Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Sailing by!

Hi Everyone, a VERY cold, very windy, sunny day here today. Perfect washing day, I love seeing clothes drying and blown about in the wind, am I sad or no? LOL.

My card today is for another Great nephew, he loves sailing so that's my theme for him this year. Search brought up these papers in my files, so glad it did, isn't the yellow a different colour to usual for sailing cards, however it's from a Pirate kit, so perhaps not so unusual!

Sailing Boat by TiffanyDoodles
Anchor DP's by Melo Vrijhof at Pixelscrapper
Sailing boat DP D Rutter at Pixel & Co
Sea DP under boat Designs by Brigit Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Happy Birthday embossing border by Tattered Lace
Tonic Rectangle and Circle dies 
Anchors cut on my Cricut.

Just thought I'd show you a photo of the results of the heavy rain we had last week. 
At least the daffodils were out for St David's Day.

TOP TIP - design your card in your digital program of choice, which means you only print what you use, not any extra, saving ink.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Happy St David's Day

Hi Everyone, a little late in the day to be wishing you a Happy St David's Day, but I was caught up in another book, only a little sob this time LOL.

Here's a card I did yesterday from a new cutting file by Paper Garden Products.  I matched the shape to a DP from her Hearts & Flowers kit I used a lilac card to add the printed and cut paper, although I like it, I think maybe a darker colour could have shown the pretty design up better. I added a pale Sharpie to the heart shape around the card and added stitching with a darker Sharpie. This came together very quickly, even the sentiment shape is included and a choice of sentiments. I added 3 of my new Tattered Lace flowers and of course some bling.

Card Creations Vol 2 Digital Cutting File Set
Hearts and Flowers Digital Kit

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/birthdays-challenge.html  Birthdays - Yep!

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/challenge-268-use-your-diespunches.html Use dies/punches - Used Dies

Friday, 27 February 2015

DSC # 129

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

"Anything Goes"

sponsored by  Lunagirl

I have never been into Vintage, but since working with Lunagirl, I LOVE the challenge of seeing what I can do with her images. I particularly like the vintage ladies and that is what I have used here, isn't she beautiful. I also used Lunagirl's  Robin, but, changed the background colour to match the other picture. 
I've made a tag, again something quite new to me and just added elements until I thought it enough! (for me). 
All designed in Photoshop with added blending options i.e shadows. I also made the background paper, with an overlay which I bevel and embossed and faded. 

tag, sequins, glitter element, twine by Dawn by Design
lower layer lace by ADB Designs
top layer by P4DSDesignz
flowers ETC by Danyale
bow by Amber Shaw
Overlay by MeloVrijhof

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Book and card

I have just finished reading "The State We're In" by Adele Parks, Thought it a bit odd to start, (maybe because I am in the middle of the Outlander series and this is really different) however I was caught up in it, I sobbed at the end, a real sob too. It left quite a mark on me, I LOVED it, I highly recommend it. IF you like reading about boy meets girl and all that's involved with each of their lives - I won't spoil it by saying any more.

On to my card for today, made for a friend's daughter, who loves Justin Beiber!!!!!!!!! and it had to be purple, I think that is what I have done LOL. Designed in PS and printed and layered onto black card. I used barcode font for the Sweet 16. 

Image digigirl41 by  Mi Ran Jang 
Justin image, from teen colouring book freebie
flowers & spray Signature Dies

http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/dont-you-just-love-every-second.html Girly Themes - Yep!

http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/challenge-192-make-it-digital_25.html Make it digital Oh! YES!

http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/challenge-252-birthday-card-for-teenage_22.html  Card for a Teenage Girl

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sea photos

Do you remember me saying we went to the sea on Sunday thinking it was high tide to take some photos and the tide was going out? (and my camera port broke!) Well, we did it again today and I got the time right this time LOL. It was cold though, 7C and a wind chill factor which seemed like zero!

I have managed to buy a card reader to upload my photos, a LOT cheaper than getting the camera repaired.  Here are 2 that I took of Aberavon Beach on Sunday.

 Can't understand why people would fish in awful weather, I suppose they would also call me mad for taking photos in the same weather LOL.

The sand washed and blown up onto the steps in the recent gales

Here a few more photos taken today, hope you enjoy them. I've tried to put them on here, but it seems I have to pay for that, so here's a link.

Birthday card

Hi Everyone, first of all to you my followers, it has been remiss of me not to have mentioned you all of late,
remiss rɪˈmɪs/ adjective
  1. lacking care or attention to duty; negligent.
    "it would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information"
Yep! ALL of those things

I want to thank you for being so faithful to me and all your lovely comments, I REALLY do appreciate ever single one of them. Welcome to my new followers too.

I have a 2 great nephew's birthdays coming up, so as there was a challenge on The Stamping Up Boutique Facebook page, I decided to use one of the cards to enter. Designed in PS. It's a TSUB image with DP's by Digilicious, I added a "chalk" edge to the star paper, to make it look "inked" around the edge. printed and layered the papers on top of black card, added Glamour dust glitter onto the white stripes, and around the image. For the wall he sits on, I've used one of my new Crafters Companion embossing Wall folders on grey card. Cut the sentiment out on my Cricut, added ric rac ribbon to the centre. Oh! yes and 3D'd  him too.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cute Wedding

Hi Everyone, what a day, wind and heavy rain, we went to the sea, so that I could take photos of the sea at a supposed very high tide, with the wind and rain, I thought I would take a couple of atmospheric Winter photos. As it happened I had my tide times wrong and it was on the way out!

I wasn't going to let that get in the way of taking a couple of photos of a die hard fisherman, sea fishing. I took a couple and got a real soaking, so did my camera! Got home and went to upload them, - nothing! my camera port has died! At least I can still take photos, all I have to do is take the cards I make and upload them at a later date - I hope.

I did go and see if I had any cards I hadn't uploaded and found this.  I had made this as I loved the image and wanted to do something different, then forgot about it. It's designed in Photoshop and then I fussy cut the heart and then added a ribbon bow, the digital papers are by Paper Garden Products and the image is by Precious Moments.

Challenges -

Not So Real Stamps

Little Claire's Designs