Friday, 25 June 2010

Time to craft!

I love having time off work when Alex is at nursery as I usually manage to clean the house from top to bottom, do some gardening and craft, and yesterday was no exception.  I had a wonderful day doing all three and made a total of 5 cards! Alex was on good form in the evening entertaining us with his laughter and antics which were great fun.  He is a happy little chap at the moment, which is lovely.
This first card is for Hilary, Robin's wife and my second mum.  I wanted to make something to show her how much I am thinking about her at this time as she prepares for Robin's funeral next week.  It was made using brayering and Lavinia, Crafty Individual and Penny black stamps.
The next card was for my best friend in Sheffield who is moving to Coventry on Tuesday.  We had our last lunch together today and I will miss her loads although there is no way we will lose touch!  She is too special. Needless to say it has been an emotional week. I used clear embossing powder and the resist technique on this card  and it fits with the Ooh La La 'flourishes and pearls' theme as it has flourishes in the background (Inkadinkado stamps).
This next card fits with the 'best wishes' theme for A spoon full of sugar challenge and the crazy challenge of 'spotty' (the righthand background paper is spotty).
This card fits with the 'strawberries and cream' theme from CCC and uses a free kit from CM&PC a few months back. It also fits with the 'pink and girly' challenge from Bee crafty.
Finally I made this card for La La Lands 'white on white with colour on a stamped image' challenge.  This also fits with the crafty creations 'shine' challenge as it has shiny glitter on the embossed image, a shiny ribbon and a pearl at the centre of the flower. That is all from me for now so have a great weekend everyone.


Caroljane said...

Hi. I love the stamping and the colours. A great card for your friend.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La.

Donna said...

A really wonderful card and such a scrummy strawberry cake! Thanks for joining with Cupcake this week :) Donna

Kristine said...

Wow, lots of eye candy here in one post--CUTE cards!! The white on white for LaLa Land is a great challenge--the embossed white bg looks so elegant! =) Have a great weekend!

shellshearer said...

They are all stunning hun...but that cake looks good enough to eat...yuuuummy!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at 'The Crazy' good luck Hugs shell xx

Jane Matsumoto said...

Pretty cards! Love the embossing you did for our La-La Land Crafts White on White challenge! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us gals!

Trish Hughes said...

wonderful job on all of your cards!!! thanks so much for playing along with us crazy girls.

Irina said...

Great cards!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along at La-La Land Crafts this week!!

:) Irina

Cheryl Valadez said...

What lovely cards! Thanks for joining the white on white challenge at La-La Land Crafts this week ;D

Maureen said...

Wow! All fabulous! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Wonderful job on all your cards!! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)