Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sketch N Stash - Challenge 137

I'm loving this Mo Manning image Daffodils, and so appropriate for this time of year.  I've used Lili of the Valley paper pad Petal Fresh, the cute blue fence is a La La Land Die.  The flowers are Memory Box Fabulous Phlox. I decided to have a go at adding colour to them, so I sponged Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie round the edges of the flowers. I think tho' that I haven't quite got the hang of sponging the edges as what started as yellow flowers have now changed to orange. Oh well I'm sure that my mum will still like her card.

If friends were flowers

I am really liking the Stamping Bella stamps but they are so hard to get hold of, it seems everyone loves them.  The stamp I've used is called Uptown Girl Pippa loves to Plant.  My friend is very green fingered and her garden is immaculate.  God help any weeds that decide to try and grow in her garden. I saw this stamp and thought it was perfect for her.  The sentiment also came with the stamp.  The papers are Lili of the Valley Shabby Shack. The flowers are all from a punch. I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday#306 by Debra.

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnqZ7bWl2js, 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).