Friday, October 9, 2015

What do you do besides Crafting??

Its weekly challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  We want to know what you do for a living besides crafting.  This could be your current job or a former job.  Show us something job related on your card.

Can you guess my former job?

It involved the sea and been away from home for a long time.  Any guesses?

This is me many years ago at my passing out parade at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth.

I look rather serious and very green.  I was fighting the need to be sick.  My PO behind was wishing the inspection would go quicker using some rather colourful language.  I thought I was going to faint.  In was tough standing there in the heat, perfectly still and carrying a SA80.  It was one of the proudest moments in my life.

Hope you can stop by the design team blogs and guess their jobs!!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Elemental Inspiration

Where did September go?? We are having such a beautiful week here in France.  Lovely blue skies and the leaves are on the turn.  I love autumn when its like this.

Well its the first Friday of the month and that means its elemental inspiration over at Daring cardmakers.

Don't forget you need to pick at least three elements from the image.  This could be the colours, hearts, door, wheels, sentiment, vehicle or even a house as its a mobile home.

I have gone with the colours, hearts, home and the sentiment is one to do with a journey.

The papers, image and sentiment are all from Pink Petticoat.  I have coloured the image using pro markers and added some glossy accents to the windows.  I have also included a little punched heart with a heart button on top. Even the smoke coming out of the chimney is in the shape of a heart, cute!!
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog for more lovely inspiration.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rainbow Christmas

I have made a start on my Christmas shopping.  I have to get it done early for my family in England as my Parent in Laws go for a little holiday around the end of October to the UK.  I find it very difficult as there is nothing in the shops for Christmas yet and every  year I struggle.

But I am getting there with my Christmas cards,  so here is another:

I have used a reindeer embossing plate for the background and inked around the edges.

I have then used lots of die cut stars in all sizes and styles in a rainbow of glittered card.  Also to add that festive touch I have used a little jingle bell.
This card is for the challenge over at Merry Monday and you have to use rainbow colours on your card.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Creative Kids

I took my 9 month old to his first toddler session on Friday and he loved it.  I loved it too!! It gave Daniel space to crawl and climb with Mummy not having to say NO a lot.  He played great with the other babies and toddlers and I got to meet some other Mums with babies of the same age. 

We are definitely going to make it a regular play date it felt like he just had complete freedom and could go where ever he wanted.  Happy baby equals one very happy Mummy.

Now this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about creating a card with your child/children or just for a little person.

I made my card for my Nephew for his birthday.  He is a big boy now and is going to school all day.

I used papers from Pink Petticoat and made a little rolled paper candle.

I also used my favourite die of the moment my Stampin Up Star framelits.  I just love it so much and its so versatile for all occasions.  I then added a little wooden 5 to make his card extra special.

Hope you can stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fashion Week

Its fashion week over at Daring Cardmakers. Leo our lovely host asks this week that we include an outfit on our cards as it was New York Fashion Week last week and London Fashion Week this week.

This was a real challenge for me as I had no fashion stamps or stamps of people wearing clothes.  So I attempted an origami dress.  I found loads of great tutorials on the internet but used a video tutorial from Utube.

The papers I used are from Do Crafts from the Spring Bellissima collection and also the little resin flower.  The sentiment is download and printed out from My Time Made Easy.

I have then added a little bit of lace to the bottom of the dress and also to the collar.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Water colours

Today is a very special day. Its my Birthday!! But the best part of it is that I share it with my gorgeous little nephew who is 5 today. 

Hopefully today my husband and I are going to go shopping and I am dragging him kicking and screaming to my local craft shop.

I am a little late with this post but its water colour week over at Daring Cardmakers.  Sharon our lovely host would like to see water colours on your cards. 

I found this a bit of a challenge as I am not really into inks, sprays etc... But I did have some twinkling H2O's so I had a go at creating a back ground using them.

I used three different colours and made a wash effect background.

I then used the set of stamps called Annabelle Stamps called gifted swirls.  Unfortunately Annabelle stamps are no longer trading but you can check out the blog HERE for inspiration.  I made my card clean and simple and of course its for Christmas!!!
Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs at Daring Cardmakers for more inspiration.

Friday, September 4, 2015

September Elemental Inspiration

School started on Tuesday for us here in France after a long but fun summer holiday.  My daughter has gone into big school and is all grown up.  Where has the last four years gone.  She started nursery looking so little.  I can't believe the change makes me feel very proud but a little sad at the same time that she isn't my baby anymore.

With school starting that must mean one thing autumn is just around the corner.  Love this time of year when the leaves on the trees start to change and the mornings become crisp and cool. So with this in mind I move onto the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers.  Its September, the start of the month so its Elemental Inspiration time. 

Check out the lovely picture for inspiration and remember to pick at least three elements.

I have used the Colours, Leaves, Tree and I thought the corrugated card looks like the pattern in the baskets.
The papers I have used are from My Time Made Easy and the image is from Pink Petticoat.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more inspiration!
Have a great weekend!