Sunday 17 April 2011

Round 'em up!

Evening all. I'm back from my little trip down to Ramsgate. It was nice to be away for a couple of days but then I'm always happy to be back home (and back with my crafty stash LOL!!) We went shopping when we got down there on the Friday afternoon - Sam got a new summer jacket and some trainers - turns out his feet are now the same size as his mum and his nan at the age of 10, a 5 1/2!!! I managed a very brief dash round Hobbycraft but they were closing, so couldn't have a proper look! Then we went for something to eat at Frankie and Benny's - yum!! On Saturday, we went to Manston Second World War Memorial Museum and the Spitfire Museum - it used to be an RAF base during the war and actually only closed in 2009. It's so sad when you read through the memorials and all the young men that died were 19, 24, 22 - none of them that I saw were older than 29, so many young lives given to protect their country. It's also very interesting to look around and you get to see some of the planes up close! On Saturday night we went out to the party, which was our reason for being down there. I was really glad that I made the effort to take my mum down there because out of the 7 brothers and sisters, my mum was the only one there. Sometimes our family really wees my off (and that's putting it politely!!) It was good to see my cousins though and my mum ended up getting rather merry (again, putting it mildly LOL!), which is something that she never usually does!! Then this morning, we checked out at 11am and made our way home, which was great until we got to the turn off for my house and it was all blocked off cos of the London Marathon (which starts on the heath outside my house), so we had to go all round the houses and then stay at my mum's for an hour before trying again!
Anyway, on to the card business! I made this card a little while ago but hadn't shared it on here until now, so here it is:

I stamped 'Cowgirl Tilda' in vintage photo distress ink because black looked too harsh, I then watercoloured her with distress inks and cut her out. I've used a Kraft card blank and layered a square of Magnolia paper and a sheriff badge shape that I cut out of kraft card using my Slice machine - all of which I've distressed around the edges with vintage photo d.i. then lastly, I've added some embellies that I found in the Hobbycraft January sales - think they're from Making Memories. And there you go!
I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:
Right, that's about it from me. Hope you like my card and I've not bored you too much rambling on about me weekend!! I'll be back again in the morning with my Paper Cupcakes DT card. Nighty, night.......x


  1. How cute!! Your card is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. Just joined the JSL team - your work is awesome!

    Crafty Hugs,

  3. That is a gorgeous card Marie! Looks really great!
    Hugs Kristel

  4. Hi sweetie sounds like you all had a fabulous time shug. My son was just as bad he pinched my nike trainers when he was still in 1st school (they were navy blue & white lol) I'm a size 5.....he is now 14 & in a size 11...they actually come with oars now so if you are stranded out at sea everyone can sit in his blooming Wait til he gets taller than you & you are looking up at him telling him he's still not too big get his butt kicked lol.....Its not fair they dont stay little for long do they.
    Oh poop your card my fingers are just talking away here. Well your card is blooming fantastic hun I love your Tilda I do neglect all of mine now :0( love the sheriff badge hun its all fabulous.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. Glad you had a fabbie time hun in Ramsgate. This card is fab, love the cowgirl image. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Wow great card, love your image and fab embellies thanks for joining into our challenge at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz and Susie xx

  7. What a cute lil cow girl. i love the mono-chromatic tones and the western feel. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  8. Oh, this is so cute! I love it all...the badge, the lasso, her "leather" dress! It's great! Thanks for playing along with Sugar Creek Hollow's monochromatic challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    SCH DT

  9. This is such a wonderful creation Marie! Thank you so much for participating in the Mami Doodles Challenge with it. xx

  10. Ride em cow girl! Love your little Tilda with the big sheriff's star and steer charm! Thank you for playing along with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Hugs, Lesley

  11. What a fun card! Tilda is so cool, I love the design of your card!
    Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
    Hugs, Marianne

  12. Beautiful! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  13. Fabulous Tilda card - one of my favorite images and love your colors! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!

  14. oh this is lovely Marie!! Beautifully done!
    Thank you for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  15. great card! love the western theme! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

  16. YEE-HAW this is one great card! Thanks for playing at Stamping Vacation!


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