Card Chain Challenge card for September at Society of Stampaholics and the Friendship theme and I've mailed it off to Sabrina. Thanks for taking a peek
Monday, 28 September 2015
Sunday, 27 September 2015
is the theme this week at OBW 116
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Tim Holtz tag for Septembers 12 tags for 2015. So first thing this morning I sourced out enough elements that I had on hand (seeing as most of my gear is in storage) and have come up with my take on Tim's lovely tag. I had a bit of fun creating the butterflies and the photo isn't as bright as the tag is but I like it. Thanks for taking a peek
Friday, 25 September 2015
Hello everyone hope you've had a wonderful week and have some happy things to share over at Annies blog with Friday Smiles
We were only to happy to have Sophie over for the afternoon yesterday and after a nap and some time on the swing, it was time to blow some bubbles....here she is with Pa - they had so much fun with the breeze carrying the bubbles all over the back yard. Sophie learnt quick which end of the plastic blower to put in her mouth.
Real concentration here as we urged her to blow softly...
And a lovely surprise to find my Amaryllis have buds... this white one opened first and I see others so next week I may have more.
Last night out the back of the craftavan I noticed the sunset.... a lovey orange glow in the sky.
This was on fb...Pics to irritate the perfectionist!!!!
Enjoy your weekend and hope there's plenty for you to be happy about over the next week, Cheers
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Week 329 at WOYWW.... unsure what this phenomena is about please pop over to our hostess Julia's blog to read all about it - we simply love to show off our crafty messes and go visit other desks for some love and inspiration.
Here's my desk early this morning - have been finding it tricky to find some time in the craftavan lately and as I'm an early riser and felt the creative juices to finish making my patchwork "quilt" cards for our ABC tag/card project, I was down there with my cuppa in a flash with the sun just rising and the birds chirping. I quite enjoy making these cards using up those many scraps I hoard and definitely needed the Ott-Lite.
My finished card fronts... do need a sentiment for the left one but that will wait till I'm ready to use it.Thanks for dropping by, I'm off now to check out some desks....enjoy your week
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Simon Says Monday challenge - Love this Technique, Simon Says Wednesday - use die cuts on your card and to Inkspirational colour challenge Orange/Green. Thanks for taking a peek
Challenge: Love This Technique
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Die Crazy: to use die cuts, also to Addicted to Stamps and More - 'Make your Mark - with paints, markers, and to Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes. I do enjoy painting with Distress Inks and find it relaxing - Joanna at Inspired by Stamping has a tutorial to help with painting flowers. Thanks for taking a peek
MAKE YOUR MARK
MAKE YOUR MARK
#18 Virginia's View challenge - Geometric Patterns....None of my stamps were very forcoming with such shapes but this embossing folder was just the thing. I inked up one side before passing it through the cuttlebug and yippee for once the ink took evenly over the white card. I trimmed that down and layered it onto a black to frame it and tie in with the black items on the card. I stamped the vase on orange card and fussy cut it and die cut the spray (my NBUS element) in black and orange so I could cut off the flowers and adhered them to the stem. Then I die cut the sentiment in orange and black to give it a shadow effect. I am posting my card to Darnell's #5 NBUS challenge....who so makes you look at the growing stash and make sure you USE it. I'm quite pleased with my card as orange is not one of my goto colours. Thanks for taking a peek
Hi friends...it's been a topsy turvy week for me - but plenty to make me happy. First off I was thinking that as hubby was away working I would get to spend some time in the craftavan - I did, result just one card (not counting the one I made late yesterday - post following).
I did play in my garden though - I like the early mornings about 6am, everything is fresh and the soil easy to dig... so I finished this side fence garden, hubby had got me a trailer load of garden soil last weekend, and topped that with some sugar cane mulch. So with that all in place I reaped the excess from other overgrown parts of the garden - that purple and green plant makes great borders, then divided my bromeliads and spaced them. The crotons will come along now with some care and water and provide nice shade for these as the sun takes a more overhead path.
I'm really smiling with the finished bed AND all the lilies along the back fence are beginning to make a lovely show
Here's little miss Sophie - I unexpectedly spent the day helping DD with emptying her cupboards as the pest man was in to give the place a treatment and they only gave them 2 hours notice that they needed access to the cupboards.......SO we had a huge empty, tidy out and cleaning day - but we're grateful it's all done now as DD has less than 8 weeks till no 2 baby is due. Sophie was helping here while we re-stacked the linen cupboard - nice pillow and blanket to take a rest on the lounge floor.
That's all for this week, I'm off to spend the day with my friend Vikki to do some serious stamping - and to hear all about their wonderful holiday in Europe. Pop over to Annies blog and join in with your happy moments. Enjoy your weekend
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - colour challenge ... I've chosen to include silver with my red and white theme and I have used the Bokeh technique with sponged white on the red card, a spray of silver with a stencil and then some white glitter spots for the 'Tis the Season TTS#50 challenge. And for the Merry Monday challenge #171 challenge to make the sentiment the spotlight I chose this ornament shaped sentiment; stamped and embossed in red on silver card. Thanks for taking a peek
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Hi everyone - well it's late Sunday afternoon here and I've just found some time to enter the craftavan and check my blog. I figured I'd missed Friday Smiles at Annies blog but when I read her post I just knew I had to share some smiles this week from our neck of the woods.
It was hubby's birthday on Friday and we had a few family and friends over for dinner. Sophie helped me with putting the candles on the cake - a few got pushed to the bottom and a few got a bit bent but that didn't stop us lighting them up for her to join with pa to blow them out.
Thanks for dropping by, hope you have an enjoyable weekend, cheers
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Hi and welcome to my desk or rather minute table in my craftavan this fine Wednesday.Julia's Stampin' Ground blog - check it out too and join in if you're new and wondering what I'm on about. Cheers