Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mojo Monday 376

I was really stuck on creating this birthday card for my mums friend who will be celebrating her 88th birthday on the 28th of this month.  She loves poppies, so I thought that Tilda with a poppy was perfect for her.  Thank goodness for a great sketch at Mojo Monday.  The papers I've used are by Lili of the Valley called Country Meadow.  I thought I'd give the card a slight christmasy feel to it, that's why I chose the red background.  The flower is a Magnolia doohickey die called Doiley Flowers.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A christmas card (at long last)

Every year its the same old tale. My mojo disappears and I just can't get motivated to make any Christmas cards. Am I the only person this seems to happen to every year.  Thank goodness for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  If their sketches weren't there I don't know what I would do. They have got me out of some spots over the years/months.  The paper I've used is by LOTV called Woodland Wishes.  The image is also by LOTV called Three Little Angels.  I've had the stamp for ages and am ashamed to say I have only just used it.  The stars have been created from a punch and the sentiment is computer generated.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Lady Ga Ga ArtPop

On a very autumnal, wind blown evening (Tuesday), we headed to Manchester to see Lady Ga Ga.  Her tour is called Artpop, the album she released this year.  The show was packed out, she was amazing. She rose up onto the stage for her opening song wearing a blue sequin leotard and fluffy brown wings. Most of the songs she sang were from the Artpop album such as Venue, Manicure, Artpop, Applause and Mary Jane Holland.  It says that Mary Jane Holland is Ga Gas pot loving alter ego. On stage you could see her and her backing dancers pretending to pass round spliffs.

The light show was brilliant, and her costume changes were different.  She is definitely an energetic person.

She even had a costume change actually on the stage.  The crowd went wild when she also sang some of her well known oldies, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Born this way, Alejandro to mention a few, and my all time favourite Bad Romance.  If you ever get the chance to see her live then she is well worth seeing, she has an amazing voice and a talented piano player as well.

Baron & Butch (but really John & Archie)

As soon as I saw this image at Mo's Digital Pencil I had to have it.  I know its a little boy but the image just reminded me so much of hubby and Archie.  Most evenings they spend their time together on the floor, John with his laptop (supposedly watching the telly!!!), and Archie next to him either surrounded by tennis balls or with a ball in his mouth.  Perfect for his birthday card.  The papers I've used are LOTV Father knows best.  The image is called Baron & Butch and I've used an embossing folder for the strip behind the image called Starry Eyed.  I'm entering this card into the Sketch N Stash challenge 149.




Monday, 20 October 2014

Sketch Saturday #332

Love the sketch on this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge.  I've used one of my fave paper pads (as always) LOTVs Up, Up and Away - Pastel Dreams.  I love their paper pads, they have such beautiful colours and are most defo my go to pad.  I've used an LOTV image called Annabel Upside Down. I love the Annabel stamps, I need to ink up the others I've got.  The sentiment is by Fizzy Moon. I'm also entering this card into LOTVs Monthly Challenge "Anything Goes".

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tilda with Koala

Another great sketch provided by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  The amount of times they get me out of a mental/card block. The papers are called Lillibet. It makes a change for me to not use LOTV papers.  The image I've used is Tilda with Koala.  I've used my faux crochet border for the patterned strips, and the flower is a Magnolia Doily flower.  I've never used this die before but I really like how it looks.   I've also added glossy accents to the koala's nose. I'm entering this card into the following challenges Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes, Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes, and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 30.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sketch Saturday #328

I've used Sketch Saturdays sketch for this card.  The papers are LOTV Nitwit Papers called Country Meadow, the sentiment is a Stampin Up one called Express Yourself, and the flower is a Spellbinders Blooms Three die cut. The stamp is also a LOTV one called Milly Just for You.