Sunday, 26 February 2012

My Little Monster


Today is my little monster's 6th birthday! Happy birthday, George!!!! This is the card I made for him using a new set of stamps I got called My Little Monsters from Recollections.

I paper pieced him using papers from the Rich Green collection from Papermania - the first paper pack I ever bought! I'm surprised I've got any left :-)

The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You....

Then some ribbon, a button and some card candi.... Simple! Love the colours though. I've always been wary of using red and green together since my tutor yelled at me for doing it in a presentation at uni (because of red-green colour blindness....) but I really like this one!

A BIG Thank You

I just want to thank everyone for their patience while I flit in and out of blogland..... My posts are few and far between and my commenting is getting worse! I completely missed my blogaversary altogether!!! To make up for it I will be offering some candy to my lovely loyal followers once I'm back from our honeymoon :-) The wedding is creeping up on me quite quickly now and I've still got so much to do - eeeek!

I'll be back again when I've got a spare moment :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday, 20 February 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 26 - Just for Men


This is just a brief visit to blogland between wedding prep (been making place cards, table plans, favour bags..... Piccies to come after the big day!) just to show you my latest DT card for Dream Valley.  We're looking for those male themed cards this time so get your thinking caps on!

One of my fave LOTV images....

A close up of the image.... I wish the sky showed up better in the photo - I was really proud of it! Oh well.... :-)

I used:
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 you
Papers - unknown, sorry!
Kraft card
Ribbon from stash

CES challenges - spots and dots
Sarah Hurley - Die cuts
Stampin' for the weekend - Photo inspiration
Wags 'n' whiskers - Masculine birthday

I've got more wedding stuff to do so I'll be off.... Don't forget to check out all the fab inspiration over in Dream Valley!

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Have you heard....?

....that apparently the Google followers gadget has its days numbered??? I read about it here on Lisa's blog.... How sad! We could lose all our lovely followers :-(

I would be gutted to lose all my followers and I'd love to still be able to follow all you too but there is apparently a solution! I've added a new (free!) followers linky thing on the top right of my blog so could I ask you all to sign up please? And then please, please, please add it to your blogs too so that I can follow you?

Please post about it on your blog so nobody gets left behind!

Love 'n' hugs,

Friday, 10 February 2012

One post, two cards....


Hope you are all well!

I've got to make this post a quick one so forgive me if I skip the small talk and some of the details.... If there's anything you want to know, please ask!

I love this image from LOTV - it's called  Big Present. I followed a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Close up:

Sentiment from Sentiments 4 You:

Crafty Ribbons - One for the men/boys

My second card uses a poor neglected stamp of mine: Luvvie from Sugar Nellie. The sentiment is Sentiments 4 You again!

I'm not quite happy with this one though.... The colours bled when I coloured and Charlie "helped" me with the 3D gloss.... :-(

I do like the rolled rose though - I used a fabric swatch my sister gave me from where she works. Love it!

CRAFT - Valentines Day
Cards for men - seeing red
Creative inspirations - lots of love
Fab n funky - love is in the air
Paperplay - love letters
Simon says stamp - love is in the air

 Right, I'm off to make a nice warm lunch!  Have a fab day :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 25 - Valentines


Finally the snow arrived! We bought the kids a sledge weeks ago so we were prepared for when it came so we've been out this morning having fun with the sledge and throwing snowballs at each other before it all melts :-) Such a laugh!

Anyway, this is my DT card for Dream Valley. This time we would love to see your Valentines cards :-)

A close up of these image - I love these little bunnies :-)

I used:
Image - LOTV
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
Papers - Papermania Summer Bloom
Xcut lacey heart border punch
Ribbon, card candi and charm from stash

Simon says stamp - Animal Antics
Sketch 'n' stash - Free choice sketch (sketch 11)
The ABC Challenge - I is for In pairs (bunnies, charm, card candi)
Forever Friends - Valentine
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Loves me, loves me not
Lili's little fairies - Spring colours
Moving along with the times - Have a heart (charm)
Sarah Hurley - Love is all around

Right - gotta go. I'm in the middle of cooking my Sunday lunch - yummy!

Don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley to check out all the gorgeous makes from the rest of the DT :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Thursday, 2 February 2012

My fave colour combo....


Hope you are all well and not too cold! It's freezing here today and we're even having the odd flurry of snow - my 2 year old, Charlie, asked me if it was Christmas - bless him! :-)

Now, first of all I just want to apologise about getting so far behind with my commenting.  All the wedding preparations are in full swing and it leaves me very little time to sit at the computer.... I'll make sure I get a chance to comment on some of everyone's most recent makes though - promise! I have managed to find the odd moment to do some crafting though. This is probably my last just for fun card for a while - I'll have to concentrate on getting the one's done that I need to make or they won't get done in time!

Oh, and what a surprise.... It's this little cutie from LOTV again :-)

I've used my fave colour combo for this card - it lets me use my new ribbon I got for Christmas too :-)

A close up of the image:

I used:
Image and sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Forever Friends Pink Parfait, Papermania Henbury Lane
Kraft cardstock
Xcut Daisy border punch
Card candi and ribbon from Father Christmas :-)

Passion for ProMarkers - New Beginnings
Sketch and Stash - Free choice sketch:
Sketch 8
Right, I'm off to make a cuppa to try to defrost my fingers. And then I'm spending the day making table confetti..... :-)

Love 'n' hugs,