Monday, 28 May 2018

Birthdays and Bees

Hi everyone, firstly I want to apologise to anyone in the UK who is experiencing anything less than glorious sunshine as I believe the garden parasol we purchased the other day may be the cause of the change in the weather..... we've not used it once yet!


Anyways, I can't believe I'm back again so soon with a couple more cards to show you. First up is a 5x5 inch card with a LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers and cut into a circle. Then the layout came from jiggling about a snippet of paper I'd got and then chopping the side off the circle before finally stamping the Uniko sentiment.



I shall head over to the following challenges with this

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use your snippets'

AAA Cards 'the Big Birthday bash'



CAS on Friday 'birthday'

CAS-ual Fridays 'birthday celebrations'   


Passion for Promarkers 'birthday creations'   my 2nd entry

Penny Black and More 'anything goes'   my 2nd entry



For my twofer I've used a House Mouse (Happy Hoppers) decoupage that I made up some time ago when I was in the mood for sitting with the scissors and cutting away quietly. I managed to find a sheet of purple paper with little yellow dots, the last little bit of yellow ribbon and a few yellow flowers as well as some purple rhinestones to pop in the middles... so a bit of sticking and job done!
I must admit that after all these years I'm still a sucker for these cute little critters as they are perfect for cards to delight the young and old alike.



 I shall head over to the following challenges with this

Allsorts  'insects, bugs, bees and butterflies.

As You Like It  'flora or fauna and why' I do love flowers but they just can't compete with these cute critters! 


I'm doing pretty well with my clear out and hopefully when I've got a clearer cupboard and workspace it will keep me craftily motivated. Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a great week and for those of you in the UK I hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Threefer

Hi everyone and thanks for popping by today. I know I've been missing for a while but it was due to all this fabulous sunshine we've been having as well as getting to grips with my new laptop and getting on with all of those boring jobs that just can't be put off any longer. Mojo also decided to do a complete disappearing act and I did start wondering whether or not I wanted to carry on with blogging as I feel like I've been chasing my tail the last few months..... but I've decided to carry on for a while longer as my Dad's house will finally be someone else's at the end of the month and then maybe I'll feel more motivated.

In the meantime I've started another (more serious) clean out of my crafty stash and in the process put together this threefer to join in with a few challenges - and to be quite honest there is only one of these cards I enjoyed making.

First is a birthday card using a Mo Manning image coloured with Promarkers, a LOTV sentiment and papers, ribbon and gems from my stash.



I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts 'happy birthday'


Passion for Promarkers 'birthday creations'

Cupcake Inspirations 'pastels'


Addicted to Stamps 'ribbons galore'

Let's Craft and Create 'anything goes + option lace, ribbon, twine


Second uses an NBUS Woodware stamp coloured with Promarkers. I know this stamp looks much better when it is paper pieced but to be quite honest I just couldn't be bothered so I just added a TH die-cut foam snowflake,




I shall enter this in the following challenges

Country View 'be humourous'

Penny Black and More 'anything goes'

Rudolph Days 'May challenge'


And finally my threefer snippets make which is 5x5 inch and uses only leftover card and stuff from my stash (which has now been reduced in size and fits neatly in labelled boxes). This is the only card I really enjoyed making and I'm popping it in my satchel and skipping over to see Miss Di, Parsnip and the Playmates over at Pixie's Snippets Playground



and here's a glimpse of the inside


Thanks for your visit and continued support and I hope 'normal service will be resumed as soon as possible' Until then I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend and hopefully some wonderful weather for the Bank Holiday,