Friday, 20 March 2009

I Should have been Mowing the Lawns!

This morning a kind friend loaned me a book containing 201 crochet motifs and although I should have been mowing lawns I just couldn't resist trying a couple of them right away!! This is another book which will be on my wish list.
Maybe there is still time for the lawns if I don't pick up the book again

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Mums the Word

The Tanda Teaser this week was to make a card for Mum - this is made using images which were given away with a magazine last year (Margaret Sherry cat) and the butterfly is a Wizard die. This had to be something fairly quick to make because with this beautiful weather the garden is calling out for attention.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

A Jolly Fisherman

A card suitable for a fisherman - stamp is from a new set of clear stamps by Papermania with fisherman, golfer and workman with associated bits and pieces so quite a useful set for cards to send to the men in our lives. Background paper is from a 'for men' pad also by Papermania and I've used some cuttlebug embossing and nestabilities die cutting. I actually went to the shop for the new Daisy and Dandelion stamps but they hadn't arrived and it would have been rude to leave the shop without buying anything wouldn't it!!!

Monday, 16 March 2009


The March challenge at Graphicus was to use yellow and/or sing as a theme. I've used stamps from various Elusive Images plates, a piece of watercolour paper sprayed with sunflower and copper Glimmer Mists and put through a Cuttlebug music embossing folder. The paper is from an Artylicious CD and a scalloped border made with a Fiskars punch finishes the card. The heart and dragonflies were stamped with Adirondack wild plum and clear embossed on white card which was then sponged with mustard Distress ink. The text was stamped with mustard Distress ink and sponged with wild plum.

Sunday, 15 March 2009


My card for the Tanda Teaser challenge this week is a 'here's one I did earlier' job which happened to fit the All Creatures Great and Small theme so that was handy. I do try to make a new card for each challenge but this week seems to be particularly busy so...
The cat is an Anita stamp, saying is computer generated and the little mouse is a button with the back cut off - I also had a play with some alchohol inks which I love using.

Steam Trip

Well for a change I actually didn't make anything yesterday! I went on a coach trip which included a ride on a steam train on a preserved line in Gloucestershire. I managed to get one( not brilliant) photo of the train as it was pulling into the station. It seemed everyone wanted to get a picture so it was a bit of a struggle not to have the backs of people in the shot! The weather was kind to us and it was an enjoyable day out but I need a rest today.