Sunday, 13 April 2014

Spring is in the Air

I love this time of year when the daffodils are in abundance and the fields are starting to fill with lambs. I love watching the lambs and I've been lucky enough to actually feed a few in my time. I'm just lucky I suppose that I've got cousins who have loads of lambs this time of year.
I've used Lili of the Valley papers called Petal Fresh.  The brilliant image is Mo Manning Daffodils. I love her big hair.  The sentiment is Stampin Up and the flower is Spellbinders Bloom 3.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #202 - great sketch this Sunday
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spring has Sprung
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 254 - Spring Blossoms

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A 3d box card

There are loads of these box cards about now.  I love trying something new and found a brilliant tutorial on You Tube for a Stampin Up 3d box card with gift card insert, didn't go the gift card insert tho', but did make my own envelope. I've used the same papers that were used on the tutorial. They were all Stampin Up.  The patterened papers were Quatrefancy, love these colours. The flowers I used were Flower Shop and used the matching punch, and I used the vine from Vintage Vogue on the back part. I decided to make the box card as a mothers day card for my mum.  I used Memory Box letters for mum, and the butterflies were from a Martha Stewart punch.  I like the way you can just fold this card up and put it in an envelope.  Thanks Michele for getting the papers to me in time :)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

An Anniversary Celebration

Last week we celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  To make it a bit special we decided to go away for a few days.  We stayed in a little place called Oxwich Bay in The Gower.  Our hotel was right next to the beach, much to Archies delight.  We had a lovely 3 days with plenty of walking and fresh air, and so many daffodils everywhere. We went to Worms Head one day which is a promotory shaped like a giant sea-serpent and marks the most westerly tip of Gower and also Rhossili Bay.  It started off a lovely morning, one minute Worms Head was there the next it had disappeared as a sea mist came in (weird).

Thursday, 27 March 2014

A Bicycle Made for Two

Me and hubby are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary soon.  How come its always that little bit harder to make male cards, is it because you can't really add many embellishments, flowers etc.  Love the sketch at Papertake Weekly (Sketch #88), perfect for the card I wanted to make.  As soon as I saw this Memory Box die Bicycle Made for Two, I just had to have it.  Its so appropriate, as we've invested in a tandem and I am really enjoying going out together and hopefully getting fit as well.  I think hubby will love his card.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Sketch Saturday #302

Can't believe that I've made 2 cards this weekend. That is really good going for me. Don't know what I would do without these brilliant sketches. The image is LOTV from their Sketch Pad Vintage Boys. The papers are also LOTV and aptly named Country Gent. I only just bought the Marianne Die lamp post and I was itching to try it out. The senitment is Stampin Up.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Love the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I've used Mo Mannings Baby Fairy Bee. She is so cute and so easy to colour.  The background paper is a Pink Petticoat download and so appropriate for her.  The flower is a Spellbinders Bloom 3. I'm really pleased how that has come out, and the leaves are a Memory Box die, and the border is a MFT crochet border. The sentiment is Stampin Up and so are the 2 little bees on each corner. Not too sure about them tho'.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sketch Saturday #297

Really liked this weeks Sketch on Sketch Saturday.  I really love the LOTV paper pads, they seem to be my first choice for most of my cards recently.  The patterned papers are LOTV Bonnets & Bowties. The image is also LOTV Woof You. I've used a Die-namics Faux Crochet Border for the centre piece. The sentiment is also LOTV.  The background plain paper on the card is from a paper pad I bought from LIDL.  I'm really surprised how good the paper is. The choice of colours are varied and the quality of the paper is excellent.