Saturday, 5 May 2012

A card making frenzy...

... blooming heck that hasn't happened in a  long time and I've got the new Blogger dashboard thingy to content with and being a bit of a technophobe I have no idea if this is going to work - oh god why do things have to change???

Things have been a bit quiet in the card making department for a little while, I had a serious case of self doubt and kept seeing such lovely cards on blogs and thought mine could be nowhere near as good as them.  (Plus my cross-stitch had sort of taken over!!)

Anyhoo, I've got a few big birthdays coming up, so I gave myself a kick up the @rs* and told myself not to be silly, and cracked on with them - who cares if my cards will not be fantabulous - I enjoy making them and faffing on plus buying stash is always enjoyable. I'll blog a couple now and a couple later as not to bore the pants off you all:

Here's no 1:

This is for a family frient who is coming up to the tender age of 75, the image is  LOTV that came free with a magazine coloured with promarkers, cut with one of my nesties and the edge distresses (as has the bottom of the card - from Craftwork Cards), the paper was from my stash which I think I won from Mina at Pink Puds with sentiment, pearls and lace from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:
Lilis little Fairies - anything goes.
Aud Sentiments - anything goes

No 2.

This is for one of my best friends daughters who is turning 18 soon, again another freebie Lotv image coloured with promarkers and stickles added.  The paper is from my stash and I've then added some punched card and butterfly and added a bit of bling!!

I would like to enter this into:

Lilis little Fairies - anything goes.
Fussy & Fancy, - Butterflies, ribbon & Punches
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
I love promarkers - fairies
No 3.
A mans card - just for a change!!  Although I have a couple more to follow.  The digistamp boutique have had some new releases and this was one of the new images - I thought it would be great for my father in law - I've pinched the idea of layering the seed packet from the image that was on the sites gallery image (hope that is ok).

Again the image has been coloured with my trusty promarkers the paper, card sentiment stamp all from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:
Crazy for challenges - gardening or the great outdoors.
Cute Card Thursday - one for the boys
My time to craft - gardening gems
Digi stamp boutique - card using one of their images 

Right I think that'll do for tonight - theres a glass of wine with my name on!!

Enjoy your weekend

Thanks for looking



  1. Fantastic cards and don't doubt yourself!!! I'm sure the recipients of these cards will be thrilled.

    Enjoy the wine and your long weekend

    Claire x

  2. WOW!! A fabulous set of cards, amazing colouring. I love them all but I think the top one is my very favourite xx

  3. Ooh Ali...what are you like hun!!?? your cards are simply don't doubt yourself sweetie...and I really love the fathers day card :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. Great cards love the male one.
    Jenny x

  5. Fantastic cards Ali, you need to stop with the doubt thing, your cards are always gorgeous xxx

  6. WOW! Call me next time LOTV are giving away freebies on mags!!! Don't want to miss out on those!!! Don't beat yerself up about your cards, I love 'em and I bet all the peeps you give 'em to love 'em too! (lots of 'ems there!!) No self-doubt pleeze or I'll send round the 'heavies' xxx

  7. Simply stunning cards Ali, love the images, the detail and the creativity :)
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges:)
    Hope to see you again
    Lynn DT xxx

  8. The little fairy she too cute!!! Thanks for playing with Fussy and Fancy!

  9. Hi Ali. You have been busy. Love the LOTV image you used for our 'fairy' challenge and I am sure your friend's daughter is going to love your card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck.
    Tine :)

  10. so cute card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  11. Wow! You've been so busy! These are all gorgeous, but if I had to pick, the top one is my fave!
    Hugs, Alison xxx

  12. I would be thrilled to get any of these cards - they are all lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  13. Aww these are so sweet, love the images and the gorgeous colours on your cards. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Good luck xx

  14. All of these are beautiful!
    What a cute boys' card. Love that image and the layout!

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  15. They are gorgeous! Honestly you make fabulous cards, wish I could make them half as good :-)

    Lori xx

  16. Wow, these are fab cards. Thanks for joining us at LLF this week x

  17. Very gorgeous creations Ali!- thanks for joining in the Digi Stamp Boutique Competition....Sally-Ann :o)

  18. Don't let me hear you saying such things about your cards again Missus. Your cards are lovely, each and every one of them. You mustn't compare them to others, you have your own unique style, enjoy it. These are all gorgeous. The third garden one, being my fav. I love that you've tied the image in with the paper. Have a great weekend. xx

  19. Did leave you a message but don,t know where it's gone. hugs Mrs A.