Thursday, 13 April 2017

So I'm looking for a cute gift for my immediate boss and his soon to be wife...didn't realise how mind numbingly painful this would be! Oh my goodness, there is some tat out there and much of the same old, same old.
Either that or I'm just being picky. (more than likely!)

Finally found a cute salt and pepper set from Not On The High Street.

Monday, 3 April 2017

R for repeat ~ night sky

Such a lovely day today, it was a shame to sit and craft - had a couple of jobs to do in the garden this afternoon, so decided to do a journal page for my book using my new pack of Sharpie pens, sitting in the sunshine. The central image is a stamp by Sheena Douglas, which I won in a previous Butterfly challenge. 'Let your dreams take flight' is a sentiment I have on a stamp, just made the last bit up to fill the page.

I used the pattern around the page as the repeat in different blues and black for the Night sky , then popped in the one pink as a contrast.

It did turn rather chilly late afternoon, so I nipped upstairs and did a quick atc whilst dinner was cooking.

Used a snippet of the blue holographic card I had left from using it as the backing to the topper on the 'bells' Christmas card. I made up the sentiment, wrote it on white paper in silver pen, cut it out and edegd the pieces with artic blue promarker then stuck it on the atc along with the four butterflies. It fits the theme and i alos intend to use it as one of my submissions for an ATC swap i joined in with this month.

entering in: Butterfly Challenge = R is for Repeat and/or night sky

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Red, Green and White

Time for another Christmas card today, coincidentally the image was going to be used in last weeks Merry Monday challenge of 'bells' but I never got round to using it, but this weeks challenge of the colours fitted perfectly so I used it this time. Best laid plans!

Found the image on Pinterest, added some blue holographic card as a border then made it up to an A5 white card, using Debbi Moores chameleon glitter I traced the outside edge of the roof tops and along the fence to add a bit of sparkle, then lastly coloured the peel off sentiment in blue promarker to finish the card off.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Design Team call

As one digital challenge blog sadly closes, a lovely bright shiny new one appears -

digitally made challenges

They're shouting out for Design Team members, I would love to be one but my hours at work have increased and I'm finding it difficult to fit any crafting in, but I'm definitely going to be joining in with their challenges which start in May.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Four Legged Friends

image from 'Summer Card Toppers' pt 1 from Gecko Galz
6x6 green card blank
Laurence Llewyln Bowen patterned vellum
Taupe gems

I love how this card turned out, nothing was planned I just wanted to use a piece of LLB's vellum, didn't know which one but this matched the fret work on the image well.
Adding the little cut off pieces vertically finished off the card, which went to my February swap partner over at CardExhange UK on Yahoo groups.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Babies & Children / week 273 & 274

Over on the Gecko Galz facebook page, this is one of the challenges. I chose to go with children, as I tend to get 'card-tied' with anything to do with babies, maybe its because I'm not maternal.... show me a baby animal and I go all gooey.

6x6 card blank
pink doily 
white lace
pink ribbon
image  'Little Ladies' GG

Kept the card plain and simple as I thought the image worked well on its own.

Also cheekily entering in Pixies Snippets playground week 273/274 as the pink ribbon was a snippet left over from the depth of time.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Edges and mint green

Didn't think I'd get time to do something for the current Butterfly challenge, if I have odd day off I don't get to craft much, but if the days off fall together I seem to be more organised.

Done something digital today, so can enter into two challenges.

Done in pastel colours to co-ordinate with the mint green butterfly, using a Butterfly digi kit. Plenty of tweaking and fading of things, so not going to go into details like I usually do.
I like this so much I'm going to buy a small box frame and hang it up somewhere, as a gentle reminder that its ok when things change, you just need to adapt.

entering in:Butterfly challenge = E for edges and/or mint green

and onto the 2nd challenge, with a heavy heart as its the very last challenge from this lovely Digital blog. Everyone on the DT and all the participants are lovely people and create some amazing projects, it will be a shame not too have this inspiration anymore.

entered into: Digitally Sweet = anything goes