31 January 2011

Anniversary Card

I've been playing with my new Cricut, the image is one I have had for years and years, so can't remember where I had it from, all the hearts were cut from Papermania Textured Cardstock, I won in a challenge on Docrafts.  I just played using "centre point on my Expresson for the image and cut different size hearts.  I went in to http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ and just had to enter their Love Challenge, but didn't have time to make one especially so entered one I had made yesterday.

29 January 2011

Kidney donor card

I have made this card as a request from a friend, to make a card for a Mother who is donating her kidney to her 11 year old son, I hope they all like it
Paper is by Summer Driggs "Gratitude" seems apprpriate somehow.  The kidney characters were off the web. Ribbon is from my stash.  The colour combo is by http://www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/
The colours were suggested in the Colour Throwdon #124, which is out of date, but thought as they gave me the idea of the colours to work with they should see what I did. So I put it in the #126 Colour Throwdon.

18 January 2011

SCUT files

 I visited Nanna's blog which is great with lots of variety and she has started doing SCUT files, I will use them in my new Cricut with SCAL 2, watch this space :)

Nanna Cupcake's Creative Corner: Free SCUT files: "I am offering the SCUT files I make for free download for anyone who would like to use them and the download links will be put on this page ..."

17 January 2011

I Won!!!

I hadn't been on the puter much 'cause of the bang on the head, catching up I went over to the DoCrafts site - and found out I had won Claire's Challenge, I was so excited I went screaming in to hubby and son to let them know, then emailed the family, had trouble getting to sleep, all because I was a winner.  Thank you Claire and her challenge at DoCrafts and to all the lovely people who commented. The card I won with is the Baby elephant card, I posted earlier on in my blog.

15 January 2011

A wedding card and money envelope made recently

This is a matt silver card with some lovely paper from my stash, the greetings are done on the computer,I glittered the roses and tied a ribbon around the die cut heart and added silver stones.
The same silver card, glittered roses and paper of the card. The jagged edges on the enlargement are caused by bad editing, trying to get the envelope only, except I edited after I had given the card and saved before making a copy - DUH!

Catch up

Well, it's been eventful the last month, I fell on the ice, banged my head and have had concussion, I still don't feel "healed" but you have to carry on with life don't you.

We had a good Christmas and on the 27th December my 4 brothers and my lovely SIL's came to a belated Christmas dinner.  A friend told me she doesn't feel complete until her children are all together, that is something I feel when my brothers and I are together.  We live in different parts of the country and it's not often we get together, but try at least once a year, as my older brothers are in their mid 70's it is becoming more important, luckily we have good genes and all are healthy and very fit..

Now on to the other exciting things, I decided to SPEND, my eldest brother told me we can't take it with us, so it was a what the hell moment, however it was only a few days in between, oh! well!!!!!!  I saw on Create and Craft the Cricut Expression on offer with 4 cartridges and easy pay, well I HAD to have it.  The other was a Canon IX30 on QVC another offer with easy payments, what is a girl to do, of course it had to be, both take a little learning, but I am thriled with the photos so far on the camera, and the Cricut?, well I have had 2 successful cuts so far!!! luckily they were both for cards, maybe I should stop trying and just cut. lol.
Blue background is actually holographic wrapping paper which matches the stones, only part of the card scanned, I will add the photo of the card when I download it from the camera., Sorry Can't show you the whole card as hubby has formatted the camera!!!!!

01 January 2011

Happy New Year

My first card of 2011, I saw a challenge on Docrafts and thought I would enter, as the sketch was simple enough for me lol.  

I love the tiny hands and feet on this paper, and the digi is fabulous.

papers - Janisscrapdesigns
free digi stamp -annebodil5
bottle - used glass filter in Photoshop
glitter - Stickles
all coloured in Photoshop
card entered in Clare’s Sketch Challenge (21st Dec to 3rd Jan)