Saturday, August 27, 2011

Father's Day is nearly here (yikes!)

Hi Lovelies,

I had forgotten all about Fathers Day, until I saw an ad (sometimes they are good for somthing) for a sale for Fathers Day.  Which reminded me that I don't have any cards done.  So here is my first one.  I am using this sketch from CPS.  I used Kaisercraft's Script pp from their Timeless collection for my background, with a bit of chocolate bazzil for contrast.  I then stamped the image from Hero Arts' CL 335 as well as the sentiment.  I used Antique Linen Distress Ink on the edges of the white paper & coloured the BBQ in with Prisma colour pencils & some baby oil (for a smoother look). 

Thanks for stopping by today & happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo

Friday, August 26, 2011

You hoo

Hi Lovelies,

This card is for Try Stampin' On Tuesday's latest challenge here.  A rather tricky little sketch that reminded me of a tree (christmas tree to be exact), not really sure why?  Any ways I thought I would stick with the tree theme & "attempt" to do another one layer card (so not my strong point).  Well I almost got it right.  Then I didn't, I added the owl afterwards.  I thought just for something different I would have him hanging around upside down.  Not sure why, must have been in a really silly mood or something.  Am now thinking I shouldn't have done it ;P

I am also going to "brag" just a little - I made the top 3 for last week's sketch.  I must admit I was so chuffed.  I know bragging isn't becomming, but it was a great pick-me-up.

Have a wonderful weekend every one & happy crafting xoxoxoxoxo 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Linda, we are thinking of you always.

Hi Lovelies,

If you are a member of the Hero Arts flickr group, you will probably know of this thread.  The very lovely & talented Charlene is organising a card drive for Linda aka Oz.  Who at the moment is battling cancer (you go girl!).  Linda is one of those special people who lights up a room (yes even a virtual room) when she is there.  Linda is always full of fun, laughter & happiness, which makes the fact that she has cancer even suckier* than normal.

I made a card & a "book" for Linda, using Bugaboo Digi images. With the card I wanted to give Linda a giggle or at least a reason to smile. I scanned them both into the computer.  Unfortunately for some reason the card is looking washed out. I used one of my favourite b/g stamps Antique Brocade (Hero Arts) & versamark ink.  But you can barely make it out. I then used Spun Sugar Distress ink over the main panel with Worn Lipstick on the edges. I then coloured the top with my Copics, cut out the image & added pop dots to the back of it for some dimension. I used my Copics to colour the edge of the sentiment after cutting it out with my nesties/cuttlebug.

I also coloured the blue/green flower with my copics to get it to match. 

The book I did because I know how much she loves anything Halloween or Wizard of Oz.  I was originally going to make another card for Linda with the image/sentiment.  Only problem was it would have been a huge card (if you can call that a problem).  Then I had a stroke of sumtin'..................why not use my zutter ;).  So this simple little book was born.  Inside all the pages are blank, which I think will make it suitable for just about anything.  I thought maybe it could sit by her phone for messages or she could doodle in it or whatever.

Have a wonderful week everyone & happy crafting xoxoxoxoxoxo
* I do know that Suckier isn't really a word, but it so fitted don't you think?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mr Mojo & a challenge

Hi Lovelies,

I guess Mr Mojo is comming back :D. 

I made this particular card for this sketch challenge on Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I found on my (extremely messy) craft desk a digi stamp that I had cut out with my nesties & thought of this challenge.  All I had to do was colour it in with my Copics & mount it on a card.  As usual I was using leftover papers for the card.  I've nearly used up all of the apple paper now. 

I decided to make this card for one of Em's Pre-prep teachers (for end of year) as part of a thank you.

Have a great weekend & happy crafting everyone :D xoxoxoxoxo
PS You know when you've been in a crafting drought when you find a card still sitting in your scanner from a month or so ago ;P xoxoxoxo

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's been a while.............

Hi Lovelies,

(This is a non crafty post :{)

I know I have been AWOL for simply ages now.  Life has a funny habit of getting in the way some times, do you know what I mean?  Any way I thought I had better pop in & explain myself. 

The last two weeks of July & first half of August has been taken up with Birthdays.  Most of the kids in our Mothers' group where born around this time.  So I've been driving Miss Em around to loads of different parties at various places for about the last four weeks.  We had our last party yesterday & I'm offically worn out lol. 

This also included Em's & James's party.  This was the first time that I had ever done a birthday party for Em (she turned five).  I figure one every four - five years will be enough (hopefully)!  The party was a huge hit (thank goodness) but so much work.  I was lucky enough that Susan (James's mum) agreed to have a combined party.  We had a Pirate & Mermaid party.  Because our house doesn't have a backyard or fences, we held the party at a park.  Best move ever! The day was perfect & because we had about 25 kids (I am a sucker for punishment) come along, we had enough room for everyone. 

On top of this we've just had all the carpets, rugs & pest control done.  So that meant everything that was upstairs had to be moved downstairs (no carpets there).  That was done last Wednesday & we are still moving stuff back.  I'm doing a cull as I go.  It seems to be taking forever as I have to do things around people's sleeping.  Sometimes I wish Doug worked days, I really do ;). 

So you can probably guess not much crafting has been done around here.  I think I made about 3 cards (all for b'day kids) & about 10 mermaid tails for the party.  I'm officially "Mojoed" out now.  I don't have one ounce of mojo left in me at the moment.  I've even lent some of my new stamps & nesties to Helen.  One stamp had yet to see ink!  I figure she should get some enjoyment out of them, since I wont. 

I'm going to take a break for awhile.  I am hoping to pop by your blogs, semi regularly, but you probably wont see much happening here on this blog.  I want to get my house sorted, cleaned & basically enjoy some time with the kids/hubby.  Then start preparing for our holiday to WA, in October (yikes it's only six weeks away!).  I still don't know what to do about the cat, I'm thinking she may have to go to a cattery just so we know where she is.

Happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxoxoxoxo