Saturday, 31 July 2010

At last - a card!

I needed a quick contemporary card and this is what I came up with. The designer paper came from The Paper Mill and I have just recently sent for this set of sentiments from Papertrey Ink.

Some holiday photos!

Here is a photo of my girls! We actually don't have a photo of all four of us together as I was usually taking the photos but I will post one of hubby and I later!

The next few photos are of the Moors and Christians Festival. The colours of the costumes were stunning - can you imagine a card with these wonderful vibrant colours?!!

Just like showgirls! Again the colours were amazing - a card with black and gold?!!

I'm back!

I'm back from a lovely family holiday in Guardamar, Costa Blanca, Spain! We had a fantastic time - the weather was brilliant and we all enjoyed lazy days by the pool and down at the beach. We did a fair bit of walking each day which we all enjoyed despite the 30 degree heat! The high point of our holiday was definitely the 'Moors and Christians' Festival which we watched last Saturday evening. It was truly incredible - the costumes, the music and the floats were unbelievable. In fact I would say that they compared with any West End Show! I will share some photos later. I also have some cards to post . Until later.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A Post - at last!

This has been such a busy week for me. Lots of things to sort out, tidy up and make ready for our holiday. Anyway, this is a card that I made for a friend who received a beautiful wedding invitation - in a box! When I saw it I said "I can make that" and this is what I have done for the wedding card. The original had a little pocket with several inserts giving further details about the wedding and from this idea I made the little inside pocket to hold the gift card. At the last minute I had a disaster (screams included) as I must have left a black ink pad open and marked the inside of the card itself - badly. This is the reason why the RHS is covered in black cardstock before the pink and then white with the little border - all fixed - nobody would ever know!!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 5

I thought that I would try something different (for me) and this is what I have come up with! I had to think about this one to get into the 'vintage' mode! I think I might even like it!! Hope you do too!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Time to create!

I am so enjoying being on holiday. I am getting up early and trying to do a little bit of it everything each day = a little bit of housework (not too much of course!), a little bit of crafting and lots of time with the family - perfect!

This card is very simple and another slighly different colour combination. I so love colour and finding a new colour combination that I haven't tried before makes me so excited!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Sweet Pea!

This is my post for Mojo Monday. I have only just heart about Mojo Monday and since I am now on holiday I decided that I would like to take part. This card is a little more fussy than I would usually make but I thinks its good to try something different occasionally. I have only recently received my Sweet Pea stamps set from PTI and I absolutely love it. This time I have used my Prismacolor Pencils with Zest given to me by my good friend Joyce (Crafty Quills). I have also used a different colourway - not sure about that!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Sweet Pea Card!

Did I say I love this set??? Mmmm, maybe I did! First of all, I must confess, this is a case of a fantastic card by Debbie Olson. As a rule I don't case other peoples cards but this is definitely the exception to that rule!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sweet Pea!

I have just received my new Sweet Pea stamp set from Papertrey Ink and it is so fantastic. It is one of those sets that I know I will be able to use over and over again. I spent this evening colouring some of the images with Copics - I happen to love those too! I managed to colour a few images and hopefully will get some cards completed tomorrow.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Another Colourway!

I did say I was on a roll when I started to top up my stash of cards. I used Papertrey Ink cardstock as I love their colour combos. This one is with Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding with some Dark Chocolate. The small sentiment at the bottom is from a set by Lizzie Anne Designs. The stamps are made from red rubber and stamp out beautifully.