Friday, 19 March 2010

Only 1 more sleep to go!!!

Until I get to go on retreat to Stratford - whoopee :)  In the meantime, here's a card that I completely forgot to post a couple of weeks back when I made it.  It was a birthday card for my friend's husband - yet another masculine card, not my favourites!  You may recognise the general layout from the Valentine's card that I made for Darren, I changed the colours to taken with teal, chocolate chip and kraft, and wound linen thread around the mat layer - 5 times in total so that I could meet the requirements of February's 'Anything Goes' design team challenge on ILWS.
Recipe: 'have a wonderful day' stamp (hero arts), sentiment from Upsy Daisy (Stampin Up!)
 taken with teal, chocolate chip and kraft cardstock, white and copper ink, brown brads and linen thread,

I think that's all for today, so I'm going to go and bounce off the walls and ceiling in anticipation of Tomorrow :)
thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Howdy folks, well I don't know where the last fortnight has disappeared to!  I spent most of last week doing creative things - but not really much to show for it at the moment.  Although I did spend last Sunday experimenting with my new light tent for taking photos - I'm still not convinced that the results are much better than they were before, but I did take somewhere in the region of 400 shots whilst experimenting - just as well that they were all digital!!  the first thing to share today is the card that I made for both of our mum's, using my new favourite set - A Rose is a Rose.

I've spent some time 'organising' in preparation for redecorating my craft room, and found a box of scraps and 'work in progress' that I'd completely forgotten about - and I found these cute little robots, all stamped, coloured and mounted, so thought I'd make use of them, as I have a fair few little boys' birthdays coming up.

Other than that, I've been making wedding invites for a swap over on ILWS, I've used a black and white colour scheme, so this is also my entry for this month's design team colour challenge.

I've been promising that I'll post group 2's swaps from the 'Live Life in SU Colours' swap on ILWS, so here they are.

From top left: not sure who - no name on back!, C&S cards, Papercraft Clare, Vannessa, sharenslz and cupcake - I posted mine a couple of weeks ago.  Some beautiful cards, so thank you ladies!

So I guess that my plan for this week is to make Darren's Birthday card and gift packaging, as I'll be away next weekend on the SWUS retreat!  (only 6 more sleeps to go!)

Have a good one