Wednesday, 23 April 2014

For The Boys

Good morning I hope your week is going well whatever you are up to!  Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is For The Boys.  Here is my card:


I have used The Paper Shelter image Extreme which is available here.  I coloured him with my Copics but if you don't like colouring all Paper Shelter images come with a pre coloured one as well as one to colour.  The papers are a digi set from The Sweet Shoppe called A Boys Life. The skateboard comes with the set I, cut it out and mounted it on some card for stability and the put Glossy Accents on it. The dies I used are Dienamics Fishtail Stax, Oval Pierced Stax and Stars and the sentiment is also from a Dienamics set.  Here is another view:


I think Harrison would love this he is always mesmerised by the boys on skateboards when we go to the park. As always there is a wonderful prize that Veronica and Pedro are offering for one lucky winner:


So we would love to see your card and if you use a Paper Shelter image then you could win a $30 voucher for all other images you would win 3 images of your choice.  Please go along to The Paper Shelter challenge and see what the rest of the talented DT have done.

Challenges I would like to enter:


I am off early today to spend the day with my daughter and Rowan! The midwife is coming back today because when she came on Monday he had not put any weight on so fingers crossed! They are feeding him every three hours trying to get him to gain.  I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and a big thank you for coming to visit me! Take care xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Card for a Special Boy

Good morning and I hope you are enjoying your weekend whatever you are doing and wherever you are!  I would like to share with you the card I made to give my daughter and her partner for Rowan's birth.


Items Used:

Image:  Magnolia Special Delivery coloured with Copics, Liquid Pearls and Stickles
Papers: Nitwits Petal Fresh
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One, Grand Labels One and Floral Ovals
La La Land Banner
Marianne Duck Rattle
Magnolia Doohickey Tag
Tim Holtz Letters
Embellishments: Pearls and Ribbon from Stash, Air Dry Clay and Picture Frame Mould

Close Up of the image:


Close Up of the Tag:


Side View:


I did make a box for it to go in but forgot to take a picture of that.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys
The Squirrel and The Fox - Die Cuts/Punches
Divas by Design - Bundle of Joy
Allsorts - Birds and Feathers
Crafty Catz - The Letter B (Baby, Bow, Blue, Banner)
Kit and Clowder - Something Blue
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers
2 Cute  Ink - Celebrate
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Card For Boy/Man

Thank you so much for looking today and any comments you may leave, I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Clean and Simple

Good morning and hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend.

We have a new challenge at Hobbycutz this week and the theme is Clean and Simple. I have made a card but it was a very rushed card and I am afraid its not very good at all but I didn't want to let the team down.


An awful picture too as I only took it this morning!  The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and the stamp is Hero Arts - don't look too closely as it hasn't even stamped properly but I didn't notice it until I tried to edit the photo!  For some lovely example please go over to Hobbycutz Challenge and see what the rest of the DT have done.

I am mega excited because today my daughter and her partner are bringing Rowan over for Easter lunch!! My sister is coming too and will bring her little dogs.  Can hardly wait but better get a move on as I am cooking a ham and I really need to get started!! Thank you so much for taking the time to look! Take care xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Earth Friendly

Good morning and hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.  We have a new challenge at Card Makin' Mamas and the theme this fortnight is Earth Friendly. We want to see you recycle or reuse something and it does not have to be  a card.  Here is what I did:

I took this


and made this


Before you say yummy the box was empty! The papers are some really really old ones from a scrapbooking set and the butterfly and tag were part of the set.  I used lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a Magnolia Doohickey doily die.

Our sponsor is Zap Pow Designs with a prize of three of their images. Please go over to Card Makin' Mamas and see what the rest of the DT have made.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Wild Orchid Crafts - Three Different Flowers

A quick update on Rowan he put 1 oz on!! They are coming over for Easter Sunday dinner tomorrow so I can't wait!  Hope you have something lovely planned for the weekend sending big hugs to all of you. Take care xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Egg-stra Special

Good morning to you all, a bit dull here today oh well we had two days of sunshine!  Today is Delightful Thursday at the Digital Delights Blog when the DT get to showcase some of Wendy's fabulous images.  I decided to make an Easter Card:


How cute is she?? She is the adorable little Easter Kiddles available here and has been coloured with my Copics.  The papers are from the Pastel Perfect Paper set which is available here.  I printed the sentiment directly onto the paper and the sentiment comes from the Flower Pot Faces set which is available here.  I have used Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals with Dienamics Photo Corners.  The ribbon and heart are from my stash.  Here is another view:


This week over at Delightful Challenges the new challenge is Bloom - Include a Flower which is sponsored by Crafty Ribbons.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Hobbybook - Easter
Inky Impressions - Easter
Penny's Challenge - Ice Cream Colours (Strawberry, Vanilla, Pistachio and Blueberry)
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Cuttlebug Mania - Easter Eggs
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use Some Pastel Colours

I had some gorgeous cuddles with Rowan yesterday, bathed him and also took him for a walk! Unfortunately he has lost too much weight and is now down to 6lb 9oz the midwife is coming today to weigh him again and if he has lost more or not stabilised he will have to go back into hospital for feeding.  So fingers crossed he has managed to put some weight on.  Thank you so much for looking and your kind comments, take care xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mid-way at ALBC

Good morning hope you are having a good week. We are enjoying lovely sunshine here and doesn't it make you feel good?

I am a day late with my mid-way reminder for the challenge at A Little Bit Crafty where the theme this month is The Birds and The Bees.  Here is my card:


I used a little stamp I got from Little Claire at the NEC and stamped it twice.  Lightly coloured with Copics and chalk.  The papers are Nitwits Petal Fresh and Papermill cardstock.  I used Lil Inker Stitched Pennant die and Dienamics Fishtail Stax for the sentiment.  The flower is Dienamics Plentiful Petals and Memory Box Fresh Foilage for the leaves.  The little scalloped border is also Dienamics.  Here is a side view:


We have three fab sponsors and three wonderful prizes this month, for further details go over to A Little Bit Craft Blog and have a look.

That's it for me today - short and sweet. I am going over to Bolton today to get some cuddles from my newest grandson! Hope you have a wonderful day whatever you are up to and a big thank you for coming around to see me! Take care xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

White on White

Good morning its so sunny and lovely up here in the Northwest hope you have got some too wherever you are!  Today is a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme for this challenge is:

WHITE ON WHITE

so we want to see just white on your creation apart from your image which may be coloured. Remember if you use a Crafty Sentiment image your entry counts 3 times just add 3 after it, if you are a follower of the Inspirations Blog your entry will count 3 times so just add 3 after it and if you do both then your entry will count 6 times so add 6 after it! Here is my card:


I decided to go with a mono look for this one.  The image is Springtime Delight available here from Crafty Sentiments and I have coloured her with my Copics and some Stickles.  She has been cut out using Dienamics Stitched Oval Stax.  I used Centura Pearl and embossed it with two embossing folders and then cut it using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One.  The flower is a Magnolia Doohickey die, Cheery Lynn Butterfly die and MB Precious Hearts. The pleated ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.  

Here is another view:


We have a wonderful prize for the lucky winner:


There is also a Blog Hop:


You have until Monday 21st to join in so hop over to the challenge to see all the details!

I am so pleased to see that Rowan went home yesterday afternoon! Thank you so much for all your kind comments its heartwarming to know there are such lovely people around in Blogland! Take care xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Focus on the Sentiment

Firstly a billion thank yous for all your kind wishes its so heart warming to read them all.  Rowan is coming on now in leaps and bounds. He has had all his lines and tubes removed and is now back on the ward with Mummy!  Everything seems to be sorted and they are just keeping an eye on him but he seems to be feeding well now and the new parents are hoping they will be able to take him home today.  Aren't they resilient?  They deteriorate so quickly but on the up side they bounce back really fast with the right treatment.  A big thank you to everyone concerned at Bolton Hospital!

I am now getting back to normality the boys have left so it has been a somewhat chaotic but lovely weekend I have put a couple of pictures on the end of my blog! I will catch up with you all now and see what I have missed.

Today is the start of a new challenge at Lexis Creations and the theme for this challenge is Focus on the Sentiment.  Here is my card:


I am not really happy with how this turned out but I had to get all my DT cards done ahead of time and didn't really have time to change it.  The focus is one from Fairy Dust Crafts available here. I used my dienamics Fishtail Stax with some First Edition papers.

The sponsor this challenge is Fairy Dust Crafts.  Please go over to the challenge here to see the rest of the DT makes for some more inspiration.

Here are a couple of pictures of my grandsons from the weekend:


this was taken in Granddad's shed playing on the train set.


painting his Easter decorations!!

Thank you so much for looking today and all your support over the last few days. Take care xx