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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not so simple.


Yes, I am around, but it's been one of those weeks where I haven't had a lot of time to myself. I then decided to make a simple card, but that was easier said than done. I find it difficult to keep things plain and simple and had to do a lot of thinking for this and I'm still not sure I've done it justice. The stamp is a fab one from Kaisercraft. I'm entering this into allsorts - plain and simple.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sweet dog


I hope you are having a good Thursday. Daisy had her swimming lesson today. I'm so impressed with her as less than a year ago she screamed whenever she went near water and now she can swim 10 metres on her own. Not bad!

Now the girls are in bed, I had time to finish a card. The image is a sweet digi stamp called Puggles by Wink Wink Ink. The flower acetate is by papermania and the paper is The Garden Party stack by DCWV.

I'm entering this into Stamp Something - Digi Day, Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic and Crafty Catz -chocolate and green.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am going to ache tomorrow


I can't believe it is Tuesday already. I went to a circuit training class this morning. It's run by a friend of mine and I thought I would give it a go as I need to get in shape. I didn't realise I was so unfit. Hopefully it will get better the more I go. Martha just slept through it all in her pram, Onto the card. Yes, it is pink again. The image is from a RAK but I think I might get the stamp as I love it. I'm entering it into the CRAFT challenge which is to use colouring pencils only to colour the image. This is definitely a challenge for me and I had to borrow Daisy's pencils as I don't have any myself!

Monday, September 20, 2010



I was given this image in a RAK and couldn't wait to use it. I've gone for purple on this card to cancel out the amount of pink I am currently using! The black and white patterned paper is wrapping paper and the purple is flocked.

I'm entering this into polkadoodles - easel card and Creative craft challenges - black and white plus one other colour.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Having a ripping time

Hi again. I know, two posts in one day - unheard of! I've had this card half made for a few days but haven't had time to finish it as I decided the house really needed a spring clean and have tidied the cupboards and thrown lots of things out. I think my nesting instinct has finally come - only 8 weeks late!

Onto the card. I used Glimmer Mist on the base. The image is stamped onto a background of victorian velvet distress ink. The stamps are fab ones by Kaisercraft. I'm entering it into Sir Stampalot challenge - All distressed.

Autumn is here

Well, for many of you Autumn has arrived. Over here it is Spring and pouring with rain!

We had a busy weekend as Daisy was invited to two birthday parties (she has a better social life than me) and so I had to make cards and find suitable presents. Daisy is in kindy today so I took the opportunity to craft while Martha slept.

On to the card. I have used a stamp by Kraftin Kimmie. The papers are by Hot off the Press and I love the leaves one. I am entering it into two challenges: Allsorts - Colours of Autumn and Incy Wincy Designs - Autumn colours.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yet more pink!

I seem to be in a pink phase at the moment. I'm not really sure why as I prefer purple!

I hope you all had a fab weekend. Yesterday was Father's Day over here and Daisy decided she wanted to bake Daddy a cake, so at 8am we were up to our eyes in flour and blue buttercream icing. It did taste yummy, although I forgot it and left it in the oven ten minutes too long. Ooops!

Daisy is in nursery today and Martha is sleeping so I took the chance to make a card. The paper is from Karen Foster designs and I haven't used it before because it's too pretty to cut up. The border punch is by SU and the image is Penny Black. I'm entering it into the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge which this month is Punch Away. The DT call is still on, so I am entering that, too.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Evening all,

Martha and Daisy are both asleep (hooray!) so I've decided to post my most recent card. A friend has just given birth to a beautiful baby girl, so I made this to celebrate. The image is from Pink Petticoat. I've printed it three times and decoupaged it. The dragonfly and beads for the pin are from my sadly neglected jewellery stash. When I have at least 30 hours in a day, I might have time to use it again!

I'm entering this into Papertake Weekly - Just the one - I have kept to one colour and Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkles.