The sun has made another appearance today after yesterday's miserable day. Its a quick one today, I'm still busy with cards for Cakectra not got any time for scrapping and beavering away. I have been asked to do a selection of cards featuring ages for young kids, so last weekend at the Harrogate show I bought some fab "lili of the valley" stamps. So here is the first design using the little ballerina coloured with promakers (i have been playing) Today I'll begin with a design for the boys..........so will be busy busy busy again
Hasnt it been a lovely week so far..........on sunny days I love the fact I have a dog, we have had a few long walks this week. Today is my day off, so did a bit of spring cleaning this morning, till the sun came out then headed to beach with Mable.......back for a quick coffee then to my craft desk for a little creating, as got a few things in the pipeline but nothing to share at moment.
I'll leave you with a special order card.........hope the customer likes it, more Pink Paislee and Martha Stewart butterflies stamps
This week I have a been extremely busy, firstly I'm loaded with cold again, crikey feel like I have had cold since December............from tomorrow will start taking vit c with zinc, to hopefully ward off more colds. Secondly some friends have opened this week a new cake shop, Cakectra and they asked me if they could stock my cards, so I been beavering away with card making, which means Scrapping as been put on the back burner for now..........as possible got another outlet in the pipe line. Thirdly I have been to the Harrogate show demoing for my old bosses......had fun and sold out of stock. I came back with a few bits for creating yet more cards, but must get on with immediate orders.
I leave you with a few cards created with most pink paisley "360 degrees" from a 6x6 pad, the mini butterfly card was made with the scraps left over.
this wedding card using a stampedous stamp
this is using a Martha Stewart butterfly stamp
This using scraps left over and Martha Stewart punch
The very talented Tracie Hudson has a give away of some fabby Sassafrass goodies, just pop over to her blog and leave a comment............Simples!!! Also if you havent visited before checkout her amazing work, she is one very talented lady. Check it out HERE
I'm falling behind a bit with my scrapping and my promise to myself to keep up with recent challenges. Today's layout has sat on my desk unfinished for over a week, as real life got in the way. Well last night although still really tired from the weekend I spent 10/20 mins finishing it off. I used sketch 226 from Pencil lines which is from a couple of weeks ago and the gorgeous "for the record" from Echo Park...........waiting patiently for "playground" to hit the UK shores.
Its a lovely sunny day, but a wee bit chilly here on the North East coast so going to head out with hound for an early morning walk, then back to get some jobs done before work looks like another busy day.....just blog hopping while finishing my coffee, and ooh Mable is chasing her tail..so funny :) :) :) I leave you with a photo of me at my birthday party. I had such a wonderful night and thanks again to all my lovely family and friends who turned up to help me celebrate.
Firstly I had an amazing time at my 40th birthday party, thankyou to everyone who came and the lovely gifts you all made my night......wont bore you with photos, just watch out for many layouts. Now that the night is over I can share my new Echo Park layout, but firstly I have to share the inspiration behind it.....Its this layout from Wendy McKee, she is such a talented woman and I follow her blog religiously as its packed with lots of scrummy stuff, its the first time I have scrap lifted one of her layouts, and I hope I do it justice. I used For the Record from echo park, I just love these scrummy papers....be prepared for lots of layouts with them.
I have been busy playing with the new Echo Park "for the record" this line is a delightful mix of papers, with a bit of a modern vintage feel .....will combine nicely with old and new, glad really as I don't really do vintage, think it looks great when other people do it, but I cant quite get it right. The collection pack has sat on my desk for a few days after receiving it a few days after they hit the country.....thanks Angel Crafts for your prompt delivery I was a little scared to use it, cut it as it was sooo pretty.....Well was checking out a few of my favourite blogs when I came across Tracie Hudson's sneak peeks at her new classes and guess what she had use these papers. I love her work its amazing, shes such a talented lady......She inspired me to have a go with these gorgeous papers , so I got to work cutting and sticking.........I love these papers and have even reordered some of my favourite sheets.
so heres a sneak peek, need to keep it under wraps til after the weekend then I can share........
I'm busy with another layout using this collection so hopefully I might get to share more soon. Hope everyone is having a good week....tfn x