Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Away for a bit

... taking some time off with the family, a well-deserved break.
So I will see you in a few days x

Monday, February 13, 2012

Da girlz {heart} da boyz

Believe it or not, this IS a Valentine's card :-)
I was not going to bother this year, to be honest, cos I have a lot going on and no much time to craft, but since my son got me a LOVE cushion with his pocket money for the occasion, I thought I just had to make the effort.
Still, it is a different sort of Valentine card in the sense that a) it does not have your usual colours or look b) it is not from me to my partner, but from me and my daughter to my partner and my son - aha! hence the Da girlz {heart} da boyz message.
The image is from and the papers Jak Heath. Coloured with Letraset Promarkers.
Keeping it monochromatic was a challenge that I enjoyed and I must say I do like the all blue colouring :-)
Onto some challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochromatic
I Love Promarkers and Simon Says stamp - Love is in the air
Stampavie- Love
Creative Inspiration - Lots of Love
Dream Valley and Ooh la la - Valentine
OSAAT - Anything goes

Thanks for passing by xx

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

With gratitude

A CAS Thank You card for my MIL. Image by Raindrop Echo Designs.
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes

Relaxing Birthday

A birthday card for a good friend of mine.
The beautiful papers are A Little Spring in your Step, by Summer Driggs; the sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs; the cup and saucer image, a freebie from DigiStampBoutique. Hope you like it.

Crafts Your Days away - Get Stitchy with it
Pollycraft Mondays - Chill out
Crafts and me - New image
Catch the Bug - Anything goes

Good luck Teacher

This was a request from our neighbours. One of the kids' teacher is leaving the school; this teacher, an English teacher as well as a GAA coach, has been a source of inspiration and trust for both parents and child. The clients already knew exactly what they wanted in the card so I simply put it together.
The papers are Trymgym and PaperCraft Inspirations. The image is a colouring page by KennyK I found on the net, which I coloured with Letraset Promarkers. The sentiments are computer generated.
Onto some challenges:
Catch the bug - Anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - New image

Friday, February 3, 2012

Newborn card 3

The last of my baby cards is similar to the previous one; the same digital image by TLC Creations was used, and so was the same backing paper, but the layout was altered slightly. I like trying different sketches and I thought it would be nice to move it around a bit :-)
CES - Check it out
Craft us Crazy - Anything goes
POodles parlour - Anything goes

That's all for today
Have a wonderful weekend!

Newborn card 2

For my second card I decided to use this elegant image from TLC Creations. Circle and scalloped Spellbinders, pink pearls and ribbon; sentiment computer generated.
Onto some challenges:
One stitch at a time and Fab'n'Funky - Use a Digi
Diva's by Design - Anythign goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamonds or pearls
CES- Check it out
Craft us Crazy - Anything goes
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes

Newborn card 1

This week I was asked to make 3 cards for 3 different newborn babies. Here's my first one.
I used a cute Bugaboo image and coloured it with Letraset Promarkers; green coloured papers, buttons and star pearls from my own stash. The sentiment was computer generated.
Onto some challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamonds or pearls
CES - Check it out
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and bows
ABC - In pairs

Christening card

For this card I felt like using embossing folders rather than stamped or digital images. It is for a girl being christened soon. Since I had made a card with pink shades for her when she was born in September I opted for silver and white for her Christening instead.

Moving along with the times - Have a heart
Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Diva's by Design - Anything goes

1st birthday card

Hello! Long time no blogging! I know, I know... But I am here now, even if it is for a little bit.
This is a birthday card for my daughter's little friend, whose 1st birthday is tomorrow. The image, coloured with Letraset Promarkers is from Dulemba. The papers Daisy and Dandelion, Docrafts; buttons and twine from my own stash.
Hope you like it

Suitable challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and bows
One stitch at at time and Fab'n'Funky - Use a digital
Poodles parlour - Anything goes