Sunday, 28 February 2010

My First Pillow Box

Just a quick post to show you my first pillow box courtesy of a free Pink Petticoat template and a little bracelet I've made for a colleague at work.

I've stamped a purple piece of card with Versamark and then made the box with a matching tag. The little bracelet is just some silver balls with a little heart, flower and crystal charm.

Off now to get prepared for the 'W' word tomorrow grrrr....

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Where Does The Time Go?

It's the last day of February already can you believe it? Still it's good to have a few more hours of daylight so we can't complain. Having a lazy weekend to reward myself for no other reason than I'm worth it!

Made a little thank you card today to fit with a few challenges:

Secret Crafter - Stitching
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Thank You
Clean and Simple - Layout #80
Lexis - Anything Goes

The DP is Basic Grey Two Scoops which I've had for ages and barely used (it's a bit scary for me) and the image is from the fabulous Pink Petticoat. Hope you're enjoying your weekend whatever you are doing.

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Her Name Was Lola....

... I bet you've got old Barry Manilow ringing in your ears haven't you? Sorry about that! I haven't shared my diet update with you for the last two weeks as I haven't lost anything (boo-hoo). Not helped I suppose by the fact that we had a lovely meal at R34, a local restaurant in a beautiful art-deco building, last night.

I had chicken liver parfait with oatcakes and red onion jam, breast of chicken stuffed with Fontina cheese and Parma ham in a light jus with fondant potato and to follow a crumble topped rhubarb trifle.....mmm.mmm.mmm.mmm.mmm! Afterwards we went to the pictures to see Invictus and I have to say that Morgan Freeman is brilliant as Nelson Mandela.

Today I've made a 21st Birthday card which is version II (I made a totally different one last week which I now don't like). I've used Funky Hand DP, a Pink Petticoat image, the flower has been cut using my new Nestabilites. I like this one a little better - well it's got polka dots and pink - you can't go far wrong in my book with those ingredients.

I think it fits into the following challenges this week:

Pile it On - flowers
Digital Tuesday - all things girly
Get Funky - free theme

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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Under Pressure

This card is one of several and varied attempts at a silver anniversary card which I need to have ready for tomorrow. I'm not the world's fastest crafter but believe it or not I spent all day yesterday on a card which when I got up this morning I didn't like. Then today nothing went right with this one - the score lines were in the wrong place, the insert was badly placed, I had to cut the hearts numerous times and on and on it went. So before I go completely loopy this will have to do.

The DP is from Pink Petticoat, the hearts have been cut using Cricut George Cartridge, the sentiment is computer generated and the little gem hearts are from my stash. I've also used my new Scor-Pal board to qualify for the ABC challenge.

Even although it's a simple card it fits a few challenges...

By The Cute and Girly Febuary "Love"
Die Cut Dreams #34 "Have a Heart"
Die Cuts R Us #25 "Love"
My Time To Craft #78 "Hearts and Kisses"
ABC "N is for New"
Penny's "Valentines/Love"
Busy Little Hands "Love"
Cute Card Thursday #99 "In The Name Of Love"
Sassy Susies #8 "Hearts and Flowers"
Daring Cardmakers "Have a Heart"

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