Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!.  I hope you all have a lovely time. 
Although the weather is so very cold, at least it should be dry.  Must look on the bright side!!  It's surprising that although it is so cold, the trees are beginning to bud and the daffodils are putting a brave face on it!
I thought I'd show you a couple of Easter cards I made. 
I cut the circle out of the card using nestabilities dies and I used the Clarity daffodil stamp.  The paper and bow are from the Crafters Companion Peter Rabbit CD and the script I printed from the internet.  I just popped on a couple of cross peel offs. 
This card I printed from my downloads on my computer but stupidly I can't say where I got it from.  I just love the picture of the sleepy rabbit.  I coloured the picture in using my Promarkers; the papers were from the same Crafter's Companion CD and again I used some gold peel offs.  I added a bit of ribbon from my stash.
Thank you for looking.  xx

Friday, 29 March 2013

More shoes!

Well I promised I'd be back with some more shoe cards.  I really do love this CD - it makes such lovely cards without any fuss.

Here are a couple more:

This time I made a 8 x8 card.  I used one patterned paper under the picture and on the main part of the card and then made a panel using another paper.  I also embossed a panel using D'arice embossing panel and some Craftwork Cards card candy.

This card is more like 7 x9.  It was one I made myself - I shan't be doing that again cos I couldn't find an envelope to match so had to make one.  It was a bit of a pain.  Anyway I used the same embossing panel and the Happy Birthday stamp is a Stampalot one I bought in Australia.
I hope you like them and thank you for looking.  xx

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Fabulous Shoes!!

Who doesn't like shoes?  Unfortunately at my age and with feet like mine I can't wear the shoes I'd like to. 
However, I have bought the Katy Sue CD called 'Fabulous Shoes'!  Oh wow, it is so brilliant.  I have been making cards with it and as soon as I show them to my friends they keep buying them!  I'm not knocking it but I want to send some to my friends too!  Here are the first few I made:

The front page of the card is folded back on itselfI and I have used the same patterned paper on the front and different paper on the inside.  I used a circle die to cut out the shoe first.

The CD also has some lovely papers to go with the shoes - three different patterned ones and three plain ones.  I've used two patterned ones here.
Again this is the same style of card but using a different shoe.  Aren't the designs lovely?

You can see the different papers here.  The CD doesn't come with actual inserts but I just added a plain piece of white card and punched a small circle out of the shoe paper to make an embellishment.
That's all for now but I can tell you I'll be posting more.  Different ones obviously but I do get a bit more adventureous too with the designs.  I'm quite pleased with them.
Thank you for looking.  I hope you like them too.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Emily and Travelling Ted

Last year my friend Linda from Scrapology and Linda's Cards and Pages blogs lent me her Travelling Ted to take pictures of him in different locations.  Much to my embarrassment I forgot and it wasn't until she gently reminded me the other week that I had to admit I hadn't taken him anywhere!
So when my younger grand-daughter, Emily came to stay one night I asked if she would have Travelling Ted in bed with her and we could take some pictures of him.  Emily was absolutely thrilled to do this, as you can see from the pictures.

So I didn't let Linda down completely.  Sorry Linda. x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

They do say size doesn't matter ...

I ordered some bananas from Asda Home delivery the other day.  This is what arrived:

I don't think I have ever seen such large ones!!  (ooh-er!)  They were so big I couldn't eat a whole one!  I had to have half at a time.

I suppose it was real value for money as instead of four bananas I ended up with the equivalent of eight!  However I am feeling a bit sick of bananas now!!  x

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Another Holly Pond card

I have to say at the moment the Holly Pond CD and stamps from Joanna Sheen are tickling my fancy rather a lot.  I bought Catching Butterflies stamps to go with the CD from Holly Pond because I fell in love with some of the characters.   Aren't they cute?

I haven't got a reason to make the card, I just wanted to have a go.  I am really pleased with the result.
I used a Hunky Dory Adorable Scorable piece of card stock from one of the Christmas selections I found in my stash and thought it went rather well.  I coloured the stamps in using Promarkers and cut them out with one of my Spellbinder dies.  The stamps were so easy to use and colour.
Then I used an insert from the CD which, although it wasn't the same character as the stamps, I thought went rather well with them. x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Very easy card

As I may have said I  have bought the Crafters' Companion Angelica stamps and CD.  I decided to make one of their 'Card Companions' which are one of the newish ideas on the Crafters' Companion CDs.  You choose the design you want, and there are quite a few, and then just print.  The whole thing is on one sheet, the card base, topper and embellishments.  I did like this design and thought I'd give it a go. 

I printed it off onto Crafters' Companion Centura Pearl, cut out the card and embellishments, a plain card from Craftwork Cards, a bit of glue, and 'Bob's your uncle'.  I thought it was quite effective and a very quick card if you're feeling lazy or are in a real hurry.
I used the CD for the insert and typed what I wanted in the font I wanted using the verse writer.  All very quick. x

Monday, 4 March 2013

life round the village pond

The other day I went to Beautilicious in Westham, East Sussex to have a manicure and pedicure.  Luxury!  Westham is a beautiful old village with the customary village pond.  I parked near the pond and on the way back couldn't resist wandering over to see what was going on.  It was still bitterly cold but the ducks and swans were out and about.

The swan was not particularly friendly and came over to see what I was doing - warning me off with an aggressive show,

but calmed down when he saw I was only taking pictures - and staying on the right side of the footpath!
The ducks came over to see if I had anything to eat
but on seeing I had nothing, turned their backs on me and went away!  So boring!
I shall come back again and see what the pond looks like when Spring eventually does spring!  x

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Just because I can

I couldn't resist buying Joanna Sheen's Holly Pond Hill CD and decided to make a card, just because I can!
I shall probably send it to my grandchildren in Oz as a 'Hello' to them.
The CD is absolutely gorgeous and the characters are so cute.  I have made a couple of cards and I'll show them to you later.
Here's the first card I made which I haven't sent off yet.

The animal pegs I just felt were cute - I can't remember where I got them from, I'm afraid.

I glittered the stars outside and the flower in the plant pot.

I added a couple of strands of ribbon and Bob's your uncle.

Please excuse the smudge at the bottom of the photos - its my camera, not on the card.
Don't you think the bunny slippers are so cute?  x

Friday, 1 March 2013

Has Spring Sprung?

I always think that when I see the first snowdrops in my garden that Spring must be on its way, even though it still seems a long way away!
I've been watching these growing in my garden over the last three weeks and think they're beautiful, aren't they?  Spring can't be too far away, can it?
I've been making myself go out for a walk as often as possible.  Last week I decided to go to Hampden Park, a lovely little park not far from me.  It was very chilly but the sun was shining, so off I went.  Lo and behold, I wasn't on my own.  Look at this little chap who kept following me:

Coming to have a look at what is going on.

Mmmn this tree looks interesting.

It's no good, I need to have a closer look.

Oh its not that interesting, after all!

I'm off to find something to eat!   x