Thursday 29 March 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Cute 'n' Cuddly

Good morning, I hope you are all this wonderful in the UK.

 I am currently away from home at the moment as we are due to complete the sale on our house in about 2 weeks and we still don't have anywhere to live! Luckily my aunt has a holiday home that we can move into temporarily so won't be on the street's but trying to find somewhere suitable for us and that meets my needs is becoming quite a chore which I am regretting starting. So before I go any further I would just like to apologize for not getting around all your blogs this week.

OK onto the matter in hand this week at Moving Along With The Times Deb set us the challenge of 'Cute N Cuddly'. I had this order for a new baby card and as soon as I saw this image aptly called 'Baby Elephant' from new designer Sheryl Brown of Redonkulous Designs I just had to use it. Now I know an elephant isn't your usual cute and cuddly animal but couldn't you just cuddle up to this one? This card needed to be flat as it is going to Australia so all I added for embellishments was the three gems.

I even remembered to photograph the inside but it is really quite plan but just as requested.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Image - Redonkulous Designs 'Baby Elephant'
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Sentiment - Raindrop Echo Designs

Promarker & Flexmarkers Used:-
Elephant's Body & Ball - Lilac, Lavender, Soft Mauve
Ear, Cheeks, Feet & Ball - Baby Pink, Tea Rose
Nappy & Ball - Apple, Meadow & Honeydew

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
CLP Challenge - Sketch

I will add some more challenges once I get home.

Oh just before I go we have the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads sponsoring us this week so a great prize is on offer so we want to see plenty of you playing along.

Thursday 22 March 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Easter Wishes' Challenge

Firstly I would just like to say thank you for all the wonderful Anniversary/Birthday messages I received on here and on Facebook, you are all wonderful. I had three wonderful days of cards and amazing pressies including Mother's Day but my children are sure pleased this week is over as it has been an expensive one for them!

Now onto the job in hand. This week it is Lisa's turn to set the challenge at Moving Along With The Times and she picked 'Easter Wishes'. Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Digi My World who very kindly gave us some images to play with and I have used Holly Ears, isn't she cute.

This is a first for me as I have never made an Easter card before and had to dig deep to find these papers that have been in my stash so long I don't know where they came from, I think they may of been an old DCWV Spring Stack but not totally sure. I will give this card to my god daughter with her Easter Egg but of course that now means I need to make another Easter card for my god son. Two in one year wow that is a record for sure lol.

Card Stock - Paper Mill & American Crafts
Designer Papers - Possibly DCWV Spring Stack 
Image - Digi My World 'Holly Ears'
Medium - Promarkers
Die - Marianne Creatables LR0130
Gems - Stash

Promarker & Flemarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Tan & March Hare
Top, Hair Band & Shoes - Rose Pink, Blossom & Pale Blossom
Trousers - Celestial Blue, Powder Blue & Glacier Blue
Chick - Yellow, Lemon & Apricot
Rabbits - March Hare & Antique White
Flowers - Lemon, Apricot & Oatmeal
Grass - Forest Green, Grass & Apple

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Into:-
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
Celebrate The Occasion - Welcome Spring
Clear It Out - Easter (Use Up Pastel Papers)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie - Easter Wishes
Crafty Boots - Easter
Creative Stamp Friends - Spring
Lexi's Creations - Easter
Paper Pretties - Easter Blessings
Crafter's Companion - Spring
Joanna Sheen - Spring/Easter
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter

That's all folks, thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you all create for t his weeks challenge.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Anniversary Card For My Hubby

Firstly I hope all you mum's in the UK have had a wonderful Mother's Day. I have had two lots of flowers along with 2 lots of chocolates and my biggest surprise a handmade decoupaged card from my SON! I was already to thank him for his wonderful gesture when he announced it was cheaper than a shop one as he could use all my supplies, kids who'd have them lol. I can't wait to see what I get for my birthday tomorrow, I have been looking around my craft room to see what is missing but nothing jumps out as yet.

Now I thought I would show you the Anniversary card I made for my husband for our anniversary yesterday, I often go with a green theme as we were married on St Patrick's Day but this year I went with this fun card instead. I used this great Bugaboo image called 'Stella Tidbits - Braless' because as soon as I got it my husband joking around said 'oh who does that resemble? oh yes your mother' so I thought I would remind him what he would have after another 17 years of marriage!

I cut the bottom edge of my card with 2 of my new Spellbinder Edgeabilites dies and really like the effect, they took a bit of getting right as my Cuttlebug is now old and I always have to juggle the sandwich to get an even pressure.

A5 Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Designer Papers - Craft Creations
Ribbons - Stash
Die's - Spellbinders Edgeabilites
Sentiment - Computer Generated.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Delightful Challenges - Someone Special
Little Miss Muffet - Easel, Shaped or Step Card

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 15 March 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'For A Special Lady' Challenge

Good morning all, can you believe this wonderful weather we are having it really does feel like spring.
 I am really pleased to tell you all that I have joined the design team along with some other fabulous ladies at Moving Along With The Times Challenge Blog so thank you team for having me join you.
So this week we have the challenge of 'For A Special Lady' and are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps who generously gave us some images to play with. For my first Moving Along project I have used 'Flowers For Mom' and coloured it with Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
Do you like my heart border? I cut it using 2 different sets from the new Spellbinders Edgeabilities die's, I love the scope you get with being able to mix and match the sets and you don't only have to use them as borders. My hubby brought me 4 sets for my birthday which isn't until next week but they arrived and I managed to nab them before he saw lol, at this rate I won't have anything to open on the day!

Sorry my photo is a little blurry my hands are still a bit shaky.
6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Card stock - American Crafts
Designer Papers - Echo Park 'Walk In The Park'
Image - Stitchy Bear 'Flowers For Mom'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Dies - Spellbinder Edgeabilities
Ribbon - Stash
Twine - Echo Park
Charm - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin:- Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Shirt:- Pumpkin, Peach & Soft Peach
Dungaree's:- Petrol Blue, Denim Blue, Cadet Blue & Pastel Blue
Hair:- Vanilla, Daffodil Bloom & Lemon Chiffon
Hat:- Cocoa, Caramel, Khaki , Sandstone & March Hare
Grass & Leaves:- Forest Green, Leaf Green & Meadow Green
Flowers:- Bright Orange, Peach, Soft Peach, Rose Pink, Blossom, Pale Blossom, Crimson, Ruby, Antique Pink & Tulip Yellow

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sketch & Stash - Sketch
Lexi's Creations - Mother's Day
Love To Create - About The Ladies
Dream Valley Challenges - Mother's Day
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
PanPastel UK - Mother's Day
Allsorts - Say It With Flowers
Craft your Days Away - Mothers Day
One Stop Crafts - Mothers Day With Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see lots of you joining us at Moving Along With The Times Challenge Blog.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Saturday's Play Session

Saturday afternoon I decided it was time to put the new Flexmarkers to the test along with my Promarkers and was really pleased with the results. I stamped this old Sugar Nellie image called 'Country Garden' and used these pretty Echo Park papers to decide my colour scheme.

6" Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Card - American Crafts
Designer Papers - Echo Park 'Times & Seasons'
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Pearls - ?Papermania

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Chestnut, Coral, Saffron & Ivory
Top:- Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, Soft Green, Mint Green, Honeydew & Tea Green
Jeans:- Petrol Blue, Denim Blue, Cadet Blue, & Pastel Blue
Shoes:- Walnut, Burnt Sienna, Caramel & Tan
Hair:- Walnut, Burnt Sienna, Carmel, Buttercup & Lemon Chiffon
Bobble:- Burgundy, Crimson & Ruby
Basket:- Cocoa, Caramel, Khaki & Sandstone
Grass & Leaves:- Forest Green, Leaf Green & Meadow Green
Flowers:- Bright Orange, Peach, Soft Peach, Lemon & Pale Citrus.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch & Option Spring
2 Sisters - Spring

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday 8 March 2012

I'm Alive & Just To Prove It Here Is A Card Lol!

Good morning all. I cannot believe it has been nearly three months since I last posted but hopefully that is all about to change!!

This week at Moving Along With The Times they have the challenge of 'Cute As A Button' and it was just what I needed to get me crafting again. I must admit it took me a while to colour this simple image in as I haven't coloured for so long lol. I desperately need to get back into it as I now have all the new Flexmarkers unused oh dear and ordered the new L.E Spring colours as well as some more Promarkers which I didn't have and they should arrive today or tomorrow. 

I used this great sketch from Sketch & Stash Challenge to help complete this card.

I have used these new bargain papers I got on Monday, they are from Craft Creation's and were only 15p for a 12" x 12" sheet and came in stripes, spots and checks. I brought 40 sheets in all the colours and style's they had, it just has to be done lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Craft Superstore
Papers - Craft Creation's
Ribbon - Stash
Button - Echo Park
Twine - My Craft Spot
Glossy Accents for the wings - Ranger 

Promarkers Used:-
Yellow, Lemon, Primrose, Black, Cool Grey 5, 3, 2, Warm Grey 4 & Cocktail Pink
Terracotta, Honeycomb, Spice, Oatmeal

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sketch & Stash - Sketch
Moving Along With The Times - Cute As A Button
Crafts & Me - Things With Wings
Crafty Creations - Stripes
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons & Bows
That Crafty Place - Anything Goes

I still some issues to sort with my health and now my house has sold so need to find somewhere else to live which I am not looking forward to but everything is finally going in the right direction!!

Oh and I have to tell you my hubby surprised me with a trip to the London Lyceum Theatre yesterday to see The Lion King and wow what a fabulous show it was and I have to say if any of you who are disabled are considering going, the service from the staff is impeccable. As they didn't have a disabled space available when booked they offered a concessional seat price to transfer from my wheelchair into an aisle seat and they would take care of my chair. My chair was brought to me at each interval and immediately at the end of the show. They even kept the aisle clear until I was transported out AMAZING I have never had this kind of service anywhere before.

Thank you for popping by and I just want to let you know I have been popping by all your wonderful blogs just not been up to leaving comments.