Monday, 24 June 2013

Fairy Bee

My friend Michele will be celebrating her birthday in the next couple of days. I just had to use Mo Mannings Baby Fairy Bee, she is just such a cutie and to tell the truth she reminds me of Micheles youngest daughter when she was that size.  The papers are Forever Friends Kraft Notes and the sentiment is computer generated. I'm entering this card into the following challenges - Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #162 - the sketch supplied by Catherine is brilliant - Sentimental Sundays Challenge #160 - For the Girls - Cute Card Thursday Challenge 274 - In the Summertime (well you only see bee's in the summer don't you), and Stampin' for the Weekend which is anything goes!.  Happy Birthday Michele

Thursday, 20 June 2013

In the Garden

The challenge at Lilis Little Fairies is In the Garden.  I've used one of the brilliant images from Sketch Pad 1 - Vintage Boys. These images are just perfect for male cards, and this image was ideal for a birthday card for a friend who is a brilliant gardener, and also has his own allotment.  The papers are Nitwit collections Country Lady. The fence die is a La La Land die, and the sentiment is Stampin Up.

Friday, 14 June 2013

A Get Well Wish

One of my friends has just gone into hospital for an operation. A perfect excuse to use Mo Mannings nurse. Isn't she just perfect for a get well card.  The papers are LOTV NitWit Collections Bear Necessities paper pad. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards.  The brilliant sketch I've used is another Sweet Sketch Wednesday inspiration.  I'm entering this in to this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday 210 and also Charisma Cardz Challenge which is Digis only. Get well soon Vicky.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

How's a girl to craft

Last year I discovered Pinterest.  I am so in love with this site, and I can happily spend hours looking at other peoples pins.  The inspiration on Pinterest for card making is amazing, and it has given me so many ideas.  I've saved loads of card ideas onto one of my boards.  There are loads of Stampin Up cards as well.  We've got friends who are celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the weekend, and I saw a card using Stampin Ups Apothecary stamp set. Thanks to my friend Michele, I am now the proud owner of the stamp set and matching dies to make the card I'd seen created by Vicky Hayes (craftingclare.blogspot).  I was just in the middle of adding glitter to the centre of the flowers, when Archie decided he'd come and join me.

Right were I'd put my feet under my desk. It definitely made it very tricky trying to finish my card off, but at least I got it finished in the end. The finished product below.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Lucky Cats

My boss is leaving to start another job. This gave me the opportunity at long last to use my LOTV stamp called Lucky Cats.  I'm not sure now whether I have coloured the cats correctly or should I have gone for a lighter colour, but I always thought that lucky cats were black.  Oh well its done now.  The papers are LOTV Nitwit collection papers called Buttons & Bows.  The lovely pink ribbon is The Ribbon Girl, and the sentiment is also LOTV.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges Sketch N Stash Challenge 115, which is were I got the lovely sketch from. Unfortunately the image was larger than I thought so I wasn't able to add any flowers so I added the sentiment where the flowers should have gone instead.  ABC Challenge O for Open, and The Ribbon Girl June Challenge which is add a die, and I've used a Nestie to cut out the image.