Well, hello peepsicles! It's been another hectic week. Dust from all the renovations is still mounting up, I think I'm learning to live with it now.
This last few days I have viewed some absolutely wonderful blogs, come across some lovely people which I intend to keep in touch with via our blogs. The blogging crafting community is a really friendly place to be in, and I'm happy to be part of it now.
Commissions for Crafts Beautiful are coming along very well, just about to post my next lot off, hope they like!
I managed to take some piccies of recent cards I made, so here they are :)
This is the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day. Usually I go for the whole retro flower theme, but I saw these stamps on the Crafts U Love site and just had to have. I luurrve the 'blah blah' one. The stamps are 'Gossip Club' and 'Blah Blah' from the Golden Oldies collection by Art Impressions. I coloured in with Promarkers and the paper is from my huge and much looked at and adored American Crafts paper collection. I love the colours!
So, I decided to do the same for Simon's Mum, but I used pale blue card instead of the yellow. It's amazing that by just changing a colour, you make exactly the same card, but it looks so different.
This one made me laugh so much, the stamps are 'Edna' and 'Don't have time' again from the Golden Oldies collection by Art Impressions available from Crafts U Love. The paper I used on this one was from the Petal Pushers collection by Bo Bunny, I kept the card simple and just finished it off with a yellow ribbon. I did this one for my Nan for Mother's Day, wonder what she'll think, har har!!
Now we come to a card I did for my Uncle Roy. Every year I tend to do him a card that's a bit daft or hasn't got an image of a boat, racing cars, golf, fishing, tools! Last year I did him one with Snoopy dressed as Joe Cool, the year before I did him one with a super hero on it (the superhero was attached by a thin piece of acetate, so he bounced about and looked like he was flying), I think I've even done him a card with a pair of birthday underpants on!!
This card this year is quite sedate really, you can't go wrong with kraft card, muted tones and a bit of string. The patterned cardstock is Kraft Funday - Happy Days, and the stamps are Kraft Funday - Everyday Fun by My Mind's Eye. I made a simple rosette, stamped the 'FUN' onto a piece of scrap card, cut it out and placed just under the spotty border, stamped 'celebrate' in the bottom right corner and finished with a button, string and garden twine.
I hope you like my designs, the photos don't really do them justice, but hey ho! Off now to type up my commission, then I'm going to start on the next one, and later I'll make a tuna lasagna for tea - sounds weird, but it's lovely, you do it with a creamy white sauce - going to make some flapjacks tomorrow, nom nom nom!
Thanks for looking and ta ta for now! Colette xx