Monday, 18 January 2010

Background stamping

After watching this tutorial by Dawn McVey, I was inspired to give it a go. My lovely friend Kirsty was coming over for crafty shinanigans (as she calls it!) last weds, with my sister Beks and Mum on the knitting needles. I wasn't particularly inspired to make a card until I started stamping that is....

and this is how they ended up..

The poof ball flower also a D M tutorial

I used my fave, Damask designs stamps, Text style,
and the oh so versatile Polka dot basics set.

Kirsty let me have a couple of bits of Ocean Tides cardstock, gorgeous with Chocolate brown, don't you think? Cx

Mastercard meltdown!

Kirsty and I have just done our 2nd Papertrey Ink order together, this time it was bigger and better, Gulp! Will keep you updated C x

Friday, 8 January 2010

More fun in the snow!

Sorry about the barking!

It goes a little wonky at the end, my eldest son is working nights and he got up to bang on the window, oops! C x

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Our Snow Dog!

How much does she love snow?

The view from my window and The Raspberry suite challenge #21

I know this should have been yesterdays post, but Hubby couldn't get to work and hogged the computer, better late than never! I took this picture yesterday, but the scenery hasn't changed much, unfortunately!

Don't get me wrong, I love snow, but it's so much more fun on the first day. I like to have fun with the boys, throwing snowballs, making a snowman, as much as the next person, but I don't like how it disrupts everything. My youngest is starting exams next week, he needs to be in school!

Thats my rant for today, now for something fun.
Dawn McVey has set challenge #21 over on her blog and I thought I would join in this time, she left a video encouraging us all to take part. Soo this is the first card of 2010 for My brother and SIL who will be celebrating 23 years of marriage next month.

It's not the exact colours, but the best I could do with Stampin' up card. I used my fave stamps, Damask Designs (By Dawn)
fancy flourishes and Text style, all by Papertrey Ink. I used my new nestabilities die and corner chomper from my neice Hannah.
Hope you like C x

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy new year!

Wow, doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself?! Christmas was great, all went to plan, then I got a cold :( I have lots of pictures and fun times to talk about, but will come back when the germs have gone, don't want to pass anything on!! C x