and will squeeze in a visit to my aunt while I'm there and then back later to play with my new goodies (inc some of the new magnolia stamps) that arrived from Bunny Zoe's!!! Have a good day, everyone................Take care of yourselves, wherever you are xxxxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Best Dress

Hello again! Can you believe it's the 1st of July? Where on earth has this year gone? I can't believe that I need to start thinking about making Christmas cards again soon (yes, I know it's still only July but I'm determined to change the habit of a lifetime and make a start on them much earlier this year!!) Anyways, back to the matter in hand! Cos it's the first of the month, it's time for a new challenge over at the Cupcake Craftroom. This month, the team had the most fabulous 'Flourish' papers to work with - you really must check them out because not only are the designs gorgeous but the soft colour tones are right up my alley too!!! And the theme this month is a nice easy one for you all too.....'Lots of Layers'. Here's my card:
Image - Lili of the Valley coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - 'Flourish' Cupcake Cards and Crafts.
Sentiment - Whimsy stamps.
Flowers - Woodware (large green one), Wild Orchid Crafts (all the others!)
Punches/Dies - Whimsy mini postage stamp die, Memory Box Madera corner, MS butterfly punch.
Other - Whitewash coredinations cardstock, Making Memories distressing tool, Pearls from stash.

Isn't this little girl just the absolute cutest?!?! I do love this colour combo - I have said it before....the saying goes 'blue and green should never be seen' but I think it looks pretty darned good together! I have scuffed up all the edges using my distressing tool but looking at the pic, I'm not sure you can see it too well (it might if you enlarge it?!)

I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Right, I think that's all from me for today - I think two posts in one day is enough, eh!?! I hope you like my card, I love reading any comments you might choose to leave, so thanks in advance! And don't forget to hop over to the Cupcake Craftroom to check out the other gorgeous DT cards and join in with the challenge, you've got a whole month!! Bye for now...............xx

Such a cute wedding couple

Morning! There's a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp today and this week, we've a nice straightforward sketch to work with - here's my card:
Image - SWALK from Crafter's Companion coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - Confetti from Papermania.
Punches/Dies - Martha Stewart deep edge border punch and MFT dienamics Royal Rose die.
Other - Ribbon (freebie from a magazine), Dots from Pebbles inc, Sentiment from Craftwork Cards and Pearl Hearts from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm also going to enter my card into The Paper Shelter's Challenge #70 Punches and Dies and Hiding in my Craft Room's HIMCR #52 Freestyle.
Right, well I'll keep it short and sweet cos I'll be back later - being as it's the 1st of the month, I've got another DT card to post. Don't forget to hop over and check out my teamie's wonderous cards and of course, join in!! Back in a bit.............xx

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