I seem to be on a roll now that I've tried my hand at making an easel card. Thought I'd have another go and this one was so much quicker to make than the first. I inked up my new Lili of the Valley stamp that I bought in Harrogate "Lazy Days". The papers were Hot off the Press. They were actually the first papers I ever bought and their still going.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
At long last I have attempted to make an easel card. I've been wanting to make one of these cards for ages, but I was always putting it off. Anyway I found a brilliant tutorial on Jeanettes blog "Happy Thoughts & Inkspots", so I thought today, go on why not. I am really pleased with what I produced. The magnolia stamp is one that I bought at the craft show in Harrogate last weekend, and he was coloured in using new copics that I also bought. I found the papers in my stash. They are Daisy Bucket "Love You". I think I'll be looking for some more of this paper as I thinks its gorgeous.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
The challenge at Whiff of Joy this week was to use a sketch created by the talented Bev Rochester. Also the challenge at Charisma Cardz is Spring has Sprung. This gave me the opportunity to ink up my new Norma Fickel stamp "Girl and her lamb". How gorgeous is this stamp. I used MME papers - Pretty Please Spring papers, I used Orange Peel Stickle to outline the daffodils (how spring are they), and I used (for the first time) my Martha Stewart punch Embossed Petals (you can just about see 1 or 2 of them on the red strip). My auntie & uncle brought me that punch back from Florida (as well as a few other things lol). I love seeing all the lambs in the fields now, and a while back I actually got to bottle feed a few. They are just so cute.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
After watching Lambing Live I got the urge to go to Wales. My cousins live there and they have live stock and I knew that they would be lambing now. So yesterday saw us head to Snowdonia, to see the family. After a lovely lunch in the Snowdonia Park, we then went to see the sheepies. The lambs were just gorgeous, and there were 7 needing extra care. They were the ones I spent my time with. I got to feed one but they were all so affectionate and enjoyed sucking on my fingers. I can't believe how rough their fleeces feel. Anyway thought I'd share my experience and some of the piccies hubby took. One is of the expectant mums. My cousin told me there were 100 waiting to give birth and at least another 100 still in the fields. As you can imagine it is their busiest time of the year. My cousin even said that I could take one of the orphans home if I wanted. Oh I was so tempted, but can you imagine what the neighbours would say when we moved in to our new house with a dog and a sheep ha ha (what a thought!!!).
Sunday, 7 March 2010
The Pink Elephant Challenge #56 was to add green to your colour comb0, and Quixotic Challenge #16 was aptly named Leave it Out (use leaves on your project).
This gave me the inspiration to create my card. I used Hot off the Press Floral papers, Stampin' Up "Lovely as a Tree" stamp, and the ribbon was also Stampin' Up chocolate chip. I treated myself to a Versacolor ink pad called Mocha Truffle. This is the first time I have bought a multi-coloured pad, and I am so pleased on how the tree has come out. I think I'll be buying a few more of them.