Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Verse for a Change

Hello to you all.  I am feeling a little lost this week as my daughter Becci and family are on their 'jollies' for two weeks - so no grandchildren around for a while.  It seems very quiet - especially as they now have an addition to their family who always comes to visit too - a Beagle puppy named Rosie - full of life as puppies are and much too energetic for our three year old Westie, Mac, who still has problems with his hind leg after his operation to replace his cruciate ligament earlier in the year.  A couple of photos of the dogs below.

Mac - our Westie

Rosie - the Beagle (12 weeks old)

Another piccie of Rosie

Anyway onto today's card which has a verse as a centre piece for a change - but then I couldn't resist adding a really cute Elisabeth Bell stamp - coloured as usual with Promarkers.

I am entering this into -

Craft-Dee BowZ - August Challenge - Anything Goes and include a Handmade Bow

Hope you like it and thanks for popping by.


Angie x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Monochrome - Occasion-ally

Hello everyone - I hope you are all well.

I have just a short post for you tonight.  I would like to show you a monochrome card - not my usual style of card as there isn't an image - but I did enjoy making the flowers and piecing it all together.  The large flower is a Tonic Cornflower Floral Dielight - smaller flowers are different sizes of Woodware punches - the swirls and butterfly are MS dies.  The bottom trellis is handmade and the sentiment is computer generated.  The card used is from DCWV La Creme Cardstock stack.

This card will be entered into the following challenges -

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Occasion-ally - a card for an occasion
Dream Valley Challenge 63 - Monochrome

Thank you for popping by - I really appreciate your visit.


Angie  x

Monday, 12 August 2013

A little test piece - my first time using Polychromo Pencils

Good afternoon all.

I just thought I would let you know how I got on with the Polychromos and show you my little test piece.  I mentioned that I had bought some after noticing that a lot of people use them, either on their own or mixed with Prismas, Pro's etc.  I bought a tin of twelve colours to start off with just in case I didn't get on with them. I needn't have worried - these pencils are fantastic to use and blend beautifully.  I'm hoping that with a lot of practice (and a wider choice of colours maybe) I shall become as adept at using them as many of my blogging friends out there.  So here is my little test piece using the twelve colours I bought.  The image is The Paper Shelter's digi image 'Sophie in the Country'.

Thanks for popping by my blog - I do appreciate your visit.


Angie x

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Cute Cave Girl

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

We've got an easy day today - much welcomed as we took our two grandchildren fruit picking yesterday.  Millie (4) had been asking to go for a while, so we took her and her younger brother Alex (18 months).  Well I think they ate more than they picked! - it's a good job they didn't get weighed before we went into the fields and again when we came out!.  Still they enjoyed themselves - but we have to go back again soon as Millie wants to go around the Maize Maze.  The Maize is so tall you have to carry a big flag on a long pole so that it can be seen as you walk around - then if you get lost someone can find you!  Mmmmm.

Anyway I have a card to show you today that I've made for my son's girlfriend.  The image is from the Paper Shelter 'Cute Cave Girl and is coloured in Pro's.  I have bought some Polychromos - I've noticed as I pop by your blogs that many of you use them so I thought I would give them a go - but I haven't had time yet!  Dies and punches used - Martha Stewart, Sizzix, Spellbinders Shapeabililies.  Flowers made using Tonic Petal Pairs.  Papers used are from First Edition - Desert Blooms.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges -

The Paper Shelter Challenge 123 - Punches and Dies
The Ribbon Girl August Card Challenge - A Birthday Card
Southern Girls Challenge Things Beginning with 'F' - Flowers, Filigree, Frame, Foliage,

Thank you for popping by my blog.


Angie x

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Summer Breeze - and Two Gift Bags

Good morning! It's not a bad day - at least there's no rain!

I have two creations to show you today - two gift bags - steps to make are in docrafts Creativity Magazine Issue 38 - and a birthday card.

A Papermania stamp that I think I bought last Christmas and never inked up was used on one of the bags, and coloured with Pro's.  It was decorated with a handmade flower, MS die Ice Skates and and MS leaf swirl.  I didn't think that the second bag needed much more than a hand made flower, ribbon bow and butterfly because of the paper I used to make the bag.  These bags are so easy to make and can be used to give a gift for all sorts of occasions like a gift for a new baby or a leaving gift.

I used a digi image called Summer Breeze from Spesch Designer Stamps for the birthday card coloured with Pro's and a touch of distress ink around the edges.  A few eyelets and a Spellbinders die for the sentiment finished it off.

Gift bags

Inside of gift bags

Christmas gift bag

Birthday card

I would like to enter the Christmas gift bag into the following Challenges -

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - theme of 1,2,3 - 1 image, 2 patterned paper and 3 embellishments (my 3 embellishments are Marianne Creatables 'Ice Skates', MC Leaf Swirl and a hand made flower).

Thank you for popping by my blog.


Angie x

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