Saturday, 27 June 2015

Christmas In June...

I've usually made a few more Christmas cards than I have by this time in the year but then again I much prefer making them when it is cold & wintery & I can have my Christmas music on :o).  Anyway this card was going to be for a Sentimental Sundays challenge sponsored by Fred She Said but for some reason or another it never got finished until now.  The papers are from my stash (might have been from a freebie pad with a magazine), the image is Pointy Poinsettia Flowers (pre-coloured) & I used some micro beads for the centre.  I finished the card with a die cut border, gems & a greeting.

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Vintage
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Alphabet - J for Jewels
Natalie & Amy - Christmas
Simply Create Too - Shabby Chic
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Open-Minded Crafting - Vintage
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas
12 Month's of Christmas - Vintage

At last the weather has warmed up here & we actually had some sun here so hubby & I had a walk along our local seafront after we'd been for a cooked breakfast with friends - so the perfect way to start the weekend.  Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Yes today is Father's Day (well here in the UK & some other places) & the Sentimental Sundays challenge is just that "Father's Day" (+ a sentiment).  It is going to be our last challenge for a little while but we will be back firing on all cylinders I'm sure :o)  My card was made for my Father-in-Law (unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us & hasn't been for well over 20 years).  I used images from Docrafts Wellington Past Times DVD & made a rosette from folded paper.  Happy Father's Day to all those deserving Dad's out there!  I hope you can join us & if you need more inspiration why not check out the other DT members blogs.

The challenges:
Get Creative - For the Boys or Father's Day
Cardz 4 Guys - Father's Day
Die Cut Divas - Masculine Theme
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Man in Your Life/Father's Day
Mod Squad - Father's Day
4 Crafty Chicks - Father's Day
Simply Create Too - Old Vintage, Shabby Chic
Kraftyhands - For the Dads 
Little Claire's - Father's Day
My Sheri - Masculine 
Open-Minded Crafting - Vintage
Quirky Crafts - Quirky Rosettes 

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  I think I'm starting to get back to normal (though I have thought that before), fingers crossed.  Hugs xx

Thursday, 18 June 2015

A Couple of Quickies...

I don't know if you've heard of Pay It Forward?  It's when you surprise someone, sometime during the year with a parcel of goodies (can be anything you fancy).  I've already sent a couple of packages out at the beginning of the year & now I have another couple ready to go & I made these quick cards to go with them.  This is the first time I've used my Marianne Collectables dies ("Eline's Typewriter"), which come with stamps. The notepaper is made with an EK Success punch & I finished them the cards with Washi Tape (I am in love with Washi Tape at the moment).  I really like how they turned out :o)

 I was supposed to be going back to work today but unfortunately been ill again so it will be Monday now & hopefully I can start a fresh week feeling well & get back to normal - at last! (fingers crossed).

The challenges:
Sugar & Betty's - Anything Goes 
Just Us Girls - Stacked Die Cuts
Glitter & Sparkle - Include a Die Cut
Ladybug Crafts - Use Your Dies
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Cut It Out
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes

I hope you're having a lovely week. Hugs xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Big Present for Daddy

This is my 2nd card for the All Dressed Up Design Team (luckily it was made before my holiday) using one of their fab new images "Present for Daddy".  I coloured it with ProMarkers & used several punches: star border, star & corners. I finished the card with a star brad & greeting from Pink Petticoat (which I had to put on as there was a mark on the card lol).  While I'm here & talking about All Dressed Up we would love it if you would join our Facebook Page.   Don't forget there are lots of freebies available if you want to "try before you buy" & join in our current Anything Goes challenge :o)

The challenges:
Get Creative - For the Boys or Father's Day
The Pink Elephant - Father's Day
Crafty Boots - Father's Day/For the Man in Your Life
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Man or Boy
Dream Valley - Father's Day
Eureka Stamps - Father's Day
2 Cute Ink - Father's Day
Sweet Stamps - For Dad
Cardz 4 Guyz - Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - It's a Guy Thing

Thank goodness I'm starting to feel better at last & I'm back to work Thursday which will come very hard but it will be nice to get back to normal again.  Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible!

Hello everyone, I hope you're all okay, I've missed visiting your fab blogs.  I've been ill after being on holiday in Pomorie, Bulgaria - the first half of the holiday was gorgeous but unfortunately 2 days before we came home I contracted a chronic stomach bug, it was absolutely awful.  We're been home a week now & it's only just starting to settle.  Hopefully I can start to feel normal this week & get some crafting done, I've missed it so much.  

Gorgeous Pomorie, before it all went pear-shaped!