Thursday, February 11, 2016

There Was A Time.....

When I would blog every day!  I'm not sure what happened, but something stole my time!  However, I am grateful that I can still squeeze in a little crafting here and there.

I apologise right up front about the photo quality, I cannot find the right spot in this house that can give me the best light, so I am trying all the rooms, one by one!

Here is my card for today:

Just a little birdie and a sentiment.  The background has been lightly stamped with a Penny Black stamp in a kraft ink.

I don't have the "postage edge die" so I used a punch to create the edge around the bird, which is why the corners are not correctly lined up.

The sentiment is from PTI.

Nevertheless, I like it, it conveys the feeling that I wanted.

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SSS: Have A Heart

It's Sunday already!  I just looked that I last posted on Thursday, I really thought I had posted more recently than that!  Wow, time takes on a whole new dimension the older you get!

The latest SSS Wednesday Challenge is to use hearts in your creation so I thought I would share this card I made for Valentines.  I just loved those beautiful papers from one of my SSS Monthly Card Kits from last year I think.  The stamps used are from Paper Smooches (Falling For You).

A friend came and spent the day with me yesterday and we we chatted and made some cards, I'll share mine with you over the next few days.  It was so nice to sit down with someone and share this love of stamping.  It brought back many happy memories of my special friend Lisa in Houston.  I miss her, sadly it seems that she has stopped blogging, although I think she still makes cards because I keep an eye on some of the lovely ones she pins.

Well, time to do a few things around the house!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Batty In Love

Well, the rain is gone (hopefully it comes back soon as it just wasn't enough to fix all the problems the country is experiencing).

I am still on a bit of a Valentine's roll and made a quirky card for the occasion:

That little guy is simply too cute.

Have a spectacular day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers Challenge Take #1

I think this is a wonderful challenge over at the Hero Arts BLOG, it runs until the 29th of February and you can enter up to 5 times!  And what's not to like about flowers!  On a card at least, which is the best way for me to enjoy them otherwise I will sneeze all day (sadly).

So here is my first contribution to the challenge:

I used two Hero Arts stamp set for this card, Lauderdale Floral and a valentine sentiment set ( I don't have a name for it, just the code CL402).

I simply stamped the flowers randomly and lightly coloured them in with Copics.

The sentiment frame is from PTI.

The rain is still falling softly, just so wonderful!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Nutty For You

For this card I got out a Paper Smooches stamp set and had fun paper piecing with some lovely designer papers from one of my SSS Monthly Card Kits.

There is a beautiful fine rain coming down, I pray it doesn't stop and it keeps going through the night!  Hoping for some cooler temperatures, this heat and humidity is getting to me!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

More for Valentine!

I am sure that there are other crafters like me out there, we have so much that we tend to forget we have them, or we've learned so many techniques, and unless we are reminded of them from time to time, they stay forgotten!

I have a few embossing folders, and they are something I seldom remember to bring them out when I make a card.  So for today's card I did use one as my background and I just love the instant texture it gives a card.

The lovely large butterfly is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I added a little sparkle to the butterfly with some Stickles.

It's another blistering hot day today, with no breeze and still no sign of rain!

Thank you for popping in to say hello, I appreciate each and every visit.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Another Valentine...

I've been making a few Valentine's cards this week so I will share another one with you.

I've been trying to use up the pretty papers from one of my SSS Monthly card kits of 2015.  I really need to use up my patterned papers before they get too old/outdated!

It's a blistering hot day today and they are predicting 40C (around 100F) for tomorrow, and still no rain!  The country is in dire straights right now, we pray for rain.  Too many fires, too many dead livestock, too many people without drinking water, it's not a good situation!

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday!