Friday, 30 March 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Lilis Little Fairies

We are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary this weekend. As soon as I saw this weeks sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday #147 I thought it was ideal, as I don't think hubby is a flower or ribbon kind of person lol. The papers I've used are a Nitwits download called From the Heart. The cute stamp is a Lily of the Valley stamp called Together Forever. I've also used a Tim Holtz Sizzlits Rosette and added a Stampin Up heart punch on the rosette. The challenge at Lili's Little Fairies this week is Anything Goes. Hope he likes his card.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

A Labour of Love

After 3+ years (ok I haven't constantly been on this project), I have actually finished this shawl. I have never tried to knit anything this big before, and if truth be told I'm not going to attempt to make another one either. I suppose part of me has enjoyed making it, but having to knit 4 separate sections and a cast on of 295 stitches each section its been challenging. So I'm putting pictures on my blog so that I can look back at what it looked like, as I am going to give it to friends who are expecting their first baby in 3 months time, but then again can I part with it lol!.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Mothers Day is a time to spoil your mum. As soon as I saw this stamp I thought it was perfect. I know that I now can't use it again, but I feel that the sentiments say it all. The stamp is by Woodware and the pink paper is from a Hot Diggity Dog paper pack. The lace is one I bought from the Ribbon Girl and the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl. I can't believe how quick I was able to put this card together. Its weird the way sometimes I spend hours trying to decide on the right papers etc, but this one was easy.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges - Secret Crafter Challenge 176 - No Image just Words - Allsorts Challenge 145 - Say it with flowers and Papertake Weekly - For the girls ... or Mum.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Lilis Little Fairies - Peaches n Cream

I was cutting it fine making this card for my cousin. I only made this card last night and her birthday is in the next day or 2, so no pressure. I love this LOTV stamp Gift Wrapped, it is such an easy and quick stamp to colour. The challenge this week at Lilis Little Fairies was Peaches n Cream. Because I felt under pressure to make this card I've kept it really simple with no patterned paper at all. The corners have been done using a Cuttlebug die. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.