Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lovely Lillies

Lillies are my all time favourite flower - I had them in my wedding bouquet - so when Janey 
created this image - I knew I had to use it.  However, the card has turned out nothing like how it was supposed to - it was going to be C&S - but I wasnt liking it - so it seemed to progress to this and I'm really pleased with it:

The image has been coloured with promarkers and some little golden glitter spots added (after my mum had some lillies in a vase and I was having a good nosey at the colours of the petals).  The papers are freebies from a magazine ages ago.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards and have used my new Memory Box die and added a little bit of bling.

Before I go, I also want to show my gardening notebook:

Now I must admit I'm not a very good gardener I tend to kill a lot of things, however Jane has inspired me as has the lovely Carol Klein after watching her in her recent gardening series so
I have taken a 30p notebook from Asda and given it a revamp.  I printed  Janeys fern image directly onto patterned paper, cut it out for around my title - then added papers, ribbons and lace from my stash.  Last year in the garden I had loads of plants I wanted to swap around and now I've forgotten what I was going to do - doh!!! so hopefully I'll put the book to good use and remember what to do - must be my age.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013


gah! time has ran away with me again - honestly where does it go to - while I have a spare few minutes I thought I'd blog some recent makes and pop them in some challenges:

First up is hubbys valentines card:

Its one of Mo's great images that she recent had as a freebie download - thank you Mo.  Great image for a man -  I had some other images lined up but was a bit worried they were a bit girlie.  I have coloured him with promarkers and matted him on to red card then black card.  I have added some twine that was free with a magazine and added the sentiment that was again part of a freebie with a magazine a while ago.

I would like to enter this into:

Mo's challenge - anthing goes with a mo image
Cards for Men - all my love

The next card is for the little lad over the road - who plays with Tom:

The digi image is the Stamping Boutique, again coloured with promarkers.  The papers are Kaisercraft - the image and centre papers have been matted onto red card. Think I need to add some pennant dies to a shopping list - I cut that one myself - I even measured it and everything - check me out - normally I just cut and hope for the best lol.

I would like to enter this into:

Passion for Promarkers - Boys and their toys

In my amazement at creating my first Mothers Day card I forgot about my m-i-l's birthday next week - oops - no panic!!!  I set too and made this one:

The image is a LOTV freebie image from a magazine - coloured again with trusty promarkers.  The papers are Basic grey and I have matted onto pearlised card.  The memory box die has been cut from the same card then added some bling to the flowers and the corner of the card.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

I would like to enter this into:
I love promarkers - Happy Birthday
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes. 
Moving along with the times - only girls allowed.

Lastly a card I made for my other sister in law (two s-i-l's both with birthdays in Feb!!)

I have coloured the gorgeous sugar nellie image with promarkers and matted onto pink card - the papers are Basic Grey again all matted onto pink card.  Then added flowers and pearl from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:
The Sugar Bowl - anything with a Sugar Nellie image.

Phew think thats me nearly caught up - off to print out some images for colouring and then do a bit of sewing - I've finished a cross stitch project - so just need to get it made into something.

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