Thursday, June 30, 2011


For the month of July I will be away and therefore blog less than usual. I apologise for the lack of commenting onto your blogs too; I will do my best to check your beautiful crafty creations whenever I get a chance but may not have the time to tell you how great they are.
I hope you all have a wonderful summer. I should return to some sort of normality in August. Have fun!!
In the meantime I leave you with a funny caption... My little one seems to be talking this very same language!! LOL!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer flowers OLL#83

Good morning! This fortnight at Ooh La la we are looking for creations with summer flowers.
For my shaped card, I used Sunflower image and papers from the Fleur d'Imagination CD. I hope you like the pyramage effect!
My card enters the following challenges:
Anything goes - Here comes the summer
4x4 Fridays - Summer
Wags'n'Whiskers - Summertime
CES challenge - Anything but square
Southern Girls - Anything goes
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything goes

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

It was my in-laws Ruby Wedding Anniversary yesterday and this is the card I made for them. I have blurred the photo inside to protect their identity; it is a nice, natural-looking one of the two of them at their beautiful garden.
The circle sentiment is from Netty's cards; the inside one I created it myself.
Can you believe it is 26th June already??!! Time flies when you are having fun!!!

Some challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Simply Red
Little Red Wagon - Anniversary cards
One stitch at a time - Wedding/Sympathy
Southern Girls - Anything goes

Friday, June 24, 2011

Maya Making wishes

A quick post to show you a birthday card I finished this morning for my son's friend.
The beautiful image, coloured with Letraset Promarkers and highlighted with Stickles, is Maya Making Wishes from Whimsy Stamps (which I won at a Spoon full of Sugar challenge recently); papers are leftovers from my stash, me thinks a download; Cuttlebug embossing folder Happy Birthday; the khaki lace is a beauty - a sort of lacey woolen ribbon, iykwim- that I don't remember where I got from, typical! :-); little flowers and gem from my own stash. Hope you like it (sorry, the photo isn't great but we have a very dull day).
Onto some challenges:
I have used Mojo Monday's sketch 196
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Use some red
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
One stitch at a time - Things with wings
The Cheerful Stamp pad - Wingy things
I have a bunch of cards to finish before Monday but might not have time to post them onto the blog. Soooo many cards, soooo little time!!!
Have a nice weekend!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 3 Shoe!

Yey for me! My Twins card was top 3 in the If the Shoe fits... challenge this week. I am delighted with it! Thanks!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Ishaan

Our friends D+D had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago; he was 5 weeks premature so I could not get over how cute and tiny he is when I went to meet him the other day. This card is for him, beautiful baby Ishaan.
Sizzix die cut; blue gingham paper; Circle and oval Nestabilities; polka dot embossing folder; Fiskars border punch; ribbon and pearls from my own stash.
Some challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Get out the gingham
Cupcake crafts - Boy Oh boy
Aly's Sunday challenge - All about kids
The Crazy challenge - Monochromatic
If the shoe fits...- Pearls
Totally Stampalicious - Anything goes

Twins card

This is a commissioned card for a set of twin boys. The second I received the order I knew what image I wanted to use - I just love these peas in the pod from Bugaboo!!
The backing paper is a download; image from Bugaboo stamps, coloured with Letraset Promarkers; Fiskars border punch; sentiments were computer generated; ribbon and pearls from my own stash.
Onto some challenges:
Cupcake Crafts - Boy oh boy!
Aly's Sunday challenge - All about kids
The Crazy Challange - Monochromatic
If the Shoe fits... - Pearls
Totally Stampalicious - Anything goes

Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day #82

Good morning! Another Monday and another challenge at Ooh La la; this fortnight we celebrate Father's Day (19th June) /Special Man so make sure you visit the blog and enter your card here
My card features the new Boys to Men CD; I just love these funny images!

Onto some challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Father's Day card
Crafts us Crazy - Father's Day
SentimentalSundays - Father's Day
Fab'n'Funky - Magnificent Men
Mami Doodles - Card for a Man/boy
Secret Crafter- Male card 
The Paper Variety - For the guys
CCEE - Sports Theme

Have a lovely week!