Saturday, 4 June 2016

To Bleach Or Not To Bleach That Is The Question...

It's been a fantastically sunny week here in Scotland and I've been working very hard on my tan. This morning I've completed my LIM challenge card whilst waiting for the haze to burn off and then it's another exhausting day in the garden. This week it's a colour challenge featuring the colour purple. For my entry I've die-cut a house with the quote 'a clean house is a happy house' in shimmery cardstock, mounted it on a purple card to highlight the text and added a tartan bow.

So given the weather there won't be too much cleaning going on here today - I'll be more Phyllis Diller (housework can't kill you, but why take the chance?) than the queen of gleam.

That's all for now folks have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Monkeyin' Around

Now I'm the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I've reached the top and had to stop
And that's what botherin' me
I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
I'm tired of monkeyin' around!

Oh, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
An ape like me
Can learn to be human too

Now I've messed with your head (you'll be singing this all day I bet!) the point of this post is the sketch challenge over on LIM this week.

I've used another fabulous Dustin Pike image coloured with Promarkers which never fails to make me grin. However, I really need to brush up on my photography skills as it looks a bit flat despite having been popped on relatively high pads - hey ho.

That's all for now folks have a great bank holiday weekend and be careful - it's a jungle out there!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Timeless Fashion...

Over at LIM today the challenge is:

Something that pops or bangs

No need for an explanation for my entry in which I've used a Bugaboo Stamps image pieced with Pink Petticoat papers and coloured with Promarkers.

Move over Tom Daly I say!

That's all for now folks have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

The sun has got it's hat on...hip, hip, hip I'm up early today LIM challenge completed check and do some more work in the garden with my little chocolate drop helping. Today the challenge is to feature designer paper in a clean and simple style.

My entry features Pink Petticoat papers and my other passion - shoes. Nothing more to say than I'm off to don my pink polka dot wellies (no pretty pumps today) and get started in the garden. Doggie's adhoc digging means I'll have holes in places where I don't necessarily want them (the joys of Labrador ownership) still you've got to love them.

That's all for now folks have a great bank holiday weekend and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Not So Scary Dragon...

Happy St. George's Day to all my fellow Limettes of the English variety! To celebrate the patron saint of England famed for slaying a dragon the recipe over on the LIM challenge is:

Saints, Dragons or Heroes

I've used a cute dragon image from the fabulous Dustin Pike which I've coloured using a combination of Copic and Promarker pens, the sentiment is from The Alley Way. I really enjoyed this fun challenge so if you have not already done so go ahead and...

Paint Your Dragon

Do you see what I did there? (ha-ha)!

That's all for now folks - have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Medical Emergency...

I think I need a doctor! To enter the LIM challenge this week I need to use physical stamps - this could be 3 individual stamps or the same 3 stamps used multiple times. It's not that I don't own actual stamps - I'm just a bit fearful of them so I seem to always revert to my beloved digi's. So now the palpitations are over here goes:

The paper is by Pink Petticoat, the flower is by Hero Arts, the leaves are from one My Minds Eye stamp and the sentiment is from Clear Art. All in all I think the result is OK despite the fact I'm working with one good eye at the moment (that's a whole other story). So after visiting various Doctors and Consultants yesterday here's a little optical joke:

Optician: You need glasses.

Patient: But I'm wearing glasses.

Optician: Then I need glasses.

That's all for now folks - have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Spots Before My Eyes...

Oh my word polka dots (my favourite) is the challenge over on LIM this week. I've used Pink Petticoat 'Big Dots' and a Sizzix die-cut flower for my entry in my current colour obsession of black, white and green. However, I'm not really that pleased with the result and will probably have another go later. I definitely use polka dots more than anything else on cards - whilst I envy the use of fabulous jazzy papers they rarely work for me and I revert back to my lovely dots.

That's all for now folks - have a great Easter weekend (hope the bunny brings you loads of chocolate) and thanks for looking!