Monday, 30 May 2011

I dont think...

... the glue is dry on this one yet. Realised it is my best friends daughters birthdays soon they are 16 & 17 the day after each other, so one down one to go. My friend lives about half an hour away so we dont get to see each other as often as we like with work and one thing and another but we are meeting next week at her gym but the only things that get excercised are our jaws - lol. Anyhoo, here is Alice's card:

The image is one I recieved from Laura and have had it coloured for ages, so having a mooch through my papers spotted (excuse the pun!) and thought it looked good I have coloured the image with promarkers and matted it onto some pink card and then cut out some swirls from part of a sizzix set that I got in the January sales and not used yet - cough!

I would like to enter this into:

Totally Papercrafts: pink & girly.

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

And another one...

... yup another post and another 30th Birthday card and there'll be anothe later in the year must have been a baby boom!!

This is for a Sarah who is a lovely member of our family (married to Ians {other) nephew), she turned 30 the day before I had my birthday and I made this for her:

I love this ladybug image and imagine it to be me reclining with a martini - however I could never be that sophisticated in my fleecy dressing gown curled up in my chair and any drink will do - preferably rose but depending on how the day/kids have been - it could be stonger - lol.

The image has been coloured with promarkers, the papers where free with a magazine the ribbon, numbers, flower, pearl and pearl brad(ebay) all from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Crafty Sentiments
: Special Occassion
I love promarkers: - pearls

Thanks for looking xx

30th birthday card.

Ooh another post this is going to be a quickie though as hubby is hovering to be on the pooter!! I just wanted to blog this card that I made for Ian's nephew who is going to be 30 soon:

Chris lives in Leeds now and we dont really see a lot of him so dont really know what his interests are I had recently purchsed this digi image and thought that would be useful I'm sure all men are interested in beer!! I have coloured the image with promarkers and added some stickles and glossy accents to the froth and the glass. Matted onto some SU card & paper added some twine and then squashed a bottle cap in the Big Shot added 30 and then glossy accented that as well.

I would like to enter this into:

- Fathers day/speical man (gone for the special man - nephew).
Charisma Cards - boy oh boy
Do it with digis- its all about the boys
Samuel Taylors - males

Thanks for looking xx

I just want...

.... to say a huge thankyou!! to Tina at Scratchy Cat Crafter. I was really lucky to win here recent giveaway and postie delivered it yesterday, the items were wrapped individually in tissue paper and the funkiest sellotape that you might be able to see on the photo:

The packages contained some gorgeous goodies, such as homemade goodies, card crafty things funky paper, dinky notepad and and a sew & save book which looks like will make for interesting reading - I think it calls for a glass of wine and an early night to night to have a bit read.

If you have chance pop over to Tinas blog she makes some fabby things, gives inspired ideas and helpful tutorials.

Thanks again xx

Monday, 23 May 2011

3 posts in one day...

... is this the real Ali or have aliens taken over??? I am striking while the iron is hot 'cos I know when I get back to work (tomorrow) things might go back to a go slow!!

Here is a card I have made for my aunty (not a real aunty but you know friends of your parents that you seem to call aunty?)

Another card without dp's, I love this image I think it is my last one from the lovely Sarah I have coloured her with pro markers, matted onto yellow card and added some ribbon which I think came from this months Simply Homemade magazine (I think thats the title). I am really pleased with the simple, clean layout of this.

I would like to enter this into:

Alphabet Challenge - Clean & simple
Crafty Catz - anything goes
If the shoe fits... - Clean & Simple
Ribbon Carousel - Clean & Simple

Thanks for looking xx

A Quick make:

Here is a card I've had a photo of for a while but not blogged it and when I saw the challenge at Cards for Men I thought I could enter it:

I haven't used any dp's on this just matted a lotv image onto some mirror card and and turquoisey pearl card with some alien ribbon at the bottom and sentiment from my stash.

I would like to enter this into cards for men - No Paper.

Thanks for looking xx


... from our little jaunt down to Henley - for the boys to hit the Theme Parks. I'll be awfully sad when they dont want to go to Legoland as the rides will be too tame for them. I think my eldest is already there but bless doesn't say anything but you can see he is itching to get to Thorpe Park or Chessington to hit the big rides. With hubby still having a pot on I was relieved that he was tall enough to go on the scary rides by himself - I used to love them, not now.... slightest bit spinny and I get a splitting headache within seconds - I have even tried using his seabands but that doesnt help. I was a bit gutted not to get into central London but was still able to have a mooch around Windsor and Henley - I love it down there - guess where I'll be off to when we win the lottery :-).

Also, check this out the Royal Wedding out of Lego!!! - Brilliant!!! (click on the pic for a bigger pic)

The queen magnificent in Yellow!!

We are going to try to get to London in September to get to the places we missed i.e. The British Museum for me & Hamleys for the boys!!

Right off to batten down the hatches its blowing a hooley and pouring down here now - I will hopefully be back later with some makes.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Poor postie...

... has been laiden down this week with deliveries of beautiful birthday cards from my lovely cyberfriends from the MSE forum:

These were from, top row: Caroline, Toni, Margaret & Jo
Bottom row: Tina, Dawn, Debbie & Jenny

Top Row: Sarah & Karen
Bottom Row: Susan

Thank you girls - they are beautiful xxxx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Good Evening...

... ooh its a bit late for me to make a posting and I've had a glass and a half of wine so please excuse any spelling mistakes - hic!!.

Well, I forgot to mention on my last post the sleepover went well, no noise after 12.20, footsteps to the loo at 5.30 but no more talking/giggling until 6.30 - not bad I thought - AND - hubby didnt get sent to his mums - lol!! My only trauma was the 2 boys who were to sleepover were invited from 7.30pm so I thought they would have had their tea and only had snacky things in - popcorn, doritos etc and they hadn't had any tea - aargh!! So a quick raid of the freezer and they were sorted - was I wrong to assume they would of had their tea???

Anyhoo, I just wanted to post this card I have made for my best mate:

I finally inked up my new LOTV stamp that I got in Harrogate - (what a nightmare I am having with my Memento inkpad - don't know what I am doing wrong!!), I have coloured with promarkers and added glossy accents to the cherries. I have also used some Laura Ashley paper with to be honest not sure how to describe the frosted type paper I have matted the image onto - I dont think its vellum - but you might be able to get an idea from the picture. The flower is a lovely deep purple from my stash as is the brad (from ebay) and charm.

I would like to enter this into:

LOTV Challenge - Animal Antics.
I love promarkers - song title. (If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake)
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Hope you are having a nice night - right I think the wines gone to my head - hmm is it too early for bed??

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 2 May 2011

Something new...

... one of the lovely ladies at MSE (thank you Debbie), kindly sent me some Whiff of Joy images and I finally got round to colouring one in -

I have followed the sketch on the Whiff of Joy challenge blog - the image has been coloured with promarkers and little touches of Sakura glitter glue, the papers, die cut, pearls & Craftwork Cards sentiment all from my stash.

I would like to enter it into the following challenge:
Whiff of Joy challenge - sketch.

Thank you for looking xx