Friday, March 30, 2012

We start and end with family

With everything thats being going on in my life over the last few months, nothing is truer than this, we start and end with family.

Without both my and my estranged hubbies family I wouldn't have survived let alone be out having fun and smiling. I'm off on a girlie night out tonight, takeaway and wine with a load of us having a sleep over ........  haven't done this since my teens, so looking forward to it.

Mother's day was fantastic for me, not only could I celebrate my mother, but also my mother-in-law who has been such a rock.  That weekend also marked my MIL's 60th Birthday.  Here's the card I made for her.

This card was made using Tim Holtz distress inks to edge the pages, but also to stamp with.  The image is a new set from Sizzex, which includes stamp and dies.  I have then decoupaged the image, added some sentiments, again stamped with TH and layered with ribbon and die cuts.

Below is the card I made for each of the Mums, they had the same sentiments, but different pictures in each.

There is a gorgeous verse page for each, (but I forgot to photograph it!!)  lol

The papers are from my stash, as is the ribbons and charms. I have layered them up and made the gorgeous sentiments as the focal point.

Hope you all have a good weekend, don't forget to check out the Cutie Pie blog and the Anything goes blog to enter our challenges before they end on Sunday and Monday, if you haven't already.

Hugs to all

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New digis at Make it Crafty

Hi everyone,
As many of my fabbie fellow "Crunchies" know stamping is my passion, my former favs were LOTV, but since I have discovered digi stamps, and their fantastic ability to be resized I have fallen in love with Make It Crafty.  I now have about 10 of their amazing images and just love the print quality and the way they colour up.

This card has been made for my amazing God-daughter's 18th Birthday.  I have printed and coloured the fantastic  Anastasia  from Make It Crafty and then I have torn around the edges.  The other papers are all torn and are from Kanban Industrial Collection and Graphics 45.  I just loved the colours in the Graphics 45 paper and decided to base my colouring on those.  Dovecraft chalks were used to shade the background to this gorgeous image.

The flowers were made with Tim Holtz Grunge Paper and then distressed and glittered.   The 18 was cut on the Cricut.  I made my gorgeous stick pins from my bead stash and the pretty butterfly is from a necklace I no longer wear.  The card was stamped with TH distress in with a Papermania stamp.

I hope you all love this, as Much as I hope Charlie Lou will. 


Yep, me again, I am still here.

I am not entering this card into any online competitions this week, but am going to be applying for a DT position with Make it Crafty. Although they are based in Australia and I live in the UK, I would love the opportunity to be part of this design team.    I am fairly new to crafting (only a year in May 2012) and feel that I have grown and am still learning.  Having only recently discovered the brilliant benefits on digi crafting - I cannot shout enough about their gorgeous stamps.  Many of the cards in my postings during the last few months have been made using MIC stamps.  Here is a link to one I made for my Daughter.  She was in a school play and I used the image on a twisted easel card.  I used the fantastic Elizabeth stamp and matched my papers and colours to my daughter's favourite ones.

I also used another of these fantastic images as a card for my hubby who left me in January for another woman. The image was "Anabelle".   The card was for his birthday and the theme was a song ........ I chose "Jolene" by Dolly Parton, and this image fitted the description perfectly.  (Sadly he never got the irony!!)
I am fascinated with the 3d kits they are producing and the gorgeous gingerbread houses are really taking my fancy, just perfect as gifts for my little ones at Easter. But then the fantastic chipboard embellies would be great on my cards, allowing me to add my own colours to such great shapes.  Well I could go on and on about how much I am loving their fantastic products, and what would be on my wish list, but it would be remiss of me not to mention their new blog layout.  It's great and sooo easy to use.    

I think many of my fellow "Crunchies" will agree that card making is my fav type of crafting, but I am getting to the stage where a little bit of 3d would be fab.  My embellies are getting bigger, and so are my cards, so perhaps this would be good.  I also love cake making, can't you just see cupcakes inside that Gingerbread house, oooooh I can and now i'm hungry.  I feel that being on such a fab team would give me further inspiration and the chance to use a range of products with which I have yet to experiment, further adding to my inspiration pot and experience. 

Thanks for this opportunity Zoe and good luck to everyone else that has applied.


Lisa x