Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Exciting News

I am very excited that i have been invited to be a  Guest Designer on the Whoopsi Daisy Team     I love their Digi Images so it couldn' be better.  I submit my first post as a GD on the 20th of August and can't wait (although i must say i am a little nervous). This weeks challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy is   Christmas in July , pop over to take a look. I won't be able to take part in this Challenge, unless Elena and I (my 7yr old granddaughter) find some time to do a bit of making. My daughter and family are visiting for the next two weeks, so i will be a bit busy.
Well i am off now to enjoy some quality family time as i haven't seen Helen,Jamie and Elena since January and can't wait to see them this evening.

Bye for now and look forward to commenting on all of your blogs soon.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cool Chick

I think this will be my last card now for a couple of Weeks, Helen Jamie and Elena arrive Tuesday evening so i will be kept amused by the family for a while.  It's very hot here and seems to be getting hotter so i think we will spend a fair bit of time by the pool or at the beach.

I would like to enter this card into the flolowing Challenges

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge        Use Up Your Stash
St Luke's Charity Card Challenge        Teenage Kicks

I have used another Whoopsi daisy image from sheet 343
Backing paper and Ribbon from stash
Twine is made up from embroidery thread doubled and twisted.

Thank you for passing by and looking all comments are greatly appreciated

Friday, July 20, 2012

So Sweet

Good Morning all hope you are all having a nice day.  My latest card came to me the other night when i couldnt sleep so the image was coloured in at about 3am but i couldnt get around to making it until this morning.  I had a busy day yesterday out for coffee in the morning with friends, lunch at Mario's (mmmm) then i made a visit to Corte Ingles.  I wanted to buy a nice summer dress but they were all a bit short for me and i couldnt find a nice skirt so was a bit disappointed.  What i did find though that made up for that is the most gorgeous pair of flip flops with Swarovski crystals in them so i am now the proud owner of them (i just keep looking at them as they are so sparkly).  Anyway enough of my ramblings on to the important stuff of my latest makings.

 I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge  Use Up Your Stash    Use Up Your Stash

The Crafty Bloggers Network     Anything Goes

D.C.C. Friends Challenge    Anythinhg Goes

The Paper Shelter        Anything Goes

Bearly Mine Challenge    Girly birthday card

Papertake Weekly Challenge       All things Girly

Crafts and Me                Ribbons and Bows

Card Recipe

Image is by Whoopsi daisy sheet number 343
Backing paper from stash
Peel offs from stash
Ribbon from stash
I have coloured the image with flex markers and copic pens
On the edges i have used a Martha Stewart punch
The back ground and sides of the image are coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink, milled lavendar and evergreen bough.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Butterfly Girl

I made this card for a sketch Challenge over on  Sunday Sketch and Stamp  but I think i may have gone a little over the top and feel the card is a bit too busy but i am going to enter it anyway.  I have a dentist appointment this evening and not really looking forward to it so making this card today kept my mind off it.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp          Challenge#115 - Claire's Sketch
Crafty Bloggers                  Crafty Bloggers- Anything Goes
D.C.C & Friends                 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy              Use Up Your Stash
Paper Shelter                Anything Goes

Image is from whoopisdaisy sheet 345
Backing paper from stash
Butterfly die is Memory Box
Flowers are home made
Spotted paper is from cricut Loris Garden
Swirl die
Suare die

Thank you all for popping by and looking and for any comments left.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I haven't really been into  crafting or (making as my granddaughter Elena would say) for a few days now, everything I touched ended up in the bin so I left well alone.  I was just trying out a different paper to colour on, which is how this card got started really.  It works out quite good for my grandsons Birthday in November, so unless I make a better card this one is in line for Stephen.  It’s very hot here in Spain now so moving about is very slow and sitting still in a cool room making is definitely better.

 I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges
Joanna Sheen                                                             Going Round In Circles
Totally Papercraft Friday Challenge          Totally Papercraft Friday Challenge - Lots of layers
Crafty Bloggers  Monday Challenge          Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image coloured with Pro Markers
Backing paper from stash
Blue circle and Reed circle cut from the cricut imagine using Audrey cartridge for the papers.
The die used for the round stamp is a Marianne design.
The stamp is by Inkadinkado.
The Ringed Buckle is by Memorybox.
Red ribbon from stash.

Just like to say thank you for passing by and looking and many thanks for any comments left.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas Card

Well i dont seem to have been here much over the past week,i think i lost my making gene there for a while but hopefully i have found it again. This is my first Christmas card for this year and hopefully i will make a few more before it becomes a mad last minute rush.

I put both of these on as the first one was for a clean and simple challenge at the WOC site Clean and Simple

The background is made by using Tim Holtz Festive Berry Distress Ink

Thank you for passing by and looking all comments are most appreciated.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Keep Smiling

My daughter Claire is on the DT for StampnDoodle and this week as her entry she made a digital card, which got me thinking as I used to do a lot of digi scrapbooks a few years ago and loved it.  I was going to do a very serious classical page but I found the little character that you see on this page and he just made me smile so the page is based around him (I hope he makes you smile too) 

I have had all these digi embellishments for a few years now so I'm hope I have got all of the creators of them right.

Background paper by - SAS (feeling welcome)
Frame by SAS i think
Swirl by pixiequeen
Ribbon at the bottom SAS feeling welcome
Smiley face and Tree Bvan Esch - forever friends
Dragonfly by mh51

I would like to enter this page into the following challenge
Stamp n Doodle   Stars and Stripes

thank you for popping by and any comments lefts are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Elegant Lady

Good evening all, it's been a beautiful day here In Almerimar very hot but breezy which has helped us keep cool.  I wasn't going to do any making today but after all my jobs were done and dinner cooked and eaten I had a bit of time to make this card.

The backing paper and image was a freebie from card making magazine that i bought last year when i was back in the UK.

I made the flower with the backing paper and of course used my favourite corner die of the moment (making memories Macarena)
Ribbon and peel offs from stash.

I havent found a challenge for this card yet but will keep looking.

Thank you for passing by and for any comment made.