Monday, 18 February 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 51 - Ribbon & Bling


Oooops! Which naughty girl forgot to post her Dream Valley Challenge post yesterday???? Erm, that would be me! Sorry! The kids are off school and I seem to be spending every spare moment making a dinosaur.... Yes, really.... Photos to follow.... :-)

Anyway, this challenge is all about Ribbon & Bling! Ohhhh lovely! We all like a bit of that now, don't we? Due to a little mix up with some dates, this challenge will actually last for three weeks rather than the usual two so all the more time to get your entries in!

I started making this card for a pal of mine recently and I started with just a few gems round the swirls.... Before I knew it I was totally carried away and 45 minutes later this is how many there were!

I don't think I've ever spent 45 minutes sticking little sparkles on before, and I'm not sure if I'd do it again, but I'm very pleased with how they turned out :-)

Right, I'm off to plan how to stick a dino's head and tail to its body.... I may be some time! While I'm gone pop over to Dream Valley and have a nosey at all the Ribbon & Bling going on over there :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 50 - Valentine's!


My goodness! Is it that time of year already??? I'm still not straight after Christmas! But yes, it's time to start making those gorgeous cards for your loved ones because Dream Valley has a fab Valentine's challenge :-)

I've been working on trying to make some CAS cards I'm happy with cos I've never quite mastered the technique.... I'm not too disappointed with this one!  I decided to ditch the traditional reds and pinks and try a nice homely brown and cream colour scheme.... What do you think? Does it work?

I finished off the sentiment inside with a little handwritten piece. I tried to match the style of the stamp on the front... Erm, could be better....

And just for those of you who asked for the piccie of me in my pretty dress at my ball a couple of weeks ago..... I'm in the red and my fabulous friend Vicki is in the black and white. I owe her a lot. If it wasn't for Vicki I would still be frumping around, complaining about my weight and never doing anything about it. Thank you, Vicki - Love ya!

Anyway, pop over to Dream Valley and look at all the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT....

Love 'n' hugs,