Tuesday 31 May 2011

I AM still here!!!!!!!!

I have not stowed away in the hotel -  HONEST!! Although the way the weather has been  since we came back from Cyprus has prompted me to wish I was had found a broom cupboard or something where I could have hidden myself! Have had very little free time at all the last 10 days and I have had several e mails asking if I was OK as there has been nothing updated onto the blog. So thank you all for asking, but I'm just fine and wishing there were more than 24 hours in a day at the moment!
I also apologise for not getting round all your blogs just recently but promise to do some catching up now things are a (tiny) bit calmer. I have only made this card since the holiday. It is a commission for a lady whose Great Niece is getting married next week. She liked a previous one done with this stamp and sentiment which someone bought before she had a chance to grab it and asked if I could do another! As I really like this LOTV stamp it was no hardship to use it again!
Instead of a pale blue theme as on the previous similar card I used pink accents for this one and lots of textured cardstock. The embossed piece  behind the layered cuttlebug grand nestie shapes was done using a lovely folder called ' Budding Vine' by Craft Concepts and I dusted it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink - although it can't be seen very well on the pic (my awful photography AGAIN!), it has highlighted the embossed piece beautifully. Please click on the pic to enlarge!
The stamp was coloured as always with Distress inks and promarkers and the dress highlighted with Stickles. I edged the shaped pieces with Spun Sugar ink and then added a wee bit of 'Cotton Candy' Stickles for some glitter. The flowers and pearls were from my stash, the heart was cut out for me some time ago by Maureen and I put some inked textured cardstock behind it. Inside the easel I tried to come up with a greeting that matched the Inkadinkadoo sentiment - it reads - Wishing you a Lifetime of Sharing- and the card stands up by means of another 'Maureen sent' heart punched strip.
Challenges - Paper Cupcakes - Easel Card
Paper Paytime Ch #46 - Wedding/Love
Dream Valley - Stamp Something
Crafty Emmas - Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - Love the lasting Kind
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Pretty In Pink 

Friday 6 May 2011

See you in a couple of weeks!

Tomorrow night I shall be here! Not HERE - but THERE - where the pic is!

I aplogise for the lack of blogging this week but have been doing terribly boring things like shopping for new dresses and shoes and having my hair done!!! LOL

This hotel has to be my favouritist (is that a word????) in the entire world! (And yes they really do put candles out onto the decked area of the room in front of the private plunge pool).

From the minute we came back last September I have been counting the days till we go back - and even after THIS one is over we're going back again in 4 months time - so I can start the countdown all over again when we get back to the UK.
A massage in the Spa, being waited on hand and foot, having towels put on sunbeds for you by a 'pool boy' (actually he's about 26 and comes from Oldham!! LOL) , yummy food, amzingly huge strawberry shakes with lots of real strawbs in thick ice creamy stuff which I absolutely HAVE to have during the afternoon (have to watch this - mightn't get into the dresses if I indulge too much ), long lazy days in the sun - I cannot WAIT!!!!!

Whatever you're doing over the next two weeks, enjoy it!

Sunday 1 May 2011

Here Come The Boys!

A brand new challenge blog devoted entirely to men/boy cards started today called Here Come the Boys.

My bloggin buddy Teresa is on the DT (her cards are amazing!) - so I thought I would show a bit of support and enter their first week - (as I'm away on holiday at the weekend this may be the ONLY entry for a while!).

The first challenge is Anything Goes so there's plenty of scope!

I coloured my Mo Manning image with Promarkers (which incidentally is the prize for this week at Here Come the Boys) and used this cute sentiment from TLC which I really like!
Poor doggie is having the breath hugged out of him isn't he????LOL And I bet he knows lots of little boy secrets........