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Saturday, June 23

Fun in the Sun!

Hi, Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Its raining here today, its just miserable. Carrie has her friend have a sleep over last night. They were really good but giggled and giggled til quite late.
I had my hospital app on Thursday and my bloods are not so good. Since stopping the steroids everything is sliding back in the wrong direction. I was disappointed but expected that news as i am still not feeling any better. I get totally exhausted doing a tiny amount of housework, making dinner in fact i have been over to my mums once in the last 5 months. She only stays over the road!! Anyway i will get there..sometime! Thank God i have my crafting hobby or i would be going insane by now!!

Ok enough about that. Today i have a card with the cutest summer image. She is called "Janie in July" from Mo's Digital Pencil. There is just hundreds of images in her store and something for every occasion and more!

Card Recipe
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil, Janie in July
Papers - First Edition, Isabelle.
Dies/punches - Spellbinders Moroccan accents/motifs for border and corners.
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Embellishments - Wind Orchid Craft Flowers, Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

Here are more views of the card...

I am also going to enter the card into the following challenges,
Crafty Catz - Pastel Colours
Emergency Crafters - Summer Sun
4 Crafty Chicks - By the Sea
Cute Card Thursday - Here comes summer!
Paper Play - Use a Die 

That it for now. I have my fathers day cards to post that i made for the kids to give David. I will try and post them later if i have any energy left by then!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, June 19

Feeling Peachy?

 Hi, hope you all having a lovely week.
Well on Thursday past we added a little edition to our cute cuddly animal....we got a snake! He is a Cornsnake and is just still a baby. We have called him Wally, as in Where's Wally, cos he can hide so well in his bedding. You have to go digging for him to get him out! Its totally fascinating in the way it moves around and when we fed him his mice on Saturday and we were all gob smacked by way he dislocated his jaw to get these mice in. The kids were standing with their mouths open!! Its one thing seeing it on the television or as pictures in a book but to see him do it right in front of us was just amazing.
Here he is...

Anyway onto my card. This was just made for fun. I love this digi from Mo Manning. She is called Peaches and a dream to colour.

Card Recipe
Image - Peaches from Mo Manning
Papers - Prima, Almanac Paper Pad and MME W
Dies/punches - Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die and x-cut butterfly punch
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, ribbon, pearls, charm from stash.

Here are some other views of the card. 


I have entered this card into these challenges - 
Love to Create - Summertime Fun
Paper Crafting Journey challenge - Hand coloured image

Thanks for having a look and for the kind comments you always leave for me. I will be back tomorrow with another card i have nearly finished...should have finished it today but i have had a lazy day!

Take Care,

Wednesday, June 13

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Distressed or Torn !

Good Morning! Well nearly afternoon and i am late with this post...should have been posted 11pm last night to fit in with the challenge going live in Australia but i had a SD card issue! My laptop would not recognise the SD card. In the end i had to get a new SD card then retake pictures and get them uploaded. By time i had done all this it was early hours of the morning and my head was buzzing. Anyway better late than never!

The new Elphine House Australia challenge is up and running and the theme this time round is ...
"Distressing or Torn Papers"
To enter the challenge you just need to use ANY Elisabeth Bell image from ANY of her collections..and there are a lot to choose from! 
Elphine House have got so many gorgeous stamps you will be spoilt for choice. If you have not been on the EHA site then your missing out. Pop over and see for yourself!, you will love them all!

Here is my DT sample card. I am not a big fan of lots of distressing or torn paper so i have chosen to just distress the papers with Distress Inks.

This image is one of my favourites at the moment, she is callled "Carrie Thoughtful Breeze". Helen and Lew, who own EHA and also the most amazing couple, named this image after my daughter Carrie. There is now 4 stamps named after her...she thinks she is so famous and loves seeing "her stamps" around blogland. 

Here is some more views of my card.

For this card i have used....
Papers MME and Tim Holtz Distressed Core-dinations in Walnut Stain and all inked in Walnut Stain distressed ink.
Dies/Punches - Marianne Design Flourishes, Fiskars Scalloped border and small butterfly punch.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, lace, tulle and pearls from my ever expanding stash!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Corrosive Challenge - Feeling Punchy
Lets ink it up - Favourite embellsihments - Mine is flowers and pearls.Where would we be without WOC'c flowers!
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Roses
Crafty Creations - Use a Charm

Thanks for popping by! I hope you can join us over the the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog
Over the summer we are going to monthly challenges. This will give us time to enjoy the sun and more time for you to enter the challenges. We will return to Bi-weekly challenge in October.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 12

Charlotte and her Butterfly

Hello! Hope you all having a great day. This is only going to be a short post, i have the dinner on and dont think the kids would be happy with a burnt dinner!

My card today is just for the fun of it. I have bought some images from Milk Coffee a few days ago. The digis are fab and will be buying more. This image is called Charlotte and Butterfly and it could be used for any occasion.    
Here is the recipe..
Image - Charlotte and butterfly from Milk Coffee.
Papers - MME Lost and Found 2
Dies/punches - Tim Holtz Vintage Lace, Spellbinders Edgeabilities, Tim Holtz off the page bracket die.
Cuttlebug Floral Embossing Folder
Embellishments - Flowers and Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle and Pearls out my stash.

I would also like to enter the following challenge;
Milk Coffee Challenge - Embossing. 
Passion for Promarkers - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Recipe - Ribbon, pearls and dies.

I am now off to get organised and get my Elphine House post ready for tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 3

Crafty Calendar Challenge -Flowers in Bloom

Hi, Hope your all enjoying your weekend so far. Anyone having a jubilee street party on Tuesday?
There is not much happening in our little village so since the kids have the day off we will have our own tea party in the house. Any excuse for a cream cake!!

Well i a a day late with this post as the new challenge at Crafty Calendar started yesterday. I had so much going on so planned to do my post last night once got the kids organised for bed because Carrie was having her friend over for a sleep-over. They giggled and talked for hours.

So onto the challenge. The theme this month is "Flowers in Bloom" with optional swirls/flourishes.
Here is a few pictures of my card using one of my favourite Belles n Whistles images. She is called "Patches n Braids

Card Recipe 
Papers - MME Lost and Found 2 Collection
Dies - Tim Holtz Off The Page Bracket Die, Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish, Marianne Design Flourish
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Tulle, lace, gems and charm from my stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Your favourite stamp.
The Secret Crafters - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Flourishes/swirls

Well i hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing. I am finishing off a large order of Thank You cards today, got most of the layers cut out just ready to put together.
Thanks for stopping by!