Friday, April 29, 2011

Football Fan

My second card today is again, for a child, although slightly older. He is a football and sport fan as you have probably guessed. The football player image is from Bugaboo, coloured with Letraset Promarkers; the backing paper from the new Ooh La la CD, Boys to Men; sticker and cardstock from my own stash; oval and scalloped Nestabilities; the sentiments on the background were computer generated.

Onto some challenges:
Pollycraft - Fun and Games
Bunny Zoe's crafts - For the boys

That's all for today, have a nice weekend!!

Party Mouse

My card today is for a very young neighbour of ours; the digital image, PartyMouse, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, is by Torico and the backing papers from PaperCrafts Inspirations; google eyes and cardstock from my stash.
Onto some challenges:
Bunny Zoe's crafts - For the boys
My time to craft - Perfect pets
Digi Doodles Shop Best - Anything goes
Simon says - Anything goes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

..and the last one for today

...another baby card - so many babies around!! :-)
This card is for my partner's little niece who was born a few weeks ago. They are visiting us this weekend so we are all looking forward to meeting the little one.

You probably remember a card of mine with the same layout and similar papers and embellishments. I received so many compliments for it that I decided to re-use the same formula - if it is not broken, don't fix it! ;-)
I am entering the card:
Woodware USA - Die cut/punches
Papertake Weekly - Spots/stripes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything goes

Happy Easter everyone!

Another baby card

Yesterday our dear neighbours had a baby boy - this afternoon I had a bit of time to myself and managed to make a card for them. They knew it was going to be a boy and decorated the nursery in white, cream and beige colours so my card follows the same shades; the cute teddy I got for the baby has also these colours, so all well coordinated!
The backing papers are from different sources, all downloaded; the elephant die cut is a Sizzix; the border punch is X-Cut; ribbon and pearls from my own stash.
Hope you like it.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday. I also would like to enter the card onto the following challenges:
Woodware USA - Die cut/punches
Paper Romance - Tag it!
Papertake Weekly - Spots n stripes
Creative Inspirations - Pets/Animals
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything goes

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quick baby card

An urgent card request for a new baby girl. It is a small square card using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, pink gingham paper and a few pearls. A clean, simple and quick card.
Onto some challenges:
Cupcake craft - Lots of Layers
Totally Stampalicious - Keep it simple
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
A Spoon full of Sugar - Let's Celebrate
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge
Ladybug crafts inks - Anything goes
We are having smashing weather in Ireland this week; I hope you too are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Aqua, Bling and Sentiment (OLL #78)

Good morning to you all
Another great challenge is starting today until May 1st over at Ooh La la:
Aqua, Bling and Sentiment.
When we were given the theme a few months ago I immediately thought of making a calendar page; for the last 7 or 8 years, every year, at Christmas, I make a calendar for my mum full of photos of the year just ending - photos we have taken on trips, nice photos, and more recently photos of the kids - a scrapbooking sort of calendar, if you like. And every year I plan to make one calendar/family planner for our kitchen too, altered, decorated, etc. but it all ends up with good intentions and I hardly ever decorate our own calendar; ours hangs on the wall, bare of decorations, but full of notes and Must dos. So with this particular challenge I took the opportunity to decorate at least one page of our calendar and I can now proudly say that the April page on our calendar looks good! :-) I got the inspiration from Lisa Jane, here.

The beautiful aqua papers are from different Ooh La la CDs: Passion for Fashion, Silhouette, Fleur d'Imagination and Watercolour Memories. April is typically a fairly rainy month in the norhtern hemisphere, so I thought the aqua colour was ideal for my calendar page. The sentiment is a musical song - April Showers, which you can listen here.

Here's my calendar page. Thanks for your comments.

Some challenges:
Sarah Hurley - April Showers
Stamp Something - April Showers
Cute Card Thursday - Weather inspired
My Time to Craft - on the Spot
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung
Fab'n'Funky - Spotty and Dotty
Daring Cardmakers - Spring


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Have a look at the great candy from Stampin Fluffnstuff:

Prima Springtime 6x6 Paper Stack
Rose Petal Seam Binding
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lili of the Valley Stamp

Hurry up! It closes at 12.30pm GMT, on Saturday 23 April

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Apologies for the lack of posting - life has been busy, or busier than usual, I should say :-)  I did get to do a tiny bit of crafting in between bottles and nappies - a gift box for a newborn girl, which hopefully I will be able to post soon (as soon as I get the time to take a picture, edit it, etc, that is!), and a couple of cards for upcoming OLL challenges, but I hardly had any time to check out or comment on other blogs :-(

I've been meaning to use this digital image, Alfonzo, from Little Musings for ages - I think it is cute and ideal for a boy's birthday card. I finally got the chance last week when I needed a birthday card for my friend's 9 year old son. The image was coloured with Letraset Promarkers. I also used a digital star paper for the background, and wooden stars as embellishments; added some 3D gloss finish for dimension and a computer generated sentiment. Simple.
Onto some challenges:
Simon Says - Card for a child
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a child
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - One for the boys
Paper Sundaes - Childhood memories
Ladybug Crafts ink - Celebration
Totally Stampalicious - Anything goes

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter: challenge #77 at Ooh La la

I love the vibrant colours in these papers! They are from the All Dressed Up and Floral Extravaganza CDs from Ooh La la Creations; both image and sentiment are free digis (by Hobby Paleis), coloured with Letraset Promarkers.
Why don't you join us this fortnight with your Easter creation - a card, an altered item, a gift box..? The challenge (#77) is open til Sunday 17th April and there are great images and papers to be won!

Other challenges:
Bee Crafty - Easter
Sweet Stamps - Easter
Paper Cutz - Easter
Craft Us Crazy - Happy Easter
Stamp Something - Digital image
Make it Colourful - Bright colouring
Mami Doodles - Punch or die cut
Catch the Bug - Anything goes

Edited to say that the Easter lamb image belongs to Little Miss Muffet - my apologies for the confusion.