Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Well Done You!

Hi Everyone, I'm back!  Well I haven't been away really, I have been checking blogland out from time to time.  The trouble is that during the spring and summer there is so much to do in the garden and we also have a Caravan Club CL so are busy with that as well.  And to add to this we have started bee keeping this year and that has been very eventful!  Hopefully we shall have some honey soon. 

Anyway, just to show you a card I made for my precious granddaughter who had a very good school report so I thought she deserved a card from nanny and grandad and a little something in with it that she could spend in a well known high street store - hopefully a book but I suspect it will be all the pink pencils (has to be pink - I should have used pink on the card but I like shades of blue and lilac) and pencil sharpeners, erasers etc that you can buy these days!

The image is a LOTV stamp coloured with Copics.  I think it's sooo cute!  The papers are digital from Pink Petticoat and I've also used Bazzill cardstock in a lilac shade.  Martha Stewart punches were used for the border and corner and ric rac ribbon.   I used eyelets on the band and threaded ric rac through. The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and mounted onto a punched circle.

Hope you like it!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Birthday Boy

Hi everyone.  quite a grey day here today but the snowdrops are coming through so spring must be on it's way!  The card I'm sharing with you today is created with a Molly Blooms free stamp which came with my craft magazine.  I'm a fan of Molly Blooms and I think this image of George is really cute.  The bunting is also a Molly Blooms stamp.  I coloured the images with Copics and used a blue ink pad around the edges.  The dotted scallop edge was created using a Fiskers border punch.  The present is cut from Cricut Celebrations cartridge.  I wrote on the tag as I didn't have a stamp small enough. The papers, card and buttons are from stash.   I'm entering this into this weeks Allsorts Challenge Blog and Cards for Men Let's Party challenge.  Hope you like!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Cards for Men Challenge

Hi All.  What awful weather today, it's dark and rainy and cold - just the sort of day for making some cards and having a bit of a blog.  This card I've made for my dear old dad who is 88 years young next Wednesday and I'm also entering it for this weeks' Cards for Men Challenge which is a sketch challange.  The image and the background papers are from the Joanna Sheen CD - Eastern Treasures.  The grey oval I cut using my Cricut 'George and Basic Shapes' and then I ran this through a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I distressed the grey card edges with a Tim Holtz distress tool and used a computer generated greeting, ( I downloaded a free font as I wanted something Oriental), and then threaded some red ribbon through the coins and attached to the card with sticky dots.  Hope you like!  Linda x