Tuesday, 27 April 2010

40th Birthday Card

Well good afternoon to you all and another week has just flown past, far tooo quick and always seems there`s just not enough hours in the day.
Mack the dog is now back to his normal scatty self and i`ve also started, again! on the new allotment, so i`ve been pretty busy with clearing the weeds, digging over and sowing some seeds etc.
This card was for my hubbys 40th, didn`t quite turn out how I wanted it to look, but hubby had a chuckle and was pleased with it. The image is from bugaboo stamps and I coloured it in using my promarkers and used k&Co papers that were at the bottom of my stash box.
Catch you all later, Val xxx

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Boys birthday card

Good morning everyone and hope you are enjoying the sun, although a bit chilly this morning on the school run. Well i`ve managed to do my first card since afew weeks ago and loved doing this for a little boys` 8th birthday. He`s a big WestHam fan, so I coloured in the little fellas outfit in their colours, although it looks pink in the picture, it`s not. I scouted around for a digi image and come across the footballer from bugaboo stamps, which was just what I wanted.

This card i`m putting forward for the lexis creations challenge of 3 papers, 2 embellishments and 1 image.

Papers: BG and K&Co

Digi image: Bugaboo stamps and coloured using promarkers

Embellishments: Football buttons from my stash

Sentiment: Whimsy sentiments

Monday, 19 April 2010

Sorry, I haven`t been posting lately

Good afternoon all!
So sorry I haven`t been around for so long and posted, as things have got a bit hectic lately and with the easter break as well. With a few illnesses (not serious, thank goodness) going around and the poor dog having to have a new knee cap, bless him! (try keeping an 18 month old collie quite is a task)I`m hoping (fingers crossed) I will be back at blogging.
I haven`t made any new cards lately, so will be back later in the next day or two with the start of some new makes.

I hope you all had a great Easter and are keeping well, with the sun finally showing it`s face.
Ta ta for now Val xxx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams Challenge Card

Good morning all and hope your keeping warm on this chilly morning. Today I want to show you the card i`m putting forward for the die cut dreams challenge, which is #37 Karens sketch. I used my sugar nellie stamp `April Showers` and coloured her in with my promarkers. Then used different paper scraps and used paper flowers, gems and sentiment `your special day` from my stash. A bit of stitching and punched boarder going down the left, to finish off.
Have a great day, hugs Val xxx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

sketch and stash challenge

Well sorry for yet another post today, but thought i`d show you the card i`ve done for the sketch and stash challenge.
and another birthday card I received just this morning. The top card is the sketch and stash card i`m putting forward, using their sketch and using some of the stash papers from daisy bucket, I had left over from the last scrapbook page I posted. The butterflies are peel-offs layed ontop of coloured paper and cut out and I made a mistake with toooo much inking around the blue layered paper, so I added another paper flower using the same daisy bucket papers, a bit of faux stitching to finish off. This card will go into my card box for the cubs, that i`m gradually filling up for them.
My second card is from Jane (bunbun 2) that arrived this morning, what a beautiful card to go with the others.

Birthday cards and scrapbookpage

Good morning everyone and hope you are keeping warm on this cold morning.
Just wanted to show the beautiful cards I received from two of the ladies over at the M.S.E and craftyplace site. The first is a beautifully sewn flower card from Karen (a.k.a Flourgirl ) with a RAK pack of beautiful red paper flowers. The second card was made by Marg, I was so thrilled with these lovely keepsakes and will be going onto my wall of handmade cards that other people have sent me, when they come off the mantelpiece next week.
The Scrapbook page is for my 2008 album, that I have also started. The layout was made using the great layout set up by creative scrappers this week. The papers used were by daisy bucket and the letter and wording `ve had for ages, so i`m not sure where these are from.
Catch you later, hugs Val xxx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Mother`s Day Card

Good Morning everyone and what a bright one this morning. Still a little chilly, but the sun has made an apperance.
Today is my second Mother`s Day card for one of the other mums, but haven`t put this through any challenges yet, as I haven`t got around to sorting which one yet. The papers are from my slowly decreasing pile of big off-cuts, so not quite sure where these are from.
Tomorrow is my birthday, yeah!, so I am planning on having a very relaxing day, while the kids are at school. Mr Postie has already delivered some cards for me from some of my crafting buddies over at the M.S.E site and crafty place.
So I will post these here on wednesday.
Have a great day, catch you all later, hugs Val xxx

Friday, 26 February 2010

CubScout scrappage

Good afternoon to you all! Well i`ve been a bit busy this morning with running around and finishing of my scrap-page for my 2010 album. After spending the morning up the allotment yesterday, I was shattered to say the least, but pleased with what I acheived.

Today is not a card but my page of my youngest being invested into the cubs (very proud mummy!), apologise but I had to wipe out the other faces, but hope you understand. I used some scout papers that I got from America along time ago and it`s a shame that the print doesn`t show up in the photo, as it`s a faint fleur print. I wanted to keep this very simple so the photo is centre of attention. Anyway that`s me for the weekend, have a great one everyone and catch you on Monday. hugs Val xxx