Friday, May 29, 2009

More shaped cards (and some other stuff) ...

Yesterday we went to puppy class again with Haggis and we took the teachers some flowers and cards from Haggis to say thankyou for giving up their time etc. Of course two doggy teachers needed a special type of card so I made two little doggies! They each have a little tag hanging from their collars and I used my new Hero Arts I love my dog stamps to stamp a little doggy inside. I absolutley loved them and sat them on the windowsill in the kitchen all afternoon so that I could see their happy faces. They are my latest entry into the Caardvarks shaped card challenge.

So, what else? We've booked a holiday to Norfolk in the summer with Haggis which we are looking forward to, this afternoon I am going to the optician to have my eyes tested as I'm hoping they'll say I need glasses which will stop the headaches I have been struggling with for the past couple of months. I took my Mam into school with me and together we painted my classroom windows ready for a new 'under the sea' topic when the holidays are over next week and tomorrow we're taking Haggis out to the seaside and hoping to find some shells for school and hopefully ice cream and fish and chips whilst we're out!

I also have a few more cards that never made it onto my blog

This first card is using Kate's new kit, fresh in the store today

This final card is one of my favourites that I've ever made, it just looks so cute!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Does the tooth fairy come to dogs?

My baby lost his first tooth today - well actually he lost two but we could only find one of them - so he's needed extra cuddles and snuggles and I just had to take his photograph when I found him all snuggled up on my bed.

Talking of babies I downloaded Kay Miller's latest kit during the week and I got to play with it today to make my card for the Double Dutch challenge. It's such a cute kit, just perfect for baby boy and baby girl stuff.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stuff to share...

Oh it's been such a long time since my last blog post but we've been busy enjoying some sunny days, enjoying time spent playing with Haggis, enjoying seeing some friends, making cards and trying to fit all of that in amongst going to work and the usual housey things.

Haggis has been having as ball playing in our garden. We'd been keeping him on our large patio area and only taking him out in the garden on his lead because we live beside a very busy road and were scared he might squeeze under the fence. But Chris came and blocked up any gaps he could see and Dad did a great job of blocking off the back of the deck so he can't get stuck underneath so he can play freely now :)

His favourite 'game' is to climb up onto the top of the rockery and dig under the bushes so he comes out looking very muddy!

I have had some time to make cards and I really enjoyed making these cupcake cards for my cousin and my great aunt who both had birthdays this week and for the current Caardvarks challenge and then, because they looked so yummy I had to make some real cupcakes too :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge ...

My entry for the Friday sketchers challenge for this week. I set myself a mini challenge to make a card using only bits and bobs that were in the scrap folders that I was sorting out during the week. I used to keep all the scraps of paper that I used and I have a Cropper Hopper paper box full, all sorted into colour categories. Looks great but I never use them :lol: So this card was made from scraps and the image is a Magnolia stamp that I think must have come from a friend.

Hero Arts challenge...

This weeks Hero Arts challenge was to create a card or project taking inspiration from some of the entries to their recent win a day on the blog competition. I spotted a gorgeous flower shaped card by Shanna Vineyard on her blog and in the flickr group for the competition which I 'cardlifted' for this weeks challenge
You can't tell from the photograph very well but I outlined all the flowers on the paper with a glitter pen which looks very nice in real life and of course I used some of my Hero Arts stamps for the greeting and the butterfly which I coloured with glitter pens too.

(credits here)