Love in in the Air

Sunday, 12 February 2012
Thank you to everyone who left comments on my last card, it's so nice to know that you're all still keeping an eye out for me.

A friend asked me to make a card for their partner for Valentine's day.  I have so many "lovey" stamps to choose from that I didn't know where to start but ended up going with a sweet Forever Friends image which I coloured with copics before cutting out with a square nestabilitie and mounted on a scalloped square of Real Red by Stampin Up.  The background is made up more Real Red and some heart paper printed from my Forever Friends cd before adding another layer of cardstock and embossed heart background before adding a strip that has been punched with my MS Lace Valentine Heart punch.

 Here's a close up of the little cutie!

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Crafting When We Can - Love  & Valentine
Dream Valley - Valentine
The Squirrel & The Fox - Valentine's Day
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Valentine
Delightful Challenges - Love
Stampavie & More - Love

There are so many challenges out there that I could link this up with, I'd be here all day!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.  I've only got a few more days to go until my op and then it might be a little while before you see anything from me again.  I hope it won't be too long.  My room still isn't finished unfortunately, I think it will have to wait now until I'm home and I can tell Jon and my dad where I want things to go.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.


It's been a while!

Thursday, 2 February 2012
My word, I can't believe that I've not posted since just before Christmas.  I am truly very sorry but in all honesty, I haven't really crafted or felt like it so took a bit of a break.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and the first month of the new year has been kind to you.

I finally have a date for my operation.  It's scheduled for 16th February and I'm keeping everything crossed that it doesn't get cancelled.  I'm currently trying to fight a cold!  I'm also in the middle of changing my craft room around.  The double bed has gone and has been replaced by a sofa bed, I have furniture coming from IKEA and I'm also giving away a fair bit of my old stash to the childrens ward at my local hospital.  The aim is to get it all finished before I go in for my op because I won't be able to much for quite a while afterwards.

You may be surprised to hear after all that that I have actually made a card!  I was asked by a friend to make a card for her daughters friend's birthday.  I took the opportunity to make it fairly girly for me and used one of the my old Miss Anya stamps for the very first time (shock horror)!  The papers are from the gorgeous Bumbleberry Cottage Nitwit set and the cardstock is Core'dinations.

Stamps: Miss Anya Collection and Woodware sentiments; Inks: Copics & Memento Tuxedo Black
DP & CS: Bumbleberry Cottage - Nitwits, Core'dinations; Tools: D'vine Swirls CB folder, Label 4 Dies

Considering it's been a while since I made a card, I was really pleased with how this turned out, esepcially the colouring. I have been colouring a few images up ready to make some cards, so hopefully it won't be too long before I have some more to show.

I will try and do some blog hopping this evening whilst watching Masterchef!

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.