28 May 2012

Baby Cards

Good morning everyone, well I'm sat outside with a cup of tea loading this blog, hope the weather is nice wherever you are.  Had a lovely weekend, Calderdale put on an event in the Piece Hall on Saturday and my grandchildren were street dancing as part of the entertainment.  The event was totally free, refreshments and donkey rides etc, can't usually go out for the afternoon and not pay for anything 

The little outfit here is for the Fish & Chip babies in Africa, their named this as the midwives are wrapping newborn babies in newspaper because their families are so poor that they don't have any clothes for the babies. There is a network of people making these to send out there.  If you can knit and would like to make  an outfit just Google Fish and Chip babies to get your pattern and instructions of where to sent the finished garments.  There very easy to make!!

Today's cards are made for imminent arrival of our fourth grandchild and as we don't know the sex, here are the two cards I have made.

 Well that's all, hope you like the cards and please knit a set of clothes if you are able.
Would love your feedback on today's designs.
Shirley X

17 May 2012

Monochrome Maddie

Hi Everyone 
Not a very good day up here in Yorkshire it has rained all morning but no distractions, as I wouldn't want to go and garden in this weather so I don't feel guilty.  Today's card is in monochrome colours as I am entering Polka Doodles challenge this week.

I have used Marianne dies for the front right decoration and spellbinders dies for all the layering pieces on the card and the papers are from Docrafts Papermania, Capsule Collection and the image is Maddie from Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet CD.

My Promarker colours where Ivory, Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Mustard, for the jumper and Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Mustard and Gold for the skirt.  For the socks I used Ivory, Buttercup, and Pastel Yellow and for the hair, Ivory, Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, and Mustard,  for the face Satin blush and Dusky Pink. 

I would like to enter this card into Polka Doodles Monochrome Challenge.

Hope you like.

10 May 2012

Tea Time

Hi Everyone
Love this little mouse from Sliekje Stamps she's so cute.  The image is coloured with Promarkers and Derwent Inkense pencils and the flowers have been glazed which looks as if it has cracked in the picture but I think it is just how the light is shinning on the card.  The card blank is made from my stash and the papers are from Papermania capsule collection (Sunshine Paper Pack) by Tina Higgins. I really enjoyed making this card I love this style of card which I learnt to make at my rubber stamping group.

Well that's all for today.

A Bees Workout

Hi Everyone

Here's a bright card for this very dull rainy day.  I love this little bee digi stamp from Cre8tive Hands, his little face is just great.  The flowers background and leaves are all die cut on my Cuttlebug and the image is coloured with Promarkers.  The honey jars are coloured with sakura pens then glazed  The card and background papers are from my stash and I have put large brads in the centre of the flowers which were a perfect match to the card.

 Hope you like, please let me know,( leave a comment).

08 May 2012

Say it with flowers

Hi Everyone, sorry for the long lapse from my last post, no excuses I have just not made time to sit and enter   
any cards.

I have been doing a bit of spring cleaning today so I thought that I would chill tonight and so here I am relaxing.

Today's card is a new style for me and I really like the way it has turned out and I will definitely use this design again.  I'm sorry I can't give credit to the lady who's video I saw for this card tutorial as it was a few weeks ago that I made the card, and I didn't make a note of her name but thank you very much for a great tutorial.

The image is from Sliekje's  blog, she's cute isn't she.  I coloured her with Promarkers and used ribbon and papers from my stash the pearls I coloured with a lilac Promarker  to match the card

Bye for now