Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Happy Birthday Fiona!

Hello Everyone! It's was my lovely Best Friend's Birthday yesterday and I made her a card using the fabulous Stamping Bella 'Beatrice and Barbara' stamp which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. I coloured the image to match the Wild Rose Studio papers I used using a mix of different markers and paper pieced the sofa and cushions.

I added lots of lovely flowers and bits and bobs from my stash and a Pink Petticoat sentiment. I also decorated the inside but I forgot to take a photo. I used the latest Sketch Saturday Sketch for my layout.

Here is a close up of my image. My colouring is a bit poor on this one, the image has so many details I struggled to stay within the lines! This is a very true representation of Fiona and myself, lots of fun times, giggle and adventures, she is the Sister I never had and I love her to bits. We are setting off on another one soon to Birmingham to see Robbie Williams.

This is us on one of our Adventures last summer to see Robbie at Wembley and is one of my favourite photos of us together. I will be taking a bit of break from regular blogging for a short while as I have a lot on my plate at the moment but I hope to be back here a lot more often when things have settled down. Have a lovely Wednesday!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A card for Dad

Hello Everyone! It's my day for sharing a card on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog today and I am showing another card made using the Carta Bella 'It's a Celebration' paper pad which is available here from My Mum's Craft Shop. As soon as I saw the paper patterns in the pad, I thought of funky summer shirts and used the Clearly Besotted 'Super Dad' stamps to create the shirts.

I added buttons to all the shirts and pockets to a couple of them before cutting them out and adding them to the card with foam pads. I stamped the sentiment on to vellum before stitching it on the card centre panel. 

Here is a little close up of the sentiment and the shirts. I had so much fun choosing the patterns and making each shirt look different from the last one.  I am entering my card in to the latest Clearly Besotted Challenge, the theme is 'Anything goes'.I hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Ribbon Girl DT for the June colour challenge - Ivory

Hello Everyone! I am back again with my Ribbon Girl DT card for this Month's Colour Challenge. Our theme this month is Ivory and I have used a collection of paper from different pads including Craftwork Cards and My Mind's Eye papers for my card. I added a very cute pre-coloured image panel from Lili of the Valley for my focal point to which I added lots of glitter glue for the bubbles.

I added a sentiment from Pink Petticoat and lots of yummy Ribbon Girl goodies including:
An ivory Resin Dove, Ivory Cherry blossom, Ivory Carnations, Ivory pearl flat backs, Ivory satin stripe ribbon, Iris cream vintage style lace, Ivory Baker's twine, tiny ivory rosebuds, and a Bronze bird cage charm.

I hope you will be able to join us this month for the chance to win some gorgeous prizes!
I hope you will be able to join in with our Challenge and maybe show us your Easter creations. We are sponsored by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:

Enjoy the rest of your Weekend!

MMCSDT - Happy Summer for Spots and Stripes week.

Hello Everyone! I have a little taste of Summer for you today for my weekly post on the My Mum's Craft Shop blog to celebrate the lovely Sunshine we have had this week here in the South. We are having a Spots and Stripes week starting today, some of my favourite patterns! I used papers from the Carta Bella 'It's a Celebration' pad which is available here from My Mum's craft Shop.

The image panel was created using stamps from the Lawn Fawn 'Happy Summer' set and they were great fun to colour in. I die cut the finished image with an oval dienamics die.

Here is a close up of my image all coloured in with a variety of alcohol markers. I added some embellishments from my stash, including a stripy brad which fitted the theme very well!
Please join us for the rest of next week for more Spots and Stripes inspiration from the DT.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

My Mums's Craft Shop DT - More Mama Elephant cards!

Hello Everyone! Apologies for my absence, I have been suffering with yet another bout of stubborn bronchitis. I have had another 2 courses of antibiotics and my chest is feeling a lot clearer but I am very tired! I have 2 more Mama Elephant cards to share with you today. I told you I was addicted to these new stamps!

Both cards were made using the Mama Elephant 'Nursery Deco' set and scraps of paper. The layouts are very simple and have very few embellishments. I used the Dienamics stitched circles on my first card for the little bear to sit in and added a wooden button from The Ribbon Girl.

The little giraffe on this card was paper pieced with gingham and white paper and I simply added a paper flower and stick on pearl as a finishing touch. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!