Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Making the most of a sick day...

I've spent the day in my pyjamas with a nasty cold, yucky chest and sore ears. I phoned in sick to work and my Mam has rubbed by back and chest with vapour-rub. Not a girl to miss any crafty oportunities I've spent the day in my 'workshop' playing with paper and making cards and making myself feel better.
I've mooched around a few blogs today and found Melissa Phillips blog which in turn led me to Linda Aalbrecht's blog which in turn gave me a lovely 'scraplift' idea for a friendship quilt swap with friends. The friendship quilt will be made of 4x4inch squares each with a quote or saying based on the theme of friendship. They needed to be finished for this weekend so time was running out and I wasn't too sure what I was going to do until I saw Linda's card she's made for Melissa's challenge (are you still with me!). The whole quilt thing was Clare's idea and we've adapted it to use paper, I think I'll turn mine into a little mini book when I get them all back.

I used the quote that Linda had used on her card "The road to a friends house is never too long" and I borrowed her idea for the little houses too. These are now winging their way to our organiser and hopefully by next week I shall have 12 little pieces of art back.
Next up was a challenge on Daring Cardmakers blog to 'add a little love'. I made this sweet little card for my Mam who looks after me when I'm feeling poorly. I sent my Dad to the Post Office so that she'll get a nice suprise in the post tomorrow morning.

(digi papers from the shabby princess, gingham paper from costco paperstack, chipboard heart frame by making memories)


Third job was a sketch challenge that I found on CPS blog, and I made a card for my Uncle's birthday later in the week.


(digi papers from the shabby princess, chipboard star by making memories, chipboard letters by maya road)


Next up was a card sketch challenge from Di Hickman and this time I finally managed to make a birthday card for my friend Sue - WhoooHoooooooooo she's visiting from New Zealand in a few weeks and I can't wait to see her!



(digi papers from the shabby princess, chipboard letters by maya road, chipboard photograph corners by making memories, staples and ric rac)


That's not all either. I've been busy creating for A Creative World too so check back there soon to see what I've been up to.


edited to add: I found another one! - sketch this (cards) and have just made another quickie. I'm still trying to use up some of my old stash, I think I've had that green striped paper for about 5 years!

(striped paper by making memories, spotty paper from costco paper stack, alphabet stamps by sassafrasslass, buttons by foofala and flower punch by ek success)

16 comments:

Di Hickman said...

great projects! Love the card you did from the sketch! So bright and fun! Glad you found my blog! TFS!

Ya know... I'm from Derby originally *wink* up'd and left gloomy grey UK 6 years ago for the sunny shores of California!

roree said...

Really cute stuff!

Have a great day! ~Roree

Linda Albrecht said...

I love what you did with the verse and the house. I bet that the quilt will be so cute. Linda

Leigh said...

All gorgeous cards, love your love one.

Natty said...

Wow, totally awesome projects! They are just fab!

mum on the run said...

All your cards are lovely, can't pick a favourite!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Wowzers Andrea, you are such an amazing card maker, love them all ofcourse, love your clean style!
it's so great to have you joining in the fun at DCM :O)

The Fat Quarters said...

Hope you are feeling better, pleased to see you are still busy, I love your friendship quilt

Marlou said...

Hi Andrea, this is my first visit to your blog and your work is amazing love it!! I see you are a dolly bead fan, so am I, got a couple and also mangobeads.
Definitely be visiting again

Marlou

Northern Ireland

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, you certainly turned a "sick" day into a very productive day. All you cards are great.

mellyandrosie said...

WOW - you should get sick more often!! (only joking!!) What a lot of lovliness!! And have any owls appeared as yet???

Kirsty said...

hey dolly - first I love what you did with the papers!!! And second I would love to order a girl and boy bunny.... what do I need to do my old fruit?

jaki said...

Wow Andrea, you certainly made the most of your day at home!!
Love all your cards and I hope your Mum got a nice surprise today :)

jo said...

Fab cards Andrea!!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous array of cards - you certainly have made the most of it!

ct said...

love your cards!! Christine