Friday, 29 April 2011

Live, Laugh, Love

Hi there,
Another card with Tilda from Magnolia as it is such a sweet little image with her little spring lamb.
The DP is from Doodlebug and is flocked, so very nice that I didn't have to do this. I have Doodlebug flock, but find it so dusty and it makes me sneeze.
 The cardstock is from Papermania and I coloured it with Copics to match the blue from the image.
The flowers are EK Success punches with Basic Grey and Doodlebug brads. The tag and photocorner are from Spellbinders and the border is from Martha Stewart. The sentiment used is from Papertrey Ink from the set I won.
Thanks for visiting and hope you like my card.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Home Sweet Home

Good morning,
It 's a sunny day with clear blue skies, but a bit cooler than previous days. I think we are having the loveliest April since a long, long time.
I have the day off work after a late shift last night. I enjoy being at home and the peace and quietness I have here. I can see the mini lilac tree in full bloom and little goldfinches come feeding on the bird-feeder.
I have made a very small card, a note-card, with Crafty Secrets stamps. I just kept it very simple as it is a beautiful stamp on its own.
 I used American Crafts cardstock.
The sentiment is stamped with Archival Brilliance in Peacock and I added some Papermania sparkles.
A close-up; just coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

To my friend

My dear friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Such sad news. She is such a dear girl and my heart weeps for her.
I wish I could hug her and hold her tight and tell her that everything will be all right.
Next Thursday is her op and I have dug out a card I made a very long time ago.
I am going to give it to her to encourage her.
I am thinking of you, honey, so often and want to let you know that I am here for you.
Hugs and kisses.

Gable Box

Another effort, courtesy of the Scor-Pal. This time I have tried a gable box.
I used DCWV cardstock and Basic Grey paper.
The stamp is from Just-Rite and coloured with Copics, Glossy Accents and some glitter powder.
 The sadle stitch ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.
The flower is from Kaisercraft and sprayed with GlimmerMist in Lemon, Bronze and Creme de Chocolat.
The button is from Basic Grey.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Best wishes

Hello to a  lovely sunny Good Friday,
I hope you all have a chance to enjoy at least some of this nice weather. I am working a late shift, but will have 2 days off work this week-end.
I finally got myself a Scor-pal and I made this easel card from an idea I got from Beata Johns at Splitcoaststampers.
I used my new stamp set from TCP Studio, which I found @ Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst. It is dangerous for me to visit that shop. They always have something new. I found some Melissa Frances papers. I hope they will get her stamps too. I am absolute fan of the sentiment stamps with Sherelle Christensen's handwriting. It is on the paper Kitschy Kitchen too.
Here comes the card:
 The card is made with Papermania Rose garden paper and American Crafts cardstock.
 I coloured with Copics and put black Coordinations cardstock behind the image.
 I even made a matching envelope with the Scor-Pal.
And this is the lovely stamp set from TCP studio.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Have a great day!

Hello again,
My next card is on entry for the Lili of the Valley Challenge blog; Challenge 92 - Happy Birthday.
It is the same stamp as used in my previous post and also coloured with distress inks, but this time fewer colours and stamped with Staz-on.
Here is the sneak peek I did earlier on.
 The full image, cut with  Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles.
 I used a pre-scored blue card and Papermania papers and die cuts, and also some Ledger paper from Making Memories.
Prima flowers with Glimmer Glam and Doodlebug jewels. A MS butterfly in 3 layers with glitter powder.
 The wave cut on the paper is done with my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook.
 Some Papermania die cut letters on the inside of the card spell Celebrate.
And once again the complete card.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.

Dreaming of everything wonderful

Hello everyone,
I have neglected my blog a bit. I have had a few hiccups with my internet connection. So I finally decided to give the wireless router a try.
When it finally arrived, it didn't seem to improve the connection or the speed, although my computer was saying it had excellent strength. After a few days of just browsing on my iPod, my service provider seems to be up to scratch and I can now use my laptop without extra stress of losing connection.
My next card has been ready for a while, but unable to post.
I am using a Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured with Distress ink.
Here is the sneak peek I posted earlier.
 I stamped the image with Adirondack Latte ink.
I used just 9 different distress inks to colour the whole image. It is my first time trying this, but I must say that I love the result. It really gives a less clean and crisp finish than the Copics, but it is so much fun to do.
I finally found some small doilies on the craft fair and I have used Glimmer Mist to colour it.
The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley. The butterfly is from MS with a thick layer of Stickles.
The DP is from Making Memories Just Chillin'.
Thanks for stopping by.