24 September 2013

To lift up my brother

Hi Everyone, thank you so much for all your lovely comments recently, I have tried to get around everyone, hope I haven't left anyone out, if I have I apologise and will try again tomorrow.

My card for today is one which was inspired by this one by Cynthia on the Create with TLC  blog,
 I haven't been able to access her blog, but if she sees this thank you.

I wanted a card for one of my dear brothers, number 2 of 4, who has been diagnosed with motor neurone, I'm afraid he is on a short lease and I send him a card as close to every week as I can, he lives a few hundred miles away so getting to see him is not often I'm afraid.  We can't communicate much anymore as he has lost his speech.  Anyhow thanks to Cynthia, I came up with this card after having the sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC  blog.  I hope it lifted him as much as I wanted it too.

I shall enter the following challenge with it.
http://canyoudigiit.com/blog/2013/09/cydi-final-challenge-45-elementary-err-primary-dear-watson/  Primary colours

http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/simply-sassy-inspires-by-songbookfilm.html  Come fly with me, by Frank Sinatra, but not all the song just part of the chorus  -
Once I get you up there where the air is rarified 
We'll just glide, starry-eyed 
Once I get you up there I'll be holding you so very near 
You may even hear a whole gang cheer 'cause we're together 
http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/digi-makeover-challenge-107-anything.html  Anything Goes

22 September 2013

WOW over 50000 page views

Hi Everyone, I know the pageviews may be very little compared to some of your amazing blogs, but every step (view) is good in my eyes. 50000, is amazing to me, that means all those people have visited, I just hope they and you enjoyed your stay, if only for a few minutes.

On to my card, I had to do a card for a boy who loves indoor climbing, so this is what I did for him.  The image is a digi from Bugaboo, the paper is one I did myself, I thought it could be the "wall" I've added it below if you want it. I 3 D'd the image added eyes, buttons, which represents the holds in indoor climbing, glossed the 10 and added a quote which came from the web.  Quite simple, but I think OK for a 10 year old who, I don't think, wouldn't notice the finer details

I've tried out a new Logo, what do you think?  
and yes the picture could have been a bit brighter, - sorry.

Here is the paper!

I'll enter the following challenges

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/september-bingo-challenge.html  Sept Bingo challenge  I have used Buttons, Primary colours and sentiment and a little bling too.

http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-53-cute-one-for-boys_22.html  Cute one for the boys, hope he is

21 September 2013

Rhino birthday

Hi Everyone, from a wet and miserable, supposed to be sunny and warm day!

Firstly I have to apologise for not doing enough commenting, then to my new followers, I am honoured you have thought my cards good enough to follow.

On to my card, it is for my niece's husband, (yes I know you can't believe I can be old enough to have nieces nearly old age pensioners LOL, I think I would have a playful slap if they knew I had said that LOL)  Anyhow, I wanted a fun card for him, so looked through my digis and this Rhino here by Elizabeth Dulemba  for some reason popped out, I wonder sometimes how my mind works LOL. but as I have said before I love her images. I went online to find a quote to match, saw this joke and it is perfect for this isn't it? (the answer inside)
digi image

finished card

The paper is by Summer Driggs and the green one is from Numb Bumm, the joke is from here I added the rest to make it apt for the card, I had the Tarzan image from Disney cartoons a free download.  I printed the Rhino image out twice and raised the layer, doesn't that bird look like he's listening, hope he laughed afterward LOL.

I am entering the following challenges
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/2013/09/dsc-54-anything-goes-wtemplate-dreams.html  Anything Goes

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-76-animals-must-always-use.html  Must use an animal

http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-25.html  Anything Goes

18 September 2013

Over the Hill

Hi Everyone, hope I am doing this right, it's the first time I have scheduled a post.

I was asked to be Guest Designer on Decorate to Celebrate,  HERE now I don't usually have someone that I can do a celebration for, but on this occasion we had a friend of ours celebrating his birthday, so I thought it would be just the right event to make for an Over the Hill celebration, especially as he is most certainly over the hill LOL.  Did I say that?

Anyhow, I made a card, a T shirt, wrapping paper and a "coffin" with sweets enclosed and a tag, also a banner, they were all using the Bugaboo digi stamp GusBday Over the Hill, just perfect.  I'm glad to say he saw the joke and even had his card and the tag on his mantlepiece for a couple of weeks.  He has worn the T shirt down to the beach and when they were on holiday in Ostend!!!

I think he liked them all. LOL.

12 September 2013

Spaceman birthday

Hi Everyone, can you believe it? it's me AGAIN.

Tonight I have a card I have made for my nephew and Goddaughter's husband, taking the easy way out, they don't live near one another and never see each other, so I'm safe on this, LOL.

I happened to notice that Digistamps4joy were offering a freebie, and as I was struggling to get something into my minds for the men, I thought this great.  And as it was a freebie only fair to enter their challenge with it.

The papers are by dedesmith from a digi kit Moonlit dreams, they really are lovely. I followed this sketch.
 I coloured the spaceman in PS I added a shadow for him too, can you see it?
added masses of glitter to the stars and on the planet ring.  Just thought spaceman, out of this world! so wrote the sentiment!

http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-75-inspired-by-60s.html   60's

http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/  Sun Moon or stars

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/  Use a digi

11 September 2013

Eat cake!

Hi Everyone, can you believe it, I am here again, but with a bit more time tonight.

I have another niece birthday card, yep I have a few LOL.  This is because she loves chocolate as the family do, chocoholics I'm afraid yum yum, (although just being diagnosed as type 2 diabetic has curtailed my intake!)

Anyhow back to the card, it's a great image from Elizabeth Dulemba, I have used so many of her images, I just love them you can get them HERE, I used papers by Ellie Lash here which I paper pieced in PS, so easy to do with Elizabeth's images. The quote was from a card I came across here and thought it apt for this card, the inside says "The sacrifices that I make for my friends is endless!" I know she will appreciate that.  I've decoupaged the image (UK style) then added Perla pen to the "icing" on the cake, some glitter around the frill a bit of ribbon - done!

A little extra tonight, as I said a little more time to play here, a photo of dirty windows doesn't usually present itself as a topic to include in my blog, but this ghostly image, was something we woke up to recently, I think the bird involved would be suffering a headache LOL.  Oh! yes the windows have been cleaned after the rain!

10 September 2013

Dandelion mouse birthday

Hi Everyone. Another whizz by post, sorry to be such a bad poster, I am trying to get things together and trying to comment as much as I can.

My post today is for a Meljens challenge. I had to make a birthday card for a niece, so thought I would incorporate it into this challenge as I haven't entered Meljens for quite a while.

The card is a sketch by The Hybrid Chick, the papers are by Chrissie W Digital. The delightful image is of course Meljens and is Dandelion Mouse. I have done it all digital for posting reasons.  I also added digi stitching by Atomic cupcake, some glitter and Perlen pen in the patterned paper corner. The challenge theme is (Put elements on your project that begin with the letter of your first name) well as mine is F, I used the mouse who is "floating", well, worth a shot LOL.

09 September 2013

Spiderman card

Hi Everyone, another super quick post.

This time I was asked for a Spiderman card, I got the image from a free download site, but won't be entering any challenges as I wouldn't have thought the image suitable for any at the moment.  The spider paper is by Summertime Designs, the web is by Gina Jane, the big spider is by ambowife.  I cut out a few layers to decoupage the Spiderman and and the big spider, I then added a magnet to the top layer of the spider and the one below, as you can see in the piccies it can be taken off to frighten people, (it's what the men around would have done as boys,) just hope the little boy will be the same LOL.

02 September 2013

Shoe layer card

Hi Everyone, a VERY quick post as my SIL is nagging me to post, lots of reasons why I haven't been a good blogger, sorry, hope to put it right soon.

Anyhow, here is a card I did for my nephew's wife, she is a shoeaholic, thought she wouldn't have a pair like this LOL.  It's a digi from Papergarden.  The yellow digi spot paper is by Aimee Harrison, the daisy frame is by Fam_bjork. The embossed floral layer is by Cart-us, I used an old piece of card for it, and it cracked, I liked the effect so used it. Oh! yes the shoes were coloured in PS.

Told you it would be a quick one, hope to see you soon.

I will enter a challenge
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-7-for-september.html  Layers

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/challenge-26-embossing-wet-or-dry.html  embossing

http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/challenge-12-emobossing.html  embossing

http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/anything-goes.html  Anything Goes