Monday, 9 January 2012


...I've been trying to get this post done all day - but you know what its like when things keep popping up - anyhoo with one son at scouts, one watching cars 2 and waiting for hubby to come in off his new shifts (boo - family friendly my a***e!!)

I've had a couple of short notice birthday cards to make for some parties that my youngest has been invited to:The papers for this were stamping up with a sentiment and card blank from craftwork cards. The image is a cute freebie from Spyder (thanks Lynn) and he has been coloured with promarkers.

The papers for this card were printed off the digi (will have a look for the link), with a freebie from bugaboo, again coloured with promarkers with the craft paper and hessian from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:
Papertake weekly - anything goes
CES challenges - anything goes
Pile it on - manly cards
Catch the bug - anything goes

One of my best friends has finished her advanced diploma for nursing and has been able to get a job straight away - I am so chuffed for her - she has worked so hard - so this is a card I made for her:

The gingham paper was from a freebie paper stack with a magazine the image is a Heather Ellis that I bought off Etsy coloured with pro-markers and matted onto red card cut (and embossed - yay!!) with some new nesties I got off Santa and the little good luck sentiment was a freebie from Netty (thank you!!).

I would like to enter this into:

Simon says stamp - new something
Crafty Catz - a new beginning
Fab n Funky - something new (nesties)
Crafty Calender - new news

Right off to peruse some travel brochures oh and work out how much I'll need to save!!, we've not had a beach holiday since b.c. (you know...before children!!) and I feel I need a nice sunny break hmm Menorca looks nice - if anybody reading this has any recommendations that would be lovely.

Thanks for looking



  1. AHOY My friend! You sure have been busy bee-you! Like that Nestie shape, not seen that one before. Nursey card's me fav'...can't suggest any hols abroad as you won't get me on a siry-bob! Off to check out Netty and her freebies...thanks for the link! x

  2. Fab cards Ali, love the nurse one, great colours. Enjoy looking at your brochures xxx

  3. Ooh lots of fab creations :o) They're all gorgeous but I do love that cute little nurse image, so sweet! Lisa x

  4. these are such cute cards!! Hugs Juls

  5. Hi Ali
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. What a great card you have made with the Bugaboo Image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Bugaboo this week.

  7. All of them are darling!! I love the nurse one. Too cute. Great cards!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky. Hope you will pop in on Wednesday for our new challenge.

    Big Hugs,
    Fab 'n Funky DT

  8. Awww all of your cards are so sweet!! I love that cute Little nurse! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month! Hope to see you again!
    Tammy :)

  9. What lovely cards :-) Ooooo I would love a holiday, think I'd go pretty much anywhere at the moment if there was sun!
    Lori xx

  10. Ali all your cards are so cute, I do love the little nurse :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    for our "something new" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Your cards are lovely, especially the sweet nurse image.Your neice is right, the instructions are not that helpful and assume you know what you're doing, which I don't!!
    Fiona xx

  12. Love your new cards, especially the sweet little nurse! Enjoy your holiday brochure browsing...the planning and dreaming is all part of the pleasure isn't it?! Hope you find the perfect one.
    Helen x

  13. Smashing cards - you make me feel quite guilty as I have quite a few I should be making.

    Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment - good luck with the meal planning


  14. I love the soldier card. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  15. wonderful cards! the soldier is my fav =)thanks for joining this weeks anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

  16. Oh great card! love the image he's fun! Thanks for joining us at Pile it on this week hugs Samantha xx

  17. These are all so fun and cute. Well done you on getting these ready at short notice. xxx

  18. Hi Ali, what great cards! They are just brilliant and such fun.

    Particularly like the nurse one - wonderful clean lines and love the image!


    PS - Great sock monkey as well, seen these popping up a fair bit - if only I could set a stitch I'd have a go, but I'm useless at it!